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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

Boone County Schools Board of Education candidate Jesse Brewer has withdrawn from the race. Brewer, of Florence, was running against Steve Templeton for the district’s Division 3 seat, currently held by board chair Ken Cook. Brewer resigned from the race for “personal and business

reasons,” he said. His withdrawal from the race comes about two weeks after Brewer was arrested in Hamilton County after a warrant was issued because Brewer alleged-

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ly failed to comply with a Cincinnati fire code order, a first-degree misdemeanor. Brewer, who works in property management, Brewer failed to “install and maintain smoke alarms in the apartment complex and failed to maintain fire apparatus access roads to the complex, impeding fire suppression and life safety operations” in an apartment building he owns in Cincinnati, according to Hamilton

County Municipal Court documents. Brewer was ordered to fix the issues Feb. 9 and as of Oct. 3, they hadn’t been completed, court records stated. Brewer was arrested Oct. 4 and released the same day. He’s entered a not guilty plea to the charge. The case is scheduled for pre-trial Oct. 23. Brewer is the second to resign from the race after Cook resigned shortly after the August filing deadline due to an instability in his employment.

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FLORENCE — A new workout center is looking to help beginners and a good cause. Over the summer, Matt Glaster opened Umph CrossFit after seven years as a personal trainer with Silverlake and Better Bodies. After talking with one of his clients, Glaster decided to open a CrossFit only studio. “We found a perfect location here in Florence,” Glaster said.

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Jolley appointed to school board Post begins after mayor term expires By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

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WALTON — Before one appointment is done, she’s already got another. Paula Jolley, currently the mayor of Walton, was appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Walton-Verona Schools Board of Education. The vacancy to the five-member Jolley board came when Rene’ Rice resigned in August. Jolley, who was appointed as mayor after the resignation of Wayne Carlisle, will serve as Walton mayor until a new mayor is elected Nov. 6. Because she can’t

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He opened Umph at 7859 Commerce Place, in Florence, behind the Florence Fundome. When opening Umph, Glaster didn’t want a place where beginners would be scared away, he said. “We’ve definitely got our niche, which is not the hardcore athlete,” Glaster

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provides funding for lowincome and uninsured women to get screenings to help prevent breast cancer. Throughout the day, door prizes and memberships will be given away. Because there will likely be newcomers, the workout will feature exercises specifically designed for those trying CrossFit for the first time, Glaster said. “We also want to have it as a modified workout for the beginners so they can work out next to the experienced CrossFitters, so they can experience the camaraderie of working out together,” he said. For more information visit www.umphcrossfit.com. Visit nky.com/florence for more community news

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hold both offices at once, Jolley will be sworn into the board after her time as

mayor expires. When Jolley announced she wouldn’t pursue any seat within the city’s government, some residents asked her to consider running for school board.

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“I’d had a couple people talk to me about running for the board of education, but that wasn’t something I was ready to do,” Jolley said. When the vacancy popped up, Jolley decided she’d apply and see what came of it. “I’m one of those people who gets involved,” Jolley said. Jolley was one of six to apply for the position and was appointed by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education. She will hold the seat through 2014. Having spent about a decade in city government, Jolley hopes she can continue building the relationship with the city and the school district. “I know how important community involvement is with the schools,” Jolley said. With so much time in city leadership, Jolley has gotten to know the current board members, and the transition should be fairly smooth, she said. “I’m looking forward to working with them and with (Superintendent Bob) Storer,” Jolley said.

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BURLINGTON — Boone County leaders Sept. 18 named Laura Pleiman director of the county’s Human Services Department, replacing the retiring Kirk Kavanaugh. According to a memo from assistant county administrator Lisa Buerkley, Kavanaugh was set to retire Sept. 30. Pleiman will be considered a exempt part-time employee, the memo reads. It was requested that her salary be set at $49,000 a year. A county employee for three years, Pleiman has worked closely with Kavanaugh. She already receives retirement benefits because she works more than 100 hours per month and will get sick and vacation accruals, but not health insurance, Buerkley writes. Judge-executive Gary Moore said it was a bittersweet appointment, “exciting because we’re doing this great thing for Laura tonight, but it also means we’re losing one of our leaders that’s been with us for a number of years because of his (retirement).” County Administrator Jeff Earlywine said when Kavanaugh first started in April 2003, the human services department had seven full-time employees in addition to the full-time employees of the Maplewood Children’s Home which was still under county operation at the time.

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Supervisor Eight candidates running for seats up for Walton’s six council seats grabs Nov. 6. By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

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vation district is to conserve and develop “all renewable natural resources within the district” and is therefore authorized to undertake or parMesser ticipate in projects and activities that promote the conservation, development and maintenance of district resources. DickerHand son said voters should educate themselves about those running for the board. “It’s a very important position.” The board directs the staff of the Boone County Conservation District. “We work for them,” she said. “In turn, those supervisors work for the citizens of the county and the state.”

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ald said. Challenger Margie Stewart considers herself a regular person who may not have years of political experience, but can relate with other regular people and be a conduit between the citizens and government. “I’m hoping to be a voice for the people,” Stewart said. Being that voice means improving and maintaining open communication with citizens, she said. Incumbent Mike Wood hopes to return to council after being appointed to fill an unexpired term. Like many other candidates, Wood hopes to improve communication between the city and its residents. Wood wants to continue council’s work of improving parks and water service. Being an incumbent, Wood hopes he can

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WALTON — In January, Walton is going to see a leadership shakeup. All six of its City Council seats are up for election, and only two current members are running for reelection. Most of the eight candidates presented their plans for the city at the Oct. 18 candidate forum sponsored by the Boone County Recorder. Challenger Gabriel Brown is hoping to expand on the city’s beautification and business development while working to reduce the costs of water and sewer service. If elected, Brown plans to make learning how the city is run a first priority. “You get a book in your hand and start figuring out how thing work,” Brown said. Challenger Matthew Brown is ready for the opportunity to help Walton. “I just want to serve my town,” he said. If elected, he hopes to help council look out for the citizens by “always putting their interests to our interests.” Incumbent Mark Carnahan is looking to return for his second term. “There’s some loose ends with some business in the city,” Carnahan said. Carnahan hopes to complete the city’s Edwards Avenue water project, communication with residents and split the election of council seats into differ-

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Math class paints Van Gogh By Justin B. Duke jbduke@nky.com

BURLINGTON — The hallways of Camp Ernst Middle School are getting a lot more colorful. A group of 15 students painted a mural of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as part of a math project. Every day, students have a 45minute session of “Blazer Time” where teachers guide students in a math or reading enrichment project. Art teacher Kristi Heist had her class work on the mural. “Each student got a piece and they drew it to scale,” Heist said. The eighth-graders had to use their math skills to accurately translate the famous work to the

wall in the hallway. “The only thing I did was just kind of direct it,” Heist said. So every for nine weeks, the class chipped away at the mural – 45 minutes at a time. “Some of the students teamed up to help other students who were struggling,” Heist said. Now that the painting is done, Heist is hearing from students, teachers, parents and visitors about how great it turned out, which is good news because it’ll be in the school for a long time, Heist said. “It will be a permanent fixture,” she said. While she’s happy with how the final project turned out, Heist

was most pleased with the enthusiasm her students had for the project, especially when enthusiasm isn’t the easiest thing to get from eighth-graders early in the morning, she said. “It was more fun than the math we normally do,” said Will Sebree, a student who worked on the mural. Blazer Time classes rotate four times a year on a nine-week schedule so Heist is planning to paint another three murals in the school with her next three classes. Visit nky.com/burlington for more community news

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Mollie Ann Ford, daughter of Mike and Gina Ford of Florence, has become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky.

