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By Mary Dannemiller

The fifth annual YWCA Circle of Women Luncheon was held Thursday, Nov. 4, at Norlyn Manor in Batavia. Women gathered to hear powerful stories about the organization’s successes and raise money for the YWCA. Keynote speaker was Ann Kearnery-Cooke, psychologist and director of the Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute. MORE PHOTOS, B1


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Two yet-to-be-named firefighters will be promoted to lieutenant at the Tuesday, Dec. 7, meeting of the Goshen Township trustees, but it won’t cost the township a dime. The firefighters’ union has agreed to let Fire Chief Steve Pegram promote the firefighters in title only, with no additional compensation. Department officials began meeting with the union and proposed concessions with the goal of balancing the 2011 budget. The union made an offer, which the department officials accepted, to forgo any financial compensation that would come

with the lieutenant’s position, Pegram said. Essentially, this allows for the promotion of two people of the fire/EMS department, but they would not receive a pay increase and there will be no financial impact on Goshen Township. The agreement will save the township about $9,000 next year, Pegram said. “It’s a step in the right direction,” he said. “We still have a long way to go and I want to thank the union publicly for meeting us halfway. I think it will improve the fire/EMS department.” With the department’s two assistant chiefs planning to retire next year and one of them currently out on medical leave,

Trustee Ray Autenrieb said the promotions are necessary to maintain supervision of the firefighters during each of the department’s three shifts in a 24-hour period. “There are three shifts per 24 hours and only one of them has a supervisor at the current time,” Autenrieb said. That’s why the union went ahead and allowed the township to promote these people with no added compensation. Without the union’s cooperation, the department would not have been able to promote the firefighters because of budget constraints, said Trustee Bob Hausermann. “It would have had to wait, it just wouldn’t have made good sense to spend the money when

everything thing is in question right now and we have so many doubts until the big picture becomes clear,” Hausermann said. Pegram is expected to announce his selections for the promotions at the next trustee meeting, Hausermann said. “Chief Pegram has not revealed the names, but I have no doubt that he picked the best possible candidates for the positions,” Hausermann said. The next meeting of the Goshen Township trustees is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Goshen Township Government Center, 6757 Goshen Road. For more information about your community, visit www.

Boys & Girls Clubs get donation

A $10,000 donation from AT&T will help fund afterschool programs sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. Nancy Bell, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs, said the money will support Power Hour, a program that provides homework help to students at clubs in Amelia, New Richmond and Felicity. MORE PHOTOS, A2

Author looks at Vietnam ambush

Steve Simms of Stonelick Township was a soldier in Vietnam in November 1967 when he was sent as part of a relief team in the aftermath of a battle along the Cambodian border. Viet Cong troops had ambushed a patrol of U.S. Army troops from the 26th Infantry Regiment. Out of 100 men in the patrol, 19 were killed and 22 wounded. FULL STORY, A2

Teen safe driving events planned

Students at Clermont County high schools are being encouraged to participate in the Lights for Life safe driving program the week of Dec. 6. FULL STORY, A2

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Santa Claus ended the Light Up Goshen Parade with a ride on the back of a Goshen Township fire engine Saturday, Nov. 20. For more from the annual parade, see page B5.

Community Resource Program launched By Mary Dannemiller

Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor’s never-ending quest to help residents in need has taken a new direction. Taylor recently launched the Goshen Community Resource Program where both adult and teenage residents can send anonymous e-mails to the police officer with everything from crime tips to requests for information about drug abuse. Once Taylor receives the emails, he passes them along to

mental health professionals, police officers or other members of the community who can help the person in the e-mail. “It’s a way for people to voice their concerns anonymously,” Taylor said. “People get worried that their voice will be recognized (on call-in lines), but now they can e-mail it and I’ll never know where it came from. This is just a central hub and a catch all for all types of concerns people have.” Aside from helping residents with questions about teen pregnancy, obtaining assistance for food and clothing and a variety of

other issues, Taylor hopes the program will become a useful tool in fighting crime in the township. “When it comes to crime, the citizens become eyes and ears out there,” he said. “They know where we need to go and increase enforcement in certain areas. Maybe someone works second shift and he sees the same kids on a street corner at the same time every night. That’s the type of information we could use to beef up patrols in that area.” Goshen Township Trustee Ray Autenrieb said he thinks the program will be a success because of

the relationship Taylor already has established with the public. “He’s made himself available for the kids and he’s really open to the public,” he said. “The public likes him because he does so much for the kids. There would be a lot of cases that would go unsolved if he didn’t have that rapport with them. They trust him.” To send a crime tip or question to Taylor, who is the only person who has access to the account, visit For more information about your community, visit www.

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Honoring those who served

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Teen safe driving events planned for schools By John Seney

Students at Clermont County high schools are being encouraged to participate in the Lights for Life safe driving program the week of Dec. 6. All motorists in Ohio are being asked to drive with their headlights on Friday, Dec. 10, to raise awareness about the dangers of reckless driving by teens, said Martha Enriquez, coordinator for the Clermont County Safe Communities Coalition. The rest of the week, there will be activities in schools to encourage students to take a pledge to engage in safe driving, she said. The program is being sponsored by Ohio SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) in partnership the safe communities coalition. Schools do not have to have a SADD chapter to participate, Enriquez said.

As part of the event, SADD has created magnets students can display on their cars. The magnets will be distributed to all schools that participate, she said. Enriquez said she has contacted schools about the program, but did not have a list yet of the schools that will be participating. One of the suggested activities for the week is a game of musical chairs using special goggles that simulate impaired driving. Another activity involves putting duct tape in the school hallways to resemble a road. Students will need to follow the rules of the road to navigate the hallways. Remote control cars and cell phones are used in an activity in which students attempt to steer the cars through an obstacle course while talking or texting with a phone. “I would like to see schools do that,” Enriquez said. The list of activities

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of anti-war fervor when he returned home. “A lot of people shunned us,” he said. “There was a lot of ill will toward vets.” After college, Simms worked for a while in marketing, and then became a school psychologist, working for Milford schools and the Clermont County Educational Service Center. He retired several years ago. His book about Vietnam is his first venture into publishing. “I am really pleased with the book,” he said. “The book is honoring to our veterans and war dead.” A number of veterans of the battle have ordered copies, he said Barbara Garjiulo of Little Miami Publishing Co., said the book is doing well in sales. “There is certainly interest in it,” she said. The paperback book is 108 pages and includes maps, diagrams and photos. It retails for $12.95, and is available from Little Miami Publishing, 19 Water St., Milford, or at It also is available at Barnes & Noble online and other bookstores.

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of 20 veterans of the ambush. “It is told from the perspective of the soldier,” he said. The main problem was finding enough veterans to tell the story. “I lot of them were not willing to be interviewed. They wanted to forget,” he said. The day of the ambush, Simms was part of a unit that was being held in reserve. By the time he got there, the shooting was over. “I carried out the dead and wounded,” he said. “I carried out the battalion commander’s body.” Simms said the Viet Cong troops were able to draw the American soldiers into a “U” formation of enemy forces. “The Vietnamese executed the perfect ambush,” he said. Simms was drafted into the Army in 1967 at the age of 21. He spent two years in uniform, including a year in Vietnam. After getting out of the Army, he took advantage of the GI Bill and attended the University of Cincinnati. Simms remembers a lot

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Steve Simms of Stonelick Township was a soldier in Vietnam in November 1967 when he was sent as part of a relief team in the aftermath of a battle along the Cambodian border. Viet Cong troops had ambushed a patrol of U.S. Army troops from the 26th Infantry Regiment. Out of 100 men in the patrol, 19 were killed and 22 wounded. “I didn’t understand why our anti-ambush tactics didn’t work,” Simms said. “It was on my mind for 30 years.” Several years ago Simms went to a reunion of veterans of the regiment, known as “Blue Spaders” for their uniform insignia, where he was able to talk to some of the survivors of the ambush. “I realized it was an amazing story,” Simms said. “A lot of heroism occurred in the battle that kept it from becoming a disaster. It was a story that needed to be told.” Simms went to more reunions, and over the next several years was able to collect eyewitness accounts of the battle. The result is “Common Valor: Ambush at Srok Rung, November 7, 1967,” a book published this year by Little Miami Publishing Co. in Milford. In the book, Simms writes briefly about his background and experience in Vietnam. The rest of the book is first-hand accounts

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Bonnie Schanz and Shirley Daniels at their booth at the Goshen Lions Club Holy Fair Saturday, Nov. 20.

The kids from Miss Pam’s Day Care in Goshen built a float with the theme “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” They are: Carson Brown, Lucas Ball, Andrew Muchmore, Addison Bodner, Audry Maynard, Zeke Adams, Dylan Muchmore and Regan Finley. Holding tooth one is Shelbie Fackey and tooth two is Miranda Pyles.

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James Gordon rode his 1937 Model B John Deere tractor in the Light Up Goshen Parade Saturday, Nov. 20.

The Light Up Goshen Parade and Holly Fair marked the official beginning of the holiday season Saturday, Nov. 20. Everyone from the Goshen Horse Thief Detectives to the Goshen High School Marching Band participated in the parade and the Holly Fair also was a success. At the end of the parade, the Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department sounded a siren which let residents know it was time to light their Christmas lights.

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MILFORD – The MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Taste of Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Milford Firefighters’ Hall, 1005 Lila Ave. The event will start with a chamber members-only preview at 5:30 p.m. followed by a public open house at 6:30 p.m. Cost to enter is $5 for adults and $3 for children. There will be food tastings, prizes and live holiday music. Proceeds will benefit the Mary Ann Partin Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit or call the chamber at 831-2411.

