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Independence sees new business By Regan Coomer

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Summer reads

As the summer winds down young readers at the Kenton County Library system continue to tear through books. Participants recently celebrated their reading achievements with a pizza party at each branch location sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza. Read, and wonder, what a gummy bear-topped pizza must taste like and about the success of the summer reading program. SCHOOL, A6


Read guest columns, readers’ responses, and letters to the editor on our viewpoints page and see how you can submit your own feedback to stories and what is happening in your community. This week’s featured columns include Rep. Geoff Davis and OKI President Steve Pendry. VIEWPOINTS, A9

New development is moving forward in the city of Independence. At its regular meeting Aug. 3, city council passed the second reading of a text amendment to the Neighborhood Shopping Zone that will allow medical offices and clinics in the zone as well as adding community centers as a conditional use. “We want this area to be kind of a village with businesses, commercial, restaurants and a place where people live,” said City Administrator Dan Groth. Groth said an Urgent Care medical center has already broken ground in the lot next to Bulldog’s Roadhouse and a physical therapist will soon open up offices in one of the Independence Towne Center’s vacant shop spaces. “I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and said they’re thrilled,” said council member Carol Franzen of the incoming Urgent Care. “Now people don’t have to drive to Campbell County or Boone County.” Other development is taking place on Centennial Boulevard right across from the town center; the new United Dairy Farmers is nearing completion – the parking lot is finished and Groth predicts it will be open within the month. Buffalo Wild Wings, going up on the corner of Centennial and

“It’s pretty exciting. The reality is, even though the housing market has leveled off, we still have lots of folks out there who need services.”

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Madison Pike, already has the walls up and could be finished within a month to six weeks, Groth said. The long-awaited Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant could be breaking ground next to the McDonald’s on Madison Pike this December with possible completion by spring 2010, Groth said. “It’s pretty exciting,” said council member Mary Pat Behler. “The reality is, even though the housing market has leveled off, we still have lots of folks out there who need services.” On Old Richardson Road, the old bridge has been removed and the new bridge is set to be installed later this month, Groth said. The schedule is behind about a week due to the contractor encountering weather delays on another project, but Groth is hopeful and thinks the completion date will be “really close” to the first day of class at Kenton County schools, Aug. 19.


The Old Richardson Road Bridge was recently taken down and will be replaced by a one-lane suspension bridge around the time Kenton County Schools begin, Aug. 19. The state recommended closure of the bridge last year. Removal and replacement was made possible by a grant from Municipal Road Aid.

Youth workers gained skills, experience By Regan Coomer

A unique event

The American Cancer Society is hosting a unique event at Pioneer Park this month to raise awareness,and funds, for its mission to promote cancer research and awareness. Some four-legged friends will participate in the first Bark for Life event Aug. 16. Read about what to expect if you want to go or participate. LIFE, B1

What’s cooking?

Well, it is summer time, and the blueberries have been picked, so Rita is sharing a special recipe involving blueberries. Read about Rita’s recipes in our living section this week. LIFE, B4

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The Housing Authority of Covington provided 37 youth with work experience and life skills over a seven-week period this summer. Youth ages 16 to 20 from public housing, Section 8 and surrounding neighborhoods worked 16 hours a week for non-profit agencies all over Covington. The youth workers also attended classes on life skills such as resume making, money managing and interviewing skills four hours a week. “The whole idea was to provide both employment and training to help them develop skills and have jobs in the future as well,” said Lindsay Maurer, assistant director of the youth summer work program. Youth workers got experience with the Center for Great Neighborhoods, Latonia Baptist Church, Brighton Center Homeward Bound, the Behringer-Crawford Museum and more. Director Sandra Pierce sifted through over 60 applicants before narrowing the program down to 37 youth workers. “It’s been a great experience really for the youth, for us and for the employers as well,” she said. Pierce said she and Maurer gave constructive feedback, weekly evaluations and put together a future career packet with informa-

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The Housing Authority of Covington employed 37 youth workers over the summer who gained experience at nonprofit associations and learned life skills such as interviewing, resume making and financial management. tion on how to proceed in a particular career of interest. “It’s giving them the opportunity to gain work experience and do it in a setting where they’re getting a lot of support,” Pierce said. Youth workers finished up the program, which started June 15, by meeting with the Covington

Police Department. “It’s a very good program,” said Officer Eric Higgins, who took the youth workers on a tour of the Kenton County jail. “Anything that sheds a positive light on these kids and gets them to focus on their future – the benefits are plentiful.” The youth workers were

awarded a $250 bonus at the end of the program, which wrapped up July 31. James Miller, 18, was one of the program’s youth leaders and is a University of Louisville student. “It helps kids and puts them on the right path and keeps them out of trouble in the summer,” he said.

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Police calling for citizen volunteers for team By Regan Coomer

Taylor Mill Police are calling for participants in their Neighborhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) program. The police department will host an orientation for citizens interested in joining the team at 6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 25 at the Pride Park Community Center. NEAT is a community partnership in which citizen volunteers are trained to assist the department during incidents where an extra hand is welcome. For example, officers could call on NEAT members during missing children searches, special city events and natural disasters. Started in 2005, the Kentucky Crime Prevention


Members of Taylor Mill’s Neighborhood Emergency Action Team wear this badge when they assist the Taylor Mill Police Department in finding missing children, directing traffic or in any other circumstance where help is needed. The city will host a new NEAT class Aug. 25. Coalition honored NEAT as an “Outstanding Crime Prevention Project.” “We’re such a small agency we can use extra people,” said Joe Wilder of the Taylor Mill Police Department. “Especially citizens in the community –

they see more of what’s happening on their streets than we do.” NEAT is based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Emergency Response, which educates people about disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills. Citizens are trained three hours a week over a six-week period. Residents learn psychological first aid, fire suppression, search and rescue, traffic control and more. Wilder said a person doesn’t necessarily need to volunteer for physical assistance - all skills are needed. “We need everybody from different backgrounds,” he said. “I’m sure we can find something for them to do and help us out and give back to the community.”

How to join

For more information about joining the Neighborhood Emergency Assistance Team, call the Taylor Mill Police Department at 581-1192. Individuals must be a Taylor Mill resident, 21 years of age and have a clean background and driving record. NEAT orientation will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Pride Park Community Center. Close to 30-year resident Carole Talbert joined NEAT four years ago. “We had so much fun with it and really we very much enjoyed learning more about what the police do and just their roles in the community,” she said. NEAT members also get to meet more fellow residents. “When you get to volunteer at different events and you work alongside the police department you get to meet more of the people that you live with. It’s just a lot of fun,” Talbert said.

FOP golfs for scholarships By Regan Coomer

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The Kenton County Police FOP Lodge No. 44 needs the community’s help to award scholarships to local high school students. The FOP will host a Night Golf Outing at 8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 15 at the Kenton County Golf Course in hopes of launching a new community outreach program that will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating male and female high school senior. “We’re trying to do more things with the community,” said Kenton County Police Captain Greg Sandel. “If we get kids out there who are big into the community and they need help with school then we want to be able to try and help them out.” Cost for a nine-hole night game of golf will be $65 a person, which includes a homemade meal of BBQ, macaroni salad, cole slaw and baked beans as well as a golf towel and T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to the golfers with the longest drive as well as teams who finish first, second, third and last. Chances to win Reds

To register for a spot at the Night Golf Outing Saturday Aug. 15, visit or call 371-3200. Cost is $65 per person for nine holes of golf. Dinner is included. Proceeds will go to Shop With a Cop and scholarships for high school seniors. tickets, Maker’s Mark and other prizes can be purchased at the event. A portion of money raised will go toward the support of Shop With a Cop as well as the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There is still plenty of room for would-be golfers, Sandel said. Registration can be completed at the FOP Web site, Other community programs the FOP hopes to begin include an outdoor movie series for residents in Southern Kenton County. “They see us as law enforcement for the most part; usually our contact with them isn’t the most positive so we want to be able to get out there and show them we’re human and we want to provide them with some good entertainment,” Sandel said.

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devices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That will have to be something we address with our engineering plans once we get further into the project,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I do think some of the work we have planned for Dudley will definitely improve the safety down there.â&#x20AC;? For more information, contact the city at 3315910.



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Edgewood is expected to begin work on the eastern section of Dudley Road from Winding Trails to Ky. 17 as soon as this fall. The city previously received a $1.6 million federal grant for the project, which will include new concrete near the bottom of the hill and the installation of a new curb and gutter system. General Services Director Stan Goetz said the city hopes to begin work near

the bottom of the hill, where road slippage and water issues have caused a rippling of the street near the intersection with Ky. 17. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the worst section of the road, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start there and work our way up,â&#x20AC;? he said. Goetz said the city is still finalizing some paperwork for the grant, and must complete the engineering work before they begin the project. While heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optimistic that may be able to start this fall, he said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely that the project will continue next year during

LATONIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The neighborhood of Latonia will be undergoing a small area study that will evaluate land use, transportation and mobility, community facilities and implementation strategies and recommendations. Interns from the Center for Great Neighborhoods will be doing field work compiling Building Conditions and Land Use Worksheet Forms for each property through September. The Northern Kentucky Area Plan-

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Theater in Covington, 730 Madison Avenue. The entertainment will feature a wide variety of musical genres performed by local musician such as Celtic, Japanese, Middle Eastern, African and Latin. Belly, hoop and Cuban dance will also be a part of the evening. There will be also be a silent auction of fine art and performance packages. The Duveneck Medal for Achievement in the Arts will be presented to Arlene Gibeau. Each year the center

presents this award to someone who has made significant contributions to art in the area. The Duveneck Center is still seeking sponsors for the event. Program ads are available in prices to fit every budget. Call 491-3942 for more information. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available through the Madison Theater or at as well as or at the Duveneck Center, 1232 Greenup Street in Covington.



