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Kathleen Holden hugs the children she’s caring for through foster care.

Training starts soon to share foster care ‘blessings’ Melissa Stewart


athleen Holden and her family wanted to provide a home for one or more children in need. They started fostering. Two years later the “blessings” they’ve received in turn are “beyond words,” the Independence woman said. “We have three siblings with us, ages 4, 5 and 7. They’ve been with us almost two years,” she said. “In the beginning it was rocky but you build a trust with them and now, well, they’re my kids. Seeing them grow, seeing them come full circle is just wonderful. The rewards are more than we ever thought they’d be when we signed up for this.” The Holdens have also been an inspiration to their church Lakeside Christian Church, with campuses in Lakeside Park, Hebron and Taylor Mill. The church is going to host a

Pre-Service Training at the Lakeside Park location on Buttermilk Pike in February. “This is a great opportunity for us to let the whole community know that they can help children in need,” Lakeside Christian serve minister Russ Howard said. “Having this training was sparked out of a deep sense of what we’re supposed to do. Everyone should feel safe and valued. We want to love Jesus and love like Jesus, this is a living out of that love.” Howard said the goal of the training is to help anyone curious about fostering or adoption an opportunity to learn more. The training is open to the public. The training, offered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, will be held every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. until Tuesday, April 5. To register, call Kentucky Foster Care/ Adoption Intake line at 859-292See FOSTER, Page 2A



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Candidate filings set up contested primaries in the 64th House District on Tuesday, Kentucky’s deadline for party candidates and some municipalities in the May 17 primary. Two Republicans and two Democrats filed for the 64th House seat following last week’s announcement that incumbent Rep. Thomas Kerr, R-Taylor Mill, withdrew his candidacy for re-election. Filing for the seat by Tuesday were: » Lucas Deaton, an Independence councilman, a Democrat; » Larry Varney, Cold Spring, a Democrat; » Sean Fitzgerald, Independence, a Republican; » and Kimberly Poore Moser, Taylor Mill, a Republican. Moser is director of the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. Another surprise in the 4 p.m. filings was the name of a Democrat – Calvin Sidle, Highland Heights – opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison. State Sen. John Schickel, RUnion, will have an opponent in the Republican primary for the 11th State Senate seat, Josh L. Turner, of Florence.

Sen. State McDaChris niel, R-Latonia, will be unopposed for the 23rd District Senate State McDaniel seat. State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, will be unopposed in the Republican primary for the 17th District. A Thayer Democrat, Charlie Hoffman of Georgetown, has also filed. The district includes southern Kenton County. In other statehouse races in Northern Kentucky: 60th District – Republican incumbent Rep. Sal Santoro, Florence, is unopposed. 63rd District – Republican incumbent Rep. Diane St. Onge, Lakeside Park, is unopposed. Dis65th trict – Democratic incumbent Rep. Arnold Simpson, Simpson Covington, is unopposed. 66th District – Republican incumbent Rep. Addia Kathryn Wuchner, Burlington, is

unopposed. 67th District – Democratic Rep. Dennis incumbent Keene, Wilder, is unopposed in the May Democratic primary. Republican Matt Teaford, of Highland Heights, has filed for his party’s nomination. 68th District – Republican incumbent Rep. Joseph M. Fischer, Fort Thomas, unopposed. 69th District – State Rep. Adam Koenig, a Republican from Erlanger, will have a Republican opponent in the May primary, Danny Seifried, of Florence. The Kentucky Republican Party, which is making a major push this year to capture the Kentucky House, put out a press release at 5:17 p.m. saying GOP candidates filed to run in 91 out of 100 House districts. No word was immediately available from the Kentucky Democratic Party. In Campbell County, the number of candidates filing for Newport City Commission has triggered a primary. Nine candidates filed for four commission seats: Incumbents – Beth Fennell, Frank Peluso, John C. Hayden and Thomas L. Guidugli. Newcomers – Ken Rechtin, Bob McCray, Rachel Comte, See FILINGS, Page 2A

Kenton explores third-party golf management options Melissa Stewart

Kenton County will explore third-party management options for the Kenton County Golf Courses. In January, the Kenton County Fiscal Court formally fired golf course manager Dan Moening. In November, Moening was fired by County Administrator Joe Shriver after Treasurer Roy Cox found and investigated irregularities in the public golf courses’ books. Looking into third-party management was one of several recommendations made in the National Golf Foundation’s recent review. The Fiscal Court voted unanimously Jan. 26 to seek out bids for thirdparty management companies. “We are only exploring the option at this point,” Assistant County Administrator Scott Gunning said. The county is also looking into reinstating a golf advisory group made up of local golfers. “We are still considering potential candidates with the judge-executive forming that committee,” Gunning said.

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Kristen Lottman watches her tee shot on 13th hole during match play in the championship round of the 2011 Northern Kentucky Women’s Amateur golf tournament played at The Fox Run of The Golf Courses of Kenton County in Independence.

“We envision the committee serving as an advisory group during the (bidding) process.” Richard Singer, National Golf Foundation senior director of consulting, presented a review of operations of the Kenton County Gold Courses to the Fiscal Court. Kenton Fiscal Court is among numerous that have communities plugged losses on golf courses with public money. Last year the Fiscal Court paid $250,000,

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a budgeted loan payment from the county that the golf courses could not pay back, according to Gunning. In 2015, the Fiscal Court also hired the foundation to evaluate its courses and help figure out best ways to sustain them. Another recommendation, Singer said, is to consider reducing from 54 to 36 holes. “We recommend selling the See KENTON, Page 2A

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History comes to life in Erlanger Melissa Stewart

ERLANGER - Reminisce about the past and learn about the history of your own back yard at the Erlanger library’s local history series. The Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, is offering a local history series that will fo-

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cus on finding the history of your home, learning about beer brewing in Cincinnati and discussing how Erlanger went from the railroad suburb to the expressway suburb. “People love to learn about their own community and reminisce about the past, and these sorts of programs give them a chance to do that in a way that they don’t often get to from a historical program that is more removed from their own experience,” said Chris Oaks, Erlanger’s adult programming librarian. Oaks said the library has hosted the history program for several years. “There are many history buffs in our community, so dedicating a series to


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A picture of the Southern Railroad Crossing in the Dixie Highway area dated March 1936.

local history seemed only Oaks said. natural,” “Knowing about local history gives you a sense of belonging in your community, and of course, at the library one of our missions is to connect people to their history and foster that sense of community.” The first program, “How to Discover the History of Your House,” will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Kentucky history librarian Bill Stolz will share tips and resources for researching history of homes and buildings in Northern Kentucky. “We are very fortunate in Northern Kentucky to have such a huge collection of homes and structures with historical and signifiarchitectural cance,” Stolz said. “Some that come to mind include the Rugby at 622 Sanford St. in Covington and Elmwood Hall in Ludlow.” According to Stolz, “history connects us to our communities, neighborhoods and neighbors.” “Historical research on homes can assist owners of older homes with preservation and restoration,

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6632, ext. 231. According to Kristina Niergarth, of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, there are 7,785 children in out-ofhome care or foster care Currently statewide. there are 992 children in out-of-home care in the Kentucky Northern Bluegrass Region alone, with only 161 Department for Community Based Services foster homes. Niergarth, who will be heading the training series at Lakeside Christian, said it’s important to have partners like the church to combat the growing need for foster care. “We are always trying to find new places in the community to hold the 10-week training,” she said. “Sometimes it’s a struggle to find a location that commits to our 10 weeks straight, and Christian Lakeside reached out to us and we

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Mathew Cline and Nichole Hayden. Newport Mayor Jerry Rex Peluso drew an opponent, Christopher Maloney. In Kenton County, both Covington mayor and city commission had the requisite number of candidates that triggers a primary. Covington has four candidates for mayor (non-partisan): Joseph U. Meyer, Alfonse J.

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Fox Run Golf Course, only if proceeds from the sale will be put back into improvements at the remaining 36 holes,” he said. According to Singer, Fox Run is the least popular of the three courses and under-used. Other recommendations include: » » improving the physical condition of the golf courses with enhanced staff, new equipment and upgraded amenities; » maximizing the use

are very appreciative of the opportunity to hold it there.” Pre-Service Training is required to become a Department for Community Based Services foster or adoptive parent, Niergarth said. The informational meeting will provide a general overview of the program, and end with families completing paperwork for checks. background Each class covers a different topic related to parenting children in care. “You can be married, single or divorced to take the training,” she said. “You have to be physically and emotionally healthy, and financially stable. You can rent or own your home. You must be able to pass background checks with no crimes again a child. A home study will be completed with your family to determine if you are able to meet the needs of the children and families the cabinet serves.” Tweet @MStewartRe ports

Mele II, Sherry Carran and Matthew T. Winkler. Covington has 10 candidates for city commission (non-partisan): Stuart Davis Warren, Tim Downing, Michelle Williams, Bill Wells, Robert Horine, Christi Blair, Jordan Huizenga, Brandon Mims, Clayton Shull and John J. Flesch. Erlanger, Bellevue, Fort Thomas and Florence are among cities that did not draw enough candidates to trigger a primary. They will go straight to the November election.

of technology and marketing; » and embracing and implementing new activities that appeal to less traditional golfer segments, especially female golfers. Judge-executive Kris Knochelmann said he was pleased with the overall report, however, said that “the golf courses need to be given a chance to succeed at its existing capacity.” He also said that the county is already starting to invest in equipment and upgrading amenities. Tweet @MStewartRe ports

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NKY Legislative Forum a chance to be heard Chris Mayhew

COVINGTON – Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus members will spend two hours listening to public concerns and questions about state government from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. “I think we’re going to get a lot of people working to voice their opinions on pensions, education funding and teacher salaries,” Rep. Addia Wuchner, RBurlington, said of the weekend Legislative Forum. Wuchner, chairwoman of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus, said most people emailing and calling her office have talked about pensions, funding requests for Northern Kentucky University and public education in general. Questions about what will happen to Kynect, the state’s health insurance exchange, are expected as well, Wuchner said. Gov. Matt Bevin has notified federal authorities he plans to dismantle kynect and transition Kentuckians to the federal site to shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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One of the things Tenkotte enjoys most about Erlanger’s history is that


Last month’s Northern Kentucky Forum was standing room only to hear a preview of General Assembly issues.

Some people have also asked about House Bill 94 to strengthen mental health treatment laws known as “Tim’s Law,”

Wuchner said. Tim Morton died in March 2014 after being hospitalized for mental illness 37 times, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kentucky. HB 94 would allow judges to order court-supervised treatment in some cases to continue a person’s treatment when they are not forcibly hospitalized. Wuchner said she expects a large crowd for Saturday’s forum since it’s one of the few chances members of the public have a chance to talk to multiple legislators at one location. “It’s really an important time for us to listen,” Wuchner said. “It’s not so much us talking or being political.” Kentucky Northern Area Development District (NKADD) staff will

the city is one of the best examples regionally of a railroad suburb, where residents commuted daily on passenger cars to their jobs in Cincinnati. “Our history defines who we were, who we are,

and what we can hope to become,” he said. For more information on the history series, visit or call 962-4022. Tweet @MStewartRe ports

IF YOU GO ... The 2016 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in meeting rooms 4-5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center at One West RiverCenter Blvd., Covington. People seeking to speak with legislators have to sign up. Anyone seeking special accommodations or arrangements are asked to contact Lisa Cooper at 859-283-1885 or or by emailing

help the legislative caucus host the forum. NKADD executive director Lisa Cooper said all 17 legislators in the caucus are invited. With legislators’ schedules and an ongoing budget session in Frankfort confirmation of which legislators will attend is not available, Cooper said.

