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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 No. 23

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hart guilty of restraining Jennings BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Michael Hart has been found guilty of unlawfully restraining Brown County Commissioner Ralph Jennings last July at a United Dairy Farmers in Georgetown. The jury found Hart not guilty of a Felony charge of Intimidation in regard to his behavior toward Jennings. The unlawful restraint charge is a misdemeanor. After the verdict, Judge Alan Corbin ordered a pre-sentencing investigation, but changed his mind when Hart became visibly and vocally upset at the prospect. Corbin said he would sentence Hart at a later date, noting that Hart had already served 63 days in the Brown

County Jail since his arrest. In one of the most dramatic moments of the proceeding, the confrontation in question between Hart and Jennings was relived by the jury on Thursday, thanks to a digital recording made by Hart’s cell phone. Hart said he saw Jennings at the UDF and turned his phone on audio record mode as he approached him. Hart was advised by Montgomery not to play the recording and not to take the witness stand, but Hart apparently overruled his concerns. After playing the recording, Hart spent approximately an hour and a half on the witness stand in his own defense. As the recording began, Hart seemed to remain calm but he quickly grew more agi-

tated as the conversation with Jennings continued. As Hart sat quietly at the defense table, the jury listened to the 15 minute confrontation. Referring to a 2006 incident involving Carrie Miller and Hart’s accusation of her having loose dogs but not being ticketed, Hart asked Jennings repeatedly “When are you going to do your job and enforce the law?” Remaining calm, Jennings continued to insist that he was doing his job as a county commissioner, but that he “didn’t have an answer that would satisfy you, Michael.” Having loose dogs is a minor misdemeanor, meaning that for someone to get a ticket, the issuing officer must witness the offense.

Additionally, there is a six month statute of limitations on issuing such a citation. At one point, Hart told Jennings, “You put yourself above the law!” and repeated his question about when Jennings was going to enforce the dog laws in the county. Jennings then told Hart “I’m going to leave”, at which point Hart responded “No, you are going to answer me.” Jennings replied “Would you step back from my door? I’m ready to leave, Michael.” Hart responded “No, sir.” Hart standing between Jennings and his open car door and refusing to move is central to the charge against him of Unlawful Restraint against Jennings. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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An upset Michael Hart recovers at the defense table after spending an hour and a half on the witness stand during his trial.

Buyer chosen for Brown County Hospital Following an executive session of the Brown County General Hospital Board of Trustees, Brown County Commissioner Ralph Jennings signed a resolution to authorize the board of commissioners to move forward with the sale of the hospital to Southwest Healthcare Services, LLC at the earliest practical date.

The resolution directs directs the hospital Board of Trustees to “enter into such agreements, including but not limited to a letter of intent, confidentiality and exclusivity agreement and definitive Purchase Agreement, and consummate the sale of the hospital to Southwest Healthcare, LLC at the earliest practical date.” Details regarding the bid were not disclosed. The decision came after the

board opened two bids on January 6 for the purchase of the hospital. One bid was from Southwest Healthcare , LLC, a ‘for-profit’ facility and another bid from The Christ Hospital, a non-profit facility in Cincinnati. “The board spent several days studying and reviewing both the bid,” said Jennings, “then during the executive session the decision was made to move forward and enter into an agreement with

Representative Danny Bubp says rough budget year ahead BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press State Representative Danny Bubp (R-West Union) says “double digit” cuts are coming to the budget for Ohio. Bubp said he could not be more specific at this time, but added that the state of Ohio was looking at a budget deficit of eight to ten Billion dollars, approaching twenty percent of the total budget, and that cuts were unavoidable. Bubp was appointed last week by Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (RMedina) to serve as chairman of the House Judiciary and Ethics Committee during the 129th General Assembly. In addition, he will serve on the Veteran’s Affairs and Criminal Justice committees. Bubp said “the people spoke loud and clear on Nov. 2 that they want change in Ohio” and that current spending levels are “putting the

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future of all Ohioans in jeopardy and we cannot do that.” Bubp acknowledges that the spending cuts being proposed will affect nearly every person in the state and likens the coming cuts to taking medicine. “The medicine might not taste good, but it’s necessary to nurse the patient, in this case the state budget, back to health.”

Three accused bank robbers faces charges BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Three people from Felicity


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who allegedly robbed Merchants Bank in Higginsport on Nov. 2 have been indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury. 34 year old Bobby Long was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery. 22 year old Ebony Clancy and 36 year old Jennifer Sizemore were each charged with one count of Complicity to Aggravated Robbery. All the charges are first degree felonies. The three were arrested in December following an investigation by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies. Long also faces a Theft charge for stealing a Garmin GPS system from the Georgetown Sears store. The Theft charge is a fifth degree felony. No further court dates for any of the three had been set at press time.

He said that the Republicans, who control the State House and Senate chambers and the Governors Office, would be working to create jobs and “put out a welcome sign for businesses” in Ohio. Bubp said he was already working on a couple of bills in the first full week of the 2011 Legislative Session. “We’re working on crystallizing and improving our concealed carry law to protect the second amendment rights of our citizens”, Bubp said. He also said he was working with Rep. Dr. Terry Johnson of the Portsmouth area on legislation to fight

Southwest Healthcare. Southwest Healthcare is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. In other business at the meeting, before entering into executive session, the board voted to release ownership of some communication equipment located in Ripley to the Ripley Rural Water Association. The board voted to transfer ownership of the assets, CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Staples named State Fair Queen By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Brown County residents have yet another reason to be proud of their com-


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munity with the crowning of Lara Staples as 2011 Ohio Fair Queen. During a conference sponsored by the Ohio Fair Managers Association Jan. 6-9, 65 fair queens from across Ohio competed for the title. Staples, 18, is a senior at Western Brown High School and was crowned Brown County Fair Queen for 2010. She is a member of the Brown County Canine Renegades 4H Club as well as the Western Brown Future Farmers of America (FFA). Lara is the daughter of Bentley and Tawnya Staples and sister to Shay (Staples) Cunningham, a teacher at Georgetown High School. She

is also the current vice president of the Ohio FFA. “I was so surprised when they announced my name as Ohio Fair Queen for 2011,” Staples said. “I was nervous when I was picked for the final five contestants so by the time I was chosen as queen, I could hardly even speak.” Staples said the top 16 participants were chosen from the 65 contestants. “From the top 16 it narrowed to the top six,” added Staples. “It was a long four days, waiting to find out who won. More than 1,200 people attended the Saturday ceremony.” Following the key note speaker, the reigning queen Heather Wilson from Fairfield County, placed the crown on Staples head. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day • Monday, January 17, 2011

Local resident remembers four day march from Selma to Montgomery along side Rev. King By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day about to be celebrated across the nation, one local resident recalls the days he marched along side Reverend King in Selma, Alabama in June 1963. 95 year old Thomas Turner and his wife Betty recalled those days of segregation in a recent interview. Racial tension in America was at an all time high in the early 60’s. A Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee was formed with Rev. King as chairman tp protest segregated busing in Alabama. The idea was to put the sitins on the road, by having pairs of black and white volunteers board interstate buses traveling through the South to test compliance with the new federal law forbidding segregated accommodations in bus stations. Violence erupted as resisting whites overturned and burned

buses and assaulted the Freedom Riders. King himself was arrested, tried and given a suspended sentence. Afterwards. King organized a “Freedom Walk” and announce his plans to march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to demonstrate the black people’s determination to vote. But Alabama Governor George Wallace refused to permit the march and the 500 persons who gathered to march were beaten by state troopers and ‘possemen.’ “Those were difficult times for everyone in America, both blacks and whites,” Turner remembered. “I came home from work one day and my daughter was watching all the riots on TV, and she was really upset about it. “She was watching police officer turn water hoses on blacks and send dogs into the crowd of people. Finally she looked up at me and said, ‘You got to do something to help CONTINUED ON PAGE 3


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Standing in front of his many trophies and awards, Thomas Turner proudly shows off the photo taken of his granddaughter Zuli with President Obama’s when she worked on his campaign.

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School board members of the Eastern Local School District got right down to business during the January 11 organizational meeting. Current president of the board Martin Yockey was voted back in as president for another year with only one ‘no’ vote from board member Kenneth Kelch. Kelch was offered the position of legislative liaison but refused the nomination. The position went to Vern

Creighton who received one ‘no’ vote from Kelch. Future meetings for 2011 will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. with the exception of June’s meeting which is set for June 28. Kevin Kratzer, the new superintendent of Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, met with the board to propose an idea that would help all the schools that have students attending Southern Hills, which includes Eastern Local School District. “One of the things I discovered is that all the schools



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with kids attending Southern Hills needs one calendar that all schools follow,” Kratzer began. “I believe the more hands involved in this calendar, the better and more accurate it’s going to be.” Students who attend Southern Hills are also from Fayetteville Perry Local School District, Georgetown Exempted Village School District, Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District, Western Brown Local School District and Bright Local School District. “We’re dealing with six different school boards now and we need to come up with one calendar that we all use. We need to have it ready for the next school year.” Kratzer cordially invited the board members to visit Southern for a tour and see the progress it has made. Resident Kenny Hauke spoke at the meeting during recognition of visitors had several questions for the board in regard to the task of hiring a new superintendent, after current superintendent Alan Simmons’ contract ends in July, 2011. “I just had some questions about how your process of hiring a superintendent works,” Hauke began, “Is there a state minimum wage that you pay a superintendent or do you pay what you can pay?” Yockey told Hauke that there was no set amount or minimum. “Do you plan on paying the same benefits to the new

superintendent as you do to the teachers, and will you have to pay his retirement?” Hauke asked. Board member Brian Garrett told Hauke that with the state of cuts on the school which could reach as high as 25 percent, they don’t have any options that they know of until they find out in March what those cuts will include. “I guess what I’m asking,” continued Hauke, “are you planning on putting a lot of cheese on the cake to get a new superintendent in here? How important is the money?” Again Hauke was told that until the board knows exactly how much money has to be cut from the budget, they were moving cautiously with posting the position of superintendent. “We’re not necessarily looking to hire the cheapest superintendent we can,” Yockey said. “When we finally get to the place where we begin interviewing for the job the money issue will be discussed.” Hauke also questioned the possibility of saving the current school instead of having it torn down by finding someone to lease the building. Board members agreed to look into the possibility of finding a party to lease the building, but agreed that is would probably never happen.The board thanked Hauke for his concern and his ideas. Resident Vicki Worley spoke briefly to the board with her concerns about fail-

ing confidence in the board by the community. Worley said she attends nearly every meeting of the board. “What I’m seeing, at least from this side of the table, in the last few months, is a disconnect among the board members, and I don’t know that we’re all doing things in the best interest of the kids,” Worley told the board. “I see some animosity among the board and that concerns me a great deal.” Worley said she didn’t understand why after making so many cuts to the district they turned around and rehired most of them. “This board needs to be a little bit more forthcoming with their reasons for voting the way they do. I understand why you enter into executive session, but when you come out of executive session you need to come out as a group that is united in their decision, and I’m just not seeing that.” Board member Mike Hoskins commented that with five different board members they were not always going to agree on everything. Worley went on to say that the board needs to operate in a more transparent manner and work together as a team. In other business the board approved the following items: •grant the treasurer authority to invest all board funds for the 2011 year; •authorized the treasurer to secure tax advances from Brown County Auditor for 2011 as available; •authorized the treasurer to


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New Southern Hills Career and Technical Center Superintendent, Kevin Kratzer spoke to the Eastern Brown school board about comprising a new calendar.

pay bills within the limitations of appropriations; •authorized treasurer to make fund to fund advances, advance returns and transfers as needed. Also approved was the 2011-2012 tax budget and membership to the OSBA in the amount of $4,137. A letter of resignation from Ben Hauke, effective Jan. 3 was approved as was designating the superintendent as the purchasing agent for 2011 and authorizing the superintendent to employ personnel in emergencies. Several field trips, building use requests and conference requests were also approved. Following an executive session, Russ Hauck was approved as 7th grade boy’s basketball coach.

Suspect wanted by sheriff’s office for B&E and theft from Hickory Ridge On Dec. 26, 2010 the Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering and theft of items from the Hickory Ridge Church near Aberdeen in Brown County. Extensive damage estimated at $1,100.00 was done to a door and windows in the church. Items stolen include a DVD player, a small amount of charity money and two packs of toilet paper. On Jan. 3, 2011 a suspect was identified and a confession was obtained by the Brown County Sheriff’s

Office Investigations Unit. Jennifer Fultz, 28 years of age, whose address is Three Mile Creek Road, Aberdeen, confessed to the breaking and entering and theft from the church. She stated that she and her husband, Gerald Fultz, 41 years of age, were under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the break in. Felony charges of Breaking and Entering and Theft have been filed against both suspects. Jennifer Fultz is currently incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on the

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charges and Gerald Fultz remains at large. Gerald’s last known address was 1019 Elizabeth Street, Ripley, Ohio. Sheriff Wenninger urges anyone with information as to the whereabouts of

Gerald Fultz to contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at 937-378-4435 or you may send an anonymous tip via the Sheriff’s Website at .

Mocktails Contest set for January 31 at SHCTC Brown County Safe Communities (BCSC) and Southern Hills Career and Technical Center (SHCTC) invites everyone to celebrate safe driving during Super Bowl festivities with the 2011 football themed ‘Fans don’t let fans drive drunk’ Mocktails Contest. This will take place on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room at SHCTC.

Snow date will be Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Local ‘celebrities’ will award the ‘Toast of the County/Best Mocktail’ (nonalcoholic party drink), ‘Most Creative Display’ and ‘Best Drinking and Driving Prevention Message’ awards. Visitors, students and staff will choose the ‘People’s Choice’ mocktail. BCSC and SHCTC challenge you to do your agency

‘proud’ and take part in this competition. Costumes and/or other decorations or props are optional but definitely welcomed. You must RSVP by completeing and faxing a participation and entry form to Sue Basta at (937) 378-4172 or mail them to Sue at health-UC 114 E. State Street Georgetown, Oh. 45121. All entries must be received by Jan. 25, 2011.

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Wine tasting to benefit farmland preservation On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA) will host a wine tasting at Lakeside Vineyard and Winery located at 3324 State Route 756 near Felicity. The evening of wine tasting, fun, and friends will begin at 4 pm and continue till 9 p.m.. A commemorative SOFPA wineglass will be given with each admission fee of $10. This fee is good for either a tasting tray of 12 samples of wine or 2 glasses of wine. During the evening, a gift basket of wines and cheeses will be given away and bottles of Lakeside Vineyard’s wine will be for sale. For more information, contact President Jerry Schwallie at (937) 446-2904.

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Every year on the third Monday of January, Americans across the nation pay tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on or around his birthday which was Jan. 15. Students in schools prepare for that day weeks in advance, learning why this man is so important to our American history that we have day reserved for his honor.

