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Early dismissals reinstated By Mary Dannemiller
After an almost three-year absence, early dismissal will return to the Milford Exempted Village School District for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. Milford Board of Education members approved the early dismissal days at their Thursday, Nov. 18, meeting. The district last used these days in the 2007-2008 school year, but got rid of them when busing was cut, said Superintendent Bob Farrell. These days also will be a little different than the last time
around, Farrell said. Students will be dismissed 90 minutes early rather than 60 minutes early and they will occur the second Friday of each month rather than in the middle of the week. “The way we’re doing it now is much more organized,” he said. “We also moved it to Friday hoping it might be easier for families.” The early dismissal days will supplement teacher work days where students have the entire day off and teachers will use early dismissal days for professional development, Farrell said. “I think those full days are still important to complete professional development and there are still
some of them in the calendar,” he said. At the Thursday, Oct. 21, meeting board President George Lucas was concerned about the cost of early dismissal, since it will change the busing schedule. “Where are the costs coming from in transportation?” he said. “Because it’s Friday and preschool doesn’t have class that day so maybe we can utilize those drivers.” Farrell said the cost to the district should only be about $9,000 a year, but could be less than that if St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton schedules their early dismissal days the same as Milford.
“I’ve communicated with Tom Devolve, the principal at St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and they have done some early dismissals that have not been on the same day as ours and those ended up costing us some money, so he was willing to look at coordinating his schedule with ours,” Farrell said. The next meeting of the Milford Board of Education is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Milford Junior High School, 5735 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road. For more information about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/milford.
Miami Twp. to light Christmas tree Dec. 4
Former columnist Pike dies at age 85
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Though Chester Pike was a World War II veteran and a minister for more than 40 years, most people in Clermont County knew him for the columns he wrote for the Community Press. Pike died at the age of 85 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease Saturday, Nov. 4. FULL STORY, A3
Milford Schools Foundation member Jim Parker honors Milford High School graduate Joann Fley at the Night of the Stars fundraiser. This event raised money for the foundation, which will provide money to teachers and schools for services not provided by the district. For more from the event, see page A5.
With Santa Claus, cookies and a dazzling Christmas tree, it’ll be easy to mistake the Miami Township Civic Center for the North Pole Saturday, Dec. 4. Miami Township residents are invited to bring their children to the center from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that day for pictures with Santa Claus, cookie decorating, face painting and holiday arts and crafts. The township’s Christmas tree will be lit at 5:15 p.m. and Town Crier Bill Knepp also will be there reading Christmas stories to the children. “In different rooms there will be crafts and games for the kids,” said Miami Township special events coordinator Nancy Haines. “Santa Claus will be there. You have to bring your own camera, but you can take a photo with him
The Miami Township Christmas Tree Lighting will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. and he’ll be giving out candy canes.” Local dance troupe Dance Etc. will perform and members of Trinity United Methodist church will be ringing bells in the center’s lobby. Mrs. Claus also will be on hand to help children decorate cookies, Haines said. Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz said the free event is a good way for families to get their holiday season started. “It’s a lot more than just light-
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Taste of Christmas is Dec. 1 in Milford By Kellie Geist
Miami Twp. parade a holiday hit
Miami Township residents, business owners and government officials kicked off the holiday season Thursday, Nov. 18, with the annual Miami Township Holiday Parade. FULL STORY, A2
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In an effort to raise awareness about local businesses and money for scholarships, the MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Taste of Christmas Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Milford Fire Fighters Community Hall, 1005 Lila Ave. The event will start with a chamber members-only event preview at 5:30 p.m. The Taste of Christmas will be open to the general public from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chamber Executive Director Karen Huff said the Taste of Christmas has multiple purposes. “This is a great way for local
Chick-Fil-A representative Sandy Richmond of Milford talks to State Rep. Joe Uecker and Patty Uecker of Miami Township at last year’s Taste of Christmas.
businesses to showcase what they have so people can get a taste of what they have to offer,” she said. “It’s also a great way for businesses to network and to raise money for scholarships.”
Admission for the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children, but the food is free and attendees will be given a raffle ticket to win prizes. As of Wednesday, Nov. 3, Big Poppa Slim’s Cafe on Main, Dairy Queen, Kroger, Skyline and Wal-Mart were planning to participate in Taste of Christmas. There also will be a silent auction. Anyone who would like to make a donation for the auction should call the chamber at 8312411. Proceeds from the Taste of Christmas benefit the Mary Ann Partin Scholarship Fund. Since the fund’s creation, the chamber has awarded more than $30,000 to local seniors, said Darrell Baumann, president of the chamber’s executive committee.
“This is our way of honoring Mary Ann, who passed away in 1999, for all of her service to the community both as an individual and as a business owner,” he said. Partin owned the IGA in Milford. Baumann said the Taste of Christmas is an annual favorite for many. In fact, visitors are regularly lined-up well before the event opens. “This is really a wonderful event that gets people in the Christmas spirit,” he said. “The Milford High School show choir performs and everyone is in a good mood.” “It is just a great way to start the holidays,” Baumann said. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/milford.
Christmas tree From A1 ing the Christmas tree,” he said. “Last year it was a wonderful event. Bill Knepp read stories to the kids and seeing their eyes light up was very neat. It’s a neat celebration.” Schultz also said the township is able to offer the event to residents at no cost because of volunteers who help put it together. “It doesn’t cost a lot to
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do it,” he said. “We have the facility, we even have people who volunteer to support all of it. This is just what we are here in Miami Township. This is a great community to live in and we support one and other.” The event usually draws about 200 children throughout the two hours and Haines said she hopes to see at least that many this year since it is starting earlier than in the past. “This will get everybody in the holiday spirit,” she said. “With the earlier start time, families can maybe go to dinner or to a movie afterward and make a night out of it.” The Miami Township Christmas Tree Lighting will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Dr. For more information about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ miamitownship.
Miami Twp. Holiday Parade a hit Miami Township residents, business owners and government officials kicked off the holiday season Thursday, Nov. 18, with the annual Miami Township Holiday Parade. The parade began at Miami Plaza on Business 28 and ended at the Meijer on Ohio 28, where children met with Santa Claus and enjoyed refreshments. PHOTOS BY MARY DANNEMILLER / STAFF
The Miami Township Holiday Parade was a family affair for Ken Stringer, who brought his grandchildren and wife to ride with his float. From left: Ken Stringer, Isaac Hopper, Maddie Hopper, Lydia Hopper and Margie Stringer.
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Jennifer and Geoff Hammerle used the Miami Township Holiday parade as an opportunity to promote awareness for the United Mitochondrian Disease Foundation for their twin daughters, Madison and Molly, who have the disease.
American Heritage Girls Monica Schulte, Haley King, Sarah Schwartz and Kate Williams walked in the Miami Township Holiday Parade Thursday, Nov. 18.
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cars with more than 100,000 miles on them and, when you drive them 100 miles a day for four or five days a week, you have to look at what’s failing on the car and what it will cost to keep it,” he said. He said the car that’s being donated to Jackson Township was in decent condition, but was “just not feasible” for the Milford Police Department to continue using on a daily basis. The cruiser, along with some other city-owned equipment, was offered at auction, but didn’t sell. Some other items were sold, but only garnered one bid, said Mayor Ralph Vilardo Jr. Council voted to donate the cruiser, but Vilardo said he’s rather see the city use an online auction site to dispose of equipment rather than donate it. “I would ask that, with (future) auctions, we put them on egov (www.egov.com) or some other online site where we would have a larger audience.” The other members of council agreed that would be a good policy in the future.
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Chester Pike was opinionated, passionate By Mary Dannemiller email@example.com
Though Chester Pike was a World War II veteran and a minister for more than 40 years, most people in Clermont County knew him for the columns he wrote for the Community Press. Whether he was writing about his experiences in World War II or passionately defending his conservative convictions, Pike always elicited great response from readers. Pike died at the age of 85 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease Nov. 4. “He served in World War II in
the Navy and he was very proud of that,” said his sister, Margie Patrick of Union Township. “He had a weekly column on the editorial page Pike where he was the conservative voice and he kind of sparred back and forth with the liberal columnist. It was very exciting, he got a lot responses from that.” Melanie Laughman, senior editor of sports at the Community Press, edited Pike’s columns for several years and remembers talk-
ing to him each week about that week’s topic. “His columns came typed immaculately and his facts triplechecked,” she said. “I remember, at the time, wondering how this man with such a calm demeanor could kick up such a fuss in Clermont County and seem so unaffected by it. Age and perspective on my end have taught me to appreciate such a steadfastness of character and belief, especially as compared to today’s wishywashy, politically correct world.” Aside from writing and talking about his time in the Navy, Pike also spent much of his time work-
ing in Nazarene churches in Batavia and Bethel. He was a pastor at the Community Nazarene Church in Batavia for several years and then served on the pastoral staff at the Bethel Church of Nazarene. “I would characterize him as a consummate God and country gentleman,” said Charles Roberts, former pastor of Bethel Church of Nazarene. “He was intensely committed to his Christian faith and he shared it unabashedly. He was also very outspoken politically and he was fiercely patriotic.” Even after retirement, Patrick said her brother continued to write
everything from books to his weekly newspaper columns. “His love for God and the ministry was his greatest passion, but he loved to write for the paper and he’d written several very good books,” she said. Pike is buried at Baltimore Pike Cemetery next to his wife. Three of his sisters still live in Clermont County, and a fourth lives in Kentucky. They are Patrick, Mabel Fieler, Agnes Guy and Hazel Bastin. For more information about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/bethel.