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Ramon Sanchez of Florence, a freshman social work major, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree.

Trinity List, a kindergartner at Florence Elementary, poses for a photograph with her grandma, Virginia Sloan, and grandpa, Fred Sloan during the grandparent celebration at the school. THANKS TO KATHY KUHN

Dameyn Anness, a kindergartner at Florence Elementary, holds on tight to her grandpa, Michael Whitaker, during a school celebration to honor grandparents. THANKS TO KATHY KUHN

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randparents Day was celebrated on Sept. 9, but Florence Elementary honored grandparents for the entire week starting with the kindergartners and ending on Friday with the students in grades four and five. Over the course of the week, 327 grandparents visited the school for cookies and bingo.

Villa Madonna Academy will host an open house Sunday, Oct. 28. Back row: Deuce Gibson, Marius Van Melle and Clay Jackson. Front row: Ben Murray, Asha Adley and Audrey Smith. THANKS TO NEENA LAMENDOLA

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Gabriel Laffitte, a second-grade student at Florence Elementary, gives grandma Joann Webster a hand print of his hand. THANKS TO KATHY KUHN

Sydni Gray, a third-grade Florence Elementary student, snuggles up to grandma Shirley Gray. THANKS TO KATHY KUHN

Villa hosts open house Community Recorder Villa Madonna Academy, a twice-recognized national Blue Ribbon School, will host an Open House for prospective students and their families 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills. Tour the campus, visit classrooms, meet teachers and administrators, and learn more about the school’s rich curriculum from current Villa Madonna families.

Schools and teachers across the commonwealth are invited to bring the 2012 general election into classrooms through the Kentucky Student Mock Election program. The deadline to register for the mock election is Oct. 31. Voting begins on Oct. 25 and the statewide mock election will be held on Nov. 1. For the first time, teachers will have the option to turn computers in their classrooms into voting machines. The virtual voting machine program allows students to receive confirmation that their votes have been cast and will be counted. The 2012 Kentucky Mock Election ballot will allow students to vote on candidates for president and representative. The final results of the mock election will be available on the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.ky.gov. Additional information, including registration instructions, a list of participants and teaching resources is available at www.sos.ky.gov/secdesk/i nitiatives/civics/mockelec tion .


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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS This week’s MVP » Boone County senior Matt Melzer for being Ninth Region tournament MVP in boys soccer to help the Rebels win the regional championship.

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

FLORENCE — Evan O’Hara had several big goals for the Boone County High School boys soccer team. None bigger than the eventual winning goal in the Rebels’ 2-0 win in the Ninth Region championship game over Newport Central Catholic Oct. 19. The Rebels won their first regional championship since 2002 and were set to play in the state round of 16 Oct. 23 after Recorder print deadlines. A win puts the Rebels in the state quarterfinals1p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. “It’s exciting,” said head coach Nathan Browning. “I love it for my players more than anything because it’s a once-in-alifetime experience for some of them.” O’Hara, Boone’s leading scorer for the season, notched his 23rd goal of the year early in the second half to break a scoreless tie. “Words can’t describe this feeling,” said O’Hara. “I found some room past a defender, and I

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Boone County won the Ninth Region boys soccer championship Oct. 19 at St. Henry. THANKS TO TERRY REYNOLDS

was able to poke it into the corner of the net.” Junior Brent Rice made it 2-0 midway through the second half with his fifth goal of the season. Zach Mimms posted the shutout in goal, denying the Thoroughbreds in a game markedly different from their first meeting this year: A 4-4 tie. Senior Matt Melzer was tour-

ney MVP. Seniors Evan Valentine and Philip Mensah were also all-tourney picks. Melzer, with 11 goals and eight assists this year, is a major playmaker for the Rebels. Boone beat St. Henry 1-0 in the semifinals. Haven Borkowski had the goal and Zach Mimms the shutout. The Rebels beat Holy Cross

4-0 in the quarterfinals. Haris Skiljo, O’Hara, Melzer and Phillip Prickett had the goals. Mimms had the shutout. Borkowski and Weston Blystone have eight goals apiece and Skiljo and Rian Ait Salih five each. Heading into the round of 16 game against Harrison County, Browning said the key would be consistent effort

Jaguar volleyball roars into postseason By James Weber jweber@nky.com

UNION — The Cooper High School volleyball team has certainly improved in talent and experience over its five-year existence. That was only part of the reason the Jaguars enjoyed their best postseason performance this month. Cooper lost 3-0 to St. Henry (25-13, 25-20, 25-14) in the Ninth Region semifinals Oct. 18, ending its season at 19-13. That came one night after Cooper beat Highlands 3-0 (2515, 25-13, 25-20) to win a match in the regional for the first time ever. The Jaguars were determined to make that historic moment. “These seniors don’t want to quit and they don’t want to end their careers,” said head coach Michelle Isaac after the Highlands win. “They just want to keep playing. They have pride when they put the Cooper uniform on and that’s what drives them. They have pride in their teammates and they have pride in their school.” Seniors are Brianne Dunn, Julia Edmonds, Tonya McDine and Taylor Zingsheim. “We had great leaders in the past and that helped us get to where we are today,” said Edmonds, one of the team’s top hitters. “Our hard work is really paying off. We worked five years to get here and everyone before us built up this program to where it is now.” Cooper’s biggest win of the season was over Boone County in the 33rd District semifinals. The Jaguars pulled out a tense 3-1 decision over the Rebels to avenge a five-set loss in the regular season. Although Cooper lost to Ryle in the district final, both teams advanced to the regional tournament. Against Highlands, Edmonds and Zingsheim each had 12 kills. McDine had 17 assists. “It’s the first time we’ve ever done it, so our senior year is ending with a bang,” Zingsheim said. “We’re leaving everything on the floor.” Said Isaac: “Each girl has a role on the team and everyone is key. They have to play up to their abilities. The girls were focused tonight and they were focused in practice, working on a lot of little things.” The Jaguars have more weapons on offense than at any time in their history, including players such as sophomore Carley Powers and Hannah Reid up front. The Jaguars also have plenty of back-row defenders and passers returning. Isaac, who credits her assistant coach