Rev. King was the spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. His message was simple, during a march by black Americans on Washington D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963, Rev. King gave a speech, called the “I Have A Dream” speech which would be remembered forever. In his speech he commended the thousands of people

who had supported his message of peace and marched with him that day. He referred to the event as... ‘the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of the nation.” He told the crowd that.. ‘ even 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, which was intended to free Negro slaves, Negros in America were not free.’ He encouraged blacks to ‘not be guilty of wrongful deeds while striving to gain

Local resident remembers four day march from Selma to Montgomery along side Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 those people, Daddy.’ “I’ll never forget that day, and I made the decision to travel to Selma and offer my help.” Turner, who was working at the General Electric plant in Cincinnati at the time, told some of his co-workers about his plans to drive to Selma and two of them also wanted to make the trip to Selma. However, both backed out at the last minute. “That’s a long 411 mile trip, when you’re alone,” Turner added. “But I was determined to make it Selma and take part in that 4-day march from Selma to Montgomery.” Turner said there were hundreds of people organized for the march which included blacks and whites, hand-in hand. At least 500 persons began the march on March to Montgomery on March 21 and as the march continued more than 10,000 persons followed King, but only 300 were

allowed to make the 4-day march which included Thomas Turner. “It was really something to be a part of,” Turner said with a smile. “We formed a huge line, crossing our arms to create strength and marched for four days. I was fortunate that I was never hit, but many people were hit with clubs as we walked. “It was quite a mixture of people, and must have been a sight to see. I remember sleeping in churches and eating whenever we could.” By the time the Freedom March reached Montgomery, it was joined by over 25,000 people. The group then presented Governor Wallace with a petition insisting on equal rights. Turner then reflected on one of the biggest losses of the civil rights movement...the assassination of King in 1968. “It was a sad day when Reverend King was killed in Memphis, when all he was trying to do was help,” Turner said. “Even though he had

body guards, someone shot him while he was standing on a hotel balcony. “I remember I was at work when I heard it and tried to call home, but all the phone lines were busy.” Turner said he doesn’t regret being part of the Freedom March and said he would do it again. “Our times are better today, but it still has a way to go,” added Turner. “If I could do something today to help America, I’d like to go to Washington D.C. and sit down with all the Democrats and all the Republicans and tell them that the time is here, the time is now, to settle all these differences and do what’s best for all America.” Turner looks forward to Martin Luther King Day and said he is proud that all across the country, streets have been named after King. “Americans must work together, hand-in-hand to make this country all it can be,” Turner said.

equal rights, and not to be guilty of seeking to satisfy their own thirsts for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.’ He warned against violence. Rev. King told the people than he had a dream of how things could and should be for all Blacks in America. During his famous speech that day King outlined his dreams which included ‘that all men are created equal and should be treated that way; that America would become an oasis of freedom and justice; that his children and all black children would live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character; and that the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all flesh will see it together.’ Unfortunately, in the prime of his life, Rev. King was assassinated by a prison escapee in 1968 on the balcony of a hotel. A campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and

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In the US we have a dual legal system On January 4, the 112th Congress convenes for the time. Ohio first Congressman John Boehner becomes the Speaker of the The Republicans House. have a majority in the House and the Senate is nearly deadlocked, but controlled by the Democrats. Obama still resides in the White House. Therefore, to pass any law, the Republicans, Democrats and Obama must agree. In Columbus, the new governor, John Kasich has taken office and he and the Ohio legislature will have to work together to pass any law. In the United States, we have a dual legal system: federal and state. Sometimes they run parallel. Sometimes they are separate. Sometimes they collide. The most famous example of collision in recent memory is Bush v. Gore. Bush lost in the Florida Supreme Court, but the U.S. Supreme Court took the case and he won. Dual system means we have state laws and federal laws and state cases involve state laws and federal cases involve state laws. (There are some exceptions.) Federal law begins with the U.S. Constitution. Congress passes laws which become part of the U.S. Code. These are also called statutes. Also, federal agencies adopt regulations under their authority which is law too. Issues arising from federal law (civil or criminal) are usually addressed first in U.S. District Court. The criminal prosecutors are called U.S. Attorneys. Appeals from District Court go to Circuit Court. There are Eleven Circuits. The Sixth Circuit includes Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Appeals from the Circuit Court go to the U.S. Supreme Court. State law begins with each state constitution. The state legislature passes laws which become statutes. State agencies adopt regulations under their authority. Issues arising out of state court can be addressed in small claims, probate court, municipal court and common pleas

ERIC DEETERS court. What Court you are in depends on the issue and the amount of money involved. Appeals go to an Appellate Court and then the State Supreme Court. We are a nation of laws, not men, it was once said. Yet, it is men and women who make these laws. The men and women you choose to all elective offices matter. Big and small. We even have cities and counties passing ordinances which is their own local law. I lay out this brief summary of our legal structure because of its importance in our history and in our future. As a lawyer, I work every day in this system as an advocate for parties who ask for their justice. Juries. Judges. Legislators. Congress. Governors. President. Lawyers. All play their role. The budget? It’s a law. Obamacare? It’s a law. The START treaty with Russia? It’s a law. Immigration? Needs law. Cincinnati’s budget? Law. It goes on and on. Police, FBI, federal marshals, administrative agents, prosecutors. They each play a role in enforcing the law. Our country’s history, from the Declaration of Independence until today, is a history of law. Our future will be one of law. Consider the broad issues relative to the law. When Congress or the Ohio legislative meet do you really want more law? More law means more government. Every law passed creates governmentenactment, enforcement, interpretation. Laws effect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Law does prevent anarchy. Anarchy is not good. The repeal of a law is even law. I provide this overview at the outset of the year to

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remind you of the importance of law in our society and implore you to pay attention to your government. The media has a responsibility as the “fourth branch” of government to be vigilant. But, our government requires you to be vigilant on your own. Do not be naive. Your town, county, state and country do not run on automatic pilot. Elections, public office, debate, media, voters, elected officials, all frame the issues and decide our law. The challenge and fun of being a lawyer is being able to represent others in the

“system”. But, the responsibility of our law falls upon everyone, not just the lawyers. Theodore Roosevelt claimed “aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords”. It is. But, it’s a sport which requires all of us, and all of you, to play. The sport is played through law. Plato wrote: “Justice is the greatest good. Injustice is the greatest evil.” It is. The justice or injustice battle plays itself out on countless stages throughout America every day. Let us strive for justice.

What was I thinking? I wonder why it is that our brains don’t keep the same pace as our bodies? Why is it some of us don’t see ourselves getting older, while others accept it gracefully? I see friends from my past from time to time and wonder why they look so fat, or short or gray. They look so much different than the way I remember them, and yet I don’t feel like I’ve really changed that much at all. But then I can’t help but wonder if they’re looking at me thinking the same thing I was thinking about them. Are they thinking that I haven’t really changed that much either? Regardless, I’ll turn 63 this year..gulp!..and I know I’ve changed a little in a lot of ways, but there's still that haunting little voice that tells me I can still do the same things I could always do, I just do them a little slower. Many years ago, when I was in my early 40’s my daughters were out in the front yard practicing cheers for their school. My oldest daughter had decided to try out for cheerleading. I watched for several minutes as she tried and tried to turn a successful cart-wheel. “I just can’t do this mom,” she protested again and again. “Of course you can,” I said in that motherly fashion. “You just need to get a little run at it first.” Immediately she asked me if I knew how to turn a cartwheel, to which I responded I was the ‘cartwheel queen’ all through high school. I wasn’t a cheerleader, but I could do it all, cartwheels, back flips, the splits, etc. “I’m never going to be a cheerleader if I can’t turn a cartwheel, mom,” my daughter whined. “Can you show me how to do it?” Well, I believe it was at that very second in my life that I slipped, temporarily into the ‘Twilight Zone.” ‘Sure I could show her how to turn a cartwheel’, I thought to myself. I had turned thousands of them in my lifetime. ‘It’s like riding a bike,’ I thought. You don’t really forget something like that.

by his side. He loves that little dog and that little dog loves him. I’m so glad we got them together. I’m writing this letter to encourage your readers to give careful consideration to the idea of visiting your local A.S.P.C.A., or other local animal shelters, and adopting an animal for themselves or a loved one, who can benefit from the companionship. These shelters are an important asset to any community and they provide a wonderful service to both the animals and the people for whom thay can be a benefit. Rev. Sam Talley

Writer expresses thanks for donations Dear Editor, We received information of the sad news about the closing of Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club. It has been a valued part of our communities and will be greatly missed by those with any affiliation. The Administrative Board decided to give remaining funds to charity. Penny Knoche was chosen due to an auto accident and condition which occurred Sept. 17, 2010. Penny was employed at Martin’s Super Value, Sardinia, Oh. The remaining funds were accepted with much gratitude and appreciation. A special thanks to Pete Fiscus, Danny Newman, (Duke) Carl Doss, George Mead, Jimmy Reedy, Lawrence King and the communities who made it possible. Thank you. Penny, Tim and Tammy Knoche

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However, there were several things about my life that I had forgotten. For example, I had given birth to three children and probably weighed 75 more pounds than my cartwheel days. But, how difficult could it be, to turn one simple cartwheel? I certainly knew how to do it, and felt like I could teach my daughter to do it. So I told everyone to step back and get out of my way. I took a little run, threw my left leg a little forward while I attempted to throw my right leg over my head. Most of what happened next is pretty much a blur. Best I remember, as my wrist hit the ground, and the full weight of my body came down on it, it immediately buckled backwards, made a loud cracking sound and folded up like a lawn-chair. My elbow hit the ground next, then my shoulder. I have no memory of where my legs were at that point, but the last thing I remember with any clarity was my face digging straight into the grass and the sound of chuckling children in the background. I laid there for what seemed like an eternity, half afraid to move. I figured my wrist, my elbow, my shoulder, my back, possibly my neck, my hip and my face were probably broken. “That was real funny mom,” my daughter said, “now do it right!” What was I thinking? Where had the ‘cartwheel queen’ gone? Apparently she had been dethroned. I picked myself up off the ground, nothing seemed to be broken, told my daughter she was on her own, and walked into the house to try and figure out what went wrong. I don’t know who’s idea it was to call old age ‘the golden years’, but I am fairly sure they were in their teens.

I hope the economy picks up real soon and the freeze on my husband's salary finally lifts. I also hope my grandparents stay healthy. Stephanie Malicoat, Sardinia

Well our house burned down last year and I hope we can get our new house built and I am hoping for a healthy baby, due in February. Brittany Bates, Hamersville

I guess I'm hoping all our soldiers get to come home. Lindsay Iles, Fayetteville

I'm hoping that the economy gets better and people can find jobs. Watina Frodge, Lake Lorelei

I hope that things with the economy get better, and that people have a better outlook on life. Bill Jones, Marathon

In 2011, I hope my husband and I can find jobs, we're both unemployed, and I hope the economy turns around for everyone's sake. Carol Shay, Hamersville



Dear Editor, Over the past holiday season, my wife and I visited my family in Virginia. It was a wonderful time with loved ones, many of which are in their twilight years. One of the joys of the visit was a little dog named ‘Cuddles’, which my wife and I gave to my stepfather last Christmas. He had been obtained from a local animal shelter and has never left my stepfather’s side since arriving at his home. This dog has been a blessing, and I believe God led us to him. He was approximately five years old when we got him and very well trained - extremely loving and sweet natured. Every time we talk to my stepfather he always talks about Cuddles and lets us know how impotant that little dog is to him. You see, my stepfather struggles with Alzheimers. Since the arrival of Cuddles, the progression of the Alzheimers has slowed down. My mother is an extremely active eighty four year old who continues to work as a professional musician - she is continually on the go and doing very much what she has always done. My stepfather is going on eighty seven years old and has slowed down considerably - he has ended up staying by himself quite a bit, not being able to continue the same schedule of activity that he had always enjoyed. (He had been a very successful mechanical engineer.) He needed some sort of stimulation and companionship - Cuddles has been just that for him. When he lays down, she is by his side. When he gets up, she is by his side. When he watches TV, she is by his side. When he goes outside, she is by his side. When he eats his dinner, she is



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Members of the Village of Sardinia council met in regular session on Monday, Jan. 10 and accomplished a great deal in a short time. Council heard from Kelly Cole, Brown County Economic Development, concerning pending grant money which the village has applied for. “I just wanted to update council on what’s going on with the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant and the Nature Works Grant,” Cole told council. “The Neighborhood Revitalization grant is a housing grant. It’s to help homeowners in Sardinia with home repairs and in some cases complete overhauls of their homes.” Cole told council that the grant should pay for at least seven projects if the village receives it. “The CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Program) grant funds are highly competitive,” Cole said. “It’s always a real nailbiter waiting to hear from them if you’re going to get the funds or not.” Cole went on to explain all the possibilities for use of the funds if and when the village gets them. She said the funds would probably not be able to be used until late 2011 or in spring 2012. Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough said he hoped some of the grant money could be used to build a skate park which he felt would be good for his community. “We should know about the Nature Works grant by the end of this month,” added Cole, “those funds could be used for the skate park, a basketball court, upgrading the electricity, blacktopping and upgrading the children’s play structures.”

In other business at the meeting, Tim Mock, village administrator, reported that he had met with Joshua Jackson with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in regard to the village sewer plant. “Well, Joshua was basically pleased with the plant itself and how its operating,” Mock began his report. “But we had some problems when we ordered a much needed part to fix a pump and it took over eight weeks to get that part.” Mock said the EPA representative understood when he explained the situation, but the official also noted three other problems with the plant that had to be corrected as soon as possible or the village would be fined. “First on that list was a problem with manpower coverage of the plant after hours and on week-ends,” Mock said. “When our plant was designed we paid a company to install an automatic dialer. If any component goes bad that dialer would automatically begin calling everybody in rotation until somebody answered. But they never did the work.” Mock said that the company has been paid but it has been two years and nothing has been done. Later in the meeting, council voted to begin a campaign to get the work completed. Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell said he will send the company a letter and insist that the work be done. Mock also discussed a situation where a resident was ordered to stop septage dumping until a study could be done to see if the system can handle the excess. Council also voted to allow Mock to hire a part-time helper in the water-sewer department on an as-needed basis. Mayor Bumbalough reported to council that he recommended hiring Jim Lewis as


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Sardinia Village Administrator Tim Mock (left) presents retired public works employee, Bill North with a plaque of appreciation for his 20 years of service. Also shown is Mayor Todd Bumbalough.

police chief on a permanent basis for 38 hours a week. Lewis was hired six months ago on a six month probation period and all council members agreed he had done an outstanding job. Council approved his hiring. Council voted a two percent raise for Tim Mock and approved ordering of more salt for the village. Bumbalough also discussed problems with the recycle bins located on Winchester Street in the village. “It’s out of control and it’s ridiculous,” Bumbalough said. “Someone dumped an old mattress out there and even a piano. People know better than that. Those people need to know that’s against the law and they will receive a fine of $1,000 if we catch them.” Bumbalough and council discussed placing cameras at the site as well as patrolling the area more than usual.

Fire Chief Lee Naylor reported to council that he hoped FEMA funds could be used for the purchase of pumper gear. He stated that fire runs in 2010 were slightly down from 2009. Recently retired Bill North, village public works employee was honored during the meeting for 20 years of loyal service to the village.


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The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an organizational meeting at 4:30 p.m. followed by the regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. All meetings will be held at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Oh. The public is invited to attend.

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The Brown County Farm Bureau’s 2011 membership campaign will officially begin with a Membership Kick-Off at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 20 in Rhonemus Hall located on the Brown County Fairgrounds, in Georgetown. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign is invited! The Kick-off will give members a chance to learn more about Farm Bureau and an opportunity to help their local Farm Bureau. Volunteers will be given the materials they need to sign new or renewed members plus a big shot of enthusiasm to get them on their way toward meeting the membership goals. Our main goal for 2011 is to make gain (exceed the 2010 membership total) within ten days following the Kick-Off. "Farm Bureau’s membership campaign is member led and this year we are inviting all members to help by telling their friends and neighbors

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about the value of belonging to Farm Bureau. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a Farm Bureau member," said Heather Utter, organization director. Utter said, "Brown County Farm Bureau works extensively at the community, state and national level to set policies that will improve the rural standard of living, increase net farm income and protect personal property rights." She emphasized that Farm Bureau is a family organization with program, involvement opportunities and benefits for all members of the family. Last year’s membership was a total of 1264 members. Randy Hanselman of Georgetown will serve as membership chair again this year. Please call the county office at 937-378-2212 or toll free 888-378-2212 if you have any questions. Office hours are from 8 to 4, Monday through Thursday.

