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April 15 is the anniversary of the tea party in Boone County. On April 15, 2009, a Taxed Enough Already Party took place near the Boone County Administration Building in Burlington. The tea party has since grown in Boone County. Next week we are planning stories asking what is the impact of the tea party in Boone County. What do you think? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion and typing into your Web browser’s address bar and voting in our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Florence Recorder.

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Old phones help African gorillas

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Boone County High School students are using cellphones for more than just texting. The school partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo to collect old cellphones through a program called Eco-Cell. Eco-Cell recycles cellphones to protect gorillas in the Congo rain forest. Recycling cellphones protects gorillas because cellphones con-

tain a mineral called columbite. “That’s mined in the Congo rain forest,” said Lenny Beck, who teaches science at Boone County High School. The more cellphones that are recycled, the less the mineral is needed to be mined, Beck said. “It reduces the amount of habitat destruction,” he said. The zoo uses the money collected from cellphone recycling to take care of gorillas at the zoo and aid gorilla conservation in the Congo.

Students started a campaign in the school to collect old cellphones. They made videos that were shown during school announcements and Facebook pages to spread the word. They decorated a hallway in the school to look like a jungle to remind students to bring in any old phones. After two weeks of collecting, 482 cellphones were recycled. “It was quite an effort,” Beck said. The only other school in the

area to collect more than 300 was Indian Hill High School in Ohio. The zoo is awarding Boone County High School a painting done by one of its silverback gorillas. Beck is especially proud of his students because they were able to outperform schools in areas with higher income families. “It doesn’t really matter what’s coming in income-wise,” Beck said. “We have great kids.” For more about your community, visit

Rotary names Teachers of the Year By Justin B. Duke

Three of Boone County’s top teachers got their moment in the spotlight. The Florence Rotary Club awarded their annual Teachers of the Year. The club’s motto is “service above self” and the three winners are prime examples of that, said Gary Wilmhoff, award organizer. The winners were Tom Mueller, music and band teacher at Camp Ernst Middle School; Elizabeth Sisson, music teacher at WaltonVerona Elementary; and Kathy Molen, second-grade teacher at Longbranch Elementary. “I don’t think we could be more proud of the three winners,” said Joe Reynold, award organizer. Winners earn the award by first being nominated, then by the recommendation letters judges receive. “Tom brings music to life,” Camp Ernst Principal Eric McArtor said about Mueller in his letter. Several of Mueller’s former students have gone on to be music teachers. For Sisson, teaching class is just one part of what she does at Walton-Verona Elementary, said Principal Rob Hartman. “In addition to her everyday, normal teaching … she takes on so many extra duties,” Hartman said.


State Sen. John Shickel, left, presents Kentucky Colonel certificates to the Florence Rotary Club's Teachers of the Year Tom Mueller, Elizabeth Sisson and Kathy Molen. Sisson also runs the Swinging Dulcimers group and her keyboard lab is always a highlight when school tours are given. For young students, school can be a scary place, but Molen is always quick to find ways to com-

fort students and help them get ready to learn, said presenter Harry Chesnut. “She greets children every day with hugs and high fives,” Chesnut said. As part of the award, the

teachers were given $250 to give to the charity of their choice – all three chose their schools. State Sen. John Schickel, RUnion, was on hand to award all three winners as Kentucky Colonels.

Child Abuse Prevention Month kicks off By Justin B. Duke

Dozens of community leaders packed into Tom Gill Chevrolet April 1 and put on their blue ribbons. They were gathered for the Blue Ribbon Ceremony, the annual event hosted by the Family Nurturing Center in Florence to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. For the Family Nurturing Center, the month is a time set aside to recognize the community’s collective responsibility to prevent and confront child abuse and neglect. “This is not something one organization can do,” said Suzanne Koester, president of the Family Nurturing Center’s Board

of Directors. “This is a community effort.” Family Nurturing Center focuses on Child Abuse Prevention Month because it is a chance to get people from different backgrounds together and unite in stopping the cycle of child abuse, Koester said. Businesses like Cummins Filtration and Bank of Kentucky teamed up with nonprofits like the Community Collaboration for Children and governments from Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties to work together for the cause. Throughout the month, signs of Child Abuse Prevention Month will be seen all around Northern Kentucky like blue ribbons tied to the fences facing Interstate 71/75 in front of Champion Win-

dow Field and Tom Gill Chevrolet. TANK buses will display the drawing done by Mann Elementary fifth-grader Savanna Innes who won the Family Nurturing Center’s art contest. Along with the kick-off ceremony, there will be Child Abuse Prevention Month events going on around Northern Kentucky throughout April. The Blue Ribbon 5K Race and Family Fun Walk will go through the Northern Kentucky University campus. The race starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 23. For more information about the race, the other events or Child Abuse Prevention Month visit For more about your community, visit


Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore ties a blue ribbon to the fence outside Tom Gill Chevrolet to help kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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The walkers in last year’s 5K Dogwood Dash start out, leaving about a minute behind the runners. The event returns April 16 at the Boone County Arboretum. PROVIDED

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register can do so that morning. For those who register by Friday, April 8, the cost is $20 plus an additional $5 if runners want a T-shirt. After April 8, registration costs $25. T-shirts will not be available. Racers can pre-register online at This is the fifth year for the Dogwood Dash, Kline said. It averages about 250 participants but organizers “always hope for more,”

she said. “The whole premise of the arboretum is to get people outside,” Kline said. The run/walk offers runners a chance to enjoy nature after being cooped up all winter and is timed so the race is at the peak of the spring blooms, she said. “We’re just hoping for great weather … It’s always a fun time.” For more about your community, visit

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It’s time to break out those running shoes again. The Friends of the Boone County Arboretum will host the Dogwood Dash 5k Run/Walk Saturday, April 16, at the Boone County Arboretum at Central Park. The race begins at 9 a.m. but race sponsors will be on hand prior to that with tables set up. According to Laura Kline, marketing and events coordinator for the arboretum, those who don’t pre-


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Union will host a parade as part of the city’s Independence Day celebrations. The parade will be held the evening of July 1, which is a Friday, but a specific start time hasn’t been determined yet, city events coordinator Karen Franxman said. “We don’t have that firmed up yet, but our idea is to have that right before the ‘Union Celebrates Amer-

ica’ event,” she said. Those festivities are going to be held the same day. This will be the first year the city will have a parade, but the second year for Union Celebrates, she said. Since the city started planning events, officials have wanted to host a parade, Franxman said. “It just seemed like this was the year (to try it),” she said.

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The Boone County Parks Department will host its second annual Kite Fest Saturday, April 16, from noon to 3 p.m. at Central Park. “It’s something we wanted to do – something we knew was family-friendly,” Parks marketing and resources coordinator Jackie Heyenbruch said. “It’s a lot of fun for the whole family.” Participants can make a kite at the festival or bring their own to fly around the

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field, she said. PIGS (People Interested in Getting Stuff) Aloft, a professional kite team, will be on hand flying and demonstrating kite trick, according to Heyenbruch. Admission is free. In addition to refreshments, a bounce house and blow-up slide will be available. Last year, nearly 300 people attended and organizers are hoping for a larger turnout this year, Heyenbruch said. “It’s very fun – a good day,” she said.


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SD1 rates to rise 15 percent With a 2-1 vote the judges-executive of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties raised Sanitation District No. 1 sewer fees 15 percent effective Friday, and another 15 percent April 1, 2012. Boone Judge-executive Gary Moore and Campbell Judge-executive Steve Pendery voted for the increases. Kenton Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus voted against the increase, saying afterward he wouldn’t have voted for any increase before seeing results of an audit being performed by the state of SD1 procedures and some financial activities. A household that now pays $35.42 per month – an number SD1 considers a typical household amount – will see its sewer rate climb to $40.74 next month and to $46.83 in April 2012.

Moore and Pendery pointed out the increases are made necessary because of mandates by federal and state regulators to reduce pollution in area rivers and streams, much of it caused by the estimated 2.1 billion in diluted sewage that spills from SD1 sewer pipes in a typical year. The sewer utility plans to spend $1.2 million by 2025 on projects that reduce that spillage and take other steps to improve water quality. SD1’s board since early this year had considered three possible rate increases: 15 percent each this year and next; 12.5 percent this year and next; and 9.5 percent this year and next. The board last week recommended the pair of 15 percent steps. By raising rates higher now, officials in the long

run will be able to keep them lower later this decade because the district will have hundreds of millions less in interest to pay on money borrowed for construction projects, Moore said. Pendery and Moore noted that without SD1’s Eastern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, which opened in the Alexandria area in late2008, the southern twothirds of Campbell County could still be under a development moratorium that lasted 10 years and ended when the plant opened. Without SD1’s under-construction Western regional plant near Belleview, now scheduled to open next March, the Union area could face a development freeze mandated by environmental regulators,

Moore said. Moore said the Union area likely will avoid a moratorium next year because of two factors: The stalled economy slowed growth, and the new sewer

plant will begin operation. A moratorium in one of the region’s fastest-growing areas “would have been a disaster,” Moore said. Kentucky News Service

A hunt for father’s Easter baskets By Jason Brubaker

When James Avery Whitis died in 2009, he left behind plenty of memories for his family. Now they’d like to get a few of them back. Whitis, who lived in Elsmere, was known for his woodworking ability including his handmade Easter baskets. The baskets had started as a fun family project close to 20 years ago, but became much more. “My sister and I helped paint faces on the first baskets he made, and it was really the only project I worked on with my dad,” recalled Juli Hale, Whitis’ daughter. “Pretty soon, it became a tradition for our family, and we started making them for each of the kids and grandkids, and it was just a special thing for us.” The baskets became so popular that they decided to make a few extras to sell to the public one year. With Whitis handling the craftsmanship, and Hale and her siblings handling the painting, they sold more than 200 baskets. Each basket was personalized with a child’s name, with boys’ baskets featuring a rabbit’s face with a bow tie and blue tail, while girls’ baskets fea-