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Civil War event a ‘blast’ By Regan Coomer

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James A. Ramage Civil War Museum officials agree the “coolest thing in the world” can be seen at the museum Aug. 22 and 23 – cannon fire. The fifth annual Battery Hooper Days will kick off at noon the third weekend in August at the museum and will feature historical reenactors, live music and multiple shots of cannon to commemorate Northern Kentucky’s 1862 victory over the Confederate Army. To defend their homes, men, women and children worked to build an eightmile-long defensive line from Ludlow to Fort Thomas to ward off 8,000 Confederate soldiers – who eventually decided against invasion when the 22,000 Union troops and 50,000 militia men posed too great a threat. “We’re bigger and better than ever,” said Richard McCormick, vice-president of the museum’s board of directors. “Shooting a can-

Battery Hooper Days will take place Saturday Aug. 22 and Sunday Aug. 23 at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright, 1402 Highland Avenue. Events will take place from noon to 7 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Concessions and parking will be available at the Community of Faith Presbyterian Church. Check for a full schedule of events. FILE PHOTO

Members of the 5th Ohio Light Autillary shot off the cannon at last year’s Battery Hooper Days hosted by the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright. non over the view of the valley – it’s the coolest of anything I’ve seen.” And even though the cannon is shot with only a third of the charge soldiers would have used in the Civil War, when it goes off it’s still a shock: “Even when you know it makes you jump,” McCormick chuckled. Board member Bob Clements is a member of the re-enactment group, The Fifth Ohio Light Artillery, that is in charge of shooting

the cannon. Clements attends six or seven Civil War events a year, but he says Battery Hooper Days are the most fun, especially because his group gets to be closer to spectators than usual. “Pardon my pun, it’s a blast,” he said. “It’s just a great time because we get to show everyone what we do – we’re not the guys making noise 200 yards away on a hill side.” Battery Hooper Days 2009 will include a


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Library celebrated club success with pizza party By Regan Coomer

Kids participating in the Kenton County Public Library’s Summer Reading program celebrated the half-way point of their club by eating pizzas festooned with gummy bears, pine apples, french fries and white chocolate. Snappy Tomato Pizza sponsored a pizza party at each library branch and served pizza created by the winner of the “Spark Your Imagination: Create Your Own Pizza Contest.” “I was really excited,” said 9year-old Durr branch winner Haylee Mitchell. “They made it taste very good.” Jelly beans, gummy worms, apples, corn chips, cinnamon, mini marshmallows, white choco-

late chips, butter sauce, french fries, apple pie filling, maraschino cherries and pineapple tidbits made up Mitchell’s pizza. Mitchell, a Piner Elementary student, said she has read two or three hours each week for the library reading club. Keeping up your reading during the summer is important, she said. “It keeps your skills up; that way you aren’t trying to figure out what you forget over the summer,” Mitchell said. “I think I will be prepared.” Nine-year-old Katy Leonard’s pizza was chosen at the Erlanger branch and 9-year-old James Monroe’s pizza was the winner at the Covington branch. Children who participate in the summer reading club turn in an initial log of five books to receive

a book and 10 books to get a back-pack or T-shirt. After that, they complete challenge logs for a chance to win a bike. At the Independence branch so far, 1,788 first logs and 1,587 challenge logs have been turned in to library staff. The number of total books read so far is a little over 14,000. At the Erlanger branch, over 19,000 books have been read while at the Covington branch about 9,260 books have been read in the summer reading program. “It’s just been great, a really great response,” said Durr librarian Joel Caithamer. The summer reading club, which Caithamer calls the “staple program” of the year, ends Aug. 31. “That’s what it’s all about is


Willam E. Durr branch “Spark Your Imagination: Create Your Own Pizza” contest winner and library summer reading club participant 9-year-old Haylee Mitchell spent quality time with the Snappy Tomato mascot at the Durr branch pizza party July 31. keeping kids in the library throughout the year and that includes the summer,” he said. “When you complete against so many different things, the fact we

can get them to come in and attend our programs and check out our books – that’s quite a success.”

J. D. Patton debuting ‘green’ program in fall By Regan Coomer


Levin and Caden Gerth enjoy a snack at the celebration party for the end of the summer preschool program at Arnett Elementary on July 30.

Arnett wraps up summer preschool By Jason Brubaker

Ben Ignatowski stood near the top of the Slip-n-Slide, adjusted his shorts, and glanced around to see who was watching. “Hey- watch this!” he shouted to no one in particular as he prepared to dive headfirst down the slippery plastic tarp. “Look at how fast I can go!” The Slip-n-Slide was just one of the many activities enjoyed by about 20 kids on July 30 as they celebrated the end of the summer preschool program at Arnett Elementary. The five-week program was for students who were entering preschool, already in preschool, or had just completed preschool and were preparing for kindergarten. “Our goal is enrichment and socialization for the kids,” said teacher Melanie Triplett. “They get to do a lot of activities to keep them thinking and entertained throughout the summer.” Triplett said the theme of the summer was “Under The Sea”, with the students completing crafts and taking part in activities related to ocean life.

The J. D. Patton Area Technology Center will be one of five centers in Kentucky to begin training in weatherization this fall. Those trained in weatherization, called energy auditors, weather-proof and evaluate a home or business to reduce energy costs. While the weatherization training will only be open to professionals in the fall, school officials hope to open the class up to students by January. “This is just another one of those things for students to get in on the opportunity of what is called a ‘green collar’ job,” said Principal Ray Stanley. The initial program, made pos-

sible through stimulus package funds, will train 30 hand-picked professionals with background in HVAC or construction from across the state. Once certified, they will evaluate low-income homes chosen by action organizations. HVAC teacher Joseph Christensen will teach weatherization at Patton. “We’re getting current with what’s going on in our country and we’re preparing them for these future jobs,” he said. Energy auditors look at several ways to improve energy efficiency in the home. Some factors checked are how much heat and air conditioning should be used for the size of a building, the age of appliances, the effectiveness of insulation and the quality of windows. The energy auditor certification

will likely create jobs for out-ofwork construction experts, Christensen said. “It’s very exciting the way they’re applying the money to address our unemployment and energy issues in the state,” Christensen said. Besides weatherization certification, students already have the chance to work with cutting-edge environmental advances including solar panels and a wind turbine, which will be installed this school year, Stanley said. The student-designed turbine in addition to the solar panels could save the school as much as 25 to 30 percent on its energy bill. “In these economic times, that’s big,” he said. For more information on weatherization, contact Christensen at 341-2266.

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Deja Parker makes herself a snowcone at the party celebrating the end of the summer preschool program at Arnett on July 30. The program was open to students entering preschool, or those who had just completed preschool. At the end of the summer celebration, the students were able to play in a small pool, toss a beach ball around and enjoy cupcakes and snowcones. “We had a good summer with these kids, and I think they had a lot of fun too,” said Triplett. For more information about the summer preschool program, contact the school at 727-1488.

The Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers awarded a $1,000 Scholarship to Ian Van Lirop Ian May 14. Van Lirop is a recent graduate of Scott High School and is planning to attend the University of Louisville, Speed School of Engineering. The Northern Kentucky Professional Engineers student scholarships are renewable for up to four years for a total of $4,000. The Northern Kentucky Chapter, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers raises funds to support its scholarship program through an annual golf outing held at Triple Crown Country Club.

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Justin Verst (Right) of the Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, Presents a $1,000 Scholarship to Ian Van Lirop. The following students achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 and thus achieving the honor and privilege of being placed on the Dean’s List: Kristina Gross, Christina Gaskins, Michele Martin,

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Indians look to Depth key to Panda reload in golf success on course By James Weber

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Chris Groger enters his ninth and final year at Holy Cross. The team graduated Blake Trimpe and Steve Rickels, who will both play for NKU this fall. Rickels was the 2008 Region 7 champion. “Our team lost a lot of firepower last year but we have a lot of nice, young talent at Holy Cross who have been waiting their time and it has now come,” Groger said. “We will be led by senior Brandon Trame who has worked very hard to earn the No. 1 spot in our rotation after that we have about six or seven golfers that I could interchange at anytime that hopefully I can get some consistency from to make us competitive. If we can get some consistency from our two through five spots we can beat some people.” Among those players looking for those chances to shine are Greg Dooley, Rob

Broering, Tyler Johnson, Tommy Roenker and Nick Bockweg.

Covington Catholic

CovCath lost three of its top five golfers to graduation but returns its top player in senior Mickey Sutton and its No. 5 player from last year, junior Andrew Kendall. Sutton played golf in several state and junior national tournaments this summer. Among those expected to step into the lineup are junior Josh Moorman, junior Joey Fredrick, senior Alex Ammerman and sophomore Seattle Stein. Moorman won the 7-Up championship in July.


The Cougars are starting a program this year but will not be at the varsity level because of inexperience. Head coach Jeff Thompson said he will try to develop the program to compete at varsity in the next year or two.

The Notre Dame Academy girls’ golf team graduated Alex Carl, who finished 10th in the state tourney last year, but they return the other four starters from last year’s state tourney in Ali Cheesman, Maggie Enzweiler, Kelsey Kennedy and Angela Pugliano. Senior Kia Bakunawa joins the team for the first time and should help fill Carl’s shoes as she won the 7-Up Junior Tour championship in late July. Carly Metzger and Sydney Swingos are also in the mix. Cheesman was medalist at Notre Dame’s tryout. Pugliano was junior medalist at this year’s Northern Kentucky Women’s Amateur. NDA also has some very good JV players that are ready to make their mark at NDA including Haley Berling, Kelly Kleier and Megan McNulty. “The key to this year is playing as a team and staying focused on our goals,” said new head coach Karen

“We may not have a No. 1 player that can consistently shoot in the 70s every week but we have five to six players that are capable of scoring in the upper 70s and in the 80s and low 90s, which is even better.”

Karen henderson, Notre Dame coach

Henderson. “We may not have a No. 1 player that can consistently shoot in the 70s every week but we have five to six players that are capable of scoring in the upper 70s and in the 80s and low 90s, which is even better. I would rather have this scenario than a team with one or two good players and then no one else capable of consistently breaking 100. I feel our strength is our depth and commitment.”


Paige Gooch returns for the Tigers after having a strong summer. She won the ladies championship at the Fort Mitchell Country Club, was fifth at the Northern Kentucky Junior Amateur, sixth at the Kentucky Junior Amateur, and fourth at the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Junior Ama-

teur. Gooch is a two-time state tournament qualifier for Beechwood, and finished tied for 37th at state last year.

