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Lang charged with million dollar theft BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A former utilities clerk in Ripley has been indicted on charges she stole nearly one million dollars from the village. Kathy Lang was arrested by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 14. She was immediately taken to a bond hearing in front of Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler. Lang is charged with three counts of Theft in Office and seven counts of Tampering With Evidence. She has asked for a public defender, claiming that she has no money for a lawyer. Gusweiler appointed local attorney Aaron Maus to represent Lang. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little asked that bond be set for Lang at one million dollars, saying “The sum total of the missing

funds is over nine hundred thousand dollars and we don’t know where the money is. The state is concerned that the defendant could be a flight risk.” Gusweiler asked a visibly upset Lang how long she had lived in Ripley, to which she replied “24 years”. He then set her bond at 250 thousand dollars. After Little expressed concern that Lang might use a computer to possibly transfer funds, Gusweiler told Lang that she was not to transfer any funds electronically or otherwise and she was to remain in Brown County for the duration of her legal proceedings. If convicted on all ten counts and sentenced to serve the time consecutively, Lang faces a maximum of fifty years in prison. Lang is accused of stealing money from the utility accounts in Ripley starting in January of 2006 until

October of 2009. In a press release, Ripley Village Administrator Charles Ashmore writes “During the Summer of 2009, the Ripley Village Administrator noticed some discrepancies in some of the utility accounts for the village. An internal investigation led to a decision to contact the Special Investigations Unit with the Auditor of State’s Office.” Lang was placed on paid administrative leave once the audit began in October of 2009. Ashmore’s press release said “During the beginning phases of the special audit, it became clear that records had been manipulated, tampered with and potentially destroyed.” The audit results have not yet been released to the public. Ashmore said Lang remained on paid leave until July of 2010 when she

resigned after being told she was being placed on unpaid leave. In a press release, the state Auditors Office said “Those who abuse the public’s trust and take taxpayer money must be held accountable.” To that end, attorney James Manken from the Auditor’s office will lead the prosecution of Lang with assistance from Little. “This is a complicated case and we are fortunate to have the help of the experts from the State Auditors Office in prosecuting it”, Little said. Little also pointed out that the participation of the Auditors office in the case would not cost Brown County any additional money, and would benefit the county because those in her office who would otherwise be devoting time to the Lang case can concentrate CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Kathy Lang stands before Common Pleas Judge scott Gusweiler at her bond hearing on Dec. 14.

Twelve people indicted on various charges by Brown Co. Grand Jury BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Twelve people were indicted on various charges by a Brown County Grand Jury on Dec. 8. 39 year old Robert Farley II of Maysville, Ky, faces one count of Aggravating Trafficking in Drugs, a third degree felony.

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this drawing of the proposed new intersection shows new lanes, pavement and traffic lights. ODOt has rejected funding of the project for 2011.

His indictment read that Farley “on or about the 15th day of June, 2010...did knowingly sell or offer to sell Oxycodone.” The indictment further specifies that the offense was committed in the vicinity of a school or juvenile. 21 year old Andrew Applegate of Sardinia faces one count of Unlawful

Sexual Contact with a Minor, a fourth degree felony. His indictment reads that Applegate “on or about the 2nd day in October, 2010...that Andrew Applegate, who was eighteen years of age or older, did engage in sexual conduct with (the victim) whom CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Ohio Dept. of Transportation says ‘no’ to overpass funding Money for fixing up the Highway 32/Highway 68 overpass in Mt. Orab will not be coming in 2011 from the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Transportation Review and Advisory Council (TRAC) released the list of approved projects last week. The nine member board approved a total of $167 million dollars worth of transportation construction statewide, but the five million dollar overpass project was not among those approved.

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The projects are scored and voted on and those with the highest scores are funded until the money runs out. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford led a delegation to Columbus in October to ask that the overpass be improved from two lanes to five, widen the East and West exit ramps to two lanes and have traffic lights added at both ends. Lunsford said he is still trying to find out from ODOT what the score of the bypass project was and what the village can do to increase it to qualify for funding. Lunsford said the news was disappointing, but that

the effort to fix the overpass will continue. “It’s not going to get any better, so we’re just going to keep pushing them to fix it”, Lunsford said. Lunsford said that the village was already in the process of trying again. “We’re waiting on information about the process of reapplying for the funds.” The village has already paid for a traffic study that gives the overpass a grade of “F” for traffic flow and safety. “The overpass is a failure according to ODOT’s own standards”, Lunsford said. If TRAC approves fundCONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Ripley Village Council revamp utility department By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Following an executive session where Ripley Village Council interview four applicants for the position of village utility clerk, the board quickly made a decision. Arlene Crum, a local resident, was unanimously chosen to take over the position following a background check. She will be on a six month probation period and will work a 40 hour week. All the council members

were pleased with choice and anticipate Crum doing a good job in getting the village finances back on track. Crum was among 90 applicants. Former clerk Katherine Lang was recently arrested and charged with stealing nearly $1 million from the village. In other business at the Dec. 14 meeting, Ripley Fire Chief Tony Pfeffer introduced two new volunteers with the fire department that recently received CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Danielle taylor of Mt. Orab takes a thrilling ride down the hill near st. Michael’s Church on Dec. 14.


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Have a Merry Camo Christmas Santa wears a camouflage uniform as he greets visitors and residents of the Veterans home in Georgetown.

Ripley River Village Christmas raffle winners Here are the 2010 raffle winners for the River Village Christmas. We would like to thank all the merchants who donated and all the people who bought tickets to help make our River Village Christmas weekend a suc-

cess. Everyone can pick up their prizes at the donating merchant’s location unless otherwise specified. Please contact the RVC committee with any ideas for next year at fredd@mikal.com. Also check out the information an pictures on our new web site created by the RULH technology team. Winners: First State Bank $100 Saving Bond to Trevor Moffitt McDaniels Auto Service Oil Change to Lindsey Vaugn Gils Shear Artistry Cut and Tan to Martha Polley Rockin Robins $10 Gift Certificate to Theresa Robinson River View Primary Care Skin Care Gift Basket to Druann Kendrick CoHearts Restaurant $10 Certificates to Diana Thompson and Sherri Evans Citizens Deposit Cooler and Golf Umbrella to Brandon Fox Meetin Place CD Set to Brenda Ray Ripley Museum Post Card Set to Jennifer Moffitt River Breeze CafÊ Dessert Basket to Jerry McAffee Bristows Pharmacy Yankee Candle to Rick Phillips 2nd St Primatives Votive Set to Mary Kay Hebling Olde Piano Factory $15 Gift Certificate to Paula Brierly Rock Studio Stuffed Animal to S. Klump 50s Diner Breakfast Certificate to Allan Gast Sluggers Pizza Large Pizza to Brenda Hoyle Tobacco Museum Stick Trellis to S Wagoner Ripley Florist Collectors Santa to Denise Faus TInys Shop Gift Item to Melody Kokensparger Sunset Grill Pizza Coupon to Linda DeFosse, Angie Kelsch, and Tom Millikin Ripley Federal Glitter Dome to Bobby Platt

The Brown County Historical Society has published a book about one room schools of the past century. There were about 70 one room schools located in Brown County. This book has 264 pages full of pictures of students, the buildings and interviews. You may have relatives in the book with most students being identified. If you would like to purchase a book please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 3784444 or any society member.

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Bronco Cheerleaders take first place the Western brown cheerleading squad won the SbAAC league competition on Nov. 20 at east Clinton Schools. All SbAAC league squads were invited to compete. Amber Wilson, Kelsey Kleemeyer, Chante' Swafford, and miranda Sutter were named as All Star athletes at the competition. honorable mention went to Kaetlin barber and Alexis Frazee. the girls took 1st place in cheer and dance. the girls have won 1st place in every competition they have entered this season and plan to continue their winning streak at Nationals.

The gardeners Christmas list The Brown County Master Gardeners met for their December meeting last week, and the approaching holiday season was on everyone’s mind. I asked several gardeners what was on their wish list this year and I thought you might enjoy hearing some of their answers. They include: a bee hive for their garden, a small green house, books on trees, weeds and plant breeding, pocket magnifier, ear plugs, pot and garden labels,

Mount Orab United Methodist Christmas services Mt Orab United Methodist Church invites you to join either or both of our memorable Christmas Celebrations. On Dec. 23, at 7 p.m., at Western Brown High School, we will be having our 2nd annual “Once Upon a Manger” celebration. Gathering in the Auditeria, we will share together the Christmas Story, intertwined with music and reflections as we celebrate the events surrounding the first Christmas. Nursery Care is provided, as well as refreshments. The first 50 households to sign in will receive a lovely Christmas ornament for their home. Our Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will once again be held at 11 p.m. in our church sanctuary, located at the corner of High and Elm Streets. Enjoy singing traditional Christmas Carols while we read the Christmas Story. The sanctuary is truly lovely bathed in candlelight.

and garden gloves. Gardeners are always looking for that new garden tool that will make their life easier in the garden. The tool corner in my potting shed tells the history of my gardening. I have my grandpa’s hoe, a spade, a round point shovel and then a variety of “new” garden tools that made promises to cut off weeds quicker or chop up those clods in the garden. The high wheel cultivator is stored in the barn since my grandpa had always bragged that it had never been left out in the rain! When asked what their favorite garden tools were, my gardening friends were quick to share their answers: pruners with gears that allow you to cut a good size limb with little strength, a seed planter that evenly distributes the seed and speeds up the process, a Rogue Hoe that is made of

New Harmony Church to hold candlelight service The tradition of a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will continue at New Harmony United Methodist Church. The service will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24 and the public is invited to attend. The hour-long service will include the singing of traditional Christmas carols, a short message from Pastor Don Mundy and the lighting of the Christ candle. All those in attendance will hold lighted candles as they sing "Silent Night." A birthday cake for Jesus will be shared at the conclusion of the service. The church is located 1445 New Harmony Shiloh Road in Williamsburg. Call Pastor Mundy for more information, 1-513- 7344334.

agricultural disc blades and is made in the USA, a Felco pruning saw, because it is compact, fits in your pocket, and has sturdy blades that are replaceable, and a poly bedding fork that is handy to use when you are spreading mulch. Do you have a gardener on your list this year? Here are some other gift suggestions that you might consider: Rain gauge, composter, books and computer software, yard cart, or a gift certificate from a local merchant, nursery, or garden center. Gardeners love to wander the aisles with “cash in hand” looking for that special tool, comfortable pair of gloves, or special piece of art that will add a splash of color to their landscape. My husband has learned that even old shovels, tractor parts, and other metal “treasures” can find a new life in my flower beds. I have a garden creature that we created out of an old spade, pitch fork and some miscellaneous spare parts and named him Heathcliff. There is a tractor steering column waiting in my perennial bed for some whimsical additions. Maybe they will be wrapped and under the tree this year!

Sheriff Wenninger would like to thank the Clermont

County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case.

BANKRUPTCY TOO MUCH DEBT? NOT ENOUGH MONEY? CALL KELLY & WALLACE Attorneys at Law 108 S. High Street Mt. Orab, OH 45154 937-444-2563 or 1-800-364-5993

Senior Citizens Christmas lunch

The Brown County Senior Citizen Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 12 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. A short business meeting will be followed by a Christmas luncheon catered by The Fireside. Reservations were required. Danny Pride will provide the entertainment for the afternoon.

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Child care givers needed Stuck inside by the winter weather? Does your child need a playmate? Have you considered caring for another child in your home? Call COAD Early Care and Education Division (COAD-ECE) and learn how you can become a family child care provider at 1800-577-2276 or locally at 740-354-6527. ECE is a division of COAD – the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (www.coadinc.org).

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Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that three arrests have been made in the November 2, 2010 bank robbery of the Merchant’s National Bank in Higginsport, Ohio. 1. Bobby Long, 34 years of age, of Richey Road, Felicity, has been charged with Aggravated Robbery, Felony 1st degree. 2. Jennifer Sizemore, 36 years of age, of Franklin Lane, Felicity, has been charged with Complicity to Aggravated Robbery, Felony 1st degree. 3. Ebony Clancy, 22 years of age, of J. Bolender Road, Felicity, has been charged with Complicity to Aggravated Robbery, Felony 1st degree. All three subjects are being detained at the Clermont County Detention Center on unrelated charges.


