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Vietnam vets get a homecoming All Vietnam veterans in Northern Kentucky are invited to a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. These are soldiers who never had a homecoming parade, says Drew Vargo of Kenton County’s Vietnam Veterans of America chapter. The Veterans Day event will thank veterans for their service and commitment. Life, B1

Students honor U.S. past, future Summit View elementary and middle schools chose to observe Veterans Day a little early. "We want (veterans) to know we think Veterans Day is a big deal," said Vice Principal Lesley Smith. Schools, A5

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Beechwood dedication draws gasps, tears By Libby Cunningham

Members of the Bramel family are honored for the new Edward L. Bramel Field. LIBBY CUNNINGHAM/ THE

FORT MITCHELL — Amongst the shine of the sleek metal in the weight room, labeled with red reminders of Tiger Power, stood the Elickers. On Nov. 4, Beechwood Independent Schools dedicated a new athletic facility to several area families, an impressive structure that could keep more than 300 students involved and out of trouble. Inside the crowded, gleaming room,itwashardtohearwhythis dedication was so important to Deborah Elicker, whose voice was competing with the sound-


trackofexcitedgaspsoftheinaugural visitors. But words weren’t important; anyone who wanted to know why this night meant so much had to

simply look into Deborah’s eyes. “We are very honored and deeply touched,” she said, speaking through tears. “Beechwood football meant everything to


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Matthew.” TheBeechwoodBoardofEducation knows that too, which is why they dedicated part of the 11,000-square-foot, state-of-theart athletic facility to Matthew Elicker, a member of the class of 1998. In2004,Elickerdiedofcancer. Elicker played on the storied 1997 state champion football team; he used the weight room at Beechwood extensively and his tenacity and ambition earned him the starting center spot on that year’s team. “He was so proud to be a startingcenteronthe1997undefeated team,” she said proudly, smiling and crying at the memory. Her husband, Edward, stood with her as she clutched the plaque they received in Matthew’s honor. “Well obviously it’s a great honor,” he said. “What they said very true.” TheElickerswerenottheonly family honored at the dedication. The family of Brenda Israel was honored, with the Edward L. Bramel Field dedicated to her father. “It’s absolutely beautiful,” she said of the baseball field dedicatedtoherfamilyandthefacilityin general. “I am glad we have a facility for the girls and boys.” MattClayton’sfamilywasalso given a plaque for the Gordon and Joann Hood Athletic Center. A Beechwood graduate, Clayton said he was happy the school was able to update its facilities. “It’s pretty special, I went to school here for 13 years and had seen the old (athletic center),” he said. “I’m honored it’s named after my grandparents.”

Ethics chairman resigns in Villa Hills By Libby Cunningham

VILLA HILLS — The chairman of the Ethics Committee in Villa Hills resigned from his position Monday night, only hours before residents could start voting on a controversial tax levy in the city that would help pay for road maintenance. Although he said his resignation falling the night before Election Day is a coincidence, Larry McGovern’s decision to step down in the midst of work and familyobligationsaswellasrelations among council members, is not.

"I've got my hat in a lot of different rings here," McGovern said. "My workload has doubled." Although he said contention with council was not a main factor, his resignation letter calls council out several times. In the letter he writes: “... My family and work obligations have increased over the past two years and I have found it very difficult to balance everything.” He also touches on a “lack of integrity and civility” among the city government and states that he is “sick of the mob mentality that exists within our current council.”

Finally, before thanking the other members of the Ethics Committee, he writes: "I would also argue that we have (one) council member, and possibly more, either actively participating, or supplying information to The Whistleblower, thus undermining everything that's good and right about this city." Mayor Mike Martin said he still needs time to "digest" the letter of resignation and the McGovern has made some "pretty strong comments" about council members. "(I am) disappointed," Martin said. "Sounds like he's a little

frustrated and has a lot going on." Martin said Villa Hills will find another qualified member to fill McGovern's spot, and that the position is appointed by the mayor and approved by council. All members of the Villa Hills Council were called for comment. James Noll, George Bruns and Mike Pope declined to comment until they saw the letter. Other members did not respond to calls for comments until after press time. For more on what's going on in your community visit

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Oct. 26 was an evening of surprises at the first public forum meeting for Kenton County’s new comprehensive planning process, Direction 2030: Your Voice, Your Choice. About 60 enthusiastic residents attended the meeting to learn about recent demographic trends re-

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for people to attend. Dennis Gordon, NKAPC executive director, said these meetings are critical because they provide great opportunities for citizens to give their input to the plan. “Kenton County is going to change over the next 20 years; it’s one of those few guarantees of life,” he said. “What we as citizens need to do is help shape the change so it benefits the community’s overall quality of life. That’s what Direction 2030 is all about… reaching out and engaging citizens on how to shape the in-

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Kenton County residents watch a presentation at the first Direction 2030 public forum on Oct. 26. Upcoming forums are scheduled on Nov. 17, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 PROVIDED

evitable change that’s coming.” Many people in the community are evidently hearing that message. Concerned residents showed up to contribute to the process at the first meeting, including a large number of members of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party, who have in the past been outspoken opponents of NKAPC. They attended the presentations, and participated in the small group discussions, sharing ideas about the future of Kenton County. “Even though members of this group had expressed opposition to NKAPC in the past, I think it was great that we had a public forum

in which they could express their views to NKAPC. After all, the whole purpose of this exercise is to listen to all points of view,” said Jay Fossett, former city manager of Covington. “I was happy to see them join us at the table to accomplish this important work and help us move forward in a constructive manner to support this long-range planning process.” Many issues were discussed at the meeting, including the addition of parks and other green space; improving traffic conditions; making our communities smaller and more walkable; adding more public transportation options; adding more

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walking, cycling, running and horseback trails; improving access to education; using social media to bring communities together; and many other topics. Keypad devices were used to get input from attendees followed by a small group discussion. Information and results are posted on the Direction 2030 project website at Notably absent at the meeting however, were members of Generation X who were born between 1965 and 1980 and the Millennial generation, those younger generation residents who were born after about 1980. “We’d really like to hear from these younger citizens,” commented Shayna Crowley, a member of Legacy, the young professionals group that is a part of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “People in these generations are the ones who are raising new families and growing the county. Their input is critical in creating a viable longrange plan for the county and making it a better place for them and their families,” added Sharmili Reddy, NKAPC senior planner. A second round of meetings – scheduled for January through March 2012 – will include a brief overview of generational preferences from the first meetings. In addition, information regarding these needs and how the county can address them will also be discussed and attendees will work on prioritization of the issues identified. A third round of meetings – scheduled for April through June 2012 – will include an overview of community needs and prioritization from the earlier meetings and a discussion about goals needed to achieve this vision. In the July-August 2012 timeframe, a capstone meeting will be held to discuss the final goals and objectives and present a countywide concept plan before the plan is sent to local legislative bodies for adoption. People who live and/ or work in Kenton County can give their input by participating in these public meetings, and also by contributing to an online forum called Open City at or by joining Direction 2030s online community on Facebook at http:// .



Kindle users can access library’s eBooks Those with Amazon’s Kindle can now download free eBooks from the Kenton County Public Library’s website. “The library is always trying to be on the cutting edge of technology. This is another way to offer our patrons information on what they need how they need it,” the library’s digital librarian Nicole Frilling said. “The Kindle is the most popular ereader and now instead of just purchasing eBooks they can get them free from the library.” Until recently, Kindle users purchased most of their eBooks from Amazon’s website. This new development will allow Kindle users to download from the nearly 8,000 books in the library’s eBook collection. And eBook usage at the library is on the rise. “Last month we had a 50 percent increase in the number of eBooks checked out,” Frilling said. “Now that Kindle users can download free books, I expect this number to increase dramatically. Plus, as we approach the holidays, ereaders will mostly likely be one of the most popular gifts for people again this year.” The library’s eBook collection is not just for adults. There are also children and teen titles. “These are really great to have loaded on your phone or reader for when you want to run errands and keep your children occupied and engaged,” said Frilling, a mother of

people select and use ereaders. Instructor Pam Baker states that class participants get to hold and use iPad, Nook, Kindle and Sony eReader and compare each. Baker then shows participants how to download the free eBooks from the library’s website. Classes are held

monthly. To review and download free eBooks from the Kenton County Public Library go to and click on eBooks. A KCPL library card to borrow the eBooks. Those without a library card from Kenton County can apply online.

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out spending a ton of money. If I can borrow the first book in a series and see how I like it, I’ll usually go ahead and spend money to support the author on the additional books. But, buying the first book feels like a risk, even if it’s not that expensive. Every little bit counts these days.” EBooks are on the rise. Nora Rawlinson co-founder and editor of said that by 2014 half of all books will be eBooks. A study by the Forrester Group estimates that roughly 15 million e-readers will be purchased this year. “I got mine as a gift from my mother when I graduated from NKU in May,” Davis said. “I’m addicted now, and I can’t imagine my life without it. I took it with me on vacation to Virginia Beach this summer, to doctor ap-

two. “Plus many tweens and teens have phones now that can down eBooks so they can read them on the school bus or when they have some down time.” Independence resident Jennifer Davis is also excited about the convenience. “I love using the library now, but where I live, it’s at least 20 minutes to any branch, so this is going to be really convenient for me,” she said. She’s also looking forward to the opportunity to save money. “I dropped about $80 on eBooks just to get through all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, so being able to borrow books on my Kindle will be terrific,” she said. “Being able to use the library for eBooks will be a godsend. It’ll also be a great way to try out a new series with-

pointments, on flights. It was great to basically have hundreds of books in my purse at once.” Those looking to purchase an e-reader can turn to the library for guidance. The library offers free classes to help

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Caution urged to avoid deer collisions With autumn’s arrival and deer hunting season pending, motorists will see increased movement of wildlife throughout Kentucky. November is traditionally the heart of deer migration and mating season creating greater potential for deer-car crashes. Boone County is No. 1 in the state in deer/auto collisions, according to a Kentucky State Police listing. Boone had 768 collisions between 2006 and 2010, averaging 154 collisions a year. Campbell County had 536 over five years, with an average of 107 deer collisions. Kenton County had 352 collision over five years, averaging 70 per year. Lt. David Jude, KSP

spokesperson, says motorists need to take extra precautions when driving in the fall. “It is extremely important to recognize this ever-present risk, especially at this time of year when nearly 50 percent of all collisions with deer occur,” Jude said. “Last year, we had 3,084 deer-related collisions in Kentucky with four of those being a fatal collision,” added Jude. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are nearly 1 million car crashes with deer each year nationwide. State Farm Insurance Co. states that the average deer/automobile collision results in approximately $3,000 per claim for repairs and injuries. Based on a recent study

by the company, one in 162 Kentucky drivers has the likelihood of a collision with a deer. Jude offered the following tips for drivers: » Be extra cautious in the early morning and evening hours. Deer are most active during these low-light periods when humans see worst and reaction time is slow. » Stay alert when driving through a known deercrossing zone. If you see one deer, look for more. They often travel in herds. » Drive at a moderate speed, especially on roads bordering woodlands, parklands, golf courses and streams. However, remember that many deer crashes occur on busy highways near cities. » Use high beam headlights if there is no on-

This deer was spotted in Jack Prindle's driveway in the Big Bone section of Boone County. The photo was taken Nov. 3 with Prindle's deer cam. THANKS TO JACK PRINDLE coming traffic. High beams will reflect in the eyes of deer on or near the roadway, providing increased driver reaction time. » Upon seeing a deer, immediately slow down.