Bohl hasn’t missed church in 19 years By Mary Dannemiller firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been almost two decades since Peggy Bohl has missed a Sunday service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Miami Township. Bohl, 77, celebrated her 1,000th consecutive Sunday service Sunday, Oct. 17, at the church. She said she doesn’t remember the last time she skipped a service. “I have faithfully attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for the past 1,000 Sundays,” she said. “The Lord has blessed me with good health which has enabled me to do so. I live a short distance from the church so bad weather does not prevent my attending.” Pastor Ron Edwards said he and his wife have become close friends with Bohl throughout the years. “How many people
would choose to attend church over staying home with a headache,” he said. “Those are the minor obstacles and excuses that keep people from being faithful, but she has genuine faith and dependability.” Bohl said the reason she never misses a service is simple: She likes the church’s message. “The Word of the Lord is what draws me to church each week,” she said. “It is food for my soul. I enjoy the worship service and fellowship hour that follows.” Edwards also said Bohl does much more than simply attend church services each week and always helps whenever possible. “She is very active as far as serving people,” he said. “Anytime there’s a funeral, Peggy always is there to help with food and covered dishes. She has meals for
needy families and people coming out of the hospital. She sets a good example.” Bohl said she enjoys spending time with other members of the church and helping those in need. “There is Christian love
among the believers and a helping hand to those in need,” she said. “One of the ways I can share Christ’s love with others is to visit those who are sick or prepare food for someone who has lost a loved one.”
Bohl said she’s not going to be skipping church anytime soon. “I am 77 years old and will continue to attend church services as long as the Lord enables me,” she said.
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Peggy Bohl celebrated her 1,000th consecutive Sunday service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Oct. 17.
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Grant money will help CNE study environment By John Seney and Kellie Geist firstname.lastname@example.org
Clermont Northeastern Middle School will use a $8,100 state grant to help students study the environment. CNE was one of four school districts in Clermont County to receive the money intended to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Laura Carlier, science teacher at the middle school, said the STEM grant will be used to purchase six digital backpacks for use by seventh-grade classes. The backpacks each will include a laptop, software, a video camera, a digital camera and science probes used for collecting data. Teams of students will use the equipment to explore environmental issues around the campus. “Each team will determine an environmental issue that affects the school,” Carlier said. “The goal is to identify a problem and propose a solution.” The team will use the information gathered to put together a pres-
entation. The students will be graded on the work. “It will engage all the students no matter their level,” she said. “Every kid in seventh-grade will be involved.” Carlier said the backpacks should be available to begin the research by early December. She also would like to use part of the grant money to take the students on field trips as part of their research. The backpacks will become the property of the school and can be used by other teachers for other classes in the future, Carlier said. “The purpose of the innovation grant is to have schools begin developing rigorous math and science programs that will better prepare students for STEM-related careers,” said Meri Johnson, STEM coordinator for the Clermont County Educational Service Center. The money for the grants is administered by the Southwest Ohio regional STEM education hub at the University of Cincinnati. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/stonelicktownship.
The Clermont Northeastern FFA chapter was recognized with a Moment of Excellence award at the Nov. 18 CNE school board meeting for all their activities. From left are, Mike Freemen, school board member; Jayne Mummert, school board member; Allison Staab, a sophomore in the FFA program; David Pennington, school board member; Danny Ilhardt, school board member; Kellie Nause, a senior in the FFA program; Patty Spencer, school board member; and Dave Jelley, FFA adviser.
St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton students have been busy collecting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which benefits needy children. From left in front are: Emma Weisensel, Alexis D'Orazio, Katlyn McDonald, Jack Potter, Zach Eversman, Patrick Fath and Taylor Bolink. Back row: Father Michael Cordier, Austin Herriott, Carlee Berns and Lauren Devolve.
SASEAS collects gifts for Operation Christmas Child While most children are starting to dream up their own Christmas lists, St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton students have been busy putting together presents for needy children. Students have been working with Operation Christmas Child to collect everything from toys to school supplies. “We’re very happy our children take advantage of the opportunity to help people less fortunate than they are,” said Father Michael Cordier. Student Zach Eversman said he enjoyed putting his shoe box together because he knew how much it meant to the child who will receive it. “We watched a video and saw their smiles when they got the boxes so I knew when we did it that they’d smile,” he said. This is the third year St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has participated in the program. For more information about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/miamitownship.
Father Michael Cordier blesses the shoe boxes with help from St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Taylor Bolink.
CNE Girls’ Club visits UC Clermont The CNE Girls’ Club took their first after school field trip to UC Clermont Oct. 29. Blaine Kelley, senior admissions counselor, conducted an hour tour of UC Clermont’s campus. The 45 girls entered a biology lab and were given a taste of what a biology class would be like. After listening to an explanation of different experiments, including dissecting cats, the girls were given the opportunity to taste real maple syrup that was tapped and made on the campus grounds. The girls then toured other classrooms and were informed about the Learning Center and the services that it offers. The girls also learned about the variety of college options and the value of a college education. UC Clermont provided pizza, chips and pop for dinner in the student lounge that night. Then, club members, along with their chaperones, attended the show “Magic of the Night” presented by Calico Theater and featuring illusionist Stephen Knight. Knight, who treated the audience to a Halloween-theme magic
CNE Girls’ Club member Kayla Hollon gets “sawed in half” in a magic trick with illusionist Stephen Knight during the “Magic of the Night” show at the college’s Calico Theater.
The CNE Girls’ Club took their first after-school field trip to UC Clermont Oct. 29. The girls prepare to go to the Learning Center at McDonough Hall at the college. show, chose two of the Girls’ Club members to be assistants in his magic tricks. Eighth-grader Kayla Hollon was “sawed in half” in one of his tricks and seventh-grader Charlene Brumett thought she was going to have her head chopped
off in a scary, but fun illusion. Chaperones Marty Rauen, CNE Middle School counselor, Spanish teacher Ashley TenEyck, library aide Sherri Newberry and substitute art teacher Maggie Ochsner said they enjoyed the evening with the girls.
They also said they are planning many fun and educational activities for the girls this year. Rauen began the Girls’ Club last year with a grant from the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board. The goal for the group is to
help girls gain self-confidence and help them develop friendships with other girls in the middle school. This year the grant money to fund the group was acquired from the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio through the Wal-Mart Foundation. Each month the Girls’ Club hosts an activity that is open to all the girls in the school. The next meeting will be Nov. 18 after school when the girls will decorate and fill stockings for people who are homeless in the community.
November 24, 2010
‘Stars’ come out for Milford Schools Foundation
Linda Powers and Glenda Richards take a look at some pieces of Milford history at the Night of the Stars fundraiser.
The Milford Schools Foundation Night of the Stars Fundraiser was held Saturday, Nov. 13, and honored six notable Milford alumni including New Orleans Saint Zach Strief.
Fundraiser honors past graduates
Milford Schools Foundation member Jim Parker talks about the night’s honorees at the Night of the Stars fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 13.
The Milford Schools Foundation Night of the Stars fundraiser was a success Saturday, Nov. 13. Alumni Rick Blackburn, a 1960 graduate who has worked with musicians Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, Bill Platt, a 1963 graduate who recently retired from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Joann Fley, an early 1950s graduate and teacher; Mike Cutlip, a 1959 graduate and retired chemical engineering professor; Paul Ward, a 1963 graduate and former commander in the Navy; and Blackburn were recognized at the event. New Orleans Saints offensive tackle and Milford High School Class of 2001 graduate Zach Strief was honored, but couldn’t attend. The event raised money for Milford teachers and students.
Milford High School students Kacey Vandermolen, Julie Peck and Karen Kuhn volunteered at the Night of the Stars fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 13.
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Clermont County Public Library Board President Joe Braun and Congresswoman Jean Schmidt at the Night of the Stars fundraiser for Milford schools Saturday, Nov. 13.
Milford High School graduate and honoree Mike Cutlip talks about his time at the school Saturday, Nov. 13.
Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo gets in on the action during an auction at the Night of the Stars fundraiser. Linda Curless, Pattison Elementary School Principal Gregg Curless, Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Huff, Milford City Council member Amy Brewer at the Night of the Stars fundraiser.
November 24, 2010
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Milford swimmers ready to roll By Nick Dudukovich
Milford High School head swimming coach Gary Tameris didn’t hesitate to answer what goal the girls swimming squad is striving for this season. “Our main goal is to win the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, which is going to be extremely tough,” he said. Fortunately for Milford, the team will return several experienced swimmers that should help boost the squad’s times in FAVC competition. Senior Jessie Sinkula, juniors Madison Bowling, Anita Johnson, Kendal Kehr, Julia Prus, Kayla Villano, and sophomore Kelsey Meranda will lead the effort as the squad tries to replicate last season’s Buckeye Division championship. Tameris said the team’s strong suits this season would be in short- to middle-range distance events, as well as the butterfly and backstroke races. Meranda should be a catalyst for the Eagles in races such as the 50-yard free style, as well as the 200yard freestyle event. As a freshman, Meranda qualified for districts last season and is the only qualifier returning for the Eagles. “Kelsey’s come up through the ranks and she’s a gifted young lady,” Tameris said. “She’s got an outstanding stroke and she loves to compete.” At 1-meter diving, the Eagles should receive
Milford High School senior diver Margaret Craycraft (center) signs her letter of intent to attend Princeton University next fall. She is accompanied by her mother, Sue Craycraft, and father, Ken Craycraft.
