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Taylor Mill Eagles dominate

Starters, Pidgets blow away cheer competition

Charities are Bean Bash winners

As Shawn Carroll (above) stirs the bean soup at the Oct. 15 Bean Bash, Jerry Rhein of Richwood and Eli Blankenship, 7, of Independence watch. Besides food, the day at Turfway Park included silent auctions, music and games. It was fun for everyone, but the real winers were the Special Olympics, BAWAC and Redwood School. LIFE, B1

On Oct 8 at Ryle High School the Newport Firefighters Cheerleaders hosted the annual Northern Kentucky Youth Football League Cheerleader competition. Thirty-eight squads participated with a special appearance by the Brave Cats Special Olympics team of Kentucky All-Stars of Northern Kentucky. There were two levels of competition: Level 1 (limited gymnastics) and Level 2 (advanced gymnastics). The morning session was Level 1 with 20 squads beginning with Starters Squads and ending with the Senior Squads. The Taylor Mill Eagles, their first year at the competition and in the NKYFL, surprised everyone and won almost every category as well as the grand prize for Level 1


The Taylor Mill Eagles celebrate winning the grand prize in their competition level at the annual Northern Kentucky Youth Football League Cheerleader competition. with the highest score. They only had two squads to participate, Starters and Pidgets, but impressed the crowd with top quality performances. The Starters won first place in cheer, dance, tumbling and jumps.

Members of the Starters are Brooke Balsley, Grace Braden, Olivia Clem, Alison Couch, Emily Dodd, Sara Durstock, Tiffany Fannin, Kara Hensley, Madison Johnson, Chloe Loftis, Logan Mills, Laine Morman, Lexi Rogers, Emily

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Catholic Station opens early

Curious customers have encouraged a new religious store to open doors earlier than planned. The Catholic Station, located at 2220 Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell, opened on Oct. 22. The store is planning a grand opening on Nov. 19. NEWS, A2

Summer Curtis, 7, of Ryland Heights gives her grandma her impression of a hanging pretzel at the playground at Middleton-Mills Park Oct. 16.

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Mark the heritage of steamboat

October marks the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat, the New Orleans, traveling along the Ohio River under its own power. To commemorate the bicentennial, the Rabbit Hash Historical Society will host a Steamboat Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. NEWS, A3

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Schaub, Chloe Schmid, Ryley Shields and Jessica Thompson. The Pidgets won first place in cheer, dance and tumbling and second place in jumps. Members of the Pidgets are Abby Baker, Logan Brierly, Courtney Couch, Brooke, Giffen, Korie Johnson, Kylie McDonald, Caroline Meister, Cierarra Ponder, Faith Roberts, Ashton Rosenhagen, Kennedi Sackett, Lillian Schultz, Skylar Seibert, Elise Slavey, Cassidy Welch, Cameryn Welch, Courtney Wells, Jailah Brewer, Courtney Childers, Haley Cummins, Taylor Herzog, Gabrielle Kallmeyer, Cesiley McKinley and Zoey Mitchell. Besides winning the first place overall, the Taylor Mill Eagles won the overall spirit award. The afternoon session was Level 2 with 18 squads. The Raiders stole the afternoon session with outstanding performance clinching the Level 2 Grand Champion with South Kenton close behind in second place.


Girl Scouts numerous, helping hands few By Libby Cunningham

There’s more than 500 reasons why adults in Northern Kentucky should volunteer their time. At least that’s what members of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council say. Because despite a large number of young girls seeking to discover, connect and take action, there are not enough helping hands to guide them. “Last year (we had) 670 on a waiting list, every year it’s been pretty consistent,” said center director, Ruby Webster. “Every year it’s been pretty consistent with between 500 to 750 people

on our waiting list.” To garner volunteers the Girl Scouts have been reaching out, by placing yard signs and sending home fliers, but these methods have helped only with upping the number of eager members. “A lot of the girls are frustrated because they don’t understand why you don’t have a troop to put them in,” Webster explained. Girl Scouting has changed since most volunteers were of Scouting age and although traditional troops are still around, there are other ways to get involved. “When people think about Girl Scouts they think of cookies,” she

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According to the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council, now, more than ever, girls need volunteers to help with activities, such as riding the zip line.

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FORT MITCHELL - Curious customers have encouraged a new religious store to open doors earlier than planned. The Catholic Station, located at 2220 Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell, opened on Oct. 22. The store is planning a grand opening on Nov. 19. “Rather than make our customers wait for our official opening when we are up and set and running, we have decided to open our doors while we are still in the setup process,” said part owner Amy Schult. “To give our customers a sneak peek.” Owned by a group of business partners from both the Cincinnati and Kentucky areas, The Catholic Station will provide the area with a locally owned outlet for religious books and gifts. “We are blessed to have a lot of the same people who (were) involved in a (Catholic) store (they had) in Burlington,” Schult said.




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Emily Stone, 12, traveled from Atlanta to help put finishing touches on The Catholic Station, a new Christian store in Fort Mitchell.

Drunken drivers can’t hide behind Halloween costumes As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds everyone to keep the party off the road. “There isn’t a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel,” said Director of Highway Safety Bill Bell. “Whether you’ve had one too many or way too many it is just not worth the risk. Remember,


The store offers a range of gifts, including Bibles, religious statues, books, artwork as well as supplies for baptisms and Holy Communions. “There will be many gifts that pertain to all Christian denominations,” Schult said. “Everybody is welcome.” Schult also said the store will appeal to customers who are tired of online shopping. “It’s going to bring choices and options, not everybody’s an online shopper,” she said. “We all think people want to see things in their hands. Open a book and flip it.” If the amount of people popping in to take a look at the venture is any indication, many are already interested. “We’ve had so many stop in already, which is why we are going to open up (early),” said Ann Haegele, who is also a part owner. For more information on your community visit

Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” Nighttime is an especially dangerous time to be on the road, but Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 48 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) involved a driver or a motor-

cycle rider with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.08 or higher, which is illegal in every state. “Don’t make Halloween an event to forget by driving drunk,” said Bell. “It’s a fact that, too often, impaired drivers don’t plan ahead and end up making the roads scarier than their costumes.” The KOHS recommends these simple tips for a safe Halloween: • Plan a safe way home

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said. “It’s way more than cookies. It’s about leadership skills.” Through programs such as Pathways, which allows girls to participate by choosing a certain skill or subject to study, Teen Leadership Council, which puts together a group of older girls to mentor the younger, as well as day and overnight camps, the time commitment for the activity has lessened. The time commitment for a volunteer has lessened as well, Webster said, meaning that extra help is sometimes only needed for one day. Those looking for short-term com-

mitment with a longer time to work with the girls could consider helping with a Pathways, or series, program. “We say ‘Hey you know everything there is to know about engineering? Do a six-week series on it,” Webster said. It is these kind of volunteers that Northern Kentucky Girl Scouts need, especially in areas like Covington, Latonia and Newport. Membership specialist Jontue Lewis said that this year’s recruitment is aimed toward adults in general, especially in “inner city areas.”


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Rabbit Hash celebrating steamboat 200th October marks the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat, the New Orleans, traveling along the Ohio River under its own power. To commemorate the bicentennial, the Rabbit Hash Historical Society will host a Steamboat Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Steamboat travel “basically changed our whole methods of transportation and commerce,” said local resident and historical society president Don Clare, who kicks the day off with origi-

it really, really changed our culture,” he said. Development of the steamboat was important for small river communities and “revolutionized” life in areas like Rabbit Hash, he said. “It sustained life,” he said. “It was our lifeline as far as commerce and trade.” According to information provided by Clare, retired Army Corps of Engineers historian Chuck Parrish will present a special lecture and video about the New Orleans and the age of steamboats at 1 p.m., followed by the late 19th-cen-

nal river-related music. The New Orleans was named for its “ultimate destination,” he said. According to Clare, the idea for the bicentennial celebration came from Hanover College’s Rivers Institute. “It’s a very important mark in our history because

tury music of Raison d’etre in full period costume. Another lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in the main barn about river life during the steamboat days, covering the Ohio River from Cincinnati to Louisville. Hitting the river town’s new outdoor stage at 4 p.m. is Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band performing Dixieland and New Orleans jazz music. Paintings, prints and photographs will be on display in the art gallery as well as the Rabbit Hash museum. Local authors

Conference addresses animal hoarding By Stephanie Salmons

There’s a line between owning a lot of pets and hoarding animals. “In my opinion, that line is when you can’t take care of them,” said Susan Fessler, a Boone County animal control officer and president of the Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association. The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was present at a conference hosted by the KACCA Oct. 20-21 to help animal control officers address animal hoarding and investigate organized animal fighting activities in their communities. Fessler said she’s not sure if local animal hoarding cases are becoming more prevalent or if more people are just starting to notice and notify authorities. The issue is coming more

into the spotlight because of different programs on television channels like Animal Planet, she said. This year, there was one hoarding case in Boone County where a woman had too many dogs, Fessler said. “We actually had been there a couple of times in the past year,” she said, but the matter got to a point where the owners couldn’t take care of the animals and animal control had to step in. Tim Rickey, senior director of the ASPCA’s field investigations and response team, said animal hoarding is “probably the most prevalent form of abuse we deal with.” The conference was a great opportunity to help local organizations recognize issues such as puppy mills and animal hoarding exist locally, he said. “My feeling is the problem has always existed,”

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fle for a print “Belle of Cincinnati at Rabbit Hash” by local artist Tom Gaither will be held. Tickets are $1 and on sale now at the General Store and will be sold through the day and each donation receives one free raffle ticket. Second prize is a dinner cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati courtesy of BB Riverboats. Lawn chairs are permitted but coolers are not allowed. Parking is available in lots outside of the town and a shuttle will be provided.

including Bridget Striker, Callie Clare, Doc Baker, Robert Schrage and Chuck Parrish will be on hand selling and signing books. Organizers are encouraging everyone that comes to dress in a period costume, Clare said. A group photo will be taken in front of the Rabbit Hash General Store. “I think it’s different than other events we’ve had,” General Store proprietor Terrie Markesbery said. “This has a more historical flair.” The event is free, but donations are accepted. A raf-

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Company’s expansion to create 138 jobs By Mark Hansel

FLORENCE - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined community leaders and company officials here Oct. 18 to announce a major expansion project at a company that manufactures and markets automobile parts and components. Linamar Corp. plans to invest $40.8 million in equipment that will bring 138 new jobs to the facility on Industrial Road in Florence. “The fact that Linamar has chosen to invest more than $40 million and double the size of its workforce in Northern Kentucky speaks volumes to the region’s and the state’s outstanding business climate,” Beshear said. “The commonwealth is pleased to partner with community leaders and Linamar to make this growth possible.” Linamar produces engine components for Ford and Chrysler and will add the new equipment to its existing 360,000-square-foot facility. The equipment is expected to be installed immediately, with production scheduled to begin by January.

Beshear credited the region for being able to supply the type of skilled employees that local companies need and singled out two recent Linamar hires for recognition. Vickie Vinson was laid off from her previous job with a delivery company after 12 years and Bonnie Pryor began looking for work after her husband died in 2009. “This company has been my saving grace,” Pryor said. “It was a big change, but I love it here.” Florence Mayor Diane Whalen said it is no accident that the region continues to experience growth, even in difficult economic times. “Once again, Florence and Northern Kentucky prove that when a positive business climate is present, that includes a skilled workforce and a supportive community, private investment and job creation will follow,” Whalen said. Last month, Beshear also attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at ZF Steering for the $95.8 million expansion of its new facility in Florence. The Kentucky Economic

Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Eagle Manufacturing, a division of Linamar, for tax incentives up to $4.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows the company to keep a portion of its investment in the form of corporate income tax credits and wage assessments if it meets job and investment targets. Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore said incentive programs are a valuable tool to promote economic development in the state. Earlier in the day, Beshear gave commemorative remarks at Pomeroy in Hebron at a gathering in recognition of the information technology company’s 30th anniversary. Pomeroy provides IT infrastructure and professional and staffing services, as well as procurement and logistics services to companies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Beshear wound up his afternoon in Boone County by attending a fundraiser at Karlo’s Bistro Italia on Houston Road in Florence.


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Regina Siechrist, educational director from Behringer-Crawford Museum, points out why impressions on a rock could be a fossil to Nicholas, 8, and Leo Brown, 6, from Taylor Mill and Faith Chitkara, 10 and her sister Ella, 8, from Independence who all came with their grandmother to the program sponsored by the city of Edgewood and the Behringer-Crawford museum.

