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Ripley Council moves on cleaning up village Issue 42, Volume 127

BY Martha Jacob

Ripley Village Council met in regular session on Oct. 11 before a full council and wasted no time getting down to business and heard comments from local resident Judith Gray regarding a house next door to her and the sidewalk in front of it. “About 10 years ago the village went through and replaced all the sidewalks according to an ordinance,” said Village Administrator Pete Renshaw, “people could pay for it or they could have it assessed on their taxes, which is normal. Apparently the house next door to Ms. Gray got skipped. It’s also been empty since 2006.” Renshaw said that since that time it has remained empty and there is no one to contact who owns it because the house is now owned by Wells Fargo Bank, which is why the property sidewalk

repair has not been taken care of. Renshaw said he would look into what is necessary to get the sidewalk fixed, which could be repaired by spring next year. He added that he would be checking other properties with the same problem, and do them all at the same time. Several other members of the community also attended the meeting to further discuss issues that needed to be taken care of in the village regarding old cars, rubbish and litter in the village. The group was told that things are getting done in the village; it will just take a while to get accomplished. Ripley Mayor Tom Leonard told council that he was currently working with a grocery store owner out of Kentucky and was hopeful they will come into the Village of Ripley and build a grocery store which is desperately needed.

Ripley residents to vote on fire protection levy BY Martha Jacob

Voters in the Village of Ripley will be voting on an additional 2 mills levy for a continuing period of time on their Nov. 8 ballot which should generate about $329,000. According to Ripley Fire Chief Tony Pfeffer, the levy is needed for the purchase of replacements for aging equipment at the fire house. Pfeffer told Ripley Council in June of this year that a committee had been organized consisting of Ripley Mayor Tom Leonard, Pete Renshaw, administrator, Heather Hauke, fiscal officer and himself, for the purpose of deciding how much revenue was needed. “We needed to immediately replace 18 sets of turnout gear for our firefighters,” Pfeffer said, “That was absolutely necessary right away and we’ve been able to pay for them out of our budget. We needed things like new pants, coats and helmets. After 10 years, these turn-out gear sets have to be replaced and ours are much older. Each set cost $1,800, which included pants and a coat, but not the helmet. That

cost $33, 300, but we’re glad to have new ones.” Pfeffer said his department also needs to replace an old 1976 back-up ladder truck, a 1979 ladder truck, a 1979 mini-pumper and a 1981 hose tender. He added that he would like to replace the three vehicles with two newer pieces of apparatus for his department. He said the cost of a new mini pumper to replace the current one would be $125,000. A new engine would cost $375,000. Including the cost of replacing the turn-out gear, it would cost the department a total of $533,300. The fire department has been saving money for several years and to date, with what the village contributes, $288,000 has been saved through the last 16 years. Pfeffer said the levy would cost most Ripley residents between $28 to about $70 a year for the average homeowner. Pfeffer added that he hopes voters will pass this levy so that his department can be the best that it can be, and his firefighters will be safe.

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Bobby Cantrell, owner of the 1st Stop Marathon station in Ripley, is moving quickly on the construction of a new, better facility in the center of town. The new station, which will be approximately three times bigger than the old one is scheduled to open sometime in Jan. 2017.

The Ripley 1st Stop Marathon station owner, Bobby Cantrell, has torn down the old service station and begun building a new facility which will include not only gas, but a small deli which will provide some groceries for the community. “We anticipate the new 1st Stop opening its doors in

January and we are all excited about it.” Renshaw said, “This new place will be exactly like the station in Aberdeen, about three times as big as the old one. We’ve relocated some electric service lines and made our city workers available to help when they can, to move the project along.”

In other business at the meeting, Wendi Van Buren, with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry taught a pruning class at the city building and some of the village’s department workers and members of the Ripley Tree Committee attended the class. The group traveled to

the library to trim some trees. During Renshaw’s report, he told council that most of the pipe had arrived, most of the easements have been signed and construction is ready to begin on the raw water main well project. It will begin behind the high school, travel through two other properties, and go down beside Pond Drive into the property where the village owns into the treatment plant. “Unger Construction is doing the job and they will begin next week,” Renshaw said. “We anticipate the project taking a couple months, but because of where it is, it won’t affect any traffic.” Renshaw announced to council that three old dilapidated houses had been demolished in the village in the past several weeks. The homeowners actually took care of the demolition.

Ripley Museum receives Presentation Sword from Rankin descendant BY Martha Jacob

The Ripley Museum has a new Civil War display. Don Degrap of Walnut Creek, California, a direct descendant of the abolitionist Rev. John Rankin, has graciously gifted Adam Lowry Rankin’s Presentation Sword. Adam Lowry, Rankin’s eldest son, was assigned to the First Brigade of the Second Division of the 15th Army Corps in the Civil War. This unit presented him with the sword after deferring an appointment until his regiment was mustered out of the army. It is a wonderful sword and scabbard that is engraved: “Presented to Captain A. L. Rankin, chaplain of the 113th Regiment of the Illinois Infantry Volunteers by his comrades as a token of their love and esteem.” Degrape also donated Rankin’s Bible that he carried

Provided/Ripley Bee

The Ripley Museum recently received a very important ‘presentation Sword’ which belonged to Adam lowry Rankin. The Ripley Museum is filled with a great selection of Civil War memorabilia.

in the Civil War and his Campaign Chair. The museum has a fine collection of Civil War memora-

bilia. A variety of displays a shaving mirror. show case guns, pistols, The museum is open 10-4 swords, power horns, portraits on Saturdays. Non- member and may unique items such as admission is only $4.

Big plans in the works Ripley River Village Christmas BY Martha Jacob

Members of the Ripley River Village Christmas Committee have hit the ground running and are busy making preparations for this year’s Ripley River Village Christmas. This year’s event which will be held the second weekend in December will include many of the old favorites like the community concert to take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10. All new this year will be a Christmas Talent Show coordinated by the very talented Harriett Groh. For more information on the talent show please email Anyone interested in participating in this year’s event please send your information to or call (937) 392-4576. Other events planned for this year’s Ripley River Village Christmas that were part of the 2015 RVC will include: • Friends of the Library Tree Lighting with music • RULH music department

singing Christmas Carols • JROTC Color Guard presentation with Clark Castle giving the invocation • Friends of the Library Book Sale • Co-Hearts River House Restaurant to host a Christmas Event with dinner and entertainment from Harriett Groh • 5K Jingle Run/Walk • Pancake breakfast at the Ripley Life Squad building • Santa at First State Bank .The Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale at Rockin Robins • Church of the Nazarene crafter sale • Ripley Museum will be open featuring the Victorian Christmas display and Angel Tree • Shops for treats and specials, the Christmas Store at the Ripley Florist and Bristow’s • Carriage Rides, photo booth, and much, much more. The RVC Committee would like to promote a Church Tour during this year’s event and is looking for more information from local churches.


WESTERN BROWN HIGH SCHOOL - SAT., OCT 22 • 6 pm ADMISSION $5.00 For more information call Juanita Barricklow at 937-378-3558

Wade Linville//Ripley Bee

The Christmas Tree lighting is one of the highlights of the annual Ripley River Village Christmas events, and this years scheduled events will exceed last years.


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Calendar THURSDAY, OCT. 20

Sardinia American Legion Bingo will take place every Thursday, including Oct. 20, beginning with early bird at 7:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. For more information please call (937) 442-4704. The Sardinia American Legion is located at 106 College Avenue next to the old car wash.

as Parents Grandparents Support Group will meet every second Thursday, including Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 852 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This support group is for grandparents who have custody of a relative’s children. All are welcome. For more information call Julie Steddom at (937) 392-3057 or Tamma Plymesser at (937) 378-6853.

Free Writer’s Group will meet each Thursday, including Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Brown County Public Library in Mt. Orab. This is a non-profit free group. For more details contact Lawrence Parlier at (513) 427-4211, Lisa Brandstetter Holt at (513) 6598567 or the library at (937) 4441414.

GriefShare Program will be offered to the local community by the Sardinia Church of Christ each Thursday evening, including Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church, 7130 Bachman Road in Sardinia. For more information or to register please call (937) 446-2594. This program is free to the public.

Miracle AlRipley’s Anon/Alateen Group Meetings will be held every Thursday, including Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Beebe Chapel, 438 Main Street in Ripley.

Georgetown Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 and the public is invited to attend.

Pike Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Township Hall, 12700 St. Rt. 774. The public is invited to attend.

Brown County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8 a.m. on Oct. 20 at the Country Inn Restaurant in Mt. Orab. All members are encouraged to attend.