Milford’s Beau Robinson is expected to have a big season for the Eagles after competing in the state championships last winter. another dominating year from Margaret Craycraft. The senior, who recently signed her letter of intent to continue her diving career at Princeton University, will vie for her third consecutive FAVC championship this season. “We’re really excited about Margaret. Hopefully she’ll turn in a fantastic senior year for us and be another state qualifier,” Tameris said. “She has a lot
of talent and we’re looking for her to get into scoring position…”
Milford’s boys will try to build off last year’s 19th place performance at the state championships. Beau Robinson, who placed fifth (individually) at state with his performance in the 100-yard butterfly, should be in line to have
another outstanding season. Robinson set the school record in the event with a time of 50.72 seconds last season, according to Tameris. “Hopefully we can make a run at the top two in the state finals for him,” Tameris said. “The boy has a lot of talent and he’s the kind of kid everybody would like to have on his team, so we’re looking for
him to have a breakout season this year.” Seniors Connor Litmer, Clark McCloud, juniors Nick Brown, Alex Frank, David Matulis, Thomas Prus, and sophomores Mitch Connor, Joel Keefer and Cade Williams are also expected to contribute the Eagles scoring efforts throughout the season. Tameris believes his squad possesses the talent to qualify for the state championships in any relay event. “We have a good shot,” he said “With this crew here, we’re looking to possibly do better than the 19th place at state last year.” Matulis and Robinson should resume their roles on the 200-meter medley relay
after competing in the event last year with then seniors Dan Matulis and Chris Williams. Litmer, Williams and Robinson should also see plenty of action in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay after racing in the state final last year. “We’re set to have a good season. We’re just now getting under way and the hard part is in front of us, and hopefully these guys can rise to the challenge and make things happen,” Tameris said. Milford opens the season with the Mason Invitational, Dec. 4. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres spreps
McNick coasts into state semifinals By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
The Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team at nationals included, from left: Front row, Leah Roodhouse, Delilah Folk, Emily Henkes, Amber Russell (national champion), Bella Moto (national champion); middle row, Megan Roberts, Lily Malone, Tessa Doan, Tiffany Russell, Sahvannah Fox; back row, coach Helen Perry, Alex Stevens (national champion), Natalie Heimbrock, Sierra Stepp, Sami Vogel, Emily Swertfeger, coach Don Perry. Not pictured are Katie Lambert and Ali Asbury, national champion.
Acrocheer fares well in national contest Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team had a great showing in the U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Association National Championship meet held in Springfield, Ill. In their toughest competition of the year, there were 136 teams competing and 2,200 competitors. Acrocheer had 17 competitors competing in three events each. The three events were Tumbling, Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline. All 17 Acrocheer competitors placed in the top 10 in the U.S. National Competition. There were up to 60 competitors in each event. As a team the Acrocheer Fliptwister Double Mini Trampoline Team won the (gold) national championship. The Trampoline
Team won (silver) national runner-up with 136 teams competing in nationals. Acrocheer competed in 51 individual events and had 14 competitors in the top 3 and a total of 30 competitors in the top 10. In the individual championships Acrocheer had four national champions (gold medal winners), five silver medal winners and five bronze medal winners. USTA National Champions (gold medal winners) were Alex Stevens, Ali Asbury, Amber Russell and Isabella (Bella) Motto. USTA National runner ups (silver medal winners) were Ali Asbury, Katie Lambert, Megan Roberts, Natalie Heimbrock and Tessa Doan. USTA National bronze medal winners were Delilah
Folk, Emily Swertfeger, Megan Roberts, Natalie Heimbrock and Sami Vogel The remainder of the team that placed in the National top 10 were Alex Stevens, Amber Russell (two times), Emily Henkes, Emily Swertgeger, Katie Lambert, Leah Roadhouse, Lily Malone, Sahvannah Fox, Sierra Stepp (three times), Tessa Doan (two times) and Tiffany Russell (two times). The Acrocheer Team is now in training for the National AAU Junior Olympic Championships to be held in Virginia Beach, Va. Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Team is coached by head coaches Helen and Don Perry and assistant coach Ken Sands.
With a 5-5 record last year, not many expected the McNicholas Rockets to be anything but an average team during the 2010 campaign. On paper, McNick looked similar to the .500 team that took the field in 2009. Fortunately for the Rockets, paper gets thrown into the trash and games actually get played — and to this point, McNick has used every opportunity to prove doubters wrong. With their 39-14 Division III regional final victory over Eaton High School Nov. 20, the Rockets advanced to the state semifinals. The squad has achieved success despite playing the part of David to other schools’ Goliath most of the season. “Everybody is bigger than us, so that doesn’t affect us too much,” McNick head coach Steve Klonne said. The Rockets biggest physical presence is quarterback Matt Staubach, who at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, has led the Rockets with
752 passing yards, 1,041 rushing yards and 28 total touchdowns heading into the Eaton contest. His success is aided in large part by an offensive line that doesn’t feature a linemen over 220 pounds. Staubach’s wall is made up of Chris Dorson-King (right tackle, 5-foot-11, 180 pounds), Mike Staderman (right guard, 6-foot, 190 pounds), Jack Dooling (center, 6-foot-2, 202 pounds), Ed Allgeier (left guard, 6-foot, 220 pounds), and the left tackle combination of Dustin Mai (6-foot, 200 pounds) and Kyle Frankenfield (6-foot, 185 pounds). While the Rockets may not strike fear into opponents before games, opposing teams usually find a new found appreciation for McNick after the final seconds have ticked off the clock. “I think most people get the respect for us after they play us,” Klonne said. “I don’t think there is a lot of respect going in because physically we are not very imposing. “ The Rockets berth in the
state semifinals is also a result of a team that possesses several players who are capable of stepping up to make plays. Heading into the Eaton game, senior running back Rob Rice had rushed for 865 yards and four touchdowns, while fellow running back Dillon Stanfield added 356 more yards and an addition four touchdowns. Receiver Matt Norrish has led the receiving corps with 350 yards and two touchdowns. The overachievement of the team and its individuals has been a joy to Klonne, who announced he would retire at the end of this season. “(This team) has been super and it’s been nice to see them have success, it’s been fun to coach them,” Klonne said. “Being my last year, it’s been a special situation and a gift I’ve been given. I’ll remember this team for a long time.” Check the Community Press sports blog at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/ presspreps for updates on their upcoming game and other relevant information.
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Milford High School will conduct a six-week Spring Training 2011 baseball program for players in grades one through 12 from Jan. 9 to Feb. 27. Milford head coach Tom Kilgore
will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching at a cost as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. Visit www.usbaseballacademy.com, or call 866-622-4487.
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Veterans say thanks
Although Thursday, Nov. 11, is the day we pay tribute to veterans, Sunday, Nov. 7, was when veterans from Victor Stier American Legion Post 450, their families and friends continued the tradition of serving by hosting of the Annual Turkey Dinner at our Post. This event raises funds to provide Christmas to Children in our community that may otherwise not have one. As always, we have so many people and businesses to thank for the success of this day. Frisch’s restaurants, Kroger and Skyline in Milford, Larry and Donna Luecke all helped lower our costs with their generous donations. Members of the legion, S.A.L and auxiliary donated desserts
and baked enough turkeys to feed more than 535 people including about 50 fun-loving “youngsters” from Sem Laurel who prove that age is a state of mind. Milford High School sent us more than 20 student volunteers, many of whom started and ended their day helping us. Mainly, we would like to thank this community. Every year we ask and you show us how much you appreciate our veterans and believe that their service to the weakest of us didn’t end when they left the military. Merry Christmas all. Terri Clifton Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary Children & Youth Chair Milford
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CH@TROOM Last week’s question
Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping?
“If offered a choice between shopping on ‘Black Friday’ or undergoing a root canal without anesthesia, I’d go for the root canal. J.J. “No. Why? I guess the biggest reason is that this custom of crazy shopping on that day is an example of ‘herd mentality,’ and I like to maintain as much freedom for myself as I can (and that includes thinking for myself.) “When I was younger I remember that I used to do my Christmas shopping on the day before Christmas. Obviously that isn’t practical for an adult, with more serious relationships, but there is still plenty of time to shop after Thanksgiving without going nuts.” Bill B. “NO! Never. Most of the gifts I give to family and friends don’t come from malls and big-box stores anyway, but even if they did I would rather spend the day after Thanksgiving (a day off for me) resting or with family than getting up at dawn to fight crowds at the stores. It feels wrong to me, on so many levels.” J.S.B. “Never have and never will. I’m a guy.” F.S.D. “We look forward to Black Friday. There are real deals to be made for the hearty shopper. They’re worth the effort.” R.V. “No way. I use to do BLACK FRIDAY for years. Year after year. But, now I order over the Internet all year long “Saves time and all those crowds on that big day after THANKSGIVING.” J.W.R. “No because by the time Thanksgiving is here we’ve finished most of our shopping, thanks to my wife. “I honestly don’t think it’s worth the wait in line at 4 in the morning to get a ‘bargain’ for the aggravation and time lost. “We start putting together our Christmas list in August so that we’re pretty much finished so we can avoid the crowds and frustration. “That gives us plenty to time to enjoy the holidays and do other things we normally do while
This week’s question Are the increased airport security measures, such as full body scans and more aggresive pat downs, too invasive? Why or why not? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with “chatroom” in the subject line. watching the mad rush.”