Santa is coming

OWENSVILLE – The village of Owensville and the Stonelick Township Fire Association are welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus to town Saturday, Dec. 4. Festivities will be 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Owensville village hall, 115 W. Main St. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes. There also will be a decorating contest for best house and door in the village. Judging will take place 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The winners will be announced at the holiday gathering Dec. 4.First place prizes for best door and best house are $25 and second place prizes are $10.

Budget meeting

MILFORD – City council will hold a special meeting 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The meeting will be at City Council Chambers, 745 Center St., Room 134B. The purpose of the meeting is to review the budget for 2011 and other business appropriate to come before the council.

Garden club to meet

MILFORD – The Milford Garden Club will meet at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Tartan Glen Club House for the annual Christmas luncheon. Visitors are welcome. Call 575-2796 for information.

Senior holiday lunch

STONELICK TWP. – Merchants National Bank and Clermont Northeastern School District will host the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon at noon Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the middle school, 2792 U.S. 50. All senior citizens of the CNE school district are invited to attend. Lunch includes roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, tossed salad with dressing, Jell-O salad, rolls, pie and drinks. Door prizes will be awarded. Call Wayne Johnson at 685-1401 no later than Dec. 3 to make a reservation.


MILFORD – The fifth annual St. Andrew Winterfest is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the parish center, 560 Main St. in Milford. The event offers free admission and parking. Featured will be a silent auction, raffles, Christmas flea market, pancake breakfast, lunch, baked goods, children’s games and crafts, photos with Santa, crafts, jewelry and other vendors. The St. Andrew Church Cat’s Meow Village piece will be available for sale. Santa’s Workshop will be open for children to shop for their families. Special entertainment will be provided by Santa, the McGing Irish Dancers, the SASEAS school choirs, Dance, Etc., Turner Down Acoustic Group, and a balloon artist from the Amazing Portable Circus. Proceeds benefit Smile Youth Group and St. Andrew Preservation Fund.

Meeting time changed

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Board of Health members have changed the start time for their regular monthly meetings. The meetings will now begin at 6:30 p.m. beginning with the Dec. 8 meeting. All board of health meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at the General Health District office, 2275 Bauer Road in Batavia.

For more information, call the Health District at (513) 732-7499.

Pearl Harbor

NEW RICHMOND – Everyone from Clermont County is invited to the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance in New Richmond. This year, the event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the Market Street School. Four Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to attend.

begin paving the way for 2012. The group will outline a plan covering the core principles and values of the Tea Party and discuss how to move these principles and values forward. For more information,

Flu shots

MILFORD – The public services committee of the Milford City Council will hold a meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in city council chambers, 745 Center St. On the agenda is an appearance by Wayne Cannon, of the OEPA Rural Community Assistance Program, to discuss the water/wastewater rate study proposal. Other business appropriate to come before the committee also will be discussed.

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County General Health District is offering walk-in flu vaccine clinics every weekday through the end of the year. Clinic hours will be 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the General Health District Nursing Division office, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200, in Batavia. Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid, and CareSource will be accepted; HMO’s cannot be accepted. The cost for the flu vaccine is $15. For more information about flu shots, call the General Health District at 7358400. Note: The health district will be closed Nov. 25, Nov. 26 and Dec. 24.

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UNION TWP. – The next regular meeting of the Clermont County Tea Party is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. The fight against ‘progressivism’ is only beginning. Now that the election is over, members are asked to hold elected officials accountable, and

MONROE TWP. – Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the grange hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The agriculture chair will conduct the program. The plans for an outing and for the Christmas supper Dec. 17 will be made at this

meeting. The Grange furnished a Thanksgiving meal for a Monroe Township family and are furnishing a senior with Christmas gifts. All are welcome.

Archaeological meeting

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Milford Chapter of the Ohio Archaeological Society meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the American Legion Hall on Mill Street. The next meeting is Dec. 30. If you’ve ever found an arrowhead or other artifact and want to learn more and meet other collectors and gain knowledge about the very early inhabitants of the area attend the meeting for “non-stuffy” discussions. New members are welcome. For more information, call 528-0142.

Drugs collected

CLERMONT COUNTY – More than 480 pounds of drugs were collected Nov. 13 as part of the DROP pharmaceutical collection program, said Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. In Clermont County, drugs were collected at the Batavia Township Central Fire Station, Bethel/Tate Township Fire Station, Pierce Township Fire Station and Union Township Civic Center.

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SASEAS marks 25 years of stone soup For the 25th year, kindergartners prepared stone soup for their parents and grandparents Monday, Nov. 22. The students cut vegetables, made buttered bread, poured juice and made dessert for the meal and volunteers brought the soup to the parents and grandparents. Making the stone soup is meant to teach the children a lesson in cooperation and working together since each student helps make the meal, said kindergarten teacher Roseanne Fels. St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton kindergartners sing for their parents and grandparents at the school Monday, Nov. 22. The students served soup at the annual stone soup lunch.

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Lee Luiso and Tracy Luiso joined their son, Michael Luiso, for stone soup at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Monday, Nov. 22.

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton kindergartner Lauren McNamee helped prepare stone soup for her mother, Michelle McNamee.

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Students at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen were recognized Nov. 19 with Student of the Month awards.

Students who earned Student of the Month honors at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen were treated to donuts with their parents Nov. 19. Principal Troy Smith handed out certificates to students who were selected by their teachers for the honor during the month of November. “You are being an example to the other kids,� Smith told the students. Students of the month for November were: Conner Bocklett, Sophia Carbone, Kyle Crothers, Ava Dalton, Izabella Estep, Connor Foster, Jarrett Fox, Brayden Fricker, Bobby Fultz, Kevin Gibson, Jeremiah Greynolds, Olivia Hogue, Austin Isbel, Cheyenne Jarvi, Kayla Louderback, Emily Lozano, Carlee Lynch, Jada Marcum, Brooke Noland, Layla Oehler, Levi Payne, Brooke Reeves, Megan Spaulding, William Tackett, Kaleb Wall, Kellen Wells, Logan Wittmeyer and Melanie Wolffram. For more about your community, visit


Kindergartner Olivia Hogue enjoys a donut and spends some time with her mother, Lesley Hogue, during a Student of the Month presentation Nov. 19 at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen.


Kevin Gibson, left, receives a Student of the Month award Nov. 19 from Principal Troy Smith at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen.



First-grader Sophia Carbone is treated to donuts and some time with her mother, Erica Carbone, during a Student of the Month presentation Nov. 19 at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen.

Kindergartner Brooke Noland, center, and her parents, Julie and Todd Noland, attend the Student of the Month presentations Nov. 19 at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen.





SW District all stars

The following local players were named to the Southwest District All-Star football team: Division I - Nathan Termuhlen, Milford, special mention. Division III - First-team defense: Linebacker Ryan Haynes, McNicholas, senior. Second Team offense: Linemen Mike Staderman, McNicholas, senior; Quarterback-Matt Staubach, McNicholas, senior. Second team defense: Backs-Rob Rice, McNicholas, senior. PunterEric Ernst, McNicholas, senior. Special mentions: Jamie Ashcraft, Goshen; Chris Dorson-King, McNicholas; Jesse Mehring, McNicholas

Volleyball accolades

College of Mount St. Joseph senior outside hitter Jamie Grauvogel has been selected as the 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball Most Valuable Player. Grauvogel helped lead the Mount to a share of the HCAC regular season title, the HCAC Tournament championship and to the NCAA National Tournament. Joining Grauvogel on the All-HCAC First team are Mount sophomore libero Jacklyn Stenger, an Oak Hills High School graduate, and senior setter Lyndsey Waldman, a Clermont Northeastern High School graduate. Sophomore defensive specialist/libero Michelle Woods a Newport Central Catholic from Ft. Wright, was named Honorable Mention All-HCAC. Stenger leads the team with 515 digs while Waldman has a team-best 1,161 assists and 53 service aces. Woods has 339 digs on the season. Outside hitter Lindsay Criswell, a McAuley High School graduate, was named to the HCAC All-Freshman Team. She has 268 kills this season.

Athlete of the week

Duke sophomore goalkeeper Tara Campbell, a McNicholas High School graduate, was recently named Ronald McDonald House Charities Student-Athlete of the Week, after guiding the Duke women’s soccer team to NCAA Tournament victories over California and fifth-ranked Florida, the weekend of Nov. 13. Campbell played all 200 minutes in goal as Duke posted a 2-1 win over California on Friday and downed fifthranked Florida, 4-2, on penalty kicks. In Sunday’s second round match, Campbell had three saves and registered her career-best eighth shutout of the season. During penalty kicks, Campbell saved the first attempt from the Gators and the Blue Devils went on to win 4-2 in the shootout. On Friday, Campbell notched three saves as California attempted 10 shots on the night. Duke advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third time out of the last four years.