Local program promotes ‘farm to school’ effort Sunday, Jan. 30, the Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association) will sponsor their Fourth Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar. The theme this year will be "Farm to School" and the topic will be introduced by a keynote speaker from the State of Ohio Office of Sustainable Agriculture, which promotes the use of fresh, local food in school lunches. In addition, there will be other workshops and discussions of interest to consumers and producers. Topics: Community Supported Agriculture, Marketing Produce, Beekeeping, Local Food Resources and more. Seminar will be held at St. George Parish Hall, 509 East State Street (State Route 125) Georgetown, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call Julie Kline (937) 392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier (937) 3784769 (day); (937) 378-4560 evening. No charge. Everyone welcome.

The chiefs and delegated officers met on Nov. 16, 2010 for the last meeting of the year. The following topics were discussed: • The Brown County Fair went well with the EMS booth. May work on signs for next year. We tabled the discussion regarding fire and EMS participation for next year. Communications on the grounds worked well. • Todd Cluxton with Brown County will be sending e-mails to the departments a few days in advance, pertaining to road closures. • Chief Eric Wolfer will be sending out info. re: Accountability System. • Rob Wilson from Brown County Communications Center was in attendance to update all on the radio system

with the towers being installed. • Beth with the EMA office gave a presentation pertaining to a reporting system during a large event in the county. President Rob Starrett and Beth will be setting up times for this system training. • On behalf of the Higginsport Volunteer Fire and EMS, County Commissioner Marge Paeltz was thanked for her years of dedicated service to the county. She voiced her gratitude to the county chiefs for all their hard work and allowing her to serve the county. • Aberdeen Chief Will Eastwood thanked all the departments who helped with their large grass fire the previous week. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

Obituaries Gary E. Spires, 62 Gary E. Spires, 62, Lynx, Oh., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman, Oh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth E. and Leona (Campton) Spires. He is survived by 1 sister, Brenda (Danny) Blanton, West Union, two aunts, Gwendolyn Satterfield, dayton and Patsy Shivener, Amelia and numerous nieces and nephews. He was retired from The Adams County Regional Water District. He was a lifetime member of the East Liberty Community Church, Lynx. His hobbies were hunting and fishing. Memorial contributions may be made to East Liberty Community Church c/o Mary Grooms, Building Fund Treasurer, 245 Wilderness Road, West Union, Oh. 45693 Services were Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at East Liberty Community Church were Pastor jason Hayslip officiated. Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

June Robert Tolle, 88 June Robert Tolle, 88, West Union, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Ky. He was born Aug. 7,1922 in Jefferson Township in Adams County to the late Bina R. and Corella (Thurman) Tolle. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Trevelyn Fite and nephew James R. Fite. He retired from The Ohio Department of Transportation in Adams County after 35 years and was a foreman and a farmer. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and served in General George Patton's Third Army as a medic in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion, Young-Moore Post 100 in West Union. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Lynx for 38 years. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and gardening. He is survived by wife Virginia Tolle, West Union, one son, Naman (Eddyth) Tole, West Union, one granddaughter, Jane Ellen Tolle, West Union, one nephew Harry "Bob" Fite, Waverly, and several cousins. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 where Pastor Edwin Heisler officiated. Internment was at the West Union Cemetery where the Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

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Girl Scouts from Russellville troop 44066 and Georgetown troop 46863 placed handmade wreaths on the graves of veterans this past Christmas season. The wreaths were a continuation of troop 46863's Silver Award project. Each year Wreaths Across America honors the nations' veterans by placing donated wreaths in the national cemeteries across the United States including Arlington Cemetery. The Girl Scouts decided to bring this idea local and make own wreaths. The Russellville troop placed their wreaths at Shaw and Linwood cemeteries while the Georgetown troop placed theirs at Confidence Cemetery. It is the hope thru the Silver Award project that this will become a tradition in the county and other troops or organizations will join in. Above left: Russellville troop - Pictured left to right Kaitlyn Duffey, Abigail Gillespie, Emma Murrie and Makenzie Strole. Not pictured Shayla Jones. Above right: Georgetown Troop - Left to right Christian Culver, Emily Werring and Karissa Hamblen.

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Betty L. Back, 72, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Adams County Hospital. Survivors include 2 daughters, Cindy Back, Anna (Greg) Young, 1 son, Shawn (Amy) Back, 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers, John Reck and Bill Reck. Services were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at the Buford Church of Christ, Buford, Oh. Burial was in Buford Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Kyle Nelson Bradley, 43 Kyle Nelson Bradley, 43, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 in Columbus, Oh. Kyle was born April 3, 1967, Georgetown, to the late John and Donna (Warman) Bradley. He was employed in maintenance with Eastgate Woods Apartments. Mr. Bradley is survived by his wife of 19 years of fabulous memories, Kimberly Bradley, Mt. Orab, sons – Chad Smith, Mt. Orab, Alexander Came, Fayetteville, daughter, Kristen (David Lee) Bradley, Sardinia, best friend, Lucky Dog, brother, Chance Bradley, Cincinnati, sisters – Karen Holloway and Kelly Wood, both of Washington, granddaughter, Allissa Lee, Sardinia, mother-in-law, Beverly Malott of Mt. Orab, and also survived by all his friends he touched with his hilarious personality. A memorial service will held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Unverferth House, 190 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.


Edward Charles Chapman, 89 Edward Charles Chapman, 89, Sardinia, Oh., the Buford Community, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown. He was born March 4, 1921 in Pleasant Plain, Oh., the son of the late George and Olive Hartley Chapman. Mr. Chapman was a successful lifetime hog and grain farmer and was a very talented welder. He was a member and former deacon of the Buford Church of Christ. He was a 1938 graduate of Goshen High School and a U. S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Esther Aber Chapman whom he married on Jan. 2, 1979 in Buford, Oh., three step-children, Jerry (Mary Ruth) Waits, Hillsboro, Deborah (Charles) Etienne, Mt. Orab, Bobby (Cheryl) Waits, Sardinia, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother, David Lee Chapman, Denton, Tex., and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Henrietta Malott Chapman on Dec. 16, 1970, two sisters, Dorothy Chapman Marr and Anna Chapman Simpson, one stepgrandson, Douglas Hill and one step-daughter, Shirley Snyder. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Buford Church of Christ where Hugh Hurley officiated. Burial with military services presented by the Highland County Honor Guard followed in the Buford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buford Church of Christ, 2457 S. R. 138, Sardinia, Ohio 45171. The Turner & Son Funeral Home, Hillsboro served the family.

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Martin Halberstein, 85

Rachel Rose Lovett, infant

Richard Eugene Wainscott, 78

William J. Lewis, 89

Charlotte G. Costa, 55, Hamersville, Oh., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Charlotte was born Sept. 6, 1955 to the late Frank W. and Shirley M. Bruner. Mrs. Costa graduated from DeLand High School Class of 1973. She was the beloved wife of 31 years of Randy Costa, Hamersville, loving mother of Jeremiah Costa, Hamersville, and Candace (T.J.) Hubbard, Mt. Orab, caring grandmother of Elizabeth, Sarah and Austin, dear sister of Sally Bruner, DeLand, Flor., and Fran (Ken) Teasdale, Deltona, Flor. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Martin Halberstein, 85, Cincinnati, Oh., died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Oh. Martin was born April 2, 1925 in Cincinnati, Oh., the son of the late Harry and Bertha (Paker) Halberstein. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister - Ruth Abramowitz. He was an engineer and a United States WWII Army veteran. Martin was drafted into the Army at the age of 18 and was in combat in Europe and participated in the Battle of the Bulge where he was taken into captivity and became a POW for over a year. Mr. Halberstein is survived by one sister – Annette Robinson, Cincinnati, six nieces and nephews – Steve Robinson, Cincinnati, Ron Robinson, Loveland, Marlene Tang, Woodland Hills, Cal., Shelley Katz, Potomac, Md., Paul Abramowitz, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Fred Abramowitz, Boston, Mass., thirteen great nieces and nephews and one great-great niece. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Rachel Rose Lovett, infant daughter of Theodore G. and Mary-Kate (Valentine) Lovett, Hamersville, Oh., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at the Anderson Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati, Oh. In addition to her parents, Rachel is survived by one sister – Olivia Marie Lovett, two brothers – Johnpaul Benedict and Theodore Xavier Lovett, her paternal grandparents – Dorothy Lovett of Hamersville, and the late John R. Lovett, her maternal grandparents – Jimmie and Barbara Valentine, Sardinia, Ohio, her maternal great grandparents – Arthur and Pearl Kern of Allentown, Penn. and several aunts and uncles. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arnheim, Oh., where Revs Dohrman Byers and Tim Ralston were the Celebrants. There was no visitation. Interment was in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Montgomery, Oh. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Rose Garden Home Mission, P.O. Box 122089, Covington, Kentucky 41012. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Richard Eugene Wainscott, 78, Georgetown, Oh., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Oh. Richard was born Oct. 5, 1932 in Georgetown, the son of the late John B. and Vernon (Linderman) Wainscott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son-inlaw – Frank Forgione, Jr., two brothers – Roland and Charlie Everett Wainscott and three sisters- Viola Hook, Charlette Virgin and Wilma Jean Wainscott. He was retired from the Brown County Highway Department after thirty years of service and enjoyed growing and selling produce. Mr. Wainscott is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Mildred (Sullivan) Wainscott, whom he married Oct. 3, 1956, one son, Doug Wainscott,Georgetown, two daughters, Charlene Forgione, Dorset, Oh., and Joyce Wainscott-King and husband Philip, Hillsboro, three grandchildren, Kyle Wainscott and wife Janna and Brandon and Wyatt King, one great grandson, Spencer Wainscott and two sisters, Flora Prather, Georgetown, and Dorothy Florence and husband Freddie, Felicity. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

William J. "Bill" Lewis, 89, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Bill was born on May 28, 1921. Mr. Lewis retired from GE Evendale after 37 years and he was a watchmaker/jeweler. Bill was the beloved husband of Eva Lou Lewis, Mt. Orab, loving father of James W. (Jane) Lewis, Withamsville, Tina (Ted) Paytes, Goshen, and Mary Schadle, Milford, caring grandfather of Kimesa Schadle Kupferer, Chicago, Ill., Kyle Schadle, Milford, Robert Lewis, Albany, NY., Teddy Paytes, Blanchester, and Tracy Paytes, Chattanooga, Tenn., dear great-grandfather of Bekah Paytes, Jakob Paytes and Kallisti Kupferer. Bill was preceded in death by a wife, Gloria Lewis, his parents, Harry and Ruth Lewis and a brother, Richard E. Lewis. Services were Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 where Don Paytes officiated. Interment Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Steve Allen Friend, 35 Steve Allen Friend, 35 of Beechmont, Oh., died Monday, Jan 3, 2011 at home. He was born Jan. 25, 1975, the son of Hellen Marie nee (Hunnicutt) and the late Stephen Kelly Friend. In addition to his father he was preceeded in death by his grand parents, Roy and Linda Hunnicutt of Texas and Robert K Friend of New Richmond. He leaves behind to morn his grandmother Collene Friend of New Richmond, sister Kelly (Clay) Jowers of Tye, Tex., three brothers, Glen (Barbie) Friend, Guy Friend and Jack (Paula) Haynes of Hamersville, aunts Jody (GP) Beam, Katherine (Tommy) Jackson, Susie (Mike) Like, all of Texas, Donna (Harry) Donnel, Williamsburg, uncles James (Ann) Hunnicutt, Texas, Brad (Brinda) Friend, Kentucky and Kenny Colonel, nephews Trint (Desiré) Jowers, Texas, Glen, Matthew, Ashton Friend, all of Hamersville, and Jack Haynes III, Hamersville, four nieces Paige Jowers, Texas, Paige Friend, Hamersville, Cassie and Renae Haynes, Hamersville, and special friends James, Bryson and Braiden Young and girlfriend Veronica Jones. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Services were Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Burial was at Green Mound Cemetery, New Richmond, Oh. The Hay Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Cincinnati, served the family.

Darin L. Hall, 44 Darin L. Hall, 44, Sardinia, Oh., passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1966 in Georgetown, son of the late J. E. Hall and Donna Louise Cornetet Hall. He was a member of Mowrystown Church of Christ. Surviving are five aunts, Marcel (Tootie) Cornetet, Ruby Tassee, Chancie Hall, Sue McAfee, June Hall, uncle, Kenneth Hall, and several cousins. In addition to his parents, Darin was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Jay Hall. Services were held at Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. where Pastor Jerry Mueller officiated. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. Mt. Orab, OH 45154 or the Mowrystown Church of Christ Youth Fund. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.

Helen E. Gray, 95 Helen E. Gray, 95, Hillsboro, Oh., formerly of Sardinia, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Sunrise Nursing Home and Convalescent Center in Amelia. She was retired from the US Postal Service where she worked at the Sardinia Post Office. She is survived by 1 son, Donald Gray and 1 daughter, Carole Jean Gray and numerous grand, great grand and great, great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Burial was in Buford Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Mark Alan Ware, 36 Mark Alan Ware, 36, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 in Marysville, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Natashia Miller, formerly of Sardinia and his mother, Deborah Fettner Beckman. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at the Sardinia Church of Christ. Cremation followed. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Joann Morris (nee Frey) Wass, 66 Joann Morris (nee Frey) Was, Venice, Flor., formerly of Williamsburg, Oh., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Joann was a graduate of Williamsburg High School Class of 1963. Mrs. Wass was the deeply loved wife, best friend and companion of Mark E. Wass of Venice, Flor., loving mother of Maria (Bob) Stoneman, Mason, Greg Morris, Williamsburg, Andy (Rorn) Morris, Venice, Flor., Alex (Misty) Morris, Mt. Carmel, Andrea Wass of Bermuda, Mandy Wass of Colorado and Brett Wass of North Carolina; caring grandmother of Brandon, Dustin, Bobby and Spencer, dear sister of Connie S. Puckett, Hillsboro, and Helen M. Parrish, Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Morris, her parents, Fred and Gladys Frey, a sister, Cheri Jean Johnson and four brothers, Fred Frey Jr., Richard T. Frey, Larry Frey and Jerry Frey. Services will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Terry Lynn Tatman Post, 64 Terry Lynn Tatman Post, 64, Amelia, Oh., formerly of Georgetown, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Hospice of Cincinnati East in Anderson Township. She was retired from Procter and Gamble where she worked for over thirty years. Terry was born Dec. 29, 1946 in Hamersville, the daughter of the late Howard Byrl and Laura Ruth (Stiers) Tatman. Mrs. Post is survived by her husband, Richard Post, two sons, Keith Armstrong, Cincinnati, and Eric Armstrong and wife Willa, Mason, three grandsons, Richard, Bradley, and Graham Armstrong, one granddaughter - Ashley Armstrong, two great-grandchildren and her twin brother, Tony Tatman and wife Ginny of Sardinia. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda, MD 20814 or the Hospice of Cincinnati, 7691 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Russell A. Woodruff, 90 Russell A. Woodruff, 90, Bethel, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Russell was born April 30, 1920. Mr. Woodruff was the devoted husband of the late Marjorie N. Woodruff, dear father of Sandra (Dick) Armacost and Rudy (Karen) Woodruff, brother of Ralph, Howard and the late William Woodruff. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Memorials may be made to the charity of donors choice. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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WORD OF GOD John 1:14: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, and glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” This is exactly what Matthew 1:23 meant when it said: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” In John 1:14 notice that the word “Word” is capitalized. It is another name for the Son of God. It confirms that in Revelation 19:11-13 when it talks about the second coming of Christ: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Back in John 1:13 it tells us: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” That is that Jesus Christ was with the Father from eternity past. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, were all present at the creation. Genesis 1:2 states: “...And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.: Then in verse 26 it tells us; “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...”. That is why John 1:2 tells us that the Word was in the beginning with God and that nothing was made without him. It was a mystery in the Old Testament and it is still a mystery to some today. However, God is in three persons and the person of the Son is called The Word of God. “And the Word was made flesh...”. It is humbling to me to think that God would leave heavens’ glory and become a helpless infant! He was God incarnate from his birth. God had made from Mary’s body a body for His Son. God only made three people. He made man out of the dust of the ground. He made the woman out of the body of the man. And he made His Son from the body of a woman. Galatians 4:4-5 states: “But when the fullness of

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Both Adam and Eve were made sinless. But that sinless state did not last. They sinned when they disobeyed God. When we are born, we are born with sin. Sin is passed down from the father. Therefore we are sinners from birth. Jesus has no human father. Sin was not passed down to Him and He never sinned. He was born Holy; He lived Holy God incarnate; and He died Holy. He is Holy God in heaven seated on the right hand of the Father. He will always and ever be Holy and sinless! That is the importance of the virgin birth. Ladies and gentlemen, the importance of the virgin birth is so essential that without it there is no such thing as Christianity, the church, or even the Bible as we know it. Our whole doctrine is based on the virgin birth of Christ. Without it we have nothing. The world assumes that Jesus was just a man, sinful just like the rest of us. Or else they believe that He did not exist at all; yet they will use His name in vain. Have you ever wondered about that? Have you ever heard them swear by just the average Joes name? Well, if they are right we Christians are all wasting our time and I have wasted most of my life. But if I am right, and I am, they better take notice! The Bible is all together right and I am only right so much as I follow the Book! So are you. The world would be wise if they also would follow the Bible because one day they will have to give an account to God. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father. He is called The Word of God; He is called Saviour, Redeemer, LORD, and KING!

