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Residents can buy a soldier a meal

Florence to host Airborne members By Melissa Stewart

FLORENCE — The city of Florence is inviting residents to “Buy a Soldier a Meal.” The fundraiser will help offset the cost for the 86 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 2nd Brigade 502nd Infan-

try Unit who will visit the city Memorial Day weekend. Residents can purchase dinners for $75; lunches for $50; breakfasts for $25; or snacks for $10. Other amounts are also accepted. “This is a great way to show support for the soldiers,” said Florence economic development director Josh Wice. Ten years ago the city of Florence adopted the troops of the 101st Airborne, also known

as the Renegades. The troops have been in contact with Florence residents through letters and care packages sent to them while they served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will however, be their first face-toface visit with the residents who’ve given them so much. “It’s been wonderful,” said Capt. Adam D’Ortona of the Renegades. “We’ve gotten God knows how many care boxes from Florence. It’s helped im-

prove our morale and make life easier for a lot of the soldiers.” The troops, who are stationed in Fort Campbell, will participate in Memorial Day weekend festivities in Florence including the parade and ceremony. Wice said other events promoting community interaction will be made available, but details are still being ironed out. According to D’Ortona, it’s an important visit, an opportu-

nity to show their appreciation. “It’s a special thing that they’ve supported us for so long. This will let them know that we absolutely care about what they’ve been doing,” D’Ortona said. For more information or to make a donation to Buy a Soldier a Meal, visit Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

Florence moves forward on new firehouse struction. “There will be no tax increase and no borrowing monFLORENCE — Florence City ey for the project,” Whalen Council agreed to take nearly $1 said. Florence Fire Chief Marc million out of the general fund Muench said the departreserve to cover costs ment is excited about the for a new firehouse. City Council, which new station, the first to has been discussing be built in 20 years. plans to build a new sta“This will be an asset to the northern part of tion on Ted Bushelman town and give us better Boulevard for several years, had previously access to the interstate,” he said. “We believe it budgeted $2.5 million will also improve our refor the project. The allo- Muench sponse time.” cated funds continued to be rolled over each year while The decision came after an specifics were determined. unanimous vote from the counMayor Diane Whalen said the cil to authorize a contract amount was only a placeholder agreement between the city in the budget, “an anticipated and the Florence Fire Protecminimum cost.” tion District. The total cost is projected to Under the contract, the disbe $3.4 million. That projection trict will pay 33 percent of its is based on the bid of $2.7 mil- operating expenses, and capital lion the city received, plus the and non-capital expenses to the addition of a 10 percent contin- city. gency to the bid, the cost for de“I think the contract is good sign and engineering, and the for both the city and the discost of adding water and sewer trict,” said council member Mel to the site and sidewalk con- Carroll. By Melissa Stewart

Charlie and Emily Smart of Union pack a brown lunch bag for the Power Packs Program sponsored by Florence United Methodist Church. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Florence church feeds hungry children By Melissa Stewart

FLORENCE — They’re just

simple brown lunch bags, but their contents can mean the world to a child – whether or not he or she goes hungry. According to Florence United Methodist Church member Christy Blundy, these bags are just a step in the church’s mission to end hunger in Boone County. “Our No. 1 goal is for there to be less hungry children in our community,” Blundy said. “We know there are children in our community who are

hungry. We want to do something to help. It’s important to live your faith in action. You should help anyone who needs help if you have the ability.” The church has partnered with the Freestore Foodbank to provide Power Packs, lunch bags filled with nine to 12 kidfriendly, nutritious and shelfstable items. The Freestore Foodbank created the Power Pack Program so children have meals on weekends and school vacations. Florence United Methodist decided to start “in their own

Andrew Howe of Florence staples a Power Pack bag . MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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financial commitment to the medical center’s Heart Institute. Last year was the group’s first year hosting a runway show, something Short, a vendor herself, wanted to have. “We have such a great area full of talent, I just feel it should be showcased,” she said. Many of the vendors make their own goods and a runway show is “a great way to showcase that.” With some 30 vendors this year, that number is double from last year, she said. They’ll try to incorporate as many vendors as possible into the runway show. According to Short, vendors will sell “Derby gear” like hats, shoes, clothing and jewelry in addition to items like organic soaps and perfumes. There will be activities like manicures, pedicures, massages, facial peels and tarot card readings. “It’s going to be super fun.” She’s hoping for an attendance of 200. “In the big scheme of things, it’s hard to see your contributions and the difference you’re making,” Short said. “When you donate to Kindervelt and become a part of that, you get to see that in your community – how that helps.”

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Dogwood Dash set for April 20 By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — Take a springtime dash through the dogwoods and help the Boone County Arboretum at the same time. The Dogwood Dash 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Day-of race registration and race packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. Those interested in racing can pre-register online at or can print out a form and mail it in. Participants who preregister can pick up their packets from noon to 7 p.m. April 19 at Tri-State Running Company, 148 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood. Pre-registration ends

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backyard, so to speak,” said Blundy. They chose three elementary schools within a 5-mile radius of the sanctuary, located on Old Toll Road in Florence. They will provide Power Packs to students at Ockerman, Erpenbeck and Yealey elementary schools. For three weeks, Blundy said, the church collected monetary donations and raised enough to purchase 1,700 pounds of food. On April 3 volunteers gathered at the church and packed enough bags to feed participating students each week for the rest of the school year. Children of the church even brightened the bags with decorations of hearts, crosses and suns. “The outpour of financial support and the volunteer support has been such a blessing,” Blundy said. “We’re going to be able to bless these children and their families.” Ockerman has participated in the Power Pack Program in previous years, but Yealey and Er-

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said. The race is a “good way” to host a fundraiser and organizers thought it was a good match for the arboretum, he said. The race benefits the Friends of the Boone County Arboretum. The financial benefit of an auxiliary nonprofit like the friends’ group is a “huge help,” Stone said. Friends of the Arboretum also gathers new members and volunteers, he said. “That extra support helps us tremendously when times are tight for staffing.” Stone says he doesn’t think there’s a “prettier place to run a 5K race locally” than the arboretum. Dogwoods are normally in full bloom at that time, he said.

penbeck have just started with the outreach of the church. Yealey Family Resource Center coordinator Michelle Arnold said the donation will help between 10 and 15 families at the school. “I anticipate as word gets out that more families will express their need for food assistance,” she said. Arnold said many kids at Yealey only eat food at the school, going home and to bed hungry. She greatly appreciates the church’s outreach. “Florence United Methodist Church has been amazing spearheading this project and recognizing the needs right here in our community,” she said. “As a minimally funded center partnering with community agencies is essential to the Family

Resource Center.” According to Erpenbeck counselor Kelly Savicki, the program will assist 16 children at the school. She said programs such as Power Pack are important because of the difficult economic times families face today. “It is wonderful to have community outreach that can give our families that extra support that can help make ends meet in tough times,” Savicki said. “I am extremely appreciative of Florence United Methodist Church for reaching out to Boone County Schools because we have many families with needs and this is one more way that we can help our children.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports


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April 12. Cost is $20 without a shirt and $28 with a shirt before that date. After April 12, cost is $25 without a shirt. A kids fun-run is $5 and those who pre-register before April 12 receive a shirt. Laura Woodruff, volunteer for the arboretum, said last year, more than 260 people registered for the race, a number she says “seems to keep going up every year.” Organizers are planning for about 300 participants this year, she said. Arboretum director Kris Stone says the race, though originally called Arboretum Amble, began in the spring of 2003. “We wanted to have a unique way to engage the community to learn about the arboretum since we have such nice walking and running paths,” Stone

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Walton survey due April 30

WALTON — The mayor and City Council is requesting that citizens of Walton complete a brief survey by Tuesday, April 30. This is an opportunity to provide feedback about city operations. Surveys are available at

Board of adjustment has vacancy

WALTON — There is a

vacancy on the Walton Board of Adjustment. Anyone interested in filling the position should call 859-485-4383.

Water main replacement set

WALTON — The water main replacement project for Edwards Avenue and Mulberry Street will begin April 22. Work on the project will continue without interruption, as weather permits. Completion is ex-

pected for June.

Planting planned at Gaines Tavern

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Planters Garden Club members are scheduled to plant flowers and do some beautification to grounds at the Gaines Tavern History Center in Walton 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. Everyone is welcome to help. Bring gloves and small planting tools.

Boone library plans book sale

The Boone County Public Library will hold a book sale in the basement of the main library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, from 4-8 p.m Friday, April 19; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 to 50 cents each. Children’s books are reduced even more and magazines are free. On Sunday, all items are sold by the bag. BURLINGTON

Bavarian contract extended

WALTON — Walton City Council voted to extend the contract for Bavarian Waste Services effective July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015. The quarterly rate will be $29.25, or $9.75 per month.

City Barbeque hosts fundraiser

FLORENCE — City Barbeque will host a fundraiser for Family Nurturing Center throughout the day Monday, April 22, at 8026 Burlington Pike,

Florence. A flier, available at, must be presented for 25 percent of a purchase to be donated to the center.

Walton changes caucus meeting

WALTON — Walton City Council voted to move the Thursday night caucus meetings to 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at city hall, 40 North Main St., Walton.

Register for camp

BURLINGTON — Registration is open for Miss Julia’s Camp for Young Ladies which is planned 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24-28 at Dinsmore Homestead, Ky. 18, Burlington. Cost is $85 for members; $100 for non-members. There is a $10 discount for additional children. Info: contact Cathy Collopy at 859-586-6117 or ccollopy@dinsmorefarm. com.

Celebrate Arbor Day at Boone arboretum

UNION — The Friends of Boone County Arboretum will host an Arbor Day event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. The day’s schedule features a bird walk from 99:45 a.m., an evergreen tour from 9:50-10:20 a.m., proper planting and pruning techniques from10:2511:25 a.m. and a flowering trees and shrubs tour beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will also be refreshments, free tree seedlings, guided tours and demonstrations.

Sparks running for Boone Fiscal Court Community Recorder

Phyllis Sparks, vice chair of the Boone County Republican Party, has announced her candidacy for Boone County Fiscal Court commissioner in 2014. A lifelong Boone County resident and businesswoman, Sparks is a past president of the Kentucky

branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She also served as campaign coordinator dur- Sparks ing U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s congressional race. In addition to advocat-

ing for fiscal responsibility and conservative leadership in the Republican Party, Sparks successfully lobbied to strengthen laws in Kentucky that support students with specific learning disabilities. Sparks is seeking the fiscal court seat currently held by Commissioner Charlie Kenner.

Changes would revise Boone alcohol sale regulations By Stephanie Salmons


Though they’ve, in the past, had requests from small business owners and establishments who sell alcohol to amend county regulations of such sales, Boone County leaders last month heard the first reading of proposed changes that would do that. The amendments strike some standing regulations and change the hours when sales of alcoholic beverages are permitted. “The court has, in prior

times, elected not to do so,” Boone County Administrator Jeff Earlywine said. “We’ve had requests repeatedly over the years and I think we had kind of a changing element back in January when the city of Florence enacted an amendment to its ordinance that instituted the changes within the city that are in front of the court tonight.” The changes permit sales at 11 a.m. instead of beginning at1p.m. on Sunday and eliminates two stipulations that have “been on the books for many years,” including the requirement for a

Mockbee lawyers to argue for jury visit to the murder scene Enquirer BURLINGTON — Accused killer David Dooley was back in court April 10 for a pretrial hearing, as the case against the Burlington man moves forward. Dooley stands accused in the kidnapping and murder of Michelle Mockbee, 42, who was found dead last May inside Thermo Fisher Scientific in the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park, where she worked. Dooley, 38, is also charged with tampering with evidence in the case. In court Dooley’s attorneys filed a motion for the potential jury to visit the scene of the killing. The prosecution has objected – not to the trip, but the timing of it, said Circuit

Judge James R. Schrand. The sides will return to court April 17 to argue the motion, and Schrand scheduled the next pretrial hearing for May 15.

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COLLEGE CORNER Florence resident accepted to Union College

Taylor Cummins, of Florence, has been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013. Union is a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church.

National College salutes locals

Amber Gross, Kenneth Huff and Fatou Thomas, of Florence, and Teresa Batchelder, of Union, each made the dean’s list for winter term at National College in Florence. To attain dean’s-list status, students must earn a minimum gradepoint average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Rodgers elected to student senate

Louis Rodgers, of Florence, a sophomore at Centre College, was elected to the Student Senate for Division III of the college’s Student Government Association for the 2013-2014 academic year. Rodgers, son of Paul and Mary Rodgers of Florence, is a graduate of St. Henry High School.