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Milford wrestlers take to the mat By Nick Dudukovich

The Milford High School wrestling team will feature two talents that could be competing at this winter’s state championship wrestling tournament. The Eagles will rely heavily on heavyweight Terry Norton, as well as senior Jimmy Shamblin at 140 pounds, throughout the course of the season. Norton, a Princeton High School transfer student, built a 22-3 record last season wresting at the 285pound weight class in the Greater Miami Conference. Milford head coach Jim Costello suspects Norton will be extra motivated this season after suffering an ankle injury during last winter’s postseason. “Terry has only gotten a year better and a year stronger, so he’s pretty hungry,” Costello said. “He wants to make sure what happened last year doesn’t happen again. I think he’s going to do really well again this year.” At 140 pounds, the Eagles and coach Jim Costello are hopeful Shamblin will have a breakthrough season. Shamblin was expected to be a dominant force last winter, but suffered a knee injury early in the season. Shamblin did return last season and posted a 6-6 mark. Costello believes that it took some time for Shamblin to transition back into wrestling shape after being hurt. “When you can’t wrestle and stay in shape, you lose a lot,” Costello said. “We

Clermont Northeastern’s Nick Simpson (right) is one of many area wrestlers that is expected to be wrestling in this winter’s postseason. just want him in tip-top shape to get the next level and he will be this year.” The Eagles will also feature several seniors on the team this season that will round out the squad’s lineup. Robert Prince will see action at 160 and 171 pounds, while Kenny Latchford competes at 125 pounds and A.J. Bostrom dukes it out at 112 pounds. The Eagles open the season at the Harrison Duals, Dec. 4, and begin the home season against Edgewood, Jan. 5. See more sports coverage at presspreps


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CNE senior Nick Simpson should be back for the Rockets at 103 pounds. As a junior, Simpson started off last season 12-0 before becoming injured. Simpson rebounded to defeat New Richmond’s Austin Skaggs for the area’s Division II sectional championship and placed fifth at the district championships. Conner Reynolds should be a junior that steps up for the Rockets throughout the season. Reynolds competed at 119 and 125 pounds last season. CNE opens up the season at Williamsburg, Dec. 4.

Goshen should return twostate qualifiers from last season’s team in Chaz Gresham and Joey Ward. Gresham took third place at the state tournament by defeating Toledo Central Catholic’s Tony Martin at 152 pounds last season. Gresham will come back this season as the Division II district champion at that weight. Ward made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the state tournament before falling to Aurora’s Ty Mitch at 119 pounds. Goshen opens up the season at the New Richmond Invitational, Dec. 4.


The McNicholas Rockets will feature a senior-laden team throughout the 2010-2011 season with the Rockets’ efforts led by Will Keri and Rudy Schieldknecht. Keri scored a fifth-place victory at 119 pounds last season, while Schieldknecht also scored a fifth place victory at 140 pounds at the Division II sectional tournament. The Rockets should also expect Chris Dorson-King to be back after he competed at 171 pounds a season ago, as well as senior Nick Hunt, who competed at 160 pounds.

McNick’s run ends in state semis By Mark Chalifoux

Bishop Watterson downed McNick 20-7 in the state semifinals Nov. 27 at Clayton Northmont High School.


McNicholas quarterback Matt Staubach (15) scrambles out of the pocket and gets tackled by two Columbus Bishop Watterson defenders. McNick’s postseason run came to an end to Watterson 20-7.

The McNicholas High School football team saw their season come to an end against Bishop Watterson as the Rockets just couldn’t make enough big plays to advance to the state final. Watterson downed McNick 20-7 in the state semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Clayton Northmont High School. “I’m really proud of our kids,” said head coach Steve Klonne, who is planning to retire in the offseason. “No one thought we’d get here, and we did. I feel good about the second half of football we played (McNick outscored Watterson 7-0 in the second half). We were outgunned, but we swaggered to the bar and said ‘here we come,’ and our kids played their butts off.” McNick fell behind early 7-0 when the Rockets ran an all-out blitz on a Watterson field-goal attempt and a botched snap turned into a fake field goal. Watterson added another touchdown and a field goal to take a 20-0 lead into the

locker room. “They (Watterson) had a few big plays, two big trap plays and then the field goal,” Klonne said. “We threw the ball more than we did all year because of how stout they were up front and they took away our deep stuff with their speed. We still ran the dive for 3 to 4 yards every time but just couldn’t come up with enough big plays to catch up.” Senior Matt Staubach had 119 passing yards and one touchdown pass in the loss. The Rockets won the time possession battle 28:11-19:49. Staubach finished the season with 648 passing yards and five touchdown passes to go with 943 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Rob Rice was

second on the team in rushing with 716 yards and had 41 rushing yards against Watterson. McNick finished the season with a 11-3 record. “This wasn’t a team of stars,” Klonne said. “Someone stepped up every week.” Klonne also said he was proud of the Rockets for getting to the state semis, and said team chemistry and senior leadership was the key in the run. “This team was not supposed to do anything,” he said. “Who had heard of us? They (several media outlets) didn’t even cover us until the playoffs. This season ranks up there with going to the state finals for me.” And he said the kids believing they could turn the corner is what helped the Rockets achieve it. “They turned the corner after the first playoff game and decided they wanted to get it,” he said. “At McNick, it’s tough to have that belief because you never get this far. These kids decided they wanted to get it and they did.”

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Sports & recreation


December 1, 2010

Fall ball

The Cincinnati High School Fall Baseball team of the Champions Baseball Academy wins the 2010 Mid Atlantic Fall Tournament in Jefferson City, Tenn., Oct. 10. The team was made up of all-stars from the league of 300 varsity players from the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and southeast Indiana area. The league is run by Champions Baseball Academy and Mike Bricker, league president, along with many other experienced coaches. The week before the tournament the league all-star game was on cable TV and boasted of having 63 college coaches in attendance to watch the area’s finest talent in action. The MVP was James Jewell, who batted .680 in the tournament with five extra-base hits. The players that made the trip were Matt Higgins (Moeller), Jacob Madson (Moeller), Jesse Rait (Lakota East), David Lenhart (Batavia), Diamyn Hall (Alter), James Jewell (Batesville, Ind.), Anthony Hunt (Amelia), Mitchell Geers (Lakota East), Doug Teagarden (Boone County, Ky.), Ty Amann (Moeller), Connor Ferguson (Milford), Jake Michalak (Sycamore), Ryan Shields (Western Brown), Stephen Bascom (Indian Hill), Eric Stiene (Moeller), Christ Rutz (St. Xavier), Cody Johnson (Ross), Nate Hube (Lebanon) and Steve Taylor (Lebanon). The coaches in the picture are Mike Bricker, Steve Marshall, Mark Knose, Stefan Goldman, Rick Chase and Greg Kimball.


Competing in the AAU Junior Olympics were, from left: Front row, Kylie Beckworth, Kaitlyn Bein, Emily Shinkle and Riley Bullock; back row, Emily O'Rourke, Randy Holmes, Lexi Martin, Cade Heflin and Ashley Heppner.

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Amelia – bronze medal double mini tramp. Also competing: Kylie Beckworth of Bethel just missed making finals by a couple of 10ths.



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Community Journal North Clermont

December 1, 2010



Last week’s question

Are the increased airport security measures, such as full body scans and more aggressive pat downs, too invasive? Why or why not? “There is absolutely nothing too invasive about present body scans or pat downs in this crazy world of ours when potentially we become ‘too sensitive’ before a plane goes down costing several hundred lives. “Crazy people and terrorists learn and will go to all extremes to meet their goals. “Numerous times on TV, I’ve noticed the ‘pat down procedure’ for females who refused the body scan. How so lame a procedure. “Let’s say a crazy terrorist-minded female chooses to (for cause) have a double masectomy and then post as a buxom lady ladened down with bra-packed explosives enough to take down your plane. “‘Tit for Tat’ – I don’t think so. Happy Holidays with your travels including your Christmas presents and your supposed sacred ‘junk.’” J.W. “Obviously the complainers have never experienced a colonoscopy, PAP smear, prostate exam or mammography. I find it much more invasive when I have to sit next to someone on the airplane who weighs 350 pounds or feels the need to fill my lungs with their second-hand smoke in an outdoor public place. Life is full of unpleasant experiences. Get over it. Would you rather be sucked out the hole blown in the side of the plane? Having your body shredded to bits is very invasive.” F.S.D. “Too invasive? Are you kidding? I’m not getting on a plane with anyone who hasn’t been scanned or patted down. If you can’t endure some inconvenience and what you may think is an invasion of your ‘personal rights’ for the safety of everyone on a flight, then please just don’t fly. “TSA officials aren’t perverts looking for a quick thrill – they’re professionals doing an important job to keep us all safe from events like those leading up to the 9/11 tragedy. I can understand the pilots’ and flight attendants’ concerns over being exposed to whatever radiation levels are emitted by the scanners since they fly so often; however, I think a breathalyzer might be in order considering recent allegations of pilots flying drunk! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Absolutely. Travelers are being treated as if they were entering a maximum security prison – as prisoners. As a lawabiding citizen, I find it humiliating and degrading to be treated like a criminal just so that I can spend the weekend in Boston with friends. Both our right to privacy and to protection from unreasonable search are violated by these measures. Where is the probable cause? “And no, I do not believe these procedures are making me safer. Criminals will simply find a way to get around them.” E.S. “Yes they are too invasive. Ask yourself how many rights are you willing to let the government take away for the sake of ‘perceived safety.’ We go through this nonsense as the price we pay for safe air travel. Really? I think 95 percent of these inspections are not needed. The profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete,



Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

Which local business districts have the best holiday decorations? What do you like about them? If you could be any fictional character, whom would you be and why? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. uniquely definable and universally known. So why do we do it? To be politically correct so we can’t be accused of profiling. ‘Don’t tread on me’ or as it was stated recently; ‘Don’t touch my junk!’” K.S. “Yes, the airport security measures now used are too invasive and are also totally worthless. History will look back upon our airport security procedures, much the way we look back at the ‘duck and cover’ drills we used to practice to prepare for a nuclear attack from Russia.” J.J. “Are the new airport security measures a good or bad idea? What a tough question. All of this interest in security didn’t begin, of course, until terrorists began trying to cause chaos in the Western world in the ‘70s. We are being targeted by very determined, very patient and very clever people who hate us, and believe there is nothing wrong with dying themselves in order to cause us harm. This enemy will continue to devise more subtle ways to get at us, even as we try to tighten up our defenses against them. I’m glad it isn’t my responsibility to devise effective counter-terrorism measures, because even one slip would have terrible consequences. Unlike other ideological differences, this one doesn’t seem to be clearly demarcated between the left and the right. “As for me, I wouldn’t care how thoroughly the security folks searched me, but I can understand why some people (especially women) would be offended. Some intelligent critics argue that we should be doing more profiling than we now do. “They say that it is silly to search an infant, for example. Guess what? It isn’t unreasonable to think that these terrorists might plant explosives in the personal effects or body of an innocent baby, or an older person. Whatever works, they’ll try. I am reluctantly in favor of the security procedures, because I don’t see an effective alternative, and the price we pay (invasion of our personal space) is worth it if we can avert the tragedies these people want to inflict on us.” B.B “No, if a TSA has the opinion that one person, no matter whom, is suspicious, then they get the full scan treatment. “Proper and thorough training is necessary so that nothing gets by them. At the same time they need to be quick and efficient, so that travel is not bottlenecked at boarding. “We have certain rights written in our constitution, but the safety and security of myself and all innocent people when traveling the friendly skies, trumps that. “Give me a full body scan, if deemed warranted, I have nothing to hide.” M.J.Y.




Hello, my name is Tony Schwab, president of the Goshen Township Citzens Police Academy Alumni Association. I would like to commend the Goshen Police Department and Capt. Bob Rose. We have 20 extra eyes and ears in the community due to the Goshen Citzens Police Academy. We also call 911 to report crimes. That is what our police officers need – eyes and ears. We have a great police department. The CPAAA supports the police department and is commit-

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ted to doing whatever it takes to curb crime in Goshen.

Consider holiday shopping, home safety

The holiday shopping season can be a busy and stressful time, but it is important to always pay attention to one’s surroundings. Following these tips can help prevent a theft, robbery or burglary. • Keep your purse with you at all times; don’t leave it in a shopping cart. • Carry your wallet or cash in your front pocket. • Don’t carry large amounts of cash; pay for purchases with checks or a credit card, if possible. • If you lose your credit card while shopping, notify the card issuer immediately to prevent unauthorized credit card use. Keep a list of credit card account information and contact numbers in a safe place at home to aid in contacting companies in case of theft. • Some thieves may look in parking lots for packages left in vehicles. Place purchases in the trunk of your car or out of sight.

• If shopping at night, park in a well-lit area. • Keep your car locked at all times. When returning to your vehicle, have your keys ready Clermont to unlock the door County Chief and check the Deputy interior of the before Sheriff Rick vehicle opening. Combs • M i n i m i z e Community shopping at night alone and be Press guest or wary of strangers columnist approaching you for any reason. • Consider online shopping with reputable merchants. Safety also is important in the home. Don’t make the Christmas tree and gifts easily visible through a window making them a target for burglars.

Do not post information about being away from home or being out of town on social networking sites, or leave a voice mail/ answering machine greeting indicating the same. To make homes appear occupied while away, use a timer on home lights, and arrange for someone to pick up mail and set out trash cans. Give any spare keys to trusted neighbors or family members instead of hiding them near doors. Burglars know typical hiding places. After Christmas, break down descriptive (TV, stereo, computer) packing boxes before placing them out with the trash. Burglars can get an idea of what items are in your house by the boxes left out with your trash. Have a safe and happy holiday season. Chief Deputy Rick Combs is with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

Cold weather is here, HEAP can help This winter, be proactive in taking measures for you and your family to stay warm all season. With a little effort, keeping your home heated may not be as difficult or expensive as you may think. Although heating bills are, on average, three times more expensive in the winter, taking preventative measures will allow for your family to stay warm while having some extra money for the holiday season. Preserving heat is one of the quickest and easiest ways that families can reduce their bills. To ensure that your house is energy efficient, small changes such as adding curtains, sealing old windows and lowering your thermostat when the house is empty can save you money at the end of each month. Although these changes may seem unimportant or minuscule, they can make a major difference in the effort to keep your heat running and wallets full. While these tips are beneficial,

in some cases, they are simply not enough to get through the winter months. If this is the case for you and your family, consider government assistance Danny Bubp through the Ohio of Community Department Development Press guest (ODOD). Fostercolumnist ing programs to assist low-income families, ODOD sponsors the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which provides eligible households with a one-time credit to their utility bills. Total household income must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Fiscal Year 2010 federal poverty guidelines in order to gain eligibility for this program. Once deemed eligible, the amount that each household is granted varies based on number of people in the household, cost of primary heating fuel or bulk fuels

supplied, amount of aid received from federal grants, and the geographic region of the state. As a federally-funded program, HEAP is responsible for helping thousands of Americans nationwide stay warm each winter. To apply for this program, applications can be received at your local community action agencies, county department of job and family services office, area agencies on aging, Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, Ohio Department of Development and at some utility payment centers. Applications need to be completed and sent in with proof of income for the last 12 months and a recent utility or heating bill. With more information, contact Clermont County Community Services, HEAP, at (513) 732-2277. If you have any questions please contact my office by calling (614) 6446034 or by writing to: Rep. Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. I may also be reached by e-mail at

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Lissa Knue, Mia Supe, Liz Atwell, Linda Rath and Lisa Shanabrook at the YWCA Circle of Women Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 4. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Mark Chaffin and his wife Amy Chaffin have owned Jamboree Sports for 10 years, but the business has been in the family since 1970.

Jamboree: Family business offers 40 years of experience By Kellie Geist

For the last 40 years, Jamboree Sports customers have been turning to the same family for their custom screen-printing, embroidery and trophies needs. Current owners Mark and Amy Chaffin took over the business 10 years ago, but Mark’s uncle and grandfather first opened Jamboree Sports in Milford in 1970. “There have been a few other locations around the Tristate, but we (Milford) were the first location and we’re still here,” Chaffin said. He said a majority of Jamboree’s customers order custom apparel for schools, school groups, uniforms, spiritwear as well as individual items and corporate needs. “I think the biggest draw for customers is that our minimum order is one. Most places want 10, 12 or 20 items for an order, but not us. Some things are one-ofa-kind and they are just meant to be that way,” Chaffin said. “Because we are a small, family business, it’s as important for us to take care of our customers who want one T-shirt as those who want 2,000,” he said. Jamboree has printed uniform shirts for Milford’s youth baseball teams and football teams as well as spiritwear for number of high school athletic teams. In addition to custom orders, fans of Milford High School can find a wide vari-

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ety of ready-made spiritwear in the store and at a booth at all of the Milford High School home football games. Jamboree also recently started a gently-used sports equipment consignment shop – Double Play Sports – in their new location at 130 Cemetery Drive. Store manager Karen Kneipp said they currently are looking for people to bring items in on consignment. “Sport equipment can be so expensive we thought a consignment shop would be a good idea,” Kneipp said. She said working at Jamboree is great because of the generations of customers who still trust the company for their custom needs. “We’ve worked with grandparents who brought their children in and are now bringing their grandchildren in,” Kneipp said. “We appreciate the loyalty of the people who have stuck with us all these years.”

YWCA Circle of Women a hit The fifth annual YWCA Circle of Women Luncheon was held Thursday, Nov. 4, at Norlyn Manor in Batavia. Women gathered to hear powerful stories about the organization’s successes and raise money for the YWCA. Keynote speaker was Ann Kearnery-Cooke, psychologist and director of the Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute.


Ann Kearney-Cooke was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual YWCA Circle of Women Thursday, Nov. 4, at Norlyn Manor in Batavia.

Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Huff and Milford City Council member Amy Brewer attended the YWCA Circle of Women Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 4.

Domestic violence survivor Jessica Lewis talks about how the YWCA helped her get a fresh start during the Circle of Women Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 4.

Judy Miller, Juanita Miller, Sue Abrams and Shawna Dunn at the YWCA Circle of Women Luncheon Thursday, Nov. 4.

OSU-Extension has far-reaching impact By Kellie Geist

Whether it’s teaching kids responsibility, helping them learn from a traffic incident or providing free lunch, The Ohio State University Extension is making a difference in Clermont County. OSU-Extension staff members made a presentation to the Clermont County commissioners Monday, Oct. 25. In the report, educator Margaret Jenkins and 4-H Program Assistant Scott Cangro presented information on the number of people involved in OSU-Extension’s youth programs and

how these programs benefit the county. In Clermont County, more than 1,200 youth and volunteers are involved in 4-H and – between the value of volunteer hours and the sale of animals at the Clermont County Fair – the economic impact of their efforts is close to $750,000 a year. Cangro said there are 624 youth involved in 4-H, 253 in Cloverbuds and seven in Cloversprouts. Clermont County has 49 community clubs with the support of 271 volunteers. A large number of people involved in 4-H live in the Batavia, Bethel and Felicity

The women and children at the YWCA House of Peace made T-shirts which were displayed at the Circle of Women Luncheon. The shirts are part of the nationwide Clothesline Project.

areas, he said. But OSU-Extension’s youth programming does not end with 4-H. The agency also supports youth education programs such as Real Money Real World, College 101 and CARTEENS. Cangro said CARTEENS is a program that youth who are first-time traffic offenders often are assigned to participate in. The youth and adult volunteers talk to the participants about safe driving and the risks and dangers of the road. “The key to success is youth teaching youth – they listen to one another,” he said.