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Tall tales of Christmas clowning with shy shepherds I grew up in a rural Southern Baptist Church, along with seven of my siblings. The Christmas season in our church was an exciting time for all our members. We all especially looked forward to the Christmas Pageant and everyone wanted to be a part of it. Nearly everyone in the congregation tried out for one of the characters in the play, which of course, was the reenactment of the birth of Christ. Nearly all my brothers and sisters auditioned for parts (all seven of them) as did I, with hopeful hearts. Every year I tried out for the same part, the mother Mary, since she always got to be on stage but didn't have many lines. Plus she got to look pretty, and hold the baby Jesus. It doesn't get any better than that! So for four years running I tried out for the part, but no…I was always picked to be a donkey or a cow or a scenery painter. Once I only got to sing in the choir. It was truly the congregations loss, though, because I would have made a fabulous Mary. One year when one of my brothers (Ray) was about 13, he did not want to be in the play so he didn’t try out, and two of my sisters didn’t try out either, so I figured my chances

martha JaCob were good to get the part of Mary that year. Ray hated getting up in front of people and begged mom not to make him try out. Unfortunately most of the other teenage boys didn't try out either, so the director came up a bit short on male participants, and since they had to have one more Wise Man, and Ray was the only one that that fit in the costume, he got the part, by default, you understand. I, on the other hand, was cast... yet again, to be a cow. My brother had only one line to memorize. In the play, after his character presented his gift of gold to the baby Jesus, he was to turn, face the audience, look around and say “Come, let us flee from this place,” then exit the stage. I had no lines and was told several times to be a very, very quiet cow. I remember the director telling me that I was a cow, and very happy to be in the presence of the baby Jesus. I was to be a very calm, docile and very quiet cow. I was so jealous that Ray

had a line in the play and I didn't, I could hardly stand it, and it didn't take him long to figure out how I felt and that it was eating me up with envy. He would strut around the house reciting his big line "Come, let us flee from this place" again and again and occasionally look at me and say M-o-o-o. During rehearsals he not only knew his line well, he knew exactly where to stand and when to say his line. He was quite proud of himself. And he did all this as I looked on in my cow costume, struggling to be a quiet cow. Occasionally someone would say, "Martha, stop spinning your tail", or “Martha, don’t make faces at the baby Jesus.” That director had no idea what a frustrated little cow I was. As the show date grew closer, all the costumes were fitted, the backgrounds were painted and the parts were perfected. But I began to see a little change in Ray’s confidence at the last dress rehearsal. So I found his Achilles Heel. “Just think, Ray,” I whispered to him back stage right before the curtains opened, 'more than 250 people are out there and they're all going to be looking at you! I sure hope you don’t trip over your robe or forget your line or anything like that. That sure would be embarrassing.' “Come, let us flee from this

place…come, let us flee from this place,” he mumbled, as he walked away from me, pale as a ghost. The curtains opened and the moment was upon us. I was so excited I could hardly stand it. Everything went perfectly. There were no mishaps, no missed lines, no props fell over and I was a very quiet cow with a sad face. It was getting close to my brother’s entrance. I was already on stage and looked around at my brother, along with two other wise men as they stepped out onto the stage. Ray looked green. I'd never seen anyone look so sick. Right on cue, he stepped up the baby Jesus, sort of threw his gold at him, looked around at the crowd and said… "Come on you guys, lets get outta here!” and proceeded to run off the stage, leaving the two other wise men. Of course, very few people knew he said his line wrong, but everyone in the play knew it, and I knew it. I tried hard to maintain my composure and not laugh so I figured I would ease the tension on stage a little by moving closer to the audience and proudly let out with a “m-o-oo-o-o-o-o,” just as the curtain closed on the scene. It was a good day!

ter when you went it was horrible. By the time we got to see Santa, my boys were over it, and in every picture, you can tell! Cutting the tree down and decorating: This has changed over the years. It used to be a huge event the day after Thanksgiving to go cut our tree down at Corsi’s Tree Farm (just like I always did growing up), but I started having allergic reactions to the tree. I’m talking my whole body swelling up. Sadly, I had to give up that tradition. Therefore, two years ago, we went with a fake one. So, I now make a bigger deal out of decorating it. My boys do an excellent job of decorating the bottom foot of the tree, and have provided me with the most beautiful ornaments made at school. My tree may not be coordinated, but it’s filled with memories. Reindeer food: Oats and glitter, but so much fun to make. It’s a little messy, but we love it, and make sure to spread it on the front lawn the night before. Of course we have others…Christmas parties, church, the school parties, Christmas morning, leaving cookies for Santa, and many more. Those were just a few of my favorites. Maybe we’ll make a new one this year, Mom relaxes, while the kids pamper me! Somehow, I don’t think they’d go for it.

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Letters to the Editor Cutting spending is the only way out of economic mess Dear Editor, Common sense, as I’ve often stated, is a very rare commodity these days. people seem increasingly devoid of it, and those that possess it are looked upon with a great deal of suspicion by the rest of the population. Common sense in the political arena is even more of a rare occurrence - as I was told by an old time political insider many years ago, “You don’t get into office by use of common sense ‘cause it ain’t gonna get you votes if you use it. You get into office by promising people the very things you can’t possibly deliver on but make ‘em think you can do it anyway.” I thought his insight was a

valuable piece of information and refreshingly honest. (He could afford to be honest at this time since he was old and dying.) But, quite honestly, it frightened the hell out of me. What this old hand at the political game was letting me know was that those who engage in the world’s second oldest profession don’t so much need to know what they’re doing as they need to make people think they know what they’re doing and this explains so beautifully who nothing changes for the better. We’ve been played for fools long enough! It matters very little which party occupies the office or how much is said about cutting

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spending ad taxes - we’re still going to promise the citizens whatever it takes to get them to think that changes will be made in this area or that, and then use a touch of ‘slight of hand’ and ambiguous numbers to make it look feasible. Nothing gets done, but make a good show of things and give the crowd ‘bread and circuses’ to appease them. (Old Julius Cesar had it right!) Politics has become based on the art of deception as opposed to state craft. And nobody wants to be accused of doing the hard stuff - slashing entitlements, slashing spending, slashing excessive government bureaucracy to the base bones, slashing benefits across the board, slashing everything and everybody in such a way that the power of the Federal government becomes a mere shadow of it’s former self. Put the power back in the hands of the states and local governments and not have it centralized. Freeze all government hiring. Freeze military spending, it’s too top heavy anyway - you need more fighting men and fewer officers at the top. Instead of government mismanagement running rampant, more needs to be done to privatize everything as much as possible - i.e. The Federal Bureau of Prisons should subcontract out more to private, nonprofit entities to manage it’s facilities. And, actually, privatizing Social Security was a smart idea due to the fact that

the government is losing too much money and continues to create a deficit - the system went broke years ago! Allow people to have the power to create wealth and save and invest for themselves - if they choose not to do this for themselves, then it’s on them. end of story. Immediately someone may chime in with ‘What about the National Endowment for the Arts?” hey, I love the arts, but is it necessary to spend our tax money on everything from pornography (Maplethorpe) to God knows what?! Somebody else may say, ‘Well, what about the space program?’ Well, if you ain’t get the dough to spend, you ain’t got it! (Besides, we already have ‘Tang’, what more do you want?) And, of course, we have various and sundry studies being done because of government grants - but the sex life of fruit flies and tree frogs needs to be put on a back burner for now ... possibly even totally forgotten. enough is enough. Common sense tells us to live within our means and that we can’t have it all ... that’s why we call it common sense. (Pay as you go and don’t get greedy and stupid.) If we don’t learn this lesson soon, it’s going to kill us as a nation. But, then again, common sense may require us to dismantle altogether what we’ve grown to rely upon so dearly. Rev. Sam Talley

No, I'm not completely ready, but I just have a few more things to pick up, but I'll be ready by Christmas Paula Meeker, Sardinia

No, I'm not ready quite yet, I'm only about half done. I'm ready to start wrapping now. Bonnie Hill, Mt. Orab

Yes, I sure am ready. I'm can say I'm done, which is unusual, since I'm usually running behind. Michelle Devilbliss, Sardinia

Well, I think I'm done, I'm just finishing up today. Dorothy Wiggins, Sardinia

I'm not ready yet, but I'm getting there. Angie Boyd, Mt. Orab

Yes, I'm ready this year early, but that's unusual for me. Mary Berry, Sardinia

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My son recently had to write a paragraph on his Christmas Traditions. He thought that we didn’t have any. However, after discussing it and remembering some things, it turns out we have many. They are not postcard type traditions, but they are funny and ours. Here are a few of my favorite. Festival of Lights at The Cincinnati Zoo: We have been every year since before Vincent was even born. I even went the year I was pregnant with him (he was born on Dec. 21st!). We have went on Vincent’s birthday and Mrs. Claus has sang to him and gave him an extra cookie. We have went in snow, rain, and balmy weather. We love the lights, the animals, Santa, and various activities the zoo provides. Cookies: On the eve of Christmas Eve we bake. Yes, I have boys, but they love it. We get icing, flours, and sprinkles everywhere. I have to make sure they both have the exact same number of cookies, and that they both have certain cookies; ie the star, the bell, snowman, Santa, but neither ever wants the bird or the wreath! 30 Days project: Some of our projects have been fun, some are touching, and some have comic touches ( Drew at the nursing home last year telling a resident that his room smells like old people, but that’s ok, because he’s old.). It’s doing it together that matters to me, and I hope they carry this tradition on. Santa at the mall: This used to be the worst experience. Not because the kids were rowdy or because they were afraid. We didn’t have problems there. It was the unending line! No mat-

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Hamersville Pack 629 visits elderly Cub Scout Pack 629 of Hamersville recently visited Locust Ridge Nursing home, singing Christmas Carols and passing out homemade cards. The pack is also currently having a clothing drive for the needy, if you would like to donate, please drop clothing off at Hamersville School or call 379-2080. Pictured include Clifton Riley, David Tincher, Jacob Holbrook, Liam Powell, Evan Grimes, Spencer Bick, Jordan Hall, Jakob Fay, Chris Selm, Austin Hamilton, Conner Cassady, Parker Lauders, James Powers, Kris Darlington, Hunter Stutz, Logan Lindsey, Remi Emery, Evan Hurst, Pierce Schadle, Dylan Culver, Hunter Rozell, Samuel Linkous, Ryan Craig, Brian Donley, Gavin Kelley, Allen Pollard and Noah Hiler.

Girl Scouts will be holding ‘Cookie Rally’ Brown County Girl Scouts will be holding a "Cookie Rally" on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rhonemus Hall at the fairgrounds in Georgetown. Each scout will be given a 'passport' and will visit four different stations regarding this year's Girl Scout cookie sales. At the completion of the session, they will receive a Cookie Rally patch. This is a pre-reservation only event. Deadline to register will be Monday, Dec. 20. Register by either calling Jennifer at (937)

378-1554, emailing grantserviceunit639@yahoo .com, or contacting your scout's leader. There will be no deadline extension, please be certain to register by Dec. 20. After the Rally, beginning at 3 p.m. and going until 5:30 p.m., there will be a "Dancing thru the Decades" event. This will be a dance open to Brown County Girl Scouts, all age levels, and will feature music from all eras. Scouts are encouraged to dress in any era they choose, including today's or

even tomorrow's. Music will be provided by Mike's DJ Services from Seaman (937386-2565). Please bring a 2 liter of pop and/or finger friendly snack to share with the group. If the scout does not attend the Cookie Rally, they can still attend the "Dancing thru the Decades" event. There is no charge for attending either of these events; however, donations for Family Partnership will be graciously accepted.

PARENTS: TIS THE SEASON Gifts to buy, new holiday recipes to try, a house to decorate, and then it snows! With school cancelled, finding child care becomes a top priority. COAD Early Care and Education Division is a FREE service that can help you locate child care for all ages. For more information, call COAD-ECE at 1-800-5772276, in the Portsmouth area at 740-354-6527, or go online to www.coadinc.org. ECE is a division of COAD – the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development. **** HOLIDAY SAFETY As the winter months approach us, we begin to think of holiday decorations and purchasing gifts for others. COAD Early Care and Education Division along with the American Academy of Pediatrics would like to share some safety tips to keep in mind. • Place your Christmas tree away from fire places, radiators, or portable heaters. • Be sure your tree is secured and a child cannot pull the tree over. • Turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave the house. • Follow recommended age ranges on toy packages. • Be careful of holiday gift wrapping, like bags, paper, ribbons, and bows. These items can post suffocation and choking hazards to a small child. • Make sure your child’s gloves and shoes stay dry during outdoor play. • Prohibit sledding on or

Drowsy Driving—a growing concern for all of us

SUSAN BASTA which are at higher risk for fall-asleep crashes. They are young people (especially males under age 26), shift workers, commercial long-haul drivers, business travelers (especially those who may be jetlagged or spend many hours driving), and people with undetected obstructive sleep apnea. Working the night shift increases your risk of having a fall-asleep crash by nearly six times, whereas having untreated obstructive sleep apnea increases your risk by seven times. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) lists the following warning signs which point to your need to stop and rest. You’re at a higher risk for a fall-asleep crash if you have difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, or heavy eyelids; have trouble with controlling your daydreaming; or have trouble remembering the last few miles driven. Other “red flags” are missing exits or traffic signs; yawning repeatedly or rubbing your eyes; trouble with keeping your head up; drifting from your lane, tailgating, or hitting a shoulder rumble strip; and/or feeling restless and irritable. So as we are about to enter the busy Christmas and New Year holiday season when many of us will be traveling long distances to visit family and friends, here are some things which the NSF experts say you can do to prevent a fallasleep crash. Get at least 79 hours of sleep the night before you hit the road for a longer drive. Don’t use any alcohol before your trip,

and watch out for medicines that can be sedating, such as antihistamines and cold medicines—check with your doctor or nurse practitioner if you’re not sure about this. If at all possible, use the “buddy system” for driving long distances—an alert and awake buddy can take turns with you for driving and can also watch you for signs of fatigue and drowsiness. Take a break every 100 miles or two hours. If you are really tired, take a brief nap (15 to 20-minute naps are best) in a safe place—short napping can help improve mood, driving performance, and shortterm alertness. Long naps, however, can leave you feeling groggy and “out of it”. And drowsy driving is a situation for which caffeine can really help—getting as much caffeine as you would in two cups of coffee can increase your alertness for several hours. Finally, if you hit a shoulder rumble strip (now present on many highways and interstates) due to drowsiness, pull off of the road as soon as possible. (And as a personal side note, I have found that chewing gum helps. I can’t back that up with scientific evidence from the sleep research folks, but it really seems to help me when I’m feeling a bit sluggish at the wheel.) For more information, you can check the NSF’s helpful website at www.drowsydriving.org. Happy Holidays and Safe Journey! The mission of the Brown County Safe Communities Program is to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury traffic crashes on Brown County roads, with a special focus on the youthful driver. It is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Ohio Traffic Safety Office, and it is locally coordinated by the HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program office in Georgetown, Ohio. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 E. State St., Georgetown, OH.

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First we had to deal with drunk driving. Then, with our modern “conveniences” of cell phones, smart phones, Blackberries and an assortment of mobile GPS equipment, we had to add distracted driving to our list of Brown County road hazard issues. Well, here’s another road concern that’s been around for quite some time, but seems to have gotten increased attention with recent driver safety surveys and traffic crash studies. I’m talking about drowsy driving. Just how big is the drowsy driving problem? A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that one out of every six fatal crashes involved drowsy driving. And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 traffic crashes (including 1550 deaths and 71000 injuries) each year! On the local level, we’ve had a few fatal crashes in Brown County within the past couple of years which were due to drowsy driving. Here are some eye-opening facts. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours leads to impairment of driving skills equal to what most folks would have with a blood alcohol level of .08% , which exceeds the legal limit in all 50 states. And in the 2009 “Sleep in America” poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, almost three out of every ten Americans admitted that they have fallen asleep behind the wheel during the past year. In this same study, more than half of the people polled said they have driven while drowsy. Any driver can fall asleep while driving, but there are some groups of people

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Department reports that the department has filed 6 drug trafficking charges on 3 male juveniles. The charges were filed through the Adams County Juvenile court and charges are pending at this time on two of the males. One juvenile has

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been found guilty and is currently incarcerated. Chief Caudill and Lt. David Benjamin conduct the drug investigations and further investigations should be completed shortly. The Winchester Police department appreciates any information regarding criminal activity in the village. Please contact (937) 6955502 with any information.