Scott Township Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Township Hall, for details please call Joni Wallace at (937) 731-0152. will Alcoholics Anonymous meet 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, OCT. 21

Celebrate Recovery will meet every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. including Friday, Oct. 21, at the Crosspoint Wesleyan Church, 300 West Main Street in Mt. Orab, in the

fellowship room. This is a Christcentered recovery program that will allow discussions on life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. For more information call (937) 4443370. SATURDAY, OCT. 22

Mt. Orab UMC Food Pantry will operate weekly for those who qualify and live in the Western Brown School District, open on Saturday, Oct. 22. The food pantry will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are accepted during food pantry hours or by calling (937) 4441046 to arrange a time. SUNDAY, OCT. 23


Fitness Activities at Sardinia Church of Christ will take place every Monday evening, including Monday, Oct. 24, which includes pilates at 6:30 p.m. and Yoga at 7 p.m. The cost is only $2 per person per session. Please bring your own mat if you have one. Be good to yourself, you’ll be glad you did. The church is located at 7130 Bachman Road.

TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays including Monday Oct. 24 at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet on Mondays including Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

TUESDAY, OCT. 25 The Lake Waynoka Civic Club will meet each 4th Tuesday of the month including Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Waynoka Lodge. Please contact Tony Tatman at (937) 446-9575 for more information. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jennifer at (513) 910-6263. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

Yoga Classes will be offered on Wednesdays, including Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507.

Fitness Activities at Sardinia Church of Christ will take place every Wednesday, including Wednesday, Oct. 26, which include Zumba at 6:30 p.m. and Yoga at 7 p.m. The cost is only $2 per person per session. Please bring your own mat if you have one. The church is located at 7130 Bachman Road. TOPS Chapter in Winchester meets at 10 a.m. every

Wednesday, including Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Winchester Church of Christ, 1540 Tri-County Road in Winchester. For more information please contact Ruth at (937) 444-4209. ONGOING EVENTS

R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) for children ages 5 plus will be held each Monday in October and November between 6:30 and 7:30 at the Mt. Orab Library. For details call the library at (937) 444-1414.

Happen Group, Miracles (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call 800587-4232.

Walk for Health, Walk for Fun, this in an ongoing free event to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 5:15 p.m. at the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to join us for this free event sponsored by Sue and Jim Wylie, Ideal Nutrition. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Faith in God Fellowship Church, 7736 US Rt. 62 in Russellville. For more information please call Joe Rose at (937) 798-0329.

Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown.

Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892.

Celebrate Recovery will meet every Friday at Crosspoint Wesleyan Church, 300 W. Main Street in Mt. Orab. The meetings will begin at 7:40 and go to about 8:30. This is a Christ-centered recovery program that will allow discussions on life’s hurts, hangups and habits. For more information call (937) 444-3370.

Chair Volleyball is held every Friday at 3 p.m. at the Lake Waynoka Health and Recreation Gym. Contact Dana at (937) 4461778 for more information or to register. Free to all Waynoka Property Owners Association members, $5 per session for guests. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-

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County Adams/Brown Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Care giver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590.

Emergency Adams-Brown Home Energy Assistance Program available, anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining EHEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled.

‘We Can Help’ Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated.

The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and care giver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 3786603 or toll free at (877) 2598598. UPCOMING EVENTS

Food Pantry in Agape Marathon, will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. every last Friday of the month, including Friday, Oct. 28, at the New Faith United Methodist Church at Marathon Edenton Road. For more information please contact Richard Brown at (513) 313-8159 or (513) 602-1241.

4H Craft Show will be held at Rhonemus Hall at the Brown County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. All proceeds benefit Brown County 4-H. Admission is free and food and drinks will be available. Visit y4HCraftand Run/

4H Costume Run/Walk, fall of 2016 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit Brown County 4H. For more information call (937) 378-6716.

Over Parkinson’s Power Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, including Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. at the Villa Georgetown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8065 Dr. Faul Road in Georgetown. For more information please call (937) 378-4178. Knights of Columbus, FR. Sourd Council 2423,

Ebenezer Church Bazaar

The Ebenezer Church Bazaar will be held Saturday, October 22, at 5:00 p.m. at the Ebenezer Meeting House, 9976 Ebenezer Road in Aberdeen. Menu includes: soup, chili, sandwiches, homemade desserts of all kinds and a drink (tea, coffee or water) for a donation of any amount. Auction to follow meal at 6:00 p.m. featuring a great purse auction and various items of homemade baked goods, Fall crafts and Christmas items. Bethel, Ohio 513/734-7401

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Fayetteville, will meet each first Wednesday of the month including Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the K of C Hall in Fayetteville. For more information please contact Denny Kiley at (513) 543-5680.

George A. Lambert American Legion Auxiliary’s Euchre Party will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month including Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at 6 p.m. Please come out and join the fun.

Scanlon-Kelly VFW Post 5920 will meet each first Wednesday of the month including Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Fayetteville Township Hall at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Joe Huber at (513) 875-3343.

Diabetes Support Group to meet on the second Monday of each month including, Nov. 14, at the Georgetown Church of Christ. We welcome everyone. For more information please contact the Brown County Health Department at (937) 378-6892.

Harmony Star Spaghetti Dinner will be held on the first Friday of each month including Friday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For details please call (937) 5159815.

Catholic Charities “Food for All” Food Pantry will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month including Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. 2nd Street in Ripley. For more information please contact Ruth Allen at (937) 392-1335.

Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will meet for a board meeting at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month including Thursday, Nov. 3, in room A of the Ross County Service Center, 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe. For more information please call (740) 775-5030, ext. 103.

14th Annual Reverse Raffle, presented by the Brown County Chamber of Commerce and the Grant Association will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Catholic Church, 501 E. State Street in Georgetown. Ticket Prices are $30 and include a dinner. First place-$1,000, 2nd Place-$500 and 3rd Place $250. For more information please call (937) 378-4784.

“Anchored in Hope” Support Group for families affected by addiction will meet every first Monday of each month including Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at The Bridge, 15212 Bachman Road, Mt. Orab. For more information please contact Missy Tulley at (513) 236-3791. Brown County Beekeepers will meet the second Tuesday of each month including Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. For more information please call (937) 618-1332.

Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772, Mt. Orab and Ladies Auxiliary will meet each second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. including Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Pike Township building on SR 774. Newly elected commander Butch Davis welcomes prospective Veterans who wish to join the ranks of the V.F.W. For more information contact Bill Cornetet at (937) 618-0325.

SOLACE ( Surviving Our Loss and Continuing Everyday) will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on every second Thursday of the month, including Thursday, Nov. 10. The meeting location is at 85 Banting Drive in Georgetown. For more information please contact Debbie Otten at (937) 444-6127.

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet in regular session at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month including Wed. Nov. 16 at the Brown County SWCD office located at 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. For details please call (937) 378-4424.

Lake Waynoka Lake Committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month including Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Marina. Contact Prescilla Reddick (937) 446-9385 for details.

RCAP (Russellville Community Action Planners) meeting is held on the 3rd Monday of each month including Monday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 at the arts council room.

Hospice of Hope’s Men’s Grief Support Group will meet each third Monday of the month including Monday, Nov. 21, between 4 and 5:30 p.m. at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. This meeting is specifically for men who have lost their spouse. It is peer led by a trained Hospice of Hope volunteer, a place for men to find support and share helpful coping techniques. For details contact Melissa at (937) 444-4900 or toll free at (800) 928-4243.

Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The News Democrat 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 News Democrat's Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.

Halloween Fall Festival in Decatur October 21

There’s something for everyone at the 17th Annual Decatur Halloween Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 21 at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rte. 125. Food serving begins at 5p.m. Menu includes Chili, sandwiches, cake, pie and drinks. Events for the evening will include a pumpkin contest, masquerade parade, costume contest, kids games, auction and raffle. Decorate or carve your pumpkins and bring them for the pumpkin contest. Categories includes: largest decorated, most original and best carved. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category Judging begins at 5:45 p.m. The pumpkin contest is open to all ages groups.

At 6 p.m. get ready to participate in the masquerade parade followed by the costume contest. This year’s categories include: 6 and under: ugliest, prettiest, princess, witch, goblin, animal, most original and cartoon character; 7 to 12 age group: ugliest, witch, prettiest, most original, most comical and cartoon character; and 18 and over: ugliest, most original and most comical. First and second place prizes will be awarded in each category. A girl’s and boy’s bicycle will be raffled during the evening. The bicycles were donated by Mary Ann Karambellas, Treasurer of the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee. The raffle is the last event of the evening. Several tables of gifts will be raf-

According to Syl Flores, he and his wife Teresa do not own the Ripley Gourmet Tortilla Factory, (RGTF),

they actually work as volunteers and grant writers. RGTF was created by a group of local and out of state investors. It includes Miguel Juanez, two of the couple’s children, Syl and Taban, as well as Heather McKeown and others. All are college graduates who are working hard to get college graduates to either return home or relocate and invest in Ripley. RGTF Inc. is the organization that received the RBEG loan funds. Flores said that it is his belief that the key to reducing poverty is by partnering with the poor, not exploiting them. He said that the involuntary poor will gain shares in RGTF as it grows. He added this is a win-win strategy.