How long people have to speak with legislators depends upon how many people sign up to speak, she said. People at previous forums have been allotted a time limit to speak lasting somewhere around two or three minutes, Cooper said. Groups are encour-

aged to elect a spokesperson to speak on their issue or concern rather than repeating the same message, she said. There is a two-hour time limit for the forum. “It’s a completely open forum,” Cooper said. “We’re there at 8:30 a.m. and it’s a first-come, firstserved basis.”

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Club Vape opens in Taylor Mill Melissa Stewart

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Club Vape owners Jesse and Randy George have opened a new location in Taylor Mill.

Policy said that e-cigarettes pose health concerns because using electronic cigarettes for even a span of five minutes has been found to cause lung effects similar to smoking. Also, volatile organic compounds, carcinogens and particulate air pollutants have been found in the vapor of electronic cigarettes, potentially endangering others sharing the indoor air.

“There are a lot of myths out there about vaping,” Jesse said. But for him, his dad, and many of their customers vaping is the only thing that’s led them to quit smoking. Jesse said he was eventually able to wean himself off of nicotine and now only vapes the juices. “It’s awesome,” he said. “I smell better, I feel better.” Want to continue the Tweet conversation? @MStewartReports

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ing. I wanted to help other people quit the bad habit like my wife and I did so easily. With those dreams and goals set, I opened Club Vape,” he said. Since then Club Vape in Florence has expanded to a location in Hebron and most recently a location in Taylor Mill. Randy has also brought his son, Jesse George, in on the business. According to Jesse, it’s great working with his dad, but the best part of his job is “watching the look on people’s faces when they come back in the shop and say that it’s working for them, too.” Research, he said, by Public Health England concluded that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking. The UK report said that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than smoking. Although more research needs to be conducted, the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free

Kenton County Fiscal Court has filed a lawsuit former golf against course manager Dan Moening. “Our goal in filthis ing lawsuit is to protect any possible assets Dan Moening Mr. Moening has to repay the county and that’s why we have moved so quickly,” Kris Judge-executive Knochelmann said. “We want to hold all staff accountable to our procedures and protect the assets of the county.”

The suit, filed Thursday in Kenton Circuit Court, accuses Moening of fraud, conversion, negligent misrepresentation, breach of judiciary duty, negligence and unjust enrichment. The Fiscal Court formally fired Moening during a special meeting Jan. 19 for “violations of administrative policies and procedures including but not limited to incompetency, inefficiency, neglect of duty, failures of proper cash management and insubordination,” according to Knochelmann. In November, Moening was fired by County Administrator Joe Shriver after Treasurer Roy Cox found and investigated irregularities in the

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golf courses’ public books. Moening, who earned a salary of $52,031 plus commission on pro-shop sales at about $30,000 annually, had been with the golf courses most recently since 2011. A year before that, after 18 years with the county golf courses, he was laid off along with three others in a reorganization of the golf courses. Moening appealed that layoff in 2010, arguing it was a political move, and in 2011 he was hired again. And, in 2012, he was made general manager of the Golf Courses of Kenton County. Want to continue the Tweet conversation? @MStewartReports

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On Jan. 29 Dixie Heights High School recognized its 2005 and 2006 cheerleaders on the 10th anniversary of their back-to-back National Championships.

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riday, Jan. 29, was a night of remembering the victorious 2005 and 2006 Dixie Heights Cheerleaders on the 10th anniversary of their backto-back national championships. After winning in 2004-05, the year began with great excitement, the squad nearly doubled in size and competed in a superlarge division. Pride was bursting at the annual Northern Kentucky Cheerleading Coaches Association Competition, which took place right at Dixie Heights. Dixie swept the event, propelling them on their way to the nationals in Orlando, Florida. The first day of the Orlando competition went perfectly, but the excitement was soon met with devastation and tears on the second day. During their performance a team member suffered a severe knee injury while performing a tumbling pass with a double full twist. The routine was stopped and, as their injured teammate was attended to. The team met backstage to contend with the emotions, to pull together to rework the routine and once again step on the mat to perform. As they readied themselves to step back on stage, they were introduced by a deejay who played “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and were met with rousing cheers of support from the crowd and other participating teams from across the country. Energized by the support, they performed at a very high level and won their second consecutive national championship. Members of the 2004-05 team: Jessica Aker, Rachel Alig, Heather Barhorst, Kenda Conley, Jessica Hardy, Meaghan Huffman, Katie Legman, Meagan Matthews, Nikki Matthews, Chelsea Mauck, Erin Miller, Amber Morris, Samantha Moyer, Cassie Palmer, Ashley Simmons, Holly Stanek, Amanda Thames and Cameron Yates. The 2005-06 team: Heather Barnhorst, Lindsey Blades, Kenda Conley, Shannon Crone, Amber Dickson, Lindsay Doellman, Kara Fox, Jamie Fritz, Rachel Gumble, Jessica Hardy, Lauren

The 2015-16 Varsity Cheerleaders are shown with the victory banner on the 10th anniversary of Dixie’s back-to-back national championships.

Jansing, Taylor Jansing, Katie Lehman, Meagan Matthews, Matthews, Chelsea Nikki Mauck, Amber Morris, Cassie Palmer, Erica Peterson, Kramer Pike, Ashley Simmons, Kelsey St. John, Holly Stanek, Abby Steffen, Whitney Wang, Cassie Whitaker, Becky Williams and Chelsea Winters. Both squads were coached by Mickey and Beth Hill. This year’s coaches are Jennifer Eckler, Jeremy Garey and Kelsey St. John. In 2004 the gymnasium and foyer at Dixie was remodeled into the current configuration and then repainted again in 2010. Lost in the remodel and repainting were the original banners that proudly hung to recognize accomplishments of the student athletes of the school. The Athletic Department has undertaken the take of reconstructing the banners to display those past athletic accomplishments. On Jan. 29 the department unveiled the first in that series in recognition of this 10th anniversary of those back-to-back National Cheer Championships. The 2005 and 2006 cheerleading squads and the Dixie Heights community wish this year’s squad well as they go to Orlando, Florida, this weekend to compete in the national championship.

Dixie Heights cheerleaders then and now.

At the Jan. 29 ceremony are members of the junior varsity and varsity Dixie Heights cheerleaders, as well as members of the National Championship winning cheerleaders of 2005 and 2006.


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Literary - Libraries The Robot Zoo Traveling Children’s Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Exhibit uses biomechanics of giant robot animals to illustrate how real animals work. Handson activities for ages 4-12. Daily through Feb. 28. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. AARP Tax Aide, 9-10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Instead of number system used in past, must call and make appointment. Check AARP website ( after Jan. 15, for number to call. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.

SATURDAY, FEB. 6 Art & Craft Classes Lego and Clay Animation Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Ages 9 and up. $25. 431-0020; Covington.

Art Exhibits Modern Living: Objects and Context, noon to 5 p.m., The Carnegie. Free. 491-2030; Covington.

Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining, 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St. Learn to roll and enjoy sushi, or polish rolling and cutting skills. Deb and Jack give 10 minute sushi assembly, rolling and cutting demonstration. BYOB; eat sushi you roll. $18. Reservations required. 513-3350297; Covington.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: Opening Night, 8-11 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd. Cincinnati premiere of edge-ofseat thriller, “Remember.” Film features Oscar-winning actors Christopher Plummer and Martin Landeau. Opening Night Features: 1 complimentary drink/ person, dessert and valet parking. $36, $32 members. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 513-722-7220; Covington.

Holiday - Mardi Gras MainStrasse Village Mardi Gras, 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., MainStrasse Village, Free admission. 491-0458; Covington.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, white building in back parking lot. Offers program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. No dues or fees. Addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being but is not religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. Free. Presented by Overeaters Anonymous NKY. 428-1214. Lakeside Park.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 9 Exercise Classes Hip Hop Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, $40. Registration recommended. Presented by City of Edgewood. 331-5910. Edgewood.

Cards to (Love), 6:30-8 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Make cards. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library Newport Branch. 571-5035; Newport.

Take Time for Your Heart, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, 1 Medical Village Drive. Comprehensive 10-week program helps identify risks and teaches how to make meaningful changes to live better and live longer. For 55+. $50. Registration required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute. 301-9355; taketimeforyourheart. Edgewood.

Literary - Crafts Art Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This month: Yarn Block Printing., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St. For those who love painting, drawing and all things art. Ages 0-5. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Walton.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 Literary - Book Clubs Young at Heart Book Group, 6-7 p.m. Discuss “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson, Barnes & Noble Florence, 7663 Mall Road, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 647-6400. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Teen Cafe, 4-5:45 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Drop in for gaming, snacks and more. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Walton. Genealogy Tech: AfricanAmerican History Online, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Kenton County Public Library Covington, 502 Scott Blvd., Local History & Genealogy Department, 2nd Floor. Learn about many online resources for researching African-American history. Free. Registration required. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4070; Covington.

Recreation Pub Quiz, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Pub. Teams compete for victory, bragging rights and $500 prize. No two quizzes alike. $2 draft special. Ages 21 and up. Free. 491-6659; covington.molly Covington.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave. Program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Addresses physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Not religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. Free. Presented by Overeaters Anonymous NKY. 428-1214; Erlanger. Al-Anon Beginner Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Enter basement door next to main entrance off Marian Dr. Follow hallway on left to room at end of hallway. Al-Anon offers strength and hope for families and friends of alcoholics. Find understanding and support in Al-Anon. Free. Presented by Al-Anon Family Group. 760-6178; Lakeside Park.

THURSDAY, FEB. 11 On Stage - Theater

MONDAY, FEB. 8 Music - Bluegrass


Bluegrass Jam Session, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Northern Kentucky’s best blue-

Holiday - Valentine’s Day

Health / Wellness

Prelude To A Kiss, 8-10 p.m., Falcon Theatre, $20, $15 students. Reservations recommended. 479-6783; falconthea Newport.


on St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit. 4 screenings available: peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease/ stroke and cardiac age health risk assessment. For Women ages 35-55. $25 per screening. Reservations required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute. 301-9355; Crestview Hills.

Fish Frys Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Fish dinner choices include

Literary - Libraries


MainStrasse Village Mardi Gras will be 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Feb. 5-6 at MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington. This new Orleans-style party features Grande Parade at 9 p.m. Saturday. All ages are welcome at parade; ages 21 and up are permitted for bars. Admission is free. Call 491-0458; visit

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to, log in and click on “submit an event.” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to baked fish, beer battered fish or shrimp, choice of french fries, onion rings, hush puppies, potato cakes, coleslaw or mac/ cheese. Children’s menu and carry out available. No fish fry on 2/26. Benefits Edgewood Fire/ EMS Association. $7. Presented by Edgewood Fire/EMS. 3310033; Edgewood. Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Dine-in service, carryout and drive-thru. Call 859-3712622 for carry-out orders. Benefits Mary, Queen of Heaven School. Prices vary. 525-6909; Erlanger. Lenten Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Burlington, 5876 Veterans Way. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru service. Fried fish, baked fish and fried shrimp dinners. Price varies. Presented by Boonedockers. 689-5010. Burlington.

Health / Wellness St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Remke Market Taylor Mill, 5016 Old Taylor Mill Road, Cardiovascular screenings offered on St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit. 4 screenings available: peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease/ stroke and cardiac age health risk assessment. $25 per screening. Reservations required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute. 301-9355; heart. Taylor Mill.

Literary - Libraries Genealogy Tech: AfricanAmerican History Online, 1-2 p.m., Kenton County Public Library Covington, Free. Registration required. 962-4070; Covington.