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Boone County Schools energy manager Cathy Reed has saved the school district $966,000 in energy costs since joining the staff in 2010. Her yearly contract was just renewed in February. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Reed saves district nearly $1 million By Melissa Stewart

For some, energy conservation is about saving the environment. Although she sees that as an important part of her job, for Boone County Schools energy manager Cathy Reed it’s all about saving money. “$966,000 and counting,” to be exact, she said. That’s how much energy conservation has saved the school district so far. Reed was hired in July 2010 through the Kentucky School Energy Managers Project. The project was implemented to find energy solutions for 1,000 schools throughout 130 districts in the state – with the goal of saving millions of dollars. So far, $5.6 million has been saved statewide. “We provide budgetary relief for the district,” she said. “Every school district is in a budgetary crunch. Prior to my hire, this district was not aware of energy management as a budgetary revenue stream.” Reed and 34 other energy managers were hired throughout the state on a two-year contract with federal economic stimulus dollars funneled through the Kentucky School Boards Association and the

Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence. Now her position is monitored by a yearly performance management contract with the school district. As long as the district is saving more than the cost of the position, the contract is renewed. Her contract was just renewed in February. Reed tracks energy usage and oversees projects ranging from lighting retrofits to establishing new operating procedures. “It’s almost like I’m a scientist and the district is my laboratory,” Reed said. In this laboratory she’s cooking up experiments in energy conservation and her hypotheses so far have proven a profit. “Our first savings came from the winter shutdown in 2010 school year,” she said. “In a two-week period $40,000 was avoided.” The winter shutdown involved setting the HVAC systems to unoccupied levels, about 60 degrees. “That was my first instance in knowing how successful we were going to be,” Reed said. Last year, the district started participating in Duke Energy’s Power Share, a demand-re-

sponse program developed to reward businesses for adjusting energy consumption levels during peak time periods. This yielded the district about $70,000 in savings. Using her energy-saving investigative skills, Reed discovered that a large amount of energy was being wasted when computers were left on after hours. “Our computer power management software technology that we’re implementing in mid-April is subject to yield us over $100,000 in avoided costs,” Reed said. Reed also works with each of the 23 schools’ student energy teams. “I enjoy going into the schools and interacting with the students because they have great ideas,” she said. The delamping, the removal of lamps and disconnecting of associated ballasts, at Stephens Elementary is a good example, she said. “A lot of our buildings are woefully lit,” she explained. “It makes energy costs less expensive to remove some of the lamps. In a district this size, small things have a great effect.” According to Superinten-

dent Randy Poe, energy costs is one of the largest costs for the district outside of personnel costs. “We want to be as efficient and effective as possible,” he said. Poe said energy costs was something the district wanted to get under control. Since Reed has been on board, he said the district “has been doing great with cost avoidance.” “The reduction of energy costs can transfer and be utilized in instructional dollars,” Poe said. “Our goal is to make sure each student is college, career and life ready. This also helps us keep our tax rates as low as they are.” In the ever-changing, fastpaced world of energy management, Reed said there’s still lot’s of money to be saved. “For the size of this district, we still have a lot of opportunity here,” she said. “We’ve done the first million without hardly spending any money. The next million is going to require money from the district, but I’m not sure of the commitment they can make because of budgetary restraints.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

YEALEY PERFECT ATTENDANCE The following Yealey Elementary students achieved perfect attendance: James Bagby, Andrew Bailey, Branden Bailey, Ava Bivins, Michael Burden, Ethan Burrell, Benjamin Cobble, Jonah Crigler, Natalie Curry, Noor Dahleh, Morgan Daniels, Logan Daugherty, Tristan DeGarmoe, Conner Degarmoe, Sean Degarmoe, Jenna Fischesser, Abigail

Foltz, Kendal Franxman, Hailey Frazier, Elton Frimpong, Everest Frimpong, Sheba Frimpong, Danielle Funke, Johnathan Garcia, Kyle Goodner, Asher Gorman, Malia Haggard, Carson Hall, Breann Hoffman, Caitlin Holbrook, Emma Holbrook, Natalie Jump, Isabelle Klare, Lila Kramer, Lettie Lester, Andrew Lin, Christina Loechel, William Macke, Patrick Mendenhall, Xavier Miller,

Deron Mills, Lerin Moreland, Kane Morris, Oliver Myers, Ashlee Neal, Luv Patel, Ved Patel, Ella Phillips, Cole Plapp, Paige Plapp, Caraline Pratt, Christian Pratt, McKenzie Ray, Israel Reyes, Makaila Reyes, Jackson Richardson, Brayden Robbins, Mason Roberts, Shawn Roberts, Haley Roedersheimer, Alexander Sanchez Solis, Dylan Schwabe, Summer Sheehan, Marcus Spicer, Madison Spreder, Molly

Switzer, Thomas Switzer, Dominic Tate, Aaliyah Taylor, Brian Taylor, Benjamin Tilford, Michael Tilford, Reece Vance, Victoria Wang, Dominic Winglewish, Gretchen Wolf, Dani Wright, Kameron Wright, Payeton Wright, Alaina Zdarsky, Andrew Zdarsky and LeeAnn Zembrodt.

The following local students made the president’s list at Western Kentucky University for the Fall 2012 semester: Florence – Chelsea L. Barrett, Jacob E. Booher, Victoria D. Lange, Emily M. Scheper, Jennifer L. Case, Leonard W. Ivey, Paige K. Volpenhein, Abigail A. Kohake. Union – Ryan T. Mefford, Samantha F. Hawtrey, Hannah M. Pennington, Nicole B. Stambaugh, Megan E. Shefchik, Mckenna S. Means, Ben T. Koehler, Justin A. Nolan. To qualify, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester and maintain a gradepoint average between 3.8 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Florence pair attend PGA merch show

Thirty-three Eastern Kentucky University PGA Professional Golf Management students recently attended the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando – the largest contingent EKU has sent to the annual show. Among the group were Austin Molen and Alex Vaught, both of Florence. The PGA Merchandise Show, sponsored by the Professional Golfers Association of America, serves as a multipurpose business platform featuring more than 1,000 vendors representing every business sector of golf. During this year’s event, golf industry leaders addressed key issues, including educational seminars and relevant best practices, as well as the golf employment initiative to promote jobs within the industry and provide resources to match job applicants with potential employers. Attending the show also gives students a chance to interview for internships.

Irby named to dean’s list

Grant Richard Irby, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Irby of Florence, was named to the dean’s list at Pensacola Christian College for the 2012 fall semester. To qualify, students must earn a B-average or higher.

Local students make dean’s list

The following local students made the dean’s list at Western Kentucky University for the Fall 2012 semester: Florence: Thomas R. Spargo, Emily L. Kemp, Alisha M. Hughes, Rachel M. Jones, Kaylen N. Parker, Akhil Ghanta, Nicholas S. Kruth, Logan A. Vanway. Union: Zachary J. Adams, Joshua D. Cook, Austin J. Merchant, Kimberly J. Hatfield, Ian T. Robinson.





The following students made the honor roll for the third quarter at Longbranch Elementary School:

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MANN ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL The following students made the honor roll for the third quarter at Mann Elementary School:

All A

Fourth grade: Whitney J. Ballard, Zachary S. Boomershine, Kioni Y. Bush, Hayden W. Caldwell, Elana M. Coleman, Jacob M. Cook, Morgan B. Crittendon, Katelyn G. Detwiler, John P. Dumancic, Nikolas A. Dumancic, Jordan L. Fong, Blake D. Gross, Mya G. Howe, Collin D. Huff, Emma G. Iracondo, Marley R. Jackson, Daniel A. Lappin, Mitchell L. Playforth, Kelli M. Roe, Isabel J. Schmitt, Nicholas K. Uyeda, Xavier A. Veselovec, Logan E. Whaley, Catherine E. Wolf, Lillian J. Zehnder. Fifth grade: Katie L. Alderisio, Emily M. Bechtol, Leah A. Benne, Ryleigh T. Bright, Elizabeth A. Brockman, Ryan T. Davis, Callie A. Dickman, Courtney N. Dolwick, Madison M. Fowler, Katherine A. Hadley, Colby T. Haines, Jacob D. Hanna, Sabrina N. Harrison, Ainsley S. Hoh, Kennedy A. Jones, Owen J. Klug, Emily A. Knecht, Paige E. Landfried, Hannah E. Laroy, Henry C. Mechlem, Gracie E. Merritt, Reece C. Oney, Caitlyn M. Richardson, Emily P. Robinson, Benjamin A. Schmidt, Hope K. Siemer, Sophie G. Smith, Makayla K. Sowards, Thomas J. Taylor, Suzuna Uetake, Nicholas R. Williams, Alexander B. Wrenn, Kurt Zurad.

All A/B

Fourth grade: Sadie J. Aaron, Chandler T. Ashcraft, Riley T. Atkinson, Tyler M. Atkinson, Emily E. Baell, Tyler C. Baker, Greyson C. Barber, Wesley P. Barnes, Molly M. Benton, Rebecca Z. Berner, Faith E. Black, Tyler G. Bush, Chloe M. Cestaric, Charisa N. Chairat, Venessa B. Chute, Russell T. Craddock, RaeAnna L. DeHommel, Emily K. Eggleston, Lindsey N. Erdman, Katelyn R. Estes, Jeremy P. Fernando, Emily E. Fox, Molly A. Fuller, Devin M. Gaines, Alyssa M. Hiatt, Corinne M. Hiatt, Ashley N. Holbrook, Jacob C. Horten, Kyle T. Hsu, Joshua B. Janszen, Canada A. Jongakiem, Ina Karahusic, Amelia L. Kazunas, Bradley D. Kremer, Brieauna E. Lacombe, Dorian Langevin, Nathan D. Levine, Kaleigh F. Lynch, Camille A. May, Jackson B. McGinnis, Madison G. Miles, Ashley J. Moore, Mason A. Morgan, Courtney K. Mowery, Benjamin J. Parsons, Bennett C. Pederson, Ragon E. Petty, Paige E. Presnell, Angela G. Reinhart, Ava M. Reker, Carter P. Roberson, Winston N. Rogers, Quintin M. Rose, Diana K. Runkel, Ryohei Sato, Steven C. Skaggs, Lyndsey P. Spaeth, Ryo Suzuki, Ellie M. Tranter, Abigail P. True, Julianna E. Truitt, William C. Watkins, Hannah P. Weeks, Grace L. Wellmann, Austin R. Whelan, Andrew C. Wilcoxson, Ashtyn M. Wil-

liams, Cooper O. Wilson, Emma K. Wriedt, Brian A. Yorke. Fifth grade: Trevor J. Arendall, Elizabeth R. Armstrong, Zachary B. Benton, Luke W. Bradshaw, Claire E. Braun, Lauren A. Brewer, Kyle W. Bridges, Annabelle R. Bugg, Anthony J. Caggiano, Maxwell R. Coates, Joshua M. Derry, Alexa E. Echeverria, Ethan A. Eckerle, Benjamin H. Eicher, Mary K. Evans, Liam D. Greene, Hannah G. Grubbs, Devin T. Handorf, Seth D. Heil, Katherine E. Henderson, Michaela S. Hicks, Chase A. Hughes, James C. Hunt, Nicholas J. Hutson, Riley S. Key, Ariel L. Klaas, Kennedy L. Klaber, Gavin T. Kushmaul, Emily M. Lange, Sophia H. Lorson, John C. Lyons, Emelyah M. Main, William J. Mason, Leena Mayi, John P. McAlpin, Haylee G. Nolan, Allison N. Otten, Kaylee P. Patton, Olivia C. Perry, Andrew M. Press, Alexandra M. Price, Morgan M. Rabe, Megan E. Renauer, Carter S. Reynolds, Ava G. Robison, Escarcega Sanchez, Luke A. Schauberger, Cameron P. Souder, Kelsey R. Spade, Cameron L. Springer, Hilaire St. Hilaire, Larry F. Stambaugh, Madalynn M. Stanton, Marlee G. Sturdivant, Matthew D. Sutcliffe, Mckenna M. Thompson, Erik L. Vezina, Noah B. Webster, Sydney A. Willis, Madeline A. Wilson, Seth W. Young, Theresa N. Zornes-Barnes.

Fourth grade: Connor Abate, Max Adams, Brooklyn Adkins, Mara Barnes, Mabel Benzing, Rylie Berryman, Emma Bish, Morgan Braun, Jesse Brewer, Logan Buckler, Sebastian Candia, Colleen Carter, Brian Chu, Marcus Cole, Alexander Cummings, Blaine Dooley, Carson Drish, Ayah Faour, Andrew Fouts, Kyle Freihofer, Nicholas Gomes, Ethan Green, Dori Gregory, Aaliyah Griggs, Caitlin Hemmert, Landen Henson, Zane Kegley, Drew Kemper, Ty Kepplinger, Amanda Ketron, Nathan Koenig, Cole Kunstek, Makenna Lanham, Charle Palmer Luebbers, Noah Maddux, Alyssa Maley, Jenna Mallery, Sydney Martin, Kaleigh Masternak, Alexandra McClendon, Jacob Melvin, Bryson Neal, Grace Poland, Brianna Ravenscraft, Trent Reimann, Kaitlyn Richardson, Vanessa Rivera, Kennedy Schmitt, Hailey Shelton, Jerney Sipple, Sierra Smith, Savannah Snebold, Ashleigh Stamper, Bryn Stephenson, Andrew Stevens, Evan Stiene, Elena Studer, Mackenzie Tackett, Zachary Taylor, Kaden Tharp, Kobe Turner, Brooke Van Dusen, Maliyah Wagner, Frances Walke, Alexandria Waugh, Alivia Williams, Andrew Wilson, Dalton Wilson, and Dylan Woods. Fifth grade: Gage Ashcraft, Kelsey Bain, Bryn Blanchet, Ashley Bringer, Bryce Brodbeck, Autumn Cain, Robert Caldwell, Jonathan Cantrell, Gabriel Carbone, Laura Carbone, Brandon Carty, Lily Chaffin, Emily Chaney, Benjamin Codell, Austin Coe, Peyton Coffey, Darren Duncan, Saleeban Farah, Matthew Fischer, Ryan Garuccio, Connor Godsted, Mallory Gray, David Hall, Michael Hall, Spencer Handel, Alexis Harney, Nina Heister, Yann Henry, Samuel Howard, Erin Hubbard, Haley Huff, Hannah Jamison, Sophia Jones, Lindsey Junda, Kathryn Justice, Megan Kline, Alexander Lewis, Summer Lilly, Jensen Linder, Karli Long, Christopher Lutsch, Kennedy Maydak, Megan Mogus, Austin Morvik,

Julian Mulligan, Yuna Nozaki, Isaac Oropeza, Jared Pratt, Kendall Price, Shelby Reinert, Noah Richardson, Aaron Ruth, Cianna Sadler, Linzye Schenck, David Shelton, Kelsie Snow, Sara Grace Taylor, Cheryl Thomas, Erik Thurza, Kelsey Tucker, Maximilian Turner, Alma Walke, Natalie Weber, and Sarah Willman.