Candlelight Service at Bible Chapel Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville will hold a traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas Season. Bible Chapel is located one block north of state Route 125 in Hamersville.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Andrew Applegate knew was thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age.” 21 year old Gregory Kattine faces three charges, one third degree felony count of Escape, one fifth degree felony count of Obstructing Official Business and one first degree misdemeanor count of Resisting Arrest. The first count if his indictment reads that Kattine “on or about the 8th day of November 2010...knowing he is under detention or being reckless in that regard, did purposely break or attempt to break the detention. The second count of Kattine’s indictment reads “on or about the 8th day of November 2010...(Kattine) committed an act that hampered or impeded a public official in the performance of the public official’s lawful duties and the violation of this section created a risk of physical harm...” The third count of Kattine’s indictment reads that Kattine “on or about the 8th day of November 2010...recklessly or by force, did resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of himself or another person and during the course or or as a result of the resistance or interference caused physical harm to a law enforcement officer.” 33 year old David Ward of Georgetown faces one fourth degree felony count of Misuse of Credit Cards and one fifth degree felony count of Receiving Stolen Property. 47 year old Denise Loveless of New Richmond faces one count of Forgery, a fifth degree felony. Her indictment states that Loveless “on or about the 8th day of October 2010...with purpose to defraud forged a $490.36 payroll check purportedly drawn on the account of Belcan made payable to Denise Loveless.” 23 year old Kyle Willis of New Richmond faces one count of Forgery, a fifth degree felony. Her indictment states that Loveless “on or about the

8th day of October 2010...with purpose to defraud forged a $420.68 payroll check purportedly drawn on the account of Belcan made payable to Kyle Willis.” 77 year old Paul Orendorff of Georgetown faces one count of Grand Theft, a fourth degree felony. His indictment reads that Orendorff “between the 25th day of June 2009 and the 12th day of March 2010...knowingly obtained Medicaid services by deception.” 68 year old Leonard Pike of Fayetteville faces one count of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, a fourth degree felony. His indictment reads that Pike “on or about the 14th of November 2010...with purpose to deprive Susan Piatt of property or services, knowingly obtained and exerted control of...a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner.” 44 year old Timothy Dykes of Mount Orab faces one count of Identity Fraud, a fifth degree felony. His indictment reads that Dykes “on or about the 24th day of February 2009...used the personal information of Helen Dykes with the intent to hold himself out to be Helen Dykes or to represent the personal identifying information of Helen Dykes as his own personal identifying information.” 34 year old Richard Davis of New Richmond faces one count of Theft from an Elderly or Disabled Person and one count of Theft of Drugs, both fourth degree felonies. The first count of his indictment reads that Davis “between the 13th day of September 2010 and the 27th day of September 2010...with purpose to deprive Patrick Murray knowingly obtained and exerted control of currency and personal property worth $500.00 or more but less than $5000.00 without the consent of the owner.” The second count of his indictment reads that Davis “between the 13th day of September 2010 and the 27th day of September 2010...with purpose to

deprive the owner of a dangerous drug, to wit: Vicodin belonging to Patrick Murray knowingly obtained control over said property without the consent of the owner.” 28 year old Amanda Patterson of Mt. Orab faces four charges, one count of second degree Burglary, one count of fifth degree Theft, one count of fifth degree Receiving Stolen Property and one count of fifth degree Forgery. Count one of her indictment reads that Patterson “on or about the 26th day of October2010 ...trespassed in an occupied structure of Amanda Green with purpose to commit any criminal offense.” Count two of her indictment reads that Patterson “on or about the 26th day of October 2010...with purpose to deprive Amanda Green of property or services...knowingly obtained said property without the consent of the owner.” Count three of her indictment reads that Patterson “on or about the 16th day of November 2010...received a printed form for a check belonging to Bryce Balke knowing that the property had been obtained through the commission of a theft offense.” 51 year old Katherine Lang of Ripley faces three counts of Theft in Office and seven counts of Tampering with Records, all third degree felonies. A detailed article on her case is featured on Page 1 of the Brown County Press.

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Twelve people indicted on various charges by Brown Co. Grand Jury

ODOT says ‘no’ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ing for the project in 2012, it could be 2014 or later before construction begins. Preliminary engineering on the project would cost about 600 thousand dollars, according to Lunsford. Following that process, detailed design of the project would have to be done, contracts would have to be put out for bid and then construction would begin.

Lang charged with theft in office CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 on other matters. In an interview with the Press, Ashmore said he is in a state of shock and feels “incredibly betrayed. How could Kathy Lang, who I thought I knew and trusted, do this?” Ashmore continued that “People are very angry about this and they have a right to be angry.” Asked about the reaction of his staff to the charges, Ashmore returned once again to the concept of betrayal. “This is like a family member betraying a member of the family.” Ashmore made clear that Lang was not in a position to manipulate utility rates. “She did not inflate individual bills and pocket the money”, he said. Ashmore explained in his press release that “A number of factors have contributed to this alleged opportunity to take advantage of the utility system within the village. First and foremost was the fact that the village placed too much trust in one person doing an important job.” Ashmore added that “there should have been more than one person/employee dealing with collections of utility payments and with knowledge of day-to-day collections and operations.” He also pointed out that at the time of the alleged thefts, Ripley was using an outdated computer system that provided limited monitoring and accountability. As far as fixing the problem, Ashmore writes that the village “made sweeping changes”. “First the village immediately rearranged personnel and had more than one employee dealing with utility

collections.” Ashmore added that the village had purchased new software that changed the accounting processes to keep better track of the type of payments, dates received and who processed them. Ashmore also extended an invitation to any citizens of

Ripley to come see him if they want more answers. “Anyone who wants to come down here and take a look at things, we’ll show them everything we have until they are satisfied.” Lang remained in the Brown County Jail at press time.

Ripley Village Council revamp utility department CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 their firefighter certification. “I’m real happy to introduce these two new firefighters tonight,” Pfeffer told council. “With these two additions, our department will be operating with a full roster.” The new firefighters introduced were Matt Bradford, an EMT and Jason Tucker. Following the introduction, council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of the two fire fighters upon the chief’s recommendation. The Village of Ripley Fire Department has a full time fire chief and assistant fire chief, while the other firefighters hold down other jobs and are paid on a ‘volunteer on-call’ basis. The temporary 2011 budget was presented to council for consideration. The budget was basically the same as last year which was approximately $6,222,863 according to fiscal officer Lesley Myers. Council voted to accept the temporary budget. At an earlier finance committee meeting, council woman Roberta Sidwell recommend to council to advance $6,000 to the police

budget until the end of the year. Sidwell explained that the funds should come out of the engineers funds and be moved into the general fundpersonnel service. Apparently the police department had to catch up with some over-time pay. Councilman Scott Eagan questioned the reasons for the need of the $6,000 advance and later voted against the transaction. All other council members voted to approve the transfer. Just before the meeting was adjourned, Eagan asked council to re-enter executive session to discuss pending litigation. The next scheduled meeting for the Ripley Village Council will be Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Singing benefit to be held There will be a singing benefit for the Gilley family on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Freedom In The Rock church. The church is located at 3187 S. Bantam Road, Bethel. For directions or more information all Sharon or Richard Deems at (513) 276-8673.

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Mary Frances Baldwin, 84 Mary Frances Baldwin, 84, Sprigg Township, Adams County, Oh., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Villa Georgetown, Georgetown. She was a homemaker. She was born Sept. 9, 1926 in Higginsport to the late Frank and Anna Mae Monroe bruce. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, William H. Baldwin. She is survived by one son, michael Gast, Mt. Orab, one daughter, Brenda Pierce, Morrow, one brother, Alfred R. Bruce, Mt. Orab, 4 grandchildren, David Gast, Jennifer Davis, Jeffrey Malott, April Bruner, and 3 great grandchildren, Camryn Davis, Rylie Gast and Cole Gast. Services were Friday, Dec. 10 , 2010 and interment was at West Union Cemetery in West Union, Oh. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Minnie B. Bennett, 85 Minnie B. Bennett, 85, Ripley, Ohio died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown, Oh. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Ripley, Ohio. Minnie was born on March 28, 1925 in Ripley, Oh. She was preceded in death by her husband – Albert Bennett in 1970, one daughter – Audrey Bennett Stradford and two sisters – Rosa Thompson and Margaret Davis. Mrs. Bennett is survived by four daughters – Beverly Bennett Lipps and her husband Mark of Dayton, Joyce Bennett of Georgetown, Penny Bennett of Peebles, and Dawn Platt and her husband Jerry of Ripley, two sons – Leroy Stout of Ripley, and Calvin Bennett of Georgetown, four grandchildren – Alen Bennett, Aaron and Justin Platt all of Ripley, and Rochelle Stradford of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Boulevard, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 or to the First Baptist Church, 32 N. Third Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

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Rebecca F. (nee Burkhart) Hughes, 89 Rebecca F. Hughes (nee Burkhart), 89, Bethel, died Nov. 28, 2010. Rebecca was born Jan. 16, 1921. Mrs. Hughes was the loving wife of the late Samuel Lee Hughes, Sr., loving mother of Sandra L. (Ed) Foley, Lily K. (Gary) Coulter, Jacqueline J. (Roger) Murphy, Joy C. (Tom) Robinson, Samuel Lee (Barbara) Hughes, Jr. and the late James Michael Hughes, Butch Stamper and Betty Valentine. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Monroe Cemetery in Nicholsville. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Lois Jean (nee King) Cable, 80 Lois Jean (nee King) Cable, 80 of Old Hickory, Tenn., and formerly of Georgetown, Oh., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at the Mt. Juliet Nursing Home in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. She was a homemaker. Lois was born on July 31, 1930 in Mary, Ky., the daughter of the late Corsie and Stella King. She was also preceded in death by her husband - Joseph W. Cable in 1999, one grandson – Nicholas Basford and three brothers – Oval, Clinnie and Corvel Clinton King. Mrs. Cable is survived by one son – Larry Cable of Winchester, Ky., one daughter – Janet Basford of Old Hickory, Tenn., four grandchildren – Matthew and Nathaniel Cable and Justin and Jaimie Basford, one brother – Paul King of Dayton, Oh., and four sisters – Ineda Gabelman of Cincinnati, and Mavis Stricker, Inez Schuler and Adeline Seibert all of Milford. Services were Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 where Rev. Lee Shafer officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, New York, 10008-0780. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Philip Dale McCord, 73 Philip Dale McCord, 73 of Georgetown, Oh., died Wednesday, Dec. 08, 2010 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman, Oh. He was a graduate of Orangeburg, Ky., High School class of 1955 and a graduate of the Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati, Oh. Philip was retired from Lunkenhiemer Valve Company where he worked as a draftsman and also retired from Century Club Car Golf Cart Company where he worked as a mechanic. He was a Christian by Faith and a member of the Maysville Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Philip was born July 22, 1937 in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of the late Woodrow and Ruth (Stafford) McCord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by is wife Etta Jo (Mitchell) McCord in 1984, one sister – Roberta (Pyles) Kinner, one sister in-law – Irene Pyles and one nephew – John Pyles, Jr. Philip is survived by one son – Mark McCord and wife Missy of Georgetown, one daughter - Missy Jimison and husband Brian of Russellville, five grandchildren – Austin and Jansen McCord and Dylan, Emmalee and Colton Jimison; four brothers – Dean McCord and wife Gloria of Marietta, Ga., Eddie McCord and wife Sandy of Maysville, Ky., Billy Pyles and wife Mary Ethel of Mayslick, Ky. and John Pyles of Maysville, Ky. and many nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Interment will be in the Elizaville Cemetery in Elizaville, Kentucky. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd, Mt.Orab, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

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Richard Dennis Kattine, 65

Richard J. Fessler, 62

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Thomas W. Wolfe, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. He was born in Spencer, NY on July 6, 1927 to the late Elmer L. and Cecil E. (Briggs) Wolfe. The family moved to Woodville, Oh., where he spent his childhood years and graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyers U.S.S. Frank Knox DD 742 in the South Pacific in WWII and the U.S.S. Cotton D.D. 669 in the Korean War. He then obtained his student pilot license under the GI Bill in 1947. Tom married Donna R. Mitcler (deceased Aug. 18, 2009) on July 4, 1948 with whom he had four children: Cheryl L. Johnson, Beth A. (Hal) Wahlers both of New Braunfels, TX, Eric S. (Lisa) Wolfe of Fremont, OH and Amy L. (Michael) Meyer of Georgetown. Tom retired from Ford Motor Co., Sandusky, in 1988 after 32 years of service as a quality control test engineer in the Photometric Dept. He was a member of Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church until moving to Georgetown, in 2008. Tom loved to sing “Danny Boy” being a favorite and was a member of the Memorial E.U.B. Church Choir for many years. He enjoyed working in his yard, fishing, camping and golf but his great love and involvement with the Fremont Ross Wrestling Program is what he will best be remembered for, both as a referee and avid supporter. Tom is survived by his 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brother Richard (Dick) Wolfe of Port Clinton. Deceased brother Harry Wolfe. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1286, the V.F. W. and a life member of the American Legion 0121. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 where Dave Dewitt officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky. Donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Richard Dennis Kattine, 65 Aberdeen, Oh. and formerly of George-town, Oh. died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Oh. He was employed by WalMart in West Union, and was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ and was a Viet Nam War Army veteran. He was born on July 2, 1945 in Cincinnati, the son of Dorothy (Dunbar) Kattine of Georgetown, and the late Richard Kattine. Mr. Kattine is survived by his wife – Donna (Racel) Kattine whom he married on Nov. 5, 1977; five sons – Ricky Littleton of West Virginia, Greg Kattine of Georgetown, Billy Castle and wife Jennifer of Lewis County, Ky., Tracy Castle of Maysville, Ky., and Jay Castle of Aberdeen, Ohio; two daughters – Kendra Yeager and husband Rusty of Port LaVaca, Tex., and Monda Erkskine and husband Gail of Tollesboro, Ky.; six grandchildren – Joshua Castle, Melody Lewis, Bethany Johnson, Keenan Yeager, Micah Yeager and Greg Kattine II; four great grandchildren – Mattie Yeager, Anson Castle, Kynlee Lewis and Bently Kattine; his Mother – Dorothy Kattine of Georgetown, and two sisters – Donna Yockey and husband John of Georgetown, and Shirley Hay and husband Bill of Cincinnati. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 where John Neu will officiate. Interment will be in the Charter Oak Cemetery with veteran services by the Courts Fussnecker American Legion Post #367. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Richard J. Fessler, 62, Williamsburg, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Mr. Fessler served in the US Army during Vietnam and retired from Cincinnati Coca-Cola after 37 years. Richard was born April 6, 1948 to the late Jack and Faye O. (nee Buchanon) Fessler. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ron Perry and Glenn H. Perry. He was the beloved husband of Sherri (nee Lung) Fessler of Williamsburg; loving father of Penny J. (Dale) Lawson of Mt. Orab, Tammy J. (Mark) Overstreet of Florence, Ky., Doug Moore of Amelia, Scott (Amanda) Moore of Williamsburg, and Rick J. Fessler, Jr. of Amelia, cherished grandfather of Justin, Jake, Brittany, Lauren, Kenneth, Logan, Samantha, Katelyn, Alex, Rachel and Trinity; caring great-grandfather of Witten; dear brother of Merlin (Sharon) Perry of Kentucky, Dianna Hale of Alabama, Sharon Drake of Alabama and Patty Siegman of Texas. Services were Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 where Pastor David Long officiated. Interment Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

