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Man indicted

A Clermont County grand jury recently indicted a Williamsburg Township man on one felony count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, 10 felony counts of securities fraud and 10 felony counts of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult. The indictments against Mark G. Kirchoff, 3324 Concord Hennings Mill Road, were the result of a criminal referral by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Securities. SEE STORY, A3

Virtual world

The fifth-grade students at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School got to meet the author of “The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade” – even though he lives in Hungary. The students met Kenneth Derby via video-conference Friday, Oct. 29. Fifth-grade teacher Dixie Parsons got the idea for the video-conference after sending Derby an e-mail. SEE STORY, A3

Going green

The Clermont County Sustainability Committee, with permission from the county commissioners, plans to file a grant application for $5,000 from The Duke Energy Foundation. Clermont County GIS Program Administrator Kelly Perry recently attended the commissioners meeting on behalf of the sustainability committee. She said, if the grant money is secured, it will be spent on implementing energy saving initiatives. SEE STORY, A3

Focus on patterns

Students at Hill Intermediate School will be using state-ofthe-art technology to learn about study patterns, thanks to an $11,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) grant. SEE STORY, A4

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Christmas parade to start later Event scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. for more color

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After being pushed back to 5:30 p.m., the Down Home Christmas parade has been moved once again. The parade is now scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Nazarene Church on East Street. It will then continue down West Plane Street and end at Bick Primary School. For the last several years the parade has started at 5 p.m., but organizer Judi Adams said the planning committee thought a later start would make the parade more colorful. “We moved the parade back mainly because we have an opportunity to show off the beautiful lights in Bethel,” she said. “The Christmas lights are so pretty and we wanted our parade to be something that’s lit up.” Adams said parade participants have been happy with the later start time because it gives them more creative freedom with their floats. “Some people are putting lights on their floats and some people

Down Home Christmas events

• Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m., at Bethel-Tate High School, 3420 Ohio 125. By reservation only. Call Tina at 734-6194. • Craft Show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Assembly of God Church, 321 N. Main St. • American Legion Post 406 Food Drive, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Bethel Building & Loan, 503 W. Plane St. • Make A Gingerbread House, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethel Branch Library, 528 W Plane St. Pre-registration is required to attend one of four sessions: 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12 p.m. Call 734-2619. • Grand Prize Raffle, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., at the Grant Memorial Building, 235 W. Plane St. • Kids Fest, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 3398 Ohio 125. • Fas-Car Slot Car RaceTrack, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. at Advanced Auto Parts, 421 W. Plane St. • Down Home Christmas Parade, 6 p.m., from Bethel Nazarene Church to Bick Primary School. • Refreshments, Christmas Carols, after the parade until 8 p.m, at the Burke Park Shelter House • Combined Community Night of Christmas Music 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Bethel United Methodist Church All events take place Saturday, Dec. 4, except the Combined Community Night of Christmas Music. have always had lights on their floats, but nobody has been able to see them,” she said. “I just know it’s going to be beautiful with all the lights.” Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said West Plane Street will be closed for about an hour starting at 5:55 p.m.

Aside from the parade starting an hour later, other new features include story telling and Christmas carols, Adams said. Clermont County historian Rick Crawford will tell old-time winter stories in the afternoon and residents are invited to gather at Burke Park after the parade for

Felicity police captain guilty

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Kiarah Swartz, right, and Haven Kidwell play “Ghostbusters” during gym class Friday, Oct. 29, at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School. The point of the game, which is a little like dodgeball, was to protect the “ghosts,” represented by milk jugs. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Failed levy means general fund help By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

Maintenance and utility bills for Bethel’s historic Grant Memorial Building will be paid out of the village’s general fund after voters defeated a 0.8-mill renewal levy issue. The levy generated about $23,000 per year, which paid for the building and Burke Park maintenance. The Burke Park fund has enough carryover to maintain operations next year, but the Grant Memorial fund only has about $600 left, said Bethel Fiscal Officer Angel Burton. Bethel currently is in a status of fiscal emergency mandated by state Auditor Mary Taylor because the general fund owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to the village’s utilities funds account. Though the extra burden on

refreshments and Christmas caroling, she said. “It’s the first year we’ve done this, but we’re hoping after the parade people can just walk across to the park and relax,” Adams said. “We’ll have hot chocolate, hot apple cider and cookies all donated by the area businesses and we’ll sing old fashioned Christmas carols.” Another highlight of the event is the annual gingerbread house decorating offered at the Bethel Branch of the Clermont County Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We will provide the houses and the dishes, but the participants will need to bring candy and icing,” said branch manager Susan Bellas. “We’ll also have refreshments and the kids can pick up an activity booklet and coloring page. There’s also a craft project, which is two snowmen and a tree they can decorate.” To volunteer for the event, call Adams at 734-4445. For more information about your community, visit cincinnati.com/bethel.

the general fund caused by Grant Memorial costs won’t have a large impact on the village’s recovery plan, Mayor James Dick said there won’t be any money spent on the building that isn’t absolutely necessary. “The general fund will take care of bare bones things in the Grant Memorial,” he said. “We’re not going to be spending any money on painting or fixing it up. We no longer have levy funds to rely on for those small upgrades.” The failed levy also has caused the Finance Committee to take another look at next year’s appropriations, where their goal is to keep spending at 85 percent of revenue. “We’re still working through this appropriations process, but even with the Grant Memorial costs we’re still about $10,000 under hitting our 85 percent goal so there will at least be that 15

percent of revenue to pay off the debt,” he said. Burton said while there is carryover money to pay for park expenses, it also will have to receive some money from the general fund. “The general fund appropriations will have to include Grant Memorial expenses in 2011 and the village is holding fast to the 85 percent revenue target,” she said. “The passage of the levy would have guaranteed funds for use only at the museum and the park, but now the museum and the park operations will be vying for a share of the very limited general fund allowance.” Dick said the Finance and Public Works committees will discuss putting the levy back on the ballot after appropriations are complete. For more information about your community, visit cincinnati.com/bethel.