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Ghosts and goblins filled the Kenton County Public Library earlier this month as children submitted their stories for the Spooky Library contest. The Covington Library children’s staff read through the 87 entries to pick the top three in each category. “All of the stories were cute,” said Terri Deibel, children’s librarian. “This was the most entries we had ever received. We read each and every story. We had to make tough decisions.” The Covington Library has been offering this contest for several years. It’s a way to get the young patrons writing and have some fun doing it. Small prizes will be awarded to each of the winners.

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by Zaine M. Miller A Hillside Asylum Untamed by God No one ever makes it out unchanged To live a normal life – Zaine M. Miller of Fort Mitchell is in fifth grade at River Ridge Elementary School.

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Kaelyn Montemayor POETRY, GRADES 4-6 • First place: “A Haunt” by Zaine M. Miller, age 10, Fort Mitchell • Second place: “Ghostly Sneaks” by Shelby Collins, age 11, Morningview • Third place: “The Secrets of Halloween Night” by Nicole Meyer, age 10, Villa Hills PROSE, GRADES 4-6 • First place: “Neighborly Advice” by Syd Fillhardt, age 11, Highland Heights • Second place: “The Best Prank Ever” by River D. Wetzel, age 10, Independence • Third place: “Old Spooky House” by Keegan Robbins, age 10, Taylor Mill POETRY, GRADES 1-3 • First place: “Vampire and Ghost” by Jonah House, age 8, Independence • Second place: “There Once was a Witch …” by Katie McKeown, age 7, Lakeside Park • Third place: “Spooky” by Diamonique A. Barnett, age 6, Elsmere PROSE, GRADES 1-3 • First place: “Ghost’s Adventure” by Kaelyn Montemayor, age 7, Fort Wright • Second place: “A Big Ghostly Storm” by Abigail Kathryn Kane, age 7, Crestview Hills • Third place: “The Scariest Night” by Stephanie Marie Casson, age 7, Crescent Springs Here are the first-place essays:

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by Jonah House VAMPIRE Black Cape Biting Howling Scaring Fangs Blood Eyes Mouth Haunting Floating Disappearing White Sheet GHOST – Written by Jonah House, a homeschool third-grader from Independence. He chose a poem style called “Diamante.” It compares two different things and describes them both. He loves Halloween and vampires and ghosts.

by Syd Fillhardt

One crisp autumn morning, two days before Halloween, I was sipping hot chocolate at the kitchen table. I heard a knock at the backdoor. Who could that be, I thought as I peeked outside. No one was there. “My ears must be playing tricks on me,” I said to myself. I turned back to take a sip of my drink and all of a sudden

Mr. Robin, my next door neighbor, is in my kitchen! “That was strange, I didn’t hear the door open,” I said to Mr. Robin, “How did you get in?” “Hello dear, I just walked through the door,” said Mr. Robin. “I have come to visit with you.” It was 6:30 a.m., but Mr. Robin always came around that time for breakfast. “Please sit down,” I told him happily. Mr. Robin was a good friend of mine and he always cared about what was going on with me and my family. I felt like I could tell him anything. He is much older and wiser and always offers good advice. He helps me with my homework and I think of him as a grandpa. “I am making pop tarts” I tell him. “Sounds good to me,” says Mr. Robin as we sit down to eat. I start talking about life in the sixth grade, which has been going hard lately. I have a lot of problems; school demands, friends, the bus ride, my grades, teachers and my family life. He listens to me ramble on. “You have to look at the positive things in your life!” says Mr. Robin, “and I guarantee things will get better for you!” He is probably right I thought. “I will always

be there for you, remember that,” says Mr. Robin. Thirty minutes later he leaves and goes back to his house. I watched him walk across the yard to his house next door. I felt sad watching him leave, like something was wrong. I have to get moving, so I won’t be late for school. After school, I walked in the back door, where my mom was sitting at the table with a sad look on her face. “Sit down honey,” says mom, “I need to tell you something.” She told me Mr. Robin had passed away that night in his sleep. I did not know what to say! I had just lost my good friend and had just talked to him this morning, but Mr. Robin died last night! How was this possible? I suddenly burst into tears. Between sobs, I tried to tell mom Mr. Robin was at our house this morning, but she said I was mistaken. That could not be possible. I think he was trying to tell me something, that things would get better. I need to take it one day at a time and he was right. I know for a fact, I had talked to the ghost of Mr. Robin. I will never understand what happened that day. All I know is that the visit was real and that was all that mattered! – Syd Fillhardt, 11, is in sixth grade at Campbell County Middle School. He lives on Ridge Hill Drive in Highland Heights.

Once upon a time there lived a ghost, black cat, and a zombie. They were all friends. The zombie ate people’s brains, the cat scared people away, and the ghost was never shown to spook anyone. He never waned to hurt people. One day the ghost went outside and saw many people playing at the playground. There were lots of things to do and play with, but there were too many people at the playground. Ghost became scared and ran away from home. He went to zombie world at the amusement park. He rode many spooky rides and saw many spooky costumes. Ghost felt better and he went back home. He told cat and zombie about the playground and how scary it was. Cat agreed that it was dangerous outside. Zombie thought ghost was brave for going to zombie world. Zombie went trick-or-treating this year for Halloween and no one hurt him. He said he was more scared when he went to zombie world. Ghost realized he wasn’t as scared of people as he thought he was. Ghost went to the playground and the kids invited him to play. Ghost was very happy. Ghost invited cat and zombie to play with him. They all played together that night! – Kaelyn Montemayor of Fort Wright is a student at Fort Wright Elementary.

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Getting the WOW Award

Dr. Brennon Sapp, Shannon Henson, Laura Galchick and Debbie Hecky accepted the WOW Award given by the Kenton County Board of Education on behalf of the entire Scott High School. The school worked extra hard to make sure the Gates Foundation guests left knowing the schools, students, teachers, and administrators of Kenton County are outstanding. WOW stands for “What Outstanding Work.” THANKS TO KIMBERLY TANEY

NKU seeks Lincoln Award nominees By William Croyle

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Nominations for Northern Kentucky University’s 21st annual Lincoln Award are being accepted through Nov. 18. The list of past winners a “Who’s Who” of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati - includes Carl Lindner, Wendell Ford, Dr. O’dell Owens and R.C. Durr. The award honors current or former Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana residents who “exemplify the qualities of outstanding citizenship, notable achievement and distinguished service in

their professions and contributions to the Northern Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati community.” Nominees do not have to be affiliated with the university. “A committee reviews the nominations and makes a recommendation to the president (James Votruba), so he ultimately selects the winner,” said Kathy Stewart, NKU’s director of special events. Nominations should include specific examples of service or achievement. Up to five letters of support will be accepted for each nominee. Elected and appointed officials are not eligible for the award during their terms.

The winner will be honored at a banquet in April. The award is named after Abraham Lincoln. In 1981, the NKU Foundation awarded its first Distinguished Public Service Award, recognizing “individuals who have provided exceptional service to NKU through their personal, financial or cultural contributions.” In 1992, the Lincoln Award was established and given to someone based on the same criteria used today. In 2006, the two awards merged into one. Nominations should include a onepage letter, resume and other supporting documents. The nominee’s

name, job title, address, email and telephone number should be included, along with the name, address and telephone number of the nominator. Nominations can be emailed to stewartkg@, or mailed to The Lincoln Award Nominating Committee, c/o Kathy Stewart, Northern Kentucky University, Lucas Administrative Center 623, Highland Heights, KY 41099. Nominations made for the 2011 Lincoln Award may be resubmitted (with updated information, if necessary) to stewartkg@ or by calling 859572-5199.


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Up, up and away

Superintendent Teri Cox-Cruey was invited to join Taylor Mill Elementary students as they plan to soar to new heights this school year. Balloon Impressions set the stage for the entire school to see. From left: Macy Borchers, Jake Balsley, Caroline Meister, Cox-Cruey, Chloe Ruscher, Jackson Herrema and Alexandra Mastin.


Patriotic spirit

St. Cecilia School students in Independence made red, white and blue decorations to share with Regency Manor residents for Labor Day.


Thomas More College in Crestview Hills has launched a new three-year degree program that enables motivated undergraduate students in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree a traditional college experience and an extra year of earning power. TMC3 is a new and innovative program that allows qualified students to save both time and money by completing a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree in just three years. The three-year degree is completed during the course of eight semesters. Annual tuition and fees for the threeyear program are $15,000. While TMC3 compresses the time frame for degree attainment by an entire year, the classes themselves are not accelerated. The structure of TMC3 is year-round, with students taking 18 hours in the fall and spring semesters and 12 hours in two summer terms. To be considered for the program, students must have a 3.0 GPA in their high school coursework and a 26 ACT composite score or 1190 SAT score. (Education and nursing majors are not eligible for the three-year degree due to the time constraints of clinicals and student teaching requirements.) The program is well-suited for students who have earned AP or dual credit. Although the credit will not reduce the required number of semesters, it can reduce a student’s course load. Thomas More College Vice President for Student Ser-

vices Matthew Webster explained the new program, “Students will receive the same well-rounded education as all other Thomas More students, including the individual attention that accompanies the college’s 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. They will take courses pertaining to their major in the fall and spring semesters and complete general education (core curriculum) requirements during the summer term. There is no additional charge for the summer semester. It’s included in the flat $15,000 annual payment.” Webster further explained that students who opt not continue in the compressed track have the option of moving to the normal fouryear track at any time during the program. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Thomas More College Brad Bielski elaborated on TMC3. “We’ve developed this program to be sensitive to today’s students’ finances and time constraints, while preserving the academic integrity and rigor that has always been hallmark at TMC. The coursework still reflects a strong emphasis on liberal arts. It’s an ideal program for students who want to gain entry into medical or law school a year earlier or for motivated students who want a head start in the workplace,” he said. For more information about the three-year degree program, visit thomasmore. edu/tmc3 or contact the admissions office at or 859-344-3332.

Students from Northern Kentucky schools have created and designed 80 pinwheels to benefit the children served by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. The pinwheels are currently on display at Barnes & Noble at Newport on the Levee, and will be auctioned at the third annual Ghoulish Gala, hosted by The Advocates to benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. The Advocates are the fundraising group for the NKCAC. Students who participated in the “children helping children” pinwheel program were from Beechwood High School, Dixie Heights High School, Fort Wright Elementary School, J.D. Patton Career & Technical Center, Scott High School and Simon Kenton High School. The gala is Oct. 29 at Receptions in Erlanger.


Tickets for the Ghoulish Gala are $100 and are now on sale at The gala also features silent and live auctions, a grand raffle, the Grand March of Costumes and more. For more information contact NKCAC at 859-5723365. The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization that provides services to children who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused and children who have witnessed violent crimes.

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Kenton gridiron teams gear up for playoffs By Adam Turer

KENTON COUNTY - With regular season district games in the books, the first round of the Kentucky state football playoffs is set. While one more regular season game remains for each area team, there is little at stake in the final week of the regular season. It is time to look now at which teams surprised, which teams disappointed, and which teams still have work to do in order to make the 2011 season a success.


Two first-year head coaches are in position to guide their respective teams to a .500 season. With wins this week, Josh Stratton’s Lloyd Juggernauts (4-5, 22) and Terry Liggin’s Holmes Bulldogs (4-5, 2-2) will both finish the regular season 5-5. Each coach wanted to post a winning season right away, but considering the circumstances of each program, a non-losing season in year one should be looked at as a success. Even without a win this week, each coach can still take pride in guiding his team to a four-win season. Under a new coaching regime, it can sometimes take a program years to post that many victories. Lloyd had only won two games each season for the past three years. “It is a big deal to get a .500 season,” said Stratton. “It’s a big deal for our kids to come out and win five games after winning two each of the last three years.” While they will both be road underdogs in the first round, the programs hope that their regular season success can carry over and lead to an upset or two. Lloyd has momentum after posting a 28-27 win over Newport on Oct. 21. Dakota Kidd scored a touchdown and the goahead two point conversion in the final minutes of the third quarter and the defense shut down Newport in the second half to secure the win. “We are definitely an improved football team," Stratton said. “We want to keep the momentum going that we’ve built over the last few weeks.” Liggin came to Holmes from out of state and had to prepare the Bulldogs to compete in-district against defending state champion Highlands and a very strong Covington Catholic team. The fact that the Bull-


Scott’s Reed Spata scores a first-quarter touchdown in the Oct. 21 game against Conner. sophomore Reed Spata gave the Eagles an early 7-0 lead with a four-yard touchdown run. After that, Conner’s rushing game took over. The Cougars ran for 408 yards and seven touchdowns en route to a 47-14 win. SAM GREENE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


Holmes’ Jonathan Scruggs makes a leaping interception over Charlie Mader in the end zone at Covington Catholic High School

Holmes football player Marc Price tackles Covington Catholic quarterback Matt Summe at mid-field Oct. 22.