A/B Average

Fourth grade: Taryn Adams, Noah Ballinger, Savannah Barry, Kaitlin Bingle, Dylan Boehme, Alana Bringer, Dylan Cain, Victoria Caldwell, Kiah Childress, Garrett Clark, Connor Coody, Jeremy Crowell, Andrew Dattilo Moore, Issaiah Densler, Jon Derrick, Kaitlyn Farmer, Justin Faul, Cammi Fech, Haley Fecher, Tyler Finke, Amanda Haakenson, Alexandria Hampton, Angel Hilton, Andrew Hirsch, Joseph Hooker, Michael Hughes, Maelee Knauer, Justice Kuhn, Jeremiah Lee, Catherine Longo, Lilliann Lovett, Zion Marshall, David Mathew, Madison Mayne, Macenzie Milburn, Zachary Morris, Jacob Nelson, Joseph Pearson, Kylie Phillips, Haley Raniero, Justin Reimer, Hunter Russell, Cleyton Shelton, Shelby Smith, Logan Snodgrass, Kendall Soules, Katelyn Sparks, William Steward, Sarah Tanenbaum, Jacob Taylor, Takumi Tomimori, Mattie Tripp, Catherine Weaver, Matthew West, and Rylan Yarbrough. Fifth grade: Tyler Adams, Adaobi Ajaezu, William Allen, Noah Ballard, Seth Beesley, Samantha Belbot, Ethan Bosway, Megan Brennan, Grayce Butler, Kevin Centers, Bryant Chism, Jayden Clary, Jennifer Coldiron, Ian Dryden, Joshua DuVall, Shyane Farmer, Ethan Fleischman, Aaryunna Hampton, Gavin Hibbs, Tyler Holt, Ethan Horgan, Chandler Hughes, Izayah Jackson, Camden Jurgens, Luke W. Justice, Benjamin Krebs, Kylie Kreisa, Coleman Larison, Dylan Lawson, Emily Linesch, Karri Long, Kori Long, Alexandra Lortz, Jenna Martin, Autumn Miller, Danielle Pitzer, John Poole, Tristan Pruitt, Lilly Salvagne, Evan Sebree, Taylor Seymour, Kobe Smith, Madelyn Thomas, Jakob Trester, Sage Vanneman, Tristan Vaughn, and Morgan Wolf.

COLLINS ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL Here are the honor roll students for the second quarter at Collins Elementary: Grade 4: Logan Bedinghaus, Caylei Brown, Stephanie Calderon, Zoe Collins, Noemi Delgado, Paulina Deutsch, Emily Dizderevic, Kaylei Fuller, Gabreyelle Goble, Kennedy Green, Destiny Gregory, Hunter Gross, Adrianna Haynes, Aubrianna Hutchison, Matthew Jerauld, Sophia Johnson, Dalton Kinman, Jayden Matthews, Ethan McNees, Melvin Mlavih, Tony Moreno, Jessica Morris, Jessie Newcomb, Jacob Nichols, Yash Patel, Adrian Skeeters, Christian Smith, Rita Strese, Malachi Thompson,

Emma Tupman, Alexander Turgeon, Payton Turgeon, Skylar Walls, Allison Wooten, Braedan Young and Myra Zumba. Grade 5: Victoria Barnett, Christian Blevins, Josephine Camacho, Nora Caudill, Warren Combs, Jared Edmondson, Lillian Gabbard, Leslie Gilbert, Jada Gray-Marsh, Andrew Holloway, Lance Huff, Trinity Irwin, Kaitlyn Jerauld, Alyssa Kidder, Tyler McMeans, Tristan Morehead, Rebecca Mulroney, Kelsey Patton, Adela Redzic, Chris Riddle, Carlos Riz, Wendi Silva-Delasancha, Charles Vallandingham, Chloe Vickers, Serrenity Wood and Bryan Yelton.

FLORENCE ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL The following students made the honor roll for the third quarter at Florence Elementary School:

All A

Fourth grade: Leila Ali, David Bodenbender, Anthony Booker, Matthew Brazier, Santiel Buckley, Lindsey Burdine, Kihly Caldwell, Grover Davis, Karin

Guallpa-Jimbo, Sam Holbrook, Lucy Klump, Shelby Payne, and Lisa Sullinger. Fifth grade: Chloe Callen, Abigail Jacobs, Hunter Kerzee, Mackenzie Martin, George Paredes, Trystan Rapier, and Hailey Simonds.

All A/B

Fourth grade: Carollen Aboagye,

Binta Ba, Caitlin Bailey, Hilaena Bell, Alyssa Blaine, Nevaeh Branch, Ethan Brierley, Brooke Bodurek, Zachary Caplette, Angel Cox, Jayden Crist, Tyler Cropper, Kayla Gibson, Katie Meggitt, Kayden Noe, Hannah Short, Luke Smalley, David Spicer, Makhi Thomas, Charlie Traylor, Lilly Weber, and Ashton Wingate. Fifth grade: Jazmine Ailstock, Jor-

don Allred, Autumn Bell, Jamie Creech, Nigel Dennis, Milagros Espinoza, Juliana Fuller, Evelyn Fulmer, Emma Griggs, Adam Hicks, Alexus Highfield, Nicholas Hubler, Hailee Hust, Allison Isaacs, Paige Johnston, James Killion, Mitchell Kirst, Colson Knotts, Christian Lilly, Ian McDonogh, Jadyn McPherson, Kara Miller, Mo Sissoko, Jose Perez, Dylan Perkins, Avonhelena Ramirez, Janette Ramirez,

Taylor Reese, Austin Rose, Jennifer Schalk, Star Smith, Logan Stamper, Katherine Sullinger, Isaiah Sullivan, Roberts Terrance, Shabnam Tursunova, Austin Velasquez, Scott Wilson, Jenna Yerkes-Winkle, and Mackenzie Wolfe.

OCKERMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL The following students made the honor roll for third quarter at Ockerman Middle School:

All A

Sixth grade: Austin Baker, Noah Bamonte, Hannah Bishop, Addyson Cady, Lucy Cobble, Gabrielle Cordas, Matthew Cordas, Austin Davis, Sabrina Fogt, Ashley Fortner, Ryo Fukuchi, Lauren Girard, Joshua Gray, Landon Harris, Alexander Hubbart, Maxwell Inabnit, Tyler Kennedy, Amanda Kindzierski, Kyle Kindzierski, Abigail Kubala, Josephine Kubala, Jared Kuehn, Ethan Lock, Kendall Maley, Sara Mathew, Gregory McMillan, Peter Mendenhall, Mackenzie Milner, Alexis Redman, Matthew Rice, William Rigney, Alexis Scherpenberg, Devin Schwabe, Thomas Sheehan, John Shutt, Brandon Soden, Michael Spencer, Jacob Stewart, Ignatius Wirasakti, Hannah Wolf, Kyle Zamborsky. Seventh grade: Callie Bolling, Sydney Bosway, Madelyn Brinkman, Kathleen Bryant, Corrine Burke, Kaela Butler, Reese Canode, Jacob Chisholm, Joyce Chu, Dylan Coe, Hunter Corman, Sean Courtney, Kaitlyn Cox, Landon Finn, Noah Ford, Rachel Ford, Cameron Gable, Tessa Gieske, Sarah Harkrader,

Logan Harris, Madelyn Hassel, Leanne Hays, Taylor Hibbs, Rebecca Hill, Maleah Hirn, James Huang, Samuel Huddleston, Keegan Kelley, Trevor Labree, Lucas Lauciello, Shelby Leach, Alleyna Locke, Tyler Loechel, Alleigh Maguire, Emma Muehlenkamp, Gianna Pretelini, Gabriel Remley, Brooke Rickert, Elena Rivera, Ethan Robbins, Brooke Rosen, Jenna Sammons, Cole Sandlin, Molly Sansoucy, Sarah Schaefer, Hailey Short, Maud Sonzogni, Cortlyn Stewart, Kaisei Sugino, Abigail Webb, and Abigail Zimmer. Eighth grade: Corstin Cahill, Aidyn Carnes, Jayda Collins, Alicia Duran, Meredith Hoffman, Nathaniel Hoffman, Camila Lauciello, Sheldon Loh, Julia Mathew, Megan McFarland, Dakota Murray, Aaron O’Hara, Nathan Rice, Peyton Shoemaker, Madeline Smart, Glenn Stanton, Collin Teegarden, Filipe Teixeira, Olivia Venishel, Dillon Warning, Madeleen Weaver, Lauren Wehner, Alexis Williams, Megan Yadav, Cecelia Yauch, and Calvin Yoakum.

All A/B

Sixth grade: Kayla Adams, Jessica Allen, Michael Armour, Michael Attabary, Samantha Bachman, Evan Bales, Allie Beutel, Owen Bohman, Samuel

Brockett, Skylar Brown, Jade Bryson, Alexis Buchanan, Jasmine Caudill, Zephan Conley, Julian Earls, Aiyanah Esparza, Caleb Furnish, Shannon Gormally, Adrienne Hafley, Alexander Harris, Eli Henson, Jackson Hoffman, Jamie Holt, Emily House, Brooke Howe, Nicholas Katsikas, Lillian Klein, Ashley Layton, Andrew Ludwig, Grace Marksberry, Joshua Molina, Sara Moore, Jack Nemec, Madeline Newport, Jeffrey Obermeyer, Alex Ollier, Erin Pack, Mariah Palmer, Rebecca Re, Malachy Rosen, Rebecca Schreiber, William Smart, Sophia Smith, Grace Sparrow, Steven Stegeman, Trevor Stenner, Sakurako Sugiura, Ashlee Taylor, Donald Taylor, Emalee Taylor, Abigail Topie, Sabrina Torbit, Jessica Van Alstine, Carlos Varela, Daniel Watson, Jacob Wilburn, Josie Yaegel, Brendan Zeigler, and Jackie Zhang. Seventh grade: Christi Allphin, Megan Armour, Alexis Arsenault, Elijah Ayeni, Madeline Bell, Jacob Brannon, Cody Browning, Zachary Catalano, Steven Collins, Madelyn Cox, Noah Curee, Austin Dalton, Sage Daman, Joseph Davis, Kaleigh Denton, Britton Doss, Logan Dunn, Chloe Eve, Collin Fossett, Corey Frakes, Susan Fuller, Carlos Garcia, Jaelyn Gerhold, Rachel

Geruc, Luke Gormley, Zachary Gott, Brady Guo, Kade Hagren, Madison Hannah, Conner Harney, Travon Harris, Colton Heimbrock, Madison Hermann, Andrew Hicks, Gage Hilbert, Natsuki Iwamori, Matthew Jarman, Taylor Jauregui, Taylor Jenkins, Jennifer Kane, Kimberly Knight, Jennah LaVerne, Jessica Le, Justin Leite, Elizabeth Lightfoot, Austin Lim, Thomas Lykins, Isiah Macaraniag, Madison Mall, Mitchell McArtor, Anna McCormick, Christopher McNeil, Sophie Meadors, Hazim Mesinovic, Ashlyn Meyer, Ashton Miller, Kattiana Miller, Scott Miller, Sophia Ocker, Tyler Ollier, Kierdan Osborn, Kenneth Otero, Ryanne Parsons, Brendan Reid, Cameron Reuthe, Gabrielle Richardson, Samantha Riehemann, Peyton Robinson, Braydon Runion, Shams Sabin, Ryohei Sato, Lauren Sayers, Jackson Shelley, Ariel Shrader, Madison Smith, Abigayle Sorrell, Madison Soucy, Lynsey Steffen, Ethan Stein, Emily Stephens, Treavor Stevens, Benjamin Stewart, Emily Stewart, Micaela Stroud, Katherine Sullivan, Grant Tambling, Jasmine Thacker, Thomas Thoburn, Danielle Thomas, Mitchell Toepfert, Terri Turner, Regina Utz, Cordell Vaske, Jaden Waichulis, Alexander White, Brooke Wilson, Robert Winterman, Tanner Workman,

Nathaniel Wright, and Shelby Wright. Eighth grade: Jacob Abshire, Kyle Adams, Hailey Anderson, Steven Armour, Nicholas Berry, Cara Beusterien, Kaylee Bold, Travis Bowen, Amanda Bowman, Melissa Bowman, Griffin Cahill, Brian Carroll, Travis Coovert, Amila Coric, Kathryn Crupper, Drew Demler, Tavar Derrick, Jackson Dungan, Joshua Fahey, Isaac Feiler, Chandler Feinauer, CheyAnne Flowers, James Gray, Kathryn Greene, Jacob Griffin, Jessica Guard, Samantha Gunkel, Logan Hacker, Dante Hendrix, Hunter Higgins, Jackson High, Ryan Hopkins, Jacob Jenkins, Matthew Jones, Dylan Kramer, William Latham, Christopher Leicht, Bryce Leroy, Matthew Lykins, Sartaj Mann, Paige McAllister, Sean McNeil, Anna Mimms, Matthew Morehead, Amanda Nelson, Samantha Nelson, Sandra Osterbrock, Logan Pihl, Michael Ponomarev-Skarlatov, Braden Rickert, Hannah Roberts, Lilly Robinson, Camryn Rogers, Karlie Roth, Ella Rowen, Devin Ruberg, AnnLouise Sari, Jacob Scherr, Tessa Sestito, Matthew Sexton, Benjamin Smith, Allie Stinson, Megan Strunk, Jackson Taylor, Courtney Verkamp, Adrianna Waters, Helen Wharton, Zachary Whisnant, Jacob Wilson, William Wolfe, and Taylor Zamborsky.