Juli Hale shows off some of the handmade Easter baskets created by her late father. The family is trying to track down a few of the baskets they sold about 18 years ago to give to the newest grandchildren and greatgrandchildren in the family. tured a necklace and pink tail. Since Whitis died, his family has continued to grow, and the newest grandchildren don’t have their own basket. Overall, Hale, now a Boone County resident, said there are 19 grandchildren and 22 great-

grandchildren with two more great-grandchildren on the way. “We sold all these baskets 18 years ago, and now we’d love to get a few of them back so the tradition can continue with all of our own kids,” said Hale. “To the people who bought them, it’s just a cute little wooden basket. But to our family, they represent so much more, and we’re hoping people can understand that.” Hale knows that tracking down baskets sold 18 years ago might sound like an impossible chore, but she’s remained optimistic that a few of them are still out there, perhaps in garages or attics, and belonging to families who will appreciate the meaning behind them. She said her sister even discovered a few of them at a friend’s house recently, which sparked their interest to try to track down a few more. If they’re able to get some back, Hale said they’re going to sand down the front design and put the names of their newest grandchildren on them to keep the tradition going. Anyone who may have purchased one of the Easter baskets can contact Hale at 801-1392 or send an email to CE-0000454745

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Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball (NKJV) Training Team and Developmental Programs will be held May thru June. Training Teams are open to Girls grades 3-8. Teams will practice 2 hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays for 8 weeks. All participants in the training team program will have the same training as the USAV travel teams. Cost is $300. The Developmental Program is for Grades K-2. Practice will be 1 hour on Thursdays. Cost is $80. All practice sessions are held at Better Bodies Fitness Center on the third floor. Registration required. See for registration forms and additional details. For questions contact the Coaching Director Jen Woolf at or 859.620.6520

Art series offered for youth with autism Rising Star Studios, a program of New Perceptions, has introduced a new Arts & Socialization Series for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The series will address two symptoms that distinguish autism: difficulties in social interaction and communication. The Arts & Socialization Series will kick off with a complimentary interactive music event Monday, April 11, as part of Rising Star’s efforts to promote its programs during a free Sampler Week. (Sampler Week activities will be April 11-13. Visit www.risingstarstu- for a detailed calendar.) The first Arts & Socialization Series event will encourage social interaction and understanding through musical activities. The fun begins at 4 p.m. with light refreshments and ice-breaker activities followed by various musical activities from 4:30-6:30 p.m. “We hope that participants will have lots of fun and make new friends as a result of this new series,” said Brenda Zechmeister, program coordinator. Other Arts & Socialization Series events will include a group art project

scheduled for June 13, a workshop with My Nose Turns Red on Aug. 8 and a social dance on Oct. 24. Any young person from Boone, Campbell or Kenton counties on the autism spectrum is welcome. All events will be 4-6:30 p.m. at Rising Star Studios’ location in New Perceptions at 1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood. A donation of $10 to $15 is suggested for events after the kick-off. Reservations for both the Sampler week and the Arts & Socialization Series may be made by calling 859344-9322, ext. 15, or e-mailing


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The March 31 photo was Duck Head Inn on U.S. 42 in Verona circa 1940. Shirley Evans of Union was the fifth person to correctly identify this location and is this week’s winner. Current owner of the former bar is Don Bolte. He said the duckhead out front was actually a rock found in a nearby creek which was painted and had eyes put in made of marble. This photo was provided by Matt Becher, who is the rural/open space planner at the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board.


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Dorman Products is holding a job fair at the Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 9. Applications will be accepted and on-the-spot interviews will be conducted. The facility is located in Warsaw, Ky., approximately 30 minutes south of Florence. Second and third shift fulltime warehouse positions are available immediately. Wages start at $10.71 per hour and go to $12.12 per hour after 90 days. There will be an additional $0.40 shift differential for second and third shifts. Those unable to attend but

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For their second project, Girl Zone participants decorated bandannas for animals at local animal shelters. Pictured is Shaemya Stokes showing the bandanna she decorated.

More than 80 girls, first through fifth grade, participated in the three-week Girl Zone “Me, You and the Animals” program at Collins Elementary in Florence. For their first project, they drew a place they like to visit in their community on fabric squares that were later sown into a quilt. The quilt was presented to Principal Carol Elliot and now hangs in the school. Pictured are Allie Wooten and Michaela Vogel showing their drawings for the quilt.

‘Me, You and Animals’ More than 80 girls, first through fifth grade, participated in the threeweek Girl Zone “Me, You and the Animals” program at Collins Elementary in Florence. Terri Straub taught the girls about Girl Scouts and how to help in their communities. For their first project, the girls drew a place they liked to visit in their community on fabric squares. Sue Richie of Florence, sewed the squares together to make a quilt that was presented to Collins Elementary principal, Carol Elliott. For their second project, the girls decorated bandanna’s for animals in local animal shelters to wear. Officer Monica Diumzio from the Boone County Animal Shelter and Dr. Julie Tucker, a local veterinarian who helps at the shelter, came to the last meeting and spoke with the girls about taking care of animals.

For the last Girl Zone meeting, Officer Monica Diumzio of the Boone County Animal Shelter and local vet Julie Tucker brought in a dog and spoke to the girls about caring for animals. Pictured are Brianna Anderson, Aliyah Siffel and Felicia Davis with their canine visitor.

The girls who participated in the Girl Zone “Me, You and the Animals” program at Collins Elementary in Florence each drew their favorite local place to visit on fabric squares. The squares were later sown together to make a quilt (pictured).


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FLORENCE ELEM. HONOR ROLL Here are the third-quarter honor roll students for Florence Elementary School:

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Grade 5: Sabina Bahodirova, Dawson Beckett, Marinella Buckley, Olivia Jackson, Chelsea Lord and Abigayle Sorrell.

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Foundation to provide leadership training for school principals Kentucky school principals will receive executivelevel leadership training through an institute being created and funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation. Pilot classes of the Leadership Institute for School Principals will begin this summer for principals (two groups of 24 each) who will participate in sessions at the nationally recognized Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., and follow-up sessions in the fall

stipend to cover travel and meals. “Education has consistently been the Kentucky Chamber’s top policy priority, reflecting our belief that a strong education system is the best foundation for a strong economy,” said Dave Adkisson, secretary of the Chamber Foundation and president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. For more about the Leadership Institute, visit www.

and early next year in Kentucky. The institute, which has the support of the AT&T Foundation, is available to Kentucky principals who have at least one year of experience working at any school level. Both public and private school principals may apply. Principals selected for the program will attend at no cost to themselves. Tuition and hotel costs will be paid by the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, and each participant will receive a


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Abigail Martin, Hollie McGovney, Megan Mossinger, Hannah Mullane, Connor Patterson, Elainey Reno, Lucas Riley, Emilia Sherriff, Braidyn Stacey, Kyle Stegman; Farran Walsh, Brooke Watts, Megan Webster, Grace Welsh, Alexandra Westfield, Brooke Williamson, Taylor Wimsatt and Matthew Zmurk.


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The week at Ryle

• The Ryle baseball team beat Dixie 9-1, March 28. Ryle’s Hamilton was 3-3 with a double. On March 31, Ryle beat Walton-Verona 7-0. Ryle’s Matt Orbandt hit a triple and had two RBI. Walton’s Matthew Monday Jr. hit a double. On April 2, Ryle beat Louisville Trinity 5-1. Ryle’s Leiff Clarkson hit a triple and had two RBI. • In boys tennis, Ryle beat Holy Cross 5-0, March 29. Ryle’s Kento Okita beat Sullivan 6-1, 6-1; Yushi Okita beat Tewes 6-1, 6-1; Adam Rost beat Pappas 6-0, 6-0; Evan Wagner and Logan North beat Seibert and Arlinghaus 6-1, 61; Arnett-Geis beat FrantzAllen 6-2, 6-2. On April 1, Ryle beat Cooper 5-0. Ryle’s K. Okita beat J. Honschopp 6-3, 6-0; Y. Okita beat Tyler Honschopp 6-4, 6-3; Rost beat Josh Thiboult 6-3, 6-4; Wagner and North beat Greenhalgh and Crawford 6-0, 6-1; Arnett and David Geis beat Caleb Gosse and Lawrence 6-0, 6-0.

The week at Walton

• The Walton-Verona boys tennis team beat St. Henry 41, March 28. Walton’s P. Reynolds beat Borsher 6-4, 64; Williams beat Best 6-3, 6-3; Lussi beat Linkugal 7-5, 6-2; and Warren and Schmidt beat Keller and Lawley 6-4, 6-2; and St. Henry’s Schultz and Jaindel beat Johnston and Henges 6-3, 6-3. • In softball, WaltonVerona beat Mason County 10-0 in five innings, April 1. Walton’s Hannah Thacker scored a homerun. • In boys track, Walton placed third in the WaltonVerona Bearcat Open, April 2.

The week at Cooper

• The Cooper baseball team beat Ludlow 12-1 in five innings, March 29. Cooper’s A.J. Collins was 3-3 with a double, a homerun and four RBI. On April 1, Cooper beat St. Henry 7-5. Cooper’s Ryan Thompson was 3-3, hit two doubles and had two RBI. On April 2, Cooper beat Western Hills 4-3, then 14-2 in six innings. Cooper’s Ryan Thompson hit a triple, and John Bjurquist was 4-4 with two doubles and a triple in game two.

The week at Boone

• The Covington Catholic boys tennis team beat Boone County 4-1, March 29. Boone’s Black and McQueary beat Baldridge and Kennedy. • In girls tennis, Boone County beat Cooper 3-2. Boone’s Caddell beat Brooke O’Daniel 6-0, 6-2; Christine Findley and Brooke Pendleton beat Sarah Biery and Mariah Biery 6-1, 6-1; and Kolb and Elmore beat Large and Hiral Patel 6-0, 6-4. Cooper’s Niebert beat Laura McQueary 6-0, 6-1; and Jackson beat Alison Brannon 6-3, 6-2. On April 1, Boone beat Conner 3-2. Boone’s Lauren McQueary beat North 6-3, 36, 7-5; Christine Findley and Brooke Pendleton beat Kaseke and Glahn 6-1, 6-1; Kolb and Elmore beat Martis and Fiorelli 6-3, 7-6. Conner’s Heeman beat Alexis Caddell 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; and Frisch beat Alison Brannon 6-2, 6-0. • In softball, Lakota East beat Boone County 6-0, April 1. On April 2, Boone beat South Central Indiana 7-6, then beat Conner 3-1, then beat McNicholas 1-0. In game one, Boone’s Knotts, Gerheart and Stein were all 3-3. In game two, Boone’s Gerheart was 3-4 with a homerun and a double. In game three, Knotts scored a run. • The boys track team placed eighth with a score of 15 in the Raider Friday Night Frenzy, April 1.

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St. Henry reloads for track season By James Weber

Here is a look at track programs located in Boone County.

