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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 39 No. 12

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Body of missing Clermont County man found near SR 131 The body of a missing Clermont County man has been found near Lake Lorelei. Cadaver dogs alerted searchers to the body of Robert Coci on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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Robert Coci

Investigators said evidence at the scene indicated that Coci had been dead for one to two weeks. He was reported missing to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office on October 12, by his girlfriend who said she had last heard from him on Oct. 7. A press release from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says ‘Mr. Coci’s vehicle was reportedly observed by a family member on October 8, 2011 parked at a Duke Energy substation near the intersection of S.R. 131 and Rt. 50 in Brown County, approximately four miles from where Mr. Coci lived. A note on the truck read “broke down will be back”. On October 14, 2011 a ground search of the area was conducted with deputes from Brown and Clermont Counties along with an aerial search conducted by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office.

As a result of this initial search Mr. Coci was not located. On October 25, 2011 after exhausting any other possible leads as to Mr. Coci’s whereabouts, Clermont and Brown County Deputies along with Cadaver Dog handlers from the Grant County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office and Erlanger, KY Fire/EMS responded to the initial search area to conduct another search. The cadaver dog search teams located the remains of a subject believed to be the remains of Mr. Coci. The remains were sent to Montgomery County for further examination. It could not be determined at the scene as to cause of death, but there were no readily apparent indications of foul play.’ Brown County Sheriff’s Department Detective Buddy Moore said that the investigation into Coci’s death is continuing.

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Robert Coci’s body was found in the woods behind this electrical substation on State Route 131 near the entrance to Lake Lorelei.

Brown County General gets Political battle results in two six month break to pay loan primaries for county for 2012 BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Brown County General Hospital has asked the Brown County Commissioners for six more months to pay back a $300,000 loan. The loan was made to the hospital to help keep it operational prior to the sale to Southwest Healthcare of Brown County in June. It was part of the 11 million dollars worth of debt assumed by Southwest when the company took over the hospital. The loan was originally set to be paid back in installments of approximately $26 thousand dollars on August 1. Last summer, the commissioners extended the payments to begin October 1. The first payment is now due March 31, 2012. Brown County General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Joan Phillips calls the extension request regrettable, but necessary. “We did that because we are working hard to turn the hospital around, while meeting payroll and paying vendors that have been carrying debt since the hospital was owned by the county”, Phillips said. Southwest Healthcare Executive Chairman Paul Tuft said that he appreciated the patience of the commis-

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

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Southwest Healthcare has paid off almost two million dollars in debt since taking over Brown County General Hospital last June.

sioners and the taxpayers of Brown County as Southwest works to turn the hospital’s financial picture around. “We have already paid off nearly two million dollars of debt since we took over in June, including over $400,000 to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System that was incurred under previous management”, Tuft said. “We did that first so that retirees who earned their pensions and employees who contributed to the system would receive every dime that was owed to them when they

ask for it. We have the same commitment to satisfy our debt to the taxpayers of Brown County and we will begin making those payments next March", Tuft added. Brown County Commission President Ralph Jennings said he supported the extension of the loan. Commissioner Rick Eagan voted yes on the extension as well, but warned that “I’m not in favor of giving them another one.” Commissioner Bill Geschwind also voted in favor of the extension.

Unemployment rate drops again, ties three year low BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The unemployment rate in


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Brown County has fallen to nearly a three year low. New numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows the jobless rate fell to 10.2 percent in September from 10.4 percent, matching the low mark set in October of last year. The last time the unemployment rate was in single digits in Brown County was December of 2008, when the rate was 9.5 percent. It rose sharply in the months ahead as the recession took hold, staying at 12 percent or higher through 2009 and peaking at 14.8 percent in February of 2010. The jobless rate dropped in all other area counties as well. Adams County recorded the sharpest drop from August to September, from 11.8 percent from 12.5. That’s a drop of .7 percent. Clermont County saw a decline of .3 percent to 8.6,

Clinton County saw a drop of .4 percent to 12.4 and Highland County saw a decline of .4 percent to 11.9. In the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont and Brown Counties, the unemployment rate dropped .1 percent to 8.7 percent in September. Statewide, the jobless rate went from 8.8 percent in August to 8.5 percent last month. While the picture shows improvement in all areas, southern Ohio still bears the brunt of high unemployment in the state. Three of the top six counties with the highest jobless rates in the state share a border with Brown County, and two others are very close geographically. The highest unemployment rate in Ohio is in Pike County CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

A political standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Ohio has resulted in two primaries for 2012. Local elections will be decided March 7 and congressional and presidential candidates will be selected June 12. Brown County Board of Elections Director Kathy Jones estimates that a second primary will cost Brown County approximately fifty thousand dollars. The argument centers on the newly drawn congressional districts mandated by the 2010 census. Following the census, Ohio lost two congressional districts. Because Republicans hold most state offices and have majorities in both houses of the legislature, they controlled the redistricting process. State Democrats criticized the map that resulted and filed a lawsuit to force a vote on the plan. They have until Christmas of this year to gather 231, 234 valid signatures to force a

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The Brown County Board of Elections must administer two primaries in 2012 because of a fight over Ohio’s congressional districts.

vote on the new congressional map in November of 2012. If they fail, the new map stands. If they are successful...nobody really knows what will happen. As things stand now, congressional candidates could be running for seats that might disappear and people could be voting for candidates that may or may not be representing them depending on the vote on the congressional

map. Because of that uncertainty, the legislature put forth House Bill 318, which separates the primaries. It was signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich on Oct. 21. State law requires congressional candidates to register for election 90 days prior to election day. That means that CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Aberdeen to start work on water treatment plant By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press A special meeting of the Aberdeen Village Council was called on Monday, October 24, to open two submitted bids for the digging of wells and construction of a new water treatment plant. Although council was hoping to receive bids from local contractors, both bids were from companies out of the area. Bell Engineering, the firm handling the project, submitted an estimated cost for the

treatment plant, at nearly $1.6 million and an estimate of $90,000 for the digging of the wells After a lengthy discussion, Shinn Brothers was awarded the contract for the treatment plant with a bid of $1.6 million. A bid of $132,000 from Moody’s of Dayton, Miamisburg for the digging of two new wells including pumps and motors, was also awarded. According to Emily Henderson, Village Administrator, the Ohio Environmental Protection

Brown County Villages have set the following times for trick or treat this season. Aberdeen - Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Mt. Orab - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Georgetown - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Ripley - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Agency has not yet approved the wells, but according to a letter from the OEPA, she presented to council, the OEPA wants the wells dug before the plant gets approval. “We can’t get these wells dug until we award a contract,” Henderson told council. The letter Henderson received were from Dan Osika, Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters stated....”you should be aware that the original plan submission may have been premature CONTINUED ON PAGE 6


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Three qualified candidates vie for two seats on Brown County Board of Educational Services

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Jim Ferguson A current board member of the Brown County Educational Service Center, Ferguson has his bachelors degree from Morehead University and a masters from Xavier University. Ferguson’s late wife Dorothy, attended the University of Cincinnati School of Education and was a board member of the Brown County Educational Service Center and was a well-known educator in Brown county. The couple has two daughters, Shannon and Debra, both of whom attended Brown County Schools. “I have been a teacher, a principal and a local superintendent,” Ferguson said. “I also worked for the University of Dayton Instructor of Administration in Education. “I served as a Brown County Commissioner and was on the Brown County Hospital Board of Trustees.” Ferguson is also a member of the Brown County Board of Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Mental Health. “I feel that my years of dedication to education ranging from the elementary level through the college level and being on several Brown County boards,” Ferguson said, “demonstrates my criteria for being an asset as a true and dedicated educator. “I have used my past and present experience and education to assist me in making decisions for the present BCESC Governing Board. I believe children, parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, school employees and Brown County citizens are able to recognize these qualities which are so valuable today.” Ferguson said he believes it is critical to assist all Brown County School Districts as the BCESC has done in the past and continue these needed services for our children today and in the future. “Your confidence, support and vote would be greatly appreciated,” added Ferguson. Bryan Mount Born and raised in Mt. Orab, Bryan Mount is a graduate of God’s Bible School in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati Clermont. “I worked on my degree in Business Management at the University of Cincinnati Clermont as well as at Southern State Community College,” Mount said. “I served eight years in the US Army Reserve as a Military Police Officer serving in the 377th MP Company


in Cincinnati.” Mount has worked with the Mt. Orab Police Department since March of 1987 after attending the adult law enforcement academy at Southern Hills. He has worked with Mt. Orab serving as a patrolman, a lieutenant and the Chief of Police. “I have been married to Rae Jean (Howser) for 18 years and together we have two children, Brayden and Landen,” he added. “Both our children attend Western Brown Schools.” Mount continued, “While working as a police officer I have worked very closely with the Western Brown Schools. I have had numerous occasions to interact with the school district and handle situations involving truancy, bus services and students with special needs. Our children are the most

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valuable asset we have been given. I believe this service with the police department has given me valuable insight as to some of the challenges we have in our schools today.” Mount said that he has no agenda to many any changes in the services provided by the BCESC and his motivation is to serve the people of Brown County and continue to move forward with a strong school system in our communities.

which I have performed many duties. “I have worked in corrections, road patrol, D.A.R.E. Instructor in all Brown County Schools, environmental crimes investigations and other duties.” Hubbard said he has listened to concerns from many area teachers and parents related to their schools and their children. “I am a good listener and when given a task, I always give 110%,” he added. “ As a D.A.R.E. Instructor, I understand the need for some assistance from outside agencies, occasionally. “If elected, I would like to help control unnecessary spending. Placement of needed services to each of our schools would be my primary focus. In addition, a great relationship between the local school and the educational services are greatly needed.”

Tim Hubbard Tim Hubbard lives on a mini-farm in Fayetteville and has lived there for over 30 years. He is one of seven children, all raised on a farm. He is married and has four children. “I have been a life-long resident of Brown County,” Hubbard explained, “Most of my work career has been in law enforcement at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, in

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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press There are three candidates running for two open seats with the Brown County Governing Board of Educational Service Center on November 8. Voters will cast their votes for Jim Ferguson, Bryan Mount or Tim Hubbard. Each of these candidates submitted a brief resume to this paper describing their reasons for wanting to be on the board of the Educational Service Center.

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Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I am writing you in regards to a good friend of mine. Matt Ernst is one of three candidates running for the Mayor of Hamersville. For those of us who are familiar with Matt know that he is not only a great friend, but a hard and dedicated worker. I have known Matt for close to five years now and I can’t recall a time where he has given me a response to any situation, or question, that was negative. Matt taught me to look at every scenario in a positive way rather than looking at something in a negative way. Matt has always been willing to help anyone at anytime. He has helped me with work around my house, as well as guiding me through my career at the bank. I worked as a CSR inside Matt’s office for 16 months. Because of his help, I am now a Lead CSR in the Amelia office and on my way to becoming the Assistant in January. Matt also knows the ins and outs of keeping up with financing. He is currently the Branch Manager of the Owensville office, which has been one of the strongest, if not the strongest, operating branch inside our affiliate for a few years now. I believe that with Matt’s ability to run a successful branch inside a competitive market, over and over again, and his ability to work with many people, given any situation, he can successfully have a positive impact on the Village of Hamersville by being their Mayor. Thank you for your time. Adam P. Bresser

Dear Editor, I have personally known Betty Kirkpatrick, one of the candidates for Hamersville Mayor, since we were in the first grade. She is an outstanding, trustworthy and loyal person. She has lived in the Village of Hamersville since she was a child, worked at the Hamersville Post Office for 40 years, been an EMT on the Life Squad for 20 years, a Village Police woman for 11 years, served on council for 10 years, has been a volunteer

Dear Editor, I am writing to encourage the voters of Hamersville Village to vote in favor of the Police Protection levy. This renewal levy will not raise anyone’s taxes, but it is vital for the protection of the residents of Hamersville. Without the support of the voters, it would be necessary for the Village to rely on the Brown County Sheriff for Police protection. While the Sheriff’s office is reliable and does a great job, they are already over-extended throughout the County. We need to keep our Police Department to better serve and protect our residents. Thank you, Larry Talbott Mayor, Village of Hamersville Dear Editor, People, people, people, do you know what recycleable material really is??? I was at the recycle bin today and there were tv’s, couches, and trash, these are not recycles. If you take the time to load them, don’t drop them, take them to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. They will unload them for you, put people to work, and give people an opportunity to buy what they need cheaper than buying new items. At some point Rumpke will get tired of picking up your junk and totally remove the recycle boxes permanently. Then those of us, who do recycle, to save our world, will have to drive to Georgetown. So please don’t drop your junk at the Mt. Orab recycle boxes. Thank you. Betty Donathan, A Concerned Citizen Mt. Orab, Ohio for various organizations that has helped the Village and is a fine outstanding church member. With all of her knowledge and experience with the Village of Hamersville, Betty would be the best choice for Mayor. I understand that one of her opponents has only been to 3 council meetings. Does this give anyone enough knowledge and experience in Village matters that qualifies as a candidate for mayor? Joyce A. Souder

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Dear Editor, First of all, I must reply to Paul J. Osborne’s letter (submitted August 21, 2011). Sir, your “advice” is pure foolishness to me, and it reeks of “Darwinism”. On top of that, I find your lackadaisical view of life to be truly asinine. Second, Diana Hitts’ reply to Mr. Osborne’s letter was excellent and true, for Tyler Hitt is indeed a “living miracle”, of this I have personal knowledge. But now, I must speak of “organic gardening, government, and religion”. All three are very similar in that they involve manure. Organic gardening benefits greatly from the usage of manure, and most of the end product is very nutritional and of high quality. “Organic government” and “organic religion”, on the other hand, have absolutely no nutritional value, and both can be harmful to life, property, and the spirit. “Organic government” consists of justice department seminars, where those whose duties are to serve the people, were found to be buying $16.00 muffins that normally sell for $2.90. The entire seminar was paid for with federal tax dollars, and the muffins were the least of the extravagant and fraudulent usage of the “people’s money” (source: NBC Nightly News Sept. 21, 2011). “Organic government” is bringing out a multi-billion dollar “Jobs bill” towards the end of his administration, instead of having brought it out when his administration was yet 90 days old. What were you thinking Mr. Obama? Were you thinking that the American people needed “socialized medicine” (Obamacare) more than a job that could keep Americans in their homes and above the poverty level?! “Organic government” is the lies and promises, given by Democrats, Republicans, and tea partiers, about how they will bring us “change we can believe in”, and “we’ll take back America”, yet where has the mighty juggernaut gone? Has American unemployment fallen below 7%? Has the government stopped gorging itself on $16.00 muffins? Has the first lady stopped taking her million dollar overseas vacations? have the “too big to fail banks” paid back their “bailout money”, while their corporate leaders sit in prison? Has House Speaker John Boehner stopped increasing national debt? Have our political leaders given our military the proper man power, equipment, and “goal minded common sense orders” required to decisively defeat “terroristic Islam”? Hale No!! is the answer, to the previous questions! Our leaders and members of the “organic government” have a lavish, wealthy, and yet morally corrupt lifestyle which is exempt from the laws and regulations placed upon the American people! Is “Occupy America” the answer? No, for if the main theme of “Occupy America” is fully implemented, then America will become

a “socialist police state”. What is the answer for the steady diet of “manure” being fed to the American people?.... I seriously doubt if an “American Spring” would save America,... it has become so corrupt, so immoral, that I can see our founding fathers starting the second Revolutionary War as they sing Merle Haggard’s song “You’re walking on the fighting side of me”. So much “manure” has issued from the “organic government”, that the nations of the world could have an abundant and overflowing supply of fertilizer. And what of “organic religion”? First of all, for those who believe that I am blaspheming the Word of the Almighty God of Israel, read Malachi 2:1-9, especially 2:13. Did your eyes open wider, when you read that the Lord of hosts would spread “the dung” of the priests solemn feasts upon their faces? (ref. KJV version). The priests broke away from the covenant of the Almighty God of Israel, and taught the people to do so! With the false leadership from the “organic government”, and “organic religion”, what lies before us? .... America is going to fail as a superpower and a one world government will soon be controlling our lives. The “tribulation/time of Jacob’s trouble” will soon be upon us. What is the answer to these problems? Only one... seek knowledge and wisdom from the Almighty LORD God of Israel, and then your eyes and ears will be opened. David DeBord, Hamersville, Ohio Dear Editor, To those against ISSUE 2 (voting No), please ask yourself this: If we allow firefighters and police officers full union powers shouldn't we also allow members of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines the same right? Then who could object if the military, backed by the solidarity and clout of the Teamsters, UAW, et al, struck or developed an "olive drab flu" during (or creating) a national emergency? Vote YES on Ohio Issue 2 preserve the power and control of emergency workers to those we've elected to manage these public employees. Chuck Klein, former police officer Georgetown, Ohio

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in front of a large, divided audience to defend him. It seemed to many of us, that the school board was responding more to the whims of a superintendent rather than listening to the students and the community who supported Todd Music as their principal. Both candidates would never allow themselves to be intimidated by either unions or management. Todd Music and Ben Davis are also big supporters of the M.C.J.R.O.T.C. program at the high school. Ben Davis is an active member of the Semper Fidelis Society, the organization that raises money for the popular and well-attended program. As principal of the high school, Todd Music worked hard and spent many hours on the road to help ensure a future for the junior Marine R.O.T.C. program. Both candidates realize that only a J.R.O.T.C. program so highly respected could host a three-star general as the guest of honor at the next annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball on November 5. Without hesitation, I support the candidacies of Todd Music and Ben Davis. I would like to encourage everyone who votes to vote for them on November 8. Barry Houser, Ripley, Ohio

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What Do You Think? What do you consider the appropriate age for children to stop Trick-or-Treating?

Well, I don't know, I was still trick-or-treating my Junior year of high school, so I'd say, high school. Holly Marcum, Williamsburg

I don't think there should be an age limit, everyone just wants to have fun, even adults. Janice Wittig, Georgetown

I'd say by age 13 they should stop. Tammy Campbell, Mt. Orab

I think 13 is a good age. Judy Houston, Mt. Orab

I don't know that there is an age limit, I still trick or treat, and I'm 30. Jodi Reed, Russellville

I would say probably by age 13 or 14 would be the time to stop. Anna Howell, Mt. Orab



Dear Editor, Music/Davis for R.U.L.H. School Board The Ripley F.C.C.L.A. did a great job last week hosting the Meet the Candidates night at the R.U.L.H. High School. All six of the candidates running for the two vacant positions on the school board were impressive as they answered a series of difficult questions. However, I thought the two who stood out the most, not only for their answers, but as well as from my own personal experiences with them, were Todd Music and Ben Davis. Both candidates have school-age children, so they are aware of the present day problems facing our schools, both academically and financially. I have known them long enough to know that they are fiscally conservative and would not waste the taxpayers’ money on unnecessary spending or on frivolous lawsuits. They have worked hard in the private sector, so they understand what it takes to keep down costs while improving on quality. If elected, Todd Music and Ben Davis would work to ensure that monthly school board meetings are more public-friendly. They would like to see the monthly meetings uninterrupted by lengthy “executive session”. They both realize that their time is no more important than those of us who attend the meetings. Also, I believe these two candidates would be able to deal effectively with any conflicts presented to them at board meetings. For example, when Todd Music was being voted out of his job as principal, for standing by his principles, Ben Davis boldly stood



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★ RE-ELECT Hannah is a freshman at Western Brown High School; Erin is a seventh grader at Mount Orab Middle School, and Will is in the fourth grade at Mount Orab Elementary. My foremost priority has been, and will always be, to serve our community, but more accurately, our young people, as they are the leaders of tomorrow. I believe that the board of education is charged with providing the best possible education for all students, and I am proud of the things that we have done at Western Brown Local Schools in the past 2 years that I have served. Western Brown is on the rise and I would appreciate retaining the privilege of being able to continue representing the constituents of the Western Brown Local School District as the district continues to make tremendous strides in the field of education, with the ultimate goal of becoming one of the most outstanding schools in Ohio. I believe that “Leadership Counts”, and I believe that the local school system is the birthplace for leadership. Leadership is the difference between being satisfied with good and a striving towards being the best. This is why I am asking for your support…let’s make Western Brown a place where today’s leaders lead, and tomorrow’s leaders are taught how. Shane Bishop

Brown County Safe Communities gives county traffic death update


According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Crash Statistics website, Brown County has had a total of 313 traffic crashes during the first nine months of 2011, with one fatal crash causing one death, 55 incapacitating injury crashes, and 195 nonincapacitating injury crashes. During the same nine-month time period in 2010, we had a total of 357 crashes, with three fatal crashes, 69 incapacitating injury crashes, and 205 non-incapacitating injury crashes. There are several types of costs related to traffic deaths—heartache and suffering for those loved ones who are left behind, economic burdens on families, and financial costs to society. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each traffic crash-related death has a comprehensive cost of $3,366,388 associated with it. So when you get down to dollars and cents, the traffic death-related financial cost experienced in Brown County through September 30th, 2011 is $3,366,388. The overall trend in Ohio during this year is a decrease in the number of fatal crashes in the state when compared to the number of 2010 crashes. This is good news-- we’re making some progress both at the local and state levels. But there is still much work to be done—and you can

help! Our seat belt use rates are still only around 75%. We all need to buckle up for every ride no matter how short of a ride we take, encourage our family and friends to do the same, and remember that using our seat belt is the #1 defense against death and serious injury in most traffic crashes. Parents, remember that one of the leading factors for getting your kids and teens into the habit of always buckling up is you being a good role model and always buckling up yourself! Motorists, look out for motorcycles! We are now in the time of the year when we’re dealing with more deer “traffic” on our roads and also falling leaves which can cause some traction problems when the rubber meets the road. And before you know it, winter weather will be here! Please-- follow the speed limit and adjust your speed according to road conditions. Also, don’t drive when you’re drowsy. “Park the phone” when you’re in your car. And finally, stop at stop signs and red lights. Let’s all keep working together to prevent or decrease traffic deaths AND injuries in Brown County in 2011. Please help to keep our roads safe for your family and friends!