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Georgetown Junior High School hosts annual spelling bee

Dave Webber and activities assistant, Sharon Davis with flag displayed in the background.

Ohio Valley Manor's #1 Bengals fan looks forward to next season For nearly 30 years, Dave Webber has been a loyal Cincinnati Bengals fan. Even through tough seasons, Webber's enthusiasm for the team does not falter. "At the beginning of the year, we have a fresh start," says Webber. "Every Sunday is a new chance and I think positively about them." Recognizing his passion for the team, Sharon Davis, OVM employee wrote to Bengals management to inform them of Ohio Valley Manor's #1 fan. In response, Davis received a letter and flag to share with Mr. Webber. "It's all about making the resident's life better," says Davis. "And sometimes that requires extra effort." For the upcoming season, Webber remains an avid fan and is excited to see Marvin Lewis return as the head

coach. "In 2003 Lewis brought us a team we could have pride in cheering for," says Webber. "He knows the team, and the team knows him. I have high expectations for next season - a renewed sense of hope." Webber, a resident at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is hoping to attend a game next season. Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located north of Ripley, Ohio on U.S. Highway 68. Focused on your health and wellness, OVM healthcare options include outpatient therapy, short-term rehabilitation, subacute care, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and home health. Please visit to learn more about our services, facility and healthcare team.

SATH to hold Sweet Heart Charity Ball The SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization has the perfect holiday gift. We will be holding our 7th Valentine’s Annual Sweetheart Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Roberts Centre in Wilmington. The evening will begin with appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at7 p.m. and dancing from 8 - 11 p.m. The attire for the evening is semi formal/formal. the cost is $100.00 per couple which includes appetizer, dinner, dancing. photo of each couple and door prizes will be part of the package. This year child

care will be available. Treat your sweetheart to a special evening and help support SATH. SATH is a non-profit organization that assists children with disabilities by sponsoring programs that enhance the quality of their life. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the Charity Ball, SATH is still in need of Table Sponsors for this event. For tickets and information call Linda Allen, SATH Executive Director at (937) 393-1904 ext. 131 or (937) 364-6144 or visit out website to purchase tickets at

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Georgetown Junior High School Hosts Annual Spelling Bee

eighth grader Allie Newberry emerged as the overall champion, narrowly edging out Shelby Griffith, as she correctly spelled supplicate and then uvula. first place: Allie Newberry, Shelby second place:

Griffith, third place: Jessie Mootz, fourth place: Adrianna Beavers, fifth place: Ethan Evans Allie Newberry will represent Georgetown Junior High School in an online spelling test in January 2011.

Allie Newberry and Shelby Griffith will represent GJHS in the Brown County Spelling Bee on March 31, 2011. Ethan Evans and Xan Planck will represent the GES in the Brown County Spelling Bee.


Brown receives state recognition Madison Brown the daughter of Kim and Clay Brown of Georgetown recently received the Bronze Achievement award through the Ohio 4-H Horse Program. The award is presented by the Ohio 4-H Equine Program. In order to receive the award she has to participate in a variety of educational activities ranging from public speaking, horse bowl and judging events. She was a member of the county’s horse bowl team, judging team and participated in the State Fair speaking contest and showed at the Ohio State Fair. These activities helped her achieve the bronze status. Only 25 individuals statewide have been recognized with the medal programs. She is a member of the Buckeye Blazers 4-H Club where she served as president and also is a member of the Brown County Rangers 4-H Club. She would encourage other 4-Hers to take part in the medal achievement program as well as showing horses. For Brown has learned skills that will carry her throughout her lifetime in terms of public speaking, leadership and community service.

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A visit from Mrs. Claus Hamersville second graders were delighted with a visit from Ruth Hayslip and her granddaughter, Lana Hayslip. Ruth was storyteller of the month for December. Dressed as Mrs. Claus, Ruth read two stories to second graders who earned at least five one hundreds in the Accelerated Reader program during December. She read Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett and The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews. After reading the stories, Lana, dressed as an elf, demonstrated how to make a gingerbread man ornament and gave each student a kit to make their own. Thank you Ruth and Lana for coming to our school, making reading fun, and for the gingerbread ornament kits. Both of you made storytelling time interesting and special.

Auto mechanic repair course offered at SHCTC The Southern Hills Career Center Adult Education Department is offering a series of courses in Auto Mechanic Repair. The Level I class will cover brake inspection (wear and cleaning), basic maintenance (changing oil/filter/ types of oil, disposal, checking and changing air filter, cabin filter, and some fuel filters,

check and fill all fluids, lubrication points), tires (rotation and correct pressure, changing tires, buying new tires, diagnosing wear patterns and differentiating wear of tires, valve stem and balance of tires), fuses (checking and replacing), estimating repairs and batteries (jumpstarts, checking and replacing).

Students will get hands on experience! This class would be perfect for those people who would like to learn to do their own basic maintenance and repairs! Beginning January 18, 2011, class will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for nine weeks. All classes will be at the

Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For more information or registration, please contact Southern Hills Adult Education Department at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357. At Southern Hills, education is not just for kids! Southern Hills accepts Mastercard, Visa, Checks and Cash!



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On Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, Georgetown Junior High School hosted the annual Spelling Bee for students in grades five – eight. Invited guests, parents, faculty, and students watched this exciting event as Dr. Bob Lawson pronounced the words. Each of the contestants was chosen from a field of more than 100 students who had previously taken a written test to qualify for the oral bee. Students who took part in the spelling bee were: fifth graders: Daren Knauff; Xan Planck; Tiffany Stanley; Zachary Koehler; Jonathan Strickland; sixth graders: Ethan Evans; Cheyenne Kirlik; Chloe James; Zach Shouse; seventh graders: Amanda Poff; Adrianna Beavers; Sadie Williams; Cailen Clark; Shelby Griffith; eighth graders: Allie Newberry; William Grace; Travis Jones; Matthew Williams; Kasey Spires; Jessie Mootz At 8:30, the eager participants began to spell. Approximately an hour later,




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Fayetteville FFA places first at district contest

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On Nov. 23, 2010, the Fayetteville FFA placed 1st in the annual sub-district FFA contest where they competed against six other schools from Brown and Adams Counties. This win qualified the Fayetteville FFA for the District 9 contest held at Lynchburg High School on December 2nd where the Fayetteville Chapter recorded a 3rd place finish out of 8 top schools in southwestern Ohio. The Parliamentary Procedure Contest demonstrates student’s skills to run a meeting using 6 parliamentary abilities on 4 motions in less than 15 minutes. The contest also requires students to participate in group discussion and decision-making as well as take a 35-question test of Parliamentary Procedure. This years chairpersons were Hunter Hammons and Quinn Moore. The Fayetteville FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team Members are: (Front l to r) Emily McRoberts, Kaitlin James, Quinn Moore, Abbey Rowe, Betsy Wiederhold, McKenna Hammons, (back row l to r) Tyler Parcell, Hunter Hammons, Ryan Koch, and Cheyenne Ramey.

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Brown County K-9 Renegades thank trophy sponsors The Brown County K-9 Renegades would like to thank the following trophy sponsors: Medendhall Farms, Monteith Construction, mark & Melissa Wiesenhan, Western Brown FFA, Sallyann DeFosse, Bardwell Realty, Billie Nickell/H & R Block, Georgetown Animal Hospital, Glover Insurance Agency, INc., John Wood Insurance, Merchants National Bank, Mt. Orab Barber Shop, Mt. Orab Food Court, national Bank & Trust, Brown County Rangers 4-H Club, Brown County Veterinary Service, Presto Remodeling, Colonial Heights Veterinary Hospital, Bethel Community Pet Hospital, D. R. Wolfer & Sons, American Christian Pride Charters LLC, Bethel Frame & Wheel LLC, First Safety Bank, First State Bank - Mt. Orab, Holly Town Mobile Home Park, J&B Heating Cooling, Lloyd & Judy Wells. K-9 Renegades pictured above are Kayla Cady, Lara Staples and Kayla Tomlin.

Adams re-elected to Ohio Farm Bureau State Board wife, Kim, are the parents of three children. The Highland County Farm Bureau member is chairman of United Producers and has been active in the county Soil and Water Conservation District, the county Extension advisory committee, YMCA board, Jr. Fair Sale and the Clinton Landmark board. He also is a trustee for the Leesburg United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Leesburg Fairfield High School and attended Wilmington College.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The recording ends when former Georgetown police officer Mike Bullis walks up and begins talking to Hart. Following the recording, Hart sobbed briefly on the witness stand before saying “What you and the jury need to understand is that the Brown County Prosecutor and the Dog Wardens have been intentionally trying to destroy my business for five years.” Hart continued to speak in an upset manner as questioning from Montgomery began. Hart wavered from staying on topic on the stand to speaking his mind. At one point, he said “They’re trying to destroy me because I know the truth. They’re destroying my family and exhausting my resources and all I did was try to get the law enforced.” Hart also alleged that his life had been threatened. Hart claims that former and current Brown County officials and employees have either ignored or ridiculed him since 2004. “They’ve terrorized my family and they’ve terrorized me”, he said on the witness stand. Hart became confrontational when cross-examined by little, having to be warned by Corbin several times to answer the questions asked by Little and not ask questions of her in return or go off-topic. As Little began her questioning, she said to Hart “Do you need a minute?” He replied in a defiant tone “Are you ready for the truth?” Little then asked “Do you feel it’s OK to break the law if your rights are violated? Hart replied “I did not think in my mind that I was breaking the law.” Little then asked Hart if anyone had ever threatened his life in his presence. Hart replied that he had not. Hart then recounted the

numerous times he had appeared before the county commissioners and other county officials trying to call attention to enforcement of dog laws within Brown County. “Instead of help, I got ridicule”, he said. As Hart left the stand, he told the jury “I’m sorry I cried, but I’m fighting for my life.” Other witnesses were called by both sides in the two day trial. Little called Jennings to testify about the confrontation and also called Brown County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant John Fetters, the deputy who arrested Hart. Both recounted their recollection of the event. Montgomery called Hart’s mother, Lucille, as well as former Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Investigator Dennis Varnau and former Assistant Dog Warden David Kilgore, who testified that two Dog Wardens he worked under in

2005 told him to “just leave it alone” when he talked about addressing the issues complained about by Hart. During her opening statement, Little said “This is not a case about venting or free speech, it is about Michael Hart crossing the line into criminal conduct.”

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NOTICE The Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority will no longer accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program effective January 27, 2011. Until January 27, 2011 applications will be accepted on Wednesdays, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, at the office located at 406 W. Plum Street, Room 99, Georgetown, Ohio. The current wait for a HCV is approximately three years.


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Craig Adams of Leesburg has been re-elected to his second three-year term on the board of trustees of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). Adams will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland Counties. As trustee, Adams will help govern Ohio’s largest general farm organization. Adams, who farms along with his parents, grows corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and straw. They also have a beef cow-calf herd. He and his

The Adams-Brown Creating Healthy Communities Program (ABCHCP) is reaching out to you with information for you or a family member about the Ohio Tobacco QUIT LINE and the benefits of quitting the smoking habit. The Ohio Tobacco QUIT LINE is regrettably one of our best kept secrets. Why do we have an Ohio Tobacco QUIT LINE? Check out Ohio smoking facts as listed on the www.healthyohioprogram.or g website. Approximately 2 million (20.3 percent) of Ohio adults 18 and older currently smoke – 21.2 percent of men and 19.5 percent of women. The smoking rate among Ohio African-Americans is 22.0 percent, and among whites the rate is 20.1 percent. State data in Ohio have 11.6 percent of Ohio middle school students and 28.7 percent of Ohio high school students as current users of at least one form of tobacco product. A 2006 Ohio Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey identified 24.2 percent of Brown County adult residents as cigarette smokers. 29.5 percent of Brown County mothers reported smoking during their pregnancy. The benefits of quitting are many. Healthier lungs! Better breathing! Beating a habit! These three are huge accomplishments in themselves. Want more? There is great personal satisfaction gained when you successfully quit smoking. You will have more spending money. Two-pack-a-day smokers save up to $3,000 a year on the cost of cigarettes alone. Add in the cost of ashtrays, lighters, ruined clothing and other items you’ve burned holes in along the way. Foods will taste better. Your house, clothes and car



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Representative Danny Bubp says a rough budget year in store for Ohio ing his fourth term as state representative of the 88th House District, which includes Brown County and portions of Clermont and Adams counties. He owns a law practice in West Union and recently retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve after serving for more than 30 years. Submitted Photo

A group of five girls were chosen from 65 entries in the 2011 Ohio Fair Queen competition held Jan. 6-9. Brown County Fair Queen Lara Staples was crowned queen.

Staples named State Fair Queen


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The runner up for queen was Kalleigh Mason from Washington County. “I was supposed to have some comments prepared in case I won,” Staples said with a chuckle, “but I ended up just saying about three sentences.” Staples said as reigning


great student,” Griffith said. “It was always one of her goals to go all the way to state queen. She sets the bar pretty high for everyone else.” Future plans for Lara Staples include attending Ohio Christian University in Circleville then on to Ohio University after two years.

Brown County will be represented well at the 2011 Ohio State Fair Jan. 6 thru 9 we went to Columbus for the annual Fair Managers Convention. It was our privilege to watch the Queen’s contest for the Ohio State Fair. Our Brown County candidate was Lara Staples, her and 77 other girls were competing. The final 5 contestants were at the banquet on Friday night. Lara was in the final 5. Four other well deserving girls became runner-ups as Lara was crowned Queen for 2011 Ohio State Fair. After winning, a gentleman in front of us commented

Since 1979 Dr. Steve Hale has been recognized as one of Southern Baptist's most effective evangelists. Dr. Hale graduated from Murray State University with a degree in journalism and completed his Master's of Divinity at Southwestern Theological Seminary. After spending 13 years in Evansville, Indiana as the state's only resident Southern Baptist evangelist, Dr. Johnny Hunt invited Steve to relocate and base his ministry out of the dynamic First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. Throughout his ministry, Dr. Hale has been invited to preach on the program of state evangelism conferences and the Southern Baptist Pastor's Conference. He was also honored to preach Southwestern Seminary's campus revival. President Dr. Ken Hemphill said, "God has gifted Steve with penetrating insight into the needs of the church and exceptional preaching ability. We experienced a marvelous manifestation of God's power when Steve preached our seminary revival." In 2007, Dr. Hale wrote and published his first book, Truth Decay, which has received outstanding reviews. Having served as national president for the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, Dr. Hale's deep concern is for reaching a culture in which 75% of adults deny the existence of absolute truth and for seeing the Church in America restored to its first love, Jesus Christ.