Holy Cross

The Indians have a very young girls’ golf team but hopes for a good season. Co-head coaches Paul and Donna White took over right before the 2008 season and the team had a late start because few matches were scheduled. The Indians managed that adversity well with a 44 dual match record. Now that they have been at HC for a year, the Whites expect a smoother season. Also, they have four returning golfers in Emily Armbrecht, Hannah Buechle, Kendra Cross, and Kaitlin Cross. Kaitlin Cross had a hole-in-one last year for

Holy Cross. “We are happy to say that all four girls will be returning this year with the addition of Chloe Nienaber, Stephanie Struve and Jacklyn Vieth,” Donna White said. “This year looks to be a very promising second season. These ladies have been practicing very hard and are looking forward to the competitions that are scheduled. Many of the girls played in the 7-Up tour this past summer, and enjoyed playing the different courses. These girls are not afraid of a challenge. Our team is convinced that this is truly the sport for life.”

Villa Madonna

Villa Madonna finished 11th at state last year and returns three starters who competed at state last year in Katie-Scarlett Skinner, Kim Schroer and Katie Ransdell. Skinner was a top-five finisher at the regional tourney last year. Head coach Ken Theissen said he has a deep team beyond those three and expects a tough battle for spots in the lineup.

7-Up finals quench title thirst for golfers By James Weber

He needed one clutch shot, and he got it, although he didn’t know at the time how clutch it was. Josh Moorman’s three-foot birdie putt on the last hole secured the boys 16-18 age group championship of the 7-Up Junior Golf Tour July 28. Moorman shot a 148 over two rounds, one at Lassing Pointe in Union and the second at Boone Links in Burlington. “It means a lot because I really hadn’t won anything prior to this year,” he said. “I won two smaller tournaments, and I had won one tournament here. This is the first time I’ve ever contended in the tour championship. It was nice to finally come through.” The Crescent Springs resident will be a junior at Covington Catholic and plans to be on the varsity team for the first time. He persevered in a tight battle in the tour finals by focusing on his own game. “I used to always want to know what everyone else was doing,” he said. “This year I took a new approach and focused on my own game. I just focused on

making par on every hole and getting a couple of birdies.” That approach helped take some pressure off on the last hole, when he was tied with playing partner Steve Rickels of Holy Cross but didn’t realize it. Moorman hit a bad drive to start the hole, but hit his second shot to within three feet and made the putt. Rickels had missed from 10 feet. Kia Bakunawa, an incoming senior at Notre Dame Academy, pulled out a one-stroke in the girls division over Owen County’s Krista Power. Bakunawa also didn’t know the final score until after the round was over. JAMES WEBER/STAFF “It’s been a big goal of mine to win this,” she said. “I just tried to Three local winners pose with their championship trophies from the 7-Up Junior Golf Tour July 28 at Boone Links. Front row, from left: Kia Bakunawa do my best. I didn’t know if I and Paul Huber. Back row, middle: Josh Moorman. Owen County’s Krista Power is far left in back; Cold Spring’s Drew McDonald is far right. could win it. I was keeping sion, Paul Huber of St. Pius in Boys 14-15: Blake Hamilton 151, Seattle 97, Christian Arn, 101, Sydney Swingos (Power’s) score but I didn’t add it Edgewood won by two strokes Stein 153, Adam Millson 154, Blake 101, Sydney Scheben 102, Haley Hart Adkins 166, Alex Scanlon 167, Tim Livin120. up until later. It makes me real with a 123 over 27 holes. good 167. Missed cut: Lane Weaver 85, Boys 11 and under: Paul Huber 123, Michael nervous, and not adding it up Huber was the only first-day Carter Hibbard 86, Bradley Litzinger 86, Bracken 125, Tyler Lippert 140, Griffin really helped because it kept away leader in the five divisions to keep Austin Molen 88, Bryan Kraus 88, Adam Flesch 142, Jacob Vrolijk 145, Ryan some of the pressure.” Ditzel 94. Clements 147, Grant Garrison 156, the lead at the end. Boys 16-18: Josh Moorman 148, Steve RickLeighton Schrand 161. Bakunawa birdied 15 and 17 Full results: els 149, Phoenix Ramsey 151, Andrew Boys 12-13: Drew McDonald 158, Logan to rally for the win. She is looking Annika (girls): Kia Bakunawa 167, Krista Kinman 152, Ryan Broughton 153, Gamm 159, Zach Adams 161, Merik forward to her first varsity season Power 168, Morgan Larison 172, KatieMichael Petering 156. Missed cut: Jordan Berling 163, Brett Bauereis 169, Parker Scarlett Skinner 174, Angela Pugliano 178, for the Pandas. Wyatt 79, Blake Trimpe 80, Alex AmmerHarris 174. Missed cut: Jeff Lynn 86, Kristin Smith 179. Missed cut: Kelsey man 82, David Schuh 85, Scott Rowe 86, Timmy Fritz 86, Jackson Frame 89, Daniel In the boys 11 and under diviKennedy 93, Abby Ruberg 93, Lauren Vice

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Rain pushes back games in Division 2 knothole tourney By James Weber

As of Monday, Aug. 3, Northern Kentucky Knothole Division 2 teams had yet to win a city title, but two teams were still alive. Rain pushed back several games as the week went on. Finals were originally scheduled for Aug. 1. In B-Senior, the Taylor Mill Titans were scheduled in the finals to begin Tuesday, Aug. 4. The

Titans, from District 28 Kenton County, were to face the Tealtown Tigers of the East Region. The Tigers have to win twice to take the title from the Titans. The players are Reed Spata, Matthew Wherle, Sean Lawrence, Michael Mundy, Nick Brinkman, Keaton Harvard, Alec Borne, Andrew Capps, David Aulick, Justin Wilke, Eric Estenfelder, and Blake Gay. In C-Senior, the Storm of District 29, Kenton County, were

eliminated Aug. 2 in the loser’s bracket by the Riptide. The players are Mark Gebhart, Cole Von Handorf, Logan Boyle, Jacob Litzler, Brennan Kamer, Patrick Ballow, Gannon Huff, Kyle Krumpelman, Peter Schaefer, Jake Wessels, Mason Lukey, and Bryce Helson. The Colts of Campbell County District 23 lost the B-Junior finals, losing to the Olympian Club Outlaws in the final. The Outlaws were the West Region representa-

tive. The C-Junior title is in reach for American Legion in District 22, Campbell County. The Legion were scheduled to play in the final Tuesday, Aug. 4 against the Corpus Christi Reds. The Reds have to win twice to claim the title, the American Legion just once. The Rattlers of Boone County were eliminated Sunday in the Class A loser’s bracket final. The Rattlers lost to the Bethel Rangers

for the second time in the tourney. The Rattlers beat the Kings Brewers July 28 in the loser’s bracket by a 10-2 count. Jacob Wallace threw a two-hitter, and struck out five. The Gators of Boone County were also eliminated in Class D. They lost to the Mason Aces on Aug. 2.


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of care I need. I do not want to wait weeks for surgery because I become a number … Keep the government out of the equation.” I have also U.S. REP. heard from GEOFF DAVIS small business COMMUNITY owners who are RECORDER angry about the $820 billion GUEST dollars in new COLUMNIST taxes that are included in H.R. 3200. These tax increases will hit small business owners hard; according to an economic model developed by Christina Romer, the president’s own economic adviser, the Democrats’ health care reform could cost 4.7 million jobs. A business owner from Florence told me, “If I was mandated to provide health care for my employees or pay an 8 percent payroll tax penalty, I would have no choice but to close my business.” An employee from Taylor Mill said he feared this new government-run health care system would eventually cost him his job. To successfully reform health care, we must first accomplish three things: reform of existing government health care programs (like Medicaid and Medicare) to ensure efficiency and accessibility, reform the private market insurance system and enact tort reform to end frivolous lawsuits. Without all three, we will fail in our shared goal of reducing health care costs for families, businesses and the government. House Republicans have proposed a commonsense solution that would address these issues while providing all Americans access to affordable, highquality health care – all at a price our government can afford. You can read more about our plan at ?ID=1140. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, represents the 4th District in the House of Representatives.

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Demand better health bill Like many Americans, Kentuckians are frustrated with the partisan path that the 111th Congress has taken. After watching our national debt rise to new and unwelcome heights while wildly expensive legislation is rushed through Congress in a matter of days, folks across the country have every reason to be wary of the health care bill that is being pushed by the Democrats in Washington. Since House Democrats introduced America’s Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200) in early July, I have received an outpouring of letters, phone calls, and e-mails from residents across the Fourth District with their thoughts on the bill and what Congress must do to make health care more affordable. While most recognize the need for improvements in our health care system, the vast majority are adamant that this bill is the wrong prescription for reform. Many Kentuckians have concerns about the proposed “public plan” option in the bill. Although supporters of the bill claim that this government-run plan is designed to encourage “competition” in the insurance markets, many worry that the plan could eventually eliminate private insurance choices. A constituent from Edgewood said, “This legislation is a stepping stone to single-payer insurance controlled by a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington, and it should be ‘sold’ to the public as such.” The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office stated last week that, instead of reducing longterm health care costs, the Democrats’ health care bill could add $1.6 trillion to the federal deficit over the next 20 years. Families are worried about what this could mean for their children, their jobs, and their communities. One constituent from Florence wrote, “I … am tired of being told to support the whole country when … we are struggling to support our own families, at times with three jobs.” A resident of Taylor Mill said, “I do not want to wait in long lines to get the level

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You can help cut down on smog It thrives during summer. You can barely see it coming, but at its worst it has been known to kill. It is particularly dangerous for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems, but it does not discriminate – affecting every person it comes into contact with. What is this silent pollutant? Smog. The word itself comes from a combination of smoke and fog, two things that have a similar look to smog’s hazy appearance. However, the white vapor that makes up smog is actually a form of air pollution. “Smog is a very serious issue in our region, negatively affecting the health of our residents and the environment we live in,” said Steve Pendery, president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and Campbell County executive judge. “It’s a concern that should be on the minds of everyone in the area - especially during this time of year.” Smog can be caused by a variety of chemical reactions, but in the Greater Cincinnati area the main component is ground-level ozone. This type of ozone is the very same gas that is found miles above earth’s surface in the ozone layer, but when ozone is close to the ground it is labeled as ground-

level ozone or “bad” ozone. Smog and ground-level ozone are both created when heat and sunlight react with vehicular and Emily industrial emisFeldman sions, causing angerous Community deffects on peoPress guest ple’s health and columnist the environment. Smog affects the lungs’ working capacity, making it harder to breath. It can cause shortness of breath, pain, wheezing and coughing as well as nose and eye irritation. Inhaling smog can create longer-lasting health problems, such as, chronic inflammation of lung tissue, increased respiratory symptoms, heart attacks, lung disease and chronic bronchitis. Throughout the year, air pollution levels are monitored. When there are high levels of emissions in the presence of sunlight or high temperatures, a smog alert is issued to warn individuals of the pollution. Local media outlets announce when a smog alert is in effect - but smog alert information can also be found by calling 1-

800-621-SMOG. Residents can also sign up to receive an e-mail or fax alert by calling the number. Smog is particularly harmful for children, the elderly and people with asthma or respiratory problems because their lungs are more sensitive to air pollution. It is recommended that these groups limit outdoor activity during smog alerts. There are also a variety of ways to reduce individual air pollution. “By staying informed and making simple adjustments to our daily routine, we can all help reduce this harmful form of pollution,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “Keeping track of smog alerts helps us know when those adjustments are crucial.” Some of these adjustments include walking, riding a bike or carpooling to reduce vehicle emissions and filling up vehicles and using gasoline powered lawn equipment after 8 p.m. More information about smog and tips to reduce air pollution can be found at or by calling 1-800621-SMOG. Emily Feldman is the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments clean air assistant.