Additions to Oct. 13 story on RGT factory


937-378-4309 OPEN DAILY 9-7 Located at 3600 St. Rt. 125, Georgetown



Remember when you could get something free with a purchase?

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Go to the back of the line, lady! PLAIN AND SIMPLE


I’ve always considered myself to be a courteous, thoughtful person. I always hold doors open for people and have always respected my elders. I make a point to always say please, thank you and your welcome. My parents raised me that way and that’s the way we raised our c children. Being polite doesn’t cost a thing so anyone and everyone has access to it. Several years ago, my husband, Roger, and I were grocery shopping at Kroger picking up a few odds and ends. We were nearly finished shopping and about to head toward the checkout. For whatever reason, just as we started to get in line, so did

five other people. Even though all the checkouts were open, there were about four people ahead of us. That works out good for me though, because I like browsing the trash magazines while I wait. It also gave me a chance to slip a box of Ho-Hos into the cart without my husband noticing. The line was moving very slowly, but finally there were only two people in front of us. Unfortunately, the cashier had to call for a price check, which we all had to wait for. Then, the little woman insisted on paying with the proper change, $23 and 17 cents. When she realized she didn’t have any pennies, the transaction had to start all over. The couple ahead of us had a cart full like we did. So that took a little while, too. I glanced up just in time to see an elderly woman studying each of the four lines of carts and people. I

felt sorry for her since she only had three or four items clutched in her arms. “I’m going to ask that little lady to go ahead of us,” I said to my husband. Do you mind?” “Of course not,” he said, “go ahead.” But before I had the opportunity to ask her, she pushed her way past all the customers patiently waiting behind us, right past me, to the checkout counter. She proceeded to lay her few items on the conveyer as she looked at me smugly and said, “I’ve only got a few things here, so I’m going to go ahead of you.” I felt Roger take hold of my arm, knowing me like he did, and whisper, “Let it go, babe. Don’t say anything.” But he knew when he said let it go, that that wasn’t going to happen. I know that he knew what my reaction was going to be, because he immediately stepped out of line, handed me the checkbook and went to the car. “I don’t think you are,” I said to the woman as I

picked up her items from the conveyer and handed them back to her. “I think you’re going to go to the end of the line like all these other people and wait your turn.” “But I only have these few items, and you have a whole cart full.” she said as she laid her items back down. “Doesn’t matter,” I told her politely, with a smile, as I picked her items back up. “I don’t let my children be rude to me and I’m not about to let you be rude to me. “All you had to do was ask politely and I would have gladly let you ahead of me.” The woman glared at me briefly then moved to the back of the line. Like I said, I’m a big believer in being polite, but I expect the same from others. I don’t think that’s asking so much. But I could be wrong.

under the old chicken house so I put some fish cleanings by the hole so the opossum could eat the fish cleaning. I got up to let Mr. Chester in about 3 AM and there was Mr. Opossum sitting on the porch. I wonder if maybe he was looking for more fish. That made me laugh! Now you can mark your calendar on October 29 as the Bethel Lion’s Club will have their first pancake breakfast. Serving starts at 7:30 AM till 10:30 AM. The price for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for 12 years and under. This is one way the club makes money to help support different things. If you have any old eyeglasses you don't need please bring them. The club can take them to a place so they can be used for the Third World countries. This allows folks in those countries to be able to see. One woman that got glasses through the Lions Club was able to see her grandchildren. Now Mr. Chester is doing

great. In the mornings when I get up he knows when I go to the kitchen to get his food ready for him. He lays on the clothes hamper and watches me. I like to brush my teeth first then get dressed and go turn the living room light on and then I go to the kitchen. He then beats me to the kitchen. He has trained me good. Last Sunday evening I went to the Nazarene Church for the Sunday evening service and last night they were getting ready for a revival. So the

minister asked me to go with him to some member’s home for a prayer service. I sure enjoyed the prayer service – there were nine folks there. The minister for the revival is Dr. Carla Sunberg. I am excited about being able to be at the service. One of the papers has asked me to shorten my column down so this is why this article is shorter. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praising the good Lord. God bless all . . More later . . .

Getting ready for Fall activities GEORGE ROOKS

Howdy folks-There are so many activities this fall so keep up on each of them. One is the Fall Festival that will be held in Saltair. It is the Saltair's 34th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29 from 10 AM till 4 PM. There will be lots of food with my favorite – soup beans and cornbread. They will also have vegetable soup, sausage and biscuits, hotdogs, popcorn, candy apples, apple fritters and lots more desserts. This is one of the wonderful fall festivals at the Church at Saltair. They have this each year so get your fall clothes ready and go spend the day. The minister Bob Wickline might just tell you some stories. I cleaned fish the other day. I have a opossum living


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Perin Farms An OH Partnership to Mark S. Perin, 291.78 acres, 171.46 acres and .58 acres of land in Byrd Twp., 114 acres, 475.15 acres and 27.98 acres, 64.34 acres and 85.76 acres of land in Huntington Twp. filed 10-6-2016, $384,133 Charles and Marilyn J. Current to Joseph S. and Marcia J. Davisson, .81 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 10-12-16, $85,000 James Robert Jones to Joshua E. Jewell. 1/39 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 10-7-2016, $115,000 James and Carolyn Clifton to Kenneth Wayne and Herma Eleen Smalley, In-Lot 2591 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10-11-16, $2,500 Clorinda and Randall Pike to Alan Hamm, In-Lot 368R in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10-7-16, $359,000 Lynda T. and Thomas G. DeHart to George E. Smith and Mikki J. Hunter-Smith, In-Lot 2289A in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10-11-16, $207,000 Daniel Dennis and Harold R. Lucas to Daniel L. and Timothy A. Dennis, 21.36 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 10-12-16 U. S. Bank Trust NA to Timothy S. Allen, Lot 4 in Misty Meadows Sub., Green

Twp., filed 10-7-16, $119,000 Polaris Home Funding and Jeff Powers to Craig S. and Amanda L. Davidson, 3 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 10-11-16, $119,900 Kevin R. Dunn to Kevin R. and Kimberly Dunn, .40 acres and .29 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10-7-16 Cassity Inc. to AZJ LLC, .41 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 1012-16, $92,000 Tessa Rinehart to Robert W. and Stacy D. Fridley, Lot 22 in The Heritage Sub., in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 10-12-16, $145,600 Kenneth and P. Delorise Meinken to Kenneth Meinken, 128.26 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 10-7-16 Allen H. Katheryn M. Troyer to Frank S. and Vivian J. Forsythe, Lot 13 in Reed Park Estates Sub., Jefferson Twp., filed 10-616, $30,000 Wayne A. and Diana S. Johnson to Board of Trustees of Lewis Twp., 1.04 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 10-12-16, $65,000 Jerald K. Cohen and Jill A. Freshley to Judy A. and James E. Cohen, In-Lot 1083 and In-Lot 28 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-7-16 Kimberly R. Mesler to Theresa and Bendenetto G.

Ruggiero, In-Lot 1642 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-6-16, $200,000 Joanne E. Wilson to Keith and Ryan Weigand, In-Lot 1218 and In-Lot 1217 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-11-2016, $250,000 Ralph X. Klug to Shannon M. Palmer, Lot 14 and Lot 15 in River Reach Ranch Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10-7-16, $221,000 Bank of America NA to Castle 2016, LLC, 3.57 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 10-12-16, $82,500 Carl E. Griffith, trustee and Roger D. Griffith to Roger D. Griffith, 59.02 acres and .72 acres of land in Pike Twp. filed 10-12-16 Glen and Jordon Carol Fancher to Timothy M. and Esther G. Reeder, Lot 10 in Janlee Allen Sub and .43 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 10-12-16, $88,000 Jeffrey Duncan to Mary A. Feix, Lot 29 A, In-Lot 29B, Lot 30A and In-Lot 30B in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 10-7-16 Jerry L. and Robin S. Nicholson to Ginnifer P. and Christopher M. Luck, Lot 16 in Spring Meadows Sub in Georgetown, filed 10-12-16, $57,519 Robert R. Weber to Jeffrey E. and Anita C. Morgan, In-Lot 22,23,24, and 25 in Wilson Sub,

Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 10-11-16, $11,000 John D. Landers to Roderick S. and Kirsten Cremeens, Lot 44 in Whispering Wynd Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 10-6-16, $141,900 Janet Lanter to US Bank National Association, 1.08 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 10-6-16 Nicole L. and Gary L. Sexton II, to Bryce L. and Kayla M. Graves, 3 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 10-7-16, $105,000 Wells Fargo Bank, NA to Corey Tumbleson, 1 acre of land in Sterling Twp., filed 10-12-16, $88,500 Perin Farms, Robert Perin to Anthony J Perin LLC, Charles H. Perin Jr, LLC Robert J. Perin LLC, 14.59 acres, 206.07 acres 1354 acres, 73.88 acres, 87.79 acres of land in Union Twp., .14 acres filed 10-6-16, $384,133 Van Dyke Mortgage and Kathryn Kelly Jo Graves to Gregory S. North, Jr., 29.35 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 10-6-16, $173,500 Kenneth A. and P. Delorise Meiken to Kenneth Meiken, Lot 35 in Eagle Landing Sub., Union Twp., filed 10-7-16 Paul E. Germann to Jerry C. Riddle and Christopher Cole, 12.35 acres and 19.22 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 10-12-16

CIVIL Pauline Joan Scaggs versus Amanda Michelle Turner, case #20160630, filed 10-6-2016, Action: civil stalking Chasity Dalton versus Derek Bayes, case #20160633, filed 10-112016, Action: civil stalking

Wells Fargo Financial Ohio versus Staci L. Hatten, case #20160635, filed 10-11-2016 Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank versus Steven L. Fay, case #20160636, filed 10-122016, Action: foreclosures

DOMESTIC Janet S. Woodruff, Sardinia versus Kenny R. Woodruff, Sardinia, case #20160631, filed 10-62016, Action: dissolution of marriage Gary Noble, Sardinia versus Anna Noble, Hamersville, case

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USDA has announced a change to the acreage reporting deadline for Ohio’s perennial forage crop. The perennial forage crop must be reported by Nov. 15, 2016 for crop year 2017 and subsequent years. This is a major change from the previous July 15th deadline. Producers must visit Farm

Service Agency to validate and sign acreage reports, complete maps or provide program-specific information. The common data from the first-filed acreage report will now be available to prepopulate and accelerate completion of the second report. In order to comply with

FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Brown or Clermont County FSA office to file an accurate perennial forage crop certification report by the Nov. 15th deadline. For an appointment or questions regarding crop certification and crop loss

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Ripley Library Talk

BY Alison Gibson

Wow...I was concerned that we might not have had a big crowd for the ghost story event last Saturday because so much was going on at the same time...I was wrong-thanks to everyone that came from all over the county to enjoy Dr. Ned's (Lodwick) historical ghost stories-we had over 125 people! Perfect evening, great storytelling. We will be doing it again next year. (With promises to have more hot chocolate). Some of the more popular fiction writers have some releases this week, including: Randy Wayne White with his character Hannah Smith returning in Seduced, Iris Johansen continues with the Eve Duncan spin-off character Kendra Michaels in Night Watch a suspenseful thriller, and John Sandfordspins a Virgil Flowers novel in Escape Clause. Jojo Moyes has been very popular this year, especially after her novel Me Before You became a movie. This week, she offers Paris for One and Other Stories, so a compilation of stories from over 150 pages in length to 14 pages-all depends on your reading time! An interesting historical book to our collection is The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill by Greg Mitchell. History is so often fluid, with more facts uncovered and more interpretations being made on so many events both long ago and in the recent past.

Last reminder! Next week, October 25th, Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Ripley Library will be our fall “Ripley River Jam”, filling the meeting room with music, and on Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Shaheen Miro will be talking about spirits. Both programs are free and everyone is welcome. Questions? Please call the library at 937392-4871


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Eastern teams finish 2nd, Deaton leads Jays to finish line BY WADE LINVILLE THE RIPLEY BEE

Teams of local runners ventured to Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington High School on the morning of

Oct. 15 to compete for this year's Southern Hills Athletic Conference cross country titles. The calling was the annual SHAC Cross Country Championships, and after

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Ripley senior Josh Deaton leads the Blue Jays to the finish line while competing in the SHAC Cross Country Championships in Ripley, Oct. 15.

all runners had crossed the finish line it was the Eastern High School girls team and the Eastern High School boys team each running for runner-up finishes. With Eastern's senior star Blake Rigdon unable to compete for unsaid reasons, it was Logan Lainhart leading the Warriors to the finish line with teammate Garyn Purdy not far behind. Lainhart finished eighth overall on the field of 89 runners with a time of 17:18.3, while Purdy finished 10th overall with a time of 17:27.3. Also contributing to the Warriors' success was Cy Young, who placed 14th overall with a time of 17:48.5; Ian Wiles, who placed 17th with a time of 18:14.2; and Landyn Pickerill, who placed 34th with a time of 19:31.8. Peebles' star runner Matt Seas led all runners to the finish line, winning the high school boys' race with a time of 16:14.3. It was the team from Fairfield High School in Leesburg winning the SHAC championship this year with a team score of 23, 49 points ahead of the Eastern Warriors. The Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Blue Jays finished fifth of nine teams with a score of 145,


led to the finish line by Josh Deaton who placed 21st overall with a time of 18:51.5. Ripley's Tristin Fisher placed 27th overall with a time of 19:12.2, while teammate Clinton Bartley placed 35th with a time of 19:40.3. Ripley's Chris Reuss placed 41st overall with a time of 20:03.1, and rounding out Ripley's top five was Taylor McGuffey, who placed 49th with a finish time of 20:55. SHAC HS BOYS TEAM STANDINGS 1. Fairfield 23 2. Eastern 72 3. Manchester 93 4. West Union 131 5. Ripley 145 6. Peebles 147 7. Whiteoak 151 8. Lynchburg 186 9. North Adams 259

In high school girls action, it was the team from Fairfield High School capturing the SHAC title with a score of 57, while Eastern finished runner-up Wade Linville/Ripley Bee with a score of 73. Eastern was led by fresh- Eastern’s Garyn Purdy crosses the finish line to aid man Camryn Pickerill, the Warriors to a runner-up finish in the SHAC. who placed third of 53 runners with a time of ninth overall with a time of Mitchell, who placed 37th 20:47.9; and Juanita Frost, 22:17.3; while Eastern's with a time of 26:56.2. Fayetteville-Perry High who placed fourth overall Abby Gillispie finished with a finish time of 20:50. 26th overall with a time of School lacked enough The third Eastern runner 25:15.1. Rounding out Eastern's to cross the finish line was See SHAC | 8 Emily Fannin, who placed top five was Sierra


The Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference held its annual cross country championship meet at Williamsburg High School, Oct. 15, and while there were no high school teams of Brown County to earn league titles there were some local runners to perform well as individuals. Georgetown senior Chris Dietrick led the G-Men to the finish line, placing fifth of 66 runners in the SBAAC National Division to earn a spot on this year's list of SBAAC National Division Cross Country First Team All-Stars. Western Brown's Chase Easterling ran for a fifth place finish of 79 runners in the SBAAC American Division to earn a spot on the league's First Team.

Western Brown's Max Brunk placed 12th overall with a time of 18:01.82, while teammate Cade Eyre placed 16th with a time of 18:16.14. Western Brown's Rob Conaty placed 18th with a time of 18:28.74, and rounding out Western Brown's top five was Blake Hurt, who placed 23rd with a time of 18:50.75. Georgetown's Tanner Ellis placed 16th in the SBAAC National Division with a time of 18:39.52, while teammate Kaden Mountain placed 23rd with a time of 19:19.47. Georgetown senior Tanner Householder placed 30th with a time of 19:51.34, while teammate Sam Clifton placed 31st with a time of 19:53.34. Winning the SBAAC American Division was the team from Batavia, while Bethel-Tate won the SBAAC National

Division. Amelia's Tom Casavant won the SBAAC American Division with a time of 16:53.51, while Bethel's Jackson Coates won the SBAAC National Division with a time of 16:50.47. For SBAAC high school girls XC results, be on the lookout for the Oct. 23 edition of The Brown County P ress. SBAAC HS BOYS XC STANDINGS American Division 1. Batavia 50 2. New Richmond 59 3. Amelia 68 4. Western Brown 73 5. Goshen 96

National Division 1. Bethel-Tate 50 2. Blanchester 54 3. Felicity 79 4. Georgetown 98 5. CNE 115 6. Williamsburg 115

Broncos win at Bethel

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Western Brown quarterback Seth Becker cruises past Bethel-Tate defenders while carrying for a big gain in the Broncos’ Oct. 14 road win.