More than 580 youth have participated in CARTEENS in 2010, Cangro said. Courtney Weber, a CARTEENS volunteer and longtime 4-H member, said the two-hour class is important for many teen drivers. “We teach them about the laws and about safe driving. ... Clermont County is one of the top in the state for teen car accidents. That’s a statistic we have to tell people,” she said. OSU-Extension also supports a Summer Food Program where participants can get a free meal and snacks while learning about eating healthy and staying active.

OSU-Extension’s youth programming does not end with 4-H. The agency also supports youth education programs such as Real Money Real World, College 101 and CARTEENS. Delores Kerber, who organizes the Summer Food Program, said 204 children participated this year. The program is offered at the Felicity-Franklin Local School District and the New Richmond Exempted Village School District in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. Kerber said the students were allowed to bring a friend as long as at least 50 percent of those getting a

free lunch qualified for free or reduced lunches during the regular school year. Looking ahead to 2011, Jenkins said the goal is to have at least 1,000 youth involved in 4-H, increase volunteer training and form more partnerships with other county agencies. “No other youth organization has what we have ... We need to continue to grow and improve,” she said.



December 1, 2010



Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.


Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 2929 Bethel Concord Road, Scotch and white pine up to eight feet. Norway spruce up to six feet. Hand saws and twine provided. Bring camcorders to record special moments. $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Thousands of Canann fir, Scotch and white pine; up to 10 feet. Tree cleaning, baling and saws available. Wreaths and balled-and-burlapped trees. Farm animals, Nativity display and hot chocolate. Family tailgate parties welcome. $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. Call for appointment. $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.


Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St., Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; Bethel.


Reading Saves the Day, 3:30-8 p.m., McCormick Elementary, 751 LovelandMiamiville Road, Library. Book fair. Benefits McCormick Elementary PTO. Presented by McCormick Elementary PTO. 575-0190. Loveland. F R I D A Y, D E C . 3


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Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Free, visitors welcome. “Show and Tell.” Bring a historical item to show and tell. Annual holiday party with light refreshments. Bring a snack food item to share. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; Batavia.


Holiday Craft/Vendor Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Heavenly Hearth, 950 Ohio Pike, Christmas Shopping with local crafters, vendors and artisans. Chocolatier, bakers, quilters, knitters and more. Family friendly. Free. 753-1909. Withamsville. Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way, More than 250 crafters display and sell alpaca materials, appliquéd clothing, etched glass, woodworking, lighted wine bottles, embroidery, purses, homemade fudge and other candy, Christmas decor, candles, artwork, jewelry and more. Presented by Milford High School Athletic Boosters. 831-2990; Miami Township.


St. Andrew Church Winterfest, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St., Parish Center. Pancake breakfast 10 a.m. Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, crafts, jewelry and more. Photos with Santa available. Benefits Smile Youth Group and St. Andrew Church Fund for the Preservation of the Beauty of the Church. Free. 831-3353; Milford. The Living Nativity, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Outdoor guided walking tour through 21 stations featuring dramatic presentation, through drama and song, of the story of Jesus’ birth. Refreshments provided. Free. 683-1738; Loveland.



Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, 2088 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Firs, scotch and white pines up to 10 feet. Open until dark. Other times available by appointment. $95 blue and white spruce, dug, balled and burlapped; $69-$89 pines and firs, dug, balled and burlapped; $35 cutyour-own pine or fir Christmas tree any size. 734-4394. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.


Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen.

Brookstone Homes Kidz Klub Goes Hiking, 2 p.m., Brookstone Homes Terrace Ridge, 5221 Terrace Ridge Drive, Naturalistled hike to explore the outdoors. Includes snacks and refreshments. Rain or shine. Presented by Brookstone Homes. 248-2957. Milford.


Shop ‘Til Ya Drop, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown New Richmond, 116 Susanna Way, Presented by New Richmond Ohio Chamber of Commerce. 553-4146; New Richmond.


Help-Portrait for East Cincinnati, 1-6 p.m., King’s Way Fellowship, 4359 Bauman Lane, Youth Building. Photographers, makeup artists and volunteers come together to provide portraits of those who are less fortunate. Free. Presented by 735-2555; Batavia. S U N D A Y, D E C . 5

ART EXHIBITS International Creche Exhibit, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Includes more than 40 creches from numerous countries and cultures. Works by Trina Paulus. Paulus discusses and signs “Hope for the Flowers.” Additional hours by appointment and luncheon events through Dec. 15. $10 suggested donation. 683-2340. Loveland.


Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; Milford. Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

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Behold the Lamb of God Christmas Tour, 7 p.m., Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson, friends and guests perform. With Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga and more. $20 Gold Circle, $17, $14 balcony, $10 overflow. 831-3770; Milford.


Brookstone Homes Kidz Klub Goes Hiking, 11 a.m., Brookstone Homes O’Bannon Meadows, 4002 Oakland Hills Drive, Naturalist-led hike to explore the outdoors. Includes snacks and refreshments. Rain or shine. Presented by Brookstone Homes. 575-3851. Goshen.


The St. Andrew Church Winterfest will be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Parish Center at St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Milford. A pancake breakfast starts at 10 a.m. Santa will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes food, crafts, jewelry and more. Photos with Santa will be available. Benefits the Smile Youth Group and St. Andrew Church Fund for the Preservation of the Beauty of the Church. Free to attend. For more information, call 831-3353 or visit M O N D A Y, D E C . 6


Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township.


Behold the Lamb of God Christmas Tour, 7 p.m., Faith Church, $20 Gold Circle, $17, $14 balcony, $10 overflow. 831-3770; Milford.


Community Carol Fest, 7-8 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Features Christmas music provided by several choirs. Singing along encouraged. Light refreshments served after concert. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.


St. Louis School Crusaders Regional Robotics Tournament, Noon-5 p.m., St. Louis Church - Owensville, 210 N. Broadway, Robotics competition for ages 9-14. Scored in four areas: robot challenge matches, technical judging, research project with five-minute presentation and teamwork interviews/problem-solving. Free. Presented by First Lego League Crusaders Regional. 7322218; 0_regionals/regional_crusaders.html. Owensville.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.


Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 7

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Clermont County Board of Health Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Clermont County Board of Health, 2275 Bauer Road Suite 300, 7327499. .


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland. Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., LaDonna’s Cafe, 1340 Ohio Pike, 752-1461. Batavia Township.


Matt Snow, 6:30-10:30 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Performing Frank Sinatra tunes. 248-4444; Milford.


Creche Exhibit Luncheon, Noon-2 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, $15, $8 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Health Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Union Township.


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

EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township. FOOD & DRINK

Creche Exhibit Luncheon, Noon-2 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Exhibit features more than 40 creches from numerous countries and cultures. Works by Trina Laulus. Lunch begins 12:30 p.m. Presentation at 1:30 p.m. $15, $8 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.



The ghost of Jacob Marley (Gregory Procaccino) warns his former business partner Ebenezer Scrooge (Bruce Cromer) to change his miserly ways in a past production of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Charles Dickens’ yuletide classic “A Christmas Carol.” The play, which is in its 20th year, runs Dec. 1-30 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit

Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.


A May Festival Christmas will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., downtown Cincinnati. The chorus will sing holiday classics and favorite carols. The audience will also be able to join in with the May Festival Chorus. Singing with the chorus is opera star Karen Slack, guest artist. The May Festival Youth Chorus will also perform. Tickets are $18; $8, students. Call 513-381-3300 or visit



December 1, 2010


Making a list of the 12 fears of Christmas The “Twelve Days of Christmas” sings of outlandish gifts: a partridge in a pear tree, three French hens, and even five golden rings. It sometimes seems the joyousness of past Christmases has mutated into “The Twelve Fears of Christmas.” Here they are. “On the first day of December, my ego brought to me …” 1. The fear of not meeting all expectations. “I’ll never get this shopping done, find the right gift, etc.” This is the fear of perfectionists. Remedy? Be human and know we all make mistakes, even in selecting gifts. If we can’t be human we’ll never have a good Christmas nor enjoy any other time of year. 2. The fear of spending too much money. We can control this fear unless we lack courage and common sense. Gifts needn’t always be something material. We can write a heartfelt note telling another what he or she means to us. 3. The fear of not being happy enough. If we must ask “Am I happy enough?” we already know the answer, “No, I’m not!” Joy and happiness come spontaneously. Their best chance of arrival is when

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we forget checking our own happiness-dipstick and think of others. 4. The fear of personal disappointment. The one we hope to hear from, we fear we won’t. The reconciliation we hope to experience, we fear will not occur. We can be a better person by reaching out to others who might be waiting to hear from us. 5. The fear of dealing with painful nostalgia. Former happier Christmases, the fond memories with people who have died or left us, the efforts our parents went through to give us a good Christmas, etc. can stir poignant memories. We need not fear the nostalgic memories but rather consider them as part of the rich texture of our lives. 6. The fear of too much time with relatives. Being born or married into a family doesn’t automatically make us compatible or great friends. It’s understandable that contrasting personalities, unresolved sibling rivalries, and misunderstandings can bring contention to holiday gatherings. It calls for us to moderate our words and time together. 7. The fear of receiv-

ing a gift from someone we never gifted. There are many opportunities to practice humility, the rare virtue. A grateful note or phone call can express our appreciation and ease our embarrassment. But remember, the true nature of a “gift” is that it does not require a reciprocal payment, just gratitude. 8. The fear of not being sociable enough. There are extroverts and introverts, people who have many outer-circle friends and people who have a few close-circle friends. “To they own self be true,” wrote Shakespeare. 9. The fear of feeling depressed. The darkness and cold, the apparent joy in other people’s faces, the music and meals together – they can create an image of communal happiness shared by everybody else but me. Don’t believe everything you imagine. Know you are not alone. In varying degrees we all deal with the same demons. 10. The fear of not making our kids happy. No one can “make” another happy. That comes when our children know we love and value them. Gifts are secondary. 11. The fear of loneli-