Pendery: Some spending on infrastructure makes sense Americans, their businesses and their governments are suffering tremendously with the current economic conditions. However, there is a silver lining to this otherwise cloudy picture that gets very little attention: there has never been a better time for public infrastructure projects. Contractors need work so badly, competition is fierce and bids are low. The consumer price index is actually down this past year for the first time since the 1950’s. Borrowing costs are at an historic low. All at the same time then, money, materials, and labor are available at extremely low prices. For public projects that need to be completed anyway in the next few years, doing as much of the work as possible now is only smart – for the nation, each state, and even for local governments. For instance, because of the explosive growth of Boone County in recent years, a new sanitation plant is required and a tunnel needs to be built to convey material to it. These projects were bid earlier this year at a savings to local ratepayers estimated at $40 million! The Sanitation District is also able to secure low interest

loans to pay for the projects that will save ratepayers another $100 million over the life of the loans. K e n t o n County must Steve Pendry have a new jail. Community The bids came Recorder in over $10 milless than guest lion recent contraccolumnist tor’s estimates. Kenton County’s jail project has been on the drawing board for years. Believe it or not, at about $36 million, the total cost of the new Kenton County jail winds up being competitive with estimates made back in 1999! With a number of other partners, Campbell County is building a new administration building that came in $1.5 million cheaper than estimated, and we are paying for it with money we borrowed at just over 4%, which results in further considerable savings. Last month, the bid totals for the next phase of US 27 construction in Campbell County were in at $5 million below esti-

mates. And just last week, the bid opening for the new Justice Center to be built in Campbell County resulted in prices $5 to $6 million less than feared. There are other examples, but the point is this: In tough times, of course we must all live within our means – that is why operating budgets are being slashed. But where capital expenses are concerned, it is short--sighted to overlook the opportunities created in these unique circumstances. Local contractors are getting most of this work. We can make intelligent investments in infrastructure designed to make us more competitive when the economy finally does turn around, and at the same time, we can keep our people working and save our taxpayers big money. So, ironically, because we have a once in a lifetime crisis, we also have a once in a lifetime opportunity. For everyone’s sake, we need to continue to take full advantage. Steve Pendry is the Campbell County Judge-Executive and president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments

CHATROOM Last week’s question

What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals currently before Congress?

“I like nothing about any of them. The government needs to keep their hands off my health insurance and my health care. If they can come up with a reasonable plan to help the 20 million or so who unintentionally can’t get it, I would consider but not for

those who choose not to have health insurance and not for noncitizens of our Republic.” M.C. “Not much to like. Do not want the government more involved. Government is the biggest part of the problem now. There is no way to cover more people for less money and give the same care. Do I want less care? No!” J.B.

R.A.V. “The health care proposal currently before Congress is the biggest sham the government has ever tried to put over the constituents. They are trying to ram something through in less than 30 days – they won’t even take the time to read and understand the proposed bill. To do something of this magnitude needs the proper attention and understanding of the people proposing and approving the bill. I think they just want

Next question: Should Major League Baseball reinstate Pete Rose? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. ‘to do’ it no matter the consequences.”

“Dislikes: No constitutional authority for such a proposal; forcing older Americans to regularly receive counseling regarding ‘end of life’ options; forcing all Americans to fund abortions; deceiving Americans into thinking this is free; deceiving Americans into thinking this will result in improved care; another step closer to socialism. Likes: I’ll get back to you when I find one!” M.K.

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Violet’s Cottage on Anderson Road in Crescent Springs specializes in vintage and contemporary home decor. Tricia and her husband Mel opened the shop last October.

Violet’s Cottage marries vintage and modern collectables By Regan Coomer

Violet’s Cottage owner Tricia Lind makes her passion for vintage known with every item sold in her shop, located on Anderson Road in Crescent Springs. Lind shares her knowledge of all that is vintage by attaching beribboned, handwritten notes to poodleshaped planters, collectable bowls, chairs, vases and more giving information on the item, its manufacturer and even suggestions for use. The boutique, opened last October, specializes in home décor made by local artisans or vintage pieces discovered at estate sales and auctions. “There’s something for everybody,” Lind said, “We have vintage, contemporary, traditional, modern and retro.” Lind’s shop , named after her mother Violet, has the look of a cozy living room with paintings on the wall, knick-knacks on the mantle of the fireplace and floral arrangements on every sur-

face. Lind and her husband Mel like it that way. “When I come in here it reminds me of my Mom’s house, she’s got a little bit of everything,” Lind said. Mel Lind agreed, saying people are surprised when they find things in the shop they haven’t seen since childhood. “They’ll say, ‘I had this in my house growing up and I haven’t seen this in years.’” Mel Lind said. Violet’s Cottage inventory changes week to week, Lind said, so you’ll never know what you’ll find. “I love vintage things – I knew the store would reflect my passion for vintage,” Lind said. “I wanted to mix that in with new things so people would appreciate the new and the old.” Violet’s Cottage is located at 2511 Anderson Road in Crescent Springs. Hours change seasonably. Summer hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 331-5255 for more information.

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Seafood festival

Puppy pool party

Who says pool parties are just for people? Take your dog to the Kenton Paw Park Pool Party Saturday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dog park is located in Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, in Covington. During the party, there will be baby pools located throughout the park. There will also be raffles and a duck dive for prizes. Visit www.kentonpaw-

After Goettafest, the Great Inland Seafood Festival will take over Festival Park in Newport. The Seafood festival begins Aug. 13 and the opening night runs from 6 to 11 p.m. The event features seafood dishes from regional restaurants, music and extensive display of boats. For more information, visit or call 513-4773320.

Boone County Fair continues

The Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair will continue through the weekend, Aug. 78. The fair features competitions, food, rides, entertainment and more. For more information, visit or call 586-9968.

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Dog days of summer

New Bark For Life event to benefit American Cancer Society By Jason Brubaker

Bark For Life

The American Cancer Society is hoping a first-time event in Northern Kentucky will be a dog-gone good time. The ACS will be hosting the firstever Bark For Life, a miniature version of their Relay For Life fundraiser, at Pioneer Park on August 16. Like the Relay, participants can join in teams and secure sponsorships to raise money for the event, which goes toward cancer research and education. However, this time they can bring their four-legged friends along. “We wanted to do an event that our dog-lovers could join in, and this is something we’re pretty excited about,” said Ashley Clos with the ACS. “We’ve got a lot of people who are getting involved, and it should be a good time.” In addition to allowing dog owners

For more information or to join a team in the Bark For Life, contact Ashley Clos at 372-7885 or send an e-mail to For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit a fun afternoon with their pets, Clos said the event will also be a way of honoring the pets who may have helped families through tough times. “The normal Relay For Life events don’t allow you to bring pets, but a lot of these pets are like family members to people,” said Clos. “That’s why we wanted to include them, and give them their own event.” Cara Gleeson, who will be participating in the event with her three children and their dog “Wiggles”, said supporting cancer research is impor-

tant to her family. “We’ve lost two grandparents to cancer, so anything we can do to support the American Cancer Society is great,” she said. “This should be a great event.” The Bark For Life will start at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. The dog walk will run from 10:15 - 1 p.m. The registration is $25 per participant/dog, with a fee of $5 for each additional dog. There are also opportunities for booth displays and vendors, with the proceeds going toward the American Cancer Society. “It definitely could be a little crazy with all of the dogs out there,” admitted Clos with a laugh. “But it’s all for a good cause, and it’s going to be a cool event.” For more information about the Bark For Life, call 372-7885 or send an e-mail to

Studio specializes in pottery, sculpture Funke Fired Arts in Oakley is ready to shape creative talent and meet artistic needs. “We have the ability to both show and teach,” said Oliver Comstock, director of sales. The studio at 3130 Wasson Road specializes in pottery and sculpture by selling a variety of supplies as well as the work of local and national artists. It also offers a variety of classes for all skill levels. “We have the unique distinction of being one of the largest pottery studios in the nation,” said owner Tom Funke, 29, who lives in Villa Hills. The studio is 25,000 square feet and is divided up among classroom areas, an exhibition gallery and a retail gallery. Nine kilns are also located on the site. “Everyone has a little artist in them,” said Ben Clark, an education director at Funke Fired Arts.

“We want to bring that out.” Clark, 33, said some people can be intimidated by art and taking art-centric classes. “We want people to feel comfortable trying clay for the first time,” said Clark, who lives in Mt. Washington.

