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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 39 No. 9

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Community says goodbye to Taylor Hundreds of people said goodbye to Christopher Leo Thomas Taylor on Wednesday. Taylor was an 18 year old Senior at Western Brown High School. He was killed Friday, Sept. 30, in a car accident on Starling Road in Clermont County. He was the foster son of James and Connie Taylor of Mount Orab. James Taylor is the Pastor at

Faith Chapel Ministries in Bethel. The service began in the high school auditeria at 1:30, after an early dismissal of classes at Western Brown. There was barely room to stand in the auditeria by the time all those wishing to say goodbye filed in. Quiet sobbing could be heard and hugs were freely given as those who knew Taylor greeted and comforted each other. The service began with a

video of Taylor dancing at a youth event at his church, Faith Chapel Ministries of Bethel, as part of the “Students With a Testimony” group. As Taylor appeared on the screen, a fresh round of sobbing broke out through the room. The emotion continued as Taylor appeared on video again, this time talking to the camera. He spoke of difficulties he had experienced in his life that led him to becoming a foster

child and of his commitment to God and Jesus Christ. Following the video presentation, the screen was retracted upward, revealing the closed casket resting on the stage. First to speak was Adam Jones, whom Taylor lived with for a year. Jones spoke fondly of Taylor, telling the audience that he was a special young man. Next to speak was Tina Cooper, who coached Taylor on the Track and Cross

Country teams at Western Brown. Cooper said that Taylor always set a positive example for everyone on the team and that they were all better people for knowing him. Phil Reed spoke next. He is the Youth Minister at Faith Chapel Ministries. Reed spoke of the impact Chris Taylor had on him and those in his ministry. Next to speak was Caleb Taylor, Chris’s brother. Caleb Christopher Taylor

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2011 Brown County Driver hurt in Georgetown Bus crash Fair ends as success BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The 2011 Brown County Fair is now a memory, but according to Chief Deputy John Schadle, with the Brown County Sheriff's Department, it will be remembered as a ‘quiet’ year for the fair. “This years fair was really what we consider an uneventful year,” Schadle said. “We had a couple fights we had to break up and a couple of men who were intoxicated we had to handle, but nothing unusual. The members of the Brown County Fair Board do a great job of keeping things under control. They’re a good bunch of people.” This year’s senior fair board members include: Whalen, Orville • Russellville, president; • Bill Neal, Bethel, vice president • Juanita Barricklow, Sardinia, secretary/treasurer; • Gene Lawwill, Bethel; Manning, Harold • Georgetown; • Bob Neal, Hamersville; • Kyle Cahall, Georgetown; • Tom Cluxton, Ripley; • David Frye, Sardinia; • Tim Newberry, Mt. Orab; • Mark Dotson, Winchester; Broughton, Dennis • Sardinia; • Danny Gray, Russellville;

Haines, Phil • Williamsburg; • Bob Hardyman, Sardinia; • Mitch Erwin, Fayetteville; • Elizabeth Honigman, Aberdeen. One of the most successful events this year was the second annual talent show. 48 performers competed for a total of $4000 in prize money, with $700 awarded for first place. The winner was Trenton Brown of Hillsboro. Second place went to Hannah Kaltenbach, third to David Shrink. Beth Harris came in fouth and “Rally Point”, also known as Justin List, finished fifth. Originally, the prize pool was $2000, but Brown County General Hospital donated two thousand more. That allowed the top 15 finishers to all walk away with some prize money. The event was hosted by Brian Elliott and Heather Frye. The judges were Wayne Gates, Jerry Clutter, Shona Vance and Rich Apuzzo. Joan Phillips, BCGH CEO, said that she and hospital owner Paul Tuft were “amazed by all the talent in Brown County” and that they were pleased to contribute. Phillips said that the hospiCONTINUED ON PAGE 11

BC hospital signs new ER agreement After conducting an extensive nationwide search, Brown County General Hospital of Georgetown, Ohio, has entered into an exclusive emergency department coverage agreement with Valley Emergency Physicians of Walnut Creek, California, effective as of September 30,

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2011. “We are very excited about this collaborative partnership with Brown County General Hospital,” said Dr. Steve Maron, President of Valley Emergency Physicians. “We share their commitment to deliver high-quality, emergency care to the residents of Brown, Adams and Clermont Counties.” More than 14,000 patients are treated annually in the Emergency Department at Brown County General Hospital. Paul Tuft, Executive Chairman of Brown County General Hospital, said “We used our national resources and contacts to bring Valley Emergency Physicians to Georgetown. Simply put, you can expect increased patient satisfaction, reduced waiting times, and the best possible care in our Emergency Department. You should also expect to see a few new doctors in our Emergency Department. Valley Emergency Physicians is particularly good at recruiting CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

A pickup truck hit a Georgetown school bus head-on Monday afternoon on BakerHanselman Road just before 5 p.m. The driver of the bus, 45 year old Evelyn Parker of Georgetown, was taken to Brown County General Hospital for treatment. Seven children were also on the bus, but none of them were transported for treatment. According to a report by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Rusty Gelter of Georgetown was driving the truck when he crossed into the path of the bus. Gelter was cited for failing to yield. He was not transported for treatment. The Brown County Press/WAYNE GATES G e o r g e t o w n EMS crews treat bus driver Evelyn Parker after the head on crash Oct. 3. Superintendent Tom Durbin said that the narrowness of Baker “We’re all concerned about “I would like to remind doesn’t happen again.” Hanselman Road may have bus safety, especially on everyone to please be extra The road was completely contributed to the accident, those narrow roads”, Durbin careful when the buses are closed until both vehicles and it’s a subject he brings up said. out so something like this were towed away. with all his bus drivers.

Vigil against domestic violence held By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press An “End the Silence...Stop the Violence’ domestic violence prevention vigil was held in Brown County for the very first time on October 5 at the Gaslite Theater. The purpose of the vigil was to generate awareness of the tragedy, the pain and the prevalence of domestic violence in Brown County. According to Jessica Roush, victim’s advocate with the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office, domestic violence can effect any group of people and crosses all economic, racial and societal barriers. “Last year in the state of Ohio there was 33,000 arrest for domestic violence,” Roush told a group of over 100 during the hour-long vigil. “Everyone knows someone who has been effected by domestic violence. One in every four women has experienced domestic violence.” She continued “In Brown County last year, there were 200 reported cases of domestic violence, and this year the number will be about the same. But things are being done in an effort to start breaking this cycle.” Roush told the crowd about a special domestic violence training session held by the prosecutors office, the sheriff’s department and the

going to get any better and that it was now or never.” Dixon commended Little for taking a chance and getting a conviction. Dixon said she could remember when, (in her own newsroom) people would hear of a killing and would refer to it as “it’s The Brown County Press/MARTHA B. JACOB just a domestic”. A distraught Donna Penker (left) shares her memories of the actions “I hated hearing leading up to the disappearance 12 years ago of her sister, Shari Apgar. those words,” she Debbie Culberson (right) talked about the months before her daughter, said, “as if it was no Carrie disappeared 15 years ago. Both women were guest speakers at big deal because it the first Domestic Violence Prevention Vigil was held in Brown County was just a domestic crime.” on Wednesday, October 5 at the Gaslite Theater in Georgetown. At that point YMCA Greater Cincinnati and I don’t know why they Dixon introduced Debbie Eastern Area in March this think this is not their business. Culberson, the mother of year. (Looking around the room at Carrie Culberson, the “We must unite together to all the law enforcement offiend this cycle, and I believe cers) So thank you all for Blanchester woman who disappeared on August 29, 1996, we can do it”, she added. being here.” Emcee for the event was Dixon talked briefly about and whose body has never Deborah Dixon from Channel two cases of domestic vio- been found. Culberson re-traced the last 12. Dixon was one of the key lence including a woman livyear of her daughters life leadpeople in starting “Crime ing at Lake Waynoka who was ing up to her disappearance. Stoppers” in 1981. Her reports shot in the head by her hus“I’m so proud to be here,” concentrate more on the vic- band. Debbie Culberson began, tims rather than the criminals. “Everyone who knew this “I’m proud because you all “I’ve been to many events woman knew she was in a have the most wonderful law like this one,” Dixon began, really bad relationship and enforcement anywhere.” “But I picked this event that some day something bad Culberson choked up and because I really believe in this was going to happen,” Dixon struggled to get out her words. community. It’s a courageous shared. “Thirteen years after With a shaky voice she said, community that takes justice the crime, your prosecutor, “They have all been so good seriously. I can’t tell you how Jessica Little, took that man to to me through all this. When often the police don’t even trial, and he was convicted. Carrie first started dating show up for events like this, Jessica felt the case was never CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Tom Durbin, superintendent of Georgetown Exempted Village Schools, told members of the Georgetown Board of Education that he had received a request from the kindergarten teachers in the district that the enrollment age for kindergartners should be changed by two months. “I believe this issue may be cause for a bit of discussion by the board,” Durbin began. “I had a very good conversation with our kindergarten teachers recently. They wanted to know why the kindergarten enrollment hasn’t been changed from the ‘five years old by September 30, to five years old by August 1?” Durbin said that after talking to the teachers about the change, he was in total support of their request. “I support what these teachers have requested,” he said clearly, “ You might think that

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that much difference, but according to these teachers, who know first hand, it makes a huge difference. Their maturity level changes a lot in those months.” Durbin said that kindergarten is no longer just a social time and has changed a lot. He said the teachers would like to move the eligibility

date of kindergarten enrollment from September 30 to August 1, nearly 60 days difference. The proposed change would mean that children who turned five years old after August 1 would have to wait until the next school year to begin Kindergarten. Durbin recommended the issue be placed in policy committee for further discussion and hear back from them at the next scheduled board meeting, October 19, at 6 p.m. “If we do this, it may not make all parents happy,” Durbin added. “So we need to act on this as quickly as possible if that’s what the board chooses to do. “We need to get the information out to the public now, so they can prepare for next year.” Durbin added that any changes would not take effect until the 2011-2012 school year.

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Recycling effort at fair is successful Thanks to all of the people who attended the 2011 Brown County Fair for helping to make the recycling effort a success. A special thanks goes out to the Senior Fair Board for bringing to provide recycling at this year’s festivities. The Brown County Solid Waste Authority partnered with the fair and provided 40 special event recycling bins

that were used on the grounds and Adams Brown Recycling serviced the bins throughout the week. “It was a great first year of recycling at the fair” said Adams Brown Recycling’s education specialist Sam Perin. “We were able to keep about 1000 pounds of material from going to the landfill that will instead be recycled. That’s a pretty good

number for the first year. We are already working on ideas to make recycling even better for next year’s fair.” For more information on recycling or how you can help out please contact Adams Brown Recycling at 937-3783431. Adams Brown Recycling is a division of ABCAP.

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Aberdeen anticipates reducing water Pumpkin carving – a rates after first of year as promised Halloween tradition

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Representing Woodmen of the World Insurance Company, agent and Aberdeen council member Jerry Applegate presents resident Robert Meadows with an award of appreciation for his years of service to the Village of Aberdeen.

Later during the meeting, Hutchison voted against accepting a resolution to make appropriations to the 2011 budget which included paying for the concrete. All other council members voted to accept the appropriations except Councilwoman Billie Eitel, who was absent from the meeting. Hutchison also questioned why the police department had made a purchase of ammunition at a cost of $679. He felt like that was a lot of cost for a lot of ammunition. Police Chief Clark Gast reported to council that his department had been working diligently on collecting outstanding fines and warrants and to date had collected over $2,000. Council made several appropriations within the village budget, after suspending the three reading rule, moving funds around to cover a multitude of expenses including salaries, benefits within the water and sewer department, law enforcement trust,

special revenues funds and in the general fund. “We are pleased by where our budget is,” Applegate said. “Right now we have about $35,000 more than we did this time last year. Our water fund is doing good and in a couple more months we should have our legal fees and bonds all paid off.” Councilman Jay Castle told council and community members in attendance of the meeting that he was pleased that council would be able to keep its promise to Aberdeen residents, and reduce their water rates back to where they once were. ���That was something we really wanted to do,” Castle said. “We said when we raised all those water rates that it was a temporary solution and we were serious. Now, things are looking good, so after the first of the year, our rates will go back down.” Council set October 31, Halloween Night as the official date for ‘Trick-or-Treat’ night in Aberdeen.

Bennet sentenced to 180 days for trafficking in heroin

Eagles to hold all you can eat breakfast

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 located at 265 Foundry Ave in Batavia, Ohio, is hosting an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors may stay and watch the football game or nascar race. They will be serving bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, hash brown potatoes, toast, coffee, and juice. It is $7.00 per person for all you can eat. Call (513) 732-9035 for carry out or for more information.

Kelly Henderson Bennett was sentenced to 180 days in the Brown County Jail and two years of Community Control on Oct. 3. Bennett took a plea bargain and pleaded guilty last month to one court of Trafficking in Heroin, a fourth degree felony. She has been in the Brown County Jail since her indictment last May. Bennett had served 139 days prior to sentencing, meaning she will serve 41 more days. Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler also sentenced Bennett to a one year suspension of her drivers license, with exceptions for driving to and from work or to meet with counselors or probation officers. Bennett will also have to submit to random drug screening and pay the cost of prosecution. Gusweiler also warned Bennett that she was not to associate with her husband Jon Bennett, who is also facing drug charges in Kentucky and Ohio. Kelly Bennett was originally indicted on a first degree felony charge of Trafficking in Heroin, a second degree felony charge of Conspiracy to Traffick in Drugs and a second degree felony of Engaging in a

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Kelly Bennett speaks at her sentencing on drug charges on Oct. 3. Looking on is Lisa Wells, her attorney.

Pattern of Corrupt Activity. She was accused of assisting John Bennett in running what Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John Schadle called “a large scale heroin ring.” John Bennett was also indicted last May on drug charges, but left the area before he could be arrested.

He remained at large until he was captured in the Louisville, Kentucky area on June 17. He is now facing drug charges in the Maysville, Ky, area and will be brought to Brown County in approximately six months to face trial.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The Mammography Department at Brown County General Hospital is celebrating October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Brown County Mammography Department recently received a $12,000 grant from Susan G. Komen of Greater Cincinnati to provide “No cost” Digital mammograms and breast ultrasounds to patients that might not otherwise be able to afford them. Eligibility requirement are: no insurance, an unmet deductible of $500 or more, and insurance that doesn’t offer annual screening exams paid under preventive testing. Routine screening can be

scheduled through the Self Referral program however it is best to schedule an appointment with your physician for a breast exam prior to your mammogram. Any diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds require a physician order. Early detection is the key to increasing the chances of surviving breast cancer. Each mammography patient will receive a small gift and a pink carnation in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They will also be entered into a drawing for door prizes to be given away at the end of October. Pink Ribbons are for sale at

$1 each and displayed in the Diagnostic Imaging department with names listed on them “in honor of” and “in memory of” friends and family affected by breast cancer. A handmade pink ribbon quilt is being raffled. Proceeds from the quilt and pink ribbons will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of The Greater Cincinnati. The Mammography department will have an Open House on Thursday, October 27th from 1pm to 3pm. Please join us for a tour of our Digital Mammography suite and stop by for refreshment made by the Diagnostic Imaging staff.

Steven Maurer, State Executive Director for Ohio's Farm Service Agency (FSA), would like to announce that FSA will soon accept enrollment for the 2010 crop losses starting Nov. 14, 2011. Eligible producers who suffered losses during the 2010 crop year are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to learn more about the SURE program. FSA also has SURE information available at www.fsa.usda.gov/sure .

Join the Lake Waynoka Garden Club for an evening of fun, food and hallowed traditions as we tackle the fine art of pumpkin carving. Witches, ghosts and goblins will shiver with fear (or laughter) at Lake Waynoka and the surrounding community when these pumpkin creations are lit at night. Our workshop will be held at the home of Charlie and Linda Garfield (2 Creek Cove) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6

p.m. Goblins at the lake have told us that along with a bonfire, there will be hot chili, white chili, sauerkraut and kielbasa sausage provided by the hosts and fellow garden club members. Other refreshments and food will be provided. Bring your own cooler, lawn chair and knife for carving. Guests are welcome. Call Linda at (937) 4464207 for directions to Creek Cove.

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Aberdeen Village Council continues it’s efforts to fix and repair at least five more streets within the village before bad weather sets in, according to council member Jerry Applegate. Applegate, who is on the street committee, has been pushing to get the repairs done for several months, and says he is pleased with the work done so far. “Our big problem right now is trying to find a roller for this blacktop we’re using,” Applegate said at the October 3 council meeting. “We have to borrow or rent a roller since the village doesn’t own one. The issue is, Brown County Rental no longer has one and the one we generally use from Maysville is broken and being worked on.” Councilman Bob Hutchison asked if anyone had called Mt. Orab, because he was sure they would have one. “We really need to get on this project,” Applegate added. “We hired that parttime help person just for this project and there is only about a month left on his employment. We hope to get started again this week because the weather is supposed to be good.” In other business at the meeting, after studying a copy of the monthly bills, Hutchison questioned why the Brown County Engineers Office, who had been working on Stivers Road, bought concrete from Sardinia instead of locally. “I think we need to support our local businesses, Hutchison said. “It’s our responsibility to see that whenever possible our money is spent right here.”

The next meeting for the Aberdeen Village Council was set for Monday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Aberdeen resident Kay Marshall told council that the Aberdeen Festival Committee had set the Halloween Carnival for Saturday, October 15 in the gymnasium of the city building. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Aberdeen Hometown Christmas. Aberdeen business owner Jerald Manning invited everyone to a ‘Block Party,’ set for Halloween night, October 31. “We plan on making this block party a really big deal,” Manning said. “We will have a live band playing, and have booths set up, and all the other businesses in town are welcome to set up their own booth on our yard and pass out candy.” Manning said he thought it would also be an excellent time to hear from all the candidates in an organized debate. Manning is owner of Manning Brothers Antiques and Collectibles. Towards the end of the meeting Applegate, representing Woodmen of the World Insurance company, presented a special plaque of recognition to resident Robert Meadows for his dedication to the village. “It is a great honor for me to be able to present this award of appreciation to Mr. Meadows,” Applegate said. “He has done countless things for his village. He has worked on the police cars for years, at no cost to the village. He has cleaned roads many many times and is a true asset to this community.” Upon receiving the award, Meadows graciously thanked Applegate and assured him he would continue to help the village in any way her could.

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Angels in Adoption: Bethel United Methodist Church and Denise Strimple WASHINGTON – You don’t have to gaze to the heavens in search of angels. Some walk among us. Look no farther than Bethel, a village of about 2,700 people in Clermont County. There, Denise Strimple and fellow congregants of Bethel United Methodist Church provide an inspiring example of compassion. They have taken on the task of fostering and adopting children whose parents are unable to care for them – often because of problems with alcohol or drugs. This became a major part of the 151-year-old church’s ministry after Denise and her husband, Mark Strimple, volunteered to become foster parents 23 years ago. Since then, they have cared for more than 30 foster kids – some for up to two years. The Strimples have inspired many other couples at Bethel United to become foster parents or to adopt children. Others have been certified as baby sitters for foster chil-

JEAN SCHMIDT dren, and many congregants offer up prayers of support. Bethel United also organizes a Christmas party for adopted and foster children, who receive gifts from the congregants. The church’s other community services include an annual Joy of Adoption celebration and dinner. Along with many of my colleagues on Capitol Hill, I am pleased to participate in the Angels in Adoption program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Members of the House and Senate select people based on their generosity and willingness to help the children of those unable to fulfill their roles as parents. I’m happy to announce that this year I have selected

Denise Strimple and Bethel United Methodist Church as Angels in Adoption for Southern Ohio. They restore our faith in how a small community can make a big difference. The Strimples’ home in Tate Township, just outside Bethel, was in transition when Mark and Denise decided to reach out to needy children. “Our two kids were getting older,” Denise said. “We had more than we needed, and we wanted to share. We became foster parents, and the ministry grew out of necessity. It seemed to just be infectious.” At the same time, the need for these services has grown – along with the problem of substance abuse. Some children are born addicted to heroin – such as the infant girl with blue eyes and an adorable smile who the Strimples took into their home in 2009. In Clermont County, the number of kids that Children’s Protective Services has removed from homes because

of neglect or abuse increased by 78 percent in two years – rising to 235 last year from 132 in 2008. On behalf of everyone at Bethel United Methodist Church, Denise and Mark plan to travel to Washington, D.C., next week to be recognized for the congregation’s efforts to remedy this problem. But they intend to do more than meet with me and get a pat on the back. More than 6,500 homeless people live in our nation’s capital. While in Washington to be recognized for helping children in Ohio, the Strimples plan to volunteer at a soup kitchen to help feed the homeless. God bless Denise and Mark Strimple. God bless all the other members of Bethel United Methodist Church. And may God bless the United States with more people just like them.