Dear Editor, I’ve known Shane Bishop since youth, Jr. High, and High School sports. He is a current member of the Western Brown Board of Education and is seeking a four year term in the November election. Shane has always put everything into academics and athletics. He was a 1988 co-valedictorian at Western Brown High School and never left anything on the field or court, always giving 100%. His parents instilled strong family values in Shane. His children attend Western Brown Schools and he is a youth leader in his church. Shane strongly believes in liberty and individual responsibility and he possesses strong moral character. As a student at the United States Naval Academy and serving our country as an officer in the United States Navy, Shane took on oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Paraphrasing former Dear Editor, I wish to thank the citizens of Hamersville for giving me the opportunity to be their mayor for the past four years. Overall it has been a good experience. I said when I had been elected that if I left Hamersville better than when I started I would be happy. I feel this has been accomplished with the help of the Council, Board of Public Affairs, the Brown County Commissioners in helping to remove some of the dilapidated structures and the McKinney family for replacing new housing in the area. I would also like to thank the many great employees of the village who helped make my job easier. In regards to statements made by (2) mayoral candidates: 1.) Being a full time Mayor - There are no full time positions in the Village of Hamersville other than its full time citizens. 2.) Community Oriented Activities by Council and the citizens of Hamersville - This type of action requires money and, like many other communities, the village has no excessive funds available and at one time this year had only $400 in their general fund. Thanks to the co-operation of the Board of Public Affairs and the professional handling of our books by Tammy Ogle, the village was able to survive. We did what we needed to do when the funds were available. I would like at this time to endorse Betty Kirpatrick for Mayor of Hamersville. I am endorsing her not only as an exiting mayor but also as a citizen of Hamersville. Laurence D. Talbott Mayor of Hamersville

Congressman Lee Hamilton, “It seems the forces of division are overcoming the forces of cohesion in our country.” Shane wants to see his values and love of country continue in our local community and schools and is concerned, as are many of us, with the anti-family, antichurch, and anti-military trends or movements in the United States. Shane currently places exmilitary officers in civilian jobs, giving him great knowledge of today’s business climate. His background, knowledge, and integrity makes Shane an outstanding candidate to continue to serve on the Western Brown Board of Education. This letter is simply one person’s humble opinion and in no way represents the Western Brown School District, for whom I’ve been an employee for many years. Jim Neu, Hamersville, Ohio



Dear Editor, Hello! To those whom I have not had the privilege of meeting, may I introduce myself. My name is Shane Bishop and I am presently a member of the Western Brown Local Board of Education running for re-election. Time has not allowed me to meet each of you on an individual basis; therefore, I am taking this opportunity to ask for your support on November 7th. I am a graduate of Western Brown High School, Class of 1988. I was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Submarine Officer in 1992. I served as a submarine officer for 8 years and have been serving veterans ever since. I am currently a partner with Orion International, the nation’s largest military recruiting and placement company; where we work to help veterans transitioning out of the military, placing them into strong civilian careers. I have an MBA from the University of Cincinnati and was certified as a Professional Nuclear Engineer by the U.S. Navy. My wife, Vanessa, is a 1988 graduate from North Adams High School and graduate of Olivet Nazarene University. She is a substitute teacher at Western Brown and an excellent mother of our 3 children:


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Members of the Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution that expresses its opposition to HB 136 School Choice, as well as opposition to any legislation that seeks to transfer public dollars to support private education. HB 136 was introduced by Republican Matt Huffman of Lima, Ohio. The bill was recently approved by the House’s Education Committee. It would expand the state’s private school voucher program to any student in any district whose family earns less than $95,000. To parents it could mean more choices for their childs education, for public schools it could mean the loss of state funds. “Fayetteville-Perry Schools receive a little over $5,700 per student in state funds,” said Superintendent Raegan White. “This bill, if it passes, will open the doors for private and parochial schools to takes those

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Raegan White, Superintendent of Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools

state funds away from public schools. I am not against parents having the choice of where they want their children to attend school, but I believe that public dollars are best used to fund public schools.” White said the Ohio School Board Association is against HB 136 and has openly asked Ohio schools districts to send copies of resolutions passed by school boards opposing the passing of the bill to the Ohio Education Association. During a recent school board meeting, the 5-year forecast for

the district was presented to the board for review. “We’re looking at some tough years ahead,” White said. “But most schools in Ohio will have high deficit numbers by 2015, and 2016.” White explained that in 2009, Fayetteville-Perry Schools were operating in the red, showing a deficit of $730,306. Then in 2010 the deficit rose to $745,516. “The numbers on our forecast show a drastic change for school year 2011,” White said. “It suddenly showed a plusbalance of $120,108 in the black. That’s because we were forced to let 17 people go. A school just can’t operate while running in the red.” He continued “Now 2012 looks okay in the forecast, but by 2013, because we will loose the Ed-Job funds, the way it looks now, we will have a deficit of $340,831, and by 2016 that number could be as high as $513,743.” White said he and his staff and the board will continue to look for ways of saving money for the school including continuously applying for grants. In other business at the

meeting, supplemental contracts were approved for: • Tom Ryan as Junior Varsity softball coach (pending proper certification); • Jenn Rummell as senior class sponsor; • Marci Schaefer as eighth grade trip sponsor. The board approved several professional day quests as well as a request to hold the prom at the Anderson Center and the after-prom at the high school gymnasium.

because most approval items will be known only after the wells have been drilled and tested for pumping capability. As soon as the wells are drilled and complete plans are sent in, I can continue the plan review.” Henderson’s comment came after Councilwoman

Billie Eitel asked how a contract could be signed before EPA approval? She stated that she was not in favor of awarding the contracts before receiving the go-ahead from the EPA. “My problem with awarding this bid before the project has been approved,” said Eitel in a phone interview, “is that this village received two let-

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ters from the EPA back in September, which said there was an issue with some part of the well drilling and some part of the water treatment plant. But apparently Mayor Renchen never received either of those letters, they never made it to his desk.” Eitel said she asked Henderson to produce the letters but Henderson was not immediately able to find them. “Now the issues the EPA has could very possibly be minor little adjustments,” Eitel said. “or they could be something major that we need to rectify. “Either way, I am not comfortable with awarding these bids until every issue is resolved. “I believe that at this special meeting we had, the majority of council just wanted it in the newspaper before the election, that a bid had been awarded. That’s why no one wanted to discuss these problems that

There is a new location for Brown County residents to bring their yard waste. Adams Brown Recycling in cooperation with the Brown County Solid Waste Authority has opened a new yard waste collection facility located on the grounds of the recycling station. The types of yard waste that will be accepted are brush and tree material. Materials NOT accepted include stumps, lumber, or construction material.

may come up later.” Eitel also expressed her concern over why Shinn Brothers was hired to do the job when the village contract was with Artisian of Pioneer of Pioneer, Inc. Earlier this year, CEO of Artisian, Edward Kidston assured council that he could build the new plant for a firm $2.1 million. “I just don’t feel confident in approving this awarding a contract at this point in time,” Eitel added. A motion was made to suspend the rules and award the contract, but to not give final go-ahead on it until EPA approval had been received. Voting yes, to award the contracts were council members Jerry Applegate, Jason Phillips, Bob Hutchison and Jay Castle. Hugh Hall was unable to attend the meeting. Eitel was the only no vote cast. The motion carried.


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The new yard waste facility, located at 9262 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown, is open to all Brown County residents. Material will NOT be accepted from commercial businesses. You may drop off your yard waste from daylight

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Obituaries Marian Lee Jarman Wells, 82

Mildred L. “Millie” Glaze, 94

Marian Lee Jarman Wells, 82, of Felicity, Ohio died on Monday, October 24, 2011. Survived by her husband Marvin Wells. 4 Daughters: Crystal Lee (Thomas) Whisner, Marsha Wells, Janice (Steven D.) Mofford and Annette (Melvin B.) White. 4 Granddaughters: Catherine Lee Mitchell, Sarah K White, Katharine Mofford and Sabrina Lofton. 1 Grandson: Steven Anthony Mofford. GreatGranddaughter; Brialynn Grace Lofton. Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Member of the Felicity United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Felicity Christian Church. Internment was at the Chilo Hill Cemetery in Chilo, Ohio. Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Mildred L. “Millie” Glaze, 94, of Cincinnati, Ohio formerly of Brown County, Ohio died Friday, October 21, 2011. She retired in 1974 from General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio after 30 years of faithful service, a member of the Feesburg Christian Church in Feesburg, Ohio, the Mt. Washington VFW Ladies Auxiliary #3627 for 60 years, the Mt. Washington American Legion Auxiliary Unit #484 for 31 years. Millie was the Past President of the Auxiliary Post #3627 and Past President for District 4 – Department of Ohio in 1964 – 1965. She was born November 2, 1916 in Feesburg, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles and Venus (Richey) Dunn. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Perry “Eddie” Glaze in 1982 and infant twin brother, Marion L. Dunn. Mrs. Glaze is survived by one sister, Mary C. Fritz of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; two nieces, Rozanne Evans of Cincinnati, Ohio and Donna March and husband Al of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; three great nieces and five great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, October 24, 2011. Rev. Rick Cooper officiated. Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Feesburg, Ohio. Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Jackie Meade Ginn, 79 Jackie Meade Ginn, 79, of New Richmond, Ohio, died October 20, 2011. Loving husband of June Ginn (nee McElfresh). Dear father of Steve (Betty) Ginn, Randy (Annette) Ginn and Scott (Kim) Ginn. Son of the late Thomas and Ida Ginn. Grandfather of Lee Martin, Mindy Vance, Danielle Ginn, Garrett Ginn, Jennifer Martin, Christopher Ginn, Matthew Ginn, Alyssa & Zoe Hallahan. Great Grandfather of Kaylee Elmore, Elsie Walden and Lexi Meineke. Brother of Bonita McAfee, Robert Ginn, Ramona Curtis and the late Alfred, Gerald and Howard Ginn. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday October 24, 2011. Interment was at Laurel Cemetery E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

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trunks of their cars. The event will be sponsored by Hamersville Church of Christ, Hamersville United Church of Christ, and Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. Hot dogs, fruit drinks, and hot chocolate will be served free of charge.

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Monday, October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Hamersville area families are invited to take part in “Trunk and Treat.” Adults from three community churches will hand out candy to children in the front parking lot of the school from the

Richard Daryl Bohrer, 64, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died Sunday, October 23, 2011. Richard was a steel buyer at Milacron. He is survived by his wife, Sue Bohrer of Mt. Orab; sons, Tony (Jenny) Bohrer of Mt Orab, Jordan (Rhonda) Bohrer of Mt. Orab; brother, Willard Bohrer of Hillsboro; sister, Norma Burns of Mowrystown; sister-in-law, Rosina Bohrer; grandchildren, Maria Bohrer of Mt. Orab, Emily Bohrer of Mt. Orab, AJ Bohrer of West Chester, Liana Bohrer of West Chester; host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Esther Maude (Wardlow) Bohrer and brother, David Bohrer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Rev. Ken Severa and Donald Hare officiated. Internment was at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Egbert Funeral Home served the family.

Sue Lee Frazier, 91 Sue Lee Frazier, 91, of Amelia, Ohio and formerly of Georgetown, Ohio, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Frazier was born October 19, 1920 in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Allen and Eliza (Hurt) McGuffy. She was also preceded in death by her husband in 1974, William A. Frazier; one daughter - Nellie Hopper and one son William F. Frazier. Mrs. Frazier is survived by one daughter - Betty Gifford of Amelia, Ohio; one son Charles Frazier of Georgetown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday October 26, 2011, Rev. Gary Brose officiated. Internment was in Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, served the family.



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Trunk and Treat at Hamersville School


Fayetteville-Perry board reviews 5-year forecast, votes to oppose House Bill 136 on school choice

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Brainard Elsworth “Shorty” Sharp, 87

Virginia Schroth, 80

Cora Munn Tula Watters, Ph. D., 79

Chester L. Campbell, 67

James L. (Larry) Jimison, 66

Jeffery Alan Klump age 33 of Georgetown, Ohio passed away Monday October 24, 2011 at the Villa Georgetown Nursing Home in Georgetown with his family by his side. He was born November 24, 1977 in Georgetown, OH, the son of the late Larry E Klump and Phyllis (Mastin) Brookbank. He obtained an associate of arts degree from Southern State Community College in August 2000, and was a graduate of Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School class of 1996. He was a licensed auctioneer. Jeffery attended the Georgetown Church of Christ. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Jeffery was a friend to many and loved by all. He will be greatly missed. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clyde and Violet Klump, his maternal grandparents, Bennie and Sylvia Mastin and his stepfather Joseph Brookbank. Jeffery is survived by his mother Phyllis Brookbank, 2 children; son Kayden Klump, and daughter Karlie Klump, 2 sisters; Patricia and husband Jeff Cluxton of Ripley, and Susan and husband Richard Schaen of Cincinnati, 1 brother; Gregory Klump of Georgetown, 2 nephews; Justin and Jared Cluxton of Ripley, 2 nieces Sarah and Samantha Schaen of Cincinnati, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday October 28, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial will follow at the Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday October 27, 2011 from 6:00 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to UC Neuroscience Institute, P.O. Box 670570, 260 Stetson St., Suite 5221, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0570 or to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 Friends and Families may sign Jeffery’s online guestbook at Questions call Meeker Funeral Home 937377-4182.

Brainard Elsworth “Shorty” Sharp, 87, of Brush Creek Township in Adams County, Ohio, died Friday, October 21, 2011, at Anderson Mercy Hospital in Hamilton County. He was born August 8, 1924, in Berry, Illinois. Preceded in death by parents, James Henry Harrison and Myrtle Irene (Coleman) Sharp; two brothers, James Sharp and Oliver Sharp; and one sister, Betty Watson. He is survived by wife, Dorothy Jane (Robinson) Sharp of Brush Creek Township; one son, Dennis and Bobbi Sharp of Bellefontaine; two daughters, Joyce Zimmerman of Loveland and Gemelia Broshears of Bellefontaine; three sisters: Almira Wingate of North Carolina, Norma Foreman of Indiana, and Patty Evans of Stout; 6 grandchildren; one step granddaughter; and 9 great grandchildren. He retired from General Electric Company in Evendale after 30 plus years and was a drill operator. He served at the former C.C.C. Camp in Hocking County for many years in the 1930’s and 40’s. Funeral services were held Monday, October 24, Pastor Eddie Heisler officiated. Internment was at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Jefferson Township. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc., West Union, served the family.

Virginia Schroth, age 80 of Aberdeen, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Kentucky. She was retired from the Village of Ripley where she was a clerk for many years and was a member of the Ripley First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Schroth was born May 31, 1931 in Sardis, Kentucky the daughter of the late Roy and Anna (Hickman) Cooper. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband in 2009, Donald E. Schroth. Mrs. Schroth is survived by two daughters - Dr. Donna Schroth of Boston, Massachusetts and Rev. Jayne Ruiz and husband Alfredo of New Orleans, Louisiana; one grandson, Cristian Ruiz, who is a senior at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine; one sister, Evelyn King of California; two brothers - James Cooper of Ripley, Ohio and Roy Cooper, Jr. of Mt. Orab, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Dr. Ted Zaragoza will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Ohio. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of Hope 909 Kenton Station Dr. Maysville, KY. 41056. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Cora Munn Tula Watters, Ph. D., 79, of Green Township in Adams County, Ohio, died Thursday, October 20, 2011. She was born on May 1, 1932, in Portsmouth. She was preceded in death by parents, James A. and Nell (Barber) Watters, Sr.; sister, Jessie Anna Watters; son, James Vincent Yezzi; and step granddaughter, Tammy Holderness Price. Cora is survived by former husband, Michael E. Yezzi, Jr. of Huber Heights; one son, Michael E. (Gayle) Yezzi, III, of Meigs Township; four daughters; Gina Yezzi of Green Township, Lisa M. Iezzi of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Lora Yezzi (Farshid) Shakibanejad of Little Elm, Texas, and Patrice (Bruce) England of Peebles; three brothers; James P. Watters of Nile Township in Scioto County, James A. Watters of Nile Township in Scioto County and Michael Watters of Luther, Oklahoma; three sisters, Patricia Koeppe of Fairborn, Kathi Watters of Lexington, Kentucky and Susi Hardin-Corrie of Fairborn; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and one aunt, Ruth Brown of Arizona. She was a retired teacher in the Adams County/ Ohio Valley School District. She was an adjunct college professor at Antioch College in Yellow Springs; a professional musician, and local entertainer. She established the former musical group, Watters and Daughters, in 1989. She was a member of the Baha’i Faith and was the Principal Chief of the Shawnee Nation-Ohio Blue Creek Band. She was a member of the Native American Journalist; a published author; and a graduate of Ohio University in Athens. She was also a Corporal in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Women Marine Association. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 23, 2011. Baha’i Faith Assembly officiated. The interment will be at Sandy Springs Cemetery in Green Township. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc., West Union, served the family.

Chester L. Campbell, 67 , of Bethel, died October 23, 2011. Chester is the devoted father of Connie (Roy) Bolar of Bethel, Elizabeth Campbell of Cincinnati, Charles (Stacey) Campbell of Texas, Timothy (Jacqueline Gooch) Campbell of Goshen and Joseph Campbell of Cincinnati. Brother of Margaret Abbott and Charlene Shawn both of Michigan, Caroline Moore of Cincinnati, Raymond Campbell of Michigan and the late Bobby Campbell. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Bethel United Methodist Church. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, served the family.

James L. (Larry) Jimison, 66, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Ronnie; 3 daughters, Bobbie Leimberger, Christine Jimison, Patty Wardlow; 2 sons, John and Mark Jimison; 11 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Kenneth, Arnold, Danny, and Sam Jimison; 4 sisters, Aileen Wamsley, Geraldine Jimison, Oleta Porter, and Jane Shreffer. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Dean, Bob, Edward, and Jeff Jimison; 1 sister, Josephine Puckett; his parents, William and Bernice Jimison. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Internment was at the Sardinia Cemetery. Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Winchester, served the family.


Mary E. (Rhodes) Grooms, 82 Mary E. (Rhodes) Grooms, 82, of Lynx, Ohio, died Friday, October 21, 2011. She was born May 21, 1929, in Brush Creek Township in Adams County. She was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Bessie (Grooms) Rhodes; husband, Donald C. Grooms; son-inlaw, Dean Dillow; daughterin-law, Holly Grooms; and grandson, Scotty Shumaker. Mary is survived by two sons: Donald (Patricia) Grooms and Kelly (Nancy) Grooms, both of Lynx; one daughter, Patty Dillow of Lynx; one sister, Alice Mack of Tiffin Township; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one aunt, Ethel Grooms of Lynx; and many nieces and nephews. She retired from the United States Postal Service after 25 years and served as former Postmaster at the Lynx Post Office. She was a co-operator of the former Grooms General Store in Lynx for 29 years. She was a member of the West Union American Legion, Young-Moore Post 100 Ladies Auxiliary; a 60year plus member and building fund treasurer, and former Sunday school teacher of the East Liberty Community Church, a charter member and secretary of the East Liberty Ladies Aid, member of the Adams County Farm Bureau and had attended the former Hamilton, Lynx, and Jefferson Schools. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at East Liberty Community Church in Lynx. Pastors Jason Hayslip and Volley Reed officiated. The interment is at East Liberty Cemetery at Lynx. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc., West Union, served the family.

Kurt Adrian Osbon, 49 Kurt Adrian Osbon, 49, of Loveland, Ohio died on Monday, October 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife Kathy McDavid Osbon. 2 Children: Kayla Jean Osbon and Kelsey Annette Osbon. 4 Step-Children: Ricky Armstrong, Tricia Love, Jamie Donahue and Janee Love. 3 Grandchildren: Hannah Donahue, Nathan Donahue and Colten Donahue. 2 Sisters: Kim Osbon and Kelly (Chris) Edwards. 2 Nieces and 2 Nephews. Brother-in-law: Danny McDavid. 2 Uncles: Paul (Sarah) Wright and Pete Osbon. Aunt: Effie (Orville) Fletcher. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Felicity Church of the Nazarene. Internment was at the Chilo Hill Cemetery in Chilo, Ohio. Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Christel E. (Roush) Seaman, 88 Christel E. (Roush) Seaman, 88, of West Union, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She was born November 27, 1922, in West Union. She was preceded in death by parents, Victor Wilson and Gladys Rahuma (Lloyd) Roush; husband, Alva Eugene Seaman; son, Russell Eugene Seaman; and daughter, Margaret J. Ritter. She is survived by one son, Aaron Earl Seaman of Winchester; one daughter, Alice Mae Lute of Cincinnati; two sisters, Ruth Harmon of West Union and Eleanor (Tom) Young of Xenia; two grandchildren, Ray (April) Seaman of West Union and Melvin (Dawn) Lute, Jr. of Canton; seven great-grandchildren, Ray Seaman, Jr. of West Union, Cassandra (Casey) Needham of Hamilton, Kaylan Seaman of Cincinnati, Michael Cogswell of West Union, Mitchell, Hunter, and Avery Lute of Canton; two great- great grandchildren, Loralei and Kaiser Needham of Hamilton. She was a lifetime farmer and homemaker, devoting all her loving care to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was a member of Satterfield Chapel Christian Union Church in Tiffin Township in Adams County. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Satterfield Chapel Christian Union Church in Tiffin Township. Reverend Clarence Abbott officiated. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc., West Union, served the family.

Peaumella Jane Disher, 86 Peaumella Jane Disher 86 years old of Felicity, Ohio died on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Mt. Washington Care Center, Anderson, Ohio. Wife of the late Howard Disher. Survived by 3 children: Teresa Disher, Glenna (Joe) Pouliotte and Buddy (Victoria) Disher. 6 Grandchildren: Tera, Amy, Glenn, Elise, Johanna and John. 7 Great-Grandchildren: Brodie, Adrianna, Hugo, Katerina, Hogan, Hayden and Solomon. 2 Sisters; Mary Howerton and Pat Buschhaus. 2 late Brothers: Thomas Estel Noel, Jr. and Floyd Louden Noel. Numerous Nieces and Nephews. 50 Year Member of the Clermont #135 Eastern Star. Eastern Star services will be at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 N. Union Street, Felicity, Ohio, on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM, with funeral services to follow. Visitation will be on Friday, October 28, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, also at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Germantown, Kentucky.

Jane Denton Johnston, 84 Jane Denton Johnston, 84, of Felicity, Ohio died on Thursday, October, 13, 2011 at her home. Wife of the late James Johnston. Survived by 2 Daughters: Susie (John) Skinner and Sarah (Tim Uhte) Johnston. 2 Sons: Robert (Jill) Johnston and Jess Johnston. 3 Grandchildren: Katie, Rachel and Jamie. Late Parents: Nixson and Ruth Denton. 3 Nephews: Jerry Adams, Ralph Adams and Russell Adams. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

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Patty Ann DeBoard My mom, Patty Ann DeBoard, has been gone 10 years. How is that possible? My brother, Chris, and I were blessed when God put us in her hands. So were my daughter Jamie and lots of kids that considered her their Mom-Mom, too. She always had time for whoever needed her and she listened, truly listened. Her friends were lucky people and cherished her. I often see folks who tell me “I was just thinking about your Mom.” We laugh over memories and it makes me feel good knowing how much she was loved and is still missed. Mom tried to see the best in everyone and treated all with respect. She taught me that life is a gift that is to be shared. Not a day passes that I do not feel her touch in my life and I know I will until we meet again. Mom's friends and family know she loved to write. She left a letter for us to read after she passed. Her final thoughts are still special and I'd like to share these few: Keep those you love close and tell them you care everyday...Don't let the small problems spoil the good times...The joy of love lasts forever. I love you, Mom. Lee Ann DeBoard (Slemp)

PROPHESY #3 There is so much involved in Matthew 24 that I didn’t get covered these past couple weeks that I feel should continue with it today. Matthew 24 is talking about the second coming of Christ. It is not talking about the Rapture. The Rapture is the mystery spoken of in I Corinthians 15:51-58 and again in I Thessalonians 4:13-18. It is a kind of family thing. It is between the church, which is the children of God, and the Lord. The world does not comprehend that because they are not part of the family. They need to join the family, Amen? The Bible says that whosoever will may come. God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But for the family, we are so aware of the Rapture that we are not so aware of the second coming of Christ to this earth. In the second coming He will come to this earth accompanied by ten thousands of His saints as Jude and Enoch has prophesied and which is spelled out in the book of Revelation. Now look with me in Matthew 24:27. “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” At this point in what Christ is talking about, the Rapture is a thing of the past. The great tribulation spoken of in verse 21 is coming to a conclusion. Keep in mind that what we call the Great Tribulation is the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). It is a time of final punishment for the Jews followed by the 1000 year reign of Christ when Israel will be completely restored. In verse 28 He is describing that which is more fully described in Revelation 19:17. In verses 29-31 Christ is summoning up things to come in Israel’s future. He is making preparation for what he is going to tell them in verse 32. Now, even though He is speaking to the Jews, we can also observe these signs. “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” Verse 35: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Notice that Jesus makes a definite statement

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH here. He said: “Heaven and earth shall pass away...” (II Peter 3:10) Knowing that Jesus is warning us that this earth is going to pass away, why in the world would people not make arrangements to have a better home to move to? But moving on, let’s look at verses 36-38: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe” (Noah) “were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” When I was first starting to study prophecy in the early 50’s, it occurred to me that the restaurant business was going to greatly increase. In those days there was no such thing as fast food chains we have now. But now we have a multitude of them and even in this time of economic crisis the restaurants, especially the ones serving liquor, are going great guns! In the days of Noah their main interest was eating. It is the first thing mentioned; the second was drinking. If you carry through with that thought the last thing mentioned is marriage. It was probably the least important thing in that generations’ eyes and the same is true today. Then in verses 42:44 Jesus gives a warning: “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come... Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Are you ready? Are you saved? That Great Tribulation is approaching and if you are not saved, and you are still here, whether Gentile or Jew, you will be in it!