Funke Fired Arts

3130 Wasson Road The studio serves as a gallery for local and national artists. Art supplies are available. Classes are also offered. For information, visit the Web site

Funke opened three years ago at the former site of Annie’s Mud Pie Shop. Comstock, 24, who lives in Ft. Thomas, said customers can buy a piece of pottery, glaze it and then have it fired on-site. “Pretty much anything


Owner Tom Funke, left, and Oliver Comstock, director of sales, stand amidst some of the pottery and sculptures available at Funke Fired Arts. you want to do with clay, you can do here,” he said. For information and class schedules, visit the Web site

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First Friday Gallery Hop, 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Begins at Artisans Enterprise Center. Follow map to see all things artistic on southern side of Ohio River. Free. Through Dec. 4. 292-2322; Covington.

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Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 491-4003; Covington.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. $30. Reservations required. 426-1042; Crestview Hills.


Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Competitions, food, rides, entertainment and more. Rides, $2. $8, age 2 and under free. Presented by Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, Inc.. Through Aug. 8. 586-9968; Burlington.

Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.




Family Movie Nights, 7:30 p.m. “Open Season 2.” Voices by Mike Epps, and Jane Krakowski. Rated PG. Boone Woods Park, Veterans Way and Ky. 18, Bring lawn chair or blanket. Rain moves movie to Conner Middle School. All ages. Free. Presented by Boone County Parks. 334-2283. Burlington.


Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus #3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. Drinks available. Carry-out available. Benefits charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.25-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus #3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere.

Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, 9 a.m.10:30 p.m. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5869968; Burlington.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 717, members and ages 6 and under free. 586-6117; Burlington.


Swan, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.

7 Bridges - The Ultimate Eagles Concert, 9 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Six-member tribute band. $10. 491-2444. Covington.




New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.


Mitch Fatel, 8 p.m. $20. and 10:15 p.m. $20. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian. Special engagement. Ages 21 and up. Through Aug. 9. 957-2000. Newport.


Martini Open, 12:30 p.m. A.J. Jolly Golf Course, 5350 Ky. 27, Registration begins 11 a.m. Includes lunch, 18 holes, cart and goodie bag for golfers. Prizes, split-the-pot and raffles and dinner at Bar Louie, Newporton-the-Levee. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $300 for foursome, $80. Registration required. Presented by Bar Louie. 291-0094. Alexandria.

Bottoms Up, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365. Covington.


No Clue, 10 p.m. Peecox, 342-7000. Erlanger. Leo Clarke Trio, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. 261-1029. Latonia.


World’s Longest Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. MainStrasse Village, 491-0458; Covington.


World’s Longest Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Bargain hunting for 450 miles from Mainstrasse to Gadsden, Ala. Mainstrasse spaces located along Sixth Street. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 491-0458; Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums. Fireworks Friday. Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, VIP includes wait service. $10 VIP, $8.50, $6 lawn. 594-4487; Florence.

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Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums. Party in the Ballpark. Champion Window Field, 594-4487; Florence.


Recovery By Grace, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Grace Community Church, 5th and Greenup Streets, Christian-based confidential 12-step meeting for people with any type of hurt, hang-up or habit. Light breakfast included. Free. Presented by Immanuel United Methodist Church. 431-9888; Covington.


Gangsters, Gamblers and Girls: Newport Historical Walking Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Meet at Newport Syndicate. Visit sites where Newport gained its reputation as America’s first Sin City. Tour lasts 90 minutes. $15. Reservations recommended 888-269-9439; Newport. S U N D A Y, A U G . 9


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 586-6101. Burlington.

HISTORIC SITES Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 586-6117; Burlington. RECREATION

Motorcycle and Car Show, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Taylor Mill Lion’s Park, Route 16 and Senour Road, Registration 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $15, free for spectators. 760-4443. Kenton County.

St. Jude Kick-A-Thon, 11:30 a.m. Florence Mall, 2028 Mall Road, Gary Williams Martial Arts performs Kick-A-Thon. Includes free self-defense class. Benefits St. Jude. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Gary Williams’ Martial Arts. 426-8383; Florence.

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Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m. William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening, and leadership skills in supportive environment. No charge to visitors and guests. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 802-9320. Independence.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, All ages. Free. 282-8889. Independence. Sunday Morning Service, 10:45 a.m. Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, All welcome. Child care provided. Free. 282-8889. Independence. Sunday Worship Service, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Impact Life Ministries, 5740 Limaburg Road, Includes Planet 364 Children’s Ministry. Free. 371-0821; Burlington. World’s Longest Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. MainStrasse Village, 491-0458; Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums. Family Day Sunday. Champion Window Field, 594-4487; Florence.

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DJ/Ladies Night, 9 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger.


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity Lectures, 7 p.m. The Philosophy of Harlan Hubbard: The Complexity of Simplicity, with Bob Rosenthal, Professor of Philosophy, Hanover College. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, 491-4003; Covington.





Kerri and little Lucy Siegert of Erlanger have their picture taken by the Glier’s Goettafest menu sign during last year’s festival. This year’s event is 5-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at Festival Park on Riverboat Row in Newport. The event celebrates goetta with food, music, games and cloggers. Visit or call 291-1800 for more information.


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. With Liz Pennock. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 491-8027. Covington.

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Swing Dancing, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Music by DJ. Free beginner lesson before open dancing.All ages. $5. Presented by CincySwing.Com Ltd.. 513290-9022. Covington.


(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Coral - A Colorful Community. With Cincinnati Museum Center. Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Shelterhouse 1.All ages. Free. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 525-7529. Covington.


Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Free. 962-4002; Erlanger.


Scott H. Biram, 9:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Ages 18 and up. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.

Dixie Farmers Market, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave. Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 727-2525. Erlanger.




Mega Sports Camp, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Daily through Aug. 14. Open Door Community Church of God, 3528 Turkeyfoot Road, Sports training and education in three different electives including soccer, basketball and cheerleading. Ages 6-12. $25. Registration required. 341-8850. Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 1


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 491-4003; Covington.

Wild Wednesday, 10 a.m. Eagle Bend Alpacas. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 525-7529; Independence.


Running Word Wednesday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Share writing or monologue, or listen to readings by others. Free. 431-2326. Covington.

Great Inland Seafood Festival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Seafood dishes from regional restaurants, music and extensive display of boats. Free.Through Aug. 16. 513-477-3320; Newport.


Iris DeMent, 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E.Third St. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. $25, $23 advance. 431-2201. Newport.


Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 7270904. Kenton County.


McGlasson Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. McGlasson Farms, 689-5229. Hebron. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.



Riverbend Music Center hosts Rascal Flatts with special guest Darius Rucker at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000.

The Duke and The King, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Featuring Simon Felice of the Felice Brothers. $10, $8 advance. 431-2201; Newport. Mayday Parade, 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. With Close to Home, The Flight Station and Watson Park. $15, $12 advance. 431-2201; Newport. Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Theme: On the Streets of New York. Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Variety of music includes the classics, Broadway, patriotic and vocal. Bring seating. Food and drinks welcome. Free, donations suggested. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 513-9418956; Fort Thomas.


The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts the 49th Annual Flying Circus, a radio control model air show with aircraft featuring flying saucers, Harry Potter and Snoopy’s dog house. It is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 8-9, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton, Ohio. It is free; parking is $5. Visit or call 513-608-8521.


Considering the surprises of life Have you ever stopped spontaneously at a gas station, talked with a stranger at the next pump, and left with a great job offer? Did the university you chose for educational purposes introduce you to your spouse? Did you lose track of the wisest schoolteacher you ever had, wish you could have her advice now, and a week later in a crowded mall see her again? Have you ever unexpectedly met a physician who soon proved vital for your health? Many occurrences in our lives seem accidental or completely by chance. And the odds are thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what they are. But there are a few others that seem so much more to us in their impact and personal meaning. Yet the causes are undetectable. What can we call such occurrences? One melodious word is serendipity. A serendipity is an unexpected happy occurrence, or, as Webster defines it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;making desirable discoveries by accident.â&#x20AC;? Others might say that all

s u c h unexpected events, no matter how coincidentally bizarre, are just â&#x20AC;&#x153; b l i n d Father Lou fate.â&#x20AC;? W e Guntzelman m i g h t Perspectives even feel childish or superstitious to see them as anything more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; though we sense them as otherwise. Causality is inadequate to explain such phenomena. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not being weird in sensing there may be more to it. In the well-respected field of Jungian psychology, however, such uncaused but amazingly meaningful and spontaneous occurrences are expressed by another term â&#x20AC;&#x201C; synchronicity. Jung called synchronicity â&#x20AC;&#x153;a non-causal but meaningful relationship between physical and psychic events â&#x20AC;Ś a special instance of acausal orderedness.â&#x20AC;? Dr. David Richo says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What makes chance into

synchronicity is the consciousness in us of the vaster design that is unfolding. Chance happens to us; synchronicity happens in us.â&#x20AC;? Those more spiritually oriented may speak of it as grace. From the vantage point of hindsight we look back in our lives and believe we see the providence of God working subtly. Though our actions were completely free and spontaneous, and there was no coercion or auto-suggestion, these few unexplainable events happened and worked to our benefit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A coincidence is a minor miracle in which God wishes to remain anonymous.â&#x20AC;? The late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become more and more impressed by the frequency of statistically highly improbable events. In their improbability, I gradually began to see the fingerprints of God. On the basis of such events in my own life and in the lives of my patients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that grace is real. ...We who are properly skeptical and scientific-

minded may be inclined to dismiss this force since we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touch it and have no decent way to measure it. Yet it exists. It is real.â&#x20AC;? Another professional, psycho-therapist Robert A. Johnson, refers to grace as â&#x20AC;&#x153;slender threadsâ&#x20AC;? touching our lives: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The possibility of the slender threads operating at all times is so staggering that most of us canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bear it. ...It is probably true that we live in a universe with more meaning in it than we can comprehend or even tolerate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life is not meaningless; it is overflowing with meaning, pattern and connections.â&#x20AC;? Even in times of trouble or turmoil, hope says surprises can happen. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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BEHRINGERCRAWFORD MUSEUM August/September Events Through Sept. 20

Known as a painter, writer and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern day Thoreau,â&#x20AC;? the exhibit, Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity explores the life and art of Harlan and Anna Hubbard. Paintings, photographs, letters and other items relating to the Hubbards will be on display in this exhibit. For more information please contact the museum at 859-491-4003.

Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

Dr. Bob Rosenthal, Professor of Philosophy at Hanover College and family friend of the Hubbards presents The Complexity of Simplicity: a life philosophy. This presentation will discuss the unique life that Harlan and Anna Hubbard lived every day. Dr. Rosenthal will speak about his personal interactions with the Hubbards and how this philosophy inspires him today; there will also be a round-table discussion period for those wishing to participate. Presentation free with admission to the museum.

Tot Tuesday, Aug.18, 10:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m.

Join Regina Siegrist, Education Director, for a morning of entertaining stories, activities and crafts that your little one can take home with them! For more information please contact the museum at 859-491-4003 or

Aug. 22, 2 p.m.

Mr. Paul Hassferder will host a conversation about Harlan and Anna Hubbard as part of his presenta-

tion The Hubbardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Life at Payne Hollow at 2 p.m. Hassferder was a close friend of the Hubbards and will share reminiscences of his time and connection with this remarkable couple. Admission to the museum includes entry into presentation.

Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Mr. Bill Thomas, current owner of the Fort Thomas home and studio of Harlan Hubbard will open his doors for those interested in touring these important and hand-built structures associated with Harlan Hubbard. Please contact BCM for more information.

Aug. 26, 7 p.m.

Wildlife and Nature in Modern Surroundings will be presented by Mr. Mark Jacobs Executive Director of Split Rock Nature Preserve. Mr. Jacobs will talk about how modern society interacts with the natural world. Presentation free with admission to the museum.

Drees Pavilion and BehringerCrawford Museum Sept. 6, 6-10 p.m.

Watch the Labor Day Fireworks from the best seat in the house and with out all the hassle! BehringerCrawford Museum and Drees Pavilion are hosting a Labor Day Fireworks party. Admission to the event includes shuttle to and from Drees Pavilion, a wonderful picnicstyle meal, kids activities and games, a silent auction and of course the Cincinnati Bell WEBN Fireworks! Information about ticket prices, etc. can be found on BCMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website or by calling the museum at 859-491-4003.

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Freeze blueberries, unwashed in single layer, uncovered, on a cookie sheet until frozen hard. Then pour into containers. To use, rinse just a tiny bit under cool water in a colander â&#x20AC;&#x201C; donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let thaw completely before using in baked goods. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchenâ&#x20AC;? in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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David Alexander

David Alexander, 45, long-time resident of Milford died July 22, 2009. Survived by mother, Bettie Alexander of North College Hill; daughter, Beth Alexander of Montgomery; siblings, Vicky Reilley of West Chester and Guy Fortner of Cleeves; aunt, Ruth Cathers of Covington; former wife, Carol Alexander of Montgomery. Preceded in death by father, Jess Alexander of North College Hill. Memorials to: League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia,


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Lyons Club. Her first husband, John Pettie, died in 1958, and second husband, Logan Baldwin, died in 1992. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Helton of Visalia, Sharon Madison and Patricia Auton of Covington; brothers, Frank R. Glaza of Morning View, Joseph Glaza of Ryland Heights; sister, Alice Budke of Edgewood; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Kenton Fire Department, 14081 Decoursey Pike, Morning View, KY 41063; or Covington Children’s Home, 200 Home Road, Covington, KY 41011.

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Rosalie A. “Rosie” Baldwin, 81, Visalia, died July 26, 2009, at her home. She was a medical record transcriber for St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Rosie Pettit’s Medical Records, member of Visalia Baptist Church, Covington Moose Lodge 1065 Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 2000, Daughters of America, Ryland Heights Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and Ryland Heights

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Jacob R. Boulanger, 22, Edgewood, died July 29, 2009, at Mercy Hospital Anderson. He was a University of Louisville student and a 2004 graduate of St. Henry High School. Interests included music, hiking, camping, traveling, Frisbee golf and skiing. Survivors include his parents Deborah and Eric; sister Kali of Springtown, Texas; grandmothers Anna Boulanger Rycerz of Hampton, N.H.; and Fern Larock of Auburn, Maine.

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died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Denise Ferguson of Cincinnati; sons, Andrew J. Doeker of Newport and David A. Doeker of Taylor Mill; and four grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Development Office, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039; or National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202-1537.

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Priscilla L. Lindsay Cook, 86, Edgewood, died July 25, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher for Dixie Heights and Boone County Schools for 30 years and church organist at First Presbyterian Church in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Maynard Cook; daughters, Candy of Daytona Beach, Fla., Melissa of Woodland Park, Colo. and Shelley of Florence; son, Todd of Edgewood; sisters, Maxine and Mary Lou of Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Douglas W. Dunaway Sr., 61, Erlanger, died July 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sylvia Dunaway; daughter, Jessica Davis; son, Douglas W. Dunaway Jr.; brothers, Donald and Dwight Dunaway; sisters Naomi King, Tammy Dunaway and Debbie Hurst. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Taylor Mill. Floral Hills Funeral Home, Taylor Mill, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Central Parkway Church of God, 3220 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225.

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Joyce M. “Rose” Doeker, 76, Southgate, a homemaker, died July 29, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, David E. Doeker,

Carol Sue Blackburn Everidge, 49, of Lexington, formerly of Erlanger, died July 26, 2009, at University of Kentucky Medical Center,

Lexington. She was a chef and cook for the Radisson Hotel in Lexington. Survivors include her son, Michael Everidge of Ludlow; brother, Bill Blackburn of Florence; and sister, Bonnie Schumpf of Foster. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Paul Hendrickson Sr.

Paul Hendrickson Sr., 89, of Martinsville, Ind., formerly of Independence, died Aug. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was a self-employed skilled carpenter, attended the Gathering Place Church of Florence and enjoyed gardening and hunting. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Preceding him in death were his wife Myra in 1999, son Butch in 2004 and grandson Scott Ruby in 1991. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Wolfinbarger of Owenton and Linda Ruby of Morning View; son George of Burlington; two sisters Lillie Elliott of Beech Grove, Ind. and Esther Helton of Middlesboro, Ind.; two brothers, Homer of Greenwood, Ind. and Marion of Martinsville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Zion Christian Academy, 10310 Dixie Highway, Florence, Ky 41042.

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George “Bob” Heringer, 80, California, died July 30, 2009, at his home. He was a foreman for Weidemann Brewery of Cincinnati, grounds keeper for A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County, a dairy and tobacco farmer, Korean War veteran and member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in California. Survivors include his wife, Clementine Schwartz Heringer; sons, Robert Heringer of Fort Thomas, Matthew Heringer of California and Brandon Heringer of Fort Thomas; sisters, Anna Lou Cashman of Fort Thomas and Margie Huth of Fort Mitchell; and one grandson. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2162 California Crossroads, California, KY 41007.

Lorraine Hilgefort

Lorraine M. Hilgefort, 86, Erlanger, died July 26, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker, a stenographer and export liaison for Atkins and Pearce, Inc. in Covington and a member of St. Henry Parish in Elsmere, where she was active with the Altar Society and senior citizens. Her husband, Robert W. Hilgefort, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughter, Patti Hilgefort of Cincinnati; sons, Joe Hilgefort of Hebron and Jim Hilgefort of Fort Thomas; and five grandchildren. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Erlanger. Memorials: St. Henry Church, 3813 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018 or St. Vincent de Paul Faith Community Pharmacy, 2655 Crescent Springs Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Judy Huddleston

Judy F. Huddleston, 62, Crittenden, died July 27, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Gardnersville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob L. Huddleston Sr.; son, Loren Michael Huddleston of Dry Ridge; daughters, Rose Marie Hernandez of Crittenden and Denise Sturgil of Florence; sister, Linda Ehling of Fort Mitchell; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Carla J. King Lewallen, 47, Covington, died July 29, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Lewallen; daughters, Vicky Siler and Jennifer Fuqua, both of Louisville; sons, Christopher Harman of Erlanger and Timothy Harman of Covington; sisters, Mary Ralston, Melissa King and Patricia Lueke; brothers, Richard and James King; and one grandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Kathleen Neuhaus

Kathleen Rose Ann Neuhaus, 45, Erlanger, died July 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a light assembly worker at BAWAC. Survivors include her father, Ronald Neuhaus of Erlanger; mother, Rosie Neuhaus of Erlanger; sister, Lisa Duncan of Elsmere; and brother, Ken Neuhaus of Villa Hills. Burial was at Arlington Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials: BAWAC, 7970 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042.

Rodney Parker

Rodney A. Parker, 66, Erlanger, died July 29, 2009. He was a certified public accountant. Survivors include his daughters, Therese Brown and Deborah Jones; son, Thomas Parker; two brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Billy Phillips

Billy Lee Phillips, 76, of Newport, formerly of Harrodsburg, died July 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was an Army veteran. His wife, Charlotte A. Phillips, and daughter, Mattie June Baker, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Debbi Boyers of Elsmere; stepson, Rob Wilson of Newport; stepdaughter, Dee Bradford of Taylor Mill; sister, Betty June Everson of Alexandria; brother, Jimmy Phillips of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The body was donated to the University of Cincinnati body donation program.

James Puetz Sr.

James A. Puetz Sr., 65, Covington, died July 25, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Covington. He was a long distance truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Puetz; sons, Dean Puetz of Covington and Daniel Brewer of Dayton; daughters, Rose Puetz of Covington, Renee Brewer of Bellevue and Dovie Poe of Dayton; seven brothers; five sisters, and 16 grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Helen K. Jones, 87, Edgewood, died July 24, 2009, at Brighton Gardens, Edgewood. She was a legal secretary for Strass & Troy Law Firm and member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. Her husband, John “Jack” Jones, died previously. Survivors include her brothers, Robert Klensch of Edgewood and Frank Klensch of Cheviot; sisters, Norma Hansen of Cincinnati and Ruth Scheper of Fort Wright. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: The Point, 104 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

James Michael “Mike” Ryle, 54, Latonia, died July 30, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a taxi driver for Yellow Cab Co. His fiancée, Katrina J. Hogle of Melbourne, survives. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Silver Grove Christian Church, 122 W. Second St., Silver Grove, KY 41085.