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Officials attend judges college

By Amanda Joering Alley Circuit court judges serving Kenton County participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges A new program through College that took place Oct. 9the Northern Kentucky 12 in Frankfort. The AdminisCommunity Action Comtrative Office of the mission is helping entreCourts provided the judipreneurs throughout cial education program the area open their own for the state’s Circuit small businesses. Court and Family Court The Rekindle Mijudges. cro-Enterprise ProKenton Circuit gram, which serCourt Judges Gregvices Boone, Campory Bartlett, Martin bell, Kenton, CarJ. Sheehan and Paroll, Gallatin, tricia M. Summe and Grant, Owen and Family Court Pendleton counJudges Lisa Osborne ties, offers those Bushelman and interested in startChristopher J. Mehing a small busiling attended the ness help through judges college. business developThe judges rement training, onceived a case law upgoing mentoring date and attended 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and access to fundsessions on domestic ing assistance. “Assisting young men in their formation as leaders and men for others through rigorous college preparation violence, digital eviBob Yoder, the dence and investigain the Jesuit tradition since 1831.” commission’s busition, social media’s ef600 W. North Bend Road ness development difect on the courts, court Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 • 513.761.7600 rector, said the prointerpreters, and Kengram came about tucky Drug Court. The @stxlongblueline through a grant from the college also offered a Job Opportunities for course on e-Warrants, the Low-Income Individuals electronic warrant man(JOLI) Program, a federal agement system that program through the Office of makes processing warrants Community Services. more efficient for judges and law “This program is meant to help enforcement. people interested in starting all “Technology is dramatically imkinds of small businesses,” Yoder said. proving the way courts do business and “It can help people who are just starting this college devoted several sessions to its out, or those who want to expand their small impact on the justice system,” said Circuit businesses to offer more products or services.” Court Judge Paul F. Isaacs, who serves Bourbon, The term “micro-enterprise” means that the busiScott and Woodford counties and is the newly elected ness is very small, employing only one to five people. president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Judges. The program includes an introduction to small business and “The Kentucky State Police demonstrated how they’re investigatdeveloping a business plan. Those in the program are eligible to apply for a ing crimes that people commit through computers and other electronic devices, several judges shared their experiences with social media and we received train- loan up to $5,000 to get their business started. Along with the loans available through the commission, the program also ining on the e-Warrants system. These courses were great opportunities to learn cludes help securing loans from other sources depending on the needs of the about digital advances that apply to the work of Circuit Court.” Circuit judges also participated in courses on foreclosure conciliation pro- person, Yoder said. “We will work with people to find what would be best for them and their grams in Kentucky, search and seizure, and the implementation of House Bill 463. HB 463 took effect in June 2011 and is the most comprehensive overhaul of Ken- business,” Yoder said. Yoder said through the whole process of starting their business, program tucky’s penal code in more than 30 years. All three branches of government supported the legislation, which is designed to curb the cost of incarceration without participants will have mentors to help them along the way. Covington resident Consuela Gray is one of 24 people that are taking part in compromising public safety. Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, di- the first session of the program, which is being held now. Gray, who has spent years working in the food and service industry, is a vorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, land dispute title cases and constudent at Gateway Community and Technicial College and is trying to open a tested probate cases. Sessions specifically for Family Court judges covered the Interstate Compact food truck. “I’ve always wanted to cook or own my own restaurant,” Gray said. “I was on the Placement of Children, parental relocation, and child fatalities in Kentucky. The college also offered a course on handling cases involving children who have thinking of businesses I could open that would have less overhead than opening a experienced traumatic events. Family Court is a division of Circuit Court and has traditional restaurant and I had the idea to open a food truck.” So far, Gray has put together her business plan and menu and is in the process primary jurisdiction in cases involving family issues, including divorces, adopof pricing trucks. tion, child support, domestic violence and juvenile status offenses. Once she graduates in December, she hopes to be ready to open her business, which will offer finger foods. Gray said the program has already helped her a lot, and she thinks it will be beneficial to people like her. “I’ve lived in Covington my whole life and to be able to open a business in my hometown would just be great,” Gray said. “This is such a good program that is really beneficial as long as you put the work in.” Yoder said his goal is to have a session of program running all the time and plans to alternate where the sessions are offered throughout the area. For more information about the program, visit or call Yoder at ©2011 Classified Ventures, LLC™. All rights reserved. 655-2946. For more about your community, visit









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Kindergartners Emma Wright, 5, and Connor Reynolds, 5, of Summit View Elementary, hold their hands over their hearts while they recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Veterans Day celebration. PATRICIA A. SCHEYER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Students honor U.S. past, future By Patricia A. Scheyer

Five-year-old Gracie Wolfe, a kindergartner at Summit View Elementary, sings the "Star Spangled Banner" during the Veterans Day celebration at the school Friday, Nov. 4. PATRICIA A.


TAYLOR MILL — Summit View Elementary School and Summit View Middle School chose to observe Veterans Day a little early on Friday, Nov. 4, with a combined assembly in the gym. Choruses from fourth, fifth and sixth grades sang the "Star Spangled Banner" and "It’s a Grand Old Flag" and the eighthgrade band played the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and other patriotic songs. The fifth-grade recorder group accompanied the student body in a version of "Yankee Doodle." “We have always had a Veterans Day program,” said Lesley Smith, Summit View vice principal. “This year we decided to hold ours with the middle school, and though it is a bigger undertaking, we think it will have a big-


ger impact on the students.” Capt. Rusty Mardis of the U.S. Air Force gave a small talk about the past, present and future of the Armed Forces and their sacrifices to defend the country. “I am very glad Summit View is taking the lead in honoring Veterans Day,” said Mardis. “It

is kind of a lost tradition, and they are keeping it new with a new generation." Students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to school, and classes talked about Veterans Day. “We wanted to join the schools as an effort to become a campus,” said Smith. “I think it is a success, and the students will remember this because it is a bigger celebration. We want them to know, we think Veterans Day is a big deal, and here at Summit View, we honor the veterans.”

Kenton named champs for kids Hanners' Helpers – a Kenton County School District project – is the winner of 4C for Children's first Champions for Children: the Next Generation Award. This project trains and places 800 high school students to work one on one weekly with below grade level primary students to improve literacy skills or to mentor students identified as "at risk." Beverlee Collins, Sara Callahan and Tonya Brummer are the student leaders who help train and place 800 high schoolers in relationships with 800 primary students identified by their teachers as needing academic or

behavioral support. The goal of the Champions for Children: The Next Generation award, being presented for the first time this year, is to honor high school students in grades 912 who are taking action on behalf of the children of our community – or of our world. "We want to reinforce in the leaders of tomorrow the importance of investing in the children of today--especially those from birth to age 8," said 4C President/ CEO Sallie Westheimer. 4C for Children will recognize efforts at a Jan. 28 Champions for Children Gala at the Westin Cincinnati. The 2011 4C Champions

for Children are State Senator Eric Kearney, community volunteer Digi Schueler and Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America. A special presentation of the new youth award will also be made at the Jan. 28 gala. To be eligible for consideration, projects had to demonstrate the involvement of high school students and do one or more of the following: » empower and educate young children through direct service » provide leadership or raise awareness on an issue that impacts young children » improve the quality of life of young children.

A new collaboration with eight high schools from the Diocese of Covington will promote and empower drama and arts departments. The Diocesan Arts Project, as it’s been dubbed, will strive to support all the schools in terms of keeping down costs while building up the quality of all the productions. Through publications and various marketing strategies, the public will be informed of upcoming theatrical and artistic events throughout the Diocese of Covington. In addition, schools will share ideas, costumes, props, set pieces and many other vital elements to make all the productions better. “It has become a pet project for myself to see the arts get recognized, much like the athletics get recognized all the time,” said Newport Central Catholic Theater Director Kevan Brown, who initiated the project. “There are some extremely talented people in all of our shows who deserve some of this recognition as well. It would be great for people to see that the catholic schools in Northern Kentucky are strong in the arts, as well as athletics and academics.” High schools currently involved include Newport Central Catholic, Bishop Brossart, St. Henry, Notre Dame Academy, Holy Cross, St. Patrick, Villa Madonna and Covington Catholic. Jodie Meyn, English and drama teacher and director at Villa Madonna Academy High School, is excited about “sharing the best practices and physical resources that can enhance productions easily and efficiently.” “This will improve the arts program by allowing our students to realize that the small school experience doesn’t mean that we are alone. Directors who are working overtime and as an addition to a full class load will also be able to be more efficient with their time, their resources and their volunteers,” she said. “We are a diocese, and we need to use that as our common strength not just for resources but to give students the chance to see themselves within a bigger framework, as part of a bigger family. That’s what the arts are - big families that encourage growth, exploration and cooperation.” Students will also have an active role in the program. Cast members and other student volunteers will actively promote other schools’ productions by attending the performances and providing positive feedback to be published on the Internet and in local media publi-

cations. “For the students, it will be a great way to make new contacts,” Brown said. “They will also be able to learn new skills such as writing reviews and interviewing cast members. Above all though, it’s a great way for our schools to support each other in a non-competitive way. It seems that right now, aside from a few religious ceremonies, our students only are exposed to each other in an ‘us versus them’ setting. In this program, we are all on one team.” At the end of the year, the schools will hold a showcase of all the talent seen throughout the year. This event will include songs, scenes and art displays from all the schools. Details on dates, location and other specifics will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Initial funding is coming from St. Joseph Drama Club in Cold Spring, a live theater production group beginning its 35th year. Their donation will go towards the end of the year showcase, marketing materials and getting the initiative off the ground, Brown said. Opportunities for further funding and sponsorships are also available. For information on sponsorships and funding, contact Kevan Brown at “We believe in fostering the development of and supporting existing performing arts groups in Northern Kentucky at all levels: Grade school, middle school, high school, college and community theater,” Calhoun said. “This project is a conduit to additional groups, allowing us to further leverage our assets and hopefully benefit from collaborating with them in return. We see it as a type of stewardship, ‘paying it forward’ if you will. When St. Joe’s Drama Club was younger, we appreciated the guidance and assistance of veteran theater groups, now we want to do the same for others. This project is the perfect opportunity to do that, nothing like this has existed in the past.” Calhoun said theater groups and young people should have the best opportunities possible when they engage in a project. “Time and effort spent in development and rehearsal can be long and challenging,” he said. “Actors and artists don’t receive the recognition and applause until the end, and even then it’s only for a fraction of the total time they’ve invested. So, their efforts deserve the greatest chance for success that is possible. And hopefully they’ll repeat their success again in the future.”

Villa Hills author shares conclusions on the art, science of living Jagdish Bhatia, 70, a retired professor living in Villa Hills, says he’s lived a “vibrant” life – a life he wants to share with others. He lives out this desire through his new book “From Gujja (Pakistan) to Villa Hills (USA) Via Karnal (India): Autobiography of a Teacher: A Success Story.” “It’s an interesting story,” said friend Don Galli, who assisted Bhatia with typing his

memoir. “It’s his autobiography, he’s had an interesting and unusual life that I think people will enjoy reading about.” In his book Bhatia writes from his experience and draws the conclusion to a “sutra – rule for living life.” His journey began in 1940 in a village called Gujja in Pakistan. His family was uprooted from their home and started their journey to India because they were Hindu. They landed

in Karnal. Bhatia contracted smallpox and his father abandoned the family. Bhatia was isolated because of the contagious disease. “I was kept in a morgue for for 14 days,” he said. “No one believed that I would survive, and I survived. I would not be a normal person. My detractors were wrong.” Bhatia was able to rise above the scars due to his mother’s love and strength.

In the ‘70s he worked as a science professor and married his wife, Kiran. They have been married for 40 years. He arrived in the United States in March 1981. “From Gujja to Vila Hills has been the indescribable flight of principles of living right,” he said. His academic career was cut short due to Parkinson’s Disease. Bhatia, however, is still making his mark on the world –

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Pandas, Colonels win cross country titles By James Weber

KENTON COUNTY — The Notre Dame Academy cross country team has so much depth that Carly Scheper and Brenna Schutzman weren't needed to win the Class 3A, Region 5 title. But they fought different obstacles to get on the course and help the Pandas win the team championship for a third straight year Nov. 5 at Sherman Elementary School in Grant County. The Pandas scored a near-perfect score of 17 points, placing five of the top six finishers. “It's a culmination of everything,” said NDA head coach Barry Hudepohl. “The training was perfect, the game plan was perfect. the practice was perfect. When you put all that work in and it comes together, it's a great feeling.” Junior Amy Hansen blew away the competition to win her first regional title, running in 19 minutes, 38.69 seconds to beat junior teammate Skyler Green

Covington Catholic starts the 2A meet on its way to the team championship. Teams ran the regional cross country races Nov. 5 at Sherman Elementary School in Sherman, KY. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

by 37 seconds. Hansen was NDA's first regional champ since 2002. “She was good last year, our sixth or seventh runner,” Hudepohl said. “She put the work in this summer and worked very hard on her own. She came to practice in July already in great shape and moved forward from there. She's a great teammate and a super kid.”