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Rev. Ron Garbutt with wife Alison and their son Elijah

Georgetown Baptist Revival at Sardinia BBC extends ministry to Youth

Ken & Jeanne Day of Bethel, OH recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married October 16, 1971 at the Sardinia Methodist Church. A celebration was given by their daughters’ and families. Erica and Austin Montgomery, grandchildren Jenna and Lincoln of Chapel Hill, TN.; Kendra and Shane Armstrong, granddaughters Layne and Macy of Ft. Mitchell, KY

The Sardinia Bible Baptist Church will be holding Old Fashioned Revival Services on November 9-13. Services will be @ 7:00 pm nightly Wednesday - Saturday and will conclude with Old Fashioned Sunday on Sunday, November 13. On Old Fashioned Sunday there will be an emphaisi on the Old Fashioned bible preaching from the old KJV. There will be old fashioned games with a dinner following the morning services on Sunday. Bro.

Scott Mullis will be preaching each night. Come join us and leet the word of God change you. We will also be having a canned food drive at Krogers from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on November 5th. Proceeds will go to help area families this holiday season. Sardinia Bible Baptist Church - teen department: Teens-N-Touch. For more information please call Pastor Kevin Mitchell (513) 3172963

Georgetown Baptist Church has extended a unanimous call to Rev. Ron Garbutt to join the staff as Minister of Youth. Rev. Garbutt began his ministry with the local congregation on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Georgetown Baptist Church hosted a welcoming service for Rev. Garbutt, his wife Alison, and their son Elijah on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Rev. Garbutt comes to Georgetown Baptist Church after serving as youth minis-

ter at the Crossroads Baptist Church in the Eastgate area. Rev. Garbutt and his family live in the Georgetown community. He has expressed his excitement over being able to minister to youth in the community in which he and his family live. Rev. Garbutt holds a bachelor degree from Appalachia Bible College. He exhibits a passionate knowledge of the Bible and desires for the youth at Georgetown Baptist to experience that same passion.

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Couple announces sons birth Amanda Fannin and Josh Gast welcomed a healthy 5 pound 13 ounce baby boy named Clayton Samuel Gast on October 7, 2011. He is welcomed home by his grandparents Phyllis and Mike Crawford, Bill and Mary Fannin, Kevin and Jean Gast; great-grandparents Jimmy & Carol Gast and Donald Bauer; aunt Jenny Fanin and uncle Jordan Gast.

Chatfield College Celebrates Re-dedication of St. Angela Hall on 10/15 Chatfield College is pleased to announce the rededication of St. Angela Hall was a success thanks to the wonderful sponsors, faculty, staff and volunteers that made this special day possible. The event was held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 8 am to 2 pm. St. Angela Hall was built in 1861 by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and still stands today as an amazing piece of history. St. Angela Hall has been used as a residence for priests and the Ursuline of Brown County sisters, as well as a dormitory for the Ursuline Boarding School. Now, St. Angela Hall has begun life anew as the main administration building for Chatfield College, housing the president’s office, development and alumni relations

office, and the marketing and communications staff. Renovations to St. Angela Hall were made possible in part through contributions from Duke Energy, Kent Shaw Interior Design, Kibbler Lumber, MSA Architects, Ohio Valley Flooring, ProSource and River City Furniture. A special thanks to our rededication sponsors: National Bank & Trust (Presenting Sponsor); The Hauser Group; M. Kathryn Green, CPA; Anonymous; Holtman's Donuts and the Coca-Cola Company. For information about future events contact Jessica Smith by e-mail at or by phone (513) 875-3344 ext. 140.

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Cody Adams was named National Finalist (Top 4 in the Nation) for fiber and/or oil crop production with his SAE of 48 acres of Soybeans.

(left to right) Ryan Rosselot, Seth Erwin and James Falgner were awarded the American FFA Degree on October 22nd at a special ceremony held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, In.

Fayetteville FFA members receive national recognition INDIANAPOLIS, IN- Seth Erwin, James (Gus) Falgner and Ryan Rosselot of the Fayetteville FFA Chapter received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, In., on Saturday October 22nd, 2011. 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 3,300 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. Erwin, Falgner and Rosselot 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 HiBred International, Inc., Syngenta, and DTN as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Cody Adams received special recognition as National Proficiency award finalists (Top 4 in the Nation for the award area). Adams qualified for the National Proficiency award through fiber and/or oil crop production where he rents 48 acres to raise and manage soybeans. In addition to student achievement, The Fayetteville FFA Chapter was also recognized as a National 2 Star FFA Chapter through the National Chapter Award Program. To earn the National Star Award, Chapters must promote Student, Chapter and Community Development by

developing and organizing at least 15 quality activities throughout a twelve-month period. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members-all preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture-as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For



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Concealed Carry weapons classes Southern Hills Adult Education Department is offering the Concealed Carry Weapons course on Saturday, November 12, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Class consists of ten hours of classroom training, two hours range time and live fire, and provides the basic instruction required to be eligible for an Ohio Concealed Handgun License. This class is taught by a certified OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Association) instructor. Students who successfully complete this class will receive a certificate of completion needed to obtain a concealed carry weapons permit! The Concealed Carry Weapons course will be held at the Southern Hills Career Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For price information or registration for any class, please call Southern Hills Adult Education office at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357.

‘Alice’ to be H’ville musical

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Eight Fayetteville FFA Officers hosted over 50 Fayetteville 1st Graders for the Annual Fall Fest held on October 7th and promoted Agriculture and FFA to an additional 300 people in the Greater Cincinnati area on October 8th and 9th by setting up a booth at Shaw Farms. The program was sponsored by the Fayetteville FFA Ag Awareness Committee and Public Relations Committee as part of the National FFA Food for America Program. Visit for more details.

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This is Colton Marcus Dotson! He won 1st Place at Brown County Fair. Colton is 5 months old. His parents are Chelsee Young & Kyle Dotson.

Hamersville Middle School is proud to present Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. as the musical for this year. Student performances will be held during the school day Thursday and Friday, November 3rd and 4th, for the cost of $0.50. Public performances will be Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 PM. All seats for all ages will be $5



Days celebrate 40 years

Five generations get together in Mt. Orab on October 7th for a family photograph. Left to right are Timmy Harvey, of Mt. Orab, holding his 2 year old daughter, Bailey Jo; Josetta Booker, grandmother, of Mt. Orab; Jean Hutchinson, greatgrandmother, of Sardinia; Anna Simpson, 96, great-great grandmother of Scottsburg, Indiana.

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James J. Thery, Sr. For Mayor of Fayettville Paid for by James J. Thery, Sr. 241 East Pike St., Fayetteville, OH 45118

NOTICE - ZONING HEARING The Perry Township Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Perry Township Community Building at 3854 U.S. 50, Fayetteville, to hear the request filed by Daniel Aubry and Roy Sparks to change 2.5 acres located at 4983 U.S. 50, Fayetteville, Ohio from Agricultural Zoning to Residential Zoning to conform with the Perry Township Zoning regulations. Mr. Aubry is purchasing the 2.5 acres from Mr. Sparks. Perry Township Trustees: David Brinkman, Lou Johnson, William Pritchard Submitted Photo

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Caryn Noble putting a plate of whipped cream in her Mother, Angie Noble’s face

Trevor and Vanessa Corboy would like to Thank the following for the purchase of their 2011 Brown County Fair Market Goats: Painless Tax Service NCB Merchants Bank National Bank & Trust Farm Credit Services Doug Greiner Trucking Dailey Farms DeClaire Insurance Corboy Construction Colonial Post & Fence & Nick Dailey, Franklin Township Trustee

Fayetteville PTO’s Walk-A-Thon a Great Success On Friday, October 7th, the Fayetteville PTO sponsored a walk-a-thon for the students of Fayetteville Elementary and Middle Schools. The event was a tremendous success with a profit of $5,647.52. Students in grades pre-school through eighth collected pledges from spon-

sors. The money will be used to sponsor various field trips, celebration events, and to purchase items such as white interactive boards for classrooms. Many of the children collected more than $25, while some exceeded that amount by a wide margin. Ainsley

Beckler, a kindergarten student, collected $260 making her the top fund raiser. Students reaching a high level of pledges had the pleasure of hitting one of three staff members in the face with a plate of whipped cream. Fayetteville Elementary School Principal Mr. Barlow,

4th Grade Teacher Mrs. Noble, and Fayetteville Middle & High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Mr. Carlier, all took several plates of whipped cream for the cause.

Volunteer Firefighter Course to be held

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The Ripley FFA Chapter travelled to Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention on October 21,2011. There were twenty four members and three graduate members in attendance. The members that when were Del Proctor, Zach Proctor, Justin Cluxton, Jared Cluxton, Dylan Arnett, Brad Kirshner, Austin Brooks, Tyler Schultz, Tyler Wagner, Jamie Skinner, Andrew Smith, Michael Henize, Chris Fannin, Cody Davis, Kaleigh Eastwood, Morgan Wright, Courtney Kinder, Logan Klump, Morgan Nickell, Stephanie Sizemore, Morgan Bahnsen, Kara Spires, Carlee Hatiz, and Alexis McCray. Graduate members attending were Jamie McCray, Daniel Oberschlake, and Jordan Zweigart.

The Southern Hills Adult Education Department is offering a course at the Ripley Fire Department building to train volunteer firefighters. Students will gain knowledge in fire behavior, fire control, overhaul, rescue, forcible entry, ventilation and tools, ground ladders and water supplies. Upon successful completion of this course, students can take the state certification examination. A minimum score of 70% on the state exam is required to become a certified Volunteer Firefighter. Classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with some Saturday classes. Orientation for the

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The 1st graders at Hamersville School got a special visit during Fire Prevention Week. On Tuesday, October 11th, Douglas Eagan who is a firefighter, came and talked to the students about fire prevention. He showed the students his gear and some of his equipment. As part of the visit, the Hamersville Fire Department brought a fire truck to the school and let the students see different parts of the truck and showed them the equipment they use for emergencies. A special thanks to all firefighters who work to keep us safe!

class will be Tuesday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ripley Fire Department building, 119 Waterworks Road, Ripley, OH 45167. The class begins Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. For more information or registration, please contact Southern Hills Adult Education Department at (937) 378-6131 ext. 357. We accept Visa and MasterCard or we can offer a payment plan to fit your needs.

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I am Neal P. Bering and I am running for Pike Township trustee. I wanted to share with you why I decided to run for this position. My parents moved to Mt. Orab from Delhi when I was 11, and I have lived on a farm in the township for 42 years. When I was young I would walk to Grant Lake to go boating and fishing as much as possible. When I grew older I answered an ad put out by the village of Mt. Orab for volunteers to form a committee to help clean up and maintain the lake. I worked on the committee for about three years and it whetted my appetite for community service. I later joined the Pike Township Watch Dogs, working with the trustees on a variety ofcommunity issues. I was later voted in by the trustees to sit on the Appeals committee, participating in roundtable discussions and working with the Pike Township Inspector and Zoning Committee. These opportunities gave me experience and knowledge as to what the trustees do. Having been employed in the Information Technology field for 27 years, working in capacities such as project leader and project manager, I have fine-honed the skills that would be useful when working to get what is most needed for Pike Township, in the budget and on the project priority list. My expertise in planning, organizing and directing projects will be utilized to work with external departments and agencies to better the community. In talking with my neighbors throughout the community, there was a common thread in the complaints they had – when something was an issue for them and they reached out for help, the most common response was “ it is not in the budget” or “ it is the county’s responsibility”, with no follow up. This was not comforting to them, and to me is really a non-response. If something needs to addressed, I will work to get it resolved. If it is the trustee’s responsibility, I will roll up my sleeves and do what it takes. I appreciate your vote and I look forward to serving you!


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Fayetteville Girl Scouts participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk On October 9, 2011, the Fayetteville Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Troop #41734, participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5 Mile Walk in Cincinnati, Ohio. The girls, along with parents and family members, united with thousands of people from the tri-state area to help raise awareness and fight back against breast cancer.

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Three seats will open up in November for the Western Brown School Board District Board of Education, and voters in the district will have four candidates from which to choose. Those hoping to become a part of the board of education at Western Brown include Richey Pride, Joann Hildebrandt, Shane Bishop and Tara Griffith. Each candidate submitted a brief profile of themselves describing why they decided to run for the board. JoAnn Hildebrandt




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A graduate of Mt. Orab High School, JoAnn Hildebrandt married her high school sweetheart, the late John Young, who passed away in 1982. Together the couple had four children, John, Jeff, Julie and Jenae. “Today, I am happily married to Bill Hildebrandt,” JoAnn said. “ He has three sons, Brian, Mark and Jon. Bill and I live in Mt. Orab with our two long-haired dachshunds, Max and Willie.” Hildebrandt stated that her four children all graduated from Western Brown and all but one live in the area. “I retired almost three years ago from the Brown County Public Library in Mt. Orab,” she said. “I will always remember my years there, I met so many people and had the opportunity to work with patrons of all ages. I especially loved our summer reading programs. Some of the students, who are in high school now, were some of our first participants.

“My husband Bill retired from General Electric 11 years ago and now works part-time delivering Mealson-Wheels. We attend a lot of school sporting events. JoAnn stated that Western Brown has helped in making herself, her children and her grandchildren what they are today. “I am running for school board because I am passionate about this district,” she added, “and I feel that I can give the position the time and energy it requires. “Superintendent Chris Burrows often uses the phrase “our goal is to make Western Brown a great place for students to learn, employees to work and ultimately a place where parents want to send their children.” “I believe, that with all of us working together, these goals are obtainable. There is still much to do and I truly want to remain a part of that process.” Hildebrandt added that a great school system helps make a great community where people are proud to live and work together. “What more could we want for our children and grandchildren?” she added. Tara Griffith

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“I have been involved with our school system for many years and have remained very active with the Western Brown FFA Chapter for over 15 years,” Griffith said. “My husband and I have two sons. “I am a substitute bus driver for both Western Brown and Georgetown Schools and

I am a county school aide. We have lived in this community for over 30 years, and both our sons graduated from Western Brown.” Griffith said her reason for running for school board is because she wants to make a difference and ensure that students at Western Brown are given the very best. “As a school bus driver I have had the opportunity to meet some really great kids,” she said, “ Every time I get on my bus, I try to think about the first thing they think of when they meet me for the first time.” She explained that she tries to see things through their eyes, and understand how frightening it would be to see a substitute driver instead of their regular driver. “As a bus driver I see many children, young men and young women whom all are characterized with different personalities and this is what is so inspiring to me,” Griffith said. “We can make all kinds of changes and cuts, but the one thing that won’t change is the outcome of how it affects our kids.” Griffith added that driving a bus has by far been one of the hardest things she has ever done, but has also been the most rewarding. “I do have many concerns,” she said. “but my number one priority is the students. Our school system is good quality, but it does leave room for improvement. Our school system has been hit hard by the economy. “Now it’s up to our administrative staff to minimize the spending to operate our school system to it’s best potential. “In my opinion, the budget cuts we have been forced to minimize so that will make more students per class which forces an even tougher situation to meet academic standards.” Griffith expressed her dislike for ‘double dipping’, or retirees returning back to work for the school system,

GVES Board of Education discusses options after hearing 5-year forecast By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Georgetown Village Exempted School Board of Education members, Superintendent Tom Durbin and board treasurer Eric Toole discussed a grim looking 5Year Forecast report, submitted by Toole on Oct. 19. According to the numbers, by fiscal year 2013, the district could be facing a $332,400 deficit. By 2014 it could grow to a $669,000 deficit, by 2015 it could reach $836,000 and in 2016 the budget could potentially reach a deficit of $959,000. The group went through the forecast, item by item, hoping to see a glimpse of financial hope for the future in the next five years. Toole explained just how shaky the numbers listed in the forecast really are, and how quickly they could change. “We know pretty close to where we are this year, and how much state revenue we’re going to receive,” Toole began, “but next year depends on a lot of different factors.” One board member asked Toole if he had heard anything recently about changes for the district coming out of the governors office. “Actually, the governor has ordered a reassessment of the process that was used to develop the formulas for school funding,” Toole added. “They’re planning a series of meetings to get more input from stake holders. But I haven’t heard a lot about it recently. We’ll have to wait and see. “There are a lot of significant items that factor in to the numbers of this 5-Year Forecast”, Toole said. “One important thing is the changes in the projected forecast for real estate tax revenues in the district.” Toole explained that the last two or three years have been a real challenge for the district. But, he added that the revenues have now begun to bounce back.

“We can see an increase now because of funds from delinquencies that occurred from sheriff sales, foreclosures and things like that,” Toole said. “We’re also seeing an little bit of an increase from agricultural property values. Their tax payments have gone up substantially. But the projections from tax revenue for 2012 and 2013 don’t show any increases at all.” Toole said that all of Brown County will be going through reevaluations of their taxable property, and that Brown County Auditor Doug Green said many property values were expected to fall. “The auditor said the overall taxable value decrease of property across the county could be as high as 10 percent,” added Toole. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be a 10 percent decline in tax receipts though, because the way the millage calculation works, there could be an offsetting increase in the millage rates to offset that decline in value.” Toole told the board that a lot is riding on the upcoming 1.5 mil permanent improve-

ment levy which will be on the November 8 ballot. According to Durbin, the funds from the existing permanent improvement levy generates approximately $150,000 a year, to be used for purchasing items such as books, computers, buses, for example. Durbin said he is hopeful that residents understand the levy on the ballot is a renewal levy and will not raise their taxes in any way. But it will continue, as is, generating $150,000 a year for the district. Toole reminded the board that without the permanent improvement funds from the levy the deficit for the district in 2013 will be much greater. “The way I see this,” Durbin said, “We can’t wait to see what happens. Something has to be done beginning next spring. We’re going to have to make up at least $180,000 even if the levy passes. “We have some things already in the works, because if we have to start looking at this now, because we can’t operate if we spend more money than we have in revenue.”

and strongly believes that students should not measure themselves for what they didn’t do but for what they have done. “We all need to keep this in mind regarding our schools, as well as, in our everyday life,” she said. “We need to encourage others instead of discouraging them. All current school board members have given their time and are all very concerned for the well being of our kids. It’s time for a change and a different “Attitude” brought to the table.” She concluded, “I can assure you that I will do my best to improve the well-being and future of our students, the school officials and administrative staff members.” Richey Pride

Shane Bishop

Richey Pride

A lifetime member of the Brown and Clermont County Genealogical Societies, candidate Richey Pride has served on the Western Brown Board of Education for eight years. He is married to Celia Ann and the couple has one daughter, Angela and one son Rick. They have three grandchildren. “This current board of education is made up of good, calm members,” Pride began, “I believe that together, we are making a difference at Western Brown Schools. “Even with the state of the economy right now we are doing okay. When we were forced to cut $150,000 from our budget, and laid a few people off, we have managed

Republicans and Democrats have until March 24, 2012 to find a solution to the standoff. The longer a solution takes, the more compressed the registration window for candidates will be. The situation is even more difficult for write-in candidates for congress or President. The deadline is Dec. 24 for write in candidates under current law. At this point the bargaining position of Democrats depends on the success or failure of the signature gathering effort. “We are hopeful that the

legislature will work out a solution to this issue”, said Matt McClellan of the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. “Legislators have indicated that they are attempting to find a compromise and we in the Secretary of State’s office hope they are successful.” State Representative Danny Bubp, who represents Brown County, is not optimistic. “Republicans are working hard to get the Democrats to compromise. Common sense says that the election needs to be on one date.”, Bubp said. Bubp said that if seven “reasonable minded” Democrats in the Ohio House agree, emergency legislation

Shane Bishop and Family

Current member of the Western Brown Local School District Board of Education, Shane Bishop would like to ask for the support of the community in the upcoming election. “I am a graduate of Western Brown High School, class of 1988,” Bishop began, “ My wife Vanessa is a 1988 graduate of North Adams High School and a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University. “She is a substitute teacher at Western Brown and a excellent mother to our three children, Hannah, Erin and Will. “I was appointed to the

U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated with a BS in Ocean Engineering and was commissioned as a US Navy Submarine officer in 1992.” Bishop served as a submarine officer for eight years and has been serving veterans since that time. He is currently a partner with Orion International, the nation’s largest military recruiting and placement company, where we work to help veterans transitioning out of the military, placing them into strong civilian careers. “I have an MBA from the University of Cincinnati,” added Bishop, “I was certified as a professional nuclear engineer by the navy. “My foremost priority has been, and will always be, to serve our community, but more accurately, our young people, as they are the leaders of tomorrow. “I believe that the board of education is charged with providing the best possible education for all students, and I am proud of the things that we have done at Western Brown in the past two years that I have served.” Bishop said he believes Western Brown Schools are on the rise and he would appreciate retaining the privilege of being able to continue representing the constituents of the district, as it continues to make tremendous strides in the field of education, with the ultimate goal of becoming one of the most outstanding schools in Ohio. “I believe that ‘leadership counts’,” he said. “and I believe that the local school system is the birthplace for leadership. Leadership is the difference between being satisfied with good and a striving, towards being the best. “This is why I am asking for your support. Let’s make Western Brown a place where today’s leaders lead, and tomorrow’s leaders are taught how to lead.”