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Robin Lee Kersey, 43, a homemaker, Taylor Mill, died July 25, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include her husband, Keith Whisler; sons, Jimmy Kersey of West Liberty, T.J. Smith and Thomas Kersey of Taylor Mill; daughter, Crystal Kersey of Taylor Mill; mother, Pauline Helton, stepfather Tommy Helton, both of Taylor Mill; brothers, Jamie Sullivan of Latonia, Michael Kennedy of Aurora, Ind., Gregory Chapa of West Liberty; sisters, Tonya Peniston of Covington, Hanna and Heather Helton of Taylor Mill. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Joseph Krebs

The Rev. Joseph M. Krebs, 52, Crestview Hills, died July 26, 2009, at his home. He was a minister, evangelist, Navy veteran and member of First Baptist Church in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Paula Krebs; son, Dannon Krebs of Fort Bragg, N.C.; daughters, Sada Jump of Erlanger, Megan Krebs of Dry Ridge and Ashley Krebs of Crestview Hills; mother, Florence Krebs of Crestview Hills; sister, Sandra Young of New Orleans, La.; and five grandchildren. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements.

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Claude Smith, 74, Butler, died July 30, 2009, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Corryville. He worked for CSX Railroad for more than 22 years, was a Korean

and Vietnam War veteran serving in the Marine Corps for 10 years and Air Force for five years. Survivors include his wife, Alice M. Trappe Sand Smith of Butler; daughter, Allisa M. Robertson of Butler; stepdaughters, Renee Hartman of Taylor Mill, Karen Wickham of Zanesville, Ohio, and Fran Clifton of Fort Mitchell; stepsons, Brad Sand of Elsmere, Tony Sand of Petersburg, Patrick Sand of Covington, Thomas Sand of Taylor Mill, Michael Sand of Morning View and Richard Sand of Burlington; sisters, Wilma Bloomfield and Beatrice Fetters both of Vanceburg; and 26 grandchildren. Burial was in Peach Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Hardin Browning Post 109 of Falmouth.

Frank Smith

Frank Smith, 80, Covington, died July 28, 2009, St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an awning installer. His wife, Marian Bell Smith, died previously. Survivors include his stepson, Robert W. Stephenson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati.

Joyce Stoner

Joyce Stoner, 72, Elsmere, died July 23, 2009, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. She was a hairdresser, musician and owner of Keyboard Lounge. Her husband, Donald Stoner, died in June. Survivors include her son, Doug Tucker of Villa Hills; daughters, Michelle Miller of Elsmere and Bobbi Jo Garcia of Covington; brother, Daniel Martinez of Texas; sister, Bonnie Richardson of Fort Thomas; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements.

Robert Vallandingham Jr.

Robert R. Vallandingham, Jr., 76, Florence, died July 31, 2009, at his residence. He was the owner of BFC Auto Trim and Body Shop in Covington, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a chaplain for Truckers’ Christian Chapel, Florence. Survivors include his wife Irma; sons Frank of Erlanger and Bob and Charlie of Florence; daughter Debbie of Elsmere; two brothers, Harold

of South Shore, Ky. and Bennie of Forest Park, Ohio; sister, Mary of Florence; nine grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 3711 Tibbatts Ave., Latonia, KY 41015 or a charity of one’s choice.

Thomas Wallace

Thomas K. Wallace, 86, Covington, died July 23, 2009, at Rosedale Manor, Covington. He was a machinist for Avery Machine and a World War II Army veteran. His wife, Ila F. Wallace, died in 2006. Survivors include his sons, Thomas Wallace of Columbia, S.C., Hubert Ferry of Covington and Michael West of Falmouth, Mass.; daughters, Angela Price of Alabama, Laura Smiddy of Covington, Sharleen Haire of Mississippi, Beverly Martin of Covington and Theresa Judy of Fort Wright; brother, Henry Wallace of Burlington; sister, Maybelle Lindsey of Amelia; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

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Edward Raymond Woods, 75, Florence, died July 26, 2009. at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a maintenance employee for Boone County Board of Education. His wife, Delores Woods, died in 1979. Survivors include his daughters, Kelly Wischer of Florence and Kimberly Woods of Verona; sons, Gre-

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Martin A. Clifford, 511 W. 14th St., no tail lamps, no operators license, receiving stolen property at Greenup St., July 21. Kahla Newton, 1876 Sunset Ave., Apt. #75, possession of marijuana at 723 Bakewell St., July 21.

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Danny L. Simmons Jr., 115 W. 32nd St., fourth degree assault at E. 36th St. and Decoursey Ave., July 21. Matthew J. Klopp, 5521 Bross Ct., alcohol intoxication in a public place, carrying a concealed weapon at 438 Pike St., July 21. Eric L. Gary, No Address Given, serv-



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ing bench warrant for court, possession of marijuana at 1433 Banklick St., July 20. Colin J. Trimborn, 639 Philadelphia St., #3, possession of marijuana at 600 block of Dalton St., July 20. Kaetlin A. Mitchell, 637 W. 11th St., hindering prosecution at 637 W. 11th St., July 21. Nancy M. Holcomb, 40 Kyles Lane, #1, disregarding stop sign, serving bench warrant for court, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Eastern Ave., July 23. Julius R. Booker Jr., 107 E. 24th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, carrying a concealed weapon at 100 W. 6th St., July 26. Shane R. Talbert, 5111 Delmar, disregarding stop sign, public intoxication, local violation codes at 38th St. and Church , July 25. Dina M. Anness, 439 S. Linden, alcohol intoxication in a public place, giving officer false name or

address, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia, serving bench warrant for court at 16th St. and May, July 24. David Debois, No Address Given, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 1026 Madison Ave., July 24. Danita Jones, 48 Mcmicken #3, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 1026 Madison Ave., July 24. Adeniyi W. Giwa, 2419 Montana Ave., Apt. #6, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school at 1820 Madison Ave., July 23. Cameron B. Avery, 108 Trevor St., trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school at 1820 Madison Ave., July 23. Christopher M. Hurtt, 567 Walnut St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at Park Lanes, July 22. Penny A. Morris-Broughton, 1901 Eastern Ave., first degree wanton endangerment, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 1901 Eastern Ave., July 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A man reported being assaulted at Decoursey Ave., July 22. A woman had her hair pulled out at Todd Ct., July 21. A man was knocked to the ground at W. 5th St., July 26. A woman reported being assaulted at Trevor St., July 25. A woman reported being assaulted at Huntington Ave., July 24. A man started two fights at Madison Ave., July 26. A man assaulted another man at E. 11th St., July 24. A woman reported being punched and scratched at Denver St., July 23.

Assault, criminal mischief

A woman was struck in the head and had her cell phone broken at Philadelphia St., July 20. Suspects caused harm to one another atMadison Ave., July 26.

Assault, neglect action

A man left two children alone and assaulted a woman at Promontory Dr., July 24.

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15-20 fishing poles, 4 tackle boxes, a reciprocating saw, and a tool box was stolen at 308 E. 43rd St., July 20. A woman reported being assaulted in her residence at 508 Watkins St., July 20. A door was damaged when someone tried to gain entry at 602 Sanford St., July 22. Several items were stolen from a residence at 58 W. 28th St., July 22. Three motorcycles were stolen at 106 Wallace Ave., July 22. A TV was stolen at 945 York St., July 24. Several pieces of jewelry were stolen at 2 E. 28th St., July 23. A rear door and its window were damaged at 2776 Madison Pike, July 23. Several items were stolen from a residence at 1708 Garrard St., July 23. A purse was stolen at 612 Altamont Ave., July 26.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle's window was shattered at W. 5th St. between Craig and Russell, July 20. Fencing was damaged at 1 Riverside Pl., July 20. A shopping cart was pushed into the front of a vehicle at 1525 Madison Ave., July 23. Two tires of a vehicle were cut at 1801 Jefferson Ave., July 22. A GPS unit was punched and a key was broken off in a vehicle's ignition at 1318 Madison Ave., July 22. A vehicle's tire was flattened at 213 W. 17th St., July 22. A bottle was thrown through a vehicle's window at 1009 Highway Ave., July 25. A vehicle was sprayed with paint at 9 Ridgeport Dr., July 24. The convertible top of a vehicle was torn at W. 5th St. and Russell St., July 25. A front door was shattered at 3929 Winston Ave., July 23.

Criminal mischief, theft

A vehicle's window was shattered at Crescent Ave., July 21.

Criminal possession of a forged

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Two forged money orders were cashed at 1611 Madison Ave., July 23.

Harassing communications A man reported being harassed by multiple text messages at 1 Police Memorial Way, July 24.

Harassing communications, harassment

A woman reported being harassed at Garrard St., July 22.


A woman reported being harassed at W. 8th St., July 23.

Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

A man was found to be in possession of several pipes with marijuana residue at 600 Philadelphia St., July 26.


A woman was forced to have sexual intercourse at W. 6th St., July 26.

Terroristic threatening

A man reported being threatened at 6 Southern Ave., July 21. A man reported being threatened at 1610 Banklick St., July 22.


Three bananas were stolen at 613 4th St., July 20. Two lawn mowers and a power washer were stolen at 401 Crescent Ave., July 20. Metal grates were stolen at 540 Madison Ave., July 20. A deposit bag with over $500 was stolen at 617 W. 3rd St., July 21. A vehicle was stolen at 121 E. 12th St., July 21. Prescription medication was stolen at 401 E. 20th St., July 21. Several sections of cast iron and ductile iron pipe and fittings were stolen at 3900 Locke St., July 21. A vehicle was stolen at 1509 Morton Ave., July 23. A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle at 4555 Amber Dr., July 20. Six flower pots, a bush, and three sections of heavy gauge chain were stolen at 433 Johnson St., July 20. A bicycle was stolen at 123 W. 5th St., July 22. A game system, three games, and a battery pack were stolen at 151 Bluffside Dr., July 22. Gum and mints were stolen at 4000 Winston Ave., July 22. A suitcase was stolen from a vehicle at 100 W. 6th St., July 25. A TV, tuner, DVD/VCR, and 40 DVDs were stolen at 521 E. 16th St., July 25. A credit card was stolen at 715 Bakewell St., July 24. Eye glasses, court documents, and a wallet were stolen at 1088 Promontory Dr., July 25. A game system and two games were stolen at 9187 Blue Ridge Dr., July 23. A concrete saw was stolen at Holman Ave. and Watkins Ave., July 23. A bicycle was stolen at 1234 Madison Ave., July 23. A purse, camera, and MP3 player was stolen at 3702 Decoursey Ave., July 26. A vehicle was stolen at 222 E. 8th St., July 26. A catalytic converter was stolen off a vehicle at 1545 Greenup St., July 26. A purse was stolen from a vehicle at 234 W. 5th St., July 26. A cell phone was stolen at 1722 Madison Ave., July 24. A lawn mower was stolen at 1226 Fisk St., July 24. A lawn mower was stolen at 1629 Holman Ave., July 24.