Scott junior Brandon Edmonds (77) celebrates a first-quarter fumble recovery by a teammate in the Oct. 21 game against Conner. dogs play Holy Cross Oct. 28 with a chance to finish .500 in Liggin’s first season is nothing short of impressive.


It was no secret this would be a transitional season for Simon Kenton (2-7, 0-4). The Pioneers graduated offensive superstars Miles Simpson and Chad Lawrence in consecutive years and did not have the firepower to replace their production right away. Still, zero district wins is a disappointment for a proud program that was recently the state runner-up. A first-round date at national power Louisville Trinity will likely mean a very short and humbling

postseason for the Pioneers in 2011. On the bright side, sophomore quarterback Brennan Kuntz gains valuable experience each week and is starting to seize his opportunities. He completed 15 of 28 passes for 212 yards and a score and rushed 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Pioneers’ 28-20 loss to Ironton (OH) Oct. 21. Unlike Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights entered the 2011 season with high expectations. Led by quarterback Zeke Pike, the Colonels (3-6, 2-2) were expected to be one of the top teams in Northern Kentucky. Instead, the Colonels failed to earn a home game in the postseason and will travel to Lafayette in the

first round. While a postseason run could salvage the season, few expected a losing year from this talented group. Another big night from Pike and receiver Goose Cohorn ended in another loss for the Colonels, as they fell 38-28 to Ryle on Oct. 21. Pike rushed 46 times for 190 yards and two scores. He also completed 14 of 26 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns, both hauled in by Cohorn. Scott (3-5, 1-3) travels to play undefeated Franklin County in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The Eagles had made progress in each of head coach Dave Campbell’s seasons there to date, but seem to have hit a wall this year. In their last district game on Oct. 21,

Work to be Done

Two teams that have neither surprised nor disappointed squared off on Oct. 21. Beechwood 8-1 (3-0) defeated Ludlow (2-7, 1-2), 61-13. The Tigers look ready to make another state title run, scoring more than 60 points for the sixth time in their last seven games. Cameron Vocke continued to put up huge numbers, rushing for 183 yards and four touchdowns on just six carries. Chris Yates continued to be the Panthers’ main source of offense, scoring both Lloyd touchdowns in the loss. Covington Catholic (7-2, 3-1) still has work to do to reach its goals. In head coach Dave Wirth’s third season, the Colonels had high hopes for 2011. “We planned on beating Highlands and winning the district,” Wirth said. “In that way, we failed to meet our expectations we had for ourselves.” There is a good chance the Colonels will meet up with the Bluebirds again in the postseason. But they cannot look ahead to that potential matchup and must first take care of business in the final week of the regular season and the opening round of the playoffs. “The biggest obstacles are staying healthy and not looking ahead,” Wirth said. “We hope to finish the regular season 8-2 and get momentum going into the playoffs. It’s about being in


First-round playoff pairings

1A: Paris (1-8, 0-3) at Beechwood (8-1, 3-0), Bracken County (6-3, 1-2) at Bellevue (5-4, 2-1), Ludlow (27, 1-2) at Eminence (8-1, 2-1), Dayton (1-8, 0-3) at Frankfort (5-4, 3-0). 2A: Gallatin County (4-5, 1-3) at Newport Central Catholic (9-0, 4-0), Carroll County (7-2, 2-2) at Holy Cross (6-3, 3-1), Lloyd (4-5, 2-2) at Walton-Verona (7-2, 3-1), Newport (4-6, 1-3) at Owen County (9-0, 4-0). 4A: Boyd County (4-5, 1-3) at Highlands (9-0, 4-0), Rowan County (7-2, 2-2) at Covington Catholic (7-2, 3-1), Holmes (4-5, 2-2) at Johnson Central (7-2, 3-1), Harrison County (2-7, 1-3) at Ashland Blazer (8-2, 4-0). 5A: Montgomery County (4-5, 2-3) at Cooper (5-4, 40), East Jessamine (5-4, 2-3) at Conner (5-4, 3-1), South Oldham (5-4, 2-2) at Anderson County (7-2, 4-1), Scott (3-5, 1-3) at Franklin County (10-0, 5-0). 6A: Tates Creek (3-7, 0-3) at Campbell County (3-6, 3-1), George Rogers Clark (3-6, 1-2) at Ryle (6-3, 3-1), Dixie Heights (3-6, 2-2) at Lafayette (7-3, 2-1), Boone County (6-3, 2-2) at Madison Central (5-4, 3-0), Simon Kenton (2-7, 0-4) at Trinity (8-0, 3-0). the moment. Our guys have gotten really good at playing week to week.” Senior running back Gabe Gray set the Colonels’ single-season touchdown record, scoring his 25th of the season during the Colonels’ 34-point second quarter outburst in a 63-0 win over Holmes on Oct. 21. CovCath lost senior offensive lineman Jake Henderson to a leg injury. Holmes struggled on offense, gaining just 43 yards and two first downs in the first half. Holy Cross (6-3, 3-1) lost the regular season district title game to Newport Central Catholic, 31-14, Oct. 21. While the Thoroughbreds get the top seed and the Indians earned the second seed, there is a good chance these teams will see each other again soon. The Indians jumped out to a 14-7 lead thanks to two big plays from Kyle Fuller, who finished with an even 140 yards rushing and 140 yards passing. After a scoreless first quarter, Fuller connected with Eric Walker for a 44-yard scoring strike. After NewCath tied the game at seven, Fuller put Holy Cross back on top with a 53-yard touchdown run. The second half was a different story, as the Indians were held to just 81 total yards of offense in the final two quarters. Holy Cross now has a regular season game and possibly two postseason games to tune up for a likely rematch.



• Holy Cross fell to Notre Dame in the Ninth Region semifinals, 25-20, 25-9 on Oct. 20. Holy Cross finished 30-5 after winning the 36th District. Jayden Julian and Georgia Childers were all-tournament picks. • Beechwood lost to St. Henry in the Ninth Region quarterfinals Oct. 19, 25-11, 25-13. Beechwood finished 19-10. • Scott lost to Ryle 25-15, 25-16 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals Oct. 19. Erin Romito was Scott’s alltourney pick. Scott finished 21-17 in

its last match in the Ninth Region. Scott will be in the 10th Region next season in the new alignment. • Villa Madonna lost to Notre Dame 25-16, 25-6 in the Ninth Region quarterfinals Oct. 18. VMA finished 18-9. Jasmine Beal was VMA’s all-tourney pick.

Boys soccer

• Covington Catholic lost 2-1 to Newport Central Catholic in the 10th Region final Oct. 22. Cov Cath finished 17-1-3. Nick Wessels scored for the Colonels. All-tourney picks were Evan Talkers, Sean Cooney and Nick Weber. • Scott fell to St. Henry 2-0 in the

Ninth Region semifinals Oct. 20 at Ryle. Scott ended 16-5-2 and fell short of its third straight regional title. Jared Wagner was all-tournament. Luke Treadway and Jared Wagner were the top scorers for the year. Sean Marshall led the team in assists. • Calvary fell 5-0 to Ryle in the Ninth Region semifinals Oct. 20 at Ryle. Brad Walton was the all-tournament pick. Calvary finished 8-8-3. Kyle Grinstead led with seven goals and Nick Fain had seven assists. • Holy Cross lost 4-1 to Newport Central Catholic in the 10th Region semifinals Oct. 17. HC finished 7-12-

2. Jared Fortner and Seth Graham were all-tournament picks.

Girls soccer

• Notre Dame beat Highlands 4-1 in the 10th Regional final Oct. 20. Sydney Scheben, Chandler Clark, Meghan Reed and Belle Leininger scored for the Pandas. Goalkeeper Olivia Voskuhl was the tourney most valuable player. Ellen Combs, Corinne Brown and Ellyn Abdelghany were all-tourney picks. NDA (20-3) was set to play Clark County after Recorder print deadlines Oct. 25 in the round-of-16 in the state playoffs. With a win, Notre

Dame would host the state quarterfinals Oct. 27 at a site to be announced. • Simon Kenton fell 7-0 to St. Henry in the Ninth Region semifinals Oct. 20. SK finished 7-12-2. Aris Kuntz was the top scorer for the season with nine goals. • Holy Cross fell 6-2 to Highlands in the 10th Region semifinals Oct. 19. Grace Herrman and Madyson Moran were all-tourney picks.

This week’s MVP

• NDA’s Lindsay Hartmann (volleyball) and Olivia Voskuhl (soccer) for being the tourney MVPs as they advanced to the state tournament.

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October 27, 2011

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Panda volleyball to take chances at state By James Weber


Notre Dame sophomore Heidi Thelen hits it over the net.

PARK HILLS - Their postgame T-shirts promised no second chances, at least to their opponents. But the seniors on the Notre Dame Academy volleyball team will have a third chance, and a final one, at the state tournament Oct. 28-29 at Bellarmine University in Louisville. The Pandas (30-5) will get that chance after beating St. Henry 20-25, 25-21, 2515 in the Ninth Region final Oct. 22 at Ryle. NDA will play Southwestern (32-8) in the first round Oct. 28 and would need three wins the next day to win the state title. “We’ve been playing club together. We know this is our year,” senior hitter Lindsay Hartmann said. “This is one of the strongest teams we’ve had. We know how each other plays. If someone is down, we know how to pick each other up.” NDA ousted St. Henry, the 2010 regional champion, after beating the Crusaders 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-23) on Sept. 22. But St. Henry controlled the first half of the match,

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Notre Dame players celebrate the end of the match for their regional title. Notre Dame beat St. Henry 2-1 to win the Ninth Region title Oct. 22 at Ryle High School in Union. taking set one 25-20 and led 15-12 midway through the second set. The Pandas immediately went on a 7-1 run, and Thelen finished off the set with the last two points. NDA then never trailed in set three. “We got more focused as the match went on,” said NDA head coach Andrea Lanham. “Until the second game no one was really standing out. During different moments, people stepped up at different times. That’s the point I was stressing on the sidelines: Make a difference.” Hartmann was tourney MVP, partly for her serves, as she had two key aces late in the third set. She was also strong up front, getting more playing time at the net than she had in recent

matches, Lanham said, because she was playing too well to substitute for. “After that first game we were a little bit down, but our goal has been to go to state from day one, so we couldn’t give up,” Hartmann said. Heidi Thelen had 12 kills and four blocks and was alltourney. Senior libero Carley Jones had 27 digs and made the all-tourney team, as did senior Kristen Schellhaas. Elly Ogle had 32 assists. The state title road runs through nationally ranked Assumption once again, whom NDA could meet in the semifinals. NDA would have to get past Southwestern and then likely local rival Newport Central Catholic first. “I’m excited,” Lanham said. “I think we have a real solid team.”

The next six-week fall session of the Kings First Dribbler Basketball Program, for ages 3-5, will start Monday, Nov. 14, at Town & Country Sports & Health Club in Wilder. Sessions will be 1-1:45 p.m. on Mondays and will be taught by Christi Mack. The program creates a fun, fast-paced learning environment for the youngest basketball players to learn basic basketball fundamentals – ball-control, foot-work and agility. The goal is to expose children to the game of basketball, while developing a variety of skill sets - physical, mental and social. The cost is $64. To register, visit or call 859-442-5800.

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• Volunteers are needed for Special Olympics bowling. Regionals will be Oct. 29 at SuperBowl in Erlanger. Email Susan Viel at State will be Dec. 3 and 4 in Louisville. Contact the state office at 1-800-633-7403. A coach certification clinic will be Nov. 8 at Super Bowl in Erlanger. To register, call Justin Harville at 1-800633-7403. • Certified soccer referees and linesman are needed for the Kentucky State Special Olympics Soccer Tournament on Nov. 5 at Central Park, Burlington. Email Mark Staggs at

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NKSHOF to hold first 2011-12 induction meeting The first of several Northern Kentucky Sports Half of Fame induction meetings was Oct. 19 at the Villa Hills Civic Club, 729 Rogers Lane. Former MLB player Chris Hook was the guest speaker and NKSHOF President Joe Brennan presented. Induction meetings for the 2011-2012 season will be the third Wednesday of

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St. Henry District High School won its annual cross country invitational Oct. 22 at England-Idlewild Park in Burlington. Daniel Wolfer won the boys race for St. Henry, and Brendan Dooley was second, helping St. Henry to win the team race. Dixie Heights was fourth in the boys race, led by Michael Menkhaus in sixth place and Max McGehee in 10th.



