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Relief efforts

The recent earthquake in Haiti has people across the area asking how they can help. We want to know: • What are you doing to help relief efforts? No deed is too small. • Do you know anyone in Haiti, or from Haiti? • Have you ever been to Haiti? What were your impressions. E-mail your responses to: mshaw@nky.com. Include your name, community and daytime phone number. Also, we welcome any photos you might have.

Sub Pop singer

Since Cold Spring resident Daniel Martin Moore sent out an unsolicited demo to the label Sub Pop in January 2007 he’s been signed and recorded two albums, with his second album due out this February. Moore’s second album “Dear Companion” is a compilation album of songs about mountain top removal co-written and recorded with Louisville cellist Ben Sollee. The album was produced by Yim Yames an alias for Jim James of My Morning Jacket, is scheduled for release Feb. 16. LIFE, B1

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Superintendent says watch legislature By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Campbell County School District Superintendent Anthony Strong doesn’t know how much of the governor’s promised mid-year education money will be received by the district or when. “I’ll spend it when I get it,” Strong said. “Certainly, I want to be as optimistic as the next person.” Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has promised no mid-year cuts to the state’s school funding formula, known as SEEK, and will instead funnel an additional $30 million to $40 million back to the public school districts. But there was no promise made about protecting education money pots not funded by SEEK. Strong said his district’s board could choose to use the money in

several different ways including restoring funds for professional development and textbooks. Both are areas of “flexible focus” funds that have been cut previously by the state, Strong said. Because of last year’s state cuts, 1 percent mandated staff raises also weren’t fully funded the way the funding formula was supposed to work, he said. Or, any extra funds could be held over for the upcoming budget year, Strong said. “We may decide that we’ve been able to maintain the way we are, and use it to offset some additional cuts that we may not know about,” he said. State legislators and the governor have already started work on a budget for the next two years, where there is an estimated $890 million shortfall.

Strong said his message that he shared at the Jan. 11 board meeting remains the same. “It’s important that we monitor all the legislation that is going on that affects schools,” he said. If improvements are going to be made, legislators need to look at ways to enhance revenue, Strong said. “My message is that let’s find a way to improve the revenue stream to fund public education,” he said. The district has lost $600,000 the previous two years in state funding cuts to non-SEEK areas including professional development, before and after school Extended Student Services (ESS), and textbooks, said Mark Vogt, treasurer for the district. The district’s total budget for the current 2009-10 fiscal year is $37 million, Vogt said.

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The earliest stages of the budgeting process has already started for Campbell County Schools for the next fiscal year, and right now no increases have been budgeted for, Strong said. The hope is that there’s neither cuts, nor any unfunded mandates for schools, he said. “We certainly can’t receive a cut and still make the progress outlined in Senate Bill 1,” Strong said. Senate Bill 1, approved in the 2009 General Assembly, eliminated the state’s old state testing system and set the state on a path to creating a new and updated system measuring individual student achievement data year-to-year. “Our hope was just don’t take anything else from us, let us do what we plan to do,” Strong said.

Marker placed at cemetery By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

Helping Haiti

When Grant’s Lick Elementary students heard about the 7.0 scale earthquake that hit Haiti, they didn’t wait for a teacher to tell them what to do. Within hours, each school and department in the Campbell County School district was invited to collect bottled water which will be distributed to Haitians through Matthew 25 Ministries in Cincinnati. SCHOOLS, A5

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Taking a dip

In a lesson about how native arctic animals use fat to insulate them from the cold, St. Mary School’s lead preschool teacher Jayne South, left, asks Lily Henry, 3, of Alexandria, if the ice water dipped hand protected in a bag of vegetable shortening or the hand not in a bag is colder during a classroom exercise Wednesday, Jan. 13. For more about St. Mary’s preschool see A5.

City weighs rent increase with economy By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Cold Spring is trying to work out a deal to keep a daycare business as a tenant in a city-owned building, but with a rent increase. Council discussed their dual concerns, of increasing rent to keep it in line with the city’s planning goals while not pushing out a longtime tenant amidst a recession and ending up with a vacant building, at the Jan. 11 meeting. The discussion was spurred by the tenant, Walnut Hills Academy, rejecting the city’s new six-year lease offer with a request for a different offer. The daycare is in a building adjacent to the city building. The six-year lease that was at a rate of $1,700 a month has ended, and the tenant is renting month-to-month, said Mick Vank, city administrative officer. Terms of the city’s new offer were to raise the rent incrementally at first to $1,751 a month for the first year’s lease, and then an

additional $53 a month for the second year of the lease. The final and sixth year of the city’s proposed lease in 2014 is $2,277 a month, a more than $500 increase from what the rent is now. Vank said the previous leases have been at a fixed monthly rate during the entire six year span. The idea of increasing the rent incrementally annually, especially with lower increases in the first two years, was to lessen the initial impact, he said. Damon Sparks, owner of Walnut Hills Academy, said they have a long-term relationship with the city and have nothing but positive experiences. “And we want to continue with that,” Sparks said. Mayor Mark Stoeber said the city has to consider the recession, but also the previous discussions council has had of bringing the rent of the property closer to its true value. The increased revenue projections from increasing the rent are

part of keeping the city’s 15-year strategic plan on track, Stoeber said. Right now, the rent being charged is for a class C or C-plus property, and the building is a class B property, he said. “We owe it to our taxpayers to be responsible, and right now we’re not,” said council member Brenda Helton. The city has the option to consider what other uses the building could have, and what other tenant uses it could be good for, said council member Lou Gerding. “But the discussion is if they’re not going to be the tenant, then who is,” Gerding said. Ross said she thought Gerding had a good point. “We’ve got a good tenant, how many uses do we have for that building?” Ross said. At the close of the debate after polling council, Stoeber said the city will stick with its original lease offer, and give the tenant a Feb. 3 deadline to sign a new lease or make plans to move.

A group of Campbell County residents are commemorating the area’s history with the unveiling of a new Kentucky Historical Highway Marker outside Evergreen Cemetery. The marker includes information about four U.S. Congressman including Brent Spence, John Wooleston Tibbatts, Thomas Laurens Jones and Albert S. Berry as well as Confederate Congressman George Baird Hodge who are all buried in Evergreen. Marker Committee The men being Chair Paul Whalen said commemorated while the marker will are important in commemomany different rate the conaspects of gressman, it is also history. meant to honor the late John Eidemiller and Ray Roberts, U.S. military veterans and well-known community volunteers. “This is a way to honor them as well as let people know who is buried in Evergreen Cemetery,” Whalen said. Whalen said the group raised the money for the marker from friends of Eidemiller and Roberts and got approval from needed parties before planning the unveiling, which is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Beyond being congressmen, Whalen said the men being commemorated are important in many different aspects of history. Tibbatts, for example, sponsored the bill to annex Texas while Berry served as the mayor of Newport and was one of the founders of Bellevue, Whalen said. The program will be emceed by State Representative Dennis Keene and will include remarks by Paul Whalen and former congressman and current Kentucky Commissioner of Veteran Affairs Ken Lucas.


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Cities reaping tech service benefits By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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Choir members

Jasmine Coleman, seventh-grader, Brittany Nagel, eighth-grader, Sidney Stamm,sixth-grader, Morgan Becker, eighthgrader, Sarah Kintner, eighth-grader, and Mason Neltner, eighth-grader were selected for the American Choir Directors Association all-state choir and performed in Lexington in November.

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Member cities of the Campbell County Cable Board are preparing to receive free equipment and three years of Internet services from Insight Communications. The new equipment and service is part of a compliance with the franchise agreement the cable board reached with Insight Communications. The equipment and service will enable the creation of what cable board officials call the I-Net (Institutional Network). The I-Net will allow cities to communicate over a single network and enable services including secure instant messaging and Web site hosting. The cable board had a public question and answer session about the I-Net that drew about a dozen officials from cities including Wilder, Alexandria, Cold Spring and Southgate to the former Highland Heights Elementary Thursday, Jan. 14. Southgate Mayor Jim Hamberg said he wants to use the new system to link the computer systems of the city building, community center and maintenance garage all together – something that’s not the case now. “We want to do that and take a look at the police and or fire in the same way,” Hamberg said. The I-Net will also help cities communicate with each other during emergen-

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Cable board details

The Campbell County Cable Board serves its member cities with a media center in Highland Heights available for the public to record programs. Member cities’ council and commission meetings are also broadcast on government access channels by the cable board. Dayton, Fort Thomas and Newport are not members of the cable board. For information about the media center and government meeting broadcasts visit www.campbellmedia.org or call 781-3495 cies, he said. “If the phone lines are down and this is up, we want to use this,” Hamberg said. The technical answers at the Jan. 14 meeting were provided by cable board members Brett Ruschman, the Information Technology director for Campbell County, and Thomas P. Quirk, a manager of security operations for General Electric’s global infrastructure. In technical terms, Insight will provide cities with access to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) through VPN concentrators and endpoints. Cities will have the option to save money by converting phone lines to voice over IP (Internet Provider), Ruschman said. The first 10 sites that Insight will connect to the county building will be city buildings, the second tier of sites will be police and fire stations, and the third tier of connections will be maintenance offices. Ruschman said the deadline for Insight to connect the first 10 sites is Jan. 28, and that within a few months all the sites will probably be connected. “What we’re doing is cre-

ating one county-wide network for 30 sites around the county,” he said. The cities get to keep the equipment forever, and it will allow cities to connect to servers maintained by the county that are cooled and have a back-up generator to run off, Ruschman said. “So, it’s not going to go down, it’s a reliable system,” he said. But while the cities will have access to the county’s servers, there’s nothing preventing each city from keeping existing or buying new servers, Ruschman said. “It took us a long time to negotiate this contract,” said Chuck Melville, chairman of the cable board. Melville said the board thinks its great contract for the cities and is the future for communications. The whole goal was saving money for cities on their phone bills, Internet service and cable, he said. “We really did fight for this, and we thought it is important, and it is a cost savings,” Melville said.

What if the I-Net goes down?

Alexandria Police Chief Mike Ward said at the Jan. 14 meeting he thought the I-Net is a great service to offer, but wanted to know in the event Insight’s service is down what assurances there are that connectivity can be restored quickly or maintained. During the wind and ice storm events Alexandria had no Insight service for four days, Ward said. Brett Ruschman, IT director for Campbell County, said if Insight’s service is down, the county could still maintain service if by rerouting computer networks over other existing lines running into the county building by services including Time Warner, which come from Cincinnati.

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Homeless to be counted Jobless rate steady in two of three NKy counties By Paul McKibben pmckibben@nky.com

Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties will be participating in a counting of the homeless that is occurring across Kentucky. This year’s count is from midnight to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Michael Hurysz, human services specialist with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, said the count is done to be better able to provide services to the homeless and to have

better access to resources for them. Last year’s count found 39 total homeless in Boone County, 83 in Campbell and 250 in Kenton County. Hurysz said agencies that provide services to the homeless in Northern Kentucky will be involved in the count. The agencies involved are NorthKey, Transitions Inc., Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Brighton Center Inc., United Ministries and the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

Unemployment dropped in Boone County in November, while it stayed steady in Campbell and Kenton counties, according to new data Wednesday from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The jobless rate in Boone County was 9.4 percent, down from 9.6 percent in October but up from 5.9 percent in November 2008. Campbell County's rate stayed at 10.9 percent (it was 6.3 percent in November 2008) while Kenton Country rate stayed at 10.2

percent (it was 6.4 percent in November 2008). The number of people working in the three counties rose by 2,429 people to 174,132, the state data showed. Meanwhile the number of unemployed people fell slightly, by 183, to 19,618. But the jobless rates stayed relatively stable because 3,122 more people were looking for work, offsetting the gain in jobs. The state's seven county Northern Kentucky region, which includes Carroll, Gal-

latin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties, had a 10.3 percent jobless rate. The reading was down from 10.4 percent in October but up from 6.5 percent in November 2008. Kentucky's statewide jobless rate fell to 10.1 percent in November, down from 10.7 percent in October but up from 6.7 percent in November 2008. The report on the Kentucky counties comes a day after Ohio officials reported the 15-county Greater Cincinnati/Northern Ken-

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derful addition to our party, and we look forward to calling on his lifetime of public service experience to help mentor and advise our new candidates. In addition to his political and public service qualifications, Mayor Peluso is truly a good person and has a love for the City of Newport, and our County. Our party is certainly stronger with Mayor Peluso’s membership” said GOP Chairman Jeff Kidwell. Mayor Peluso has said that he is economically and fiscally a conservative and that he is a social moderate.

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Campbell and Pendleton counties. “It’s been an honor to serve the people of Campbell and Pendleton counties in the State Senate. As a member of Leadership, I look forward to serving my constituents even better in the future,” said Stine. Senator Stine is a member of the Senate Majority Leadership. As President Pro-Tem, she presides over the Senate

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Chamber when Senate President David L. Williams is unavailable. She is the first woman to hold this position. Stine is also the Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee and the Chair of the Families and Children Subcommittee. She sits on the Committee on Committees, Economic Development, Tourism and Labor Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Rules Committee, the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee. She is also on the Sub-

Peluso joins Republican party

The Campbell County Republican Party has announced that Newport Mayor and long-time Democrat Jerry Peluso has switched parties and will now join the Campbell County Republican Party. “Mayor Peluso is a won-

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St. Mary gets younger, adds preschool By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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Back row, left to right: Abigail Geiman, Kaitlyn Mullen, Abigail Drake,Ty Hudson, Jolee Schuler, Elley Claybern. Front row, Left to right: Carissa Conway, Noah Brueggen, Bryan Holden, Sidney Youtsey.

Students offer help to Haiti

When Grant’s Lick Elementary students heard about the 7.0 scale earthquake that hit Haiti, they didn’t wait for a teacher to tell them what to do. Instead the Service Learning Ambassadors group approached Principal Amy Razor with a plan. Within hours, each school and department in the Campbell County School district was invited to collect bottled water which will be distributed to Haitians through Matthew 25: Ministries in Cincinnati. The group of fifth-grade students is no stranger to the hardships of

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Haiti. For several years, the school has worked on multiple projects benefiting a Haiti schools and communities including raising funds for personal care items such as soap and toothpaste and sending school supplies. A former Haitian restavec has also spoken at the school on multiple occasions. “These students don’t feel like they are helping a far away country; They feel like they are helping their friends,” said Razor. “They saw a need and didn’t hesitate to find a way to help meet that need.”

In addition to partnering with each of the schools, the GLE students are working with conjunction with the Cold Spring Kroger and Alexandria County Market which have agreed to be drop-off sites for water and the Northern Kentucky Water District which will make a large contribution to the cause. Water will be collected through Friday, Jan. 29 when it will be delivered to Mathew 25: Ministries. For more information, call Director of Communications Juli Hale at 859-635-2173 or GLE Teacher Peggy Herald at 859-635-2129.

St. Mary School is midway through the first year of a new preschool program and will start the enrollment process for next year during a Jan. 24 open house. “We wanted to minister to our younger parishioners,” said Sue Greis, assistant principal. The hour-long Sunday preschool instituted many years ago has been so successful that many families are desiring more faith-based education for their little ones, Greis said. The preschool for children ages 3 and 4 at the start of the school year began in the fall with 12 students and has grown to 19 students, she said. The preschool is now state licensed, has two teachers, and its own fenced-in outdoor playground area, Greis said. There are options for three days or five days a week, and also for morning and all-day preschool, she said. The formative program for 3- and 4-year-olds is designed to prepare them for kindergarten with an emphasis on learning how to be part of a group, Greis said. Basic concepts of art, music, math, and science are taught, and there are reading aloud sessions, said Jayne South, lead preschool teacher. Other activities include lessons about the calendar and days of the week, weather, and types of animals including

St. Mary open house

The St. Mary School open house for families of prospective preschool and K-8 students will be from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the school, 9 South Jefferson St., Alexandria. The open house will include tours and tuition information. For information call the school at 635-9539. one about the arctic polar bears and what they eat and hunt, South said. Each day the students do some type of math including matching exercises. Science projects are usually sensory and can be as simple as does it float or not, she said. It’s a hands-on program, and they are taught some basic ABCs and 1-2-3 counting exercises so they’re familiar enough to learn more in kindergarten, South said. There’s also dancing and singing exercises. During the morning preschool Jan. 13, students bobbed up and down and touched their nose during the song “Tony Chestnut ‘nose’ I love you.” Gaining patience and waiting and taking turns is part of the preschool education since many of the children have trouble sitting down for very long at that young of an age, she said. It’s about socialization, South said. “This is an introduction to school to give them an enthusiasm to be excited to come to school,” she said.

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Ian Doyle, left, hands a slice of pizza to Houston Hiller of Melbourne, a member of the sixth-grade class at Silver Grove School that collected the most items for the middle school level of a schoolwide food drive for Bread of Life food pantry in Camp Springs.

School gathers food for pantry By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Led by senior Ian Doyle, Silver Grove School students have collected more than 600 cans or packages of food for the Bread of Life food pantry located at St. John Lutheran Church in Camp Springs. Doyle had led a canned food drive by himself the previous year, but this year it was decided the entire school would participate as the high school’s official Community Service class’ annual food drive.

There’s a lot of hungry families, especially this year, Doyle said. To help foster a can do attitude, the incentive of a pizza party for the top elementary and middle school classroom collections donated by Pepperoncini’s in Silver Grove was thrown in. Of course everyone wants to help others, but a little classroom rivalry helps push up the number of donations, said Lisa Hilf, assistant principal. Lafarge North America’s plant in Silver Grove also partnered to support the school’s food drive

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The students of teacher Andi Baker’s fifth grade classroom are the winners of Silver Grove School’s elementary classroom challenge in a food drive. The students brought in 125 items of canned, boxed or bagged food for Bread of Life food pantry in Camp Springs. and collected food for the pantry, Hilf said. Fifth-grader Logan Taylor helped push his classroom to victory for the elementary level by bringing in 41 packages of food. Taylor said his parents didn’t mind him taking all the food to the school from their pantry, and that

his dad helped him bring it all to school. While Taylor said he knew the food would mean people had something to eat who might not otherwise, he also had a less altruistic goal. “I wanted to win the pizza party,” Taylor said emphatically.