Theft by deception

Bad checks were used to pay for work at 113 E. 41st St., July 20.

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A utility account was opened in the name of another at 1 Police Memorial Way, July 23.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A license plate was stolen at 1631 Banklick St., July 23. The rear bumper of a vehicle was stolen at 2804 Madison Pike, July 24.

Theft, criminal mischief

A stereo/cd player was stolen at 1613 Banklick St., July 23. A stereo was stolen from a vehicle at 1523 Woodburn St., July 25. A CD player, DVD player, and monitor were stolen from a vehicle at 142 E. 42nd St., July 24.

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DEATHS From B7 gory Woods of Erlanger, Chris Woods of Florence, Keith and Derek Woods of Elsmere; sisters, Mary Lou Wright of Erlanger and Allee Kreidler of Florence; and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Florence Cemetery.

Arleen Zeis

Arleen Steinhauer Zeis, 96, of Highland Heights, formerly of Newport, died July 29, 2009, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was a homemaker and employee of Procter and Gamble in

Cincinnati. Her husband, Joseph Zeis, and daughter, Carol Zeis, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Robert Zeis Sr. of Villa Hills and Ronald Zeis of Highland Heights; sisters, Dorothy Garmany and Elsie Robinson, both of Highland Heights and Donna Meyer of Alexandria; brother, Ronald Steinhauer of Silver Grove; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St, Newport, KY 41071.

POLICE REPORTS From B8 Theft, fraudulent use of a credit card

Contents of a wallet were stolen and credit cards were used at 104 E. 7th St., July 22.

Theft, theft of legend drug

A purse was stolen from a vehicle at 525 W. 5th St., July 25.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A vehicle was taken without permission at 701 Main St., July 21. A vehicle was loan and not returned at 1403 Garrard St., July 26.


Mitchell T Mcclain, 46, 1620 Hawthorne Lane, third degree burglary at 2446 Anderson Road, July 27. Jennifer A Miles, 43, 9 Ridgeport Drive, fourth degree assault at 1342 Brightleaf Blvd., July 25. Rick M Heinlein, 3157 Werk Road, theft by unlawful taking at 755 Buttermilk Pike, July 23.

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal mischief

$2,00 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3156 Dixie Highway, July 25. $1,800 worth of damage to structure at Eagle Creek Drive, July 22.

First degree criminal possession of forged instrument Reported at 3471 Misty Creek Drive, July 23.

First degree fleeing/evading, theft by unlawful taking $400 worth of tools reported stolen at 500 Clock Tower Way, July 28.

Second degree burglary

$300 worth of jewelry, $40 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 518 Perimeter Drive, July 24. $200 worth of tools, $100 bicycle, $200 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 3420 Spring Valley Drive, July 23.

Theft by unlawful taking

$500 worth of firearms, $180 worht of jewelry reported stolen at 3530 Concord Drive, July 26. $500 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at Hidden Glen Street, July 26.

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REUNIONS Loveland High School Class of 1979 – will celebrate its 30-year reunion Aug. 7 and 8. The class will hold a meet and greet at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 at Cindy’s Tavern in Loveland. Activities for Saturday, Aug. 8 include a pot luck picnic noon-4 p.m. at Nisbet Park. Classmates should bring their own drinks (non-alcoholic per park rules), table service (plates, utensils, napkins) and chairs. The class will then meet at 8:30 p.m. at The Works in Loveland for happy hour prices on drinks, pizza and appetizers. For more information E-mail or Christman Family Reunion and Pig Roast – to be conducted Saturday, Aug. 8, on the 98-year-old Christman farm at 1955 Ethelynn Lane, Goshen. Come after 1 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a covered dish, and something to keep it hot or cold as dinner isn’t until 4-5 p.m. Drinks and tableware will be provided. There will be games, swimming and a lot of time for visiting. Call Bill Christman at 7222870, Dick Christman at 257-5811 or Bob Christman at 722-3103. Amelia High School Class of 1984 – is having its 25th year reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, with a picnic at Sycamore Park in Batavia ( rk+map+8x11.pdf). Admission is free. Classmates should bring their own lunch. Afterward, food and spirits are planned at Great Scotts ( from 6 p.m. to close. Separate tabs are available. RSVP to Wini Foster at 866-433-7543, or e-mail Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-9320164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number.

Reunion dinner is $45. Cost includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, dancing and door prizes. To sponsor the event, contact Jennifer Lewis at Visit

Princeton High School Class of 1974 – Is planning a 35th class reunion for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center. Pricing is $85 per couple or $45 for a single if the tickets are bought before July 1. After that date, a couple is $95 and singles are $50. For more information, e-mail Debbie (Owens) Fuson at

Clermont Northeastern High School Alumni – is planning a second alumni weekend for Aug. 14-16. Weekend activities include a Friday evening social hour, a Saturday evening dinner/dance at the Fastiques and Sunday picnics and gatherings for various classes. Cost for the dinner and dance, which starts at 6:30 p.m. is $25 per guest. The Class of 1959 is gathering at Lake Lorelei on Sunday, Aug. 16. Alumni are also asked to contact friends and family who are also alumni about the weekend. To sign up, e-mail, or Shirley Shipley at

Taylor High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 graduating class of Taylor High School is conducting its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Madison, 740 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. Cost is $45 per person, and dinner will be served. Come out for an evening of catching up with old friends, dancing, eating, drinking and having fun. Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie Weisenborn-Heilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390.

Norwood High School Class of 1979 – Is conducting its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Blue Ash Banquet Center. For information, contact Karen (Faulkner) Parker at 513351-6616 or e-mail her at Clermont Northeastern High School – Alumni weekend is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 14 and 15. Friday night, all the classes are invited to meet their friends at the following locations: 1958-1969: Quaker Steak and Lube, 59- Chamber Drive, Milford; 1970-1979: Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Milford; 19801989: Greenies, 1148 Ohio 28, Milford; 1990-1999: Buffalo Harry’s, 1001 Lila Ave., Milford; 2000-2009, Buffalo Wild Wings, 175 River’s Edge Drive, Milford. Saturday night is a dinner dance, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour at the Fastiques Building at the fairgrounds. Send name, telephone number, address, e-mail address and graduating class to: Clermont Northeastern Alumni Association, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia, OH 45103. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline is July 31 for reservations.

Milford High School Class of 1989 – is having its 20-year reunion Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15. A pre-reunion gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, at Greenies in Milford at 1148 Ohio 28, Milford. On Saturday, the reunion will be from 7 to midnight, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Bluegrass Ballroom. Dress is summer dressy/semi formal. Tickets must be purchased before the event, and will not be available at the door. Mention the Milford High School 1989 Class Reunion when making reservation to get a discounted rate. Reservations must be made by July 15. Everyone that reserves a hotel room at the Radisson will receive a welcome bag. The reunion committee is putting a slide show together for viewing during the reunion. Old and new photos can be e-mailed to Jeff Jounson at



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Our Lady of Visitation Class of 1989 – is celebrating its 20-year reunion at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grille, 6507 Harrison Ave. For questions or to RSVP contact Katie Abrams-Muldoon at Classes of 1964 Amelia and Glen Este and other 1960 classes – will celebrate their 45th reunion on Aug. 29, at Pattison Park in Owensville. Classmates from other 1960s classes are invited and welcome to attend. E-mail for more information: or call Jerry at 859-341-8123 or Ken Ellis at 513-753-4035. Greenhills High School class of 1984 – Committee members including Angelo Zolotas, Karen (Lampert) Pizzimenti, Diane (Witherby) Shapiro and Karen (Henry) Bender are planning a reunion for August. Class members are asked to update their address, phone number and e-mail address by emailing the information to: The Woodward High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 12. For information, contact the Web site at The Amelia High School Class of 1969 – is having its 40th year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hilltop Reception Hall, 2141 Ohio 125, (Old DX Ranch). Cost is $30 per person. The class is inviting any other classes that would like to attend. Listed below are classmates needed for correct mailing/e-mail information. Contact Nancy Knox at or 876-2859, or Kathy Baker at Denise Bein-Nailor, Stephen Gail Brooks, Phillip Craig, Albert Delisle, Gary Frazee, Tom Garcia, Ben Gillespie, Daryl Gilliland, Sharon Goins-Angel, Alvis Gary Hastings, Michael Hogue, Peggy Jones-Robinson, Paul Kendall, Joncey Ladd, Penny Mason, James McCracken, Stuart Edward Mentz, Robert Nolte, Carol Pear-

son-Boehm, Carl Ramsey, Ray Eugune Short, Jeff Smith, Ruby Snider, Gary Stone, Doug Waddle and Danny Wilson. Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 513-321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 7-10 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will be a picnic at noon at Woodland Mound Park off Nordyke Road. Withrow High School Class of 1944 – Will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a reunion luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave. Any class members and families of that year are invited to attend. Contact Bob McGrath at 513-871-3631, or e-mail him at St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. RSVP by e-mailing, or by contacting Mary at 941-0588. Feel free to bring any pictures from gradeschool. Clermont Northeastern Class of 1999 – will celebrate its 10-year reunion Friday, Sept. 18. Organizers are still looking for some classmates. Contact Maryann Huhn at 859-391-3375, or e-mail Include name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th Reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. Those who are in this class and haven’t been contacted are asked to notify Cathy Wilmers Recker at 2651283 right away.

of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing further information should contact The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or Jack Lisk at 921-3670 for more information. Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60’s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in with us. Come out for a fun evening of catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed to find lost classmates. If you are an interested member of these classes or know of anyone who is, for more information and to register, contact Julia Caulton at 742-5916. Amelia High School Class of 1959- a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604. St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information. Glen Este H.S. Class of 1969 – is planning a reunion. For more information, call Cathy Wilmers Recker, 265-1283 or Debbie Phillips Murphy, 284-8944.

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