Gospel singing to be held at Living Church of Five Mile

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Pastor Don White and the congregation of The Living Church of Five Mile would like to invite everyone to a morning of praise and worship with Sister Linda Gibson Johnson on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. Johnson, who hails from Leslie County, Ky., is best known for her Holy Ghost anointed singing and song writing, such as ‘Funeral Plans’, I’m One of Them, and ‘Tear Off The Roof’, amongst many others. The church is located at 16908 US 68, Mt. Orab and the singing starts at 11 a.m. Admission is free, a love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome. For more information call (937) 444-9363.


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queen she plans on visiting every Ohio fair in 2011. That’s 94 counties, (7 independent fairs.) Lara’s VoAg advisor, Matt Griffith said that he wasn’t at all surprised to hear that she was named Ohio Fair Queen. “I’ve had Lara in ag for four years now and she’s been a

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that we must have been from Brown County the way we were cheering. After going to meetings with other county fair representatives we learned that a lot of them are going away from Top Name Entertainment. Here in Brown County it is the opposite. Bob Hardyman has already signed Neil McCoy for the 2011 Brown County Fair. He is in the process of signing other entertainment like a top name magician. I’m looking forward to the second annual Brown County Talent Show - we will have 2 days of great local talent. Cheer leading competition and horse shows, the parade and great food will be there for you at the Brown County Fair. Bob Neal and Kyle Cahall have set July 8 and 9 as the dates for our N.T.P.A. Summer Tractor Pull. Top Class Pullers from all over the U.S. will be there to entertain you. Last year Bob introduced me to the fun and excitement of tractor pulls and I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Our January meeting was held on the 11th because of us being at the Convention. We were

DENNIS BROUGHTON happy to see our State Fair Queen Lara Staples at the meeting. She told us some of her duties this coming year and showed pictures at the convention. This is one fine young lady, and will represent Brown County well. Don’t forget to start thinking about the Fair Book Covers Contest due in June. Our theme this year will be ‘160 years of magic’. Adults and kids are encouraged to enter the contest for $50 prizes in each contest. Please look at your 2010 Fair Book and if you see mistakes that need corrected please call us before June. Speaking of fair books, do you remember when the first fair book was printed for the Brown County Fair? The 2011 Brown County Fair will be Sept. 26 Oct. 1. Our web page is: Our email is Or call us at (937) 378-3558 Get those vacation days planned for the Little State Fair.

Chatfield College announces new registrar Chatfield College has announced the appointment of Frank Chapin as the new Registrar for Chatfield College. Chapin, a Milford native, graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in history after four years of service to the United States Army. He has more than twenty years of sales experience with Shur-Good Biscuit Company. Chapin later went on to receive his master’s degree in education. He has worked at Clermont North Eastern as a social studies teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and finally as the Principal all while obtaining an administration certificate from Xavier University. For the past few years, Chapin has worked as an instructor in the Chatfield College history department. He will be responsible for record keeping, scheduling, and assisting in communication among staff and faculty.

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Sign-up for the 2011 DCP program will continue until June 1, 2011 and there are no late-filed provisions for the duration of the Farm Bill. For 2011, you may request to receive advance direct payments based on 22 percent of the direct payment for each commodity associated with the farm. FSA has begun issuing advance payments to participants who have completed their contracts. Currently only 33 percent of Brown County producers have enrolled. The county office is currently making appointments to enroll in DCP and complete payment limitation paperwork for this crop year, and is urging producers to sign-up before becoming busy with the upcoming crop year. Eligible producers for the

DCP Program may also elect to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election Program. Producers are reminded that if you have elected ACRE, please bring in your crop production records before the 2011 crop reporting deadline of July 15th. Other important deadlines include Marketing Assisted Loans for wheat that ends on March 31st and the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program sign-up which ends on July 29, 2011. For more information concerning any of the above mentioned programs, contact the Brown County Farm Service Agency at 937-378-6173 (Ext. 2) or visit the Farm Service Agency website at HYPERLINK ""



painkiller “pill mills” in Ohio. “These pill mills are responsible for far too many drug deaths in our state”, Bubp said. “We have to work to make sure doctors and law enforcement are on the same page to keep these pills off the street.” One solution Bubp discussed is to make better use of a statewide reporting system so doctors, pharmacies and law enforcement agencies can

spot patterns of prescription drug abuse. Regarding his appointment, Bubp said “I’m deeply honored to have been appointed by Speaker Batchelder to serve as chairman of the Judiciary and Ethics Committee.” “I will continue to seek pragmatic solutions to the concerns of our community and help create jobs for our state.” Rep. Bubp is currently serv-



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Wrestling 1/22 Hammer and Anvil @ Western (9:30 a.m.)

Boys Basketball 1/18 Western vs. North Adams 1/18 Eastern @ Georgetown 1/18 Ripley @ CNE 1/21 Ripley vs. Whiteoak 1/21 Fayetteville vs. Fairfield 1/21 Eastern @ West Union 1/22 Western @ East Clinton 1/22 Georgetown vs. Amelia



Girls Basketball 1/20 Western @ East Clinton 1/20 Georgetown vs. Amelia 1/20 Ripley @ Fairfield 1/20 Fayetteville vs. West Union 1/20 Eastern vs. Manchester 1/22 Western @ Milford

Broncos trample Lions in Southern Buckeye game The Western Broncos upped their Southern Buckeye Conference record to 3-1 with a 64-28 win over the New Richmond Lions last Friday. “It was a good win and everybody got some minutes,” said Western coach Doug Williams. “Our game plan each night is to get Dylan (Dawson) and Cole (Kirkpatrick) going early, and we did that.”

Kirkpatrick scored the game’s first two baskets, giving Western a 4-0 edge. Craig Naylor converted a three-point play, followed by a stick back by Kirkpatrick, extending the Broncos’ lead to 9-2. After a Dawson free throw, Naylor nailed a jumper, putting the brown and gold up by 10, at 12-2. Dawson stuck back an offensive rebound and Nick Woodyard netted a 3-pointer in the final two minutes of the

period, giving the Broncos a 17-6 lead after eight minutes. Kirkpatrick started the second stanza with a put back. Spencer Howard made 1-of-2 at the line and added a score in the post. With five minutes remaining in the first half, Western held a 22-6 lead. Sam Leffler canned a three for the Lions, closing the gap to 22-9. In the final four minutes of the half, Dawson stuck back two caroms and added a free throw, Kyle Puckett made a 3-

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Western’s Cole Kirkpatrick takes it strong to the hoop while being challenged by New Richmond’s Chris Turner during the Broncos’ SBC win over the Lions.

pointer, Hiro Purdon converted two charity tosses and Naylor scored in the paint, giving the Broncos a 34-11 lead at the break. “We had the size advantage and we got it inside right off the bat,” said Williams. “They tried to spread us out and kick to their shooters. We gave them a few open shots, they just didn’t connect.” In the early minutes of the third quarter, Dawson scored twice in the lane and Kirkpatrick added a shot in the post, extending Western’s lead to 40-11. Later in the period, Puckett drained another three, giving the Broncos their biggest lead of the night at 47-15. After the two teams traded baskets, Puckett netted a 3pointer in the closing seconds of the quarter, putting the Broncos on top, 52-20, after three complete. Western’s lead grew to 37 points after Howard, Naylor and Woodyard made twopoint goals. New Richmond got baskets from Zak Ritter and Chris Turner, trimming the lead to 58-25. In the final four minutes, Puckett scored twice and Zach Siemer stuck back an offensive rebound as the Broncos cruised to the 64-28 win. “Defensively, we forced a lot of turnovers,’ said Williams. “We still did some things we normally don’t do, but it was a good effort.” Dawson led a balanced Western attack with 16 points. Puckett added 13 and Kirkpatrick chipped in 12. Naylor finished with nine. Woodyard and Howard netted

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Western’s Spencer Howard puts up a shot over New Richmond’s Derrick Dillow during the Broncos’ win.

five points each. Ritter paced New Richmond with 11 tallies. Leffler added seven. The win lifted Western to 53 overall. In reserve action, Western downed New Richmond, 35-

33. Pierce Moore led all scorers with 13 points. Cory Kuttler added eight for the Broncos. Cole Bird paced the Lions with 10. Austin Wells added six.

Fast start at McClain leads to another Lady Warriors’ win By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press

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Eastern’s Amber Yockey lays in a shot during the Lady Warriors’ win over McClain. Yockey finished with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win.

The Eastern Lady Warriors traveled to Greenfield on Monday to face their nonleague rivals the McClain Lady Tigers and came away with an impressive 47-18 win. “Our defense was really good the first half and remained steady throughout the game,” said Eastern coach John Burrows. “We’ve been playing well defensively in the half-court. We also shot the ball well in the first half.” Amber Yockey scored six points in the first four minutes of the game. Allison Prine added a jumper and Christina Burns converted a three-point play as the Lady Warriors raced to an 11-0 lead. Burns made another basket on a cut before McClain got on the board when Jenna Perie stuck back an offensive rebound with 3:13 left in the first. Burns added a score in the post and Shayla Black canned a three, giving Eastern an 18-2 lead after one complete. McClain scored the first two buckets of the second stanza, cutting Eastern’s edge


SSU’s Morgan named NAIA Player of the Week Shawnee State’s Tyler Morgan has been named the NAIA National Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Morgan was selected based on his performances from Jan. 3-9, and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings. The 6-foot, 4-inch sophomore forward recorded two more double-doubles last week to raise his season total to seven. In the 77-60 win against Berea (Ky.) on Jan. 6, Morgan went for 16 points and 15 rebounds. The highlight of his week came in the 78-71

upset of No. 3 Georgetown (Ky.) on Jan. 8. He finished with a season-high 21 points and ripped down 10 caroms as he shot 9-of-10 (.900) from the floor. He scored often and

early by posting the team’s first six points of the contest in sending the Bears to their first Mid-South Conference win. In two games, Morgan averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals. He shot 68.2 percent (15-for-22) from the field and 66.7 percent (6-for-9) from the charity stripe. In national statistics, Tyler sits at 14th in defensive rebounding (6.6 rpg) and 18th in overall rebounding (9.2 rpg). Morgan is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown High School.

to 18-6. Black responded with a 3pointer and Prine added two free throws, pushing the Lady Warriors’ advantage to 23-6. Before the half ended, Prine made good on a 3-pointer and a jump shot while Yockey added two charity tosses, giving the Lady Warriors a 30-6 lead at intermission. In a slow-paced third period, Eastern outscored its hosts 7-4. Prine started the scoring with a layup and ended the scoring with a three with only four ticks remaining. After three periods, Eastern held a 37-10 lead. “In that third quarter we didn’t do a lot of scoring,” said Burrows. “But our defense held them.” After McClain’s Kaitlyn Faulconer got loose for a bank shot, Leeza Rickey netted a 3pointer and Burns made a layup for Eastern, extending the Lady Warriors’ lead to 4212. The two teams traded baskets the rest of the way as Eastern captured the 47-18 victory. Prine led all scorers with 14 points. Yockey added 10. Burns finished with nine and Black chipped in six. Burns also grabbed eight rebounds. Prine pulled down seven boards and added four assists. “Christina did a good job getting open,” said Burrows. “She has worked hard and intimidates people on defense. Shayla made some big shots. Allison had a good game. Amber was solid. She did a real nice job defensively. She is so consistent.” Perie paced the Lady Tigers with six. Kate Crabtree added four. The win lifted Eastern to 93 overall. In junior varsity action, Eastern defeated McClain, 3226. Haylee Neu and Andrea Tracy led the way with 10 points each. Emily Turner added five for the Lady Warriors. Tara Karnes paced the Lady Tigers with 10 tallies. Katy Unger added six.

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Eastern’s Allison Prine focuses on the rim on a free throw during the Lady Warriors’ win at McClain.

MT. ORAB SOFTBALL SIGN UPS Sign ups will be held on February 1st and 10th from 6-8 at the Mt. Orab Food Court and on February 5th from 10-2 at the Mt. Orab Library.



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The Ripley Lady Jays held the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats

scoreless in the first quarter, establishing a comfortable lead en route to a 68-40 Southern Hills League win. “We had a good start,” said


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Ripley’s Taylor Fyffe goes up for two of her six points during the Lady Jays’ win over Whiteoak.

Ripley coach Chris Coleman. “Our press worked well early and set the tone for the rest of the game.” Sadie Grisham got things going for the Lady Jays when she scored inside 30 seconds into the game. Kelsey Carpenter and Jessica Garrison followed with 3pointers, giving ripley an 8-0 lead. Garrison added two more baskets before Grisham scored another in the paint. Carpenter hit a layup, followed by threestraight scores by Grisham. When the dust settled on the first frame, Ripley held a 22-0 lead. “This may have been the best game we’ve played all year,” said Coleman. “We passed it around, shot it well and the scoring came from everybody.” Niya Royal hit a three and added a free throw early in the second stanza, extending the Ripley advantage to 26-0. With 5:21 left in the first half, Whiteoak’s Lizz Carson made a layup, putting the Lady Wildcats on the board. Hailey Bingamon added a 3-pointer for Whiteoak, sandwiched between two scores inside by Ripley’s Taylor Fyffe. Royal added a layup, pushing the Lady Jays’ lead to 32-5. With 2:30 remaining in the half, Garrison connected on another 3-pointer, giving Ripley a 37-7 lead.

Whiteoak ended the second period with two baskets, cutting the margin at the break to 37-11. Ripley opened the second half on a 14-5 run. Grisham scored six points in that span while Royal, Carpenter and Tori Boone chipped in layups. By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Jays held a commanding 55-24 lead. Whiteoak outscored Ripley 16-13 in the fourth frame, but it was too little, too late as the Lady Jays claimed a 68-40 SHL victory. Grisham paced Ripley with 16 points. Garrison added 11. royal chipped in 10 and Carpenter finished with nine. Kody Gilkerson netted seven. Boone and Fyffe each finished with six. Kelci Bowling added two. “Sadie really played well tonight,” added Coleman. “She scored, rebounded and had several steals.” In the junior varsity game, Ripley defeated Whiteoak, 5017. Shayla Henderson and Jaden Royal led the Lady Jays with 10 tallies each. Fyffe added nine and Carlee Haitz chipped in eight. Editor’s note: On Monday, the Lady Jays defeated North Adams for the second time this season by a score of 53-47. Ripley now stands at 10-1 overall, 5-0 in the Southern Hills League.


Lady Jays pitch shutout first quarter, down Whiteoak

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Ripley’s Sadie Grisham shoots over Whiteoak’s Brooke Burns during the Lady Jays’ win over the Lady Wildcats.