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The boys team returns all four of its state qualifiers from last year, led by Jeff Tetteh, who won the 3A regional championship in both the 100 and 200 meters. Austin Howell returns in the hurdles, Ryan Arey in the throws and Nick Stoller in the triple jump. The top returner for the girls team is Alexis Funke, who qualified for state in both hurdle events last year as well as running in the 4x200 and 4x400 relays at state. Ashley Jutzi and Alyssa Howard also return from the starting 4x200 relay, and Howard and Kaitlyn Abdon from the 4x400.


Girls coach Pat Pidgeon sent Michelle Canterna to the University of Kentucky after she finished second in the Class 3A long jump following her state title there in 2009. He has a lot coming back except for Canterna, as all four girls relays qualified for state last year. Every other runner from those relays return, including Carly Kane, Nikki Phillips, Dawn Patton, Jordan

Hauck, Brandy Deaton and Kelsey Gregory. Deaton and Hannah Held are the team’s top jumpers. Both competed at state in high jump last season. “We will have another great season and hopefully send a group of girls to state again,” Pidgeon said. The boys team returns every state qualifier except for Tommy Earsing in hurdles. The Jaguars ran in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays at state, and Mason Hutchinson ran in the 400. Hutchinson won the 200 and 400 at the Walton-Verona meet April 2. Other state relay runners coming back are Andrew Blank, Joseph Blevins, Jacob Brandel, Mason Replogle, Jordan Walker and Nick Ballinger.


The Raiders return Jeff Huntley, who finished fourth in the 3A state meet at the 110 hurdles and won that event at Ryle’s Friday Night meet April 1. Tanner McConvey returns after qualifying for state in the pole vault. Caleb Culbertson, Hugo Galan and Michael Edwards return from the 4x800 team that ran at state. On the girls side, distance standout Gabby Gonzales was fifth in the 3,200 last year.

Emily Gonzales qualified in the 1,600 and returns, as does Ashlee Howe (high jump), Kendall Gardt (high jump) and Sam McKeough (pole vault). Ryle ran all four relays at state last year. Returning runners from those include Jacqueline Jones, Katie Sullivan, Amanda Williams, Allie Pennington, Olivia McGregor, Meredith Johnson and Howe. The 4x800 team returns three of the four starters.

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The Crusaders were regional champs in Class 1A and state runner-up to Newport Central Catholic. Head coach Tony Harden’s top returners are Ashley Svec, Lindsey Hinken, and Jen Helmer. The Crusaders graduated one runner from their state champion 4x800 squad. Helmer was sixth in the shot put at state last year and eighth in the high jump. St. Henry was to compete at Boone County April 8 and in a meet in Lexington April 16. In boys track, St. Henry returns three runners from the 4x800 champion team in Cameron Rohmann, Nathan Mark and Zach Haacke. St. Henry was state runner-up to Fort Campbell last season overall.

Knothole exhibit ready to play ball

By James Weber

With baseball season here, two Northern Kentucky institutions have teamed up again to give the area a slice of hardball history. In conjunction with the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, the BehringerCrawford Museum at Covington’s Devou Park is presenting an exhibit called In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! It is a history of Knothole youth baseball in Northern Kentucky and runs through June 5. The exhibit is the latest in a biannual series of sports displays at the museum. “The history of sports is not always celebrated like it should be,” said Sarah Siegrist, assistant director at Behringer-Crawford. “Something that happens in a community’s sports past is also part of the community’s history. Past participants can come and relive their history.” The Knothole exhibit, which shares space in the museum with other parts of area history, shows the


The boys team was fifth overall in Class 1A last year at the state meet. The 4x400 relay won the state title and return two runners from that group in Zach MacAdams and Brandon Brockman. Trevin Peterson was second in the 800 and the 1,600. Returning starters include Brandon Brockman, Evan Brock, Zach MacAdams, Trevin Peterson, Clay Cuzick, Sam Schmitt in boys. In girls, they include Taylor Cornelison, Shelby Mullikan, Demi Welte, Madison Peace, Rachel Rouse and Kiersten Schmidt. Brandon Brockman was third in the high jump at state and eighth in the 200. MacAdams was eighth in the 300 hurdles. Promising newcomers include senior Jacob Kahmann, freshman Jonathan Jones, senior Kelli Dixon, senior Kerri Schmidt and junior Lexi Mains. “We have a senior led boys and girls team with a lot of experience,” head coach Phil Amstutz said. “We should be a contender to make some noise this year at the state meet.” Walton will host a Saturday evening meet April 9.

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Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $7; $6 seniors; $4 ages 3-17; and free to museum members. On Saturdays, active Knothole players will receive a free lunch and a chance to win Reds tickets, Louisville Slugger Museum tickets and other merchandise. Each Saturday will also spotlight a specific organization or area to add to the celebration. The schedule: April 2 - Cottage AC, Latonia Youth Club, Taylor Mill April 9 - Ludlow April 16 - Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Reunion April 23 - Campbell County April 30 - Boone County May 7 - Campbell County May 14 - Dixie area May 21 - Boone County May 28 - Dixie area

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John Lange, board trustee and volunteer for the Behringer-Crawford Museum, hangs an exhibit panel dedicated to the history of the four ballparks that were moved to build Interstate 75, as he helps set up the Knothole exhibit at the museum. beginnings of knothole baseball in the counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. Shown there are a documentary video, panels highlighting each county’s history, and uniforms past and present. In the museum, you can even enjoy the thrill of stepping on “home plate” in a couple of spots on the museum floor as you read the information printed on those spots. Knothole started in Campbell County in 1933, and eventually spread westward and southward. The current District 28 in northern Ken-

ton County started up in 1939, centering around Covington and Ludlow, and that spread to the “Dixie” district 29 around Dixie Highway in 1955. Boone County started knothole in 1960, and district 23 started play in rural Campbell County the following year. The exhibit lists more than 50 different players who got their start in area Knothole leagues and went on to the majors, including Josh Lueke, the Scott High School graduate who got his start with the Seattle Mariners this month. Other

Also going on are the Kid Glove Games, which raise money for equipment for youth baseball players in all organizations. Teams can buy ticket vouchers to Reds games for $8 and proceeds go to buy equipment. Reds games designated as Kid Glove Games are May 2, 3, 18, and 31; and Aug. 9. For more information on the Kid Glove program, contact Paul Kramer at notables include Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, the former U.S. senator, and football coaching legend Homer Rice. Recent major leaguers such as Jason Johnson (Conner) and Graham Taylor (Dixie) also played knothole at home. The museum gives us both the knothole and Major League uniforms of four different local major leaguers, including Chris Hook (Lloyd), Scott Wiggins (Newport Central Catholic), Brandon Berger (Beechwood) and Larry Luebbers (St. Henry). The exhibit also pays trib-

ute to former ballfields, which were gathering points for children in the past before those fields disappeared to make room for Interstate 75. There is also information honoring the volunteers and coaches who helped the game grow, including Thomas “Red” Bartlett, who ran Campbell County Knothole for 50 years. Homer Rice will be the guest speaker at a special hall of fame reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the museum. Call the museum at 491-4003 or visit www.

Brossart wins 5 events in Boone meet By James Weber

The Boone County Opening Night Relays opened the Kentucky track season March 18. Bishop Brossart won one event in boys and four in girls.

Team scores

Boys: Cov. Catholic 106, Boone County 72, Beechwood 68, Conner 58, Newport 5, Brossart 12, Highlands 2. Girls: Cooper 72, Notre Dame 72, Brossart 67, Beechwood 63, Boone County 58, St. Henry 19, Newport 19, Highlands 16, Conner 9.


4x100: 1. CCH 44.60 (Batts, Hudepohl, Maschinot, Bowdy), 2. Boone 45.10 (Howell, Tetteh, Cain, Leroy). 4x100 shuttle hurdles: 1. CCH 1:08.30 (Gray, Hudepohl, Massie, Fangman), 2. Newport 1:12.3 (McDay, Stanley, Engram, Orr). 4x200: 1. Conner 1:35.6 (Gottmann, Wright, Iles, Kennedy), 2. CCH 1:36.2 (Batts, Ritter, Bowdy, Toebben). 4x400: 1. Beechwood 3:42.4 (Cardosi, Everett, Vocke, Brennen), 2. CCH 3:46.5 (Snyder, Panoushek, Torbeck, Gray). 4x800: 1. Conner 9:02.50 (Turner, Ostertag, Gaddie, Hofele), 2. Boone 9:19.50 (Alex Griesinger, Dowd, Adam Griesinger, Pair). 4x1,600: 1. Brossart (Holtkamp, Caldwell, Wolfer, Neltner), 2. Conner (Turner, Ostertag, Gaddie, Brashear). 800 sprint medley: 1. Beechwood

1:41.3 (Brennen, Vocke, Everett, Nussbaum), 2. Newport 1:41.4 (McDay, Wilkes, Carter, Orr). Distance medley: 1. CCH 11:48.5 (Schlagbaum, Flynn, Thelen, Le), 2. Conner 11:55.5 (Ostertag, Kennedy, Gaddie, Turner). Shot put: 1. Boone (Arey 40-8, Mensah 38-9), 2. CCH (Henderson 370, Rosado 35-9). Discus: 1. CCH (Timmerman 113-10, Toler 93-0), 2. Beechwood (Overstreet 99-11, Thoerner 99-7). High jump: 1. CCH (Connelly 5-10, Baker 5-6), 2. Beechwood (Erdman 5-4, Cruse 5-0). Long jump: 1. CCH (Maschinot 19-8, Bowdy 19-7), 2. Beechwood (Vocke 19-8, Brennen 17-10). Triple jump: 1. Beechwood (Vocke 407, Brennen 37-6), 2. CCH (Ritter 37-11, Connelly 37-7).


4x100: 1. Brossart 53.50 (Goderwis, Jennings, Martin, Fleissner), 2. Beechwood 53.60 (Keller, Miller, Hunter, Spahn). 4x100 shuttle hurdles: 1. Boone 1:10.60 (Hameidan, McMonagle, Funke, Jones), 2. Cooper 1:14.80 (Held, Weinfurtner, Terlep, Kelly). 4x200: 1. Brossart 1:52 (Klump, Fleissner, Brown, Cetrulo), 2. Boone 1:55.80 (Jones, Funke, Abbott, Jutzi). 4x400: 1. Brossart 4:22.6 (Martin, Brown, Klump, Cetrulo), 2. NDA 4:29.2 (Furnish, Combs, Leininger, Zembrodt). 4x800: 1. Cooper 10:46.10 (Patton, Dragan, Goessling, Egger), 2. Notre Dame 10:48.10 (Hanson, Borchers, Johnson, Schutzman). 4x1,600: 1. Notre Dame 23:33 (Stenger, Green, Hanson, List), 2. St. Henry 24:02 (Hinken, Pitts, Cahill, Svec).