» With district seeding finished, most of the playoff pairings for Northern Kentucky football teams have been decided. 1A: Bracken County at Beechwood, Eminence at Bellevue, Dayton at Paris, Ludlow at Frankfort. 2A: Newport at Walton-Verona, Holy Cross at Owen County, Carroll County at Lloyd, Gallatin County at Newport Central Catholic 4A: Boyd County at Highlands, Rowan County at Covington Catholic, Holmes at Ashland Blazer, Harrison County at Johnson Central. 5A: Scott at Franklin County is the only set matchup. Cooper, Conner and South Oldham tied for first in the NKY district and there will be a lot of scoreboardwatching and calculus needed to decide it. The procedure is strength of victory, adding up the win totals of the best four teams you’ve beaten who are not also in the tie. More teams are added if needed. District games can count. Here are the team’s ledgers. South Oldham (20): North Oldham 6, Bullitt Central 6, Scott 4, North Bullitt 4, Grant County 3, Oldham County 3. South Oldham plays Shelby County (7) this week. Cooper (18): Campbell County 6, Holmes 5, Scott 4, Grant County 3, Ryle 3, Holy Cross 3, Boone County 1. Cooper plays Dixie Heights (3) this week. Conner (16): Campbell County 6, Scott 4, Grant County 3, Ryle 3, Holy Cross 3, Boone County 1. Conner plays Covington Catholic (7) this week. A win by South Oldham or Cov Cath moves their opponent into the top four in their ledgers. Cooper’s game against Dixie won’t. Here are the scenarios: S. Oldham wins, Conner wins: Cooper will be third. Conner will be three points behind S. Oldham and would need a whole lot of help to get the top seed. S. Oldham wins, Conner loses: The Dragons are first, Jaguars second and Cougars third. S. Oldham loses, Conner wins: Conner would pull into a tie with the Dragons, and it would come down to how all the teams in the ledger do. S. Oldham loses, Conner loses: Cooper would have a chance at the top seed, being two points behind the Dragons. The Jags will pick up one from the Holmes/Holy Cross game Oct. 26 and would like Holmes to win so they can get another point if Grant or Ryle pulls an upset. Either way, the Jags would need some additional help. Anderson County was second in District 6 and hosts the three seed in District. Montgomery County is third and will travel to the two seed. East Jessamine has to win this week to get the fourth spot or else West Jessamine gets it. The survivor there travels to the No. 1 seed. 6A: Dunbar at Campbell County, Henry Clay at Dixie Heights, Simon Kenton at Bryan Station, Ryle at Scott County, Boone County at Butler.

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Cooper senior Julia Edmonds hits it over the net. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER and sister Christina Brown with a big part of the team’s success, said this year laid a solid foundation. “This is the first time we’ve had so many go-to girls,” Isaac said. “In the past, we’ve had one or two. This year, if we have some-

one struggling, we can go to the bench and they can do the job.” Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber and see more photos from the regional final at cincinnati.com/blogs/preps.

» » Ryle lost 2-1 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region semifinals. Ryle finished 176-1. Connor Jordan scored the goal for Ryle. Seniors are J.B. Browning, Josh Butler, Zach Courtney, David Hester, Dan See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A9


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Crusaders’ regional runs end By James Weber jweber@nky.com

ERLANGER — Some decorated senior careers ended for the St. Henry District High School girls soccer team last week. The Crusaders lost1-0 to Newport Central Catholic in the Ninth Region semifinals at Ryle. St. Henry finished 15-6-2. Along the way, St. Henry was All “A” state runnerup and did well against a tough schedule, including a 2-1 record against downstate powers in Kentucky and a 0-1-1 record against two of Cincinnati’s best. “They’ve had tremendous careers,” said head coach Steve Lorenz. “With the schedule we have this year, it was ridiculously ambitious. Teams of any size would have trouble with that schedule and be successful. To accomplish the things we did against a schedule like that - and just their four years overall - is quite remarkable. We have raised our profile to be one of the top programs in the state. You can’t just go out and make a schedule and ask teams to play you. They’re not going to come play if they don’t think it would be worth their time.” Seniors are Rachel Berling, Maddison Bisbee, Mikala Crum, Laura Felix, Alex Isler, Libby Leedom, Jenna Litzler, Sammy Maxwell, Morgan Potts and Maria Syfert. Leedom had 22 goals and 10 assists, and ended her career with 108 goals, second in Northern Kentucky history. She will play for the University of Dayton. Litzler was the second-

St. Henry Soccer Team advanced to round two of the regional tournament. THANKS TO COURTNEY HOFFER

leading scorer with eight goals. Potts had 13 shutouts in goal. Felix, a veteran backliner, has interest from several Division II and III schools. “She is just as important to us as Libby,” Lorenz said. “She is a tremendously talented player who could probably play wherever she would like to play, but she gets overlooked because we ask her to defend.” The St. Henry volleyball team also said goodbye to several accomplished seniors after they had a frustrating evening against rival Notre Dame in the Ninth Region final. NDA won 25-15, 25-17, 25-20, ending St. Henry’s season at 31-9. The Crusaders had won eight matches in a row over a four-week span, including the 34th District final. The loss reversed a 3-1 win by St. Henry Sept. 20 in the “Playing for a Purpose”

charity event for breast cancer research at Thomas More College. This time, NDA led 11-4 quickly in the first set and won 25-15. The Pandas held a small and steady lead throughout the second set before finishing on an 8-2 run. The teams were tied at 20 in set three before the Pandas scored the last five points. “We didn’t play from start to finish,” said Crusaders head coach Maureen Kaiser. “I don’t mind losing, but we just didn’t have it. We were a step behind every ball. You’re going to have off nights. Unfortunately, it was the finals. We had a great season. Unfortunately, it didn’t end the way we wanted it to.” Seniors Rachel Fortner had nine kills and 11 assists. Senior Abbey Bessler posted 11 kills and 16 digs. Sophomore Kendyll Kraus had 10 assists. Junior Corie Flood posted 12 digs. Other

seniors are Katie Leese, Cheyenne Tobler, Alyssa Whittle and Emily Yocum. St. Henry boys soccer lost 1-0 to Boone County in the Ninth Region semifinals. St. Henry finished 148-2. Seniors are Austin Dumas, Austin Eibel, Zach Finch, Ben Hils, Michael Lunnemann, Nick Myers, Adam Nields, Alec Nields, Gerry Otto, Mack Overberg, Todd Powers, Dillon Staub, Patrick Taylor, Brian Tobergte and Nick Wilde. St Henry beat Highlands 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Alec Nields had the goal in the second half and Kevin Cawley the shutout. The Crusaders made it to the regional tournament after defeating Villa Madonna Academy 4-0 in the 37th District tournament finals at Dixie Heights High School Check out photos from these games at cincinnati.com/ blogs/preps.

St. Henry senior Rachel Fortner sets the ball in the Ninth Region volleyball final Oct. 20 at St. Henry. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

St. Henry senior Libby Leedom looks for an opening against several NewCath defenders. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Jensen, Connor Jordan, Garrett Mead, Alex Rich, Tyrus Sciarra, Mitchell See, Jake Siemer and Ian Yockey. Ryle beat Covington Catholic 4-1 in the quarterfinals. Connor Jordan, Tyrus Sciarra, Jake Siemer and Alex Rich had goals. » Walton-Verona lost 3-0 to South Oldham in the Eighth Region quarterfinals to finish10-8-2. Seniors are Jaeden Bell, Andrew Daniels, Caustin Dixon, Sean Fannin, Ryan Henges, Thomas Johnston, Lyndyn Prickel, Ike Sizemore, Randall Smith, Jeremy Wakefield, Josh Wakefield and Craig Williams.

St. Henry Lady Crusaders got together after the Franklin Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park. Pictured are Lauren Cahill, Taylor Connett, Abey Doellman, Sydney Pitts, Renee Svec, Emily Beimesch, Elizabeth Hoffman, Holly Blades and Sammy Hentz. THANKS TO MARK SETTERS

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» Conner lost 7-0 to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region quarterfinals.Seniors are Jena Buck, Shelby

Butcher, Bellina Fiorelli, Brooke Glahn, Hannah Himmelmann, Brooke Mardis, Jamie Morgan and Cori Storms. » Ryle lost 3-0 to St. Henry in the Ninth Region quarterfinals to finish 126-2 for the year. Seniors are Julie Beck, Elise Duggins, Courtney Graham, Abby Marsh, Ellie Schmalzl, Lilly Stevens, Danielle Svenson and Jaclyn Zembrodt.