Lady Broncos struggle offensively, fall to New Richmond By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Western Lady Broncos continued their offensive struggles last Saturday, falling to the New Richmond Lady Lions by a score of 45-33. “We’ve really emphasized defense the last few weeks, which was good today,” said Western coach John

Kirschner. “As a result, we’ve struggled offensively.” In a slow-paced first quarter, New Richmond got two baskets from Reno Frayne and one goal from Josie Buckingham as the Lady Lions took a 6-0 lead with two minutes left in the period. Delayne Siegla got the Lady Broncos on the board with 56 seconds left in the

frame when she scored on a backdoor cut. After one quarter, Western trailed New Richmond, 6-2. The pace quickened in the second stanza, but not by much. Danika Ratcliff evened the count when she converted a three-point play and added a single free throw. New Richmond countered


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Western’s Morgan Wright looks for room to operate during the Lady Broncos’ loss to New Richmond. Wright led Western with eight points in the game.

with a 5-0 run, taking an 11-6 lead with just over three minutes left in the half. Brittany Palmer made 2-of2 at the line and Morgan Wright added a free throw in the final two minutes. Again, the Lady Lions answered with a 4-0 run, getting baskets from Georgia Buckingham and Brandi Riley, taking a 17-9 lead at the break. Ratcliff opened the third period with a pair of free throws. Elizabeth Carter, Wright and Ty Henry each added a field goal. With just under four minutes left in the quarter, Western had cut the New Richmond lead to 20-17. Josie Buckingham stuck back an offensive board and Frayne added a layup, pushing the Lady Lions’ lead back to seven, at 24-17. Henry scored on an offensive rebound in the closing seconds of the period, trimming the LAdy Broncos’ deficit to 24-19 heading into the final frame. Western’s Kylie Garrett made a shot in the paint with seven minutes left in the game, making the score 26-21 in favor of the Lady Lions. Over the next four minutes, Western went cold while New Richmond scored eight unanswered points. The Lady Lions got two goals from Josie Buckingham and four more points from Frayne in the run, giving the visitors a 34-21 lead with just under three minutes left. Wright made a 3-pointer and Henry converted a threepoint play, closing the gap to 38-29 with 1:29 remaining in the game.

New Richmond went to the line, making only 1-of-5, but the Lady Broncos surrendered three consecutive offensive rebounds. The Lady Lions took advantage, sticking back the third try and taking a 4129 lead. In the final minute, New Richmond scored four times at the line, preserving the 45-33 win. “We’ve had a hard time in the fourth quarter,” said Kirschner. “It seems like we shoot ourselves in the foot. New Richmond got a few key turnovers. We made a few runs in the second half, but just couldn’t get over the hump.” Frayne led all scorers with 21 points. Josie Buckingham added 12. Georgia Buckingham chipped in six for the Lady Lions. Wright paced Western with eight tallies. Henry and Ratcliff added six points each. Palmer netted five. the loss dropped the Lady Broncos to 5-7 overall, 4-1 in the Southern Buckeye Conference. “We’ve had some close games against some tough teams,” added Kirschner. “We have a resilient bunch of girls who work hard. We’ll bounce back.” In the junior varsity game, Western defeated New Richmond, 52-28. Amber Dowd led the Lady Broncos with a game-high 18 points. Palmer added 10. Dominique Hunter chipped in seven. Bailey Workman paced New Richmond with nine. Kayla Taulbee and Cassidy Martin added five points each.

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Western’s Brittany Palmer knocks down a free throw during the Lady Broncos’ loss to New Richmond.

The Western High School wrestling team placed 12th in the 24-team field at the West Jefferson Invitational. The team scored 111 points, which was the highest point total scored this year. Jake Latham went 5-2 to place 5th overall at the 145pound weight class. Freshmen Josh Boothby went 2-2 at 140pounds, just missing placing by one match. The team was lead by seniors Tory Bauer and Justin Dillinger. Bauer went 7-0 to capture the 130-pound championship. He defeated 2009 state-placer Tyler Reichle, of West Jefferson, with a takedown in overtime to secure a 6-4 decision. Over the last two weeks, Bauer has gone 16-1 and currently has 115 career victories, placing him only 12 shy of becoming Western’s career wins leader. Dillinger also went 7-0 to capture the 152-pound championship. He defeated returning state-qualifier Casey Horn, of Eastwood, with a last-second takedown to secure a 4-1 decision. Justin has gone 15-2 over the last two weeks. Dillinger now has 88 career wins and now sits at

two Southern Hills League wins

No. 8 on the all-time wins list. Dillinger will need just 12 more victories to reach the 100 mark. The Western Junior High wrestling team defeated East Clinton, 59-24, and Greenfield McClain, 54-24, respectively, to raise their overall record to 3-4 on the year. The team was led by Tyler Adkins, Kane Boyd and Tommy Rump, who each went 3-0. Cody Hanson and Cody Wilson each went 20, while Tyler Helbling, Zach Gagen, Noah Keith and Luke White each went 1-0. Alex Couch went 2-1, while Corey Meyer and Owen Hunter each went 1-1. The Western Junior Varsity wrestling team placed fourth in the nine-team field at the Beavercreek Classic. The

team was lead by sophomore Garrett Taylor, who captured the 152-pound championship. Taylor defeated Charlie Bullock, of Valley View, with a pin in 2:35. Freshmen Michael Marlow finished second at the 103-pound weight by falling to Cole Smoot of Tecumseh, 10-6. Junior Brian Traylor placed fourth at 189pounds while finishing the tournament with a record of 32. Freshmen Blake Silvis and Cory Peters each went 2-2, just missing the placement round. The Western Junior Hige team placed eighth in the 10team field at the Franklin Invitational. Adkins and Keith each placed second at 80pounds and 245-pounds, respectively.

The Fayetteville Lady Rockets ran their record to 101 overall, 6-0 in the Southern Hills League by defeating the Fairfield Lady Lions and the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats. Hosting the Lady Lions last week, Fayetteville overcame a slow start, trailing 10-8 after one quarter, to rally for a 3516 lead at halftime. The Lady Rockets posted 22 points in each of the final two periods and held Fairfield to just 11 second-half points, cruising to a 79-27 win. Shelby Sheets led the way with 30 tallies. Makayla Rosselot added 14. Emily Stahl and Cheyenne Ramey

chipped in eight points each. Shelby Smithson led Fairfield with 11 points. Lindsey Bernard added eight and Megan Sword chipped in six. On Monday, Fayetteville played host to the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats and won another SHL contest, defeating the visitors by 39 points. The Lady Rockets started strong, racing to a 24-7 firstquarter lead. Fayetteville outscored Whiteoak 22-17 in the second stanza, taking a 46-24 lead at intermission. The Lady Wildcats outscored Fayetteville 15-12

in the third period, but the Lady Rockets put Whiteoak away in the fourth, scoring 28 points in the frame and claiming the 86-47 victory. Sheets led all scorers with 27. Rosselot added 20. Ramey and Desiree Dutro chipped in 13 points each. Dutro also pulled down 21 rebounds. Megan Eyre had 11 boards. Sheets had seven assists, tying the career record mark at 417. Sheets is also seven points away from passing Becky Holden for second on the career scoring list. Hailey Bingamon paced Whiteoak with 24 tallies. Lizz Carson added six.

Moler’s 4th annual Banquet of Champions Moler Raceway Park is holding its fourth annual Banquet of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Greenbriar VFW, located at 4070 Greenbriar Road in Batavia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15.

Awards and disc jockey will follow. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance. Call 937-444-6215 for information. Moler Raceway Park would like to congratulate all its track champions for 2010.

Barry Doss won the Sunesis Construction Late Models. Devin Gilpin won the Mt. Orab Ford UMP Modifieds. Jeremie Bretz won the U.S. Race Gear Street Stocks. Jeff Watson won the Holman Motors Chevettes.



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CALENDAR Eastern Brown FFA consignment auction will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Eastern Brown High School parking lot. To contact the school call Luke Rhonemus or Gigi Neal at (937) 378-6016.


Eastern Brown FFA consignment auction will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Eastern Brown High School parking lot. to contact the school call Luke Rhonemus or Gigi Neal at (937) 378-6016. Care and Share continues at the Mt. Orab Public library Jan. 15. Enjoy a demonstration of the art of quilting from 1 to 1 p.m. at the library. For more information (937) 444-1414. Quarter-Rama at St. Michael parish Hall will be held on Saturday, January 15 beginning at 1 p.m., with bidding to begin

Squire Parsons will be in concert at Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Orab on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. the church is located at 990 W. Main Street. For details call (937) 444-2493. Georgetown Baptist Church welcomes Evangelist Steve Hale. Pastor Cliff Myers announces the “Winning for Christ Crusade’ which will run from Sunday, Jan. 16 through Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning and each evening at 7 p.m. Praise and Worship Service with Sister

COURT NEWS Property Sales Herbert and Hulda Faye Purvis to Marsha C. and Michael D. Mason, 188.48 acres of land in Byrd Twp., filed 1/4/2011 Terral Graves to Terral T. Graves trustee, 37.98 acres in Clark Twp., filed 1/4/2011 Deborah K. Bradley to Wells Fargo Bank NA, .97 acres in Green Twp., filed 1/6/2011, $15,000 Greg J. Kiley to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, 5 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 1/6/2011 Sandra G. Marx to RUH AAP, LLC, 1 acre of land in Mt. Orab, filed 1/3/2011, $1,174,000 Craig A. and Cheryl Wren to Adams and Brown Counties Economic Opportunities Inc., 70 acres in Mt. Orab, filed 1/6/2011,$64,700 Brian C. Young to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., lot 3-13 acres of land, lot 4-25 acres of land, lot 5-25 acres of land and lot 625 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 1/6/2011, $20,000. Janice L. and Billy R. King Sr. to James E. Regenstein Jr., .33 acres of land in Aberdeen, filed 1/6/2011 Harry L. Dapper to Joan C. Green, trustee, Lot 1752, Lot 789, Lot 1442 and Lot 1459 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Jackson Twp. and Lot 1067 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp. and Lot #2 New Harmony-Shiloh Sub in Pike Twp., filed 1/5/2011 Ronald E. Bolender to Ronald E. Bolender, 2.16 acres in Lewis Twp., filed 1/5/2011 Brandon S. and Malissa S. Cornette to Carrie L. Davis, 3 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 1/5/2011 Charles S. McAfee to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lot 15 Jan Lee Acres in Lewis Twp., filed 1/5/2011 Daniel S and Amy L. Aubry to Joseph E. and Kayetta Aubry, 5.34 acres of land in Perry Twp. $1,000 and 2.66 acres of land in Perry Twp filed 1/6/2011, $1,000 Patrick J. and Terry G. Evans to Terry G. Evans, Lot 164 , Perry Twp., filed 1/6/11 Michael D. and Joan Sears to Joan M. Sears, 7.28 acres in Pike Twp., filed 1/3/2011 Michael and Teresa Pittman to Paula J. and Colon J. Graves, .69 acres of land in Stonybrook Sub., Lot 9, Pleasant Twp., filed 1/3/2011, $137,500 Marie Sullivan et al to Michael L. and Lisa L. Leadbeater, l19 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 1/5/2011, $27,800 Randall D. Hanselman to Randall D. Hanselman, Lot 115, Lot 116, Lot 117 in Northland Sub, Pleasant Twp., filed 1/5/2011 Heath and Mary E. Wilson to Sandra and Thomas Crush, Lot 83 and Lot 84 Whole in Lewis Twp., Higginsport, filed 1/5/2011, $20,000 George A. Berger to Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Lot 212, Lot 213 and Lot 214 in Lake Lorelei Sub, Perry Twp., filed 1/4/2011 Donna L. and Mark A. Witt to Citimortgage Inc., 1 acres of land in Clearview Acres Sub #3, Perry Twp., filed1/6/2011, $45,000 Thelma A. Ledford, trustee to Christopher Butturini, 2 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 1/6/2011, $117,500 Kenneth R. Schumpelt to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Lot 13 Whole Harmon Heights in Pleasant Twp., filed 1/6/2011, $31,667 Keith and Madeline Anderson to Jason P. McCarthy, Lot 4 in Miltons Crossing Sub. in Sterling Twp., filed 1/4/2011, $169,500 Christina D. and Bryan King to Homesales, Inc., 2.25 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 1/6/2011, 90,000 Joshua D. and Laura E. Ratcliff to Tonya and George Stake, Lot 11 MSBG Estates Sub, Sterling Twp., filed 1/4/2011, $162,200 Jerry Jones et al to Ernest V. Jones, 3.04 acres in Ripley, filed 1/6/2011 Christopher and Cheryl Broughton to Robert K. Ballmeyer, .13 acres of land and .13 acres of land in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 14/2011, $107,500 Charles J. Yodey to Johnny A. Partin, Lot 19 in the Village at Wills Point, Mt. Orab, file 1/6/2011, $158,000 Robey Group LLC to Julie M. and Gregory J. Leppla, Out lot 18 Ward Sub in Mt. Orab, Sterling Twp., filed 1/4/2011, $116,400

Marriages Joni Lynn Hughes, 22, Ripley, cna to Dustin J. Doyle, 38, Ripley, construction Shawna Brewster, 20, Williamsburg to Brandon Durham, 25, Georgetown, U.S. Army

Probate Wilma Holland, Georgetown case #20111002, DOD 7/3/2008, filed 1/5/2011 George W. Shelton, Aberdeen, case #20111001, DOD 11/30/2010, filed 1/5/2011

Common Pleas


Linda Gibson Johnson at The Living Church of Five Mile, Sunday, Jan. 16 beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Don White and the congregation would like to invite everyone out to enjoy the event. Admission is free. For more information (937) 444-9363

CIVIL CASES Citimortgage, Inc. vs. Charles Cadwallader, filed 1/3/2011, action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Mark S. Foster, filed 1/3/2011, action: foreclosures PNC Bank, National Association vs. James L. Cooper Jr., filed 1/3/2011, action: foreclosures Chase Bank USA, N.A. vs. Connie S. Johnson, filed 1/4/2011, action: other civil Chase Bank USA, N.A. vs. Richard Goodpaster, filed 1/4/2011, action other civil Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Karen Mitchell, filed 1/4/2011, action: foreclosures Michael E. Jones vs. Lois Polston, filed 1/4/2011, action: stalking order Tamara Lee Wiesmuller vs. Caleb Polston, filed 1/4/2011, action: stalking order Citibank (South Dakota) vs. Sandra J. Bressette, filed 1/5/2011, action: other civil Aurora Loan Services, LLC vs. Benjamin James Phillips, filed 1/5/2011, action: foreclosures Liberty Savings Bank, FSB vs. Christopher Frey, filed 1/7/2011, action: foreclosures Cavalry Spv I, LLC Buyer vs. Rick Hamm, filed 1/7/2011, action: other civil Lvnv Funding LLC vs. Sue Osborne, filed 1/7/2011, action: other civil Deutsche Bank, National Trust vs. Jason Crabb, filed 1/7/2011, action: foreclosures Citimortgage, Inc. vs. Brent R. Galinger, filed 1/7/2011, action: foreclosures Residential Credit vs. Charles Goodman, filed 1/10/2011, action: foreclosures Citimortgage, Inc. vs. Timothy D. Mills, filed 1/10/2011, action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Jessica Kirschner, Aberdeen vs. Joseph F. Kirschner, Higginsport, filed 1/4/2011, action: domestic violence Cynthia K. Frye, Sardinia, vs. David Frye, Sardinia, filed 1/5/2011, action: termination of marriage David Yockey, Ripley, vs. Linda S. Yockey, Ripley, filed 1/5/2011, action termination of marriage Elizabeth Henry, Hamersville, vs. Robert Henry, Hamersville, filed 1/6/2011, action: termination of marriage Kathryn L. Thompson, Vienna, WV vs. Douglas A. Thompson, New Albany, IN, filed 1/7/2011, action: termination of marriage Jeffrey A. Light, Georgetown, vs. Stephanie K. Light, Georgetown, filed 1/7/2011, action: domestic violence Emma Talley, Hamersville vs. Eugene Talley, Hamersville, filed 1/7/2011, action: domestic violence

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 TriCounty Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662.

Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30-noon Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426.

The Northern Brown Senior Center will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday Jan. 17.

Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 19 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 Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

Diabetes classes at Brown County General Hospital Jan. 19, For details call Rhiana at (937) 378-7741.

TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Ripley Church of The Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. The Western Brown Local School District school board will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the administrative office. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in the executive conference room at the hospital. For details call Teri Baumann as (937) 378-7712. The Village of Aberdeen will hold a council meeting on Monday, Jan. 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers. All members of the community are encouraged to attend. Introductory photography class will be offered at Southern Hills Career Center on Jan. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. Call (937) 3786131 for details. TUESDAY 1/18 Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Huntington Hotshots 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will hold first 2011 meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Aberdeen Methodist Church basement. For more information on the meeting call (937) 549-2941. Annual organizational meeting of the Governing Board of the Brown County Educational Service Center will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in the offices of the board, to consider any business which may be necessary. The Pleasant Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Georgetown. Sign Language course at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in partnership with Western Brown Local Schools will be held for a 10 week period, Jan.18, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. the course is sponsored by the Adult Education Department For details call (937) 3786131. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesday January 18 in the municipal building. To obtain a copy of the agenda call 444-2281. All members of the community are invited to attend. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6041, Ext. 257. The Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington (RULH) school district board of education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the high school in Ripley. The community is invited to attend. WEDNESDAY 1/19 Yoga Classes will be held for all levels on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Hospice Center, 215 Hughes Blvd. Classes are $8 per class. For more information call Jane Amiot at (937) 444- 3446. First board meeting for the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors set for 7 a.m. Jan. 19 at the office, 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424 for more information. Eastern Local School District will host an onsite review of its special education program on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the district office. In cale of cancellation the meeting will change to Thursday, Jan. 20. For more information contact Linda Zeigler at (859) 466-9211.


Texas Hold’em Tournaments to benefit Brown County Foundation scholarship fund will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15 beginning at noon and 7 p.m. Tounaments will be held at the Perry Township Community Building at 3854 U.S. Route 50, Fayetteville.

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Georgetown Exempted Village School District will hold its 2011 organizational meeting and regular board of education meeting on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the administrative offices, 1043 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an ethics committee meeting and regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown. for details call (937) 378- 4891, ext. 21. THURSDAY 1/20 Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan.20, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center. The Clark Township Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the firehouse in Hamersville. Residents of the township are welcome to attend this meeting. Brown County Master Gardeners will present “Planning the Garden” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 at Southern State Community College, south campus, St. Rt. 62 near Sardinia. The event is gree and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information call 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3681. The Sardinia-Mowrystown Lions Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Park, 7731 Tri-County Highway East, Sardinia.. Franklin Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in Arnheim. Residents of the township are encouraged to attend. Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:309:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Fayetteville-Perry Local School District will hod a board of education meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 beginning at 6 p.m. in the administration office. The community is welcome. The Georgetown Village Council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 20, beginning at 6 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, Jan. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. Pike Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. on 774. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan .20, for interested citizens 55 and older. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center. Scott Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at New Hope. Residents of the township are invited to attend. FRIDAY 1/21 Ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home for six consecutive Friday evenings at 7 p.m. in St. George’s meeting room beginning Jan. 21. For more information call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 378-4583.

The Georgetown Exempted Village School District will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the administrative building next to the high school. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 21, 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.

County Board of Brown Commissioners will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab

Early dismissal dates for the Georgetown Exempted Village Schools will take place on Friday, Jan. 21 will be as follows: Pre-K -12, 1:20 p.m.-

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Original Charter for the Taliaferro Chapter, NSDAR discovered Sue McKinley, Georgetown, and new member of the Taliaferro Chapter, NSDAR is holding the original framed charter of the chapter in 1912 she found in her basement. Her great-grandmother, Mary McTamany Donohoo, served as chapter regent from 1934 to 1936. Evelyn Donohoo McKinley, Sue's mother, was also chapter regent in 1948 to 1950. The Taliaferro Chapter, NSDAR, will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in October of 2011. The framed charter will be part of a large chapter display at the celebration luncheon Elementary school walkers and car riders dismissed, Georgetown Jr/Sr High School students dismissed, and at 1:30 p.m. Elementary bus riders will be dismissed. UPCOMING EVENTS The Western Brown Local Professional Development Commission (LPDC) will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 24 at the Western Brown District Office. Applications for a qualified candidate for the position of Superintendent for Western Brown Local School District will be accepted until January 24, 2011, interview begin on Feb. 7. For more information call Mr. James V. Frazier, (937) 3786118. The Brown County agricultural Society will hold a Senior Fair Board meeting on Tuesday. February 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s Chapel Hall will hold a blood pressure screening and the library will be available as will Cindy Cales, OSU Extension. Brown County Hospital Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling Teri Baumann (937) 378-7712. Applications for the Contemporary Heart of Brown County Award are now being accepted by the Brown County Hospital Foundation Gala. Applications must be received no later than Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. For details (937) 378-7712 or 1-800 866-0657, ext. 7712. Harvest Pointe Christian Church will be traveling to Haiti with Lifeline Christian Mission taking clothing and shoes for children ages 8 to small adult teens. Donations can be dropped at Trester Used Auto Parts in Milford. Contact Rosa Miller for more information at (513) 831 9141. Brown County Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the executive conference room of the hospital. The Brown County Chamber of Commerce Drucker Award ceremony will be held at the Georgetown Church of Christ at 8 a.m. on Jan. 31. The award is presented annually to a county business and is named in honor of Peter F. Drucker. For details call (937) 378-4784/ Western Brown Local The Professional Development Commission will meet on Monday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Western Brown District Office. ONGOING EVENTS The Brown County Historical Society now has available a newly published book about one-room schools of the past century. To purchase a copy of the book call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday, all year. Meetings are held at the conservation district office in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424. Statewide deer archery season began Sept. 25 and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is contained in the 2010-2011 Ohio Hunting Regulations that is available where licenses are sold or may be viewed online at Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through

the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit Funds totaling nearly $18,000 are currently unclaimed by Brown County residents, according to the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office in Georgetown. There is a list posted in the Brown County Treasurer's Office in the Brown County Administration Building at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, of those who are owed money by the county. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining EHEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated.


Ripley Community Food Pantry, housed in the downstairs of First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry St., Ripley, needs help in replenishing its supply of food to help needy people in the Ripley community. Anyone desiring to help or obtain further information may contact Nathan Poff at (937) 392-4869 or Cecil and Shirley Black at (937) 3924897. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1866-867-6892. The free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings are offered by the South Central Ohio Education and Test Center in coordination with BCHD. 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. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularlyscheduled 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.




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and cons of the options.Changes with AgeSome inherited medical problems take their greatest tolls as dogs reach the senior years, especially if they have not been previously treated. Some common ones are: 1. Hip dysplasia that may not have bothered the dog noticeably in younger years now may bring some bad days. Depending on the dog’s age and other factors, medication will likely help and surgery may be an option. You can restructure the dog’s environment and daily routine to eliminate the need to walk on slick floors, jump up to vehicles or furniture, or climb any substantial number of steps. 2. Other orthopedic problems due to orthopedic defects, injuries or osteoarthritis may require similar measures to those needed for hip dysplasia. Work closely with your veterinarian to learn and stay current on just what movements are healthy for your dog and what movements are not. 3. Hypothyroidism undetected in younger years can cause serious problems in the geriatric dog. When in doubt, this is one blood test you want. Thyroid medication is a safe treatment with extremely gratifying benefits for those dogs who need it. 4. Senior dogs are the most prone dogs to cancers, so have any lumps or other symptoms checked promptly Many cancers can be cured if caught early and in most cases you can at least have some good time with the dog to say a loving good-bye. Sometimes treatment can provide a normal lifespan or nearly so. Usually there are ways to relieve pain and other symptoms at least for awhile Normal Aging Old age is not a disease (cliché from vet school), and any change needs to be checked. Most things can be helped, at least to the extent of making the dog more comfortable and sometimes a great deal more than that. Some things can be completely cured. Some dogs get cognitive dysfunction, evidenced by mental confusion. This could be compared to changes that happen in some humans. In dogs as in people, it doesn’t happen to all of them. For those who do experience it, medication can help. Some degree of change in housetraining is normal with aging, too, for a variety of reasons. The dog with cognitive dysfunction may get confused about housetraining. Medication may help. The dog with orthopedic problems may find the elimination posture painful and put it off until control is lost and the dog has an accident. It may also be too painful for the dog to make the trip outside. Medication often helps these dogs. You may need to modify how the dog gets to the elimination area to make it less painful (or ideally not painful at all). Changes in the kidneys, liver, and other organs as well as medications needed by the dog can shorten the length of time the dog can hold bowels and bladder. Never blame a

senior dog for housetraining accidents. N e v e r expect that because a dog could hold it a certain number of hours in past years, the dog can do it for life. People change with age in these same ways. Senior dogs need and deserve extra care for their elimination needs. The necessary adjustments may be simple once the problem is identified. Coping SkillsSenior dogs can keep learning, and they love to learn! Many of them are the smartest dogs on earth, Teach your senior dog signals if the dog’s vision is still good. This will serve as a back-up if hearing fails, which it often does. Signals are fun for dogs and are a more natural language for them than words. Hearing loss can be moderate or profound. Grooming will help your dog cope with loss of vision as well as hearing. Handling your dog gently and thoroughly every day will give you a language of touch together. Your touch will help guide your dog. Also during these daily sessions you check your dog for any body changes, keep skin and coat in top health, and keep your relationship with your dog close and loving. Grooming done every day won’t hurt, because the dog won’t have tangles. Start this as early in your dog’s life as possible. Teach your senior dog composure, with Stay and Settle exercises (Downs without Sits— Sits can hurt) and training that gives the dog safer targets for human affection than jumping up. It’s quite simple to teach a dog to go to

people’s knees for petting, by putting your hands at your knees when you call your dog, and instructing everyone else who pets the dog to do the same. If your dog needs help getting up or walking now and then, there are various devices available. A simple one when only moderate help is needed is a padded nylon chest harness. This must be a nonrestrictive harness, NOT a harness designed to prevent a dog from pulling on leash. Work closely with your veterinarian when your dog is on a special diet for a medical condition. Your veterinarian needs to know if the dog won’t eat the food or has other problems with it. The dog’s weight needs to be checked and regularly noted in a medical log. Every single bite that goes into your dog’s mouth is part of the dog’s “diet,” so be sure not to ruin the benefits of a special diet with off-plan dog treats or people food. Saying Good-Bye There is no good day to lose a good dog, but time to say a loving good-bye is a blessing. Try to make the decision the dog would want, if the dog could know what you know. That leads to the best decisions in these matters. Think carefully about the timing of a new dog. Ending your senior dog’s life happily is top priority. Some older dogs will enjoy the company of a dog a few years younger or a pup, while others would hate it. You don’t want the care of the senior to keep you from doing a good job of training the newbie, or the training of the newbie to keep you from giving the senior the good care so richly


deserved. If at all possible, try to avoid getting your dogs too close together in age. Losing them close together is even harder on you. Be kind to yourself when you lose your senior dog, and seek the company of people who understand this kind of loss. At All creatures, January is senior pet month and February is pet dental month. We celebrate these events at All Creatures with 2 special offers which will save you money on your pet’s dental and preventative health care. We have some great preventative care packages geared towards geriatric dogs and cats to screen for problems and prevent medical issues this month. Our dental packages range from$ 99-149 and our geriatric care package is $199. Both packages are discounted to save you money on providing the best care for your four legged family member. Our geriatric package includes an office call examination, X-rays of chest and abdomen, an Ekg screening, and a complete blood panel (including testing all liver and kidney enzymes, thyroid, complete blood count, and urinalysis) Most of all cherish your dog’s senior years. They pass too quickly, and they are wonderful times. Senior dogs are the best. It’s the time in a dog’s life when the love ripens, the intelligence blossoms, and you have the companionship of a wonderful friend. Make every day count. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.


them well a n d happy for as long as possible. The age your dog hits senior status varies by breed and other factors, so

BY DR. DAN MEAKIN Senior dogs are the best patients we see. They know you well, you know them well, they are smart and seasoned and worth their weight in gold. They’re also worth special care to keep




Senior dogs are the best patients at the veterinarian’s office

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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED DUPLEX FOR rent, all utilities. 513-724-0030. EXCEPTIONAL WINTER SPECIAL Efficiency & 1 bedroom Nice Quiet Area Lots of Storage Energy Efficient Don’t Miss This Deal $$$ 513-724-3951 FAYETTEVILLE - Like new 2br duplex, CA, heat pump, washer/dryer hookup, storage bldg. Next to village park. $625 w/deposit & references. Call 513-875-2999. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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GEORGETOWN: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All utilities included. Starting at $445 month. Daytime 2ND STORY 2br, Sar- 937-378-6146, evenings dinia, $300/mo, $350/dep. 513-752-6549. Electric efficient heat, GEORGETOWN: 2BR 937-587-2230 upstairs apartment, heat, electric & water included, ACCEPTING APPLI- no pets, $545/mo. DayCATIONS for 1, 2 & time call 937-378-6146, 3br, Equal Opportunity evenings call Housing, apply at Forest 513-752-6549. Glade Apartments, 9001 MT. ORAB Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouse Starts at $565.00 BATAVIA: 2BR, With discount. $525/MO., $300 deposit, Visit our website: quiet family friendly, new carpet, central a/c, eat-in or call 513-532-5291 or equipped kitchen, laun937-515-3092 dry, balcony. Off-street Ask about our student, senior parking. 513-561-4014. & other discounts

LET US HELP YOU RING IN THE NEW YEAR With a new apartment. We are accepting applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments at 401 Marshall Ave. Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Apply at: 610 Markley Ave. Georgetown, OH 45121 Or call for details at: 937-378-6460 Stove, Refrigerator, and on-site Laundry Possibility of Rental Assistance Equal Housing Opportunity TDD # 419-526-0466 “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider, and Employer”

LYTLE TRACE Apartments, Williamsburg, OH. Unfurnished, age 62+, 1br, secure building, utilities included, rent subsidized, laundry room, community room, library, cozy living. Call 513-724-3358.

MT. ORAB - 1br apartment at $495/mo. You pay NO utilities. 937-444-4168 or 513-739-5550.

MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-616-6817 or 513-504-3368.

“FOR RENT AT LAKE WAYNOKA” 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 sq. ft. house w/2-car attached garage for rent. A handsome brick cape cod that’s never been lived in with all new appliances and high efficiency furnace. Lake Waynoka has more recreational facilities and gated security than any community east of Cincinnati. Reasonable rent includes all recreational fees except $10 per person. Call owner at 513-576-6166.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED NEW SARDINIA Apartment for Rent: 2br w/refrigerator, stove, & dishwasher, $500/mo. Finished in 2010 & located behind Sardinia Concrete. Includes water, sewer & garbage. Call 937-444-2988 or stop by Paul Hall & Associates in Mt. Orab for an application. NOW ACCEPTING Applications at: Lillian Rose Garden Apartments 679 S. Main Street Georgetown, Ohio 45121 937-378-1511 Designated for 62 years of age or older, handicap/disabled regardless of age. One-bedroom apartments w/appliances furnished. On-site laundry facility. Call for details or pick up an application at the rental office. Rental assistance available. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD # 419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.”

NOW RENTING Hamant Villa Apartments, Mt. Orab, mature living, 1-story, W/D hookup, call for move-in special. 513-724-2841 or 513-313-8262.

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

SARDINIA - 3br, central a/c, no smoking, no dogs! $550/mo. plus deposit. Some utilities paid. 513-309-4319.

TAKING APPLICATIONS for 2br, 1ba apartment, quiet dead-end street in Mt. Orab village, washer/dryer hookup, personal yard space, $550/mo. plus deposit, no pets. 513-313-5553.