800 sprint medley: 1. Notre Dame 1:58.20 (J. Bramlage, L. Bramlage, K. Koplyay, Schulte), 2. Brossart 1:58.9 (Klump, Martin, Brown, Fleissner). Distance medley: 1. Notre Dame 14:05.3 (Green, Stenger, List, Frommeyer), 2. Cooper 14:28.3 (Dragan, Goessling, Prather, Egger). Shot put: 1. St. Henry (Helmer 33-8, Schulte 29-8.5), 2. Beechwood (McCarthy 33-5.5, Fangman 24-3). Discus: 1. Brossart (Britt 91-0, Kidney 80-5), 2. Beechwood (McCarthy 104-9, Fangman 64-9). High jump: 1. Cooper (Held 4-10, Deaton 4-8), 2. Boone (Travis 4-6, Cain 4-2). Long jump: 1. NDA (Zembrodt 15-3, Bramlage 15-3), 2. Newport (Rice 15-0, Wilson 14-3). Triple jump: 1. Boone (Travis 31-8, Funke 29-8.5), 2. Beechwood (Schilling 29-2.5, Colosimo 28-10.5).


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BRIEFLY The week at St. Henry

• The St. Xavier baseball team beat St. Henry 14-0, March 28. St. Henry’s Jeff Wischer was 2-3. • In softball, St. Henry beat Lloyd 9-3, March 29. St. Henry’s Mamee Salzer pitched seven strikeouts, and Jackie Gedney was 2-3 with

two doubles and two RBI. • In boys tennis on March 31, Scott beat St. Henry 5-0. • The St. Henry girls track team placed first with a score of 131.33 at the WaltonVerona Bearcat Open, April 2. St. Henry’s Svec won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 29.49 seconds; Svec won the 1600

meter in 5 minutes, 33.82 seconds; Helmer won the high jump at 5 feet; Hinken won the 3200 meter run at 12 minutes, 47.93 seconds; and Helmer won the shot put at 33 feet, 2 inches.

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• In girls tennis, Ryle beat Scott 4-1, March 31. Ryle’s Erin Bellhorn beat Hillman 62, 6-1; Sam Zwick beat Tapp 6-2, 6-1; Harlee Hornsby and Watson beat Romito and Wiegard 6-1, 6-0; and Kristen Green and Kara Worley beat

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Sparks and Flynn 6-1, 6-0. • In boys track, Ryle placed third with a score of 74 in the Raider Friday Night Frenzy, April 1. Ryle’s Elliott won the 100 meter in 11.5 seconds; Huntley won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.61 seconds; and Ryle’s Mason won the triple jump at 38 feet, 11 inches. The boys track team placed ninth with a score of 28 in the Walton-Verona Bearcat Open, April 2. • In girls track, Ryle placed third with a score of 55 in the Raider Friday Night Frenzy, April 1. Ryle’s Patterson won the 400 meter in 105.35.

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onds; and Hutchinson won the 400 meter in 51.48 seconds.

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• The Walton girls track team placed sixth with a score of 43 in the WaltonVerona Bearcat Open, April 2. • The Simon-Kenton baseball team beat Walton-Verona 2-0, March 29. On April 2, Walton beat Villa Madonna 7-1. Walton’s Lohr hit a double and had two RBI. • In softball, WaltonVerona beat Notre Dame 12-0 in six innings, March 29. Walton’s Hannah Thacker pitched eight strikeouts, and Jenalee Ginn was 2-4 with a double and three RBI.

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Local fighter Jared “Honey” Combs went for his sixth professional mixed martial arts victory during the Absolute Action MMA XII: The Anniversary Show Saturday, April 2, at the Midwest Sports Complex in Florence. Pictured is Jared Combs, left, with Canadian mixed martial artist George St. Pierre in Montreal, Canada.

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Education a priceless gift

Teachers have held the national spotlight for weeks. They are so important to our country. A dedicated teacher is the gift that keeps on giving. I was blessed with excellent teachers when I attended public school in St. Bernard, Ohio. However my English and literature teacher was exceptional. She was so vibrant and engaged. Chaucer and Shakespeare escaped the printed page and became real and intriguing. She taught respect for the proper use and purity of our language. For example, we learned how to use the gerund correctly. The gerund is a verbal noun and is modified by an adjective. Therefore, “I appreciate you being here” should be “your” being here. It suffers daily misuse

by TV anchors, presidents, lawyers, journalists and many learned people. So, I thank you Mrs. Kathryn Boyle for the legacy you have left. Your name will bring a smile of appreciation from any one you have taught. The gift of language will live on through the generations because of your dedication and enthusiasm. How fortunate I am to have received such a gift. In 1952 the government was not impeding the quality of education. Excellence could flourish in a non-political environment. Commitment and caring dwell in the heart of the teacher, not an organization. What a shame that tenure can deprive students of this priceless gift. Carol Woods Burlington

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A profound sense of history “A Profound Sense of History” is the best way I can think to describe it: a feeling that combines nostalgia and wonder with a deep respect for the past. It’s something I have personally felt maybe half a dozen times my decade as Boone County’s “Historic Preservation Guy.” It always comes unexpectedly and seems to physically wash over me. The first time I can recall this feeling was on a visit to the Gunpowder Creek Valley in the dead of winter, not long after I started here. It was bitter cold and snowing lightly and my two companions and I were bundled in coveralls. Walking down an old roadbed that ran along a high ridge, I spotted the ruins of a homestead a short distance off the road. Further inspection revealed the foundation for a small building with a collapsed stone chimney. The site was perched on the only small level spot in the otherwise steep slope of a tributary of the Gunpowder. I came across three other such homestead sites that day on either side of the frozen stream. Built in the 19th century, at a time when a well-used road followed Gunpowder Creek, I suspect that all were likely inhabited into the 1930s. I have since seen many homesteads like these scattered across Boone County’s rural landscape. They are a powerful reminder

that some of this county’s rural population were clinging to the edge of survival. A n o t h e r instance when I felt that profound sense of Matthew E. history was my Becher first visit to the John White Log Community House, which Recorder was built c. guest 1840, eventualcolumnist ly abandoned and ultimately relocated and lovingly restored to another site in Boone County. Even after years of abandonment, the building’s logs walls were plumb behind the asbestos siding and the shakes of its wooden roof survived beneath layers of later roofing. I also found myself affected by visits to two other unique properties, neither of which have been as fortunate as the White Log House: Federal Hall and the Rev. Jeremiah Kirtley House. Both are located on bluffs overlooking the Ohio River in northern Boone County. This region was among the earliest settled by Europeans moving west, but today it is sparsely populated. Reverend Kirtley built his timber-framed residence about 1796 and Federal Hall was built of stone about 1805 by Jacob Piatt. Both houses were mansions in

As I left the Post Office, Buddy Rice yelled at me from across the parking lot. I walked over and he explained that Matt Becher was looking for me. “Who’s he?” I asked. He replied that Matt was involved with Boone County’s Historic Preservation and wanted to talk about my having written my name in the bell tower of the old court house. “I’ve never been there,” I countered. “And even if I had, why would I write my name up there?” “Go see him anyway. His office is in the old court house.” And with that, Buddy drove off. As I stood there puzzled, I felt my face flush as it had when I was 9 years old and was sent to the principal’s office for carving J.B.’s initials in my desk. This time, however, my righteous indignation took charge. I headed toward Becher’s office, determined to clear my good name. What’s he planning to do, I thought, charge me with desecrating a historic site? As I entered his office, he looked up. “I’m Harold McFarland,” I said. “You looking for me?” “Yes,” he said, with some interest. “You’re one of the few guys left alive whose names are in the bell tower.” “Never been there,” I replied, quickly. “Listen,” Becher said. “I’ve got some time now. How’d you like to see the tower?” Not waiting for my answer, he guided me through the old courtroom into what was at one time the judge’s chambers and opened a small door. We began ascending an ancient staircase. With every step I took, I became increasingly disoriented, as the sounds and smells of long ago began insinuating themselves upon my consciousness.

As we stepped into the bell tower itself, a blast of cold air opened a floodgate of memories. I had been here before. I could hear the Hal sounds of our McFarland laughter as my friends and Community three I climbed the Recorder stairs, some 59 guest years ago. Peter Cropper columnist was our guide, haivng been there often; no doubt shown the tower by his uncle, Judge Carroll Cropper, whose chambers incorporated the secret door to the tower. Gayle’s father, Irvin Rouse, who a few years earlier was a central figure in the Joan Kiger murder trail, had probably told him of it. Kay’s father, Courtney Kelly, in the 1940s was in charge of the local draft board and had an office not far from the judge’s. Ray Holbrook and I knew nothing of the tower. The dizziness from the rush of memories was so profound that I had to lean against the crumbling plaster. As I looked up, my eyes automatically drifted to a spot in the center of the wall, about eight feet high. There it was – boldly written: Harold McFarland – April 7, 1951. Suddently, I was aware of how I felt back then ... Matt’s voice interrupted my reverie. “Is that your signature or not?” My eyes canvassed the room, taking in the 20 or so signatuers: Fred Bentler, 1898; Grover Jarrell, 1913; C.A. Fowler, 1917; Howard Royle, 1930; A. Kirkpatrick, 1930; A.G. Stephens, 1936; Jack Patterson, 1951. Without answering Matt, I looked over at him and asked,

their day but both now lie in ruin, ghosts of their former grandeur. The first time I visited the upper rooms in the 1889 Old Boone County Courthouse was another profound moment. Some signatures in the room above the judge’s chambers date back to 1898. One records a meeting of a young couple in 1906; others recall severe winters or floods. Some are quite recent, including those of a Boy Scout troop which visited in 2002. There is also a series of names written by three young men in 1951, one of whom I have since had the pleasure to meet and who has since written about his “return to the scene.” I know that before I move on to the next chapter in my life, I will be compelled to sign my own name upstairs. Until then, I look forward to the next instance when that strong sense of the past takes me by surprise. The Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to the public. For more information about historic preservation in Boone County please contact the Review Board at 859-334-2111 or mbecher@ The Review Board is at Matthew E. Becher is rural/open space planner for the Boone County Planning Commission.