A Felicity police captain pleaded guilty Nov. 9 to a drug-related charge of tampering with evidence. Delmas “G” Pack, 42, entered the plea before Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Kenneth Zuk. Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Daniel “Woody” Breyer said as Pack part of a deal, prosecutors dropped a charge of tampering with police records. Pack faces up to five years in prison when sentenced by Zuk Nov. 22. Breyer said it was unlikely Pack would get prison time. “We would not object to probation,” Breyer said. As a condition of his guilty plea, Pack will have to surrender his police certification and will not be allowed to work as a police officer. Pack was arrested following an undercover investigation, where he allegedly confiscated 80 oxycontin pills and then said he disposed of them. He was indicted by a grand jury Aug. 4. Pack lives in Monroe Township and had been with the Felicity Police Department for 16 years. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/felicity.


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MAPLE CREEK – The holidays are coming to The Maple Creek Artisan Center. The center will host its Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. During the open house, there will be artist demonstrations, including Neusole Glass making hand-blown glass ornaments in their mobile hot shop. There also will be demonstrations by potters, wood carvers, quilters, blacksmiths, jewelry makers and more. Live music will include Glenn and Lisa Ginn, Larry Ford, Greg Lovings and Phoebe Reeves. The Maple Creek Artisan Center is at 527 Maple Creek Road between Moscow and Neville.

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CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Council of the American Legion Needy Kids Christmas Program is starting its annual drive. Contributions provide clothes and Christmas toys for needy kids throughout Clermont County. In 2009, the Needy Kids Christmas Program assisted more than 600 children with a Christmas they otherwise would not have had. The council program was first instituted shortly after World War II. The program assists 6- to 8-years-old with a shopping trip to J.C. Penney’s for clothes. Afterwards, the children are transported by Croswell Bus Lines to American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel and fed dinner compliments of Kentucky Fried Chicken Amelia. At this point they receive a bag of toys directly from Santa. These toys will be purchased from Toy R Us Eastgate prior to the event selected from the letters to Santa the children each wrote. To help, make tax deductible donations to AL 72 Charities Inc., Clermont

BATAVIA – The Clermont Chapter of the Public Employees Retirement Incorporated (P.E.R.I.) will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Batavia Station restaurant in Batavia for lunch on your own. The meeting will follow with the nominations for president and secretary. Also we will have a couple of deputies from the sheriff’s office to talk to the seniors about scams and how to be safe in your home. The district representative of P.E.R.I. Franklin Thomas will be there to explain the change in prescription drugs and the legislative item we need to work on to protect our retirement funds. For more information, call George Rooks at 734-6980. New members, who are retired and are members of the Ohio State Retirement System, are welcome.

Nick Erdy benefit

CLERMONT COUNTY – To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, LCpl Nicholas B. Erdy, the sixth annual Nick

Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner, provided by Texas Roadhouse, open bar, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds go to The Nick Erdy Foundation – an organization the family founded to maintain scholarships in Nick’s honor and to benefit several local, not-for-profit groups, which distribute funds for injured Marines and their families. Reservations are available for $65 per person, and walkups the night of the event are welcome. Auction items also are being accepted. Seating requests and donations can be mailed to: The Nick Erdy Foundation, 8281 Ohio 134, Lynchburg, OH 45142. For details, contact Rita Erdy-Elleman at 965-0437 or jelleman@cinci.rr.com.

Genealogy society

BATAVIA – The following is a list of upcoming programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. Meetings are free and open to the public. Additional information can be found at: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~ohclecgs/ or call 513-7233423. The programs are held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia, unless noted otherwise. • Saturday, Jan. 8. Program: “Genealogy Open House.” Learn about local and regional resources for research, ask “brick wall” questions, tour the CCGS collection and meet genealogy members. Meeting is at the Doris Wood Library at 1 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 5. Program: “Our Favorite Ancestor.” • Saturday, March 5. Program: “First Families and Settlers and Builders of Clermont County, Ohio.” CCGS members will present the program on the application process for the two lineage societies in Clermont County.

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Students talk with author on virtual tour By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

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Fifth-grader Ally Jandles asks author Kenneth Derby a question during a videoconference/virtual book tour Friday, Oct. 29. Derby, author of “Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade,” lives in Hungary.

Williamsburg Twp. man indicted on 21 felony counts A Clermont County grand jury recently indicted a Williamsburg Township man on one felony count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, 10 felony counts of securities fraud and 10 felony counts of theft from an elderly person or disabled adult. The indictments against Mark G. Kirchoff, 3324 Concord Hennings Mill Road, were the result of a criminal referral by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Securities. Kirchoff was president of G.K. Insurance and Financial, 8595 Beechmont Ave. He was licensed as an insurance agent in Ohio from 1991 to March 2010. The charges against Kirchoff are in conjunction with his allegedly soliciting checks from 10 investors and not using the funds as promised to purchase securities, according to Dennis Ginty, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Commerce. Kirchoff is accused of depositing investors’ checks

The fifth-grade students at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School got to meet the author of “The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade” – even though he lives in Hungary. The students met Kenneth Derby via video-conference Friday, Oct. 29. Fifth-grade teacher Dixie Parsons got the idea for the video-conference after sending Derby an e-mail. “I Googled (Derby) and sent him an e-mail to tell him how much the kids liked the books and he e-mailed us back,” Parsons said. “I looked at his website and it had information on his

to answer. “I like to write because, when I write, I get to escape to another world ... I feel like a character in the story except that I can make the story go any way I want,” he said. He added that books can take a while to write, especially since he is a full-time teacher in Europe and a parent. Derby wrote “The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade,” which was his son’s idea, in about a year, he said. Parsons said the experience was definitely worth the time. “He was so personable and it was easy for the kids to talk to him. Even the shy ones weren’t afraid to ask questions,” she said.

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Hill Intermediate receives grant to further STEM education By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

Students at Hill Intermediate School will be using state-of-the-art technology to learn about study patterns, thanks to an $11,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) grant. To apply for the grant, the school staff had to map out an “innovative delivery of instruction that would incorporate STEM learning,” said Principal Kay Nau.