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» Ryle lost to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region semifinals 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-8). Ryle ended 27-8. Seniors are Paige Doellman, Ashley Howe, Kaylee Keohane and Heather Torline. » Walton-Verona lost 3-0 to North Oldham (25-15, 25-5, 25-15) in the Eighth Region quarterfinals. Seniors are Maggie Angel, Mackenzie Grubbs, Liz McAdams, Hannah Sullivan and Kasey Troxel. W-V finished 22-14.

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Education is most important investment Re-think I’m running for re-election to the Boone County Board of Education. Under the leadership of the current board and administration, ACT test scores have risen above state and national averages. Latest results show Boone students placing ninth out of 174 districts in the state and fourth in Northern Kentucky behind Beechwood, Fort Thomas and Walton-Verona. Boone County is also first among large diverse districts. These academic achievements have been accomplished amid unprecedented growth and continual decreases in funding. In fact, Boone County receives $20 million less each year than other districts when compared to the average state per pupil expenditures. This places us near the bottom in per pupil funding.

However, even with growth and budget cuts, Boone County Schools are successful. Why? The answer is you. It’s the colSteve Kinman lective efforts COMMUNITY of thousands RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST across our county that make Boone County Schools what we are today. My opponents have no experience. Collectively, they may have attended two or three board meetings over the last few years. I have served Boone County students 12 years. One opponent filed a week prior to the deadline and the other filed on the deadline. In filing so late

you have to assume the motivation for running is political. I’m not a political person. I don’t need a political party to tell me what to do, or what to think, or for whom to vote. I’m a conservative. Always have been, always will be. I try to do the right things because of principle, not because it’s popular or politically expedient. The meetings my opponents have attended have been to protest any revenue neutral action the board has taken. Fact is, had we not taken action, more teachers would be unemployed and classroom sizes would be larger than they are now. Cutting an education budget that is already underfunded by $20 million annually makes no sense. The board has only taken the compensating rate three out

of the last four years just to maintain what we have. The compensating rate (property tax dollars) stays in Boone County. Sales tax dollars go to Frankfort and are redistributed across the state. This is where we are shortchanged. Boone County only receives 35 cents of every sales tax dollar sent to Frankfort. I believe education is more than a line item in a budget. I believe education is one of the most important investments we make as a community. Children are our greatest natural resource. Shouldn’t we do all we can to make sure they are prepared? Steve Kinman is running for reelection to Boone County Board of Education.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Board promotes student achievement

Election season is upon us. One of the most important offices in our county races is that of a school board member. School boards represent the ultimate local control in communities all across the United States. It has been found that the longevity of a quality school board along with a qualified superintendent has a direct impact on student achievement. In Boone County the board has worked together for many years. Karen Byrd has served for 18 years, I have served for 16 years, Steve Kinman has served for 12 years, Bonnie Rickert has served for six years and Ken Cook has served two separate terms on the board. The relationship of the board has promoted and supported student achievement in all of Boone County’s schools. In this election cycle two seats are unopposed. Only Steve Kinman has a challenger. Don Seely is a fine man and is challenging Steve Kinman for his seat. Chris McKinney is also a challenger. Notwithstanding, Steve Kinman

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is the right man for the job. In addition to his multiple years of experience, he has a passion for students. He has a daughter in the district and has devoted much of his adult life to better public schools. He is part of a team that is committed to student achieve-

City needs team work I have been fortunate to have served with many visionary city leaders, including this current council. I am humbled to serve Florence residents and humbled by the trust they have placed in me. My father was a great role model for me. The most important advice he’s given me is “Be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.” He taught me that in order to serve effectively, you must get involved in the community. I have had the opportunity to interact with Boone County school officials regularly. Our children are important city residents. The collaboration between the city of Florence and the Boone County Board of Education is one in which students’ interests are furthered through sharing resources, goal setting for joint priorities and showcasing young talent from our schools at monthly City Council meetings. Collaboration is also required when dealing with area businesses. As chairman of the City’s Planning and Zoning

Committee, I have been on the front lines of working with businesses to implement plans that will Julie Metzger bring new jobs Aubuchon to our residents and the COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST surrounding COLUMNIST area. We are also ever-aware of how development impacts families and neighborhoods and strive to bring about the best development possible. As a business owner, I also understand what it means to be “business friendly.” We have worked with the Planning Commission to streamline the approval process for developments that fit with the city’s goals. In an era of limited resources, and a focus on doing more with less, I feel strongly that pulling together is the only answer. Julie Metzger Aubuchon, O.D., is running for re-election to Florence City Council.

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ment with fiscal responsibility. It has often been said, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”. The Boone County School Board is not broken. The district has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally. Despite challenging economic times, the district has thrived. Several factors are involved: administrators, highquality teachers, board leadership and parent engagement are just a few factors. As the district moves forward we need to stay the course. Mr. Seely recently said we should not change education all the time. I concur. For that reason I hope Mr. Kinman will be able to continue his service as a board member. I would encourage you to vote for experience, dedication and commitment to students. This Nov. 6, cast your vote for Steve Kinman, Boone County School Board. Ed Massey Hebron

Re-elect Aubuchon

Julie Metzger Aubuchon has been a staple on Florence City Council since 1999 and brings to the table a comprehensive under-

standing of the many various issues affecting the city of Florence. Not only does she understand, but also she acts when issues need to be addressed. She has a proven record of maintaining low Florence city tax rates, despite increased demand in services due to growth. As a business owner, she knows the challenges of running a business and is dedicated to promoting business development in our community. And she is a tireless advocate for Florence residents, ensuring that they are not only safe via police/fire protection and decent roads, but also that they have ample recreational opportunities and excellent schools in the area. Through the years Julie has shown that she is the real deal, as she has a proven history of representing the best interests of Florence city residents. So on Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 6 – I urge my fellow Florence citizens to re-elect Julie Metzger Aubuchon to Florence City Council. Lisa Huddleston Florence

Students will come first in decisions Serving on the Boone County school board from 2002-2008 was an honor and a privilege. I have lived in the county for more than 40 years and have always been proud of our school system. Watching the national news and seeing what some school boards have allowed to happen within their school systems makes me appreciate the conservative community we live in. My children graduated from this system and now my grandchildren are enjoying their young careers as Boone County students. As a board member, I will endeavor to keep Boone County one of the top academic systems in the state. Our recent ACT scores placed our county No. 1 in all diverse districts. If elected to the Boone County Board of Education, I will advocate: 1. Giving every student an equal opportunity to achieve and excel no matter which school is attended. 2. Establishing funds for

new buildings, buses and their services, building maintenance and additions. 3. Providing competitive Steve salaries, mainTempleton taining appropriate class COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST size and supCOLUMNIST plying sufficient materials and facilities for teachers. My motto “Kids First” will take precedence in making decisions . During my term as board member I implemented the Sportsmanship Award where a student from each county high school is honored each month at the board meetings. I also requested that the administration have students from the various schools to present the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance at the board meetings. Steve Templeton is a candidate for Boone County Board of Education.