Western Brown Schools move out of ‘District Improvement’ status, honored by state as a “School of Promise” By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Everything that can possibly be done to save money at Western Brown Local Schools is being done, according to Superintendent Chris Burrows. “We have made continuous efforts to cut our expenses whereever possible,” Burrows said. “We have made multiple sacrifices this past year but at the same time managed to maintain the quality of the education we offer our students.” Burrows listed the following cuts or changes made in the district in the past year including: • transportation costs have reduced because of leasing vans from Southern Hills Career Tech Center, (“Some of our coaches went through the training to drive these vans, which eliminates paying bus drivers,” Burrows said.); • all transportation trips outside of getting students to and from school (academic and extra-curricular) are charged 1/3 of the total trip; • currently working on effi-

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to slowly hire most of them back.” Pride said the district is facing yet another $150,000 cut and hard decisions will have to be made again by the board. “We’ve made some changes in our bus routes to save money and made other changes in our transportation. One of the best things we done is get Western involved in the Energy Conservation Program, which is a win, win program for our schools. They guarantee we will save money or they pay the difference.” Pride attributes the board for making some great decisions, including selecting a very competent treasurer (Dennis Dunlap) and selecting the new superintendent (Christopher Burrows) earlier this year. “I would like to thank everyone for their continued confidence in me as a board member,” Pride stated.

could be passed to resolve the issue. Bubp added that House Bill 318 has language in it that says the state will pay back the cost of a second primary to counties in Ohio. The state Legislative Service Commission estimates that cost to be approximately $15 million dollars statewide. The new law also eliminates an August 12, 2012, special election and allows local entities such as school boards to share the ballot at no cost if they choose to run a levy campaign or similar issue.

ciency of routing system; • signed a contract with Energy Education to closely monitor energy conservation and usage (projected $2.2 million in savings over 10 years); • cut back on garbage pickup by two days through recycling; • employees took over mowing and care of grounds; • team cleaning of buildings allows the school to cover more area with less people); • removed individual classroom printers; • timers set on computers to ensure shut down each evening; • teachers now print to copiers and students print to laser printers in the lab; • technology utilized instead of making paper copies, I-Pads are used for collecting and disseminating data. I-Pads will also be used for board meetings and other administrative meetings instead of paper copies; • most employees that resign, retire or are nonrenewed will not be replaced; • paperless system of purchase orders, requisitions and leave forms will be implemented. “We are proud of everyone’s efforts to make Western Brown Schools as efficient as they can possibly be,” added Burrows. “These are all joint efforts by the entire staff at Western.” Burrows said Heather Cooper, principal of Western Brown High School recently received a letter from the Ohio Department of Education congratulating the high school for earning it’s status of “School of Promise” for the 20102011 school year, based on the schools most recent state report card. According to a letter letter from the ODE, only an elite group of 122 Ohio schools received the recognition and honor of being a ‘School of Promise.’ The School of Promise initiative began in 2003 and has worked to gather data regarding successful lessons learned from successful schools,

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Superintendent of Western Brown Local School District, Christopher Burrows.

including areas of reading/language arts, students with disabilities, mathematics, teachers effectiveness and effective practices. “This ‘School of Promise’ recognition is important to our school because it deals with all our students,” Burrows said. “In our district, 40 percent or more of our students come from low-income homes.” Western Brown also recently received recognition for moving out of ‘District Improvement’ status by the Ohio Department of Education. The percentage of students scoring proficient or above on state tests increased on 21 of the 26 indicators and Ohio students met the state’s performance goal on 17 of those 26 indicators. In the letter from the ODE, they thanked all the educators at Western Brown School District for advocating tirelessly for students, encouraging them to take rigorous coursework, and providing them with the supports they need to be successful. “Our students continue to excel here at Western,” Burrows said, “We are really excited about how far our students have come in such a short time. The teaching staff at Western Brown Schools deserve all the credit in the world.”


By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press


Four candidates for WB BOE vie for three seats, decision now in hands of voters

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SWCD recognizes area businesses, students and individuals for continued resource conservation CMYK

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press It was a fun evening for everyone who attended the 67th Annual Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) meeting and Banquet, October 24, held at the Southern Hills Career Technical Center in Georgetown. The event began with an election meeting held between 6 and 7 p.m. Brown County Auditor Doug Green led the large group of over 100 visitors in the invocation, followed by dinner, provided by Good Seasonings Catering. Guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Rob Sharp, a veterinarian from Hillsboro who spoke briefly to the crowd about his career as a veterinarian and also read several short stories from his book No Dogs in Heaven? Sharp’s book is currently in it’s 6th printing. He also writes a monthly column, “Ask a Country Vet” in Country Living Magazine. The Brown County SWCD consists of a board of supervisors including: • Lonnie Moran, chairperson; • Sandy Howser, vice chairperson; • Susan Reeves, secretary; • Fred Scott, fiscal agent; •John Herbolt, education. The district also includes personnel members, Chris Rogers, administrator and technician, Sheila Waterfield, financial administrator, Melody Dragoo, watershed coordinator and Danielle Thompson, education and wildlife specialist. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation service includes Larry Whitaker, district conservationist, Tara Fisher, soil conservation technician and Kevin Persinger, civil engineering technician. All members were recognized at the banquet. Special recognition was also given to several local banks for making the event free to everyone in attendance. Those recognized included Ripley Federal, Merchants National Bank, US Bank and First State Bank. Later, Kathy Conaway presented the “Outstanding Cooperator Award” to Union Township farmers Ron and Jeannie Bulow for implementing some kind of natural resource protection project on their farm every years since

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Danielle Brown, education and wildlife specialist with the Brown County SWCD presents Rosie Dean with ‘Education Award.”

Marcus Wilcox holds a $50 savings bond from National Bank and Trust after winning the SWCD Education Award. The Brown County Press/MARTHA B. JACOB

Dr. Rob Sharp read several stories from his book “No Dogs in Heaven?” during the October 24 67th Annual SWCD meeting and banquet.

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Ron and Jeannie Bulow accept the 2011 ‘Outstanding Cooperator Award.

2001. Following the presentation, Danielle Thompson awarded the ‘Friend of Conservation Award’ to Adams/Brown Recycling for all the work they do in supporting conservation efforts in Brown County for more than 20 years. Accepting the award for Adams/ Brown Recycling was Director Dan Wickerham. At that point, Thompson introduced two local students with education awards who were winners at the County Youth Science Fair held February 26. Rosie Dean, 9, a third grader at Hamersville Elementary and Middle School was given a $50 savings bond from National Bank and Trust for her project. The title of her project was “Bio Gas: Fuel of the Future?” In the senior category of the science fair was winner

Marcus Wilcox, an eighth grader at Eastern Middle School, and the title of his project was “Which wind turbine works most efficiently?” The event ended with drawing names for winners of a table full of door prizes.

jobless rate drops again CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 at 15.1 percent. Second on the list is the only county not in the local area, Meigs County. The jobless rate there is 13.2 percent. Clinton and Scioto counties are tied with the third highest rate at 12.4 percent. Fifth on the list is Highland County at 11.9, and sixth is Adams County at 11.8 percent.


The benefit held at St. Michael Parish Hall in Ripley, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 on my behalf was both overwhelming and very humbling. The love and support shown thru this benefit and in so many other ways gives me courage and strength as I continue to fight my illness. I especially appreciate all the prayers and I thank God for each and every one. A very special thanks to all

those who worked so hard to make the benefit evening a wonderful experience and also to those who donated items for the auction, made cash gifts, and attended the event. I will never forget your generosity! Please continue to pray for me and I will pray for you that together we may glorify God. With love from Maureen Harvey

Turkeyfest at St. Angela Merici Parish

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Maureen Harvey Benefit


American Legion Post 367 in Ripley, Ohio will have the annual Children Fund Auction Nov. 13 at 2:00 , this Fund helps support the Safety Net Program in 4 Brown County Schools and other Children's Partys which the Post host. We are also taking donations of any useable items for this auction, the Post is located at 2944 Elk River Rd. Ripley, Ohio. This Auction is open to the public. Also we want to invite our members to stop by the Post and meet the new Officers.

Attn: Mt. Orab Garden Club Members: The Garden Club meeting will be on November 1st. on a Tuesday at 6:30 due to other committments. All members are asked to attend. Guest are always welcome to come and bring a friend.

St. Angela Merici Parish, Fayetteville, is holding a Turkeyfest on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Daly Hall, St. Patrick Chapel, Fayetteville, Ohio (US 50 & Stone Alley). Turkey or ham dinners with all the fixings

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Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope donates thousands of new panties to worthy organizations By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press


Earlier this year, in mid July, the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope, sponsored an event to help raise awareness of cervical cancer. The event was called “Panties Across the Bridge” and was held in downtown Cincinnati and Newport, KY using the Purple People Bridge. The foundation was organized shortly after the death of Jaymie Lynn Jamison, a Hamersville mother of four. Jamison lost her battle with cervical cancer February 6 in her home, after a one year struggle. The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope was the result of her death. Their sole purpose is to spread the word to woman everywhere that early detection is their best fight against cervical cancer. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, over 11,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, and of those, at least 4,000 will die. “Jaymie was only 34 years old,” said her mother-in-law, Evonne Daugherty. “She was a beautiful, happy, healthy young woman, and fought her disease with everything she had. And now, her foundation will continue fighting this disease by getting the word out to get tested, as often as we can.” Following the Panties across the Bridge event, the foundation found itself with over 4,000 pairs of brand new panties. Daugherty and her daughter Sissie Whitaker, recently delivered the panties to Cincinnati and donated them to the “Dress for Success” and a homeless shelter. The Dress for Success is an organization who’s sole mission is to advance low-income women’s economic and social development and to encour-

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Dolly Lindley, (left) employee of “Dress for Success in Cincinnati” accepts thousands of pairs of new women’s panties, donated by Sissie Whitaker, with the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope, Brown County.

age self-sufficiency through career development and employment. “Dress for Success is a wonderful place for lowincome women,” Daugherty said. “They offer beautiful professional attire to help women dress for their jobs.” The foundation plans on sponsoring the ‘Panties Across the Bridge’ once again in 2012, and Daugherty said she would like to find an organization in Brown County to donate the panties to. “The Jamie Jamison Foundation for Hope had a booth at this year’s Brown County Fair,” Daugherty added. “We just can’t thank the fair board enough for hanging huge banners and allowing us to sponsor the cheerleading competition. “So many people visited our booth and shared their stories about how cervical cancer has effected their families. We could certainly relate to their pain.” Daugherty said the foundation would also like to thank

Noreen Gibson from Hillsboro for all her help during the cheerleading competition. To learn more about the foundation visit .

Election Luncheon to be held in Decatur, November 8th The Public is invited to an Election Luncheon at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rt. 125, Tuesday, November 8th. The luncheon will be held in the Charles Moore auditorium. Menu will include: soup, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. This event is being sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee with proceeds going to preserve and maintain the community center.

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Eastern dominates Fairfield to earn trip to district final By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press There was no doubt who the better team was on the field on Monday night at Eastern. With a trip to the Southeast Division III District final on the line, the No. 1 seed Eastern boys soccer team dominated No. 4 seed Fairfield. The Warriors played their best game of the season as they controlled the ball all night, passed extremely well and defended the few Lion attacks with relative ease in the 4-0 victory. “I don’t think there was a single player on the field that had an off night tonight,” Eastern coach Dylan Fain said. Coming off of sloppy performance in their sectional championship win over North Adams on October 19, it was apparent from the start that the Warriors were much more focused against the Lions and were on top of their game. Just six minutes into the game and the Warriors had already gotten two good opportunities at the net. The first sailed wide right while the second sailed just high. After that, the Lions put on two attacks that turned out to be two of the visitors best chances for a goal. With about 30 and a half minutes left in the half, Fairfield got on a run to the goal but defender Curtis Burns and keeper Nathan Scott were able to force the ball out. Minutes later Scott made an easy save on a Fairfield shot

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Eastern’s Patrick Beckler looks to clear a ball during the Warriors district playoff win over Fairfield on Monday night.

after he had tried to catch a ball in the air but wasn’t able to. The free ball went to a Fairfield player for the shot that Scott easily saved. It was nearly the last time the Lions really had a good chance at the goal. Fain said part of the reason was because his defenders played a new defense he tried out so well but also because the back line of Burns, Brandon Belcher, Brandon Barber and Patrick Beckler were just on their game. “The Brandons held it down tonight,” Fain said. “Burns and Beckler both did excellent on the outside.” Finally, with 24:45 left in the half, the Warriors got one into the back of the net. Jordan Payne got a ball in the middle, settled it and just

kind of lofted it up and over the Fairfield keeper for the goal and the 1-0 lead. And though Warriors continued to attack for the rest of the half they weren’t able to get anything to go past the Fairfield keeper. Payne had three more shots that just missed in the final 15 minutes of the half. The final two just missed. With about 13 minutes to go, Payne got a pass from teammate Chase Lawson on a give and go and his shot towards the far post just went missed by a foot or so. A minute or so later, off a pass from Landan Hauke, Payne drilled a shot destined for the back of the net but was snatched out of the air at the last second. Those were just two of the

35 shots the Warriors bombarded the Lions goal with. “Their keeper, hats off to him,” Fain said. “He made probably five spectacular saves.” Payne added his second goal early in the second half on another perfectly executed possession. Lawson, who Fain said played his usual strong game controlling the ball in the midfield, made a run behind the defense down the right sideline into the corner. He then lofted a perfect cross that went just over the keeper and found an open Payne feet from the goal. Payne’s easy header put the Warriors up 2-0. For the rest of the game, it was simply just the Warriors dominating on the offense end of the field. They possessed the ball for a large majority of the half and continued to put shots on goal. Meanwhile, the few shots the Lions could muster to put on Scott he stopped with relative ease. The one shot that looked to have a good chance to find net, Scott made a fantastic play where he dove to his right and stretched his right arm out to corral the ball just before it went into the net. And after possessing the ball all half and putting shot after shot on goal, Hauke and Lawson finally got the ball to find net after consistently just missing on each of their attempts before. Hauke scored with about 11 minutes left when he took a pass from Payne and dribbled in to just a couple yards out

and drilled a shot for the 3-0 lead. Just over half a minute later, Lawson got on a run into the Lions box where he was fouled. He took the penalty kick and nailed it to finish the scoring for the evening. With his team performing so well Fain struggled to find the one or two small things that his team kind of didn’t do well. “The only thing, if I have one complaint, is that our runs were behind people instead of in front of people a couple times,” he said half-heartedly. “But really that’s nitpicking.” Now the Warriors -- who

remain undefeated at 13-0-1 - will travel to Jackson to battle Coshocton at Jackson High School on Saturday afternoon. Fain is confident that if his team plays like they did against the Lions -- who they had previously had to battle with to earn wins two other times this season -- they will very hard to beat. “If we play like that I don’t think the team we play in the next round is going to be able to play with us either,” Fain said, “because Fairfield’s not a bad team and we made them look like a team that doesn’t belong to be here.”

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Jordan Payne looks to make a move with the ball during Eastern’s district playoff game against Fairfield on Monday night.

Broncos find way to hold on for win on Senior Night It had to feel like deja vu for the Western Brown football team last Friday night. The Broncos had jumped out to a 17-0 lead over visiting Batavia but were watching the Bulldogs battle back. When Batavia’s KeShawn Foley found his way into the endzone with about 30 seconds left in the third quarter, the Broncos held just a 17-13 lead and had to be thinking of the team’s loss to Amelia the week before. Unlike the game a week before against the Barons -which saw the Broncos jump out to a 17-0 lead before watching Amelia score 20 unanswered points for the comeback win -- the Broncos defense came up with the stop late in the game to help them come away with a 17-13 win on Senior Night at Kibler Stadium. “A win is a win on Friday nights,” Western Brown coach Evan Dreyer said. “It wasn’t pretty but it got the job done. “It was nice Senior Night to showcase the guys. Zaine Clark made a couple big plays. Nick Woodyard -- and the senior O-line -- finally found the running game. Our senior defense stepped up when it needed to.” While it took the Broncos offense a little time to get moving early on, their defensive counterparts were on top of their game from the start. Playing physically against a team that had some size, the Broncos defense did not allow the Bulldogs anything in the first half. Of their six first half drives, the Bulldogs punted after going three and out five times. The other drive ended after two plays when the Broncos forced a fumble. It was such a dominating first half performance by the Broncos defense that the Bulldogs did not run one play on the Western Brown side of

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Western Brown’s Jake Latham chases down and gets to Batavia running back KeShawn Foley during the Broncos win last Friday.

the field. “The first half they didn’t get anything,” Dreyer said. As quick as the defense started, the offense seemed to be just the opposite. They struggled to get consistency early on. They broke through on the scoreboard with about four and a half minutes left in the first quarter. Starting inside Batavia territory at the Bulldogs 49 yard line, the Broncos mixed Nick and Gunner Woodyard running plays with Nick Woodyard passing plays to Devyn Wood (5 yards) and Mike Lindsey (12 yard) to set the Broncos up at the Batavia six yard line. However, a false start and two incomplete passes stalled the drive and forced a Justin Berkley field goal attempt. Berkley nailed the 26 yard field goal to put the Broncos up 3-0. After the teams traded punts, the Broncos defense got a turnover.

They forced Bulldogs fullback Ryan Gormley to fumble. Jake Latham recovered the ball at the Batavia 32 for the Broncos. And the Broncos wasted no time getting on the board. Nick Woodyard’s 10 yard run and Gunner Woodyard’s three yard run set the Broncos up with a third and seven from the Batavia 10 yard line. On a quarterback draw, Nick sprinted up the middle and dove into the endzone for the touchdown to put the Broncos up 10-0. Even with the score the Broncos were still looking for something to give them a boost to keep their offense rolling -- something it hadn’t been able to do for the Amelia game and early in the Batavia game. They found what they needed when they surprised the Bulldogs with an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff. Western Brown’s Kevin McCoy recovered the kick to give the ball back to the

Broncos offense. “We just needed a spark,” Dreyer said of the play. “Our special teams coach (Jeff Essig) had it planned all out this week to kind of see if we could get that spark -- like what we needed versus Amelia -- and kind of spark us a little bit more. I think it was a great call. Good job to the special teams.” It did seem to be the answer as Nick Woodyard -- who hooked up with Clark for a 33 yard play on the first play of the drive -- ran in for an 11 yard score on the second play of the drive to quickly give the Broncos a 17-0 lead they took into halftime. Nick Woodyard ran for 118 yards on the night on 19 carries and the two scores. He passed for 194 yards while he completed 17/28 passes. It looked as if the second half was going to pick up right where the first half ended. Following a three and out punt by Batavia, the Broncos offense took the ball and started driving down field. But after an 11 yard hookup between Nick Woodyard and Jarred Haggerty set the Broncos up at the Bulldogs 35 yard line, the drive stalled. A sack and false start penalty backed the Broncos offense up. Berkley came on to try a 47 yard field goal but came up just short. That is, however, when the Bulldogs offense finally found some holes in the Broncos defense. Starting at their own 20 yard line after the missed field goal, the Bulldogs drove down the field. The big play was a 37 yard rumble by the fullback Gormley. His play set the Bulldogs up inside the five yard line and two plays later Gormley pounded it in from a yard out to bring the Bulldogs to within 10, 17-7. On the next Broncos possession, the Bulldogs got another big play.

They intercepted a Nick Woodyard pass that was tipped off the hands of receiver Lindsey. When the Bulldogs got the ball back they continued to pound the Broncos defense. Seven runs later and Foley had scored the seven yard touchdown that brought the Bulldogs within four, 17-13, with the entire fourth quarter yet to play. “Our defense got a little bit worn down and (is) smaller,” Dreyer said. “ When our defense has to be out there for consecutive just hurts them a little bit. It’s not our conditioning, it’s who we are. We’re not a very big team.” Unlike the week before, however, the Broncos were able to keep their offense on the field in the fourth quarter. Though they didn’t score the Broncos ran the ball well to keep the clock running and keep the ball away from the Bulldogs. Much of the heavy lifting in

the final quarter was done by Gunner Woodyard. He ran 11 times in the quarter and picked up 38 yards to help the Broncos secure the victory. He ran 67 total on the night. “We were able to run the ball in the third and fourth quarter and kind of keep the ball in our hands this time,” Dreyer said. “I think Gunner Woodyard stepped up in the third and fourth quarter to show us what he can do with the ball. He did a great job of controlling the clock and getting first downs when we needed them.” Though they controlled the ball in the second half since they didn’t score the Broncos were going to have to come up with a stop. They did just that as the defense forced Foley into a completion for a short gain and three incompletion's -including Justin Longbottom’s pass breakup of the Bulldog’s final attempt -to seal the victory.




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Western Brown quarterback Nick Woodyard hands the ball off to brother Gunner during the Broncos win last Friday night.

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Girls Soccer Ripley advances to sectional championship before losing The Lady Jays beat Felicity last Thursday night 1-0 in double overtime before losing to the No. 2 team in the state, Mariemont, in the Southwest Division III sectional championship 10-0. Ripley went to Felicity on a cold, rainy and dreary night and won when Jessica Garrison scored the game’s lone goal with about a minute left in the second overtime to advance to the sectional title game. “It’s the first time in school history to make it sectional final,” Ripley coach Amanda Hauck said. “We’ve got to be pleased with that. (Felicity game) was a nail biter.” Their season came to end on Monday night when they fell to Mariemont. The No. 1 seed in the sectional was just too much for the Lady Jays. They finished their season at 7-9-2. Eastern loses in district semifinal The Lady Warriors strong season came to end on Tuesday evening when they lost a heart-

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behind and started playing careful instead of playing aggressive.” The team finished 12-9 on the season. “We had a good season this year,” DeVries said. “We tried some new offenses and were very successful with them.” Eastern falls to No. 1 seed Adena After securing a first round win in the Southeast Division III sectional, the Lady Warriors traveled to battle No. 1 seed Adena last Saturday in second round action. Unfortunately for the Lady Warriors, the top seed proved to be too much as their season came to an end in a straight sets defeat. They lost 25-9, 25-2 and 25-8. Ripley falls to CHCA Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy ended the Lady Jays season in the second round of the Southwest Division III sectional at Blanchester last Thursday night. The Lady Eagles won 25-8, 25-10 and 25-7. The talented CHCA squad was just too much for the young Lady Jays squad that was missing regular setter Kelci Bowling, who was playing in the girls soccer sectional game. “The girls played as well as could be expected considering the talent level of the competition,” Ripley coach Aimee Carpenter said. “The girls played well at the beginning of each set but CHCA played smart volleyball.” Despite playing an older, talented team the young Lady Jays squad didn’t give in. “The team played well together and played aggressive until the end,” Carpenter said. “I was extremely pleased with the effort of the entire team.”