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was a two-year starter and set the school record for assists – 7.5 per game. He averaged 11 points per game and was All Conference Team NKIAC 1975-76 and All 36th District 197475 and 1975-76. Coach Shields said that Hardesty was arguably the headiest point guard he ever coached. He was a five-year letterman for baseball at St. Thomas with a batting average of 320. He received the Outstanding Defensive Award 1974-75 and attended the University of Dayton. • Ronald Roland of Marietta, Ga., was a pitcher, played basketball and was in boxing at Covington Catholic High School. He played baseball at Ohio State University. He coached basketball and baseball at Centralia High School in Kingston, Ohio and at Centerville High School. He played semi-pro baseball with Chamberlain, S.D., Marshall, Min., and Columbus, Ohio. His greatest thrill was striking out Frank Howard five times in one game. • Jerry Lux of Union had a 19-10 record at Covington Catholic High School as a pitcher and infielder under coaching legend Hep Cronin. He had the leading average and lead the team in RBI’s. He was the lead off hitter at University of Cincinnati. He was on the UC team that had the most wins record and the first team to make it to the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

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The Woodland Middle School boys and girls cross country team both won first place at the Mason County Invitational on Sept. 17. Pictured, from left: Front row, Anna Clephane and Morgan Sweeney; and back row, Brooke Coffee, Lexi Flynn, Connor Barth, Chase Baumgardner, Chris Stoeckel, Roberto Mendoza, Collen Snell, Josh Clephane, Atavia Scribner, Jessica Martin, Blaire Katinic and Lexi Huth.


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Free to breathe

Scott High School’s Teen Leadership Club took part in Cincinnati’s “Free to Breathe 5K” Oct. 1 to raise money for lung cancer awareness, helping to raise more than $20,000 to fight lung cancer. From left are Landon Perraut of Edgewood, Andrew Burns of Edgewood, teacher Michelle Buroker of Taylor Mill, Taylor Theissen of Taylor Mill, Ellen Yates of Covington, Jaclyn Hemmerle of Edgewood and Alison Weigland of Taylor Mill.

Parties can work together on jobs work as advertised. Yet, the president’s latest idea is another massive spending bill, along with a huge tax hike that will do nothing to help create U.S. Sen. jobs. It’s no wonMitch der that so many McConnell of the Kentuckians I talk to, Community regardless of Recorder political stripe, all guest agree on one columnist thing: the solutions coming out of this administration simply miss the mark. If the president and the liberals in Washington had gotten their way, American businesses would be stuck with a permanent tax hike on job creators. That would stifle economic growth and lead to fewer jobs, not more. The president’s latest stimulus proposal has bipartisan opposition in the Senate. But that has not stopped him and his liberal allies

from continuing to pursue the same, failed approach of taxing and spending our way to prosperity. It’s not too late for both parties to work together on legislation that can really create jobs. Recently I joined my friend Sen. Rand Paul to introduce the Jobs Through Growth Act, a commonsense proposal that will remove the government-imposed obstacles to job growth and get our economy moving again. It begins with tax reform – lowering the top income and corporate tax rates, simplifying the tax code, eliminating subsidies and closing loopholes to create a better, fairer tax system that will be better for individuals and small businesses. It includes a moratorium on new government regulations which are stifling job growth in this country. It repeals and in some cases prevents burdensome regulations like those dealing with greenhouse gas emissions and farm-dust regulations that are both absurd and economically disastrous. Our proposal would spur energy production by allowing more min-

ing and exploration. This will not only create jobs, it will also lower energy costs. Most importantly, our proposal does all of this without massive government spending. It puts us on the path to fiscal responsibility by including a balanced budget amendment. These measures will spur job growth without adding to our federal debt. It takes a growing, dynamic private sector to create quality jobs and long-term economic growth in America – not massive government spending and bureaucracy. It’s not too late for both parties to work together in Washington to help make that happen. So far the president doesn’t seem to have gotten the message. But Republicans are ready to work with him when he drops the plans that have proven to be ineffective and joins us in a new bipartisan approach. The millions of Americans still struggling to find work should expect nothing less. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville, is the senior Senator from Kentucky.

Managed care will hurt Ky. patients on Medicaid Back in May, I had a letter published in which I said that Governor Beshear’s managed care program would have a substantial and negative impact on Medicaid. I said the managed care program would take existing dollars away from services to pay for a layer of bureaucracy between the Medicaid Department and the Medicaid providers and that the bureaucracy would sop up about 20 percent of the Medicaid budget for fees and profits. I said any savings would come from even more cutting of services to people who need them. But, now that we are closer to implementation, things look much worse. Many people are going to be seriously hurt. Beshear has contracted with three out-of-state, for-profit managed care organizations (MCOs). Each has formed a Kentucky MCO Corporation and each is required to have offices in Kentucky. They are now contracting with service

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providers. Two of the MCOs had management problems where upper levels of management were terminated. One had to pay a fine of $170 million for misdeeds in Florida. All of this managed care contracting was done unilaterally by Beshear. The legislature had nothing to do with it. No legislation allowing the contracting was passed by the legislature. Usually, a contracting process takes a year to 18 months to complete. However, Beshear gave the MCOs 90 days to sign up providers and to organize their lists of people getting Medicaid services. That period was extended to Nov. 1. Under the MCO program, providers of Medicaid services (hospitals, primary care physicians, behavioral health care centers, and others) were required to contract

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One of the biggest concerns I hear from constituents across Kentucky is the lack of jobs. In America today, 14 million people are unemployed and 4.5 million of them have been out of work for a year or more. Here in Kentucky, the unemployment rate is 9.7 percent, higher than the national average. People are rightfully demanding the federal government, at the very least, not make things worse when it comes to job creation. I hear your concerns, and I’m working hard to make the situation better. First, let me describe recent events in Washington that have brought us to this point. Three years ago, the president pushed through his so-called stimulus bill, which was supposed to revive the economy and keep unemployment below 8 percent. Now, $825 billion later, we have a bad economy that became worse, record deficits and debts, a first-ever credit downgrade, a national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, and 1.5 million fewer jobs. Clearly, the stimulus bill didn’t

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with each of the three MCOs. This means each provider will have three service payers to contend with instead of just one as before, Medicaid. Adding to the complexity will be the need to keep track of the people who move in and out of Medicaid and between each of the MCOs. This will cause poor continuity of care. People will be treated later in their illnesses and that will result in more expensive types of treatment. Beshear said Medicaid managed care would create about 550 new jobs. That will create a huge surge of hiring by the MCOs, the service providers and the Medicaid Department. MCOs need staff people to keep up with all of the payment, authorization procedures and their lists of clients. Providers need staff to keep up with the three MCOs, each with their own billing, client lists and authorization methods. The money going to Medicaid services will be reduced because of the MCO related bureaucracies.

Based on experiences elsewhere, it is expected that the MCOs will take 10 percent off the top for profit. Another 10-15 percent will be taken for the MCO’s staffing expenses. Another 10-20 percent will go for additional staff at the provider and the Medicaid Department levels. All told, as much as 45 percent of the money allocated by the state for Medicaid services could be used for the bureaucracies instead of services depriving a lot of people of the health care they need. Worst of all, the MCOs have instituted plans to deliberately reduce the number of people allowed to access Medicaid services. All in all, the MCO effort will be to deny Medicaid to greater numbers of people and people needing help will get be hurt. Nice job, governor. Edward L. Smith Jr. of Park Hills is a charter member of Northern Kentucky Mental Health/Substance Abuse Regional Planning Council.

So what’s all the hype and fanfare about this Don Clare Steamboat Bicentennial? Boone County Just another Historic bicentennial Preservation event in this Review Board country of ours that is getting older. Before long, everything will be 200 years old! To a lot of people, it’s just another mark of time. Nothing really special. But to those who embrace their heritage, the Steamboat Bicentennial happens to be one of the major milestones in the progress of the human race in North America. In October 1811, Nicholas Roosevelt (yes, THE Roosevelt family) did what very few people throughout history were able to accomplish. He changed American civilization and sparked the technological and industrial revolution in this young country of ours. By conquering the power of the downstream current of the Western Rivers system, Roosevelt (with the financial support of his two supporters, Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston) singlehandedly changed our commerce, our economy, the ease and speed of personal communication, and the skeptic views concerning the benefits of harnessing the amazing power of steam. It brought all aspects of the Southern culture to the North, and the northern culture to the South. It equally changed the lives of blacks, whites and Native Americans, though this change was not always good. It essentially initiated the permanent displacement of the American Indian from his native homeland. It expedited the movement of slaves from the deep South to the northern states early on, and later provided the ease and economy of “selling them down the river” when the circumstances called for a punitive change. The changes brought about by the successful conquest of the steamboat over the downstream river current brought about happiness and riches as well as the first competitive consumer market. But at the same time, it brought sorrow and pain to some: people whose lives and families would be displaced by the ease of locomotion. It opened interstate as well as international trade and commerce. It was the single-most culturalchanging event in our history. And it remained so until the advent of the computer age and the World Wide Web technology hit the scene. Millions upon millions of people lamented the recent passing of Steve Jobs because of the impact of his life’s work on the rest of humanity. How many people lamented the passing of Nicholas Roosevelt, whose life’s work also affected an entire nation? Learn more about the impact and significance of the very first steamboat to successfully negotiate the currents of our western inland river system exactly 200 years ago. Come to the Rabbit Hash Steamboat Bicentennial on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. and experience a very significant aspect of our Ohio River history and heritage. The Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to the public. For more information please contact the Review Board at 859-3342111 or The Review Board is online at

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Lavonne Bossert of Florence signs up for a basket in the Cindi Minear of Florence has double fisted goodness as she silent auction. carries two bowls of bean soup to her table.

Bean Bash charity event is a fall favorite The 38th annual Bean Bash was held Oct. 15 at Turfway Park and it was dedicated to Bill McBee and Ted Bushelman. The beans were tender and the soup delicious as people wandered around enjoying the music of Lazy River and taking part in the silent auctions. As usual, kids had their own room with games and activities. There was free ice cream, and whoever didn’t like bean soup and cornbread could eat other things, so there was something for everyone. The real winners were the Special Olympics, BAWAC and Redwood School which will receive proceeds of the annual event founded by McBee.

Jessica Allison of Florence dishes up bean soup for Fred Feucht of Alexandria who tries to come to the Bean Bash each year, always for the bean soup.

Nathan Kraemer of Villa Hills enjoys looking at the Legos in the silent auction.


Mary Middleton of Fort Mitchell and Sarah Kahmann of Burlington admire a fall wreath at the silent auction at the Bean Bash.

Betty Roth of Burlington has been in charge of many things at the Bean Bash for 35 years, and she stands by volunteers Eydie Bookman of Erlanger and Sonny Sullivan of Florence.

Shawn Carroll stirs the bean soup, as he does every year for the Bean Bash.

Ellen Combs, 16, and Molly Seiter, 15, of Fort Mitchell carry a new pot of bean soup into the Bean Bash celebration.

Nevaeh Stephens, 1, of Florence has a peace sign painted on her cheek by Emma Schneider, 15, of Florence while her aunt, Charity Stephens, holds her to keep her still.

The band Lazy River entertains the crowd at the Bean Bash. Shannon Hollenkamp of Redwood; Mark Staggs, director of Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky; Dave Schneider and Brenda Sparks of the Bean Bash; and Turfway Park director of marketing Jack Gordon stand by the picture of Bill McBee and the glass of beer set out in his honor. McBee, who died in September, was founder of the Bean Bash.

The Sparks family from Independence came to enjoy bean soup. Pictured are Jill, Arlene and Ed and their two granddaughters Allyson Egan, 6, of Florence and her sister Elizabeth, 3.


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Taylor Mill Fire House Dance, 7-10 p.m., Taylor Mill Fire Department, 5231 Taylor Mill Road, Neon dance for grades 4-8. Concessions available. Benefits Taylor Mill Firefighters Association. $5. Presented by Taylor Mill Firefighters Association. 859-581-6565; Taylor Mill.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Cincy Rockers, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888; Cold Spring.


Jay Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, African-American comedian. $15-$17. 859957-2000; Newport.



Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Serving fish, steak or shrimp. Beer and soft drinks also available. $5.50 and up. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Through Dec. 30. 859-291-2225. Newport.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Thirtyminute tour of haunted boat. Two levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Tour not recommended for children under age 10 without adult. Family friendly. $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family fourpack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; www. Newport. Haunted Duck Tours, 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Tour departs from 3rd St. Ride in WWII vehicles and hear stories of the area’s most famous ghosts and haunted locations like the Omni Netherland Hotel, the Taft Museum, Music Hall, Union Terminal and dip into the river to hear about the haunted mansion on Covington’s shoreline and the famous Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Recommended for ages 16 years and up. For Ages 9 and up. $17. 859-815-1439; Newport. Pumpkin Patch Tour, 3-5 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on animal fun: milk a goat, hold chicks, brush a horse, feed the sheep and pet many different farm animals. Hay Ride to pumpkin patch to purchase pumpkins. Free apple cider and cookies on weekends at farm store. $10 twohour tour, $7 one-hour tour, free under age 1. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder. Halloween Party, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, Music by Cef Michael Band. 859-356-1440; Independence. Blood for Blood, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Suffocate Faster, One Nation Under, Iron Rain, Goodbye Cruel World and the Messengers. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $20, $18 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. Haunted Library, 5:30-8 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Haunted maze for family-friendly Halloween experience. Ages 6 and up. Parent required. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-9624030; Independence.


Five Hundy, 6-8 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-4411927. Fort Thomas. Channing and Quinn, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Trouble In Mind, 8 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Satiric play based on conflict of not compromising one’s artistic integrity follows journey of mixed-raced cast in 1955 as they rehearse for a racially charged play. By Alice Childress. $14, $13 faculty/staff/alumni, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Nov. 6. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.


Newport Is Haunted: Walking Tour, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Learn several of Newport’s vicious yet unsolved crimes, and discover the origins of Bobby Mackey’s wicked haunting. Hear the stories of the Gangster Ghosts and learn why Newport Middle School may not have been built in the best location. Learn stories of the haunted Stained Glass Theater and York St. Cafe. $20. Presented by Newport Historical Walking Tours. 859-951-8560; Newport. Haunted Covington: Walking Tour, 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Hear the drama that unfolded in this town that put neighbor against neighbor and the ghosts that haunt the area to this day. In the 1860s wealthy slave holding families who help finance the rebellion lived doors down from ardent abolitionists and financiers of the Union. Hear their stories and the spirits that still haunt the grounds. See the bloodiest site in the state of Kentucky, and end your walk looking for ghosts inside two haunted mansions. $20. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-951-8560. Covington. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 9


Ghoulish Gala, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Ballroom. Costume party with music by the Chuck Taylors. Includes gourmet dinner, grand march of costumes, costume contest, free professional photos, silent and live auctions and grand raffle with top prize of $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Fair. Benefits Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-572-3365; Erlanger. Souper Serve Saturday Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Madonna Manor Recreation Center, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Homemade soup and shopping from Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Proverbs 31 Bags and Heartwork’s Jewelry. Includes Chinese auction. Benefits Martha Mary and Me Foundation. $5. Presented by Martha Mary and Me Foundation Inc.. 859-322-0267; Villa Hills.


Villa Madonna Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Villa Madonna Academy, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Handcrafted items, holiday crafts, jewelry and homemade baked goods. Family friendly. $3, free ages 17 and under. Presented by Villa Madonna Academy PTAO. 859-3316333; Villa Hills.


Fall Festival, 5-8 p.m., Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Halloween costume contests for adults and children; chili, soup and dessert cook-off; hayride; singing around bonfire; games; pumpkin coloring craft and cornhole. Family friendly. Free. 859-635-2444. Alexandria.


Dining for the Mind, 8:30-11:30 a.m., METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Local neurologists and vascular physicians share information on stroke prevention. Learn about signs and symptoms and receive free breakfast. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 859-301-9355; stelizabeth. com/calendar. Erlanger.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family four-pack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; Newport. Halloween Bash, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Butch’s Sports Bar, 1045 Central Ave., Dance music and karaoke. Costume contest and cash prizes for three places. Wear costume. 859360-2876. Newport. A Spooktacular Crop a Thon, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Food, raffles, scrap booking and card making representatives will be available. Benefits Alexandria and Community Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Alexandria and Community Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. 859-409-8588. Alexandria. Booport on the Levee, 2-3 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, “Hansel and Gretel” presented by the Frisch Marionette Company. Other Halloween-themed events all weekend. Family friendly. Free. 859-2910550. Newport. Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 3501 Turkeyfoot Road, Food, games and concert follow trunk or treating. Costumes encouraged. Family friendly. Free. 859-331-3501; Erlanger.


Iron Fest, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Part II. Scheduled to appear: Dandelion Death, Martin Luther and the Kings, I Fail, the Mudpies, Smoke Signals, Corpus Christi and others. Costumes encouraged. Benefit show in memory of Mike “Iron” Davidson. Ages 18 and up. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Paintball Open Play Theme Days, 1-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Hawaiian Day. Wear your flower shirt or hula skirt for an afternoon of Hawaiian themes, games and more. Includes field rental, unlimited CO2, refs and two free additional hours of open play. All paint balls must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring waiver signed by parent. $25; $12 for 500 additional paint balls, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; Wilder. Things That Go Bump, 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Dickmann’s Kentucky Sports Cafe, 479 Orphanage Road, Halloween volleyball/cornhole tournament. Costumes encouraged. Ages 21 and up. Ages 21 and up. $10 per player for each tournament. Presented by Black-nBluegrass Rollergirls. 859-331-8076; Fort Wright.


runMORE 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Connor Convocation Center. Includes post-race festivities including door prizes, refreshments and more. Benefits TMC Service Learning Program. $25 with shirt, $15; $20 with shirt, $12 advance. 859-777-1080; Crestview Hills.


The Cincinnati Museum Center hosts BatFest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with demonstrations, activities, and conversations with the experts. Even see bats take flight from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus many more activities and a costume parade and a make-your-own costume event. Activities are free for members or with the purchase of an All Museums Pass for $12.50. Pictured is a Malayan Flying Fox bat, from a previous year’s Batfest. Visit


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their fortunes and their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. $15. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; Newport. S U N D A Y, O C T . 3 0


Turkey Raffle and Dinner, Noon-7 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Full turkey dinner. Includes raffles and games for all ages. $8, $5 children. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family four-pack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; Newport. Wake the Dead 2, 7 p.m.-6 a.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Bobby Mackey, the OMEB and Cincinnati Haunted Tours are opening Hell’s Gate to the public for an extra night of Halloween mischief. Come for the Ghosts, stay for the music as OMEB rocks the ghosts out of hiding. Karaoke and dancing with DJ Wanda Kay 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Music by OMEB 8-9 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Special Guest Aron Houdini performs an escape act during OMEB’s grand finale. Famed former Bengals Safety, David Fulcher, on hand to hold a fundraiser his foundation. 859-4315588; Wilder.


Halloween Party, 2 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Trick or Treating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-9624000; Erlanger.


Trouble In Mind, 3 p.m., NKU Corbett Auditorium, $14, $13 faculty/staff/alumni, $11 ages 60 and up, $8 students. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.


Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball Tryouts, 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike, Girls ages 815. Family friendly. $25. Registration required, forms available online. Presented by Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball. 859620-6520. Alexandria.


Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Comedy featuring Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s best local comics and national acts seen on: NBC, HBO, FOX, Bob & Tom, BET, Comedy Central and WGN America. Hosted by Mike Gardner. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Music by DJ Alex Chinn Chilla 10 p.m. Free. 859-4316969. Newport.


Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. 859391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter. com. Elsmere. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 1


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


Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence. Healthy Happy Hour, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., All Star Performance Training, 8419 U.S. 42, Energy drinks and protein drink cocktails along with samples of nutritional bar hors d’oeuvres. Ages 18 and up. 859-912-0764; Elsmere. Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil: Northern Kentucky, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive, Floor 6 Confernce Room. Guest speakers from medical community, personal stories, time for tribute and call to action to make lung cancer a national health priority. Free. Presented by Lung Cancer Alliance.; Edgewood.


Don Fangman, 5-7:30 p.m., PeeWee’s Place, 2325 Anderson Road, Cover artist performs music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, George Strait and Billy Joel. Free. Presented by Peewee’s Place. 859-341-4977. Crescent Springs.


Improv Showcase Featuring the House Band, 8-10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Improvised comedy. Ages 18 and up. $8, $5 advance. Presented by The House Band Improv Comedy Troupe. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy Supplemental Tryouts, 5:30-9 p.m., The Fun Center at Pleasure Isle, 313 Madison Pike, Tryouts for select teams for Spring 2012. Ages 8-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy. 859-957-5787; Independence. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 2

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Pioneer Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Learning experience for those who wish to improve speaking and networking skills for work, one-onone or just for fun. Includes dinner if pre-registered. Family friendly. Presented by Pioneer Toastmasters. 513-541-9319. Covington. T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 3

BENEFITS Tichenor Trojans Football Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Skyline Chili, 3159 Dixie Hwy., Tell cashier you are with Tichenor Football and percentage of bill benefits Tichenor Football. Email for more information or flier. Presented by Tichenor Middle School Football. 859-3220217. Erlanger. COMMUNITY DANCE

SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington.


Brad Williams, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian. $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. Family friendly. 859-727-4417. Elsmere. The Fall Friendraiser, 6:30-9 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Highway, Undercroft. Shopping at 24 local vendors for unique gifts along with prizes and refreshments. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. $3. Presented by Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. 859-331-2040; Fort Mitchell.

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DANCE CLASSES Square Dance Lessons, 7:45-9:45 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859441-9155. Covington. HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN


Listen to stories about the area’s ghosts and haunted locations during the Ride the Ducks Haunted Tour. The 30-minute tour will be available at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday, Oct. 28-31. (The 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, tour is sold out.) Tours depart from Third Street at Newport on the Levee. Tickets are $17. Recommended for ages 16 and older. For more information, visit or call 859-815-1439.

Trunk-R-Treat and a Movie, 6-8 p.m., First Baptist Church - Fort Thomas, 600 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Church members line cars up in parking lot with trunks open full of candy. Children trick or treat. Includes grilled hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. “Up” shown in side yard of church. Free. 859-441-8884. Fort Thomas.


Join the USS Nightmare’s ghastly crew for the Unrated eXtreme Captain’s tour from midnight to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, for a special, unleashed, up close and in-your-face show for visitors 18 and older at $20. The USS Nightmare, on Newport’s Riverboat Row, will have regular showings from 7-11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 27-30, with a special Halloween show 7-11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $16. For more information, coupons, special ticket packages and group rates, visit


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Make a bowl of Chex mix with some kick to it One of my favorite Halloween traditions is taking the grandkids to buy their Halloween costumes. Luke is going to be a ninja, Will a S W A T t e a m member Rita and Jack a Heikenfeld T r a n s former Rita’s kitchen b u m b l e bee. I’m not sure at this writing what Little Eva will be, but I think she’s favoring Tinkerbell.

2 cups tiny pretzel twists 1 stick butter or margarine Up to 1⁄4 cup Buffalo hot wings sauce or to taste 1 pouch dry ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons celery seed Mix cereals, crackers and pretzels. Set aside while bringing butter, hot sauce, dressing mix and celery seed to a simmer. Pour over cereal mixture and mix. Microwave on high, uncovered, four to five minutes, stirring thoroughly every two minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool and store in covered container.

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“Help! I lost the recipe for spicy buffalo Chex mix. It was a hit for my Halloween party last year and I want to make it again.” The recipe has taken on cult status – it’s that popular. 3-4 cups each: Rice Chex and Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups favorite cheese flavored crackers

This is one of those recipes that lends itself to endless variations. Add up to 1 cup M&M candies, chopped peanuts, raisins or your favorite combo to the popped corn. 1

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10 oz. bag mini marshmallows 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat. Add vanilla and blend. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn mixture. Mix gently with sprayed spatula and form into shapes with sprayed hands or pour into sprayed 13-by9 pan (when chilled, use cookie cutters in desired shapes or just cut into squares).

Scott & Sandy’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden

For Steve Braden, along with a “loyal reader” who

wanted this for an adult Halloween party. Reader John Walker sent in a recipe, as well – “dead on like Olive Garden’s,” he said. I couldn’t open the recipe attachment the way he sent it so I’m hoping he’ll re-send. 11⁄2 cups sausage 3 ⁄4 cup diced onion 6 slices bacon 1 1⁄4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chicken broth 1 quart water 2 potatoes, sliced 2 cups kale 1 ⁄4 cup whipping cream Optional but good: pinch red pepper flakes. Cook sausage and leave in chunks. Drain. Cook onion and bacon until onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add rest of ingredients and simmer up to 30 minutes.

Rita’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden

A class favorite. 1 pound Italian sausage, regular or hot (I used hot) 1 generous pound potatoes, peeled if you want and diced 1 large onion, chopped 5-8 slices bacon, fried and crumbled 1 tablespoon garlic Several handfuls fresh greens, torn (Swiss chard, spinach or kale) 1 quart chicken broth 2 cups water 1 cup whipping cream or half & half Salt and pepper Sprinkling of Romano for garnish Sauté sausage, potatoes, onion and garlic together. Drain fat. Add broth and water and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and cook until potatoes are

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Soup not thick enough? Start adding instant mashed potato flakes a little at a time, stirring and allowing time for them to thicken.