Houston Hiller, a member of the sixth-grade classroom that was tops in donations for the middle school level brought in green beans and corn that he grabbed from his families’ house. “I thought it was good because we can give food to kids that don’t have food,” Hiller said.


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January 21, 2010

SCHOOL NOTES Open house

St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, will host an open house for prospective students and their parents Sunday, Jan. 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The open house will include tours of the campus and teachers will be available for questions.

History essay contest

An essay contest for all students ages 12-18 has been organized by the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society and Northern Kentucky University’s English and history and geography departments. Submissions must be at least 900 words, be typed and double-spaced, and have a separate page listing at least three sources with only one being from the Internet. A cover sheet containing “Campbell County 2010 Essay Contest,” the entrant’s name, contact phone number, school, grade and teacher’s name must be included. Contestants can choose the following topics: • Tell about an ancestor who settled in the county, where they cam from, how they lived, and historical significance to the community and the essayist’s life. Photos are welcome.

• A historically significant event in the county. • A famous person from Campbell County. • The history of a town, community, school, church or other site. There are two categories by age: 12-14 (first place $50, and second place $25) and ages 15-18 (first place $75 and second place $50). For information, e-mail ensjen392@fuse.net. Winners will be announced in the historical society’s newsletter and will be asked to read their essays at a society meeting that will be taped and later broadcast on Campbell Media Central Cable TV.

Open house

Bluebird Christian Preschool will host an open house Jan. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Preschool registration starts next month,” said Joyce Whitt, Director. “This gives parents a chance to preview Bluebird, meet the teachers, and tour classrooms.” Bluebird offers classes for 2s, 3s, 4s, and Pre-K. Bluebird Christian Preschool provides a non-denominational Christian environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually through ageappropriate activities.

Bluebird is located at 314 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. in Ft. Thomas. For more information, contact Joyce Whitt, director, at 859-441-2132.

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Scholarships offered

Ten high-achieving high school seniors from underserved mountain or rural counties, or the inner city, will receive SCALAR (SCientificAptitude-Leads-to-Achievement-in-Research-and-Service) Scholarships at Georgetown College for the fall of 2010. Thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation, these are fouryear awards in the amount of $10,000 per year. “We are excited that these scholarships will help reduce the 10 students’ loans to very close to zero so that they can focus solely on their academics,” said program director Christine Leverenz, the College’s Chair of the Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. Program opportunities include travel, social events and other extracurricular activities throughout each academic year, two summers of undergraduate research experiences, and community service projects that allow Scholars to put their academic gifts to work for the common good. Among the pre-requisites for applying for the SCALARS

Spaghetti dinner

To raise money for the cost of security cameras at Newport Central Catholic, the school is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, at the Newport Central Catholic Cafeteria, 13 Carothers Road. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students and includes dinner, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Carry out available.

School play

Campbell County High School Drama’s next production will be “A Bad Year for Tomatoes.” It’s a comedy by John Patrick, and performances will be in the school auditorium, 909 Camel Crossing, Alexandria, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $7 and avail-

Scholarship, a student must intend to graduate with a major in one of the sciences or physics, have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, score 25 or higher in the mathematics portion of the ACT and have strong academic potential, and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1. Call Admissions at 1-800-788-9985 or visit www.georgetowncollege .edu for more information.

Open house

Cornerstone Montessori School will host an open house Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 2048 Alexandria Pike, in Highland Heights. Affiliated with the American Montessori Society, Cornerstone provides hands-on, individualized instruction that is deeply rooted in the philosophy and methodology of Italian psychiatrist/pediatrician Maria Montessori. The public is invited to attend the open house to tour the school, meet teachers, and find out more about this preprimary/elementary school that has been successfully educating children in the Montessori tradition since 1992. The nonprofit, private

school currently teaches children ages 3 through 12 (preschool through grade six) and offers full-, half- and extended-day programs. The school is expanding its program to offer a junior high program (grades 7 and 8) beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. For more information, contact Cornerstone Montessori School at 859-491-9960 or visit www.cornerstonemontessori.org.

Winter Visit Day

Transylvania University invites high school seniors and their families to campus for Winter Visit Day, Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center. Winter Visit Day includes a welcome with President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus and residence hall tours, a student panel discussion and a complimentary lunch. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to talk with faculty members and current students about all aspects of life at Transylvania. For more information or to register for Winter Visit Day, call Transylvania’s admissions office at 1-800-872-6798 or 859-233-8242, or visit www. transy.edu/admissions.

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A photo caption that ran in the Jan. 14 issue of the Community Recorder newspapers in Campbell County should have identified a Dayton High School basketball player as Rachael Ackerson. Dayton had beat Villa Madonna 37-22 at Bellevue.

This week in basketball

• Beechwood High School boys beat Silver Grove High School 66-40, Jan. 11. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Ryan Vogel with 12 points. • Bellevue High School boys beat Calvary Christian 54-48, Jan. 11. Brandon Hoffman was the top-scorer for Bellevue with 19 points, including four three-pointers. • Dayton High School boys beat Ludlow High School 50-28, Jan. 11. Dayton’s top-scorer was Shonn Bowden with 14 points. • Campbell County High School girls beat Pendleton County 65-45, Jan. 11. Campbell’s top-scorer was Kelsey Miller with 17 points, including one three-pointer. • Bishop Brossart boys beat Cooper High School 6145, Jan. 12. Jacob Rieger was the top-scorer for Brossart with 24 points. • Newport Central Catholic High School girls beat Ludlow High School 6821, Jan. 12. NCC’s top-scorers were Courtney Sandfoss, Alex Schalk and Christine Ciafardini with eight points each, including one threepointer from Sandfoss. • Dayton girls beat Newport High School 50-23, Jan. 13, in the All A Classic. Dayton advances to play Newport Central Catholic. Julia Kilburn was the top-scorer for Dayton with 10 points. Newport’s topscorer was Jamie Harrison with 13 points. • Bellevue High School girls lost to Holy Cross High School 51-38, in the All “A” Classic at Bellevue, Jan. 13. Catherine Kessen was the top-scorer for Bellevue with 18 points, including three 3pointers. • Highlands High School girls beat Conner High School 50-39 in the Kenton County Classic, Jan. 13. Bekah Towles was the top-scorer for Highlands with 20 points. • Boone County High School girls beat Campbell County High School 71-40, Jan. 13. Campbell’s top-scorer was Brianna Peters with 12 points. • Bellevue boys beat Silver Grove 60-52, Jan. 14. Alex Hegge was Bellevue’s topscorer with 19 points, including two three-pointers. Travis was the top-scorer for Silver Grove with 20 points. • Newport High School boys beat Holy Cross High School 56-34, Jan. 15. Casey McDaniel was the top-scorer for Newport with 14 points, including one three-pointer. • Covington Catholic boys beat Newport Central Catholic 47-41, Jan. 15. New Cath’s top-scorer was Jake Giesler with 14 points. • Campbell County boys beat Conner High School 5653, Jan. 15. Brady Jolly was the top-scorer for Campbell with 31 points, including two three-pointers. • Campbell County girls beat Holmes High School 7950, Jan. 15. Campbell’s topscorer was Ann Marie Dumaine with 20 points, including three 3-pointers. • Highlands girls beat Dixie Heights 62-34, Jan. 15. Highlands’ top-scorer was Katie Allen with 18 points, including three 3-pointers.

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Four straight for NCC girls in All ‘A’ By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Courtney Sandfoss scored more than 20 points in the last two All “A” Ninth Region finals. In her final regional championship game, the Newport Central Catholic senior point guard had just five points. But the Thoroughbreds had no problem winning their fourthstraight championship, beating St. Henry 60-41. A veteran Thoroughbred team has a lot of balance this year, which has led them to a 12-2 record this season. Four players had eight points or more. “Everyone is scoring, everyone is helping,” Sandfoss said. “A lot of people have been stepping up all year.” NewCath won its eighth regional title, tying Holy Cross for the best in Ninth Region history. NCC plays the Region 2 champion 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. “It means a lot, my whole high school career, getting to go down to EKU,” Sandfoss said. “It shows how well we’ve played over the past couple of years.” NewCath was tied 21-21 in the second quarter before going on a 13-0 spurt to take control. After St. Henry scored the first bucket of the second half to make it a 35-26 NCC lead, the Thoroughbreds raced out to a 16-0 run to lead 51-26. The overall damage was 30-5 after the 21-all tie. “We weren’t doing a very good job with our fullcourt press,” NCC head coach Ron Dawn said. “They were getting some easy shots, so we pulled it off and just relied on our halfcourt man-to-man. That

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NewCath celebrates with its championship trophy after NCC’s All “A” regional final win over St. Henry Jan. 16 at Bellevue.

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Newport Central Catholic junior Brittany Fryer (left) and senior Mariah Tabor guard the basket during NCC’s All “A” regional final win over St. Henry Jan. 16 at Bellevue.

is our big thing. We work on that more than anything.” Senior center Mariah Tabor led all scorers with 18 points. Junior guards Kiley Bartels and Hannah Thiem had 12 points. Another junior guard, Brittany Fryer, had eight and was named tournament MVP. Dawn said Fryer is the team’s best defender and a smart all-around player. “I’ve never won an MVP award. It’s probably the biggest accomplishment of my career,” Fryer said. She said the team has a chance at the All “A” state title. “We just have to play good defense and take care of the ball, and we’ll do well down there. Even when we’re not making our shots, we play good defense and stay in the game,” she said. Sandfoss, a four-year starter whom Dawn considers the top point guard in the region, is the leader of the team.

Updated information on local district hoops races: 36th boys (unseeded, random draw tourney): Newport 2-1, Dayton 1-1, Highlands 1-1, NewCath 1-1 Bellevue 0-1. Jan. 25, Bellevue at Dayton. 36th girls (unseeded, random draw tourney): NewCath 2-0, Dayton 3-1, Bellevue 1-1, Highlands 0-1, Newport 0-3. Jan. 23, Highlands at Newport; Jan. 26, Dayton at Bellevue; Feb. 9, NewCath at Newport. 37th boys: Brossart 4-0, Campbell 2-1, Scott 1-1, Silver Grove 0-2, Calvary 0-3. Jan. 25, Scott at Campbell; Jan. 29, Scott at Silver Grove; Feb. 12, Silver Grove at Calvary. 37th girls: Brossart 3-0, Scott 1-0, Campbell County 21, Calvary 1-3, Silver Grove 0-3. Jan 19, Scott at Campbell; Jan. 22, Brossart at Scott; Feb. 12, Calvary at Silver Grove. Tabor, the other senior starter, is strong inside. The development of the deep junior class, including several who got key minutes as freshmen, has been key. “We’ve got five of them averaging right around double figures,” Dawn said. “We don’t have one big scorer, which is good. I like it that way. We look at mismatches and try to take advantage of them.” NewCath’s losses are to Boone County and Dupont Manual, one of the top teams in Louisville. NewCath is 2-0 in conference play including a two-point win over rival Highlands. NCC is scheduled to play St. Henry in their official conference meeting during the All “A” state tournament and will likely be rescheduled. NCC returns home Feb. 2 for a conference tilt against Lloyd.

Towles, Bluebirds look to postseason By James Weber jweber@nky.com

She recently added a digit to her career point total, but Bekah Towles’ main priority is changing the zero next to the number of regional championships she has won. The Highlands High School senior center scored her 1,000th career point Jan. 2 at Dixie Heights, but is looking forward to her final chance at the Ninth Region title. “It’s a good accomplishment,” Towles said of the millennium milestone. “I’ve been here a while. I’m glad it happened. Our goal is to win the region. We’ve been one of the favorites to win it and we never have. It would be really nice to actually win it and go down to state.” Towles and the Bluebirds were 8-5 heading into the Kenton County Classic semifinals Jan. 15. The losses have come to foes with a combined record of 53-19, including four downstate teams. Towles averages 15.5 points per game and senior guard Katie Allen 19.3, as the duo plays their final year together as one of Northern Kentucky’s top

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Highlands senior Bekah Towles looks to the basket against Conner sophomore Amanda Ray during Highlands’ 50-39 win in the opening round of the Kenton County Classic Jan. 13 at Scott. inside-outside duos. “I’ve been playing with Katie since I was in sixth grade,” Towles said. “We know what we’re going to do before we do it. I enjoy playing with her a lot.” They have helped Highlands to the regional semifinals in two of the past three

years. Highlands has not won the regional title and advanced to the Sweet 16 since 2001. Head coach Jaime Walz Richey has been working in young talent this year after losing seven seniors from last season. Senior forward Hope Cutter and junior point guard Allie Conner have been veteran leaders as well. Cutter, the fourth-leading scorer on the team at six points per game, had 13 in a win over Conner Jan. 13. “Hope usually likes to pass a lot,” Richey said after that game. “Tonight the girl guarding her was staying back and leaving her open, and I told her to take it to the basket.” Five freshmen dot the varsity roster. The three that get the most playing time are guard Ava Abner, forward Leah Schaefer and center Jesse Daley. Schaefer is the third-leading scorer on the team at 7 ppg. “A lot of our freshmen played last year and have been playing for a while,” Towles said. “They don’t play like freshmen. They step up when needed to because Katie and I are guarded a lot.” Richey said the growth

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Highlands senior Hope Cutter shoots against Conner during Highlands’ 50-39 win in the opening round of the Kenton County Classic Jan. 13 at Scott. Cutter scored 13 points in the contest. of the freshmen will be a key to the Bluebirds’ chances of a regional title. “(The key is) understanding the game, especially at the end of the game,” Richey said. “End of the third quarter, we say one shot, then a freshman shoots with 15 seconds left. Little things like that, mak-

ing sure they understand what we want, what the seniors expect out of them.” After the Kenton County Classic, another key contest awaits Highlands, as the Bluebirds host Boone County Jan. 19 in a battle of two of the top contenders in the region. Highlands then plays at Ryle Jan, 22.


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Divine providence led to Schneider retirement

Players, community will miss Schneider By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Bob Schneider feels lucky to be alive. He felt pain and tightness in his left leg Oct. 23 during a Newport Central Catholic football game at Lloyd. Doctors later found potentially fatal reasons for that pain – blood clots and a heart aneurysm. That led to open-heart surgery in mid-December, and a lengthy rehabilitation process. If the symptoms had not shown up in his leg, Schneider may have eventually died from the circulatory problems. “I’m at a point in my life where I’m happy to be alive,” he said. “Looking back on it, it was divine providence. The doctor told me it would be very big and fatal.”

T h e health issues led Schneider, 72, to resign as head football coach at NewCath Schneider last week. The NewCath alum has spent 44 seasons as head coach at his alma mater, and leaves with a state record 345 career wins against 183 losses and two ties. He led the Thoroughbreds to nine state finals and three state championships. Schneider, who missed the final four games of the 2009 season, said he faces months of cardiac rehab and is trying to regain his strength. “I had talked to some people who had the surgery and they said it would take a long time,” Schneider. “I knew it wouldn’t be fair to the kids or anyone else.” He informed his players Jan. 15 in a team meeting. “It’s hard to believe,”

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NewCath head coach Bob Schneider observes his team during a 2008 preseason practice. NCC junior Chris Kelly said. “I never thought he would actually be gone. He’s been here 44 years; you always expect him to be there on the first day of practice. “He is a huge presence. He’s a great coach. I’ll miss being around him and learning from him. He taught us on and off the field.” Schneider met with the team shortly after NCC’s season ended with a state quarterfinal loss against DeSales. “He talked to us about how we did well coming

back from starting 1-5 and giving it all we had,” senior Mike Leopold said. “He thanked all of us for giving it everything we had.” Leopold said not doing something half-heartedly was always part of Schneider’s teachings. Players also credited the coach for having equal passion for developing them as men as well as football players. A quiet, humble man in conversation, Schneider was always passionate and fiery during practices and games. Senior Jake Smith

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remembered a pregame speech in 2008 before NewCath’s contest against rival Covington Catholic. “That gave me goosebumps for a week,” Smith said. “He talked about how they were shooting us down and didn’t think we could play with them.” Sophomore Brady Hightchew said the team will be fired up next year as they play in honor of Schneider. “He’s going to be probably the biggest fan of the team,” he said. “He won’t be on the field with us but he’ll still be with us...The

(current) juniors and sophomores are going to be wanting to win it all for him next year, come out and play for him.” Schneider will miss that interaction with his players. “It's being with the kids every day,” he said. “I always had a fun time with my assistants. I’m a year older every year but these kids stay the same age. They work hard all summer and do what you ask. Regardless of the wins and losses, they always amaze me with what they do. It's very uplifting.” Schneider will take the rest of the school year off from teaching and may return to the NCC classrooms this fall. NCC Athletic Director Rob Detzel said the administration would begin searching for a new head coach and had not set a timetable for that decision. “I hope it’s a happy day,” Detzel said. “I hope it’s time that Bob can have some peace and do some things that he probably hasn’t had a chance to do because of football. “At the same time, it’s a sad day, because he’s the only football coach most people have ever known here. It’s a day when we’re losing a guy who has meant so much to Newport Catholic.”

Reiger focuses on All ‘A’ after milestone By James Weber jweber@nky.com

A low-scoring game and a weather cancellation set up Jacob Rieger perfectly. Rieger, the Bishop Brossart High School senior forward, scored his 1,000th career point Jan. 12 in front of the home crowd at Brossart. He had 24 points in Brossart’s 61-45 win over Cooper. Rieger entered the game six points away from the millennium milestone. He had scored 14 points in Brossart’s previous game, a 39-24 win at Holy Cross.