The Brown County Fair is in the rear view mirror once again. Working to put out the paper didn’t allow me to attend as much as I would have liked, but I did get a chance to head to Georgetown a few times during fair week. On Monday, I got to take pictures at the parade. Looking for a good shot during an event like that is always fun. Two year old Natalie Williams of Sardinia, who was on page two last week, had the bottom line in mind when the parade approached her. As the participants grew closer and she saw them throwing treats to the crowd, she screamed “Candy, candy, candy!”. Later, I caught a picture of her saluting the flag. She had one hand over her heart and was holding tootsie rolls in the other. On Tuesday, I went to the fairgrounds to take more pic-

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WAYNE GATES, EDITOR tures. Kids on rides, people getting animals ready to show, and all other fair activities were going on. I tried not to laugh too much as Greg Moran of Ripley was dragging a stubborn goat to the show ring. He ended up picking it up and carrying it while I walked beside him. He informed me that it weighed 95 pounds. On Thursday, I attended the annual Veteran’s service, having a soft spot for veterans, as most of us do. I was particularly moved by State Rep. Danny Bubp’s reading of the citation given to a Marine Corps Medal of Honor winner last month. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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America needs someone to get the job done Dear Editor: What do you call a group of government bureaucrats being taken out to sea and dropped off the boat at the deepest point? A start! We need to start shrinking the size of the government across the board if we are going to ever become financially stable as a nation! Why can’t people simply accept the obvious? There is no rocket science involved in this... you can’t spend what you do not have in the first place. You learn to pay as you go, or you should pay as you

go, in your individual finances... you should spend only what you can afford and you don’t balance your books using ambiguous numbers. You don’t pretend to have something you don’t have in the first place. At present we see government pretending to do away with certain things in order to help balance its budget, but it’s all smoke and mirrors. There is no intention to truly cut spending because those in power aren’t willing to do the hard stuff to make it happen. Too many people will end up getting angry because

their special interests would be compromised. Oh well, somebody has to suffer! Somebody will have to go without! This is only a reality, one that we have to admit exists. Question: Where are those men and women who are willing to step up to the plate and do the hard stuff of making decisions that are pragmatic instead of being popular? No, they probably won’t have a long political career. It’s a certainty that they won’t be all that popular in many circles. But they will have done the job they needed

to do to make things work the right way. The legacy they leave behind will be measured, not in popularity, rather by the impact it had on keeping future generations out of needless debt. This, dear friend, takes guts and a willingness to be seen as, sometimes, the bad guy. But America is desperate for such people to come to the front and do the job. We don’t need career politicians, but we need people who care enough to make a few sacrifices along the way. Rev. Sam Talley

“I only have one pet, his name is "Rusty" and he is a Jack Russell/Poodle mix and I love him to pieces.” Van Eva Couch Williamsburg

“I have one terrier/mix dog and a Lab/retriever mix, their names are "Harper" and "Fiona-Pup-Pups" (My kids named them).” Santina Mitchell, Fayetteville

“You know, I don't own any pets, but I used to have a dog.” Kristal Hatter, Mt. Orab

“I only have one cat and his name is "Little Bit.” Jessie Alcorn, Mt. Orab

“I have one Heinz 57 variety named "Velcro," and 6 cats that come and go, but they've all been spay or neutered.” Valerie Wright Green Bush

“I own one 2 1/2 pound Yorkie who's name is ‘Buttons.’” Opal Stevens, Williamsburg

Dear Editor I am writing in response to Paul Osborne’s letter. Mr. Osborne, I am extremely saddened and bothered by your

statement, “There are no Gods! Mankind created these ideas of life after death.” First and foremost, there IS a God and quite frankly, mankind is

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not nearly intelligent enough to create a world such as ours. God created every living thing, man just modified it. I am not an avid church member, nor have I read the Bible to its entirety, however, I know there is a God. After reading your letter I feel obligated to share with you my personal testimony. There was a time when I too, had lost all Faith in God, and even had an inkling that He did not exist. My son, Tyler, was extremely ill as a baby. At 4 mos. old, he was laying in the PICU at Children‘s Hospital, fighting & struggling to stay alive. Tyler spent weeks on a ventilator and had multiple tubes & medication going into his body…just to stay alive. He endured numerous transfusions & procedures. His diagnosis was unclear and his prognosis did not look good. There were no answers. Defying all odds, a few weeks later, I walked out of that hospital carrying my son…alive! At that point, no doctor could explain why or

how he had survived. They explained that no medicine or procedure could ever do the work of God. The cardiologist cautioned: “we have a long road ahead and this is far from being over.” I was told that he would always struggle with his heart condition and, at best, would have limited physical activity. Two years later, after undergoing some extensive testing, we learned that Tyler’s heart condition was nearly resolved. He was released to run, play, and just be a kid…no restrictions! No doctor in our area, nor any expert across the country could explain his illness to begin with; and now, they are at a loss to explain his miraculous recovery. That is because mankind is not capable of creating miracles…only God can do that. Today, Tyler is almost 4 years old and is the most rambunctious and happiest little CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Dozens of representatives from Brown County Agencies and elected offices gathered at the municipal court building Tuesday afternoon to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Brown County. Agencies in attendance of the event included: • Brown County Commissioners; • Brown County Sheriff’s Department; • YMCA: • Brown County Prosecutor’s office; • Brown County Children Services Department; • Brown County Common Pleas and Probation; • Municipal Court and Probation; • Brown County Treasurer’s Office A proclamation was read aloud by Brown County Commission President Ralph Jennings. The proclamation described why domestic violence awareness is necessary and included the following statements. “...Violence against women

tised and no admission fee for buyers. Call Gerry at (513) 8753851 for reservation slip. Lake Lorelei is located on state Route 131 near U.S. Route 50.

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Purple balloons, clothing, even purple neck ties could be seen throughout the room as representatives from several Brown County Agencies met to kick off ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’ in Brown County. At least nine agencies took part in the event which was held at the municipal court building.

and children continues to be a more prevalent social problem and is not confined to any group of people, but crosses all economic, racial and societal barriers; “...the crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security and humanity through systematic use of physical, emo-

tional, sexual, psychological and economic control and/or abuse; “...it is battered women themselves who have been at the forefront of efforts to bring peace and equity to the home and it is fitting to set aside a special time to bring this issue to the attention of all Brown county citizens so

they can become better informed and involved in programs to eliminate this epidemic from our society.” The efforts in Brown County to curb domestic violence is attributed to the combined efforts of the YMCA, Eastern area and Southwest Ohio Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

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But Rudolf says she has never regretted her decision and knows that it was the right thing to do. According to Rudolf, alpacas originated in Southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador and Northern Chile. They are smaller than a llama, and are not bred to be beasts of burden like the llama. “Alpaca’s are bred specifically for their fiber,” Rudolf said. “Although their hair is very similar to sheep’s wool, it’s called fiber because it is warmer, not prickly and unlike wool, doesn’t contain lanolin, so it doesn’t repel water.” Rudolf has been processing her alpaca fiber for many years and has mastered the art of spinning her own fiber. She colors her fiber mostly with Kool-aid, which produces a beautiful, permanent, non fading color. “I enjoy working with my fiber and have learned to make hats, rugs, cell phone cases, purses, scarfs and anything that wool can be used

for,” she said. As she talks about her life with alpacas she walks among them quietly as each one walks up to her, greets her pleasantly then turns and walks away. “Alpacas are quiet, docile animals,” she said. “They never cause problems, they all get along, and they are extremely friendly. Once in a while you might hear a slight humming sound they make for comforting their young or just letting you know they’re around. All of Rudolf’s alpacas at Tanglewood Farm are registered and she welcomes anyone and everyone to email her at crudolf@tds.net or call the farm at (513) 875-2533 to schedule a visit. To learn more about alpacas visit www.tanglewoodfarmalpacas.com. Rudolf is offering a special workshop on alpacas and crafts that use alpaca fiber at the Fayetteville Public Library on October 10 at 6 p.m.

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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Christiane Rudolf, has taught foreign languages in Ohio Schools for 35 years, and is currently a substitute teacher for the FayettevillePerry School District. But in 2003, she happened to see a brochure on alpacas while buying dog food at Carney’s Feed Mill near Owensville, and her life changed. “I had never even heard of an alpaca before I saw that brochure,” Rudolf admitted. “I’d heard of llamas and camels, of course but had no idea what an alpaca was. I immediately did a little research and decided I wanted to see what they looked like and if it might be something I would be interested in raising.” That was how it all began for Rudolf. Eight years later she owns and operates the Tanglewood Alpaca Farm in Fayetteville, and recently held her first open house to show off her herd of 22 alpacas with one on the way. “I took one look at the fuzzy little face of my first alpaca and it love at first sight,” she commented with a chuckle, “I was hooked and knew I had to have an alpaca of my own. I had one more year before my retirement and was looking forward to it. But after getting in contact with several alpaca farms in Indiana, a couple of friends and myself made the trip out there.” “Well, I quickly learned that alpacas don’t come cheap. The one I fell in love with had a price tag of $9,900. I also learned that they are social animals and cannot thrive alone, so I needed to buy at least two alpacas. So there I was, ready to retire, and I made the decision to refinance my home to come up with the money. ”

At the Brown County Chamber of Commerce's ribbon cutting for The Ultimate Salon's new location are, from left, Steve Triplett, Kelly Ward, Teresa Pfeffer, Tammy Rockey (Owner), Denny Davis, Tabitha Ring (Managing Cosmetologist), Bryan Elliott, Tim McKeown, Barry Daulton, Pat Daulton and Terry Fisher.


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Gather up your pumpkins and start carving and decorating them to enter in the Pumpkin Contest at the Thirteenth Annual Decatur Halloween Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rt. 125. This year’s categories include: largest decorated, most original and best carved. First and second place winners will be chosen in each category. Prizes will be awarded. Judging begins at 5:45 p.m. Then at 6 p.m. get ready to participate in the Masquerade Parade followed by the costume contest. This year’s categories include: 6 and under: ugliest, prettiest, princess, witch, goblin, animal, cartoon character and most original; 7 to 12 age group: ugliest, witch,

prettiest, most original, most comical and cartoon character, 18 and over: ugliest, most original and most comical. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category. Food serving will begin at 5 p.m. Menu includes chili, sandwiches, cake, pie and drinks. Other events for the evening will include a cake walk, kids games, auction and raffle. Contests are open to all age groups, with the exception of kids games. Come and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome. The Halloween Fall Festival is sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee with proceeds going to preserve and maintain the Decatur Community Center. Donna Moore is chairman of this event.

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Obituaries Dolly Marlene (Lance) Taylor, 72 Dolly Marlene (Lance) Taylor, 72, of West Union, died Sunday, October 2, 2011, at home. She was born March 28, 1939, in West Union. She was preceded in death by parents Floyd Edgar and Fannie Ethel (Wamsley) Lance; two brothers, Wendell Haslam and Robert Lance; and two sisters, Janice Appleman and infant. She is survived by one son, Kenneth “Rudy” (Teresa) Woods of Aberdeen; two daughters, Donna (Bob) Vecchiarelli of Millersport, and Melody (James) Stapleton of West Union; one brother, Duard Lance of Milford; one sister, Berna D. Foster of West Union; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She attended the Adams County Senior Citizens Center in West Union. She volunteered for the Adams County Board of Elections at the West Union precincts. She was a 40 year member of the Northside Church (formerly West Union Church of Christ in Christian Union) and was a caretaker at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Church, 400 North Street, West Union, Ohio 45693; Adams County Senior Citizens, 210 N. Wilson Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693; and West Union Volunteer Life Squad, 215 E. Sparks Street, West Union, Ohio 45693. The funeral service was held Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at Northside Church in West Union. Pastor James Richard Lloyd officiated. The visitation was Tuesday, at Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. in West Union and Wednesday, at Northside

Church. The interment was held at West Union Cemetery.

Christopher Leo Thomas-Taylor Dear son of James and Connie Taylor. Brother of Kayla Fowler, Caleb, Seth, Josh, Nena and Desteny Taylor. Grandson of Alvin and Maudie Davidson, Henry and Louise Taylor. Also survived by his birth family. Chris was born January 4, 1993 in Georgetown, Ohio and passed away September 30, 2011 at the age of 18. Residence Mt. Orab, Ohio. Visitation was Tuesday October 4, 2011 at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home 315 West Plane Street, Bethel, Ohio. Funeral Services were Wednesday October 5, 2011 at Western Brown High School, 476 West Main Street Mt. Orab, Ohio. Interment Williamsburg Cemetery. If desired memorials may be made to Christopher Leo Thomas-Taylor Memorial Fund c/o National Bank & Trust, 452 W. Main Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. www.ecnurre.com

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Virginia “Jenny” Waits, 89

Sandy Vance (nee Schwarber), 43, of Williamsburg, Ohio, died September 23, 2011. Mrs. Vance was the Captain of Double E Horseshoe League, worked at American Micro Products and loved to ride horses. Sandy is survived by her mother, Helen L. Schwarber of Mt. Orab, her children, Jesicah Bernhardt of Cincinnati, and Doug “DJ” Bernhardt Jr. of Columbus, her brothers and sisters, Iraina Carpenter of Mt. Orab, Connie Deaton of Mt. Orab, Frank Schwarber of Mt. Orab, Sheilah Lindsey of Winchester, Janice Curtis of San Diego, CA, Mark Schwarber of Owensville, and Larry Schwarber Jr. of Cincinnati. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Edward Schwarber. Services were held September 29, 2011. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, is serving the family.

Virginia “Jenny” Waits, 89, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died September 30, 2011. Mrs. Waits was a member of the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, Mt. Orab Women’s Club and Mt. Orab Garden Club. Jenny is survived by her children, Gary Robert (Susie) Waits of Mt. Orab, Gregory Leon Waits of Mt. Orab, Galen Kyle (Connie) Waits of Sardinia, and Genda Renae (Clyde) Pope of Mt. Orab. Grandchildren, Robin Sweet, Rudy Waits, Ryan Waits, Tina Stevens, Travis Waits, Tara Estep, Shelby Gaskin, Shannon Pope and Shawn Pope. Also nine great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur Ira and Ida Madge Glover; and her brothers and sisters: Morris Glover, Fred Glover, and Roberta Glover Miller. Services were held October 3rd and 4th, 2011. Internment was at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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William Lewis Beach, 77, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died September 30, 2011. Mr. Beach was an Airforce Veteran who served in Korea. He was employed by George Jones - Steep Jack. William was survived by his Wife, Violet Beach (nee Smith) of Mt. Orab, Daughter, Tammy Rae Jean (Dale) Schwallie of Sardinia, Son, William David Beach (Michele Haney) of Mt. Orab, Grandchildren, Shane Beach of Mt. Orab, Brent Wolffram of Sardinia, and William Chance Wolffram of Sardinia, Great-grandchildren, Elliona Wolffram of Sardinia, and Lewis Nicholas Chance Wolffram, Brothers, Ronnie Beach of Columbus, Chester Beach of Waverly, and Tommy Gray of Williamsburg, Sisters, Roxanna Beach of CA, Bonnie Gray of Peebles, and Janet Beach of TN. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Lewis June and Effie (nee Love) Beach, and Sisters, June Allen, Gloria Kelley, and Mary Smith. Services were held October 6, 2011, Ted House officiated. Internment was at Five Mile Cemetery in Mt. Orab. Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Arthur A. Hagge, age 91, of Mount Orab, Ohio, passed a w a y S a t u r d a y, October 1, 2011 at the Batavia Nursing and Care Center in Batavia, OH. He was born July 17, 1920 in Warren County, OH. He was a member of Buford Church of Christ, Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Association, and had retired from White & Loudon in Georgetown in 1985. Surviving are 3 sons, Warren (Sandy) Hagge of Mt. Orab, OH, Jerry (Mary) Hagge of Mount Orab, OH, Wayne ((Melissa) Hagge of Hillsboro, OH, 4 Grandchildren, Tina (Steve) Burden of Mt. Orab, Wende Frazee of Mt. Orab, Jerri (Eddie) Brooks of Mt. Orab, Mary Jane Hagge of Hillsboro, 7 GreatGrandchildren, James Murphy, Zachary Brooks, Kelsey Burden, Ethan Brooks, Evan Brooks, Bailey Burden, and Andrew Searl . Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel M. Hagge on October 10, 2003. Services will be held at Edgington Funeral Home, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Hugh Hurley officiating. Interment will follow in the Buford Cemetery, Buford, Ohio. Friends will be received at Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, Ohio Wednesday, October 05, 2011 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Contributions may be made to the JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to w w w. e d g i n g t o n f u n e r a l homes.com.

The gates of heaven swung wide open, and all of the a n g e l s rejoiced on September 19, 2011 when Hazel Lucille Kirk joined them in the promised land. She was born on October 26, 1921 at Lynx. Ohio to the late Elmer and Edith Craig Regenstein. She was a unique, talented lady who lived many “life chapters: as she traveled through her Godblessed life of 89 years. Early in life, with her late husband, Dan, by her side for 65 years, they together chose the Christian way and wove it deeply into their daily living also into their nine children. She is survived by three sons; Danny Joe and wife Bonnie Kirk of Ripley, Don Paul and wife Jackie Kirk of Ripley, Stanley Ray and wife Pam Kirk of Ripley; six daughters; Joyce and husband Jack Knechtly of Zephyrhills, Fl., Sonja Wagner of Russellville, Pat and husband Lonny Smith of Zephyrhills, Fl., Betty and husband Wes Merchant of Zephyrhills, Fl., Martha and husband Junior Polley of Ripley, and Constance Kirk of Georgetown, and a sister, Cleo Scott of Columbus, In. Besides her husband, Dan, she was preceded in death by four brothers Delphin, Kenneth, Fontaine and Gene Regenstein, and two sisters Donna Carney and Opal Hauke. It was after her children were raised that she became a quilt and doll maker. She lovingly handcrafted many unique works fo art utilizing a simple idea, fabric, yarn thimble and needle. Her crafts, quilts and dolls were marketed over a wide area. She became known as an Appalachian folk artist, one of her dolls, “Eliza”, the main character of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel is in the possession of Oprah Winfrey. She helped the church for many years taking the lead in creating crafts for Vacation Bible school and Sunday school before there were any craft stores or prefabricated ideas. In addition to being a homemaker, seamstress and farmer, Hazel went to work at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Ripley at the age of 47. She worked at the plant for 18 years where she devised many innovations which were put into operations at U.S. Shoe. She was active in her later years. She swam regularly at the YMCA, and enjoyed long walks in the evening. Anyone who met Hazel Kirk, went away feeling good. That’s the way she affected people. Her sparkling, kind eyes, great smile, optimism and enthusiasm rubbed off on you, and, of course, her great love for God and family was obvious to all.

Vicki Denise McCall died Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Brown County Hospital. Vicki is survived by her mother, Eileen McCall, sister, Melody (Greg) Moore, brother, Cameron (Claire) McCall, and eleven nieces and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her father, James B. McCall Jr., and sister, Darlene Herrel. Services were held October 7th and 8th, 2011, Ken Sevaris officiated. Internment was at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Arnheim, Ohio. Beam Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, Ohio, served the family.

Karen D. Prine, 45, of Williamsburg, Ohio, died September 30, 2011. Karen was survived by her husband, David Prine Sr. of Williamsburg, children, Stacy D. (Andy) Watkins of Williamsburg, grandchildren, Mason Watkins of Williamsburg, and Sofia Watkins of Williamsburg, step-sons, David Prine Jr. of Sardinia, and Shannon Prine of Independence, KY, parents, James and Marcella Comberger of Williamsburg, brothers and sisters, Dallas Comberger of Williamsburg, Pam Fraley of Williamsburg, Melissa Comberger of Williamsburg, and Brittany Comberger of Williamsburg.

William Cole, Infant William Cole (Infant) died on September 27, 2011. William is the son of Kristopher W. and Brittany (Robinson) Brown of Felicity. Brother of Kristopher J. Brown, Tristan and Malakhi Robinson. Grandson of Loretta Holt of North Carolina and Ellen Gulley of Texas. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel is serving the family.

Bessie (Betty) Edwards, 102 Bessie (Betty) Edwards, 102, of Georgetown, Ohio formerly of Decatur passed away Thursday September 29, 2011 at the Villa Georgetown Nursing Home in Georgetown. She was born April 1, 1909, in Brown County, the daughter of the late Arch and Nellie (Weeks) Sullivan. She was also preceded in death by her husband Raymond. She was a homemaker and member of the Decatur Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Zane Trace Car Club and Antique Machinery Association. Surviving her is 1 son; Donald and wife Peggy Edwards of Hillsboro, 3 daughters; Jean Shipley of Chillicothe, Carmen and husband Jack Arn of Winchester, and Sue Edwards of Georgetown, 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren, good friend & neighbor Jan Crum several nieces & nephews and lots of friends. Services were held Monday October 3, 2011. Internment was at the Decatur Cemetery. Meeker Funeral Home served the family.

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Carol J. Ferguson, 61 Carol J. Ferguson, 61, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died September 23, 2011. Carol is survived by her husband, Robert Ferguson of Mt. Orab, her brothers and sisters, Rosemary Mayes of Sardinia, Janice Roy of Sardinia, Dianna Latham of Mowrystown, Marilyn Latham of Manchester, Beverly West of Georgetown, Charles Cooper of Kentucky, William Latham of Seaman, Robert Latham of Higginsport, Richard Latham of Georgetown, Marion Latham of Mt. Orab, Barry Latham of Georgetown, and James Latham of Georgetown. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Thelma Latham, and her brother Steven Latham. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, is serving the family.

Nancy Ann Kehoe, 70 Nancy Ann Kehoe, age 70 of Georgetown, Ohio died S a t u r d a y, October 1, 2011 at the B r o w n C o u n t y General Hospital in Georgetown, Ohio. She was a retired director for the Senior Citizen’s Center in Pinellas Park, Florida and a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Bethel, Ohio and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park, Florida. Nancy was the former vice president for the Brown County Senior Citizen’s Center in Georgetown, Ohio, a member of the Ladies Altar Society and the Bereavement Committee at St. Mary Catholic Church and a Eucharistic Minister. She was born October 13, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Marie Dorothy (Mohrhaus) Mayhall, Sr. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two children - David and Cindy Clements. Mrs. Kehoe is survived by her husband of twenty years Patrick “Art” Kehoe, one daughter - Victoria L. Barrientos of Largo, Florida; one son - Jon Scott Clements of Clearwater, Florida; three grandchildren - Susan M. Lucas of New York, New York and Joseph L. and Anthony Scott Lucas both of Largo, Florida; one great grandson, one brother - Henry “Hank” Clay Mayhall, Jr. and wife Marian of Georgetown, Ohio; one sister - Carole E. Hollmann and husband Jay of Cincinnati, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bethel, Ohio. Rev. Michael Leshney will be the Celebrant. Visitation was held Tuesday at Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Cincinnati, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Cahallfuneralhomes.co m

Lois S. Lockard, 74 Lois S., 7/18/37 10/1/2011, mother of Mark Lockard of Felicity and Tonya (Willis) Eaton of Bethel. Grandmother of Shalon Heringer of Bethel, Patty Lindsey of Bethel, Chris Eaton of Bethel, and Jeff Eaton of Amelia. Greatgrandmother of nine, and great-great-grandmother of 2. Also survived by 18 nieces and 21 nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Otho and Mary Smith, four brothers, and six sisters. Visitation was held at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 2:00 PM until time of services at 4:00 PM.

Alfred D. “Mac” McCoin, 88 Alfred D. “Mac” McCoin, 88, of Loveland, Ohio, died September 29, 2011. Mr. McCoin retired from Ford Motor Company in 1987, was a member of Springvale Baptist Church and served in the US Army during World War II. He married Frances on November 16, 1946 in Radford, VA. Alfred is survived by his children, Robyn (Billy) Armstrong of Columbus, Kelly McCoin of Loveland, and Jody (Kathy) McCoin of Maineville. Grandchildren, Tracy Ward, Billy Jo Armstrong, Kyle McCoin and Sara McCoin. Great-grandchildren, Justin Oliver, Jessica Oliver, Holly Ward and Ivy Ward. Sisters, Jane Myers of State Road, NC, and Frances Stanley of Boonville, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McCoin, his parents, Jessie and Lenner McCoin, five brothers and three sisters. Services were held October 5, 2011. Internment was at the Maineville Cemetery in Maineville, Ohio. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Kevin A. Penland, 57 Kevin A. Penland, 57, of Goshen, Ohio, died September 21, 2011 in Covington, Kentucky. Kevin served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his children, Travis A. Penland of New Richmond, and Bradley A. Penland of New Richmond. Brothers and sisters, Lisa (Jim) Shepherd of Goshen, Keith Ison of Louisville, KY. Nephews, Kyle Shepherd of Goshen, and Scott Shepherd of Goshen. He was preceded in death by his father John Penland and his mother Carolyn J. Ison (nee Hill). Services were held October 3, 2011 at the Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Isabella Grace Taylor, 4 Months Isabella Grace Taylor, 4 months old, of Lynx, died Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. She was born May 19, 2011, in Lexington, Kentucky. Isabella is survived by parents, Chuck and Christine (Rothwell) Taylor of Lynx; one sister, Madeline of Lynx; paternal grandparents: Bill Taylor of West Union, and Sandra Taylor of Lynx; maternal grandparents: Steve and Brenda Rothwell of Lynx; and special great aunt, Shawn Vogler of Lynx. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Pastor Mike Bender will officiate. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. in West Union is serving the family.