“Our plan is to focus on patterns. The students will work to identify patterns and discuss how we use patterns to make predictions that impact our quality of life,” she said. For example, when the fourth-graders study weather, they will research patterns and how patterns can impact predictions, the third graders will use the grant money to identify life cycles and create habitats and the fifth-graders will use it to research Earth science and

water cycles, Nau said. The grant money is coming from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Development, but is being administered through the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s local hub at the University of Cincinnati. Nau, as well as other Clermont County schools, worked with Meri Johnson, the science and STEM coordinator for the Clermont County Educational Service Center to create a plan and

secure the grant. Johnson said the Ohio STEM Learning Network decided to give grants to schools with aggressive STEM education plans. Out of the 65 schools who applied, Hill was one of 22 schools given a grant, she said. Clermont Northeastern Middle School and Milford Junior High School also will receive grants and Amelia High School and Glen Este High School are planning to split a grant. “I am just very excited

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Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? “Effective? Probably not, at least in the early months. Whatever the House passes has to get through a Democratic majority in the Senate and potential presidential veto. “A bill originating in the Senate with a sizeable minority has a leader whose announced objective is to limit the current president to one term. “Hardly a recipe for effectiveness anywhere, until (or unless) the stalemate becomes so pronounced the public gets vocal about it.” F.N. “I truly do not think that even though Republicans have achieved a majority in the House that this will give them power to do what they believe should be done. (For example, repealing the Obama-sponsored health care legislation.) “The reason is simple: the Senate still has a Democrat majority, and will most likely oppose the House; and Obama has more power than all 535 members of Congress in that he can veto any legislation that he doesn’t like. “If the House dares to propose outright repeal of the health-care law, and it should reach Obama’s desk, you can bet money that he’ll veto it. “Of course, this lack of conclusive power by the GOP will result in charges of incompetence by the Democrats when the next two years have elapsed, just as they blamed Bush for bad things that happened during his administration, even though he had to contend with a Democrat-controlled Congress.” Bill B. “The party of ‘No!’ becomes the party of ‘Huh?’ As the majority party of the House, they will now have to actually do something. “It will be interesting to see if they begin to address the important issues that they’ve been essentially ignoring for the past two years. “Wouldn’t it be a pleasant surprise to see some cooperation? Early signs indicate it may be so.” B.G. “This is an odd question because the current House of Representatives has been very effective as legislators. “They brought us ‘"stimulus,’ cash for clunkers, the home buyers credit, health-care reform, and they even passed cap-and-trade for carbon, although the Senate failed to pass it. “But all those laws have spent huge amounts of borrowed and printed money, while making our economy much worse than it was. So the new Republican House of Representatives needs to undue as much of the above that they can until a new Congress and president can finish the job in 2013. If they are successful they will be effective. “Also, there are many Democrats up for re-election in 2012 in the Senate, so they may be able to pass some laws with their help. I just hope and pray that the nation can hold things together until 2013.” T.H.

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This week’s question Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” – the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season? 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 clermont@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. “They will be more effective if they can pass the FairTax!” S.B. “No. A Republican House and a Democratic president and Democratically controlled Senate will result in two more years of stalemate.” D.F.B. “Let’s see, Republicans have had control of the Senate since 1995 except for two years when there were an equal number of Republicans and Democrats (2001-02, 2007-08). “They have had control of the House from 1995 through 2007 and control of the White House from 2000 through 2008. “We have had two wars, big tax cuts that also resulted in big deficits, two collapses in the stock market, failure to adequately regulate the financial markets, a collapse in the housing market and massive unemployment. Health care and college costs have gone through the roof. “Can we really believe that the ‘new,’ more Republican-leaning Congress will do much more than pass gas at a bean-eating contest. “What great suggestions, cut taxes so we can reduce the deficit. Cut government spending so we can stimulate job growth. “Am I the only one to see that the Congressional emperor has no clothes?” F.S.D. “It’s my hope that they would be more effective. At this point it’s a toss up. “But, we must remember most politicians are just that – politicians. They tell us what we want to hear. We elected them. “Then they go to the hill and vote a completely different way.” J.R.W. “What did the current House do besides spend our money? Not much. “If the new House of Reps. can’t get anything done I’m sure they will be walking the unemployment line, also followed by the Senate and the president. “The public sooner, and hopefully not later, will get fed up with all the bull that goes on in our cities, states, and Washington. “We need some changes, so lets get back to what our Constitution stands for and everyone should read the Preamble.” D.J. “Definitely less effective. They will only serve to impede any progress by the Obama administration whether in the best interest of the nation or not. “The Republicans are there only to serve and kowtow to big business and the National Chamber of Commerce. As Sen. McConnell and Rep. Boehner have said, their only job is to make sure Obama does not get reelected. “They have nothing to offer the middle-class except the prospect of losing even that status.” J.Z.

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A good time was had by all at the Pregnancy Care Center Clermont’s banquet and fundraiser held at Receptions Eastgate Oct. 21. More than 252 people attended to learn more about the ministry, its current services and its vision for the future. Mike Long, nationally-known speaker, shared his successful ideas on how to teach abstinence to young people in churches, school and other youth ministries. Various businesses, foundations and individuals contributed to underwrite the cost of the banquet, including: All Creatures Animal Hospital, Amelia; Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, Amelia; Barb Carney, real estate broker, Batavia; Brian Zboril; Creation Museum, Petersburg, Ky.; Fred Debra Triple D Heating and Cooling, Cincinnati; Grater’s Ice Cream and Bakery, Anderson Township; Great Scott Restaurant; Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Jones; Jennie and John Peter; The Juilfs Foundation; Kroger Amelia Station; Karline and John Layman; L’Oreal U.S.A., Florence, Ky.; Milford Massage

Therapy; Rebecca’s Cleaning Service; Record Express LLC, Batavia; Servatii Pastry Shop; Trend Hair Design, Mt. Carmel; E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes. In a time of economic uncertainly and distress, our quest and local businesses came together to help us continue for another year. Jane L. Wittmann Director Pregnancy Care Center Clermont Amelia

Thanks for levy passage

On behalf of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, I want to thank the voters who supported Issue 6, the mental health levy, on Nov. 2. Passage of the levy was critical to maintaining treatment services benefiting thousands of county residents, including children, youth, and adults, as well as continuing prevention programs, specifically those addressing suicide and alcohol/drug use. Recognizing the economic difficulties so many people are experiencing we asked only for a renewal levy so that homeowners’ taxes

would not increase. We will continue to use the levy funds efficiently and effectively to assist as many individuals as possible. We believe that our 30-year history with the levy and the outcomes we have been able to achieve using these funds convinced the majority of voters that the mental health levy is critical to the county and worthy of continued support. We appreciate the endorsements we received from various organizations; their belief in our mission and the needs we strive to meet was invaluable to the campaign. I would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped with the campaign; without them, our message would not have reached the voters. With everyone’s support, we will continue to work to achieve “Healthy Minds, Healthy Families and Healthy Communities” in Clermont County! Karen J. Scherra Executive Director Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board