Western Brown defense comes out strong to blank Tigers in second half BY WADE LINVILLE THE RIPLEY BEE

The Western Brown Broncos were on the road for week eight on the gridiron, venturing to BethelTate High School with hopes of bringing home their third victory of the season and their first win on the road. In a high scoring first half the two teams would find themselves knotted at 34 apiece going into halftime break, but it was the Broncos coming out to dominate the second half to nab a 48-34 nonleague win, upping their overall record to 3-5. After recovering an onside kick to start the game, the Bethel-Tate Tigers marched to the Western Brown two-yard line on their first drive of the night, but that's as close as they would come to pay dirt on their first posses-

sion of the game, being held to fourth and goal and later being forced into a turnover on downs with the Broncos holding sturdy on defense to hold Bethel running back Steven Cooper shy of the end zone on a carry. The Bronco offense came out ready for their first drive of the night. A carry by Western Brown's junior quarterback Seth Becker, followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Tigers, moved the Broncos to their own 33 yard-line. A fiveyard reception by Jacob Daniel and a 15-yard reception by junior Wyatt Fischer moved the Broncos into Tiger territory 47 yards from pay dirt. From there, Becker connected with sophomore receiver Josh Taylor for a 47-yard touchdown. With Lane Sexton's successful kick

for the extra point, the Broncos held a 7-0 lead with 6:03 to go in the first quarter. The Tiger offense was once again held shy of the end zone in their next drive of the night, and it was Fischer breaking up a pass to the end zone on fourth down to force another turnover on downs to bring the Western Brown offense on the field to start their next drive at their own 24yard line, but would later be forced to punt on fourth down after being held to minimal yardage by the Tiger defense. The Tigers would start their next drive at the Western Brown 47-yard line, and it was a completed pass from quarterback Chris Wheeler to Austin Carter that was good for a 23-yard gain, moving the Tigers to the Broncos' 24Garth Shanklin/Clermont Sun yard line. Another reception by Georgetown’s Chris Dietrick, left, leads the G-Men to the finish line while Western Brown’s Chase Easterling, right, leads the Broncos to the finish line during the SBAAC Cross Country Championships held at Williamsburg Oct. 15. Dietrick and See BRONCOS | 8 Easterling both earned spots on their league’s First Team of all-stars.

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runners to compete as a full team, but Fayeteville sophomore Cecilia Murphy would perform well to place seventh overall with a time of 21:55.6 to earn a spot on the SHAC AllConference Team.

Ripley also lacked enough runners to compete as a full team. Ripley's Charity York placed 25th overall with a time of 25:14, while Ripley's Tiffany Deaton placed 45th with a time of 28:18.9. Winning the high school girls' race was Peebles' Jenny Seas with a first place time of 18:01.5.

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Eastern’s Logan Lainhart leads the Warriors to the finish line in the SHAC Cross Country Championships held at Ripley, Oct 15.

SHAC HS GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS 1. Fairfield 57 2. Eastern 73 3. Manchester 75 4. Peebles 103 5. Lynchburg 108 6. West Union 116 7. Whiteoak 126


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Ripley’s Tiffany Deaton heads to the finish line while competing in the SHAC Cross Country Championships held at Ripley, Oct 15.

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Camryn Pickerill, front, and Juanita Frost lead the Eastern Lady Warriors to a runner-up finish in the SHAC Cross Country Championships held at Ripley, Oct 15.

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Carter moved the Tigers to the Broncos' two-yard line, and from there it was Wheeler taking the quarterback sneak for Bethel's first touchdown of the night. After a failed attempt for the two-point conversion by the Tigers, the Broncos led 7-6 with 1:21 to go in the first period. The Broncos began their next drive around their own 49-yard line, and it was a five yard carry by junior running back Zach Stacy followed by a two-yard carry by Becker that put the Broncos at third down and three to go on the Bethel 44 yard line. Becker then completed a four-yard pass to Carson Eyre for a first down, moving the Broncos to the Bethel 40 yard line just before the first quarter came to a close. The Bronco offense returned to the field in the second quarter to continue its drive, and it was a 12-yard reception by Stacy that would move them to the Tigers' 28 yard line and bring up a new set of downs. After an incomplete pass to bring up second down, it was Becker connecting with Taylor for a 28-yard touchdown reception. The kick attempt that followed was blocked, and with 11:30 to go in the second quarter it was Western Brown leading 13-6. Just over a minute later, the Tiger offense was held to fourth down and 16 yards to go at their own 38 yard line and brought the punt team onto the field. After a bouncing snap, it was Western Brown's Eric Altman breaking through to block the punt, grab the loose ball, and make a clear run down the right side clear to the end zone to expand the Western Brown lead to 19-6. The Tigers then looked to Cooper, and the senior running back delivered. Held to third down at their own 46 yard line, it was Cooper breaking free for a 54 yard touch-

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Western Brown’s Josh Taylor takes a reception for a touchdown in the Broncos’ Oct. 14 win at Bethel.

down to cut the Broncos' lead to 19-12 with just under nine minutes to go in the first half. The Bronco offense responded with a 63 yard touchdown reception by Fischer and a successful two-point conversion attempt with a reception by Evan Luttrell to leave the Tigers trailing 27-12 with just over eight minutes to go in the first half. Following some big carries by Cooper and a pass interference penalty on the Broncos, the Tigers found themselves at second down and three yards to go at the Western Brown 16 yard line. The Tigers moved to the 11 yard line with an offsides penalty on the Bronco defense, and they would cap off the drive with an 11 yard touchdown carry by Cooper to slice the Bronco lead to 27-18. An interception by Bethel's Bradley Lewis brought the Tiger offense back on the field with 5:33 to go and only 19 yards from pay dirt. From there, it was a 12yard carry by Owen Holtke that moved the Tigers to the Broncos' seven-yard line. Cooper capped off the short Tiger drive with a sevenyard touchdown carry. Cooper ran in the twopoint conversion attempt that followed, and the Tigers had cut the Bronco lead to just one, 27-26, with 5:21 to go in the first half. A 56 yard touchdown reception by Fischer, followed by Sexton's kick for the extra point, expanded the Broncos' lead to 34-26 with just over three minutes to go in the first half. The Tiger offense began its final drive of the first half at their own 48 yard line, but a short loss would bring up third down and 12 to go. With 2:15 left on the clock in the second period, it was Cooper pulling down a reception and cruising down the field for a 54yard touchdown. Wheeler then made his way to the end zone to complete the two-point conversion, and the Tigers were able to tie the game at 34 apiece. The two teams remained knotted at 34 after a scoreless third quarter. The Broncos capped off a 73 yard drive with

a 10 yard touchdown carry by Becker, followed by Sexton's kick for the extra point, to take a 41-34 lead with 10:13 to go in the fourth quarter. The Bronco defense keyed in on Cooper in the second half after the senior racked up more than 170 rushing yards off 16 carries in the first half of play, and Cooper would take just over a handful of carries in the second half. The Broncos capped off the victory by finishing off a fourth quarter drive with a short touchdown run by Becker. Sexton once again made good on the extra point attempt, sealing a 14point win for Western Brown. “It was a hard fought victory,” said Western Brown head coach Don Sizer during a post game interview. “We knew Bethel was going to be physical and really sound, and that's what we got tonight.We're not lucky to come out with a win, but we're thrilled.” The Tigers totaled 440 yards of offense competed to the Broncos' 557 yards. Becker completed 25of-40 pass attempts for 377 passing yards and four touchdowns. Becker also took 17 carries for 120 yards. Fischer led Bronco receivers with 204 yards off 11 receptions, two of them touchdown receptions. Taylor pulled down three receptions for 91 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Western Brown's Noah Hill, Kennedy Sizemore, and Logan Elswick all recorded sacks on defense, while Luttrell had one interception and Jake Henderson two interceptions. The Tigers dropped to a 4-4 overall record with the week eight loss to the Broncos and are scheduled to face Blanchester on the road in week nine, Oct. 21. The Broncos will move on to face 7-1 Norwood in a league bout on the road Oct. 21 and host Goshen for their final league game of the regular season on Oct. 28, coming off wins over Amelia and BethelTate. “We have two really good opponents over the next two weeks,” said Sizer.

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HIRING CAREGIVERS! Clermont and Brown County openings. Helping seniors to remain at home by providing non-medical care. All shifts. Home Instead Senior Care Call 513230-5111 DRIVERS: CDL-A 1yr. Exp. Excellent Home Time. Great Benefits + Incentive Pkg. 100% No Touch Freight. 70% Drop & Hook. 855-842-8498.

NIGHT TIME MECHANIC WANTED Jerry Ritter Trucking (513)625-6495

MEEKS, WATSON AND COMPANY, located in Georgetown, Ohio is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, mechanical minded individuals looking for an entry level position with room for growth. General machine shop duties include operating radial drill press, lathe, horizontal and vertical band saw, grinders, etc. Positions to be filled include fabricators, welders, and assemblers. Please call 937-378-0220 for information and to apply. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Previous basement excavation experience a must. Able to operate loader, dozer & bobcat. Clean driving record. Brewer Excavating 513-236-6341.

AUTO BODY or AUTO MECHANIC Must have own tools, references and experience. VANDEMARK COMPANY


LOOKING TO IMMEDIATELY fill positions for Experienced Footer & Poured Wall people.  Will need to have transportation to shop.  For more information & to complete an application: Cincinnati Wall Contractors  4154 Half Acre Rd.  Batavia, OH 45103  Call with any questions 513-543-9051

HOME CARE agency serving DDS (FKA) MRDD seeks experienced & mature direct care professionals for 24/7, homes in Amelia/Beechmont. Immediate openings available.  513-379-5995. Leave message.