Scheper finished third and Schutzman fifth. Senior Katie Steinkamp placed sixth to round out the scoring. Senior Morgan Stenger finished 13th and sophomore Sydney Lenhof 14th. Scheper, who will sign a letter of intent to join the diving program at national power Auburn this week, took the ACT test the day of the regional and arrived at Sherman about a half hour be-

fore the race. Scheper trains in diving at Miami University yearround and was balancing that sport her cross country duties this fall. Schutzman is a Type-1 diabetic who has to manage her condition with daily shots and an insulin. Her mother said she's never dropped out of a race. “It feels good, rewarding,” Schutzman said. “I love this team. We work hard together, we have fun together.” Notre Dame completed a sweep of regional titles in all four fall sports it participates in: golf, volleyball, soccer and now cross country. The school had a pep rally to celebrate that Nov. 7. Covington Catholic certainly needed its starters to be present and in top form as the Colonels won the 2A boys regional title by two points over Lexington Catholic 43-45. “Our guys had a great team race,” said head coach Tom Arnold. “Our seniors came up big today. I knew it was going to be a tight race and it would come down to every place. They really

stepped up and made every place count.” Senior Brayden Schlagbaum, Cov Cath's top runner, finished sixth. Sophomore Brian Menke was the top Colonel, finishing fourth. “Brian ran out of his mind today,” Arnold said. Junior Christian Greenwell finished eighth, nipping a LexCath runner at the finish line to win by 0.24 seconds. Senior Alex Flynn finished 12th and senior Jacob Condon 13th. Freshman Grant Guenther finished 16th and senior Sam Ruwe 19th. “We've been preaching how important the finish was,” Schlagbaum said. “Everybody stepped up today and that's what we needed. We'll do the best we can at state. North Oldham is going to be hard to beat and obvoiusly LexCath, but we'll run hard and see what happens.” Dixie Heights finished third in the 3A boys race. Junior Max McGehee finished second in a close finish at the line. Michael See REGION, Page A9


Notre Dame Academy wins 2nd state soccer title By James Weber

PARK HILLS — They enjoyed playing with a lead all year. So when the Notre Dame Academy girls soccer team scored the first goal of the game in the state championship final, the Pandas let their emotions fly. The one goal was all they eventually needed as they beat Sacred Heart 2-0 to win their second state championship in team history Nov. 5 at Dunbar High School in Lexington. “It's awesome. I don't know whether to cry or laugh. It hasn't sunk in yet,” senior Chandler Clark said. Notre Dame head coach Sara Raaker-McSorley said, “I'm so happy for the girls. They deserve every bit of happiness; that's the best part of it all.” Clark, a senior, provided the winning goal 25 minutes into the game, going high in the air to head in a corner kick from senior Corinne Brown for her 21st goal of the season. Clark said about half her goals have come from corner kicks this year. “We've scored more on set pieces this year than we have in probably the past six years combined,” RaakerMcSorley said. “They just know how to connect.” It was the first goal for Notre Dame against the Valkyries in their last three meetings in the state tournament. That included the 2009 state final, in which nine current Pandas participated in. “Last year it really didn't affect us a lot, but this year we really felt it because we knew this was our last opportunity to make our final statement as a team here,” Clark said. “It would have been nice to beat anyone, but they are such a great program.” After the 1-0 start, Notre Dame played well with the lead, allowing just one shot on goal. “That first goal was huge,” RaakerMcSorley said. “Our team changes dynamics when we score a goal, so it was huge to get a goal under our belts.” The team trusted its defense, with junior goalkeeper Olivia Voskuhl and the all-senior back line of Alex Lonnemann, Megan Miller, Brandi Schwartz and Corinne Brown. The Pandas allowed just 15 goals all year, five during

Notre Dame players celebrate the end of the state final. Notre Dame and Sacred Heart played the Kentucky girls soccer state championship game Nov. 5 at Dunbar High School in Lexington. NDA won 2-0 for its second state title. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

a 16-game winning streak to end the season. “This is the best team I've ever played with, especially my defenders. It's a great feeling,” Voskuhl said. “They're the reason why I have shutouts.” NDA scored an insurance goal with 11 minutes left, with senior Ellyn Abdelghany knocking in a rebound shot from close range for her 11th goal. “We knew we had to control our game from the start, pressure them,” said senior Sydney Scheben, the team's leading scorer with 24 goals. “It was great to get on the board, but we knew we needed to get another one because we knew they would come out and play hard.” When the clock hit all zeroes, the Pandas rushed the field in jubilation and piled on each other. Nine of them were on the 2009 state runner-up team that lost to Sacred Heart in penalty kicks. Many of them saw NDA's first

Notre Dame senior Brandi Schwartz, right, plays defense against Sacred Heart in the state championship game Nov. 5. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

state title win in 2004 as youngsters. “It's great to end my senior year on a win,” Scheben said. “It's something I'll never forget.”

The title was sweet for the head coach, who held and kissed her 2month-old son Thomas Joseph as the team prepared to leave the stadium. Raaker-McSorley, who was head coach for the first state title, missed the first two weeks of this season after giving birth. She will miss her eight seniors, Abdelghany, Brown, Clark, Miller, Scheben, Schwartz, Belle Leininger, Kaitlin McLeod, Lexie Nageleisen, Meghan Reed and Katie Whitehouse. “These seniors are special, both on and off the field,” the coach said. “They bring great character to our team.” See more Notre Dame soccer coverage in next week’s Recorder. Also, visit



Kenton teams bring edge to playoffs regular season finale. “We crossed a threshold last week and started playing with attitude,” Kozerski said. “Not cockiness, but attitude.” The Indians face undefeated Owen County at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. At this point in the season, the opponent and the opponent’s record is irrelevant. “We worry about fixing ourselves,” Kozerski said. “If we do what we’re supposed to, things will take care of themselves. We want to do what we’ve been trained to do and if we do that, we shouldn’t

The Holy Cross Indians (8-3) have found the edge that head coach Bruce Kozerski was looking for in his players all season. Quarterback Kyle Fuller turned in a nearly flawless performance, completing 7-of-9 passes for 193 yards and four touchdowns in a 68-0 win over Carroll County Nov. 4. Eric Walker caught four passes for 150 yards and two scores, as the Indians rolled up 527 yards of total offense. Kozerski was pleased to see his team play with swagger, starting with the 41-0 victory over Holmes in the

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Lloyd 13, Walton-Verona 0

Lloyd (5-6) avenged a regular-season loss and notched a road playoff win in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. After surrendering 42 points to the Bearcats Sept. 9, the Juggernauts defense showed how far it has come this season by pitching the shutout. “We’re always counting on our defense,” Lloyd head coach Josh Stratton said. “We missed 31 tackles the first time we played them. We changed some things up and put a few new wrinkles in on defense.” Quarterback Dexter Smith threw for 195 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Mitchell Brooks and Quentin Nunn hauled in the touchdowns for Lloyd, which faces Newport Central Catholic in the second round Nov. 11. The first-round win was a mild upset, but a

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win over the defending state champ would be a monumental surprise. “We’ve got a lot of momentum,” said Stratton. “NewCath is the standard in Class 2A. Our kids really get up to play them.”

Covington Catholic 38, Rowan County 7

The Colonels (9-2) struggled early, before dominating the second half. CovCath’s defense bent but did not break early, forcing three first half turnovers including two in the red zone. The offense finally got on track in the second half, as Gabe Gray rushed for the final two of his three scores. CovCath travels to Ashland Blazer (9-2) Nov. 11 for its Class 4A secondround game.

Beechwood 60, Paris 7

The No. 1 seed in Class 1A took care of business early. Cameron Vocke rushed for four touchdowns and Max Nussbaum rushed for two as the Tigers (10-1) jumped out to a 41-0 first quarter lead. The starters, some of whom were battling injuries heading into the playoffs, appeared healthy and got three extra quarters of rest. The Tigers face Ludlow in the second round at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

Ludlow 55, Eminence 26

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Ludlow (3-8) pulled the biggest first-round upset among local teams, defeating Eminence (9-2). After being held to just

undermanned Colonels to victory in Class 6A. Dixie Heights fell behind 28-0 at halftime. The Colonels finish the season 3-8. Franklin County 56, Scott 21 Senior Brandon Stamper scored on an 80yard touchdown reception from sophomore quarterback Ben Osborne in the first quarter to keep the Eagles in the game. Undefeated Franklin County pulled away after that, taking a 49-7 lead into halftime of the Class 5A contest. Osborne and senior Ryan Sowder added late touchdown runs for Scott, which finishes the season 4-6.

25 total points in a threegame losing streak to end the regular season, the Panthers offense erupted as the team scored a season-high 55 points. The previous high was 30 in an early season loss at Pendleton County. Senior Chris Yates caught three passes for 140 yards and scored on each one. He added an interception return for a touchdown, 58 yards rushing, 119 return yards, and a fumble recovery. The Panthers earned a rematch against Beechwood. The Tigers defeated the Panthers 61-13 on Oct. 21.

Louisville Trinity 72, Simon Kenton 0


The Pioneers could not pull the upset against nationally ranked Trinity in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. The Pioneers turned the ball over four times in the first half. Simon Kenton finishes the season 2-9.

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Menkhaus was fourth. Austin Althaver finished 19th, Jacob Hartman 28th and Alex Walz 30th. In the girls race, Erica Bluford finished 29th to gain an individual berth. Villa Madonna finished third in both 1A races to gain team berths. In girls, Courtney Gram was seventh, followed by Melissa Cunha (12th), Amanda Werner (16th), Amanda Schleper (17th) and Katie Miller (21st). In boys, Eric Baugh was fourth, followed by Brent Lamping (14th), Daniel Hillenmeyer (18th), Marcus Schwarting (24th) and Craig Wagner (34th).

Johnson Central 66, Holmes 20

The Bulldogs fell behind 42-0 to running back J.J. Jude and Johnson Central in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Jude broke the Kentucky career rushing record during the game. Jonathon Scruggs ran for two touchdowns for Holmes. The Bulldogs finish the season 4-7.

Lafayette 28, Dixie Heights 14

The Colonels played without starting quarterback Zeke Pike, serving his second different suspension of the season. Wide receiver Goose Cohorn moved behind center, but could not lead the

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Your input needed on our future Dear friends and neighbors, we need your help! The city of Independence is on the verge of a major first step in determining the direction of future growth and the landscape of our city. There will be a public meeting at Simon Kenton cafeteria at 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. The proposed changes are based on public input over the past several years. Please take the time to attend and let us know whether or not you agree with the direction. All too often city officials only get negative feedback from outside interests or a vocal minority that are opposed to change. This great city belongs to all of us. Let’s work toward making it what we want it to be. Many of you may not be aware, but a steering committee of your fellow residents and lo-

cal business people have spent the past 18 months working on updating the city’s zoning code. This effort is a direct result of Chris the 2007 Small Reinersman Area Study that COMMUNITY was adopted to RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST plan for our future. The study process heavily relied upon public input to determine what residents wanted to see. The primary theme of the responses was that we wanted to maintain that “rural feel” or “small town atmosphere,” while still offering a good selection of services. The study concluded the city has quite an asset with the historic downtown area, which should

be built upon. Some open spaces should be protected, while still allowing opportunity for development. It also concluded commercial development should be focused, rather than spread out “willy nilly.” Trying to encourage a viable downtown, vital commercial areas, and the population density to support it, while still preserving open spaces and walkability presents a challenge. In addition, the existing Independence zoning does not permit many of the recommended land uses. Through countless hours of hard work with professional planners, however, the steering committee has arrived at drafts of new zoning ordinances which will facilitate the goals of the plan in the heart of our city. Details can be found in ordinance drafts at (

in this area, but not doing this at the expense of the open spaces that are such a strong part of our rural feel. Single Family Conservation Development allows a developer to build the same number of lots/units in a development, while still maintaining substantial green/open spaces. This innovative style certainly isn’t for everyone (the zone applies to less than 1 percent of the city). It is, however, well suited for patio home, condominium and other types of development, which appeal to some of the fastest growing population segments (empty nesters, seniors, households without children). The point is, please come out on Monday and let us know how you feel. Chris Reinersman is a member of Independence City Council.