Take time to understand the Tea Party I’m writing to respond to Mr. Harding’s column from Nov. 3. As a local Tea Party leader, I hope to challenge a few assumptions that Mr. Harding makes about our movement. First, Mr. Harding assumes that members of the Tea Party are a single, monolithic block, supporting the same issues uniformly. This is an over-simplification of the makeup of the movement. While we are all united by our belief in limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility, our beliefs, our backgrounds and our convictions all vary from there. In his fifth paragraph, Mr. Harding infers that the Tea Party supported things that occurred under the Bush administration and the Republican congress prior to 2006. Respectfully, the Tea Party did not exist before March 2009. Attempting to suggest that the movement supports those things that happened prior to that doesn’t hold. I would suggest, however, that things like Medicare Part D, pork and over spending by congress, and not resolving the illegal immigration issue, actually fueled the sense of frustration that eventually lead to the formation of the Tea Party.

In regards to Wall Street, what federal action, exactly, would you like us to support? Mr. Harding, if you want more federal legislation to control Wall Bob Turner Street, then I say Community that idea is Legislative Press guest absurd. tinkering over the columnist last several decades corrupted the free market and created our present economy. Imposing regulations here, investing in low-income mortgages there, is why we no longer have the same, strong, free market that existed after the second World War. Finally, with all due respect, I take offense to your supposition that members of the Tea Party are racist. That tactic is distasteful and is quickly becoming cliché. Such a slur has never been proven, can’t be substantiated and is thrown around recklessly by those looking for something negative to say about the movement, but can’t find anything substantial. I challenge you publicly to investigate our local

Tea Party and find a racist element. The fact that you made that inference, sir, is shameful. Our opposition to President Obama stems from his policies and ideology. This president does not hold dear the traditional beliefs about our country shared by the majority of Americans. He does not believe in American exceptionalism, the strength of private enterprise or in the personal freedom of individuals. He does not believe in personal responsibility or that America is essentially good and striving to live up to its founding principles. It is clear that you don’t understand the movement, or you are ideologically opposed to it. If it is the former, I encourage you to attend one of our meetings. Our next will be Dec. 16 at the Miami Township Civic Center. If it is the latter, I still encourage you to attend. See for yourself who we are. You won’t find anything but concerned citizens who want to be more involved in their government. That’s not an absurd idea. It’s what our founder’s envisioned for us. Bob Turner has been a resident of Miami Township since 1998.

Tips for a safe school year Now that students are back in school, I wanted to remind everyone, again, about how to keep the school year safe. Nationwide, an estimated 24 million students go to school on a school bus as do the majority of students in Clermont County. School buses are built to be noticeable and have extensive safety features to garner the attention of drivers. Flashing red lights and a stop sign which extends from the bus will alert drivers that the bus is in the process of stopping and picking up or dropping off children. Motorists need to slow down and stop at least 10 feet from the bus. Failure to do so could result in a traffic citation. Sheriff’s deputies are strongly encouraged to monitor school zones for those exceeding the 20 mph posted speed limit and will issue traffic citations when appropriate. Bus drivers also are encouraged to report violations to law enforcement. This means a speeding or reckless driver could still be facing a warning or a penalty even

though a law enforcement officer did not witness the alleged offense. It is wise for drivers to be cautious when approaching bus stops. High school classes begin earlier, so many times these students are at the bus stop before dawn and in rural areas, where there are no sidewalks, it can be difficult to see children even in broad daylight. Drivers should be alert when leaving driveways as smaller children could be in the path of the vehicle. Bright coats and clothing (yellow, orange, etc.) are best for younger children, making them visible while waiting in dark locations for a bus pickup, of course getting them to wear those items is another story. Kids playing around or not paying attention at the bus stop could result in them being in the roadway in the path of a moving vehicle. This is one reason why I always suggest parents supervise younger children walking to or waiting at a bus stop. I know in my neighborhood there were a couple parents who volunteered to keep a watchful eye on our children, something I

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appreciated when my girls were younger. Bus drivers and district administrators work very Chief Deputy hard to keep the Rick Combs buses on schedule. Children ridCommunity ing a bus should Press guest arrive at the bus columnist stop at least five minutes prior to scheduled pick up. After school, teachers and school administrators work very hard to get students to their buses on time to avoid delays. After arriving home, if children are going to be alone they should keep the doors locked, and comply with a check-in system so parents or guardians can be sure they have arrived safely. If possible, it is a good idea to have neighbors or trusted friends who could check in with children known to be home alone as an added safety advantage and to give parents peace of mind. Rick W. Combs is the chief deputy with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

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Local boys hoops should be strong By Mark Chalifoux

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Tyler Bullock from Bethel-Tate goes up for a first quarter slam against Finneytown during a game in 2010. Bullock will be one of the leaders for the Tigers in the 20102011 season.

The Bethel-Tate boys basketball team is coming off its strongest season in program history, a perfect 20-0 regular season. The Tigers lost several standout seniors from that team but still return enough talent under first-year head coach Craig Stork to be competitive in the SBAAC again. “We could have a great year if our seniors are good leaders,” said Stork, who is replacing last year’s coach Mike Arlinghaus. “We have good potential, and it will come down to how we gel as a team.” Leading the way for the Tigers, of course, will be senior Tyler Bullock. Bullock will be one of the most capable scorers in the SBAAC and had a strong junior campaign in 20092010. Another returning starter is senior Garrett Lang. Lang played some important minutes at the guard position last season. “It’s not the same team as last year,” Stork said. “Anytime you have a new coach there will be a new system and a new way of doing things. Guys are going to have to step into some new roles and adjust a little bit.” Stork said nothing will be handed to the Tigers and they will have to work hard every day in practice. He also said the transition has been a smooth one so far. “The players are all really good kids and I enjoy working with them,” he said. “They seem to be receptive and more than willing to learn. The administration has been very welcoming, and I just enjoy working with the good kids here.”