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St. Henry’s Austin Eibel wins the boys 110 meter hurdles at the Boone County Invitational, Friday, April 5. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Ryle track racing into top form By James Weber

BOONE COUNTY — The Ryle boys track team is certainly not resting on its laurels after winning the regional team championship in 2012. The Raiders are off to a strong start to the 2013 season, the latest triumph helping Ryle to the combined team championship in the Boone County championship meet April 3. Ryle won the boys meet and finished second in the girls meet, with the combined scores edging St. Henry for the overall title. The six schools in the county competed, and were only al-

Ryle’s Nathan Winegardner, right, wins the boys 100 meter dash. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

lowed one entrant in each event. Ryle won eight of the 17 boys events. Nick Kennedy won the 100 meters and long jump. Mi-

chael Finkelstein won both the shot put and discus. Michael Bateman won the 200, and the

Team scores: 1. Ryle 122, 2. Cooper 112, 3. St. Henry 104, 4. Boone County 85, 5. Walton-Verona 59, 6. Conner 35. 100: Nick Kennedy (Ryle) 11.1, Jon Jones (Walton-Verona) 11.7, Austin Eibel (St. Henry) 12.0. 200: MItchel Bateman (Ryle) 24.7, Kyle Henderson (Cooper), Kallen Schmitt (WV) 25.2. 400: Jon Jones (WV) 52.9, Mathew Koons (Boone) 53.5, Robert Brockman (St. Henry) 55.0. 800: Ethan Brennan (Cooper) 2:06.3, Akram Abdulle (Boone) 2:07.7, Michael Edwards (Ryle) 2:10.3. 1,600: Mitchell Greenhalgh (Cooper) 4:45.6, Adam Nields (St. Henry) 4:54, Nick Baumann (Conner) 5:12.5 3,200: Zachary Stewart (Cooper) 10:04.4, Daniel Wolfer (St. Henry) 10:04.6, Oscar Ramirez (Ryle) 11:14.4. 110 hurdles: Tyler Mogus (Cooper) 16.5, Austin Eibel (St. Henry) 16.5, Jose Sanchez (16.6). 300 hurdles: Austin Eibel (St. Henry) 43.3, Tyler Mogus (Cooper) 44.0, Jose Sanchez (Boone) 44.9. 4x100: Ryle 45.0, Boone 47.7, WV 47.8. 4x200: Ryle 1:35.7, Cooper 1:39.4, Boone 1:41.4. 4x400: Ryle 3:39.2, Cooper 3:44.4, WV 3:44.4. 4x800: Cooper 8:39.5, St. Henry 8:40.9, Ryle 9:02.10. High jump: Craig Aldridge (St. Henry) 6-0, Dylan Vanlandingham (Cooper) 5-8, J.B. Allen (Ryle) 5-8. Long jump: Nick Kennedy (Ryle) 21-2, Craig Aldridge (St. Henry) 20-4, Dylan Vanlandingham (Cooper) 19-4. Triple jump: Craig Aldridge (St. Henry) 41-1.25, Christian Rodriguez (Boone) 40-0, Dylan Vanlandingham (Cooper) 38-11.5. Shot put: Michael Finkelstein (Ryle) 45-9, Philip Mensah (Boone) 45-4.75, Kevin Cawley (St. Henry) 38-5. Discus: Michael Finkelstein (Ryle) 127-0, Gabe Platt (Conner) 118-0, Kevin Cawley (St. Henry) 105-10.

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Team scores: 1. St. Henry 120, 2. Ryle 105.5, 3. Cooper 104.5, 4. Boone County 85, 5. WaltonVerona 55, 6. Conner 48. 100: Jordan Hauck (Cooper) 12.8, Olivia McGregor (Ryle) 13.7, Jordan Miller (St. Henry) 13.8. 200: Julia Henderson (Cooper) 27.7, Madison Culbertson (St. Henry) 28.0, Lauryn Watts (Conner) 29.1. 400: Alexandra Patterson (Ryle) 1:03.5, Jordan Hauck (Cooper) 1:04.9, Libby Leedom (St. Henry) 1:06.7. 800: Madison Peace (WaltonVerona) 2:29.5, Elizabeth Hoffman (St. Henry) 2:33.2, Karina Egger (Cooper) 2:34.7. 1,600: Jacqueline Jones (Ryle) 5:47.8, Taylor Connett (St. Henry) 5:48.3, Madison Lohr (WV) 5:53.7. 3,200: Holly Blades (St. Henry) 12:41.6, Emily Gonzales (Ryle) 12:48.2, Erin Mogus (Cooper) 13:02.6. 100 hurdles: Jessica Jones (Boone) 16.0, Hannah Held (Cooper) 17.9, Karly Lehmkuhl (St. Henry) 18.7. 300 hurdles: Jessica Jones (Boone) 48.7, Olivia Goessling (Cooper) 53.3, Lily Stevens (Ryle) 53.5. 4x100: Conner 54.0, Cooper 54.1, Ryle 55.1. 4x200: St. Henry 1:52.4, Cooper 1:52.4, Conner 1:55.2 4x400: St. Henry 4:22.6, Ryle 4:27.9, Cooper 4:31.9. 4x800: St. Henry 10:20, Ryle 10:35.9, Cooper 10:46.7. High jump: Sam Hentz (St. Henry) 5-0, Madison Peace (WV) 5-0, Hannah Held (Cooper) and Jena Doellman (Boone) 5-0. Long jump: Jessica Jones (Boone) 16-5, Olivia Panella (Conner) 15-4.25, Shelby Mullikin (WV) 15-0. Triple jump: Ashlee Howe (Ryle) 33-6, Jessica Jones (Boone) 33-1.25, Shelby Mullikin (WV) 32-9.5. Shot put: Cheyenne Tobler (St. Henry) 30-1, Mikey Mazor (Boone) 27-5.5, Mikayla Reicher (Ryle) 26-2.5. Discus: Sierra Harlan (St. Henry) 78-11, Nicole Wheeler (Boone) 73-9, Mikayla Reicher (Ryle) 70-9.


SOY voting: May 1

Conner senior Jordan Scott scores a basket after grabbing a rebound of her own missed shot in the second half. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Scott an all-star Conner senior Jordan Scott played for Kentucky in the OhioKentucky All-Star basketball series April 13 at Thomas More College. Scott, who will play for Kentucky Wesleyan, helped Kentucky win 113-78.

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 22. When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.


» Boone County beat Scott 9-0 April 8. Nick Ingram pitched a four-hit shutout. Trey Ganns was 4-for-4 with three RBI. » Conner beat Covington Catholic 10-7 April 10. Cameron Fogle hit two home runs, giving

him 129 career hits to break Pat Eschan’s 15-year old record. Fogle had four RBI, as did Cameron Ross. » Cooper beat Simon Kenton 9-3 April 8. Hunter Dunn had a home run and struck out 11 to get the win on the mound. Cooper beat Beechwood 5-3 April 9. Cory Fussinger had three hits and two RBI. Cooper lost 7-5 to Campbell County April 13 despite two home runs from Nick Carr. » Ryle beat Campbell County 6-1 April 8. Mason Forbes hit a three-run home run, his first career homer. Josh Bellew improved to 3-0 on the mound. Ryle beat Henry Clay 13-3 April 12 to improve to 11-1. Justin Hoard got the win to improve to 4-0. Tyler Lonnemann had three hits and two RBI. » St. Henry beat Walton-Verona 15-2 April 9. Peter Markgraf had four doubles and four RBI and Will Baumann hit a two-run home run.


» Boone County beat Campbell County 6-1 April 8. Dallis Knotts had four hits and earned the win on the mound. Caitlyn Palmer had three hits and Madison Graham drove in two. Boone County beat Simon Kenton 2-1 April 9. Dallis Knotts struck out nine for the win and had a triple. Madison Graham had two hits including a triple. Boone beat CAL 5-1 April 2.

Knotts got her fifth win of the season. Kiersten Maines had three hits. Erika Stein had a homer and two RBI. » Ryle beat Pikeville 10-0 April 12. Ali Crupper had 13 strikeouts. McKenzi Dickerson drove in three runs and Kelsey Hammes two. » Walton-Verona beat South Oldham 4-2 April 8. Jennifer Brauer had a two-run triple. Walton-Verona beat Williamstown 10-0 April 9. Hannah Thacker struck out 10 and Julann Gill had two hits and two RBI.

Boys tennis

» Walton-Verona beat Bellevue 4-1 April 12. Winners were Henges, Heath, Johnston/Williams and Wakefield/ Wakefield.

Girls tennis

» Walton-Verona beat Bellevue 5-0 April 12. Winners were Williams, Hincks, Johnson, McPherson/Marshall and Williams/Radic.

Florence Freedom tickets

» When the Florence Freedom take the field for the first time in 2013 on May 8, fans can be there for free thanks to Chick-fil-A at Houston Road in Florence. Chick-fil-A at Houston Road will be giving away complimentary Freedom See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A8



Women athletes honored April 23 Community Recorder

The Greater CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association recently announced its 28 winners in high school and college sports categories, celebrating women in sports. The awards will be given out Tuesday, April 23, during the annual GCNKWSA awards dinner at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio. Student-athlete winners include: College, Kathy Klump,

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Raiders won all three sprint relays. “We’ve had a considerable amount of depth, which has really helped us,” said Ryle boys head coach Russell Harden. “We don’t have to run everybody in multiple events every meet. We can get guys more practice. It’s been very fortunate.” Kennedy, one of the area’s top returning runners, is coming off three regional championships in the 100 and 200 meters and the long jump. “Nick has had an excellent season so far,” Harden said. “He’s been winning long jump by 12 to 18 inches every meet. We look to keep him going moving forward. We’ve had a lot of success in the sprints. Our throwing events have been outstanding with Michael Finkelstein.” Ryle won three girls events, Alexandra Patterson in the 400, Jacqueline Jones in the 1,600 and Ashlee Howe in the triple jump. Ryle will host its annual re-

UC, track and field; Stephanie Vorherr, XU, volleyball; Allison Long, Thomas More, basketball; Emily Schwaeble, NKU, softball; Courtney Osborn, Miami University, basketball; Jess Kodiak, Miami University, soccer. High school award winners include, Libby Leedom, St. Henry High School, soccer; Jacquelyn Crow, Lebanon, cross country and track; Mackenzie Laumann, Oak Hills, golf; Madison Cook, Notre Dame, tennis; Lauren Michelle Slatten, Oak Hills, lay meet Thursday, April 18, which will have the same format for the conference championships Tuesday, April 23. The conference meet is a major regular season goal for Ryle and others. “The Ryle Relays is usually earlier in the year,” Harden said. “We decided to move it back and use the meet to prepare for conference. A lot of the teams we’ll be competing against at conference will be there.” In the Boone meet, St. Henry won the girls championship, claiming seven events. Holly Blades (3,200), Sam Hentz (high jump), Cheyenne Tobler (shot put) and Sierra Harlan (discus) won solo events, and St. Henry won three relays. In the boys meet, Craig Aldridge won the high jump and triple jump, and Austin Eibel the 300 hurdles. Boone County senior Jessica Jones had an outstanding meet, winning three events for the Rebels. Cooper was second in the boys meet, winning five events. The Jaguars won twice in the girls meet. Walton-Verona had two champions and Conner one.

softball; Bridget Blood, Ursuline, swimming; Rose Lavelle, Mt. Notre Dame, soccer; Michelle Strizak, Mt. Notre Dame, volleyball; Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton, basketball and Sandy Neihaus, Mt. Notre Dame, tennis. High school and college honorees also are eligible for the high school and college “Sportswoman of the Year” awards, which will be announced at the dinner. Other awards include; Dr.