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PHONY PREDICTIONS Today I want to talk about scoffers of the last days. Go with me to II Peter chapter 3. “This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure mines by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour.” Normally we would associate commandments with the old Testament. However, Peter is telling Christians to be mindful of the words spoken by the holy prophets of the Old Testament and commandment of the New Testament apostles. He is letting us know that the Bible is in complete harmony on this subject. He said: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,...” The first thing Peter wanted you to know is that there will be scoffers in the last days that do not care what the Scriptures say. They will keep on doing whatever they feel like doing. They walk after their own lusts. We have never before in America been in a time of so much drug addiction than we are now. They are willingly turning control of their minds and bodies over to drugs. It is a shame, it is pitiful, and it is a disgrace that we are losing wonderfully potential people to this wicked addiction. It destroys their life. But do they want to be warned about it? No, they do not. Do they want to consider letting God control their hearts and minds? No, they do not even want to hear about Him. And it is not just drug addicts walking after their own lusts. It is the majority of the population. They do not want to hear about God. He interferes with their plans. They do not want Him in control. In fact, they really do not even believe He can control their lives. Oh, they might believe faintly in, I quote: “The man upstairs.” But He is just a vague idea in their mind, someone they can discuss or mock. Verse 4 says: “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?...” They laugh when we talk about the second coming of Christ. They say: Oh sure, I’ve heard that one before! So where is he? They say: “...for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” Nothing has changed. He is not coming. Look, somebody over in California said

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH www.bbcmtorab.com he was coming on the 21st of May. That didn’t happen. Now he is saying that Christ is coming on the 21st of October, sure I believe that one too. And they continue to mock. It is people like that man in California which opens the door for these scoffers to make fun of God. And not only that, he has led a lot of Christians astray with his phony predictions. But concerning these scoffers, verses 5-7 states: “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men.” When people say they do not want to hear about God or the bible they are willingly ignorant. But Peter is not talking to them; he is talking to Christians. Verses 8-10; “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” That is why the scoffers mock. They do not know this one thing! We have not gotten past the 2nd day yet, but that time is fast approaching. Peter said: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” Then Peter asks: “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness...?

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Sardinia Elementary School to hold carnival The Sardinia Elementary School will host a Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 21 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the new Sardinia Elementary School located at 7742 Tri-County Highway. Costume contests will begin at 6:15 p.m. for preschool children. Categories for most original, prettiest, traditional, and scariest are open to children ages K-5th grade. The

most original category will be judged at 6:25 p.m., the prettiest at 6:35 p.m., the best traditional costume at 6:45 p.m., and the scariest at 6:55 p.m. Each costumed contestant will receive a prize for participation. The first, second, and third place winners will be awarded with tickets for the game booths. There will be a jail to imprison your favorite person

for a fee, game booths, cake walk, pumpkin patch, and face painting. We will be serving BBQ, coleslaw, hot dogs, chips, pizza, homemade pies and baked goods, cotton candy, and drinks in the cafeteria. Raffles tickets for items donated from local merchants and various entertainment attractions in the Greater Cincinnati Area will be on sale

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from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at 8:30 pm. You need not be present to win. Winners not in attendance will be contacted by phone. Please join us for an evening of family fun and fundraising. Proceeds from the carnival will be used to purchase smart boards and student response systems for our computer lab.

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Christina and Cody Spires

Spires, Neu exchange vows Mr. and Mrs. Greg Neu of Russellville, Ohio are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter Christina Jane Neu, graduate of Eastern High School in 2007, to Cody Paul Spires, graduate of Manchester High School in 2007. Mr. Spires is the son of Vicki Hayslip, of Manchester,

Ohio. The couple exchanged vows on Sept. 17, 2011 at the Presbyterian Church in Russellville, Ohio. Cody, Christina, and Timothy now reside in Georgetown, Ohio. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Cody and Christina on their wedding.

Ernsts celebrate 40th wedding anniversary Gary and Linda (Schwallie) Ernst will celebrate their 40th anniversary on October 9, 2011.They were married at St. Mary’s Church in Arnheim by Father Norbert Braun. They are the parents of three children. Debbie and Todd Askren, Emily and Joe Boso, and Darin Ernst. They have five grandchildren, Todd and Lindsey Askren, Cameron, Kaitlyn, and Aaron Boso. The family is having private a celebration at the convenience of the family. The Ernst reside in Summerside, but have a lot family ties in the Sardinia area.

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As the 2011-2012 school year gets off to a great start, educators are ready to head to the classrooms to work with our most important clients, the students! This year each building in our district has selected themes to guide us as we strive for excellence. Russellville Elementary’s theme is “Wild About Learning”; the theme for Sardinia Elementary is “The Magical Learning Kingdom, Catch the Excitement”; EMS is “MAGIC – Making Academic Goals and Improving Character”; and at EHS the theme is “Excellence – Make it Happen”. The Ohio Department of Education has released the School Report cards. Each district and building in the state of Ohio receives a report card. The report card rates our district based on state assessment scores, attendance, graduation rate, yearly progress and yearly growth. The Eastern School District met 24 out of 26 state indicators! Nineteen indicators were based on state assessment scores for grades 3 -11.

Eastern’s percentages were the highest in the county for 10 out of 24 state assessments! Additionally, when compared to similar districts selected by ODE in Brown, Clermont, and Highland Counties, Eastern outperformed those districts in all but 3 areas. Our school district has been given and Effective rating and the numbers prove it. The performance index for Eastern is 99.3, this score is a reflection of how well our students pass the OAA’s by placing in the Advanced, Accelerated, and Proficient areas. The value added growth measure indicates that our students gained a year’s worth of growth and more. As always, we will continue to work with our education community: administrators, teachers, students, parents to improve. The state assessments that we did not meet the 75% are areas of focus, however, we will continue to provide a solid education for students that is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards. Teachers and

These Juniors received raffle prizes on the first day of school during the OGT incentive drawing. All of our buildings recognize student achievement on the state assessments. Front Row L to R: Josh Boudreau, Nathan Miller, Haley Boone, Patrick Hayes, Austin Williams, Laurel Cowdrey, Lane Lynch, Laura Ernst Back Row L to R: Alex Brewere, Jacob Granger, Jacob Garrett, Ashley Lay, Chance Neu, Mikayla Hackworth, Andrew Hale, Chris Brown

Principals have the tools to analyze data and the knowledge to develop strategies and interventions to meet student needs. The local report cards for all Ohio districts and schools

Chatfield College to celebrate the de-dedication of historic St. Angela Hall at St. Martin Campus Chatfield College would like to invite the community to celebrate the re-dedication of St. Angela Hall on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food, music, and cornhole. St. Angela Hall was built in 1861 by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and still stands today as an amazing piece of history. During the past three centuries, 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 will begin 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. “For all of Chatfield’s 40 years, the Ursulines of Brown County have been there to make sure all of the school’s needs are met,” said John P. Tafaro, Chatfield College president. “In this case, making St. Angela Hall available to the college is a great bless-

ing to us, as we continue to grow and meet the important educational needs of the communities we serve. We are humbled to be part of the Ursuline legacy, and honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of renovating, maintaining, and keeping this historic and treasured building operational and productive for many years to come.” The celebration will begin with a welcome reception from 8-9 a.m. hosted by the Chatfield College Alumni Association. The ceremony will also include a blessing at the Ursuline cemetery at 9 a.m. and a re-dedication and blessing of St. Angela Hall at 10 a.m., followed by a ribbon cutting, conducted by members of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Community Ambassador Program . Tours of St. Angela Hall, lunch, music, and cornhole will be available from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sponsors of the event include Ohio Valley Flooring, River City Furniture, Duke Energy, Kibbler Lumber, and MSA Architects. To RSVP,

or for more information about the event, call 513-875-3344, ext 126 or email jessica.smith@chatfield.edu. Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati. Chatfield is an open enrollment college and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Prospective students need only to have a High School Diploma or GED to attend

tional degrees or honors. Dorothy J. Countryman of Hillsboro, OH (45133) received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree . Racheal D. Osman of Sardinia, OH (45171) received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

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Miami University is a public university located in southwest Ohio offering more than 100 degree programs in humanities, science, engineering, business, education and fine arts. Students with more than one listing have earned addi-

We joyfully announce the birth of our daughter Raelynn Sue Saunders. Born September 15, 2011, 8 lbs. and 9 oz. 20 in. Proud Parents, Kayla Piersall and Zach Saunders. Grandparents, Kellie and Kenny Piersall and Tracy Gross and Joe Saunders. Great-grandparents, Kathy Cravens and Phyllis and Dennis Eckert.

and will be guided individually through the enrollment and Financial Aid application process. The St. Martin campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118; The Cincinnati campus is located at 1800 Logan Street; Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call (513) 875-3344 or e-mail admissions@chatfield.edu.

Local Students Awarded Degrees at Miami University August 19, 2011

We joyfully announce the birth of our daughter Quinn Michelle Reed. Born August 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm, 6 lbs. and 4 oz. 19 1/2 in. Proud Parents, Scott and Christy Reed, brother Connor Reed.

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are available online at the Ohio Department of Education’s website, H Y P E R L I N K "http://www.ode.state.oh.us" www.ode.state.oh.us.

Fayetteville FFA promotes healthy lifestyle choices To kick off the new school year, the Fayetteville FFA Officer Team visited with all the Kindergarten classes at Fayetteville-Perry to promote healthy living by washing their hands. The officers introduced the topic with a puppet show and demonstrated on how germs were

spread by using disclosing lotion and a black light. Students drew their hands and made a pledge for clean hands and a healthy school. This activity was planned with the Healthy Lifestyles Committee to promote physical well being to students in the community.

Ripley FFA judges soil Ripley FFA members take a field trip to a local farm to judge soil for the sub-district competition at Gigi Neals Farm.


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STRAIGHT CREEK VALLEY FARM

CHRISTINE TAILER tomato, pepper, squash, cucumber, beans and more, all started from seeds, and all turning to seed each fall so that I can plant again next spring. I am thankful to harvest the herbs and vegetables, thankful to eat their bounty, and thankful to save their seeds to plant again. But this pig is somehow different. Sure we have creek deer in our freezer, and even ate some tonight for dinner. I'd like to think that we have dined on Buckwheat, the doe we saw getting fatter by the day in our buckwheat field last fall, but Pig "A" is not a doe stealing our crops. She is the creature we have raised from no more than the size of a loaf of bread, to well over two hundred pounds of solid, eating machine. She is the pig that has enjoyed lounging in the sun, wallowing in her mud hole, and having her belly scratched. She is the pig that has made us smile as she runs in circles of delight at the thought of a treat. She is the pig that has taught me a very real lesson. She has taught me to be ever so thankful for all that she is, has been, and will be. And this lesson is what I am just beginning to learn about what it really means to be a farmer. I know my food. I know the life energy that it takes to give me life and I can now understand the real meaning of why we give thanks at the start of a meal, the real meaning of grace. I am humbled by this pig and I am ever so thankful. Christine Tailer is a local attorney and farmer.

Genealogical society is planning a fall luncheon The Brown County Genealogy Society are working on plans for their Fall Family Luncheon. The date has been set for Saturday, October 15, 2011. They will once again be meeting at the Methodist church at the corner of Main and State/125 Streets. The day begins at 9 a.m. with registration, as always coffee and donuts will be served. The morning speaker will again be Mr. Gary Knepp, Mr. Knepp will be presenting a talk on Ulysses S. Grant , his time as General and President. After a catered lunch, Mr. Mitch Katz, manager of the Mary P. Shelton Library in Georgetown, will give a presentation on using Ancestry .com for advanced research, and breaking through road blocks with Ancestry. The induction of new members to the Brown County First Family Society, will take place immediately following lunch. Anyone who can trace their family back to having lived in Brown County before 1820 is eligible to apply for this recognition. All applications must be in by September 30. For help with the application process

or questions please contact the genealogy society at Br.Co.genealogy@gmail.com The society once again hopes to see everyone at the upcoming Brown County Fair. The opportunity to win a free one year membership will again be offered, with the drawing being held at the October 15 luncheon. While visiting their booth please check out not only information about the Genealogy Society, but also information about the luncheon, and a display of members of the First Families of Brown County. So be sure to look for them at the fair, and don’t forget, if you are interested in genealogy please take a moment to sign up for the chance to receive a free one year membership. The public is invited to attend the fall luncheon, reservations must be made by Friday, October 7, 2011, so that the caterer can be given a head count. As always members attend for free, for nonmember guests, there will be a $12.00 fee. Anyone interested in attending may contact the society at Br.Co.genealogy@gmail.com or by calling Donna Skinner at (937) 444-4188.

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Farm Bureau members qualify for $500 discount Ohio Farm Bureau members can receive a $500 discount on each qualifying 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease. This Farm Bureau member exclusive is offered for vehicles purchased or leased at participating dealerships through Farm Bureau’s—GM Private Offer at a participating GM dealership. Twenty-six GM models are part of the program: Buick Enclave, LaCross, Lucerne and Regal. Chevrolet Avalanche, Aveo, Camaro, Colorado, Corvette, Cruze, Equinox, Express, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Traverse. GMC Acadia, Canyon, Savana, Sierra, Terrain, Yukon and Yukon XL.

Note: The offer excludes Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Camaro convertible and all Cadillac models. Members qualify for the program by having a valid Farm Bureau membership for at least 60 days prior to delivery of the vehicle. Members will need to provide their membership number and zip code to obtain the $500 certificate. Certificates are available online or through county Farm Bureau offices and participating GM dealers. For more information visit the Ohio Farm Bureau website at www.ofbf.org or call the Adams, Brown, Clermont, Highland Farm Bureau office at 937-3782212 or 888-378-2212. Office hours are from 8 until 4, Monday through Thursday.

The United States’ aging population is exploding at precisely the time federal policymakers are considering drastic changes to key programs that help older adults age independently. The potential impact of reforms to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is troubling, which is why representatives from the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) recently traveled to Washington, DC, to urge policymakers to protect the vital programs that help older adults maintain their health and independence and age in place in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Pam Matura, Executive Director of the AAA7, and Nina Keller, Assistant Director and Director of Planning at the AAA7, participated in the 36th Annual Conference of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging recently in Washington, DC, where leading aging experts gathered to address key issues affecting America’s rapidly aging population. In addition to confer-

ence meetings and presentations, Matura and Keller also visited with each congressional and senate office represented in the ten counties covered by the AAA7. This included meetings with the offices of United States Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, in addition to United States Representatives Steve Austria, Bob Gibbs, Bill Johnson, Jean Schmidt and Mike Turner. Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what pro-

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I am counting down the days, not with anticipation, but with a sense of reality. Monday, October 17th draws near. We had some pie left over from a few days ago. It was a bit past its culinary prime, and rather than put in on the compost pile, I thought that I'd bring it out to Pig "A". She trotted over to the gate when she saw me headed her way. I put the pie tin down, stood back, and watched as she quickly dispatched the last of the pie, grunting her approval with a contented pig snort. We really have not been feeding her many table scraps over the past six months. We have only given her pig feed, to which we have recently added cracked corn, but somehow I felt the need to reward her for having been such a good pig. Or perhaps I was trying to thank her for her piggish life. Or maybe I was just selfishly fattening her up. When I get a headache I have learned to walk down the road and gather up some soft, tender, new mullein leaves. I can almost taste the musky flavor of the tea as it brews. By the time I have finished my honey sweetened cup, my headache is invariably gone. I know to harvest only a few of the new leaves from the center of each plant, and as I snap off the leaves between my thumb and finger, I whisper a heartfelt thanks. I know that this same plant will be waiting the next time that I need to harvest some headache medicine. Each spring I have watched the wonder of green life unfurling, as the seeds that I planted in the float bed, sprout and then uncurl their greenness towards the warming sun. I am amazed as the plant starts send their roots down into the water of the float bed, and then I am even more amazed as the transplanted starts turn into rows of boisterous crops. Basil, fennel, dill, cilantro, chamomile,

AAA7 Representatives visit Washington DC for conference

he Area Agency on Aging District 7 had an opportunity to meet with federal legislators while in Washington, DC, recently. Pictured left to right: Pam Matura, Executive Director of the AAA7, and US Congresswoman Jean Schmidt from Ohio.

grams and services are available for assistance. Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1800-582-7277 (TTY: 711). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. The Agency also

offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more. Information is also available on www.aaa7.org, or the Agency can be contacted through e-mail at info@aaa7.org. The Agency also has a Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AreaAge ncyOnAgingDistrict7.

Frost approaching: Beware of prussic acid! This past Saturday night/Sunday morning called for potential frost. My windshield on my car did show a light covering when I drove into the driveway in my truck after the Brown Co. Fair came to a close this past weekend. The forecast for the next couple of weeks sounds like we might be in for a couple of weeks of dry and warm weather. That will be good for those trying to finish up housing tobacco. It might just dry things out enough for some other harvesting. Some hay has been cut recently, too. I saw some hay that was in the windrow and some just cut over the weekend. As far as other harvesting, well I have heard a little bit of everything the past few days. I have some that have told me that they have some corn that was planted early that is ready to go. I saw a combine sitting in a soybean field between Cherry Fork and Eckmansville that had just a few rounds left to cut. I have talked to several who think they will get started this week. Some said maybe Monday, some late in the week, but several ready to get rolling. Whenever you get started, make sure to be careful out there in the fields and on the roads. Regardless if you are harvesting tobacco, hay, corn or soybeans, if you have livestock you will want to keep an

DAVID DUGAN eye on the grazing situation if you have livestock. Frost damage can cause some things to become toxic. The following information was included in the most recent Forage News newsletter that I get from Dr. Garry Lacefield from the University of Kentucky. I think it gives a good breakdown of what livestock producers need to be aware of as we approach the time when we will soon see that first frost and eventual killing frost that will make some things that could be consumed by livestock, very dangerous, and potentially fatal. Prussic Acid: Naturally occurring glycosides may form prussic acid, also called hydrocyanic acid or HCN, which can build up to toxic levels in a number of plants including Johnsongrass, sorghum, sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids, and wild cherry. Pearl millet does not produce prussic acid. Prussic acid is most likely to build up to dangerous levels immediately after a killing frost. Also, tender young growth occurring immediate-

ly after a long drought can be potentially toxic. Young, tender fast-growing plants are more likely to be toxic than older, more mature plants. Prussic acid causes death by interfering with the oxygen-transferring ability of the red blood cells, causing animals to suffocate. Symptoms include excessive salivation, rapid breathing, and muscle spasms, and may occur within 10 to 15 minutes after the animal consumes prussic acidcontaining forage. Animals may stagger, collapse, and eventually die. Prussic acid and nitrate poisoning are not the same. Toxic levels of nitrates result from heavy N fertilization followed by severe drought stress. Unlike nitrates, prussic acid deteriorates with time. Forage with high levels of prussic acid which is ensiled is usually safe to feed after the ensiling process is completed within 3 weeks after silo fill. Hay which has dried enough to be safely baled (18 to 20 percent moisture) will not contain toxic levels of prussic acid. Standing plants killed by frost are normally safe after about one week. However, in some instances only plants in certain portions of a field are initially killed and subsequent frosts create danger spots in other areas. Prussic Acid Poisoning can be reduced by: 1. Grazing sorghum or

sorghum cross plants only when they are at least 15 inches tall. 2. Do not graze plants during and shortly after drought periods when growth is severely reduced. 3. Do not graze wilted plants or plants with young tillers. 4. Do not graze for two weeks after a non-killing frost. 5. Do not graze after a killing frost until plant material is dry (the toxin is usually dissipated within 48 hours). 6. Do not graze at night when frost is likely. 7. Delay feeding silage 6 to 8 weeks following ensiling. 8. Do not allow access to wild cherry leaves whether they are wilted or not. After storms always check pastures for fallen limbs. 9. When in doubt DON’T. Losses from Prussic Acid are mostly preventable when we understand the causeeffect-weather relationship and take necessary steps to prevent. Dates to Remember Oct. 7 Brown Co. 4-H Ox Roast back on the Fairgrounds in Rhonemus Hall.

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David Dugan is the OSU Extension Office Agricuture and Natural Resources Educator.

Making a difference for local residents Access and Success for Adults (ASA) and “Your Place” for the Adult Learner Program are celebrating their first year at the Adams/Brown Community Action Program (ABCAP) Building in Georgetown and are thankful for the funding made available from United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Eastern area and General Electric’s Community Service Agency to instruct the “Your Place” for the Adult Learner class and to help make a difference for the area residents. Your Place Facilitator, Patty Short, provides essential training by assisting individuals-in-tran-

sition in achieving their goals of attaining education and/or employment for the betterment of their families and society as a whole. Various speakers from the area agencies, businesses, and colleges share resources with participants. If you would like to explore career options, colleges, or your strengths and values, this is a great place to begin. Gayle Davis, The Lady with the Hattitude, brings the lessons of life home by teaching the ABCs: Attitude, Belief system, and Choices. She has volunteered as a motivational speaker for the classes since

1990. Individuals were presented with a Certificate of Completion which included; Kimberly Roush of Georgetown; Mary F. Young of Sardinia; Sandra Tungate of Georgetown; Patricia Eyre of Sardinia; Peggy Berry of Williamsburg; Linda Belcher, Practicum Student of Bethel; and Patty Short, Facilitator/Office Manager of Sardinia. The next class will be offered at the ABCAP Building in Georgetown beginning October 31, 2011 and ending December 7, 2011. The 6-week class will operate on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.

to 3:00 p.m. Should a participant decide to continue in higher education at Chatfield College, located in Brown County, and complete the requirements, three-college semester hours will be awarded toward electives in obtaining their college degree. If you or someone you know that would benefit from a class that will help with transitional, college, and workplace skills, contact Patty Short or Sue Evans. To register for a class or for further information, CALL (937) 378-3564 or E-mail Patty at pshort58@gmail.com

Area Agency on Aging joins Facebook The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) has joined the world of social networking recently with the establishment of its own Facebook page where “fans” can stay current with the latest news and happenings surrounding the AAA7 and southern Ohio aging network. Keeping up-to-date with the AAA7 through Facebook is simple. First, you must be signed up with a Facebook account and then simply “like” the AAA7’s page which can be located at www.facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAgi ngDistrict7. Becoming a fan of the AAA7’s Facebook page will keep one informed of news, events, and up-to-date

information affecting the Agency. In addition, the AAA7 has links featured on its Facebook page for sharing other aging-related agencies and organizations including the Ohio Department of Aging, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, AARP, and more. The AAA7 utilizes its Facebook page for quick and current updates, helpful tips and information, news releases, newsletters, announcements, and upcoming events. It is a convenient way to stay current on AAA7 happenings and learn more about the services and programs available

for seniors and those with disabilities in the AAA7’s tencounty region which includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information

or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance. Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1800-582-7277 (TTY: 711). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. The Agency also offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more.