Know the facts about disability


Soldiers visit Villa Soldiers from the A1/320th field artillery regiment of the 101st Airborne Division 2nd Brigade visited with first-graders from Villa Madonna Academy on Sept. 16. Their unit was "adopted" by the city of Villa Hills during deployment to Afghanistan. Students from Villa Madonna sent them care packages and letters last school year. Here, Villa first-grader Brooklyn Pickens models a vest belonging to Pfc. Eric Davis. THANKS TO DEBBIE YOUNG

What would happen if one day you could no longer work? How would you pay for fixed expenses? Would you tap into your life’s savings or rely on other family members? If you believe disability cannot happen to you, you may want to think again. In most cases you are considered disabled if: » You cannot do the same work that you did before. » Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year. » Social Security Administration decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition. “Studies show that a 20year-old worker has a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age,” according to the Social Security Disability Planner, 2009. During your working years, you have a greater chance of becoming disabled than dying before age 65. With the advances in medical technology, people are living longer. So what would happen if you were not able to care for yourself or to

Thankful for public health Each day, more than 160 Northern Kentucky Health Department employees serve our communities. They inspect restaurants for food safety. They provide childhood immunizations. They investigate disease outbreaks. They work to make changes to combat obesity and lung cancer. They place dental sealants on children’s teeth to prevent cavities. They work behind the scenes, preparing for disasters or making sure the Health Department operates smoothly. It would take me a long time to describe all the services the health department provides to promote health, prevent diseases, death, and disability, and protect all of us from health hazards in the environment. Our staff is dedicated to this mission, even in the challenging times in which we live and work. Like many public organizations, the Health Department has experienced declining funding. At the same time, the need for the

organization/long-range-planning/studies/independence-zoning-code-update.aspx ) or at the city building. The zoning affects the downtown Courthouse Square area, the intersection of McCullum and New Ky. 17 and the areas to the north and south of McCullum Road. Despite this relatively small area, we really believe it can have a positive impact on the entire city. The proposed Courthouse Square ordinances promote “mom and pop” type businesses and public gathering places, while preserving the architectural styles that are reminiscent of older small towns. The “Gateway” area at New 17 and McCullum is intended for cohesive, mixed use development. Finally, the most challenging part was encouraging a core population to support local business

Health Department has increased, as local families also struggle with difficult economic times. The landLynne scape of public Saddler health itself is also shifting. COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST National health COLUMNIST care reform aims to refine the roles that public health plays in our community. We’ll be working more closely with existing partners and building relationships with new ones as we navigate new territory in improving the health of Northern Kentuckians. Even as all these changes are occurring, we continue to move forward with our goal of becoming nationally accredited. The public health accreditation system, launched in September, demonstrates the capacity of health departments to deliver all



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of the public health services essential for a healthy community. We would like to be one of the first in the nation to achieve this recognition. Monday, Nov. 21, is Public Health Thank You Day, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, please join me in thanking our public health workers for the incredible work they do to improve our community’s health. Their commitment to service and to make a difference is an inspiration, reminding us that we are all linked together. To all 160 public health workers at the Health Department and those across the nation—a heartfelt thank you. If you would like to share how public health has impacted you in a positive way, please visit our Web site, On Nov. 21, follow @nkyhealth on Twitter for more thoughts on why public health is valuable. Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH is the District Director of Health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

provide for your loved ones due to a disability? Would you turn to savings accounts, credit cards, a second mortBob Beatrice gage, a family COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST member or COLUMNIST friend, or wait without income until Social Security Disability was approved? How long could you count on any of these to take care of your increased expenses, or provide for you family? Keep in mind; with the onset of a disability, expenses typically increase. Unless you are willing to roll the dice with your income, you may want to consider protecting your income through long-term disability insurance. Policies can be purchased on an individual basis or through an employer-sponsored plan. An individual policy tends to be more expensive, but can have a stronger contract, providing greater protection. With an individual policy you are also the owner

of the policy, paying the premiums with after tax dollars, so that in the event of a disability, the benefit is tax-free. A group disability policy sponsored by an employer can be employer-paid or voluntary, or employee-paid. Group policies are typically offered as a guarantee issue basis, meaning you do not have to medically qualify (unlike an individual policy). In addition, group disability policies are often not as strong, but are frequently the least expensive route to purchase disability policies. If the employer is paying for the premium of the long-term disability policy, the benefit is taxed. Keep in mind; it is better to have some coverage than none at all. The worst way to learn about long-term disability is after the fact, when you need it the most. To properly protect one of your most important assets, your income, takes proper planning and education. Knowing the facts about long-term disability is an important place to start. Bob Beatrice is a benefits consultant in Fort Mitchell.

Put ideology aside When I first served in Congress I would often sit on the floor of the House and listen carefully to members from both sides. I was trying to figure out the differences between the liberals and the conservatives, and to perceive how those differences could be narrowed or bridged. They broke over how to answer the overriding question of American government – the proper role of government – with liberals seeing an expansive role and conservatives a limited one. At the time, there was plenty of gray area where the two could find common ground. In general, conservatives want just a small role when it comes to taxes, the economy, and social welfare. But they are more supportive of an expansive national-security apparatus and an active government role in regulating such social issues as abortion and gay marriage. Liberals generally accept the flip side: They’d prefer a person with the disposition to improve and an ability to preserve. They

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are more open to an expansive role for government on social welfare policy, job creation, and the economy, but generalLee Hamilton ly want the government to give COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST Americans a COLUMNIST free hand on such issues as abortion and gay marriage. My experience is that apart from the ideologically committed, most Americans don’t worry a lot about whether a given policy is “liberal” or “conservative.” They worry about whether or not it works. They want our political leaders to set ideological purity aside, and just get things done. Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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NKY honors its Vietnam veterans By Libby Cunningham

Paul Kramer, right, and wife Sandie embrace while looking at the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial displayed in fall 2010 in Florence. Kramer, of Fort Thomas, served in Vietnam 1969-1970. He said 11 of his fellow soldiers were killed in the war. NANCY

FORT MITCHELL — Forty years ago, life in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati moved at a rate that seemed slower, quieter. That’s how Bob Hebbeler, now of Anderson Township, remembers it. “You leave the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas at a somewhat peaceful time,” he said. “In an environment that was pretty much apple pie and Chevrolets.” He’s talking about when he left the area from June 1, 1969, to May 23, 1970. “And you go to Vietnam,” he starts, recalling the tumultuous shades of society in the 1960s and the changes that greeted him when he again stepped on U.S. soil. “And you come back, and instead of someone saying ‘Thank You’ they sort of want to ignore the fact that the war exists and that we even had soldiers,” he said. The avoidance, for Hebbeler and others, was disheartening. “With the cultural changes taking place and the negative feelings toward the Vietnam war and the Vietnam veterans, we experienced an emotional downer,” he said. “(It) added to the baggage of the


Last year Mary Ann Fedders of Florence came to see the Vietnam Moving Wall because a brother of a friend, Michael Bach of Cincinnati, had died in the war. Fedders said she came for “closure for me after all these years.” A Nov. 13 ceremony will honor Vietnam veterans at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. AMANDA HENSLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER physical and mental scars that we brought back with us.” These are soldiers who never had a homecoming parade, said Drew Vargo of Newport. But on Nov. 13, that will change, when Vargo, current president of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Chapter 88 in Kenton County, along with Hebbeler will help honor veterans of the war they served in. “I don’t get excited about things like this normally,” Vargo said.

VIETNAM VETERANS DIED WITH HONOR To honor their memory, here is the list of servicemen from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties who were killed in Vietnam. The list was provided by Kathleen Romero.

Campbell County Frank Leslie Adamson Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: June 24, 1965 Delmer Anderson Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 13, 1968 Michael Edward Ball Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 17, 1971 Frederick E. Bauerle III Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 28, 1968 John Bertram Becker Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Aug. 27, 1968 Robert Raymond Berning Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 2, 1970 Patrick Earl Blagg Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: April 12, 1969 Robert Blaut Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Feb. 23. 1969 Charles Marshall Bradford Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 4, 1966 Kenneth Mark Bryant Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 25, 1968 John Edward Cottingham Rank: PVT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 23, 1969 John Charles Freppon Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 11, 1967 Thomas Jefferson Gabbard

The Veterans Day Program is sponsored by the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, the city of Fort Wright and the city of Fort Mitchell. It will be hosted by Highland Cemetery, 2167 Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell, next Sunday, Nov. 13. The hourlong ceremony begins at 2 p.m. near the Cemetery Chapel. “Honoring all veterans is important,” Vargo said. “I know that today the big concern is about the economy and jobs. But on the other hand, without a

Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 28, 1969 Clarence Hall Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Nov. 20, 1967 Dennis Lee Henry Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Aug. 24, 1969 Micky Ray Highlander Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Aug. 17, 1968 David Allen Jones Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 1, 1968 Gary Stephen Jordan Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Feb. 24, 1967 Osborne Mattingly, Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 25, 1970 Donald Wayne Miller Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 4, 1967 Edward P. Moore Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty date: July 31, 1970 Patrick Oreilly Orr Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 29, 1971 Troy Everett Powell Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 2, 1969 Richard Barry Sams Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: March 11, 1967 Albert Francis Sayer Jr. Rank: CPT Service: U.S. Airforce Casualty Date: Sept. 8, 1967 Gary Lee Schneider Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: July 14, 1970 Robert Vincent Silbersack Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 20, 1966 Edward Arthur Smith Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 17, 1967 Eugene Spencer

strong military you wouldn’t have a country.” On Sunday, Hebbeler will recall life in Vietnam. “In the past, I have represented the Vietnam veterans at the Highland Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremonies and was asked back again this year to say a few words to recognize and honor the men and women from Northern Kentucky who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era,” he said. “And it is an honor for me to do so."

Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 31, 1968 Bobby Rece Sumpter Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Sept. 8, 1968 Charles Frederick Swope Rank: CPT Service: U.S. Air Force Casualty Date: Nov. 9, 1966 Jay C. Tipton Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Nov. 22, 1968

Kenton County Jeffrey Scott Aker Rank: HN Service: U.S. Navy Casualty Date: January 18, 1968 James Louis Ante Rank: 1LT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: September 3, 1967 Danny Lee Boone Rank: BM1 Service: U.S. Navy Casualty Date: May 19, 1968 William Jackson Brewer Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 14, 1970 John Francis Buescher Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: September 26, 1970 Donald Robert Duncan Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: November 24, 1960 Frank Bellew Dunford III Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: October 22, 1967 Michael Allen Dwyer Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: April 18, 1968 Timothy Matthew Flammer Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: July 3, 1967 William Joseph Gallagher Rank: PFC

Bob Hebbeler, a Vietnam veteran, will speak at the Nov. 13 event to celebrate and commemorate those who have served. THANKS TO BOB HEBBELER

So to honor the military, Kathleen Romero of Fort Wright, who is chairperson of the event, invited The Sons of the American Rev-

Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: October 13, 1965 Donatus Josephe Geilen Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: February 28, 1967 Philip Hammons Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: July 23, 1967 Gary Lee Hisle Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 23, 1969 Samuel Green Hurry Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: February 2, 1968 Gary Wayne Litton Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: March 5, 1968 Thomas Lee Loschiavo Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 31, 1968 Robert Kenneth Lovelace Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps. Casualty Date: February 9, 1966 Samuel Thomas Marshall Jr. Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps. Casualty Date: February 7, 1968 Ronald Lee McCollum Rank: SSGT Service: USA Casualty Date: Feb. 18, 1968 Raymond Bruce McKinney Rank: PFC Service: USA Casualty Date: Nov. 25, 2011 Guy Eckman McNay Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: USA Casualty Date: May 19, 1967 Joseph Wayne Miley Rank: SGT Service: USA Casualty Date: Feb. 8, 1971 Carl William Mueller Rank: SP4 Service: USA Casualty Date: Feb. 13, 1967 Clifford Lee Newberry Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 25 1969

olution to fly flags in remembrance. “My involvement is that I’m providing the color guard,” said Tom Giemier. The group aims to shed some light on the heroes who’ve helped keep the country safe, he said. “From the Revolutionary War to our veterans today that are in Iraq and Afghanistan, there’s been a steady stream of veterans who have always served their country in war and conflict after conflict,” he said. “I think days like Veterans Day are times we need to thank veterans for their service and commitment.”