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Bishop Brossart High School senior Jacob Rieger, middle, looks on as coach Mike Code goes over instructions during a basketball practice. Then the next game was snowed out. Midway through the first quarter against Cooper, Rieger took care of business with a basket off a strong lob pass. “That’s how it has been my whole career,” Rieger said on Brossart’s Internet broadcast of the Cooper game. “That’s how I get all my points, because of my teammates. I give all the

credit to them.” Rieger averages 18.5 points per game. Senior guard Jordan Armstrong is second on the team at 10.5 a contest. Rieger entered the All “A” 10th Region Tournament with 1,018 career points. He became the 15th Mustang boys’ player to reach 1,000. Brossart was set to play the host team Paris

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Brady Jolly had a career game in points scored during a comeback win over Conner Jan. 15. The Campbell County High School senior was more impressed with the few points scored by the opposition during a crucial stretch of Campbell’s 56-53 win. The Camels limited the Cougars to four points in the third quarter after trailing by six at halftime. Jolly, a senior forward, ultimately had a career high 31 points. “The third quarter, we stepped it up,” Jolly said. “That was probably the best quarter we’ve had all year, maybe in the three years I’ve been here.” The win, played at Dixie Heights, sent the Camels to the championship game of the Kenton County Classic the following night. The Camels lost to Scott, 67-50 to fall to 9-6. The Camels host Scott in a 37th District seeding rematch Jan. 25, which will likely just determine who wears the home whites for a third meeting in the district tourney semifinals. Brossart

has clinched the top seed. The Conner win was the Camels’ fourth in a row and fifth out of six. Both Jolly and Camel head coach Scott Code credited senior guard Greg Geiman with defending Conner point guard Jacob Flesch. “We did what we practiced every day,” Jolly said. “That was a big test for (Geiman). He made it a lot easier for us to do our jobs.” Code said Geiman always plays this well on “D.” “There’s no chance we win the game without him,” Code said. “For the most part, we put Greg on their point guard, and for the most part, he has been disruptive. Greg is the type of kid that is overlooked in the box score.” Jolly averages 16.5 points per game to lead the team. Junior Brady Kennedy averages 7.5 points per game, and Geiman 6.6. Corey Cox and Alex Wolf post five points per game. Senior guard Jordan Smith averages nine points per game but has not played since Dec. 15 because of injury.

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Campbell County senior Brady Jolly works in traffic during the Camels’ win over Conner Jan. 15 at Dixie Heights. Jolly recently committed to play for Northern Kentucky University and head coach Dave Bezold. He will sit out next year as a redshirt walk-on. “I can’t wait to start working out and getting bigger for that,” Jolly said. “I really like Coach Bezold and how he runs the program. My family gets to come watch me play. I love the college, academically and athletically. It’s been my dream my whole life to play there.” Jolly spent the summer traveling to play AAU ball and improved his game against Division I college prospects. “I love the competitiveness,” Jolly said. “We’re in a tough district, but I think we have what it takes to get out of it and make a run at the regional title.”

• Scott High School boys beat Campbell County 67-51, Jan. 16. Campbell’s top-scorer was Brady Kennedy with 10 points, including one three-pointer. • Highlands High School boys beat Lexington Dunbar 80-53, Jan. 16. Ben Watson was the top-scorer for Highlands with 20 points. • Highlands High School girls beat Scott High School 54-42 in the Kenton County Classic, Jan. 16. Highlands’ top-scorer was Bekah Towles with 21 points. • Newport Central Catholic

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girls beat Highlands High School 35-33, Jan. 8. Hannah Thiem was the top-scorer for NCC with 11 points, including three three-pointers. Bekah Towles was the top-scorer for Highlands with 13 points. • Campbell County girls beat Mason County 57-51, Jan. 8. Kennedy Berkley was the top-scorer for Campbell with 15 points, including one

three-pointer. • Silver Grove boys beat Bourbon County 71-63, Jan. 9. Quinton Gindele and Travis Baumann were the top-scorers for Silver Grove with 14 points each. • Lloyd High School girls beat Silver Grove 43-35, Jan. 9. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Cindy Miller with 12 points.

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KENTUCKY AMATEUR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION 2010 BASEBALL SEASON SIGN-UPS

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The Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association (KABA), formerly Northern Kentucky Little League, is taking registrations for the 2010 baseball season. KABA is now operating as a charted member of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken and is taking registrations for children ages 4 through 15. Registrations are accepted online at www.kababaseball.org or download a form and send it via the postal service. Individual, group and team registrations are accepted.

OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION

The KABA encourages you to talk with KABA Directors and Coaches at area registration sites for the 2010 season at the following location: Drawbridge Inn (Ft. Mitchell) – January 31st (Sunday) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Online Registration or for More Information: www.kababaseball.org - Phone: 859-991-4619

COACHING VACANCIES

Adults interested in coaching should go to www.kababaseball.org and fill out a volunteer application. Applications are screened for sexual predator and criminal background history. Completed applications should be sent to Jeff Keener at 117 Ridgewood Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START

The divisions for player 7 years of age through 12 start playing games the first Saturday in April. The 4 year old Tee Ball season is run indoors and starts the 2nd or 3rd week of March, while the 5 & 6 year old Rookie Machine Pitch division starts playing games the third weekend in April. Don’t wait to submit your individual registration form. Teams are formed by grouping children by school they attend, city & county of residence and by request of the parents.

League Structure Tee Ball – 4’s

The KABA offers two sessions of Tee Ball for children 4 years of age. Each will run eight weeks or more. The first session will start in March and play its games on Saturday on the indoor soccer field at Sports of All Sorts. The second session starts in May and is offered at a discount to those players that participate in the first session. Games are planned at Christ’s Chapel in Florence, Silverlake Park in Erlanger and at Friendship Park in Cold Spring (based on county of residence of its players). All games last about one hour. Each child bats every inning and plays the field.

Rookie Machine Pitch – 5 & 6’s

This division will start in late April and is for 5 & 6 year olds. The schedule will include one game per week and each team is required to practice once per week. The games last about one hour & fifteen minutes. The players at this division receive two pitches from a pitching machine and then the batting tee is used. The pitching machine has eliminated children getting hit by a pitch in practice or games and has improved play.

Machine Pitch – 7 & 8’s

The machine pitch division starts playing games the first Saturday in April. The team will play twice per week. One game is played during the week and one on the weekend. This division offers a pre-season tournament, Memorial Weekend Tournament and End of the Season Tournament as part of their league fees. This year KABA will host a State Tournament presenting an additional opportunity for its teams to gain a “select” or “all-star like” experience.

Minor League – 9 & 10’s

This division starts the first Saturday in April. They play one game during the week and one on the weekend. This is the first division where live pitching is used. The base length is 60 feet and the pitching distance is 46 feet. Strict pitch counts insure that multiple children get an opportunity to pitch and limits the risk of an arm injury. We allow coaches to use roster batting or the high school rule for substitution. The league uses the non-lead off and steal rules at this age group and records an out on a dropped third strike. Stealing is allowed, but not until the ball crosses the plate.

Major League – 11 & 12’s

This division starts the first Saturday in April. This division will use 50/70, meaning 50 ft. pitching distance and 70 ft bases. This division makes the full transition into leading off & stealing & it uses the dropped third strike rule where the ball is live. All Star teams are assembled based on county affiliation, but regular season teams are also allowed to participate in the Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Tournaments. These advance to the World Series through a process that starts with a local District Tournament. KABA also enters its teams into several other tournaments as a way to expand the experience level of its players.

Babe Ruth League 13 & up

This division will start in mid April for the non-High School based teams. The KABA allows its chartered leagues to group players together at 13 years of age or 13 and 14 years of age using the April 30th date. Some of the teams will not start league play until after the High School season is over. All rules are similar to those played in high school, with the exception of pitching and base distances, which can be altered to use the 54 foot pitching distance and 80 foot base distances.

Special Tournaments

KABA sponsors a season opening and end of season tournament for children at the Machine Pitch, Minor and Major league division levels. It also sponsors a Memorial Weekend Tournament for these same divisions where teams outside of KABA are encouraged to participate. This year, KABA will host a state tournament for recreational league teams, all star teams and travel teams over the July 4th weekend. Each classification will be operated separately in naming a state champ.

Coach / Player Development

The KABA sponsors multiple trainings for its coaches and players. This year, it is mandatory that each of the Coaches in KABA pass an online course offered through Cal Ripken Baseball. The course takes a coach through the basics of teaching the skills, forming practice sessions and providing a foundation for the instructional baseball coach. In addition, KABA also offers several coaching sessions for its coaches. The Coaches Trainings are set for the first and second Saturdays in March at Summit View Middle School. Call 859-991-4610 for details.

Community Registration Dates

The KABA encourages you to talk with KABA Directors and Coaches at area registration sites for the 2010 season at its “Open House” on Sunday, January 31st at the Drawbridge Inn (Ft. Mitchell) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Contact us at 859 – 991 – 4619 to get the specific dates the organization will conduct sign ups at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Campbell County & St. Marys Registration

The KABA encourages those in Campbell County to assemble teams from within their individual schools. For example St. Mary’s Parish will conduct registration within the school and parish for the purpose of assembling teams to participate in KABA this year. Registrations from Campbell County will be grouped to form teams by school, church, city and county of residence.

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PLAYING AGE(S)

The league uses age to group children into playing divisions. The age of a child on April 30, 2010 determines the players league age. The divisions Tee Ball – 4 year olds; Rookie Machine Pitch 5 & 6 year olds; Machine Pitch - 7 & 8 year olds; Minor League - 9 & 10 year olds; Major League 11 & 12 year olds; Babe Ruth League - 13 & above.


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Last week’s question

What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures of the first year of the Obama Administration? “I am impressed with what the president is doing to help Haiti. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could only focus the resources of the world to help our neighbors in time of need instead of using these resources to fight with our global neighbors.” G.G. “One of the biggest accomplishments of the Obama administration is just the mere fact that a black American was elected as president. While I disagree with most of the administration’s goals (I would like less government and more freedom!) I did think it was about time that the glass ceiling was broken for black Americans and the highest office in our land. I still could not vote for him in all good conscience however, since his goals were not mine. The Obama administration’s biggest failures are putting us into much more debt since entering office ... this coming from a president who complained about the last administration leaving the government with huge deficits! His second biggest failure is something he is in the middle of now, the healthcare fiasco. In the middle of a huge recession, he is trying to pass a humongous new entitlement which I feel will push Medicare toward collapse even faster and find the government searching for and implementing a whole new level of economy suppressing taxes. Pure folly.” J.K.T. “President Obama’s greatest accomplishment is to challenge the status quo when our political leaders are saying ‘This or that can’t be done.’ His greatest failure and that of our Senate and House of Representatives is to spend 95 percent of their time fighting with each other instead of working for the American public they were elected to serve.” J.W.M. “Everything the big ‘BO’ has done is a disappointment and he is the biggest loser. I have never been so disgusted by politicians (and not just the Dems). I am revoking my own right to vote. I mean what’s the point they don’t listen to the people who put them there anyway so why make it easy for them.” N.C. “Overall, the Administration’s ability to multi-task in dealing with an economic crisis, two wars while assembling a new administrative team will be seen by history as a blessing to the nation.” Paul “Accomplishments: Restoring freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution that the Bush administration curtailed.” C.K. “I am so proud of President Obama. The United States’ image in the world has improved and will continue to improve. He has only been in office a year and he has had a lot of leftover issues to deal with.” C.J.R. “Obama’s biggest successes: Saving our country from another Great Depression; stimulus; getting TARP monies back; health insurance reform (I hope).

Next question: Will you still watch American Idol after Simon Cowell leaves? Send your response to kynews@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Obama’s biggest failures: Not putting more strings on the TARP money; loss of the public option in health care.” J.G. “Getting stimulus money to our state. New emphasis on our veterans’ needs. Much better image for the U.S. around the world. Attempting the reforming of health care. Caring for humanity. Protecting middle class workers across the U.S. Making intelligence popular again.” E.B. “President Obama accomplished more in one year than most presidents in a whole term. “I feel safer, because President Obama re-established respect for the US in the world. “I feel more hopeful, because President Obama's cares about the environment and started to create ‘green jobs’ that will keep us competitive in the global economy. “I feel relieved that we will have health care that is no longer driven by insurance company greed or discrimination based on medical condition. “And yes, thanks to President Obama for being tough on Wall Street, my 401k is looking much better than a year ago. “His biggest accomplishment? Protecting the Middle Class!” K “Considering the Obama administration inherited the recession and two wars, they faced a tremendous challenge. I think the biggest accomplishments were directing our military leaders to end the war in Iraq, stabilizing the banking and insurance industry, saving the American auto industry and spear heading the health care program that everyone has talked about for 50 years but hasn't been able to accomplish. They cleared an important hurdle in health care reform debate by appropriating $19 billion in the stimulus packaage to help implement an electronic medical record system. His failure is being unable to bring the major political parties together. I guess every President will have this problem until the parties stop hating each other.” J.A. “There have been absolutely NO achievements or accomplishments as a result of the worst failure of a presidency in U.S. history, unless you consider lies, incompetence, malfeasance and socialism to be ‘achievements.’” J.G. “Biggest accomplishments are few. When you have minority leaders who do not care one whit about the people, only about their party regaining control, they throw up road blocks everywhere instead of trying to work out comprimises. “Whether health care, environment, or some Republican senator holding up a nomination (TSA designated head, as an example) they put us, the people, in jeopardy. “I don't expect agreement on all issues all the time, but the current Republicans are a hindrance to our well being. “Bring back the moderate Republican leadership. J.Z.

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New homeowner Joseph May shovels the driveway of his Newport home for the first time.

Expungement of convictions in Kentucky

The County Attorney's Office gets calls from individuals and receives motions filed by attorney's concerning the expungement or removal of convictions from someone's record. This article will explain what offenses expungement is possible for and the procedure as to such. Under Kentucky law, any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or a violation, or a series of misdemeanors or violations arising from a single incident, may petition the Court in which he was convicted for expungement of those misdemeanors or violations. This process does not apply to felony charges. The request may be filed no sooner than five years after the completion of the person's sentence or five years after the successful completion of the person's probation, whichever occurs later. Upon filing the petition, the court will set a date for a hearing on the request and notify the County Attorney and any victims of the crime that can be located. A person is entitled to have his or her record expunged if the Court finds that: (a) The offense was not a sex offense or an offense committed against a child; (b) The person had no previous felony convictions; (c) The person had not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or violation offense in the five years prior to the conviction sought to be expunged; (d) The person had not since the time of the conviction sought to be expunged been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor, or a violation; (e) No proceeding concerning a felony, misdemeanor, or violation is

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We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Michelle Shaw by calling 578-1053. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Thursday’s issue. E-mail: mshaw@communitypress.com Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. pending or being instituted against him; and (f) The offense was an offense against the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If a person James A. meets the above Daley qualifications, has waited a Community required five Recorder years and pays a guest $100 fee to the columnist Circuit Clerk, then the misdemeanor or violation convictions are expunged or removed from that person's record. In the eyes of the law, those charges are deemed to never have occurred. If requested, the Court will state that no record exists regarding those charges. A person whose record is expunged does not have to disclose any information regarding those charges in employment applications, credit histories, or other applications. People may have differing opinions on expungement of these types of records. Some feel a criminal conviction should never be expunged

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and others feel people deserve a second chance at a clean record. However, it is important to remember that you cannot have an offense involving a sex offense or an offense committed against a child expunged. This statute is designed to help those that may have made a mistake but have otherwise not been involved in criminal activity to have a clean record. This is critically important for people in many respects. When I speak to groups of high school students, I always stress the importance of staying out of trouble and having a clean record. A criminal record, particularly involving sex offenses, drug offenses, or violence make it difficult, if not impossible, to get into college and later in life to obtain employment. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, please mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or e-mail our office at jadcca@fuse.net. James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.

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Moore packs gentle songs with emotion By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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Rick Graham is very dedicated to helping customers at Goodwill in Florence.

Graham shows goodwill at Goodwill By Patricia Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

For great bargains when the economy is tough, Goodwill is the place many people go to shop. Rick Graham is an employee of the Goodwill in Florence, and he adds some friendliness to the shopping experience. “I like being here, and I love talking with the people,” Graham said. “I try to help people.” His boss, Chrissy Hubbard, would like to clone him. “Rick is very dedicated – it’s hard to get him to go home,” she explained. “I’ll never find another one like him. It is not just a job to him – he considers this his responsibility to help others.” Anne Walters, sales and district manager for Good-

will, says Rick is very hardworking, and contributes to Goodwill’s mission of helping people. Although Graham’s main jobs are pricing items and moving furniture, regular customers look forward to seeing his smiling friendly face, and he is never too busy to answer questions, or just say hello. “I never considered myself a people person, but I sure am here,” he acknowledged. “I work at treating people like I would like to be treated, even on days when I don’t feel like it. I love the customers.” “Catch a Star” recognizes excellence in customer service in the business community and in volunteer work. To make a nomination, send a detailed email to Michelle Shaw at mshaw@nky.com.

Since Cold Spring resident Daniel Martin Moore sent out an unsolicited demo to the label Sub Pop in January 2007 he’s been signed and recorded two albums with his second album due out this February. “I just kind of off the cuff sent them a demo that I had recorded at home, and thank the Lord they liked it and wanted to make a record,” Moore said. Moore, 27, sings his lyrics in soft tones of flowing melodies that bristle with emotion with the accompaniment of a guitar. Moore said his musical interests are diverse ranging from jazz, pop and country, but his favorite music is folk songs and ballads. “I feel there are themes that unite them and probably run through all my music,” he said. “One being the love of Appalachian folk music, and love of simple melodies and things like that. I love Kentucky, it’s my home and always will be.” Moore’s second album “Dear Companion” is a compilation album of songs about mountain top removal co-written and recorded with Louisville cellist Ben Sollee.