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MARY HOWLETTE Wesley Sweet, Phil White, Ezra Black Jr. Andrew Byar, Latrell Jones, Joseph Castle, Leslie Baird, Shauna Berz, Richard Bohrer, Priscilla Moore, Chip Kennard, Larry Scott, Dwight Bogart, Andy Kessell, Ella Schlomer, Jacob Castle, Carol Kiskadden, Ryan Kroemer, Lindsey Sawyers, Gordon Mitchell, Mason Phillips, Ray Gelter, James Alexander, Bonnie Murphy, Gerald Brown, Henry Craycraft The Parker Historical Society plans three programs to commerate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War’s three perspectives. These include The Military, The Home Front, and the War in Ohio Memory. The programs held the latter three Sundays of October, the 9th, the 16th, and the 23rd, are free to the public will be held at the historic Red Oak Presbyterian Church, Us Route 62-68 located on 5457 Cemetery Road. The Parker Forum was made possible by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council. The reception will be held courtesy of the descendants of the freed Gist slaves. The programs begin at 3 p.m. and open to the public. Please

NOTICE - PERRY TOWNSHIP The Perry Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to address the request of Daniel Aubry. Mr. Aubry would like to purchase 2.5 acres located at 4983 U.S. Rt. 50, Fayetteville, Ohio from Roy Sparks. Mr. Aubry requests that the land be changed from Agricultural Zoning to Residential Zoning to conform to the Zoning Resolutions regulations. The hearing will be held October 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Township Community Building. All interested parties may attend. PERRY TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION Wayne Mechlin, Victor Bohl, Liz Hall, Jesse Millikan, Dale Baumann

come visit the historic church now in its 4th century of mission service to the community. Isn’t it funny that last week I was attempting to tell you of events going on in the surrounding areas of Adams County, however, with some difficulty because of using last year’s information. Well, lo and behold in this weeks newspaper is TRIP magazine loaded down with piles of information that fits the interest, wants, and pocketbooks of all interested. Happy hunting-or so they have said. Congratulations to Ray and Barb Gardner for being the 2011 Brown County Fair Grand Marshalls. Congratulations to the Eastern High School for taking first place with their float, “Mater” Sincere sympathy to the family, friends, and loved ones of Jean Dyer. Sincere sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Mrs. Betty Edwards. Congratulations to Justin Cluxton for having Champion Lamb at the Brown County Fair. Congratulations to Jared Cluxton for having Champion Steer at the Brown County Fair. Congratulations to Sydney Dotson for having the Reserve Grand Champion. Congratulations Taylor Dotson and Isaac Dotson for doing well at the fair. Congratulations to Michelle Shelton Poole for winning second place on her painted pumpkin, and also thanks for the pictures on Facebook for the ones of us that did not make it to the fair this year. They were very beautiful. Thanks to Darcy Hamm for the excellent fair pictures and tractor pull movies. My favorite way of being at the tractor pulls! And I LOVED the movie clip of Bea shooting a basketball at the basket.

I miss the people of the past more and more every day. Going home does not look so bad after all. Congratulations to Miss Savannah Fussnecker for placing at the fair with Bongo. Talking with her on Facebook reminded me of being on the farm with Dad when he sold an animal. Anyone that has never farmed has not a clue to what it takes to get that piece of food to their lips. If you have never been hungry thank the farmer!!! And people like Savannah and Leroy who cried when their animal/friend was sold. Doing research this week for another researcher regarding their family tree it was learned that Elizabeth Gilliland married Samuel Moore. If you have any information regarding this please contact me at marysalisburyhowelett@gmail.com. Or (937) 392-4261. Anyway, after a couple of phone calls it was learned that some of their descent grandchildren still live in the area. That is when things get exciting! Plus back when I was doing census or something I was in a home where the lady of the house said she was related to my family, through the Jacobs line. Now, looking back all I can say, “Why, oh why did I not ask more questions?” because the same paper work that I was looking at brought up that family name, though I had never seen/recognized it as being there before. That is why I feel it is good to retrace steps when it comes to research. Well, speaking of retracing steps a thief has made off with the Red Oak Presbyterian Church session book from the Brown County Genealogy Office. Not only that but two other historic books are missing. Well, maybe I should not say thief but…..Anyway, if those books accidently got into your materials please return them, PLEASE! Please put Gwen Brierly, George Chapman, Mo Harvey on your prayer list. Next Sunday the Ripley Nazarene will begin Fall Revival services running through Wednesday night. Steve Wheeler will be the evangelist. However, for me revival started Wednesday evening when at the monthly songfest Mary Ruth Leasure sang The Old Rugged Cross. Oh my, I cannot remember being touch so for a long time, many blessings Mary Ruth and whenever you get there (if before me) tell my family I miss them more and more everyday. Samuel just reminded me that Dolores Pelletier died one year ago today-on World Communion Day. We were going to stop before church at the nursing home where she had gone to recuperate however, we were running late and decided to visit after church. Well, by the time we arrived, after church, she was already having her communion with the Lord God Almighty. Job feared and the thing he feared came upon him. It has been said that the words relating to fear not are in the scripture 366 times. All that I know is the Lord is my (our) Shepherd. I shall not want! Many blessing to you, today in your youth, tomorrow yourself the old person, who did not take the time or even exert a bit of energy to see my young-at-heart girl inside, only my wrinkled face and slower pace, and chose to treated me rudely, many blessings to you; to you who used your power, that you have for the moment, to disrespect me, hurt my feelings and make me show my temper, many blessings to you. But though you use the power that you have/had at that particular moment that caused me to appear ugly and temperamental I still care about you and the ones that you care about that may have possibly caused you to show your ugly side to me. I care about you and your loved ones enough to desire your names written in the Lambs Book of Life. Mary Howelett writes about news and events of note in the Red Oak area.

A benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the St. Michael Parish Hall in Ripley from 4 - 8 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti and sauce, salad, garlic bread and beverage. Donations are $8 per ticket. Desserts will be available for an additional donation. There will also be an auction of baked goods, gift baskets and collectibles during the meal. Proceeds from the event

will help Maureen and Michael Harvey to defray the costs of Maureen’s battle with cancer. Maureen is the pastoral associate at St. Michael Church in Ripley and previously worked at RULH schools. Please join them for an evening of food and fellowship. For more information call Ken Stein or dan Polley, chairmen at the parish office at (937) 392-1116.

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Some religions are said to be against having birthdays. That is a mystery to me in many ways. But wait they might be on the right track. If I could not be identified then I would not have a credit card, bank loan, or a social security number. HMMM let ‘s ponder this for a while. In the meanwhile, here are a list of birthdays From the October 1994 Vibrations of the BCGH. They include: Rick Raleigh, Jennifer Alvey, Kathy Dunn, Bill Lister, Jennifer Scott, Andrea Schumann, Jim Sowers, Yvonne Batcher, Karen Berner, Terry Blosser, Penny Condo, Lori Kingsolver, Ginger Cowne, Virginia Gray, Melissa Gillespie, Mary Miller, Sheila Barlow, George Elschlager, Nora Day, Pat Long, Helen Caplinger, Kay Malblanc, Katherine Nichols, Irma Purdy, Dr. Carl Gilbert, Dr. Scott Longevin, Zach Carrington, Tracy Kuhn, Melissa McKinney, Jessica Tapper, Helen Alexander, Lisa Wheeler, Gloria Kress, Patty Howser, Sharon Tomlin. Anniversary of years worked over 25 was Carol McCann, over twenty Beulah Bryant, Norma Hall, Diana Jones, over fifteen Juanita Helbling, Mary Dietrich, Irma Purdy, Tom Adamson, Happy birthday this week to Cathy Salisbury, Donna Housh, Kenneth Yockey, Drew Smith, Cortney Smith, Katelyn Wright, Robert Bundy, Devon Kennedy,

Benefit dinner set for Oct. 15 at St. Michael Parish in Ripley

Craft show set at Rambler Center in Russellville The 6th annual Rambler Center Craft Show and Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Rambler Center is the Old Russellville School. Spaces for the event are limited but we still have a few openings left. For more infor-

mation or to make a reservation please call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 5433137. Breakfast and lunch will be served by The Russellville Community Action Planners. This is always a big event and is always well attended.

Ripley church to hold craft bazaar Saturday, Oct. 15 On Saturday, Oct. 15, Centenary United Methodist Church will be holding a craft bazaar, showcasing unique handmade items. The church is located at 110

North Second Street in Ripley, Ohio. There will also be a bake sale, food and drinks. Get your holiday shopping done early with Centenary United Methodist Church!

African Violet Club to meet The Cincinnati African Violet Society would like to invite anyone interested in growing African Violets to their next meeting, Thursday, October 18, in the Craft room of the New England Club, located at 8135 Beechmont Avenue. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. This month's program will feature Trailing African Violets, with a hands

on grooming session. Each meeting is followed by a question and answer session, so you may bring any plants you have questions about for our members to help you with. We will have a plant raffle and growing supplies will be available for sale. For more information you may visit our website: www.cincyavs.org or call 859-240-9057.

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Ripley Federal has new branch manager at G’town Ripley Federal Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Beth Staggs has been named as Branch Manager of the Georgetown office. A 1997 graduate of Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School, Mrs. Staggs began her career with Ripley Federal as a customer service representative in 1999 at the main office in Ripley. In 2001 she was named Head Teller and promoted to Assistant Operations in 2002. Mrs. Staggs is already familiar with many of the branch customers and looks forward to being of assistance to existing and new customers in her new position. President/CEO Aaron Wood remarked, “The bank is very excited to have Beth in our leadership position at our Georgetown facility. She brings a dedicated work ethic, leadership traits, and knowledge of banking that will ensure that Ripley Federal continues in its mission as being a dedicated partner with its customers, employees, and community.”

Auxiliary hosts five dollar jewelry sale The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will again be hosting the very popular Masquerade five dollar jewelry sale. The sale will begin on Oct. 10, 2011 at 12 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 until 2 p.m. The sale will be held in the main hallway of the hospital and will be running continously both day and through the night, which makes it very convenient for those who work and

would like to stop by. There will be all types of excellent quality jewelry such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, wallets, purses and many other non jewelry items. This is an excellent opportunity to buy early Christmas gifts and a very reasonable price. All profits from the jewelry sale will be used to purchase much needed equipment for the hospital.

Boy Scout Sunday to be held at Mt. Orab UMC The Mt. Orab United Methodist Church has had a long history with area Boy Scouts, and on Sunday, Oct. 16, we would like to invite any families with boys interested or curious about Boy Scouts to come to our morning services. At both our 9 am and 11 am services, we will have representatives from Boy Scout Troop 401 talk

about the mission and work of the Boy Scouts, as well as the various levels available for boys and young men to join. After a condensed worship service at 11 am, we will move straight into a special Eagle Scout Recognition Service, in which the first Mt Orab Eagle Scout for several years, Andrew White, will be recognized.

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Pastor James Taylor, Chris’s Foster Father, gives the eulogy at the funeral on Oct. 5.

“Do you know why Chris impacted you? It’s because Chris was impacted by God.” Taylor then spoke about a time when Chris told him that he would someday preach to his high school. He then turned to the casket and said “Son! We’re here! I’m preaching to your school son! We’re here to honor you. I’m so proud of who you are. I’m so proud of what you have become. It’s an honor to be your father. God love you, son.” As he neared the end of the

eulogy, Taylor referenced the fact that Chris Taylor had been elected Homecoming King this week at Western Brown. “Son, let me tell you something. Friday at five o’clock (the time of the accident) you received a crown much greater than the one you would have received this Friday.” Taylor then issued an invitation to those in the audience to accept Jesus as their savior, inviting them to stand if they wished to do so.

As he prayed, people in the audience began to stand up. Before the invitation was finished, over two hundred people were on their feet. Following the funeral, Taylor said he was “overwhelmed” by the number of people that attended the funeral service. “Chris was full of life and it showed.”, he said. “Our loss is Heaven’s gain.” Taylor added “For everyone who gave their life to the Lord during the service, please find a good church.” Chris Taylor was interred in the Williamsburg cemetery. A benefit fundraiser is scheduled for the Taylor family at Butterbees in Mt. Orab on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Ten percent of all sales that day between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. will be donated to the Taylor family to assist with funeral expenses. Donations can also be made to the Western Brown Touchdown Club in care of the Taylors.

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Vincent (Doan), they were about a year and a half into the relationship when Carrie came home with a black eye. She told me she had bent over in the car and got elbowed in they eye.” Culberson said she didn’t think too much about it because that sounded logical to her. But through the next few months the situation between Vincent and Carrie got worse. She recalled Carrie having scratched down both sides of her face which she tried to say came from her own fingernails after experiencing a bad dream, but later admitted her boyfriend had held his hands over her nose and mouth and she tried to pull them off. She talked briefly about many other incidents where Carrie would try to explain away an injury. “Again and again I tried to get Carrie to file charges against Vincent, but she said she just couldn’t do it,” Culberson said. “The fighting between the two of them became worse and worse. He kicked out her car windows at one point and dragged Carrie out of her car by her hair. She received bruised kidneys, cracked ribs and a skull fracture.” She said she asked Carrie when was it enough, and told her that one day he would go too far and kill her. She said she had argued many times with Vincent and on several occasions he had threaten to kill her, Carrie and her entire family. Culberson told the crowd that she didn’t know what else she could have done to get Carrie out of the situation with Vincent. Vincent Doan never submitted a polygraph or voice stress test by any law enforcement official regarding the disappearance of Carrie Culberson but is now serving life, without parole for her murder even though the body has never been found. Following Doan's incarceration, Debbie Culberson was instrumental in working with the Justice Department in Washington D.C. to create NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified System. “NamUs is a data base system that holds information on missing persons as well as information on bodies found,” Culberson said. Dixon then returned to the stage and said she had a huge stack of files on her desk of missing persons, dating back to 1987. “Sadly, so many of these missing women were actually trying to escape violent relationships when they came up missing,” Dixon said shaking her head. “So many of these abusers fell like, if I can’t have you, no one can have you.” Dixon then introduced Donna Penker, the sister of Shari Apgar, who was also in an abusive relationship and has been missing for almost 12 years. It was obvious that Penker was very nervous and distraught sharing her memories of her sister in front of so

many people, gathered at the Gaslite Theater. “My sister, Shari was a beautiful girl,” she began, “she got involved with this man at a time in her life that she was struggling to find herself. A lot of us lose our way sometimes. We lose ourselves, we lose our spirits. We know something isn’t good for us but we do it any way.” Donna said everyone could see that this man was no good for her sister, even her sister knew. But even though her family and friends tried to talk to her about getting out of the relationship she refused. “We all hoped and prayed that she would find her way back home,” she said slowly, with tears beginning to run down her cheeks. “She would come home sometimes with bruises and cuts all over her body. She told me that he had threatened to kill her. She told me that if she didn’t come home for a few days to come and look for her. She knew something bad was going to happen and wanted out of it.” Penker said that it can be very hard for some people to ask for help. She said it’s easier for some women to cover up the bruises than to tell their families the truth. “But women don’t have to live like this,” she said tearfully, “I will forever wonder where my sister is, she was my best friend.” Cara Good, director of the

YMCA Eastern Area Services ended the program when she took the stage. “There are so many women who need help to escape the violence in their lives,” Good began, “In Clermont County we have a protective shelter called House of Peace Family Shelter. And it is open to all victims of domestic violence. We plan on holding a domestic violence vigil like this one every year from now on in Brown County to help change the way people few domestic violence.”

tal would be making another donation to the prize money next year to make the talent show, and hinted that it would be larger. According to Barricklow, this years fair wasn’t the biggest crowd ever in attendance, but certainly wasn’t the smallest either. “I think Friday, was our slowest day,” Barricklow said. “Of course it was kind of cold and it rained. We didn’t break any records, but it was a great fair with no particular problems. We hire the sheriff’s department to help us each year, and they always do a good job.” Barricklow said this year one of the changes included a ‘Giant Pumpkin’ display, located at the gate by the back field parking. “This is the first year for the giant pumpkins we had on display, but it sure won’t be the last,” she said. “They were a

big hit this year, and when word gets out, they will be even bigger next year. We will open it up to anyone, in any county who wants to enter their pumpkin can join the fun. I understand there is a Brown County Pumpkin Growers Association, so this could get really big.” Barricklow added that she sees the annual Brown County Fair as sort of a ‘homecoming’ for residents of the county. “People visit with old friends and often come as entire families to our fair,” she said. “But as good as our fair is, it wouldn’t be half as good without all the volunteers behind the scenes, getting things done. They’re the real heroes. That and a really hard working set of fair board members.” Barricklow said the fairgrounds was packed with vendors and many vendors are still on a waiting list to get in.

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She continued, “Domestic violence is about power and control, and we know that the most dangerous time for these women is when they’re trying to leave their situation.” Following her comments candles were passed out and a moment of silence was held for all victims of domestic violence, past, present and future. It was a very sobering moment for the group gathered for the vigil.

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spoke of how Chris had grown to become one of his best friends as they got to know each other in the family. He said the two would often discuss their faith and read their bibles together in the room they shared. Finally, James Taylor took the podium. He too turned to his faith as he began to remember Chris and bring what comfort he could to the audience and his own family. He began by thanking Western Brown Superintendent Christopher Burrows and Western Brown High School Principal Heather Cooper. He thanked Burrows for all of his support and for allowing an early dismissal to allow staff and students to attend the funeral. Of Burrows, he said “God has blessed us to have such a man as Christopher Burrows as our Superintendent.” He then thanked Cooper for “setting aside her duties and being the mom she needed to be for her staff and students when they needed her most.” He then asked the audience

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Are you a parent or legal guardian with a teen who has a temporary instruction permit for driving or who is about to get one? If so, you might (or might not!) already know that you will have to certify that your teen received at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience (including at least 10 hours of nighttime driving) while he or she had the temporary driving permit BEFORE applying for an Ohio driver’s license. And, by the way, these 50 hours would be in addition to any other formal driver’s education that your teen might get either in high school or at a private driver training school! So where do you start? Well, the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Safety Office has put together a lesson plan guide for parents like you, so that you can start with the basics with your teen driver and progress to more complicated driving situations in a logical manner. This guide contains 14 Lessons. We’ll give you a brief rundown of each lesson, and have used the ODPS

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less experienced teen drivers made before being involved with serious crashes. The driver should prepare for what’s ahead and know where the car will be in 8 to 12 seconds. The driver should also be aware of objects and other vehicles in his or her surroundings. Lesson #6: Stop Lights/Signs. It sounds simple and obvious—but have your teen practice stopping distances and looking in all directions before proceeding at a traffic light or stop sign. Lesson #7: Light Traffic Road Trip. Your teen should plan a 30-minute drive in light traffic (for example, to a parking lot to practice parking or to a shopping center which can be accessed without driving on heavily-trafficked roads). As you and your teen get more comfortable, build in other stops for errands, such as a trip to the gas station. Lesson #8: Multiple-lane Highway Driving Situations. Go over skills such as proper passing, changing lanes, and merging traffic patterns. Only practice passing on four-lane roads at this point. Lesson #9: City Driving. You will need several sessions for your teen to master the art of city driving. Things to practice include left and right turns, parking on the street and then pulling into traffic, center turn lane situations, one-way streets, crossing busy intersections, and driving through school zones. Lesson #10: Highway Driving. Don’t add speed until you think your teen driver is ready for it. You’ll also need several sessions on highway driving. Important concepts to teach include the proper methods of entering and exiting a highway and the importance of maintaining the speed limit. Lesson #11: Night Driving. Remember, you need to give your teen at least 10 hours of night driving experience. So start off by going over driving with headlights, including how to turn on the low and high beams and when to use each. Mention to your teen to look slightly to the right side of the road if oncoming car lights seem too bright. Try to practice with a variety of weather & road conditions as your teen becomes more experienced with night driving. Lesson #12: Foul-weather

Driving. Don’t practice in fog, heavy rain, snow, or ice until your teen is a bit more experienced with driving. Starting off in a large parking lot is a good idea. Your teen needs to know that slowing down and using windshield wipers and headlights are important for bad-weather driving, and he or she should get into the habit of checking the conditions of wiper blades and tires and also wiper fluid levels. You’ll also need to review how to properly apply brakes, particularly on icy roads. Lesson #13: Tricky and Driving Treacherous Situations. Curves and hills on country roads can be dangerous, and Brown County has its fair share of these. The teen driver should become familiar with the various types of road signs posted on these roads & to slow down on curvy and hilly roads. Lesson #14: Handling Emergencies and Crashes. You hate to think about this scenario, but your teen really needs to know what to do in case of a crash. Where is the car’s emergency kit? How about the location of insurance information? This is a brief summary of the various steps and skills needed as your teen enters the world of driving. To download your own copy of Teaching Your Teen to Drive from the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety (which includes more tips and a parent-teen driving contract), go t o http://www.publicsafety.ohio .gov/links/OTS0171.pdf . 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 Services, and is locally coordinated by the HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program office in Georgetown, Ohio.

Reader responds to letter writer FROM PAGE 4 boy on the planet! He is a true miracle and a blessing to everyone he comes in contact with. Over the past 3 years, I have learned so much about myself, God, and life itself. Although Tyler’s illness was the absolute lowest point in my life, it has brought about a whole new world for me…and, my Faith in God has been restored. I now count my blessings every day and thank God for the many fortunes I have been granted. So, my advice to you, Mr.

Osborne, is to pick up a Bible and perhaps, kneel down and pray. Sit down and listen to a friend or neighbor…hear their testimonies. Salvation is not found at a movie house, a pool hall, or even on the beach. Nor will it be found in history books, as you suggest. It’s not about the knowledge that’s in your head or the materials things you have, it’s what’s in your heart that matters in the end. Diana Hitt, Hamersville

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tronic communication services which help to keep program users up to date. · Ohio EPA conducted outreach to water systems with violations and invited them to use Ohio EPA’s low-interest loan program to gain compliance. Loans issued to more than 12 drinking water systems helped them come into compliance. · The Agency offered free training sessions, workshops, webcasts and small water system training. Approximately 450 small water systems received training each year during the triennium on topics such as security and emergency preparedness, preventative maintenance and water loss prevention. The report identifies challenges that include: · operating water systems to prevent public health threats; · dealing with increasing operational costs; and · learning to comply with many new regulations or finance improvements needed to meet new requirements.