Stork said defense will have to be the team’s calling card this year and Goshen and CNE will be two of the biggest challengers to the reigning SBAAC champion Tigers. David Hammock and Matt Small are two new players for the varsity squad to keep an eye on this season. Stork said the team will have a little bit of a different look this season. “We’re still in the process of figuring that out but we’re going to play a little faster,” Stork said. “We’re going to get the ball up an down the court a little more and get more possessions.” The Felicity-Franklin boys team should be improved this season as well. Damon Smith, in his 27th year of coaching at Felicity – his third year as the head coach of the boys basketball team, has some talented kids returning from the 2009-2010 team that won five games. Retuning starters include Matthew O’Brien, Kyle Helton and junior Trevor Shouse. Other returning players include Steve Baker and Shane Kabler, sophomore Christopher Smith and the Cardinals will also look to Dillon Ferris, Ryan Woods, Devin Trammell, Jake Jones, Jake Fry and Jeremy Moore for production. “I think we have some promising athletes and the quickness and height to be a successful team,” Smith said. “I plan on getting quality minutes out of every player and if they come together, we will be a big surprise to the rest of the conference.”

OTHER BOYS TEAMS IN CLERMONT COUNTY Here’s a first pass at other boys basketball teams of interest in Clermont County:

Amelia

The Amelia boys will have to replace their top two scorers from a year ago but will be led by senior Tanner Owens, who averaged 8.9 points per game last season and Justin Andler could be another player to keep an eye on. The Barons went only 2-19 in ’09’10 but will be in their first season in the SBAAC this season and should see a much improved record.

Batavia

Batavia will enter the season with a young team, but overall depth could help the Bulldogs improve on last season’s 4-17 record. Head coach Mike Hatfield, who will enter his 13th season at the helm of the Bulldogs will welcome back senior center Luke Bradburn and sophomore guard Sam Suttles to the starting lineup. Bradburn averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 defensive rebounds per game for Batavia last season. Suttles added 4.5 points per game as a freshman and should add more offense to Batavia’s offense with a year of experience under his belt. Newcomers Alex White (sophomore, forward) and Dillon Gilbert (sophomore, forward) are also expected to make contributions as underclassmen.

Clermont Northeastern

First-year Clermont Northeastern High School boys’ basketball coach Steve Mummert can’t wait for his team to tip off the season. After serving as an assistant the past 12 years, Mummert will usher in a new era of Rockets’ basketball when CNE plays at Manchester, Dec. 3. Mummert was named the coach in May after the school parted ways

with former coach, Jerry Doerger, earlier in the year. Mummert, who served as an assistant under Doerger for seven years, knows that taking over for the former coach won’t be easy. Ryan Mummert and Brandon Coon will be expected to lead the Rockets’ seniors throughout the season. Coon led the team in assists last season and averaged almost three per game. He will serve as the court general for the Rockets at the pointguard position. Coon worked relentlessly in the offseason to improve on last season’s performance, according to Steve Mummert. Ryan Mummert was the second leading scorer on last year’s squad, which finished 7-12. He finished the season averaging 7.6 points per game in addition to grabbing almost three rebounds per contest. Post players John Bailey and Jake Hogue, as well as guard Hunter Boshell are expected to make significant contributions. Josh Hogue, Jake’s twin brother, will also return for the squad. Josh averaged 5.9 points-per game last season Seniors Noah Slusher, who plays guard, and Troy Miller, who plays forward/center should also see significant minutes.

Goshen

The Warriors will have their third leading scorer, Nick Wake, back as Goshen tries to replicate the success of last year’s 14-6 record. Wake averaged 9.3 points a game for the Warriors last season. Wake also showed the ability to include his teammates in on scoring opportunities and passed out an average of 4.4 assists throughout the season. Derek Koch should also return for the Warriors after finishing last season averaging 6.3 points a contest. The Warriors open the season against Greenfield McClain, Dec. 3.

McNicholas

McNicholas High School boys basketball made a lot of noise by knocking off Bethel-Tate in the sectional semifinals last season with a three-pointer at the buzzard. The student who sank that shot, Kevin Easley, will return to compete in his senior season for the Rockets. “Kevin’s kind of the quarterback of the team,” head coach Tim Monahan said. “He has so much confidence now, ever since he hit that shot...he is much more confident in his ability.” Easley averaged 3.1 points per game last season in addition to passing out 3.5 assists per contest at the point guard position. Easley will be joined on the varsity squad by junior guard Drew Hall. At 6-foot-3, Monahan said Hall is capable of lighting up the scoreboard from long distance. “It’s been (some time) since I’ve seen a shooter like this at McNick,” Monahan said. Ryan Haynes is also expected to contribute by solidifying the Rockets’ defense. “He was our best defender last year and he always guarded the other team’s best player,” Monahan said. Monahan added that senior Eric Ernst should help shore up the senior leadership for McNick. The Rockets will also feature newcomers in 6-foot-8 post player Ryan Coldiron, guard Noah Whittenbarger, as well as sophomore Austin Ernst. Monahan said the Rockets will play up tempo basketball as they try to replicate last season’s success. The second-year McNick coach added that he hopes the memories of last season will stick in the heads of his players. “I think the kids are excited...they saw we could win and you can tell the kids believe in it more,” he said. McNick begins the season at Loveland, Dec. 3, and opens the season at home against St. Henry, Dec. 4.

Milford

The Eagles will try build off last season’s district championship loss to Princeton by welcoming back four starters from last year’s varsity squad. Senior guard Zach Baker (12.4 ppg) should lead the charge for Milford this season. He’ll be rejoined by 6-foot-6 junior forward Robert Overbeck, who finished last season averaging 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Nick Hittner (7.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg,) should also continue to make an impact for the Eagles in his senior season. Jess Stankeveh rounds out the returning starters for the team. Stankeveh ended last season averaging 4.5 points per game. Milford opens the season at home against Sycamore, Dec. 7.

New Richmond

Second-year New Richmond head coach Brian McMonigle believes the Lions will see improvement from a year ago, when the squad finished with a 5-15 record. The Lions will be limited on varsity experience and only return one starter from last year in Steven Binder. Binder averaged 5.6 points during the 2009-2010 campaign. McMonigle added that speed and shooting will be a strength for New Richmond throughout the season.

Williamsburg

The Wildcats will feature a seniorladen team that has experience playing the varsity level. Williamsburg head coach Dan Mckibben is confident his squad can compete for the SBAAC National Division title. The Wildcats will welcome back guard Elliott Young, forward Kendal Young, guard Matt Richardson, guard Kevin Keeton and forward Jason Zavislak back to the varsity squad. Mckibben is also confident that newcomer Jacob Herren will see significant minues at the point guard position.