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return to God will we be loved completely. 12. The fear that we are missing the point. This is only applicable to us Christians because of our belief in the real meaning of Christmas. Yet, we have commercialized and made frenetic this feast of peace and love. As a result, yes, we can miss the point and feel empty. Some reflective


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ness. Who doesn’t feel this at times? As we grow truly wise we come to a point of recognizing “the insufficiency of all that is attainable” – whether that insufficiency comes from people or things. Be grateful for those who do love you. But the actual human heart is not symmetrical. It looks like a piece is missing. God has that part. Only when we


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Beloved Virginia Bakery is back – in a cookbook Talk about perseverance. Glendale reader Cynthia Beischel is one determined woman. Cynthia is the force behind the long-awaited “Virginia Bakery Remembered” cookbook, which just hit the market this week. The book is collaboration between Cynthia, a loyal customer who started going to the bakery with her mother when Cynthia was a toddler, and Tom Thie, who is the last of the Thie family bakers. Virginia Bakery was a Cincinnati icon from 1927 to 2005. Located in Clifton, people came from miles around on a weekly basis to buy the bakery’s from-scratch breads,

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the quality of their products that stood out and which she wanted to preserve. “I’ve never found anything that tasted just like the cinnamon crumb cake or their white bread,” she told me. I so enjoyed reading the book, for the rich family history and stories connected to the recipes. That’s what makes this book special: it’s about pride, history and the genuine desire to please through the gift of food.

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Carriage rides pulled visitors through historic downtown Milford during Hometown Holidays Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27.

Visitors flock to Milford for Hometown Holidays Visitors from around the Tristate stopped by historic downtown Milford Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, for the 26th Annual Hometown Holidays. During the event, people could take carriage and antique fire truck rides, listen to holiday music, visit a train display, meet Santa and shop. All of the areas shops were open late and this year’s event gave people a chance to check out some of the area’s new shops, including Roads Rivers and Trails, Ms. Cheri’s Donuts & More and That Shop in Milford. Hometown Holidays was presented by the Historic Milford Association.

Sue Merkle of Loveland, right, and Gina Richter of Milford do a little holiday shopping in Primitive Gatherings during Hometown Holidays Saturday, Nov. 27.

Cheri McDaniel, owner of Ms. Cheri’s Donuts & More, shares a funnel cake with Clark and Marilyn Geel of Milford during Hometown Holidays Saturday, Nov. 27.

Jeff Goetz of Big Poppa Slim’s Cafe on Main serves a hot dog to Milford resident Neil Barraco during Hometown Holidays Saturday, Nov. 27.

The Lane and Vucetic families got together Saturday, Nov. 27, for Milford's Hometown Holidays. From left are: Will Vucetic, 5; Sarah Lane, 2; Kate Lane, 9; Ben Lane, 7; Luke Vucetic, 2; Raymond Vucetic; and Owen Vucetic, 7. The Lanes are from Milford and the Vucetics are from Chardon, Ohio.

The Spinney and Connor families, all of Milford, take a peek in That Shop in Milford during Hometown Holidays Saturday, Nov. 27. From left are: Karlie Connor, Terri Connor, 4-month-old Julia Connor, Erin Spinney, and 4-year-old Liam Spinney.


Faith Moore, 5, of Loveland, poses with Santa during Hometown Holidays Saturday, Nov. 27, in Milford.

Lane Grant, 9, of Williamsburg, hangs out in the sleigh outside the Milford Garden Center during Hometown Holidays Saturday, Nov. 27.

People from around the Tristate came to historic downtown Milford Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, for the annual Hometown Holidays event.


December 1, 2010


Clough Pike Baptist Church will be having their annual

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RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Saint Peter Church

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

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

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

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

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

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

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One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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Taylor named Trooper of the Year at the Batavia Post Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper James Taylor was named the 2010 Trooper of the Year at the Batavia Post. The selection of Taylor, 27, is in recognition of his outstanding service during 2010 at Taylor the Batavia Post. Fellow officers and supervisors stationed at Batavia chose Trooper Taylor based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude and cooperation with supervisors, peers and the public. Taylor is now in contention for the District and State Trooper of the Year Award to be announced at a later date. Taylor, a 2002 graduate of Milford High School, joined the Highway Patrol in May of 2007 and has served at the Batavia Post his entire career. Taylor and his wife, Marci, live in Clermont County.


“Encircling People with God’s Love”

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201


4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Trinity United Methodist

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Ages 3 through 12

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Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

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

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6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor


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

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

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Male student was assaulted while getting off school bus at 969 Ohio 28, Nov. 8.

Attempted theft

Attempt to taken property from vehicle at 6058 Jerry Lee, Nov. 10.


Laptop computer, iPod, etc. taken; $1,900 at 974 O’Bannonville, Nov. 8. Game system, games, etc. taken; $2,205 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 45, Nov. 13.

Criminal damage

Door lock and frame damaged at 1208 Queens Road, Nov. 11. Mailbox and light post damaged at 6036 Weber Oaks, Nov. 14. Tire cut on vehicle at 2001 Stillwater No. 6, Nov. 15. Paint balls shot at residence at 1199 Ohio 28, Nov. 15.

Domestic violence

At Creekview Court, Nov. 8. At Ohio 28, Nov. 11. At Highview Drive, Nov. 12. At Middleton Way, Nov. 16.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6586 Miami Trails, Nov. 11.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization at 754 Evergreen Place, Nov. 10.


Female juvenile stated offense occurred at Pebblebrook Apartments at Pebblebrook, Nov. 8.


Merchandise taken from Home Depot; $98 at Ohio 28, Nov. 8. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $633 at Ohio 28, Nov. 9. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $156 at Ohio 28, Nov. 10. Pump motor taken; $1,000 at 625 Ibold Road, Nov. 11. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $20 at Ohio 125, Nov. 11. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $141 at Ohio 28, Nov. 12. Computer monitor, etc. taken from vehicle at 6570 Oasis Drive, Nov. 13. Stereo equipment taken from vehicle; $850 at 809 Andrea Drive, Nov. 13.



Alexandre A. Arantes, 40, 4334 Green Arbors Lane, driving under influence, drug possession, failure to comply, Nov. 21. Ashley N. Barrett-Collier, 21, 49 Concord Woods, contempt of court, Nov. 17. Robert Coci, 42, 5961 Hunt Road, recited, Nov. 21. Christopher A. Cummings, 42, 5003 Archwood, warrant service, Nov. 19. Larry W. Dezarn, 42, 2000 Loveland Madeira, noise, Nov. 21. Clint D. Fox, 50, 5489 Newtonsville Hutchinson, driving under influence, Nov. 20. David Garcia, 22, 1823 Quebec Ave., recited, Nov. 16. Michael E. Guffy Jr., 39, 908 Mohawk Trail, warrant service, Nov. 19. Keith R. Hayden Jr., 35, 8 Kenny Court, driving under influence, Nov. 20. Nick Highley, 26, 1356 Finch Lane, recited, Nov. 15. Rick Holder, 45, 8919 Eagle View Drive, disorderly conduct, Nov. 20. Juvenile, 17, theft, Nov. 19. Todd Jodrey, 30, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 237, recited, Nov. 19. Tina M. Kelley, 30, 2191 Ohio 125, contempt of court, Nov. 17. Joshua O. Kramer, 31, 2000 Freda

Lane, contempt of court, Nov. 15. Jerome Mathis, 42, 10 Chateau Place, recited, Nov. 19. Tommy McMahon, 23, 1741 Courtland Ave., driving under influence, Nov. 17. Jeremy A. Randall, 26, 5536 Dry Run Road, recited, Nov. 20. Stefanie Rawls, 29, 201 Edgecombe Drive, recited, Nov. 19. Charles E. Schaser III, 34, 1734 Tuxworth Ave., drug abuse, Nov. 20. Stephen Schneider, 25, 6837 Melrose, recited, Nov. 21. Ronald F. Wackenthaler, 68, 6227 Hammel Ave., disorderly conduct, Nov. 20. Christopher Wambsganz, 27, 5954 Deerfield, recited, Nov. 16.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Metal taken from City of Milford Service Department at 450 Victor Stier St., Nov. 17.

Criminal damage

Vehicle keyed at 5 Robbie Ridge, Nov. 16.

Disorderly conduct

A fight occurred between two males at 201 Edgecombe, Nov. 20.


A fight involving five people was reported at 175 Rivers Edge, Nov. 21.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $4.95 at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 15. Mail and mailbox taken at 2112 Oakbrook Place, Nov. 16. Money obtained through quick change scam at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Nov. 19. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Nov. 19. Counterfeit $50 bill passed at Quaker Steak & Lube at 590 Chamber Drive, Nov. 20.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

James Campbell, 20, 425 Patrick Lane, receiving stolen property. Steven Padgett, 36, 2 Kelly Lane, assault, criminal damage. Jack Weaver, 28, 86 Crosstown, assault. Christopher Schwier, 26, 86 Crosstown, assault. Jennifer Hafley, 25, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 412, theft. Jason Loveless, 28, 971 Stone Valley Lane, theft. Russell Green, 34, 1401 Country Lake, unlawful restraint, domestic violence.