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Blueberry muffins with lemon glaze. My sister, Madelyn Zimmerman, brought blueberry muffins to a luncheon I had. They had a tart/sweet lemon glaze that made everyone want seconds. Madelyn told me: “It’s a box mix but I added lemon zest to the muffin batter and made a glaze with confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. I let the muffins cool five minutes and then brushed the glaze on.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Time to shut down the yard for the 2011 season OK, so October is gone, and you’re thinking to yourself, “What should I be doing in the yard before the season is over?” Well, my friend, here is your “Yardening Checklist” for November.

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Nov. 1, 7:00pm The Lemming House 5951 Buckwheat Rd. Nov. 1, 6:30pm Cheviot Library 3711 Robb Rd.

Nov. 4, 7:00pm Erlanger Library 401 Kenton Lands Rd. Nov. 7, 7:00pm Blue Ash Rec Center 4433 Cooper Rd.

Nov. 8, 6:30pm The Lane Library 300 North 3rd St. Nov. 10, 6:30pm Oakley Library 4033 Gilmore Ave.

Nov. 12, 10:00am Countryside YMCA 1699 Deerfield Rd. Nov. 12, 10:00am Ft. Thomas Library 1000 Highland Ave.

• Keep planting those trees and shrubs. Keep watering newly planted plants as needed until just before Christmas. • Plant spring flowering bulbs. Don’t forget to plant a few in pots to bring indoors next spring. • Plan and plant paperwhite and amaryllis bulbs for holiday colors as well as throughout the winter season. • Check stored summer bulbs for any rotting and remove affected bulbs / tubers. • Inspect tropical plants brought indoors for insects. Rinse off plants every 2-3 weeks to help keep indoor bugs under control. Decrease watering and fertilizing for the winter months. • Set up a grow light or fluorescent light and grow

clean those garden tools. • Do not winter mulch roses until soil temperatures have reached into the 30s. Mulch your strawberry plants. • Keep mowing until the lawn stops growing. At that time, give the lawn its final feeding with a high N fertilizer. • Tie multi-stemmed arborvitae together in the middle of the plant to prevent snow and ice separating the stems (panty hose works great). • Late November / December, spray evergreens with WiltStop for winter protection. • Take your mower and have it serviced – including sharpening the blades! • Feed the birds and make sure they have a source of water. • Order next year’s seed catalogs so you’ll have

some great reading and inspiration over the w i n t e r Ron Wilson months. In the Pre-holigarden day tip: With the upcoming holidays, that usually means an increase in food intake. And in many cases, food that may be a little bit higher in calories than usual. Well, just remember that working in the yard is one of the best calorie-burning, weight-shrinking, stressrelieving activities you can do – and raking is high on the list. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@

Community Family Church to host fall festival Community Family Church will have a Family Fall Festival from 68:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the church, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, in Independence.

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greens / herbs indoors. • Empty unused containers and store away. Keep potting mixes for next year’s use. • Complete raking and cleanup of debris and dead foliage in the landscape beds. Clean up left over fallen fruits and veggies. Pull any existing weeds. • Collect extra leaves from lawns and beds, grind up, and pitch into the compost pile. Also use finely ground leaves for tilling into the garden soil. • Keep ponds netted and clean out debris that makes its way into the ponds. • Check gutters for late leaf buildup. • Remove hoses from spigots but keep handy in case watering needs to be done. Properly store chemicals that are subject to freezing, and

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Festivities will include a candy trail, carnival games, a puppet show, prizes and more. Community Christian Academy will host a yard sale and silent auction. There will be a soup and chili

cook-off. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Children under age 18 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Former Xavier basketball star offers hoops clinics As many people know, playing a sport requires not just athletic ability, but a passion and drive that few have. Sherwin Anderson, former captain of Xavier’s men’s basketball team, has seen this aspect of sports play out not just on the court, but in life. “Building kids confidence with what they have a passion for makes them a stronger person on the court and in life,” said Anderson, who has been training local basketball players for more than 12 years. “If kids have confidence, success is going to come their way.” Anderson offers basketball training sessions across the Tristate, with a child’s first visit free. “I want an opportunity to meet kids, see their strengths and what options

there are for them within our program,” said Anderson. “Basketball can be an avenue for many talented youth to see their full potential.” Anderson has trained current Xavier’s starting point guard Tu Holloway, James Posey, former XU player and currently under contract with Indiana Pacers, and Mel Thomas, who lead Mount Notre Dame to its first Ohio State basketball championship before going on to play for University of Connecticut. Anderson offers families a free, one-time evaluations and observation at his Saturday morning clinics at Better Bodies Fitness on Buttermilk in Crescent Springs. For more information, call Sherwin at 513-6027827.


Sherwin Anderson in his Xavier days during a 1996 game against Miami University.


Veteran and Honorary Chair Roger Staubach cordially invites you to attend the

2011 USO Tribute Cincinnati on Saturday November 5th, 5pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center

The 2011 USO Tribute Cincinnati includes a heartfelt tribute to our 2011 Armed Forces Honorees. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner, open bar and patriotic entertainment with master of ceremonies Anthony Munoz and special performances by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and the Victory Belles.

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Mehling attends program on child abuse, neglect Kenton County Family Court Judge Christopher J. Mehling, who serves Kenton County, participated in the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute Aug. 22-26 in Louisville. This was the first time Kentucky had hosted the national training program, which has only been offered in three other states outside of its usual venue of Reno, Nev. The institute was for Family Court judges and circuit and district judges who handle family law cases. The weeklong training program

Women artists invited to submit applications FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Commission on Women is seeking a female artist from Kentucky to paint the 2012 “Kentucky Women Remembered” exhibit honorees. Submit samples of work with your application form by Nov. 2. An application is available on the KCW website at “Kentucky Women Remembered” began in 1978 and consists of portraits depicting exceptional women in Kentucky’s history. The exhibit found a permanent home in the Capitol in 1996 after many years of traveling around the state. For more information, please visit our website at or call 502-564-2611.

brought together national and local faculty to teach on core topics including hearing practices, child development, substance abuse and cutting-edge court Mehling improvement development. Participants also heard from Kentucky youths about their experiences in foster care. “It speaks highly of the Kentucky Judicial Branch that a program of this

caliber was presented here,” said Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. “This was a rare opportunity to get in-depth training on child abuse issues and I appreciate the judges who gave this topic their full attention for several days.” The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the event with federal grant funds it received through the Kentucky Court Improvement Project.

Join fight to stop diabetes During American Diabetes Month in November, the American Diabetes Association is rallying Greater Cincinnati residents to take action and join in the fight to stop diabetes. The association will host a kickoff event 8-11 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon. Attendees will learn important information on how they can confront, fight and stop diabetes. You can also get your glucose tested to see if you are at

risk. The ADA will also include some fun activities the whole family can enjoy. For more information about the kickoff event, contact Sarah DeLaat via email at or by phone, 513-759-9330, ext. 6661. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes, including 200,000 in the Greater Cincinnati area. An additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for

type 2 diabetes. “Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes,” stated Maurice Huey, executive director of the ADA of Greater Cincinnati. “As a community, we need to make a pledge to do everything we can to end this disease. We are asking everyone to raise their hand to stop diabetes, whether it is attending this event or getting involved in other ways.’” Greater Cincinnati residents can visit

Get help with weatherization People Working Cooperatively (PWC), a local nonprofit that provides critical home repair, weatherization, modification and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes, is actively seeking weatherization clients in Northern Kentucky. With October as National Weatherization Month, it’s a busy season for PWC’s

weatherization program but the nonprofit typically has a low number of requests for work in Northern Kentucky. Weatherization services include an energy audit, furnace cleaning and tuning, carbon monoxide check, and installation of weatherization materials when appropriate. In many cases, PWC can help reduce home energy expenditures by as much as

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20 percent, PWC staff also provide simple do-it-yourself tips to clients to help them minimize the colder weather’s effect on local residents’ energy usage. To see if you’re eligible for PWC’s weatherization services, call 513-3517921. For more information on People Working Cooperatively, visit


BUSINESS UPDATE NVogue Medi Spa opens in town center

NVogue Medi Spa and Wellness Center opened its third location in the Tristate at 2853 Town Center Blvd., in the Crestview Hills Town Center. The medical spa is ran and supervised by a board certified physician and registered nurse. Offers include skin rejuvenation, removal of sun damage, chemical peels, oxygen facials, HCG diet therapy, Botox, dermal fillers, day spa amenities, a therapeutic spa pedicure, and massages with couples, corporate and day packages. NVogue has locations in West Chester and Middletown, Ohio. For more information, call 859-291-9777.



Dietz elected to board, Scholl to chair

O’Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan & Sergent Partner Stephanie Dietz of Edgewood was elected to the Board of Directors and Associate Jenna Scholl of Villa Hills was elected Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. Both Dietz and Scholl concentrate their practices in domestic relations.

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SD1 recognized for excellence The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has awarded seven Peak Performance Gold Awards and one Peak Performance Platinum Award to SD1-run facilities. Peak Performance Gold Awards are bestowed upon utilities whose wastewater treatment plants have been operated and maintained in such a manner that they have met all of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements during an entire calendar year. Five treatment plants that are owned and operated by SD1 received Peak Performance Gold Awards

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Chapel hosts doll auction, tea

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Volunteers prepare for the Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary’s doll auction and tea. Standing: Brianne Lowery of Independence, Ann Hood of Crestview Hills, Connie Hedrick of Westwood, Candy Daulton of Delhi and Ginny Brunsman of Western Hills. Seated: Lynne Gulleman of Delhi, Betty Michaels of College Hill, Lorraine Paulson of College Hill and Saundra Lee of Groesbeck.

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Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary’s 55th annual doll auction and tea returns to Armstrong Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 5. More than a doll auction this year, theme bags and a boutique are a fun new addition to the event. Theme bags will be filled with gifts including cards from local stores and restaurants. These cloth gift bags are suitable for reusing and gift giving. Bags include an Ohio State blanket and monogrammed tote, a University of Cincinnati blanket and monogrammed tote bag, a 3-foot old-fashioned decorated Christmas tree, a handmade Christmas tree skirt, a tooth fairy doll and pillow bag, a handmade Beatrix Potter needlepoint throw and

more. More than 25 collectible dolls will be auctioned off this year. The auction dolls are one of a kind and all hand dressed. There will also be 650 dolls on display dressed by Greater Cincinnati area volunteers, which constitute part of the thousands of toys the Salvation Army distributes to needy children prior to Christmas. Toy Shop also distributes 7,000 quality new books to children along with the toys and dolls. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, opening with a group of prize winning dolls

from the auxiliary’s doll dressing program. A short program follows in which the award winning doll dressers receive their ribbons. The live auction conducted by Patrick Wilson of Indian Hill begins at 12:30 p.m. and concludes the program. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase new dolls and quality children’s books for next year’s event. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, homemade cookies and music and an opportunity to view, bid and purchase a variety of gifts and dolls. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Call 762-5600 for more information.



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The Northern Kentucky Chamber will recognize the region’s top growing small businesses at the 12th annual “Emerging 30” cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. “Emerging 30” is comprised of local businesses that make a significant economic impact on the community based on annual revenue growth. The 2011 “Emerging 30,” by number of consecutive appearances, are: Four-time designees : Cleves & Lonnemann Jewelers, Tier 1 Performance Solutions LLC and Emerge Technologies LLC. Three-time designees : GuardLink of Kentucky LLC, LeanCor Supply Chain Group and ML Barnard Inc. Two-time designees: Be Creative Catering, Close the Loop Inc., Divisions Inc., Emerge Managed Solutions LLC, Libertas Technologies and U.S. Voice Data Video First-time designees: Advanced Contracting


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Need get out of ‘jail’ free card? Monopoly, the board game of all board games; we still play it at our house. And the “Get out of jail free” card is a tool we love to have in our arsenal for winning. Funny thing, though. No one really seems to mind being put in “jail.” Yes, of course it’s only a game, but is there more to it than that? If you think about it, jail isn’t really a game-changing factor in Monopoly because it’s not the object of our focus. We are focused on our next move, the hotels and properties that are still up for grabs and the amount of money we have left. We’re not worried about “jail” because eventually we know we will get out. What about life? How many of us are in a “jail” of sorts? The jail of my negative thoughts; guilt and shame about past mistakes that torment me so loudly I often think those around me can “hear” what I’m thinking. The jail of a broken relationship; a physical pain that hurts and immobilizes me to the point that I can’t get out of bed and feel as though my heart may liter-

ally be breaking. Or the jail of strongholds; behaviors and/or friendships that keep me stuck and halt my ability to move forward in healthy relationships, jobs, and most importantly my walk with Christ. Yes, Monopoly is just a game and life is very real (and not quite as fun sometimes) but there is still a great lesson to be learned and it’s not an entrepreneurial one. It’s about focus. In the game of Monopoly if our focus were on being in jail, we would most certainly stay there. But it’s not. Our focus is on getting “out” of jail, so therefore we do whatever it takes to get out. Where is my focus today? Is it on the “jails” of

my life? Is my day filled with thoughts of debt, shame, fear, worry? Or is my focus today on getting out of “jail”? Paul wrote one of his most uplifting messages of hope and joy while in a literal prison. The book of Philippians, shares the secrets for us to unlocking our prison doors. In Philippians 4:8 Paul provides vital instructions, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise .. Then the peace of God will be with you.” The peace we so long for in life requires a constant and determined focus on God and His goodness.