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EDUCATION

Beyond Elementary: Planning for the Future Workshop, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road, Room 15. Public workshop designed to educate parents about college planning process and importance of planning early for their children’s higher education expenses. Free. Registration required. Presented by Connexus. 753-1290; www.askconnexus.com/beyond. Loveland.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Miami Township Holiday Parade, 7-8 p.m., Meijer, 1082 State Route 28, Parade route: Proceeds down Business 28 starting at Meijer and ending at the Miami Plaza. Features high school marching bands, lighted floats, businesses, Miami Township fire, police, service and recreation departments, churches, school groups and civic organizations participate. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Milford.

HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY

Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 101 E. Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 732-7597. Batavia.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Tools of the Past Display, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St., Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. Through Dec. 16. 734-4271; www.mybethelbaptist.com. Bethel. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 9

ART EXHIBITS

Art House II Annual Show, 1-6:30 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

Now & Then: Bruno Zabaglio, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. 929-2427; frontiersquares.tripod.com. Milford.

CRAFT SHOWS

Holiday Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive, Hand crafted jewelry, pottery, weavings, turned wood, bookmarks, ceramic items, beaded flatware and homemade jams available. Includes refreshments. 697-7070; www.holidayartsale.com. Loveland.

EDUCATION

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. 4743100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Carryout available. $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford. Ladies’ Night Out, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Pulled pork, beef, chicken sandwich with or without barbecue sauce, creamy coleslaw, French fries or Saratoga chips. Dinner includes entree, choice of salad and bread. Carryout available. Call for menu details each month. Family friendly. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Family. 831-9876. Milford.

HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY

Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.

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LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Tools of the Past Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Musical comedy about six young people learning that winning isn’t everything and losing isn’t all that bad. $16, $14 students and seniors.Through Nov. 20. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 0

ART EXHIBITS Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Twelve regional artists, some of national and international acclaim, comprise Masterworks for Nature. Exhibit features artwork depicting nature’s bounty and beauty, includes original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings and woodcarving and bronze sculptures. Prints available. Meet artists at opening reception and learn more about their work at www.MasterworksForNature.org. Tuesday-Friday: $3 adults, $1 ages 3-12; Saturday-Sunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 3-12. Through Nov. 28. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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The Nutcracker, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Holiday story speaks to the child in all of us. Abbreviated version of ever-popular ballet, based on story by E.T.A. Hoffman. $15, $10 seniors and students. Presented by Claudia Rudolf Barrett’s ballet tech of ohio. 683-6860; www.ballettechohio.org. Loveland.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

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“Cardinal,” painted by Ann Geise, a Masterworks for Nature artist.

Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 2-4:30 p.m. Opening reception. Tuesday-Friday: $3 adults, $1 ages 3-12; Saturday-Sunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 3-12. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Art House II Annual Show, 1-4 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

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The newest OMNIMAX film takes its viewer to outer space with “Hubble,” the story of one of the most important scientific instruments, the Hubble Telescope. For 20 years, the Hubble has given us fantastical views of the universe. Tickets are $7.50; $6.50, seniors; $5.50, ages 3-12. Call 513-287-7001 or visit www.cincymuseum.org for show times.

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Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, TuesdayFriday: $3 adults, $1 ages 3-12; SaturdaySunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 3-12. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Art House II Annual Show, 1-6:30 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland. Now & Then: Bruno Zabaglio, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.

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ART EXHIBITS Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, TuesdayFriday: $3 adults, $1 ages 3-12; SaturdaySunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 3-12. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. FARMERS MARKET

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

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Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.

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Tools of the Past Display, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.

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November 18, 2010

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One of life’s saddest times: the death of a child When an adult we love dies, we experience a wrenching loss. When a child dies, our heart-rending loss seems also like a theft. A whole lifetime has been stolen as well as all the happy events throughout that lifetime. Feelings of injustice, anger, sorrow and confusion envelop us. We are left without answers. Through tears we ask the most frequent question of life – why? Such tragedies convince a few people that there is no God, or that God is not good. Others offer solace in pious expressions, such as, “I guess God took her because he needed another angel.” While well-meaning, such “answers” have distressing implications. At precisely the time that family and friends need to be assured of God’s compassion and presence, God is pointed out in the lineup of possible culprits as the cause of their pain. God did it! Many theologians and clergy shudder at such explanations because they depict a God contrary to the images in

the scriptures. God does not arbitrarily take children from their families. God is the One Father Lou who ultiGuntzelman m a t e l y heals, raisPerspectives es up, offers fullness of life and unites. “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the fullest.” (John 10:10) So what are we to think about the tragic death of child? In our rational understanding of cause and effect we have difficulty exonerating God from being the cause of tragedies. The friends of Job had a similar difficulty. Basically, they explained the cause of Job’s sufferings by implying, “God did this to you; you must have deserved it somehow. Just curse God and die.” But Job didn’t believe them. Yes, he was puzzled and angry at God as he struggled with his tragedies. He chal-

lenged God to a face to face meeting. Then, after listening closely to what God said, and thinking much, Job finally reached his “answer” in dealing with the mystery of suffering that was touching his life. His answer was to believe all the more in this inscrutable God. Job proclaimed, “Even though he should slay me, still will I trust in him.” (Job 13:15) If there is an “answer” for us who believe in God, it is found in acknowledging our human inability to understand everything. We walk by faith, and not by sight. “The One beyond what is able to be thought,” is how St. Anselm described God. Our intellects and faith are imperfect and limited. We are not the final measure of mystery. It is difficult for us imperfect beings to live in an imperfect world. Life is sometimes secure and predictable. Sometimes it is random, chaotic and unexplainable. We would like to completely understand and control it, but we can’t. What we can do, however, is make a choice between despair and cynicism,

or choose faith and trust. People of faith believe that in the beginning, in some unknowable way, God took swirling and chaotic darkness and began bringing out of it life, order, and beauty. God’s creation is not finished. It is still going on. We believe that in some paradoxical and loving way, a child who dies early will experience no disadvantage in the exquisite and timeless eternal life that follows. Of course, we will suffer and grieve their going very much. But they will taste life to the fullest, a life that we will only achieve later when we are united with them. So, we still wonder and ask why, but as we do we entrust our deceased innocent children to the God of life, and wait until – like Job – we find the answer face to face with God. For now, we say to God in the words of poet Anne Porter: To take the place of the child Isaac there was a ram. But for all those others there was no ram

HOLIDAY GIVING Holiday Mail for Heroes

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The signings will be at the Cincinnati Red Cross Headquarters, 2111 Dana Ave., on the following days: • From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. • From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12. • From 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 13. Visit www.cincinnatiredcross.org.

