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Golden Years celebrate birthdays



Members of the Golden Years Adult Activity Center celebrated April Birthdays at the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet. Shown in no particular order, are Bonnie Bowling, Debi Carrington, Everett Rand, Jackie Jones, David Gaskins, Diane Parker, Dorothy Williams, Teresa Jones, Marilyn Williams, Diana Stamper, and Dorothy Current. For more information on the Golden Years Activity Center, contact Teresa Jones at (937)378-6041 ext. 255 or Debi Carrington at (937) 378-6041 ext. 258.

The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program set One of the least addressed concerns in our society is grief, the normal and natural reaction to loss. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program, based on The Grief Recovery Handbook, will guide those who wish to resolve their loss issues and move beyond their grief to a richer quality of life. The program will be held on Monday afternoons

from 1-3 p.m. from June 2nd – August 18th at St. George located at 501 E. State Street, Georgetown. Space is limited so preregistration is required. For more information, or to sign up for the group, contact: Mike Strick at (513) 786-3743 or mike.strick@crossroads or go to

The Georgetown Fire and EMS Departments will be hosting a BBQ Dinner and Open House on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 4 - 8 p.m. The Fire House will be open for tours and we will have the Kids Fire Safety Fun House as well for the little ones to enjoy! The dinner menu will include Smoked Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken, plus a choice of 2 sides which include bbq beans, slaw, chips, a dessert, and tea or lemonade for only $7.00 donation per plate. Carry-out will be available. Food prepared by BIG “E” BBQ Like them on Facebook

@ /GeorgetownFire.EMS Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the department. Thanks for your support!

Fundraiser, Open House set at G’town Fire/EMS

Seniors to meet

The Brown County Senior Citizens Club will meet on Wednesday May 28th at l2 noon at the ABCAP Building in Georgetown. Potluck luncheon at l2 noon will be followed by Sarah Schneider from OVM presenting a program on Fall Prevention. All are welcome to attend


In John 7 Jesus is talking DR. about His actual brothers, not CHARLES His disciples. He had half brothers; Joseph and Mary had SMITH children after Jesus was born. MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Verse 3 tells us: “His brethren WWW.BBMTORAB.COM therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the is the water! Look at verses 37works that thou doest.” His half 38: “In the last day, that great brothers are actually named in day of the feast, Jesus stood Matthew 13:55 and in verse 56 and cried, saying, If any man it says that He has sisters also. thirst, let him come unto me, The Bible does not tell how and drink. He that believeth on many children Joseph and me, as the scripture hath said, Mary had after Jesus was born out of his belly shall flow rivers but, Jesus was the only one of living water.” How can born of Mary while she was yet rivers of living water flow out a virgin. Here in John 7 His of His belly? How can that be? brothers are talking about His You might think that that does disciples. There are 2 different not make sense. Well, you have groups of people in this verse. to watch what the Bible tells us Now look what Jesus tells His so that you can understand brothers in verse 6: “...My time what it is talking about. Look at is not yet come: but your time verse 39: “(But this spake he of is alway ready.” He was telling the Spirit, which they that them that the time for Him to believe on him should receive: go to the cross and die was not for the Holy Ghost was not yet here yet, it was a set time, but given; because that Jesus was their time to die could come at not yet glorified.)” Jesus first any time. They did not have an of all had to die on the cross, be exact time set to die and neither put in the tomb, resurrect, and do you. He goes on to say in then receive His glorified body verse 7: “The world cannot before the Holy Ghost could be hate you; but me it hateth, given. In John 14:16-17: “And because I testify of it, that the I will pray the Father, and he works thereof are evil.” Do you shall give you another know why the world could not Comforter, that he may abide hate them? It is because the with you for ever; Even the world cannot hate itself and at Spirit of truth...” In verse 26 of that time they were not saved. John 14 states: “But the They were of the world Comforter, which is the Holy because verse 5 tells us: “For Ghost...” so verse 38 of John 7 neither did his brethren believe is a prophecy of the coming of in him.” Can you imagine the Holy Ghost! Today the growing up with Jesus, eating Holy Ghost is not still coming; at the same table with Him, He is already here! In fact, if working around the house with you have sincerely asked Jesus Him, being related to Him, and to forgive your sins and come still not really knowing Him? into your heart and save your They did not know at this time soul, you have the Holy Ghost that He was the Lord! In verse in you! Verse 17 of John 14 8 He told them: “Go ye up unto tells us: “...for he dwelleth with this feast: I go not up yet unto you, and shall be in you.” If this feast: for my time is not yet you do not have the Holy full come.” Did Jesus love His Ghost in your life you are not own brothers? Yes, He did, saved! Romans 8:9 clearly very much, but He did not love states: “...Now if any man have them any more than He loves not the Spirit of Christ, he is you! In Matthew 12:48-50 He none of his.” However, you can said: “...Who is my mother? have the Holy Spirit in you, but and who are my brethren? And He will not manifest Himself he stretched forth his hand anymore than you will allow. toward his disciples, and said, Ephesians 4:30 tells us not to Behold my mother and my grieve the Holy Spirit! How brethren! For whosoever shall much the Holy Spirit manifests do the will of my Father which Himself in us is really up to us. is in heaven, the same is my Think about that! brother, and sister, and mother.” Jesus is not like us. He is Bible Baptist Church God! He loves the whole world Mt. Orab equally! But what I want to (937) 444-2493 really show you in this chapter

Retirees set to meet

BCGH retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at Lake Manor in Mt. Orab on Tuesday, May 27 at 9 a.m.