Unfunded mandates drive up sewer rates Returning to the bell tower An unfunded mandate from the EPA is requiring Sanitation District 1 to make millions and millions of dollars worth of upgrades to our sewer system. This work is not negotiable. It cannot be put off. And if it isn’t done, SD1 could add fines to its list of expenses. The most fiscally responsible course for SD1 to take now is to direct all the funds possible into these upgrades. It’s a decision between raising rates now an average of $5 a month or passing $200 million in additional expenses on to our children. And unfortunately our community isn’t the only one in this situation. In fact hundreds of other communities are facing similar consent decrees. And after these increases, our rates will be below the median in comparable communities. During my 12 years of service to Boone County, I have never imposed a new tax. In fact, the property tax rates are 9 percent lower than when I first took office. So clearly my vote to ratify the board’s 7-0 decision to raise sewer fees was a difficult one. I had to vote in favor of the rate increases to comply with the federal court order to clean up our water. But putting money into this aging system isn’t just about avoiding legal repercussions. It’s also about investing in our community’s economy and environment. Without improvements in our sewer system, our ability to grow is limited. Parts of Boone County could have been placed under a development moratorium if it weren’t for the western sewer plant now under construction. You can’t create jobs without building sewers. Period. Perhaps more important than

anything, these funds will keep our raw sewage from spewing into the creeks and streams behind our homes. Portions of Northern Judge- K e n t u c k y ’ s executive sewer system Gary Moore are 100 years old and built for Community a much smaller Recorder population. When SD1 guest took responsibilcolumnist ity for the majority of these sewer systems in the 1990s, it was handed an infrastructure that poured tens of billions of gallons of diluted sewage straight into the natural environment. It’s an expensive process to update this system but it’s hard to argue against keeping our excrement out of the environment. This discussion is more complex than mere finger-pointing and more complicated than simple talking points. SD1 has to balance legal requirements with financial issues and common sense. By complying with the consent decree as mandated by the federal court order, we can improve our environment while avoiding a moratorium on future growth. A vibrant economy and a clean environment are two of the factors resulting in Boone County being a leader in the commonwealth and the nation. We are leading in population growth and job creation. We were just named the healthiest county in Kentucky for the second year in a row. We continue to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I am blessed to lead our community into a prosperous future. Gary Moore is judge-executive of Boone County.

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And in that instant, I made my decision to return to the tower, April 7, 2011, on the 60th anniversary of my signature. And I would bring a ladder. Boone County history – or life has not seen the last of me! “Why did you want to talk to me?” Motioning to the wall, he said, “All of these names, many from the early 1900s, are part of our history. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know who these people were and how they helped shape Boone County?” “So you’re not going to charge me with defacing the tower?” I said, relieved. “How could I do that? You and all the others here are linked through time for as long as this old building stands.” I looked around at the names again. There was no indication that any of these folks had made a second trip to the tower as I had – so implusively, I pulled out my pen, with the idea of writing just below my signature, something to the effect that 59 years later, I had returned. I reached as high as I could, but was not able to write comfortably. As I panned the room, hoping to located a bench or chair, I saw Matt looking at me in a bemused fashion. “Want to stand on my shoulders?” He asked, laughing. “No.” I said. “But I’ll be back!” And in that instant, I made my decision to return to the tower, April 7, 2011, on the 60th anniversary of my signature. And I would bring a ladder. Boone County history – or life has not seen the last of me! Boone County author Harold McFarland is a member of the Boone County Historic Preservation Board.


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April 7, 2011

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Owner and Chef Andy Liu and his wife, Michelle Yang, who manages Cathay Kitchen in Florence, stand by awards the restaurant has received.

Cathay Kitchen has new owners By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

Cathay Kitchen in Florence has been under new ownership for just over a year, and Andy Liu and Michelle Yang are the husband and wife team who have worked to improve the quality of the restaurant. For one thing, Chef Liu makes sure he only uses the white meat of chicken, and no MSG, a food additive which many Chinese restaurants use. “We have lots of healthy choices on the menu,” said Yang. “We have a section where you can create your own meal with choices like shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots and several varieties of tofu, or edamame and calamari. All of our vegetables, meat and seafood are very fresh and

the highest quality. We have a lettuce chicken wrap, which not many restaurants carry.” The family friendly eatery is located off Mall Road in the same shopping center as the Florence Antique Mall, at the opposite end. Liu and Yang came here from New York, where they operated a restaurant in Chinatown. Seeking a quieter place to raise their son and operate a business, they chose Florence, and have been very happy with their decision. “The people here are very nice and kind,” said Yang. “Florence is beautiful, and we love it here. We like having our restaurant here, and we want our customers to have the very best we can offer.” The restaurant is located at 8049 Connector Drive.



IHM marches in Opening Day Parade

Every year the seventh-grade class at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Burlington go on a field trip to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. This year they also represented the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum by marching in the Opening Day Parade.

Actors prepare for this year’s St. John’s Passion Play. From left: Gary Hohnecker, Clayton Werden, Tom Freudiger, Peanut Kahles and Pete Suddeth.


Passion Play a mark of answered prayers

By Patricia A. Scheyer

Community Recorder contributor

The St. John Passion Play will take place this year at St. Augustine Church in Covington at 3 p.m. April 10, 7 p.m. April 16 and 3 p.m. April 17. The play is offered free to the public although, since St. John Passion Play is a charitable organization, there will be a chance to donate to the cause. “Everyone in the play volunteers their time to the organization,” said Eugene Smith, spokesperson for the group. “Then every year we pick a charity to donate to, whether it is the Matt Maupin organization, or the Freestore Foodbank, or some other charity.” Smith said approximately 125 members of the St. John Passion Play are involved in all facets of the play, onstage and offstage. The play is always performed at Lockland Christian Church as well as St. Augustine Church in order to reach more people in Greater Cincinnati. “The play originated with Father Richard Wurth in 1917 when he put together the play for the first time at St. John the Baptist Church in Cincinnati as a prayer for the safety of the men in the parish who were serving in World War I,” said Smith. “Father Wurth and the cast pledged to carry on the play in perpetuity as gratitude for answered prayers.” St. John Church closed in 1939, and the play almost closed, but dedicated members kept it going. Today it attracts people from all over the Tristate of all denominations.


Participants in the St. John Passion Play gather for “Triumphal Entry.” The Entry and the Denial scene have a vast majority of the actors in the scene for the play that usually has more than 100 participants from the Greater Cincinnati area. Karen and Rick Berhiet from Union have been involved in the play since 1994. Their son and daughter virtually grew up with the Passion Play part of their Easter tradition. “This year it will just be me, because my son is in the Air Force, and my daughter moved, and my husband travels a lot,” said Karen Berhiet. “”Last year was the first year I was part of the denial scenes, where Peter denies knowing Jesus. I also do a crowd scene. But my family loves it, because it is something we do together as a family, and the message the play delivers is such a powerful message, both for everyone who is in the play, and the people watching it.” Berhiet said seeing the faces in the audience, the tears, and knowing the effect the play has year after year makes her come back. “It’s very moving,” she stated. “And the cast is like a big family, we’re so close. It really helps all of us

celebrate the season.” Amy Hahnel, of Independence, feels the same way. “I think it is a ministry, a time when all of us get together to bring the message of Christ to so many people,” she said. “My family has been doing this play for 21 years, when my husband, Bill’s, grandfather got us started in it. My twins were in it when they were babies and as they grew, and my youngest daughter, Katherine, will be in it with me this year. She grew up with it, too. It would be strange to have an Easter season without it.” Hahnel is the stage manager. Her daughter will be in the crowds and the personal servant of Herodius. “Every year more people come,” said Hahnel. “We love doing it, and love seeing the effect on people. I think we are called to do this at this time.” For more information on the Passion Play, please visit the website,

Small change can equal big opportunity Treasure can be found in the most unlikely places and, according to the U.S. Treasury, Americans have about $15 billion worth currently hiding in sock drawers, piggybanks on automobile floorboards and under the sofa cushions. It is estimated that the average household accumulates $50 worth of change every month. It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think of pocket

change as an investment opportunity, but in 20 years at 5 percent interest, that $50 in change would yield more than $20,000. Saving change at the end of each day or week can contribute to your financial goals. Quarters, dimes, nickels and even pennies can go into personal savings to help build a college or retirement fund. You also can use accu-

mulated coins for short-term goals such as an evening out, a weekend getaway or an upgrade for the family’s computer, television or other recreational equipment. Sometimes it helps to have a jar or container for change collection. Put a picture of your goal on the outside of the container with the amount you are working to save. The visual will help you

remember what you are working toward. Many supermarkets and banks have machines that encourage people to cash in their coins. Consumers can bring in their jars of coins and empty them into the machine. The machine counts the coins and gives the consumer a voucher that can be exchanged for cash or used to pay for groceries. Another option is to

donate the value of your coins to a favorite charity. Some machines will count your coins and automatically deposit the amount with your designated charity. Be aware that some machines have a fee for their use. Consider the fee you will pay versus the amount you might save by rolling your own coins. So, consider saving your change. It’s a great start to a sav-

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ings plan or a way to pay for other short-term Diane and intermeMason diate financial goals Extension you never Notes had the funds for. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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April 7, 2011



AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns advised to seek professional assistance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington.


Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Joseph Academy, 48 Needmore St., Fried or baked fish, shrimp, children’s pizza dinner, desserts, drinks and sides. Cash drawing for those attending all six Fridays. Drive-through available. $40-$45 family dinners; $9.50 dinners; $6.50 seniors and children’s dinners; $5 child’s pizza dinner. 859-485-6444; Walton. St. Timothy Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Baked and fried fish dinners and sandwiches, shrimp dinner, pizza and desserts. Crafts and activities for children. Dine-in 5-7:30 p.m., drive-thru 4:30-7:30 p.m. Carryout available. $4-$8.50. 859-384-1100; Union. Lenten Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., St. Paul School, 7303 Dixie Highway, Blackened jumbo shrimp skewers with lime-basil butter. Chef’s special of the day or dinners and sandwiches. Includes fish, shrimp, crab cakes, sides, crab bisque and children’s meal. Carryout available. $1.50-$9.50. Presented by St. Paul Church. 859-647-4072. Florence. Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Multi Purpose Room. Includes cod and haddock sandwiches and platters, fish and chips, butterfly shrimp baked cod, southwestern grilled cheese, pizza, sides beverages and desserts. Carryout and Drive-thru available. $2-$9.75. 859371-2622; Erlanger. Immaculate Heart of Mary Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5876 Veterans Way, Baked and fried fish.$1$6.50. 859-689-5010; Burlington.