Help buy turkeys

St. Vincent de Paul will be providing food for Thanksgiving dinner for over 1,000 local families on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Many people will arrive before dawn and start standing in line at our Outreach Center located in the West End. The goal is to raise $5,000 to buy the necessary turkeys.

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November 18, 2010

Even picky eaters will ‘gobble’ down these sprouts Gosh, I have so many recipes to share that I have very little space for my weekly “chat” with you. So I’ll just say have the best Thanksgiving ever, thank the Lord for your abundant blessings, and think of those who may not have someone to celebrate with. Set an extra plate on your table and invite them to share your tradition of food, family and friends.

Betze’s roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon

Betze, a loyal reader, found the original recipe from Food Network Kitchens and made it her own. “Absolutely delicious,” she said. 2 (10-oz.) packages Brussels sprouts (Betze used fresh) 2 oz. thin sliced bacon, diced 1 ⁄2 cup pecans 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 3 7 5 degrees. Wash and t r i m sprouts. Cut each sprout in Rita half. Heikenfeld C o o k bacon Rita’s kitchen nuts and in oven-proof skillet until bacon just begins to crisp and nuts are toasted. Take out of skillet and set aside. Add sprouts to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Put pan in oven and roast about 30 minutes, add bacon and nuts and continue to roast until the sprouts are cooked through and golden, about 10 to 15 minutes more. Squeeze lemon juice over. Serves four.

Yummy Waldorf salad

I can’t claim this as my own. My notes tell me it’s from a reader and I’ve made changes to suit my family. This is so good and perfect for your Thanksgiving

table.

My mom’s pumpkin pie

moist.

Mix together:

2 pounds seedless red grapes, cut into halves 2 ribs celery, sliced thin 1 cup golden or regular raisins or dried cranberries 1 cup chopped English walnuts 3 nice sized apples, peeled and cut up

For dressing mix together:

1 cup mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons vinegar or more to taste 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 cup milk Pour dressing over salad and let sit in fridge at least one hour before serving. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: If you want to prepare this ahead of time, squeeze some lemon juice or sprinkle some Fruit Fresh preservative onto chopped apples and they’ll stay snowy white.

Moist pumpkin bread

For Glenda Hatfield, who wanted a clone of Bob Evans’ pumpkin bread, which she said was very

For those of you who love Frisch’s and Bob Evans’ pies, this comes pretty close. Mom made this with a homemade lard crust.

2 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup Canola oil 1 ⁄3 cup water 1 (15 ounce) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 13⁄4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice Optional but very good: Raw or natural sugar for sprinkling on top

1 can, 15 oz., pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 12 oz. evaporated milk 3 ⁄4 to 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, slightly beaten Whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar and spices together. Taste and add more pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon if you want. Add salt and eggs and blend. Pour into pastry-lined pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30-35 minutes or until set. Serves eight.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat eggs lightly and then mix with sugar, oil, water and pumpkin. Separately, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients only until just blended. Don’t over mix or bread will have tunnels or be tough after baking. Pour into a sprayed loaf pan. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Don’t overbake.

Do-ahead mashed potatoes

Mash 4 to 5 pounds potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, and 1 cup sour cream.

Pour into sprayed 9-by-13 pan. Dot with butter or margarine. Refrigerate up to three days. Bring to room temperature, tent with foil and reheat in 350- to 375degree oven until hot, about 40 minutes. Or reheat in microwave. Crockpot method: Spray crockpot and put mashed potatoes in. Keep on warm/low a couple of hours. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Keep regular mashed potatoes warm for hours in sprayed crockpot on warm/low.

Online recipes

To see the recipes for my clone of the Cheesecake Factory’s pumpkin cheesecake and my caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts dish, go to my online column at www.communitypress.com. I’ve also included some Turkey 101 tips for the big day. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Cracklings bring back fond memories of mom’s homemade cooking some folks that came just to see the bowls made, this was good. Now, I am going to write about our cat, Dixie. Ruth Ann is doing a counted cross stitch of a Christmas Angel. When she starts to work

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

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 www.lindalebaptist.com

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org

EVANGELICAL FREE

UNITED METHODIST

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

www.milfordchurch.org www.fusionmcc.com info@milfordchurch.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net

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

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

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 Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

BAPTIST

to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all. More Later. 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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MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

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 www.monumentsbaptist.org

Goshen School on Goshen Road. The time is 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. so come over and enjoy the show. We will be there with our bowls, bird feeders, cedar chests, etc. Start your week by going

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

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

on it Dixie will get on the couch arm and paw at her till she puts it down and pets him, he is so spoiled. Mark your calendar for Nov. 20, the Goshen Lions Club are having their Holly Fair Craft Show at the

LUTHERAN

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

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 http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church

EPISCOPAL

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org

Sunday Morning 10:00AM 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 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

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 www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith

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Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

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

513-735-2555

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

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am 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

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: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com

Trinity United Methodist “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 www.trinitymilford.org

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

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

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EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road

732-1400

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com Worship Services

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

Ages 3 through 12

You Are Invited!

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

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

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

3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson) bcfcog@aol.com

ECKANKAR

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

CHURCH OF GOD

Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org 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

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

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sold food and it was good. The items each crafter had for sale were very well made. We were there and had our Ring Master machine to show folks how the wood bowls are made. There were