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Daniel Martin Moore of Cold Spring turns his attention from the microphone to his guitar as he plays Stray Age, the title track from his debut album, at the Boone County Public Library’s free “Live @ the Library” concert series Jan. 15. The album was produced by Yim Yames an alias for Jim James of My Morning Jacket, is scheduled for release Feb. 16. Moore said his first two

THINGS TO DO Be healthy

Follow through on that New Year’s Resolution by attending the weekly seminar, “Never Say Diet Again: 10 Steps to a Healthier You,” presented by the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service. The 10-week series of classes begin Jan. 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost for the entire series is only $20. The sessions will be held at the Durr Annex, which is located at 3099 Dixie Highway in Edgewood. Fore more information, call 356-3155.

Blues Festival

Cincy Blues Society will be hosing the Winter Blues Fest at the Southgate House in Newport Jan. 29-30. The festival will feature 26 different bands, including Miss Lissa & Company (pictured), that will perform on three different stages. BITS Band opens each night at 6 p.m. and each night ends with an open blues jam beginning at 12:30 a.m. Cost to attend the festival is $15 per night and $10 per night for members of the Cincy Blues Society. This

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event benefits the Blues in the Schools program. For information, call 4312201 or visit cincyblues.org.

Hoops and Hooves

Join fellow University of Louisville alumni at Turfway Park for an action-packed day of horse racing and basketball from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 30. For $25, fans get a buffet lunch, access to a cash bar, a racing program and a private room to watch Louisville play West Virginia at noon. For more information, call 513-260-3200.

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albums are distinct. Moore’s first album, a solo venture title “Stray Age” was released in October 2008, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli who he found through Sub Pop. “Stray Age, is very quiet, and it’s the very first thing I really recorded with other musicians,” Moore said. Moore said he and Chiccarelli had long conversations, and only wanted to include things that were essential. “There is a song that has some horns, but everything is very austere,” Moore said. It’s mostly just guitar and vocals with some piano, mandolin and upright base on some songs, he said. “Joe and I wanted to make sure we caught the essence of the songs and didn’t clutter them up too much,” Moore said. “Dear Companion” is a little bit more rock with some electric guitar, but also

some banjo and old-time fiddle, he said. A few of the songs are specifically about mountain top removal, but others on the album aren’t directly about the issue, Moore said. “A lot of it is about the idea of the culture of consumption that fuels it,” he said. The point is to raise national awareness of mountain top removal, Moore said. “Some people don’t understand the scale of it and the irreversible impact on public health and water,” he said. To buy or hear some of Moore’s music and tour information visit www.subpop.com or www.danielmartinmoore.com. Moore’s first album, Stray Age, is also available on vinyl from Cincinnati’s Shake It Records, and some of his songs are available to hear free at www.myspace. com/danielmartinmoore.

Women’s Crisis Center wins grant The Women’s Crisis Center has received a $20,000 grant from the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund, a partnership of 19 funders, managed by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Th center will use the grant to help fund operating expenses of its domestic violence shelter in Northern Kentucky. Women’s Crisis Center provides the only domestic violence shelters for victims and their children in 13 Northern Kentucky counties. “This generous gift is already being put to good use at our shelter,” said Martha Malloy, the center’s interim executive director. “We are seeing an influx of clients with greater needs

this year. They are staying in our shelters for longer periods than in the past and are having difficulty finding employment and the resources they need to create stability for themselves and their children. “Even as the demand for services has increased, our agency’s reduced income has forced us to make cuts in the number of staff providing services,” she added. “It’s been a difficult year. That makes the generosity of the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund that much more significant.” The Weathering the Economic Storm Fund was created this year to help reduce the devastating effects of the economic downturn. In addition to The Greater

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Cincinnati Foundation, the participating funders include: Butler Foundation, Christ Church Cathedral, Clermont Community Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation, Thomas J. Emery Memorial, Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Andrew Jergens Foundation, Macy’s, Mayerson Foundation, National City Foundation, Northern Kentucky Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation, Procter & Gamble Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation, William Cooper Procter Fund, Scripps Howard Foundation, United Way of Greater

Cincinnati, Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Craig Young Family Foundation. Women’s Crisis Center is a community-based organization that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and human trafficking. The nonprofit agency serves 13 Northern Kentucky counties, operating two live-in shelters, six walk-in crisis centers and two 24hour crisis hotlines. It provides programs and services in crisis intervention, counseling, hospital and court advocacy, community education and prevention programming, and a unique program to protect pets in domestic violence situations.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Fiber Arts: Crochet, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Bring an existing project or start a new one. All experience levels. Teens and adults. 491-3942; www.duveneckcenter.org. Covington. ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS

Paintings by Ryan Snow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 4913942. Covington. A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

ART EXHIBITS

Victor Strunk: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Paintings Infused with Mojo, 10 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Gallerie Zaum, Free. 4413838; www.galleriezaum.com. Newport. Interior Views, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery, Free. 291-2345; www.sandrasmallgallery.com. Covington.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Southern Highway, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.

MUSIC - JAZZ

New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

MUSIC - ROCK

Motion Sick Love Slaves, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger. Daniel Orlando, 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. York St. Cafe, 738 York St. 261-9675; www.danorlandomusic.com. Newport. Ladyfingers, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Free. 431-2201. Newport. Bears of Blue River, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. With the Chocolate Horse and Josiah Wolf of WHY?. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

BENEFITS

Help All the Little Ones League Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, 20 W. 11th St. Benefits DCCH HALO League. $20. Presented by Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 331-2040, ext. 255; www.dcchome.org. Covington.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Club Trinity, 7851 Tanners Lane, Ages 21 and up. 746-0431. Florence.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Zinfandel I. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. 291-2550; www.liquordirect.net. Covington. Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Wines From the Rhone Region. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 781-8105; www.liquordirect.net. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 4480253; www.campspringsvineyard.com. Camp Springs.

MUSIC - BENEFITS

AMPED! for Autism, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Noctaluca, Chiva Knievel with Freakbass, Where’s Joe?, The Killbillys and Melodic Connections performers. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders. $10 ages 18-20, $7 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Woodwind Steel, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, DJ music and dancing continues to 2 a.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Richard Marx and Matt Scannell, 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Grand Ballroom. Acoustic renditions of “Endless Summer Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” Scannell “Save Me From Myself” and more. $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. 491-8000; www.rwatickets.com. Newport.

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MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

MUSIC - WORLD

Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St. 471-7200. Newport.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Eddie Griffin, 8 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 21 and up. $30. 957-2000. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St. Music from 60s-70s. Free. 581-3700; www.mokkaandthesunsetbarandgrill.com. Newport. Woodwind Steel, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, $5. 4414888. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Shannon Gatliff Band, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

MUSIC - ROCK

Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

COOKING CLASSES

MUSIC - WORLD

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Arts and Crafts, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 8 and up. 491-3942. Covington. ATTRACTIONS

Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Valentine’s Dinner for Two. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. $20. Reservations required. Through Jan. 30. 426-1042; www.argentinebean.net. Crestview Hills.

DANCE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness, 10 a.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Dance to variety of Latin rhythms. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Beginners welcome. Teens and adults. $5. 491-3942. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. From the Rhone wine region. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. 291-2550; www.liquor direct.net. Covington.

AUDITIONS

Belles, 3 p.m. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Six women ages 22-40. Cold readings from script. Bring list of any known rehearsal conflicts. Production dates: April 23-May 1. teriann2653@yahoo.com. Fort Thomas.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 448-0253; www.campspringsvineyard.com. Camp Springs.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Devildriver, 7 p.m. With Suffocation, Goatwhore and Thy Will Be Done. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $20, $18 advance. 291-2233; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Cyrano, 3 p.m. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Adaptation of French classic “Cyrano de Bergerac” uses three actors and one musician to retell romantic and poetic story. Grades 6-12. Part of Playhouse Off the Hill Series. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 431-0020. Covington. M O N D A Y, J A N . 2 5

MUSIC - JAZZ

24/7, 9:30 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 344-1413. Crescent Springs. Corner Pocket, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger. Small Time Crooks, 7 p.m. With Loudmouth, Pilot Around the Stars, The Brothers and The Sisters, and When All Else Fails. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $7. 291-2233. Covington. Scotty Karate, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 431-2201. Newport. Between the Trees, 8 p.m. With Rookie of the Year and Action Item. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.

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Stan Ginn Percussion Clinic, 1 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, Stan Ginn presents clinic focusing on using Latin percussion instruments in pop music. Free. Presented by Willis Music. 5256050; www.willismusic.com. Florence.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Eddie Griffin, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, $30. 957-2000. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 5817625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Hula Hoop Dance, 1 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. With the Cameron Cousins. 491-3942. Covington.

ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington. ATTRACTIONS

Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea Tasting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, Reservations recommended. 261-4287. Newport.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Adventure Club, 4 p.m. Electricity 101: Learn about electricity with hands-on experiments. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Games, crafts and snacks. Ages 6-11. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Fort Thomas.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

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

PROVIDED

Richard Marx will be performing Friday, Jan. 22, at the Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., in the Grand Ballroom. Come hear acoustic renditions of “Endless Summer Nights,” “Everything You Want,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Save Me From Myself” and others. Also performing is Matt Scannell, guitarist and lead vocalist of Vertical Horizon. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 stage front, $60 VIP, $50, $40. Reservations required. Call 491-8000 or visit www.rwatickets.com.

EDUCATION

Photoshop Elements 6, 7 p.m. Advanced. Learn raw basics, effects, filters, how to add color to black and white photos and more. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Adventure Club, 4 p.m. Pom-Pom Explosion. Make something with pom-poms, pipe cleaners, google eyes and glue dots. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Ages 611. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport. Job Hunting, 6:30 p.m. 101 with professional career developer Kim Edwards. Includes everything from the art of networking to producing a cover letter that gets attention. Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Adults. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5033; www.cc-pl.org. Fort Thomas.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 7816166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave. Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 5725033. Fort Thomas.

RECREATION

Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; www.beanhaus.com. Covington.

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DANCE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, $5. 491-3942. Covington.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

Play Art, 4 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.

MUSIC - BLUES

Ricky Nye, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Free. 491-8027. Covington. T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 2 8

EXERCISE CLASSES

Mat Pilates Class, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fusion Studio, $12. Registration required at jamie@thefusionstudio.com. 802-2354; www.thefusionstudio.com. Newport.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

Fleece Scarves for Teens, 3:30 p.m. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Make a nosew fleece winter scarf. Materials provided. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035; www.cc-pl.org. Newport.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Adventure Club, 4 p.m. Sock it to Me: Create sock puppets. Socks provided. Cold Spring Branch Library, Registration required. 7816166. Cold Spring.

ON STAGE - THEATER Shadowbox After Dark, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 581-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

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ART CENTERS & MUSEUMS Paintings by Ryan Snow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 4913942. Covington. A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

BARS/CLUBS

Twisted Trivia, 9 p.m.-midnight, The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave. Bar trivia with prizes and quizzes. Ages 21 and up. Free. 261-6120; www.theavenuelounge.com. Covington.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Duveneck Media Team, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Media production. Teens and adults. 491-3942. Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE PROVIDED

Madcap Puppets tell the story of “Toby and the Ice Goblin,” Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23-24, at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Ice Goblin has kidnapped the elves who make winter snow and Toby must save them. Performances are at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 513-721-ARTS (2787). Visit www.madcappuppets.com.

Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright.

PROVIDED

See cold-climate animals at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden during its Penguin Days Half-Price Zoo Admission daily through Feb. 28. There are special animal encounters on Saturdays and Sundays, such as penguin parades and polar bear Fish-Cicles. There are also indoor animal exhibits. Regular priced admission is $14, adults; $9, ages 2-12 and 62 and up. Under 2, free. Visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.


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January 21, 2010

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Bookstores, atheists and spiritual hunger Bookstore titles reveal much about a people. One of many noticeable content changes in recent years is the increase of books by atheists. We might wonder why such authors are motivated to expend all that time and effort writing about something they believe doesn’t exist. The reason they write, of course, is because there’s a market for their books. We live at a difficult moment in history. We’re stuck between a growing secular system with which we are uncomfortable, and a religious system we may feel we cannot fully embrace. Countless people sense an emptiness or confusion and wonder “What do I really believe in?” A spirituality revolution is taking place. On one side of the current indecision are writers who are atheists or agnostics. They present their arguments implying it’s foolish to still fall for the God stuff, organized

religion, and beliefs other people instill in us. “Think for yourself and you’ll come to the same conclusion we do,” they insinuate. Currently Father Lou Guntzelman many people are uneasy saying Perspectives they are religious. They prefer to say they are spiritual rather than religious. Spiritual indicates they believe in God, prayer, the Bible, Jesus Christ, doing good for others, and possibly an afterlife in heaven. Religious implies an adherence to all the beliefs a particular church may espouse, an association with that church’s historic or present flaws, a perceived legalism rather than personalism, and a moral prudishness. Recent polls have shown a surge

in “nones,” i.e. people who profess they are not associated any longer with any religion. “The spirituality revolution is also discovered in the recent upwelling of spiritual feeling in young people throughout the world, who increasingly realize, often with some desperation, that society is in need of renewal, and that an awareness of spirit holds the key to our personal, social, and ecological survival,” writes David Tacey in “The Spirituality Revolution.” Is this an era becoming more open to being led by God’s Holy Spirit, or, in our arrogance, do we imagine that we have outgrown the sacred and that the notions of soul and spirit are archaisms of a former era? Yet the hunger for the sacred has increased in our time and we don’t know how to respond. What is wisdom and what is delusion? What comprises spiritual health and

unhealthiness in ourselves and others? Traditionally churches have distributed catechisms containing summations of beliefs. What seems needed now among searching and intelligent people are adequate contemporary explanations of beliefs. No longer can people be told just what to believe but convincingly explained why it is believed as truth. One Catholic cardinal recently lamented the degree of “theological illiteracy” among the Church’s membership. Sandra M. Schneiders writes, “The theology which undergirded our spirituality in the past cannot be resuscitated, and intelligent people cannot live a spirituality which is theological bootless. We are, to large extent, running on theological empty.” In a scientific and technological culture, are there still intelligent people around whose hearts grasp the legitimacy of also living a belief

in the transcendent? Consider the words of Albert Einstein: “The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle. “To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community press.com or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Watch for exclusions on travel insurance policy When you book an airline ticket on the Internet these days the airlines ask if you’d like to buy travel insurance. But, you need to know not all travel insurance is alike. In fact, many of the disasters that drive the sale of these particular insurance policies are just not covered. Laura Mieling of Clifton thought she was protecting herself when she went on Delta Air Line’s Web site and booked a plane ticket for a vacation three months later. “They give you the option of travel insurance. I looked at the page and it says it’s covered if you and your family gets sick or dies, so that’s why I did it,” she said. Mieling’s 69-year-old mother had been home battling cancer for the past year and a half so she said she bought the insurance just in case she had to cancel the

plane trip. A m o n t h before her trip her mother did become seriously Howard Ain ill. “ S h e Hey Howard! went into hospice, basically. We had the meeting and she decided to do hospice. The doctor with hospice said she had two weeks to live,” she said. Mieling immediately canceled her plane ticket and applied to the insurance company for a refund of the air fare. Her mother died the day before she was to have left on that vacation. A few days later she spoke with the travel insurance company about the

refund. “They said, ‘Well, did she have cancer?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ She said, ‘Well, that’s a preexisting condition so we can’t do it,’ ” said Mieling. Mieling said she never imagined this could happen, but after checking carefully through the insurance policy she did find that exclusion. She said, “They had the 20-something page policy that I didn’t bother to read – I don’t know who does. It said if it’s a pre-existing health condition you can’t get coverage. So, I said, ‘OK, they got me.’ ” Mieling checked the Internet and found dozens of other complaints about this same type of thing involving insurance policies sold on the Internet. A spokesman for that insurance company told me the policies sold on these

Web sites are very inexpensive and so have exclusions contained in them. Instead of buying travel insurance from these Web sites, that insurance company spokesman said you can buy a policy from your travel agent and, while it will cost you more money, it will not have these exclusions. He said that insurance company is considering adding a more comprehensive policy option to the Delta Air Lines Web site.

St. Peter’s Catholic of Foresters Court 1492 will have its annual men’s stag Jan. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight in the social center at Sts. Peter and Paul’s School in California. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Catholic of Foresters’ education awards program. Sts. Peter and Paul’s

School is located at 2160 California Cross Road. For more information, call 635-7606.

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January 21, 2010

A ‘roasty’ dinner for cold-weather meals Every January I clean out my files. The problem is, I have a hard time pitching much out. But this year I was ruthless and had five gargantuan garbage bags filled. And I’m looking at four filing cabinets (and they’re large ones) stuffed to the gills still. My kids tell me I should get rid of all my paper files. I tell them these files are my security blanket. I don’t trust computer-generated anything. I did find a whole bunch of wonderful recipes from readers like Mary Pollock, who sent me a wheat-free gingerbread muffin recipe for Pat Landrum, and a nice lady who personally delivered a “perfect pound cake recipe.” I hope to get to all of these soon.

Beef pot roast with garlic and ginger

Perfect for this bone-chilling weather. Try roasting in the oven, covered, at about 300 degrees for a couple or so hours. 1 chuck or other inexpensive roast, approx. 3 lbs.

Oil for browning 1 ⁄4 cup hot water 3 ⁄4 teas p o o n powdered ginger or 1 tablespoon Rita m i n c e d Heikenfeld fresh ginRita’s kitchen ger 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 ⁄4 cup soy sauce or more to taste 2 large onions, sliced 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1⁄4 cup cold water Salt and pepper to taste Brown beef in a small amount of oil. Cover with water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and onion. Cover and simmer about two to three hours, until tender, adding water as needed, about 1 cup. Remove meat. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and stir until thick. Adjust seasonings. (May need to add a bit more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water). Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.