Thomas, Mt. Notre Dame basketball, legacy special award; Elizabeth Smith, inspiration award; Riley Krull, softball, physically challenged sportswoman of the year award and Morgan Verst, Bishop Brossart, Wilma Rudolph courage award. Tickets are still available for the 20th anniversary GCNKWSA awards dinner, featuring Heather Mitts as the keynote speaker. For more information, visit

Ronald Quinn, Seton soccer, high school coach of the year; Bobby Kramig, Miami University soccer, college coach of the year; Special recognition, Cammy Dierking, WKRC-TV anchor; Julie Perry, St. Ursula, lifetime service; Mackenzie Laumann, Oak Hills, Jean Dowell Scholarship for Leadership; Mel Webster, Bishop Brossart, Mary Jo Huismann Administrator of the Year. Other honorees include Gary Jerow, Modern Ice, women’s sports business award; Mel


The Conner Middle School sixth-grade girls basketball team went 25-0 this season and won conference, district and region championships. The team includes Abby Hoppius, Courtney Hurst, Savannah Jordan, Maddie Burcham, Olivia Henry, Corrin Crawford, Maddie Gerak, Miranda Meier, Joy Strange, Ashlee Lindsey, Breanna Beach and Nicole Byrns. THANKS TO JANET JORDAN




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The Hornets 21-and-older baseball team is having a euchre tournament 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 20, at the Beech Grove Clubhouse, 955 Clubhouse Drive, Independence. Cost is $20 per player. All proceeds go to the Hornets baseball team. RSVP to Todd Schoulties at or 859-4966378 for confirmed table reservation.

The Florence Freedom welcome back radio play-by-play broadcaster Steve Jarnicki as he will announce all 96 games during the 2013 regular season in addition to the playoffs should the Freedom qualify. Jarnicki, who is the owner of his own production company, has teamed up with Great Lakes radio station 1320 AM WCVG to broadcast these games. The games can also be heard online at, www.

Junior high football Newport Central Catholic High School invites all boys entering the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade in the fall of 2013 to play on its junior high football team. Contact coach Jeff Brauley at, or 859-572-0203.

Hoops camp and are also available on your smart phone by downloading the TuneIn Radio App. WCVG is a gospel-formatted station with its towers located in Covington. “When Steve contacted WCVG to discuss airing the 2013 baseball season for the Freedom, we were very curious,” said Great Lakes Radio President Tim Gallagher. “After many conversations and some research into the relationship being proposed we jumped at the opportunity.

The opportunity to connect WCVG to the fans of the Florence Freedom is a win-win. We are very excited for the first pitch.” Last season Jarnicki was behind the microphone for the Freedom and got to witness history firsthand as the team qualified for the postseason for the first time in franchise history. The late season run has him extremely optimistic heading into his second year with the Freedom. “2012 was such a special season and I was fortunate to



Registration is open for the NewCath 2013 Hoops Camp. The girls session is 9 a.m. to noon, June 3-6, for girls in grades 3-8. The boys session is 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-13 for boys in grades 3-8. For more information, visit or call 859-292-0001.

be able to broadcast all the games, which included a trip to the Frontier League Championship series,” said Jarnicki. “With everything that the team accomplished last year, and with the players that are expected to return, it should be a fun summer of baseball and I can’t wait for it to begin.” The Freedom will host the River City Rascals on opening night May 16. All broadcasts can be heard starting 15 minutes prior to first pitch with the pre-game show.

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tickets to the May 8 game on Tuesday, April 23, from 5-7 p.m. to the first 1,000 of their herd that night. Three local members of the Florence Freedom will be on hand in uniform to sign autographs and take pictures with kids on the 23rd. Players representing the Freedom at Chickfil-A will include all-star catcher Jim Jacquot and outfielders Kyle Bluestein and Josh Richmond. May 8 represents the first “sneak peak” of the Freedom in 2013. The team will be taking on the Frontier Greys in a spring training game, which starts at 6:35 p.m.

AAU basketball tryouts The Kentucky Warriors AAU basketball organization will have tryouts in April for the spring and summer AAU basketball season – boys and girls, grades 3-12. Contact Ben Coffman at or 859-640-6458 for specific grades tryout date. Visit

Church softball Kenton County Parks and Recreation needs one more softball team for Monday Men’s Church League play. The season begins Monday, April 29. League fees for a 10-game season, plus a single-elimination tournament, are $250 per team. Umpires fees are an additional $15 per team. Games will be played at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Monday nights at Lincoln Ridge, Pioneer, and Middleton-Mills parks. Teams compete for a league champion trophy, T-shirts, and tournament seeding, and then a winning team trophy and T-shirts in the tournament. Call 525-PLAY if interested.

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April is County Government Month Throughout the month of April, counties all over the United States are celebrating County Government Month. County governments are often the entity providing both direct and indirect services to enhance the lives of residents and maintain public safety. I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you how your Boone County government is working to improve your quality of life. Public safety is such an important role that county government plays for our community. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety Communications Center (911) and jail do an outstanding job keeping us safe each and every day. They provide aroundthe-clock service whenever

the community calls on them. Boone County Fiscal Court allocates a significant amount of funding for Gary Moore these public COMMUNITY safety serRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST vices annually. Nearly 40 percent of the county’s operating budget is to ensure the deputies, dispatchers and others involved in public safety have the resources they need. Their work can place them in harm’s way on a daily basis and we are forever grateful for their service. The fiscal court, the county’s governing body composed

of myself and three county commissioners, also allocates money toward many other departments responsible for elements of public safety. Fresh on our mind is what a great job Public Works did this past winter in removing snow and ice from the county’s nearly 450 miles of roads. We’re now preparing to enter the warmer months and are reminded of the many projects underway on our roadways. You can learn more about these projects on the county’s website, Occasionally residents will call inquiring about the county’s fire department. In fact, there are nine independent fire districts throughout Boone County that serve our residents. Each has a board

that oversees their operations. The fiscal court appoints a limited number of members to each of the fire boards but does not have oversight on day-to-day activities. According to state law, the fire districts apply their own tax rates to fund their operations. Property taxes are one of the sources of funding for the operations of the Boone County Fiscal Court. The county levies a tax of 10.5 cents per $100. For the purpose of demonstration, let’s consider a home in Boone County valued at $160,000. When this tax rate is applied to this home value, the county’s portion of the tax bill is $168. In other words, this means for less than $200, a home owner receives the services mentioned above in

addition to parks, building inspection, animal control and many more. Some homeowner’s association fees are higher than the county’s tax bill! We’re proud of our record keeping the rates low and providing a solid value for your tax dollar. As judge-executive, it is my pleasure to serve you every day. If you have any feedback for me, please feel free to call or drop me an email. The county’s phone number is 859-334-2242 and my email is Together we’re working hard to make Boone County a great place to live, work and raise a family. Gary Moore is Boone County judgeexecutive.

Every day should be Earth Day Thanks to an outstanding chief The Florence Police Department is a young organization that began in 1960. It’s the reason I moved to Boone County in 1977, and where I began my career as a police officer. In its history, the Florence Police Department has had five police chiefs. After the recent retirement of Chief Tom Szurlinski, now six. A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of presenting the retiring chief with the Kentucky State Senate’s highest honor, the Senate Citation. After decades of service to Florence, I can tell you he not only deserved the accolades, he earned every one of them. I first met Tom in the mid-80s when he was hired onto the police department as a young recruit. He was assigned to be my partner. We had the shared connection of being from Ohio. As the saying goes, we weren’t born in Kentucky, but both had the sense to get here as soon as we could. I was immediately impressed with Tom’s intellect and work ethic, but he set himself apart with how well he got along with people. I left the police department in 1987, but Tom and I remained close friends. I celebrated with him as he progressed through the ranks, married a fine wife, Debbie, and raised his daughter, Heather. Many people were not aware that while he was working as a police officer, he completed law school, passed the bar, and is also a lawyer. When I served as the Boone County jailer, Tom was again a professional colleague and ally. One thing about Tom, like all good leaders, I knew a confidence would always be kept. In those years, Boone County was expanding rapidly. The population almost doubled and the police department was experiencing rapid change. As chief, Tom always guided the department with a steady hand. In the process, he gained respect and recognition as one of the finest police chiefs in the state.

He didn’t do it for personal recognition though. One of the things that made him such a great John Schickel leader was his natural COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST humility. COLUMNIST Today we call it servant leadership. His first priority was not himself, but the citizens and the police department. But with all Tom’s professional credentials, and he has many: Lawyer, Police Chief of the Year, just to name a couple. What made my friend so outstanding was his unique ability to meet people wherever they were at and to help them. He made the city of Florence and the police department a better place for his service. As he moves on to a new chapter in his life, I am confident that he will continue this tradition in whatever path he chooses. Thank you, Chief, for your service. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County.

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Litter today is a huge environmental issue. A littered community is a very unattractive nuisance and it reduces the curb appeal to our homes, schools, parks, and business. It can be a nasty blight to visitors that pass through our county each day. Discarded cigarette butts, snack wrappers, take-out food and beverage containers are the most frequently littered items. Cigarettes butts to me are one of the most disgusting forms of litter. The blight sight of the millions of butts along our local and highway roadsides are not appealing. Cigarette butts take many, many years to break down, while leaching toxic elements such as cadmium, lead and arsenic into our clean soil and waterways. Let us not forget that a lit cigarette can be very dangerous; it can start major fires. Each year there are many reports of forest fires that have burned and destroyed hundreds and thousands of acres of wooded land, homes and businesses. Even killed animals and people due to a lit cigarette that had been carelessly discarded onto the ground.

So, please don’t litter cigarette butts – or even better don’t smoke. Another serious environment issue Melissa from litter Grandstaff carelessly COMMUNITY discarded onto RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST the ground is it usually ends up into our sewer drains. These drains become clogged and can cause sewer backups and flooding right into our homes. This is a costly issue to repair. Litter travels from our sewers to our local creeks, on into our river streams, all the way down to our beautiful oceans. All that nasty litter that ends up into our waterways, pollutes and kill our precious natural resources. Our fish, birds, all animal life and plant life need clean waters, a clean land, an overall clean environment to survive, reproduce and grow. Littered waters are very dangerous to swim in or stroll through. You may find broken glass, rusted metals, hazardous needles and syringes along the shoreline or even floating

around. This is hazardous for our aquatic life and surrounding birds that swallow this junk trying to eat their own food or get tangled up and killed by floating dead zones of litter. Who wants to see, swim, or stroll through that nastiness? Not me! Our waters are a very important natural resource to us. We rely on clean water to survive and there is a limited supply. We clean litter-free water to grow the food that we eat, our bodies need clean drinking water to stay dehydrated, we need clean water for our proper hygiene. There are many more reasons why we need clean water daily. For a cleaner healthier environment, we must come together to make our litter issues become obsolete. Educate our children about litter and living a clean litter-free life, as example to them. Everyday should be an Earth Day Cleanup. A Native American proverb states, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

Melissa Grandstaff is with Boone County Solid Waste Services.

Boyfriend babysitters are common child abusers Enter the words “boyfriend” and “child abuse” in any Internet search engine and you will find hundreds of stories detailing serious and permanent injuries and deaths of children at the hands of unrelated caregivers. Of the nearly 2,000 deaths attributed to abuse each year in the U.S., approximately one-third are caused by a boyfriend of the child’s mother. Reviews of injuries and deaths in young children have shown that the risk of dying as a result of child abuse is up to 50 times higher in children living in a single parent home with an unrelated adult caregiver – 80 percent of these were at the hands of the mom’s boyfriend. Why does this abuse occur at such an alarming rate? While we rarely if ever get real insight into the underlying cause of these events, some recurring themes are involved.

These men have no parental bond with these children; there has not been nine months of anticipation Dr. Sandra and preparaHerr tion, or months of watching COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST them grow and COLUMNIST develop, or years of helping them get dressed and caring for their scrapes and bruises. They may or may not have chosen to be caring for a child at this point in their life, and the time, attention and affection that may otherwise be given to the boyfriend are monopolized by the young child. In many of these situations, unrealistic expectations are placed on the child, and when

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crying, toilet training accidents, or other common childhood behaviors occur, this unprepared caregiver does not know how to cope. While expectant and new moms receive a lot of information and education, including specific education on dealing with crying and other childhood behaviors and the life-threatening risks of shaking a baby, this surrogate father has received none. We lose five children every day to child abuse in the U.S., and thousands more are injured. It is time for us to do everything we can to prevent and eliminate this tragic and unacceptable epidemic. What can you do to help? This column was written Dr. Sandra Herr of Kosair Children's Hospital, along with Dr. Jaime Pittenger of UK HealthCare and Dr. Seema Sachdeva at Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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EBRON — Candace McGraw,

the CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport since 2011, has, according to employees, created a true family atmosphere at the airport. McGraw was voted Northern Kentucky’s overall top employer by participants in the Community Recorder’s first online Northern Kentucky Best Boss competition. Winners were also named in each of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. “She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk,” McGraw’s nomination letter reads. During her tenure leading CVG, McGraw has overseen the redesign of Concourse A, the relationship with DHL and the arrival of Frontier Airlines, while the airport been recognized for safety and efficiency and was named best regional airport two years in a row, the nomination reads. “All of this is wonderful news for the Cincinnati region, but Candace deserves to be ‘best boss’ not because of these accomplishments, but because of the way she treats her fellow employees,” the letter reads. “She preaches a ‘family’ atmosphere and she backs it up with actions." Staff members say McGraw brings flowers to her assistants or will treat employees to an occasional breakfast

or lunch. McGraw discovered she was nominated after the fact. “It was really a tremendous honor,” she said. “I think the staff here are fabulous. I love working with my colleagues. They are so dedicated to CVG’s mission, dedicated to the community. They treat this airport like their home and that’s the feeling we want to have our passengers feel when they come here.” When she learned she took the top honors, McGraw said she was thrilled. It was meaningful “because I really respect the people with whom I work.” McGraw said she tries to be collaborative in her management. “The folks here are the ones that do all the heavy lifting. I sort of view my job as being a blocker, trying to take any impediments out of their way so they can do their job.” Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McGraw, who lives in Villa Hills, has been at CVG since 2009. The airport, she said, has gone through a “tremendous” amount of change over the last few years. “I think it’s important to let people know their work is valuable and that they are valued in doing that work and that as we’re going through the changes here, we have a goal in sight and they’re a part of that and they’re critical to it, particularly in times of change. Folks need a steadying influence.”



Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, was voted Best Boss of Northern Kentucky in the Recorder’s online contest. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

FOUR QUESTIONS WITH CANDACE MCGRAW Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, was voted Northern Kentucky’s Best Boss in the Community Recorder’s inaugural Best Boss competition. She answered a few questions for the Recorder. Q: Describe your management style in one word. A: Collaborative. Q: What do you think makes you a good boss? A: I try to have good listening skills. I also try to pick up on what’s not being said. I really try to pay attention. I know that we spend the bulk of our quality hours of our day here at work. We spend more time with our colleagues than we do with our families and you want to make it a good working environment. Q: What do you enjoy most about working at CVG? A: I love the people here. We take our work very seriously, but we don’t take each other very seriously. We laugh a lot. We try to make it relaxed, even though it’s very serious work we do in terms of safety, in terms of security, in terms of customer service levels, but we try to have fun doing it. Q: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing? A: I’m a lawyer by background and I had worked in Cleveland’s airport system before I came here, but in my next life, if I had to do it all over again, I would open up a gelato stand in Italy, by the Mediterranean.

McArtor named Boone’s Best Boss FOUR QUESTIONS WITH ERIC MCARTOR Eric McArtor, principal at Camp Ernst Middle School, was voted as the best boss in Boone County in the Community Recorder’s inaugural Best Boss competition. He answered a few questions for the Recorder. Q: How would you describe your management style in one word? A: “Hands-off.” Q: What do you think makes a good boss? A: Somebody who’s willing to listen to other people and put themselves in their position. You have to have your eyes and ears open to people. Q: What do you enjoy most about your job? A: I think the people, including the kids. I enjoy strikin’ up conversations with everybody and going into the classroom. There are days it’s tough, but I really, really like my job. Q: If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing? A: If I wasn’t a principal, I’m almost positive I’d would be a basketball coach and teaching. I love basketball.

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The Boone County winner of Northern Kentucky’s Best Boss contest Eric McArtor said he doesn’t feel like a “boss.” “I don’t feel like I’m anybody’s boss,” the principal of Camp Ernst Middle School said. “I just see myself as part of a team, where we all work together.” Perhaps “coach” would be a more proper term for him. He listens, observes and he encourages his staff to do their very best. “He expects everyone to do their job to the best of their ability and allows them, as well as encourages them to do it,” one staffer said in a collection of comments gathered by Camp Ernst assistant principal Joanne Estenfelder. “Yet, he doesn’t hover, he gives you what you need to succeed and is there to help whenever you have questions. He keeps communication lines open at all times.” Education is something McArtor has always been interested in. Both his parents

Camp Ernst Middle School Principal Eric McArtor is the Boone County winner of the Northern Kentucky Best Boss contest sponsored by the Community Recorder. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

worked in education, as well as his aunts and uncles. “It was just my niche,” he said. McArtor, of Florence, received his undergrad at Eastern Kentucky University, his master’s from Northern Kentucky University and his mas-

ter’s in administration at University of Cincinnati. He started as a language arts teacher at Woodland Middle School in 1989 and worked at Reading Central Elementary before becoming an assistant principal at Conner Middle School. It was at Conner, under

Principal Linda Viox, that he learned how to be a good principal, he said. “She’s really a great person and I learned a lot from her,” he said. “I have to give her credit for being able to do the job I’m doing here.” He also gives credit to his family. His wife, Jeni, son and two daughters are very supportive, he said. If he wasn’t principal, McArtor said he’d be teaching and coaching basketball. He’s sure, however, that he’s exactly where he’s supposed to be – helping children succeed. “My main goal is to make sure the kids learn what they need to learn to be successful, and college and career ready,” he said. “Not only are we preparing them academically, but socially so they’ll become mature adults.” Best Boss for Campbell County is Rick Wolf, principal at Dayton High School. Best Boss for Kenton County is Evelyn Hitch, practice manager at St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports



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Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Collection of artwork created by local artist and author. Collection reflects spirit of simplicity and beauty of nature Hubbard admired during his lifetime. Included with admission. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Senior Citizens Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Business Seminars SharePoint Cincy, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Bringing together of powerful mix of national and regional thought leaders, Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs & MCMs all in one place. This conference promises to have something for every level of your organization and every IT professional who has an interest in SharePoint. Reservations required. Presented by MAX Technical Training. 513-3228888. Erlanger.

Civic Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Freedom Expo 2013, 5:30-9 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Speakers: Brian Thomas, K. Carl Smith and Congressman Thomas Massie. Expo tables include NRA, Young Americans for Liberty, home school groups, authors, patriotic retailers and more. Free, ticket required. Presented by Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Tea Party. 859-653-2556; Covington.

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Dogwood Days Dash, 9 a.m., Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, 5K run/walk. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. Presented by Boone County Arboretum. For more information, call 859-586-6101 or visit THANKS TO LAURA WOODRUFF

Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Soulful ballads and bluegrass instrumentals. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

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Friday Night Open Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., The Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio, 8150 Mall Road, Group dance class starts at 7:45 p.m. Open dancing starts at 8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5 group class, $5 party. 859-371-1151. Florence. Disco Ball, 8-11 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Learn disco dance in group setting, then dance the night away. Costume contest. Snacks and drinks provided. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Get Healthy with Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. Through June 28. 859-485-7611. Walton. Walk @ Walton, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-4857611. Walton. Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Dance Classes Belly Dancing Class, 7-8 p.m., Fitworks, 7541 Mall Road, $6, $3 members. 859-512-8057. Florence.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Burn up to 600 calories in an effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise is jazz dance, resistance training, yoga and kickboxing. Wear loose, cool stretchy clothing. Aerobic or a cross trainer shoes is recommended. Arrive to first class 15-20 minutes ahead of time. $32 monthly unlimited classes. Presented by Promenade Palace. 859-341-4392. Union. Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Clubs & Organizations Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers Coffeehouse, 1-5 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 1237 Rocky View Drive, Goal of group is to promote mountain dulcimer via instruction, meetings, jams and public performances. Other instruments played include the harmonica, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, guitar, hammer dulcimer and drum. Free. Presented by Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers. 859-654-5678. Cold Spring.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 11 a.m.-noon, Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143; Florence.

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Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Used Book Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Used Book Sale, 4-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, videos, reference materials and more. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Homeschool Sampler (grades K-5), 2 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Meet in computer lab to learn about some of library’s extensive list of databases. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Homeschool Hangout (middle and high School), 2 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Celebrate Earth Day with Cincinnati Art Museum and collaborate on special piece of recycled art to be displayed at main library. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

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Music - Acoustic Saturday Night Music, 6-7:30 p.m. Music by Ronnie Dennis (indie folk/pop)., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Free. 859-3718356; Florence.

Music - Bluegrass Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass at Woodsongs, 6 p.m., Willis Music, 7567 Mall Road, $10. Refreshments available. 513-607-1874. Florence.

Recreation Boone County Community Activities Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Community organizations on hand to tell what they have to offer. Music, games, balloon animals, bounce houses, golf-swing training, health screenings, vision screenings, child ID kits, police cruisers, K-9 unit, free popcorn and drinks and more. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Basic Fly Fishing Class, 10

Zumba Fitness, 7:15 p.m., Full Body Yoga, 7500 Oakbrook Road, $30 for 10 classes, $5 drop in. 859-640-9055. Florence. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Union. Zumba, 1-2 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; Florence.

Literary - Libraries Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work and get feedback. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665; Union.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton. Walk @ Walton, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859485-7611. Walton.

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Twelve Angry Jurors, 7-8:30 p.m., Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike, Auditorium. By Reginald Rose. Play, originally titled 12 Angry Men, adapted from initial all-male cast to include both men and women. $8, $5 students. 859-282-5655. Florence.

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Plate it Up, 1-2 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Learn about local produce and enjoy taste of recipes featuring Kentucky products. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extenson Service. 859-586-6101. Burlington.

The Harlem Globetrotters perform an all-ages show 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Bank of Kentucky Center. Doors at 6 p.m. For more information, visit GETTY IMAGES a.m.-4 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, All equipment provided. Learn what fly-fishing is and what it isn’t, what tackle and gear you really need, how to put it all together and how to use it. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers Inc.. 859-342-2665; Hebron.

Runs / Walks Dogwood Days Dash, 9 a.m., Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, 5K run/walk. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. No strollers or dogs in race. Benefits Friends of Boone County Arboretum. $28 with T-shirt by April 12; $25, $5 kids run; $20 no T-shirt by April 12. Registration required online until 6 p.m., April 18. Presented by Boone County Arboretum. 859-586-6101; Union. Family Nurturing Center Blue Ribbon 5K Race, 9-11 a.m., General Cable, 4 Tesseneer Drive, Race to end child abuse. Benefits Family Nurturing Center. $25-$35. Registration required. Presented by Family Nurturing Center. 859-525-3200; Highland Heights.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Literary - Libraries Used Book Sale, 1-5 p.m. Sunday: all items sold by the bag., Boone County Main Library, 859-342-2665. Burlington. Chess Club, 3 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. 859-342-2665; Florence.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St.,

Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; Florence.

Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7:10-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Union. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discuss “Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure” by Matthew Algeo. Registration required. 859-3422665. Union. Yoga, 6-7 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Literary - Book Clubs Murder 4 Mystery Book Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. 859-342-2665; Florence.

Music - Benefits Suits That Rock, 8 p.m. SwimSuits: The Songs of Summer. Doors open 7 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., More than 40 professionals and executives perform. Dinner by-thebite, cash bar and dancing encouraged. Post-show un-

DivorceCare Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Those suffering from experiencing separation or divorce heal and find hope in shared experiences. Child care provided. $15. Registration required. 859-371-7961. Florence.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Civic Northern Kentucky Tea Party Special Event, 6:30-8 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Meeting rooms A and B. Speaker: Larry Grathwohl, only FBI informant known to have successfully penetrated the Weather Underground. The Weathermen were group in ’60s and ’70s whose goal was to bring down America. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Tea Party, Kenton County. 859-912-0849; Erlanger.

Dining Events Civil War Blue-Gray Benefit Dinner, 6 p.m. Keynote speaker David Mowery presents “Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio.”, Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Highway, Cocktail hour and silent auction 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m.Benefits James A. Ramage Civil War Museum. $320 table of eight; $80 couple, $45 person. Reservations required. Presented by James A. Ramage Civil War Museum. 859-261-3045. Park Hills.

Education Enrollment Information Session, 3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway, Student Services Center E210. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, advising and how to enroll. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; Edgewood.

Exercise Classes Zumba Gold, 6 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Slow-paced, low-impact version of regular Zumba, perfect for anyone with physical limitations or just starting out an exercise program. $3. 859-342-2665; Florence.

Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. 859-342-2665. Florence. Homework Help, 5-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Grades K-12. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. I Spent How Much?: Keeping Track of Expenses, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn how to stay within your budget by tracking your expenses. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Florence.

Senior Citizens Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Education Drugstore Savings, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Andrea from Savings Lifestyle shares tricks and tips on ways to save money at your favorite local drugstore. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Union. Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Suitable for all levels. $25 per month. Registration required. 859-3422665. Union. Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; Florence.

Literary - Libraries Basic Computing for Seniors, 1 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn how to use mouse, navigate Windows desktop, get to websites, use search engines and use email. For seniors. Registration required. 859-342-2665; Florence. Computer & Internet Basics, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn how to use computer and surf Internet. Learn about parts of computer system, how to get online and get to websites, how to use search engines and perform keyword searching and how to set up and use an email account. For seniors. Registration required. 859-342-2665; Florence. Big Bone Lick: Past, Present and Future Research, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn what has been discovered, what questions linger about this unique historic site and what will be done to answer those questions. 859342-2665; Florence. Bridge, noon-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665; Union.

Schools NKY/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Scholarship Recognition and Spring Dinner, 5:45-8:30 p.m., Fort Mitchell Country Club, 250 Fort Mitchell Ave., Guest speaker, Dean Dan O’Hair, senior vice provost for student success, charged with looking at entire student experience and ensure that UK provides best environment for everyone. Scholarship recipients from Northern KY/ Greater Cincinnati to be recognized. $40, $35 members. Registration required. Presented by Northern KY/Greater Cincinnati Alumni Association. 859-8025400; annualdinner. Fort Mitchell.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.