Toastmasters International meeting to be held OCt. 11 Toastmasters International Demonstration Meeting: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. Their network of clubs and their learn-by-doing program help members become better

speakers and leaders. For more information about the organization visit www.toastmasters.org Location: Brown County Educational Service Center Fairgrounds, Georgetown Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. RSVP: Joan Garrett 937-3786118, ext. 232 or joan.garrett@brown.k12.oh.us

A great time at the Brown County Fair FROM PAGE 4 A Marine himself, Bubp read about the courage of Dakota Meyer of Columbia, Kentucky. Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor for making four separate runs into heavy enemy fire to rescue trapped and injured comrades. Bubp praised the courage of Meyer and recounted what Meyer told a reporter when he was asked what he was thinking during the firefight. In an emotional voice, Bubp quoted Meyer as saying “I just wondered when I was going to die.” Wow. Following that, I made my way over to the Danny Gray Activity Building to serve as a judge for the second annual talent show. It was a lot of fun that night, with 48 acts competing for prize money and to entertain the audience. In a very classy move, the

Brown County General Hospital donated two thousand dollars and doubled the prize pot, allowing the top 15 finishers to win some money. I returned Saturday night to help judge the finals, and enjoyed all the acts. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the talent show, including the performers and everyone who helped them end up on stage. Also deserving of thanks and acknowledgement are all those who participated in the talent show with me, including hosts Brian Elliott and Heather Frye, Judges Shona Vance and Rich Apuzzo and Jerry Clutter, who joined us Saturday night. I’d also like to thank the Brown County Fair Board for allowing me the opportunity to participate. So give yourself a pat on the back for another successful fair, Brown County...I’m already looking forward to

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FROM PAGE 1 new emergency physicians to hospitals like Brown County General Hospital.” Dr. Joan Phillips, President & CEO of Brown County General Hospital, echoed those sentiments. “Since Valley Emergency Physicians started on September 30, they have already recruited six new emergency department physicians to our medical staff. We are very excited about the future and we are looking forward to working with Valley Emergency Physicians to give our patients the best possible care when they need it the most.” To accommodate an unusual surge in patients in a short time-frame, as during an influenza outbreak or during a local disaster such as the recent unfortunate bus accident, VEP has plans to establish a new fast-track program aimed at creating a “quicker route through the ER.” As they come in, patients will be evaluated and sorted depend-

ing on need. Those with minor emergencies will be sent to a separate area for treatment so that they do not have to wait behind those with more critical issues. “With 30 years of experience in planning for and managing these unusual events, VEP is bringing the management support and leadership needed to provide top quality, efficient and compassionate emergency care to the entire community during any circumstances," added Maron. Valley Emergency Physicians is a physician owned and operated medical group. Established in 1981, Valley Emergency Physicians has steadily grown over the past 30 years now providing emergency department staffing and management at more than 35 hospitals throughout the United States. In 2010, Valley Emergency The Brown County Press/WAYNE GATES Physicians was voted one of A new group of doctors in now in charge of the Emergency the “Best Places to Work” by Room at Brown County General Hospital. Modern Healthcare.

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Leah Haines of Mt. Orab rides “Harty” at the fair.

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“Taps” is played during the veterans ceremony.

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Caleb Fite, Noah Hiler and Jacob Madden race on the Super Slide.

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Veterans of the Marine Corps provide the color guard at the Veterans ceremony Thursday night.

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Brian Elliott (as Dolly Parton) and Heather Frye (as Kenny Rogers) entertain the audience at the talent show.

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Trenton Brown (center) is congratulated by Brian Elliott (left) and Heather Frye after winning the talent show. Second place winner Hannah Kaltenbach is at right.

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The Rest of the Caterpillar Story Last week’s Helpline question about munching “worms” on a Butterfly Bush hopefully had readers watching for caterpillars in their Butterfly gardens. After further investigation, I discovered that the caterpillars were indeed the Monarch caterpillars, but they were munching on Butterfly-weed (Asclepias tuberosa) instead of a Butterfly Bush. In the Field Guide, Wildflowers of Ohio, author Stan Tekiela shares that Butterflyweed is found in prairies and along railroad beds growing in clumps. This true milkweed lacks milky sap; instead, its stem and leaves bleed clear sap. The species name tuberosa refers to its large taproot, which makes it nearly impossible to transplant (it can be grown from seed). Its single stems branch only near the top and its flower stalks harbor up to 25 individual flowers. Flowers vary from all yellow to red, and its roots and stems have been used in folk medicine. Butterfly-weed is a host plant for Gray Hairstreak and Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Other interesting facts about Butterfly-weed include: Height: 1-2 feet tall, Flower: large flattopped cluster, 2-3 inches wide, of small orange flowers, 1/8 inch wide, that have downwardcurved petals, Leaf: toothless hairy leaves, 2-6 inches long,

widen at tips, Fruit: erect small clusters of narrow pods, 6 inches long, covered with fine hairs; pods have large brown seeds with silken “parachutes” to carry away each seed, Bloom: spring, summer, Cycle/Origin: perennial, native, Habitat: dry, sun, prairie, prefers sandy soils, Range: throughout, mostly in eastern and southern Ohio. Some other questions always come to mind when you talk about butterflies and caterpillars. There are several books that I always refer to when looking for information, Butterflies of Ohio, Stokes Beginner’s Guide to Butterflies, and A Pocket Guide to Butterflies and Moths. When a book gives me all the necessary information as well as a color photograph, it becomes an important addition to my reference books. In Stokes Beginner’s Guide to Butterflies, authors Donald and Lillian Stokes, include the following facts about the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): I.D. – Large, no tails. Orange with black lined veins; black border with small white spots; hindwings have no horizontal bar crossing the veins (as in Viceroy), Habitat- Wide variety of open habitat, fields, gardens coasts; Adult food – Nectar; Larval food – Milkweeds; and Life History – Egg: 4-6 days; Larva: 2-3 weeks; Pupa: 5-15 days; Adult: 1-3 months. Broods: N: 14; S: 4-6, and overwinters as adult. Remember that a butterfly garden can attract feeding adults,

but it can also attract egg-laying females. When you do this, you are helping butterflies grow and reproduce – you are a part of butterfly conservation. The plants that females lay their eggs on are called larval food plants or host plants, because the caterpillars eat the leaves and sometimes the flowers. This may seem to be at odds with your efforts to grow plants and not have them eaten, but there are ways to accommodate the caterpillars and your aesthetic sense. Some people put their larval food plants in a separate garden. This can be good since some of these plants are considered weeds, wildflowers, or grasses. Other gardeners grow enough plants so the caterpillars can feed without hurting the look of the garden. The excitement of finding eggs on your plants and then watching the caterpillars grow is hard to match. The real magic of a butterfly’s life is the four different stages (egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult) can sometimes total a minimum of 2 ½ months! It’s hard to believe that the Brown County Fair is just days away! The Master Gardeners will have a booth again this year and we hope you will stop by for a visit! This is the last week for Helpline Tuesdays at the Extension Office, but you can still e-mail your gardening questions to Mike Hannah at mhannah2@msn.com

Uecker’s HB 336 to adjust public State Representative Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) has announced introduction of legislation that will place limitations upon those convicted of a felony offense for the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance from receiving Ohio Works First and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Representative Uecker’s bill simply says that anyone already receiving Ohio Works First program assistance dollars and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program dollars who uses those tax dollars to purchase for distribution and/or other use obviously is not using those dollars for the intended purpose,

and therefore becomes ineligible for a period of three years. This only affects the person who might be on the assistance programs; the family members of the convicted person will still receive their assistance. “Other states, such as Tennessee and Florida, already have similar legislation,” Representative Uecker stated. “It is imperative that we keep Ohio moving in the right direction in order to protect limited tax dollars for those who truly need it.” This particular piece of legislation was prompted by a constituent who experienced a tragedy nobody should ever have to experience. Her/his child was given what was

thought to be a muscle relaxer for a sports injury but what turned out to be a lethal dose of a sedative. The young adult passed away because of the drug. After his death it was discovered that the person who supplied the drug had ten to twelve prescriptions, and was on public assistance. It was clear that the cash from the public assistance was being used to purchase medications and then sell them for a profit. The purpose of this legislation is not to take away assistance from those who need it, but rather to ensure that those who acquire benefits from the State of Ohio are using them for the right purposes.

Narcanon alerts families to new drug-related psychosis States and federal agencies are starting to catch up to sellers of "Bath Salts" that cause psychosis and hallucinations in some but sellers will probably just go underground. The innocent-looking beige crystals have been sold in convenience stores and "head shops" around the country, labeled "Bath Salts." Each label carried a notification that they were "not for consumption" but just to be used for a "refreshing bath" experience. The package might be named something like Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Pure Ivory, or Red Dove. But when undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agents made buys of the product, sales clerks would explain in detail how to consume the product to get a good high out of it. "Families should be warned that teens or young adults in their areas may be abusing Bath Salts," stated Bobby Wiggins, Drug Education Specialist for Narconon®. Narconon is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of substance abuse and addiction through effective drug education and rehabilitation. "Young people at dance clubs or raves across the US have been taking this drug but many have suffered hallucinations, have become severely disassociated and

disoriented and had panic attacks. The Drug Enforcement Administration is taking steps to remove this product from the market but that will probably just drive dealers underground." Bath Salts follow a familiar pattern used in the development and manufacture of designer drugs. A designer drug is the result of slightly altering the structure of a banned drug to come up with a formula that is not itself outlawed. In this case, Bath Salts are an analog of the intoxicating chemicals in khat, a banned East African plant often smuggled into and abused in Europe and North America. The effect of the drug is described by the DEA as being similar to that of cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, khat or amphetamines. Narconon International has been receiving reports from its centers in Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa about youthful abuse of this toxic new chemical, but it has definitely hit the US, promoted of course on the internet. According to a New York Times report from July 2011, the effects of this new drug can include: Fevers as high as 107 degrees F that can cause organ breakdown and death Homicidal or suicidal actions resulting in deaths Users so agitated that emergency room staff could only subdue them with

antipsychotic drugs or general anesthesia. Other users so out of control that they did not even respond to Tasers used by police. Mr. Wiggins observed that the constantly changing drug markets make it difficult to keep young people educated about new and potentially deadly drugs. "We provide our drug education presentations to hundreds of thousands of young people each year and warn them of dangerous drugs to avoid. It is almost impossible to keep up with every new formula drug dealers come up with to circumvent the laws," he commented. "It’s sad but these drug manufacturers and dealers don't care who they hurt as long as they make their money. The only safety is teaching young people to go to parties where they can have a good time while staying sober." Mr. Wiggins commended the DEA for using their authority to impose emergency controls over this substance, as announced by the DEA on September 7, 2011. “This is the first step in taking the drug and its dealers off the streets," Mr. Wiggins added." Families should still alert the young people in the family and their friends that these drugs could result in serious damage or even death and to stay away from them.

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The office territory includes the Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Highland counties. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from Morehead State University. Pitzer is the daughter of Tom and Jenny Pitzer, and is also a 2005 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School. Farm Credit Services of

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Rockets run over Hannan for first win After nearly recording its first win the previous two weeks, the Fayetteville football team finally notched its first win of the season last Friday night in a fairly commanding fashion. The Rockets used its power running game to the tune of 269 yards to roll past visiting Hannan (WV) for the programs first ever home victory. “To finally get that first win, it’s very nice,” Rockets coach Harley McCullough said. “I know the team is very happy with it. They’re all pleased that we got the win.” Despite coming out strong and playing well in the first half, the Rockets held just a a 13-6 lead at halftime. With the second half having been their kryptonite -particularly in their past two close losses -- the Rockets weren’t in nearly the position they would have liked to have been in. However, the Rockets came out of the locker room determined to get that first victory. And they set the tone immediately. The Wildcats got the ball first in the half and the Rockets defense -- much like it had all night long save for one play -- stood stout. They forced a punt after a three and out. After a short punt, the Rockets were set up at the Wildcats 46 yard line. On the first play Rockets tailback Luke Allen took the handoff, burst up the middle, made one cut and outran the

Wildcat defenders for the score. It gave the Rockets a 20-6 lead after Cody Shaw hit the PAT. “It really made a big difference because we kind of came out, boom, and got a quick score,” McCullough said of the way his team came out of the half. “It’s like they’re panicking. I don’t know what they were doing going for it on fourth. That gave us another opportunity so we took advantage of everything they gave us.” On the next Hannan possession, the Rockets defense got the first of two straight fourth down stops. With the Wildcats facing a fourth and 21 from their own 35 yard line, they went for it. Though they did complete a pass, it wasn’t enough for a first down. It gave the Rockets the ball back on their own 17 yard line. When the Rockets took over, they aimed to put the Wildcats away. They did just that on the 12 play, 83 yard drive that consisted entirely of running the ball out of their power formation. The combination of Allen, fullback Dave Kranz and tailback Shaw systematically took the Rockets down the field for the score. Allen finished the drive when he plunged in from two yards out to push the Rockets lead to 26-6. Behind a strong offensive line performance and contributions from all three backs, the Rockets were able to run the ball at will Friday night. Allen ran 13 times for 146

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Fayetteville tailback Cody Shaw makes a move after catching a ball during the Rockets win over Hannan (WV) last Friday night.

yards and the two scores. Kranz added 60 yards on 10 carries while Shaw ran 10 times for 56 yards. “We knew we wanted to power the ball in,” McCullough said. “We ran the power game pretty well. Mixed it up with different backs running it, inside (and) outside on them.”

After the team’s traded fumbles, the Wildcats once again went for it on fourth down. This time, however, they went with a fake punt that was quickly snuffed out by Rockets linebacker Tanner Burchett before it could even get back to the line of scrimmage deep in the Wildcats

own end. When the ball was placed after the turnover on downs, the Rockets had the ball -- and a first and goal -- inside the Wildcats 10 yard line. Three plays later Kranz ran into the endzone from two yards out for the score to seal the victory early in the fourth quarter. “I just thought that we came out and we were ready to play tonight,” McCullough said. “We actually played a lot better than we have been.” The Rockets did play well in the first half and jumped out to an early lead in the second quarter thanks to a passing game that was set up by how well they ran the ball. On the first play of the second quarter, Shaw took a screen pass from Rockets quarterback Tanner Williams and ran in untouched for a score. However, a holding penalty negated the play. But the Rockets didn’t take long to overcome the penalty and get back into the endzone. They punched it in on the next play. Williams threw a deep ball that Jarrod Lindsey -- who had gotten behind the Wildcats defense -- was waiting for in the endzone. The 24-yard pass play gave the Rockets an early 7-0 lead after Shaw drilled the point after. They added to their lead on their next possession when Williams threw his second scoring pass of the evening. This time he hit tight end Trevor Koch for a 15-yard score to push their lead to 130. It was Koch’s third touchdown pass in as many games.

“We did a little bit of throwing and got some nice stuff out of it,” McCullough said. With less than a minute left in the half, the Wildcats got on the board to make the game appear closer than it actually was. The drive looked to be another win for the Rockets defense after Allen got a sack on a third down play that forced the Wildcats to punt. However, the Rockets ran into the punter and a roughing the punter penalty was called. It gave the ball back to the Wildcats with an automatic first down. Five plays later the Wildcats took advantage of the penalty. They scored on a 51-yard catch and run that brought the Wildcats within 13-7 with less than a minute until halftime. That, however, was as close as they would get. The Rockets defense -other than that one play -- was very strong on the night. Defensive lineman Nate Allen, Stephen Pappas and Justin Hart wreaked havoc all night long. They constantly put pressure on the Wildcats quarterback. Lindsey and Luke Allen were both as big on defense as they were on offense. Both made some big tackles while Luke Allen also had the big sack and Lindsey intercepted a pass late in the first half. “The defense is getting better all the time,” McCullough said. With the win, the Rockets improved to 1-5 on the season.

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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Fittingly, the final victory in the Western Brown girls tennis team’s perfect season was Amelia. When they beat the Lady Barons 4-1 last Thursday evening, the Lady Broncos avenged their only two losses from last season. The win, however, clinched something much more special for the Lady Broncos -- the first undefeated season in Western Brown girls tennis program history. After the match Lady Broncos coach Max Vavilov gave all the credit to his players for their magical season. “I was nervous in the beginning of the season. Losing four seniors is big for any team,” he said. “The girls came through. The young girls stepped up, did their part and worked hard to improve. Of course, the leadership was there with Morgan Wright going undefeated and motivating the girls.” Getting the win against the visiting Lady Barons was no easy task. The Lady Broncos had to fight and scrap to earn the victory. While the other four matches were all battles, the Lady Broncos No. 2 doubles team of Megan Puckett and Hannah Keller rolled to a 62, 6-2 victory rather quickly. “That was a good way to start,” Vavilov said of the duo’s victory. “To have that under your belt while the rest of the team was struggling was nice because it gives the rest of the team a boost.” To get the other two victories needed to get the match win, the Lady Broncos had to persevere. Lady Broncos No. 1 singles player Wright had to overcome some struggles in the first set to finish her regular season just like her team did -- undefeated. She lost the first set before

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Morgan Wright serves during the Lady Broncos 4-1 win over Amelia. With her win at No. 1 singles, Wright finished her regular season undefeated.

battling back to take control in the next two as she rolled to a three set victory. She won 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. The win moved her record to 19-0 on the season. “The thing is not every match can be easy. It would have been different if she came and walked all over her competition but there was competition,” Vavilov said of Wright. “She had to fight for them. She had to fight today. She had to fight against Bethel. It was an impressive season.” Much like the teams first matchup, the Lady Broncos No. 1 doubles team came up

with the big win. The team of Taylor Hopkins and Jessica Young beat their counterparts from Amelia 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. They played nearly identical in their clinching win at Amelia on August 30 when they came back from early deficits to win in straight sets for the deciding third match victory in a 3-2 win. “That was their season. They were a comeback team,” Vavilov said. “In the second half (of the season) I think they stepped up and got their chemistry together. They came through in the end.”

The win was the Lady Broncos match clinching third win on the afternoon. Despite already having secured the three points needed for the victory, the Lady Broncos No. 2 and No. 3 singles battled on in what turned out to be a couple of long, hard fought matches. The duo playing the matches were in unfamiliar roles. With normal No. 2 singles player Hannah Wiesenhahn on vacation, usual No. 3 singles player Anna Yockey moved up to play in the No. 2 position while freshman Morgan Fischer stepped into Yockey’s No. 3 position. Fischer battled in her first high school singles match but came up just short in a close match that saw each set go to a deciding extra point. She lost 5-7, 6-8. Yockey, meanwhile, played in a marathon near two hour and 40 minute match that saw her lose the first set and battle back to win the second before bouncing back from a 3-0 deficit in the final set for the win. She won 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. “What a way to end,” Vavilov said of the match win. “It was exciting and it definitely made my job more fun because I had to coach. I had to give strategies. The girls responded well. I think that was the big difference. I can’t take a whole lot of credit other than placing them in the right spot, hopefully. They’re the ones out there. They’re the ones playing. They’re the ones coming from behind and having to keep their emotions under control.” At the end of match -- and regular season -- Vavilov was effusive in praise for the girls and the way they played en route to finishing the season unbeaten. “This is on them,” he said. “They earned it. They went for it. And I’m very proud of them.” The Lady Broncos season

came to end on Wednesday when the team competed in the Division I sectional tournament at Mason. All three Lady Broncos singles players won at least one match in the sectional featuring some of Cincinnati’s best talent. Wright won her first match, against Devin Lally

of Loveland, by a score 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Her season came to end, however, in her next match. Against Nicole Huser of Mason, Wright lost 6-0, 63. It was Wright’s first loss of the season. Wiesenhahn was back for the sectional and she won CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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Volleyball Fayetteville picks up win over SHL rival Whiteoak The Lady Rockets picked up a big Southern Hills League victory on Tuesday night against Whiteoak by a score of 3-1. They won 2516, 25-23, 18-25 and 25-13. The Lady Rockets pulled off a season sweep of the Lady Wildcats by jumping out to a lead and not letting the Whiteoak really get back into it. Fayetteville was led by seniors Lydia Tissandier -- who had

a career high 15 kills - and Kathyrn Fitzpatrick -- who had seven blocks. Service star Gabby Valentine had six aces while adding eight kills. Sydney Sheets set up her teammates well as she piled up 29 assists. The win improved the Lady Rockets to 9-5 (5-3 SHL). Western Brown beats Bethel The Lady Broncos improved their record to 15-2 on the season with a 3-0 win over Bethel last Thursday night. They won 25-9,

25-13 and 25-11. Golf Western Brown golf team finishes season in sectional The Western Brown golf team finished their season in the Division I sectional at Glenview Golf Course on Tuesday. The Broncos finished 15th in the sectional with a team score of 419. Lakota East won with a score of 314. Brad Hamblen paced the Broncos with a 97 while Dakota Pack shot a 99. Justin Nickell added a 105.

WB girls tennis team finishes perfect season C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 two matches. She beat Amanda Huy of Northwest 6-0, 6-1 before beating Little Miami’s Sam Davis 6-1, 6-0. She lost, however, in her next match to the sectional’s No. 3 seed, Cassidy Hicks of Hamilton, by a score 6-0, 6-0. Yockey beat Hamilton’s Jillian Lancaster 6-1, 6-1 before falling to sectional No. 2 seed Nicole Soutar of Lakota West 6-0, 6-0. In the doubles bracket, the Lady Broncos didn’t fare quite as well as their teammates in the singles bracket. Hopkins and Young battled Loveland’s Lauren Schneider and Paige Smith before falling 6-2, 6-2. The No. 2 doubles team of Fischer and Keller fell 60, 6-0 to Riley Miller and Jaime Pescovitz on Sycamore. With no one advancing, the Lady Broncos season ended with an undefeated team record of 16-0.

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Western Brown’s Anna Yockey serves during her No. 2 singles match against Amelia last Thursday night. She outlasted her Lady Barons opponent in a long three set match.

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The Western Brown girls tennis team finished the regular season with an undefeated 16-0 record. Team members pictured above, l-r: Morgan Fischer, Hannah Wiesenhahn, Jessica Young, Morgan Wright, Taylor Hopkins, Katie Young, Hannah Keller, Anna Yockey and Megan Puckett.