Music - Country Concerts at the Library: Dallas Remington, 7-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, 15-year old singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist performs original compositions, classic country songs, and today’s contemporary hits. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.

SATURDAY, FEB. 13 Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining, 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, $18. Reservations required. 513-335-0297; www.sushicinti .com. Covington.

Nature Maple Tapping, 9-10:30 a.m.,

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Shelter #1. Learn process of making maple syrup. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Arboretum. 384-4999; www.bcarboretu Union.

Runs / Walks Orienteering Race, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Middle Creek Park, 5656 Burlington Pike, Follow signs at park to registration location. Adventure runners and anyone who loves being outdoors and solving problems. Use map, observation skills and wits to navigate course through park visiting features in terrain marked on map as quickly as possible. $10. Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati. 513-5239279; Burlington.

In the Loop, 10-11 a.m., Florence Branch Library, Free. 342-2665; Florence. Royal: Reviewers of Young Adult Literature, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Read new books before they hit shelves. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. The Robot Zoo Traveling Children’s Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 342-2665; Burlington. Let’s Talk About It: The Underground Railroad in Northern Kentucky, 7-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. Registration recommended. 342-2665; Burlington. Sticky Science (Grades 3-5), 4-5 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Get hands dirty making own oobleck, flubber, and silly putty. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Jam Session, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Free. 491-6659; Covington.

able: peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease/stroke and cardiac age health risk assessment. $25 per screening. Reservations required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute. 301-9355; Florence.

Literary - Libraries Local History Series: How to Discover the History of Your House, 7-8 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Meeting Rooms A&B. Bill Stolz shares tips and resources for researching history of homes and buildings in Northern Kentucky. Free. 962-4000; Erlanger.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17 Health / Wellness Take Time for Your Heart, 10-11 a.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, $50. Registration required. 301-9355; foryourheart. Florence. St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kroger, 1700 Declaration Drive, Cardiovascular screenings offered on St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit. 4 screenings available: peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease/ stroke and cardiac age health risk assessment. $25 per screening. Reservations required. Presented by St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute. 301-9355; heart. Independence.

Music - Concert Series Midday Musical Menu, 12:15-1 p.m. Festival music for Horn and Organ by Wilmer Hayden Welsh; Tom Clements, Hornist; John Deaver, Organist., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Sanctuary. Lunch prepared by the Women of Trinity available for $7. Free. 431-1786; trin Covington.

Recreation Pub Quiz, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Free. 491-6659. Covington.


Support Groups

Monday Night Bingo, 7:30-10 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 441-1273. Cold Spring. Overeaters Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., Union Presbyterian Church, Free. 525-6932; www.cincinna Union.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Erlanger Christian Church, Free. 428-1214; Erlanger. Al-Anon Beginner Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Free. 760-6178; Lakeside Park.

Support Groups



Support Groups


Health / Wellness

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Free. 428-1214. Lakeside Park.

Winter Family Days, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Exercise Classes

Hope for the Heart Psychoeducational Group, 6:45-8 p.m., Gena Grigson, LCSW, 2521 Anderson Road Suite A, Gain more peace through understanding personality, stress management, and learning happiness habits in small group. Refreshments and materials included. Ages 21 and up. $60 for 4 group meetings. Registration required by Feb. 12. 344-9321, ext. 4. Crescent Springs.

Music - Folk Concerts at the Library: Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle, 2-3 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Cincinnati-based, 4-piece Americana folk band blends tradition of Woody Guthrie and Mississippi John Hurt with contemporary flavor. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Florence.

On Stage - Theater Dearly Departed, 3-5:30 p.m., Village Players of Fort Thomas, $17. Reservations recommended. 392-0500; www.villageplayers .biz. Fort Thomas.

MONDAY, FEB. 15 Clubs & Organizations Boone County Alliance Meeting, 9-10:30 a.m., Florence City Building, 8100 Ewing Blvd., The substance abuse/use prevention coalition for Boone County, KY will be meeting to discuss prevention efforts to reduce/eliminate drug abuse/use locally. Free. Presented by Boone County Alliance. 689-4496; BooneCoun Florence.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 7:10-8:10 p.m., Boone County Main Library, $30 fee for month. Registration required. 334-2117; Burlington.

Health / Wellness Women Take Heart Health Event and Screening, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dillard’s-Crestview Hills Town Center, 2900 Dixie Highway, Cardiovascular screenings

Hip Hop Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, $40. Registration recommended. 331-5910. Edgewood.

Health / Wellness Take Time for Your Heart, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood, $50. Registration required. 301-9355; Edgewood. St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit, noon to 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, Cardiovascular screenings offered on St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit. 4 screenings avail-

Job Fairs Youth Job Fair, 3-6 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Bring copies of resume and be prepared to complete employment applications on-site. Ages 16-24. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library Newport Branch. 571-5035. Newport.























Steak, truffles speak language of love I just loved the request from Well, I not only have a a Northern Kentucky reader recipe that looks like for a Valentine’s Day recipe. what she wants, I think “My husband keeps talking this one might be what about his mom’s Swiss steak. his mom made. All he remembers is that she I also wanted to share pounded salt and pepper into some truffle recipes. the meat with flour, browned it There are two recipes and then baked it with toma- Rita here: one for adults and toes. It had cheese on the top Heikenfeld one for kids. I’ve got all and was his favorite. I would RITA’S KITCHEN bases covered! like to make this as a surprise Rita Nader HeikenValentine’s Day dinner for him. If feld is an herbalist, educator, Junyou have a recipe that is close, I gle Jim’s Eastgate culinary profeswould really appreciate it,” she sional and author. Find her blog onsaid. line at

‘I love you’ oven Swiss steak 1-1/2 pounds round steak, 3/4 inches thick 1/4 cup flour 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons each salt and pepper 1 can stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup each chopped celery and carrot 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or bit more to taste 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 325. Cut meat into 4 portions. Mix flour, salt and pepper and pound into meat. Set aside flour that is left. Brown meat in oil or shortening on all sides. Don’t cook it, just brown it. Place meat in shallow baking dish. Blend remaining flour with drippings in skillet and add rest of ingredients, except for cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Pour over meat. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours or until tender. Top with cheese and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

It’s that time of year – chocolate and Oreo truffles.

Oreo truffles

Elegant chocolate truffles

1 pound package of Oreo sandwich cookies, divided (not double stuffed) 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into very small pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla

8 ounces or so high quality melted chocolate, cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip Tiny sprinkles/nuts, etc. (optional)

In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the 12 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Pour the mixture into a container and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. Scoop chocolate using small ice cream scoop onto pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed foil. Return to frig until very firm.

Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and shape into balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Work quickly since the heat of your hands makes the chocolate soft. Dip each truffle into the chocolate to coat and place on wire rack for excess to drip off. Tip:For a quicker and easier truffle, omit the chocolate coating and drop the shaped truffles directly into cocoa powder, nuts or coconut.


Coating: 12 ounce bag semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled a bit but still liquid enough to dip

Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor. Set aside. Cookies also can be finely crushed in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Crush rest of cookies. Place in bowl and add cream cheese and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in melted chocolate and set on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle with leftover crumbs so that crumbs adhere before chocolate coating sets up. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.



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My Furry Valentine helping animals dumped at pet shelters “What breaks your heart?” I was at a conference and the speaker asked this question of the audience. In my work, I am accustomed to asking people what they are interested in, excited, even passionate about. But this question stopped me cold. Let me back up. I believe that when we limit our definition of our careers to just what we are paid to do, we miss the biggest picture; the opportunity to engage in the world with our full skill set and with our complete hearts and souls. If you enjoy coaching girls basketball, that is part of who you are and even it if it is purely a volunteer endeavor, it is a part of your unique career set, or your “big picture.” Take a minute and ask yourself what your total career is. What does it include, and what would you like it to have more of? If you are an animal lover, and spend any time or resources on animal-related causes, that is part of your career – part of who you are. I knew I wanted to do something to help dogs, but I also knew that was too broad of a desire. When a goal is too big or too vague, your chances of reaching it diminish, versus developing concrete, actionable goals. What breaks my heart? When I really thought about that question, I had an

“aha” moment. Senior dogs dumped at shelters because they are senior dogs. That breaks Julie Bauke my heart to pieces. COMMUNITY Now what? RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST I know I can’t volunteer in a shelter. My emotions would not survive and I would live as a blubbering mess. I have tremendous respect for those who do. I give money, I get the word out, I work to connect people and resources. I have as many dogs as I can in my home. But still, I knew there was more I could do. When facing the empty nest, we decided that we wanted more dogs. I knew the number was not 50, but it also wasn’t three. We built a home on 15 acres and attached a senior doggie recreation room, dogs runs and a fenced-in yard. It is a place for eight senior dogs who were given up just for being old, to live out their days in comfort and love. I knew we had done the right thing when we got our first resident: Mitzi. It’s no secret that the gray muzzle does not increase your prospects for being selected by shelter visitors. Maybe it

was my imagination, but when I whispered in her ear that she was now safe, those tired bones took a deep breath and her whole body relaxed. Our world is not lacking in things to be heartbroken over. It can paralyze us into inaction or just the feeling that we can’t do anything that matters. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I am constantly amazed by our community’s love for animals. Animal lovers are givers – and so are animals. My Furry Valentine, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual event to bring people and adoptable pets together, is a way that you can get involved. To date My Furry Valentine has found homes for nearly 2,000 shelter pets in the last five years. My Furry Valentine, the region’s largest annual animal adoption event, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246. For more information, visit Julie Bauke is the chief career happiness officer of The Bauke Group and a volunteer member of My Furry Valentine team.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Yale target inpatient heart attack deaths St. Elizabeth Healthcare is fortunate to be part of a groundbreaking study looking at how to reduce inpatient heart attack deaths by influencing organizational culture. For this study, inpatient heart attack deaths means someone dies while in the hospital following a heart attack. Leadership Saves Lives is a two-year project involving health systems across the country sponsored by Yale Global Health Leadership Institute. St. Elizabeth is joined in this venture by nine other Mayo Clinic Care Network members. St. Elizabeth is the only health system in the region participating in this study, the first of its kind to look at how organizational culture affects patient outcomes. It’s unique because of its use of quantitative and qualitative data – which is uncommon in medical studies. Kentucky ranked 43rd worst among U.S. states for cardiovascular deaths from 1990-2014, according to America’s Health Rankings. Ohio was No. 40 and Indiana No. 39. That same organization recently released its annual report that rated Kentucky 44th worst in healthy behaviors, determinants and outcomes. Ohio is No. 39 and Indiana No. 41. Heart disease is, of course, the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. The Yale study’s goal is to learn how patients, family members, emergency medical technicians, emergency room

personnel, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, health care administrators and others can collabDr. D.P. Suresh orate to provide the best COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST care and best COLUMNIST outcomes possible. Community education is a key component. One example: If you experience heart attack symptoms, it is important you know you should call 911 immediately. We can’t stress enough the positive benefits of that. According to a St. Elizabeth timeline evaluation, more than 50 percent of heart attack patients do not call 911 and arrive by car rather than by life squad, and they are waiting an average of nine hours before they seek care (either calling 911 or driving themselves to the emergency room). Making that 911 call – and making it sooner – can be a life-saving decision. The Yale study, co-sponsored by The Medicines Company, will likely be completed next summer. But we’ve already learned why organizational culture is so important. As Dr. Victor Schmelzer, my colleague and medical director of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Heart and Vascular Institute, says: It starts with a committed administration that supports innovation and fosters a collaborative environment. Some examples of what’s ahead:



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» St. Elizabeth Healthcare will work with community EMS providers to improve information received from emergency medical services prior to arrival at the hospital. St. Elizabeth is securing a grant to purchase software to support Pulsara, new technology that will enhance EKGs transmitted from EMS personnel to hospitals prior to patient arrival. » EMS and St. Elizabeth staff will meet regularly to review processes of care, seeking opportunities for continued improvement. » We will increase community education initiatives, including an enhanced focus on the importance of timely response to symptoms and the importance of calling 911. » We will increase pharmacy involvement in care of heart attack patients. » We will continue to identify and implement new technology. One example is the recent implementation of PulsePoint, a bystander CPR activation app. St. Elizabeth has established a goal of reducing heart-related deaths by 25 percent in Northern Kentucky within 10 years of opening the Heart & Vascular Institute last spring. Participating in this study and developing actionable items is just one of many ways in which we will continue to improve the health of our community today and in the future. Dr. D.P. Suresh is medical director of St. Elizabeth Physicians Heart & Vascular.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Needle exchange sends the wrong message In regards to the article on needle exchange in your Jan. 28 publication (“Health leaders pitch heroin needle swap to Florence”) it seems to be onesided, While a needle exchange might help control the spread of HIV and hepatitis, it’s also telling drug addicts that it’s OK to be a drug addict, as long as you use a clean needle. It’s not OK to be an addict. A lot of people like to say addiction is a disease. A disease is something you have no control of – cancer, MS, ALS – those are known as diseases. Heroin is not a disease, it’s a choice. Nobody holds an addict down and forces the needle into their arm the first time, nor the

second, third and so on. My daughter was an addict. I say was because she died of an overdose at the beginning of December 2015. It was her choice to stick that needle in her arm. Nothing else mattered, not her children, family, friends. The help she was offered was ignored or used to her advantage. She was at one time a happy, healthy girl – she turned into a shell of the girl she was. She was only 27 when her life ended. Is that what we all want? Instead of getting heroin out of our cities, counties and neighborhoods, let’s just give them permission to keep using drugs, just as long as they use clean needles. What’s wrong with this picture? Cathy Tichy Independence

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Who will be President of the United States one year from today? Why will he or she have won?

“One year from today we will be hailing the almighty and magnificent President Trump. I am not saying I agree with this choice, but yet again it will be a matter of the majority of the population voting against the greater evil rather than for the best choice. I truly long for an election where we can in good conscience vote for the right candidate with passion and belief that he or she is the best and correct choice for the highest office in our society. Trump simply has too much momentum, media presence and too many faithful followers to be stopped. He is saying the things that too many of us feel need to be said, and which the other hopefuls are too PC to state. On the campaign side he doesn’t require huge donations and is therefore beholden to none of the special interests. If nothing else, this election cycle so far has been good entertainment.” M.J.F.

“I think it will be Ted Cruz. Most of America will finally wake up and realize that health care isn’t a right it is a privilege, that Christianity is the national religion, diplomacy is weak and bombing is strong and good, woman should cede decisions about their bodies and reproductive health to wealthy, white evangelical males, and every citizens duty is to be armed with an open carry weapon of his or her choice. “I can relate very well to his populist story of attending common Ivy League schools, marrying a common Goldman Sachs executive and taking a job where you grind your place of employment to a standstill. “For all these democratic and patriotic reasons I see him coming out on top next year.” C.S.

“One year from today, you arrive home excited because you met with your boss today and he said due to increase in business, he was promoting you to manage the new employees. A nice raise comes with the job. The HR manager informs you your health insurance is going down in price because of increased competition. “Then you think back, a year earlier the country felt like it was rapidly suffocating, No

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good jobs, increased health insurance premiums and a Navy suffering through a Third World country holding guns to their heads on their own ship. J.H.D.

“Right now Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the favorites for their parties. I think the Democratic nominee has that 47 percent of voters (Romney’s claim of those not paying taxes and/or on entitlements) in their hip pocket. Trump seems to have captured the American voters’ disappointment with current leadership. He seems to have what the frustration fueled masses are looking for, i.e., a change or the next Ronald Reagan. I think that voter frustration will ‘trump’ Hillary’s very questionable track record. I hope Trump chooses wisely his VP, cabinet and advisers. He scares me, but I am naively optimistic he can right the ship. I look forward to their debates next fall as it could get ugly. Go figure!” T.D.T.

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Pioneers make mark in regional bowling James Weber


Scott’s Anna Clephane leads the Eagles on the court this year.

Potent pair propels Scott basketball’s attack Adam Turer

There might not be a more potent scoring duo in Northern Kentucky girls basketball than the pair of sophomores leading Scott High School. The Eagles average 61.8 points per game. Sophomores Anna Clephane and Alexis Stapleton combine to score 37.1 of those. Clephane leads the way at 19.8 points per game on 43.5 percent shooting. Stapleton is not far behind, averaging 17.3 points on 38.8 percent shooting. They feed off of and complement one another’s games. “Both Anna and Alexis run the floor very well and move well without the ball,” said coach Rhonda Klette. “They really look for each other and work well together creating shots for each other.” Clephane is most dangerous with the ball in her hands. She loves to attack the rim and leads the team by a wide margin in free-throw attempts, with 155. Stapleton benefits from defense collapsing on Clephane’s drives; she is the team’s deadeye shooter, knocking down 36.4 percent of her 118 threepoint attempts. Opposing defenses have to pick their poison. “Teams have tried to key on them and take away Anna’s drive to the basket,” said Klette. “When that happens, we are fortunate to have had other players step up, which opens up Alexis’s outside shooting as you cannot leave her open.” This is not a breakout season for the pair. They emerged as double figure scorers at the varsity level as freshmen last season when Clephane scored 13.7 points per game and Stapleton averaged 12.5. They have taken their games to the next level this season, especially after senior Holly Kallmeyer broke her hand. “Last season they really stepped into their own. Both became confident players and learned to really work together,” said Klette. “This season when Holly went down, Anna knew she had to become more of a scorer and Alexis realized she had to push the tempo.” Kallmeyer and the team’s other senior, Tori Dant, have done what they can to boost the

Scott’s Alexis Stapleton is second on the team in points-per-game average.

team despite battling injuries. They have put their trust in the underclassmen to carry the program this year. “Both have been injured and missed several games, but their support of our team has been a steady influence,” said Klette. “They are providing confidence in our young players and have been positive role models in the locker room and off the court.” The Eagles are 12-8 entering February. Five of those eight losses were by five points or fewer. Once the two seniors return to complement and take some pressure off of the do-itall sophomores, the Eagles will have some much-needed depth. The seniors will also bring a sense of urgency down the stretch. Scott has advanced to the Tenth Region semifinals each of the past two seasons and suffered a crushing one-point defeat to end last season. The seniors are determined to break through to the regional final this year. They have two talented sophomore teammates who could carry them that far. “We are still learning the style of basketball we need to play to be successful and getting our seniors back and in the mix will provide us with a big push down the stretch as they want to keep playing as long as possible,” said Klette. “Their fight and determination will help push us into the postseason.”

Vanessa Cheesman and the Simon Kenton High School girls bowling team continue to make history for the program, as they will try to make a name for themselves at the KHSAA state bowling tournament Feb. 11-12 in Lexington. The Pioneers finished as Region 5 team runner-up for the second straight season and will return to the state team tourney. Cheesman qualified as an individual in the singles tournament and became the first Pioneer female to do so. In the team tourney, SK was the second seed after averaging 158 in qualifying. The Pioneers beat Newport and advanced to finals against the Bluebirds, locking up a trip to state in the process as the top two teams advance there. After Highlands won the first two games, SK won the next two, and Highlands pulled out the game five win in a high-scoring 194-167 clash. The matches were in the Baker format, in which five teammates alternate frames with each one rolling two frames apiece in the same game. The Pioneers countered with Cheesman, Savannah Corwin, Erica Travis, Mariah Bush and Michelle Thomas in being runner-up to Highlands for the second straight year. “They were regional runner-ups last year and this year at least we took Highlands to five games,” said SK head coach David Hampton. “We made a little adjustment the last two games to send it to the fifth game and we came up a little short. Great bowling by both teams.” Cheesman, a senior, was two days removed from becoming the first SK girl to qualify for the state singles tournament. “We had a lot of practice coming in,” she said. “We showed it. We picked up our spares and really worked as a team. We put up a fight. We’re all really close. When we got out one the lanes, we really work together.” In the singles tourney, Cheesman averaged 183 in qualifying to advance to state and lost 191-144 to Dayton’s Elizabeth Masminster in the stepladder finals. “She has been with us three


Hanne Driscoll of Holy Cross starts her delivery during the Region 6 singles tournament Jan. 25.

Simon Kenton senior Vanessa Cheesman celebrates a strike during the finals.

Olivia Arlinghaus of Holy Cross gets set to roll Jan. 25.

years,” Hampton said. “She’s developed her game. She’s made great strides. Kudos to her and the girls bowling program. She stepped up today when we needed her as a senior.” “It’s crazy,” Cheesman said. “I’ve never been, so it’s all soaking in. I’m just really hyped. The relationships I’ve built, those are pretty important to me. We went last year and it was way more than I thought it would be. We’ve

been tournaments, and it was like that times 10.” In boys singles, Simon Kenton’s Jacob Lawson finished third in the Region 5 tournament to advance to state. He was the second seed in qualifying after shooting 1,162 (232.4 average) for five games, including a near-perfect 290 and a 256. Lawson lost 276-179 to Highlands’ Jake Farley in the stepladder finals. Follow James on Twitter @JWeberSports

Simon Kenton celebrates with its runner-up trophy.



NDA continues to rule Division I Marc Hardin Enquirer contributor

The dream of a return to a two-division Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference swimming and diving championship meet was realized Friday and Saturday at Scott, and many of the desired effects were achieved. When conference athletic directors voted last year to split the meet into competitions for Division I big school and Division II small school individual and team crowns, the hope was to create a more comenvironment petitive while creating the opportunity for added recognition. Mission accomplished, said Holy Cross coach Seth Jansen. “This year was the first year that NKAC was split into two divisions since at least the early ‘90s,” Jansen said. “(It’s) the first year in school history that Holy Cross has had a team conference championship in boys, girls, or combined, or an individual conference champion. A third-place combined finish by Campbell County would be their highest in a long time. I know that St. Henry has not had much conference success before, as well.” There were plenty of others excited about their accomplishments in the pool in Taylor Mill. Holy Cross and St. Henry emerged as new kids on the championship block in Division II, while Covington Catholic, Notre Dame Academy and Highlands their usual assumed perches at the top of Divi-


Olivia Nagen and Notre Dame won the NKAC girls’ title for the 18th straight time.

sion I. Notre Dame won its 18th consecutive NKAC girls’ title with 437 points, outpacing runner-up Highlands (251) and Dixie Heights (230). Notre Dame sophomore Sophie Skinner won the 100-yard freestyle, repeated in the 200 free and earned the Division I top female competitor award. CovCath won its third straight NKAC crown with 408 points. Highlands (272) was second, followed by Dixie Heights (171). Scott junior Ty Grubb repeated in the 100 breaststroke and was second in the 200 individual medley, and was named Division I top male competitor. Highlands (523) won the Division I combined team title over Dixie Heights (401), which had won two of the previous three years with one Highlands interruption. Campbell County (155) was third. Jansen, who doubles as Kenton County Aquatics Director, watched his team make a big splash in Division II. Holy Cross

won the combined team crown and the girls’ championship for the first time. The Indians (524.5) beat runner-up St. Henry (481) in the combined standings, and edged the Crusaders 305-233 in girls’ action. St. Henry (248) won the boys’ small-school title over runner-up Holy Cross (219). Villa Madonna was third across the board in boys’, girls’ and combined. “It was exciting with two divisions,” St. Henry coach Clare Grosser said. “It’s nice to be compared to your own size.” Holy Cross swept the individual small-school honors. Megan Nielander won the 50 and 100 freestyle races and was top female competitor. Fellow junior Michael Ackley captured the 50 free and 100 backstroke, and took the top male competitor award. Diving champions were Scott’s Lindsey Fox in Division I girls, Beechwood’s Abby Miller in Division II girls, CovCath’s Even Brungs in D-1 boys and St. Henry’s Dallas Corsmeier in D-2 boys.