Pogue’s French dressing

I can’t believe I finally found this recipe in a stack, sent last year to me by Rosemary Auer who lives downtown. She and I had a nice chat when I was doing a demo at Macy’s Fountain Place. I hope Rosemary forgives me for just now finding it. You can add more ketchup or more vinegar and/or oil.

Whisk together: 1

⁄2 cup each: ketchup and sugar 1 ⁄3 cup each: oil and red wine vinegar 21⁄2 tablespoons grated onion (I’d go to taste on this) 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: paprika, chili powder, salt, dry mustard, celery seed

Campbell’s Barn Restaurant & Saloon’s peanut butter pie

This restaurant on Ohio Pike, near Amelia, is serving up some mighty good food. I can’t wait to go there again and check out all the new offerings. I’ve had several requests for this pie, including Diana Salmon, who absolutely

loves it. Tracy Luginbuhl, owner, graciously shared this recipe, which originated with Our Place Restaurant. Campbell’s makes this pie in large quantities, and I appreciate them working out a home version. Now if you can’t find a 10-inch pie shell, go ahead and use what you have, knowing that you may have some filling left over. The Restaurant also serves a much-requested red wine vinegar Catalina type salad dressing, also originating from Our Place Restaurant. 1 pie shell, 10-inch, baked and cooled 16 oz. crunchy peanut butter 1 pound confectioner’s sugar Large container Cool Whip, thawed, or use whipping cream and whip until stiff Large box vanilla instant pudding Mix peanut butter with sugar. It should be crumbly. Add a bit more sugar if you need to so it crumbles between your fingers.

Mix pudding according to directions, add 1 cup Cool Whip and allow to chill. Then mix 3⁄4 peanut butter mixture in with pudding mixture. Cover top with rest of Cool Whip and sprinkle rest of peanut butter mixture on top.

Good cookie icing

This icing dries hard so cookies can be stacked After you make the icing, color as desired. For Marlene, a Northern Ky. reader.

Mix together:

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Tips from Stephanie’s Seasoning Blends: Stephanie Laybourne is the proprietor of Stephanie’s Seasoning Blends, that are sold locally. Her blends make excellent marinades when mixed with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, a 4:1 ratio. One of my favorites is her sea salt blend sprinkled on steamed veggies, grilled salmon and roasted potatoes. Her blends are wonderful

Handheld counter

A while back, a reader wrote in wanting to know where she could buy one of those handheld counters that were popular back in the 1970s for adding up grocery and store purchases. Known as "Handy Adder," "Quick Adder" or "Pocket Adder," these little plastic calculators are no longer made and hard to track down. My editor Lisa's mom recently found hers. If anybody knows where to buy one, write in and let us know.

when you’re starting children out with seasonings, as they are ultra flavorful and healthier than simply sprinkling on salt, which we tend to use too much of. Check her out at stephanieseasoning.com. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

Easy-to-care-for plants good for indoor environment to your décor! For years now research continues to show us that having both flowering and tropical plants around us indoors can do so much for our well being. They can perk up our moods, help us to

study better, reduce fatigue, lower stress, bring us positive vibes, give us something to take care of, make us feel good, and in many cases, can actually help heal us. Yes, studies have shown that many patients having

flowers or plants in their rooms have a better recovery. On the other hand, flowers and foliage plants can also bring comfort to those in mourning. To top all of this off, having foliage plants indoors

helps reduce indoor air pollution so we can breathe better! Studies at NASA have shown us that having two medium sized foliage plants every 100 square feet (or so) is enough to help remove indoor air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde and many others. And of course, replaces those pollutants with good old oxygen. So, now you’re saying, “OK, sounds good, but I can’t grow anything indoors.” Well, believe it or not, some of the best air purifiers, are also so of the easiest plants to grow indoors. Dieffenbachia, African violets, dracaena, ficus, sansevieria, pothos and philodendron, spider plants, spathiphyllum, rubber plant and palms are all at the top of the list for good air purifiers as well as easy to grow indoor plants. Don’t forget cast iron plant, Christmas cactus, lucky bamboo, Chinese evergreen and jade plants are easy to care for plants as well. And of course, my favorite easiest to care for indoor plant, zamioculcus zamiilfolia, or commonly

known as the “ZZ Plant.” At the beginning I mentioned a trip to the Caribbean. Well, if you want to stay Ron Wilson local, just hop In the in the car and garden head to the Krohn Conservatory! As soon as you walk indoors, you will start to smile, you’ll take a deep breath (and enjoy it), and then you’ll enjoy a truly ‘ feel good winter experience’ as you stroll thru the tropical jungles (and desert), located right here in our own backyard. Okay, in Eden Park. Indoor Plant Care Note: When watering your indoor plants, use luke-warm to warm water. Over time, using cold water can actually have detrimental effects on the root systems and growth rates of your potted plants. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@ communitypress.com

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s diabetes program is holding free programs to learn more about the disorder. A workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Cold Spring branch of the Campbell County Public Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. In addition, a series of two classes will be held: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Grant County Library, 201 Barnes Road, Williamstown. Registration for the classes is not required, but preferred. Each class will cover different information,

and it is not required that attendees come to both sessions, but strongly recommended. Those who attend both sessions will receive a toolkit at the second class. A second workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Burlington Fire Station, 6050 Firehouse Drive, Burlington. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Topics will include: what is diabetes, healthy eating, complications and more. The classes will be led by a registered nurse and a registered dietitian from the Health Department. To register for the classes, call Jan Lazarus at 859363-2116 or Joan Geohegan at 859-363-2115 or visit www.nkyhealth.org.


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BRIEFLY VFW spagehetti dinner

The ladies auxiliary of Campbell County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3205 in Alexandria is holding a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Costs for the dinner of spaghetti, homemade sauce, meatballs, salad and dessert are $7 for adults and $4 for children. The VFW hall is at 8261 Alexandria Pike, quarter mile south of the intersection of East Main Street and Alexandria Pike. Proceeds will benefit patriotic essay contests, support troops overseas, and donation of flags to schools. For more information call Diana at 859-394-3068.

Throw shooting contest

The Knights of Columbus Father DeJaco Alexandria Court is sponsoring its annual Youth Free Throw Shooting contest Saturday, Jan. 30, at Bishop Brossart High School starting at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all boys and girls ages 1014. Entry forms are at local grade schools or by calling 635-9669 or at the door the day of the event.

Week of Prayer

The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission (NKIFC), a nonprofit ecumenical organization, announced the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity beginning Jan. 24 with a 3 p.m. service at Wesley United Methodist Church, 319 Oak St., Ludlow. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Wink Sweat, pastor of St. James AME Church in Covington. The theme for this year’s week of prayer is “You are witnesses of these things.” All NKIFC events and monthly delegate meetings are open to the public. Input from people of all denominations of Christianity and other faiths is welcome. For more information on NKIFC, call Rev. Bill Neuroth at 859-581-2237 or visit www. nkyinterfaith.com.

H1N1 Flu shots

H1N1 flu shots are now available at eight Bigg’s Pharmacy locations. In Campbell County they are available at Bigg’s, 3240 Highland Ave. Call 513-731-7500 for details. The public can receive the H1N1 vaccine at Bigg’s Pharmacy for $15, which may be covered by insurance plans. Specially trained and certified Bigg’s pharmacists may be available to administer H1N1 flu shots to walk-in customers without appointments in some locations. However, for added convenience customers are encouraged to visit or call the pharmacy in advance and schedule an appointment. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Due to a recent increase in vaccine supplies, anyone interested in protecting themselves against the H1N1 flu

can now be immunized. Individuals who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill from the H1N1 virus but have not been immunized are still encouraged to get the H1N1 shot. These include: • Pregnant women • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age • Health care and emergency services personnel with direct patient contact • Individuals six months through 24years old and adults who have chronic medical conditions Bigg’s pharmacists can administer the H1N1 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older in Ohio and 14 years and older in Kentucky. Customers can schedule an appointment or get more information by calling the nearest Bigg’s pharmacy. To find addresses and telephone numbers, visit the “Flu Shot Appointment Finder” link at: www.biggspharmacies.com.

Valentine fundraiser

The Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission (NKIFC), a nonprofit ecumenical organization, is hosting its 23rd annual Have a Heart Valentine fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 7 at The Marquise, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder. Doors open at noon, and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. “Our Valentine fundraiser is our major fund raising event and a large and necessary source of our yearly income,” says Rev. Bill Neuroth, executive director of NKIFC. Honorary chairpersons for this event are Charlie and Karen Yates. Mrs. Yates is the director of the ECHO soup kitchen. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and includes a catered buffet lunch, homemade chocolate delights, live musical entertainment, and both silent and live auctions. Patron reservations are $35 per person, and patrons will be recognized in the program. Reservations can be made through Feb. 1 by sending your check, payable to Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission, to Northern Kentucky Interfaith Commission, P.O. Box 72296, Newport, KY 41072, or by calling 859-5812237. In addition, NKIFC is asking local businesses and individuals to make taxdeductible donations of items or gift certificates for the silent and live auctions. To donate, call 859-581-2237.

Voter drive

Registering voters local Republicans, all of Alexandria, running for office in Campbell County in 2010, register voters at County Market in Alexandria Dec. 11. From left are Brian Painter, a candidate for Campbell County Fiscal Court Commissioner; Kevin Sell, a candidate for Campbell County Judge-executive; and Bill Rachford, a candidate for Alexandria’s mayor, a non-partisan race. mation including how shoeing effects a horse’s gait, what judges want to see, and what competitions a rider can compete in with a gaited horse. For information visit the Misty Ridge web site at www.mistyridgefarm.com. To RSVP for the clinic call Misty Ridge Farm at 781-5779 or email anna.zinkhon@fuse.net.

Donations keep rolling

Community Car Care has donated $1,435 to the Caring And Reaching with Encouragement (C.A.R.E.) Ministry from the business’ November and December tire sale.

The business donated $5 from the sale of each tire in November and December to the C.A.R.E. Ministry, located next to Main Street Baptist Church. A total of 287 tires were sold.

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The archaeological assessment presentation will be made from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Southern Campbell County Fire House, 1050 Race Track Road, in Alexandria. Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area was acquired in 2008 through the combined efforts of the Campbell County Conservation District, the Campbell Conservancy and the Campbell County Fiscal Court. A major portion of the funding was provided by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund board. Call the Campbell County

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It’s time to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics It’s time to get ready to be Freezin for a Reason at one of the coolest events in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics programs in Kentucky and Ohio will return to Newport on the Levee Saturday, Feb. 6. Plungers raise a minimum of $75 ($50 minimum for students 18 and under) and take the leap into a pool set up on the Newport on the Levee Riverwalk. The Polar Plunge features brave souls – many in crazy costumes – taking a dip into chilly winter waters to help support the Special Olympics mission of providing sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The actual Plunge is only part of the event. The day includes a costume contest as well as the postplunge party and awards ceremony at Jefferson Hall in the Newport on the Levee Gallery Building. Anyone who wants to take the

plunge can pick up registration forms at Jefferson Hall at the Newport on the Levee, the Levee offices or the Comfort Suites Newport. Participants can also register online at http://events. soky.org/2010kentucky-ohioplunge, create their own Web page and raise money through the official Polar Plunge Web site. Participants can register as individuals or gather a team of friends, family or coworkers and register as a group. All participants receive the official Polar Plunge T-shirt, but can earn additional prizes for raising more money. Anyone raising a minimum of $250 will be eligible to win a Caribbean Cruise courtesy of AAA Kentucky. The top male and female fundraisers will be named King and Queen of the Plunge and receive King and Queen for a Day prize packages. This year the Plunge has added several new prizes and will award the Plunge Prince and Princess crowns to the highest fundraising

plunging begins at approximately 11:30 a.m. Plungers who wish to take part in the costume contest or who think they would qualify as the Plunge King, Queen, Prince or Princess must be registered before 10:30 a.m. to be eligible. In addition to the fundraising awards, prizes will be awarded to the largest university or school group, largest law enforcement group, largest corporate group, the top fundraising team and the plunger with the best costume. This will be the fifth year that the Special Olympics programs in Kentucky and Ohio have combined to organize the event. Last year, in the fourth year of the partnership the event raised a record $97,000 to benefit Special Olympics athletes on both sides of the Ohio River. The Plunge has raised more than $250,000 in the last four years alone and in its 10year history has raised almost $400,000 for Special Olympics programs.

Plungers between ages of 6 and 12. Afraid of the cold water? This year you can register as “Too Chicken to Plunge,” and raise money to support Special Olympics athletes just like the Polar Bears do. You receive a special Too Chicken to Plunge T-shirt instead of the Official Plunge shirt, but you are eligible for all additional fundraising prizes based on the total you collect. There will be a pre-registration for participants who want to avoid the lines on Plunge day. Pre-registration will be held at Bar Louie in the Newport on the Levee Gallery Building from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Participants can turn in all money raised and gather fundraising awards prior to the event day. Day-of-event registration for the Polar Plunge begins at 9 a.m. in the Gallery Building at Newport on the Levee. Opening ceremonies, including the costume parade and costume contest, kick off at 11 a.m. and

The Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics is sponsored by Newport on the Levee, Fox 19, Q-102, Jefferson Hall, AAA Travel, Messer Construction, Comfort Suites Newport, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Art’s Rental, Nelson’s Tents, Bar Louie and Cincinnati Photography. Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in 25 sports. For more information about the Polar Plunge, contact Amy Kute at 513-405-3450 or Anna Beth Logan at 800-633-7403 or via email at ablogan@soky.org, or visit http://events.soky.org/2010kentucky-ohioplunge.

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St. E helps with New Year’s resolutions St. Elizabeth Healthcare is offering a number of classes and events in 2010 to help everyone with their New Year’s resolutions for living a healthier life.

Mobile Mammography Services

Appointments: 655-7400 Jan. 26 – Taylor Mill Jan. 30 – Catherine’s Plus Size, Florence

Stroke and Cardiovascular Screenings

A quick and painless screening using ultrasound technology could help you avoid a stroke or other cardiac event. Feb. 2 – Edgewood & Feb. 16 – Florence March 2 – Edgewood & March 19 – Grant

Women Take Heart Cardiac Risk Screening Program

Includes counseling session, blood cholesterol profile and an in-depth assessment of cardiac risk factors. Ongoing St. Elizabeth Edgewood Cost: $60 Appointments: 301-6333

Physician-supervised evaluation for individualized assessment, nutrition

Surgical Weight Loss

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Weight Management Center offers a free information session on weight-loss surgery. First Thursday of every month St. Elizabeth Florence Registration: 212-GOAL (4625)

Nutrimed Weight Loss Program

This liquid diet program is designed to help you shed pounds without harming your health. You can lose three to five pounds a week with this medically supervised program. Make plans to attend one of our free monthly introductory sessions where you’ll learn more and try some samples. St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas – Fourth Tuesday of every month; 6 p.m. St. Elizabeth Florence – Third Wednesday of every month; 10:30 a.m.

Hearth Healthy Nutrition Class

This hour-long session is held every Thursday and covers normal values for cholesterol, blood sugar and other important health “numbers,” as well as education about healthy food choices. Participants receive portion plates as well as information about choices that influence metabolism, reduce cravings and foster heart healthy habits. Women’s Wellness Heart Center – Crestview Hills Cost: $12 per person Registration: 301-6333

Support Groups

Call 301-6300 during weekday business hours for information about the following support groups meeting in Northern Kentucky: • Over Eaters Anonymous • Smoking Cessation • Chronic Pain Support Group • Families Education Support Group • A Caring Presence • Parkinson’s Support Group • Alzheimer’s Support Group • Circle of Hope/Breast Cancer support group

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Christopher B. Moneyhon, 37, 379 Western Hills Road, warrant at Ky. 9 and Poplar Ridge Road, Jan. 2. Jeffrey S. Johnson, 48, 10315 Martin Drive, second degree fleeing or evading police - motor vehicle, DUI - aggravated circumstances second offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at U.S. 27 and Ky. 10, Jan. 2. Victor G. Carson, 54, 218 Harrisburg Hill, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, leaving scene of accident - failure to render aid or assistance at Licking Pike, Jan. 7. William Tyler Story, 18, 18713 Ky.

Hwy. 10, no operators license, DUI - first offense at Ky. 9 and Ky. 1997, Jan. 10. Geoffrey F. Moran, 37, 869 Slate View, leaving scene of accident failure to render aid or assistance with death or serious physical injury, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at Murnan Road and Morris Road, Jan. 9.

Incidents/reports Abandoned vehicle

Vehicle on shoulder of U.S. 27 in excess of two days towed at Alexandria Pike and Boss Dunaway, Jan. 1.

Criminal mischief

Report of building spray painted at 4601 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 7. Report of back window of vehicle broken out at 930 Fairlane Road, Jan. 8.

Disturbance

Report of dog shot and killed outside at 301 Melbourne Ave., Jan. 9.

Dog bite

Report of dog ran into street and bit man on leg at 6332 Vineyard Road, Jan. 6.

Liquor establishment check

Police found three persons underage drinking in bar who were then told to leave the bar and escorted home and bar staff was advised at 9865 Flagg Springs Pike, Jan. 2.

Loud party

Most of people drinking at reported loud party were found to be under age of 21 at 6122 Four Mile Road, Jan. 9.

Suspicious activity

Report of unknown subject attempted to gain entry to back door of apartment at 10547 Alexandria

Pike, unit 1B, Jan. 6. Report of suspicious person and vehicle parked in driveway with white male in twenties attempting to open garage door at 10367 Martin Drive, Jan. 7.