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Florence’s core services

As a lifelong Florence resident, graduate of Boone County High School and with a family of four, I have been entrusted with the honor of serving the citizens on Florence City Council. Our city is both blessed and faces large financial problems. As Florence citizens, we are blessed with a substantial business tax base that allows a level of services not seen in most Northern Kentucky cities. We are of course cursed with the traffic those businesses require as well as being the major west to east corridor for all of Boone County. Our Larry Brown neighborCOMMUNITY hoods are RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST withstanding the long recession but we continue to improve residential infrastructure in hopes it will spur residential rehab and development. Seeking re-election for consecutive terms, I see many previously acquired financial drains of projects ill-conceived and now weighing heavy on the future financial balance sheets, such as the poorly performing aquatic center. The redesigned golf center is getting its first full year of operations in now, so hopefully it will be able to return a positive number to the city’s finances. Our gravest issue is one not directly of our making but no less enormous, and that is pension cost. Our core service should be police, fire, EMS and infrastructure. But very soon our pension cost will force reduction or reorganization of these vital services or require raising taxes. I want to able to provide that new thinking, out of the box thinking if you will, because we are looking at three options, breaking the promise to those pension participants, cutting services or raising taxes. There are no easy answers, but we must begin now to ask the questions and plan a new course of action. We need to lead by providing solid financial footing by re-establishing our core services and be creative in how we might provide the other services given our circumstances. Making adjustments and doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different longterm result simply is not leadership. As a country, state, county and city we are facing difficult times that need business and public leadership and I respectfully ask you to demonstrate that trust in returning me to City Council. Larry Brown is running for reelection to Florence City Council.

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Morgan Gehring, 2, of Union mixes paint to help her decorate her pumpkin at the craft and arts booth at the third annual Fall for All celebration.

Grant, 5, Emily, 1, and Morgan Gehring, 2, of Union, get into the spirit of Halloween at the Union Fall for All. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY

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The band Underpaid, led by lead singer Don Kirby of Union, performs "Smokin' in the Boys Room" during the Union Fall for All at the Community Building. At left is bassist Phil Willdrig. Kirby is mayor of Union. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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UNION — Several hundred people turned out for the city of Union’s third annual Fall for All Oct. 20. “I think it went well,” city events coordinator Karen Franxman said. This was the first year the festival was expanded to a day-long program. “I think everyone sees the potential of this getting larger,” she said. According to Franxman, between a 5K run/walk and other fundraising activities, the city raised closed $2,000 for its Adopt-a-Unit program.

Travis Smith is safe with officer Brody Smith, 18 months, of Union, during the Union Fall for All's costume contest. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY

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Pretty peacock Kate Marshall, 3, of Union, takes a dance break at the Oct. 20 Union Fall for All. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Lily, 9, and Adam Young, 6, of Union, decorate pumpkins at the city of Union's Oct. 20 Fall for All. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY

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Aaron Eckler, 2, of Union throws straw at his brother Zachary, 6, in the pumpkin patch at the Union Fall for All Oct. 20. Aaron was dressed as a lion for the Kids Costume Contest while Zachary was a Transformer. Kellan Kreft, 15, Brad Weber, 17, and Jack Kirby, 15, joke around while relaxing in the pumpkin patch at the third annual Fall for All at the Union Community Building. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, OCT. 26 Benefits Bucket Bear Drive, 7 p.m.midnight, Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Parking Lot. Bring small stuffed animals to be donated to local police stations. Benefits RustBucket Racing. Presented by RustBucket Racing. 859-835-2557. Florence. Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Panera Bread Florence, 7150 Houston Road, Purchase a bagel shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon. It features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla honey and brown sugar. Benefits American Cancer Society. Presented by Panera Bread. 859-371-9020; www.paneraohio.com. Florence.

Festivals Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 5-10 p.m., Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Hay rides, corn maze, concessions, pony rides, bonfires, picnic shelter area and fall decor. $8. 859-689-2682; www.kinmanfarmsfallfest.com. Boone County.

859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 Benefits Ghoulish Gala: Tomb Shakin’ Fun, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Costumes or cocktail attire encouraged. Dancing to music by the Chuck Taylors and gourmet dinner. Benefits Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-442-3200; www.nkycac.org. Hebron.

Dining Events Petersburg Christian Church Chili/Oyster Soup Supper, 4-7 p.m., Petersburg Community Center, 6517 Market St., Benefits local projects. 859-586-5911. Petersburg.

hour tour begins with two gangster guides leading highenergy presentation inside old casino followed by walking tour of historic sites. $20. 859-4918000. Newport.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28 Antiques Shows 4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; 4thsunday@fuse.net. Covington.

Benefits Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Panera Bread Florence, 859-371-9020; www.panera-ohio.com. Florence.

Festivals

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Kinman Farms Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Kinman Farms, $8. 859-689-2682; www.kinmanfarmsfallfest.com. Boone County.

Kinman Farms Fall Festival, noon-7 p.m., Kinman Farms, $8. 859-689-2682; www.kinmanfarmsfallfest.com. Boone County.

Holiday - Halloween

Holiday - Halloween Pumpkin Days on the Farm, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Benton Family Farm, $7, free ages 3 and under. Pumpkins cost $1-$7. 859-4857000; www.bentonfamilyfarm.com. Walton.

Duplicate Bridge, 6-9 p.m., Panorama Plus, 8510 Old Toll Road, Common Room. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. Through Dec. 21. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence.

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge, 8 a.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10-$12. 859-3220516; www.sandylandacres.com. Petersburg. Dinsmore Homestead’s Halloween Event, 5-8 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike. $2 for ages 4-17 $5 adults and $3 seniors. 859-58661187. Burlington. Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Treats and prizes in parking lot. Hot dog dinner served. Children can come in costume (not too scary). Free. 859-445-8866; www.florenceumc.com. Florence. Pumpkin Days on the Farm, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Benton Family Farm, 11896 Old Lexington Pike, Take hayride to real pumpkin patch. Learn how to shear a sheep, milk a cow and visit with barnyard animals. Through Oct. 28. $7, free ages 3 and under. Pumpkins cost $1-$7. 859-4857000; www.bentonfamilyfarm.com. Walton. The Haunted Farm House, 7-11 p.m., Benton Family Farm, $10. 859-485-7000, ext. 4; www.thehauntedfarmhouse.org. Walton.

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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. 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.

Saturday Night Music, 7-8:30 p.m. Music by Brittany Gillstrap, acoustic., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Acoustic sets by local musicians. Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Family friendly. Free. 859-371-8356; www.velocitybb.com. Florence.

MONDAY, OCT. 29

Holiday - Halloween Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Features 25-minute tractordrawn wagon ride in Cinema Horror Past and Present. Indoor attraction is Farmers Revenge. All ages. Through Nov. 3. Family friendly. $10-$12. 859-322-0516; www.sandylandacres.com. Petersburg. The Haunted Farm House, 7-11 p.m., Benton Family Farm, 11896 Old Lexington Pike, White farm house on the hill. Haunted tour of 1901 farm house. Pumpkin light for children available. Through Oct. 27. $10. 859-4857000, ext. 4; www.thehauntedfarmhouse.org. Walton. Trunk or Treat, 7 p.m.-midnight, Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Parking Lot. Decorate cars in halloween gear. Presented by RustBucket Racing. 859-8352557. Florence.