Ronald Leo Niewahner Rank: SGT Service: USA Casualty Date: Dec. 13. 1968 Alex Walton O’Brien Rank: LTC Service: U.S. Air Force Casualty Date: Oct. 21, 1968 James Everett Pierce Rank: SN Service: U.S. Navy Casualty Date: Feb. 7, 1969 Louis R. Randall Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 25, 1966 Thomas Howard Restchulte Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 21, 1968 Hank Sally Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: July 20, 1969 Gary Allen Schoborg Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 21, 1970 Allen Morris Sharp Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Feb. 25, 1969 Louis Ray Soward Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Feb. 15, 1967 Everett Stratton Jr. Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Aug. 4, 1967 Steven Dale Tanner Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Feb. 19, 1969 James Louis Todtenbier Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: June 6, 1969 Nicolas Owen Wagman Rank: CPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Sept. 2, 1967 Chester Jones Wartman Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: May 11, 1969 Paul Henly Webb Rank: LCPL Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Jan. 7, 1968 Roderick Lee Weiss Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: July 24, 1967

Randall Edward Welch Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 18, 1968 Howard Ray Wilhoit, Jr. Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Marine Corps Casualty Date: Nov. 23, 1968 Marion Louis Zipp Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Aug. 12, 1969

Boone County Edward Arnold Barlow Rank: SP5 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 11, 1969 John Robert Champlin Rank: SSGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: March 18, 1971 Charles Clinton Fleek Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 27, 1969 Arthur Theodore Kramer Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: May 4, 1968 Montague Lyons Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Marines Casualty Date: Dec. 6, 1967 John Wayne Malapelli Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Feb. 9, 1965 Gary Leslie Moore Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: March 12, 1969 James Russell O'Banion Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: April 8, 1969 George Columbus Roden Jr. Rank: SP4 Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Oct. 8, 1965 Harlan Secress Rank: SGT Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Dec. 31, 1968 Marvin Gene Stephens Rank: PFC Service: U.S. Army Casualty Date: Sept. 23, 1969


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 10 Health / Wellness Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker's Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.

Home & Garden Butterfly Gardens, 7-8:30 p.m., South Hills Civic Club, 10 Blue Grass Ave., Learn what to plant to attract lots of different kinds of butterflies to your backyard. With Dr. Thomas Barnes from the University of Kentucky, wildlife specialist and awardwinning author and photographer. Free. Presented by Dirty Hands Fort Wright Garden Club. 859-344-9753. Fort Wright.

Lectures Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Election 2012: Covering the Campaign. Liz Sidoti, national political editor for the Associated Press, provides insider view of the campaign, including how AP is covering it. $30 season pass, $6; free for students. 859-5721448; sixatsix. Covington.

vance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Friday Night Stand-Up, 8 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., With comedians Jack Wilson, Brian Knab, Christina Goderwis, Skeeter, Spark Tabor, Andelo Catanzaro, Dave Dilenger and Rob Wilfong. Half-price appetizers and drink specials. Happy hour 6-8 p.m. $5. 859-363-9848; Latonia. Phil Palisoul, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater In the Next Room, of the Vibrator Play, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Scientist has invented a new device to treating "hysteria" in women: the vibrator. By Sarah Ruhl and Ed Cohen, director. Part of the Drama Studio Series. $16-$21. Presented by UC College-Conservatory of Music Drama. Through Nov. 20. 859957-1940; Covington.

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25 Years on the Silver Screen, 7-11 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Music by the Mix. Food, wine toss, pictures, raffles, auctions and voting on favorite desserts. Benefits Wood Hudson Cancer Research and Wilson Animal Shelter. Ages 18 and up. $60. Presented by The Yearlings. 513-706-8075; Union.

Taste of the World Wine and Beer Festival, 7:30-11 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Wine, beer and spirits from around the world and cuisine from top local restaurants. Door prizes and raffle available. Top Shelf includes limited access area on the aquarium’s second floor, featuring exclusive food and drink offerings, special seating and a view of downtown Cincinnati. Benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $125 Top Shelf access; $95, $85 advance, available online. Presented by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 513-698-2457; Newport. ACUE Gala, 6-11 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Theme: Remembering Our Roots. Paul and Kathleen Michels, honorary chairs. Cocktails begin 6 p.m. Dinner begins 7 p.m. Sen. Richard L. "Dick"€ Roeding, emcee. Includes auctions, raffles and entertainment. Benefits The Alliance for Catholic Urban Education. Ages 21 and up. $75. Reservations required. Presented by The Alliance for Catholic Urban Education. 859-392-1584; Newport. Remove the Mask, 7-11 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Masquerade charity event. Brendan Keefe, anchor and investigative news reporter for Channel 9, emcee. Includes hors d’oeurves, drinks, buffet dinner, silent auction, dancing and entertainment. Dress: Masquerade costume or evening attire. Benefits Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio. $100 per couple, $75. Presented by Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio. 513-721-2910, ext. 10. Covington.

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Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Serving fish, steak or shrimp. Beer and soft drinks also available. $5.50 and up. 859-4411273. Cold Spring.

Team In Training Informational Session, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Recruiting for upcoming marathons. Meet past participants and coaches at short, laid-back session. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy Phil Palisoul, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian. $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Shopping Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 Auditions Xanadu, 6-8 p.m., Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Parkway, Performing Arts Center. Roles: 5 female principals, 4 male principals, 6-10 ensemble roles. Bring 16 bars of ’80s pop/rock song that shows your range, short comedic monologue, sheet music or CD accompaniment (no a capella) and dress appropriately for short dance audition. Free. Register audition online at Click on Download/Links. Presented by Fort Thomas Community Theatre. 859-466-6560. Fort Thomas.


Music - Rock David Bazan, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8:30 p.m. With his acclaimed indie band Pedro the Lion. $15, $12 ad-

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center will kick off its Series of Master Musicians with singer, songwriter, composer, performer and teacher Dr. Tim Lake, pictured, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. 859-430-0020.

Craft Shows

Church Mouse House Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Christian Church, 1031 Alexandria Pike, Handmade items by area artists and crafters, gifts, ornaments, decorations and more. Homemade soup and corn bread, hot dogs and barbecue, beverages and baked goods. Quilt silent auction. Free. 859-441-8658; Fort Thomas. Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic School, Covington, 625 W. Pike St., Crafters and vendors. Concession stand and bake sale benefits basketball teams. $2, free for children. Presented by Prince of Peace Catholic School. 859-628-8999. Covington.

Holiday - Veterans Day Salute to Veterans and Action Figure Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Thomas Community Center, 100 Cochrane Ave., World War II blank weapons demonstrations at noon and 2:30 p.m. Hundreds of action figure vendors and full-size uniforms, military vehicles and re-enactors from the Revoluntionary War through World War II. Avaiation art display, honor flight and more. Food from the 36th Infantry Field Kitchen available. Free; donations accepted. 859-781-1700; Fort Thomas.

Music - Classical Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Children's chamber music series for preschoolers and their families. Free Graeter's cookies. Family friendly. $15 flexbook of four tickets, $5. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 513-3816868; Lakeside Park.

Music - Rock Jockey Club Reunion, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., $10 ages 21 and over; $13 ages 18-20. 859-431-2201. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Phil Palisoul, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater In the Next Room, of the Vibrator Play, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $16-$21. 859-9571940; Covington.

Runs/Walks Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Includes long-sleeve shirt with preregistration. Kids Fun Run. After-race party with music, food and drink. Chip-timed. Prizes for winners. Bring nonperishable food item to feed to hungry of Northern Kentucky. Benefits Society of St. Vincent de Paul. $25, $20 advance. Registration required. 859-282-7405; Erlanger.

SUNDAY, NOV. 13 Auditions Xanadu, 6-8 p.m., Highlands High School, Free. Register audition online at Click on Download/Links. 859-466-6560. Fort Thomas.

Exercise Classes Wrestling Open Mats, 5-6:30 p.m., All Star Performance Training, 8419 U.S. 42, Designed for the committed wrestler, grades K-12, who want to reach full potential. Intense drilling and live wrestling to prepare you for your upcoming season. $6. Registration required. 859912-0764; Elsmere.

Holiday - Veterans Day Salute to Veterans and Action Figure Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. World War II blank weapons demonstrations at noon and 2:30 p.m., Fort Thomas Community Center, Free; donations accepted. 859-781-1700; http:// salute%20to%20veterans.html. Fort Thomas.

On Stage - Comedy Phil Palisoul, 7:30 p.m., Funny

The Fort Thomas Renaissance and Museum will present the fourth annual Salute to Veterans program Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. AMANDA JOERING ALLEY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER Bone Comedy Club, $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Theater In the Next Room, of the Vibrator Play, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $16-$21. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Recreation Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on end-of-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-625-7250; Newport.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9 a.m.noon, Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Girls ages 8-15. Family friendly. $25. Registration required, forms available online. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859-620-6520. Alexandria. Youth Bowling League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $85. Registration required. 859-760-7466. Union. Mens Basketball League Registration, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $325. Registration required. 859-760-7466. Union.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; Elsmere.

TUESDAY, NOV. 15 Art Exhibits The Artist's Craft Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Clubs & Organizations Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Newport.

Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

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Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Free. 513-509-5066; Covington.

Twilight Saga Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." See the movies before premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." View footage never seen before of Robert Pattinson, cast interviews and fottage of fan festivals over the years. $13.50; plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; Newport.

MONDAY, NOV. 14 Clubs & Organizations Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Free. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Independence.

Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7:459:45 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-4419155. Covington.

Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 Health / Wellness Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Lakeside Park. Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport. Fort Thomas.

Music - Concerts Tommy Castro Band, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $20, $17 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc.. 859-431-2201; Newport. Ron Pope, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter and musician. $13, $10 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Rock Artist in Residence, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Music by Revenge Pinata. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Schools Dayton Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Dayton Independent Schools, 200 Clay St., Presented by Dayton Independent School District. 859-491-6565. Dayton.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513921-1922. Erlanger.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, 10-11 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Comedy featuring Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s best local comics and national acts seen on: NBC, HBO, FOX, Bob & Tom, BET, Comedy Central and WGN America. Hosted by Mike Gardner. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Music by DJ Alex Chinn Chilla 10 p.m. Free. 859431-6969. Newport.


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Honey roasted almonds make good holiday nibbler

Better than store bought honey roasted nuts Almonds, like all nuts, contain fiber and protein, plus a good amount of calcium. If you’d rather substitute walnuts (great source of Omega 3) or your favorite nut, go ahead. 2 cups whole almonds, skin left on and toasted ¼ cup sugar or equivalent substitute ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons ea: honey and water

1 ½ to 2 cups fresh blueberries 12 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄3 cup maple syrup 1 bottle blueberry syrup

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Mix sugar and salt in large bowl and set aside. Stir togethRita er honey, Heikenfeld water and RITA’S KITCHEN oil in pan and bring to a boil. Immediately stir in nuts and continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Immediately transfer nuts to bowl with sugar/salt mixture and toss until evenly coated. Pour out onto sprayed cookie sheet. When cool, break up and store airtight at room temperature up to a month.