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team rolled past the Blue Jays 12-1 last Saturday. “We knew the sectional tournament would be a difficult road for us given our lack of overall experience,” Ripley coach Gabe Scott said. “ Senior Riley Saelens scored the goal for the Blue Jays off a free kick that Drew Wilson drew after being shoved. Western Brown falls to Mason The Broncos put up a good fight against Southwest Division I sectional No. 4 seed Mason before losing 5-0 last Thursday night. “We battled extremely hard,” Broncos coach Kyle Fender said. “The game was a scoreless tie for about the first 20 minutes. At that point, Mason's frustrated coach cleared his bench and put a completely new, fresh line-up in the game.” The new lineup helped the Comets out to a lead and the deeper Mason team proved to be too much for the Broncos. Jon Hayes had two shots in the first half while Logan Easterling had one. Keeper Ben Lamb made nine saves for the Broncos. “I feel like we put up a good fight and played very well at times, especially in the first half,” Fender said. Volleyball Georgetown falls to county foe The Lady G-Men lost to Fayetteville in the second round of the Southwest Division III sectional last Thursday night in Blanchester. They lost 25-18, 15-25, 21-25 and 21-25. “We came out strong with a first set win,” Georgetown coach Donna DeVries said. “We struggled the next three sets. We got

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coaching,” Western Brown coach Dan Silvis said. “They came to our home field and showed us that they were prepare to move on in the tournament with a 6-1 win.” Western Brown finished the season 8-6-3. Georgetown’s season comes to an end against CNE Clermont Northeastern ended the Lady G-Men’s season last Thursday with a 2-0 victory in the second round of the Southwest District Division III sectional. The Lady G-Men ended their season at 4-12-1. Boys Soccer Fayetteville falls to Seven Hills The Rockets lost 3-0 to Seven Hills in the second round of the Southwest District Division III sectional last Saturday. “They were a great team,” Fayetteville coach Craig Smucker said. “Easily the best team we played all year.” Despite the loss, the Rockets put up a fight. “We were competitive,” Smucker said. “We had some chances in the first half.” The loss ended the Rockets season with a 9-6-3 record. Ripley ends season with loss to Madeira With numbers low and a roster full of a number of inexperienced players, the Blue Jays knew this season was going to be a battle. After battling but struggling for much of the season the Blue Jays were seeded 17th out of 19 teams in the Southwest Division III sectional. And the Blue Jays were matched up against No. 2 seed Madeira in their first sectional game. The state ranked Madeira

It was a successful day for several local cross country teams last Saturday morning at their respective district races. In the Southwest District III race at Voice of America Park in West Chester, both the boys and girls teams from Georgetown performed very well and earned trips to this Saturday’s regional in Troy. The Fayetteville girls team also qualified for a trip to the Troy regiona l with a top four finish at the same race. Meanwhile, in the Southeast District race at the University of Rio Grande, the Eastern boys cross country team’s strong performance netted them a regional appearance. They will race this Saturday at the regional in Pickerington. Leading the way for the Georgetown teams strong performances were a couple of familiar faces -- leading runners Nick McAfee and Kylie Watson. McAfee won his ninth straight race in 16:21. He finished five seconds ahead of second place finisher Kyle Kistinger of Cincinnati Country Day. Though McAfee had been training with his eye on the regional race, his performance at the district race -- one his top three performances of the season -- was strong considering the competition. “It’s a pretty tough district,” Georgetown coach Chad Sexton said . “Division III is actually tougher than Division II this year. He performed really well.” In addition to McAfee, Kyle Damen qualified to regionals as an individual. He finished in 11th place. Teammate Antonio Hill finished in 20th place while Jordan Kattine finished in 26th. Hill’s finish was solid considering this is his first year running cross country. “He’s never ran cross country before so that w as pretty surprising,” Sexton said of Hill. “He’s doing great. He’s a really hard worker.” Watson led the way for the girls team. She finished second overall to race winner Julianna Overbey of Mariemont.

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The Eastern boys cross country team placed third at the Southeast District Division III race at the University of Rio Grande last Saturday.

“It was an okay time for her,” Sexton said of Watson. “It was twenty seconds off what she had been running. We’re looking for her to pop a big time at regionals.” The girls team performance was a pleasant sur prise. With numbers down recently, the Lady G-Men hadn’t been able to compete as a team -- which means they have at least five runners competing in a race -- for some time. This year as a team they’ve performed well. They won the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division race and advanced to regionals. “We’re very excited to field a girls team and go to regional meet,” Sexton said. “Real big step for the girls.” Karley Miller performed well for the Lady G-Men as she came in ninth place. Considering her year -- she was diagnosed with low iron earlier in the season after she seemed to be visibly struggling after a really strong summer -- advancing to regionals individually was quite an accomplishment for Miller. “Big accomplishment to have to struggled with something like that and still come back to salv age your season,” Sexton said of Miller. Becca Moe (22nd place) and Becca Whitaker (25th) rounded out the strong performance for the Lady G-Men. Both Fayetteville teams, as well as the Ripley girls team, were in action at the Division

III race at Voice of America Park. The Fayetteville girls team advanced to the regional with a fourth place team finish. Megan Eyre paced the way for the Lady Rockets as she f inished in 14th place with a time of 22:08. Teammates Amanda O’Donnell (26th), Courtney Johnson (30th) and Makayla Rosselot (36th) rounded out the team’s strong showing. The Rockets boys team finsihed their season with a 12th place team finish. D.J. Iles nearly qualified as an individual for the Rockets. He finished 18th -- two spots from qualifying. The Ripley girls cross country team just missed advan cing to the regionals as they finished in fifth place. Samara Hawkins paced the Lady Jays with a 28th place finish. Teammates Brianna Payne (32nd) and Stacy White (35th) were just behind. In the loaded Division I sectional at Voice of America Park, the Western Brown girls and boys team weren’t able to advance. The boys team finished in 11th place. Mason won the race. Gage Perkins (61st) led the way with teammates Rick Pride (62nd), Tony Sharp (64) and Brady Patrick (67th) right behind. Just like the boys race, the Lady Broncos finished 11th in a race won by Mason.

Anna Mefford (70th) led the way while teammates Lindsey Duncanson (73rd) and Kelsa Gruber (76th) were right behind. While the rest of the local schools raced in West Chester, the Eastern boys cross country team was in action at the University of Rio Grande in the Southeast District race. The Warriors raced to a third place finish simply because they were rested. “I gave them a rest before districts,” Eastern coach Tom Glasscock said. “They ran their hearts out. They were fresh.” Glasscock said his team was tired as the season was coming down the stretch. With new life after a week off from running, the Warriors beat everyone but Fairfield who had beat t hem at the Southern Hills League conference race the week before. They finished in last place at the SHL race. Layne Pickerell finished in sixth place with a time of 18:20. “He never wavered from that spot,” Glasscock said. Pickerell had plenty of help, however. Teammates Josh Boudreau (22nd), Connor Patrick (30th) and Alex Brewer (31st) helped the Warriors advance to the regional race. “The other guys jus t stepped up to the plate,” Glasscock said.



breaker in the Southeast District Division III district semifinal against No. 2 seed Zane Trace 21 in overtime in Chillicothe. The No. 3 seed Lady Warriors dominated for nearly the entire game. Alison Prine scored Eastern’s goal in the first half and the Lady Warriors were a little less than four minutes away from advancing when Zane Trace scored on a breakaway to send the game to overtime. They then connected on a perfect play in overtime to sneak away with the win over the Lady Warriors. “It was the best game I’ve seen my girls play all year,” Eastern coach Sarah Koehler said. “It was a heartbreaking loss. I felt like (Eastern) played better and deserved to win.” Eastern had advanced to that game with a 9-0 win over Chesapeake last Saturday at home in their first tournament game. Prine scored four goals in the game and five fellow Lady Warriors notched a goal. “Overall, they played as a team,” Koehler said of the win. “Just a really good performance.” With the loss, the Lady Warriors ended their season at 13-5. Western Brown falls to Batavia The Lady Broncos fell to Batavia last Thursday night in the Southwest District Division II sectional in the cold rain by a score of 6-1. Holly O’Hara scored the lone goal for the Lady Broncos. Ty Henry and Sara Benz assisted on the goal. “Batavia dominated in all aspects of the game mentally, physically, emotionally and in


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Strong second half pushes Western Brown comes up Rockets to third football win short in sectional final against undefeated Wyoming For the second straight week the Fayetteville football team found itself trailing at halftime. This time the host Rockets were down 15 points, 27-12, to a solid Grove City Christian squad. And just like the previous week against Manchester, the Rockets responded with a big second half. Against Grove City, however, the Rockets played some of their best football of the season in the second half en route to scoring 20 unanswered points to secure a 3227 victory last Friday night in Fayetteville. “We could have easily folded when we went down 27-12 and we didn’t,” Fayetteville coach Harley McCullough said. “We came out of halftime ready to play some football. I think they are realizing ‘Hey we can win.’ “It kind of springs over from Manchester. We came out that second half and started playing some ball. We went in down again and we’re going to come out and play some football and we can do it. They’re starting to believe.” In the second half against Grove City Christian, the Rockets played like they did, indeed, believe they could come back and win. That was largely because the Rockets defense set the tone for the half. After giving up 27 points in the first half -- including 21 straight points after the Rockets scored on their opening possession on a Luke Allen 65-yard touchdown run to give them a 6-0 lead -- the Rockets defense gave up nothing in the second half. They kept the Grove City offense from gaining any traction in the half by forcing key turnovers when they were driving. They forced two interceptions and two fumbles. “It’s getting better every week,” McCullough said of his defense. “We’re playing better and better. It was nice to shut them out for a half.” While the defense was doing its part, the Rockets offense did theirs. They picked up in the second half where they left off in the first -- running the ball down the field.

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Fayetteville quarterback Tanner Williams (shown here throwing the ball against Williamsburg on September 9) ran for two scores in the Rockets victory over Grove City Christian last Friday night. Williams was 8-11 passing.

Unlike the first half, however, the Rockets were able to finish their drives in the second half. Using a power running game with a little bit of the option thrown in, the Rockets were able to score three big touchdowns in the final quarter for the win. Fullback Dave Kranz scored the first touchdown of the half when he dove in from two yards out for the score. It made it a 27-20 game after quarterback Tanner Williams hit Kranz for the two point conversion. Then tailback Cody Shaw got the Rockets six more with a four yard scoring run. Instead of going for the point after to tie, McCullough went for the two point conversion. It failed and the Rockets trailed 27-26 with time running down. “At one point it was 27-26 and I go for two, I go for the win,” McCullough said. “We didn’t make it. We end up getting the ball back and scoring. We were going for the win all night long.” They got the win on their next possession after the Rockets defense forced a Grove City three and out. Using that running game, the Rockets drove down the field. Williams -- who scored the Rockets second touchdown right before halftime on an very nice 62 yard scamper -went in from a yard out on a

quarterback sneak for the 3227 win. It was the Rockets insideoutside combination of Allen (30 carries, 131 yards 1 TD), Kranz (14 for 49 yards 1 TD) and Williams (13 for 90 yards 2 TDs) on the ground that helped them get the win. “Some power and some speed. They’re different kind of running backs,” McCullough said of Allen and Kranz. “We can alternate some people in and Tanner makes things happen when we can run the option with him. We can come at you in different ways.” Williams then intercepted a pass on Grove City’s final possession to seal the win. As the season has went on for the Rockets the young team has started to feel more comfortable. With the coaches finding the right spots for players, the Rockets are hitting a groove. They’ve won two in a row and looked to finish their season with their third straight win, and fourth overall, against Gamble Montessori on Saturday evening. “They keep working harder and harder and that’s all we ask of them,” McCullough said. “They give us everything they got. I think they’re starting to feel like, hey, we’ve got success. We’ve got three wins...(We’ve) got one more.” The win improved the Rockets to 3-6 on the season.

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Western Brown youth cheerleaders perform well



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The Western Brown eight-year-old cheerleaders not only do an awesome job cheering on their team on Saturday mornings but they are also performing and winning competitions! The girls started their performance season at the Highland County Fair Cheer Competition. The girls placed first in cheer and in dance. They won a $200.00 prize for winning the Highland Country Fair competition. Next the girls performed at was the Brown County Fair Cheer Competition where they placed third in cheer and third in dance while winning a $50.00 prize. At the Clermont County Youth Football League cheerleading competition on October 3, the Western Brown youth cheerleaders placed third and won $50.00. Finally, on October 16th, at the Glen Este ‘Cheer for Charity’ Competition, the girls placed second! Congratulations, girls! You are an awesome group of young ladies! The parents and coaches of all the girls are very proud! Cheer team members pictured first row, l-r: Rebecca Stanley, Ashley Cash, Leslie Hinkle, Lindsey Gavula, Chloe Young, Kendall Henry and Kylie Mosbacker. Members pictured second row, l-r: Kayla Brown, Dakota Jones, Gracie Creamer, Shyanne Minnie, Jaelynn Thatcher, Eryin Hinkle, Madison Chambers, Myan Martin and Haley Lukemire. Pictured third row: Destiny Moubray and Alexis Lane. Pictured back row, l-r: Coaches Lori Gavula, Julie Hinkle, Loryn Gavula and Madison Johnston.

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GOSHEN-- If you could pretend that the second set didn’t happen, the Western Brown volleyball team didn’t play all that badly in the Southwest District Division II sectional championship match against Wyoming last Saturday afternoon in Goshen. The Lady Broncos -- the sectional No. 3 seed -- played strong defensively against an aggressive attack and were able to set up some offensive attacks of their own against the talented Cowboys. But while they battled Wyoming -- the undefeated No. 1 seed -- in the first and third sets before dropping each, they were knocked back on their heels by two confusing calls by an official in the second set and fell to the Cowboys 3-0. Wyoming won 25-16, 25-7 and 25-18. “I thought we played with them the first and third set,” Lady Broncos coach Carla Fite sai d. “I wish the second set wouldn’t had ever happened. (The official) calling all that stuff on them broke their focus.” The Cowboys jumped out to a quick start in the first set and were able to push their lead to as many as eight before the Lady Broncos battled back. With Leah Leist serving, the Lady Broncos cut a 14-6 deficit to 14-11 thanks to Leist’s solid serving, which including an ace, and a kill from middle hitter Mackaela Fischer. But that was as close as the Lady Broncos could get in the opening set. While they were trailing and the Cowboys were keeping the pressure on the Lady Broncos, the second set seemed to be somewhat of a turning point for the match. When Wyoming’s Clara Rodrigue took the serve, the second set was tied at two

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Western Brown’s Mackaela Fischer tries to set a ball over a pair of Wyoming blockers during the team’s sectional championship match last Saturday afternoon.

apiece. By the time that Lady Bronco Becca DeBord got a block to final ly break Rodrigue’s serve, Wyoming was well on its way to victory up 18-3. During the 16 point streak, the Lady Broncos were twice called for being out of rotation. That means that two of the Lady Broncos players were overlapping as the Cowboys were serving or that they were moving too soon from their position. What confused the Lady Broncos was that the official called it two different ways and on different players. The calls had an effect on the Lady Broncos in the set. “It frustrated them and it was hard for them to put it back together that second set,” Fite said. She added, “It’s frustrating when you go all season like that and not one ref calls it.” Given the depth of hole they had to climb out of, the Lady

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Western Brown’s Elizabeth Carter sets a ball for a teammate during the Lady Bronco’s sectional title match with Wyoming last Saturday.

Broncos weren’t able to mount a comeback in that second set and lost 25-7. In the third set, howev er, the Lady Broncos got down early 8-2 before continually fighting back. They got as close as four points in the final set off of a Ashleigh Huiet service ace and a Wyoming illegal hit. While they continued to fight and scrap, the Lady Broncos could never get closer than five points as their season came to end against the No. 1 team in the state in Division II. Though they lost in straight sets, it wasn’t as if the Lady Broncos played a poor overall match. If you take out the Cowboys 16 point streak in the second set, the Lady Broncos were never out of it. And they didn’t hurt themselves as they had just two service errors. In the end, it was just that the Cowboys -- who were very athletic and tall with three girls standing at least 6 ft., 1 in. and obviously talented -- who won the long volleys that saw the La dy Broncos get a big dig or block to keep a point going before Wyoming would finish it. “They do move a lot quicker than most teams we play,” Fite said. “Their offense is quicker than what we’re used to. But I felt our defense -- our blocking and even our digs -were good.” The loss ended the Lady Broncos season at 20-3. Reaching the sectional championship match and winning the Southern Buckeye Conferen ce American Division with a perfect 10-0 record made it a memorable first season at Western Brown for Fite. “I enjoyed it tremendously,” she said. “They’re a wonderful, wonderful group of girls. Their attitudes were good. They played as a team. Everyone got along. They were a team that I think any coach would like to have. “For my first year here at Western Brown it was a great year.” The Lady Broncos will sa y goodbye to senior setter Elizabeth Carter, defensive specialist Taylor Patten, libero Huiet and outside hitter Alli Morgan.





Rockets Jr. High FB raises breast cancer awareness The Fayetteville Jr. High football team wore pink socks and accessories to their October 13 game against Blanchester to raise awareness for breast cancer. Team members Luke Davis and Timmy Crone came up with the idea and their teammates were supportive as all had been effected by the disease in some fashion. And on top of it all, the Rockets came away with a 14-6 victory to end their season with a 6-1 record. The team took great pride in not only representing their school but also raising awareness of breast cancer.Team members pictured first row, l-r: Austin Kuyper, Timmy Crone, Luke Davis, Noah Bailey, Christian Hansel, Ryan Shaw and Andy Smith. Pictured back row, l-r: Skylar Minton, Seth Hornsby, Caleb Dowers, Cole Shaeffer, Donald Hahn, Chase Jester, Austin Thery, Logan Elswick, Austin Brockman, Garret Thompson and Taylor Call. Great job boys! And thanks to the coaches!

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It was not the most ideal conditions for a game of any kind last Thursday night in Fayetteville. Temperatures hovered around 40 degrees and a light but steady rain fell all night long. A brisk wind made matters much, much worse. Needless to say it wasn’t the perfect night for soccer as the Fayetteville girls soccer team hosted Seven Hills in a second round Southwest District Division III sectional game. And those conditions came into play as the Lady Stingers lone goal -- a goal that turned out to be the difference in the game -- was aided by the wet and windy conditions as the Lady Rockets season came to end with a 1-0 loss. “We worked hard and played in the same mess they did,” Fayetteville coach Jim Schmidt said. “It was a slop field tonight.” He continued, “We laid it out there on the line tonight. We didn’t want the season to end.” The teams played a fairly even first half. Neither team was able to score but both were able to get some shots off as they each had six shots on goal in the half. However, thanks to each respective defense and keeper, neither team really had many good opportunities at the net. Early in the half, the Lady Stingers were the aggressors and controlled possession in the Lady Rockets half. Despite keeping the ball in the Fayetteville end, they didn’t find many shots. That was because of a strong defensive effort of the Lady Rockets. The play of Betsy Wiederhold, Amanda O’Donnell, Destiny Jester and Rachel Gauche in the back end was solid all night, but particularly early on, as the Lady Stingers attacked. While the Lady Rockets defenders were keeping the Lady Stingers off the board, the Lady Rockets began to control possession more towards the end of the half. Megan Eyre got off a shot for the Lady Rockets with about six minutes left in the half but it went just right of the goal and kept the game scoreless. Thanks to a big play by

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Fayetteville’s Brianna Plapp races to a ball during the Rockets sectional game with Seven Hills last Thursday night.

keeper Cheyenne Ramey, the game stayed that way as the teams went into the halftime break. A Seven Hills forward got on a run past the defense and got off a shot but Ramey made a nice diving stop on the ball to keep it from going in. Overall, the Lady Rockets played a solid first half. “The girls did their jobs,” Schmidt said. For most of the second half, it was much of the same. Each team would possess some in the others half and would get off the occasional shot but, again, none were great opportunities thanks to the defense. As the game inched closer towards the end of the regulation, however, play started to pick up. Seven Hills got on another run behind the defense but Wiederhold made a really nice defensive play by racing back to get in front of the Lady Stingers forward and punching the ball out of bounds. Finally, with 12:34 left in the game, and unfortunately for the Lady Rockets, Seven Hills broke through. Lady Stingers keeper Zoe Pochobradsky, who took all the teams free kicks, took one from about 10 yards in from midfield. Pochobradsky, who Schmidt knew had the ability to boot the ball, did just that. Her kick, however, got some help. It got up in the wind and just kept on floating and floating. When it eventually landed, Ramey got her hands on it but with the wet conditions she just wasn’t able to bring it in before it bounced into the

corner of the net. “I do believe the weather contributed to the goal,” Schmidt said. “It got caught up in the win and changed directions.” The goal lit a fire under the Lady Rockets. With their season on the line they went to work. Ashley Moore nearly got the equalizer with nine and a half minutes left. She dribbled up the right side and from about 15 or 20 yards out she uncorked a shot that looked headed for the top right corner of the goal. It just sailed over the goal, inches from going in. Just about a minute later, teammate Brianna Plapp nearly got the equalizer herself when she got the ball in front of the goal. Unfortunately, Plapp’s shot from 10 or so yards out just missed to the left. It was the last opportunity the Lady Rockets would get. “We hit frame twice,” Schmidt said. “They were good shots.” Despite the tough, hard fought loss, Schmidt was still proud of his team for their stellar season. The Lady Rockets finished the season 12-5 with losses to Southern Hills League champ Lynchburg-Clay, Division II state top five team Columbus St. Francis DeSales and a good Hillsboro team. “Overall, I’m happy with how the season turned out,” he said. “I thought we had a great opportunity to play for a sectional championship. “I’m proud of the team work ethic and how they played. Our attitude, effort and respect was good all year.”

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Lady Rockets run in sectional comes to end against CHCA in title match By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press BLANCHESTER-- The Southwest Division III sectional championship match started off well for the Fayetteville volleyball team. They jumped out to an early lead on No. 2 seed Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in the first set and were able to keep it for much of the set. Once the Lady Eagles took the lead in that first set, however, they were able to take control the rest of the match as they captured the sectional title 3-0 despite a valiant effort from the No. 5 seed Lady Rockets last Saturday night at Blanchester High School. CHCA won 25-16, 25-14 and 25-18. “There were some early moments when I thought we were hanging with them,” Fayetteville coach Sharon Sheets said. “Watching them play on (October 20) we knew that they were strong from the middle and strong with their serves. We practiced covering the middle hitter (and) that worked to an extent.” The Lady Rockets jumped out to an 3-1 lead before the Lady Eagles tied the set at four. Lincoln Smyth got the Lady Rockets the lead back when she tapped a ball over the net. Her kill gave Fayetteville a 7-6 lead. Lady Rocket teammate Lydia Tissandier’s kill pushed the lead to two, 8-6. That was the point when the Lady Rockets lost their momentum. With the score tied at 13, the Lady Eagles used their strong play in the middle at the net to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. While the Lady Eagles were finding their groove with their athleticism at the net, the Lady Rockets started to struggle getting their attacks going. And the Lady Eagles took full advantage to cruise to a 25-16 first set victory. “Our momentum went downhill when we were not passing very well,” Sheets said. “We couldn't get any solid hits to go down because of our poor serve reception of the ball.” CHCA jumped out to 9-1 lead in the second set thanks to their strong serving. They were successfully able to place the ball into the open spaces in the Lady Rocket defense. “CHCA had great servers who placed the ball in the troublesome spots,” Sheets said. “They have that mastered.” Despite the deficit, the Lady Rockets tried to fight back. They got within six, 11-5, on a block by Clair Carson



With nasty weather on the assist, Fayetteville drops sectional game to Seven Hills

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Fayetteville’s Lydia Tissandier goes up for a kill during the Lady Rockets championship match against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy last Saturday night.

and Carly Burroughs. After the Lady Eagles pushed their lead back to seven, a Gabby Valentine kill and two Lady Eagle hits out brought the Lady Rockets all the way back to within four, 16-12. That was as close as they would get though. Using their advantage at the net, the Lady Eagles quickly closed out the second set for a 2-0 lead. And it looked like the Lady Eagles were going to cruise to victory after they had jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the third set. But the Lady Rockets weren’t going to let them just walk their way to a victory. Taking the serve with her team down nine, Shelby Sheets started the Lady Rockets on the comeback. Her first three serves resulted in three quick points on aces. Teammate McKenna Hammons two straight kills brought the Lady Rockets to within four, 19-15. Two more points on balls the Lady Eagles couldn’t return put the Lady Rockets down just two, 19-17. However, the Lady Rockets scored just one more point as the Lady Eagles height at the net dominated the rest of the set and they scored the final five points for the match victory. “We had a few times when we got on some runs but they were few and far between,”

Sharon Sheets said. Despite the loss, Sheets was proud of her team and the season they had. Though they weren’t able to meet their preseason goal of winning the Southern Hills League -- they finished as runners up to Fairfield -- the Lady Rockets did accomplish their goal of advancing in the tournament. They beat East Clinton and Georgetown in sectional play to reach the sectional final. “I am very proud of my team,” Sheets said. “We wanted to have a good tournament run and we accomplished that for this season. The girls played with a lot of heart throughout the season. It was a great season for the Lady Rocket Volleyball team.” The future is bright for the Lady Rockets, who finished the season with a 14-8 record. Six of the 10 players who played a majority of the time were either freshman or sophomores. But the Lady Rockets do bid farewell to senior outside hitter Tissandier, middle blocker Kathyrn Fitzpatrick, libero Tiffany Mountain and defensive specialist Kaitlyn James. The group was a big part of the success at Fayetteville for the past few seasons. “I will definitely miss our seniors,” Sheets said. “They have worked hard and displayed a lot of talent and leadership.”