James G. Kauffman 75, Georgetown, formerly of Higgins-port and Cincinnati died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. James was born June 27, 1935 to the late John R. and Pauline A. (nee Peters0

Anna L. (nee Parker) Fritz, 80 Anna L. Fritz (nee Parker), 80, Bethel, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Anna was born February 4, 1930 to the late Harry Edgar and Edna (Marksberry) Parker. She was the widow of Lawrence R. Fritz, dear mother of Gary L. Fritz and the late Pamela Sue Fritz, sister of Betty Darrell, Clyde, Lloyd, Charles and Don Parker, also survived by 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were Friday Dec. 10, 2010. Burial was in Graceland Memorial Gardens, Milford. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Billy W. Pilkerton, 63 Billy W. Pilkerton, 63, Mt. Orab, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Billy was born Oct. 3, 1947 to the late Charlie and Viola Pilkerton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Hill and a sister, Jeanie Reese. Mr. Pilkerton retired from Nutone and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Mr. Pilkerton was the loving husband of Maggie Pilkerton, dear father of Billy and Barry Pilkerton, step-father of Lee Bitzer, grandfather of Nathaniel, Triston, Sarah, Bud, Emily and Jacob, brother of Thelma Campbell, Margaret Roberts, Linda Pruhs, brother-in-law of Rick and Annetta Brown, Curry and Gail Ingle, Dewey and Gerry Ingle, and Jackie and Troy Phelps. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Interment was in Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown.. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

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Debra F. (nee Vanhooser) Rutherford, 55 Debra F. (nee Vanhooser) Rutherford, 55, Bethel, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. She was the loving wife of Steven R. Rutherford, mother of Clinton L. Rutherford, and Ryan G. Rutherford, daughter of Milton and Arrean (nee Smith) Vanhooser. sister of Greg Vanhooser, all of Bethel, also survived by nine grandchildren. Services were Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Kauffman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, was a retired teacher from Cincinnati Public Schools, a member of the F&AM Georgetown #72, Syrian Temple and American Legion 180 Georgetown, former member of the Brown County Housing Authority, a collector of Driftwood and Art Glass, a Bridge Master, avid fisherman and a Kentucky Colonel. He was the loving father of Jennifer (Bill) Fehn and Lisa (Eric) Hingley, grandfather of Andrew, David, Jacob and Elijah, brother of William Kauffman. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at Ohio Veterans Home. Memorial donations may be directed to the Shriners Burns Hospital. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH els in the written Hebrew language and because it was never spoken aloud no one was certain how it was pronounced so it was written as Jehovah in English. The English form of Jehovah is LORD or GOD, all capital letters. The third name is Adonai which means Master, owner, savior, husband, or supplier. In olden days a wife would depend on her husband to supply their income. He was considered her supplier, her owner, her caretaker, her husband. In a sense he was her earthly adonai. Jesus is our heavenly Adonai. He supplies everything we need. Jesus is Elohim, Jehovah, and Adonai; He is God. There are 3 persons in the Godhead, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost and all three names apply to each one. They are all God. Now verses 4-5 of John 1 speaks of Christ, who is called the Word. They state: “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” The word comprehended in this verse does not mean that the darkness is trying to put out the light, as you will find in new versions, or that the darkness could not overpower the light. It simply means understand or to comprehend. There was light but there was no understanding. The darkness is the darkness in the human heart and mind. It is spiritual darkness and America is getting deeper into spiritual darkness of her own accord. Jesus is the Light, He is the light of the world. Will you stay in darkness of heart and mind or will you come to the Light, Jesus Christ? He was made flesh and dwelt among us, died on the cross for our sins, arose again on the third day, and is now seated on the right hand of the Father. Call upon His name (Romans 10: 9-13) to be saved from eternal Hell.

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Humphries/Lombardo share vows David Humphries and Catherine Lombardo were married on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 in the Gazebo at Lake Manor Restaurant, Mt. Orab. David works for the United States Postal Service in maintenance and Catherine works as a waitress for Lake Manor Restaurant. The couple resides in Bethel (Brown County). The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Humphries on their recent wedding.

Joseph and Julie Kirschner of Hamersville, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kali Kirschner, to Adam Sassack, son of Andrew and Cheryl Sassack of Grosse Ile, Mich. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Western Brown High School in Mt. Orab, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. She is currently employed by Walgreens pharmacy in Florence, Ky. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, Mich., and a 2010 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. He is also currently employed by Walgreens pharmacy. The couple will be married on July 23, 2011 in Covington, Ky. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Kali and Adam on their engagement.

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Browns celebrate 25th anniversary Dennis and Angela Brown celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, 2010. They celebrated with their family and friends, including their son and daughter inlaw, Adam and Lora Brown, and their two daughters, Samantha and Haley Brown. The Browns are also anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild in March, 2011. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Brown’s on their 25th anniversary!

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Greene family visits Tennessee Chester Greene, Georgetown, spent Thanksgiving with his daughter Janice Greene, Johnson City, Tenn. Also visiting were Glen ‘Buster’ Greene and his family, Marthe Jo, Bethany, a freshman at MSU, Logan, Syndney and Bob. This picture was taken at Rocky Mount, near Johnson City, at a log house that served as the first capitol of the Territory of the United States south of the Ohio River.

confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Olson is a 2010 graduate of Amelia High School of Amelia, Oh. The Brown County Press would like to thank Navy Seaman Recruit Aaron R. Olson for serving our country.

Fayetteville FFA receives national recognition Courtney Adams, C.J. Rowe, Kevin Royal, and Miranda Vearil of the Fayetteville FFA Chapter received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, In., on Saturday October 23rd, 2010. The American Degree is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes leadership and student achievement in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs. Approximately 3,500 American FFA Degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention. Less than one in 200 FFA members advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree. Adams, Rowe, Royal and Vearil received the gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate to commemorate their achievement. The recognition program is sponsored by Case IH, Farm Credit, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Syngenta, and DTN as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Miranda Vearil and James Falgner both received special recognition as National Proficiency award finalists (Top 4 in the Nation per award area). Vearil quali-

fied for the National Proficiency award through agricultural sales placement while Falgner qualified for the National Proficiency award through grain production placement. In addition to student achievement, The Fayetteville FFA Chapter was also recognized as a National 3 Star FFA Chapter (one of four Ohio Chapters) through the National Chapter Award Program. To earn the 3 Star Award, Chapters must promote Student, Chapter and Community Development by developing and organizing at least 15 quality activities throughout a twelvemonth period.

Smith earns degree from Marietta College Andrew Smith of Fayetteville, was among more than 50 students who earned diplomas at Marietta College's December Convocation on Sunday, Dec. 5, on Fenton Court. Smith completed requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History.

Norvell honored by BCDD Board for her service Joyce Norvell of Mount Orab was recently recognized for serving three consecutive four-year terms as a board member for the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The County Probate Judge appointed Mrs. Norvell in 1999, which fulfilled the capacity of having a family member that qualified for services. With Mrs. Norvell’s term ending December 2010, she stated that during her 12 years of service there have been many accomplishments. Passing two replacement levies in years 1999 and 2009 stood out the most. Mrs. Norvell also states that although the program has improved over the past twelve years, she feels that people are still unaware of the services available to individuals with developmental disabilities. Grow, Inc., the Sheltered Workshop, is a prime example and pleasant surprise to many people who visit or tour the center. The following is a statutory overview of the Developmental Disabilities Board membership: According to the Ohio Revised Code, each of Ohio’s 88 counties is required to have a Board, and state law further specifies how the Board is to be comprised, how members are appointed, and the qualifications to be appointed to serve as a board member. Every County Board is comprised of seven mem-

bers. Five members are appointed by the County Commissioners, with at least two of those five being an immediate family member of an individual eligible for services by the County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The ORC also addresses the two appointments to be made by the Probate Judge, specifying that one of those two is to be an immediate family member of an individual eligible for residential services or supported living. In total, at least three of the seven Board members are to be family members of individuals eligible for County Board services. The board is required to hold 10 regular meetings a year. The qualifications to serve on a County Board of Developmental Disabilities are: • Resident of the County; • Citizen of the USA; • Individuals interested and knowledgeable in the field of developmental disabilities and other allied fields; • Individuals who have professional training and/or experience in business management, finance, law, health care practice, personnel administration or government service; and, • Membership of the County Board of Developmental Disabilities shall reflect, to the maximum extent possible, the composition of the county. Board members serve

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Pictured from left to right are Ann Norvell,daughter of Joyce Norvell (board member) and Lena Bradford, Superintendent of Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

without compensation, and all meetings are open to the public. The board of directors, employees, and individuals sincerely appreciate Mrs.

Norvell’s commitment and for volunteering her time on the Board. This magnificent support helps us maintain excellence in our field of work.

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Navy Seaman Recruit Aaron R. Olson, son of Delia R. Boyer of Georgetown, and Shawn R. Olson, of Amelia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Olson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and

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Mathew Greene and Jessica McGill named to Dean’s List Mathew E. Greene and Jessica Ann McGill have been named to the Dean’s List at Otterbein University for the fall quarter 2010. Students must be full-time with a grade point average of at least 3.60 to qualify for the Dean’s List. Otterbein University is an independent, liberal arts

institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Westerville, Oh. Mathew is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Greene, Fayetteville. Jessica is the daughter of Theresa McMullen, Fayetteville.

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Letters to Santa from Sardina Elementary First Grade Dear Santa, I have been good most of this year. I would really like some Justin Bieber things for Christmas. Thank you! Your friend, Jazzmine Page

Dear Santa, Makayla and Luke should not get any presents this Christmas. They have NOT been good. I have been very good and would like some wrestlers and a wrestling ring this year. Thank you! Your friend, Noah Bellamy

Dear Santa, My name is Christian Amburgey. I hope that you know from watching that I have been very good. I will leave milk and cookies for you. I hope the reindeer and the sleigh make the trip ok because I really want a monster truck and an X Box 360. Please forgive my 2 dogs Molly and Fred. They have not been good, but they

would like some chew toys. Thank you! Your friend. Christian Amburgey Dear Santa, I have been good most of the time this year. Please bring me a Go Go pup, a Zhu Zhu Pet house, Squeakies, and a toy horse. I will leave milk and cookies for you. Please bring

Dear Santa, What is in Rudolph’s nose that makes it glow and shine red? How are the elves doing? I would like a bey blade for Christmas. Thank you! Your friend,

Jeremiah Shively Dear Santa, I have been very very good all year. Do NOT trust what my sister might tell you. I want a puppy for Christmas, but please do not tell my dog. She will get mad at me. Thank you! Your friend, Lacey Fisher

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Letters to Santa from Sardina Elementary First Grade

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Mr. Riedel’s First Gradeclass Dear Santa, My name is Steven. I would like to tell you that I have been good most of this year. Instead of toys I’d like to have Play Station 2 games for Christmas. Please bring my brother some toys too. Thank you! Your friend, Steven Mingua Dear Santa, If you were to bring me presents this year for Christmas and put them under my tree, I’d really like a DSI and some horse games. You can find them at Toys R Us. I’d also like some hair extensions. I’ve been mostly good and a little bad this year. Thank you! Your friend, Brianna Bellamy Dear Santa, This is Thomas. I’m 6 years old. I have been very good this year. Here is what I want for Christmas. I would really like a jack knife and a toy limo. Thanks for the scout elf, Jack. He is very sneaky and real. I know that the north star led the 3 wisemen to the baby Jesus. Christmas if Jesus’ birthday. Happy Holidays! Your friend, Thomas Barrow Dear Santa, I have been pretty good this year. Please bring me a pet pillow this year. I will leave you cookies and milk and oats for your reindeer. As for my brother Lucas, he does not like to share the X box 360 very well so he probably deserves no presents. Well, maybe just ONE. Thank you! I love you! Your friend, Layla Amon Dear Santa, I was good this year. I will leave you milk and cookies. I would like for you to bring me a football, some hunting stuff, and maybe a remote control helicopter. I’d also like a Fushigi floating ball. Thank you! Your friend, Cameron Darnall Dear Santa, I am six years old. I’ve been good. This is my wish list: a Zoo Zoo pet(it’s a toy hamster), a Tinkerbell dvd, a teddy bear, a Barbie, and a stuffed animal cat. I will leave you cookies and milk. Thank you! Your friend, Madeline Doss Dear Santa, I have cookies and milk for you when you come. Also I will have a lot of carrots for the reindeer. I would like a fairy princess and a skate board. Bring my sister a Dora video game. I have been very good this year. Your friend, Taylor Schumacher Dear Santa, Hi! How are you doing? I want a dirt bike and a four wheeler for Christmas. I never had a four wheeler or a dirt bike in my life and I’d really like to play with them. Would you give my little sister a teddy bear and my little, little sister a toy ball. Thank you and Merry Christmas Santa! Your friend, Michael Bonilla Dear Santa, I like nutcrackers, Christmas trees, candy canes, and Christmas bells. My favorite holiday is Christmas. We enjoy making Christmas cookies for you and having milk for you to drink. I would really like a skateboard this year. Thank you! Your friend, Isaac Amiot