HELP WANTED GUARANTEED Weight-Loss participants, 9-Week Weight Loss challenge, 1 time $25 registration, Meets Thursdays, Mt. Orab United Methodist Church, For registration & information, call Sue @ 937-444-6161. RESTAURANT/ BAR Help Needed Friday-Sunday Riverside Cafe 1329 US 52 New Richmond Call 614-207-8933.


Brown County Senior Citizens Council is currently accepting applications for IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS for


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Must be experienced, current PTIN. We offer competitive wages. This is for seasonal day shift. SEND RESUME TO: WANTED:

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3G CONSTRUCTION is looking to fill immediate positions for experienced Concrete Finishers. Must have transportation. Starting pay for Finishers is $18.00 an hour. Applications can be picked up at: 4154 Half Acre Rd. Batavia, Ohio 45103 513-735-0060.

EMPOWERING PEOPLE is seeking experienced, compassionate and dedicated people who like a challenge and enjoy working with the DD population. If you are looking for a great career opportunity, please apply. FT 2nd/3rd shifts available in Clermont/Hamilton counties. $11-$13/hr. based on exp. w/excellent benefits. Duties include assisting w/ADLs, med passing, transportation, etc. Must be 18 yrs. w/clean valid driving record. Send resume to: info@ or Apply in person at 350 Kolb Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014. DRIVERS WANTED Tanker Endorsement Needed Earn up to $300 a day 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling $500 Sign-on Bonus (See details at TCB office) Call TCB Trucking 513-309-7559 513-625-8183.

NURSES & STNAs needed for long term care facility. Must be dependable. Please apply at Locust Ridge Nursing Home 12745 Elm Corner Rd, Williamsburg, Ohio or call 937-444-2920 or 513-579-9949.

EXPERIENCED ROUGH FRAMER or Carpenter’s Helper needed, new construction. MUST HAVE Transportation & Phone. Call 513-752-1606 leave message. SEM VILLA Milford Full/Part time Kitchen/Cook Call Rosanna 513-831-3262 EOE TTY 1-800-750-0750.


FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed 513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750 BATAVIA - TWO and THREE bedroom apartments available with open wait list. Accepting applications M-F, 9a.m.-4p.m. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804

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is currently accepting applications for 1br apartments for 62 years of age or older, handicapped/disabled regardless of age. Applications taken M-F 9:30am-3:30pm. 513-732-6935 TDD# 1-800-750-0750 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.” WILLIAMSBURG, SPACIOUS 1 & 2BR apartments available, off street parking, heat & water included. Non-smoking preferred. 513-732-5771.

MT. ORAB - 55 and older community. New construction - 2 BEDROOM SPECIALS! Call today! 937-444-1708

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1 & 2 BR APARTMENTS Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. HOUSES FOR RENT

BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS 4 bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 car garage home to rent ASAP in Mt. Orab.  Located near WB schools. Kitchen appliances included. Over 1800 sq ft. living space.  NO pets, tenants responsible for water, electric, and lawn maintenance. 1 yr lease, deposit required. Call 937-213-1548 or go to www.tristaterental for more information and to download an application.

RIPLEY - 2/3 BEDROOM, 1 bath with basement. large 24x42 two car detached garage. Laundry room. Appliances included. One year lease required. Available November 1st. $675/month plus $600/deposit. 937822-1717.

BEAUTIFUL OLDER 3 BR, utility room, eat-in kitchen, unattached garage, Blanchester Schools, NO PETS. Non smoking. $750/month and $750/deposit. 937783-4010 TWO FAMILY Duplex For Rent in the Village of Bethel Ground floor unit only NO SMOKING RESIDENCE 2 Bedroom - 1 Bath Upgrades include: Hardwood floors, new carpet, linoleum, fresh paint, updated kitchen & bathroom washer/dryer hookup gas furnace - No central air. Nice Yard One pet allowed must weigh under 20 pounds when full grown. Tenant pays all utilities $700 per month $700 Deposit $25 Application Fee Call 513-479-3452.

MT. ORAB AREA (located between Mt. Orab & Fayetteville) 3-BR, 1-BA rural home, $575 per month plus tenant pays all utilities, one month security deposit, 1-year lease, no pets, no smoking; References required. 740-919-1187.

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH IN RUSSELLVILLE. $650/month, first & last month rent deposit - water & sewage included. References. Call 937-515-3306

FOR RENT OR SALE 682 US 52, Aberdeen 1 BR apt. upstairs with down stairs space available for business or storage. Has 25x40 garage behind property. 2acres total. Will consider land contract. Across from BP station. Financing availa b l e ! 606-584-8881 or 606584-8008. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

QUAINT 2BR, all electric, private wooded lot, lawn building, located near Bethel; No pets. References & deposit required. $650/mo. 513-310-0646 or 937379-2277.

FOR RENT: MOBILE HOMES in Georgetown and Aberdeen mobile home parks. Deposit and Reference required. No Pets, Call 937-795-8080. GARAGE/PARKIN G/STORAGE

GARAGE FOR RENT CHEAP!! 9x18 garage with concrete floor and roll-up door. No car/boat repair, etc. FOR STORAGE ONLY. $65.00 per month Call Bill 513-383-4084 14 North Third Street Ripley, Ohio 45167 WANTED TO RENT

WANTED SMALL PLACE TO RENT with garage for disabled person. 1 bedroom is fine. 513616-3821


1 1/2 STORY with 2-3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath situated on corner lot, 2 blocks from river in Ripley, Ohio $67,500. Call (937)618-0012 for details.

DOUBLE WIDE home for sale. 3 bedroom two bath. Older homes from the eighties. Sets on 2.5 acres at end of private road. Electric heat. Western Brown Schools. Close to Williamsburg. Inside needs to be painted and carpet put down. I have paint and new carpet ready to be put in. Selling as is now for $65,000. firm on price. Has small storage shed. Has a nice building lot in the woods. Call 937-302-7992. MISC. REAL ESTATE

20 PRIME ACRES. 1800’ frontage all tillable Scott Township 937-444-7048 CHILD CARE

IN HOME CHILD CARE AVAILABLE out of Mt. Orab home located off US 68. CPR & first aid certified. Call/text Raven at 513-335-5726 for rates and questions.


FOR ALL your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-4444276. Reasonable rates, expert service. MISC. FOR RENT

HALL RENTAL Two halls available for rent. One hall is 4000 sq. ft. w/complete kitchen. Second hall holds 175 people. Call for pricing. 937-3784330. MOBILE HOMES, PARTS & SERVICE

ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDEplease take over. $3500 Deposit required 859-371-2140 FIREWOOD

FOR SALE SEASONED FIREWOOD & OUTSIDE FURNACE WOOD All year round. Local. I would like to haul 14’ dump loads. Scott Malott 937-213-3193

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CASH PAID TODAY! Antiques, jewelry, furniture, appliances, gold silver, records, tools, all collectibles, household, estates, used cars. 30 year buyer - almost anything! 937-3782850, 937-378-2399, 513-348-5870 or 513256-8623. PETS AND SUPPLIES

AKC GREAT DANE Puppies $400. Parents on premises. Ready for their new home. Call or text 937-515-3411. HAY & GRAIN

HAY FOR SALE Mixed grass, hay 4 X 5 round bales, and small square bales (937) 725-5050

MIXED HAY FOR SALE - 5x5 round bales $30.00, also square bales $4.00 937-618-1410


SINGLE WHITE Christian male age 71 who doesn’t drink or smoke looking for a single white Christian woman age 56-66 for a lasting relationship & to share expenses. 937-373-3730. AUTOS FOR SALE

1994 FORD ASPIRE - 4 cylinder, 5 speed with air, new tires, breaks, exhaust. Some minor dents. $950. 513-616-3821. YARD/GARAGE SALE

MOVING SALE OCT. 27, 28, 29 8:30am-4:30pm. All must go! Sale inside house - furniture, appliances, everything! 108 Spice St., Mt. Orab

YARD SALE RAIN OR SHINE Sardinia Nazarene Church 133 SardiniaMowrystown Rd, Sardinia Sat., Oct. 22 9am-4pm Got questions? Call 937-4462051

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GIANT BARN SALE LOCATED AT: 5426 ST. RT. 134 GIANT POLE BARN RAIN OR SHINE OCTOBER 20, 21, & 22 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Rain or Shine Call Wendy at 937-444-1885. Antiques, marble dresser, Thomas Kincade prints, Coke items, Christmas items, dolls, Camel items, advertising items, large 5 quart jug, china cabinet, jewelry, glassware, pottery, Winnie the Pooh items, Star Trek, pillow,s cast iron, large wood boat, JohnnyRockets glassware, Cincinanti Reds items, music, cigarette advertisement, table chairs, end tables, walkers, gun cabinet, magazines, old comic books, beer items, old skillets, quilts, wash basin, perfume bottles, pitchers, tools, biscuit board, bowls, ladies vanity items and much, much more!!!!!