The Eastern seventh grade volleyball team were runners-up for the Southern Hills League Division I regular season title. The Lady Warriors then won the SHL Tournament. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Trista Tyler, Sydney Johnson, Karlee Buckamneer, Paetyn Kaesheimer, Mitarah Hatfield and Kassidy Seigla. Pictured second row, l-r: Taylor Mason, Brittany Ballein, Madyson Herren, Madison Layton, Kelsey Doss, Alexis Tapke and McKenna Benjamin and coach John Burrows.

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BSC Intimidators league and tourney champs The Beechmont Soccer Club boys U11 team -- which includes players from Georgetown, Mt. Orab and Hamersville -- finished their fall season as league champions in the Cincinnati United South League. The team led their division with 21 goals scored which matched with a strong defense that gave up a mere seven goals. The Intimidators wrapped up their season in the Haunted Classic Soccer Tournament in Beavercreek. With nearly 500 teams in the tournament, the Intimidators faced tough competition. They began the tournament battling a strong Dayton team before falling 2-1. They rebounded in game two to record a shutout against Sidney, 1-0. The team needed a three point victory against Gahanna/New Albany to move on to the finals. Gahanna led most of the game but the Intimidators dug deep and showed their trademark determination by scoring an amazing four goals in the final seven minutes of the game winning 5-2. The championship game held the same emotional highs and lows as the previous matches with the two finalists fighting for every play. With ten minutes remaining in the game the Intimidators scored the only goal of the match. The team’s defense and goalkeeper fought off relentless attacks up to the final seconds as they recorded their first tournament championship. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Max Boland, Emerson Cahall, Ethan Howell, Blake Hurt, Chase Easterling and Samuel Linkous. Pictured second row, l-r: Coach Dan Hurt, Zac Erhold, Randy Martin, William Watson, Austin Kirk, Noah Hiler and coach Greg Howell. Not pictured: Coach Kyle Fender. Congratulations to the players and coaches for their accomplishments this season!



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MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH when it’s emptying out. The “top” number, or higher number, is called the systolic pressure. That is the pressure on your blood vessels when the heart is emptying, when it is squeezing more blood into the system. The lower number is called the diastolic pressure and it is the pressure that is filling the heart back up. Why is it bad if my blood pressure is high? Well, what happens when you blow up a balloon too much? It pops. Any time you put more pressure on a system than it was made to handle, it will fail. The other problem is that as we get older, the lining of our blood vessels lose some of their elasticity, like a garden hose that has sat out in the yard for a number of years. The most common type of failure is what is called an aneurism. Like blowing bike tire up too much and seeing a bubble start to form along the side. This happens in our bodies because one part of the blood vessel is weaker so it starts to give out. If that bubble bursts, the results can be catastrophic. Why is my blood pressure higher at the doctor’s office? Most of us are uncomfortable

to say the least in a doctor’s office. Because of this our fight or flight response starts to kick in. When you are nervous or scared your body starts to release more adrenaline. This increase in the amount of adrenaline is what causes your blood pressure to go up. This is a well known phenomenon called white coat syndrome and is fairly common. This is why your doctor will often want you to check your pressure a couple of times at home to see what your normal pressure is. If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 378-6849, or send an email to You can find archives of previous Health Matters at m

Las Vegas Nights Williamsburg American Legion Post 288 at 208 E. Main St. in Williamsburg, is hosting a Las Vegas Night on Friday, November 4th from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, 7 Card Stud, and Let it Ride will be the games played. Food and drinks will be available. Call 724-9915 for more information.

The 236th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps will be celebrated by Marine Cadets of the RULH MCJROTC and guests on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Seating for the Birthday Ball will begin at 5:00 PM with dinner being served at 6:00 PM. This celebration will be held in the RULH High School Gymnasium and Cafetorium. Lt. General Richard P. Mills, guest of honor for this event, is currently the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration for the US Marine Corps. He is among those at the top of the chain of command for the MCJROTC Program nationwide and will address the cadets, their families, school administration, staff, and friends of the MCJROTC Program who are in attendance. During his distinguishing military career Lt. General Mills served as the first Marine Corps General Officer to command NATO Forces in combat. During the traditional ceremony, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, will deliver the traditional birthday message for all Marines via a pre-taped video. Cadets will present the colors and there will be a traditional cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate this event. Following the ceremony guests may enjoy dancing


So you just came from the doctor’s office and he told you that your blood pressure was a little high, and now you’re wondering what does that mean? In this column I’m going to try to break this subject down into simple terms. What is blood pressure? It’s the force of the blood pushing out on the veins and arteries. Remember when you were younger and put your finger over the end of a hose? You could get the water to spray out by pressing really hard, but you can’t press hard enough to stop the water from coming out. That same pressure is constantly pushing against the sides of the hose. The same thing happens in the body where the blood is pushing out against the blood vessels. You may be wondering why we even have blood pressure. The heart is actually a pump, and the way a pump works is by putting pressure on a fluid to get it to flow. The heart has to exert enough pressure to get the blood to flow up from the feet, back up to chest height. It does this by filling up with blood then squeezing it out. If you’re not sure how that works, think of a kid squeezing a juice box, and you’ll get the picture. But why do I have two numbers in my blood pressure reading? To keep things simple, let’s just consider two phases of the heart beat: when it’s filling up with blood and

to the music of DJ Bruce Kattine from 9:00 PM until Midnight. Photographs of the event will be offered to cadets and guests during the evening by SDI Photography of Sardinia, Ohio. Tickets ($10/person) may be purchased at the door or in

advance at the high school during the week of Oct. 31Nov. 4 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Further information about this event may be obtained by calling LtCol Rick Klinker or SgtMaj Otis Kokensparger during school hours at 937392-7016.

Thank You note writing campaign in honor of Veteran’s Day (Columbus, OH) – In honor of Veteran’s Day this year, Fifth Third Bank of Central Ohio is conducting a Thank You note writing campaign. In partnership with the organization Operation Buckeye, whose mission is to bring a touch of home to troops and lift their spirits, the bank’s goal is to provide 1000 letters to Operation Buckeye, who prepares and delivers care packages to men and women currently serving in the Middle East. The thank you note campaign kicked off in October and runs

through November 1 at all 89 Fifth Third Bank locations in the Central Ohio affiliate. Note cards and envelopes are available for participants to write a general note of thanks and drop it in the collection boxes at each banking center location. For a list of locations, visit The notes are being added to care packages being assembled on November 20 by Operation Buckeye on the OSU Campus. For information on how to volunteer, visit


Birthday wishes and volunteer opportunities top Red Oak news this week Happy Birthday to Jerrod Fussnecker, Dorothea Bruine Tackett McClain, Matthew McFerron, Eddie Scott, Shirley Berz, Morgan Goodman, Vicki King, Erin Tackett, Don Boone, Bessie Sidwell, Ben Germann, Lila Mae Hardyman, Marty Hauk, Ora M.Knechtly, Jim Fizer, Marilyn Carrington Cluxton, James J. Jones, Beth King, Jessie Meadows, Katie Flannery, Wilma Paul Richey, William A. West, Terry Baird, Ronnie Moffett, Sara Crieghton, Kenny mason, Billie M. McGinnis Whisner, Natasha Wright, Tony Goodman, Rebecca Black Townsend, Tim Yearout Happy anniversary to Frank and Melinda Greene and remembering that this November would have been the 40th anniversary of my marriage the first time and the 34th the second time around to the same man. A book could be written on that subject alone. Yet still had I known then, when young the things of the Lord that I know now, my marriage would have remained a marriage. Of course, I guess that could be the title of another book “Had I Known Then What I Know Now…..” Anyway, Tuesday I attended the Happy Community Stitcher’s crafters mission group. My job was quite interesting. I cut three inch strips off a plastic grocery sake, linked them together, rolled them into a ball and ship out to the other crafters to crochet into “mats” for the homeless. My imagination has not yet grasped this concept so I anxious to see the finished project and am excited to be learning something new! Also, this was a very great day because of what Berda and Phyllis did for me! They fixed my sewing machine. My son had bought this one for my Christmas many years ago, yet it would not sew right for me. They found that the problem was the nut behind the wheel. I am so very excited to have a working sewing machine again after all of these years! While is Russellville I visited my brother Don Salisbury, great nephews, and excited Kain Grace. She had had her pictures taken that day and was dressed in purple, and getting older fast. My, my. Then later in the day I visited with the crafters of the Nazarene Church. Well, time for a day home. This also was constructive as I learned to make customsized bags. I am so sick of continually looking for an item. With the custom-sized bags contents of four boxes ended up being in one drawer


MARY HOWLETTE and I can plainly see the product inside. All of this activity caused me to get behind on my mail. Sorting through it I found a nice letter from our friend Mildred Bruce. Years ago when I should have been listening I wasn’t or I would have learned that Mildred mailed my Dad, her brother, Alfred Paeltz, and another man each a box of goodies every week. Oh Many blessings to you Mildred for that act of kindness! Many of you that know Mildred know that three of sons have gone on home. If you are interested in becoming Mildred’s pen pal call me at 937-392-4261 or email marysalisburyhowelett@gma for her address. God’s Closet and God’s Kitchen will be this Saturday at Russellville. The final Civil War commemoration was held at the historic Red Oak Presbyterian Church. It was very interesting. Also interesting was my seat right beside the door. Several good conversations came as a result of my high seat by the exit such as 1. Reverend Tweedle in his early days rode a motorized scooter from Georgetown to Red Oak Presbyterian Church. 2. The Centenary Methodist Church in Ripley will be remembering all departed loved ones November 6th, All Saints Day. If you have a loved one that has departed and would like to have their name included contact me at 937392-4261 and I will pass the information along. 3. I received yet another version of what a birthday means from one that definitely knows about this matter. This loved one’s version included letting the birthday person know that they are indeed special on this day and that this their special day how can they “treat” another person so that they also can share in that day with them, the birthday person. 4. I learned that though in the city Bond Hill’s church has a very small congregation yet there are six (6!) breast cancer survivors who attend there. 5. I learned that there is an avid picture taker, more avid than me, and he also wears his camera continually, but what is more-much to the embarrassment of his wife he takes pictures of his food-something that I had not yet done-yet. A very interesting conversation with a teacher by profession as he told of bringing his class up

on a day that happened to be the same day that The Happy Community Stitcher’s were meeting. They had come just thinking they would be visiting Aunt Jemima’s gravesite but ended up getting a tour of the Red Oak Presbyterian church and the Aunt Jemima museum. He still had excitement of the thrill of the day in his eyes and voice along with remembering taking pictures of the stitcher’s one of which was celebrating her 90th birthday that day, Mrs. Florence Scott! 6. I learned further that with grief and death there are no respecter of persons as a loved one told of two close family members killed on motorcycles within a very short time period, and with dependent loved ones waiting on them to arrive home. And from the speaker I learned that the emblems/markers on a grave site that says U.S.C.I. means United States Colored Infirmity. The RULH Schools are looking for volunteers for various projects relating to the students. A background check will be performed. Many thanks and blessings sent to all involved in the Byrd Township Halloween Festival and supper held in Decatur at the Charles Moore Community Building. Thankfully, it was nice night weather wise and the crowd was great. Many blessings to all who made it possible. Many blessings to George T. Vaughn and to all who made the Ripley historical sites day of Beebe Chapel a wonderful experience, and that is exactly what it was when the Music Workshop Choir gave a wonderful performance. It is wonderful to see so many spend a beautiful Saturday Praising the Lord especially eager young ones. What a blessing! Ps 103 Bless the Lord Oh my soul! Steve Free is planning to again be at the Union Township Library December 4th. Another event happening (sadly) in December at the Union Township Library is the retirement of Jerry Daniels. Oh no, how sorry I feel for Alison, because now she will have to do double duty keeping me on the straight. Anyway, Jerry has put up with a lot from me as I attempted to teach myself computer while also taking full-time college classes with a very reluctant computer. It is during those times the stress levels are a bit high but, we made it. Well, I just had a brainstorm and have not discussed it with Alison but how about let’s construct our stories of

Jerry so that he will not forget us! I, for one, hate changes! Yet, I wish you well Jerry in each and every one of your new adventures. The Happy Community Stitcher’s has moved to the Rambler Center. Turn onto the street beside the center and before the stop sign swing around the building eastward. Their sewing room sets toward State Route 125 with the door facing toward the north (the way you just drove in.) They are in the process of several projects for the homeless. This past week a stranger, a man, came into the restaurant and said that he was walking across the US as a Christian missionary. After listening to him my heart did not feel anything more than if he is walking then he must be hungry??? So I bought him food. Well, the next day my friend and I took him as far as Maysville. When we returned we went into the restaurant for our lunch. Well, the very first thing we were greeted with “Mary was just after his body!” I said “what?” She repeated it again upon which I replied, “HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT ABOUT ME?” She said, “You ARE a single woman, aren’t you!” FIRE flew though me! Of all the asinine, malicious things I have heard for a while this one took the cake! Any for those who are unsure of the word asinine the dictionary says it means “failing to exercise intelligence or judgment, ridiculously below average rationality.” I say AMEN!!!! But the true Word says, “Judge not least ye be judged.” Sadly, in this dirtroad girl’s life-learning experiences it has been learned that one person’s judgments’ can fall back upon many people if they do not repent of their judgment. This includes children and grandchildren. If my friend Jean were alive today she possibly would be saying a big AMEN to that one. Judging can cause a multitude of problems and affect otherwise innocent people. Say that you yourself have a struggle with something/anything and regardless of desire to stop that particular activity you cannot. Then it might be a good idea to look to the possibility of a judgment that has been(toward another person) made by an/any ancestor or possibly yourself. What to do? Seek the Lord and his guidance, because at least three people were involved in this scene, repent of any transgressions/trespasses that possibly could have been committed and send the junk to the rock/ROCK. Also learning the techniques for

freeing up your thinking as outlined in Dr. David Burn’s book “Feeling Good” could be of a great asset but first outlined in Psalms. For more info about this call 937-3924261 or email Life is very short-eternity is not. Watch you words that spew from your mouth. I am not always right, BUT what if I am right about this? Be free to be the person you were created to be!!! And about my attitude toward this man who said he was walking across America as a Christian missionary. I could be wrong about him, and I am sorry. The scriptures say, “You will know them by their fruits!” May the blessings of the Lord be upon him and all his co-travelers, and maybe I need to watch who I eat/fellowship with. No, their opinions are theirs and also reveals who they are. I know whose I am and I pray my accusers find Him Too. Years ago I was in a terrible state of mind, always searching but no relief. One particular day I was led to stop in the Native American shop in Seaman, Ohio. At first it made no sense why I was even in that place, but .... As the owner and i talked he told me that his grandfather was the spiritual leader of many tribes and that his main message was "Do Not Carry Any Garbage Into Your House-Make An Altar Outside the Door and Leave It There-On the Altar." Well, what strong words they were to me at that time. I could not get them out of my mind. I kept hearing them over and over. But not wanting to make the Lord mad at me I was in a quandary pondering this mans words about making an altar. Finally, I remembered that different Biblical characters made altars leaving their belongs upon them. So, how do I make this altar? Then I saw it, my altar. Years ago the Collett boys, one of which had given me the name of my ministry, Wounded Loved Ones, had brought me a very large brown rock. It was right within sight of entering the house! Well, part of my problem of an unsettled mind was reliving over and over of the past. Oh Yes, I had heard the sermons of leave it at foot of Jesus on the cross. Somehow, that never would take hold in my spirit. BUT when the ROCK became the altar all of that changed. Every single time that the enemy brought up my junk I started saying, "Lord God, I am sorry of my trespasses in this situation, there is nothing else that I can

do so I send all of the rest to the ROCK." Wow! Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!!! The ROCK took my junk and set me free! Praise the Lord! So, I invite you and your loved ones to send your junk to the large brown rock that did that for me and for many others that I have invited to the participate in the ROCK. Jesus is the ROCK. and as I looked for that scripture my eyes fell on one just as important . "Some trust in Chariots and some in horses BUT we will remember the name of the Lord our God." another scripture that carried me through my time of being downsized after a life time of full-time work. I did not mean to make this so long but... Several years ago a man knocked me down. I landed on two large metal dog feeding pans on a concrete porch. I knew my shoulder, elbow, and wrist were broken. However, I knew that if I SAID that I was hurt that I would be hurt the rest of my life. Of course children were involved, out of five of them only one strong enough to help me up, but I could not get up because I was hurting so very bad. They could not understand my continual words of saying, "I am fine." yet continue laying there in that heap. it took a very long time before I was able to move and I finally allowed them to get a large sheet to use in pulley like fashion to help get me to me feet. I was hurt bad as I made it to the couch and sat there for another long length of time-continually refusing to say I was hurt. Even after my nephew was finally able to bring me home i was hurting but then as the night progressed the pain began to ease and by morning i was healed. Praise the Lord!!!! So, I would say to you and to all my loved ones be careful the words that come from your mouth. No matter the pain, the pain of your heart or physical pain, watch your words!!!! By His stripes we are healed! Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!!!! in the meanwhile I am looking for that city and if I should die before next time do not think a thing of-after all we have been told that we will die and if the Word is true where will we be-not just singing about being in The Garden? You are a very valuable asset to the Lords work heredo not allow the enemy to steal your testimony!




The ups and downs of blood pressure Lt. Gen. Richard Mills guest of honor for Marine Corps Birthday Ball H

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Free Meal, offered by the Russellville Church of Christ will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 and each and every last Saturday of the months. This meal is open to everyone. Halloween Dance, sponsored by the Georgetown American Legion and Auxiliary Post 180 on Saturday, October 29 from 8 p.m. until midnight, featuring Mike Woo and the Vibrations. All proceeds will be for veterans programs for Legion and Auxiliary. Brown County Tea Party will meet at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Best Western conference room on Saturday, October 29. For questions about this event contact Daryl Klein at (513) 312-3926.




Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Fayetteville-Perry Library on Saturday, October 29. The library is located at 406 N. East Street in Fayetteville. For directions or hours call (513) 875-2665. Russellville Kiwanis Club ‘All You Can Eat, pancake n’ sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at the Russellville Elementary School. Tickets are $3.50 for adults in advance or $4 at the door. Children under 11 are $1.50. Children under 4 eat free. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member or by calling (937) 378-3066. Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs, sponsored by the Brown County Prescription Drug Task Force will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 at the Kroger in Mt.

Orab and the Pamida Store in Georgetown. This service is free and anonymous. Fall Revival at Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 St. Rt. 125 in Hamersville will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29 beginning each night at 7 p.m., then on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Special singing at each service. Guest preacher will be Dr. Chuck Sams. Everyone is welcome. Haunted Hills at Magic Waters will be held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 30. Anyone interested in participating in this event should call (937) 365-1388 from more information. No young people under age 12 will be considered. The location is at 7757 Cave Road in Bainbridge. Smoke Detector Distribution sponsored by the Byrd Township will take place on Saturday, October 29 beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteer firefighters will go door to door distributing fire detectors to residents in Decatur and Byrd Township. Trunk-or-Treat, sponsored by Brown County General Hospital on Saturday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bethel Regional Family HealthCare. A safe and convenient location for trick-or-treat night. All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, sponsored by the Mt. Orab Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Western Brown High School. Cost for adults is only $5, children under

age 12 eat free. Get tickets from any club member or at the Mt. Orab Barber Shop, 453 W. Main Street or at Health Quest, 131 Northpoint Drive. For more information call (937) 444-4791.

and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31, Halloween Night. Adults from three community churches will hand out candy to children in the front parking lot of the school, from the trunks of their cars.

SUNDAY 10/30

Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday, October 31 at the Georgetown Methodist Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will have guest speakers, educational material, diabetic recipes and more.

MONDAY 10/31 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Aberdeen Block Party, sponsored by Manning Brothers Antiques and Collectibles, has been set for Monday, October 31. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. The event will include a question and answer period for local candidates, costume judging, and live music by country band David James and Gang. For more information call (937) 7952500. Trunk-or-Treat at the Brown County General hospital and the Mt. Orab United Weslyan Church parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31. This event is is sponsored by the Brown County General Hospital. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714. Trunk and Treat at Hamersville School, will take place between 6

Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, October 31, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

TUESDAY 11/1 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information cal (937) 444-3877. Mt. Orab Garden Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. Guests are always welcome. To learn more about this meeting or the Garden Club contact Carol Estep (937) 444-3407. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. This meeting is open to the public.


Brown County General Hospital Foundation will kick off it’s Celebration of Lights on Tuesday, November 1 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to take part. Brown County Agricultural Society, Senior Fair Board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, November 1. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. $200 monthly door prize, Weekly Hog Wild Jackpots. For more information call (937) 378-6041 ext. 223.

WEDNESDAY 11/2 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, November 2, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Jefferson Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 in Russellville. This meeting is open to the public.