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To toast nuts: Pour in single layer on cookie sheet. Roast at 350 until fragrant, about 10-15 minutes. Stir from outside edge into center a couple of times. Want a spicy nut? Mix in some chipotle pepper powder with the sugar/salt mixture. Or add some cinnamon for cinnamon nuts.

Making your own honey roasted almonds gives you a good "before the feast" snack. The almonds are also good in recipes. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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Doesn’t this sound good for those overnight holiday guests? It’s from Gracious Gifts cookbook put out by Sycamore Presbyterian Church. The book is well done. The church itself was founded in 1798 and continues to be a thriving congregation. I have done several presentations for them and I

of the Tuesday morning bible study group, and I think it’s perfect for overnight guests, or yourself! The book is a steal at $20, which includes postage and handling. Order by phone by calling Sycamore Presbyterian Church for details (513) 683-0254.

always leave with a smile on my face. The cookbook is over 500 pages with a nice, hard cover. The recipes go from appetizers to soups, to main dishes, veggies, breads, pastries, desserts and a miscellaneous section that includes beverages and microwave recipes. I love the special gifts section in the back from the staff at Sycamore. This brunch recipe was submitted by Janet Dimitt


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If you could see my kitchen counter right now, you’d think I was cooking for hundreds and you’d be almost correct. I’m doing a presentation for breast cancer survivors for Mercy Hospital Anderson and the theme is gifts from the kitchen. We expect a total of about 100 participants. I wanted to give them something to take home, and decided upon my honey roasted almonds and crunchy peppermint bark. I’m in charge of the almonds and Gale Greenburg of Mercy is making the bark. So right now I have nine baking sheets full of honey roasted almonds. I have a feeling, though, I’ll soon have less since everyone who passes by takes a handful. I’m sharing that recipe today since it’s a good “before the feast nibbler” for Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings, along with being my most requested nut recipe.




Pigs can make adorable pets “Ow, bad pig!” I cried, jumping back as Sweet Pea, the 130-pound teacup pot belly pig nipped at me, grazing my right arm with a surprisingly sharp tooth. “Give her a shove,” her owner, Melissa Kelly of Fort Thomas called out, “Push her around! Don’t let her think that you’re afraid of her; show her whose boss!” Oh yeah, that’s me. Boss of a pig that only has 10 lbs.

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on me. I have trouble being Alpha enough to get Nosey, my Basset Hound puppy to sit on Marsie Hall command; Newbold and that’s MARSIE’S when I’m MENAGERIE bribing her with a piece of steak. “Telling you to get tough with her might sound mean,” Melissa explained later, “But it is very important to establish that you are the boss with pigs. It is the only way you can get the dominant effect and that just helps to make them better pets that have happier lives in the long run.” As adorable as they are, pet pigs can become very aggressive. Prospective pig owners need to do extensive homework prior to bringing their pets home because they are not easy to raise. “It’s a big problem,” Melissa continued, “The pig rescues are full of unwant-

ed pigs that people have discarded because they don’t have the time or patience to take care of them over the long run. They are cute when they are small, but they grow and can get attitudes without proper training. You have to work with them for their entire lives and that can be up to 20 years.” That said, Melissa is delighted with her porcine companion. A pig lover since childhood, it was her heart’s desire to own one someday. A year and a half ago, her dream came true when she purchased Sweet Pea from a breeder outside of Cynthiana, Ky., for $150. The piglet was five weeks old and weighed just five pounds. “She had never been handled by humans before, so she was a bit wild,” Melissa said, “So, I kept her in a large dog cage with blankets on one end and a litter box with pine litter on the other side.” Sweet Pea immediately went “to the potty” in the litter box. It is instinctual

with pigs to not eliminate where they sleep. Now that she is grown, she is trained to ask to be let out when she needs to go, just like a dog. Pigs require minimal veterinary care. Their hooves grow just like human fingernails and it is difficult to trim them. Sweet Pea will not allow Melissa to do this, so it requires a house call from the veterinarian. Have you ever heard the expression about eating like a pig? There is a good reason for that. Pigs have huge appetites and will eat whatever is available. That can cause obesity and subsequent health problems. “Their diets have to be extremely limited,” Melissa counsels, “You have to stick to commercial pig food and veggies. Fruit is okay, but has to be in small amounts.” Sweet Pea, who was spayed at the age of 12 weeks, lives in the house with Melissa, along with her dogs Roxy, a Shar-Pei/ lLabrador mix and Pepper, a Jack Russell terrier with whom she cohabitates

Sweat Pea is a family pet that lives inside. Pigs can make good household pets. THANKS TO MARSIE HALL NEWBOLD quite peacefully. The charmingly decorated house is immaculately tidy and doesn’t smell like anything, except maybe scented candles. “Pigs are very clean animals,” Melissa said when I commented on this. “That they are dirty is a big misconception. They also don’t sweat or get fleas.” Being domesticated has its advantages for her pink porker. Besides having run of the house, Sweet Pea has her own bedroom decorated with Melissa’s childhood stuffed pigs. Her bed is

covered with a “Hello Kitty” comforter that she is covered with every night. “Sometimes I come in here when she’s asleep and lift up the covers and look at her lying there,” Melissa says with a sigh, “And I think I must be one of the luckiest people in the world to have a pig for a pet.”

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Children’s Home celebrates 75th anniversary on Nov. 12 On Saturday, Nov. 12, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky celebrates a milestone in its history – the 75th Annual Charity Ball. First held in 1936 as a fundraiser for the home, the event is coordinated and hosted by members of the home’s Junior Board, a long-running volunteer group focused on raising money for CHNK’s residential treatment program. This year’s Charity Ball takes place in Devou Park's Drees Pavilion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is hosted by McHale's Catering, with music provided by Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band. Guests can bid on items and services from businesses as part of the event’s silent auction, including event tickets, hotel stays, cosmetic treatments and gift baskets. “We’ve had some fantastic donations to our auction this year,” said Sarah Do-

maschko, Junior Board member and Charity Ball co-chairperson. “It’ll be a great opportunity for guests to get a jumpstart on their Christmas shopping.” Diamond sponsorship of the event comes from Central Bank. “Central Bank has been a sponsor of the ball for many years,” said Nhien Lange, Junior Board member and event sponsorship cochairperson. “We’re thrilled they have signed on to be our premier sponsor in this milestone year.” Sponsorship opportunities are still available and begin at the $1,750 level, which includes a table for 10 guests. Individual tickets are also available at $100 per person. "The Charity Ball has been a huge social event in Northern Kentucky for many years, and it's never lost its glamor," said Rick Wurth, CHNK vice president for development. "It's a way the home can reach out to members of the

community and invite them to help with our important mission, but in a fun way." To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, send an email to or call 859-261-8768. Tickets are available until Nov. 10 or until capacity has been reached. Founded in 1882, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky operates two campuses – one in Burlington and the other in Covington’s Devou Park. CHNK carries out its mission to be a community leader providing children and families opportunity and hope for better lives by offering both a residential treatment program and intensive in-home services. Last year, 700 children were served. For more information, visit or contact Rick W. Wurth, vice president for development, at 859-261-8768, ext. 3074.

Be a Santa to a Senior, the campaign that has delivered 1.5 million gifts to needy seniors throughout North America during the past seven years, again is helping older adults cope in tough economic times. The area office of the Home Instead Senior Care network, the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with Ombudsman of Northern Kentucky, Walmart and Walgreens to provide gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season. “Many older adults continue to struggle in a down economy, particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources,” said Les Murphy, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. Seniors have faced a trying year amid the threat of Social Security payment delays as part of the debtceiling debate. What’s more, seniors have lost almost one-third (32 percent) of their buying power since

2000, according to the Annual Survey of Senior Costs from The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). That’s where Be a Santa to a Senior can help. Before the holiday season, the participating local nonprofit organizations will identify needy and isolated seniors and provide those names to the local Home Instead Senior Care office. Christmas trees, which will go up in Walgreens at 606 Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, Walgreens at 8193 Mall Road in Florence, and the Walmart Supercenter at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway in Fort Wright, on Nov. 22 through Dec. 12, will fea-

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throughout 2011 for women with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors. “Women face many physical and emotional challenges after being diagnosed with breast cancer,” said CSC Program Director Kelly Schoen, MSW, LISW. “But, it’s important to remember that not every woman dealing with breast cancer is going through the same challenges. With the generous funding provided

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If you’ve ever been part of a small church, you’ve sung the hymn. Written by Kris Kristofferson, recorded by Connie Smith, the hymn is a great lesson for people trying to survive in a crazy busy world: “One day at a time, sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking from you. Just give me the strength to do everyday, what I need to do. Quite frankly sometimes, that’s just what I feel like I don’t have; the strength to do what I need to do everyday. Why? Could it be my method for seeking answers? When I think about the ways I pursue direction from God, prayer tops the list. That seems to be in line with what God wants and what the Bible has taught me. Matthew 6:44 says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you.” My prayers are usually followed up with phone calls to my mom and text messages to my husband for their opinions. Then if I’m still not satisfied, I look for books. Books written by

one of my favorite authors, Max Lucado. He has written books for all my issues: Julie fear, anxiHouse ety, COMMUNITY stress, RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST the list goes on. For every issue I have, Max has a book. I used to think his books were the answer to my prayers. Lately, however, God has been pursuing me to alter my method for seeking Him. Although, I tend to start out right with prayer, it’s where I end up that matters. The last time I checked, there was no Scripture that read, “through prayer, phone calls and text messages I will give you all you need.” Or one that stated “read books about me and what I can do and the peace that transcends all understanding will be yours.” Please know, I advocate for books (and conversa-

tions with mothers) that assist me in growing as a Christian woman. I also plan to continue reading Max Lucado; "Facing Your Giants" is on my nightstand right now. However, it is not God’s intention for these books to replace His very unique and very personal word for me everyday. It is through the daily, sometimes throughout the day, reading of His word that I gather the strength to get through everyday. One very important Scripture for me states, “Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8 Looking for success? Prosperity? Try a new method. Meditate and rely solely on God’s word today.