Report of damage to window from gun shot at 11500 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 8.

Report of trash can taken from in front of residence at 949 Marl Rich Lane, Jan. 8.

Violation of EPO/DVO, second degree criminal mischief

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Theft by unlawful taking - gasoline

Report of gas drive off without paying at 3501 Shortcut Road, Jan. 1. Report of gas drive-off without paying at 3501 Shortcut Road, Jan. 5.

Theft of controlled substance

Report of prescription medication taken at 9621 Barrs Branch, Jan. 8.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of mailbox damaged and struck by red truck that drove off at 6670 Heck Road, Jan. 6.

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Traffic accident-found property

Report of prescription medication found near accident scene at 300 Main St., Jan. 10.

Report of all four of vehicle’s tires slashed and threatening messages sent from ex-boyfriends at 9855 Riva Ridge Court, Jan. 5.

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Incidents/reports Second degree criminal mischief

Report of rock thrown through window at 3720 Alexandria Pike, Dec. 31.

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Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting

Report of attempt to take clothing without paying at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 3.

Third degree terroristic threatening and harassing communications

Report of threats made over phone to damage house at 13 Orchard Terrace, Dec. 28.

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and Doyles Country Club in Dayton, a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Wm. T. Mulloy Council 1301 and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was also a member of the staff of St. Luke Hospital emeritus and a WWII Army Veteran. His first wife, Mary McLane Broering, and son, Dr. Leo F. Broering, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Diana

Dr. Leo J. Broering, 97, Bellevue, died Jan. 9, 2010, at his home. He was a dentist and a member of the American Dental Association, Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity, the Holy Name Society and St. Vincent De Paul Society. He was also past president of the Bellevue Vets, the Bellevue Lions Club

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Burkhart Broering; son, Lawrence J. Broering of Fort Thomas; step-sons, John Cool of Burlington and Eric Cool of Fort Thomas; step-daughters, Cindy Kraft of Florence and Cathy Cool of Fort Thomas; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials: St. Michaels School, 235 Division St., Bellevue, KY 41073, or Campbell Lodge Home for Boys, 5161 Skyline Drive, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Marie Caudill

Marie Caudill, 37, Park Hills, died Jan. 11, 2010. She was a customer service representative at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Survivors include her sister, Lesia Lowe of Alexandria; and brothers, Billy Caudill of California, Ky. and Demetrius Caudill of Cold Spring. Eckler-McDaniel Funeral Home, Dry Ridge, handled the arrangements. Memorials: To the family of Marie Caudill, c/o Eckler-McDaniel Funeral

Home, P.O. Box 146, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.

The Rev. George Crider

The Rev. George J. Crider, 78, Burlington, died Jan. 12, 2010, at his home. He was a minister and member of Old Time Holiness Church in Newport. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Marie Crider; sons, Willard, Larry and Kenneth Crider, all of Burlington; five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery.

Dennis Decker

Dennis L. Decker, 64, of Frankfort, formerly of Silver Grove, died Jan. 10, 2010, at his home. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and was a member of the Fort Thomas Fire Department for 23 years retiring as a captain. He served as state fire marshal and chief of hazardous materials in the Fire Marshal’s office until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of the State Fire Commission, was president emeritus of the Kentucky Profession-

al Firefighters and also served as secretary and treasurer. He was also active in the I.A.F.F. and was a member of Farmdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Benita Daniels Decker; sons, Randy Decker of Frankfort and Jason Decker of Silver Grove; daughters, Tiffany Gilbert and Ashley Decker, both of Frankfort; three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Harrod Brothers Funeral Home LLC, Frankfort, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Farmdale Baptist Church, 5610 US Hwy. 127S, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, 6265 Georgetown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601.

James Delago

James W. Delago, 67, Newport, died Jan. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include his daughter, Valerie Rau of Cold Spring; sons, Jesse Delago of Alexandria and James Delago of Silver Springs, Fla. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Teresa Gardner

Teresa Small Gardner, 53, Erlanger, died Jan. 8, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. Her sister, Alana Small, and parents, Mattie Small and Leon Small, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jamie Hensley of Erlanger and Michelle Schlosser of Southgate; son, Ben Gardner of Hebron; sister, Coleen Chapman of Amelia; brothers, Kevin Small and Darin Small, both of Ripley. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Dolores Gross

Dolores C. Gross, 67, Alexandria, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She worked for Kenner Toys and Qualex, both in Cincinnati and was a member of St. Francis Church in Newport. Her husband, Clayton Gross, died previously.

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INVITATION TO BID PROJECT: Purchase of Two (2) Pump Control Valves SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075 UNTIL:

Date: February 4, 2010 Time: 11:00 a.m., local time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed purchase is generally described as follows: The District is requesting bid prices for the purchase of Two (2) Pump Control Valves for the Taylor Mill Pump Station. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District, 700 Alexandria Pike Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office at the address indicated, by contacting Joan Verax at 859-441-0482. Bids will be received on a Lump Sum price basis as described in the Bidding Documents. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the selected Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 90 days after the day of bid opening. Ron Lovan, President/CEO Northern Kentucky Water District 1001532373

CITY OF FORT THOMAS CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE

CITY OF FORT THOMAS CAMPBELL COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE

Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075, until 2:00 P.M. local time on FEBRUARY 5, 2010 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as the FORT THOMAS TOWER PARK AMPHITHEATER and, at the same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Bidding Documents can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 11120 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 and/or 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky, 41042 after Thursday, January 21, 2010 at a cost of $60.00 per set (non-refundable). Plans requested to be mailed will be an additional $15.00 per set. Checks to be made payable to CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, Allied Construction Industries (ACI), and at CDS Associates, Inc., 11120 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242 and 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042. Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond or certified check equal in amount to five percent (5%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to onehundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Fort Thomas before the Contract will be awarded. Bidders must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates on Public Improvements in Campbell County and the City of Fort Thomas, as ascertained and determined by the Kentucky Revised Statute as provided in Section 337.505 through 337.550 of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the City that this project be completed no later than JUNE 15, 2010 . All requests for information during bidding shall be faxed or e-mailed to the attention of Sue Kettler at CDS Associates, Inc. at (513) 791-1936, (skettler@cds-assoc.com) and will be answered via fax or e-mail. The Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By the order of the Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Don Martin City Administrative Officer Publishing Date: THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 Campbell County Recorder 2576

Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the City Administrative Officer, City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075, until 2:15 P.M. local time on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 for furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the project known as the T O W E R REPOINTING AND ROOF REPAIR and, at the same time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets and specifications can be obtained at CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky, 41042 after THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 at a cost of $40.00 per set (non-refundable). Plans requested to be mailed will be an additional $10.00 per set. Checks to be made payable CDS Associates, Inc. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, Allied Construction Industries (ACI), and CDS Associates, Inc., 7000 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky 41042. Each bidder is required to submit with his proposal a bid bond or certified check equal in amount to five percent (5%) of the base bid. The bidder to whom the contract is awarded will be required to furnish a surety bond in an amount equal to onehundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. The successful bidder will be required to have a current occupational license in the City of Fort Thomas before the Contract will be awarded. Bidders must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates on Public Improvements in Campbell County and the City of Fort Thomas, as ascertained and determined by the Kentucky Revised Statute as provided in Section 337.505 through 337.550 of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. It is the intent and requirements of the City that this project be completed no later than AUGUST 31, 2010. All requests for information during bidding shall be faxed or emailed to the attention of Jay Treft at the City of Fort Thomas (859-441-5104) or jtreft@ftthomas.org and will be answered via fax or email. The Board of Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. By the order of the Council of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Don Martin City Administrative Officer Publishing Date: THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 Campbell County Recorder 3170

INVITATION TO BID GROUNDSKEEPING SERVICE For Plants and Central Office March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 Sealed Bids will be received by the Northern Kentucky Water District (District) at the Fort Thomas Water Treatment Plant, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075 until 10:30 AM., local time, February 4, 2010. At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. All Bidders are required to attend a pre-bid meeting at 9:00 am local time January 27, 2010 at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075. Site visits to all the District’s facilities will be after the meeting. Bidders that do not attend pre-bid meeting are not eligible to submit a bid. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Groundskeeping Services at various designated locations in Campbell and Kenton Counties, Kentucky, for the duration of the March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 period. The period of service will be for March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 with the District’s option to extend the contract for up to two additional one year terms. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file with the District at the address listed above. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Water Treatment Plant at: 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075 or by contacting Joan Verax, at (859) 441-0482. Bid will be received on a lump sum price basis, to include all labor, materials and other costs that may apply. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if the District believes that it would not be in the best interest of the District to make an award to that Bidder. Northern Kentucky Water District By: Ronald Lovan President/CEO 1001532359

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GROUNDSKEEPING SERVICE TANKS & PUMP STATIONS March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 Sealed Bids will be received by the Northern Kentucky Water District (District) at the Fort Thomas Water Treatment Plant, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075 until 10 AM., local time, February 4, 2010. At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. All Bidders are required to attend a pre-bid meeting at 9:00 am local time January 28, 2010 at the Fort Thomas Treatment Plant, 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075. Site visits to the District’s facilities will be after the meeting. Bidders that do not attend pre-bid meeting are not eligible to submit a bid. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Groundskeeping Services at various designated locations in Campbell and Kenton Counties, Kentucky, for the duration of the March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 period. The period of service will be for March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011 with the District’s option to extend the contract for up to two additional one year terms. All Bids must be in accordance with the Bidding Documents on file with the District at the address listed above. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Water Treatment Plant at: 700 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 41075 or by contacting Joan Verax, 859-441-0482. Bid will be received on a lump sum price basis, to include all labor, materials and other costs that may apply. The District reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if the District believes that it would not be in the best interest of the District to make an award to that Bidder. Northern Kentucky Water District By:

Ronald Lovan President/CEO 1001532367


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DEATHS From B8 Survivors include her sons, Mike Gross of Walton and Tim Gross of Independence; daughters, Bonnie King of Alexandria and Linda Gross of Independence; sister, Mary Farmer of Cincinnati; brother, Kenneth Davis of Mason; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Ronald Gubser

Ronald E. Gubser, 66, Silver Grove, died Jan. 15, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a printer for 30 years with the Disabled American Veterans and a member of St. Philips Church in Melbourne. Survivors include his wife, Kay Freeman Gubser; daughters, Tesa Clark of Fort Thomas and Ronda Sandfoss of Silver Grove; son, Joseph Gubser of Fort Thomas; sisters, Elaine Baynum of Crestview and Carol Moore of Taylor Mill; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Georgia Hauck

Georgia Mae Hauck, 77, Erlanger, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. She was a supervisor for MadeRite. Her husband, Franklin C. Hauck, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Tracy Johnson of Burlington, Kathleen Brefeld of Walton, Linda Meyers of Dayton and Barbara Gabbard of Newport; sons, John Edward Collett of Park Hills and Joseph Michael Collett of Delhi; brother, Richard Bradford of Mason; sister, Carol Cutshaw of Dayton; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Elizabeth Herzog

Elizabeth A. Lippincott Herzog, 81, Highland Heights, died Jan. 13, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. She was a homemaker, cosmetologist and member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Her husband of 61 years, Ralph H. Herzog, survives. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Joseph Hoffman

Joseph Bernard Hoffman, 60, of Elsmere, formerly of Independence, died Jan. 10, 2010, at his home. He was a truck driver for Queen City Lumber, a member of Teamsters local 100 and a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Linda C. Denton Hoffman; daughters, Angie Rowe of Alexandria and Sara Rawe of Colorado Springs, Colo., step-daughters, Lisa Hammons and Lora Barnes, both of Covington; son, Adam Hoffman of Sharonville; stepson, James Schadler of Covington; sister, Donna Toner of Cold Spring; brothers, Alan Hoffman of Alexandria, Jim Hoffman of California, Ric Hoffman of Southgate; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Edward Hofstetter

Edward E. Hofstetter, 65, Alexandria, died Jan. 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a bartender and member of the Southern Campbell Fire Department. Survivors include his sons, Frank A. Hofstetter of Melbourne and Donald E. Hofstetter of Demossville; daughters, Jennifer L. Moore of Melbourne and Karen Boggs of Butler; brother, Robert Hofstetter of Alexandria; sisters, Carolyn Hellman of Taylor Mill and Marilyn Gilbert of Covington; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Elizabeth Hurtt

Elizabeth “Betty” Hurtt, 78, Dayton, died Jan. 16, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a retired advertising clerk for the Cincinnati Enquirer, member of St. Bernard Church in Dayton and the Dayton Eagles. Survivors include her sons, Tim Hurtt of Atlanta, Ga., Larry Hurtt of Phoenix, Ariz., Ted Hurtt of Panama City Beach, Fla., Herb Hurtt of Covington, Dave, Joe and Andy Hurtt, all of Dayton; daughter, Jennifer Hurtt of Butler; brother, Richard Lonneman Sr. of Montgomery; sister, Jean Green of Wilmington, N.C., Alice McDonald of Cincinnati; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Diabete’s Department, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039; St. Bernard Pantry Fund, 401 Berry St., Dayton, KY 41074-1139.

James Iles

James A. Iles, 33, California, died Jan. 12, 2010, at the Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Michael and Patricia Iles of Cincinnati; brother, Steven Iles of Dry Ridge; stepbrothers, Bryan Ramey of Franklin, Tenn. and Junior Mattingly of Cincinnati; sisters, Candy Helphenstein of Ludlow, Roberta Iles of Augusta, Dicie McCalister of Falmouth; stepsisters, Lisa Ramey of Cincinnati, Jackie Watts of Newport, Jeanette Iles of Covington, Laurie Thorton of Ludlow and Julie Ramey of Covington.

Roberta Janette Lawson, 75, Falmouth, died Jan. 11, 2010, St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a nurse’s aide at the Falmouth Rest Home and Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana and a member of Colemansville Christian Church in Harrison County. Survivors include her sons, Donald and Barry Miller, both of Falmouth, Carter Miller of Butler and Rodney Miller of California; sister, Georgia Faulkner of Berry; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry.

Tedda Lloyd

Tedda Marie Lloyd, 78, of Maysville, formerly of Pendleton County, died Jan. 13, 2010, at Bracken County Nursing and Rehab Center She was a homemaker and member of Mason County Senior Citizens. Her husband, Alford Lloyd and daughters, Tina Gentry and Vicky Lloyd, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Timothy Lloyd of Cincinnati, Randy Lloyd of Newport and Darryl Lloyd of Georgetown; sisters, Mary Dyer of Colorado and Alberta Sission of Hebron; brother, Bud Showalter and 27 grandchildren. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery.

James Lucas

James B. Lucas, 65, Newport, died Jan. 10, 2010, at St. Margaret Hall, Cincinnati. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his daughters, Jamie Cox and Aimee Lucas, both of Florence; step-daughter, Stacy Parrish of Independence; step-son, Michael Parrish of Florence; brother, Leon Lucas of Wilder; sister, Mildred Powell of Erlanger; three grandchildren. Burial was in Peachgrove Cemetery. Memorials: St. Margaret Hall, 1960 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Anna Messmer

Anna C. Messmer, 90, Fort Thomas, a homemaker, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband of

The Rev. Walker Johnson, 85, Melbourne, died Jan 10, 2010, at his home. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a Veteran of WWII. He was the founder and minister of the Valley Chapel Church, Melbourne, and a bishop of the Evangelical Christian Inc. His wife, Emma Johnson, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Dennis Johnson of Highland Heights, Richard Johnson of Alexandria, Phillip and Ronald Johnson, both of Melbourne, and Charles Johnson, of Alexandria; daughters, Virginia Gambell of Dry Ridge, Leeana Bay of Dayton, Aleisa Arrowood of Alexandria and Laura Zumwalt of Latonia; brothers, Glenn Johnson of Dayton, Ohio, Fred Johnson of Hebron, Henry Johnson of Winchester, Claude Johnson of Newport; sister, Zania Clayton of Alexandria; 42 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Butler Cemetery.

28. Michelle Farwe, 42, of Fort Thomas and Bruce Hinrichsen, 47, of Detroit, issued Dec. 29. Christina Kaaz, 22, of Cincinnati and Timothy Kennedy, 23, of Edgewood, issued Dec. 29. Sharon Michaeles, 44, and Steven Hollers, 47, both of Newport, issued Dec. 30. Samantha Fay, 26, of Cincinnati and Andrew Goetz, 26, of Covington, issued Dec. 30. Whitney Walton, 21, of Fort Thomas and Michael Price, 21, of Pennsylvania, issued Jan. 4. Lacey Osborne, 22, and Nathan Hicks, 24, both of Southgate, issued Jan. 5. Debora White, 52, and Michael Minton, 35, both of Erlanger, issued Jan. 5.

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Phyllis Pitzer

Phyllis Pitzer, 88, Alexandria, died Jan. 13, 2010. She was a seamstress for Highland Dry Cleaners and a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and American Cancer Society. Her husband, William Pitzer, died in 2002. Her daughter, Joyce Costa of Fort Thomas, survives. Burial was in Vine Street Hill Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Helen Reed

Helen A. Reed, 84, Wilder, died Jan. 11, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, worked for National Band and Tag in Newport and was a member of the Camp Springs Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, Carl Reed, died previously Survivors include her son, Gary Reed of California; daughters, Gerry Selvaggio of Cincinnati, Sharon Reed of Florence, Kerry Rosenhagen of California, Mary Huddleston of Milford and Sue Story of St. Cloud, Fla.; brothers, Tom Hunt of Covington and Bob Hunt of Taylor Mill; sisters, Charlotte Thompson of Burlington and Jenny Lairson of Elkhart, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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Lester Roberts

Lester R. Roberts, 62, Newport, died Jan. 13, 2010, at his home. He was a maintenance worker for the city of Newport. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Roberts; sons, Kevin Roberts of Newport and Matthew Zier of Newport and one grandson. Burial was at John’s Hill Cemetery, Wilder. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Rodman Russell Jr.