Incidents/investigations Burglary At 1831 Kirbett, Nov. 8. At 124 Holly Park, Nov. 10.

Criminal damage

At 1290 Clarawill Drive, Nov. 8.


At 1860 Walnut, Nov. 8. At 1104 Country Lake, Nov. 9. At 56 Bobby Drive, Nov. 8.


At 7080 Goshen Road, Nov. 8. At 7158 Cozaddale, Nov. 8. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Nov. 9. At 1827 Louis Lane, Nov. 9. At 204 Gateway, Nov. 10.


Corey W. Holland, 20, 206 West Lane, Georgetown, gross sexual imposition - victim < 13, statutory, rape - victim < 13 nonforcible at West Lane, Georgetown, Nov. 16. Eric Nicholas Bestfelt, 26, 2226 Ohio 232, New Richmond, burglary at 1406 Post Woods Glen, Batavia, Nov. 15. Mark G. Kirchoff, 54, 3324 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, theft at 3324 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, Nov. 16. Henry Thomas Haas, 21, 446 Ohio Ave, Newport, felonious assault, improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school at 200 University Lane, Batavia, Nov. 17. Erivn C. Schuchart III, 20, 420 W. 9th Street, Newport, felonious assault, improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school at 200 University Lane, Batavia, Nov. 17. Kenneth Kolkmeier, 44, 815 Cherry St., Blanchester, violate protection order or consent agreement at 3254 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 21. Sergio Hernandez, 21, 79 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, obstructing justice at 10 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Nov. 15. Roger Stiger, 20, 79 Amelia Olive Branch, Amelia, theft at 10 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Nov. 15. Juvenile, 13, vandalism, Moscow, Nov. 16. Juvenile, 12, vandalism, Moscow,

The church is having a Christmas Drive-Thru from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. There will be caroling, cookies and candy canes. The church is at 1004 Main Street, Milford;




POLICE REPORTS Nov. 16. Juvenile, 13, vandalism, Moscow, Nov. 16. Darrell H. Moore, 35, 315 Main St., New Richmond, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Nov. 15. Brandon Dewar, 19, 2390 Laycock Cutoff, New Richmond, driving under OVI suspension, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O., theft at 2054 Ohio 232, Batavia, Nov. 15. Timothy Jones, 24, 2223 Greenbush West, Williamsburg, criminal damaging/endangering at 4145 Half Acre Road, Batavia, Nov. 16. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Nov. 16. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Hamersville, Nov. 16. Jeffrey A. Turner, 26, 364 North Church Drive, Lebanon, burglary, resisting arrest at 3468 Number Nine Road, Goshen, Nov. 16. Fredrick D. Chisenhall, 25, 4239 Summit Road, Batavia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 4239 Summit Road, Batavia, Nov. 17. Christine Roy, 20, 4239 Summit Road, Batavia, obstructing official business at 4239 Summit Road, Batavia, Nov. 17. Bradley Collins, 33, 6055 Manchester Road, Franklin, falsification, violate protection order or consent agreement at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 18. Joseph B. Holt, 32, 3857 Little Creek, Amelia, domestic violence at 3857 Little Creek, Amelia, Nov. 18. Alicia G. Hardwick, 25, 204 East Fork Crossing, Batavia, theft at 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Nov. 18. Paul Frederick Marck, 32, 610 Market Street, New Richmond, theft at 1815 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 18. Damien Michael Moore, 20, 500 University Lane, Batavia, theft at 500 University Lane, Apt. 114, Batavia, Nov. 19. Jason Douglas Estepp, 29, 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, theft at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 19. Travis N. Richardson, 21, 6952 Goshen Road, Goshen, resisting arrest at 6952 Goshen Road, Goshen, Nov. 20. Randal D. Blandford, 47, 3280 Yelton Lane, Amelia, domestic violence at 3280 Yelton Lane, Amelia, Nov. 20. Ethan W. Barger, 21, 1785 Antioch Road, Hamersville, aggravated menacing, aggravated riot at 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 21. Jason Wayne Allen, 25, 3910 Old Savannah Drive, Apt. 4, Cincinnati, aggravated menacing, aggravated riot at 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 21. Tyler W. Davis, 19, 300 Campbell Lane, Bethel, riot at 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 21. Brandon M Sizemore, 19, 140 N. Union St., Bethel, riot at 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 21. Alana Maloney, 18, 4458 Glendale Drive, Batavia, aggravated riot at 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 22. Alana Maloney, 18, 4317 Beechmont, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia at 1386 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 21. Megan M. Hunt, 22, 3854 Fox Trail, Amelia, aggravated riot at 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 22. Kerry A. Taylor, 42, 6566 Ohio 727, Goshen, obstructing official business, violate protection order or consent agreement at 6558 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 20. Jennifer E. Bomkamp, 38, 2177 E. Ohio Pike No. 12, Amelia, disorderly conduct at 2177 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Nov. 21. Paul George Walton, 41, 2055 Harvey Road, New Richmond, domestic violence at 2055 Harvey Road, New Richmond, Nov. 21.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 1797 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 20. At 3497 Patterson Road, Bethel, Nov. 21.

Aggravated riot

Nov. 17. At 1245 Wilson Dunham Hill Road, New Richmond, Nov. 17. At 1406 Post Woods Glen, Batavia, April 17. At 2385 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 18. At 2849 Davis Road, Bethel, Nov. 18. At 3923 Windwood Court, Amelia, Nov. 21.

At 1010 Bridle Ridge, New Richmond, Nov. 16. At 2305 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Nov. 17. At 2388 Vista Lake Drive, Batavia, Nov. 16. At 3102 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 18.

At 3727 Loch Lamond Drive, Amelia, Nov. 15.

Criminal simulation

At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 19.

Criminal trespass

At 800 Block Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Nov. 19. At 2141 Baas Road, Batavia, Nov. 17.

Disorderly conduct

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Nov. 16. At 2177 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Nov. 21.

Domestic violence

At Little Creek, Amelia, Nov. 18. At Harvey Road, New Richmond, Nov. 21. At Yelton Lane, Amelia, Nov. 20. At Sodom Road, Hamersville, Nov. 16.

Driving under OVI suspension

At 2054 Ohio 232, Batavia, Nov. 15.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1386 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 22.

Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O.

At 2054 Ohio 232, Batavia, Nov. 15.

Failure to confine a canine

At 6566 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 20.

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At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 18.

Felonious assault

At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Nov. 2.


At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 19.

Fugitive from justice

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Nov. 15.

Gross sexual imposition - victim < 13, statutory

At West Lane, Georgetown, July 11.

Gross sexual imposition

At 100 University Lane, Batavia, Nov. 20.

Having weapons while under disability

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William J. Hayes, 27, 969 Ohio 28 No. 1, domestic violence, Nov. 8. Seth P. McClary, 27, 5901 Hanley Close, theft, obstructing official business, Nov. 8. Jesica M. Phelps, 20, 1201 Queens Road, theft, Nov. 9. Victoria A. Richards, 18, 1004 Commons Drive, theft, Nov. 9. Michael J. Jennings, 48, 10663 Loveland Miamiville Road, driving under influence, open container, Nov. 9. Larry A. Davis, 54, 934 Paul Vista, nuisance dog, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, Nov. 12. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Nov. 12. James L. Merida, 41, 5732 Glenway, criminal trespass, Nov. 12. Richard G. Hunt, 24, Culver Court, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 12. William Dugan, 27, 9970 Washington, disorderly conduct, Nov. 13. Maranda Springer, 25, 6065 Donna Jay, obstructing official business, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 15. Mary Montesi, 31, 684 Middleton Way, domestic violence, Nov. 16.















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Cats get very protective of parents Howdy folks, I keep writing about our cat “Dixie.” We were getting ready to go to a P.E.R.I. meeting last Wednesday. Ruth Ann had the brief case open and Dixie walked through it. After she closed it, he got on the lid and set down hoping we would stay at home. How spoiled they get. Last Friday morning we went to the Hamersville School and talked to the second-grade children. There were three classes of them. Boy, what a beautiful bunch of children. They were so good and asked a lot of questions. I said we have a beagle dog, and asked how many of them have a dog. I think every hand went up. Then I said we have three cats: One spoiled one and two outside ones. I asked how many have cats. I think every hand went back up, this is good to have a dog and cat. This helps children learn how to take care of animals and how to show love to each other. This gives a responsibility to children to learn. The teachers do a super

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job with these children. I am sure all the other teachers do a super job too. CongratGeorge ulations to Rooks all teachers. Ole Ruth Ann I Fisherman and enjoyed being there and to have the opportunity to speak to these beautiful children. Now the orchards – A.& M., Saner and Pringles – are out of apples. The last check we had the Rousters Orchard on Ohio 131 at Williams Corner still had some apples. So stop down there and get some good apples. Last Friday evening the Monroe Grange had their Thanksgiving supper. There was a good crowd with plenty of food. The Kinners of the Riverside Coffee Mill fixed one turkey and the Lytles fixed another one. They were both very good. After the meal, Ruth Ann and Bonnie passed out the projects the junior grangers made for the convention. Each one had gotten money, ribbons, some got a magazine, and they got their projects back that they made. They were so excited. Now not only the kids were excited but also the parents and grandparents too. Ruth Ann and Bonnie do a super job with these juniors. There are 18 children in this junior grange. This is probably one of the biggest in the state. Last Saturday, we went to Goshen schools for a big craft show sponsored by the