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Howdy Folks, The Bethel Lions Club have the birthday calendars with extras to sell. If you are interested contact any of the George Lions Club Rooks members. T h e Ole Kitchen of Fisherman Hope at the Bethel United Methodist Church is serving lots of good meals and folks are taking advantage of the free food they are serving on Saturday. We were at Kroger the other day getting a prescription and saw a bag of cracklings so we got one and Ruth Ann made corn bread and put some of them in it. Boy! I tell you it was good. This made me think back to the time when I was home after we were first married. We would butcher our hog then made cracklings after the lard was squeezed out. Mom would put them in cornbread and biscuits this gave them a fine taste. We would put milk in a cup along with corn bread that was some fine eating. The folks that raise corn on the neighbors shelled the crop and the west wind blew lots of the corn fodder over on our place, boy was it a mess! I got to thinking when I was at home we always shredded corn each year and used the fodder for feed and bedding. We covered the garden with the manure that had the fodder used as bedding and this sure helped get mulch into the ground. So I raked up a bunch of the corn leaves and shucks and covered the tractor tires, put some around the blackberries, and around other places in the garden. The combine, wind and Good Lord did us a favor, Thanks. Since I am writing about shredding corn we would cut eight acres of corn and shock it. When we started cutting this was done by hand. There were 12 rows of corn in a shock row. When starting the rows of fodder, we cut the fifth and sixth rows, then go in six steps and tie four stocks together to make the gallos, each shock was 12 steps long and 12 rows wide. This may sound confusing to you but this was all done by hand using a corn knife. This was hard work but there were lots of farmers that did this. The Monroe Grange is 95 years old this month. This Grange is very active in community activities and is furnishing a Thanksgiving meal for a family in Monroe Township. We contacted the school and they will give us a name of a family and we will get a complete meal for them. No name will be made public, only Ruth Ann and I will know where to deliver it. The Monroe Grange will hold a big celebration in five years when it is 100 years old and the community will be invited so we will keep you posted. Last Saturday Ruth Ann and I went to Russellville at the Rambler Center for a craft show. This was at the old school, it is so amazing what has been done with the old school. This show is always a big event, there were over 35 crafters there. The ladies

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 www.epiphanyumc.org

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

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

683-2525

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One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com

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Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

NAZARENE

Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

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

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

9:30am 10:30am

6:00pm

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

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

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FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

10:30am

WESLYAN

MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

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”


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MARRIAGE LICENSES

Joshua Workman, 19, 2601 Gaylord, Bethel and Jodie Traurig, 27 2601 Gaylord, Bethel taxes. Jason Lane, 32, 688-A Felicity-Higginsport, Felicity, laborer and Sharmin Anderson, 40, 688-A Felicity-Higginsport, Felicity, homemaker. Stephen Sponsler, 28, 175 Concord Sq., Williamsburg and Lacy Rutherford 30, 175 Concord Sq., Williamsburg, productions.

BUILDING PERMITS Residential

Gary Horton, Moscow, addition, 115 Walnut St., Felicity Village, $8,300. Green Excavating, Bethel, alter, 3207 Sugartree, Tate Township.

Commercial

J.D. Stine, Bethel, new-units 1 and 2, Bethel Church of Nazarene, 115 Water St., Bethel Village. John Newland, Amelia, miscellaneous work, 204 Main St., Bethel Village.

November 18, 2010

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | therron@communitypress.com | 248-7128 BIRTHS

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communitypress.com E-mail: clermont@communitypress.com

IN THE COURTS

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Tealla Marie Young, 20, 700 Universi-

ty Lane #313, Batavia, breaking and entering, theft, Miami Township Police. Curtis Ray Byus, 20, 302 S. Michelle Drive, Mt. Orab, arson, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Dakota Gardner, 19, 202 Eagles Point

Church members are sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Mt. Carmel American Legion Hall, 497 Old Ohio 74. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. There will be live music, prizes and prizes for the best tasting, most unique and best overall dessert. Call 8437778 for information.

The church is at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia; 943-3926.

Laurel United Methodist Church

Church members will host the community “Be Thankful” Thanksgiving carry-in dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Everyone is asked to bring one or two covered dishes and a friend. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Drive, Moscow, arson, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brittany Rochelle Owens, 19, 302 S. Michelle Drive, Mt. Orab, arson, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

River of Life Assembly of God

The church is having its annual Thanksgiving dinner immediately following morning service on Sunday, Nov. 21. Enjoy food, fellowship and games. Sunday school is 10 a.m., and morning service is 11 a.m. The church is located at 1793 US 52, Moscow; 553-6721.

REUNIONS Finneytown High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion on Friday, Nov. 26. The event will be held at Molloy’s on the Green in Greenhills from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Cost for the event is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Please contact Tammy Hart Fales at 513-227-4278 or at hart-

fales@yahoo.com for more information. Amelia High School Class of 1975 – will celebrate its 35th reunion Friday, Nov. 26, at Anderson Bar & Grill at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 a person. It includes appetizer buffet, coffee, tea, and soft drinks and band cover charge. Band will

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DEATHS

RELIGION Eastgate Community Church

Your Community Press newspaper serving Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Franklin Township, Moscow, Neville, Tate Township, Washington Township

begin at 9:30 p.m. Sign up for reunions on : classmates.com (sign up under free service) Amelia High School, Batavia, Ohio. Do you keep in contact with any classmates? We may not have their address. Let them know about the reunion, have them call Jodie at 753-4332 or Rhonda at 753-7206 for information.

Charles E. Canter Sr.

Charles E. Canter Sr., 79, of Hamersville died Nov. 5. Survived by children, Charlene (Gary) Bronner, Alice (Steve) Jimison, Connie Jimison and Charles E. (Pamela) Canter Jr.; siblings, Millie Boothby, Paul Canter, Ray Canter, Jim Canter, John Canter and Maxine Chrzanowski; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother, Basil Canter. Services were Nov. 8 at Hamersville Baptist Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, OH 45154; or, Bethel American Legion Post #406, P.O. Box 42, Bethel, OH 45106.

William Allen Shipman

William Allen Shipman, 75, of Bethel died Nov. 8. Survived by wife, Mary (nee Baucom) Shipman; sons, Tony (Teresa) Pendergrass and Teddy Pendergrass; grandchildren, Kevin Pender-

Clinton Spurgeon

Clinton Spurgeon, 97, of Bethel died Nov. 3. Survived by daughter, Mary (the late Walter) Lawrence; sister, Alverna (Earl) Messick; grandchild, Gary (Tracy) Cooper; and great-grandchildren, Todd, Tiffany, Mitchell and Hannah Cooper. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred (nee Phillips) Spurgeon; daughter, Rita Parlier; son, Kenneth Spurgeon; brothers, Herman, Stanley, Carroll, Clarence, Earl, Elmer and Ralph Spurgeon; and sisters, Mary Lou Hendrix, Gladys Herget and Anna Mae Brown. Services were Nov. 10 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.

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grass, Kelly Pendergrass, Brandon Pendergrass, Georgia Goins and Justin Pendergrass; and greatgrandchildren, Jackson and Joanne Sexson. Services were Nov. 11 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

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