St. X grad Pogue a preseason All-American for TMC Adam Turer

All eyes will be on Donovan Pogue when the Thomas More Saints open their baseball season in March. The reigning Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year became the first Saint to earn first team All-America honors following the 2015 season and enters 2016 as a preseason first team All-American. After racking up 67 hits with a .450 batting average and a whopping 1.216 OPS last season, Pogue has a tough act to follow. The Sharonville native is not nervous at all. “I didn’t realize how good I was hitting. Everything seemed to flow naturally,” said Pogue of his junior season. “I don’t really feel any more pressure than I did last year. I’m ready to get out there and I’m looking forward to seeing how much our team has improved.” Pogue is naturally quiet and leads by example. After showing patience while serving primarily as the Saints’ designated hitter the past three years, he will be showcasing his full game this season at first base. “I feel like I’ve always been confident in my field-

ing,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting more reps.” The fact Donovan that he had Pogue to bide his time and continued to improve (28 hits as a freshman, 53 as a sophomore, 67 as a junior) will be a teaching tool for the Saints’ underclassmen. Several freshmen may be counted on to contribute right away. If they hit a rough patch, or need to wait their turn to crack the lineup, they can look to their All-America senior for wisdom. “They’ll be able to talk to an All-American who has been through that,” said Hetzer. “He can show them that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.” Hetzer is most impressed by Pogue’s discipline, selectiveness, and opposite field power. He is working with his slugger to quicken his hands. He believes that if Pogue can improve that quickness, he can prove to scouts that he can hit off of pitchers with a higher velocity than most he will face at the Division III level. “He’s got a shot at the next level. I think someone might take a chance on him,” said Hetzer. “He’s

got great plate presence and all those things that are hard to teach.” Knowing that opposing pitchers are likely to work around him this season, Pogue dedicated much of his offseason training to improving his speed. “I’ve been trying to get faster,” he said. “I’m expecting to get walked more, so I’m hoping to steal some more bases once I get on.” The former St. Xavier Bomber was named to the AllABCA/Rawlings America first team and second team following his junior season. recently named him to its All-America preseason first team. “It’s a great honor. I was kind of surprised by it,” said Pogue. “It has a lot to do with my teammates.” The Saints must replace some of those teammates who were so vital to Pogue’s success last season. Despite changes in the lineup, the Saints are confident that Pogue will be able to maintain the torrid pace he put up last season. Even if his numbers dip, it will likely be because he sacrificed outs in order to help his team win. Returning to the NCAA tournament and earning a World Series berth is his No. 1 goal.

SHORT HOPS James Weber

Basketball » The pairings for the St. Elizabeth 2016 Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen and the 2016 Whitaker Boys’ Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen will be revealed on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.. The Sweet 16 Draw Show will also be streamed online and at The 2016 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 will be held March 9-13 at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, with the 2016 Whitaker Bank/ KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 taking place March 16-20 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Brackets with official pairings will be available on the KHSAA/ board and the KHSAA website on the basketball home page following the conclusion of the draw show. ticket Full-session packages for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16 will be available for purchase by the general public starting Feb. 8th, at a cost of $124 for side/ lower arena seats. For more information, visit

Boys basketball » The Jack Kaelin Freshman Tournament for boys basketball will begin Feb. 6 and end Feb. 15 wit the championship game at 7:30 p.m. All games are Covington Catholic. The JV boys tournament will have its semifinals and finals at CovCath, starting at 3 p.m. Feb. 13 for semis and the finals 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Bracket and schedule for the freshman tournament: Sat., Feb. 6 – G1: Holy Cross vs. Ludlow, 10 a.m.; G2: CovCath vs. Scott, 11:15 a.m.; G3: Cooper vs. Boone, 12:30 p.m.; G4: NewCath vs. Beechwood, 1:45 p.m.; G5: Simon Kenton vs. Highlands, 3:15 p.m.; G6: Dixie Heights vs. St. Henry,. 4:30 p.m.; G7: Walton-Verona vs. Conner, 5:45 p.m.; G8: Newport vs. Ryle, 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 8 – G9: Holmes vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.; G10: Lloyd vs. G2 winner, 6:15 p.m.; G11: G4 vs. G5, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 10 – G12: G3 vs. G9, 5 p.m.; G13: G6 vs. G10, 6:15 p.m.; G14: G7 vs. G8, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13 (semis) – G11 vs. G12, 6 p.m.; G13 vs. G14, 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 15 (finals) – 7:30 p.m. » Scott beat Montgomery County 62-60 Jan. 26 in a key 10th Region game. Vinnie Duimlao led the Eagles with 18 points. Jake Ohmer and Nelson Perrin had 17 each. Scott beat Bracken County 87-80 Jan. 29. Jake Ohmer set the career scoring record and Brad Carr set the career coaching wins record in the game. » Simon Kenton beat Boone County 64-51. Austin Fries scored 22 points.

Girls basketball » Holy Cross beat Rowan County 52-48 Jan. 28. Rachel Crigler led HC with 18 points. » Notre Dame beat

Beechwood 43-36 Jan. 27 in a 35th District game. Kennedy Baugh led the Pands with 13 points. » St. Henry beat Ludlow 52-31 in a 34th District game Jan. 28. Chisom Iloegbunam led the Crusaders with 13 points. » Scott beat George Rogers Clark 68-63 in a key 10th Region game Jan. 26. Anna Clephane had 24 points, Lexi Stapleton 17 and Summer Secrist 16. » Simon Kenton beat Henry Clay 63-55 Jan. 30. Madi Meier had 26 points and Ally Niece 19.

Volleyball » For the Northern Volleyball Kentucky Club: Interested parent meeting for non-travel programs that begin in March. The informational meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Marquise Banquet Center in Wilder. There are many new and exciting things happening at NKYVC including a brand new practice facility. Registration for the Non-Travel Programs (Storm Chasers) now open at is NKYVC offers the best volleyball training in the area for all skills levels and the non-travel programs benefit those athletes who want to continue their volleyball skills progression outside the normal school season but for various reasons, could not commit to a USAV travel schedule.

Swimming and Diving » Results from the Scott Eagle Diving Classic Jan. 16: Girls: Lindsey Fox (Scott) 414, Alexis Epperson (Scott) 374, Abby Miller (Beechwood) 355, Francie Case (NDA) 355, Marian Tiemeier (Campbell) 353, Abby Weger (Highlands) 350, Sophie Middendorf (NDA) 296, Nicole Alderisio (Ryle) 293, Aubrey Middendorf (Dixie) 289, Brooke Hodory (Highlands) 278, Ann Postolowski (Ryle) 273, Kenzie Nehus (Highlands) 269, Kayla Nehus (Highlands) 262, Peyton Quinn 256, Emma (Dixie) Lehmkuhl (Holy Cross) 247, Elena Alcantara (NDA) 230. Boys: Evan Brungs (CCH) 486, Dallas Corsmeier (St. Henry) 404, Gus Staubitz (HC) 396, Finn Murphy (Highlands) 373, Owen Finke (HC) 366, Sean Courtney (Boone) 308, Reece Guthier (Highlands) 297, Parker Duell (CCH) 276, Trevor Buescher (Scott) 267, Korey Kleier (Scott) 247, Jake Hoarston (Highlands) 235, Sam Schuh (CCH) 226, Damien Blades (CCH) 218. » Middle-school regional swimming championship results: Scores: Boys team: Highlands 224, Ryle/ Gray 205, Beechwood 185, girls team: Ryle/ Gray 380, Simon Kenton 232, Scott 198, Combined: Ryle/Gray 721, Highlands 409, Campbell 393. Mixed: 200 medley relay – Ryle (Madison Fowler, Anna Palen, Lilly Zehnder, Seamus Collins); 200 free relay – Ryle (Anna Palen, Lilly

Zehnder, Audrey West, Avery Floyd). Boys: 100 breast – Patrick Lester (Beechwood), 50 fly – Miles Sower (Highlands), 100 IM – Patrick Lester (Beechwood), 50 free – Eli Shoyat (Beechwood), 100 back – Ben Hamilton (SK), Diving – Luke Koenig (Highlands), Patrick Lester (Beechwood), 100 fly – Eli Shoyat (Beechwood), Peyton Stagner (Campbell), Eli Shoyat (Beechwood). Girls: 100 breast – Avery Floyd (Ryle), 50 fly – Lilly Zehnder (Ryle), 100 IM – Caroline Meister (Scott), 50 free – Rachel Moscona (Boone), 100 back – Rachel Moscona (Boone), Diving – Alexis Epperson (Scott), Taylor Preston (Ryle), 100 butterfly – Lilly Zehnder (Ryle), 50 breast – Madison Fowler (Ryle), Caroline Meister (Scott).

Bowling $ Region 5 girls singles Stepladder finals (all four qualify for state): Elizabeth Masminster (Dayton) def. Schneider Katelyn 171-159; (Highlands), Masminster def. Vanessa Cheesman (Simon Kenton), 191-144. Championship: Kaylee Hitt (Campbell County) def. Masminster, 161-131. Top Eight: Hitt 949, Cheesman 915, Schneider 909, Masminster 876, Michelle Thomas (Simon Kenton) 857, Mirena Combs (Newport) 850), Abbey Parrott (Highlands) 808, Kathryn Ball (Highlands) 749. Region 5 boys singles finals Stepladder (all four qualify for state): Jake Farley (Highlands) def. Sam Fleissner (Bishop Brossart), 203-148; Farley def. Jacob Lawson (Simon Kenton), 276-179. Championship: Farley def. Andy Campbell (Highlands), 223-200. Top Eight: Campbell 1181, Lawson 1162, Farley 1113, Fleissner 1058, Luke Haigis (Campbell County) 1037, Hunter Kolb (Highlands) 1010, Austin Hitt (Campbell County) 1007, James Killen (Highlands) 979. Region 6 girls singles finals Stepladder (all 4 qualify for state): Sierra Brandt (Cooper) d. Kara Strong (Boone) 176-155, Kayla Hightchew (Boone) d. Brandt 225-173, Hightchew d. Taylor Evans (Boone) 187-182, championship. Top 8: Evans 973, Hightchew 926, Brandt 872, Strong 869, Samantha Schmitz (Boone) 866, Brooke Goodness (Cooper) 806, Alecia Radford (Notre Dame) 794, Ashley Bruce (Beechwood) 753. Region 6 boys singles finals Stepladder (all 4 qualify for state): PJ Rump (Beechwood) d. Cory Spivey (Dixie) 196-174, Rump d. Andrew Blood (Cooper) 205-193, Rump d. Adam Zimmerman (CovCath) 202-200, championship. Top 8: Zimmerman 1,114, Blood 1,107, Rump 1,101, Spivey 1,091, Zachary Vickers (Boone) 1,032, Nathan Hopper (Dixie) 994, Coire Ayres (CovCath) 943, Kevin Jones (Dixie) 931.