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Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? “The current House of Representatives has failed because the Republican minority had no interest in working with the Democratic majority. The only interest they had was to campaign for the midterm elections. “In the case of health care for example, they did not even want to debate the issue. “The government basically wasted two years of service to the people. Now that the Republicans have a majority in the House of Representatives all they are talking about is spending another two years trying to repeal health care while at the same time campaign for the 2012 elections. “I don’t know what plans the Democrats have, but it seems that they will be able to do even less under this circumstance. So it really does not matter who controls the House of Representatives. Both parties are failing to represent the people. “If they do not start to represent OUR best interest rather than their own re-election efforts, I believe all incumbents, regardless of party should be thrown out of office in 2012. Maybe then we would get a couple of actual congressmen willing to represent the people. “The soon-to-be-Speaker of the House believes he has a mandate. The president thought the same thing two years ago. “Maybe its time we take back control of this government and elect people whose interest in the people goes beyond the votes they try to secure each election. Starting with the current Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate as well as all of our current senators and representatives from Ohio would be a great example for the rest of the country.” J.B.
Turner’s column, “Take time to understand the Tea Party,” where he wants true investigation and tolerance for the movement and then attacks President Obama with absolutely nothing but conjecture. I quote, “president does not hold dear the traditional beliefs about our country shared by the majority … etc.” As a Constitutional lawyer and teacher, president over two wars, who inherited a recession of gigantic proportions and not in office yet two years, I totally disagree with your statements. Obama has been politically astute for years and was a member of Congress, unlike a lot of newly elected officials and people who want to run for president in 2012. You want understanding, Mr. Turner, but you are obviously not
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Check the history of the Tea Party Whenever you’re dissed in print, check that your name’s spelled correctly. Otherwise, it’s pointless. At least Mr. Turner got my name right, or the editor did. It’s interesting when someone berates you for making assumptions about his mindset and then goes on to point out the error of your thinking with assumptions of his own. He knows nothing of what the President thinks, only what Tea Party doctrine says Mr. Obama thinks. Can you say oxymoronic puppet organization? As for the racism, it dresses better these days. Obama has never had a majority of any white group of voters other than the 1825 group; that may not be racism as was once infamous, but it demonstrates problematic attitudes. The Tea Party was not around before 2009, but Dick Armey and the Koch brothers were. Mr. Armey created the Tea Party and the Kochs paid his bills. Mr. Turner is not expressing his own views, or even those of Clermont TPers – he’s regurgitating the views of wealthy people who care not a whit for him or anyone else in this county. His position represents medieval feudal governance. It won’t work for us any better than it did for 10th Century serfs.
As for pre-tea politics: Are we to believe that Mr. Turner and the TP people are opposed the two unfunded wars, or the tax cuts, or the absolute Len Harding craven surrender Community to Wall Street that took Press Guest greed place between Columnist 2001 and 2009? Take back the country? For the Koch brothers? Please. TP people made hay over unemployment, in fact, lack of jobs was the main reason the Democrats got whipped. The TP solution: Cut unemployment benefits while supporting those who ship jobs overseas. You need a strong sense of irony to appreciate TP thinking. Then there is the repeal of the health insurance bill. Obamacare is such a monstrosity that you all undoubtedly look forward to its demise. Not only will you get your country back, but you will also get your over-18 kids thrown off your health insurance. They will experience TP patriotism first hand and not be forced to buy health insurance while they’re young, but can
wait until they need it; and discover what expensive health insurance is first hand. For those lucky young patriots who perhaps had asthma during childhood, or were treated for ADHD, or got professional counseling – they get the extra pride of returning to the halcyon days of denial for pre-existing conditions. For those on Medicare, you get to look forward to an expanding donut hole. I’m sure your patriotic zeal will expand with each little nibble that the drug companies take from your retirement funds – at least the funds you have left after the 2007/2008 financial crash. Not to worry however, the TP agenda includes more deregulation – with privatization of Social Security back on the agenda you can look forward to extensive Wall Street fleecing of your retirement funds. The Tea Party works for the Kochs; my attending a meeting won’t change that. For more information, visit http://themoderatevoice.com/843 81/billionaire-koch-brothers-teaparty-david-koch-brings-thesugar-of-money/. Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips make for a safe school year Now that students are back in school, I wanted to remind everyone, again, about how to keep the school year safe. Nationwide, an estimated 24 million students go to school on a school bus as do the majority of students in Clermont County. School buses are built to be noticeable and have extensive safety features to garner the attention of drivers. Flashing red lights and a stop sign which extends from the bus will alert drivers that the bus is in the process of stopping and picking up or dropping off children. Motorists need to slow down and stop at least 10 feet from the bus. Failure to do so could result in a traffic citation. Sheriff’s deputies are strongly encouraged to monitor school zones for those exceeding the 20 mph posted speed limit and will issue traffic citations when appropriate. Bus drivers also are encouraged to report violations to law enforcement. This means a speeding or reckless driver could still be facing a warning or a penalty even though a law enforcement officer did not witness the alleged offense.
It is wise for drivers to be cautious when approaching bus stops. High school classes begin earlier, so many times these students are at Chief Deputy the bus stop Rick Combs before dawn and rural areas, Community in where there are Press Guest no sidewalks, it Columnist can be difficult to see children even in broad daylight. Drivers should be alert when leaving driveways as smaller children could be in the path of the vehicle. Bright coats and clothing (yellow, orange, etc.) are best for younger children, making them visible while waiting in dark locations for a bus pickup, of course getting them to wear those items is another story. Kids playing around or not paying attention at the bus stop could result in them being in the roadway in the path of a moving vehicle. This is one reason why I always suggest parents supervise younger children walking to or
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waiting at a bus stop. I know in my neighborhood there were a couple parents who volunteered to keep a watchful eye on our children, something I appreciated when my girls were younger. Bus drivers and district administrators work very hard to keep the buses on schedule. Children riding a bus should arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes prior to scheduled pick up. After school, teachers and school administrators work very hard to get students to their buses on time to avoid delays. After arriving home, if children are going to be alone they should keep the doors locked, and comply with a check-in system so parents or guardians can be sure they have arrived safely. If possible, it is a good idea to have neighbors or trusted friends who could check in with children known to be home alone as an added safety advantage and to give parents peace of mind. Rick W. Combs is the chief deputy with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.
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Dear Santa, How are you? Me? I’m hanging in there! It’s been a crazy busy month gathering up all these wonderful letters to you from local girls and boys. I have to admit, though, I wouldn’t want to be working for anyone else this season. This is my favorite time of the year! Yes, it’s hard work getting all the letters in the paper, but it’s quite a pleasure It’s the closest I’ll probably ever get to the feeling you get while leaving gifts for all the children in the world. How wonderfully happy this must make you! Thank you so much, Santa, for your refreshing kindness. It’s a kindness that has had a tremendous impact on young minds generation after generation. You can see your influence in their coloful crayon-printed words – thanking you for past gifts, reminding you to remember their moms, grandpas, friends and even the soldiers serving across the globe! How encouraging this glorious generosity has been in my life and the lives of our readers throughout the years! Thank you, Santa, for allowing us to share in the joy of reading these notes. I’m never quite sure what to ask you to leave under my tree Christmas morning. You’ve already given so much, from countless stuffed animas to talking baby dolls to… well anything else my young heart desired. For all of these I thank you. If I could have one wish, it would be to reiterate the wishes of these girls and boys – Santa, they are good children, remember each and everyone of them – and remember too their friends, moms, grandpas, and those others dear to their hearts. Merry Christmas, Santa. I will, as always, do my best to be good. I love you, Santa.
Love, Melissa Hayden
Dear Santa Claus, Hi. My name is Josh and I am 4 years old. First, thank you for everything you brought me last Christmas. Here is my list for this year: choo-choo train; hockey puck; girlfriend (Destiny); XBox; shotgun; monJosh ster truck; baseball, pillow pet (unicorn); mask and energy sword; V-8 juice; candy; cookies; Halo Wars. You can bring me other things, too, that you think I might like. I will leave a snack and a drink for you and also some carrots for your reindeer to eat. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Claus. Love, Josh, 4 Batavia Township Dear Santa Claus, Hi. My name is Joey and I am 10 years old. Here are some things I’d like for you to consider bringing me for Christmas: Call of Duty World at War video game for the X-Box 360; Aliens vs. Predators video game; Joey “Predators” (the new movie); Toy Story 3 (the movie); Assassins Creed video game (1, 2, or 3); I-Tunes gift card; Monopoly board game (any version except Princess, Barbie, etc.); AK-47 Swat set (check www.KidsArmy.com); custom Bengals jersey with Groeber “98” at www.nfl.com. I will be sure to leave you cookies and milk on Christmas Eve. Thank you, Santa, and Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Claus. Also, thank you for everything you brought me last Christmas. Love, Joey, 10 Batavia Township Dear Santa Claus, Hi. My name is Jacob and I am 7 years old. Thank you for everything you brought me last Christmas, and here is a list of things I’d like this year: some sand that you build under water and it dries up when you Jacob take it out; a PSP, games included; video camera; Play Station 3, games included; two real goldfish with a fish tank and fish food; wallet with real money ($14); new clothes; lots of Legos; a shirt with Kings Island Eiffel Towel or The Great Wall of China shirt; something from www.Kids-Army.com; a new backtail for my helicopter with five more of them; a train set like Grandma Groeber’s with all the pieces; X-box controller (wireless); tomato and sunflower seeds; Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel DVD; and a list of Halo Reach cheat sheets.