Cincypunk Fest 10, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Two nights of punk, rock, ska and indie music. More than 20 bands on three stages. Scheduled to appear: Lion’s Rampant, Banderas, Dopamines, Situation Red, the Dukes, Super Stupid, the Kickaways, Frankl Project, Loudmouth, Frontier Folk Nebraska, Shadowraptr, Horse Cop, Junkards, the Mormon Rockwells, Tupelo Honey and others. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Save Our Shelter Dogs and Necco. $13 ages 18-20; $10 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. 859-485-7611; Walton. Euchre Tournaments, 12:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Arrive early. All money goes back to participant winners. $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. 859-485-7611; Walton.


Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Competitive and recreational divisions offered. $300 per team. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union.

Northern Kentucky AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Boys and girls competitive basketball leagues. Deposit of $100 to hold team’s place required with balance due at first game. Games start May 8. $175. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859372-7754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp features former UK basketball stars Troy McKinley, Dickey Beal, Cedric Jenkins, Kyle Macy, Jack Givens, Leroy Byrd, Roger Harden and Tom Heitz. Grades 1-12. Camp held June 13-17. $175. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp designed to provide top-shelf recreational experience and safe and growing social experience. Family friendly. $125. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 9


Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, Free. 859-586-9270. Hebron.


PAWS to Read, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share book with therapy dogs. Ages 5-10. Family friendly. Free. Appointment required for 15-minute slot. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.


Ekoostik Hookah, 10 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 9 p.m. $15. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Big Rock Club, 9 p.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., Free. 859581-3700. Newport.


Hot Club of Cowtown, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Doors open 7 p.m. $18, $15 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 859-4916659; Covington.


John Heffron, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $20. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Sign language interpreted and closed captioned. $19-$28. 859-957-1940; Covington. Stop Kiss, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $12, $10 students and seniors. 513-588-4910; Newport.


Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300 per team. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Northern Kentucky AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Grade and Middle School Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $475 per team. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. Coach Ken Shields Summer Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 0

LITERARY - LIBRARIES Bear Foot, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Appalachian music, stories, dances and games. Family friendly. Free. 859-342-2665; Florence. MUSEUMS

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., With the Phil DeGreg Trio. 859-261-2365; Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; Covington.


Adult Co-Ed Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300 per team. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Northern Kentucky AAU Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. 859-372-7754. Union. Grade and Middle School Basketball Leagues, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $475 per team. 859-372-7754. Union. Men’s Basketball League, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $300. 859-3727754. Union. Basketball Summer Camp Sign-ups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $175. Registration required. 859-372-7754. Union. Summer Slam Sports Day Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. Coach Ken Shields Summer Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. Registration required. 859-3727754. Union. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1


Word II, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn to create letterhead, form letters, mailing lists, labels and a resume using a template. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.


The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will present “A National Treasure” showcasing the music of American composer Aaron Copland at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, in the Frances K. Carlisle Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills. The 20th century American nationalist composer’s use of American folk songs together with an expansive tonal palette created a remarkably identifiable sound, synonymous with Americana. Tickets are $28 for the A section and $23 for the B section, with discounts for seniors, $18, and students, $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call KSO at 859-431-6216 or visit Pictured is KSO performing at Notre Dame Academy.


Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665. Burlington.


Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work and get feedback. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.


Yoga, 10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611; Walton.

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Crafters’ Corner, 10 a.m.-noon, Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Petersburg.


Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Papa’s Pub, 290 Main St., Beer Garden. 859-371-5567. Florence.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES Art Social, Noon, Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Bring your own supplies. Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611. Walton. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 1 2


Skyline Nights with the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, 5-10 p.m., Skyline Chili, 7899 Mall Road, Information on program. Skyline donates 10 percent of each customer’s bill. Benefits Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-572-3365; Florence.


Guitar Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Sean Plummer, local musician, helps beginners learn how to care for and play guitars. Bring guitar or one will be provided. Ages 12 and up. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665. Union.

Facebook, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Learn to find friends, share information and protect your privacy. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.


Yu-Gi-Oh, 1-4 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Bring cards and duel for prizes. Pizza and drinks provided. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.


Art Social, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, Free. 859-4857611. Walton. Euchre Tournaments, Noon, Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. 859485-7611; Walton.

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Internet: Level 1, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, How to connect to the Internet from home. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Florence.


Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, $25 per month. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Teen Romance Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Share what you think and what you’re reading. Ages 12-17. Registration required. 859342-2665. Union.


IHM Presents: Alice in Wonderland, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. $7, $5 students. Reservations required.Through April 16. 859-6894303. Burlington.


Anime & Manga, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Discuss your favorite manga and watch an anime provided by Operation Anime. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Teen Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Xbox 360, Wii, snacks and more. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Hebron. Exploring the Solar System, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Dean Regas from Cincinnati Observatory leads guided tour of solar system utilizing latest images from NASA. View moon through telescope after program, weather permitting. Free. Registration required.859-342-2665. Florence.


See spectacular spring color with more than 90,000 tulips and spring flowers during Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden through April 30. The Tunes & Blooms free concert series kicks off Thursday, April 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., with performances by Magnolia Mountain and the Rubber Knife Gang. Other concerts are Thursdays, April 14, 21, and 28. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, the Southwest Daffodil Society presents its annual daffodil show, “Daffodils in the Treetops.” Zoo Blooms is free with zoo admission, $14, adults; $10, ages 2-12; free under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit

Line Dancing Lessons, 10 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. 859-485-7611; Walton. Bingo, 12:20 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., All collected money goes to the winning players. $1 for two cards. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611. Walton.


The Region No. 4 Sweet Adelines International Quartet and Chorus Competition will be 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. Women’s quartets and choruses from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana will compete in close harmony while performing songs a cappella, presented in costumed, choreographed production numbers. The quartet competition will be Friday, the chorus on Saturday. Tickets are $30 for each session and available at the NKCC box office. For more information, call 513-554-2648 or visit Pictured is the Cincinnati Sound Chorus.


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April 7, 2011


How true is the experience of love at first sight? Though the saying has been bantered for generations, we still can ask, “Is there any truth to love at first sight?” Highly unlikely. Attraction at first sight? Yes. Infatuation at first sight? Yes. Positive sexual chemistry at first sight? Yes. But love at first sight? No, not if we take love in its truest sense. Studies say that men more than women think they have experienced love at first sight. In more extended studies, however, this claim becomes questionable. Why not love at first sight? We must keep in mind how we tick. The human mind is divided into intellect and will. The intellect knows and judges. The will chooses and seeks. Love is an act of the will. For example, when we experience something new, the intellect acts first. It gathers information,

observes, interprets and tries to d e t e r m i n e whether the arrival of the new thing will be good or bad for us. So, if the Father Lou intellect judges Guntzelman the new object Perspectives will be bad for us in some way, then our will does not choose it. It rejects it instead. If, on the other hand, our intellect judges the new object as good for us, then our will chooses it, likes it, wants it. In reality, however, only time will tell, not just a glance. And if it’s a new person, love is proven only with time and much interpersonal work. We can’t confuse alluring with enduring.

It’s possible to meet a new person and immediately judge them as looking beautiful, handsome, brilliant or sexy at first sight. But our intellect must get to know much more of that person before our will can make that deep committed choice called love. That’s the reason why dating and communicating are so crucial. “Love at first sight” leaves too many unanswered questions. What if the person who, at first sight, seems so intelligent is unable to communicate honestly? What if the person who is so beautiful rich, and good in bed is also very selfish and conceited? Author Frederick Buechner wrote of a young woman who’s extremely beautiful, but “is in a way crippled by her own beauty because it has meant that she has never had to be loving or human to be loved, but only beautiful.”

Developing crucial aspects of personality can only be learned over time, not at first sight. We marry more than a first impression. Our intellects need time to know and judge. Then our wills can make that deep choice of personal love – which is not based only on feelings but what we know that person to be. Such a love can grow stronger as we come to know more of the person. Only the long-married know the true path of love and how tenuous it is to count on love at first sight. “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “That it is work, day labor, God knows there is no other word for it.” The work includes not only the

work we must do on the relationship but also the work we must do on ourselves. Rather than a “first sight” of an exquisitely attractive human, we must learn much more about the person which is not visible to sight, and often kept hidden. Really revealing ourselves to another entails great risk. We know it may lead not only to our acceptance, but also rejection. Potential lovers and spouses must trade in an illusion for a reality. Illusion says real love is so easy that it can be determined at first sight. Reality says, “Unless we are fully known, we cannot be fully loved.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Recipes that are just waiting for spring to arrive I love to see the field next to ours plowed and ready for planting. There’s something about the rich, dark e a r t h b e i n g disked up so deeply Rita that conHeikenfeld nects me Rita’s kitchen to Mother Nature. We’ve just about finished planting the spring greens and veggies in our garden. I planted a nice long row of spinach, salad greens and chard. Next to that are carrots, peas and white onions. (I jumped the gun a few weeks ago and planted a small amount of radishes, beets, more salad greens and peas in the cold frame. They’re up but have a way to go before we can harvest any). We planted

Yukon gold, red and baking potatoes last week. Now all we have to do is wait for the weather to warm up (again) to coax them out of the ground, as well. I am going to make Mimi Sinclair’s ziti with the first batch of spinach that comes up.

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Mimi sent this in after I requested recipes for two. It looks so good. Adapted from “Cooking Light.” 4 oz. ziti or other short noodles 1 ⁄2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 ⁄4 teaspoon No-Salt 1 ⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 6 tablespoons fat free half-and-half 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

1 cup fresh spinach Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic to pan; cook one minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and Gorgonzola cheese; cook two minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook one minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally. Yields 2 servings; 335 calories per serving.

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A “faithful reader” sent this in for moms who are trying to make healthy meals for the little ones. This reminds me of the tuna and peas I used to fix for my kids when they were starting on solid foods.


It became a favorite the whole time they were growing up. A good choice since peas provide calcium, vitamin A and C, plus a good boost of iron. 3-4 cups peas, fresh or frozen 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste (opt.) Pieces of chicken, tuna, etc. Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk in flour and allow to cook for one minute. Slowly add milk, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps. Add salt and pepper. Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Add peas, stir and cook until peas are heated through. Add meat. Serve warm alone or over multigrain toast or rice.