Property Sales Charles W. Frakes and Bonnie Beath to Bonnie Beath, .65 acres in Byrd Twp., filed 10/14/2011 Wayne and Beverly Whisman to Wayne Whisman, 33.78 acres and 5 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Jessica and Lawrence J. Wessel to Dennis Wright Properties, LLC, 5 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Pamela E. Dale to Jeffrey S. and Sherry L. Gee, Lot 33 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $117,000 Claire L. Stroble to Peter A. Stroble, Michael E. Stroble, Gary E. Stroble, Lisa A. Ladd and Susan E. Michael, Lot 2613 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10/14/2011 Lyndon and Janalyn Payne to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lot 305, Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $83,334 Waynoka Property Owners Association to Jerry Baker, Lot 3345 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $250 Judith Henry Trustee to PGA Holdings, 1.34 acres of land and 3.18 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 10/14/2011, $220,677 United Wesleyan Church in Mt. Orab to Greater Ohio Wesleyan District United Wesleyan Church-Mt. Orab, Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 7 in Whole Mt. Clifton in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Greater Ohio District Wesleyan Church to Greater Ohio Wesleyan District United Wesleyan Church in Mt. Orab, Lot 3 and Lot 4 Whole Mt. Clifton in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10/18/2011 The Mt. Orab Pilgrim Holiness Church to Greater Ohio Wesleyan District United Wesleyan Church in Mt. Orab, in-lot 22 , in-lot 23 and inlot 24 in Whole Mt. Clifton, Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Mt. Orab Wesleyan Church to Greater Ohio Wesleyan District United Wesleyan Church in Mt. Orab, Lot 20, Lot 21 in Whole Mt. Clifton in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Linda K. Poe , trustee to Linda K. Poe, trustee, Lot 36 Whole in Mt. Clifton in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10/14/2011 Randall and Sheri Lyons to Wells Fargo Bank NA, .42 acres of land, Lot 28 in The Heritage Sub IV, in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10/20/2011 Sara L. Swope to Robert D. and Phyllis J. Bolar, 68.12 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 10/14/2011, $184,800 Lowell E. and Patsy A. Lively to Patsy A. Lively, Lot 48 and Lot 49 in Dundee V. Alley Sub in Aberdeen , Huntington Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Jayson A. Johnson to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Lot 3900 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Waynoka Property Owners Association to Bobbie A. and Deborah A. Profitt, Lot 629 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $1,500 Fairway Independent Mortgage, Jeffrey S. and Sherry Gee to Michael D. and Tonya L. Chatlos, Lot 1717 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 10/14/2011, $225,000 Mary L. and Chris Morrison to Mary Morrison Trustee, Lot 1822 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 10/17/2011 Waynoka Development Corporation and Oren Wolfinbarger to Oren Wolfinbarger, Lot 2218 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $3,500 Paul and Orpha Weaver to Ivan and Nora Miller, .95 acres and 6.94 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $50,000 Terry L. McLaughlin to John and Louann Miller, 2.81 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $5,000 Gerald and June Smitson to Patrick and Marilyn Tribbe, 26.91 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $55,000 Z S Investments LLC to Z S Investments, LLC, 20.16 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 10/20/2011 Ron and Bridgette Pritchard to Eric and Jessica Weinkan, Lot 476 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/14/2011, $9,000 Holiday Homes Inc., to The FLO, LLC, Lot 781 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/19/11, $1,045 Holiday Homes Inc., to The FLO, LLC, Lot 185 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $1,650 Holiday Homes, Inc., to The FLO, LLC, Lot 264 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $1,650 Earl and Patricia A. Tieman, Lot 265 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Holiday Homes, Inc., to The FLO, LLC, Lot 371 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $1,650 Jennifer S. and Jeffrey R. Adkins to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 10/14/2011 Jodi Sears to Delphia L. Turner, .40 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 10/14/2011, $37,700 James G. and Jean Eleanor Mullins to Fannie Mae, 40.20 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $100,000 Carolyn S. Collier, trustee to Carolyn S. Collier, .60 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Dale Demoss to Jeanette Parsons, .74 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 10/17/2011, $25,000 Tony L. and Joni L. Applegate to Donald L. and Pamela J. Kelch, .68 acres of land in Stonybrook Sub. Lot 6 in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 10/20/2011, $210,000 Stanley K. Purdy and Michael Pfeffer to Thomas and Connie Sawyers, 42.38 acres and 21.87 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 10/20/2011, $219,000 Jonathan K. and Sandra Wahl to Thomas and Connie Sawyers, 1.98 acres, 1 acre of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 10/20/2011, $56,000 Thomas G. and Lois Fouch to Jerry W. James Jr., and Tara Clifton, .24 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 10/18/2011, $50,000 George A. and Patricia Miller to Amanda and Douglas Gregoire, 8.24 acres in Scott Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $120,000 Mike McDonald to Patrick B. McDonald, 20.29 acres in Sterling Twp., filed 10/17/2011 US Bank NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 4 acres in Sterling Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Sean Sundin and Angela Harvey to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1.81 acres, Lot 42 in New Harmony Salem Estates in Sterling Twp., filed 10/17/2011

Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 1. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information.

Lawrence L. Mosteller to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 1 acre of land, Lot 5 in Pin Oak Acres, Sterling twp., filed 10/18/2011, $40,000 Rodney and Terry Cooper to Rodney E. and Susan P. Cooper, trustee, 7/16 acres in Union Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Timothy E. and Kimberly Adams to Brandon Cornette, Lot 7 and Lot 8 in Union Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $76,050 Keri Tull and Shawn Heinzman to US Bank National Association. 3.66 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 10/20/2011, $90,000 Anna L. Doss and Constance S. Batts, to Constance Susan Batts, 68.25 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 10/18/2011 Steven M. and Wendy K. Cameron to Hazel Chapman, Lot 5 in Deercrossing Sub., Washington Twp., filed 10/20/2011, $55,000 Jeffrey A Mock to Bank of New York, 9.28 acres of land and 2.01 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 10/19/2011, $50,000 James Burger to Deutsche Bank Trust Company .40 acres of land Lot 3 in Village at Wills Point, Mt. Orab, filed 10/18/2011, $71,435.

Marriages Shawntae Marie Miller, 28, Ripley, student to marry Jason Lee McKenzie, 37, Ripley, welder Amanda Stamper, 31, Mt. Orab, server to marry James David Barnes II, 26, Mt. Orab, mechanic Felicia Kimberly, 20, Mt. Orab, Wendy’s to marry Justin Howard, 28, Hamersville, Wendy’s Cortney Ann Richey, 20, Hamersville, sales to marry Daniel Cory Brannock, 22, Hamersville, Lot tech, Honda

Probate Ellen Davis, Georgetown, case 20111106, DOD 10/8/2011, filed 10/17/2011 Anna Lee Doss, Sardinia, case 20110095, DOD 11/24/2009, filed 10/17/2011 Mima Lee Fulton, Ripley, case 20110200, DOD 3/8/2011, filed 10/18/2011 Michael Dean Gast, Aberdeen, case 20111201, DOD 12/23/2010, filed 10/20/11 Lowell Edward Lively, Aberdeen, case 20111199, DOD 7/28/2011, filed 10/18/2011 Billy R. Roland, Winchester, case 20111198, DOD 3/5/2010, filed 10/18/2011 Margie Roland, Winchester, case 20111197, DOD 4/14/2007, filed 10/18/2011

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Capital One Bank versus Tonia L. Fryman, case 20110793, filed 10/17/2011 Capital One Bank USA versus Pamela S. Strole, case 20110835, filed 10/17/2011 Capital One Bank versus Wayne Tarvin, case 20110973, filed 10/17/2011, Action: other civil Thomasina Watkins versus Devon Chapman, case 20110974, filed 10/17/2011, Action: other civil stalking Thomasina L. Watkins versus Miranda Chapman, case 20110975, filed 10/17/2011, Action: other civil stalking Bonnie Brown versus Adam R. Boyd, case 20110976, filed 10/17/2011, Action: other civil stalking PNC Bank NA versus Alfred H. Bruce, case 20110977, filed 10/17/2011, Action: foreclosures GMAC Mortgage, LLC versus Karissa Heidel, case 20110980, filed 10/19/2011, Action: foreclosures Candice Neal versus Heather E. Murrray, case 20110981, filed 10/19/2011, Action: other civil Citimortgage, Inc. versus William G. Nolte, case 20110982, filed 10/19/2011, Action: foreclosures Midfirst Bank versus Lonnie A. Freeman, case 20110983, filed 10/19/2011, Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank versus James P. Hering, case 20110984, filed 10/19/2011, Action: foreclosures GMAC Mortgage LLC versus Ronald L. Ramsey, case 20110985 filed 10/19/2011, Action: foreclosures Bank of America NA versus Jackie Tombaugh, case 20110986, filed 10/20/2011, Action: foreclosures Capital One Bank USA NA versus Michael D. Blair, case 20110987, filed 10/20/2011, Action: other civil Cavalry SPV 1 LLC versus Sandra B. Dalton, case 20110988, filed 10/20/2011, Action: other civil Citimortgage, Inc. versus Michael A. Wilson, case 20110989, filed 10/20/2011, Action: foreclosures Fifth Third Bank versus Dawn L. Oberschlake, case 20110992, filed 10/20/2011, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES

Kelly F. Benz, Mt. Orab versus Thomas A. Benz, Mt. Orab, filed 10/18/2011, Action: termination of marriage Tarah Mastin, Fayetteville versus Allen Mastin, Fayetteville, filed 10/20/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Drew Perkins, Mt. Orab versus Jessica Perkins, Mt. Orab, filed 10/20/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Megan Jordan, Mt. Orab versus Joey Jordan, Mt. Orab, filed 10/21/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Carol Phillips, Mt. Orab versus Michael Phillips, Cincinnati, filed 10/24/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage

Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, November 2, 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 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501.

THURSDAY 11/3 Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 on November 3, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 N. Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Green Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 in Greenbush. This meeting is always open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Franklin Township Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in Arnheim. This meeting is open to the public.

Las Vegas Night at the Williamsburg American Legion Post 288, 208 E. Main Street will be held on Friday, November 4 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Featuring Texas Hold’em, blackjack, 7-card stud and let it ride. Food and drinks will be available. For more information call 7249915. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, November 4. 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) 543-3137.

SATURDAY 11/5 Lake Lorelei Craft Show, is fast approaching and is set for Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Sign up now for a table that is provided at a cost of only $15. For details call Gerry at (513) 875-3851. Lake Lorelei is located on St. Rt. 131 near US Route 50. The Run to End All Runs 5K, will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Niederman Family Farm in West Chester from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This event is being held to benefit the Southwest Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Registration for adults is $30, includes a T-shirt For more information on The Run to End All Runs 5k or to register visit or contact Rachel at (513) 7723550 or Fairview Church Bazaar will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5. The church is located on Rt. 68 half-way between Mt. Orab and Georgetown. The event will include quilts, woven rugs, baby quilts, hangers, flower arrangements, baked good and lots more. Lunch includes bean soup, chili, vegetable soup, sandwiches and drinks. Soup Supper Saturday at the Georgetown American Legion and Auxiliary Unit 180 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the Post, 1001 South Main Street. Soup choices will include bean, potato, vegetable and chicken noodle, along with corn bread, slaw, applesauce, desserts, coffee and tea, at a cost of only $6 for adults and $3 for children, all you can eat. The public is invited to attend. 9th Annual Reverse Raffle, sponsored by Brown County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the St. George Catholic Church in Georgetown. Tickets cost $30 and may be purchased from the chamber. To reserve, call 937-378-4784. First prize is $1000, second prize $500 and third prize $250. Project Linus Blanket Making Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Drive. So grab your crochet hooks, knitting needles, scissors, sewing machines and whatever else you need and join us. 6th Annual Craft Show, will be held at the Rambler Center in Russellville on Saturday, November 5. This event is sponsored by the Weavers and Knitters that meet in the building. For more information call (937) 377-4300. Rambler Center Craft Show still have space for more crafters. The 6th Annual Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 from 9 to 4 p.m. in the Rambler Center in Russellville. for more information contact mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137.

UPCOMING EVENTS Revival at God’s Holiness Mission, at 27 Maple Street in Mowrystown. Ministering in word, Jeff May. This event will be held Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6. Thursday through Saturday services begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Call Pastor Kevin Bennett at (937) 588-2806 for more information. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, November 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. Pike Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 on Rt. 774. This meeting is open to the public.

FRIDAY 11/4 Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown will hold its annual spaghetti supper on Friday, November 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Door prizes are being accepted for the silent auction. For details call (937) 378-6131, ext. 353.

Election Day Chili Dinner sponsored by the Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville will be held on Tuesday, November 8 beginning at 11 a.m. running until 7 p.m. Menu items include chili, pimento cheese or peanut butter sandwiches, dessert, drinks and coffee. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville. Everyone is invited to bring your family and friends. Apple Pie Inn, on election day, Tuesday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 110 N. 2nd Street in Ripley. Featuring homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Come join us on election day. Carry-out is available. Election Luncheon in Decatur will be held at the Decatur Community Center in the Charles Moore Auditorium on Tuesday, November 8. The menu will include soups, sandwiches, desserts and other refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee. For more information contact Kay Fry at (937) 373-3703.





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Free Community Dinner, sponsored by the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend. Eastern Local Board meeting “Core Construction” has been scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 9 a.m. Medicare Check-up Day in Georgetown, will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 10 a.m. at the Adams-Brown Community Action Organization, 406 W. Plum Street in Georgetown. This event is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging District 7. Find out more information about how the Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period can work for you. For more details call (800) 5827277.` Brown County Master Gardeners will present a special series of free workshops in the Learning Resources Center at Southern State Community College’s South Campus in Fincastle. on U.S. Rt. 62 near Sardinia. On Thursday, November 17, “Gardening for All Seasons” will be presented at 6 p.m. For more information call (800) 628-7722, ext. 3681. The Brown County Chamber of Commerce will meet in regular session on Thursday, November 17, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Country Inn in Mt. Orab. The public is invited to attend. Brown



Convention will meet on Friday, November 18 at the Russellville Church of Christ, 144 S. Columbus Street in Russellville.. Anyone wishing to take part with a special song, poem or any other God given talent, please plan on attending this event. For more information contact Larry Downing at (937) 4463259. SWCD Meeting, the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors will meet on November 16 at 7 a.m. at the SWCD office, 706 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For more information call (937) 378-4424. Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAPS) will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Rambler Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 203 East Main Street in Russellville. Everyone from the community is invited. For details call (937) 3775224. Election Luncheon at the Decatur Community Center, located on St. Rt. 125, on Tuesday, November 8 in the Charles Moore Auditorium. Menu will include soup, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. This event is being sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee and proceeds will go towards preserving and maintaining the community center.

p.m. Vendor space is available. For more information call (937) 7792414. 2011 Bethel Down Home Christmas will be held on Saturday, December 3. Parade begins at 6 p.m. Santa will be on hand. Deadline for getting listed in the brochure is November 7. For more information call 513-734-4445 or visit Georgetown Christmas Parade will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. This year’s theme is ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas.’ This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Christmas Association, Inc., For more information call (937) 515-0030 or for vendor or craft information call (937) 213-2135. Annual Children’s Fund Auction sponsored by the American Legion Post 367 in Ripley will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. This fund helps support the Safety Net Program in four Brown County Schools and other children’s parties which the Post Hosts. The post is located at 2944 Elk River Road in Ripley.

The Brown County Sugar Helpers Group, offering support to diabetics will meet on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Methodist Church.

“Light Up Goshen” Parade will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. This event is sponsored by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin at Marr/Cook Elementary and end at the Kroger Store in Goshen. It will include a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Goshen Community Christmas Tree. To be a part of the parade contact Pam Flem at (513) 260-8494 or email

Dream Big Holiday Bazaar to benefit the Midwest Dream Center to be held at the Life Impact Church on St. Rt. 247, 2.3 miles north of West Union on Saturday, November 19 from 8 a.m. until 6

Mt. Orab 2011 Christmas Parade has been set for Saturday, November 26. Anyone interested in sponsoring part of the parade or has any questions on how to participate please call (937) 444-2281.

Drivers can’t “mask” being drunk on Halloween, so be careful on road BOO!!! It’s that time of year again when witches, ghosts, goblins, and other scary costumed “creatures” will celebrate Halloween. No doubt about it, this weekend there will be plenty of parties going on, and no doubt several of those parties will include alcoholic beverages. So the Brown County Safe Communities Coalition reminds everyone to keep the party off the road! Much more creepy and frightening than the guy wearing the “Jason” hockey mask is the prospect of getting arrested for drunk driving. Whether you’ve had one too many or way too many, it is just not worth the risk. Law enforcement will be out in full force during the Halloween weekend and holiday, so remember--Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over! Nighttime is an especially dangerous time to be on the road, but Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) in 2009 involved a driver or a

motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher, which is illegal in every state. I know I sometimes sound like a broken record when it comes to the issue of drunk driving. But it’s simply a fact that the safety of each and every one of us is threatened when party goers don’t plan ahead and end up driving drunk. The Brown County Safe Communities Coalition recommends these simple tips for a safe Halloween: Plan a safe way home before the party begins. Before drinking, appoint a sober driver. And please remember that Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving. If you’re impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend or family member. If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local police department or the Ohio State Highway Patrol. And please don’t forget-Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take away his or her keys and help that person to make other arrangements to safely get to where he or she is going. As of October 17, 2011,

preliminary data from the Traffic Statistics section of the Ohio Department of Public Safety shows 783 deaths on Ohio roads in 2011 as compared to 871 for the same period in 2010--a decrease of 88 from this time last year. The data also show 151 Ohio motorcycle deaths in 2011 as compared to 160 for the same period in 2010. Let’s all work hard and do our best to prevent even more traffic deaths on Ohio roads during the upcoming Halloween weekend and holiday! For more information on impaired driving, please visit the website 11 . The Brown County Safe Communities Program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Office of Criminal Justice ServicesTraffic Safety Section, and is locally coordinated by the HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program. HEALTHUC’s office is located at 114 East State Street in Georgetown, Ohio.


9th Annual Christmas at the Cabin, Reverse is an area tradition Raffle

Some folks say they haven’t had their holidays without at least one visit to Christmas at the Cabin.Well, they can get started right away, because Christmas at the Cabin is now open daily (except Mondays) This quaint seasonal shop located on the Cave Road ( just off of US Route 50, 4 miles west of Bainbridge) is simply stuffed from floor to rafters with beautiful hand-crafted gift items and holiday decorations. It will be open on Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 am until 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm till 5pm.- through December 18th. A visit to “The Cabin” is more of a delightful event than just a day of shopping. Indeed , even the men in the family enjoy the experience! They can be seen examining the structure from the unusual staircase through the highbeamed ceilings, and soon inevitably ask, “Tell me about this cabin.” Janny Brizius, the owner, never tires of telling

the many stories about the cabin’s origin and history, and folks returning to the cabin with new friends immediately ask her,”Tell my friend the cabin story. You really need to write a book about it.” (May be one day she’ll get that done.) In the mean time, she’s happy letting the cabin serve as a great outlet for local folks to show off and sell their handicrafts. From jewelry to clothing, housewares, dolls and toys, oils and watercolors-- they are all there, and all for sale at reasonable e prices.( Janny will not accept an artisan who has her items priced too high.) That is not ot say that there are not some pricey items-- but if so, they are worth it. However,the cabin is noted for its bargains.That’s another reason folks keep coming back year after year-- indeed-this being the 31st annual Christmas at the Cabin! Call (937) 365-1388 for directions from your neck of the woods.

The 9th Annual Brown County Chamber of Commerce Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday Nov. 5th, 2011. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Georgetown Catholic Church in Georgetown. Ticket for this annual event are at the Chamber Offices, call 937-378-4784 to reserve your tickets. Cost is $30.00 a ticket. Call the chamber and pay over the phone with your mastercard or visa. 1st prize is $1,000.00, 2nd prize is $500, & 3rd prize is $250.00. Many other prizes will also be awarded. There were many of our members who donated some great prizes for this event, if anyone would be willing to donate anything to benefit this event, please call the chamber and we will make arrangements to come pick up your donation prize. A special thank to all of our members who participate and help make this event great each year.

ONGOING EVENTS Operation Christmas Child, drop off site is at the Sardinia Church of Christ. Volunteers are currently busy preparing collection sites around the county to receive giftfilled shoe boxes packed with toys, school supplies and necessity items for hurting kids in 100 countries. For more information visit Flu Clinics at the Brown County Health Department have been scheduled for each Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information call (937) 378-6892. Diabetic Support Group, sponsored by the Brown County Sugar Helpers Group invites anyone interested in learning more about diabetes to meetings held the second Monday of each month at the Georgetown United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is located 217 South Main Street in Georgetown. Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Order new book on one room schools now, from the Brown County Historical Society. The book discusses about 70 one-room schools located in Brown County. Please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444 or any society member to purchase a book. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the

Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. 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. 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) 386-3590. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining EHEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 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. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-2560 or toll free at (877) 2598598. 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) 444-3441. An extended version of this Calendar is available on the Brown County Press' website at

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RCAP craft show Saturday November 5th Many artists and craftsmen are participating in the 6th annual Christmas Craft Show and Sale at The Rambler Center (the old Russellville School) located one block east of the stoplight in Russellville, Ohio, Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. George Rooks will be demonstrating the "Ring Master Machine" making rings from slabs of wood and then how he turns the rings into lovely wooden bowls. Other demonstrations will be The Rambler Center Weavers and four harness loom weaving demonstrations, Linda Ellestad of Raspberry Run Farm in Adams County with spinning demonstrations and Carolyn Moore from Russellville, Ohio making fresh hand churned butter with free sample tastes for all our guests. More than 30 artists and craftsmen with over 40 displays will be set up at this year's show. New crafts this year include hand crafted cement bird baths, baby clothing recycled into "doggie togs", handmade and hand decorated greeting cards, hand painted "pet" Christmas ornaments, many wooden items and wood wind spinners, and locally grown bouquets of fresh bittersweet to enhance all your holiday decorations. Returning favorites include American Girl doll clothes, home made soaps and lotions, hand woven wedding shawls, hand loomed rugs, one of a kind hand decorated goose, duck and swan eggs, jewelry, hair accessories and bracelets made by local girl scout troops, and more hand knitted and crocheted items than it's possible to list. The Rambler Center craft table will be loaded with hand made Christmas decorations as well as many other hand crafted items. We will also have a Christmas tree decorated with hand made ornaments and hand knitted and hand beaded bracelets and necklaces. If you would like to donate a handmade item to the Rambler Center table please stop by and let us know. Many people have made donations to the table the past 5 years and they are so very much appreciated. Our raffle items will be a gorgeous yellow rose afghan and matching pillow made

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and donated by Betty Boone of Georgetown, Ohio, a 1996 Special Occasions Holiday Barbie Doll donated by Wendell and Mary Kelch of Bethel, Ohio and a handmade Indian Princess doll crocheted and donated by Pat Crawford from West Union, Ohio. Door prize drawings will be from 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. so be sure to come in and register. Members of THE COMMUNITY ACTION PLANNERS COMMITTEE (RCAP) will be serving a breakfast of sausage, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, toast, sweet rolls and donuts, coffee and juice from 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Lunch will be served from 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. and will include chili, vegetable soup, sandwiches and an


“Support the Troops Rally”,sponsored by the Peace Lutheran Church will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at the Veteran’s Home in Georgetown. Please come join us and bring a friend to help remember and encourage our heroic troops.

assortment of desserts and drinks. All proceeds collected from the craft show go toward maintenance and upkeep of The Rambler Center. Be sure to mark your calendars, come early and spend the day with us. For more information call Mary Kelch at 1-513-7342501 or 513-543-3137 or Patty Bends at 1-937-3786682.