I will leave you a treat on Christmas Eve and also something for your reindeer to eat. Thank you Santa, and Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Claus. Love, Jacob, 7 Batavia Township Dear Santa Claus, Hi. My name is Jack and I am 2 years old. Thank you for everything you brought me last Christmas. Here is a list of some things I’d like to have this year: Potato Head Family; Toy Story 2 and 3; Tonka Chuck and Friends Play sets; Jack anything Mickey Mouse or Toy Story; Pillow Pet Frog Blanket; clothes in size 2T, particularly jeans and shirts. You can also bring me other things that you think I would like. I will leave a tasty snack for you and some carrots for your reindeer on Christmas Eve when you visit my house. Thank you, Santa, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Claus. Love, Jack,2 Miami Township Dear Santa Claus, Hi. My name is Hanna and I am 6 years old. Here is my Christmas list for this year: a T.V.; Barbie video game for X-Box 360 and/or DS; teddy bear; Barbie doll; Wii game console; Barbie movie; Barbie guitar with Hanna microphone; an outfit with a short sweater and pants; Sorry Spin; Barbie that has a video camera on her back (batteries included); two real goldfish with a fish tank and fish food; a purse (pink, purple, and light blue); $10 and three pretty pillows; clothes in size medium, 6X, or 7; Bengals shirt (Ochocinco); Webkinz (one with peace signs on it with clothes). I will be sure to leave a snack for you and your reindeer to eat on Christmas Eve when you visit my house. Thank you, Santa, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Claus. I also want to say thank you for everything you brought me last Christmas. Love, Hanna, 6 Batavia Township Dear Santa Claus, Hello! I am very excited to celebrate my 2nd Christmas this year! I have a variety of items on my list, so I will give you ideas and then you can make the final decisions. I would like some new pajamas, please, as well as perhaps a Disney movie or two on DVD. I would love to have a child's luggage set and a personalized beach towel for our
upcoming trip to California in the spring of 2011 (I'm so excited!). I could also use a raincoat for rainy days and a lamp for my bedroom. Claire I am sure that I would enjoy having some “play” food, as well. I need some plastic dishes of my own, too. Oh, and don’t forget the new gym shoes or Robeez (size 5). I love crocheted headbands and hair bows/accessories, so any of those would be appreciated, also. Or, if you’d like to get me a pair of birthstone earrings, that would be lovely. Santa, if you'd rather offer me a savings bond for my college fund, that would be great, too (however, not nearly as fun to open on Christmas morning!). I do believe I’ve been a very good girl this year. I will leave for you some special treats on Christmas Eve. Love, Claire, 15 months Miami Township Dear Santa, My name is Lizzie Shreve and I am 2 1/2 years old. I live in Goshen, Ohio. I have been a very good girl this year. For Christmas I would like to have a Baby Alive Doll, play-doh, Hot Wheels, some Lizzie games to play with Mommy and Daddy, and a few surprises. I also want a bone for our dog Kernal. I can't wait for Christmas this year! I will leave you some cookies and milk by our tree. Thanks Santa! Merry Christmas!! Love, Lizzie Dear Santa, How are you? Did your reindeer like the carrots I left outside last year? Has Mrs. Claus started making cookies yet? I have been a pretty good girl this year. For Christmas I would like a watch, a bean bag chair, Harper build-bear, a “bakea-cake” Mooon sand set and a big stuffed penquin. I hope you have a snowy Christmas. Thank you for reading my letter. Your friend, Harper, 7 Milford Dear Santa, I am 6 years old and I have been very good this year. I would like to have a princess kitchen set and a princess bakery set. I want the Rapunzel twirl and braid barbie, some new Bratz dolls, the Barbie who teaches puppies to swim and the Lillie
Barbie swim and dance mermaids. I want the Barbie and the fashion fairytale DVD, the Marmaduke DVD, and the DVD of furry vengeance. I want the guess who gaem and spongebob connect four I want a new baby alive and a diaper bag for her filled with baby alive diapers and food. I would love to have the wii game system and games to go with it. I also would love the Usher, Jadson Derulo and Miley Cyrus CDs. Most of all I would like my mamaw and papaw to feel better. They have not been feeling well lately and I want them to have a great Christmas and feel better. I will leave you milk and cookies. I love you. Lillie, 6 Milford
Jessica and Jackson Dear Santa, My name is Jessica and my brothers name is Jackson. We are both writing you a letter for Christmas I am hoping I would get anything Scooby doo he is my favorite dog my brother Jackson love to have tools so he can help Grandpaw around the house Please Santa bring my Grandmaw a car, her car broke down and cannot be fix and she is the one that takes me and my borther to the doctors and other stuff I will be leaving you some cookies and milk We love you Santa Jessica, 3 Jackson, 2 Milford
Dear Santa, I would like anything with Sponge Bob he is my favorite cartoon and also a skateboard Thank you, Devlin, 2 Milford
Dear Santa, I miss you I have Been a good gril this year. My name IS Teana. Can I See your Reindeers? I got good grades. What I want for Christmas is A i pod, fake dog, A DSi, And for Me to have a good Christmas. And I would like to have a Teana scooter, And A cell phone with minutes. Thank you for getting us good gift. And I would like to have a fake dog that eat Barke walks on a leash. have a good Christmas. Love, Teana, 8 Milford
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Art House II Annual Show, 1-6:30 p.m., Art House II, 430 W. Loveland Ave., Paintings by landscape artist Deirdre Dyson capture local area as well as Florida and New Mexico. Color and lighting interplay for expressions of beauty within the subjects. Free. Through Nov. 28. 583-5267. Loveland. Now & Then: Bruno Zabaglio, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Layered compositions in oils of daily life. Presented by UC Clermont College. Through Nov. 30. 7325200. Batavia.
Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. Call for appointment. $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.
Tools of the Past Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 724-1070. Williamsburg.
Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 17. 474-3100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 101 E. Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 732-7597. Batavia.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Thousands of Canann fir, Scotch and white pine; up to 10 feet. Tree cleaning, baling and saws available. Wreaths and balled-and-burlapped trees. Farm animals, Nativity display and hot chocolate. $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen.
Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
MUSIC - BLUES
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ART EXHIBITS Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, TuesdayFriday: $3 adults, $1 ages 3-12; SaturdaySunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 3-12. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Art House II Annual Show, 1-6 p.m., Art House II, Free. 583-5267. Loveland. Now & Then: Bruno Zabaglio, 8:30 a.m.noon, UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia. Amelia High School Athletic Boosters Craft Show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Amelia High School, 1351 Clough Pike, More than 100 crafters and vendors including holiday decor and arrangements, glassware, jewelry, quilts, candles, homemade candies and more. Homemade soups and lunch provided by After Prom Committee. Hourly door prizes. Free. Presented by Amelia Athletic Boosters. 797-5055. Batavia.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Light Up New Richmond, 5-9 p.m., Downtown New Richmond, 116 Susanna Way, Presented by Village of New Richmond. 5534146. New Richmond. Home for the Holidays, 11 a.m., Brookstone Homes Terrace Ridge, 5221 Terrace Ridge Drive, Grace Jones and Julie Pendergast from Hoffman & Albers Interiors provide information on how to decorate your home for the holidays. Includes refreshments. 2482957. Milford.
HOLIDAY - TREES
Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 2929 Bethel Concord Road, Scotch and white pine up to eight feet. Norway spruce up to six feet. Hand saws and twine provided. $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, 2088 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Firs, scotch and white pines up to 10 feet. Open until dark. $95 blue and white spruce, dug, balled and burlapped; $69-$89 pines and firs, dug, balled and burlapped; $35 cut-your-own pine or fir Christmas tree any size. 734-4394. New Richmond. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Tools of the Past Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Cheri Brinkman, 1-4 p.m., Borders Books, Music and Cafe Eastgate, 4530 Eastgate Blvd., Author discusses and signs “Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup.” Presented by Borders Books and Music Eastgate. 943-0068. Union Township.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Eastgate Retirement Village, 776 Old Ohio 74, Small dining room. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Eastgate. PROVIDED
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Now & Then: Bruno Zabaglio, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.
Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705. Loveland.
MUSIC - JAZZ
Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.
Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. Through Dec. 27. 8716010. Pierce Township.
HOLIDAY - TREES
Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, TuesdayFriday: $3 adults, $1 ages 3-12; SaturdaySunday: $5 adults, $1 ages 3-12. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
“Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show” will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. The exhibit features artwork depicting various scenes of nature. Includes original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings and woodcarving and bronze sculptures. Prints are available. Admission: $3 for adults and $1 for ages 3-12, Tuesday-Friday; and $5 for adults and $1 for ages 3-12, Saturday and Sunday. Pictured is “Peacock and Chauffeur’s House,” by Masterworks for Nature artist Nancy Foureman. Call 831-1711 or visit www.cincynature.org.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.