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Emerge Kentucky application deadline Nov. 11 Emerge Kentucky, a nonprofit organization established in 2009 to recruit and train Democratic women to run for public office, is accepting applications for the 2012 candidatetraining program through Nov. 11. Up to 25 women will be selected to participate in the third class that begins in January 2012. “Have you ever thought about running for public office, but did not know where to begin? Emerge Kentucky is the program for you. We provide the tools, skills, and networking opportunities in order for you to succeed,” said Jennifer A. Moore, chair of Emerge Kentucky. “We also want to hear from those who may know a woman who should run for office. Recommend her today.” Emerge Kentucky offers Democratic women

leaders the opportunity for top-notch political training and mentoring, giving women the skills and confidence to run effective and successful campaigns. Emerge Kentucky’s curriculum includes training in public speaking, fund-raising, campaign strategy, field operations, labor and endorsements, networking, media skills, messaging, and ethics in politics. Participants complete seven sessions over a sixmonth period. As a statewide program, classes are held at various locations around Kentucky including Louisville, Lexington, Northern, Eastern, and Western Kentucky. The deadline for applications is Nov. 11 and the application fee is $50. The application is available online at

Holiday toy trains are coming The 20th Annual Holiday Toy Trains display is on track for its Nov. 12 opening at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park. It is the largest interactive holiday train display in Northern Kentucky with more than 25 stations for kids of all ages. The layout features 250

feet of track and Lionel, Marx and Plasticville toy trains and sets from the past and present. While visiting don’t miss the permanent Faragher Train Layout and Model Community with more than 100 buildings and 250 figures populating the streets of a typical 1940s era city.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES More volunteer opportunities are available at Clothes Sorting Master Provisions, Florence. Call 513-205-7785. Volunteers sort clothes for quality and pack them into plastic bags for shipping to international countries. Web/Graphics Support Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Looking for individuals that can help be responsible for and maintain the graphics and website used by the organization. Community Relations Director Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Excellent opportunity for a community relations director to help develop effective communication strategies (print, radio, TV and internet) and managing media relations. Seeking Santa’s Helpers for Christmas Children Inc., Covington. Call 859-431-2075. Seeking a business, church or any collective group to adopt a preschool center for the holiday. Help decorate a classroom, adopt children’s needs and/or host a special event to deliver gifts. Dance for Adults with Disabilities Boone County Jaycees, Florence. Call 859-5251800. The Jaycees will host a dance for adults with disabilities. A DJ will provide the music and snacks and drinks will be served. Nursing Home Halloween Visit Boone County Jaycees, Florence. Call 859-5251800. This event will allow

volunteers to visit with those in a nursing home and deliver halloween treats to them. Art Class Assistant Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Erlanger. Call 859760-2051. Help set up, clean up and assist fourth- and fifth-grade students with art projects. Volunteer Income Assistance Program Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-4918303. Help provide free tax help for low to moderate income famiiles who need assistance preparing their tax returns in Campbell, Boone and Grant counties. Grant Writer Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Opportunity for individual with proven grant writing talent. Fundraising Director Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Motivated and resultoriented outside sales person needed. Director position available Apartment Association OUTREACH Inc, Covington. Call 859-581-5990. Seeking applicants for a board of directors vacancy. After-School Program Tutor Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-4918303. Help school-age children complete homework in an after-school program offered at Bright Days Child Development Program. Marketing The National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Small

nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas. Corporate Groups Needed Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Corporate groups of up to 20 are invited help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning our kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios. Truck Driver Action Ministries, Covington. Call 859-261-3649. Escort St. Elizabeth Florence, 859-301-2140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appriopriate destination by transporting using a wheelchair or by walking them. Able and willing to cover for Information Desk volunteer during breaks or absence from desk. Escort St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 859-301-2140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appropriate destination by transporting using a wheelchair or by walking them to their destination. Able and willing to cover for Information Desk volunteer during breaks or absence from desk. Weekly Volunteering Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati. Call 513-771-3262. Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding national holidays). Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment. Christmas Celebration Volunteers Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859-331-8484. This


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Mark and Pam Dowling of Ft. Thomas, KY., are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Matt, to Lexie Dressman, daughter of Tim Dressman of Springboro, OH and Kelly Rose of Aurora, IN. The bride-elect is a graduate of Highlands High School, the University of Kentucky and NKU Chase College of Law. The groom-elect is a graduate of Highlands High School and the University of Kentucky. A Fall of 2012 wedding is planned.

The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati announced the selection of the 2011 class of YWCA Rising Stars. The YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement created the Rising Star program in 2002 as a way to mentor and support younger women (age 25 - 40) in pursuit of excellence in their careers. The academy consists of women who have received the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award over the past 32 years. Nominated by YWCA Academy and YWCA Board members, YWCA Rising Stars receive more than just the recognition from the award itself, but are then invited to participate in exclusive educa-

YWCA Rising Star Co-Chair Diane Jordon-Grizzard, YWCA Board President Kathy Beechem, YWCA President & CEO Charlene Ventura and YWCA Rising Star Co-Chair Sally Bush. THANKS TO TERRY RYE

tional, networking and social events sponsored by the YWCA. Now in its 10th year, the Rising Star program has grown into a well-established and highly respected honor. Aligned with its mission to “Eliminate Rac-

ism and Empower Women,” the YWCA continues to develop women as the future leaders of the Greater Cincinnati region. This year, 48 women joined the more than 400 YWCA Rising Stars in Greater Cincinnati. The

following Northern Kentucky women were selected for this year’s honor: » Karen Glahn of Melbourne, District Manager, U.S. Bank » Jennifer Ridenour of Cold Spring, Programming Resources Director, YW-

Scout improves Edgewood trail

EDGEWOOD — The Nature Trail on Horsebranch Road in Edgewood is getting more improvements due to Alex Sizemore’s Eagle Scout project. Alex is a member of Troop 717 and has selected this location to allow the lo-

cal community and employees of St. Elizabeth Hospital easier access to the trails. He is constructing stone steps, as well as cutting back a lot of honeysuckle that has overtaken the area, in addition to adding

some benches along the trail for sitting and viewing the wooded area and stream which runs through a portion of the trail. “I think my favorite part of the project is the stone steps I’m adding on a steeper part of the trail. I’m

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CA of Greater Cincinnati » Shanda L. Spurlock of Ludlow, Associate, Dinsmore & Shohl » Jamila Watson of Florence, Project Director, Seed Strategy YWCA Academy and Board members nominate younger career women for the award. Nomination criteria include having the qualities of an outstanding performer and demonstrating a potential to attain marked achievement in her chosen career. Specifically, Rising Stars were identified as younger professional women with proven leadership qualities who would benefit from interaction with Academy members and other Rising Stars.

Alex Sizemore is constructing this trail in Edgewood for his Eagle Scout project. THANKS TO MARTY SIZEMORE



Frankly Speaking About Cancer comes to NKY The “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” national cancer education series will return to Greater Cincinnati this fall with five separate sessions covering five different cancer-related topics, hosted by Cancer Support Community – Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CSC), formerly known as The Wellness Community. The “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” series has been developed by Cancer Support Community/National and individual workshops are presented in cooperation with leading area health care professionals. The topics and dates of upcoming workshops include: Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment: Take Control of Side Effects with Medicine, Mind, and Body » Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:8:30 p.m. » At Cancer Support Community in Ft Wright, 1717 Dixie Highway, Suite 160 , 859-331-5568 » Presented by Kathy Jennings, RN, MSN, OCN, Systems Director of Oncology Services at St Elizabeth Healthcare Today more than 10 million Americans are cancer survivors, many of whom regularly receive a range

of cancer-related treatments. This workshop features ways to help manage the physical and psychological effects of cancer treatment. The program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen Inc. Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer » Wednesday, Nov. 16, 68:30 p.m. » At Cancer Support Community in Blue Ash, 4918 Cooper Road, 513-7914060 » Presented by Apurva Mehta, MD This newly updated workshop will offer vital information about the most current lung cancer treatments, strategies for symptom/side effect management, and tools for survivorship. Lung cancer patients, friends, and family members are welcome to learn how to build a more proactive relationship with their health care team. The program is made possible through educational grants from AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly & Company, and GlaxoSmithKline Oncology. Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer » Wednesday, Nov. 16, 68:30 p.m. » At Cancer Support Community in Blue Ash,

4918 Cooper Road, 513-7914060 » Presented by Dr. Ian Paquette, attending surgeon at UC Medical Center, Christ Hospital and West Chester Hospital and medical social worker Bonnie Crawford, MSW, LCSW This workshop will address the most current colorectal treatments and symptom/side-effect management strategies, as well as the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis and survivorship issues specific to people with colorectal cancer. Created by Cancer Support Community and Colorectal Cancer Coalition, the program is made possible through a charitable contribution from AstraZeneca. Frankly Speaking About Advanced Breast Cancer » Thursday, Dec. 1, 68:30 p.m. » At St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Cancer Care Center, Room L, Crestview Hills » Presented by Manish Bhandari, MD medical oncologist from Cincinnati Heatology Oncology and medical social worker Bonnie Crawford, MSW, LCSW This workshop aims to meet the unique needs of women with metastatic cancer by providing infor-

DEATHS Karen Adams Karen B. Adams, 51, of Erlanger, died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a professional landscape architect for many years. Her grandparents, John and Rose Burskey, and John and Cristina Budinscak, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Emily Adams of Cincinnati; parents, Doris and John Budinscak, both of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and brother, John ‘Buck’ Budinscak Jr. of Wadsworth, Ohio. Interment of cremated remains will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling, W.Va.

Ronald Baker Ronald Gayle Baker, 76, of Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of Grant’s Lick, died Nov. 1, 2011, at his home. He was a deacon at The Avenue Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas, and retired from

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Mary Bergman Mary Bergman, 89, of Edgewood, died Oct. 30, 2011. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in art and designed greeting cards for

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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Gibson Greetings Inc. Survivors include her dear friends and cousins, Stewart Riche of Taylor Mill and Elizabeth Read of Fort Wright. Memorials: Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Larry Bobbitt Larry Jean “L.J.” Bobbitt, 83, of Edgewood, died Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence. He was a retired engineer with L&N Railroad and CSX. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a Mason with Covington Lodge No. 109 F&AM and a member of Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, the Indra Consistory of the Scottish Rite and Syrian Shrine. His brother, Curtis Lane Bobbitt, died in 2011. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Davis Bobbitt; daughters, Trena Caldwell of Colleyville, Texas, and Lauren Niedringhaus of Independence; five grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Interment was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road,

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Ruth Bogart Ruth Ann Bogart, 68, of Dry Ridge, died Nov. 2, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Lake Worth, Fla. She was a newly retired school bus driver for Kenton County Schools. A sister, Mary Alice Sweet, and her brother, Chester Thompson, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jim Bogart; sister, Wilma Duncan of Maysville; daughters; Sandra Jouett of Palm Coast, Fla., Beverly Iglesias of Boca Raton, Fla., and Tina Cooper of Burlington; son, Steve Hamm of West Palm Beach, Fla.; stepdaughter, Lesa Jusko of Cleveland, Ohio; stepson, Robert Bogart of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six step greatgrandchildren. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Donald Brake Donald F. Brake, 69, of Bromley, died Oct. 27, 2011, at Villaspring of Erlanger. He was a dispatcher with Cincinnati Automobile Club and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic

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Chester Clark Chester Earl Clark, 84, of Taylor Mill, died Nov. 5, 2011, at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater and Korea. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star medals and retired at the rank of major. After retiring, he was owner/ operator of a trucking and excavating business. Survivors include his wife, Libby White Clark; daughters, Kimberly Flege of Independence and Tracey Rachford of Crittenden; sons, Earl Lee Clark of Florence, James Brent Clark and Chester E. Clark, both of Independence; brother, James Clark of Independence; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Independence Cemetery.

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William H. Faehr, 80, of Morning View, died Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired supervisor at CSX Railroad, a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran and a member of Piner Baptist Church. Survivors include his spouse, Helen Brown Faehr; daughters, Betty Edwards of Florence and Jeffrey Lynn Faehr of Morning View; son, Roy Faehr of Morning View; sisters, Janet Jefferson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mary Lou Woods of Independence, Virginia Faehr of Florence and Carol Hicks of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Raymond Faehr of Somerset, Robert Faehr of Indianapolis, Ind., and John Faehr of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

Interment was at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Piner Baptist Church, 15044 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063 or Piner-Fiskburg Fire Department, 1851 Bracht Piner Road, Morning View, KY 41063.

Robin Faulconer Robin S. Faulconer, 90, of Taylor Mill, died Nov. 3, 2011, at her home. She retired after more than 30 years as the Cincinnati distribution center manager with Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Latonia and active with The Booth Hospital and St. Luke Hospital West auxiliaries. Her husband, John Faulconer, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Robinson Land of Independence; granddaughter, Laurel E. Land of Edgewood; and dedicated caregiver, Karen Craynon of Covington. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 E. Southern Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Lawrence Fibbe Lawrence J. Fibbe, 91, of Union, died Oct. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a machinist for William Powell Valve for 30 years. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Benedict Church, the church choir and St. Benedict’s Knights of Columbus. He organized the first knothole team for St. Benedict. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Fibbe; sons, Larry Fibbe of Alexandria, Ken Fibbe of Erlanger and Dave Fibbe of Petersburg; daughters, Theresa Collins of Union and Carol Pauly of West Chester, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington KY 41014 or in the form of Masses.