Football 10/14 Western Brown at Amelia Fayetteville at Manchester Soccer 10/10 Fayetteville vs Glen East (Boys) 10/11 Western Brown at CNE Georgetown vs North Adams (Boys) 10/12 Ripley vs Felicity Eastern vs Fairfield (Girls) Fayetteville at Lynchburg (Girls) 10/13 Western Brown vs Goshen

Eastern vs Greenfield (Girls) Georgetown vs Felicity 10/14 Fayetteville at Lynchburg (Boys) Eastern vs Fairfield (Boys) 10/15 Ripley vs Georgetown Fayetteville vs Cincinnati Christian Volleyball 10/10 Fayetteville at Fairfield Ripley at Whiteoak 10/11 Western Brown vs New Richmond Eastern vs Peebles

Fayetteville at Ripley Georgetown vs Felicity 10/13 Western Brown vs Amelia Eastern vs Fayetteville Georgetown at East Clinton Ripley at Manchester

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Cross Country 10/8 Ripley, Fayetteville and Eastern at SHL Meet at Ripley Georgetown, Western Brown at SBC Meet at Western Brown

Georgetown battles tough Williamsburg squad to the end By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press With a week off between games, the Georgetown volleyball team was done no favors by its schedule. Coming out of fair break, the Lady G-Men opened with back to back matches against the two best teams in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division -- 15-3 Batavia and 15-1 Williamsburg. After suffering a hard fought five set road loss to Batavia on Monday night, the Lady G-Men looked to bounce back on Tuesday night when they welcomed the Lady Wildcats to Georgetown. Despite a strong effort, the Lady Wildcats were just too much for the Lady G-Men as they went back home with a 3-0 victory in their Volley for the Cure match. They won 25-20, 25-14 and 25-15. “It was hard to come back to back and play a team of that caliber again,” Georgetown coach Donna DeVries said of the loss to Williamsburg. The Lady G-Men started off well enough. They jumped to an early lead after Meranda Sullivan got two aces in on the Lady G-Men’s first serve to give the hosts an early 3-1 lead. While the Lady G-Men were able to keep the two point lead for the next few serves, the Lady Wildcats took over the lead -- and momentum -- after Georgetown had moved out to a 10-8 lead. Williamsburg used a 6-0 spurt to jump out to a 14-10 lead. After DeVries called a timeout to refocus her team, Jesse Kidwell was able to end the Lady Wildcats serve on a nice play at the net where she pushed the ball over the Williamsburg blockers. The point closed the Lady Wildcat lead to 14-11. Refusing to go away, the Lady G-Men stayed within a couple of points until the Lady Wildcats started to used their size and athleticism at the net to break open their lead. Up 17-15, Williamsburg started to score some points at the net when they began to set up the Lady G-Men. Instead of going up for a spike, they started to push the ball over with some success. “It seemed like it (was) the easy stuff,” DeVries said. “We were getting the hard stuff and it was the tips that were killing us. We’re waiting for the spikes and then they’re tipping it on us.”

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Georgetown’s Cecelia Schwartz passes the ball during the Lady G-Men’s match against Williamsburg on Tuesday.

Using that game plan, the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 22-15 lead. However, the Lady G-Men responded. With Emily Pittman at the serve, the Lady G-Men got within 23-20 thanks to a Pittman service ace and a Kidwell block at the net. That was as close as they would get, however, as the Lady Wildcats got two straight points to take the first set. “I thought we started out well,” DeVries said of the first set. “I was proud of starting out well and staying with them.” In the second set, once again, the Lady G-Men started off well. With Sullivan serving, Pittman got three straight points -- two kills and a block -- to help the Lady G-Men jump out to a 4-1 lead. They were able to keep the lead for the next few points before the Lady Wildcats pulled away in the second set. Though Williamsburg would roll to a 25-14 second set victory, it wasn’t as if the Lady GMen weren’t putting up a fight. With contributions from all six girls on the court, the Lady G-Men stayed with the talented Lady Wildcats for volleys that would seemingly go on for minutes. It just came down to the Lady Wildcats finishing and getting the point after those long rallies. “I think the game was closer

than what the score showed,” DeVries said. “We had a lot of good volleys, a lot of good battles. I thought we held our own with them.” In the third set, the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 14-7 lead and looked to be rolling to the win. While the visitors did ultimately win the set, and match, victory, the Lady G-Men made them earn it. Down by seven, Pittman took the serve. She scored an ace before Kidwell got another kill and Cecelia Schwartz made a nice play on a one handed hit to get the ball over for a point and get the Lady G-Men within 14-11. But after that the Lady GMen started to wear down as the Lady Wildcats cruised to the victory from that point. Given the battle the Lady GMen had with Batavia on Monday -- they lost a heartbreaker 25-23, 24-26, 27-25, 21-25 and 15-17 -- they started to drag towards the end of the third set. Though they lost, DeVries was pleased with how hard her team battled the talented Lady Wildcats. “They’re a very good team,” she said. “I didn’t think we ever let down until the very end there. I’m proud of them for staying with it.” The loss dropped the Lady G-Men to 9-8 (3-4 SBC National) on the season.

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Five WB grads compete at college cross country meet Five Western Brown graduates competed in the Greater Louisville Classic last Saturday at the University of Louisville. In the 30 team big school division Women’s Gold 5K, Megan Wright ran a personal best 18:41 while finishing fourth for the University of Kentucky. In the previous meet she had placed ninth overall at the University of Tennessee Invitational with time of 19:21. In the 32 team Women’s Blue 5K, Shelby Gibbons ran a 20:16. She finished in the top five for the University of the Cumberlands while Brianna Cecil ran a time of 22:22. She finished in the top five for Berea College. In the Mens Blue 8k, Daryl Patrick ran a 26:19 which was good for a top five finish for Berea College. Christine Moon, who also runs for University of the Cumberlands, was slated to run but was physically unable to participate. Pictured above, l-r: Shelby Gibbons, Megan Wright and Brianna Cecil.

The Western Brown eighth grade football moved to 3-1 on the season after defeating East Clinton 18-16. The Bronco defense held strong as they prevented the Astros from scoring on four plays inside the 10 yard line. The goal line stand came with just 53 seconds left to play and sealed the victory. The key to the victory was keeping possession as the Broncos had no turnovers while East Clinton had three. Matt Arnold registered two fumble recoveries on the night including one recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. Kris Martin also recovered a fumble. Offensively the Broncos scored three touchdowns but failed to convert a single twopoint conversion. CJ Barkely scored the games first touchdown reeling in a Joe Hensley pass to put the Broncos up

early. After the Arnold fumble recovery, Eean Hornung finished out the scoring with a touchdown run. Both the seventh and eighth grade Bronco football teams followed up this week with losses to Goshen. The seventh grade team was defeated by Goshen 28-6. The loss puts the team at 1-2 for the season with just two games remaining. Defensively the Broncos gave up several big plays that the Warriors take an early 206 halftime lead. The second half was a different story as the team stopped the Warriors until a late fourth quarter touchdown. Austin Brooks recorded an interception while Eli Crall connected with Tim Harvey on a long touchdown pass for the lone Bronco score. Western Brown’s eighth

grade team also fell to the the Warriors in a high scoring affair. The two teams slugged it out all night long before Goshen prevailed 32-24. Eean Hornung helped the Broncos offensively as he scored on a long touchdown run while also receiving a TD pass from Joe Hensley. Hensley also connected with CJ Barkley for a two point conversion and ran a touchdown. Noah Keith and CJ Barkley each recovered Warrior fumbles. The Broncos fall to 3-2 on the season with two games remaining. Both teams will play their final home game of the season on October 12th as they play host to the Wildcats of Williamsburg. The seventh grade game starts at 4:30pm with the eighth graders immediately following.

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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The last time the Eastern girls soccer team met its counterpart from Lynchburg-Clay, the Lady Warriors didn’t have much to celebrate. Bounces didn’t go their way and they were never able to find a way to get on track against the Lady Mustangs in a 4-0 loss. When the two teams met on Wednesday night at Eastern, it was a much different game. But despite putting up a strong effort -- part icularly in the second half -- the Lady Warriors came up just short in a 2-1 loss. “They came back out in the second half and played really well,” Eastern coach Sarah Koehler said. “Much better than the last time we played them. Yes, we lost 2 to 1 but I can’t be upset with the effort they put out. They wanted it tonight. They played hard but we were already down two by then.” For the first 15 minutes of the g ame the Lady Warriors played well. They were able to control the ball and played solid defense against the Lady Mustangs aggressive attack. However, with a little less than 26 minutes remaining in the first half, the ball took an unfortunate bounce for the Lady Warriors. Off of a corner kick, the Lady Mustangs got a ball that ricocheted off of someone and

past Eastern keeper Alex Davis. It was hard to tell wh o the ball went off of to get into the net. Regardless the goal gave the Lady Mustangs an early lead and seemed to put the host Lady Warriors in a funk. “Once we got scored on it was like we shut down,” Koehler said. “(We) hung our heads.” It seemed as if the Lady Mustangs could sense that as a minute or so later they added a second goal. Off of a nice cross from a teammate, Lady Mustang forward Shelby Stewa rt got the ball in front of the net, dribbled once to her left and uncorked an open shot that found the top right of the net out of the reach of Davis. The goal gave the Lady Mustangs a 2-0 lead with a little more than 23 minutes left in the half. That, however, would be the last goal for the Lady Mustangs. Davis kept her Lady Warriors in the game at the end of the first half when she made two nice plays as the clock wound down towards the break. Off of another corner kick, Davis came out before any Lady Mustangs player could get to the ball and smacked it away. The Lady Mustangs got the loose ball and took another shot but Davis snatched it up to keep the deficit at two. Minutes later, right before the half, Davis made another nice play, grabbing a Lady

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Eastern’s Kayla Ratliff battles with a Lynchburg player for the ball during their game on Wednesday evening.

Mustang shot off of a free kick from just outside the cent er circle. “Alex had few really nice saves tonight, too,” Koehler said. And other than the second goal they they gave up, the Lady Warrior defense played well. In the second half they shut down the few attacks the Lady Mustangs were able to get going in the half. The unit was buoyed by the play of senior Kayla Ratliff. “Pretty much every game she goes out 110 percent and gives it everything she has,”

Koehler s aid. “She really did have a good game tonight. She really wanted it. She controlled the center of the field really well and helped out with the defense and where they needed to be.” While the team struggled some after giving up the early goal, it seemed to be a different Lady Warriors team that came out from the halftime break. In the first half the Lady Warriors weren’t able to control possession often and didn’t attack much on the offensive end.

But from the start of the second half, the Lady Warriors were the aggressors. Their aggressiveness was rewarded about 10 minutes into the half. Eastern forward Sydney Yockey was going for a loose ball in the Lady Mustang box when she was fouled. With the foul coming in the box, the Lady Warriors were awarded the penalty kick. Allison Prine stepped up to take t he kick and she drilled it to get the Lady Warriors on the board. It brought them within one, 2-1, with more than 30 minutes still to play. The goal on the PK told just some of the story on how well Prine played Wednesday night. The senior forward would not be denied in the second half as she continued to take the ball towards the goal. “(Lynchburg coach Dennis West) knows that Allison is good so he tends t o mark her,” Koehler said. “Even if she had three people on her she was not giving the ball up. She played really well.” Her determination afforded her three more opportunities at the goal in the second half. She missed just high on a free kick minutes after her PK. Then, with about 20 minutes remaining, Prine took on nearly three Lady Mustang defenders as she weaved her way towards the goal. She was able t o get past the defenders but wasn’t able to get much on the kick from about 10 feet away and it caromed out of bounds.

Prine found herself on another run towards the goal with about six minutes left and had an open look at the goal after she had got past the defense but her shot was stopped by the Lynchburg keeper. Those, however, were hardly the only opportunity the Lady Warriors had in that second half. Katelyn Handra had a couple of opportunities off free kicks including one that nearly went in as hit hit the cross bar and bounced back towards midfield. Though the Lady Warriors weren’t able to get the equalizing goal in the second half, they put in the effort to do so. “We gave ourselves opportunities in the second half which is much better than the first game we played,” Koehler said. Despite the los s Koehler was happy with her team’s effort. She was particularly pleased with the way the team played in the second half as they gave themselves a chance. “I felt like we controlled the second half and we set the tempo,” she said. “My defense held strong. They did a good job staying on their marks and getting the ball upfield quickly. The mids played much better at giving us opportunities and helping out on defense plus helping our forwards when we actually got the ball.” The loss dropped the Lady Warriors to 10-4 on the season.

Physical play helps Western BC Fair hosts Cheer Competition Brown push past Goshen Western Brown football coach Evan Dreyer knew that his team was going to have to be ready for a physical battle last Friday night at Southern Buckeye Conference foe Goshen. He said the Warriors were going to be the most physical team the Broncos would face all year and that his team would have to step up to play that type of game. And the Broncos answered their coach’s call as they displayed a physical, solid all around game to get past the host Warriors 16-13 on their homecoming. “We played a tremendous game,” Dreyer said. “We finally clicked on offense and defense. We finally played a game where they finally complimented each other.” The Broncos got off quickly thanks to an excellent first half of play. They were able to jump out to a 13-0 halftime lead thanks to a strong effort by the Broncos defense and an incredibly efficient half for the offense. Knowing how physical the Warriors were, the Broncos installed a new defensive front for the game. Coty Weiss, the Broncos starting center, moved to the defensive line for the game and teamed up with Jeremy Gould, Andrew White and Jake Latham to form a bigger, more physical group. Jake Lawson -the Broncos starting running back -- also moved to the defense for the game. The changes -- along with the solid play of regular defensive players Spencer Howard and Brady Brooks among others -- helped the Broncos shut out the Warriors in the half. “The first half our defense played tremendous,” Dreyer said. He added, “We put in a new defensive front for that week and our D-line kind of dominated their Oline.” While the defense was stopping the Warriors running game, the offense was taking advantage of its opportunities to execute its gameplan. They were able to run their short, quick routes to complete passes and continue to get first downs. The success of the

The Western Brown High School cheerleading squad won the high school cheer competition at the Brown County Fair last Wednesday night. They also finished second in the high school dance competition to Blanchester.

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Western Brown’s Brady Brooks makes the game ending interception against Goshen last Friday night. The Broncos beat Goshen 16-13.

Broncos offense was most evident in the play of quarterback Nick Woodyard. He was extremely efficient last Friday night as he went 20-23 for 168 yards. “A lot of quarterbacks wouldn’t be able to do that in the air,” Dreyer said of his quarterback. “He kept the chains moving and that’s all we ask.” Though they Broncos only had 260 total yards -mostly because they had short fields thanks to their defense and because the Warriors dominated time of possession with their run dominated offense -they cashed in when they had the opportunities in the first half. Woodyard had two scores in the first half -one in each quarter -- to get the Broncos the lead. He scored on a rushing touchdown and threw a touchdown to receiver Zaine Clark for the second consecutive week to put his team up 13-0. Clark, a senior, has stepped up as a go-to guy over the past couple of weeks. “The last two weeks he has had great games,” Dreyer said. “His Bethel game was his career high and the (Goshen) game he was, kind of, moving within their coverage and finding the zone and doing what a great athlete like himself (can). He finally has taken the role that he wants the ball. He’s become the senior leader of the skill positions.” After the halftime break, the Broncos weren’t as consistent on either side of

the ball. They were, however, able to add to their lead in the third quarter. Junior kicker Justin Berkley nailed a nearly 30 yard field goal to move the the Broncos lead to 16-0. “As the season’s gone on, being a first year kicker, he’s improving each week,” Dreyer said of his kicker. “I think he’s doing a great job.” And those three points ended up being huge -- and the difference in the game -- as the Warriors rallied in the final quarter. The hosts broke through in the fourth quarter thanks to two big plays. They scored a touchdown a play after a nearly 45 yard fake punt set them up in the redzone, and they added another score on a 50 plus yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 16-13. Despite allowing the big plays in the fourth quarter, the Broncos defense had one more big play left in their tank to seal the victory. With about 20 seconds remaining, Brooks intercepted a Goshen pass to stop the driving Warriors who had the ball at the Bronco 30 yard line. “In the end our defense made a big play to win the game,” Dreyer said. The win improved the Broncos to 4-2 (2-1 SBC American) on the season. They hosted Clermont Northeastern on October 7 for homecoming and will travel to Amelia next Friday to battle the Barons.

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The Eastern Jr. High cheerleading squad won the Jr. High dance competition at the Brown County Fair last Wednesday night.

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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

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Eastern comes back from early deficit but fall short against L’burg

The Mt. Orab Middle School cheerleading squad came in second place in the Jr. High cheerleading competition at the Brown County Fair last Wednesday night to West Union.

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Living Church of 5-Mile Huge Yard and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 16908 US 68. Lots of items including furniture, antiques. Soup and sandwiches will be available.

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Russellville Elementary Fall Carnival will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the elementary school. Food will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m., raffle drawing will be at 6:30. For more information contact Gina Dash at (513) 702-1497. 2011 Autumn Bash in Washington Township, Clermont County will be held Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, at 2238 St. Rt. 756, Moscow. For more information contact Chief Arthur Owens at (513) 876-3740. Lake Waynoka Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Shawnee Squaws. This is an open gate event with no cost for entrance or parking. Anyone interested purchasing a space call Valerie Bullock at (937) 446-4283. Haunted Hills at Magic Waters will be held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from October 7 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. Freedom in the Rock in the Body of Christ Ministries, 3187 Bantam Road in Bethel will hold a benefit singing on Saturday, October 8 beginning at 5 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Deems at (513) 276-8673. St. Mary Catholic School will hold a fall rummage sale on Saturday, October 8 beginning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the school, 119 E. Walnut Street in Hillsboro. For More information call (937 840-9932.

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Freedom Fellowship to Hold Old Fashion Day on Sunday, October 9 at the church, 7451 Pea Ridge Road in Hillsboro. For more information call (937) 393-4223. Old Fashion Day at Freedom Fellowship Church at 7451 Pea Ridge Road in Hillsboro, on Sunday October 9. Enjoy a variety of good foods and desserts. for more information call (937) 3934223. Save the Decatur Post Office Meeting is set for Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. and on Monday, October 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rt. 125. All Decatur residents and postal patrons who are opposed to the closing of the Decatur Post Office are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Kay Fry at 373-3703. Bible Chapel Celebrates 138th Homecoming Service will be held on Sunday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m.. The church is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one block north of St. Rt. 125. Lerado Church of Christ Homecoming will be held on Sunday October 9 beginning with Bible School at 10 a.m. The church is located at 5853 Marathon Edenton Road between St. Rt. 50, Jackson Township in Clermont County. For more information call 683-2741 or (740) 703-5140.

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The Jackson Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 10 at Ashridge. This meeting is open to the public. 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. Hunter Safety Course is being offered by the Ohio Division of Wildlife on Oct. 10, 11 and 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Post 180, 1001 South Main Street in Georgetown. To register for this class call 1-(800) WILDLIFE. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, at the Mt. Orab Public Library,

The Perry Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, October 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend this meeting. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714. Hamersville Village Council will hold its regular meeting on Monday, October 10, beginning at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday, October 10 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. Higginsport Village Council will meet in regular session beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 10. The public is encouraged to attend. Eastern Local Schools Core Construction meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 10 at the new school. The public is invited to attend. Sardinia Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 10. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

TUESDAY 10/11 Brown County Agricultural Society Senior Fair Board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 8:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Byrd Township Trustees will hold their regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in Decatur. This meeting is open to the public. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, October 11. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. The Huntington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 in Aberdeen. The public is invited to attend. Volley for the Cure Match will be held on Tuesday, October 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. The match will be between the Lady Patriots and Clark State Community College. Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliate. The Washington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the firehouse. All residents of Washington Township are encouraged 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, October 11. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. Russellville Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11. The public is invited to attend. ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 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 10/12 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, October 12, 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. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Fayetteville-Perry Library on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone interested in joining in. Fayetteville Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12. This meeting is open to the public. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt.

Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, October 12, 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, October 12, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501.

THURSDAY 10/13 Union Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the library. This meeting is open to the public. Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Martin Deanery will be held on Thursday, October 13. This meeting will be held at St. Mary’s Church hall in Arnheim at 7 p.m. For more information call Pat Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 (day) or (937) 378-4560 (evenings). Book Club for Adults is scheduled to meet at the Fayetteville-Perry Library on Thursday, October 13 at 2 p.m. for anyone unable to attend on Wednesday. The public is invited to attend. Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 on October 13, 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. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. This meeting is open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at St. Michael's Catholic

Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.

FRIDAY 10/14 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, October 14. 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. Georgetown Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, October 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All profits will benefit missions. The church is located at 401 S. Main Street in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-6582.

SATURDAY 10/15 Centenary United Methodist Church to hold Craft Bazaar on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, 110 N. Second Street in Ripley. The event will include crafts, food and drinks a bake sale and much, much more. Start your holiday shopping with unique, one-of-a-kind items. For details call the church at (937) 3924975. 5th Annual Adams County Civil War Days will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This event is hosted by The John T. Wilson Homestead in Tranquility, and will be held just off St. Rt. 32 North of Seaman on St. Rt. 770. Included in the happenings will be cannon firings, cavalry demonstrations, Civil War camps, living histories, horse drawn wagon rides, observation balloon rides and lots of food and vendors. Walk-ins are only $2 or $5 for all day parking by the car load. for more information visit www.johntwilsonhomestead.com or call Tom Stern at (937) 386-1462 or (937) 544-5639. Russellville Church of Christ

hosts annual fall steak dinner on Saturday, October 15 beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The church is located on US 62, and the menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, tossed salad, dessert and drink. The cost is only $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 or under. Everyone is welcome and bring a friend. Free Community Meal hosted by the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church Youth will be held at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Come join us for soup, sandwiches and more. The church is located at 11693 St. Rt. 774 in Bethel.

UPCOMING EVENTS Boy Scout Sunday will be hosted by the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 16 at the church at both the 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. service. Representatives from Boy Scout Troop 401 will talk about the mission and work of the scouts. Following 11 a.m. worship a special Eagle Scout will be recognized. The Book Club for Adults will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Sardinia Library. The public is invited to join in and take part in this club. Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an ethics committee meeting and regular board meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. 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 513-7344445 or visit www.bethelohevents.com. 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. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Mt. Orab Library on Tuesday, October 18 at 3 p.m. The public is

invited to attend. 13th Annual Decatur Halloween Fall Festival is set for Friday, October 21 at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rt. 125. Food will begin being served at 5 p.m. Event to include decorated pumpkin contest, masquerade parade and costume contest, cake walk, kids games, auction and raffle and much more. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.

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Old West Festival final weekend for 2011 will be held on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The festival is located at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, just off St. Rt. 32. The cost is only $10 general admission, $6 for children ages 6-12 and children under 5 are free. Visit www.oldwestfestival.com for more information or call (866) 937-8337.