Older Americans Month proclaimed


Ohio is home to more than 2.3 million adults age 60 and older and each May is celebrated nationwide as Older Americans Month. In observance of Older Americans Month, representatives from the AAA7 and Brown County Senior Citizens Council recently visited the Brown County Commissioners Office in Georgetown, where a proclamation for Older Americans Month was signed by the Commissioners for this special observation. Pictured at the proclamation signing were, left to right, Brown County Commissioner Barry Woodruff; Mary Ann Jones with the Area Agency on Aging District 7; Sue Brooks-Lang with the Brown County Senior Citizens Council; Jenni Dovyak-Lewis with the Area Agency on Aging District 7; and Brown County Commissioner Daryll Gray. For more information about long-term care home and community-based options in your community, or to schedule an inhome assessment at no cost to discuss these options more, call the AAA7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277.

OBITUARIES Robert Penrose Barber, 84

Robert Penrose Barber, 84 of Georgetown, Oh., and formerly of Felicity, Oh., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Mr. Barber was born March 12, 1930 in Felicity, the son of the late Dr. Cecil F. and Gladys (Penrose) Barber. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one son – Anthony Barber and one sister – Marilyn Eich. He attended the Felicity Franklin School through the 6th grade and the “war years” were spent at Ohio Military Academy in College Hill while his father was a medical officer in the U.S. Army. He then returned to finish his high school years in Felicity. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and became an official naval photographer. After completing his service obligation, he attended Rochester General Hospital where he received a degree in medical photography and was employed by the Decatur and Macon County Hospital in Decatur, Ill., as their staff photographer. He received a Master degree in biological sciences from the University of Illinois Graduate School in Champaign Urbana, Illinois in 1968. He transferred after two years to the University of Illinois Circle campus in Chicago where he pursued an additional Master Degree in neurology. In 1970, he was asked to join a new group of research scientists at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Cal. He remained at this endeavor for the next thirty-five years until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Barber is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years – Joyce (Weber) Barber; one daughter – Rebecca Barber of Georgetown, two granddaughters – Jennifer and Rachel – both of California; three great granddaughters and two brothers – Donald Barber of Ft. Lauderdale, Flor., and Stephen Barber of Pompano Beach, Flor. Following cremation, a memorial service has been set at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, where Gary Brose will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Tommie K. Slack, 60

Tommie K. Slack, 60, Seaman, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. Tommie was born in Georgetown, on January 26, 1954. He was born the son of the late James and Emma (Hauck) Slack. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, James E. Slack. He leaves behind a son, Travis Slack, Batavia and three grandchildren, brothers John Slack, Gilbert Slack, Terry Slack and sister, Bonnie Allen. Cremation is to take place with no services scheduled at this time. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Peebles, served the family.

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Virginia Bell Germann, 90

Virginia Bell Germann, 90 of Ripley, died Monday, May 19, 2014. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Church in Ripley. Mrs. Germann was born March 22, 1924 in Georgetown, the daughter of the late William G. and Anna L. (Downing) Rice. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard T. Germann, Sr.; three sisters – Clara Edith Lewis, Rosalee Purdin and Elizabeth Vaughn; one brother – Hubert J. Rice and one son-in-law – Paul Hauke. Mrs. Germann is survived by three daughters – Angela C. Hauke , Vivian L. Armour and husband Bobby and Kathleen I. Plymesser and husband Miles, all of Ripley; three sons – Leonard T. Germann, Jr. and wife Sandra of Higginsport, Ohio, Leslie C. Germann and wife Patricia of Batavia, Ohio and Jerome L. Germann and wife Denise of Aberdeen, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial has been set at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at St. Michael Church in Ripley, where Rev. Dohrman Byers will be the Celebrant. Visitation has been set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: St. Michael Church, 16 North 4th Street Ripley, Ohio 45167. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Dale Burton, 69

Dale Burton, 69 of Russellville, Oh., passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was born July 16, 1944 in Maysville, Ky., the son of the late Jesse Woodrow and Thelma (Russell) Burton. He retired from Hi-Way Paving as an operating engineer. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Ripley Church of Christ. Dale is survived by his wife Millie Burton of Russellville, 1 son; J.D. Burton and Erica of Russellville, 4 daughters; Shawna McKinley and husband Tim of New Hope, Stacey Cochran and husband Marion of Georgetown, Rachel Frebis and husband David of Ash Ridge, Betsy Nesbitt and husband Jamie of Cherry Fork, 1 sister; Rosa Burton of Ripley, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral Services have been set for Saturday May 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with John Neu officiating. Burial will follow at the Ash Ridge Cemetery with graveside military services by the Walter-Miller American Legion Post #394. Visitation will be held Friday May 23, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hoxworth Blood Center, Ripley Church of Christ or the Clermont Mercy Hospital. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Gay "Briar Hopper" (nee Stacy) Ingram, 77

Gay "Briar Hopper" (nee Stacy) Ingram, 77, Monroe Township, passed away Tuesday May 20, 2014. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late James Michael Ingram. Devoted and loving mother of Jamie and Teresa Ingram, proud grandmother of Alexis Ingram, Stacy Louiso and Michelle Manning. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as her 2 prized dogs Maggie and Ollie. Preceded in death by her parents, Arthur "Red" Stacy and Marie Nipper Stacy, and brother, Ronnie Stacy. With the help of her late husband Jim, Gay owned and ran Valley Gem Marina floating restaurant in Ripley from 1990-2009. She was an animal lover, avid gardener and life-long Reds fan, keeping her own records of wins and losses at a very young age. She put her family's needs above her own and was extremely devoted to their happiness, as well as spoiling her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Visitation has been set at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home 177 West Main St. (St. Rt. 125), Amelia, Saturday May 24, 2014 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment has been set at Monroe Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a local animal shelter of your choice. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.





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