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Once again this year, I have begun the journey of reading through the Bible in 120 days. Initially I had concerns that I could remain faithful to the task for two years straight and prayed for God to provide revelation to me early on that would keep me interested. Asking for direction for my life and clarity for my path. And, as always, just a few short weeks into my reading He has provided that and so much more. Without forcing them too, I urged my two oldest to go along on the journey with me, realizing that in this day and age, teens and pre-teens need the Word more than ever. Yet, like so many others (myself included) my daughter’s frustration of not always seeing the relevance is a tough argument, that is until God speaks! She came to me one evening, asking to talk and I could feel the heaviness on her heart. Her complaint was with God. “I feel like I’ve given up so much. I know He wants me to, but I only asked Him for one thing, and He took that


St. Anthony students joined with all students in the Diocese of Covington to Pray for Life on Jan. 22. Students gathered in church with Pastor Matt Cushing and Principal Veronica Schweitzer who led the rosary and prayers for all life especially the life of the unborn. Even the youngest students seemed to understand the importance of this special day of prayer and participated respectfully and reverently. Pictured are kindergarten students Faith Lankheit and Sam Highfield.



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too.” After long moments of silence, I asked her if I could share what I had been Julie House reading in the Bible. FAITH NOTES In the Old Testament, God shares with the Israelites His plan, which was to move them into the most beautiful land of the time. A land completely set apart just for them. A land flowing with milk and honey, fertile, and beautiful, unlike any other place on earth. But there was a condition. The land could not be tainted with idols and impurities from their past. They were required to leave idols and idol worship behind, going in faithfully obedient to God. I explained to my daughter that God’s plans for her were much the same. There is a “Canaan” in her future. Yet in order to cross over into that beautiful land, she will be called to leave behind parts of this world that would “taint” God’s plan for her. It was

Artists get validation, time from art scholarship A scholarship equaled validation of poet Carrie Jerrell’s abilities as an artist. Jerrell received more time last year to get inspired and do research for a book of poems she is writing on the mythology and reality of the American West, thanks to an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship. “Time is what every artist needs,” said Jerrell, who also teaches at Murray State University, and who received an Al Smith Fellowship in 2015. “I spent three weeks traveling before I started my writing residency last summer in Nebraska. It was time I didn’t have to teach in the summer to try to get the money to do it next year. It gives you time to think, time to write, time to see the things that inspire you or help you figure out what it is you’re going to do. It’s good to imagine, but to be

in it for a little while is so much more useful. It was priceless. The fellowJerrell alship lowed me to do the residency, which was great, but it also allowed me the benefit of travel to prep my mind for the residency.” Writers of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, as well as choreographers, can apply for the two scholarships through the Kentucky Arts CounEmerging Artist cil Award for individual artists. The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship program supports Kentucky artists engaged in creating work of high quality and recognizes creative excellence among professional artists. Fellowships are unrestricted $7,500 awards.

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a thought-provoking moment for the both of us. A realization that God longs to give precious gifts to His children, but He also requires us to “clean out our closets” in order to make room for them. Much like cleaning out a toy box, or spring cleaning. Neither are on my list of things I look forward to doing. They’re cumbersome, time consuming and dirty. Yet the result is totally worth the work. A clean house, ready for the warm weather and the sunshine. God is not looking to make our lives miserable by taking things away from us. He simply wants to help us clean out our closets and make room for the precious new things He has in store! Be blessed in knowing that if God is calling you to “clean out a closet” (or two) this week, that He has something grand in store for you in the near future. Julie House of Independence is founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian-based health and wellness program.

The Emerging Artist Award is a $1,000 unrestricted award to early career, professional Kentucky artists who demonstrate excellence and creativity in their work. “It’s a boost when someone believes in your work,” Jerrell said. “Writing is a lonely art, so for any organization to say ‘we think this project has promise,’ it gives you a real shot in the arm.” That’s a sentiment shared by 2012 Emerging Artist Award recipient Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown. Gaddie is a wood fire ceramic artist, and has been practicing that craft professionally for more than 10 years. “Spiritually and emotionally winning something like that lets you know you’re doing something right,” said Gaddie. “Every artist I know of is addicted to the high from people understanding and appreciating your work. It makes you feel validated; that you’re on the right path, doing what you’re supposed to do. When you do it for a living, success in art is such a moving target. When you get recognition like the Emerging Artist Award, you feel more confident in what you’re doing.” Guidelines for the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship and the Emerging Artist Award applications can be found at the arts council’s website. Applications are judged by a panel of independent arts professionals on artistic excellence and professional achievement. The application deadline for both awards is Feb. 16. Interested parties, or those who have questions or need more information, should contact Tamara Coffey, individual artist director, at 502-564-3757, 479, or ext.



Valentine’s Dance shows love for Alzheimer’s Association After 10 years of hosting the popular “Cherish the Memories” Valentine’s Dance, Cris and Joe Suesz of Burlington decided to “retire” as event organizers last year. But thanks to two friends of the event, Linda Kreke Higgins and Amy Gardner, the

annual dance fundraiser that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati will continue. The 11th annual Cherish the Memories Valentine’s Dance will be held 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 13, at Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger.

For Cris Suesz, the loss of her father, Charles McQueen, to Alzheimer’s disease 11 years ago prompted the idea of putting together a Valentine’s Day dance benefit to honor his memory and support the Alzheimer’s Association. Over the past 10 years, the annual dance has

raised nearly $100,000 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. “We wanted to do something to remember him and to show our love,” said Suesz. “We couldn’t think of a better time than Valentine’s Day weekend.” Tickets are $50 in

advance. The Courtyard Marriott Cincinnati Airport Hotel is offering dance guests a special $89 room rate that includes complimentary shuttle to and from the dance. In addition, there will be silent and live auctions featuring jewelry, artwork, sports memora-

bilia gift certificates and much more. Receptions Conference Centers is located at 1379 Donaldson Drive, Erlanger. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Amy Gardner at 859-445-8477; email: or Linda Kreke Higgins at 859-992-9925.



Jason Manning, Gary Schoettle, Paul Rechtin and Tom France volunteer at a previous pancake breakfast. This year it will be Feb. 21 at Notre Dame Academy.

Groups celebrate 20-year pancake partnership Since 1996, the Ludlow Knights of Columbus have hosted a pancake breakfast to benefit the Covington Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda. The SND mission, just one year older than the pancake breakfast, is located in a remote area of Uganda and is comprised of nursery, primary and secondary schools, as well as a subsistence farm and congregational formation center. According to Carl Biery, Newport resident and member of the Ludlow Knights of Columbus, the event began at the request of the late Ed Monahan. Monahan was a Grand Knight with a special connection to the Sisters of Notre Dame. His daughter, Sister Marla Monahan, served as Covington Provincial from 20052014. The event originally benefited the Catholic urban schools in Covington, as well as the mission in Uganda. Sister Marla explained, “My father recognized, I think, the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. He wanted to recognize that we have children in need both at home and in other lands.” Monahan did all that he could to recognize need and the importance of education. “When the breakfast was first begun, he would contact local politicians because he felt that they had an important role in the life of the city. He wanted them to be aware of our responsibility together to make sure that these children were receiving a good education, so that they could live the life God wanted them to live,” Sister Marla explained. Ed Monahan died on Sept. 18, 2001, just a few weeks before the Knights’ sixth pancake breakfast. He remained committed until the end, telling Sister Marla everything she

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FACTS What: The 20th annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast. When: Sunday, Feb. 21, It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Notre Dame Academy cafeteria, located at 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills. Website:

needed to make sure would happen at the upcoming breakfast. She joked, “He told me the day before he passed away, ‘After I die, it’s OK with me if you don’t do this anymore.’ But he was still telling me what to do for the next one!” Today, the Knights of Columbus continue the tradition under the leadership of Carl Biery, Wayne Brown, of Covington, and Mike Young, of Fort Wright. Sister Mary Margaret Droege, director of the Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda Mission Office, expressed her gratitude for the Knights’ work and noted the ease of the event. “The Knights of Columbus are always friendly,” Sister Mary Margaret said. “They wear a smile and seem to enjoy working together. Plus, they take care to get all of the food and work to get as much donated as possible, eliminating exthus penses.” Biery also acknowledged the dedication of his fellow members. “My favorite aspect is seeing how many Knights turn out to work,” he said. “We host a lot of events, but this one seems to draw more workers. And we don’t even have to call them. They just show up!” Not only are the workers committed, guests at-

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Joyce Garnet Tomlin Ashcraft, 85, of Crescent Springs, died Jan. 24 at her home. She attended Miami High School in Miami, Florida, before receiving her bachelor’s degree in primary education from the University of Kentucky and her master’s degree in library science from Xavier University. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, and the Friends of the Kenton County Library Board. She was past president of the Covington Art Club and a regent with Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ingles Chapter. She enjoyed volunteering for 20 years as an ambassador at Greater Cincinnati Airport, as a poll worker for local voting precincts, and with the Kenton County Library book sales. She taught elementary school at Kenton Elementary, was a librarian at Ninth District School in Covington, and was director of Library Services for the Covington Public School System. Her husband, Buenie Ashcraft, died previously. Survivors include her son, Stephen Dale Ashcraft; and sister, Susan McLennan. Burial was at Forest Lawn

Edward Boerger Edward “Bob” Robert Boerger, 84, of Kenton County, died Jan. 17 at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. He was owner of ThompsonBoerger Insurance Agency in Park Hills and was a graduate of Purcell High School and the University of Cincinnati. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell. His son, Joseph Mark Boerger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Boerger; daughters, Catherine Mary Loesing and Jane Marie Boerger-Doyle; son, Matthew Edward Boerger; sister, Marilyn Wirthlin; and eight grandchildren. Burial with military honors was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2655 Crescent Springs Road, Covington, KY 41017.

Nancy Boldebuck Nancy G. Boldebuck, 80, of Erlanger, died Jan. 18 at Village Care Center. Her son, Steven Boldebuck,

died previously. Survivors include her husband, Richard Boldebuck; children, Gregg Boldebuck of Texarkana, Texas, Kathleen Jenisch of Covington, and Ron Boldebuck of Addison, Illinois; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Northern Kentucky Baptist Church, 2681 Turkeyfoot Road, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

Greta Brown Greta Brown, of Florence and formerly of Crestview Hills, died Jan. 18 at Elmcroft of Florence. She was a member of Erlanger Methodist Church and a longstanding member of the Erlanger Lions and Lioness Clubs, where she received many local and international awards. She was also a band booster member for Lloyd High School. Her husband, Arvine Brown; brothers, Kenneth Chambers, Ray Chambers, and J.D. Chambers; sisters, Verna Batchelder and Amy Mikel; and grandson, Jimmy Jasper, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert Brown of Richmond;

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Roland Hodges Roland A. Hodges, 94, of Crestview Hills and formerly of Alexandria, died Jan. 20. He retired as general foreman of metallurgical inspection from Newport Steel after more than 40 years of employment. He was a member of the Newport Elks in Cold Spring and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, Sue Hodges; son, Roland C. Hodges; granddaughter, Brandee Hodges; and sister, Audrey Hodges, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Thomas L. Hodges of Newport and Timothy J. Hodges of Taylor Mill; daughter, Sue Hodges Moore of Villa Hills; and four grandchildren along with two great-grandchildren. Entombment was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

John Kennedy John “Tim” Kennedy, 68, of Lakeside Park, died Jan. 18. He retired from Terminix, formally Rose Exterminators, volunteered at the Brighton Center, and was a long-standing member of Ryland Lakes Country Club. He was a U.S. Army Reserves veteran. Survivors include his wife, Janice Kennedy; sons, Johnny Kennedy and Pat Kennedy; daughter, Tracy Roberts; brother, Terry Kennedy; sister, Judy Kennedy; and seven grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Coving-

ton, KY 41015.