613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

Brown County Chamber of Commerce will meet in regular session at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 20 at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. The public is always welcome. Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, October 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m at the Mt. Orab Library. This club meeting is open to visitors. Wrestling at the Rambler Center in Russellville will be held on Saturday, October 22 , brought to the center by Jeremiah L. Young of West Union. For more information call Bobbie Sue Tibbe at (937) 3775224. 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. Brown County Public Library monthly board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 S. High Street. Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAPS) will meet in regular session on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center, 203 East main Street in Russellville. We hope to discuss the November 5 Craft Show and the public is invited to attend. For more information call (937) 377-5224. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 a.m. at

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COURT NEWS Property Sales Don and Marti Hicks to Minnie Linkous, .66 acres of land in Byrd Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $33,000 Stephen Mofford and Jessica Smith to David J. and Catherine J. Kemmeter, 2 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $134,000 Mark W. and Karen Brumley to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Lot 2690 and Lot 2691 in Lake Waynoka Sub., filed 9/29/2011 Homan Farms LLC to Fred J. and Nina F. Schmaltz, 97.13 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 9/29/2011, $238,000 Billy F. and Betty A. Pitser to Victoria M. and Robert H. Steinmann, 15.25 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 9/28/2011, $28,000 Michael L. Knabb et al to Federal National Mortgage Association, Lot 3978 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9/23/2011, $76,667 Michael L. and Bobbie J. Knabb to Federal National Mortgage Association, Lot 3979 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9/23/2011 Nerie Gidcumb to Jerome D. Rapp, Lot 2010 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9/23/2011 Robert E. and Melissa L. Rickey to Amy Rau, .60 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 9/23/2011, $155,000 HSBC Bank USA National Association to Chris Fields, Lot 142 Whole, in Lewis Twp., filed 9/23/2011, $18,405 Brenda Dunaway to Equity Trust Company, Lot 26 in Higginsport, Lewis Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $4,500 Mamie Roberts to Shirley ODell, Lot 520 at Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 9/27/2011 Kristi L. and William E. Pickens Jr., to Wayne W. and Crystal L. Lowery, Lot 87 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 9/29/2011, $16,000 James R. and Billie Jo Sword to Brian E. and Teresa L. Kleemeyer, Lot 425 in Lake Lorelei Sub, Perry Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $34,000 Tammy G. O’Toole and Ken R. Scott to Brandon M. Brewsaugh, 5.32 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 9/28/2011, $107,000 Anthony W. Falgner to Andrew Baumann, 72.73 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $298,594 Charles W. Snider to Enrique Gutierrez, .47 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 9/28/2011, $19,900 Citibank NA to Kenneth and Mary Prewitt, 2.65 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp. and Lot 8 and Lot 9 in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $30,000 510 East State Street LLC to Brown County Commissioners, 4.58 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 9/23/2011 Kimberly J. White to Leah C. Zurbuch, Lot 30 whole in Harmon Heights in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 9/29/2011 Vincent L. Goans to Pauline and Dusty Pegg, 3.19 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $76,000 Judy Rae Burns to Nicole L. and Gary L. Sexton II, 3 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $69,900 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Keith J. and Judy Ann Hermann, Lot 10R in German Addition, in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 9/28/2011, $52,500 Esther E. Patrick et al to Thomas E. , William H. and Dennis L. Patrick, 12.79 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 9/23/2011 Esther L. Patrick to Thomas E., William H. and Dennis L. Patrick, 128.48 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 9/23/2011 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Lisa W. Sculli, Lot 76A in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 9/29/2011 Todd K. Simpson to Heather Doss, south part of Lot 25 in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 9/26/2011, $26,000

Marriages Michelle Lynn Neal, 25, Sardinia, pharmacy tech to marry Jordan Richard Michael, 23, Seaman, teacher, filed 9/28/2011 Cheryl Lynn Rider, 28, Georgetown, homemaker to marry Samuel Whitt Haynes, 31, Georgetown, heating and air tech, filed 9/28/2011 Heather Nicole Wallace, 21, Ripley, homemaker to marry Nickolas Kollynn Titus, 20, Ripley, Walmart, filed 9/30/2011

Probate Margaret M. Atkins, Mt. Orab, case 20111179, DOD 8/24/2011, filed 9/28/2011 Betty C. Bradley, Aberdeen, case 20111174, DOD 9/14/2011, filed 9/27/2011 J. Sebastian Leo, Aberdeen, case 20111177, filed 9/27/2011 Nellie R. Russell, Bokeelia, FL, case 20111176, DOD 2/21/2011, filed 9/27/2011 Raymond D. Russell, Bokeelia, FL, case 20111175, D)D 1/31/2005, filed 9/27/2011 Morris Williams, Georgetown, case 20111178, DOD 6/20/2011, filed 9/28/2011

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES William J. Crawford versus Donna Moore, filed 9/26/2011, Action: stalking order William J. Crawford versus William Crawford, filed 9/26/2011, Action: stalking order State of Ohio versus Joseph Robinson, filed 9/16/2011, Action: other civil Monica West versus Klein McFarland, filed 9/27/2011, Action: stalking order Citimortgage, Inc., versus Denise R. Armstrong, filed 9/27/2011, Action: foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. Successor versus Wanda Campbell, filed 9/27/2011, Action: foreclosures Capital One Bank USA NA, versus Krystle E. Morrison, filed 9/28/2011, Action: other civil Equable Ascent versus Joshua Fussnecker, filed 9/28/2011, Action: other civil Juan Eduardo Alvarez versus Thomas Henderson, filed 9/28/2011, Action civil stalking order Juan Eduardo Alvarez versus Carissa Henderson, filed 9/28/2011, Action: civil stalking order Juan Eduardo Alvarez versus Thomas J. Henderson, filed 9/28/2011, Action: civil stalking order Bank of America N.C. versus David Lawson, filed 9/29/2011, Action: foreclosures Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus Randall R. Costa, filed 9/29/2011, Action: foreclosures Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB versus William J. Bockhorst, filed 9/29/2011, Action: foreclosures Bank of New York Mellon versus Ray A. Benjamin, filed 9/29/2011, Action: foreclosures Shawntae Miller versus Jerry Spoonamore, filed 9/30/2011, Action: stalking order Adam Boyd versus Judy Oveby, filed 9/30/2011, Action: stalking order Adam Boyd versus Tommsawa Watkins, filed 9/30/2011, Action: stalking order Rita Planck versus Amelia Traft, filed 10/3/2011, Action: stalking order Capital One Bank versus James Rose, filed 10/3/2011, Action: other civil Discover Bank versus Sharon Ruggles, filed 10/3/2011, Action: other civil

DOMESTIC CASES

Jenny L. Christman, Sardinia versus William J. Christman, Loveland, filed 9/27/2011, Action: termination of marriage Christina N. Casbar, Mt. Orab versus Anthony Casbar, Cincinnati, filed 9/26/2011, Action: domestic violence Sara J. Babb, Georgetown versus Norman A. Gardiner, Jr., Moscow, OH, filed 9/26/2011, Action: domestic violence Mark Mills, Williamsburg, versus Lindsay Newman, Mt. Orab filed 9/26/2011, Action: domestic violence Jay A. Barbour, Aberdeen versus Joyce A. Barbour, Aberdeen, filed 9/27/2011, Action: termination of marriage Vanessa Roark-Baker, Mt. Orab versus Joseph Baker, Mt. Orab, filed 9/27/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Debbie Smith, Georgetown versus Ronny Smith, Georgetown, filed 9/27/2011, Action: termination of marriage Jerry Spoonamore, Mt. Orab versus Shawntae Miller, Mt. Orab, filed 9/29/2011, Action: domestic violence Adam Boyd, Mt. Orab versus Erin Ziegelmeier, Sardinia, filed 9/30/2011, Action: domestic violence Edward Calloway, Fayetteville versus Carol Calloway, Goshen, filed 9/30/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Patricia Deaton, Sardinia versus Don Deaton, Jr., Sardinia, filed 9/30/2011, Action: termination of marriage Cynthia Dennis, Fayetteville versus Donny Dennis, Fayetteville, filed 10/3/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Clinton L. Planck, Georgetown versus Amelia Traft, Cincinnati, filed 10/3/2011, Action: domestic violence Donna J. Pugh, Georgetown versus Raymond Pugh, Williamsburg, filed 10/3/2011, Action: domestic violence Elizabeth Chisenhall, Mt. Orab versus Joshua Chisenhall, Batavia, filed 10/3/2011, Action: termination of marriage

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The July 7, 2011, edition of The New England Journal of Medicine had an article entitled “Why Do the Same Drugs Look Different? Pills, Trade Dress, and Public Health”. Since this article deals with pharmacy and public safety, I’d like to recap it here. First, we need to address the legal concept of trade dress. Trade dress refers to the way a product looks. It is considered part of a company’s intellectual property and as such cannot be copied. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about think of the shape of the glass Coca-Cola bottle. If you saw that distinctive shaped bottle right away you would know it was a Coke. The other important point is that the shape of the bottle has nothing to do with the function of that bottle. Functional designs can be patented but are not considered trade dress. For instance, liquidlaundry detergents have the design where the measuring cap drains back into the bottle and not down the side. That would not be protected as trade dress. Pharmaceutical manufacturers have spent millions promoting the trade dress of their pills. Nearly everyone knows that the “purple pill” is Nexium or realizes that you’re talking about Viagra if you mention the blue diamond pill. Pharmaceutical companies are therefore

HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH quick to sue generic manufacturers if they make the generic look similar to the brand. The results of this are we have 10 different manufactures making a generic for Prozac, and each of those capsules looks different. Having all manufacturers make the same strength of a certain medication look the same or at least very similar would benefit the public, doctors and pharmacists. Unfortunately, pharmacists do occasionally make mistakes and give the wrong drug to someone. This would be much easier for patients to realize if they consistently got the same color and shape drug each time they got that prescription filled, no matter where it was filled. Because of supply problems and purchase contracts, patients could end up getting a different looking drug several times during the course of a year. The placebo effect is an actual effect that happens on the body, and it can be influenced by the color, shape and size of a pill; therefore, it could be argued that the look of a tablet or capsule is also part of its function. That would mean it would not be

covered as trade dress, and a generic that looks similar to the brand is usually perceived as working better. The authors of the NEJM article, Dr. Jeremy Greene and Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, suggested that the FDA mandate the size, shape and color of new drugs as part of the certification process. Of course that wouldn’t affect any of the drugs currently already in the marketplace. To remedy that, they suggested enacting new legislation to empower the FDA to introduce color-coding schemes for all pharmaceuticals. My fervent hope is that someday in the not too distant future- when you get a bottle of blue and red capsules, every time you get that prescription you will get capsules that look at least similar to that. That way when you talk to your doctor about your blue and red pills, you’ll both know what medication you’re referring to. If you get something that is not blue and red capsules, you’ll know right away that you received a different medication or a different strength. If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 3786849, or send an email to PRXM093@Pamida.com. You can find archives of previous Health Matters at tomhealthmatters.blogspot.c om

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ONGOING EVENTS 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) 4443446. 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 E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-5537393, 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) 3782560 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 browncountypress.com.

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303 - HOUSES FOR RENT HOUSE FOR rent near Mt. Orab, 3br, large yard, garage, stove, refrigerator included. Washer/dryer hookup. Owner pays water, $400/dep., $675/mo. Call 513-403-0962. HOUSE FOR rent, Eastern School District, farmhouse, 2-3br, 1ba, C/A, wood stove, credit & background check, security deposit, $700/mo. 937-446-1950. LAKE WAYNOKA 4br, 2ba, 1800 sq. ft., all brick cape cod w/attached double garage, only lived in for 9/mos. Appliances, etc. 9/mos. old. A rare find in Lake Waynoka, Waynoka has more security & recreation facilities than anything east of Cinti. All fees included in reasonable rent except $10 per person per year. Call owner 513-576-6166. MT. ORAB - 3br, 1ba, 1-car attached garage, C/A, 95% efficient gas heat, nice yard w/storage shed, located on quiet street, house may be seen at 305 Smith Ave., $650/mo., $700/dep. after background check. kjsmitty@dragonBBS.com

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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.

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615 - MISC. FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

937-515-2692 FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. KNIVES, COLLECTION of 35, Buck, Coca-Cola, throwing knives & various others, 9/24/11, 9-4, 4204 Meadowfield Court, across from Batavia Community Center, left on Gatetree, right on Meadowfield Ct.

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1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. 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. $79,500

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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

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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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1273113- Georgetown- Great location & condition! 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath w/MBR suite. Breakfast nook right off of the Kitchen area. Large front deck. One of the best deals out there with a wonderful scenic view. $79,900

1256034- Lake Waynoka - Enjoy all of the amenities of the lake as you reside in this well built house situated on 2.5 acs. Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA! Absolutely ready to move-in. Full finished bsmt, lanai, Part fenced yard and fully equipped kit to name a few. $139,900

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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

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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

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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

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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

1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre Mini-Farm. 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

1260969- MAJOR PRICE CHANGE!! Georgetown- Are you looking for 100+ multi-purpose acres with 3 separate homes and all utilities metered separately? The newer home is wheelchair accessable. 3BD, 3.5BA. 30 acres currently farmed with 64 acres in the woods the remainder mainly pasture. MUST SEE!! $399,900

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. $74,900

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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

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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. $229,900 1273562Eastern Schools Stop Looking! You can own your own slice of heaven! Very unique 3BR 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. $219,900

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

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 B&B

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

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Smart Ways to Spring Back into Action arthritis can be hereditary, many cases of osteoarthritis are due to repetitive motions or injuries to specific joints from work-relat-

ed tasks or sporting activities. Many other people experience joint pain as a side effect of aging or a past injury. Becoming active again come spring or summer, or directly after recovering from an injury, may not be as simple as getting back on the figurative horse. Arthri-Zen Relief, the all-natural solution that helps men and women fight pain and muscle discomfort, offers these tips. * Talk to a doctor first. Before beginning an exercise regimen or joining a sports team, it's important for people to mention their plans to a doctor, whether a general doctor or a specialist, such as an orthope-

dist. He or she can advise which activities may prove beneficial and which may complicate injuries or pain issues.

* Begin gradually. After spending time cooped up indoors as a relative couch potato, one might be inclined to hit the ground running. But muscles and joints that haven't been worked out in a while could be more sensitive to injury. People can start with several minutes of stretching and work up to their former activity levels over the course of a several weeks. An avid runner may want to begin by walking briskly or shaving his or her 5-mile run down to 2 miles and working up. * Pay attention to pain. While any activity that pushes the body can result in some soreness, particularly if a person is out of shape or has been out of

the game for a while, these aches and pains should be minor and alleviate after a few days. Any pain that is sharp or debilitating could be the sign of an injury and should be brought to the attention of an expert. Other aches can be treated with Arthri-Zen Relief Cream and Capsules. The analgesic cream is made from a clinically tested proprietary herbal blend of juniper, goldenrod, dandelion, willow bark, and meadowsweet, all of which are delivered with a low level of menthol and wintergreen in a base with aloe, shea butter, avocado, and grape seed oil. It can be used to provide fast relief to hot spots. The capsules contain the same herbal extracts, which help interfere with the transmission of pain signals. For example, juniper blocks the production of compounds that make pain receptors more sensitive. Meadowsweet and Willow Bark contain a variety of salicin compounds that have a painrelieving effect without side effects or allergic reactions. The capsules were carefully tested on people suffering from severe arthritis pain and are clinically shown to relieve joint and muscle discomfort. * Remember, many activities constitute physical exercise. Just because

a person is going to mow the lawn or do some gardening now that the weath-

er is warmer doesn't mean he or she should start out at a break-neck speed. Like jogging or heading to the gym, mundane activities such as tilling soil or scrubbing winter grime off of decks can get the heart pumping and push the body. Go slowly and build up gradually just as with any other exercise. * Try low-impact activities. When the weather gets warmer it is a great time to head to the water to

get daily exercise. The buoyancy offered by the water takes the strain off of muscles and joints and provides subtle resistance. Swimming and water aerobics are a great way to stay in shape in a low-impact way. "As an avid runner, I know what it's like to want to get outdoors and be active when the weather warms. But when past injuries are likely to cause pain, I need something to keep it at bay or risk compromising my workout," offers Gillian C. "I turn to Arthri-Zen Relief cream to reduce discomfort after my runs and workouts. ArthriZen Cream is the only product I trust." Arthri-Zen Relief products are available nationwide. Learn more by visiting www.rznnutra.com.

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32 Senior Community looks toward a decade of service The 32 Senior Community located at St. Rt. 32 and Eastwood Rd.

years of operation. Yes!, what they paid 9 years ago, they pay today. They

right next to the 32 Business Center will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary next year. They have served Brown County seniors by creating affordable housing that is fantastic. The 90 apartment units vary in size and cost. A 1 bedroom with no garage (720 sq. ft.) starts at $425 monthly and a 2 bedroom with a garage (1200 sq. ft.) starting at $600 monthly. They also have a deluxe version that is over 1500 sq. ft. Some of the units have been customized to suit the special needs of a new tenant. The 32 Senior Community is privately owned and is not income based, nor is it government housing. They are proud to acknowledge that the tenants have not had a base rent increase in 9

also boast that they have very senior friendly housing. You may ask: What is senior friendly? Here is a list that might help explain. 1. Slab floor plan (no steps.) 2. Parking and garages by the front door.

3. Garbage pick-up at the front door twice a week. 4. Mail boxes 30 ft. from front entry door. 5. 36” door opening throughout the unit. 6. Most bathrooms are ADA designed (walk-in

Jerry Seale is the acting manager of this facility and urges everyone to stop on by apartment #132 or call 937-444-1708 and he would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. The community’s goal is to maintain

shower) 7. Energy efficient HV/AC with insulation. 8. Stocked fishing pond for all tenants to enjoy. 9. Semi-gated.

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Cold weather impacts more than the environment. Just as the landscape seems weary and brittle when covered in snow and ice, and animals have been sequestered in hibernation, cold weather can also take its toll on the human body. Individuals who experience arthritis or joint aches and pains from jobs and past injuries, may have their symptoms exacerbated when the temperature is brisk. Rebounding once the weather warms up may require gradual changes and a smart strategy, including natural pain-relief products that don't carry the side effects or stigma of prescription meds. "A few years ago I slipped and broke my ankle that required two surgeries and repair with several pins and a metal rod," says Jeanette S. "The stiffness that still occurs in my ankle can be uncomfortable, particularly when I've been inactive for a while. The pain also deters me from participating in many activities even when Ifeel like getting outdoors." More than 40 million people in the U.S. have arthritis, according to reports from the organization, Caring 4 Arthritis. Osteoarthritis, or the gradual degeneration of cartilage between the joints that results in pain and stiffness, is the most common form of arthritis. While


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What to look for in an elder care facility B R O A D S H E E T

As men and women might dictate which option on staff who evaluate each enter their golden years, is the best fit. Men and individual and determine many decide they can no women who have a med- which level of care is the longer maintain best fit. their homes and Research Policies choose to downand Procedures grade to something Each facility should smaller, be it an be ready and willing to apartment or a conshare and discuss its dominium. For milpolicies and procelions of others, dures with regards to health plays a sigresidents. What is the nificant role when procedure when a resideciding where to dent has a medical move when it's time emergency? What if a to sell their homes. resident finds a living According to the situation unpleasant? AARP, slightly more What is the facility's than five percent of philosophy regarding people 65 years and staff and resident interolder reside in nursaction? What are the ing homes, congrefacility's hiring pracgate care, assisted tices, including certifiliving, and boardcation requirements, and-care homes. for its personnel? Statistics Canada A host of factors, including staff What is the ratio of notes that by 2004- interaction with residents, staff to residents? 05, the most recent facility should be should be considered when Each year for which staable to answer these tistics are available, choosing an elderly care facility. questions promptly one in 30 and adequately. Those Canadians over the age of ical condition that requires who can't should be 65 were living in homes for routine monitoring will checked off the list of resithe aged. Though no one almost certainly want a dences to consider. plans to live in a nursing skilled nursing facility. But Facility Ratings home, seniors and their those without medical conAccording to the AARP, families should at least ditions who need help with know what to look for just in simpler tasks of everyday case. life are likely to have those Determine Individual needs met by an intermediNeeds ate facility. Some facilities Men and women provide both types of care, researching potential living which can make transitionfacilities might find it difficult ing from one to another to determine their specific much easier if or when that needs. Unforeseen health need arises. Facilities typiconditions, for instance, cally have intake planners

recent research has shown that nonprofit nursing homes offer higher-quality care, better staff-resident ratios, and have fewer health violations than facilities managed by for-profit companies. Men and women researching facilities can visit Caring.com, an online resource for men and women caring for aging relatives. The Web site enables adults to compare nursing homes in their areas, including if a home is for profit or nonprofit, and the home's capacity. U.S. residents can even learn each facility's Medicare ratings, which are determined by examining the safety of the facility and its overall quality of care and a host of other factors. Get a Firsthand Account of the Facility Before choosing a facility for themselves or an elderly relative, individuals should spend some time at the facilities they're considering to get a firsthand account of what life at that facility is like. Observe the staff interactions with resi-

dents, including if they address residents with respect and patience. How do the current residents look? Are they unkempt and left to their own devices, or do they appear well groomed and are they encouraged to interact with other residents? Does the facility seem warm and welcoming, or is it antiseptic? The move to an elderly care facility is often difficult and sometimes depressing,

so each of the above conditions can carry significant weight when choosing a facility. Finding a nursing home or a similar facility for yourself or an aging relative is not necessarily easy. Men and women facing such a difficult decision should begin the process as early as possible to ensure they find the facility that is the best fit.

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* Make a list. Keep a list of important phone numbers, including the doctor and the local pharmacy, on a central list so that it is easy to contact the person in case of an emergency. * Expect extra costs. Some procedures may be covered by health insurance, others may not. Family members may have to rally together to offset costs for medical care outside the realm of insurance. * Get help. Many family members want to be the sole caregiver for a parent or spouse who has left the hospital. But the demand of around the clock care can sometimes be overwhelming. Caregivers should not be embarrassed to ask for help, even if that means hiring a professional. Providing the best care for the patient should be the priority. * Patient support: The newly discharged patient may have mixed feelings about being at home and fawned over. Therefore, caregivers should tread lightly to develop a strategy that works well for everyone.

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Serving Seniors in Clermont & Brown Counties

Home Repair Program Receives Grant Clermont Senior Services recently was awarded $13,000 from the

grants to local nonprofit agencies struggling to respond to the ever-widen-

Before Greater Cincinnati Foundation for critical and safety related home repairs for seniors. The grant is part of The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) funding partnership. This partnership began in 2009 for the purpose of awarding emergency

ing impact of the economic recession on the region’s most vulnerable citizens. Since its inception, the WTES fund has served more than 65,000 individuals and awarded more than $4.3 million to 116 organizations. “GCF funds we received will help some of

our customers who cannot afford repairs to stay in their own homes. We are

After grateful to have their support,” says Helen Fisher, Home Repair & Customer Resources Coordinator. “We have many seniors who cannot afford basic materials, such as, grab bars, hand rails, and other safety-related items that would help keep them from falling,” she added.