Bok choy with chile and garlic

I can’t remember the name of the fellow who stopped me in the store, asking for a recipe for bok choy. In fact, it was quite a while ago. This is a delish side dish with or without the red pepper flakes. 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 11⁄2 pounds or so baby bok choy or regular bok choy Red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil to taste Film a skillet with Canola oil over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add bok choy, chopped if necessary, and cook until leaves are wilted, about five minutes. Stir in pepper flakes, soy and sesame oil. Toss to combine.

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• Western & Southern’s cafeteria stuffed bell peppers. For Mary Ann, a Delhi reader. “Don’t know if the meat was sausage or beef, but it was ground with a rice mixture in a tomato sauce. A kick to it, maybe like Spanish rice,” she said. Ann remembers them in a steam table pan, lined up with extra tomato sauce. If you have a similar or the original recipe, please share. • Southwestern style meatloaf cooked in oven or crockpot. For Dan, a Northern Kentucky reader. “I would prefer a crockpot recipe but won’t turn down a good meatloaf baked in the oven,” he told me. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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banking center at 6 0 8 1 Limaburg Road in Burlington. Fields has more than Fields 18 years of industry experience and is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. An active community member, Fields coaches youth baseball, softball and basketball and was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

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ual as especially skilled and accomplished in their profession. For a professional truck driver, 2 million miles of safe driving without an accident is a milestone. It is an elite club that now counts Walton resident Mike Denton as a member. Denton, a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, safely drove the 2 million miles starting in May 1993 and reached the 2-million-mile mark on Jan. 8. The company will recognize his achievement in a future ceremony at its Florence service center where Denton is based. Denton has worked for Con-way Freight since 1986 and has been a professional truck driver for 38 years.

He was previously recognized by the company for 1 million miles of accidentfree driving. Denton typically drives approximately 500 miles per shift and his route takes him from Walton to Nashville.

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Dr. Ed Hughes, president of Gateway Community and Technical College, speaks to the Florence Rotary Club.

campus. In addition to expanding physical access, Gateway achieved regional accreditation in 2009. That accreditation provided expanded opportunities for students to begin at Gateway and transfer to a senior institution for completion of a baccalaureate degree or beyond. Countless students have utilized transferring to a college or university following completion of two years at a community college as a cost-effective strategy for obtaining a college degree, Hughes agreed. Gateway College also offers workforce preparation programs and customized training. The college aims to provide a new source of educated talent for the business community with specialized training on site. The urban campus also provides opportunities for student-led enterprises, student internships and co-ops to local businesses. Urban campus enrollment has already experienced growth of over 1,000 percent according to Hughes, providing significant benefits to businesses, residents and the entire community. For more information about Gateway Community and Technical College, visit For information about the weekly meetings, guest


Hughes describes gains at Gateway Dr. Ed Hughes, founding president and CEO of Gateway Community and Technical College, spoke at Florence Rotary’s March 21 meeting. Hughes shared his vision for Gateway to become “nationally recognized as a premier comprehensive Community and Technical College that meets the dynamic learning needs of the global community.” He told the Rotarians that Gateway’s overall mission is focused on workforce preparation, transfer education and college and workforce readiness. Hughes focused much of his presentation on the

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Sue Peddicord and her pug puppy ItsyBitsy are shown with Kirk Kavanaugh, Boone County’s director of human services. Kavanaugh helped deliver Meals-OnWheels with Wesley Community Services.

In the fight to end senior hunger by 2020, Wesley Community Services and 13 local, state and congressional representatives delivered Meals-On-Wheels to their constituents as part of “March For Meals Week.” March 21-25. Each unit of government declared March 21-25 “March For Meals Week.” Hundreds of officials across the country delivered meals to seniors to demonstrate their support for their local Meals-On-Wheels program.

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A non-denominational prayer service for men and women serving overseas will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Trucker’s Chapel at Travel Centers of America, 7777 Burlington Pike in Florence. Service is held the first Thursday of every month to pray for people from the Greater Cincinnati stationed overseas. For more information or to add a name to the prayer list, call Bobby Vallandingham at 859-462-4652 or email b_vallandingham@

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what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Dinsmore has released its calendar of events for 2011. Ninth annual Derby Day at the Dinsmore Homestead: 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. This 1940s style Derby


The Dinsmore Homestead in Burlington. ner. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. No charge for children under 12. Pioneer to the Past Day Camp (two sessions) and Miss Julia’s Camp for Young Ladies: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, June 13 through July 1. Call for exact schedule and camp details. Admission is $85 for members and $100 for others. Annual Gala: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 (tentative date). Dinner, live music,

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Leaders to speak at Union Baptist Church Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Union Baptist Church in Union on May 6. The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership training event broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Union. Speakers for the event include: • Seth Godin, entrepreneur, marketing expert and author of 12 books including “Linchpin.” • Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” • John Maxwell, leader-

ship expert and author of “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.” • Dave Ramsey, personal money management expert, national radio personality and author of “The Total Money Makeover.” • Sir Ken Robinson, author and leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. • Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A Inc. • Mack Br own, head coach of the Texas Longhorns, 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year. The idea for the Chick-filA Leadercast was conceived 11 years ago by Dr. John C. Maxwell, “New York Times”

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Baute wins art contest Cara Baute was named the Boone County winner in the 2010 Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest. This contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts entitled: “Kentucky’s Soil … All Hands In.” Students in grades K-5 from across the commonwealth used the soil theme to create 39,047 art entries. Judges from the local conservation districts chose county winners, whose entries then moved on to the state-level competition. Judges selected statewide winners in both writing and art categories on Feb. 8. State, area and county winners received a check sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.


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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. transportation, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts possession of controlled substance, second degree at 7565 Hopeful Church Rd., Feb. 27. Elijah J. Harron, 34, theft from auto, possession of burglary tools at 12928 Frogtown Connector Rd., Feb. 27. Carlton L. Glover, 37, theft from auto, possession of burglary tools at 12928 Frogtown Connector Rd., Feb. 27. Johnny D. Taylor, 38, assault, fourth degree (domestic violence), minor injury, terroristic threatening third degree at 252 White Pine Circle, Feb. 27. Vicente Garcia, 35, criminal possession of forged instrument, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, no operators-moped license, rear license not iluminated at Villa Drive and Buck Crossing, Feb. 26. Daniel E. Nicewonder, 18, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, intermediate licensing violations at 550 Mt. Zion Rd., Feb. 26. Danny Sexton, 47, operating on suspended or revoked license, failure to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, possession of controlled substance first degree, prescripton controlled substance not in proper container at Dixie Hwy. and Frank Duke, Feb. 27. Lou Eva Taylor, 53, failure to wear seatbelt, falure to notify address change to department of transportation, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, possession controlled substanced third degree at Dixie Hwy. and Frank Duke, Feb. 27.



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Jimmy D. Adams, 23, possession of drug paraphernalia at 6820 Shenandoah Dr., Feb. 16. Joanna M. Williams, 32, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription not in proper container at 8405 Pheasant Dr., Feb. 16. Christian J. Richardson, 19, thirddegree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Deer Haven Ct., Feb. 16. Christian M. Phillips, 33, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 23. Ismael Abdullah, 18, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 24. Alexandra G. Schadler, 30, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 25. Joshua R. Mitchell, 23, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 26. Jennifer A. Harmon, 30, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 26. Chad N. Brewer, 23, DUI, reckless driving at Oakwood Dr., Feb. 27. Cindy M. Davis, 39, DUI at US 42, Feb. 27. Rodney J. Foltz, 28, DUI at I-75 southbound, Feb. 27. Richard L. Mathis, 40, shoplifting at 2108 Mall Rd., Feb. 27. Robert W. Hatmaker, 46, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 27. Kyle R. Houp, 27, improper equipment, receiving stolen property at Boone Aire Road and Musket, Feb. 24. Jeffrey F. Lane, 49, speeding 10 mph over limit, possession of controlled substance, third degree, precription controlled substance not in proper container at Beech Lane and Eastbend Road, Feb. 24. Christopher R. Dennison, 32, possession of marijuana at Interstate 75, milemarker 180, Feb. 25. Kenneth Evans, 41, failure to or improper signal, careless driving, DUI at Mary Grubbs Hwy. and Dixie Hwy., Feb. 25. Charles O. Bath, 26, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication with a controlled substance (excludes alcohol) at Main Street , Feb. 26. Alexander W. Bath, 20, possession of open container at Main Street , Feb. 26. Joseph W. Vaughn, 29, possession of open container, failure to notify address change to department of


129 Patty Lane, Feb. 25.


Residence broken into and items taken at 8212 Preakness Dr., Feb. 17. Residence broken into and items taken at 78 Achates Ave., Feb. 24. Residence broken into and items taken at 7424 U.S. 42, Feb. 24. Burglary, second degree. at 10094 Cedarwood Dr., Feb. 25. Hand and power tools stolen at 7636 Fallscreek Way, Feb. 27.

Criminal mischief

Property vandalized at 8630 Red Mile Tr., Dec. 12. Vehicle vandalized at 12 Alan Ct., Feb. 16. Vehicle vandalized at 743 Carole Ln., Feb. 16. Vehicle vandalized at 7500 Turfway Rd., Feb. 20. Property vandalized at 7960 Connector Dr., Feb. 20. Property vandalized at Twelve Oaks Dr., Feb. 21. Automobiles destroyed/vandalized, hand and power tools stolen at 2160 Horizon Dr., Feb. 25.

Criminal possession of forged instrument

Criminal possession of forged instrument, second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana and drugs and other items seized. at Villa Drive and Buck Crossing Drive, Feb. 26.

Failure to wear seatbelt

Failure to wear seatbelt, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, prescription controlled substance not in proper container and drugs seized at Dixie Hwy. and Frank Duke, Feb. 27.


Officers discovered narcotics on a subject at 8405 Pheasant Dr., Feb. 16. Officers discovered narcotics on a subject at 36 Deer Haven Ct., Feb. 16.

Officers discovered narcotics on a subject at 143 Patty Ln., Feb. 16.

Possession of controlled substance

Possession of controlled substance first degree, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, trafficking of controlled substance first degree, and drugs/narcotics and money seized. at 2705 Litton Lane, Feb. 25.

Possession of marijuana

Computer hardware/software stolen, drugs/narcotics seized at 5796 Constitution Dr., Feb. 25.

Possession of open container

Open container, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, possession of marijuana, drugs, drug equipment seized at 7565 Hopeful Church Rd., Feb. 27.

Receiving stolen property

Receiving stolen property under $10,000 at Boone Aire Rd., Feb. 24.


Victim robbed by subject with a weapon at 4900 Houston Rd., Feb. 26.