Helen Lancaster Helen L. Lancaster, 86, formerly of Erlanger, died Jan. 17. She was a retired secretary for Kelly Koett Manufacturing Co., member of Erlanger United Methodist Church, and past president of Kenton County Homemakers Club. Her husband, David Lancaster; son, Daniel Lancaster; and sister, Dorothy Kemen, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Herbstreit; son, David Lancaster; sisters, Catherine Dungan and Nancy Washburn; and eight grandchildren along with 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Erlanger United Methodist Church, 31 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

Robert Lusby Robert “Bob” Gaines Lusby, 83, of Fort Mitchell, died Jan. 21. He was the owner of Lusby Sunoco Convenient Store and Carwash for 49 years and worked until he went into the hospital. He was a member of Crescent Springs Baptist Church, U.S. Air Force veteran, longstanding member of the ATA, and president for 18 years of the Kentucky Association of Trap Shooting League. Survivors include his wife, Betty Lusby; and son, Tim Lusby. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.

Elizabeth Mairose Elizabeth “Liz” J. Mairose, 83, of Fort Mitchell, died Jan. 18. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and a 1950 graduate of Notre Dame Academy. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Mairose; children, Tom Mairose, Steve Mairose, Mary Beth Mairose, Michelle Kline, Mike Mairose, Jerry Mairose, Terry Mairose, and Alan Mairose; siblings, Bernie Lunnemann and Bill Lunnemann; and 13 grandchildren along with a great-grandchild. Interment was at St. John

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Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Rosedale Green, 4250 Glenn Ave., Covington, KY 41015; or Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Hwy., Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Brenda McGahee Brenda McGahee, 62, of Elsmere, died Jan. 18 at her home. Her husband, Charles McGahee; and son, Charles V. McGahee, died previously. Survivors include her children, Raymond McGahee, Kevin McGahee, Jeff McGahee, and David McGahee; sisters, Priscilla Ferguson and Betty Chandler; and six grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

Ruth Mekhaus Ruth Williamson Menkhaus, 97, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and formerly a longtime resident of Independence and Taylor Mill, died Jan. 15. Her and her husband operated Bob’s Market, the only full-service grocery store in Taylor Mill for a long time before modern chain groceries arrived in the area. She enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and spending winters in Leesburg, Florida. She was a UK basketball fan, member of the Lady Republicans group, and enjoyed riding her lawnmower and doing heavy gardening and house maintenance. Her husband, Robert F. Menkhaus; sister, Virginia Metzger; and brothers, Paul and Russell Williamson, died previously. Survivors include her son, John Menkhaus Sr. of Atlanta; daughter, Rebecca Nutley of Dillsboro, Indiana; and four grandchildren along with seven great-grandchildren. She donated her body to the University of Cincinnati Department of Anatomy for medical research study. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

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Russell Ross Jr. Russell Ross Jr., 83, of Edgewood, died Jan. 19 at his home. He was the owner and operator of an over the road trucking company, U.S. Coast Guard veteran, and member of Colonel Clay Lodge No. 159 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Covington, and Teamsters Local Union 100. He loved UK basketball and hot rod cars. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Ross; children, Luann Ross Allender of Bromley, Scott Ross of Independence, and Susan York of Villa Hills; and six grandchildren along with 11 great-grandchildren. He was cremated. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or United Cerebral Palsy, 2300 Drex Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Betty Saner Betty Ilene Saner, 89, of Independence, died Jan. 24 at her home. She was a homemaker, loved the outdoors, and especially enjoyed camping, fishing, taking rides on motorcycles and mopeds, and listening to country music. Her husband, Raymond Harold Saner; daughter, Sherry Rogers; and siblings, Frank Rogers, Roger Perkins, and Gordon Perkins, died previously. Survivors include her children, Linda Stevens, Brenda Jacobs, Ray Saner, Debbie Vickers, and David Saner; siblings, Paul Perkins and Carol Gorman; and 15 grandchildren along with 18 great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. Stephens Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: To the charity of the donor’s choice.

Edna Snider Edna Jean Snider, 72, of Elsmere, died Jan. 22. She was an LPN. Her husband, Dennis Snider, died previously.


Survivors include her son, Tim Hale; sister, Ann Baker; and two grandsons. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


Joyce Thompson


Joyce Ann Thompson, 74, of Erlanger, died Jan. 15 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a housekeeper for Children’s Hospital Medical Center in past years and she enjoyed collecting angel and butterfly figurines. Her sister, Ada Fields; brothers, Billy and Cliff Thompson; grandson, Franklin Bell III; and great-grandson, Micah Gibson, died previously. Survivors include her children, Janet Presley, Linda Rigney, Sandy Wilson, Teonia Davis, and Jamie Thompson; sisters, Kay Redman, Peggy Ward, and Betty Howard; and 22 grandchildren along with 16 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Burlington Cemetery. Memorials: To the family of Joyce Thompson, C/O Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

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James Walker Jr. James Timothy Walker Jr., 52, of Elsmere, died Jan. 20 at St. Elizabeth Hospice. He was a former truck driver and he enjoyed playing video games, reading history books, watching NASCAR and his favorite driver, Kyle Busch, and cheering for the Cincinnati Bengals. Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Nienaber Walker; sons, James Timothy Walker III and Nathanael Adam Walker; parents, James Timothy Walker Sr. and Ruth J. Walker; sisters, Kimberle Ann Walker and Melissa Kaye Fuller; and three grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: To the Walker Family, C/O Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

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Millwork Estimator Stanton Millworks, a growing regional custom architectural millwork services provider located in Cincinnati, is seeking a Millwork Estimator. Responsibilities include reviewing architectural drawings & specifications to determine the scope of work, generating material take-off lists and costs, calculating fabrication & installation hours and cost, obtaining bids from vendors, and developing clearly written proposals. Strong knowledge of woodworking and commercial construction industries, ability to read and understand architectural drawings, specs, purchase orders and contracts and 5 years’ experience in millwork estimating. Submit resume with cover letter to EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY/Drug-free workplace

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Seasonal Maintenance Worker The City of Florence is accepting applications for a seasonal maintenance worker in the Public Services Department to provide services such as street maintenance, grounds maintenance, building maintenance, and water and sewer system maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Salary $10.00 per hour. Hours 7:00am3:30pm. In search of someone with a six-month availability. Application deadline 2/12/16. Application available at the Finance Department at 8100 Ewing Boulevard, Florence, KY 41042 or at . EOE.

Citizens Bank of N KY-Main office Newport. 1-3 years teller exp. required. Excellent benefits. Apply: EOE/AA Male/Female/Disability/Veteran


Great Buys AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.’s Cincinnati, OH facility has an opening for a Regulatory Affairs Manager. Interpret, analyze & manage import/export processes, trade compliance rules of practice, Customs, USDA, FDA & CFIA regulations to maintain compliance and manage risk. Provide management info. to facilitate food safety & business decisions & provide guidance for facility Quality Managers/Teams. Consult w/ Quality Managers to achieve consistency in implementation of regulatory programs. Attend the FSIS/USDA EIAO FSA visits. Aid in maintaining regulatory compliance. Manage overall import/export processes. Assist production facilities w/ USDA/FDA regulatory issues, system maintenance, program development & validation. Interact w/ facility personnel to maintain an understanding of current food safety/regulatory systems. Conduct internal audits/assessments. Develop internal Quality & other departmental programs. Assist in maintenance of an effective Recall/Crisis Management system. Develop regulatory training materials & train. Provide guidance, research activities & support to company facilities w/ regard to USDA/FDA regulatory control actions. Provide summaries of potential impact to the company regarding newly published FSIS or FDA publications. Provide research support for regulatory, food safety or laboratory inquiries. Assist in reviewing potential customer contracts & incorporating customer requirements into procedures & policies. Provide support/oversight to facilities with regard to the SQF 2000 System’s regulatory codes. Travel = 25% to regulatory agencies in Washington D.C.; to plants across the US; trade shows and to teach USDA Texas A&M. Required: Bachelor Degree in Food Science or related field (or foreign equiv); 2 yrs exp as Regulatory Affairs Manager, Quality Assurance Manager/Supervisor/Coordi nator, or related. 2 yrs exp: analyzing testing methodologies; drafting technical reports; working collaboratively w/ foreign governments to develop, implement and validate processing requirements and verification activities; researching scientific literature relevant to industry; and providing technical proposals for approval of facilities by federal regulatory agencies to be in compliance with domestic and international trade laws. Exp may be gained concurrently. Apply at: (No Calls).

Start Work Immediately! Deliver the telephone directories in the Cincinnati Suburban areas. We deliver to Butler, Warren, and Clemont Counties. Call 216-409-1729 now for an appt. Call M-F, 9 am-3 pm. Applicant must be 18 yrs or older with a valid driver’s license and proof of ins. Visit us online at

WE HAVE MULTIPLE OPENINGS No Experience Needed Full Training Provided Looking for Motivated Individuals to Start ASAP Call 513-906-4462


DME Delivery Technician Responsible for the delivery, set-up, and pickup of DME equipment, respiratory, & supplies to acute, sub-acute, long-term care, hospice, and homecare accounts. Requires at least 5 years DME Industry experience, excellent driving record, strong work ethic, excellent physical condition, and able to multi-task. Ability to lift/carry 75lbs frequently. Email resume to or fax to 614-888-8453

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL 392 PLUMBER, PIPE FITTER AND HVAC/R SERVICE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS Applications for the five year apprenticeship program may be picked up in person Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Local 392 Training Center, 1300 Century Circle North, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED Photo I.D. is mandatory to pick up an application. Selected Apprentices are required to take a pre-employment drug screening test. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WWW.JATC392.COM Facebook: LOCAL UNION 392 TRAINING CENTER

Management APARTMENT MANAGEMENT TEAM For 214 unit subsidized apt. community for the elderly in Oakley. EEOC employer. Must live on site, 2 Bdr Apt with all utilities provided. Office and maintenance experience required. Salary DOE. Send Resume along with salary history to: Bill Strite, 3781 Eastern Hills Lane, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45209 or fax (513) 421-3445. Management Team Only Please!

MISC. LIGHT PRODUCTION WORK Florence Manufacturing Company seeks part time worker--up to 35 hrs/week. Work hours are 7a-4p. Call 859-342-7841 to discuss position and possible interview.

Restaurants-Hotels Cafeteria Manager Seeking Cafeteria Manager for full-time high school position in Fort Thomas, KY. Culinary management experience is preferred. For more information, contact Gina Sawma at 859.815.2545 . Please apply through online application located on the Human Resources page of the district website at

Retail SALES ASSOCIATES CVG Airport Sales Associates at The Paradies Shops use First Class Service standards to assist customers and process sales transactions. Must be customer service focused. Competitve pay with benefits. Please send resumes only to: lisa.schroeder

STORE MANAGER Kirlin’s Hallmark is currently hiring a Store Manager in Crestview Hills, KY. Retail management experience preferred. Must be results oriented, energetic, organized. Benefits and training program available. EOE or fax 217-224-9400.