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Dear Santa, I feed cats and rescue cats. I pet stray dogs. I will feed your reindeer carrots with cheddar cheese. I would like a fur vest and fur boots for Christmas. Thank you! Your friend, Lilly Martin Dear Santa, I think I’ve been a good boy this year. For Christmas I’d like a remote control car, an army man costume, some toy guns, an X-box 360, a creepy crawler maker, and an I-pod. I will leave you some milk and cookies and carrots for Rudolph. Thank you! Your friend, Gage Hurt Dear Santa, I want a PS 3. I was a very good boy. I also want and XBox 360. My brother Justin has been good. I want a Call of

Dear Santa, I want an X Box 360, a remote control truck, car and helicopter. I have been good most of the time. I would also like a remote control tow truck. I hope you’ll bring my mom some new gym shoes. She is a good girl and I love her lots! Thank you! Merry Christmas! Your friend, Alec Fields Dear Santa, I would like to have a PS 3, a DSI, a spy plane and a Fushigi floating ball. I have been good MOST of this year. Thank you! Your Friend, Nathan Sprague Dear Santa, My name is Kayleigh Clark. I have been good so far this year. I hope you have a safe trip this Christmas. I will leave you some cookies for your long trip and a few carrots and oats for the reindeer. I’d really like to have a horse for Christmas and a Play Station 2. Merry Christmas! Your friend, Kayleigh Clark Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would love to have a dirt bike, a 4 wheeler, toys, cookies, milk, and anything else you think I have been good enough to receive. My bubby and sissy have been bad, but you could bring them one package each. Have a Merry Christmas! Your friend, Cody Blake Trent Dear Santa, I would really like about anything you want to bring me for Christmas. I had a fire at my house a few weeks ago and could use anything…new toys…clothes…shoes…. I try to be good…have good days and bad….but will try harder this next year. Thank you! Have a great Christmas! Your friend, Lee Smith Dear Santa, I am a very shy little girl who doesn’t talk much at all. I really wanted to get my message to you. I have been a very good little girl and will appreciate anything you might want to give me for Christmas. Happy Holidays to all my friends! Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Claus! Your friend, Jadon Watkins Mrs. Beyer’s First Grade Class Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Haylea. I have been an okay kid this year. I would like to have a Baby Play All Day for me and Sissy. My Uncle Greg has been a bad, bad boy this year. So don’t bring him anything. If you don’t, I will leave you extra cookies and milk. Your friend, Haylea P.S. I will leave carrots for the reindeer and come hungry. Dear Santa, I am good. I want a race track. My little sister, Morgan wants a cat. We will leave cookies and milk. Your friend,

Mason Dear Santa, I’ve been a good girl. My sister, Amanda and I are coming to see you at the zoo. Would your reindeer like for us to bring some carrots? Your friend, Megan Dear Santa, I would like to have a Buzz Lightyear for Christmas. I hope that you have a safe trip. I love my grandma, grandpa, and mommy. Your friend, Hunter Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. I would like to have a rubber band ball and a trampoline and some toys for my little brother. Plus I will put milk and cookies and apples out for the reindeer. Your friend, Madison Dear Santa, I want a new DS and a new DS game and a game for my sisters and a teddy bear for my mommy. Your friend, Misti Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I want a Loopz game, Baby Alive, drums, Moxie Teen, snow maker, and a Bratz Talk doll. I will leave you milk and cookies. Your friend, Aaliyah Dear Santa, I would like a doll and a tea set. Please bring my sister Madison a doll, too. My brother Hunter wants tools. My teacher is super sweet, so please give her a Mickey Mouse clock. I will leave carrots for your reindeer and cookies and an apple for you! Your friend, Skylar Dear Santa, I would like a hamster and a DS for Christmas. But the best present is for my sister, Kristina, to come home for Christmas. Your friend, Deanna Dear Santa, I have been good all year long for Christmas. I want a Pillow Pet and an ICarly movie please. I will leave you milk and cookies. Your friend, Leslie Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. We will have milk and cookies. Can you please bring me some new markers? Your friend, Emma Dear Santa, I am writing to tell you something. I have been a very good little boy this year. I wish I could say the same for my baby sister. Her name is Paige. She cries a lot! These are a few things I would like for Christmas- video games, remote control helicopter or Nerf gun. Your friend, Jason Dear Santa, I would like a skateboard game and a water gun. Please bring my brothers some stuff too. Your friend, Dylan Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. For Christmas I would like to have a remote control car. Your friend, Hunter Dear Santa, I know you see what we do, because I saw you looking at me in the window last year. I

PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR THE BROWN COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be accepting letters of application from interested citizens of Brown County to serve on the Brown County DD Board of Directors. There is one expired board member vacant position to fill. Appointment by Probate Judge with a term commencing January 2011. A board member may be appointed to three consecutive terms of four years each. Resumes or letters of interest can be mailed to: Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH 45121, Attention: Lena Bradford. By the Appointing Authority: Margaret A. Clark, Brown County Probate Judge

like the magic footprints on the floor. When you come, you must get full eating all those cookies. This year I’m giving you a gift by the cookies. Your friend, Cassie Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. For Christmas, I would like some Squinkies Loops, Littles Pet Shop Rescue Tails Center, and some video games and some wood crafts. I would also like a new pair of gloves. If you bring me these things, I will stop fighting with my brother. I will leave your reindeer some food. Your friend, Madison Dear Santa, Hi! I hope you and Mrs. Claus are having a good day! I want a lollipop and a Crisscross Crash for my Hot Wheels. I will leave cookies and milk on the computer for you. You have a safe trip. Your friend, Drew Dear Santa, I want Epic Mickey video game for Christmas and the Chocolate Factory Movie. Your friend, Alex Dear Santa, I know I was bad this year, but can I still have all my presents please? Your friend, Brayden Dear Santa, I like tractors and combines. My sisters and brother are not that bad. The fireplace will be clean. I will bake cookies for your snack. Will you bring our new dog a bone? I have a new baby sister also. Your friend, Ian Dear Santa, My name is Anthony. I can’t wait for Christmas. I have been so good this year. My family just put up our tree yesterday. Your friend, Anthony Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy this year. I hope I can have an XBox 360. My brother and sisters have been good too. I will leave food for your reindeer and cookies for you! Your friend, Gavin Dear Santa, I want a Barbie doll for Christmas. My mom wants some candles. My brother wants a new bike. My dad wants a new bike too. I have been good this year. Your friend, Hailie

More for Santa Dear Santa Claus, My name is Summer Souder. I’ve been good this year. I would really like a Zoobles playset. I would be very happy. Thank you. Your friend, Summer Souder

‘Blue Christmas’ church service scheduled A ‘Blue Christmas’ Service has been set for Sunday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville. If Christmas is not the same for you this year due to a loss or hardship in your life, you are invited to join in this service of worship. The ‘Blue Christmas’ service acknowledges those feelings, while giving us a time to know we are still a child of God. You will be welcomed, accepted, and free to join in the service as you feel comfortable doing. The service is open to the entire community. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one block north of state Route 125.

Thank You Jack Crout for purchasing my market barrow at the 2010 Brown County Fair. Ben Bradley Eastern Brown FFA

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(937) 444-3043 Christmas Tree at Ripley Federal Savings Bank Ripley Federal Savings Bank is inviting the community to stop and see the beautifully decorated Christmas tree located in the lobby of the main branch in Ripley. This tree was decorated again this year with ornaments hand made by the first grade students of RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington Elementary school. Teachers assisting the students with the decorations were Aimee Carpenter, Kelly Saelens, Mary Edenfield and Lisa Moran. Funds were donated by Ripley Federal to purchase the supplies needed for the decorations. The hard work and creativeness of the students is very much appreciated by Ripley Federal.

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Dear Santa Claus, I’ve been very good this year. I would be very happy if you would be able to bring me the new Barbie Glam Vacation Airplane. Also, please make sure the rest of my family gets what they want. Thank you. Your friend, Natalee Vernon

Christmas & New Year’s Mass Schedule For

ST. ANGELA MERICI PARISH, FAYETTEVILLE & ST. MICHAEL PARISH, MT. ORAB CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE December 24: St. Michael Church, Mt. Orab St. Patrick Chapel, Fayetteville St. Martin Chapel, St. Martin December 25: St. Michael Church, Mt. Orab St. Patrick Chapel, Fayetteville January 1:

3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE 9:00 a.m. St. Michael Church, Mt. Orab St. Patrick Chapel, Fayetteville 10:00 a.m. St. Michael Church: 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab St. Martin Chapel: 20864 St. Rt. 251, St. Martin St. Patrick Chapel: 130 Stone Alley, Fayetteville

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Duty World at War. Parker is bad. Bella is bad sometimes too. I want the game Call of Duty Black Ops and X-Box 360 games. I want Modern Warfare 2 for the X-Box 360 and an Ipod. Thank you! Merry Christmas! Your friend, Nathan Smith P.S. I have a friend who comes to my class from the high school to help in our classroom. He’s my buddy. Please bring him lots of presents too…money, trucks, cars, Ipods… he’d like anything! Merry Christmas Brandon !

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Adopt a new Friend (News from the BCAS) By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The staff at the Brown County Animal Shelter are struggling to find enough kennels for all the dogs that have been arriving at the shelter. Deputy Dog Warden James Massie said he currently has 33 dogs at the shelter which is near capacity. “We have to leave at least 2 kennels empty for emergency cases,” Massie stated. “We seem to be getting more and more calls from all over the county on dogs that have been abandoned. It’s not just in one area, its everywhere.”

Massie explained that because of the increasing number of foreclosures in the county, more and more people are just leaving their pets behind to fend for themselves. “We had three cases in the past week where either a family was facing foreclosure or were evicted, and let their animals behind,” Massie added. Massie said Dog Warden, Andrew Dunn was called to a home where three puppies and a grown dog had been left behind after they had been evicted. “The landlord told us the animals hadn’t had any food or water in three or four days,” Massie said.

Dunn went to the location, to check on the dogs, but because the shelter is currently overcrowded, he had to leave the animals at the address. Shaking his head in discouragement, Massie said, “I just don’t understand how anyone could do something like that. These animals don’t deserve treatment that. kind of treatment. The shelter is featuring two of its residents, including a 7-month old black lab/ beagle mix and a one year old male black lab mix. The shelter is in need of towels, doggie treats such as rawhide chews, collars and leases and especially toys for the dogs who spend many hours alone, waiting to be adopted. Stop by the shelter and check out the Christmas tree in the lobby which is decorated with paper objects representing all the items the shelter is in need of. “Please stop by the shelter and pick an item off the tree, that the shelter needs,” Massie said. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s very helpful to the shelter.” The shelter may be reached by calling (937) 379-4357.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at Mt. Nebo The community is invited to attend one of the Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. The worship services will be offered at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Each service will offer Christmas music, a heart-warming message from Scripture, and the lighting of candles. Mt. Nebo is located at 11693 State Route 774 just 4 1/2miles south of Lake Manor Restaurant or 3 miles north of Hamersville.

The giving tree is in the lobby of the Brown County Animal Shelter.

Farmers’ last chance to win $2,500 Deadline for America’s Farmers Grow is Dec. 31, 2010 In the season of giving, Ohio farmers can get into the holiday spirit by registering to win $2,500 for their favorite nonprofit organizations through the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. One farmer in each of Ohio’s 63 participating counties will win. As the holidays are quickly approaching, so is the Dec. 31 deadline for registration. Farmers can apply online at www.growcommunities.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332 for the chance to direct $2,500 to organizations such as 4H, FFA, local libraries or fire departments. Farmers, age 21 and over, who are actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, or 40 acres of open field veg-

etables, or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture, are eligible. Pilot programs in 10 states resulted in $1.2 million being donated to nonprofit organizations in rural communities. Now, farmers in more than 1,200 counties across 38 states have the opportunity to support youth organizations, schools and community groups of their choice. In addition to the $2,500 donation to a local organization, local United Way chapters will receive a $1 donation from the Monsanto Fund with each farmer sign-up, providing yet another opportunity for farmers to make a difference in their communities. Brown, Adams, Clermont, Clinton, and Highland were named among the eligible coun-

ties in Ohio. Visit www.growcommunities.com to sign up and to learn more about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. This opportunity is open to qualifying farmers, and no purchase is necessary in order to enter or win. Monsanto Fund will announce winning farmers and recipient organizations in February 2011. The program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities, in order to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. To obtain a copy of the official rules for this program, visit www.growcommunities.com or send a written request to Eileen Jensen, 914 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO 63102.

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Eastern Warriors double up Rockets in homecoming game By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press

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Eastern’s Chase Lawson connects on a 3-pointer during the Warriors’ win over Fayetteville last Friday. Lawson paced Eastern with a game-high 15 points.