Fisher is a Clermont Senior Services representative for the Clermont County Fall Prevention Coalition. This coalition includes the county’s health department, fire departments, EMS services, and Mercy Hospital-Clermont. “The coalition’s goal is to reduce the number of falls that have an impact on our county’s resources,” she said. The Weathering the Economic Storm funding partnership is a complement that is helping the coalition meet their goal. For more information about the programs of Clermont Senior Services, call 513-724-1255 or check online at www.clermontseniors.com.

dence levels. Some schools and libraries even institute programs where dogs are invited as the audience to student readers. * Seizure alert: Some dogs are trained to alert epileptics and those with seizure disorders to an upcoming episode, although this method of detection is not always foolproof. In general, seizure dogs provide companionship and security to a person during and after an episode. * Cancer therapy: Getting diagnosed with cancer can be a stressful event. Going through chemotherapy and radiation can take its toll on the body. Cancer patients often need all of the love and affection they can get or sometimes just a quiet companion. In a program like Pets for Pals, therapy dogs sit with cancer

patients, often sensing what ill people need. Dogs have the innate ability to

love unconditionally. Having a dog around gives patients a different topic of conversation other than their health and treatment. Petting a dog has been known to lower blood pressure and reduce stress as well. * Helping hands:

Today, as many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Factoring in the number of sufferers worldwide, Alzheimer's is affecting the lives of millions of people on a daily basis. Finding a cure for the disease is of the utmost importance for the families and friends coping with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder named for Alois Alzheimer, the German physician who first described the condition in the early 1900s. Alzheimer's is a fatal, progressive brain disease. Symptoms may start out quite mild and then grow more intrusive as the disease progresses. Today, it is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association. Dementia is one of the primary symptoms of Alzheimer's, and people

with the disease can go from normal function in their lives to completely compromised living. Memory loss, confusion, inability to handle daily tasks, and many other symptoms are symptoms of the disease. Eventually, the brain cannot control the normal functions of the body, which can lead to fatality. During the last 20 years, doctors and researchers have made strides toward finding a cure and successful treatments for Alzheimer's Disease. However, more research is needed and that requires funding and donations from concerned individuals. The Alzheimer's Association accepts donations to continue their work toward finding a cure and educating individuals about this debilitating disease. To learn more visit, www.alz.org.

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The talents of therapy dogs Many people think of therapy dogs as guide dogs leading the blind, or dogs sitting with seniors at an assisted living facility. While therapy dogs are responsible for these jobs, they do so much more -including acting as a trusted companion for someone diagnosed with cancer. Although many therapy dogs are specially trained in their roles, just about any well-mannered dog can serve in a therapeutic capacity. People may be surprised at all the many assistance roles dogs can play. * Help children read: Dogs are not judgmental and offer no criticism, which makes them prime helpers for children who need help learning to read or who have stage fright. Children can read stories to dogs who listen quietly and build up their confi-

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Individuals who are handicapped may rely on dogs to do tasks around the house, from turning on lights to grabbing remote controls. Some dogs help companions move around a space by offering stability and a handhold. * Security: Dogs have long been used as security guards. But even if a dog isn't a trained guard, he or she can alert if something is amiss in the house or if someone is at the door or outside of the home. Individuals who live alone can benefit from the companionship and level of security that dogs provide. Many therapy and service dogs start their lives as stray dogs or shelter dogs. Some training facilities actually seek out calm, well-mannered shelter dogs and give them a new lease on life as a person's helper or companion.

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Many people are apprehensive about getting older because of the fear of losing their faculties. Individuals may worry that dementia could rob them of precious memories and make daily living more difficult. Many factors can contribute to the onset of dementia, and recent research notes those factors include heart disease, strokes and other serious health conditions that affect the circulatory system. But other seemingly harmless conditions can play a role, too. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle could help seniors fend off dementia. Researchers in Canada studied data on more than 7,000 survey participants who answered questions of overall health. While circulatory diseases did correlate high to dementia onset, researchers discov-

ered additional conditions, including arthritis, sinus infections, incontinence,

and poor hearing, also played a role. The correlation between circulatory issues and brain function may be obvious, but researchers aren't exactly sure why minor health infractions could contribute to senility. Some suggest that people with the burden of health problems may not be able to successfully thwart deterioration of the brain that comes with dementias, including Alzheimer's disease. The World Alzheimer

Report states that more than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. These are largely brain-destroying illnesses that have no cure. But adults might be able to prevent or delay its onset. Placing a greater emphasis on overall health may help. According to Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, MD, a professor of geriatric medicine and neurology at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who participated in the dementia study published in July 2011 in the journal Neurology, "the best thing people can do to stay physically healthy -- and thus maintain their brains, too -- is to exercise." Other things that can be done include adopting a healthy, balanced diet and keeping the brain active as much as possible. Here are ways

to do just that. * Seniors can participate in low-impact exercises that promote muscle strength and flexibility. Water exercises are very good because they don't place strain on the joints. Stretching routines, like yoga or tai chi, are also effective. Exercise plans should be discussed with a health care provider prior to starting. * Work with a nutritionist to develop a healthy eating plan. A healthy diet is essential to keep many diseases at bay, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and even to help maintain proper digestion. * Keep the brain active by engaging in puzzles, like crosswords or sudoku. Reading is a way to stimulate vocabulary and also keep the brain sharp. Interact with people on a daily basis and engage in conversation.

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Follow the 3 'P's of home renovation Every home project begins with an idea and ends with the culmination of the job. In between, there are three main components of an improvement project that can mean the difference between success and frustration: Planning, permits and protection.

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ments. In essence, building permits are how the government regulates safety and protects both current and future residents of the property. In many cases, homeowners will need to visit the municipal building in their respective towns and apply for a permit. The permit may not immediately be issued. Oftentimes,

Before starting any project, be sure to consider the 3 Ps. and then compare it against the available funds. Permits Many projects, especially those involving building, demolition, electrical work, or mold remediation, require permits issued by the town, province or city in which the work will be taking place. The purpose of permits and subsequent inspections is often questioned by homeowners looking to circumvent the system. However, building permits are required to ensure public safety, health and welfare as they are affected by building construction, structural strength, zoning, and code require-

there is a waiting period during which the project's legality and safety is examined. Once the project is approved, the applicant will be able to file for the actual permit(s). There is usually a fee or fees for permit application, which covers any clerical work. Work should not begin until a permit is received, and then the permit generally has to be placed in plain sight, such as in a window of the building. Depending on building codes, inspections of the work may need to take place after all of the project is completed or during certain phases. For example, the building of a deck may require inspections after footings are installed and

secured, and before the upper portions of the decking materials are attached. If an inspection takes place afterward, the inspector will be looking for key code issues to determine whether the work was completed successfully. If a contractor was used, he or she may have to be present at the time of the inspection. If the work passes, an approval will be given and put on record. If the work fails, applicable repairs will have to be made and a re-inspection will be scheduled. Should a home be put on the market, all permits may need to be on file or in the homeowners' possession in order for a certificate of occupancy to be issued to the new buyer. Failure to have permits can hold up the process or result in fines. Protection Homeowners about to begin a project also need to emphasize safety. There are a number of things that can be on hand to make a work environment safer. These include: • Eye protection: This is especially important when working with flying debris, cutting items, mixing caustic chemicals, etc. • Respirator or face mask: Cover the nose or mouth when there is dust or debris in the air that can enter the lungs. When working with toxic fumes, such as when using spray paints or chemical lubricants, a respirator can offer clean air.

• Boots: Proper footwear ensures protection should an item fall on the foot or when walking where nails or other sharp items are located. • Fire extinguisher: A fire extinguisher should be nearby in the event of a mishap. • First aid kit: An abrasion or cut may occur, requiring prompt care. • Gloves: When the hands need to be protected or extra traction on surfaces is required, gloves can be a necessity.

• Headphones: Safety headphones can protect the ears against loud, consistent noises from power equipment and tools. • Locks: A locked cabinet can store tools, paints, chemicals, and other improvement supplies so that young children or pets won't have access. When homeowners take the time to plan, obtain permits, and secure the needed protection for a job, they help ensure a safer job that is done correctly.

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Saving Green by Being Green Three simple fixes to help save money and winterize around the house. There are numerous, simple projects at homeowners' fingertips that can conserve energy in a home and keep money in the bank. Although windows, doors and siding are the biggest opportunities to conserve energy and reduce costs, not every project has to be a major one. When it comes to improving energy efficiency, every little bit helps. Using the right products helps to ensure that projects are done correctly and withstand the test of time. Below are a few easy weekend projects to get any house ready for the winter. Garage doors are usually the single largest entry point into a home and are rarely insulated, leaving a large area where air can seep in. Rubber thresholds, found at any hardware store, can be easily and quickly installed underneath the garage door to help keep the cold at bay. Since most garage

doors are aluminum, it is best to use a two-part epoxy like Gorilla Epoxy to secure these two different materials together. Epoxy fills any surface gaps, creating a lasting, waterresistant bond. The pressure and weight of the door then helps seal the garage when the door is closed. A similar type of seal can be made with a rubber gasket on exterior doors as well. By creating a tighter seal on this entry door, cold air is prevented from getting in and the warm air from getting out. When the weather dips below freezing, there is a good chance that copper pipes will freeze. This is a potentially messy and costly issue that can be easily prevented. While it might be harder to get to the pipes behind the walls, exposed pipes in the basement can be wrapped without difficulty. Flexible foam with a split-sleeve, purchased from any hardware store, will slip right over the pipes and can be easily secured with Gorilla Tape. This heavy duty tape contains twice the adhesive as

most duct tapes and outperforms standard duct tape in these tough situations. Either wrap tape around the insulating foam or run the entire length to seal the seam. Even areas where freezing does not pose a threat can benefit by keeping the pipes a more consistent temperature, and preventing costly drywall leaks caused by pipe condensation. Attics, even when insulated, are a major source of lost heat. However, most homeowners forget to complete their insulation project by insulating the access door to the attic. For this project, it is best to use rigid foam insulation with a radiant barrier. Cut the insulation board to the door's dimensions. (It is best to cut the piece a tad smaller than the door's exact size to ensure that it does not interfere with hinges or where the door seats into place.) Once cut, affix the insulation board using polyurethane glue. Gorilla Glue is one of the only adhesives that can glue foam to a wood or metal attic door without

More green home improvements • Conserve water. Turn off the tap between brushing teeth or rinsing off dishes. Better yet, install low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets that reduce the consumption of water in the household. • Aluminum-clad storm door: Insulate the entryway of your home with a storm door that will buffer against harsh weather conditions. While you're creating a more airtight space, caulk around windows and doors. • Replace air filters. Your HVAC system likely has filters inside that trap dirt and contaminants. Replacing the filters leads to cleaner indoor air and helps the unit run more efficiently. • Power strips: Stock up on power strips and plug all of your peripherals and computer equipment into these strips. This way when you want to power down everything completely, you simply turn off the power button on the strip. This ensures no devices are drawing power even in the off position, which many do. • Install fans. Fans aren't just useful in the summer. In the winter, the blades can be set to rotate in the opposite direction and help draw warm air into the room, heating more efficiently.

melting the foam. Also, remember to wet one surface prior to gluing and clamp the project by weighting it down with some heavy items. This polyurethane glue expands into the surface of the insulation and creates a tight bond ensuring the insulation will stay in place for the life of the home. All of these winterizing projects are easy, quick, and can be completed within a weekend. Armed with a few supplies from the local hardware store, energy and heat savings are just a few moments away. More information is available at www.gorillatough.com.

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Planning The initial stage of a renovation is the planning stage. Planning is when a homeowner works through the concept of the project and determines what is necessary to complete the task. Many people find it helpful to write out plans and draw up the concept on paper. This doesn't require expensive architectural software. A simple piece of graph paper plotted with measurements and a sketch is often sufficient for small projects. If the job will be expansive and require an architect or engineer, he or she will often provide a technical drawing. If the project focuses more on decorating than building, some find it helpful to create a design board. This is where fabric swatches, paint color samples, pictures of furniture and accessories, and any other components of the room are put together. Having a design board enables the homeowner to go to the store with board in tow and match up items to things in the store. Another part of the planning stage is establishing a

budget and determining the project's financing. It can be helpful to make a list of all income and expenses and find out how much funding is left over for a project. When getting estimates on the work, whether it will be done by a contractor or a DIY project, the homeowner should then make a list of approximate costs (rounding up)


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deSha’s Restaurant 30th Anniversary deSha’s Restaurant and Bar is the brainchild of Nick Sanders, a native of Lexington. Mr. Sanders, founder and CEO of Tavern Restaurant Group, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has more than fortyfive years of experience in the restaurant industry. In 1981, Mr. Sanders opened deSha’s, his first full-serve restaurant. deSha’s opened it’s doors with 83

seats, a beer and wine license, and a menu featuring American cuisine and an upscale, yet comfortable atmosphere with an emphasis on customer service. In 1982, deSha’s obtained a liquor license and added a bar, which served a full menu as well as becoming the place to see and to be seen. The following year, an outdoor

courtyard was built to accommodate the growing bar crowd. Later, this area was enclosed in order to be utilized year-round. Over the next several years, other changes were made, including menu re-vamping and decor changes, without ever losing the original concept of serving fresh quality food, generous portions, in an upscale, yet casual ambiance. The success of

the establishment prompted Mr. Sanders to follow-up with a second deSha’s, located in “Victorian Square” in Lexington and a third in Cincinnati at “Harper’s Point”. deSha’s largest renovation occurred in 1996, when seating was increased to 200. deSha’s now has a bar and four dining rooms, three of which can be used for private parties. In addi-

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Gobble Up This Turkey Trivia Roughly 45 million turkeys are sold and cooked for Thanksgiving meals every year in the United States. As families dig into that delicious meal, some may wonder more about the delicious bird before them. Here are some known and lesser-known facts about Tom Turkey. * The taste of turkeys has to do with their age. An older male is preferable to a younger male, because the young "tom" is stringy. Conversely, younger female hens are preferred to older ones. * A turkey less than 16 weeks old is called a fryer. An older turkey between 5 and 7 months of age is known as a roaster. * Turkeys are a type of pheasant. They are the only breed of poultry native to the Western Hemisphere. * The turkey is no exception to other birds. Sometimes it likes to spend the night in trees. * The first turkeys to domesticated were from Mexico and Central America. In Mexico, the turkey was a sacrificial bird. * Male turkeys make the commonly known "gobble" sound, particularly during breeding seasons to attract a mate. Females, however, cluck. * A mature turkey will have about 3,500 feathers. That's a lot of plucking to do before the bird can be eaten. * Minnesota and North Carolina produce the most turkeys for sale annually. * The skin that hangs from a turkey's neck is known as a wattle. The fleshy growth on the base of the beak is known as the snood. * Every year 90 percent of Americans enjoy a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, compared to 50 percent on Christmas. * America doesn't consume the most turkey per capita; Israel does.

environmentally friendly ways to handle leaf removal. There are some other tactics you can take. Instead of thinking about ways to remove leaves, a greener idea is to think of ways to repurpose leaves. Even though they've passed their prime on the limbs of trees, fallen leaves can be an essential part of the ecosystem after they've fallen. Much about mulch Fallen leaves can make an ideal mulch, helping to deliver nutrients to the soil during the stark, winter months. Placing shredded leaves around the base of shrubbery and trees can help insulate the root systems and nourish them. Decomposing leaves also provide food to soil insects, including earthworms. 'Leaf' them alone Unless the lawn is completely inundated with leaves, it's alright to leave some behind. Animals preparing their winter nests or hibernation can collect leaves and use them to insulate their cozy retreats. Leaves can act as fertilizer to the lawn and also food sources to insects. Get composting Savvy homeowners who have a compost pile to create "black gold" for their vegetables and flowers can add fallen leaves to the pile as part of the secret recipe

to wonderful fertilizer. What's more, because this compost pile is likely close by, individuals won't need to cart heavy leaves long distances for disposal. Simply wheelbarrow them over to the compost heap and dump. Rake for health Leaf blowers may make fast work of gathering leaves to one area, but they are noisy, smelly and burn gasoline unnecessarily. Instead, look to the oldfashioned garden rake. A person won't need to visit the gym that day because raking can burn hundreds of calories in an hour and work the muscles in the arms and shoulders effectively. For those prone to blisters, wear gloves and take frequent breaks. Ideal insulation Leaves can insulate more than chipmunk nests. Rake some into bags to place around the perimeter of the home's foundation for a little extra weatherproofing when it's cold. Surround outdoor garden containers to insulate the soil of delicate plants that will overwinter outside or in the garage. Trees like palms or figs that need to be covered when it gets cold can get extra warmth from insulating bags of leaves. Art projects Although you can't use all of the leaves that fall from

tion to serving from an extensive menu, deSha’s offers daily lunch and dinner features, a party menu for large groups, and carryout ability. deSha’s will be celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary in September, and will be hosting an outdoor cookout on October 1st. This celebration is open to the public, and deSha’s encourages any former employ-

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(513) 831-9141 Raking leaves is a green way to clean-up the landscape. trees, children and adults can make home decor or art projects with some of the best of the bunch. String leaves for autumn decorating garlands on mailboxes or around doors. Press leaves between waxed paper and iron lightly to make keepsakes. Place leaves in between pieces of clear contact paper or laminating paper. Cut around the leaf design and punch a hole at the top for a hanging string. Use as a bookmark, ornament or doorknob sign. The possibilities for green uses to autumn leaves are many. This fall homeowners can be environmentally conscious in their leaf clean-up.

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Every fall homeowners are faced with cascades of red, purple, orange, and yellow leaves falling from the sky. Amid this rainbow of autumn activity, some people still have "green" on their minds -- as in ecofriendly ways they can embark on fall clean-up. Removing leaves from the lawn and yard is a task that few people relish. It can often mean hours spent gathering leaves and then finding ways to dispose of them. Some homeowners stack leaves at the curb in bins and bags. Others torch them in a huge bonfire. Still others scatter them to the street with a gas-powered blower. While these methods may be fast or efficient in their own ways, they are not the most

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Dig into these pumpkin facts (462 words, US, UK, CAN) Pumpkins are a common sight come around Halloween. This fruit of the fall is often used in decorating the interior and exterior of homes, but can be an integral component of cooking and baking as well. Little thought is given to pumpkins and their makeup. But pumpkin afficionados who want to know more about these delicious gourds can dig into the following facts.

in breads and cakes. Pumpkin puree can replace the oil in cake recipes much in the same way applesauce can. Adding pumpkin to recipes provides a healthy way to increase nutritional value. There are many interesting pieces of trivia regarding pumpkins. Here are some things to ponder. * Pumpkins were once believed to eliminate freckles and were also used as a remedy for snake bites.

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* In 2007, people in Boston earned the world record for the most lit pumpkins with 30,128 twinkling jack-o-lanterns. * Thousands of people participate in pumpkin chucking, an event where air cannons propel pumpkins thousands of feet. Each year people compete to see who can launch a pumpkin the farthest. * On September 25, 2010, people in New Bremen, Ohio, broke their own record when they baked a 3,699 pound pumpkin, surpassing their prior record of 2,020 pounds. Pumpkins are a seasonal delight to many come the fall. climates and are grown But in addition to being on all of the continents delicious, they're also except Antarctica. interesting. In colonial times, settlers and natives alike relied on pumpkin as a staple of their diets. The British saw the possibilities of pumpkins as a food source and brought seeds back to Europe to enjoy as well. Pumpkins are comprised of several parts. The pumpkin is covered in a skin that surrounds the pulp, or the meaty part of the pumpkin. The stem is at the top of the pumpkin and connects to the vine. Tendrils are thin pieces of vine that tether the pumpkin to the ground to protect it from the wind and weather. The inside of the pumpkin is known as the cavity and can contain seeds and fibrous strands. The bottom of the pumpkin is known as the blossom end because that's where the flower started before the pumpkin formed. Most varieties of pumpkins are edible, but some taste better than others. Once pumpkins turn orange they can be eaten. People bake the meat into pies, soups and stews. It can also be used

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Story of Cincinnati Pine In 1982, I started working for an evergreen tree nursery in southwestern Ohio. In the spring of 1983 while working for that nursery, we were contracted to dig some white pine for a gentleman by the name of Chuck Diebel. He worked for the Hamilton County Park District as a landscape supervisor at that time. I enjoyed working with him and we talked about working together in the

future. In the summer of 1983, I located a plantation of white pine trees growing in eastern Kentucky. After further investigation, I decided to purchase approximately 23,000 of those trees. When I told Chuck about the trees I had contracted to buy, he expressed an interest in starting a business together. He provided some needed start up money, so we decided to

form a partnership in July of 1983. We agreed to use Cincinnati Pine as our company name because potential customers would be able to identify with both our location and product. In June of 1987, Cincinnati Pine was charted as an S-corporation in the state of Ohio. We also moved the company to our present location at 4578 St. Rt. 276 in Batavia, OH. We continued to sell trees pur-

Cheap ways to freshen the house Most people want their living spaces to smell clean and fresh. However, pets, aromas from the kitchen, cigarette smoke, and other things can make a home smell bad. Here are inexpensive ways to remedy all that. * Find the source of the bad smell and eliminate it. This could be a garbage pail sitting in the sun or sink disposal that's filled with food debris. * Use a chunk of cedar or sandalwood in drawers and closets for a fresh woodsy smell. * Simmer some cinnamon sticks and water in a pot on the stove. * Dab a favorite essential oil onto a piece of fabric and stash it wherever you

want a pleasant smell -even in the car. * Toss a used dryer sheet in the linen closet to keep sheets and towels smelling freshly washed. * Grow herbs in a window box. When the breeze blows, the fresh smell of basil or rosemary will come into the home. * Keep fresh flowers or plants inside the home. They'll filter the air and provide a pleasant aroma. * Use lemons to clean the sink and kitchen surfaces for a fresh, citrus smell. * Bake some cookies or another dessert for a wonderful aroma. * Place a tray of fallen pine needles on a cookie sheet sprayed with a little water into a warm oven.

The pine scent will fill the house. * Push cloves into an orange. Hang the clovestudded orange on a string and place in a corner. The orange clove scent will slowly fill the room. * Open up the windows and let fresh air in. * Soak cotton balls in vanilla and stash around the house. * Bathe and groom pets frequently. * Use a favorite-scented reed diffuser, which will lightly scent the house for weeks. * Keep a pot of water with potpourri on a wood-burning stove or radiator for a wonderful scent.

chased from the tree farm in eastern Kentucky. My partner and I worked together until 1989 when he decided to pursue a different career. I continued to develop the company and implemented a wider product line. We began to carry varieties of spruce, combined with various shade and ornamental trees. We further continued to broaden our product and service base in the years ahead

and we now offer landscape design & installation, waterfalls, ponds & natural stream effects, landscape lighting, evergreen tree privacy screens and uniblock & stone retaining walls. The original vision that started Cincinnati Pine was a desire to promote an atmosphere of moral and ethical standards based on honesty and fairness. We also wanted to provide quality products and serv-

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