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YOU LOOKING for a new place? Don’t look to far, we have what you’re looking for. We are accepting applications for 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments right here in Georgetown at Markley Square Apartments. Stove, refrigerator & on-site laundry. Rent is based on income TDD# 419-526-0466 Equal Housing Opportunity 610 Markley Ave. Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Or call 937-378-6460 “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider, and Employer”

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FOR RENT Lake Lorelei, beautiful lake view from 3br, 2ba manufactured home on 1-acre w/oversized detached garage, WBFP, master suite w/Jacuzzi tub, laminate flooring, $695/mo., deposit & references required. Dennis Wright 937-213-2060. LEASE-OPTION TO purchase. Lake Waynoka, 3br, 2ba, all amenities. Please call 513-502-0441. SARDINIA 3br, $550/mo., 2br, $450/mo., no smoking, no dogs! plus deposit. 513-309-4319. WILLIAMSBURG: 3BR, 2-FULL baths w/A/C, laundry room, no pets, $700/mo. plus deposit. 513-724-7842.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BR MOBILE home on Hamer Rd., forced air electric heat, $450/mo. plus one month’s deposit required. No pets. 513-724-0031. 3BR DOUBLEWIDE mobile, 2-full baths, all electric, refrigerator & stove, 2-car detached garage, $725/mo. & deposit, 937-446-4677. Renter is responsible for all utilities.

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

Asking $199,500 Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available)

506 - CLEANING PROFESSIONAL HOUSEKEEPING Residential/Commercial Honest, reliable, great low rates, we serve all areas. GREAT SPECIALS, DON’T WAIT! 513-824-9104 RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just needing some spring cleaning, great rates, and even better references. Call for a quote, or for more information. 513-255-4342.

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


BED QUEEN pillowtop 3BR, 2BA, 1-acre lot, mattress set, new, in plasstorage shed, no pets, tic, $165. 859-250-2553, good credit, $500/mo. can deliver. plus deposit. 607 - FIREWOOD 937-444-3701. ALL HARDWOOD fire4BR MOBILE HOME on 2 acres w/access to a fish stocked pond, $650/mo. 513-967-6856. CLEAN 2BR on 1-acre, all electric, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, located between Decatur & Aberdeen. $425/mo. includes water, $425/dep. 937-378-6827.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.



wood, split & delivered, full cord $120, half cord $70, multi-cord discount, custom orders welcomed. 937-618-0536. SEASONED & Split mixed hardwood, $80 full-size pickup truckload, thrown in & thrown out, will deliver in area between Mt. Orab & Felicity & Amelia & Georgetown. 937-379-5071 or 937-670-0307. SEASONED HARDWOOD Firewood - You pick up or we’ll deliver. Call 513-305-0628.


YEAR-ROUND HAY & WANTED - Farm ground eggs at big pink barn. to rent for 2011 season & Square & round, can debeyond. Call Jeff at liver. Do mowing, field 937-213-3909. planting, custom baling. 400 - HOUSES FOR SALE 937-444-2694. 3BR (POSSIBLY 5), 611 - WANTED TO BUY 2ba, 5yr. old stick frame CASH PAID TODAY house w/basement. Looking for 5-acres, 2-car attached gafurniture - antiques - gold rage, 24x28 detached gasilver - tools - game rage. Close to 32. New systems - sports - records carpet, paint throughout, coins - more! asking $149,900. “Almost Anything” 937-446-4129. 937-378-1819 513-348-5870 CUSTOM BUILT full brick ranch for sale in Lake Waynoka, 3br, 2ba, INDIAN ARTIFACTS, $139,900. 937-446-4157. old indian beadwork, Navajo rugs, antique knives, FARM swords, old guns and esWITH nice 1.5 story tates. One call, buys it all older home 937-695-0755 evenings. w/basement, 3 car 613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with AKC REGISTERED large rock lined creek Toy Rat Terriers, 3-feand woods, great for males, 2-males, Saddle hunting or farming, Back Tri Color, Sire & more or less acreage Dam on premises, born available, Bethel New Feb. 28th. Need homes Hope Rd., 1 mi. from now, $150/ea. w/regisClermont County line, tered papers. Western Brown but 513-575-0671. close enough for Bethel. BLACK LAB mix pupAsking $215,000 pies, FREE to a good home, 10wks. old, 1st 513-734-6349 or shots, wormed, 3-males 937-444-6925 Dan available, Sardinia. (May also sell for less 937-892-0264 or with fewer acres) 239-292-2862. POSSIBLE LAND 614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK CONTRACT - 3br, 1-ba newly remodeled home, 2-3 YR old goats; Pure$49,000. 937-446-4129, bred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr call for details. old Doe Bred to Freshen in June. Yearling Doe RIVERFRONT PROP- open, born June 11, 2006. ERTY, 1.35 acres, 165ft. Call after 5pm for prices. river frontage, large brick Interested calls only, 1-story w/full basement in please. Call Aberdeen, $90,000. Call 937-764-1260. 937-378-4544 or 937-373-4883. FREE PUPPIES, COON & Lab mix. Also, 403- MOBILE HOMES hay for sale, square & FOR SALE round bales, orchard 2007 DOUBLEWIDE, grass mixed, clover & or3br, 2ba, spacious living chard grass. room, large country 937-444-4137. kitchen, utility room, all appliances stay. Located 615 - MISC. FOR SALE in East Fork Crossing, 55 GALLON plastic barBatavia. Can be relocated rels. 513-876-3334. or remain on rental lot. 937-515-1408. FORD PARTS, motors, 3BR, 1994 mobile home transmission. For sale, in Mt. Orab village, lumber from 1830’s $7,000/cash OBO, not for home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. rent. 513-313-5553.

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 FULL SIZE electric fireplace insert, new still in box, paid $500, sell $200; TV stand, solid cherry, heavy solid wood, holds up to 42”, $100; Trampoline used twice, heavy duty, paid $325, sell $175; 35’ Terry Camper, good shape, $1200; 1-male, 2-female Chihuahuas, Free to good home! 937-695-1237.

Georgetown Baptist Church welcomes Evangelist Steve Hale Jan. 16-19 The congregation of the Georgetown Baptist Church and Pastor Cliff Myers are excited to announce a ‘Winning for Christ Crusade’ with Evangelist Steve Hale beginning on Sunday, Jan. 16 through Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Sunday morning service will begin at 11 a.m. and each evening service will begin at 7 p.m. Steve comes to Georgetown with ‘A Timeless Message for Times Like These...Giving You Future Hope.’ From the back roads of rural America to the nation's concrete metropolitan jungles, since 1979 Dr. Steve Hale has been recognized as one of Southern Baptist's most effective evangelists. Growing up in western

Kentucky, Dr. Hale graduated from Murray State University with a degree in journalism and completed his Master's of Divinity at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After spending 13 years in Evansville, Indiana as the state's only resident Southern Baptist evangelist, Dr. Johnny Hunt invited Steve to re-locate and base his ministry out of the dynamic First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. Throughout his ministry, Dr. Hale has been invited to preach on the program of state evangelism conferences and the Southern Baptist Pastor's Conference. He was also honored to preach Southwestern

Seminary's campus revival. Being the world's largest theological institution, then president Dr. Ken Hemphill said, "God has gifted Steve with penetrating insight into the needs of the church and exceptional preaching ability. We experienced a marvelous manifestation of God's power when Steve preached our seminary revival." In 2007, Dr. Hale wrote and published his first book, Truth Decay, which has received outstanding reviews. Having served as national president for the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, Dr. Hale's deep concern is for reaching a culture in which 75 percent of adults deny the existence of absolute truth and for



3BR HOUSE, garage, Sardinia area, available 1st of January, $650/mo., $650/dep. 513-313-3446.


Submitted Photo Evangelist Steve Hale seeing the Church in America restored to its first love, Jesus Christ. Georgetown Baptist Church is located at 794 South Main Street, Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-3587.


701 - LOST AND FOUND LOST! TRI-COLORED Walker coonhound, male. REWARD for information leading to recovery of pet. Missing since mid-December from St. Martins area. 513-875-2727.



• #1250321 •Sardinia • Check out this recently renovated 3 or Bedroom 2 story house, new floors, new electric, new plumbing, appliances include oven/range, microwave, washer and dryer, apple and pear trees, grape arbor, 10x19 detached garage, 10x17 storage shed and 12x12 workshop, great location with quick access to SR 32, all of this for a great price!! Asking $52,500



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

• #1247896 - Sardinia REDU • 3 Bedroom, 1 full bath CED ranch home on 1 acre of ground, updated bathroom, corner lot, workshop and utility bldg, needs some TLC, quick access to SR 32, lot of potential, great price, sold As-Is. Asking $29,900 • #1246192 - Sardinia • 3 Bedroom, 1 full bath Cape cod, full basement, many updates including new HVAC and new roof. 2 car detached garage, blacktop driveway, all appliances stay, including washer and dryer, hardwood floors, oak kitchen cabinets, public water and sewer, ready to move-in. Asking $74,900

1995 BLAZER SL, 4x4, V6, 4dr., 114K, good tires, runs good, auto, AC, $3000 OBO. 1998 Mustang, RWD, V6, rear spoiler, door decal, wide track tires, 96K, auto, 2dr., AC, remote start, $3700 OBO. 1999 Camaro SS, 5.7, convertible, wide track, ram air, AC, auto, monsoon stereo, 6CD player, garage kept, 27,500/miles, $16,000 OBO. 9am-9pm, 937-377-2955.

• #1245506 Georgetown • Large 4 Bedroom brick house with full basement, located in desirable Georgetown neighborhood, hardwood floors, brick fireplace, attractive foyer, finished basement, high quality construction, including 2x6 exterior walls, 2 car attached garage plus a detached matching brick garage, one year home warranty included. Asking $219,000 • #1242480 – Sardinia • Brick Ranch offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths on 1.11 +/- acres, like new inside with complete renovation in 2000. Above ground pool, 2 car detached garage w/breezeway, covered front porch. 1 year home warranty included. Don't miss out on this one!!! Asking $98,500

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

• #1238401 – Winchester (Eastern Schools) • Stunning 4 Bedroom, 2-1/2 bath custom built home on 2.91 acre, all brick with coined corners, hardwood floors, 2x6 exterior walls, hickory cabinets, heat pump w/central air, 6 panel oak doors, partially finished basement, absolute must see!! Asking $198,500


• #1231944 – Mt Orab • Fabulous 3 Bedroom, 3 full bath 2 story home with high quality finished basement, located in Beacon Hill’s desirable neighborhood, 3 car attached garage, nicely landscaped, excellent kitchen including all appliances, hardwood floors, formal dining room, study/den on first level, one year home warranty included. $221,900



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


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1238260- Williamsburg- Natural elegance is this full brick w/cathedral & beamed ceilings. Covered back deck.Open, airy, floor plan. Gas log FP,beautifully landscaped. privacy. Coy pond nestled in secluded private setting. Det. ovsz gar w/3rd door on rear. $149,900

1239625- Williamsburg- 4 BD, 2-1/2 BA. Stunning Custom built 2 story hm w/full fin. walk-out bsmt. Hrdwd. floors in lavish mstr. BR suite. Fully equipped Kitchen, formal DR, Tiered decking to rolling fully fenced back yd. 1/2 court basketball area. Wrap around porch. Manicured yard. $189,900

1226919 - Mt. Orab - 3BD, 1BA on 1/2 Acre Lot that is beautifully landscaped. Updated and affordable, low maintence home located at the edge of the Beacon Hill sub-divison. Brand New Furnance and A/C Absolutely ready to move into. An in-ground pool. Storage shed for your mower. $149,900

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


1250495- Georgetown - Custom built home fully torn down to studs. This beauty boasts 18'ceramic tile flrs.10yr.warr. Carpet, new kit. (beautiful cherry cabinets). Marble sills, walk-out to landscaped deck/patio w/Pergula. 4 car drive-thru garage. Addt'l workshop. $149,255


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White Oak Valley-Western Brown Schools - Do not hesitate or you will miss out on the bargain of the day. Solidly built 2 BR home in move-in condition. 30x50barn. Both house and barn need exterior touch-ups. 2 acre tract. $39,900

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

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

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

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

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



1191747- Hamersville - Turn Key operation w/Separate 3 BR house on 0.73 ac. Well known Dairy Bar in impeccable condition located in the heart of town. Water & sewer metered separately. Plenty of storage. Strong financials. Will train new owner. House New Roof '08. $299,900

90 Douglas Lane, Georgetown - 3 BD 2BA. Exquisite Dale Bonar Built full brick home. Custom crown molding thru-out, 9' ceilings, spacious counter space. Transomein Guest Bath. Large Bed Rms. Covered Front & Back Porches. Private Back Yard. $149,000

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


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

1242936- Mt. Orab - Must See! Affordable Town Property. 3BD, 2BA. Public water & sewer. Brand new paint, flooring & furnace. Spiral staircase to upstairs bedroom. $45,000



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Brown County K-9 Renegades special awards The Brown County K-9 Renegades received special awards. Pictured left to right are Lara Staples - High Point Showmanship and MVP Award, Kayla Cady - Versatility Award and Sportsmanship Award, Amanda McQueary - High Point You and Your Dog and Top Dog Award, Kayla Tomlin - High Point on Lead and Most Dependable Award, Shalane VanWinkle - Helping Paw Award, not pictured, Molly Paz - High Point Off Lead, Sidney Swisher, Rising Star Award, and Ethan Battson - Rising Star Award.

Farm Service Agency disaster program sign-ups have begun State Executive Director for the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA), Steve Maurer announced that the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program sign-up began on Jan. 10, 2011 and end July 29, 2011. SURE is a disaster program that provides assistance to farmers and producers who have experi-

enced losses caused by natural disasters. “Natural disasters can turn what would be a profitable crop year into a year of hardship and financial loss,” said Maurer. “The SURE program is part of the ‘safety net’ that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers when disaster strikes,” Maurer said.

Nominations sought for Contemporary ‘Heart of Brown County Award’ Nominations are being accepted for the Contemporary Heart of Brown County Award. Applications must be received no later than Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Nominations must include nominee name, reason for nomination, your name and phone number. Persons working for Brown County Regional Health Care and Brown County General

Hospital (BCGH) Foundation members are excluded from the Contemporary Award nominations. Please return all applications to BCGH Foundation 425 Home Street Georgetown, Oh. 45121 or For more information call BCGH Foundation at (937) 3787712 or 1 (800) 866-0657, etx. 7712

For information on the 2009 SURE program eligibility requirements visit your local FSA office. Additional information regarding the SURE program is also located at:



St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be holding a Quarter Auction on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Altar Society and will benefit the building fund of the church. The St. Mary’s Youth Group will be offering refreshments for sale to benefit a youth trip to NCYC next year. Donations of new, unused items are being accepted until Jan. 25, 2011. The church is located at 3398 state Route 125, Bethel. Please call Rita O’Toole at (513) 604-1977 for more information.

BCGH Auxiliary holds uniform sale The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will be conducting a Uniform Sale in the hospital’s Main Hallway on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of great styles and colors and some great sale prices provided by Life Uniform. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted. The public is invited to attend. A percentage from the sale will assist the Auxiliary in its fundraising efforts.

Mt. Nebo UMC ladies to host ‘The Race of Faith’ retreat The women of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church will host “The Race of Faith” a one-day retreat for women of all denominations and faith walks on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The retreat is located at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church 11693 State Route 774 Bethel. Retreat is facilitated by Pass It On Ministries, http://www.passitonmin- Cost is $10 and includes conference material, breakfast and lunch. Childcare will not be available. To register call Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, 11693 State Route 774, Bethel, OH 45106 Questions? Call Pastor Susan Davidson at (937) 379-1225 or church number at (937) 379-1225.


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