Simple yeast roll recipe is great for beginners Mother Nature is letting me know that spring is really here. Looking out my kitchen window into the woods, I see trees budding out and the forsythia is in bloom. That tells me the ground and air are warmer, about 50 degrees or so. My husband Frank got the garden plowed and also plowed gardens for our neighbors, so everyone is eager to start planting. We got most of our root veggies planted, including potatoes, radishes and onions. The salad greens are already popping up, as are the peas. Rita I Heikenfeld worked in RITA’S KITCHEN my herb garden for days hoeing out the chickweed, which is in fact a winter annual. I gave as much to the chickens as they would eat, and I also put some in our salads. Chickweed contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. Plus it’s an appetite suppressant! Our ancestors happily picked chickweed and dandelion leaves to replace vitamins and minerals lost during a meager winter diet devoid of fresh greens. As long as you have a positive identification and the plants are “clean," enjoy them while

cutter. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40-50 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 and bake until light golden, about 11-15 minutes. Brush with butter.

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I was trying to make rolls similar to the Hawaiian sweet yeast rolls that you buy. I didn’t quite make it texture wise, but the taste is similar. If you’re new to baking or intimidated by it, try these. I think you’ll be pleased with results. I’m using fast/rapid rise yeast here, not regular yeast. 21⁄4cups flour ⁄4cup sugar 1 package (1⁄4oz.) fast/rapid rise/quick-rise yeast 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4cup warm water (120-130 degrees) 3 tablespoons butter, 1

melted, plus extra for brushing on rolls

Regular yeast: For the most part, this needs to be proofed in warm water (105-115 degrees) for several minutes until it starts to foam. Fast/rapid rise/quick yeast: A more aggressive strain that can be mixed in with dry ingredients. It also tolerates higher heat. Step by step photos for rolls: Check out my blog.

Combine 11⁄2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 3 tablespoons butter and beat on medium speed until smooth, a few minutes. Blend in rest of flour to form soft dough. Knead a few minutes. This makes dough smooth and develops gluten for texture. (Bless the dough by making a cross with your hand. It’s a way to thank the Lord for your abundant blessings). Cover, let rest for 10 minutes. Roll to a 1 ⁄2-inch thick or so, cut with biscuit cutter or glass. You’ll get nine circles of dough if you use a 21⁄2-inch biscuit

Andre’s Jarlsberg cheese spread You are the best readers and once again, came to the rescue. If you recall, Kim Martin wanted to make Kroger’s Jarlsberg cheese spread at home. Gail C., a Burlington reader, told me she had asked one of Kroger’s deli employees a couple years ago about the spread and was told it contained just shredded Jarlsberg, mayo and red onion. Andre, another reader, forwarded his version and I’m sharing that today. He said he and others in his family agree “it is just as good as store bought." Andre grates the cheese with the Cuisinart grating blade. He chops the onion fine (about a 1/4 inch) by hand since Andre feels like hand dicing will

result in less liquid onion. Smart tip! Blend together 10 oz. or so Jarlsberg cheese 1 ⁄2large red onion, 1⁄4-inch dice Mayonnaise to taste


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Jarlsberg is mild, buttery, nutty and slightly sweet.

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Eddie Merlot’s “Eddie’s potatoes.” Linda would like a clone for this recipe from this Montgomery, Ohio, restaurant. “Creamy and delicious,” she said.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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More than 30 organizations are participating in the event. There will be vision screening for young children, information on health snacks, an opportunity to drop-off unwanted prescription drugs, and a chance to learn about everything from energy use to pet adoption. If you are looking for opportunities for volunteering there will be or-

ganizations available for you to learn about and consider. There also will be activities for children. The event is sponsored by the Boone County Community Education Advisory Council. For information about the event contact Martha Karlage, Boone County Adult Education, at 2824629, ext. 2704, or Diane Mason, Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 586-6101.

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church, St. Peter’s Baptist Church Choir from Dayton, Ohio, presented special music. Butts has been interning at First Baptist and will be attending Theological Seminary. Diggers and Planters Garden Club members are scheduled to plant flowers and do some beautification to grounds at the Gaines Historical Tavern on April 23. Anyone is welcome to come and help. Just bring your gloves and small planting tools. Preparations are being made for a “Tea” on May 5. If you are a Civil War enthusiast, you are invited to attend the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum third annual Blue and Gray Dinner at the Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Highway, Park Hills. The keynote speaker is David Mowery, who’ll speak on “Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio” at 6 p.m. April 24. RSVP: 859-261-3045. Cost is $45

per person or $80 couple. All proceeds benefit the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum. My son Rob, Vicki and Abigail Meadows of San Diego have been my house guests this week. I was really pleased to have them here. Rob is a three-year cancer survivor of leukemia, having had a bone marrow transplant. Rob attended a training class for American Cancer Society in Louisville. He will be in a support group for cancer patients in San Diego. Please keep him in your prayers. Lucille Maddox is still at Gateway and Lavera Sizemore is still at St. Elizabeth. They need our prayers too. Happy birthday to Correane Craft and Frank Lyons on April 20. Happy anniversary to Shorty and Charlotte Price on April 21. Ruth Meadows (391-7282) writes a column about Walton. Feel free to call her with Walton neighborhood news items.


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Working with the Boone County Public Library outreach program, members of the Florence Woman's Club worked over a two-day period helping with the Freestore Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry to distribute food to more than 200 local families. Among volunteers were, from left, Rita Bitter, Joyce Foley, Mary Bruins and Suzanne Green. THANKS TO JOYCE FOLEY

Clean your fridge inside, out When was the last time you pulled your refrigerator away from the wall to clean behind, beside and under it? Spring is a great time to do some regular cleaning tasks. The refrigerator works 24 hours a day. Your refrigerator is one appliance that uses a lot of energy. Help it work more efficiently by cleaning the dust and grime from the coils. Improve the air circulation around the outside of the appliance by cleaning the space. The coils Diane may be Mason located on EXTENSION the back or NOTES under your refrigerator. Carefully clear away the dust, dirt and grime. The coils are designed to remove the heat from the appliance. When they are blocked or clogged they do not work as well and can cause the appliance to work harder. When the refrigerator has to work harder it uses more electricity – adding to your energy bill. Unplug the unit before cleaning the coils. Don’t forget the extra refrigerator or freezer you have stashed in the basement or garage. It probably needs to be cleaned, too. While you are cleaning, take some time to clean the inside of the refrigerator and freezer. Remove all items from the appliance. You may want to place some items in a cooler if you think they will be out of the refrigerator for very long. Remove the racks and drawers. Wash them and all interior spaces with warm soapy water. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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The Stringtown Quilters Guild presented the Brighton Recovery Center for Women in Florence with 32 lap quilts made by its members. Each year, the guild chooses a community project to participate in. This is the second time they have made quilts for the center, the first being four years ago for its first class of “graduates” in 2009. Upon completing the recov-

ery program, each woman takes part in the New Beginnings Ceremony where the quilt is presented. The Stringtown Quilters Guild and Cabin Arts Quilt Shop have continued to provide quilts for every graduate since that first ceremony, and decided to concentrate on the center again this year to give them a good supply for future graduates. There have been 108 quilts given to successful women in

the program since that first ceremony. Chris Mueller, resource specialist with Brighton Center, gave an overview of the program and accepted the quilts. He said the quilts mean a great deal to the women after reaching such an important milestone in their recovery. It also means so much to them that women who don’t know them care enough to pour their energy, time and caring into the quilts.

Lillian Hale, 6, of Florence stands with Florence Rotary Club President Brad Shipe after presenting the club with her life savings of $87.40 to be used for a water project in Africa. Lillian saved all of her tooth fairy money, birthday gifts and proceeds from a lemonade stand to give to the cause. She chose the project after watching a documentary on a village in Africa without access to clean water. She was touched by the plight and hopes to make a difference. THANKS TO JULI HALE

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Boone County Property Valuation Administrator Cindy Arlinghaus will speak at the Thursday, April 25, meeting of the Boone County Businessmen Association. The meeting will be 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at U.S. 42 and Freedom Way in Florence.

Lady Raiders plan golf outing

The Ryle Lady Raiders have their inaugural Fundraiser Golf Outing at1p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Pioneer Course at Kenton County Golf Course. Cost for the four-person scramble is $75 per person or $300 per team. Cost is $280 per team if entry is paid by April 20. Costs include 18-hole green fee, golf cart, entry into door prize drawings, dinner after the round including roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, non-alcoholic drinks and some appetizers. Special prizes will be given for longest drive, closest to the pin on a par 3, and a special $5 per player on course contest with the winner receiving a 32-inch LED television set. All proceeds benefit the Ryle Lady Raiders Golf Program . To inquire about team entries or sponsorships, call head coach Jeremy Thornton at 859-485-2097 or email

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for our members. Unfortunately we are at a point where we have to tell employers that we don’t currently have enough enrollees to fill all of their needs,” Miller said. Students graduating from the program include nine in carpentry, 12 in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, 14 in electrical and eight in remodeling and maintenance. For more information about the 2013-2014 Enzweiler Apprentice Program visit, or call Thomas Napier, director of professional development, at 859-331-9500.

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eighth annual banquet benefiting Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky will be May 9 at Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger. Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart Radio will serve as emcee. Keynote speaker Becky Turner will present Bruce Wilkinson’s “The Great Turnaround” program. Turner is president of KBT Consulting and serves nonprofits in strategic planning and development. Turner has assisted in raising more that $1.6 million for pregnancy centers. “The Great Turnaround” was created by author Bruce Wilkinson and has helped pregnancy centers across the country. The evening will offer live music from Velvet Soul, a photo booth by Masterworks Photography, and dinner and dessert social time. Individual tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple, and $500 for a table of eight. Proceeds will fund pregnancy testing, education on fetal development, parenting training, biblical sexual health counseling and ultra-


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Question: I over-seeded some bare patches in my lawn in March. How soon should I mow the new grass? How high and how often should I mow my lawn? Answer: Mow new grass as soon as it reaches normal mowing height. Generally speaking, mow all lawn grasses often enough to remove no more than onethird to one-half of the grass height. If your mower is set for 2 inches, mow again when grass height reaches approximately 3 inches. Be sure not to scalp the lawn by mowing off most of the green

leaves. grass height in For tall fescue any one mowing. lawns, a rule of The first mowthumb is to mow at ing makes the five-day intervals lawn look springduring the spring, like and very and at seven-day attractive. Subintervals the rest sequent regular Mike of the year. If you mowing hardens Klahr have a Kentucky the grass for HORTICULTURE bluegrass lawn, a drought and heat seven-day interval CONCERNS stresses later on. usually is suffiSo when the cient at a 2.5-inch mowfirst clump of grass ing height. You probably grows above the mowing can extend that interval height, mow, even if a lot during hot, dry weather. of the yard doesn’t need Don’t mow by the to be mowed yet. Not all calendar. Instead, watch grasses start growing at the grass grow, and mow the same time. Grass on frequently enough to northern slopes, or in remove no more than heavy clay soil, will start one-third to one-half of growing several days

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Dorothy (ID number 10449) is a 3-year-old calico female who is spayed and can be adopted for no fee. All adopted animals are microchipped, healthy and come with a free vet visit. Call the Boone County Animal Shelter at 586-5285 for more information about these and other adoptable pets. THANKS TO JAN CHAPMAN

brown grass blades. And by exposing more dark green growth, it will transfigure your lawn into the most uniform, attractive in the neighborhood. Move the height up to 2.5 inches after you mow the grass several times. To protect your grass from summer heat and drought injury, raise the mower height to 3 or 3.5 inches after the weather turns hot. However, remember that high grass, especially tall fescue, tends to fall over and mat down during hot summer weather, causing increased summer disease problems.

Duke is a 2-year-old male rat terrier mix who lost his home when his family moved. His ID number is 11426. THANKS TO JAN CHAPMAN

General Butler State Resort Park will host its second Mudathlon – a 3mile, 40-obstacle course seeking as much natural and muddy terrain as possible – 7:45 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Participants can compete as an individual or member of a team, facing such obstacles as the Mud Slide, Cargo Net Climb, Heaping Hay Bales, and the 40-foot Tunnel of Terror. The course is designed for all ability levels. The advance regis-

tration fee is $80, which includes parking, postrace cookout, medal, Tshirt, chip-timed event and much more. Participants must be 14 or older, and those younger than 18 must have parent or guardian permission. Charity team participants can give $5 back to the charity of their choice. Members of the military are eligible for a $5 discount. Groups who volunteer at Mudathlon will receive $10 back per volunteer. For more information, visit

In the fall, lower the mowing height to 2.5 inches. For the winter, you might want to lower it again to 1.5 to 2 inches. This shorter height improves the turf’s winter and early spring color. Never let grass go through the winter at a height of 4 or more inches, because it will mat down and become diseased. For tips on how to sharpen your mower blade, search “BooneHortNews” on Facebook. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

BUSINESS UDPATE Meritor supports Women’s Center

Employees at Meritor’s Florence facility recently observed International Women’s Day by participating in the company’s Global Service Day, an event that aims to improve the lives of women and families. Florence employees collected donations for the Women’s Crisis Center, a shelter that aims to end domestic violence and abuse.