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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights is all aglow starting Friday, Nov. 26, through Jan. 2. The traditional event offers 2 million lights, train rides, a Wild Lights Show, Madcap Puppet Theatre, visits to Santa and more. At last year's festival, Maurice Brown and Jessi Kovatch of Ft. Thomas, Ky. watched as the train circled the lake. Festival of Lights is free with regular admission cost: adults, $25; 62 and up, $20; ages 2-12, $20. Visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.
Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 26. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Union Township.
Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. $5, free for members. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
LITERARY - SIGNINGS
Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road, $3. 444-4991; www.redrocktaverns.com. Deerfield Township.
HOLIDAY - TREES
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T U E S D A Y, N O V. 3 0 Now & Then: Bruno Zabaglio, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia.
Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35 and up. 753-4572. Clermont County.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.
Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate.
HOLIDAY - TREES
Krody Christmas Tree Farm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Krody Christmas Tree Farm, $10 any size tree you choose and cut. 734-4145. Bethel. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Tools of the Past Display, Noon-8 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Tools of the Past Display, Noon-8 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.
MUSIC - JAZZ
Sinatra Night, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Padrino, 111 Main St., With Matt Snow. 9650100; www.padrinoitalian.com. Milford.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 1
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WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Health Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate.
Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes.. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 5281622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.
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What do you have that you have not received? Here dies another day During which I have had eyes, ears, hands And the great world around me; And tomorrow begins another. Why am I allowed two?
Have you ever had the feeling of receiving more than you ever expected? When I was a pastor years ago, a businessman who was a parishioner offered me the free use of a new automobile. I was dumfounded with his generosity. Several years later he replaced it with another new one. I gulped again! â€“ â€œWhy am I allowed two?â€? Why donâ€™t I feel that way about each day God gives me? Does the amazing become too familiar? The world is a gift bag of colors, music, beauty, people to love and be loved by, emotions, and a rich texture of events.
â€œAll our senses are given for us to enjoy and to praise God. The smell of the sea, the blossom borne on the wind, the soft of a little Father Lou flesh baby; the taste of Guntzelman a ripe plum or Perspectives bread fresh from the oven, the feel of catâ€™s fur, or the body of a lover,â€? writes Bella Bown. English author G.K. Chesterton calls the pleasures of life â€œthe remnants of paradise that wash up on our shore.â€? Sadly, in the midst of daily wonders, we rarely feel fortunate. We focus on what we donâ€™t have. Our sense of entitlement has become much stronger. One millennium ago half the population of Europe died before the age of 5. Life expectancy in the
Western world at the beginning of last century averaged only 47.3 years. Now itâ€™s in the middle or upper 70s. Itâ€™s as though we have two lifetimes now â€“ â€œWhy am I allowed two?â€? Gratitude requires a certain awareness and humility. Children donâ€™t have that yet. They take things for granted. Theyâ€™re not yet conscious of the significance of gifts. They canâ€™t emotionally trace gifts back to the hearts of the ones who give them and the good those hearts wish them. Sometime, perhaps, theyâ€™ll be swept off their feet with thankfulness. A frequent quote I recall from the scriptures asks, â€œWhat do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it as a gift, why take the credit to yourself?â€? (1 Corinthians 4:7). Our personal stream of gifts
begins with the gift of life. Yet, one of our temptations is to fear admitting the beneficence of God in our lives. We fear that acknowledging Godâ€™s love and graciousness could â€œcapture usâ€? and lead us to a loss of self. Poet Frances Thompson admitted such a fear. He wrote: â€œLest in having thee, I might have naught else besides.â€? Most human gifts are conditional gifts, they come with strings attached, quid-pro-quo expectations. These are not the purest of gifts. Itâ€™s possible for children to grow up doubting the love of their parents. They know they received a lot of material gifts, maybe even an excessive amount. But such excessive gifting can be intuitively understood as trying to make up for the absence of genuine love: â€œSee how much I (donâ€™t) love you by all these things?â€? And at other times overindul-
gent giving can be a manipulation to capture and gain control of anotherâ€™s self: â€œAfter all Iâ€™ve done for you, and you wonâ€™tâ€Ś!â€? Strings attached to gifts can tie up our freedom to be ourselves. Is God guilty of these types of giving? Is he out to capture and control us? God would be disrespecting the great gift of human freedom heâ€™s given us if he tries to abridge it in any way. Godâ€™s gifts come just because he loves us. Usually this unconditional love God has for each of us is one of the last things we realize. Weâ€™re so used to the quid-pro-quo types. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
SANTA LETTERS From B1 Dear Santa, My name is Teara McKnight I have been a good girl this year. I wish I could see your reindeers! What I want for Christmas is a Zhu Zhu Pet Shop, a toy puppy that moves around barks eats and can walk on a leash, i Pod touch and $20,000 for mom . And I also want to have a good Christmas. I hope you like
the cookies we make for you! Iâ€™m 8 yrs old and I live in Milford. Your friend, Teara, 8 Milford
Dear Santa Claus, My little brother is blind. Christian is 3 years old. He
needs special toys to help him learn and grow. I am 6 years old. Please get me a Barbie doll, some new clothes, shoes, and new bedroom furniture. I also want a rainbow book and color crayons. I love you Santa â€“ see you soon! Gwyndolyn, 6
be a good girl and boy this year. I have been working really hard in Kindergarten at Meadowview Elementary and my brother has been working hard to get ready for preschool. We look forward to Corey, our Elf on a Shelf, coming to visit us again this year. We will take good care
of him so he can come back to you every night! We are not asking for a lot this year. My brother, Braden, would like a Lego table so that he can build with his Legos. I would like a FurReal Friend. I like the cats the best. We will be happy with whatever you give us for Christmas.
We hope you have a safe trip on Christmas Eve and enjoy all the yummy treats that are left out for you! Be careful and tell Mrs. Claus Merry Christmas for us as well. Love, Emily, 6 Braden, 3 Miami Township
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RELIGION Faith United Methodist Church
Faith United Methodist Church will host the annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Chicken and beef barbecue sandwiches, homemade soup, salads and homemade desserts will be available.
Crafts and home-baked goods also will be on sale. Carry-out will be available by calling 732-2027 or 947-1422 the day of the bazaar. For additional information call 7322027 or 947-1422. The church is at 180 N. Fifth St. in Batavia.
Grace Baptist Church
The church is having a Christmas Drive-Thru from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. There will be caroling, cookies and candy canes. The church is at 1004 Main Street, Milford; www.gracebaptistmilford.org.
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Give the gift of love – and food – during holidays
This is a traditional Hanukkah food gift.
2 sticks butter, room temperature 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla Several dashes salt 2 cups flour
Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen
⁄4 cup sugar in all 1 cup f i n e l y chopped nuts 3 ⁄4 cup dried apricots, finel y chopped 1 ⁄4 cup
brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon in all Generous 1⁄2 cup preserves Milk
Beat butter with cream cheese until smooth. Mix in vanilla, salt, 1 cup flour and 1 ⁄4 cup sugar. Stir in remaining flour. Divide dough into four pieces, wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least two hours or overnight.
Mix together nuts, apricots, brown sugar, 6 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Spray cookie sheets. Pre-
heat oven to 325 degrees. Roll each piece of dough onto lightly floured surface. Spread with 2 tablespoons preserves. Sprinkle with about 1⁄2 cup filling. Press onto dough. Cut into 12 wedges and starting at large end, roll up and place, seam side down, 1 ⁄2-inch apart. Repeat with rest of dough.
Mix remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Brush rolls very lightly with milk. Sprinkle sugar mixture over. Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Store in covered container.
White bean and orzo soup in a jar
Make this with the kids. Layer in quart jar as follows: 11⁄2 cups dried white Great Northern beans Herb packet in baggie: 1 ⁄4 cup dried parsley 1 generous tablespoon minced dried onion 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried savory
1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary 1 cup orzo in baggie 1 package, .5 oz, dried porcini mushroom pieces 2 bay leaves: put into front of jar
Nuts are good sources of protein and maple syrup is a natural flavoring. The spices are health-giving, too. Curry powder and rosemary contain anti-oxidants and sea salt contains minerals. 1
In addition to contents of jar, add the following:
2 cans chicken broth, 48-52 oz. or so for each can or more as needed Water if needed 1 cup hot water for reconstituting mushrooms (save water) 11⁄2 to 2 pounds sausage Cheese: Parmesan, gorgonzola, feta, etc. 8 oz. fresh spinach or chard, chopped Place beans in large pan and cover with several inches of cold water. Soak 12-18 hours. Drain and set aside. Pour 1 cup hot water over mushrooms. Steep about 30 minutes. Remove mushrooms from water and chop. Film stockpot with olive oil. Cook sausage, mushrooms and dried herb packet until sausage is done. Add bay, beans and broth along with mushroom water. Bring to boil.
COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD
White bean and orzo soup in a jar makes a nice holiday gift. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 11⁄2 hours. Stir in orzo and cook until done. Adjust seasonings and liquid. Remove bay leaves. Stir in spinach and serve with cheese. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Make this vegetarian by using soy sausage or eliminating altogether, and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken
Spicy roasted nuts
For readers Jan and Jim Tepe, who wanted healthier recipes. Don’t be shy about sharing your healthy favorites, as well.