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The Ripley Lady Blue Jays kept their undefeated Southern Hills League record intact by downing the

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North Adams Lady Devils 46-33 last Thursday at “The Nest.” “Defending and rebounding were the difference,” said Ripley coach Chris Coleman. “We were really

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Ripley’s Sadie Grisham makes a free throw down the stretch during the Lady Jays’ win over North Adams.

patient with their press and hit the spots we needed to hit.” Kelsey Carpenter and Tori Boone made layups in the early going, giving the Lady Jays a 4-1 advantage. Kody Gilkerson added two baskets in the paint before the end of the period, putting Ripley in front 8-3 after eight minutes of play. After Gilkerson added two free throws at the start of the second stanza, Laynee Davis nailed a 3-pointer for the Lady Devils. Emily Fite made 1-of-2 at the line, cutting Ripley’s lead to 10-7. The Lady Jays responded with five unanswered points, including two layups by Carpenter, pushing the lead to 15-7. Davis and Fite each hit jump shots for North Adams, trimming Ripley’s lead to 15-11. Carpenter hit a three with 3:49 left in the half, giving the Lady Jays an 18-11 lead. The Lady Devils got three free throws and a 3-pointer from Alisan Sparks before the end of the second period, closing the gap to 20-17 at the break. “We worked on North Adams’ press in practice, and coming off the win over Eastern, maybe we were used to pressure,” said Coleman. The Lady Devils tied the score during the first minute of the second half after Fite stuck back an offensive rebound and Corey Pertuset added a free throw. Niya Royal responded for Ripley with a nice spin move

only to be matched by North Adams’ Destiny Copas. Boone scored in the post, but Sparks answered with a drive, keeping the score tied at 24-24 with just under four minutes left in the third period. Both teams went cold from the field, going nearly four minutes without a score. Carpenter ended the drought with four seconds left in the frame, scoring on a drive that gave Ripley a 2624 edge heading into the fourth quarter. After Boone scored another basket in the post, Fite made a layup and Sparks canned a three, giving North Adams its first lead of the night, 29-28, with just over six minutes left in the game. Carpenter made good on two free throws and Jessica Garrison nailed a timely 3pointer, giving the Lady Jays a 33-29 advantage with just over five minutes left to play. The Lady Devils converted 3-of-4 at the line, closing the gap to 33-32 at the fourminute mark. Ripley proceeded to score 13 unanswered points over the next three minutes. Carpenter was 4-of-4 while Royal and Sadie Grisham each went 2-of-2 at the charity stripe during the run. Carpenter and Grisham also added layups out of the spread offense, securing the 46-33 SHL win for Ripley. “We made our free throws down the stretch,” said Coleman. “It all comes down to effort. We boxed out and hit the offensive glass (Grisham finished with 14

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Ripley’s Kelsey Carpenter lays in a shot during the Lady Jays’ win over North Adams.

rebounds). Tori is really coming on. Niya and Kelsey controlled the game offensively. Jessica struggled shooting, but played better defense.” Carpenter led all scorers with 19 tallies. Royal and Gilkerson added six points each. Garrison chipped in five. Grisham and Boone finished with four points each for the Lady Jays. Sparks paced the Lady Devils with 12 points. Davis and Fite added seven points each. Pertuset chipped in five. The win lifted Ripley to 5-

0 overall, 3-0 in SHL play. “That group of sophomores has played together, so they know each other well,” added Coleman. “They also blend in nicely with our two seniors (Carpenter and Grisham).” In reserve action, North Adams nipped Ripley, 3330. Calee Downs led all scorers with eight points. Taylor Gast added six for the Lady Devils. Jaden Royal paced Ripley with seven tallies. Carlee Haitz added six.

Ripley Blue Jays roll over Lynchburg Mustangs, 72-43 By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Ripley Blue Jays picked up their third win of the season on Tuesday, defeating the visiting Lynchburg Mustangs by a score of 72-43. “It was a little sloppy early,” said Ripley coach

Mike Kennedy. “We struggled against their zone the first 2 1/2 quarters.” The Jays did struggle offensively early on, falling behind 6-1 after committing four early turnovers. Shots finally started falling for the Jays late in the first frame. Jordan Mitchell hit a 3-pointer with just over

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Ripley’s Jordan Mitchell loads up for one of his seven 3pointers during the Jays’ win over Lynchburg.

three minutes left in the quarter. Michael Haley added a layup on a drive to the basket a minute later, tying the count at 9-9. Dylan Noll gave the Mustangs the lead again when he stuck back an offensive rebound with 1:13 left in the first. Jarrin Taul made a teardrop jumper in the final minute for the Jays, tying the score at 11-11 after one quarter. Ravye Williams, getting back to full strength after an injury, made good on a jumper and a layup to start the second quarter. Mitchell added another three, putting the Jays on top, 18-11. Haley converted a threepoint play with 5:40 left in the second stanza, extending Ripley’s lead to 21-11. Mitchell added two more 3-pointers in the period. Haley drained a three and Taul netted a three of his own, putting the Jays in front 35-22 with just under a minute left in the half. The Mustangs got a basket from Shain Gregg with time running out, closing the gap to 35-24 at the break. “We were slow in that first quarter,” said Kennedy. “Once we turned up the pressure, we got going. Jarrin and Ravye did a decent job pressuring the ball tonight.” Ripley started the third

quarter with a bang. Taul hit a jump shot and Mitchell canned yet another three, pushing the Jays’ lead to 4024. The Mustangs fought back. Steven Collins scored in the post and added a threepoint play. Austin Fawley scored on a back-door cut. collins added two more free throws and with just over four minutes left in the third, Ripley’s lead was trimmed to 42-33. Two minutes later, Haley shoveled a nice pass to Riley Saelens for an easy two. Logan Perkins added a 3pointer and the Ripley lead grew to 14 points, 49-35. Haley scored in the paint and Jesse Prince converted a three-point play for the Jays, putting Ripley on top 54-37. Collins got another bucket in the post for the Mustangs, making the score after three quarters 54-39 in favor of the Jays. In the fourth frame, Mitchell connected on two more threes, giving him seven trifectas on the evening and putting the Jays in front 61-40 with 6:28 left to play. The Ripley defense held Lynchburg to just three more points the rest of the way while the offense added 11 more to the total, giving the Jays a 72-43 Southern Hills League win. “We have to team rebound

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Ripley’s Michael Haley goes up for two of his 10 points during the Jays’ win over Lynchburg.

and play team defense to overcome our lack of size,” said Kennedy. “We struggle against big, strong kids inside. Collins hurt us a bit. We also need to push our opponents out farther on the floor. We did a nice job of that tonight.” Mitchell led the Jays with a game-high 21 tallies. Williams added 12. Perkins and Haley chipped in 10 points each. Taul finished with seven. Saelens and Prince netted five points each.

Fawley led the Mustangs with 18 points. Collins added 12. Noll chipped in six. In the junior varsity game, Ripley held off Lynchburg, 39-32. Gage Bradford led all scorers with 15 points. Donte Bennett and Austin Brooks added eight points each for the Jays. Ryan Inman paced the Mustangs with seven tallies. Alec Smith and Jacob Skaggs added six points each.

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Georgetown’s Ben Cropper absorbs a foul during the GMen’s loss to Williamsburg.

“Turnovers were the key,” said Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood. “We knew coming into this season we would have to take care of the ball. Our inexperience showed up tonight.” The first quarter was all Georgetown, despite the GMen struggling with Williamsburg’s pressure. Alex Otto stuck back an offensive board with 5:17 left in the first, giving the GMen a seven-point lead at 92. Williamsburg climbed back into the game, taking a one-point lead with 1:36 remaining in the period on a 3-pointer by Elliot Young. Georgetown scored the final five points of the frame on layups by Nathan Lewis and Ben Cropper and a free throw from Bruce-Derrick Williams. After one complete, Georgetown held a 1612 edge. two Southern The Buckeye Conference rivals traded baskets through the first four minutes of the second stanza. Tommy Stenger gave the

G-Men their largest lead of the night with 3:13 remaining in the half when he hit a runner in the lane, putting Georgetown in front 25-17. With just over two minutes to go in the second quarter, Cropper put the G-Men on top 29-22 with a stick back. But the rest of the half belonged to the Wildcats. Jacob Herren scored on two layups in the final 30 seconds of the quarter, cutting the Georgetown lead to 29-28 at the break. The Wildcats kept the momentum through intermission and into the third period. Matt Richardson scored in the post and Kendal Young canned a three early in the third, giving Williamsburg a 33-29 lead. Another three by Elliot Young gave the Wildcats a 36-31 lead before the G-Men came roaring back. Williams scored in the paint, followed by a 3-pointer from Quin Sandlin, tying the score at 36-36 midway through the third quarter. With just under a minute left in the third, Cropper gave

Georgetown a 40-39 edge with a layup. Herren answered for the Wildcats with 36 seconds to go in the period, giving Williamsburg a 41-40 advantage heading into the final frame. For the first three minutes of the fourth quarter, the two teams traded baskets. With five minutes remaining, Cody Drake drained a three for Georgetown, giving the G-Men their final lead of the night at 46-45. Williamsburg started to spread the floor, working their offense for a good shot. The Wildcats got several of them in the final five minutes. Kevin Keeton scored three times near the basket and Elliot Young added two free throws. After a layup by Kendal Young and free throws by Herren and Richardson, the Wildcats completed a 12-0 run that put the game out of reach. Cropper scored four points in the final minute, but it wasn’t enough as the GMen fell to Williamsburg, 59-50.

“We rebounded pretty well and the kids played hard,” said Underwood. “Williamsburg has talent and size. Coach (Dan) McKibben does a nice job. They got the lead and maintained it. We didn’t execute very well tonight.” Elliot Young led all scorers with 24 points. Herren added 13. Kendal Young chipped in seven. Keeton and Richardson each finished with six tallies for the Wildcats. Cropper led Georgetown with 16 points. Drake and Stenger added seven points each. Williams netted six. The loss dropped the GMen to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the SBC. In junior varsity action, defeated Williamsburg Georgetown, 38-31. Anthony Young led the Wildcats with a game-high 11 points. Theo Simpson and Luke Workman added 10 points each. Austin Carrington paced the G-Men with 10 points. Austin West added eight and Layne Lucas chipped in six.

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Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church will old a special Candelight service on Saturday Dec. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2460 Greenbush West Road, Williamsburg. American Legion Post 367, Ripley, will have a special visit Santa, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 18. The post is located at 2944 Elk River Road, For details call (937) 392-1586. Special Benefit to be held for the Carolyn Stout family, at the Rambler Community Center. The family has experienced severe hardship with the extended illness and death of her husband. For more information call (937) 6950953 or (937) 515-2260. SUNDAY 12/19 “Blue Christmas” church service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville. Bible Chapel is located at 119 N. Avenue in Hamersville, only one block north of SR 125. For details call (937) 392-9350.

MONDAY 12/20 Sterling Township Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Monday, December 20 located in the Sterling Township Hall at the corner of Eastwood and Greenbush West Road and begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information (937) 444-4885. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel in St. Martin will host activities for senior citizens 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, blood pressure screening and blood sugar testing will be conducted this day. Indoor walking is also slated this day. All area citizens 55 and older are invited to attend. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 TriCounty Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information

COURT NEWS Property Sales Anthony Prevento to Diana League Prevento, .85 acres in Clark Twp. filed 12/8/2010 Prentice L. Meddings to Lorrie Garrod, Cynthia Meddings, Carolyn Pollitt, .94 acres in Clark Twp. Hamersville, filed 12/3/2010 Brush Creek Baptist Church to Brush Creek Baptist Church Trustees, .68 acres in Eagle Twp., filed 12/8/2010 Michael W. Atwell to Richard T and Pamela S. Wiles, 5.04 acres in Franklin Twp., $235,000 , filed 12/3/2010 Jim Vern and Valerie Bullock to Valerie Bullock, Lot 2304 Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 12/6/2010 Bill Fee to Gemoleen Lynn and William Fee, 9.48 acres in Green Twp., $23,333, filed 12/8/2010 Kelly Raye Detrick to Kelly Faye Detrick, Mt. Orab, Lot #5 T.I.F., filed 12/3/2010 Roger W. Smith to Michael and Joyce Shephert 3.60 acres in Jackson Twp., $80,000, filed 12/3/2010 Lucille Graves to Warren and Joann Wagner, Lot #13 and 14 in Carlisle Lots Whole Ash Ridge, Jackson Twp., $21,000, filed 12/3/2010 A. M. and Phyllis G. Iannelli, trustee to Scott and Mary Kaser, Lot 1719 and Lot 1720, Lake Waynoka Sub, Jackson Twp., $224,000, filed 12/3/2010 Leah L. Bromen to Leaha L. Bromen, Kenneth and Lana Kittenbrink, Lot 1859 and lot 1862 Lake Waynoka Sub, Jackson Twp., filed 12/3/2010 J Bolender Farms AN Ohio Partner to Arthur M. and John S. Planck and Robert T. Lewis, 1.62 acres (Lot 14 in Lewis Twp., 14,000, filed, 12/7/2010 Donald and Doris Brookbank et al to Nancy Herron and Sandra Germann, 5.33 acres, .72 acres in Lewis Twp and in-lot 131 and in-lot 132 (Whole Lewis Twp, Higginsport) $45,000, filed 12/8/2010 Ken and Loretta Sheets to Euless R. and Pence Roy Long, Lot 1423 Lake Lorelei Sub, Perry Twp. $650, filed 12/6/2010 John T. and Patricia M. Denier to Patricia M and John T. Denier, trustee, 19.03 acres in Perry Twp., filed 12/7/2010 Debra C. Dickman to Tracy Brock, Lot 16 in Victory Estates, Perry Twp., $55,900, filed 12/6/2010 Bruce and Debra S. Wuerdeman to Bruce Wuerdeman, 5.10 acres in Perry Twp., filed 12/3/2010 Barnard R. and Pamela S. Daniel to Pamela Danies, 5.04 acres in St. Martin Village, filed 12/6/2010 Richard L. and Cheryl A. Pierson to Secretary Housing and Urban Development, 1 acre in Pike Twp., filed 12/7/2010 John L. and Ruth E. Reynolds to Ruth E. Reynolds, Lot 17 Quail Trace Stb, Georgetown, filed 12/9/2010 Joann Fritz trustee to Alan W. and Andrea J. Scott, out-lot 20 Pleasant Twp. $33,000, filed 12/6/2010 Stephen L. and Candy J. Snider to Stephen Snider, 15.15 acres in Scott Twp., filed 12/8/201 Steve J. and Beth A. Underwood to Canbrico LLC in-lot 12 .53 acres in Sterling Twp., $12,000 filed 12/9/2010 Felicia Tacket and Daniel Lawson to Norma G. Jones, Lot 25 and Lot 26, Anderson Sub, Sterling Twp., $40,000, filed 12/3/2010 Frank Flaugher/Robert McKenzie to Thomas Earl McKinzin, 5 acres in Union Twp., filed 12/3/2010 Miichael S. Pfeffer, trustee to John R. Stivers, Lot 49 Whole Union Twp., Ripley, $84,000, filed 12/3/2010 Donald and Joyce Hildenbrand to Doris J. and James M. Hart, Lot 179, Ripley Village Union Twp. $29,500, filed 12/7/2010 Royal Oak Resources LLC to Judy A. and Keith Herrmann, Lot 16J Ripley, $55,000 filed 12/7/2010 Franklin Savings and Loan to Thomas J. and Sara Headley, .57 acres Lot 40, Wills Point, Mt. Orab. $152,500, filed 12/3/2010

Marriages Jackie Ann Martin, 39, Russellville, clerk to Roy Douglas Bryant, 47, Russellville, unemployed, filed 12/6/2010 Renee Deaton, 31, Hamersville to Kristopher R. Kretzer, 32, Hamersville, Duke Energy, filed 12/7/2010 Crystal Marie Foster, 25, Hamersville, home maker to Lawrence Wayne Harmon, 28, Hamersville, retail, filed 12/7/2010 Teresa Ann Wheeler, 41, Felicity, unemployed to Danny Paul Riley, 55, Felicity, union laborer, filed 12/10/2010