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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/Citations Joseph W. Krebs, 55, careless driving, driving under the influence at U.S. 42, Jan. 25. Joseph H. Murrell, 24, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 25. Brandon C. Brown, 24, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 25. Tashimah D. Akins, 22, robbery at 6000 Mall Rd., Jan. 25. Donyell D. Burton, 33, driving on a suspended license at Hopeful Church Rd., Jan. 25. Brandon M. Foley, 21, warrant for no insurance at 4990 Meijer Dr., Jan. 25. Brandon M. Foley, 21, theft at 4900 Meijer Dr., Jan. 25. Doreen H. Neubauer, 59, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 24. Brian P. Smith, 27, possession of controlled substance, theft at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 23. Julius R. Booker, 27, disorderly conduct at Celtic Ash Ave., Jan. 13. Olga L. Silvas-Perea, 32, public intoxication at 7500 Turfway Park, Jan. 28. Jill E. Moore, 31, theft at 5000 Mall Rd., Feb. 23. Steven A. Haley, 23, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Feb. 23. Leovino Ramirez-Alvarez, 34, public intoxication at U.S. 42, Feb. 23. Brenda R. Brown, 41, theft at Mall Rd., Feb. 21. Cathy R. Elmore, 44, DUI at 7937 Dream St., March 3. Nathan W. Roberts, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 70 Achates Ave., March 3. Alex G. Hoblik, 24, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., March 4. Olivia D. Williamson, 20, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., March 4. Guy L. Friend, 29, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dream St., March 5. Lisa A. Hall, 34, shoplifting at 7641 Dixie Hwy., March 5. Charles D. Owens, 49, leaving the scene of an accident, DUI at Dream St., March 5. Danny Colwell, 23, shoplifting at 1100 Hansel Ave., March 6. Michael L. Slayback, 35,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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.

second-degree trespassing at 245 Main St., March 7. Michael J. Whiteley, 33, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., March 7. Tanner R. Williams, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8405 U.S. 42, March 7.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Reported at Holiday Pl., Jan. 25. Reported at 7601 U.S. 42, Feb. 21. Burglary Computer software at 7528 Hillcrest Dr., Jan. 23. Residence broken into and items taken at 16 Richland Ct., March 14. Business broken into and items taken at 35 Shelby St., March 3. Residence broken into and items taken at 6067 Celtic Ash Ave., March 3. Residence broken into and items taken at 12 Smith St., March 6. Criminal mischief Vandalized Cavalier at Alan St., Jan. 25. Vandalized door at 6803 Sebree Dr., Jan. 24. Vandalized Chevy at 6771 Parkland Pl., Jan. 23. Vandalized TV at 4900 Houston Rd., Jan. 22. Vandalized Ford at 8050 Holiday Pl., Feb. 23. Criminal mischief, theft Vandalized Ford, tools at 7860 Mall Rd., Jan. 24. Fraud Victim's identity stolen at 10255 Dixie Hwy., March 13. Identity stolen from victim at 8126 Diane Dr., March 5. Subject tried to pass a fraudulent check at Stafford Jewelers at 2144 Mall Rd., March 5. Subject tried to pass fraudulent checks at 60 Bustetter Dr., March 6. Subject tried to pass fraudulent checks at 1065 Burlington Pk., March 6. Subject used a stolen credit card to pay for a room at Value Place at 40 Cavalier

Blvd., March 7. Narcotics Heroin discovered on subject at 3375 Fir Tree Ln., March 15. Controlled substance found on subject at 6804 Sebree Dr., March 5. Possession of controlled substance Heroin at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 23. Heroin at 9120 Timberbrook Ln., Jan. 22. Receiving stolen property iPod at 167 Lloyd Ave., Jan. 22. Robbery $300 at 7820 Commerce Dr., Jan. 25. Merchandise at 6000 Mall Rd., Jan. 24. Victim robbed by subject with weapon at TA truckstop at 7777 Burlington Pk., March 3. Shoplifting Subject tried to steal merchandise from business at 7523 Burlington Pk., March 13. Subject tried to steal items from Kroger at 635 Chestnut Dr., March 14. Subject tried to steal items from Kroger at 9950 Berberich Dr., March 16. Subject tried to steal goods from business at 7659 Mall Rd., March 4. Subject tried to steal goods from the Florence Mall at 3000 Mall Rd., March 4. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., March 4. Subject tried to steal goods from Dollar General at 7641 Dixie Hwy., March 5. Subject tried to steal goods from Target at 1100 Hansel Ave., March 6. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., March 7. Subject tried to steal items from Spencers Gifts inside the Florence Mall at 1098 Mall Rd., March 7. Subject tried to steal goods from business at 7567 Mall Rd., March 7. Terroristic threatening Reported at 4941 Houston

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Rd., Jan. 23. Reported at 7500 Turfway Rd., Feb. 23. Victim threatened with violence by subject at 5990 Fuller St., March 13. Victim threatened with violence by subject at Heritage Academy at 7216 U.S. 42, March 7. Theft Assorted groceries at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 25. Two checks at 133 Wellington Dr., Jan. 25. Wallet at 4900 Houston Rd., Jan. 25. Merchandise at 4990 Meijer Dr., Jan. 25. Air conditioner freon lines at 7303 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 25. Video games at 7558 Catebury Ct., Jan. 25. Tools at 99 Spiral Dr., Jan. 25. High school class ring at 7205 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 24. Merchandise at 7625 Doering Dr., Jan. 24. Dodge Neon at 7666 Catawba Ln., Jan. 21. Engagement ring at 8118 Diane Dr., Jan. 21. Clothing at 61 Spiral Dr., Jan. 21. Clothing at 5000 Mall Rd., Feb. 13. Reported at Shenadoah Dr., Feb. 23.

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DEATHS Veanetta Chumbley Veanetta Marie Chumbley, 83, of Erlanger, died April 7, 2013. She was retired from Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. where she served 46 years, loved spending time with her family, traveling, dining out, and tending to her home. Her brother, Harold Corbin, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Joe Chumbley of Erlanger; stepchildren, Connie Crawn of Constableville, N.Y., and Joseph Chumbley of Nolanville, Texas; and brothers, David Corbin of Burlington, and Jack Corbin of Erlanger. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010.

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Frieda Glaser Frieda Elizabeth Glaser, 89, of Villa Hills, formerly of Bartlett, Tenn., died April 3, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Hebron. She was a homemaker, loved to play the piano and sing, was a vocalist with her church choir and sang for many years with the Sweet Adelines group in Memphis, as well as for many weddings and funerals. Her husband, William, and granddaughter, Paige Wendling, died previously. Survivors include her son, David Glaser of Waukegan, Ill.; daughter, Sandra Wendling of Hebron; five grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Memorials: DecauturTrinity Christian Church, 2449 Altruria Road, Bartlett, TN 38134; or Humane Society of Northern Kentucky, 22 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

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Richard Hartman Richard L. “Mother” Hartman, 89, of Ludlow, died April 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired electrician with IBEW Local 212, a Navy veteran of World War II, member of Mother of God Church in Covington, member of Kelly Furnish VFW Post 7099, past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 280, and former member of Ludlow Drum and Bugle Corp. His wife, Mary Emma Hartman, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Richard Hartman of Southgate, Daniel Hartman of Burlington, Lawrence Hartman of Ludlow, and John Hartman of Florence; daughters, Diane Hartman of Ludlow, Mary Lee Conway of Villa Hills, Deborah Deaton of Covington, Ruth Ellen Hartman of Ludlow, Patricia Hartman of Ludlow, and Donna Hartman of Ludlow; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Ludlow Fire Department, 234 Oak St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Patricia Harden Patricia Ione Harden, 81, of Florence, died April 5, 2013, at her home. She was a retired manager for the Internal Revenue Service. Her husband, Vernon Harden, died previously. Survivors include her children, Jeff Harden, Sharon Runion, and Karan Haggard; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Donald Kathman Donald “Don” J. Kathman, 82, of Burlington, died April 10, 2013, at his residence. He was a retired sales manager for Duro Bag Co. where he worked for 25 years, longtime member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, and Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lorna Kathman of Burlington; sons, Michael of Florence, Donald Jr. of Pensacola, Fla., David of Edgewood, and Kevin of Bloomington, Ind.; daughter, Michele Lauter-

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Regina Krzeminski-Ballard Regina Marston Krzeminski-Ballard, 43, of Crittenden, died April 9, 2013, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Brice Ballard of Crittenden; father, Tony Marston Sr. of Reading, Ohio; son, Donovan Marston of Hebron; and brother, Anthony Marston Jr. of Butler. Burial at Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: Stanley Funeral Homes, PO Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Charles Mahorney Charles L. Mahorney, 94, of Erlanger, died April 4, 2013, at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and was an avid golfer. His wife, Lucille V. Mahorney, died previously. Survivors include his son, Gene Mahorney of Villa Hills; daughters, Carolyn Buhr of New Port Richey, Fla., and Debi Taylor of Mooresville, N.C.; brother, Paul Mahorney of Ludlow; sisters, Louise Cook of St. George, Utah, and Violet Bass of Florence; nine grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky, 104 West Pike St., Covington, KY 41011; or the Baptist Village Care Center, 2990 Riggs Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

Rosemond Moeves Rosemond Marie Moeves, 85, of Erlanger, died April 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, and member of St. Henry Church in Elsmere. Her husband, Charles John Moeves, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Ed Moeves of Taylor Mill, Michael Moeves of Union, and Raymond Moeves of Seattle; daughters, Kathleen Teten of Florence, and Linda McKenzie of Walton; brothers, Earl Knasel, of Edgewood, and Hubert Knasel of Houghton Lake, Mich.; sister, Kathleen Graven of Fort Wright; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one

great-great-grandchild. Interment was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Marjorie S. Ball Nessler, 95, of Independence, died April 5, 2013, at Judson Village of Cincinnati. She was a retired Church of God minister, and enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family. Her husband, Joseph Nessler, and brothers, Russell Charles and Robert Ball, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Wilson of Florence, Darlene Curtis of Amelia, Ohio, Vicke Embry of Independence, Pam Bowling of Walton, and Debbie Roberts of Manchester; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill. Memorials: the family of Marjorie Nessler c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Sandra Newberry Sandra Sue “Sandy” Newberry, 64, of Independence, died April 7, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a para-educator with the Boone County School System, and longtime member of Kento-Boo Baptist Church in Florence. Survivors include her husband, David W. Newberry; son, Vic M. Newberry of Independence; daughters, Kimberly N. Hamrick of Hebron, and Tanya L. Cavins of Union; brothers, Bradley Carter of Cincinnati, and Lonnie Carter of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Glenda Schadler of Erlanger; and nine grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery.

Martha Patton Martha S. Patton, 77, of Park Hills, died April 8, 2013, at her residence. She was a retired teacher from the Northern Kentucky Vocational and Technical School, and a longtime member of St. Agnes Church. Her husband, James D. Patton; sister, Mary P. Spicer; and brother, John N. Shahan, died previously. Survivors include her children, Kathleen Bieger of Carrollton, Michael K. Patton of Georgetown, Jennifer Gregory of Verona, and James Patton of Louisville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: National Parks Conservation Association,

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Bernette Randall Bernette Randall, 85, of Burlington, died April 10, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Hebron. She was a retired deli clerk with Kroger grocery store in Burlington. Her husband, Carl F. Randall; son, Terry Randall; and sisters, Thelma Franz, Juanita Tomlin, and Frances Bristow, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Carla Rector and Georgiann Maxwell; son, Danny Randall; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 381051942.

Paul Reinders Paul B. Reinders, 90, of Erlanger, died April 6, 2013. He was associated with the International Harvester Co. in Cincinnati for 40 years, served with the Navy during World War II, and was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. His sisters, Helen Cook and Dorothy Reinders, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Joanne Clarkson Reinders; son, Thomas Reinders of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Janyce Niblack of Winchester; sisters, Ruth Arrasmith of Florence, and Irene Kuhling of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Interment was at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.




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APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Terms and Conditions Apply - APR referenced above is guidance and is based on available rates as of Mar 18, 2013 for a 30—year fixed rate and a 15 year fixed rate refinance, a loan amount of $250,000 in Kentucky, at least 20% equity in the subject property, a single-family home, primary residence, minimum 720 credit score and verifiable income for the borrower(s) with a total Debt-to-income ratio below 38%. An Escrow account for property taxes is required. Rates mentioned in any advertising are guidance and are based on a sampling of available rates. Specific rates and terms offered to our applicants may vary. Rates are subject to change daily without notice. Not available in all states.The Principal and Interest payment on a $250,000 loan CE-0000546139 at 3.625% 30 year fixed rate is $1,140.13/month and 15 year fixed rate at 2.875% is $1,711.46/month.

Five scouts from Pack 138 at Florence Christian Church received their Webelos Badge. Front: Will Henson, Stephen Brueggen, Luke Heveline, Evan Rice and Hunter Moranz. Back: Leaders Matt and Rachel Brueggen. THANKS TO RACHEL G. BRUEGGEN