Rodman Russell Jr., 82, Covington, died Jan. 9, 2010, at his home. He worked in the maintenance division of the Covington Independent School District and was a Army veteran of Korea. His wife, Beverly J. DeNight Russell, and son, Jeffery Russell, died previously. Survivors include his son, John J. Russell of Covington; daughters, Pamala Howell of Newport and Shelly Gregory of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Milton Sporing

Milton Sporing, 82, California, died Jan. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a farmer and member of the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his friend and caregiver Judy Cummins of California; several nieces and one nephew. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Delma Usher

Delma Dawson Usher, 80, Alexandria, died Jan. 13, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a school teacher for 36 years with Campbell County Schools, after which she helped on her mother’s farm. Survivors include her daughters, Susan Campbell of Alexandria, Sandra Herrmann of Alexandria and Martha Teegarden of Grants Lick and five grandchildren. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Tom Wilking

Tom R. Wilking, 71, Bellevue, died Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a warehouse worker for Sysco Food Service and an Army veteran. Survivors include his son, Tim Wilking of Cincinnati; daughter, Kim Elliott of Taylor Mill and five grandchildren.

Kathleen Richey

Kathleen Donovan Richey, 64, Fort Thomas, died Jan. 13, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of St. Thomas Church, Fort Thomas. Survivors include her sons, Matthew Hilgeman of Independence and Mark Gundlach of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sister, Neysa Scudder of Western Hills and brother, Owen

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Shauna Miller, 28, and Andrew Feds Jr., 31, both of Alexandria, issued Dec. 18. Lora McClane, 54, of Cincinnati and Harold Schirmer, 60, of Newport, issued Dec. 17. Anna Bridges, 47, and Michael Streck, 63, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 17. Ashley Sebastian, 21, of Fort Thomas and Brian Neidlinger, 19, of Cincinnati, issued Dec. 18. Brandy Switzer, 19, and Kevin Reynolds Jr., 23, both of Newport, issued Dec. 19. Sheri Hargis, 37, of North Carolina and Douglas Reckers, 47, of Dayton, issued Dec. 19. Jessica Short, 24, of Indiana and Clifford Risch, 22, of Edgewood, issued Dec. 22. Jessica Caudill, 22, and David Riddle II, 21, both of Fort Thomas, issued Dec. 22. Ravin Orrender, 24, of Fort Thomas and Jason Arnold, 30, of Bellevue, issued Dec. 28. Carol Dalton, 33, and Melvin Miles, 44, both of Covington, issued Dec.

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67 years, Edward H. Messmer; son, Wayne Messmer of Florence; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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January 21, 2010

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Northern Kentucky Right To Life

Gary Mattison Jack Kenkel, Sr Br Andrew Gronotte, LC Joel Mattison Br Christopher Gronotte, LC Kathleen Kennedy Mildred McCabe Catherine Kennedy Frank & Joan Gross Mark McClorey Dr Mary C Kennedy David Gross Michelle McClorey Mary Theresa Kennedy Brenda Gross Joseph McClorey Thomas Kennedy Julie Gross Lucy McClorey Chris & Amy Kennedy David Gross Andrew McClorey Owen M. Kennedy, Esq Tony Gross Helen McClorey Owen M. Kennedy, Jr Doug Gross On this thirty-seventh anniversary of the infamous Jane McClorey Richard J Klein Andie Gross Claire McClorey Karen L Klein Chris Gross decision of the Supreme Court exercising its raw Gregory McClorey James Kluemper William Gross judicial power over the lives of the defenseless Chris & Jordan Kluemper In Memory Of Beth McClurg Katie Gross Laci McDaniel Leo J Knipper Jacob Gross unborn, we join with a multitude of others in many David & Mary McGrath Virginia C Knipper Amy Gross cities across this nation, to carry the message of Laurie McKinley Sheri Lynn Knipper Dorothy Grothaus Life to President Barrack Obama and to the 111th Jack Grothaus Nikolaus ChristianWilliam Knipper Scott McKinley Barbara Grunenwald Benjamin Gregory Knipper The McMahon Family Congress. We join the over 100,000 people who Paul Grunenwald, M.D. Luke Matthias Josef Knipper Dorothy McpPherson marched in a circle of life around the capital in Ray McPherson Mrs Orine Haacke Mark William Knipper, II In Loving Memory Of Paul Haacke Mark William Knipper, Sr Aloysius Meese Washington DC on January 22. Eileen Mehuron In Loving Memory Of Rev.Henry Haacke Howard Knox As much as we would like to be there, for many Heidi Haddad Dr & Mrs Richard Menke & Family Sharon Knox it is impossible to travel to Washington. Again, Hannah Haegele James Kocher Joseph G Merten Ebert F Haegele Michael Kolb Ken Mertle we March on Paper. We openly lend our names Ebert H. Haegele Mr & Mrs Mark Kolb Roberta Mettey to urge The Adoption of a Mandatory Human Life Michael Haegele James P Konerman, MD Keith Meyer Ann Haegele Dr Wilhelm Kossenjans Rachael Meyer Amendment to the Constitution of the United Dave & Nancy Hampton Rose Ann Kossenjans Kyle Meyer States of America. Juanita Z Hanna William Kossenjans Kathleen Meyer-Nagel We pledge to strive to attain that goal in memorial Kathy Hatton Maria Kossenjans Richard & Allison Meyers Martha A Hauser Ben Kossenjans Vera Meyers & Family of those little ones who have no identity and bear Dr & Mrs S. Hausladen Christina Kossenjans Tim Michel no names but nonetheless are written on the Sonny & Beverly Hay Teis Kossenjans Kyndal Michel Jerome Hay Enriqueta Kraus Kiristin Michel consciences of all Americans. We are all manner David Hay Walter Kraus Kassidy Michel of people - We are Democrats, Republicans, Gary Hay Chris & Laura Kraus Family Karley Michel Independents, Conservatives, Liberals and all the Brian Hay Bernice Krebs Lisa W Michel Brent Hay Jerry & Kathy Kreger Jim Middendorf shades in between. Marilyn Hegener Don Kremer Gay Middendorf The beautiful red rose, symbol of short life Robert Hegener Jill Kremer Greg Middendorf The Tom Hegener Family Jeanne & Jerry Kremer Jay & Lisa Middendorf and martyrdom, will again bloom in Washington Lou & Marlene Hellmann Monica Krivanek David & Michelle Middendorf January 22. In Memory Of Joseph P.Helmers Ryan Krivanek Greg Middendorf WE HAVE TAKEN A STAND! Julie Brown Hengehold Robert & Karen Kruetzkamp Jaime Middendorf In Loving Memory Of George R Heringer Andy Krumme Isabella Middendorf WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE! Kember Herring Clare Krumme Lillian Middendorf AND WE WILL BE HEARD! Margaret Herrmann Andrew Krumme Judy Miemann John L Herrmann Robert Krumme Mitch Miemann David W. Herrmann Patrick Krumme Peggy S. Miller Betty Brewer Frank Calabresi Irene F Acor Jean Heskamp Caroline Krumme William M. Miller Arnold Brinker Mary Cannon Mara Adams Bernard Heskamp Rose Krusling William & Ruth Ann Miller Dr Richard P Broering Brian Carrillo Janet Albers Maggie & Shea Hicks Paul Krusling Glenmary Lay Missioners Rachel Brauley Broering Angie Carrillo Robert Albers Mark Higdon Norma Krusling David L Molique Joseph Broering William Carrillo Dolly Allen Ruth Higdon Martha Kuchle Alma Moore Matthew Broering Samuel Carrillo Paul J Allgeyer Timothy Hillebrand Roger Kuchle Tom Moore Mark Broering Isabella Carrillo Pat Anderson Mr & Mrs Michael Hillebrand Vivian Kuhlman Andy Moore Katie Broering Vincent Carrillo Sr Mary Walter Ann, Snd Katrina Hillebrand Colleen M. Kunath Jim Moore Patricia C Brooks Jean & Clyde Carter Kelly Antony Patrick Hillebrand Caitlin Kunath Diego Gutierrez Del Moral Carla & Ken Brose Kay Cassidy Amy Arlinghaus Von Hilliard Colin Kunath Claire Moriconi Michael P Cetrulo Dale Arlinghaus In Memory Of Nicholas Brosey Bernard Hillman Conor Kunath Robert Moriconi Emily Arlinghaus Bernie Brossart In Loving Memory Of Camillo D Cetrulo Audrey Hillman Sean Kunath Mary Lou Morsby Eric Arlinghaus In Loving MemoryOfEstelle McGrathCetrulo Pat Brossart Marjean Hils Aidan M. Kunath Alanna Morsby Monica Arlinghaus Drs Nadine & Allan Brown Robert C Cetrulo, Jd Jude Hils Arthur M. Kunath, MD Don Morwessel Natalie Arlinghaus Frank Brown Dan & Cindy Chappie Martha Hinkel Joseph Kunkel Nancy Morwessel Stefanie Arlinghaus Mark Brown Megan Chappie Robert Hofacre Bernie Kunkel Dan Moser Paul & MarlysArlinghaus & Family Bob Brown Luke Chappie Bette Hofacre Angela Kunkel Therese Moser Mark G. Arnzen Barb Brown Grace Chappie Frances M Hoffer Anthony Kunkel Margaret Mucker Terri Babey Mae Brueggeman Michael Chappie Ralph & Peggy Hoffer Catherine Kunkel Mary H Muehlenkamp Mark Babey Mr & Mrs James Brueggemann Gianna Chappie Jan Samuel Hoffman Virginia Kunkel Carol J. Muench Jim Brueggemann Andrew Babey Mary Ann Cheevers Jean Hoffman James Kunkel Edward J. Muench Maria Brueggemann Leigha Babey Margi Christos Lawrence Hoffman Marianne Kunkel David Muench Jacinta Brueggemann Barb & Wayne Bach Harry Clark Grace E Hogan Mark Kunkel Ruth Murphy Catherine Brueggemann Anne H. Clarke Mr & Mrs Robert Bacon Charlene M. Holtz Eric Kunkel Joe Murphy Mr & Mrs Dominic Brueggemann Rose, Zach & Lauren Class Christos Bagialtsalief John L. Holtz Lisa Kunkel Shane Murphy Mr & Mrs Nicholas Brueggemann Fred & Harriet Clayton Rossanna Bagialtsalief Laura Horan Mary Kunkel Patrick Murphy Mary Margaret Brueggemann Jerry Ballard Jeremiah Cole Stephen & Mary Darlene Horton Maria Kunkel Cecilia Murphy Mr & Mrs Luis Ballester Gabriel Brueggemann Vivian Cole Al Howe Rachel Kunkel Xavier Murphy Sandy Ballinger Jerome Brueggemann Strephon Cole Margie Howe Julianna Kunkel Kathleen M Murphy Dorothy Bankemper Ignatius Brueggemann Micah Cole Robert & Helen Huber Melissa Kunkel Paul Murphy Stan Barczak Regina Brueggemann Jaron Cole Mr & Mrs Lee Huesman Katherine Kunkel Jayne Murphy Cathy Barczak Stanislaus Brueggemann Lilly Cole Lawrence Hull Nicholas Kunkel Rev Robert Mussman Mary Barczak Joachim Brueggemann Jane Cole Musilli Wogan Nadaud Families Carrie Hull Bridget Kunkel Elizabeth Barczak Mercedes Brueggemann Sr Eleanor Colgan, Snd Den Christopher J. Hull Gerard Kunkel Tim Nagel Joseph & Peggy Collopy Rachel Barczak Victoria Brueggemann James T Hull Nora Kunkel Peggy & Greg Neal Elizabeth Colville, Glm Sarah Barczak Diego Brueggemann Patricia A. Huller Joseph Kunkel, Jr Jean Nehus Karen Combs Rose Barczak Patrick Brueggemann Dr Thomas J. Huller The Kuper Family Lorraine Neltner Tyler CombS Maria Barczak Anna Brueggemann Jack & Marlene Hummel Donna S. La Eace James Neltner Thomas W Condit Cherlyn Barczak Maria Brueggemann Joe Hunt Mary Jo La Eace Linus & Ruth Neltner Family Kristina M Condit Ireneusz Barczak Elizabeth Brueggemann Cindy Hunt In Memory Of Rita La Eace Barb Nieporte Megan A Condit In Memory Of Joe Barket Joseph Brueggemann Louie Hunt Paul Lajoye Vern Nieporte Joseph H Conley John M Barry Michael Brueggemann Bridgette Hunt Bridgette Lajoye Bryan Nieporte Sue J Conley Lilly C Barry Grace Brueggemann Geena Hunt Julianne Lajoye Patty Nieporte Rita Connelly William R Bauereis Nicholas Brueggemann Joey Hunt Adriana Lajoye Jake Nieporte Jon Connelly Joseph Beckerich Mark Brueggemann Taylor Hunt Christine Lajoye Kevin Nieporte Judy Corcoran Wayne Beil Angela Brueggemann Mrs Thomas Huth Joseph Lajoye Kate Nieporte Ronald & Jewell Curtis Tiersa Beil Diana M. Brueggemann In Loving Memory Of DrTom Huth Paul Lajoye, Jr. Justin Nieporte Michael Dant Nicholas Beil Holly Brueggemann Terri & Dave Huwel Mr & Mrs Tom Lamping & Family Josh Nieporte Jack & Marion L Dauer Cristin Beil John Brueggemann Chris Huwel Dolores C Landwehr & Family Frances Nieporte Tom Daugherty Cathy Beil Benedict Brueggemann Greg Huwel Jeffrey S Learman Fran Nieporte Nick Beil Lisa Brueggemann Samantha Daugherty Bucher Ann Huwel Bobby Lederer Ron Nieporte Philomena Beil John Brueggemann Katie Daugherty Carter Joe Huwel Donald Lee Aaron Nieporte Isabella Beil Bernadette Brueggemann Eight Daugherty Grandkids Tom Huwel Carolyna Lenhardt Gina Nieporte Wayne Beil, II Carmelita Brueggemann Sally Daugherty Lindsley Brian & Courtney Huwel David & Melissa Leyland Lindsay Nieporte Wayne Beil, III Mary Brueggemann Tom Daugherty, Jr Michael & Amy Huwel Albert & Rose Littner Family Avery Nieporte Nick Bell Bernard Brueggemann Jeanne Decker Guy & Susan Huxel Ray & Joan Loebker & Family Hannah Nieporte Christy Bell Robert Brueggemann Frank Decker Kate Iadipaolo Wesley Loerich Samantha Nieporte Genevieve Bell Jim & Ann Brun Janet R. Dee Chiara Iadipaolo Lesta Loerich Christine Nieporte Christiana Bell Bob & Honey Brunson In Memory Of James H Dee Gabriel Iadipaolo Michelle Long Kaiya Nieporte Linkugel Giovanni Bell Adam Iadipaolo Oren Donald Long Judge Tim Nolan Patricia Bendel Baby Iadipaolo Michael Lonnemann Julia D. Nolan Mark A Bergman Paula Insho Jill Lonnemann Edward T Norton James & Charlotte Berling In Reparation forYears of Legalized Abortion Tom & Barb Ison & Family Michelle Lonnemann Diane Nuxoll Eleanor Bermingham Taunya Nolan Jack Alexandra Lonnemann Joe Nuxoll Saturday, January 23, 2010 Eric Bermingham Jeff Jack Gabrielle Lonnemann Susan Nuxoll Caitlin Bermingham SPEAKERS: Rachel Jackman Joseph F Lonnemann Margaret O’Brien Noah Bermingham Esther Jackson In Memory Of Loretto John O’Brien Jack Gruber, Chairman of Family First • Chris Monzel, Joseph Bermingham Sam Jackson Mary Luebbe Daniel O’Brien Cincinnati Councilman • Robert C. Cetrulo, NKRTL President Vincent J Bessler Betsy & Henry Jacquez Ralph Luebbe Karen O’Brien Kathleen M Bessler PROCESSION: Charles & Abby Jahnigen Jarrod Lux Kathy O’Brien Jacob C Bessler Joan Jaindl In Memory Of Richard & Helen Lyon Barb O’Brien Time: 11:00 AM Where: Cincinnati City Hall - 801 Plum Street Benjamin V Bessler Daniel Jaindl Michael Macke Mary Lu O’Brien RALLY: Abigail M Bessler Robert Jaindl Charles Macke Margaret Mary O’Brien Anthony E Bessler Joseph Jaindl Jean Macke Margaret O’Conner Time: 11:45 AM Where: Fountain Square Bridget K Bessler Mary Jaindl Agnes Mader Paul A O’Daniel Jude W Bessler Lois Buerger Dan Gottlieb Mary L. Dickerson Andrew Jaindl Edward Mader Samantha A O’Daniel Aloysius J Bessler Tim Buerger Alison Gottlieb Raymond G Dickerson Kenneth Jaindl Colleen Maghaus Bryan E O’Daniel Nathaniel L Bessler Mr & Mrs Cletus Bulcher Tony Dietrich Katie Gottlieb Elizabeth Jaindl Anthony & Elvera Maier Brooke N O’Daniel Bro Blaise Betley Cfp Joe & Joyce Burwinkel In Loving Memory OfThomas X.Dillon David Gottlieb Michael Jaindl, Jr. Sr.Virginia Marie Thomas, Sj.W. Beverly S O’Daniel Richard & Mary Jo Beyer Beth Burwinkel Donna & Will Grady Timothy Dillon Dr. Michael Jaindl, Sr Margie Marshall Linda Ochs Tony Beyer Michele Burwinkel Bill Grady Brenden Dillon Marilyn Janson Ron Marshall Rick Ochs Nick Beyer Andrew Burwinkel Eileen Grady Katie Marie Dillon Paul Janson, M.D. Kathy Marshall Mark Pack Theresa Beyer Christopher Burwinkel The Droege Grandchildren Diana Javins Anne Dillon Jo Martin Carla Padgett Howard Bezold Paul A Busam, MD The Soward Grandchildren James Javins Terry Dillon In Loving Memory Of Mike Martin Janice Paolucci Lucille Bezold Rita Bushelman The Young Grandchildren Mr & Mrs Howard Jent Sean Dillon Bruce & Mary Biedenharn D.J. Bushelman Mark Graven Grace Dillon Mr & Mrs Nathan Jent Joe & Rita Biedenharn Casey Bushelman Joan Green Mary Ellen Dillon Fireman Joe Jeff & Jen Biedenharn Susan Bushelman James Green Chris Dillon Mary Ellen Johnson David Biedenharn Sheri Bushelman Michael Green Lissa Dillon Larry W. Jones Richard & Barbara Blank Bill Butler Claire Dillon Mr & Mrs Roger Greer & Family Julia C. Jones Glenn & Louise Bodde Family Jerilyn Butler Betty L Grimme Brian Dineen Katherine M. Jones Angela Boh Anita Butler Caitlin Dineen Paul A. Grimme Jim Kaelin, Sr Aaron Boh Mary Dolores Butler Shannon Dineen Eric Groeschen Peggy M Kaiser Stephanie Boh Julianna Butler Amy G Dineen Angela Groeschen Cam Kassner Jack Boh Michael Butler Georgiann Dischar Matthew Groeschen Mike Keipert Douglas Boh Helen Butler Nicholas Domville Zachary Groeschen Patti Keipert Dennis Boh Christopher Butler Doug Dornbusch Maria Groeschen Jodi Keller Gary Bolte Gabriel Butler Beverly Draud Hannah Groeschen Steven Keller Matthew Bolte Maria Butler Jon Draud Rachel Groeschen Rev Theodore A Keller Ruth Ann Bolte Suzanne Butler David Dressman Bethany Groeschen Jean Kellerman Greg Martin John P. Paolucci Joanne E Boone Anthony Butler Al Dressman Adam Groeschen Art Kellerman Ed Martin Sandra Paolucci Joseph A Boone Carolyn Butler Thomas & Darla Dressman Virginia Groeschen Sandy Kellerman Dinah Martin Michael Paolucci Charlie Bradley Anne Butler Anne Dulle Gerald G. Groneman Tim Kellerman Gina & Greg Martini Robert & Judith Parsons Mimi Bradley Heather Byerly Geri Duritsch Terry Groneman Dave Kellerman Joe Martino Giles Patterson Constance Hacker Brady Jesse Byerly Marie Duritsch Mary K Gronotte Jeff Kellerman Mary Lou & Joe Marusin Susan Patterson Charles J Breen, MD Ruth L Cahill Clem Dwertman Mary Anne Gronotte Beth Kellerman Emily Mason Isabella Joy Patterson Charles Brewer Marilyn Cahill F. Robert Dwyer Tim Gronotte Tom Kellerman Michael Mason Gabrielle Hope Patterson Lisa Brewer Bon Cahill Kathleen A Dwyer Elizabeth Gronotte Joanne Kemmerer Angie Mattison Alexandra Faith Patterson Arica Egan Dan Egan Isabel Egan Josiah Egan Veronica Rose Egan Anna Eisner Luke Eisner Charlie Eisner Andrew Eisner Molly EIsner Ron & Debbie Engelman Joseph & Elvera Enzweiler Joseph & Cindy Enzweiler, III Larry & Barb Erpenbeck Catherine Exeler Dottie Farrell Bernie Farrell Joan Fasold Don Fasold Charles R Fedders Crystal Fedders Frank Feinauer Trudy Feinauer Janet Feiser Jeff Feiser Tina Feldman Robert Feldman Elizabeth Feldman Jeffrey Feldman Joseph Feldmann Tashawn Feldmann Larry J Felthaus Ed Ferguson Dennis Fessler Norma Fessler Sr Monica Fessler Osb Jeanne & Jeffrey Finck Amy W. Findley Chris Findley Jacob FindLey Ashley Findley Allison Findley George & Diana Finke Fred Fischer Judy Fischer Marlene Miceli Flick Carole A Foltz Janet G Foushee In Loving Memory Of Eugene H Fox Betty A Fragge Ronald G Fragge, MD The Frambes Family Steve Franzen Debbie Franzen Nicholas Franzen Leah Franzen Mac Franzen Vic Freihofer Rex Freihofer Ken & Janie Frey Leonard Fritz & Family In Loving Memory Of Emily Froelicher Sara Fryman Donna & Richard Gabel Rick Gabel Robin Gabel Tonya Gabel Dylan Gabel Dustin Gabel Nick Gallo Family M. Angela Garrett James D. Garrett Joanne Gaynier Jack Gearding The Geise Family Mary Jo Germann Hank Germann Nick Germann Megan Germann Victoria Gesenhues Lucille Gibson Vince & Betty Giglio Family Donald E Gilker Jane Gilkey’s Family The Ellarie Glenn Family The Glenn Family Brenda Bushelman Gluck Keith Gluck Anthony Gluck Lucas Gluck Valerie Gluck Holly Gluck Veronica Gluck Lawrence Goebel Mary Goetz Norbert Goetz Inga Goetz The Goetz Family Dorothy Gold Roy Gold Ben Goldade Theresa Goldade MichellE Goldade Ashley Goldade Francis Goldade Terrance L Good Peter D Goodwin M.D. Valia Gorman Family Aileen Gottlieb