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Division of Construction Management Legal Copy Number: 160578 Sealed proposals will be accepted from pre-qualified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on November 17, 2016. Project 160578 is located in Brown County, SR 125-09.47 Safety and is a INTERSECTION project. The date set for completion of this work shall be as set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specifications are on file in the Department of Transportation.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Division of Construction Management Legal Copy Number: 160579 Sealed proposals will be accepted from pre-qualified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on November 17, 2016. Project 160579 is located in Brown County, US-US 68-15.35 OH15-01 and is a CULVERT REPLACEMENT project. The date set for completion of this work shall be as set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specifications are on file in the Department of Transportation.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Division of Construction Management Legal Copy Number: 164010 Sealed proposals will be accepted from pre-qualified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on November 17, 2016. Project 164010 is located in Brown County, US-US 50-08.03 and is a CULVERT REPLACEMENT project. The date set for completion of this work shall be as set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specifications are on file in the Department of Transportation.

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BUILDING SUPPLIES: Dimensional shingles; Primed cedar siding; Interior trim; New sky lights; New toilets; LP furnace; New cabinets; New faucets; 2 – new Jacuzzi brand tubs; Doors interior and exterior; LVL’s; Wooden I joist; Stacks of plywood- 1/2” & 3/4” t & g; & OSB board 7/16 3/4”; closet tracks; approx. 30sq. of primed cement board siding; dimensional lumber 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10 ,2x12-8ft. to 24ft. long; engineered 4x4x24; new electric base board heaters; 4x6, 16’ to 20’ treated; 6x6, 16’ to 20’ treated; bar joist 20’ long; 1 20x40 pole barn package “no metal”; new Anderson windows; new vinyl siding; R-R ties; WAY TO MUCH TO LIST. FORK LIFT & VW RABBIT: 1994 Teledyne-Princeton-D5000 diesel Fork lift; 1980 VW Rabbit, 80,000 miles, like new. AUCTIONEERS NOTE AND TERMS: Everything sold as is where is, with no guarantees. Mr. Brashear has sold his building and needs to get this stuff out, if you need building supplies this is your chance to pick up a large variety at public auction. Come early to inspect and be prepared to remove. Cash or Ohio check w/ photo Id, we also accept Visa, Master Card, & Discover, a 3% fee will be added to all credit cards. No buyers premium! Visit user #7414 for pics/info SELLER: JOHN BRASHEAR


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Off Clough Pike about a mile from the intersection of Clough and Mt Carmel Tobasco Rd. Plenty of free parking Lazy Boy Recliners, Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer, Bedroom Sets, Dining Room Set, Tools, Sewing Machines, Vintage Papers, Vintage Photo Albums, Flat Screen TV, Fenton Glass, Kitchenware, Microwaves, Stereo Equipment, Lots of Household items, Holiday Items, along with Lots of other nice items included. To view pictures See our listing at (Our id number is 41394) Concessions will be available Terms of the sale – cash, check (with proper id) Same day removal Auction day takes precedence over all printed and on line information Auctioneers: Jeffery C. Pierce,

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Farm Bureau members visit Washington D.C. Ohio Valley Manor News BY Carly Ratliff Brown County Farm Bureau

Carly Ratliff, with Brown County Farm Bureau spent three days in Washington, D.C. Sept. 13-15 with the Ohio Farm Bureau. Ratliff, along with 55 members of Ohio Farm Bureau AgriPOWER Class VIII and Young A g r i c u l t u r a l Professionals and several OFBF state board and staff members, reported to the American Farm Bureau Federation for briefings on current policy issues, includin g the farm bill, food safety, and trade. Two of the main legislative topics throughout the trip were trade, specifically the TransPacific Partnership, and prep for the farm bill, which will come to the legislative forefront as it is worked on and written through most of 2017, with a vote in 2018. The participants were also surprised to meet with the American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, who stopped in at the Federation office to thank members for their

efforts and support. The surprise visit was very inspiring and motivating to the group. Attendees also visited the French Embassy to hear about agriculture in France and the European Union’s impacts on agriculture and trade in the United States. The group also had the opportunity to meet with congressional legislators and representatives from Ohio. After meeti ng with Congressional legislators, the whole group was briefed by the Senate Ag Committee. The team was also briefed at the U.S. Department of

Agriculture on beginning farmer and land tenure programs, as well as foreign ag service and trade. Ohio Farm Bureau is a true grassroots membership organization that was formed with the idea that

farmers working together could solve community problems. The organizatio n continues to do that and build partnerships between farmers and consumers in the #1 Industry in Ohio – Agriculture.

As many as 55 members of the Ohio Farm Bureau AgriPOWER Class VIII and Young agricultural Professionals visited Washington D.C. in September. Discussions with the group included topics such as trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The Woolley Worm Weathercasters CHRISTINE TAILER COluMNiST

The past few days have been wonderfully warm. Billowing white clouds sail majestically across an ocean of deep blue sky. A gentle wind rustles the dried leaves that have fallen by the edges of the fields, our creek valley neighbors have been thankful for the dry weather as they harvest their corn and beans, and Greg and I have been preparing the farm for winter. The first frost cannot be too far away. I wonder what the coming winter holds in store. Thirteen years in the creek valley, and I am still constantly seeing things that I have not noticed before. I have learned so many things, country ways that our creek valley neighbors seem to have always known. There is one thing, however, about which I can smile and say "yes", even as a city child I knew about the weather predicting abilities of the woolly worm, but this


past week, I have seen woolly worms as I have never seen them before. The road to town passes between vast expanses of harvested corn and soy fields. As I leave the creek valley and pass through the upper fields, my eyes always seem to scan the horizon. We simply do not have such broad views down in the valley, but of late I have been keeping my eyes glued to the road just as it passed under my front bumper. Every ten feet or so was a lively fat woolly worm, literally scooting across the warm asphalt. Now I did encounter quite a few flattened forms of deceased woolly worms, and because I did not want to add to their flattened number, I drove slowly, cruising from one side of the road to the other, with hopes of avoiding any additional flattening. And one recent lazy evening, just before bed, a bit of internet research revealed that woolly worms are actually the caterpillar form of the majestic tiger moth. This I did not know. After the moth larvae emerge from their eggs in the spring,

they eat and grow all throughout the summer, eventually turning into the two inch long woolly caterpillars that we see every fall. As the days grow colder, each caterpillar spins a cocoon around its body, and as the temperatures drop, the worm freezes quite solid. It survives by producing a protective chemical that allows it to freeze, and later thaw, without harm. Then, on a warm spring day, the metamorphic tiger moth eats its way out of the cocoon, dries off its wings in the sunshine, and flies away. It seems odd that we see so many woolly worms in the fall, but so few of the majestic tiger moths in the spring. This is likely because the woolly worms eat and grow all throughout the summer and live for many months, while the beautiful moths live for only a few days. I imagine that this week's massive migration of worms across the road that separates between the upland fields can only be explained by the caterpillars' search for the perfect spot in which to spin their cocoons. And yes, even as a city

child, I knew the folklore about the woolly worm's ability to predict the nearing winter weather. The wider the brown band around the caterpillar's mid section, the milder would be the coming winter. The more black on the caterpillar, the more frigid and severe the weather. I do have to report, however, that even though I have met countless woolly worms out on the road, it appears to me that they have not been able to reach any firm predictive consensus. Many were clothed in beautiful solidly golden coats. Others were clothed completely in jet black, while still others wore brown, off set with black bands around their midsections. And so it occurs to me that we better stock the woodshed with all of the fire wood that we can find to keep warm through the coming frigid winter, while at the same time we must keep our bales of hay at hand, ready to help keep the mud at bay. It appears as though our woolly worms have predicted a bit of this, and a bit of that, and a whole lot of everything in between.

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Mercy Walk planned in St. Martin

On Sunday, October 23, St. Martin Deanery Catholic Rural Life will sponsor a very special program for the Year of Mercy. Starting at 3:00 p.m., a procession will visit historic and naturally beautiful sites on the grounds of the Brown County Ursulines in St. Martin, Ohio (Brown County) as we reflect on the our care for God’s creation and the legacy of those who have cared for it in the past.