Recreation

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Girls Recreational Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Teams formed based upon total registrations received. Program is for girls 7-17 years of age. $110. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859760-7466; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Designed to teach fundamentals to improve every child’s game. $125. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Panorama Plus, $5. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Girls Recreational Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $110. 859-760-7466; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

Tours Newport Gangster Tour, 4:306:30 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Two-

Pets Pits Rock Northern Kentucky Fun Walk, 4:15-5 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Open to responsible pit bull owners willing to walk their well-behaved pit bulls together in public parks to show positive side of the breed. Free. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. 859-746-1661. Florence.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Girls Recreational Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $110. 859-760-7466; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

Benefits Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Panera Bread Florence, 859-371-9020; www.panera-ohio.com. Florence.

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; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.

Education Exploring Senior Living Series, 10 a.m.-noon, Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Each week, explore different aspect of making the most of your senior years. For seniors. Free. 859-586-6101. Burlington.

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 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. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Latininspired dance-fitness program blends international music and dance steps. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Literary - Libraries Ben Lacy will perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center. For more information, visit www. bakerhunt.org. Pictured are Bob Bryant and Lacy. THANKS TO RAY KINGSBURY

Teen Cafe, 3-5 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Gaming, Internet, snacks and more. Teens. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library.

The Dog Costume PawRade event will be noon Sunday, Oct. 28, at MainStrasse Village in Covington. Visit www.mainstrasse.org for more information. THANKS TO KIM BLANK 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. In the Loop, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Afternoon Fun-Time (middle & high school), 3-5 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Gaming, movies and snacks. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Hebron.

Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Free. 859342-2665. Union. Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Elsmere. Golf Clinic, 7-8 p.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, One-hour clinic with golf professional to help improve golf game. Open to any residents of the city of Florence. Free with purchase of $9 bucket of balls. Registration required. 859-3718255; www.landrumgolf.com. Florence.

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.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Girls Recreational Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $110. 859-760-7466; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30 Art Exhibits

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.NKY.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.NKY.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $110. 859-760-7466; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union. Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 Benefits Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Panera Bread Florence, 859-371-9020; www.panera-ohio.com. Florence.

Holiday - Halloween Burlington Trick or Treating, 6-8 p.m., City of Burlington, , 859-334-2119; www.boonecountyky.org. Burlington. Florence Trick or Treating, 6-8 p.m., City of Florence, 8100 Ewing Blvd., 859-647-5420; www.florence-ky.gov. Florence. Hebron Trick or Treating, 6-8 p.m., City of Hebron, , Presented by Hebron. 859-334-2175. Hebron. Richwood Trick or Treating, 6-8 p.m., City of Richwood, , 859-334-2175. Richwood. Boone County Trick or Treating, 6-8 p.m., Boone County, , 859-334-2175. Boone County. Walton Trick or Treating, 6-8 p.m., City of Walton, , Presented by City of Walton Kentucky. 859-485-4383; www.cityofwalton.org. Walton.

Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. 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.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 Exercise Classes Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Basic/ beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring mat. All levels. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-334-2117. Union.

Literary - Book Clubs Best of the Best Book Discussion Group, 3 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Movie Matinee, 11:30 a.m. Bring Your Own Lunch and watch movie. In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed, winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Popcorn provided. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Star Wars, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Build light saber and play galactic games. High school. Registration required. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Hebron.

Benefits Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Panera Bread Florence, 859-371-9020; www.panera-ohio.com. Florence.

Recreation Rubber Bridge, 9-11 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Not limited to senior citizens. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611. Walton.

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.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Girls Recreational Volleyball, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,

Northern Kentucky University will present the production of "Royal Gambit," Oct. 25-Nov. 4. For tickets, call 859-572-5464. Pictured are Northern senior Seth Wallen as King Henry VII with one of his many wives, Kathryn Howard, played by sophomore Andrea Squires. THANKS TO WARREN BRYSON


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Spooky treats for your Halloween parties

Use a natural popcorn or one that just contains salt. Out of all my recipes, these are the favorite with both the kids and adults. They taste like the kind of gourmet popcorn balls you buy at the mall. Crunchier than the recipe for Jell-O popcorn balls, which is on my blog, popcorn balls are good keepers for at least a week. If you like add some chopped salted nuts, can-

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Rita’s easy popcorn balls have a vanilla marshmallow coating. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. kernels before making treats: Put popped corn into colander and unpopped kernels will sink to the bottom. That way no one will break a tooth, or worse, by biting into something with a hard kernel.

Meat face cheese ball

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Favorite cheese ball recipe, enough to fill mask (check out my video on my blog for a good one) 1 skeleton-like Halloween face mask 1 pound very thinly sliced prosciutto or other deli

meat, cut into small pieces 2 slices pimento-stuffed green olives

Line mask with plastic wrap. Layer lunch meat all around. Press cheese ball mixture into mold and make sure you press firmly so that you fill the mold. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and remove wrap. Place olives in for eyes. Serve with crudités or crackers.

Easy black cat cookies

The kids will have fun making these. Have them sticking out of a hollowed out pumpkin.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together peanut butter, water and eggs. Add cake mix and blend. Form into l1⁄2-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Push in a Popsicle stick. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Pinch two “ears” at top of cookie. Press fork into dough to form whiskers on either side of nose. Bake l0-l2 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately add candy corn eyes and red-hot nose. Makes about 2-3 dozen.

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“Tomb Shakin’ Fun” will be the order of the evening for the fourth annual Ghoulish Gala presented by The Advocates and Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky to benefit the abused children served by the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC). The Community Foun-

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School and Dixie Heights High School. Thus the theme for the auction is “Children helping children, one step at a time.” Each unique stone includes a pinwheel in the

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Check road status before buying a new home normally done by the city or township. But in this subdivision the roads were not able to be Howard built acAin cording to HEY HOWARD! code, so they could not be dedicated and taken over by the township. “When Ameritek built here, the road that came up the hill, it’s not wide enough and the pitch is wrong so it has to be a private drive,” Heim said. In addition, during the downturn in the economy, the developer sold the project to another company before doing the final street paving. The new company has yet to put on the final coating. There are nine vacant lots in the subdivision and the new developer is promising once they are all sold he’ll have the money to pave the streets. Since this is a private street, the developer was not required to post a bond, so there’s no money the homeowners can go after in order to pave the

The nation’s housing slump left many home builders and developers in dire financial straits. As a result, many homeowners failed to get things they were promised in their subdivisions. That failure even extends to the streets in some areas. Deb Heim moved into the Monte Vista subdivision in Green Township eight years ago. She has a landominium in which the homeowners association takes care of the grounds outside her house. “We pay a monthly fee that covers all the mowing, snow removal, lawn care, maintenance, that type of thing,” Heim said. While gardening is covered by a homeowners association in a landominium, snow removal usually is not. That’s

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Forum had big turnout By Ruth Meadows Recorder Contributor

The Walton Christian Church youth took advantage of another beautiful Sunday afternoon and held its Youth Gathering at the Walton Community Park at 5 p.m. The Election Forum was a great success, thanks to a great community turnout. Thanks to Editor Nancy Daly and the Boone County Recorder for organizing and moderating. Thanks to Mayor Paula Jolley and the city for use of the Walton Senior Center. All the candidates for the Walton-Verona School Board and the city of Walton were present but Olivia Ballou, city candidate. Ballou was out of town and sent Daly a resume e-mail, which was read. Questions asked why each candidate felt he was qualified to run for office and what he could do to keep the city in progress. There were questions on development, water and sewer, Veterans Memorial and communication to the citizens. All were answered in a positive way.