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Clothes Sorting

Master Provisions, Florence. Call 513205-7785. Volunteers sort clothes for quality and pack them into plastic bags for shipping to international countries.

Web/Graphics Support

Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Looking for individuals that can help be responsible for and maintain the graphics and website used by the organization.

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Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Excellent opportunity for a community relations director to help develop effective communication strategies (print, radio, TV and internet) and managing media relations.

Seeking Santa’s Helpers for Christmas

Children Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Seeking a business, church or any collective group to adopt a preschool center for the holiday. Help decorate a classroom, adopt children’s needs and/or host a special event to deliver gifts.

Dance for Adults with Disabilities

Boone County Jaycees, Florence. Call 859-525-1800. The Jaycees will host a dance for adults with disabilities. A DJ will provide the music and snacks and drinks will be served.

Nursing Home Halloween Visit

Boone County Jaycees, Florence. Call 859-525-1800. This event will allow volunteers to visit with those in a nursing home and deliver halloween treats to them.

Art Class Assistant

Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Erlanger. Call 859-760-2051. Help set up, clean up and assist fourth- and fifthgrade students with art projects.

Volunteer Income Assistance Program

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Help provide free tax help for low to moderate income famiiles who need assistance preparing their tax returns in Campbell, Boone and Grant counties.

Grant Writer

Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Opportunity for individual with proven grant writing talent.

Fundraising Director

Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Motivated and result-oriented outside sales person needed.


Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, Independence. Call 859-7951506. Searching for a few individuals that can help Northern Kentucky youth with tutoring.

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Apartment Association OUTREACH Inc, Covington. Call 859-5815990. Seeking applicants for a board of directors vacancy.

After-School Program Tutor

Brighton Center Inc., Newport. Call 859-491-8303. Help school-age children complete homework in an after-school program offered at Bright Days Child Development Program.


The National Committee on Youth, Covington. Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas.

Corporate Groups Needed

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Corporate groups of up to 20 are invited help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning our kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios.

Truck Driver

Action Ministries, Covington. Call 859-261-3649.


St. Elizabeth Florence, 859-3012140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appriopriate destination by transporting using a wheelchair or by walking them. Able and willing to cover for Information Desk volunteer during breaks or absence from desk.


St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 859-3012140. Welcomes, directs and/or escorts patients/guest to appropriate destination by transporting using a wheelchair or by walking them to their destination. Able and willing to cover for Information Desk volunteer during breaks or absence from desk.

Weekly Volunteering

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati. Call 513-771-3262. Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding national holidays). Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment.

Christmas Celebration Volunteers

Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859331-8484. This program provides an unforgettable evening for a group of kids tha would otherwise


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have a very limited Christmas. Each child that attends, alond with their chaperone, commit to one Saturday in November or December to carry out a community service project that helps others. Then in mid-December, the young guests go to Paul Brown Stadium, where they meet up with chaperones, hear the Christmas story, tour the Bengals locker room, run on an NFL field, receive gifts inside a personalized locker and visit with Santa Claus.

Golf Outing Volunteers

Kicks For Kids, Covington. Call 859331-8484. Drive a golf cart for a celebrity participant for the day. Take score for the foursome you are paired with. Hole spotters needed to monitor a hole on the course and spot balls that are hit there.

Visitor Services Ambassador

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Welcome guests or school buses, answer questions, provide directional assistance, assist families or groups with table accommodations during lunch time, scan tickets or check membership at museum/exhibit entrances, promote membership sales, distribute promotional information and hold the door for exiting patrons.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum Super Sprouts Assistant

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sundays 1-6 p.m. Assistants with the Super Sprouts program interact with children ages 4 and younger, and their adult companions, during this educational, creative experience. Volunteers in this position help with the set-up and cleanup of these art-based activities, assist with preparation of materials and interact with children while they create their unique artwork or exciting project.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum Exhibit Interpreter

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sundays 1-6 p.m. Volunteers in the Children’s Museum interact with visitors in exhibit areas, facilitate educational activities, assist in monitoring safety and stimulate curiosity and learning in a fun environment.

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Cincinnati In Motion Exhibit Specialist Volunteer

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Four-hour shift available Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. See to the daily and long-term operation, maintenance and upkeep of Cincinnati In Motion, a scale-model exhibit that represents 50 years of Cincinnati history. The exhibit includes working model trains, streetcars and inclines. Tasks include model locomotive repair and cleaning, basic electrical work, track cleaning, and working with the visiting public.

Preschool needs a Wood Crafter

Children Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Montessori Early Learning Academy is seeking a volunteer to bring the great outdoors right into their classrooms. Looking for someone to craft wood scraps into materials children can build natural-looking structures, examine textures and enjoy frustration-free building. Blocks need to be carefully sanded so they’re smooth and safe for little hands. Contact for further details.

Client Buddy (Welcome House of NKY)

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Volunteers are needed to be a friend and provide minimal assistance to some of our clients. Duties might include transporting client to grocery store or doctor appointments, helping with light cleaning, and providing conversation and smile to help lift clients spirits. Volunteers need to have a car and be a genuinely friendly and positive person. Volunteer would be matched with one client and continually meet with that same client weekly on a schedule determined by volunteer and client.

Handyman (woman)

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Individuals needed who are handy with repairs, building and maintenance. Professional painters, plumbers, electricians and seamstresses to assist in the maintenance of five properties are always wanted.

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Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington. Call 859-491-4003. Watch over Christmas Train Layout. Monitor trains so visitors do not touch or reach in the display.

Assist with Mailings

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Covington. Call 859-491-0522. Assist with quarterly mailings: folding letters, stuffing envelopes, flexible scheduling.

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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call 513-2877025. Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:15a.m. to 1:15p.m. and 1:154:30 p.m. Ethnology technicians will perform laboratory and collection tasks. Most common tasks are cataloging, cleaning artifacts, data entry and photography.

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Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved, Highland Heights. Call 859-572-5242. Opportunities for registered nurses to volunteer two hours/month at Welcome House, the Emergency Shelter of NKY, or Madison Avenue Christian Church. The nurses provide basic nursing care such as health education, health promotion and triage of minor medical issues. Send information to

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Marita J. Heist Adams

Marita J. Heist Adams, 68, of Covington, died Oct. 14, 2011, at Rosedale Manor. Survivors include her daughter, Sabrina Adams; and siblings, Lois Knochelmann, Mary Christine Heist, Martha Grout, Cindy Nehring, Gina Steffen, Warren Heist, John Heist, Chuck Heist, Fred Heist, Tim Heist and Ray Heist Jr. Memorials: National Kidney Foundation, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 710, Louisville, KY 40202-1537.

Thomas W. Anderson

Thomas W. Anderson, 57, of Butler, died Oct. 16, 2011, at his residence. He was a sales person for Crossroads Flea Market in Butler for 20 years and a member of Butler Baptist Church. His parents, Shadrack “Shade” James and Mary Elizabeth Decker Anderson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Rena Fay Anderson; son, Thomas Marsellus Anderson of Butler; stepsons, William Schmidt of Fort Wright and Jimmy Abercrombie of Burlington; stepdaughters, Shawnda Michelle Whitney of Grants Lick, Sheryl Lynn Goins of Falmouth and Anita Fay Jones of Burlington; brothers, David Anderson of Burlington, Jimmy Anderson of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Robert Anderson of Florida; sisters, Donna Henry of Mt. Auburn, Ky., and Pat Anderson of Tennessee; and 14 grandchildren. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Butler. Memorials: American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222-4904.

Gloria G. Beck

Gloria G. Beck, 74, of Edgewood, died Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a registered nurse for 37 years at Booth Hospital and St. Luke West in Florence. She loved animals and volunteered at local animal shelters. She also volunteered with senior citizens and Meals on Wheels. Her sister, Virginia Scallan, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald Beck; daughter, Krista Beck Stanfield of Edgewood; son, Stephen Beck of Loveland, Ohio; brother, Dr. Allan Collier of Tucson, Ariz.; and six grandchildren. Memorials: Kenton County SPCA, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, Meals on Wheels Program, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Lindell Curtis

Lindell Curtis, 71, of Latonia, died Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. He worked for the Covington Housing Authority. Survivors include his wife, Loraine Curtis; daughter, Patricia Curtis of Latonia; brother, Ray Curtis of Covington; and three grandchildren.

Helen F. Deason

Helen F. Deason, 87, of Clifton, Ohio, formerly of Taylor Mill, died


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For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. Oct. 19, 2011, at Hospice of Cincinnati East. She was a retired server with the former Bearcat Cafe in Clifton, Ohio. Her husband, Bill Deason, and a son, Miles Bedingfield, died previously. Survivors include her son, Bob Bedingfield of Taylor Mill; sister, Toni Garrett of Kirtland, Ohio; granddaughter, Amy Trimpe of Taylor Mill; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. Memorials: Holy Cross High School c/o Donna Halpin or Missy Goller Scholarship Funds, 3617 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Samuel A. Denham

Samuel Alexander Denham, 13, of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 14, 2011, at his residence. He was a student at Woodland Middle School. He enjoyed reading, collecting coins and was fascinated by luxury cars. Survivors include his parents, Darryl and Carol Denham; brother, Daniel Denham of Taylor Mill; grandparents, Anna Wambaugh of Fort Wright and Mary Ledington of Batavia, Ohio; and his greyhound dogs, Jake and Kimmy. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: The Samuel A. Denham Memorial Cause Fund c/o St. Elizabeth Credit Union or

Orrin G. Donohoe

Orrin G. Donohoe, 89, of Grant’s Lick, died Oct. 20, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired service technician for Sears, a member of Campbell County VFW Post No. 3205 and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. His wife, Cordia Evelyn Donohoe, died in 2008. Survivors include his sons, Craig Donohoe and Tweed Donohoe, both of Grant’s Lick, and Patrick Donohoe of Covington; daughter, Sharon Schalk of Cold Spring; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. No visitation. Memorials: Campbell County VFW Post 3205, 8261 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Saundra Kaye Eversole

Saundra Kaye McKinney Eversole, 66, of Covington, died Oct. 15, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in Batesville, Ind. She was a retired secretary for the V.A. Hospital in Cincinnati. Her husband, George H. Eversole Sr., and a daughter, Cindy Eversole, died previously.

Survivors include her sons, George H. Eversole Jr. of Verona, Tim Eversole of Covington and Tony Eversole of Mason, Ohio; daughter, Kelly Eversole Cockerill of Batesville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Jack M. Felts

Jack M. Felts, 72, of Florence, died Oct. 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his wife, Joan Felts; daughters, Glenda Garnett of Erlanger and Rhonda Stephenson of Burlington; sisters, Naomi Felts of Florence and Violet Rodgers of Corbin, Ky.; brothers, Vincent Felts of Florence, Hiram Felts of Corbin, Ky., and Lonnie Felts of Hebron; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorial: American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York NY 10038.