Part Time Sales Associate Mature Individual. Must have good math and communication skills, with a neat appearance. Possible Advancement to team leader or key holder Email Resume To:

TELEMARKETERS Are you looking to change careers? Are you tired of getting beat up with low wages? Do you want to make 1,000 a week or more helping others? Do you like to have fun? Are you self motivated? Would you like making top bonuses each week? Do you like incentives like going to the Jamaican Islands? If you answered yes to any of these questions, change careers in the New Year with a company that cares. Call Patti for a confidential interview 330-491-1297 EOE

CDL A Drivers Home Nightly, Class A Driver, hauling, auto freight. No touch freight. 859-757-9850 CLASS A CDL DRIVERS Local Class A CDL drivers wanted, minimum of one year experience, good driving record, competitive pay, home every night. Call Chad at 513-628-3226 or email Class B Driver Wanted Immediate opening for motivated, reliable driver for local straight truck route, with customer service responsibilities. Must be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and complete truck load/unload responsibilities. Apply in person at 10877 Millington Ct., Blue Ash 45242 Drivers: $3,000.00 Orientation Completion Bonus! Dedicated, Regional, OTR, Flatbed & Point to Point Lanes. Great Pay, (New hires min 800.00/wk)! CDL-A 1 yr. Exp.: 1-855-314-1138

DRIVERS Local Contract Drivers needed. Jumpstarts/fuel deliveries/tire changes. Vehicle required, no experience necessary. Call Manny at 267-270-5225 MEDICAL DELIVERY Well est. delivery business sks. honest, reliable, ind. contractor w/ van or SUV thats wants $1000 weekly. Must pass drug screen, background check and be non-smoker. Call 513-841-1159


Garage Sales

APPLIANCES: Reconditioned Refrigerators, Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers. Will deliver. 90 Day Warr. Will Remove Old Appliances. 513-323-6111, 859-878-2481 A+ Rating with the BBB

neighborly deals...

Cincinnati, Estate Sale, 3809 Arbor Lane, Sat: 8-1 on 2/6, Furniture, excerise equipment, dishes, washer and dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table and chairs, patio furniture, sewing machine,everything must go., Dir: I275 to Beechmont Ave 125. Go west on 125 to Nordyke. Take Nordyke to Vineyard Hills Subdivision. Turn left on Arbor.

CINCINNATI, ESTATE SALE, MARLEY STREET 45216, Fri: 9AMto2PM, Sat: 9AMto2PM, Living Rm/Bdrm/Ktch Furn, 48"smart TV, Vintage Items, collectibles, bar items, costume Jwlry, home decor, refrig, Antique Stove, books, garage items, historical papers, christmas items, kitchen items, dolls, artwork and more... 5136800276, Edgewood, KY- 3062 Brookwood, off Dudley. FINAL SALE! Up to 50% off. Sat. Feb 6th, 9a-4p. CASH ONLY.


Stuff all kinds of things...

ANTIQUE SHOW Saturday, Feb 6th, 9am-4pm. Sunday, Feb 7th, 11am-4pm. Ross Middle School Over 50 dealers. 3371 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 1/2 mile North of US 27. $5.00 Donation. Info: 513-235-308


MODEL TRAIN SHOW St. Andrew, Milford, OH Sat. Feb. 13th, 9:30am 2:30pm over 70 Dealers, Food, Interactive Display $5 Admission, 12yr & under FREE info. 513-732-2793 POSTAGE STAMP SHOW Free admission, Four Points Sheraton 7500 Tylers Place, off exit 22 & I-75, West Chester, OH., Feb. 20 & 21, Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Buying, selling & appraising at it’s best! Beginners welcome.


announcements, novena... Special Notices-Clas

38th Annual Winter Swap (Previously at the Ohio Nat. Gaurd Armory 3000 Symmes Rd, Hamilton, OH) HAS BEEN CANC E L L E D . We Will be back next year at a new location. Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN The Departments of Nursing and Advanced Nursing Studies at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) wish to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Baccalaureate, Masters, and PostMasters Certification programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has rescheduled their accreditation visit with NKU from February to March. You are now invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting now scheduled from 5:15pm - 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Room 104 in the Student Union Building at NKU. Please be aware that the previously scheduled meeting for February 2 at 5:15 has been cancelled. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Or e-mail: All written comments should be received by the ACEN by March 21, 2016.

TRAIN SWAP MEET O, S & Std Gauge Ohio River TCA Sat., Feb 6th, 11:00am-2:00pm. St. Rita School For the Deaf 1720 Glendale Milford Rd. Admis. $5 adult; 12 & under FREE

Stairlift - like new cond., Installed $1,600. 513-544-6968

Musical Instruction

2 Piano LESSONS 49 yrs. exp.; 859-727-4264 Firewood For Sale $85 per rick. All hard word. Delivery Possible. Larger & smaller amounts available. If interest contact Jim 859-743-0397 Firewood - seasoned ash, cut, split, delivered, & dumped. 1 cord - $200. Call 859-3935002 FIREWOOD--Seasoned. Delivered and stacked. 859-6405016 or 859-250-7150. Seasoned Firewood. Full cord - $250. Face cord - $150. 24" logs avail upon request. 859-485-9198 SEASONED , split, stacked, & delivered. 1/2 cord $120. 859-760-2929

CASKETS & URNS Solid wood $795, Brass urns $99. Metal $895 floor model special discounts hundreds in Stock. Save thousands over any funeral home price! Use our FREE layaway. Prearrange & visit 3640 Werk Rd. Call Bill For Information & A Free Brochure: 513-383-2785 TAX Refund Specials! Shop us before you buy! Lowest Prices In Cincinnati Same Day Delivery Bunk Bed 2x6 splitables sol wd $199 Bunkies (the very Best) $99 each Twin mats-all sizes available $69 -...replace your mattress & get a more restful sleep starting tonight! Hundreds of Sauders pieces from $29 Liv Rm Suites, 2 piece sets from $499 Elec adjustable beds $795 complete with memory foam mattress Futons- wood & metal & futon mattresses Memory Foam queen mattress $379 King Prem Matt Sets 18" $499-$799 Compare from $2000-$6000 3640 Werk Rd; by Toys R Us, 868 Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg, IN next to Krogers. Call me, BILL, with your questions 513-383-2785! Mattress & Furniture Express mattressandfurniture

#1 ALWAYS BUYING-Retired Vet pays top cash for antiques and vintage items. Single item or complete estate 513-325-7206 Buy Standing Timber in Ohio and Kentucky. 5 Acres or more. 937-725-8793

CASH PAID for unopened unexpired Diabetic Strips. Up to $35 per 100. 513-377-7522

Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds, Coins, Firearms & Collectibles, 513-385-6789, I BUY OLD ELECTRONICS: Stereo Equip. Radio speakers guitar amp. Records (513) 473-5518

INSTANT CASH PAID For Baseball Cards Coins, Gold, Silver, Paper Money, Antiques, Old Toys, Watches, Comics, Nascar, Case knifes Military, Trains, autographs, estates, Many Others! We Pkup 513-295-5634


Wanted: Estate TOBACCO PIPES Call 859-391-5366

WAR RELICS US, German, Japanese Paying Top Dollar Call 513-309-1347

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Dog, Siberian Husky Puppies $$500, 6wks Full blooded w/ blue eyes. Mom and Dad on premises Wormed. Ready to go (859)835-3684 par10066




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BBB rated A+ 40 years experience Room additions / basements Quality, custom remodeling (all types) Hardi board and vinyl siding and trim Windows and doors


HANDYMAN + PLUS (859) 814-4890

• Electrical • Decks • Plumbing • Trim & Custom • Drywall & Repair Carpentry • Roofing • Basement • Siding & Gutters • Bath & Kitchen • Tile, Slate & Remodels Other Flooring • All types of Home • Doors & Windows Improvement & Repairs Peace of Mind – Master Craftsman with 30 yrs experience in all phases of construction & Maintenance type operations. ALL WORK GUARANTEED Economical - Professional Services at Handyman Prices


RIGHTWAY REPAIRS LLC ***WBS Computers*** *Laptop/PC/Server Sales and Service *Tune-ups/Virus Removal *Network Design/ Installation *On-Site Computer Service *Custom Built Gaming Computers **FREE** data destruction w/ every computer/laptop recycled w/ us. ***3403 Dixie Hwy, Erlanger KY*** ***859-384-1500***

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Tutor - Fort Thomas, all subjects including Math and Science. FAX 866-941-6603


Specializing in new and old replacement of driveways, patios, sidewalks, steps, retaining walls, decorative concrete work, basement and foundation leaks & driveway additions. We also offer Bobcat, Backhoe, Loader, and Dumptruck work, regrading yards & lot cleaning. • Free Estimates • Fully Insured • Over 20 Years Experience Currently Offering A+ Rating with Better 10% DISCOUNT Business Bureau OFFICE CHRIS

859-485-6535 859-393-1138

ALL WORK GUARANTEED Dryer Vent Cleaning Electrical Repairs Deck Sealing Painting Ceramic Tile Drywall Carpentry Ceiling Fans

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Natural Green Lawncare We specialize in:

• lawn fertilization • insect control • weed control • grub control Free Estimates • Fully insured Local, Family owned company. In business over 20 years.


Brown’s TREE SERVICE & LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES Stump Grinding Available

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Automotive German Shepherd Puppies Pure Breed w/papers & shots, POP, $600 Cash. Call 859-586-5158

LABRADOOLE PUPS, CKC, $800 Boys & Girls, Ready Feb. 14. Vet Checked for new homes. 859-6894477 LABRADOR, AKC Reg. puppies, Males/Females, 7-weeks, Black, Low key, Champion pedigree, see website @ $950. (606)315-1109

LABRADOR PUPPIES POLAR BEAR SNOW WHITE Big, thick & healthy, AKC w/full Reg., POP, vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, Ready to go home on Valentine’s Day. Taking Deposits. M-$1,000/F-$1,500; 513-675-8481

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC Reg. Mostly Black. $700 each. 812-727-0025 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC Reg. Mostly Black. $700 each. 812-727-0025 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES All Black, 3F, 1M, Vet Checked, 1st shots/wormed, $1000; 859-445-2809

Rottweiler Puppies - AKC, Nice large heads, vet checked w/shots. $600 Cash. Call 859-586-5158 Rottweiler Puppies German, Purebred, AKC, Born 12/8/15, 5-M, 5-F, Asking $500 ea, 859-620-0072 YORKIE PUPPIES, Born 12/24/15 2-M, (1-teacup), 1-F, w/papers, Black & Tan, Loving & Playful. 859-960-6177

Rides best deal for you... NISSAN V E R S A 2010 . 5 speed Sedan 96K., 4 door, 40 mpg, Hurry wont last! Must Sell now! $4500 best offer Serious calls only. 513-885-2222 OLDSM OBILE ALERO 2000, V6, 4 door, auto, 90k miles, Exc. cond. Call 859-525-6363 SUZUKI RENO 2007 4 cyl., 4 door, auto, 70K mi., Exc. Cond. Call 859-525-6363 TOYOTA 2005 CAMRY, 1 owner, leather int., 29,614 mi., $13,995; 859-415-0012 TOYOTA CAROLLA 2003 LE, 4 cyl, 4 door, auto, exc. cond. 859-525-6363

44th Annual Auto Parts Swap Meet Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH, (Exit 59 off I-70), Sun. Feb. 7th, 2016, 7am-3pm, $5 Entrance. All Makes Auto Parts Welcome. Vendor Spaces- 10 Ft. Frontage @ $25ea., For reg. & info: visit: or Contact Dave Browe at 8910 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45249. By Phone 513-489-8630 or Email:

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Jack Russell - cute & small, 1st shots & wormed, dew claws removed, tails docked, lots of color. $200. 513-625-9774

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