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I felt that meeting and hearing the candidates helped in making our voting decisions. A nice crowd enjoyed all the “Pioneer Days” activities at the Gaines Historical Tavern on Saturday. Later, 140 people chose to be involved with Bridget Striker’s scary tales and the Ghost Walk. Congratulation to the Dairy Delight. They are celebrating their first year, although we all have much longer memories of the Dairy Delight and are glad you are here. Pam Cottongim says they have specials this month by offering $2 off their pizza and are serving homemade soups. We wish them continued success. The Boone County Historical Society is having a

Museum Exhibit honoring Boone County’s Military Veterans on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have any items you would like to display, contact Betsy Conrad, president, at brconrad@fuse.net. First Baptist Church is having OCC Shoebox Packing Party and Chili Supper in Fellowship Hall on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome. Don’t forget “Trunk or Treat” at the Walton Christian Church parking lot on Halloween night from 6 to 8 p.m. Happy birthday to Mike Glenn, Oct. 24; Chester Armstrong, Oct. 26; Frances Wireman, Oct. 27; and Emma Rich, Oct. 29. Ruth Meadows (3917282) writes a column about Walton.

Church hosts Moms Day Out Community Recorder Florence United Methodist Church MOMSnext will host a Moms Day Out 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and Monday, Dec. 3. It is open to the public. Choose a half-day or fullday program for children

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Items needed for veterans exhibit

The annual Veterans Day Museum Exhibit honoring Boone County Veterans will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Boone County Historical Society Museum. The museum is located just behind the Boone County Administration Building in Burlington, in the Old Boone County Clerk’s Building at 2965 Gallatin St., Burlington. The exhibit will include photographs, uniforms and memorabilia from Boone County veterans. If you would like to loan any items relating to Boone County’s veterans, past and present, call Virginia Lainhart at 869-689-7240, Pat Yannarella at 859-835-2435 or Betsy Conrad 859-3715882.

Scouts giving car safety checks

Boy Scout Troop 288 will hold a Car Safety Check 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Steele’s Hometown Tire and Service, 2502 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Drivers are encouraged BURLINGTON

to stop in and let the boys conduct a free safety check of their vehicle. Up to 75 visual checks could be performed.

Hebron Lutheran hosts concert

HEBRON — Hebron Lutheran will feature the “Love of Latvia” concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The concert features “Musicianary” David Michael Carrillo, long-term missionary to Latvia. Through God’s word, stories, and songs, Carrillo describes his unlikely journey from learning disabilities, to his call to serve God, to ministering to the people of Latvia. The free concert will be followed by a dessert fellowship. For more information about Carrillo and his award-winning music, go to www.gentlewindmusic.com. Hebron Lutheran Church is located at 3140 Limaburg Road in Hebron, www.hebronlutheran.org.

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Federal employees meet Nov. 12

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet Nov. 12 at the lower level of the city of Florence Government Building on Ewing Boulevard. The potluck luncheon is an noon. The business meeting starts at 1 p.m. Speaker will be Susan Horn, Kentucky executive for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. he will discuss premiums and other changes for 2013. Bring a covered dish or a dessert and enjoy a social time together. All federal employees, retirees and spouses are invited. Questions? Call Noreene Morgan at 283-9688.


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BUSINESS UPDATE Herthel wins award

Melinda Herthel of Hebron, branch manager who works at U.S. Bank’s office in Hebron, won U.S. Bank’s Pinnacle Award. This is the company’s highest employee achievement honor. Herthel was among a select number of top performing employees nationwide to win U.S. Bank’s award for outstanding achievement and superior performance and was recently recognized at a company dinner. Herthel has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years, 15 at U.S. Bank.

Kappes joins Re/Max

Carl Kappes III has joined Re/Max Affiliates' Florence Office. He will be working Kappes as a buyers agent with Dianna Caldwell and has been a Realtor since 2007.

Petty promoted

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Kidz Club opens

The Kidz Club has opened in Florence at 7611 Dixie Highway. The club for children who are medically fragile is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility. The children served receive ongoing medical treatment, constant assessment and evaluation, and supervision while being included in a stimulating social and educational daycare program. Call 859-727-0700.

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POLICE REPORTS BOONE COUNTY Arrests/Citations Jordyn D. Stow, 22, DUI, careless driving at Burlington Pk., May 20. B.J. Miyura, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 6052 Taylor Dr., May 20. Christopher B. Vizi, 29, DUI at Rogers Ln. and Hanover Blvd., May 20. Kevin Murray, 56, DUI, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator's license at Camp Ernst Rd., May 19. Matthew S. Covington, 19, possession of marijuana at 8275 Preakness Dr., May 15. Jeffrey S. Bates, 40, seconddegree assault, first degree wanton endangerment, prescription of a controlled substance not in its proper container at 6507 Dixie Hwy., May 15.

Andrew W. Baker, 34, DUI at I-75 northbound, May 16. Marsha M. Donovan, 44, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 6908 Oakwood Dr., May 16. Joshua A. Traylor, 22, shoplifting at 7747 Mall Rd., May 16. Valerie I. Howe, 32, shoplifting at 7747 Mall Rd., May 16. Sarah E. Johnson, 27, possession of marijuana, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8101 US 42, May 17. Michael D. Johnston, 30, DUI at Hopeful Church Rd. and Burlington Pk., May 17. Quinten T. Mcelfresh, 19, possession of marijuana at 7690 Burlington Pk., May 18. Ellen K. Barker, 31, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., May 18. Joyce Hyde, 50, receiving stolen property under $10,000, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., May 18. Olvin Maradiaga, 31, DUI, careless driving at Glen St., May 19.

William M. Moritz, 44, alcohol intoxication in a public place at New Buffington Dr., May 18. Luis A. Suarez-Sanchez, 25, DUI, operating a motor vehicle without a license at 7056 Burlington Pk., May 19. Jennifer R. Roberts, 31, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., May 19. Gary W. Ison, 46, menacing at 7690 Burlington Pk., July 6. Angel Tolentino, 30, DUI at Interstate 75, July 7. Armando Agular, 26, alcohol intoxication in public place at Interstate 75, July 7. John N. Rodriquez, 33, alcohol intoxication in public place at 223 St. Judes Cir., July 7. Timothy Brabant, 54, alcohol intoxication in public place at U.S. 42, July 7. Keith Otten, 53, DUI at U.S. 42, July 7. Derrick T. Eschan, 18, burglary at

8527 Crozat St., July 8. Angela H. Lacey, 33, possession of marijuana at 7625 Doering Dr., July 8. Ryan J. Langevin, 24, shoplifting at 4990 Houston Rd., July 9. Jeffrey K. Mitchell, 45, DUI at U.S. 42, July 1. Joseph E. Smith Jr., 44, alcohol intoxication in public place at 6724 Dixie Hwy., July 1. Brandon M. Deboard, 23, shoplifting at 4900 Houston Rd., July 2. Ashley R. Tinch, 24, shoplifting at 4900 Houston Rd., July 2. Michael S. Cain, 18, shoplifting at 1200 Hansel Ave., July 2.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 8800 block of E. Bend Rd., May 19. Victim assaulted by known subject at 6601 Dixie Hwy., May 15. Victim assaulted by known subject at Dream St., May 18. Victim assaulted by known subject at 7600 block of U.S. 42, May 19. Burglary Residence broken into and items taken at 197 Villa Dr., May 20. Residence broken into and items taken at 6045 Ridge Rd., May 19. Business broken into and items taken at Berberich Dr., May 18. Residence broken into and items taken at 7241 Turfway Rd., May 18. Electronics stolen at 6917 Oakwood Dr., July 6. Money stolen at 8527 Crozat St., July 8. Clothes stolen at 300 Christian Dr., July 1. Clothes stolen at 19 Meadow Ln., July 2. Reported at 34 Dortha Ave., July 3. Criminal mischief Vehicles vandalized at 7903 Dream St., May 16. Structure vandalized at 6930 Oakwood Dr., May 17. Vehicles vandalized at 7860 Mall Rd., May 18. Vehicles vandalized at 8118 Diane Dr., May 18. Vehicle damaged at 9278 Hard-