Bridget N. Ford

Bridget N. Ford, 26, of Edgewood, died Oct. 20, 2011. Survivors include her parents, Gigi Slone Ford and Gary Ford; sisters, Amanda Hill and Heather Ford Martin; grandmother, Mary A. Tidwell; and nieces, Madalyn and Ellie. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Liberty Place Recovery Center For Women, 218 Lake St., Richmond, KY 40475 or Fox Fire Foundation, P.O. Box 175732, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Helen Lorraine Gadd

Helen Lorraine Means Martins Gadd, 82, of Newport, died Oct. 22, 2011. Her husband, Louis Means; and one daughter, Sandra Hoskins, died previously. Survivors include her children, Elaine Turner of Covington, Terry Means of Independence, Roger Means of Newport, Lois Clayton of Latonia and Darrell Means of Cincinnati; brother, Millard Martin Jr.; sister, Patricia Morris; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Newport. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Daniel Joseph Gilbert

Daniel Joseph Gilbert, 68, of Florence, died Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a shuttle bus driver at Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and a member of Kento-Boo Baptist Church and Good Faith Masonic Lodge No. 95. He was a former volunteer for the Elsmere Fire Department. His father, Donald Gilbert, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Margie E. Holcomb Gilbert; daughter, April Lynne Stamper of Florence; mother, Minnie Lou Kuhn Gilbert of Elsmere; brothers, Dave Gilbert of Burlington, Ben Gilbert of Taylor Mill and Mike Gilbert of Cincinnati; and sister, Mary Jane Schopp of Elsmere. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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Mary Jane Groves

Mary Jane Groves, 86, of Covington, died Oct. 19, 2011, at Highlandspring of Fort Thomas. She was a sales associate for Shillito’s Department Store and a member of Sts. Boniface and James Church in Ludlow. Her husband, Smith Groves, died in 1980. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Groves of Covington; brother, Joseph Drahman of Lakeside Park; niece, Mary Bandy of Crescent Springs; and nephew, David Ungru of Madison, Ind. Memorials: Thomas More College Scholarship Fund, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

Norma L. Henderson

Norma L. Henderson, 82, of Covington, died Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include her husband, William D. Henderson; daughter, Sandra Richardson of Erlanger; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery.

Irma Jean Henry

Irma Jean Hahn Henry, 83, of Fort Wright, died Oct. 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Church and the Covington Art Club. She enjoyed oil painting. Her husband, William Thomas Henry, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Mark Henry and Kevin Henry, both of Independence; daughters, Judith Corcoran of Zionsville, Ind., Elizabeth Coyle of Covington and Melissa Whiffen of Nashua, N.H.; brother, August William Hahn of Oakwood, Ohio; sister, Wilma Crowe of Louisville; and nine grandchildren. Interment was at St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Covington, KY 41011.

Paul A. Humpert

Paul A. Humpert, 92, of Lakeside Park, died Oct. 22, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired as owner of Paul A. Humpert Insurance Company in Covington. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Chamber of Commerce and a member of Summit Hills Country Club for more than 50 years. He was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Made-

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John ‘Eddie’ Jenkins

John “Eddie” Jenkins, 56, of Ludlow, died Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an insulator for Asbestos Workers Union No. 8 and a member of Sts. Boniface & James Church in Ludlow. Survivors include his wife, Jerri Shields Jenkins; sons, Jonathan Jenkins of Ludlow and Joseph Jenkins of Highland Heights; daughters, Katie Newberry and Sarah Jenkins, both of Alexandria, and Erin Doyle of Newport; brother, Robert Jenkins of Falmouth; sisters, Peggy Burrough of Cincinnati, Phyllis Schenck of Fort Thomas, Marilyn Ansara of Wilder, Diane Ziegler of Ludlow and Carol Fitzpatrick of Delhi, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Eddie Jenkins Memorial Fund, c/o Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

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William C. Key Jr.

William Cogal Key Jr., 80, of Alexandria, died Oct. 16, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. He worked as a shipping clerk for John K. Burch Co. in Cincinnati and was a member of the VFW Post No. 3205 in Alexandria. He appreciated poetry, old westerns and gospel music. He was a University of Kentucky fan, a member of the senior golf league at AJ Jolly Golf Course and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Katherine “Alene” Drew Key; daughters, Deborah Veirs of Butler, Ky., Kim Stitt of Morning View and Teresa Hunt of Clarkston, Mich.; sons, William C. Key III of Sharpsburg, Ky., and James Key of Alexandria; sister, Pearl Collins of Alexandria; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Robert ‘Bob’ Lee

Robert “Bob” Brooks, 68, of Independence, died Oct. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1966.

He was an accountant for Procter and Gamble for 28 years and a member of the Local 541 Para Mutuel Tellers where he worked for more 30 years at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill Downs. He was a long-time member of St. Barbara Church in Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Crowe Lee; daughter, Robyn Lee of Washington State; sons, Robert Lee of Burlington, Patrick Lee of Florence, Michael Lee and Matthew Lee, both of Union; and 11 grandchildren. Memorials: Bob Lee Memorial Charity Fund at any U.S. Bank to benefit the Northern Kentucky Cursillo Movement, Kelsey Ann Sorrell Memorial Scholarship Fund and St. Barbara Church Building Fund.

Virginia M. Lorenz

Virginia Mary Feldman Lorenz, 95, of Fort Thomas, died Oct. 15, 2011, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was a bookkeeper with L & K Coal Co., a member and volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Church, and a volunteer for Catholic Social Services. Her husband, Charles Lorenz, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Doherty of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; sisters, Harriet Roth of Villa Hills and Charlotte Vogel of Fort Thomas; brothers, Nicholas Feldman of Fort Thomas, Richard Feldman of Mari-


on, Ohio, Will Feldman of Cincinnati and Tom Feldman of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Catherine of Siena School, 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Mary Schaefer Pund

Mary Angela Schaefer Pund, 88, formerly of Covington, died Oct. 15, 2011, at Otterbein Nursing Home in Lebanon, Ohio. She was a retired legal secretary. Her husband. Frank “Bud” Pund, died in 2004. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Ryan of Lebanon, Ohio; grandchildren, James Ryan III and Jennifer Ryan Feltner; and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: In the form of Masses to Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY.

Betty Lee Reik

Betty Lee Alma Reik, 94, of Latonia, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Fort Thomas, died Oct. 21, 2011, at Rosedale Manor in Latonia. She was a retired teacher with the Kentucky Board of Education and worked for the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida. She began her teaching career in mining camps near Middlesboro, Ky. She loved

playing the organ and attending the symphony. She enjoyed traveling in Europe and the Holy Land. Her husband, Elder “Pat” Reik, died in 1972. Survivors include her sister, Marcia Gillham of Latonia; three nieces; and three nephews. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Russell Richardson Sr.

Russell “Rusty” Elmer Richardson Sr., 67, of Demossville, died Oct. 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a self-employed salesman, a member of Morning View United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Matteoli Richardson; son, Rusty Richardson Jr. of Demossville and Terry Richardson Sr. of Georgetown, Ohio; daughters, Kelli Houp of Independence and Tammi Venable of North Carolina; brothers, Larry Richardson of Walton, Don Richardson of Indiana and Tom Richardson of Independence; sisters, Carla Marston of Owenton and Altagail Wallaes of Crestview Hills; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Richardson Family c/o Chambers & Grubbs, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Vera Ripley

Vera Ripley, 57, of Taylor Mill, died Oct. 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a waitress for Nick and Tony’s, Dixie Chili, White Castle and Wendy’s. Survivors include her husband, David Ripley; sons, Keith Ripley, James Denny and Thomas Toschlog; daughter, Charlotte Dunavent; sisters, Leta, Linda and



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Robert “Bob” Rodgers, 79, of Edgewood, died Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, serving in Japan as a member of the Far East Command. He worked at AT&T as an associate engineer. A daughter, Rebecca Sue Kinkead, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Rodgers; son, Robert Rodgers of Erlanger; daughter, Linda Clark of Grove City, Ohio; brother, George Rodgers of Medina, Ohio; son-inlaw, Michael Kinkead of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and four honorary grandchildren. Second visitation will be 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Peace United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Celebration of Life service will follow. Memorials: Camp Sychar, 201 Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-1365 or Edgewood Fire/EMS Association, 385 Dudley Pike, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Robert “Bob” Paul Sharp, 81, of Erlanger, died Oct. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired from W. R. Grace & Co. in 1991 and from Union Terminal Railroad of Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Army. His brother, Don Sharp, and sister, Dorothy Huff, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Sharp; sister-in-law, Linda Fronk of Madisonville, Ky.; and niece, Donna West of Falmouth. Burial was at Morgan Cemetery.


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Charmain T. Smith, 83, of Independence, died Oct. 23, 2011, at her residence. A son, Patrick L. Smith, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Smith; sons, Thomas W. Smith of Burlington and Mark D. Smith of Independence; daughter, Judith Ann Lackman of Independence; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Second visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Patrick’s Church, Taylor Mill. Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Burial will be at Floral Hill Mausoleum, Taylor Mill.

Opal Stickels

Opal Stickels, 80, of Florence, died Oct. 17, 2011, at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Bill Stickels, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Stickels of Lakeside Park, Christy Vallandingham of Ludlow and Cindy Williams of Corpus Christi; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Drive, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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Bernice M. Siebel Stoeckle, 90, of Fort Thomas, formerly of Louisville, died Oct. 21, 2011, at Eastgatespring of Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and formerly worked as a long distance operator for AT&T in Louisville. She was a member of St. Thomas Church, the St. Thomas Rosary Society, Alter Society, 55 Club, Mothers Club and Boosters, Campbell County Historical Society, Ladies Auxiliary of Bishop Carrell Council Knights of Columbus No. 702 and the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 216 in Cincinnati. Her husband, Louis J. Stoeckle; and two sisters, Leona Carpenter and Margaret Dolle, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Jim Stoeckle of Erlanger, Joe Stoeckle of Jupiter, Fla., and Bill Stoeckle of Newport; daughters, Margie Miller of Covington and Betty Jo Stoeckle of Jupiter, Fla.; sister, Colletta Lustig of Louisville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four greatgreat-grandchildren; and dearest friend, Ruth Reis of Fort Thomas. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Thomas Church, Fort Thomas. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Thomas Church, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 or Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

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Dakotah Lee Sizemore, 10, of Florence, died Oct. 15, 2011, at his residence. A sister, Meagan Sizemore, died in 2008. Survivors include his parents, Jamie and Joy Sizemore; brothers, Taylor Sizemore and Austyn Sizemore; sister, Madyson Sizemore; and grandparents, Ray and Helen Hood of Barbourville, Ky., and James and Goldie Mills of Latonia. Burial was in Beaver Lick Baptist Church Cemetery, Union.

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Beatrice C. Whicker Strong, 90, of Erlanger, died Oct. 21, 2011, at her home. She worked at Woodspoint Nursing Home for 26 years. Her husband, Conley Strong; two sons, Roger Strong and Harlan Strong; and a daughter, Doris Jean Strong, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Darryl Strong of Elsmere, David Strong of Sunman, Ind., William Strong and Mark Strong, both of Erlanger; daughters, Shirley Clos of Elsmere, Linda Hill of Erlanger and Paula Mains of Petersburg; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and dear friend, James Hill of Erlanger. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Erlanger. Memorials: Children’s Hospital Cardiac Unit, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Gwynn Farney Strunk

Gwynn Farney Strunk, 83, of Villa Hills, died Oct. 22, 2011, at her home. She retired from the Maisonette after more than 40 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Charles Auxiliary, a member of the Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Fort Mitchell Country Club, Metropolitan Club, Northern Kentucky Republican Women’s Club, Lakeside Presbyter-

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Mary Grace Diddy Trumble, 83, of Park Hills, died Oct. 19, 2011, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Her husband, George F. Trumble; three sons, Timmy, John Patrick and Thomas John Trumble; and three grandchildren died previously. Survivors include her sons, Rick Trumble and Michael Trumble, both of Richwood, and Danny Trumble of Latonia; daughters, Patty Collins of Kissimmee, Fla., Shirley Phillips of Fort Wright, Kathy Trumble of Latonia, Peggy McWilliams of Covington, Mary Tamborski of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Monica Pauley of Park Hills; sisters, Pat Scott of Fort Mitchell and Sr. Jean Scott, OSB, of Villa Hills; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1742 or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Laura H. Woeste

Laura H. Woeste, 33, of Edgewood, died Oct. 15, 2011. Survivors include her parents, Nancy Guenther and Jerry Woeste; brother, Brian Woeste; and nieces and nephew, Adalyn, Kimberly and Chase. Entombment was at Mother of God Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Medical Center - NICU, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; Catholic Charities Pregnancy and Adoption Program, 3629 Church St., Covington, KY 41015; or Charity of donor’s choice.

Rosemary E. Ortwein Weeks, 85, of Fort Wright, died Oct. 16, 2011, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. She was a retired accountant for Federated Department Stores and a member of St. Agnes Church in Fort Wright, the Fort Wright Civic Club and Monte Casino Civic Club. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing cards. Her husband, Joseph W. Weeks, died previously. Survivors include her stepson, Ron Weeks; sister, Eleanor Smith; and brother, Michael Ortwein. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, Village and Lodge, 500 Farrell Drive Covington, KY 41011.

Linda L. Wilson

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