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& Countr y Home Life Estate Auction Nov, 12th- 12:00 Noon


481 Cabin Creek Road- Manchester, Ohio 451449 Miles North of MaysvilleRemodeled Farm House on 6.3 Acres- Nice home with, central A/C, 2 story, vinyl siding, new metal roof, sun room, 2 level porch. Also includes most of the antique furnishings and like new mower, tools, and much more. Seller says it has to go! Very Affordable! Visit our website for details! Terms: Auctioneers Note: All sizes or measurement are approx. Terms on Real Estate: 10% down on day of Auction, balance on delivery of deed, with-in 30 days. Real Estate sells as is. Real Estate sells subject to conformation by Seller on day of Auction. Any inspections that the buyer requires shall be conducted prior to auction date at the buyer’s expense. Information presented here is derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted by the seller or their representatives. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over previous verbal or printed material. Campbell’s Frontier Realty will be acting as agent for the seller. INSPECTION by appointment. REAL ESTATE SELLS AT 12:00 Noon.

TAKE US 50 8 MILES EAST FROM 275 TO OWENSVILLE. Haas, Overhead 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, 10x10, 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. Door installation available, bring a truck or trailer. Open for preview 2 hrs. before auction. All sales final and 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.

TRUST AUCTION Sat. Nov. 19th 10:00 AM 7089 Mason Rd., Ripley, Ohio 45167---- (5miles north of Ripley, 5 miles south of Russellville on US 62 to Gooselick Rd.) 120 Ac. FARM 7089 Mason Rd., Ripley, Ohio-120 acres- Modern 2 story, 2 bath home with basement, lots of barns and buildings. Located in south central Brown Co. this farm is a good mixture of grin, cattle, and wooded property, well drained , and fenced. Private “end off road” location with considerable frontage on paved township road.


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West Henry Rd. Ripley, Ohio------2 barns, fenced for cattle Terms: Auctioneers Note: All sizes or measurement are approx. Terms on Real Estate: 10% down on day of Auction, balance on delivery of deed, with-in 30 days. Real Estate sells as is. Real Estate sells subject to conformation by Trustees on day of Auction. Any inspections that the buyer requires shall be conducted prior to auction date at the buyer’s expense. Information presented here is derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted by the seller or their representatives. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over previous verbal or printed material. Campbell’s Frontier Realty will be acting as agent for the seller. INSPECTION by appointment. REAL ESTATE SELLS AT 12:00 Noon. TRACTORS • HOUSEHOLD • TRUCK • VAN Ford 4630; Ford 4610 1775 hrs.; John Deere 2940; John Deere 2040 w/ loader; Ford 800 tractor; JD 336 sq. baler; JD 435 baler w/ net wrap; JD 820 Mo-Co haybine; JD rake; ArtsWay grinder/mixer; IH grinder/mixer; (2) JD metal flat bed wagons; JD 953 gear w/ wooden flat; JD grain drill; JD grader blade; Ford 101 3x14 plow; Ford 101 4x14 plow; Shaver post driver; J&M gravity bed w/ gear; Powder River portable squeeze chute; 16’ bumper pull stock trailer; bale rings; wheel disk; stiff shank cultivators; running gear; harrigator; square bale feed racks; cut-off saw; seeder; boom pole; (2) 6”x12” grain augers; milk cans; milk cooler; double 4 herringbone milk set-up; elec. SHOP-meat saw; Lincoln welder; air compressor; log chains; hand tools; vise; Mac tool boxes; hyd. Jack; JD 212 riding mower; Craftsman riding mower; overhead fuel tank; more. 1990 Chev. Conversion van; 1993 Chev. PU truck HOUSEHOLD- chairs; Duncan Fife table and drum stand; filing cabinet; couch and chair; dresser; bedroom suite; Whirlpool washer and dryer (1 yr old); dropleaf table; toys; dishes; pots and pans; chest type freezer, fireplace mantle; kitchen cabinet; lots of misc! AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is a good Old Fashion farm Auction with all the equipment and tools that Mr. Fussnecker used to run his farming operation. The Earl Fussnecker Trust Terms- Payment in full on day of Auction. Cash, Check w/ ID, Visa, MasterCard with 3% handling fee.


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Jerry Ritter Trucking (513) 625-6495 FOR SALE 200 - HELP WANTED AMBULANCE SERVICE looking for part-time EMTs and paramedics. If interested please call 513-678-6195 or 937-205-6926.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802.

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.

2BR, EQUIPPED kitchen, A/C, 1st floor of 2-family house, yard, walking to school & shopping, $425/mo., $425/dep., references, some pets, W/D hookup, Felicity, Ohio 513-876-3017.

DRIVERS: START up to $.41/mi. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6mos. OTR experience required. Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! 888-247-4037.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565.

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE person needed for large apartment complex in Georgetown. Must supply own tools, have reliable transportation, and have basic skills in painting, electrical and plumbing. Drug screen & criminal background check required. Please send resume to: Markley Square Apartments, 610 Markley Ave., Georgetown, Ohio 45121, or fax to 937-378-0804. TDD: 419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer”







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206 - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR CLUB, a national retailer has Great Holiday Business Opportunities! We are looking for owner/operators of one or more seasonal stores. To schedule an appointment or to learn about owning your own store with small investment and small risk, call Kathryn 888-422-5637 x119 or visit:

FAYETTEVILLE - 2br, equipped kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, no pets allowed, $525/mo. plus water, trash & deposit. 513-875-3308. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or 513-616-3504. GEORGETOWN, 1BR, LIVING, kitchen, bathroom, $400/mo., all heat & utilities included for $100, no pets. Call 937-483-4102 leave message. SARDINIA - 2br apartment, $450/mo., some utilities paid. Houses $450, 2br, $575, 3br, no dogs, outside smoking only. 513-309-4349.

The Union Township Trustees have for sale a Western Snow Plow, seven foot and six inches wide. Also with the plow will be the lights, brackets, wiring harnesses and control box. The minimum bid acceptable is $1,000.00 Mail the bid to:

Union Township PO Box 29 Ripley, Ohio 45167 Bids will be opened at the regular meeting on November 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Union Township Library To view the plow, call Richard Haitz at:


937-392-4584 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED GREAT SPECIAL 1 Bedroom Nice, with big rooms! A/C, Energy Efficient Lots of storage Private entry & patios Quiet, single story community Ready Now Don’t Miss This!!! 513-724-3951 MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouse Starts at $565.00 With discount. Visit our website:

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MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-504-8152.

RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE Apartments, 1br units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors 62 years old, disabled or handicapped. For questions call 937-392-9216 or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County Senior Citizens Council.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 2BR BRICK in Fayetteville, full basement, $700 plus utilities. References required. Electric Heat, C/A. 513-265-3728.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR HOUSE in Higginsport, $550/mo. plus deposit. 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings. AFTON AREA 10/mins. to Eastgate, 2br brick, appliances & washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard, garage & storage area, thorough background check required, $740/mo. plus deposit. 513-724-3186. FOR RENT - Hamersville, 3br, 1ba house, all appliances furnished, no pets, credit references, $695/mo. plus deposit, plus utilities. 937-392-6052 or 513-734-4460. FOR RENT - Taking applications to rent 3br house near Sardinia, washer/dryer hookup, refrigerator, electric cook stove included, heated by heat pump, $600/mo. plus deposit & utilities, no pets. Call 937-442-5844. HOUSE FOR rent - 3br, 2ba, out in the country, Brown Co./Clermont line (southern part), $650/mo., $650/dep. 937-378-3317.

NEW RICHMOND area, 3br home, $650/mo. plus utilities & deposit. Call 800-347-6657 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings. RIPLEY - 2-3 bedrooms, $450/mo., $450/dep. 937-392-4757. C/A, carpet, newly remodeled, W/D, stove, refrigerator included, carport.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 1BR, EQUIPPED kitchen, porch, yard & storage building, some pets, walking to school & shopping, $365/mo. plus $365/dep. & references, Felicity, Ohio. 513-876-3017. 3BR, 1-ACRE lot, storage shed, newly remodeled, no pets, good credit, $500/mo plus deposit. 937-444-3701. FOR RENT - 2br singlewide trailer, $450 plus utilities, references required, no pets. 937-444-6497.

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 for office space or daycare. Call 513-616-8851.

310 - WANTED TO RENT WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2012 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909. SUMMER HAS COME AND GONE & NOW WINTER IS COMING UPON US! NOW IS THE TIME TO RUN A CLASSIFIED AD TO GET RID OF SOME OF THOSE UNWANTED ITEMS LAYING AROUND THE HOUSE. CALL 800-404-3157, 513-7322511 OR 937-444-3441.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES COMMONS OF Eastgate, 1024 Crisfield Dr. It’s about 1900 sq. ft., 2br (basement could be 3rd), 3.5ba. Close to Glen Este High School. Contact Patty at Cres Property Management 513-561-7368.

402 - APT.HOUSES FOR SALE SARDINIA - 3-family $98K, rents $1350/mo., 2-family, $120K, rents $1300/mo. on acre in town, single families $55K, $68K, $73K. Land contract considered. E-mail

or call 513-309-4319 for details.

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BEAUTIFUL 50ACRES W/large rock lined creek & woods, great for hunting or farming. More or less acreage available. Bethel New Hope Rd. 1-mile from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel.

Asking $199,500 Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available) FOR SALE - Building lot in Mt. Orab on North High Meadows Drive. Lot size is .5 acres on quiet, dead end street among beautiful homes with large shade trees. Listed for $19,750. 513-379-4194.

410 - LEASE/OPTION TO BUY 3BR, 2BA homes available starting at $650 Mt. Orab area, 1-6 acres. 937-403-6946 or 800-382-4853.

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES JUNK HAULING & Removal, clean up barns, buildings, garages, etc. Free estimates. Call 937-515-6468.

506 - CLEANING RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Get ready for Spring Residential cleaning, 15 years experience, insured, references upon request. Call Kim 937-840-l8035 “We Shine Above The Rest”

Call Brenda 937-515-1460 RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just needing some spring cleaning, great rates, and even better references. Call for a quote, or for more information. 513-255-4342.





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For all your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-4444276. Reasonable rates, expert service.

FOR SALE - 2006 Harley Davidson Street Bob. 1450CC motor, 6spd, 6000/miles. Excellent condition. Stays covered in garage, lots of extras, passenger seat, backrest, forward controls, Screamin Eagle pipes, grips, pegs, etc. Kelley Blue Book retail price is over $10,000 without the extras. Asking $9,750. No rides. 513-379-4194.

511 - CRAFT SHOWS CRAFT SHOW - Lake Lorelei Women’s Club, Sat., Nov. 5th, 9-4pm at Club House. Many vendors, St. Rt. 131, 1-mile west of US 50, Fayetteville.

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE 6600 JOHN Deere combine hydrostat transmission diesel rotary screen; 216 Grain Head w/electric header control; 4-row cornhead; John Deere bushel grain cart, good shape. 937-379-1009. Call after 5pm.

607 - FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. Also cash paid for cars running or not, & I do general clean up from barns to basements. Call Gary 937-515-4012.


CALL 513-304-2280

611 - WANTED TO BUY CASH PAID TODAY! Buying furniture, antiques gold, silver, DVD’s, records, games, CD’s, tools, fishing. “All Most Anything!” 937-378-1819 or 937-378-2850

612 - SPORTING GOODS 8’ BRUNSWICK wooden pool table w/ping pong table top & accessories for both, $600. 937-444-4620.

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES BEAUTIFUL 9YR. old Yellow Lab FREE to good home. Need to find home because of small children in home. Lake Waynoka. 937-446-1890.

BOXER PUPPIES for sale, born on 8/8/11, available in fawn & brindle, ready to go, priced at $175/ea., serious inquiries only. 937-6181611. FREE PUPPIES - Shitsu mix, all males, 12/weeks old. Ready for a good home. Sardinia area. Call 937-515-8760 after 5pm.


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1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. Possible Owner Financing! Beautiful hardwood floors in Bath & Kitchen. Garden tub, stand-up shower & double vanity in master bdrm Bath. Move-in ready in the Kyle Lane sub-division. This property is located in the heart of Mt.Orab on 1.53 acres. $74,500




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 JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

1265188 - Georgetown - Western Brown Schools! Solidly built 2 bdrm. home which is move-in ready! Both house and 30x50 barn need exterior siding re-worked. All on 1.87 acre tract. Great location & affordable. $39,900


513-304-2280 1259689- Ripley - Known as The Red Oak Store. This turn key operation could be yours. C1 & C2 Liquor License. Walk-in cooler refrigerated, pizza bar, double pizza oven, ice cream cooler. Call today to get complete inventory list. $99,900





1262256 - Higginsport - This elegant, stately appointed home is offered for sale part. furnished. It was successfully operated as a B&B for many yrs. With 6 bedrooms in this home you can see B&B potential. The Riverboat house, a separate bldg., has 7 rentable units. Truly a turn key operation. 1.75 acre and 500 ft of Ohio River frontage. $770,000


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608 - FARM PRODUCE LOCAL GROWN produce, corn, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe & watermelon. Also honey, preserves & relish, located at Cox Firewood, 3600 St. Rt. 125, Georgetown, 937-378-4309. Open daily 9-7pm.



1272942- 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

1258238- Sardinia- 3BD, 2BA, Almost 1500 sq.ft. of open living area. Master BD suite. Dining Rm. & Equipped eat-in Kitchen. Large front deck & covered back porch. Affordable living seconds off St. Rt. 32. Back yard completely privacy & fenced. 2 car carport. $79,900




1289196- Sardinia- Simply Magnificent! 3BD, 2BA. This is a custom built Schlabach home. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Hardwood entry and kitchen flring. Beautiful kitchen cabinets w/crown molding. Kit. island. MBR suite w/stand up shower. Spacious laundry rm. $129,900

Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. Totally transformed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compact pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $99,900


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1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in the heart of Mt. Orab. >1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900

1275452- Western Brown Schools Established neighborhood, no outlet street. Immaculate! 3BD, 2BA. Newer laminate. Brand new roof, carpet, paint, light fixtures & electric outlets throughout. 1600 sq. ft. living area. All brick. Fenced yard. Pool. Beautiful $119,900


1270287- Beacon Hill Subdivision - First Offering! Location, location, location! Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Beacon Hill. Well known local builder. Solid ranch 3BR 1.5BA/ 2 car att gar., seller had it blt. Lightly wooded .34 ac. lot, Located on a short cul-de sac. $99,900




1267673 - Mt. Orab - Brand New Fall Landscaping! Great curb appeal. Beautiful brand new hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, & Dining Rm. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new paint, carpet and fixtures. Covered front porch and a nice sized deck all on 2.87 ac. Shed with built in horse stall. Nice setting. Ready to move in. $69,900


1243844 - Investment opportunity! Nothing to do but take over the rent roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh paint on exterior. $147,500

1253803 - Higginsport- 2BR Apartment Rental! -County Bldg.1st. flr.currently used as the Higginsport Post Office. Corner location. 2nd. flr. apt. 2 bdrm, 2 Ba, Lr, Dr, & Kit. Ready to move in. Rental income will make your payment. Don’t miss out on this investment opportunity. $59,750



1284677 - Georgetown - New England style living just outside of town. 4BD, 3.5 BA. Breathtaking property with precision given to every detail. Newer flring thru-out, picture windows, possible 1st floor MBR. Bright, open kit w/island & butcher block countertops. 3 porches. $219,900





1273562- Eastern Schools - Stop Looking! You can own your own slice of heaven! Very unique 2BR home on 16+ lush acres. Your very own private retreat! Immaculate! Great room is enormous. Family rm has a walk out. Creeks, 3 ponds, woods, tranquility. Wraparound decking, upper deck & covered porch. $209,900

Mt. Orab- Two story all brick Gold Medallion home! 5BR! More than 3,000 sq. ft. living area, corner location. Seconds from SR 32, minutes from Eastgate. This home boasts Two walk-out balconies. Hardwood, ceramic, flooring. Floor to ceiling beautiful brick F/P Family living on a two acre tract. Must see to believe. Call today for a personal showing! $179,747

SOLD 1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre MiniFarm. Solidly built Ranch, well kept. 2BD, 1BA. 25x36 Log cabin w/stone FP & huge pot belly stove. 36x36 tobacco barn w/built in stall. Water outside barn. Fenced pasture. Hundreds of feet of road frontage. Close to SR32 on lightly traveled road. $115,000






1272235- Western Brown Schools!This is that deal everyone has been looking for! 3BD, 2BA, 2.18 acre! Living room boasts beautiful hardwood floors & stone faced fireplace w/stone hearth. Wonderful solid oak cabinets & island in the bright/cheery kitchen. Carpet in bedrooms like new. $59,900

901 - SALES GARAGE SALE Nov. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5230 Upper 5 Mile East, Mt. Orab, 9am-6pm. Furniture, clothing, baby to adult 3X, dishes, toys, Christmas decor & Halloween items, knick knacks , candles, lots of new items, too numerous to mention. HOUSEHOLD SALE Furniture, books, artwork by artist Jim Collins, lots of antique furniture, solid wood furniture, doors, light fixtures, kitchen items, architectural items, Sat., Oct. 29th, 9-5pm, Sun., Oct. 30th, 1-5pm, 10 Front St., Ripley.


LARGE FALL Yard Sale: Nov. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th. Antique bedroom suit, Talde chairs, dresser, piano, tools, fishing, fridge, grapevine trees, lawn mowers, wagon wheels, Craftsman power washer, lots more, 5105 Shafer Rd. off 68, Wahlsburg, 8am. NOVEMBER 2nd-4th, 9am-4pm, 306 South Green St., Georgetown. Look for signs. Baby items, toys, clothes, too much to list. No reasonable offers refused, everything must go.

937-515-2692 BIG BEN coveralls XXL, new sweatshirts & jackets, many work & dress pants 40-46W-30”, girl’s clothing 10-12. 937-446-2834.


FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. POST & Beam Kit, 14ft.x16ft. Oak included frame, rafters, braces, etc. 6” thick wall over 9ft. high to top plate. Would make a fine shop, room, garage, etc. Other oak available 2”x8” tongue & groove pine flooring. Call 937-289-1040. WOOD, CORN or Biomass Pellet Stove, Brand: Magnum Baby Countryside, used 1yr. Heating range: 5,000-40,000 BTU, width 20”, height 32”, depth, 24.5”. Will heat approx. 1800-2000 sq. ft., $1,500. Call 937-444-3829.

Don’t Shell Out a Lot of Cash; Use the Classifieds.

HOUSES FOR SALE For Sale Sardinia Owner Financing 3br, 2ba manufactured home with large 25 x 42 garage with electric and heat convenient to 32 on town lot, immediate occupancy 107 Thompson St $79,900

Smart shoppers know about the bargains hidden within the Classified pages. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from tickets to trailers. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want, and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.

Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.


For Sale 7079 Yockey Rd Arnheim area 3br, 2ba ranch on 5 acres, 2 are heavily wooded, completelly redone move in condition, immdiate occupancy $95,000 may consider owner financing with substantial down payment. For sale Mt. Orab large 4br, 2ba home in heart of town zoned business, could easily be converted to two family or great for a business/residence with high exposure on route 68 (118 S.High St.) Full front porch with two entrances, large kitchen, detached garage. $85,000 owner financing available. Our papers are the blueprint for a happy future for you and your family. Check all our papers to locate the best deals on great homes all around town. To place your Real Estate ad, please call: 513-732-2511 or 1-800-404-3157



For Sale Mt. Orab 4br, 1ba home on nice wooded lot in town large out building $49,000

Call Dennis Wright 937-213-2060


FOR SALE - Good used furnaces, natural gas, propane gas & fuel oil available. Call for details, $200/ea. Call 937-378-6827.

Toss it, SELLIT. Call Classifieds (513) 732-2511

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From candy to costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike. However, it is also a holiday that can pose dangers to youngsters. When purchasing a costume, look for the label flame-resistant (material will resist burning) or flame-retardant (material will not burn). Choose a light-colored costume and add glow-in-the-dark tape to the front and back so your child can be easily seen. Avoid costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats or eye patches because they can restrict breathing and obscure vision. If a mask is used, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large

enough to allow full vision. Ensure that costumes fit properly as loose-fitting material may cause your child to trip or fall. Make sure that any props, such as wands or swords, are soft and made from flexible materials. “Caution should be used when dressing children in costumes with strings that could wrap around their necks (cowboy hats with strings, beads, neckties, etc.),” said John Vaughn, M.D., a family physician in Columbus, Ohio. Accompany children under age 10 on their rounds; approve the route of older children and set a time for them to arrive back home. Have your child

carry a flashlight with new batteries and limit trick-or-treating to your neighborhood and the homes of people you and your children know. Only visit homes with porch lights on and stay on sidewalks with lit streets. Before going trick-or-treating, make sure your child has a good meal so they will not snack on the candy they are collecting. When your child gets home, inspect all treats to make sure they are safely sealed and there are no signs of tampering such as small pinholes, loose or torn packages, and packages that appear to have been taped or glued back together. Throw out

loose candy, spoiled items and any homemade treats. "Halloween is a good time to discuss healthy eating habits with your children. Remind them that Halloween candy is a special treat. Limit their candy to a few pieces after healthy meals. Do not allow them to keep the bag in their room,” added Vaughn. The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide professional association with more than 4,100 members, including practicing physicians, family medicine residents and medical students. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes and every disease entity.

Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to all members of the family. FACT SHEET Costume Tips: · Choose costumes with a flame-resistant or flame-retardant label. · Choose a light-colored costume and add glow-in-the-dark tape so children can be easily seen. · Avoid masks, wigs, floppy hats or eye patches. · Props, such as wands or swords, should be soft and made from flexible materials. · Make sure costumes fit securely. · Use caution with costume accessories that have strings such as cowboy hats with

strings, beads and neckties. Trouble-free Trick-or-Treating: · Have children carry a flashlight with new batteries. · Limit activities to your neighborhood and the homes of people you and your children know. · Go to homes with porch lights on. · Walk on sidewalks with lit streets. · Inspect all treats for signs of tampering such as small pinholes, loose or torn packages, and packages that appear to have been taped or glued back together. · Throw out loose candy, spoiled items and any homemade treats.


Family physician provides tips for a safe and happy Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips


Follow these suggestions for a safe and spooky holiday!

TIPS FOR CHILDREN • Help your child pick out or make a costume that will be safe. Make it fire proof, the eye holes should be large enough for good peripheral vision. • If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch with candles in them, make sure that they are far enough out of the way so that kids costumes won't accidentally be set on fire. • Make sure that if your child is carrying a prop, such as a scythe, butcher knife or a pitchfork, that the tips are smooth and flexible enough to not cause injury if fallen on. • Check all of the candy your children bring home with them.

• Explain to children the difference between tricks and vandalism. Throwing eggs at a house may seem like fun but they need to know the other side of the coin as well, clean up and damages can ruin Halloween. If they are caught vandalizing,make them clean up the mess they've made. • Explain to your kids that animal cruelty is not acceptable. Kids may know this on their own but peer pressure can be a bad thing. Make sure that they know that harming animals is not only morally wrong but punishable by law and will not be tolerated.

• Kids always want to help with the pumpkin carving. Small children shouldn't be allowed to use a sharp knife to cut the top or the face. There are many kits available that come with tiny saws that work better then knives and are safer. It's best to let the kids clean out the pumpkin and draw a face on it, which you can carve for them. • Teaching your kids basic everyday safety such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, watching both ways before crossing streets and crossing when the lights tell you to, will help make them safer when they are out Trick or Treating.

TIPS FOR ADULTS • Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren't going with them. • The best bet is to make sure that an adult is going with them. If you can't take them, see if another parent or a teen aged sibling can go along.

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