26th ANNUAL Pro-Life Rosary Procession & Rally

Mr & Mrs Andy Shaw Mr & Mrs Gerald Shawhan Michael Shawhan Kate Shawhan Mike & Donna Sheehy Joseph P Sheehy Ann Siebel Paul & Mary Ann Siebel Jerry Siebel Rose R Siegrist Duane & Jan Skavdahl Samantha Skavdahl Dr Smith Mary Smith Lou Smith Suzanne Smith Jim & Erika Smith & Family Bobby & Nicole Smith & Family Mary Jo Sova Todd Sova Gage Sova Keith Sova Christine Sova John R Sower Phyllis A Sower Thomas E Sower Will Sower John R Sower, III Andrew Spoor Dean Spoor Iris Spoor Richard Spoor Robert Spoor Mr & Mrs Richard Spoor Joe Stadtmiller In Loving Memory Of Lorain Stadtmiller Joey Scott Stambush Regina Stambush Joseph Stambush Ricky Stambush Cara Stambush Ray Stamper Amanda Stamper Hannah Stamper William Stamper Emma Stamper Caroline Stamper Shandon Stamper Cyndi Stamper Victoria Stamper Adam Stamper Jonah Stamper Ellianna Stamper Jack Stamper Dr Aaron Stamper Alisha Stamper Raymond Stamper Tallia Stamper Breanna Stamper Caleb Stamper Adelia Stamper Jill Stamper Reuben Stamper Shandon Stamper, II Debbie Starosciak Margie Stegel Jim Stegel Vanessa Stegel Jake Stegel Nathan Stegel Marissa Stegel Ruth M Steltenkamp Tom Steltenkamp Steve Steltenkamp Carrie Brown Strittholt Virginia Strunk Judy Stubenrauch The Gary Studer Family Ed Sulken Max Sulken Marley Sulken Judy Niehaus Sulken Davey Sullivan Andrea Sullivan Theresa Summe Samantha Summe Darlene H. Summe Anthony T. Summe Pam Summe Mark Summe Billy Summe Matthew Summe Lea Ann Summe Maximilian Summe Maria Summe John J Summe Jr Fred H. Summe, Esq Connie Summers Charity Summers Frank Schreiber Terry Summers Edward Schroeder R. Talbert Family Dolores Schroeder Al & Jan Tallarigo Mary G. Schroer Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Themann Mary Schroer Christa L. Themann Ken & Patricia Schulte Daniel J. Themann Theresa Schulz Marybeth Themann William Schulz Rev Mr Daniel Themann Philip J Schutte The Joseph Themann Family Gregory Schutte Carl Thomas Kristen Schutte Russell Thomas Mr & Mrs Carl Schutte Mr & Mrs Stephen Schutte Joanne Thomas Carolyn Thomas Andrew Schutte David Thomas Doug Schwarber Kathy Thomas Eric Schwarber Joe Thomas Maureen Schwarber Jeff Thomas Natalie Schwarber Harry Thomas Amy Schwarber Ginnyq Thomas Abby Schwarber John & Marilyn Thomas & Family Grant Schwarber SrVirginia MarieThomas,S.J.W. Damian Schwarber Don & Crystal Sebastian & Family In Memory Of Mary CatherineThomson Donna & Keith Thornberry Larry Sendelbach Mary Lou Toelke Kay Sendelbach Marilyn Trauth Michelle Sendelbach

HEALTH CARE BILLS ARE INCURABLY FLAWED “Seriously flawed” is how the Family Research Council described both the Senate and House bills, since both, besides funding abortion, “still allow rationing of health care for seniors, raise health costs for families, mandate that families purchase under threat of fines and penalties, offer counsel about assisted suicide in some states, do not offer broad conscience protections for health care workers, and seek to insert the federal government into all aspects of citizens’ lives.” “…thehealthcarebillisfatallyflawedandassuchcannotbesupported,” writes Bishop RobertVasa of Baker, Oregon. Bishop R. Walter Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, warned: “First and most important, the Church will not accept any legislation that mandates coverage, public or private, for abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem-cell research. …As a corollary of this, we insist equally on adequate protection of individual rights of conscience for patients and health care providers not to be made complicit in these evils. … A so-called reform that imposes these evils on us would be far worse than keeping the health care system we now have.” All of the pending bills have been uniformly condemned by all serious pro-lifers, including the Catholic Medical Association, Focus on the Family, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Southern Baptist Convention, Family Research Council, and numerous individual bishops throughout the United States. A fuller exposition of the reasons for objection by serious pro-lifers can be found at lifesitenews.com. Abortion Funding Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, who chairs the U.S. Bishops’ SecretariatofPro-LifeActivities,stated: “Bywhatright,then,andbywhat precedent, would Congress make abortion coverage into a nationwide norm, or force Americans to subsidize it as a condition for participating in a public health program?” The Cardinal concluded that the current legislation being proposed was “not acceptable.” In the House version, even with the Stupak Amendment, “Abortions are covered through private plans…The bill also requires the existence of at least one insurance plan that covers abortion ‘services’ in each state.Tax dollarsmaynotfundabortionsunderprivateinsurance,butthoseprivate planparticipantsarepayingforabortionthroughtheirpremiums,”points out American Life League, an uncompromising pro-life organization. Subsidiarity Even assuming that the moral deficits in both the House and Senate bills could be remedied, which is impossible, there remains yet another very serious problem with the legislation. The introduction of the wholesale takeover of the health care system by the federal government is in violation of the principle of the doctrine of subsidiarity, supported in Christianethicsaswellasinsoundpoliticalphilosophy. Thislongstanding doctrine of subsidiarity teaches quite clearly of the dangers of excessive governmental intervention. Subsidiarity is a basic principle of Catholic social teaching, and was again explained by Pope John Paul II in 1991 in his encyclical Centesimus Annus: “A community of higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the [lower] of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to coordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society.” InadocumentissuedjointlybyMostRev.JohnF.Naumann,Archbishop ofKansasCity,KS,andMostRev.RobertW.Finn,BishopofKansasCitySt. Joseph, MO, this danger was pointed out clearly: “The writings of recent Popes have warned that the neglect of subsidiarity can lead to an excessive centralization of human services, which in turn leads to excessive costs, and loss of personal responsibility and quality of care. …diminishing personal responsibility or creating an inordinately bureaucratic structure which will be vulnerable to financial abuse, be crippling to our national economy, and remove the sense of humanity from the work of healing and helping the sick.” Even assuming that we were able to secure clear language protecting against abortion funding, euthanasia counseling, health care rationing, denial of conscience rights, etc., those in charge of implementing this legislation have made their pro-death inclinations abundantly clear, and would have great authority to corrupt what otherwise might be thought to be clear and incorruptible language of the legislation. This administration, or future ones, having put the feet of this nation on this disastrous path of government-operated health care, would certainlyfindthispowerandcontrolintoxicatingandwouldbeunableto resist further advances in these dangerous policies. Joanne Paul Dr Rand Paul & Family Donna Lee Penick Dorothy Phirman Gayle Piron Dan Piron David Piron Sarah Piron Rev Robert Poandl John & Geri Pohlgeers Kurt & Cindy Pohlgeers Frank & Linda Pohlgeers Katie Pohlgeers Jonathan Pohlgeers Gregory & Amy Pohlgeers Dan & Joan Pohlgeers Dr & Lisa Pohlgeers Dr Anthony Pohlgeers Vic & Sue Ponzer & Family Peggy Premec Paige Premec Kathy & Jim Purcell John David Rabe Family Ryan Ramdass Brendan Ramdass Jill Ramdass, RN Peter J. Readnour Jennifer Readnour Amber Readnour Jennifer Lynn Readnour Ellen Readnour Rosemarie Readnour Lillianne Readnour Peter J. Readnour, II Rev James Reber Lois Reber Doran Reed Georgiana Reed Stephen & Sophie Reen Jackie Regner Timothy Reilly Mary Jane Reilly Brett Reilly Katie Reilly Brady Reilly Mary Kay Reilly Dolores Rettig Pauline Reuter Bill Reuter & Family Lynn & Jay Rice Jane Riehemann Marilyn Riehle, GLM Daniel Risch Will & Ellie Ritter Victor Ritze Doris Ritze Cathy Roberts Dick & Nancy Roeding The Jim &Terry Roessler Family Kal Rogers

Blanche Rogers Lloyd Rogers Kenneth Rogers Paul J Rohling Robert J Rohling Tom & Patti Rolf Michael Rolf Nicholas Rolf Anna Romito Barb Ruh Jim Ruh Stephen Ruh Megan Ruh Gene & Theresa Russell Ronald Rust Kathleen Ryan Pat Ryan Mike Ryan Matt Ryan Delana Sanders Anna Grace Sanders Rob Sanders Maria Sauerland Linda L Sawma Mr & Mrs Terry Schaeper Stephen Schaeper Leo Schappacher Mari Schappacher Elizabeth Schappacher Susanna Schappacher Virginia Schappacher Victoria Schappacher Peter Schappacher Michael Schappacher Leo Schappacher, Jr. Laura Scharf Jeff Scharf Abbigail Scharf Anna Scharf Ann Schenk Margie Schepman Jack Schepman Mrs R Scherrer Jack Schierer Mary Schmidt Dr James L Schmitt Gina Schmitt Kelly Schmitt Brittany Schmitt Austin Schmitt Caleb Schmitt Thane Schmitt Aubrey Schmitt Joseph J. Schmitz Mary E Schneider Eric & Mary Schneider Yandell P Schneider Tom & Trudy Schneider Butch & Gina Schneider & Family Joyce Schreiber

Andy Trauth Marti Tunget Glenn Tunget Sherry Tuschong Elmer Tuschong Thad Tuschong William R. Twehues Sandra L. Twehues Fatima Uribe Nita L Vanasse Mary A. Vennemann Robert F. Vennemann In Loving Memory Of Elizabeth Vennemann Rich Vennemann Linda Vennemann Randy Vennemann Daniel Vennemann Nicholas Vennemann Mr & Mrs Fred Vezina Jackie Vezina Michelle Vezina Erik Vezina Thomas & Carol Voet Charlotte Volpenhein Tom Volpenhein Jim Volpenhein Laura & Richard Wallace & Family Julie Wartman Jennifer Wartman Kyle Wartman Devin Wartman Tyler Wartman Kara Wartman Macy Wartman Jeremy Wartman, II Larry Wartman, Jr Larry Wartman, Sr Jeremy Wartman, Sr Gary Weisenberger Kim Weisenberger Dave Weller David Weller Christina Weller Michael Weller Jerri Weller Emily Wells Matt Wells Marlene Wendling Douglas Wenk John Wenk Ryan Wenk Andrew Wenk Thomas Wenk Susan Wenk, M.D. The Bernard Wesselman Family Paula Westwood Greg Westwood Abigail Westwood Mary Westwood In Memory Of Gayle Whaley In Memory Of Judith Whaley Mr & Mrs Randy Wical Connie Wiedeman Sara Wiedeman Grace Wiedeman Nancy J Wills Dennis Wilson Anna Marie Wilson Edward A. Wilson Jason Wilson Trisha Wilson LaurA Ann Wilson Hope Louise Wilson Richard Wilson Tosha Wilson Adella Annabelle Wilson Emily Elizabeth Wilson Thomas Anthony Wilson James Patrick Wilson Melanie Wilson Evan Alexander Wilson Maria Roseanne Wilson Paul Charles Wilson Ilena Anneliese Wilson Alice R Wintersheimer Justice Donald C.Wintersheimer Blaise Q. Wintersheimer Craig P. Wintersheimer Mark D. Wintersheimer Stephen Witte George K Witte Teresa Woeste Edwin Woeste Jim Woeste Joey Woeste Timmy Woeste Thomas C Wolfe Woltering Joseph “Bud” & Theresa Woltering Mark Wormald Angie Wormald Maria Wormald Robby Wormald Mary Wright Family Anna V. Yaegel Mark S Yaegel Ken Zalewski Jennifer Zalewski William & Barb Zerhusen Mr & Mrs William Zerhusen Angela Zerhusen Evan Zerhusen Mr & Mrs Jaden Zerhusen David E Ziegler Patricia Ziegler Amy Ziegler Mary Lee Zumbiel Robert W. Zumbiel Ruth Zumbiel Greg Zumbiel Edward Zumbiel Michael Zumbiel Patrick Zumbiel

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