Probate Mabel Ruth Liming, Georgetown, case # 20101203, DOD 12/9/2007, filed 12/9/2010 Bonnie M. North, Mt. Orab, case # 20101205, DOD 11/2/2010, filed 12/9/2010 Adam Nathaniel Painter, Fayetteville, case # 20101202, DOD11/14/2010, filed 12/6/2010 Delores M. Pelletier, case # 20101204, DOD 10/3/2010, filed 12/9/2010

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CIVIL CASES Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. James R. Sword, filed 12/6/2010, action: foreclosures Robert L. Henderson vs. Jeffrey Gast, filed 12/6/2010, action: other civil Wendy Wagner vs. Lawrence Wuebold, filed 12/6/2010, action: stalking order William D. Reynolds vs. J. Darrell Armstrong, filed 12/6/2010, action: other civil Rik Sears, vs. Fenton Riggins and Contracting, filed 12/8/2010 Brown County treasurer vs. William H. Forsee, filed 12/8/2010, action: foreclosures United States of America vs. James Howell Jr., filed 12/8/2010, action foreclosures Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Don H. Holbrook, filed 12/8/2010, action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank NA as trustee vs. Jerry Walters, filed 12/8/2010, action: foreclosures Michael C. James vs. Shawn Jacob, filed 12/9/2010, action: stalking order Warren M. Bonner vs. Shawn A. Jacobs, filed 12/10/2010, action stalking order

DOMESTIC CASES Toni Gast, Georgetown, vs. Jeffery Gast, Aberdeen, filed 12/6/2010, action: domestic violence Robert A. Kohus, Winchester vs. Deborah J. Kohus, Keavy, Ky. filed 12/6/2010, action: dissolution of marriage Nena Swingle, Georgetown, vs. Sean Swingle, Mt. Orab, filed 12/8/2010, action: domestic violence Carla J. Manning, Aberdeen, vs. James T. Manning, Waco, Ky filed 12/10/2010, action: termination of marriage Zachary Triplett, Georgetown, vs. Renee Triplett, filed 12/10/2010, action: domestic violence

is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Ripley Church of The Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. Holy Trinity Bingo for St. Vincent de Paul will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Clermont County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3954, 4070 Greenbriar Road, Batavia.

Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center.

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Singing Benefit to help raise money for the Gilley family will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Freedom In The Rock church in Bethel. For details call Sharon Deems at (513) 276-8673.

Christmas Play at Sardinia Church set for 9 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 19. The church will be presenting “It’s a Jingle Out There...Come Home to the Manger.” For details (937) 446-2594.

The Brown County Public Library Adult Book Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

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TUESDAY 12/21 Student Talent Show at Mt. Orab Middle School beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the school. Many talented children will be performing, Public is welcome. Early dismissal set for the Georgetown Exempted Village Schools on Tuesday, Dec. 21 as follows: elementary school walkers and car riders and Jr/Sr. high school dismissed at 1:20, bus riders from the elementary school at 1:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec .21, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 3786041, Ext. 257. Governing Board of the Brown County Educational Service Center will be held Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 10:30 in the offices of the board, to consider any business which may be necessary. WEDNESDAY 12/22 Brown County Senior Citizens Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at noon at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. Following a short meeting a catered Christmas luncheon will be served. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, Dec. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY 12/24 Candlelight Service at Bible Chapel U.C.C. will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 24. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas Season. For details and directions call (937) 392-9350. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 24 Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 5433137. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service has been scheduled by the Buford Church of Christ, 2457 S.R. 138 in Buford, on December 24 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, for more information (937) 446-2848 New Harmony Church to hold candlelight service on Friday evening, Dec. 24 beginning at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1445 New Harmony Shiloh Road in Williamsburg. Call (513) 734-4334 for more information. SATURDAY 12/25 MERRY CHRISTMAS! UPCOMING EVENTS

Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30-noon Wednesday, Dec.22, at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec.22 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Diabetes classes at Brown County General Hospital Dec. 22 For details call Rhiana at (937) 378-7741. THURSDAY 12/23 “Once Upon a Manger” celebration sponsored by the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, to be held on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. at Western Brown High School. Enjoy singing of Christmas carols while listening to the reading of the Christmas story. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel

Donations can be made to the Salvation Army until December 24 at the Georgetown IGA, Sardinia’s Martin’s super Value, the Mt. Orab Kroger store and the Ripley IGA. For more information call Stan Purdy at 378-4119. Buford Christmas Eve Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 24. The church is located at 2357 state Route 138, Buford For details call (937) 446-2848. Introductory photography class will be offered at Southern Hills Career Center beginning on Jan. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. Call (937) 378-6131 for details. Sign Language course at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in partnership with Western Brown Local Schools will be held for a 10 week period beginning Jan. 4, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. the course is sponsored by the Adult Education Department For details call (937) 3786131. Budget Commission Meeting has been set for Thursday, December 30 at noon, in the Brown County commissioners Conference room, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. Toys for Needy Kids campaign is now taking names for its Christmas give-away. Submit the child's name, age and sex, along with the name, address and phone number of the parent or legal guardian.

Fayetteville Junior Girl Scout Troop #41734 started the Holiday Season out by holding a Food and Toy Drive in Fayetteville. They collected food and toys that they donated to a local family in need. Thank you to all those who donated and made this event a success!

Requests should be mailed to Carolyn Collier, 207 Liming Farm Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio, 45154. Harvest Pointe Christian Church will be traveling to Haiti with Lifeline Christian Mission taking clothing and shoes for children ages 8 to small adult teens. Donations can be dropped at Trester Used Auto Parts in Milford. Contact Rosa Miller for more information at (513) 831 9141. Eastern Brown FFA consignment auction will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Eastern Brown High School parking lot. to contact the school call Luke Rhonemus or Gigi Neal at (937) 378-6016. Brown County Girl Scouts Cookie Rally will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rhonemus Hall at the fairgrounds in Georgetown. Deadline to register Monday, Dec. 20 by calling (937) 3781554. Following the rally from 3 to 5:30 p.m. will be a "Dancing through the Decades" event ONGOING EVENTS New Crafting Classes will begin the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday, all year. Meetings are held at the conservation district office in Georgetown. Call (937) 3784424. Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 1-2 p.m the first Monday of each month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800-928-4848 or (606) 759-4050. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 3863590.

Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit www.agri.ohio.gov. Funds totaling nearly $18,000 are currently unclaimed by Brown County residents, according to the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office in Georgetown. There is a list posted in the Brown County Treasurer's Office in the Brown County Administration Building at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, of those who are owed money by the county. Ripley Community Food Pantry, housed in the downstairs of First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry St., Ripley, needs help in replenishing its supply of food to help needy people in the Ripley community. Anyone desiring to help or obtain further information may contact Nathan Poff at (937) 3924869 or Cecil and Shirley Black at (937) 392-4897. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of DecaturEckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated.

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Statewide deer archery season began Sept. 25 and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 including the week of deer gun season, which will be held SundaySaturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 5. Deer gun hunters also will be able to enjoy an additional weekend of hunting Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is contained in the 2010-2011 Ohio Hunting Regulations that is available where licenses are sold or may be viewed online at wildohio.com.

Ohio Veterans Bonus is available for an estimated 200,000 Ohio residents. Eligible veterans may receive $100 for each month of active duty service in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq during specified times. Further information about those times and other related matters is available by calling the Ohio Veterans Services Network at 1-877-644-6838 or going online at www.veteransbonus.ohio.gov.

Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 4443441.

Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market

An extended version of this Calendar is available on the Brown County Press' website at browncountypress.com.

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The Cold Facts of Winter Stress on Cattle With the cold blast that we experienced here in Southern Ohio, and the increases we have seen in feed costs with the higher corn and soybean prices, I thought this article might serve as a good reminder for the rest of the winter. Cattle need a little more especially during extreme cold temperatures. This article appeared in the weekly newsletter put out by the OSU Extension Beef Team, a few years ago, dealing with beef production. This article was written by Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist. You can read archived editions of the Beef Cattle Letter on my website at http://brown.osu.edu/ag/ag. htm Cattle exposed to cold require more energy (but not protein) for maintenance. Performance can be reduced if action is not taken to provide more energy or providing shelter. Some suggestions for reducing winter stress and maintaining production in cold weather are: 1. Provide windbreaks and shelters to reduce wind speed. 2. Have lots with south slopes in area where average temperatures are higher and moisture conditions are lower. 3. During severe cold weather, bedding may be needed to prevent cattle lying down on frozen

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I think I could have the best hunting season ever or the worst and it would not matter just as long as I helped someone get started hunting that season. It could be taking a person hunting for the first time or helping with a hunter safety class or just giving someone some of my hunting equipment that I no longer use. If we want our sport to continue we should take the time to help someone get started. I base this on the amount of hunters we are retaining year to year, and that number is dropping every year. The number of hunters we are losing every year is 10 and the number we are getting back is 7, so we lose 3 every year. If this keeps going the sport of hunting we love will disappear in the future. Why is this happening? This could be because of a number of reasons. In my opinion it is mostly because of the lack of knowledge about hunting, and the lack of interest in hunting. But that is just my opinion, so I decided to ask other hunters and future hunters for their opinions or reasons. And I was surprised by some of the answers and comments. Lets start with the hunters, most of them agreed that a lack of interest was a big factor and if someone is not interested in something its hard to change their mind. But they also stated that a lot of kids just didn’t have an adult around who hunted and could help them get started, and not only kids but young men and woman who wants to hunt didn’t have someone to show them the rope’s. The lack of hunting land was another reason, due to building and other reason. And the cost of tags and license for someone that wants to try hunting for the first time to see if they would enjoy it, but not sure they want to spend that kind of money just to see if they would like it. The reasons that the future hunters gave was much the same as the hunters. With a couple that was different, that stuck out. The first was that they had tried hunting but didn’t know what they were doing for sure and became frustrated and gave it up. The other was

Jeff Kress that they didn’t know how to go about getting a good place to hunt. Ok now how do we change this? It will take veteran hunters and future together to change this. First hunters will have to be willing to take a person hunting and show them how, from what equipment to use and where to hunt and how to take care of the game they harvest. This will not be done in one outing it may take several trips to the woods or fields to help this new hunter, so they will not be frustrated anymore and give up. And don’t forget about showing them how to ask for permission to hunt, do this by taking them along when you go ask for permission. Now the part of the future hunter, you need to find a veteran hunter and just ask for help. You will find that any hunter that truly loves hunting will be more than happy to help you. And the only reward they will ask for in return, will be the chance to see your smiling face and to share in the excitement when you have your first successful hunt. On the subject of the cost of license and tags for someone that wants to try hunting but not sure they want to spend that much money, just to find out if they would enjoy hunting or not. In my opinion this is where the O.D.N.R. should set aside special days during all the hunting season so someone new to hunting can hunt with a licensed hunter at no cost to try hunting. I think this would be a good investment for the O.D.N.R. for getting future hunters interested in hunting. And with more people interested in hunting they would have more license and tag sales. So with hunters helping future hunters get started, and with future hunters asking for help and the O.D.N.R. giving them a chance to try hunting everybody gets to share the joy of helping.

Arthritis: Buster’s story about crippling pain BY DR. DAN MEAKIN About a month ago Brian and “Buster” Jones visited All Creatures seeking help for Buster’s increasing pain and poor quality of life. Buster is eight years old and has had knee trouble since the age of 5, with increasing stiffness and pain and reluctance to move. One thing I have learned treating animals is owners hate to see their pets suffer, often even more than they tolerate pain themselves. Brian and Buster are definitely not the first client to seek out All Creatures because their aging canine was experiencing increasing pain. Buster’s arthritis is in both of his knees and crippling him. What the Jones were giving him for pain was not helping anymore. So often we have owners stop pain medications because they feel they are not helping. Frequently this is true but we have found that by

tweaking their pet’s medications or adding another medication, we can see significant improvement in a pet’s arthritis pain. At All Creatures Animal Hospital, multimodal arthritis therapy is the approach we use to handle a patients arthritis pain. From spending time studying at the “The Animal Pain Clinic” in Colorado with Dr Dan’s mentor and former vet school roommate, All Creatures has adopted many of Dr. Gaynor’s recommendations for pain prevention and treatment. These pain free treatment protocols are not only for arthritis, but also for amputations, declaws, orthopedic surgeries and other chronic conditions. For debilitating chronic arthritis, All Creatures uses combination therapy (Multimodal) combining the use of: laser therapy, injectable nutraceuticals, drug therapy (various narcotics and other pain medications), Various Nutraceuticals such as Phycox or Dasaquin (a blend of fish oil,

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WANTED Truck Driver, Tractor Dump trailer, regional, steady, year round work, good equipment & pay, must have Class A CDL, good record, pass drug test. Call 513-638-0083 ONLY. CNA’S NEEDED to touch the heart of those in need, in the coming seasons of giving, and all year round! We offer 12 hour shift. Call or stop by to fill out an application. 937-378-3727. DRIVERS WANTED CDL-B w/Hazmat, local propane delivery driver, top pay w/benefits. 513-939-7400.

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GEORGETOWN: 2BR upstairs apartment, heat, electric & water included, no pets, $545/mo. Daytime call 937-378-6146, evenings call ULTIMATE SALON is 513-752-6549. expanding & needs an experienced Cosmetologist. LYTLE TRACE ApartCall Tammy ments, Williamsburg, 937-378-3481. OH. Unfurnished, age 62+, 1br, secure building, Visit us at: residentialrenewal.info utilities included, rent subsidized, laundry room, 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED community room, library, cozy living. Call 2BR apartments, Wil- 513-724-3358. liamsburg, $510/mo., all utilities included except electric. $200. deposit special. 513-724-7802. MT. ORAB 1BR APARTMENT upstairs, Mt. Orab. Appli- Candlelight Apartments ances included, water, 2br Townhouse sewer, trash also inStarts at $565.00 cluded. $325/rent, $325/dep. References. Visit our website: 513-724-2050. briarcreekproperties.com 2ND STORY 2br, Saror call 513-532-5291 or dinia, $350/mo, $350/dep. 937-515-3092 Electric efficient heat, water/sewer/trash in- MT. ORAB - 1br apartcluded. 937-587-2230. ment at $495/mo. You NO utilities. ACCEPTING APPLI- pay or CATIONS for 1, 2 & 937-444-4168 513-739-5550. 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 MT. ORAB, 2br, 1.5ba Airport Rd., Georgetown, townhouse, equipped OH, 937-378-4565. kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 plus utilities, $470/de“FALL DEALS ARE posit, no pets, good GOOD DEALS” credit, reference check reUnfurnished Efficiency quired. January vacancy, $319 937-442-3275.