Goshen Lions Club. There were about 75 tables of crafters there. We had our wood items: Bird feeders, blue bird boxes, writing desk and cedar chest – all of cedar – and some of our bowls. This was the first time we have been there. This was a good show with a good crowd and the ladies had good food. Santa Claus gave the folks a candy cane. Since we are going to be at the Milford Garden Center with Santa Claus a young lady asked if Santa would object having a picture taken with her lab dog on his lap. Santa thought that would be fine. This lady takes her Labrador to nursing homes. The folks sure enjoy having the dog there and having the opportunity to pet and love on the dog. This lady is to be thanked for doing this. The Santa Claus at the show said he reads our article some and said boy it goes to the North Pole. That is great. Mark your calendar for a craft show at Mowrystown Dec. 4 at the school. This is sponsored by the Whiteoak Valley Grange. The time is 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. There will be some nice Christmas gifts to be bought so come and see Santa Claus after the parade. We will be there all day with our crafts and the Grange will have food to purchase. We lost a good friend last Saturday. His name is Herschel Bohl, called “Tuffy” by everyone. He was very involved in the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery organization. He was always doing more than his part


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and really enjoyed it. Tuffy had a big John Deere tractor and always got in the parades. I remember him with his niece. I think it was setting there steering that big tractor and Tuffy with a big smile, enjoying the girl being there with him. Mr. Bohl will be missed by lots of people and that “hello” he would give each person, and everyone waited for that remark. Ruth Ann and I went up to the nursing home to see him a couple times. We will miss him. The Good Lord has a real helper. Mark your calendar for Dec. 19 at Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia for a pageant “Twas the night before Christmas” followed by a puppet show. Then refreshments will be served in the basement afterwards. The church will also have their luncheon and bazaar Dec. 3. If you want some excellent food and some wonderful desert come to the Faith United Methodist Church on the corner of Fifth and Wood streets. There will also be bake sale Christmas items and fellowship. The menu for our Thanksgiving supper was be turkey, dressing, scalloped oysters, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, carrots and Brussels sprouts, apple salad, cranberry salad, rolls and three kinds of pie – pumpkin, pecan, apple. Start your week by praising the Good Lord and be thankful for all you have and attend the church of your choice. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

DEATHS Bobby Lee Davidson

Bobby Lee Davidson, 30, of Goshen died Nov. 1. Survived by parents, Debbie (Robert) King and Bobby (Lori) Davidson; wife, Rachael Marshall Davidson; children, Shane Lee Davidson, Marcus Hall and Bobby Lee Davidson Jr.; sisters, Mary Jo Branscum and Yolanda Hubbard; and stepsister, Tasha King. Services were Nov. 4 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.

Lori Ellen Morris

Lori Ellen Morris, 41, of Milford died Nov. 13. Survived by husband, J. Rush Morris; children, Nicole, Brooke, Sarah and J. Rush Morris Jr.; parents, Ruth Crosby Burford and Dave Burford; sister, Julie (Andy) Loeffler; mother-in-law, Anne Morris; brotherin-law, Michael (Tina) Morris; sistersin-law, Karen (Dick) Kuhn and Beth

(Jay) Karp; and 11 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father-inlaw, Robert Morris; and brother-inlaw, Bobby (Susan) Morris. Services were Nov. 20 at Milford Christian Church. Memorials to: Lori Morris Memorial Fund, c/o Park National Bank, 25 Main St., Milford, OH 45150.

Martha Janice Paydon

Martha Janice Paydon, 88, of Milford died Nov. 17. Survived by siblings, Cordia Tye, Elzie “L.B.” and Arvil “Preston” Wilson; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Alexander Paydon; and siblings, Mary Paul, Sidney, Isaac, Earnest, William, Loranza and Annie Wilson. Services were Nov. 22 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.


Melissa Jent, Goshen, HVAC, 2216 Woodville Pike, Goshen Township. Lonnie Lawson, Goshen, alter, 7061 Cozaddale, Goshen Township. Cornwell Construction & Electric, Goshen, alter, 5552 Bucktown Road, Jackson Township. Alvin Hagland, Milford, addition, 1390 Emerson Lane, Miami Township, $600. Bauscher Construction & Remodeling, Loveland, addition, 6407 Northward, Miami Township, $70,000. Coombs Electric, Loveland, alter, 1006 Paxton Guinea, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1067 Fox Run, Miami Township; HVAC, 1268 Hickory Woods. Jerry Day, Loveland, HVAC, 6281 Arrowpoint Dr., Miami Township. Hufford Inc., Milford, HVAC, 575 Miami Bluff, Miami Township. National Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 644 Hobby Horse Lane, Miami Township. Bob Ramsey, Felicity, garage, 5409 Dry Run Road, Miami Township, $20,000. PDQ Construction, Milford, garage, 5768 Lynne Clara Drive, Miami Township, $24,200. Barker Electric, Batavia, alter, 338 W. Main St., Newtonsville Village. Hanley Builders, Owensville, addition, 5263 Belfast Owensville, Stonelick Township, $35,000. Ford Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 5747 Deerfield, Stonelick Township. Rossmann Electric, Maineville, alter, 6451 Marathon Edenton, Wayne

Township. Ruth Holden, Goshen, pole barn, 3057 Meek Road, Wayne Township, $10,600.


TYCO/ADT, Norwood, fire alarm, 21 Whitney Drive, Miami Township. BHI General Contracting, Fairfield, alter-Hana Tokyo Sushi, 1067 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $110,000. Park 50, Cincinnati, alter-CIMX suite B, 5400 Dupont Circle, Miami Township, $52,000. MS Consultants, Youngstown, alterFifth Third Bank, 6403 Branch Hill Guinea, Miami Township, $20,000. Global Sign Co., Liberty Township, sign, 520 Wards Corner, Miami Township. RP Plumbing, Amelia, miscellaneous work-Milford Sem Haven, 225 Cleveland Ave., Milford City. OSI Development, Owensville, newstorage building, 326 Main St., Stonelick Township, $60,000. K4 Architecture, Cincinnati, alterChase Bank, 1086 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Randy Hall, Milford, sign, 913 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Greycliff Development, Cincinnati, 5544 Falling Wood, Miami Township, $120,000. MHP Holdings Vista, Milford, alter, 5887 Deerfield, Miami Township. Victory Signs & Lighting Inc., Milford, sign, 906 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Arkinetics, Cleveland, addition, 1600 Ohio 28, Goshen Township. Dial One Security, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 885 Ohio 28, Miami Township.

IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Barbara L. Whaley and Robert Taylor Sr. vs. Duke Energy Ohio Inc., et al., other tort Cynthia Michael and Anthony Michael vs. Cincinnati Insurance Company, et al., other tort Patrick D. Weadick, et al. vs. Melinda Neyer, et al., other tort Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. Quality Egg LLC, other tort U.S. Bank NA vs. William Barnette, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Thomas E. Holtman, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Eric Dixon, et al., foreclosure Sharefax Credit Union Inc. vs. Stephyn W. Ward, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Scott R. Kisner, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Scott M. Ellington, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Shawn C. Fancher, et al., foreclosure Wachovia Bank of Delaware NA vs. Ralph E. Wright, et al., foreclosure Advantage Bank vs. Nathaniel Barger and Clermont County Treasurer,

foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Thomas Carnes, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brenda G. Privett, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David Knueven, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Kirk W. Sanders, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Jeffrey D. Pickel, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Lee M. Lewis, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Kevin Howard and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Mark L. Beaver, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Melissa Gerome, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA vs. Mary M. Atwood, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Waylon E. Roberts, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Gene S. Fritts, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Debra Wilson, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Paul W. Gerten, et al., foreclosure Citifinancial Inc. vs. Lisa Dick, et al., foreclosure Greater Cincinnati Credit Union vs. Rosemary M. Muoka, et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loans Mortgage Corporation vs. David A. Clark, et al., foreclosure

Freedom Mortgage Corporation Loancare Servicing vs. Ronald Proffit, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Thomas C. Kretten, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Larry Combs, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Vannie L. Pfaff, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Cheryl Combs, et al., foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Joseph Humbert, et al., foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Vernon T. Prichard, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loan Servicing LP vs. John P. Baumann, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA successor by merger vs. Joshua E. Koenig, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA vs. Steve S. Guenther and Amy B. Guenther, foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. David Robinson, et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Vincent Garrison, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA successor by merger vs. William J. Eyles, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brian Winch, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Robert G. Jackson, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Timothy W. Petrey, et al., foreclosure

SANTA LETTER Dear Santa, We have worked hard to be a good girl and boy this year. I have been working really hard in Kindergarten at Meadowview Elementary and my brother has been working hard to get ready for preschool. We look forward to Corey, our Elf on a Shelf, coming to visit us again this year. We will take good care of him so he can come back to you every night! We are not asking for a

lot this year. My brother, Braden, would like a Lego table so that he can build with his Legos. I would like a FurReal Friend. I like the cats the best. We will be happy with whatever you give us for Christmas. We hope you have a safe trip on Christmas Eve and enjoy all the yummy treats that are left out for you! Be careful and tell Mrs. Claus Merry Christmas for us as well.

Braden and Emily Love, Emily, 6 Braden, 3


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