Subject tried to steal goods from Kroger at 9950 Berberich Dr., May 21. Subject tried to steal goods from Kroger at 9950 Berberich Dr., May 21. Subject tried to steal goods from Kroger at 9950 Berberich Dr., May 21. Subject tried to steal items from CVS at 6801 Dixie Hwy., May 16. Subject tried to steal goods from Kroger at 7747 Mall Rd., May 16. Subject tried to steal goods from convenience store at 7716 Dixie Hwy., May 17. Subject tried to steal goods from the Florence Mall at 2104 Mall Rd., May 17. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., May 18. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., May 18. Subject tried to steal goods from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., May 19. Terroristic threatening Reported at 4795 Cornell Dr., July 20. Reported at 7416 Big Horn Ct., July 10. Victim threatened with violence by known subject at Washington St., May 25. Reported at 7937 Dream St., July 6. Theft Automobile stolen at 5969 Centennial Cir., July 20. Radio stolen at 9946 Calava Ct., July 10. Laptop stolen at 10211 Cedarwood Dr., July 10. Money stolen at 1731 Jones Cir., July 10. Purse stolen at 8252 Dixie Hwy., July 10. GPS stolen at 2727 Shamu Dr., July 10. Child's plastic table and chair stolen at 6050 Southpointe Dr., July 10. Mower, utility trailer stolen at 9868 Old Union Rd., July 11. Game system, game stolen at 10255 Rumal Dr., July 11. Headphone, cellphone stolen at 10033 Calava Ct., July 12. Bag, money stolen at 1600 Worldwide Blvd., July 12.

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 6475420. wicke Ln., July 5. Structures damaged at 8075 Steilen Dr., July 7. Structures damaged at 8136 Mall Rd., July 9. Vehicle damaged at 25 Hearthstone Ct., July 9. Vehicle damaged at 1172 Retriever Way, July 3. Fraud Subject tried to pass a fraudulent check at 6121 Preakness Dr., May 17. Victim's credit card stolen and used in multiple locations at 7777 Burlington Pk., May 18. Victim's credit card was stolen and used in multiple locations at 7819 U.S. 42, May 18. Victim's credit card stolen and used in multiple locations at 6920 Burlington Pk., May 19. Credit cards stolen at 2122 Mall Circle Rd., July 5. Incident reports Subject found in possession of stolen property at 55 Spiral Dr., May 15. Subject found in possession of stolen property at 239 Main St., May 2. Subject found in possession of stolen property at 239 Main St., May 18. Robbery Money stolen at 8201 U.S. 42, July 9. Shoplifting Subject tried to steal merchandise from Kohl's at 12300 Towne Center Dr., May 23.

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DEATHS

Arvine Brown Arvine C. Brown Jr., 84, of Florence, formerly of Crestview Hills, died Oct. 14, 2012, at Elmcroft of Florence. He was a retired general foreman with Norfolk and Southern Railroad, served in the Army, was a member of Erlanger Methodist Church, two-time past president of Erlanger Lions Club and a member of the Lloyd Memorial High School Band Boosters. Survivors include his wife, Greta Brown of Florence; sons, Robert Brown of Richmond; daughter, Juanita Ray of Erlanger; brother, John Franklin Brown of Texas; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger. Memorials: Erlanger Lions Club, P.O. Box 18486, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Orville Cole Orville W. Cole, Jr., 64, of Walton, died Oct. 15, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a truck driver in the beverage industry, an Army

veteran of the Vietnam War and was a lifetime member of the Lawlor Hanlon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5662. His wife, Patsy, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Orville W. Cole, III, and Harry Gregory; five grandchildren; brother, Larry Cole; and sisters, Delores Butler, Pat Abeling, Janet Neace and Vanessa Pearson. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Dorothy Craig Dorothy M. Davis Craig, 93, of Walton, formerly of Newport, died Oct. 13, 2012, at her residence. She was a homemaker, formerly worked in shipping and receiving for Gibson Greeting Card Co., and enjoyed bowling and dancing. Her husband, Edward Eugene Craig; sister, Marion Fodal, two sons, Billy and Jerry Craig; and a grandchild died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Wood of Walton, Cindy Scott and Beverly Maline of Newport, and Susan Hughes of Latonia; sons, Bobby Craig of Fort Wright and Eddie Craig of Edgewood; brother, Carroll “Murph” Davis; 30 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati or the American Heart Association.

Frank DeFelice Frank DeFelice, 92, of Florence, died Oct. 13, at Villa Spring Nursing Home in Erlanger. He was a sheet metal worker with Kempel. Survivors include his wife, Nancy DeFelice of Florence; stepson, Duncan Waggoner of Florence; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org.

Robert Jones Robert “Ronnie” R. Jones, 70, of Burlington, died Oct. 10, 2012,

at his residence He was a backhoe operator for 30 years and attended Crescent Springs Church of God. Three brothers and a sister died previously. Survivors include his wife, Frances of Burlington; daughters Lisa Graham of Burlington and Kim Wolfe of Florence; son, Mark Jones of Burlington; sisters, Anna Marie, Charlene, Betty, Barbara and Sharon, all of Winchester; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

ABOUT OBITUARIES For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at NKY.com. Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to recorderobits@nky.com. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. Burial was in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery in Hebron. Memorials: Lexington VAMC Hospice Unit CLC27-2, 1101 Veterans Dr. 135-D, Lexington, KY 40502.

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Helen L. Noyes, 84, of Florence, died Oct. 17, 2012. She had worked with J.C. Noyes and Son Inc. and was a member of Crescent Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Craton M. Noyes; sons, Timothy M. Noyes and Thomas C. Noyes; daughters, Holly A. Deaton and Nancy N. Gover; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Erlanger. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Katherine M. Rouse, 82 of Florence, died Oct. 15, 2012. Her husband, Dudley Rouse, and a sister, Sara Lou Tanner, died previously. She was a lifelong member of Hopeful Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as church organist. She was president of Lutheran Church Women, a member of the Boone County Historical Society and had retired from the Florence Post Office. Survivors include her son, Michael Rouse of Florence. Burial was in Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: Hopeful Lutheran Church, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Eugene Newton “Newt” Sanders, 86, of Burlington, died Oct. 12, 2012. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1944 and was with the 1st Marine Division on

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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Memorials: Redwood School, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Olly Sutjiadi Olly Sutjiadi, 76, of Union, died Oct. 16, 2012. Survivors include her hus-

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Karen Ventura Karen Kay Brown Ventura, 59, of Corinth, died Oct. 15, 2012, in Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Neal Joseph Ventura;

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