RECEIVE UP TO
⁄2 cup each raw almonds and pecans 1 ⁄3 cup each raw cashews, pistachios and pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 ⁄2 teaspoon curry powder or to taste Cayenne pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sea salt Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine nuts and seeds. Add syrup, spices, rosemary and salt and toss to combine. Spray cookie sheet. Spread mixture in single layer on sheet. Bake, stirring a couple of times, until nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and let cool. Store covered in refrigerator for up to two weeks. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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I try and set a nice table. If it’s a special dinner, I use my Mom’s antique china, with the tiny lavender flowers. But whether I use the good china or the everyday plates with a few chips, I know that it’s not just about the food or the table, but who is sitting in the chairs. As we approach the busiest season of the year with the stress that accompanies it, I think of what my sister Liz, who raised a passel of kids, told me years ago: the nicest things your family can remember you for is not that you had the cleanest house but that you spent time with them. Here’s to making memories!
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and attention. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger.
5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770
Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right
2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities www.monumentsbaptist.org
BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE
nished for us and all the other wonderful things He has done for us. This is the time Ruth Ann and I think about our parents more when we were at home and enjoying their company
MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH
770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739
rooms so we can all eat in the same room the day before. This is always so special when all our family are around the same table and thanking the Good Lord for our health, the food the Lord has fur-
Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services
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granddaughter and make a fuss over her and maybe just maybe do a little spoiling. Our daughter and two grandsons will be here to help grandma do some cooking and the boys help me rearrange the
A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
101 South Lebanon Rd. 683-4244 Loveland, OH 45140 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:45 a.m.
A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service www.ameliaumc.org
GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD
Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org
ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org
Pastor Mike Smith
FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.
4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School 9:30 & 10:45am For All Ages: Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor
Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided
330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301
Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley
Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road
Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org
6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140
A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com
100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052
www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided
Something for children at each service
Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor
Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service
Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am
4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
Classes for every age group
3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson) firstname.lastname@example.org
Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)
Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis
Sunday School ~ 9:30 am
BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD
Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia
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CHURCH OF GOD
Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm
GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available
19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”
Howdy folks, Thank the good Lord, it is raining as I write this, boy do we need it! It will take lots of rain to raise the water level in the ponds. L a s t Wednesday, George Ruth Ann Rooks and I went fishing, probOle ably for the Fisherman last time this year. Before we pulled the pontoon out, we let the motor run out of gasoline. After I cleaned the fish, Ruth Ann fried some taters and fried some of the fish, boy they were so good! I heard a rumor that Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the Milford Garden Center. That has been OK’d, so mark your calendar for Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. We went to another funeral visitation last Thursday evening at Milford for a friend of ours. I grew up with this feller. He was very involved with the Lykins Oil Co. This feller’s dad started the gasoline station in Newtonsville in 1948. This was the start of the Lykins Oil Co. This young feller and his brother have been very prosperous. Now you may wonder who this feller is, well, his name is Donald Lykins and his brother’s name is Jr., named after his dad. Now the good Lord has another angel in heaven. God bless the Lykins family. The deer season is really in great harvest with quite a number being harvested. The deer herd is out of control. The accidents on the highway is great. It seems each year some people lose their lives due to the deer. This is the rut season for the bucks, they are chasing the does. So please be very careful and watch the sides of the road. That is where a passenger can be a great help watching. I was talking to the Boar’s Head Bait Shop in Afton about how many deer they had checked in so far. During the bow season they have checked in 437 deer at this writing. Sherrie’s Pay Lake on Slade Road is a check station for deer and turkey too. They have checked in over 70 deer. The Buck’s Quick Stop at Pleasant Plain has checked in over 100 deer. The Point Pleasant Grocery & Bait have checked in over 80 deer so far. Now the gun season comes in Nov. 29 to Dec. 5. On Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 will be a special gun season only two days. On Jan. 8 till Jan. 11 will be for muzzleloader guns. Bow
Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
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CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275
Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor
Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible
A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services
SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)
LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am
Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.
Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs
FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services
“Room for the Whole Family”
MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12
MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 7:00pm 7:00pm
S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Ofﬁce: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: email@example.com www.bethelnazarenechurch.org
949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music
Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”
MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Benjamin J. Harrison, 29, 1282 Pebblebrook Trail No. 7, domestic violence, Nov. 3. Brian Zimmerman, 27, 1642 Fay Road, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, persistent disorderly conduct, assault of police officer, Nov. 7. Owen M. Mroz, 19, 1000 Marcie Lane, underage consumption, Nov. 6. Veronica Kilgore, 38, 134 S. Union No. 11, theft, criminal trespass, Nov. 7.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery
Cash demanded, at gunpoint, at Advance America; $2,389 loss at Ohio 28, Nov. 5.
Vehicle damaged at 712 Wards Corner, Nov. 5. Residence shot with BB gun at 6462 Wind Drift Court, Nov. 6.
At Pebblebrook Trail, Nov. 3. At Ohio 28, Nov. 6.
Forged check deposited at US Bank; $651.76 loss at McCelland Avenue, Nov. 3.
Firewood taken; $150 at 6709 Sylvan Drive, Nov. 3. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $17 at Ohio 28, Nov. 3. Diamond bracelet, etc. taken; $4,074 at 6677 Miami Woods, Nov. 4. Trombone and trumpet taken from
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lockers at Milford High; $1,300 at 1 Eagles Way, Oct. 14. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $23 at Ohio 131, Nov. 5. Keys taken from vehicle at Applebee’s at Meijer Drive, Nov. 5. Clothing taken from Meijer; $83 at Ohio 28, Nov. 5. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $89 at Ohio 28, Nov. 5. Stilts taken from vehicle; $150 at 1189 Brightwater Circle, Nov. 6. DVDs, etc. taken from Meijer; $303 at Ohio 28, Nov. 7. Septic tank motor taken; $900 at 5950 Price Road, Nov. 6.
Todd C. Richards, 29, Betts Avenue, recited, Nov. 13. Erica A. Smiyh, 21, 63 Melody Lane, warrant, Nov. 8. Ashley A. Tegeder, 23, 8 Concord Woods, contempt of court, Nov. 12. Ronald Willis Jr., 32, 1472 Rachel Ave., recited, Nov. 10.
Male was assaulted at 894 Mohawk Trail, Nov. 12.
At Hudson Avenue, Nov. 11.
Terri Abrams, 26, 801 Edgecombe, recited, Nov. 10. Kevin L. Brock, 43, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 228, driving under suspension, Nov. 9. Amanda J. Byrd, 32, 902 Edgecombe Drive, contempt of court, Nov. 13. Damian Cummings, 18, 310 Main St. No. 2, theft, Nov. 13. Jessica L. Haas, 20, 11959 Reading Road, theft, Nov. 10. Fred J. Hensley III, 39, 4644 Cardinal Drive, warrant, Nov. 12. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Nov. 11. Jim L. Malone, 60, 10 Susan Circle, menacing, Nov. 12. Dawn N. Mitchell, 30, 707 Ohio 28, recited, Nov. 13. Stephen R. Phelps, 32, 7161 Ohio 123, recited, Nov. 9. Nicolas T. Purtee, 24, 5828 Mt. Vernon Drive, recited, Nov. 9.
At 1785 Ohio 28, Oct. 30. At 1600 Ohio 28, Nov. 7.
Breaking and entering
At 6573 Manila Road, Oct. 31. At 161 Club Drive, Oct. 31.
At 10 Susan Circle, Nov. 12.
At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 116, Oct. 28. At 1835 Stumpy, Oct. 31. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 212, Nov. 2. At 1901 Woodville, Nov. 6.
Gasoline not paid for at 702 Main St., Nov. 9. Employee used customer’s card for personal use at Castrucci’s Chevrolet at 1099 Lila Ave., Nov. 10. Food items taken from Kroger at 824 Main St., Nov. 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 11. Merchandise taken from Kroger at 824 Main St., Nov. 13. Cellphone taken at BW3’s at 175 Riversedge, Nov. 13.
At 1771 E. Huntley, Nov. 2.
Lori Isbel, 29, 705 Country Lake, theft.
At 6756 Goshen Road, Nov. 4. At 6507 Snider Road, Nov. 5. At 2301 Ohio 28 No. 6, Nov. 7. At 6563 Ohio 132, Nov. 7.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations
Female received fraudulent e-mail at 210 Bradford, Nov. 9.
Vanessa Allen, 31, 301 Edgecombe, drug possession. Mallory Hill, 27, 1808 Stumpy Lane, theft. Brian Cole, 36, 260 Patrick Lane, domestic violence. Juvenile, 17, receiving stolen property.
At 7017 Greenstone, Oct. 31.
At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 176, Nov. 4. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 201, Nov. 7. At 56 Bobby Drive, Nov. 7.
At 6756 Goshen Road, Nov. 6. At 193 Bruce Court, Nov. 7. At 208 Gateway, Nov. 7.
Frank Boatrite, 37, 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, engaging in pattern of corrupt activity, receiving stolen property at 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 10. Donald L. Barnes II, 24, 21018 Fayetteville Road, Blanchester, theft at 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Nov. 10. Jody L. Campbell, 35, 218 Park Meadow Drive, Batavia, violate protection order or consent agreement at U.S. 50 / Perintown, Batavia, Nov. 10. Robert A. Titus, 21, 2321 Titus Road, Batavia, assault at 4594 Ohio 276, Batavia, Nov. 11. Timothy Wayne Martindale, 43, 70 Glendale-Milford Road, Loveland, assault at 4700 East Filager Road, Batavia, Nov. 14.
Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering
At Patrick Lane, Nov. 3.
At 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24. At 3313 Ohio 131, Goshen, Nov. 10. At 6168 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Nov. 12. At 6349 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Nov. 12. At 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain
At 1354 O’Bannonville, Nov. 5.
Misuse of credit card Theft
At 6725 Dick Flynn, Oct. 28. At 1873 Ohio 28, Oct. 30. At 1773 Stumpy Lane, Nov. 1.
Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24.
At 2845 U.S. 50, Batavia, Nov. 14. At 6201 Saville Lane, Goshen, Nov. 12.
At 6168 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Nov. 12. At 6373 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Nov. 14.
At 6373 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Nov. 14.
Engaging in pattern of corrupt activity At 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24.
Possessing criminal tools
At 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24.
Receiving stolen property
At 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24.
At 1881 Ohio 131, Milford, Nov. 14. At 2770 Lair Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 12. At 2803 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Dec. 15. At 6168 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Nov. 12. At 6563 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 9.
Violate protection order or consent agreement
At U.S. 50, Perintown, Batavia, Nov. 10.
Seniors Services offer seminar about prescription drug use For many people over the age of 60, medications are necessary to maintain good health. If you have ever taken the time to read the encyclopedic sheet that
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The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.
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Administrator, worker’s compensation Morequity Inc. vs. Gary L. Schmelzer, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. William Marshall and Lisa Marshall, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jennifer A. Ruth, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Scott B. Kisner, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Douglas W. Gall, et al.,
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go off at set times to remind them to take their medicine. To help people be aware of prescription drug abuse, a seminar is planned at our Bethel Center. Commander John Burke with the Warren County Drug Task Force is presenting information on the hazards of improper handling of prescription drugs. The program is open to the public and sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee of the Bethel United Methodist Church. The seminar is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St. If you are interested, call 513-734-7201, ext. 15. If have concerns about a family member or even yourself, please take advantage of this opportunity. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.
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It is important to understand the purpose for and how to take each of your medications. Use as few drugs as possible, but be sure and take the ones you need. Don’t cut the dosage to save money. Ask your physician if non-drug remedies can help, such as dietary changes and exercise. Non-prescription and prescription drugs may have dangerous interactions. Alcohol and drugs may not mix and could cause serious health problems. Organize your drugs. Use a medication chart to remind yourself when and how to take all drugs including non-prescription medications. Organize your medicine schedule at home. Many people use sectioned containers. Some people have vials with different colored caps or alarms that
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foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Ann F. Shatto, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Summer N. Hughes, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank Asset Recovery vs. Brad R. Hatfield, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Aaron Roysdon, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jon P. Hackett, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Bank vs. Donald P. Holden, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Thomas Carnes, et al., foreclosure Saxon Mortgage Service Inc. vs. Stephen R. Sims, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Scott Myers, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brenda G. Privett, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robert Azbill, foreclosure Brookstone Homeowners Association vs. Stella M. Hendrix, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Paul E. McClanahan, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David Knueven, et al., foreclosure Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. James W. McManis and Tracey L. McManis, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Kirk W. Sanders, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Bryon D. Didusch, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Jeffrey D. Pickel, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon fka Bank of New York vs. James E. Smith, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Lee M. Lewis, et al., foreclosure
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DEATHS Leslie Kenneth Campbell Charlene Crase Leslie Kenneth Campbell, 80, of Owensville died Nov. 12. Survived by wife, Donna Campbell; son, Keith Campbell; brother, Danny Campbell; sisters, Dorothy Browning, Hildreth Record and Evelyn Gifford; 18 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and five stepchildren. Preceded in death by one stepchild; one sister; and two brothers. Services were Nov. 16 at Glen Este Church of Christ. Memorials to: Glen Este Church of Christ Building Fund, 937 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245.
Charlene Crase, 69, of Goshen died Nov. 13. Survived by husband, Randall Crase Sr.; children, Darlene Pitts, Randall Crase Jr. and Sherry Lynn Kabel; sister, Betty Jean Hale; six grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Services were Nov. 17 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.
Emery C. Farris Jr.
Emery C. Farris Jr., 82, died Nov. 11. Survived by son, E. Clark (Becky) Farris III of Milford; grandchildren, Jerry (Dawn) Doherty and Joe (Jodi) Doherty; and siblings, Paul Farris and Earl (Dory) Farris. Preceded in death by wife, Nellie Marie Andrews; and son, Daryl (Patsy) Farris. Services were private. Memorials to: The American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241.
BUILDING PERMITS Residential
Harold Fultz, Goshen, HVAC, 6841 Cozaddale, Goshen Township. Lonnie Lawson, Goshen, demolition, 7061 Cozaddale, Goshen Township. Arthur Ftacnik, Loveland, deck, 6455 Park Wood, Miami Township, $13,200. Daryl Johnson, Morrow, addition, 1438 W. Stoker, Miami Township, $8,000. Mike McCurdy, Loveland, alter, 6348 Trailridge, Miami Township, $10,000. Reeves Heating, Hebron, Ky., HVAC, 1189 Mellie Ave., Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 962 Hidden Ridge, Miami Township; HVAC, 804 Wards Corner. Maronda Homes of Cinti., new, 5618 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $170,000. Leever-Smucker Inc., Williamsburg, alter, 312 W. Main St., New-
tonsville Village. Daniel Speer, Owensville, HVAC, 276 Plum St., Owensville Village. John Middleton, Batavia, alter, 3008 Ohio 131, Wayne Township. Steve Meadors, Blanchester, alter, 6689 Ohio 123, Wayne Township. Richard’s Backhoe Excavating, Milford, alter, 2447 Cedarville Road, Wayne Townshipl
SCG Carpentry, Loveland, new-deck, 6662 Goshen Road, Goshen Township, $3,262. Innerwood & Co., Milford, fire suppression, 21 Whitney Drive, Miami Township. Cintas, Cincinnati, fire suppression, 555 Techne Center, Miami Township. Bambeck & Vest Assoc. Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 50 W. Techne Center, Miami Township, $11,200.
Judith I. Miller
Judith I. (nee Stephens) Miller, 66, of Milford died Nov. 11. Survived by children, Kim Miller and Kurt (Ann) Miller; grandchildren, Johnathan, Shelby and Phillip; brother, Eddie Stephens; and numerous other family and friends. Services were Nov. 15 at Loveland Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: The American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
Margery Beatrice Traber
Margery Beatrice Traber, 101, of Goshen died Nov. 16. Survived by nephews, Virgil Perry, George (Esther) Perry and James (Joetta) Perry; great-nephew, Eugene (Barbara) Foster; special friends, Bill Downhour and Patty Meyers; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Gerald Traber; son, Donald (Betty) Traber; and siblings, Bessie Foster, Charlie Perry, Willie Perry and Wilbur Perry. Services were Nov. 19 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.
REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.
1569 Fay Road, Barbara & Richard Tedford Jr. to Geoffrey Meisner, 1.3700 acre, $24,000. 6026 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Matthew Gill, $118,390. 6018 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Terry Wooton Jr., $129,440.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP Caudil Road, Ethel Pearl Grant to Charles & Ellen Grant, 5.9840 acre, $25,000.
5754 Ahbby Court, Shonda & Daniel Arnold to Land Liquidators LLC, $66,400. 5567 Betty Lane, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee to Michael & Rae-Jean Hargraves, $60,000. 6407 Birch Creek Drive, Hal Homes/Willows Bend LLC to Gregory & Kristi Taylor, 0.5670 acre, $550,000. 5428 Cherry Blossom Court, Susan & Michael Grdina Jr. to Adam & Marian Rockwell, 0.4590 acre, $195,000. 5953 Courtney Place, Ian & Kelli Rife to John Schwein & Theara Ang, 0.2520 acre, $169,500.
U14 Boys Select Soccer Team Looking for Serious Players who want to play High School Soccer should consider this GREAT opportunity. Call Coach Galus for more information 513-543-7144. Team practices in Newtown at ClearCreek.
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The City of Milford City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following application: A text amendment to the Milford Zoning Ordinance to revise Chapter 1191.10.Regulation of On Premise Signs by Zone, specifically the amendment would remove the prohibition of other advertising on Placard and Projecting Signs. The application and accompanying documents may be viewed at City Hall-745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio-from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at 248-5093. 2937450/1001606341 LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit # 155, Betty L. Adams, 640 Daniel Court Apt 11A, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244; Units # 154 and 158 - Ford C. Greene, 4661 Melody Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245; Health Plus Medical Management, 8190 Beechmont Ave. Ste A, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255. 3290 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000
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Date & Time: Tuesday, December 21 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio
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LEGAL NOTICE Bobbie Bolding 5683 Tall Oaks Dr. Milford, OH 45150 Unit# 338; Josh Collier 5776 Ashby Court Milford, OH 45150 Unit #445. You are hereby notified that your personal property stored at Day Heights Storage, Milford, OH will be sold for payment due.
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Anna Elizabeth Tucker, 89, of Milford died Nov. 9. Survived by husband, George P. Tucker; children, Mark and Mike Tucker; grandchildren, Nicole Becht, Jason Tucker, Tifinie Brown and Jessica Tucker; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Avery, Aaralyn Schweitzer, Mason and Rilynn. Services were Nov. 15 at Christ Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
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