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MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-616-6817 or 513-504-3368. NOW RENTING One bedroom apartment, utilities included. Rent is income based. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and have a mental illness. For more information call Amanda 937-378-6041, Ext. 257

CLEAN 2BR on 1-acre, all electric, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, located between Decatur & Aberdeen. $425/mo. includes water, $425/dep. 937-378-6827. WILLIAMSBURG, 2BR, 2ba, covered front porch, back deck, shed, carport, extra large yard, water & garbage paid, deposit & references required. $500/mo. 513-330-2102 or 513-313-4316.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main St. in Williamsburg. Has kitchen and restrooms in basement area. Has been previously used as a church. Would be good RIPLEY SCHOOL- for office space also. call HOUSE Apartments, 1br $2,000/mo. units available, Move-in 513-616-8851. Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors UPTOWN BUILDING, 62 years old, disabled or prime location, 2000sq. handicapped. For ques- ft., great for retail or ofspace. Call tions call 937-392-9216 fice 937-205-1678 for details. or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County 400 - HOUSES FOR SALE Senior Citizens Council. FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns SARDINIA - 3br, central & 20 rolling acres with a/c, no smoking, no dogs! large rock lined creek $550/mo. plus deposit. and woods, great for Some utilities paid. hunting or farming, 513-309-4319. more or less acreage available, Bethel New TAKING APPLICAHope Rd., 1 mi. from TIONS for 2br, 1ba Clermont County line, apartment, quiet dead-end Western Brown but street in Mt. Orab village, close enough for washer/dryer hookup, Bethel. personal yard space, Asking $215,000 $550/mo. plus deposit, no pets. 513-313-5553. 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan 303 - HOUSES FOR RENT (May also sell for less GEORGETOWN - 3br, with fewer acres) 1ba newly remodeled on dead-end street. Available now, $600/dep./rent. 403 - MOBILE HOMES 513-508-0915. FOR SALE 3BR, 1994 mobile home SARDINIA - 12677 in Mt. Orab village, Freeh Rd., 3br, 2-full $7,000/cash OBO, not for baths, utility room, LR, rent. 513-313-5553. kitchen on 2 3/4-acres, $650/mo. plus deposit, background check required. 513-967-7341. RIPLEY 2br w/washer/dryer hookup, large yard, deck, upstairs, no pets, $425/mo. w/deposit. 937-392-4653.

SARDINIA 3br, $550/mo., 2br, $450/mo., no smoking, no dogs! plus deposit. 513-309-4319. SARDINIA - House, 3br, 1.5ba, LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, basement, city water, $600/dep., $600/mo., no pets. For info & application call 937-378-5458, references required.

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YEAR-ROUND HAY & eggs at big pink barn. Square & round, can deliver. Do mowing, field planting, custom baling. 937-444-2694.

611 - WANTED TO BUY INDIAN ARTIFACTS, old indian beadwork, Navajo rugs, antique knives, swords, old guns and estates. One call, buys it all 937-695-0755 evenings. NEED EXTRA Cash? Call Today! Buying antiques, gold, silver, furniture, records, CD’s, DVD’s, game systems, coin, tools, household, almost anything! 937-378-1819 or 513-348-5870.

DEPENDABLE CHILDCARE. Full or 612 - SPORTING GOODS part-time, 1st & 2nd shift. Reasonable rates, refer- 8’ POOL table, 1” slate, ences available. Please oakwood, leather pockets, players package w/cover, call 513-314-9224. bought new from Wat506 - CLEANING son’s, used 4 times. Call 937-515-6862. RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just 613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES needing some spring REGISTERED cleaning, great rates, and AKC even better references. Toy Rat Terriers, 3-feCall for a quote, or for males, 2-males, Saddle more information. Back Tri Color, Sire & Dam on premises, born 513-255-4342. Feb. 28th. Need homes 507 - SEWING now, $150/ea. w/registered papers. & ALTERATIONS 513-575-0671. For all your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-444- FREE-TO-LOVING 4276. Reasonable rates, HOME - Mixed Pyrenees Red Heeler Male. About expert service. 9/mos. old, all shots/vet 607 - FIREWOOD checked. Must re-home due to child’s health. Call FOR SALE 513-448-8297 or Firewood, sold by 937-444-3245. State Regulations, u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service LABS - 4-Chocolate, call Cox Firewood at: purebred. Born 10/29/10. 937-378-4309 1st shots, 513-312-6990. No answer, leave message 614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK or call 937-515-5829 Located 2-3 YR old goats; Pure3600 SR 125 bred Nubian Does w/NuGeorgetown, OH bian Doelings at side. 2 yr State & County old Doe Bred to Freshen Voucher welcome in June. Yearling Doe open, born June 11, 2006. Call after 5pm for prices. SEASONED & Split Interested calls only, mixed hardwood, $80 please. Call full-size pickup truckload, 937-764-1260. thrown in & thrown out, will deliver in area between Mt. Orab & Felic- PUPPIES, COON & Lab ity & Amelia & George- mix, $25. Also, hay for town. 937-379-5071 or sale, square & round bales, orchard grass 937-670-0307. mixed, clover & orchard grass. 937-444-4137. SEASONED HARDWOOD Firewood - You 615 - MISC. FOR SALE pick up or we’ll deliver. 55 GALLON plastic barCall 513-305-0628. rels. 513-876-3334.

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ÒCHRISTMAS SPECIALÓ 20’ Aluminum Flag Pole $99 + tax w/purchase of pole you get 3x5 flag for add’l. $20 plus tax BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

937-515-2692 FOR SALE Washer & Dryer front loader, high efficiency Maytag Neptune, $450; truck toolbox from tractor supply, $75; high efficiency propane furnace, $300. 937-213-2060. FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. FULL SIZE electric fireplace insert, new still in box, paid $500, sell $200; TV stand, solid cherry, heavy solid wood, holds up to 42”, $100; Trampoline used twice, heavy duty, paid $325, sell $175; 35’ Terry Camper, good shape, $1200; 1-male, 2-female Chihuahuas, Free to good home!

804 - AUTOS WANTED BIG JIM’S JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774

1990 CHEVY Mark III Conversion Van. 5.7 Liter V8, good condition, clean interior, 4-captains chairs, rear bench seat, A/C, P/W, TV, & more. Tires 50%+, 137,765/miles, $2000 OBO. Call or HOMEMADE FUDGE 937-213-3910 for the holidays, many 937-444-3909. flavors, now taking orders, Aunt Terri’s Home- JUNKED, WRECKED made Fudge. unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., 937-392-1187. some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 802 - MOTORCYCLES/ 513-734-1650

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1241450- Mt. Orab. - Ready to move? Land adjoins a pay lake. 3BD, 2BA. Large open rooms, Hardwood floors, WBFP, Split floor Plan. Newer HVAC. Covered front porch, 2 deck overlooking lake. Lots of shade in front of home. Call today! $64,900

1227072- Winchester- Solid home on public water & sewer. 3BD, 1.5BA. Brand new roof. Home has been well cared for. Att. 1 car garage is finished w/opener. 20x34, 2 car garage oversized. Nicely landscaped. $89,900

1238691- Russellville- Unique cedar sided contemporary home secluded behind pine trees. Many beautiful views. Soaring ceilings, natural lighting thru-out. 4 BR. 3 full Ba. Full bsmt,double-sided FP,huge Fam.Rm. Stocked pond, barn, inground pool all on 10.7 acres. $239,000

Maple Grove.- Mt. Orab. - 3Br 2Ba Clean. Beautiful w/ ceramic updates. Are you ready to move? Fully equipped eat-in kitchen w/ island. MBR suite w/ dbl. vanity. Brand new septic system. 16x8 shed Blacl top drive. Truly a Gem! $79,900

Charles St.- Eastern Schools - 11 Finished Rooms 3 BR 1.5 Ba. Awaiting your growing family! Mostly Brick on a corner location this immaculate, pristine home has it all. Brand new HVAC, Membrane roof and some flring. Finished bsmt. w/ walk-out and a second kitchen Carport onto insulated One car garage. Beautiful landscaping. $89,900

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GEORGETOWN COUNTRY - Immaculate property on 5.290 acres! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home w/many recent upgrades & improvements. Fireplace with gas logs. All appliances stay. Nice front porch & large rear deck overlook manicured lawn, landscaping & unique stocked lake w/dock. 40x30 metal garage has a furnace & concrete floor. Large garden area. Asking $159,900. CLERMONT COUNTY- 5 Year old 3 BR 2 Bath brick/vinyl wrap ranch on .431 acre in country subdivision w/public sewer. Great room concept w/vaulted ceiling. Natural gas heat w/CA. Situated on a corner lot for privacy. Easy access to State Route 125. Now reduced to $109,900. GEORGETOWN- Spacious home with 4 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths on 4.04 acres. Completely renovatednew floors coverings, paint & appliances. Nicely landscaped. Central heat & air. 1st floor bedroom w/full bath would make perfect “in-law” suite. 2 large outbuildings for camper/RV storage or possibly small home business. Large lot for garden or horses. Asking $249,900.

1237914- Mt. Orab - 3 BR. 2 BA. Must see to believe! Fully renovated stick built. Re-finished hdwd floors thru-out. Family rm. carpeted. Brand new wndws, int & ext doors, paint & counter tops. Mins to SR32. 0.50 acres. Private drive. $49,500

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457 W Main St., Mt. Orab - 4BR. Solid two-story frame w/ full finished bsmt. Impeccable condition! Perfect for your growing family or established / new business. Additional workshop for storage. Creek lined rolling yard, wrap around deck. Located Next to Rhodes Crossing. $139,000

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1246303 - Georgetown - Wonderful curb appeal 1.5 story is priced to sell! Light & airy Liv. Rm. w/a natural bay window. Newer roof, vinyl & windows. Lots of storage. 1 car detached garage. Public water & sewer. $39,900

1226182 - 3098 Lucas Rd - 4 BR. 2 BA. Solid 6 yr. old Contemporary w/soaring, vaulted ceilings. Hdwd flrs. Split flr.plan, MBR suite. boasts a cathedral ceiling and walk-out. Covered front & back porch. Bonus rm. Open foyer. 24x56 bldg. w/concrete flr. 5 ac. Beautiful setting. $210,900

1208772- Mt. Orab - Come enjoy your peaceful new home. 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath ranch on 1+ acre near Lake Grant. 1 car detached garage. Large wood deck. $89,750! Call Christy Today at 513-317-1313.

SOLD Western Brown Schools - Look no longer. Solid Stick Built Town Property on public sewer. Corner Location, Large Rooms. Arched Doorways, Updated Bath, Good Condition. Fenched Back yard. Triple Lot Two Bedroom! $49,900

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1229943- Georgetown - Great location. Minutes to Georgetown, Sardinia & Mt.Orab. Beautiful hdwd flooring, wbfp, kitchen w/island, huge mbr. suite, back side of property is creek-lined. Priced to sell! $69,900. Call Dominic Today!

1180019- Georgetown - Fantastic positive cash flow! Duplex in good condition. 1 & 2 bdrm. units. Fully equipped washer, dryer hook-ups in both units. Great location. Huge walk in attic. $39,900

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ABERDEEN VILLAGE- Large brick ranch w/3 Bedrooms & 31⁄2 Bathrooms. 2376 SF (Per CH) Laminate flooring throughout & cherry cabinetry. Rec room & add’l space in partial basement. Natural gas heat w/CA. Great home for large family w/inground pool, basketball & tennis courts. Convenient location on .996 acre lot. Asking $179,000. CHARMING country home on 3.35 acres. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths. Eat-in kitchen, living room w/wood stove. Dining room/family room. Newer gas furnace & AC. Insulated vinyl windows + many other recent improvements. Nice size pond. Mature shade. Asking $93,500. NICE COUNTRY 2.778 acre homesite with 500’ of road frontage. No close neighbors. Panoramic views of surrounding farms. Small pond. Convenient access to major traffic arteries. All utilities should be available. Asking $15,000.

GARAGE DOOR AUCTION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 5:30 P.M. LOCATED AT: CLERMONT CO. FAIRGROUNDS, OWENSVILLE, OHIO. TAKE US50, 8 MILES EAST FROM 275 TO OWNESVILLE.

Able; Haas and Shoff garage door sections. 1/2 hp Genie and commercial garage door openers. Approx. 100 garage doors will be offered in this auction, one sided steel and insulated doors, several insulated doors w/sunburst glass tops, track, springs, trim, 300’ hanging metal and door hardware. 8x7, 9x7, 16x7, 10x8, 12x12, 14’, 16’, 18’ wide commercial and other size doors available. For a different size or style door to be added to this auction call (614) 837-4710. Receive 25% off any doors ordered at auction (odd size, colors or carriage doors). Till end of year!!! 30% ENERGY TAX CREDIT on insulated doors. Door installation available, bring a truck or trailer. Open for preview 2 hrs. before auction. All sales final & sold “as is”. Terms: Cash, charge card and check w/positive I.D. 10% buyers premium will be charged. Tax will be charged unless you have vendors number. All doors must be removed 2 hrs. after completion of auction.

OWNER: SHOFF DOOR CO. AUCTIONEER: JACK GOODBAR

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PRICE REDUCED! Very nice cedar cape cod on 3.080 rolling acres. Private setting bordering a creek. Newer electric FA w/heat pump & CA. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Ceramic tile in baths & kitchen. Stained woodwork w/six panel doors. All appliances stay. Abundant closet/storage space. Detached 32x24 cedar garage w/loft. Full covered front & rear porches. 2 driveways. Now asking $169,000. CLERMONT COUNTY MINI FARM- 7.105 Acres. 2 Story home w/large living room & first floor master bedroom. Large rear deck area. Several outbuildings & fencing for animals. Mature shade & plenty of yard space. Asking $89,900. LARGE HISTORIC 2 story home in Sardinia Village has a lot of character & possibilities. 3 BRs. 2 Baths. Full partially finished basement. Public water & sewer. Original woodwork. WBFP. Easy access to SR 32. Now reduced to $39,900.

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