Stolen property

Officers recovered stolen property at Main St., Feb. 23.

Terroristic threatening

Terroristic threatening, third degree at 812 Karen Ct, Feb. 26. Terroristic threatening, third degree at 252 White Pine Circle, Feb. 27.

Subject tried to steal items from business at 7690 Burlington Pk., Feb. 19. Subject tried to steal merchandise from the Florence Mall at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 23. Subject tried to steal merchandise from the Florence Mall at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 24. Subject tried to steal goods from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 26. Subject tried to steal goods from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 26. Subject tried to steal items from business at 2108 Mall Rd., Feb. 27. Subject tried to steal merchandise from the Florence Mall at 3000 Mall Rd., Feb. 27. Jewelry stolen at 146 Saddlebrook Dr., Feb. 22. Items stolen from business at 7610 Dixie Hwy., Feb. 26. Items stolen from business at 2080 Mall Rd., Feb. 26. Items stolen from residence at 121 Pinehurst Dr., Feb. 26. Money misplaced or stolen at 4941

Credit/debit card stolen at Patrick Drive, Feb. 26.

Theft from auto

Vehicle broken into and items taken at 679 Meadowlands Trc., Feb. 21. Vehicle broken into and items taken at Meijer Dr., Feb. 23. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 7905 Dream St., Feb. 23. Vehicle broken into and items taken at Running Creek Dr., Feb. 24.

Trafficking of controlled substances

Trafficking of controlled substances, first degree at Interstate 71/75, Feb. 25.

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Vehicle parts/accessories stolen at 1744 Tanglewood Ct., Feb. 24. Computer hardware/software stolen at 1793 Patrick Dr., Feb. 24. Vehicle parts/accessories stolen at 10053 Dixie Hwy., Feb. 26. Computer hardware/software stolen at 135 Melinda Ln., Feb. 26. Clothes/furs stolen at 9947 Spruce Dr., Feb. 26. Gasoline stolen at Centennial Circle, Feb. 26. Items stolen from vehicle at 12928 Frogtown Connector Rd., Feb. 27. Electronics stolen at 3029 Republic Dr., Feb. 27. Money stolen at 10026 Lakeside Drive, Feb. 27. Subject tried to steal goods from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Feb. 16. Subject tried to steal merchandise from the Florence Mall at 2028 Mall Rd., Feb. 17.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Creamer

Robert L. “Bob” Creamer, 82, of Covington, died March 28, 2011, at his home. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Covington and an avid bowler, water skier and boater. His wife, Mildred Creamer, died previously. Survivors include his sons, William Smith of Covington, Benjamin Smith of Florence, Robert Smith of Michigan and Gary Smith of Evansville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Donald Calvin Fidler

Donald Calvin Fidler, 79, of Florence, died March 25, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the National Security Agency. His wife, Virginia Palm Fidler; two sisters, Helen Fidler Bear and Joan Ruburt; and son, Calvin Fidler, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Sheila Polewski of Aurora, Ind., Cynthia Talbott of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Erin Frederick of Burlington; brother, Kenneth Fidler of Hamburg, Pa.; sister, Ruth Ann Noll of Fleetwood, Pa.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Berry Gibbons


April 7, 2011 28, 2011, at his home. He was a coal miner, charter member of the Open Door Community Church of God and a custodian at the Assembly of God Church in Cincinnati. He worked with orphanages and was a Kentucky Colonel. A son, Joseph Chester Gibbons, and his brothers, James, William, Bert, Leanord, Callie and Esaw Gibbons, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Lois Marie Hollins Gibbons; son, Randy Gibbons of Florence; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Concord Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Cora Sue Hall Goff

Cora Sue Hall Goff, 76, of Florence, died March 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a retired assembler with Kenner Toy Manufacturing Co. in Cincinnati and a member of Decoursey Baptist Church. She enjoyed listening to country music, dancing and crocheting. Her husband, Abel Goff, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Wimsatt and Kathy Goff of Florence; sons, David Goff of Newport, Steven Goff of Crittenden and Tim Goff of Cincinnati; sister, Dalma Bentley of Littcarr, Ky.; brothers, John Hall of Clay City, Ky., Willard Hall of Littcarr, Ky., and Kermit Hall of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

Otis Harold Hoskins Sr.

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Florence, died March 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired from the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources and was a Marine Corps World War II and Korean War veteran. His first wife, Cleo Turner Hoskins, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Joan Hoskins of Florence; son, Harold Hoskins of Georgetown; daughters Leslie Neace of Dry Ridge and Amanda Kranias and Jessica Yankie of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren. Memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials: Visiting Nurse Association, 2400 Reading Road, Suite 2, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Loyall United Methodist Church, 507 Chad St., Loyall, KY 40854.

Bertha H. Lemen

Bertha H. Lemen, 70, of Providence Pavilion in Covington, died April 3, 2011. Survivors include her sons, Jamie Lemen of Villa Hills and Kenny Lemen of Union; daughter, Tracy Reis of Florence; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Beaver Lick Christian Cemetery, Walton.

Jeanne L. Merrell

Jeanne L. Merrell, 81, of Florence, formerly of Crestview Hills, died April 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. She had been an accessory coordinator for Kordenbrock Interior Decorators and retired from Lloyd High School as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Ludlow.


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Survivors include her son, Todd Merrell of West Bridge, Canada; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45236 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Phillip Dean Morris

Phillip Dean Morris, 73, of Florence, died March 28, 2011, at University of Louisville Hospital. He was a retired deputy sheriff for Boone County after 27 years and a lieutenant for Elsmere Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Latonia Masonic Lodge No. 746, Covington Scottish Rite, White Shrine, Peace Officer and Sheriff Associations, Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and Syrian Temple AANMS. He received the Babe Ruth Foundation Sportsmanship award. Survivors include his wife, Jean; brothers, Doug Morris and Vernon Vanover; and sisters, Ida James and Carol Carter. Burial was at Belleview Bottoms Cemetery.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Pope

Robert G. “Bobby” Pope, 50, of Florence, died March 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a tow truck driver and supervisor for 32 years at Bob’s Towing Service, Florence. He coached baseball for Boone County Knothole and the Southwest Ohio League. His daughter, Amanda, died previously. Survivors include his son, Joe Pope of Florence; parents, Bob and Pat Pope of Elsmere; sister, Jackie Flynn of Fort Mitchell; and brothers, Mike Pope and Tom Pope, both of Villa Hills.

Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Henry Church Capital Campaign, 3813 Dixie Hwy., Elsmere, KY 41018; The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky, 104 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles Emery Smith

Charles Emery Smith, 61, of Walton, formerly of Erlanger, died March 26, 2011, at his residence. He was facility manager for Psion Teklogix Corp. and a member of Union Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Wright Smith of Walton; son, Austin Smith of Walton; daughter, Natalie Smith of Walton; mother, Charlotte Smith of Florence; brothers, Bill of Jacksonville, Fla., Phil of Union, Ken of Taylor Mill, Bob of Florence and Paul of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister, Susie Lowry of DeLand, Fla. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or charity of donor’s choice.

James Estill Vancleve

James Estill Vancleve, 87, of Florence, died March 31, 2011. He was a retired warehouse manager for J. B. Doppes Lumber Co. and a member of Community Pentecostal Church of God. A daughter, Connie Vancleve, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Estep Vancleve; sons, James, Ronald and Ricky Vancleve; daughters, Lena King and Betty Fisher; brother, Jack Vancleve; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

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Marcella Bauman Volz, 97, of Florence, died March 30, 2011, in Union. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Church, Florence. Her husband, David J. Volz, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sally Ann Marsh of Erlanger; sons, Dave Volz and Tom Volz, both of Florence, Jim Volz of Union and Steve Volz of Erlanger; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Entombment was at St. John Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Paul School, 7303 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.

adult group will hear Dr. Michael Miller speak on “ADHD and Co-existing Conditions in Adults.” The lending library will be open. The meetings are open to the public and a $3 donation will be appreciated from non-members. For more information, call 513-459-6080.


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Both the parent and adult support groups will meet from 7-9 p.m. The speaker for the parents and professionals will be Dr. C. Stephan Edwards of the Lindner Center of Hope who will speak on “Medication Management of Children and Teens.” At the same time, the

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Visit to submit your entry online or complete the form below and include a clear, color or black/white photo of your baby along with a suggested $10 entry donation to Newspapers In Education.

Rules: PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. All photographs must be of a baby or infant born on or after May 8, 2007. Baby’s name, Parent’s name and phone number should be written on the back of the photo. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the baby in the photograph in order to enter the contest. We reserve the right to refuse a photograph submission that the staff defines as unacceptable or inappropriate.

For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at

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Enter your baby to win! Deadline is April 18, 2011

How to win: Sunday, May 8, 2011 all entrants will appear in The Enquirer and the first of three voting rounds will begin. We will ask our readers to vote for their favorite baby. Each round will eliminate entrants based on voting. We ask that all votes be accompanied by a donation to the Newspapers In Education program. Our Baby Idol contest is just one of the many fun and innovative programs we use to raise money to promote literacy in our local schools.


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Mail to: The Enquirer 2011 Baby Idol, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Photo deadline: 4/18/2011 NO PURCHASE OR DONATION REQUIRED TO ENTER. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand Baby Idol 2011 Contest is open to Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky residents who are 18 years or older and a parent or legal guardian of a child at the time of entry. Employees of Enquirer Lend-A-Hand, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 3/20/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 6/22/11. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 3/20/11 and ending at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 6/22/11, Enter by submitting a photo of your baby and a completed entry form. Entries must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Children must have been born on or after 5/8/07 and Sponsor reserves the right to verify proof of age. Entries with incomplete or incorrect information will not be accepted. Only one (1) entry per child. Multiple births can be submitted as 1 entry with 1 photo. Enter online at Enter by mail or in-person: complete an Official Entry Form available in The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Kentucky Enquirer, The Community Presses in Ohio & KY and at The Enquirer Customer Service Center, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) 4/18/11. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received. (1) First Place Winner will receive a $2000 American Express gift card. (1) Runner Up Winner will receive a $500 American Express gift card. (1) Randomly Selected Winner will receive a $500.00 American Express gift card. Winners will be notified by telephone or email on or about 6/27/11. Participants agree to be bound by the complete Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions. For a copy of the prize winners list (available after 7/3/11) and/or the complete Official Rules send a SASE to Baby Idol 2011 c/o The Enquirer, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or contact Pam Clarkson at 513-768-8577 or at CE-0000453519

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