Rose Garretson Rose Massie Garretson, 88, of Erlanger, died Nov. 1, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. She was a homemaker and

member of Florence Christian Church. Her first husband, Carl Massie; second husband, Donald Garretson; and a daughter, Paula Aragon, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Carla Custer; stepsons, Dick Garretson and Jim Garretson; and nine grandchildren.

Lois Hall Lois Ann Kirk Hall, 74, of Erlanger, died Nov. 1, 2011. She retired after 15 years with the Internal Revenue Service in Covington and was a member of Hebron Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Carl “Doug” Hall; daughters, Carla Tucker and Michele Sheriff, both of Erlanger; son, Alan Hall of Florence; brother, Robert Kirk of Independence; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or SIDS Network of Ohio, 421 Graham Road, Suite H, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

Richard Hampson Richard “Dick” Hampson, 80, of Crescent Springs, died Nov. 5, 2011, at his residence. He was a conductor for Conrail Railroad Co. in Sharonville, Ohio, and a U.S. Air Force Korean conflict veteran. He was a tail gunner and flew 31 air missions over Korea. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hampson; son, John Brammer of Covington; daughters, Debbie Cones of Erlanger, and Tina Caudill and Francess Brammer, both Bromley; brother, Raymond Hampson of Key West, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Interment was at Pythian Grove Cemetery in Berry, Ky.

Dorothy Henderson Dorothy Quinn Henderson, 86, of Crestview Hills, formerly of Connecticut, Brooklyn, N.Y., and West Chester, Pa., died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. She was a homemaker and enjoyed greeting and serving in the women’s ministry of her church. Her hobbies included reading, writing letters, trav-

eling, decorating, ceramics and hospitality. Survivors include her husband, Carl T. Henderson; children, Cathy Henderson of Cincinnati, Jan Thompson of Chicago, Brian Henderson of Taylor Mill and Kim Gromacki of Clark’s Summit, Pa.; brother, Douglas Quinn of New Jersey; sister, Joan Garvin of Philadelphia; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Dorothy Henderson Memorial, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Helen Henson Helen Henson, 73, of Covington, died Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Covington. She was a nurse’s aid for St. John’s Nursing Home. Her husband, William Henson, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Richard Henson, Bill Henson and Chris Henson; daughter, Sharon Dean; brother, Carl Smith; sister, Grace Panko; and nine grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia.

Robert Hook Robert David Hook, 87, of Kenton County, died Nov. 3, 2011, after a long fight with leukemia and heart disease. His brothers, Warren, Larry and Edwin; and sister, Evelyn Roenker, died previously. He worked for 45 years as a tool and die craftsman and shop supervisor with the Randall Co. in Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a Kentucky Colonel, and served on the Taylor Mill City Council and as judge pro tempore for the city traffic court. He was a longtime member of the Taylor Mill Fire Department and Life Squad. He was one of first emergency medical technicians in Kentucky and became an EMT trainer for the state. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling, watching baseball, woodworking and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Mae Creekmore Hook; children, David, Stephen, Ray-

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Sarah Hoskinds Sarah Baird Hoskinds, 79, Elsmere, died Oct. 31, 2011, at her residence. She was a teacher and spent most of her career at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Milford, Ohio. She was involved with the Alumni Association and Miami University in Oxford, a member of Elsmere Church of Christ and an avid philanthropist for veterans and children. Survivors include her son, Michael David Ramsey of Elsmere; daughter, Martha Ann Ramsey of Loveland, Ohio; sister, Roberta Garling of Mount Healthy, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: Friends of the Shelter/SPCA of Kentucky INC, P.O. Box 93, Union KY 41091.

Anna Hoskins Anna Hoskins, 63, of Latonia, died Nov. 3, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Maineville, Ohio. She was the director to the assistant with the E.P.A. and a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia. She was an avid tennis player and active with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Center. Survivors include her husband, Danny Branham; son, Matthew

Branham of Queens, N.Y.; daughters, Angelle Steller of Maineville, Ohio, Jami Brooks of Covedale, Ohio, and Amanda Branham of Latonia; mother, Joanna Ross of Coral Springs, Fla.; brother, Michael Anderson of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Lynnda Anderson-Rodriguez of Coral Springs, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Robert Hunt Robert Walter Hunt Sr. of Independence, died Oct. 30, 2011, at St Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired from the transportation department at Duke Energy in 1992, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Big Bone Baptist Church in Union. Survivors include his wife, Rowena Hunt; son, Robert W. Hunt Jr.; daughter, Deborah Hunt; sisters, Charlotte Thompson of Burlington and Ginny Larrison of Elkhart, Ind.; brother, Thomas Hunt of Covington; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. Memorials: Big Bone Baptist Church, 11036 Big Bone Church Road, Union, KY 41091.

Sharon Jones; mother, Evelyn Jones of Evansville, Ind.; sister, Betty West of Evansville, Ind.; son, Ronald Jones of Evansville, Ind.; daughters, Donna Dillon of Princeton, Ind., and Julie CookHenne of West Palins, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Martha King Martha Belle King, 81, of Covington, died Oct. 30, 2011, at Rosedale Manor in Covington. She was formerly an artist and worked for Gibson Art in Cincinnati. She was an avid gardener and loved to read. Her husband, Emil King, and a grandson, Tony, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Faith Ann Brown, Donna Finn and Shirley King-Oaks, all of Latonia, and Mary Catherine Henderson of Shawnee, Okla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Paul Koenig, 76, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Elsmere, died Nov. 3, 2011. He was owner of Hemsath Sound Center for 20 years,

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Six@Six begins Nov. 10 and the three venues will each host two of the season’s six lectures. Each lecture begins at 6 p.m. and costs $6 per person (free for students). Patrons also have the option of buying a series subscription for a discounted rate of $30. The six lectures for this season are: » Nov. 10 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center – Election 2012: Covering the Campaign. The Presidential election is one year away but the campaigning is already in full swing. The Iowa caucuses and the first primaries are planned for just after the New Year with a string of contests to follow. Liz Sidoti, national political editor

The Six@Six Lecture Series is returning with a brand new set of professors, topics and ideas to take Northern Kentucky University beyond the classroom for an exciting learning experience. In conjunction with the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and three local venues, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, the Mercantile Library and the Behringer-Crawford Museum, the 2011-12 series will feature topics that include the 2012 presidential campaign, biofilms and nanotechnology, Cincinnati’s medieval manuscripts, and the contributions of African-American women on Southern culinary traditions.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Tina Walz, 30, and Wiliam Curtis, 29, both of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 24. Katie Richerson, 27, and Raymond Southerland II, 25, both of Covington, issued Oct. 24. Glenda Stevens, 62, and James Foster, 71, both of Independence, issued Oct. 24. Stacy Gibbs, 36, of Newport and Billy Woodruff, 40, of Park Hills, issued Oct. 25.

Tina Severns, 47, and William Wainscott, 53, both of Covington, issued Oct. 25. Rachel Getzendanner, 26, and Michael Kozlowski, 27, both of Fischers, issued Oct. 27. Kara Clark, 32, and Wade Williams, 38, both of Florence, issued Oct. 27. Dorothy Thorpe, 43, and Arthur Baker, 63, both of Crescent Springs, issued Oct. 27.

Candice Saylor, 31, and Franklin Kirchheimer, 33, both of Florence, issued Oct. 27. Erin Berger, 30, and Justin Schalk, 25, both of Alexandria, issued Oct. 27. Sondra Wallace, 49, and Scott Hoeffer, 55, both of Maineville, issued Oct. 27. Ninta Martin, 27, and Paul Gariba, 34, both of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 31.

DEATHS Continued from Page B11 Harry K. Lowe, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Roberta G. “Bobbi” Tanner Lowe; daughter, Cheryl L. Oquendo of Denver, Colo.; stepchildren, Judy Ramsey, Robert Lange, Philip Lange and Bill Lange; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Highland Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Meals on Wheels Program, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Betty Lucas Betty Kathryn Lucas, 85, of Elsmere, died Nov. 6, 2011. She was a former deputy sheriff with the Kenton County Sheriff’s Department and coowner of Buck Lucas Oil & Sanitation Co. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elsmere Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Kenton County Democratic Club. Her husband, Joseph V. “Buck” Lucas, died in 1984. Survivors include her daughters, Lori Lucas Eifert and Lana Lucas Clark; son, Joseph V. Lucas Jr.; sister, Martha Vineyard; 13 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 10, at Stith Funeral Homes, Florence. Funeral service will follow. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Dorothy Nageleisen Dorothy I. Nageleisen, 99, of Latonia, died Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and owner/operator of Dot & Al’s Latonia Springs Cafe in Fort Wright. Her husband, Alfred C. Nageleisen, died in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Karl Nageleisen of Taylor Mill, Lee Nageleisen of Cold Spring and Jim Nageleisen of Edgewood; sister, Ruth Hunter of Lakeside Park; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, 4250 Glenn Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Kenneth Pedigo Kenneth W. Pedigo, 69, of Villa Hills, formerly of Metcalfe County, Ky., died Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired after serving 30 years in law enforcement with various departments. He was a member of the Blue Knights Kentucky Chapter XI and the FOP. He enjoyed outdoor sports, especially fishing. A son, Eric Pedigo, and brothers, Floyd Pedigo and Roland Pedigo, died previously Survivors include his son, Robert Pedigo of Winchester, Ky.; daughter, Theresa Keen of Gallatin, Tenn.; sisters, Lou Jean Reece and Joyce Ennis; and sisters-in-law, Emma Jean Pedigo and Barbara Pedigo. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Edmonton, Ky.

Thomas Rose Thomas Rose, 84, of Petersburg, died Oct. 30, 2011, at his residence. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was a longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Burlington. Survivors include his wife, Joan Rose; daughters, Donna Tenkamp, Elaine Robinson and Susan O’Bryan, all of Petersburg, and Jennifer Gamm of Union; sons, Tom Rose of Erlanger, Richard Rose of Petersburg and Jeff Rose of West Chester, Ohio; sisters, Marilyn Kohrs of Fort Thomas and Nancy Amann of California; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association or St. Elizabeth Medical Center Hospice.

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Anita Motley, 64, of Corinth, died Nov. 3, 2011, at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. She was a homemaker, owner of Oh So Good Fudge Co. and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Anthony Motley; sons, Anthony W. Motley of Villa Hills and Eric T. Motley of Sparta, Ky.; mother, Rosetta Delaney of William-

David C. Rust, 69, of Cold Spring, died Oct. 29, 2011, in Cold Spring. He was co-owner of Advertiser Printers Inc. in Dayton and a past president of the Cincinnati Litho Club. He joined the Cold SpringCrestview Fire Department at 16 and later served as fire chief. He was on the Fire District Board for 14 years and served as chairman of the Central Campbell Fire District. He loved horses and

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Robert Rutemiller Sr. Robert Anthony Rutemiller Sr., 86, of Edgewood, died Oct. 11, 2011, while with family in Tampa, Fla. He served during World War II in the Pacific. After the war, he started Rudy’s Flower Shop as a master artist and designer of jewelry. Survivors include his children, Robert of Tampa, Fla., Lezlie of Solana Beach, Calif., Denise of San Diego, Calif., Brent of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brian Rutemiller of Cincinnati; former wives, Juanita Davis and Billie Haas; and 15 grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at St. Pius X Church, Edgewood. Internment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Oma Scott Oma Lindon Scott, 90, of Elsmere, died Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence. She was a retired LPN for Booth Hospital and a member of the Irish Rovers. She enjoyed playing bingo. Her husband, Russell Scott; and son, Roger Marion Scott, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Conrad; sister, Lema Perkins, both of Sun City, Ariz.; brother, Lynn Boyd Lindon of Florence; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Douglas Utley Douglas “Doug” Spencer Utley, 56, of Florence, died Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a truck driver for Dyke Industries and enjoyed NASCAR. His father, Melvin Utley, died in 1975. Survivors include his mother, Wanda L. Yates of Independence; daughters, Dawn Jones and Melinda Baumann, both of Fairfield, Ohio; sisters, Fran Moore of Independence and Sharon Greene of Florence; and four grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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