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including Jane Polley, Rhonda DeFosse, Bobby Polley and Chandra Spires, Doug and Denise Palmer, Dawn Grippa and Gary Palmer visited resident Alice Himes. Helen Henize spent time with Rhonda Jones. Mary Pharris was visited by Shirley Washington, Donnie and Diana Thompson, Zachary Heflin, Davi Pritchett and Maryann Rister. In addition to visiting the residents listed above we also stopped in to see: Kathryn Tong, Ada Daulton, Judy Burson, Bonnie Roush, Valerie Shelton, Helen Kerr, Roy Copple and Betty Flaugher. Have a great week!

World Food Day falls in October. It is a time to think about hunger at home and internationally. The GFWC Ripley Women’s Club, a member of the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs, is encouraging everyone in the Ripley area to help the Ripley Community Food Pantry. The Ripley Community Food Pantry has been in existence since 1992. It serves those who are in need of emergency food in our community. Church clergy in the Ripley area refer food needs to this pantry. It is housed in the downstairs of the First Presbyterian Church at 114 Mulberry St. in Ripley. The GFWC Ripley Women’s Club has teamed up with the food pantry committee to help promote this worthwhile project. The demand for food is always great. All individuals, community churches, civic groups and schools are urged to contribute non-perishable food or money to the pantry. It is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-

4 p.m. Saturday, October 22 is Make a Difference Day in the U.S.A. It is the largest national community service day for volunteering. You can make a difference in our community by donating food or money to the Ripley Community Food Pantry. They always need money to buy perishable items, such as, milk, eggs and bread. If buying canned items shop as if you were shopping for your family. No out of date or dented cans. For additional info call (937) 392-4478.

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The residents of the Ohio Valley Manor spent time with family and friends the week of October 3rd through 10th, 2016. We enjoyed watching Dawn Grippa complete a puzzle, sorry we weren't much help. She was visited by Bob and Michelle Haults, Mark Grippa and Garry Plummer. Jeanette Carrington was pleased to see Kevin Carrington. Mark and Danielle Brenliegh stopped in to see resident Jane List. Nellie Gray and Jessie Sanders' company included Scott Stansberry and his wife and kids. Herb Polley was happy to see family and friends

Be a part of one of Ripley’s best Christmas traditions – sing with the River Village Community Choir! This year’s concert will be Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Monti Mallow will once

again be directing the choir. Rehearsals will be held in the church sanctuary on Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting Tuesday, November 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the church, For more information, call 937-549-3050.

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St. Michael golf fundraiser Oct. 22

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Obituaries Joyce A. Mignerey, 83

Joyce A. Mignerey, 83, of Sardinia, OH went to be with her Savior and many loved ones on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Her long battle with diabetes ended peacefully at the Ohio Valley Manor. She was born August 6, 1933 in Elliot County, KY, daughter of the late Autie S. and Sara E. Fraley Gibson. Joyce leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 12 years, Stanley Mignerey, two children - Bill Holbrook and Julianne Holbrook of Sardinia, OH. Also, two grandchildren Blake Holbrook of Cincinnati, OH and Heather Holbrook of Knoxville, TN. Joyce’s first husband, Dr. Julian P. Holbrook, died in 1999 and they were married on July 19, 1952. Joyce had 5 siblings - Jim Gibson (deceased) and Gary Gibson of Poplar Plains, KY, Bill Gibson of Fort Thomas, KY, Gordon Gibson of Cincinnati, OH, and Wilma Gibson Hillis (deceased) of Elizaville, KY. Along with her siblings, Joyce was loved and adored by numerous nieces and nephews as well as the entire Mignerey family - who fondly called her Grandma Joyce. Joyce worked to help put Julian through dental school and later continued to work in his office as needed. Over almost 40 decades she taught the high school Sunday School class at the Sardinia Church of Christ where she was a member. Hundreds of her former students have often expressed great fondness for her and her positive influence on their lives. All of her nieces and nephews have unique remembrances of her such as their first trip to Kings Island, shopping for school clothes, taking them to VBS, telling ghost stories along with scary trips to cemeteries - unknown to their parents. Joyce had a way of making everyone she came in contact with feel important. The last several months at Ohio Valley Manor she befriended all of her nurses and aids, and they all came by in her last days to hug and kiss her. She was a very special lady who will be greatly missed. Visitation was held on Friday, October 14 at the Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Rd. The funeral service was at 11:00 Saturday, October 15 at the church. Burial was in the Sardinia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sardinia Church of Christ Building Fund, 7130 Bachman Rd. Sardinia, OH 45171, or to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, OH is serving the family.

Historical Society to meet

The October meeting of the Brown County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, October 27 at the Brown County campus of Southern State Community College on Route 32 in Mt. Orab. The program will be “Remembering Old Mt. Orab.” Refreshments will be cheese and crackers, provided by society members. Everyone is invited to attend.

Joyce Ann Lafferty, 78

Joyce Ann Lafferty, 78, of West Union, Ohio died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman. She was born October 9, 1938 in Tiffin Township in Adams County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Johnson and Mary Jeanette (Young) Crawford. She is survived by her husband, Richard Lafferty of West Union, and two sons: Greg Lafferty of West Union and Eric Lafferty of Covington, Kentucky. She recently retired after 25 years of employment in the Adams County Auditor’s Office. She was the coowner of Lafferty Funeral Home in Peebles, and also managed their Wallingford Bottled Gas business for many years She was a member of the Peebles Methodist Church. She was a 1956 Graduate of West Union High School. The visitation was held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. The funeral service was Friday. Pastor Steve Darby officiated. The interment was at West Union Cemetery.

Vernon Creighton, 69

Vernon Creighton age 69 of Sardinia, Ohio passed a w a y M o n d a y, October 10, 2016 at his residence. He was born on Aug 17, 1947 in Buford, OH, the son of the late Earl and Edna (Lang) Creighton. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Arnheim and the Brown Co Chamber of Commerce. He was also President of the Southern Hills Board of Education, was an Eastern School Board member for many years, taught middle school at Lynchburg Clay for 25 years and was principal at Russellville Elementary for 10 years. Vernon was also the owner and operator of the Indian Spring Winery. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joy Creighton of Sardinia, one son; Andrew Creighton and wife Sara of Sardinia, two daughters; Tara Woods and husband James of Sardinia, Sara Layton and husband Mathew of Sardinia, one brother; James Creighton of Mt. Orab, two sisters; Velma Shelton of Georgetown and Phyllis Tekuelve of Mt. Orab, six grandchildren; Katherine and James Woods, Josh (Taylor) and Madison Layton and Logan and Cierra Creighton and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held Saturday October 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. A gathering of family, friends and community will be held from 1:00 5:00 PM prior to the service. The Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up in Vernon’s Memory at any First State Bank to support children and promote the arts in Brown County. Friends and Families may sign Vernon’s online guestbook at

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George W. Kilgore, 64


George Wesley Kilgore age 64 years of Hamersville, Ohio died M o n d a y, October 10, 2016. Mr. Kilgore was born on September 29, 1952 the son of Bill Kilgore and the late Emma Fultz in Russellville, Ohio. Mr. Kilgore was preceded in death by his mother Emma and step father Jerry Fultz and one grandson. Survivors include his father Bill Kilgore and wife Sue of Russellville, OH; son Daryle Kilgore of Russellville, OH; five daughters Paula and Greg Neu of Russellville, OH; Cecilia and Jason Porter of Hillsboro, OH; Kim and Mike McElfresh of Batavia, OH; Brandy Kilgore of New Richmond, OH; Whitney Kilgore of Sardinia, OH; four brothers Gary Kilgore of Macon, OH; Rick Kilgore of Maysville, KY; Dave Kilgore of Ripley, OH; Mike Fultz of Ripley, OH; two sisters Martha Vaughn of Ripley, OH; Darlene Herman of Ripley, OH: 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his dog Boots, and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Ken and Jenny Mingua of Sardinia, OH. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Family and friends can sign Mr. Kilgore’s online guestbook at

Carol A. Tincher, 60

Carol A. Tincher age 60 of Winchester, Ohio passed away Saturday October 15, 2016 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital. She was b o r n September 12, 1956 in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of Carol J (Butts) Brooks and the late Orlin F Brooks Sr. She was a machinist at Ford Motor Company and a member of the United Auto Union Local 863. Besides her father, she was also preceded in death by her twin sister Faryl Mingua. Carol is survived by her mother, Carol J. Brooks of Seaman; one son, Chad Tincher of Winchester; one daughter, Tandra Tincher of Winchester; two brothers, Freddie Brooks of Seaman, Tony Brooks of Sardinia; two sisters; Bobbie Brooks of Seaman and Patty Jones of Winchester; two grandchildren; Alexia Tincher and Bailey Marie Oaks and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Larry Allan officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in c/o Patty Jones. Friends and Families may sign Carol’s online guestbook at: w w w. m e e k e r f u n e r a l

Betty E. Sanborn, 93

Betty Ellen Lawson Sanborn, 93 of Higginsport, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Batavia, Ohio. She was b o r n August 21, 1923 in Genoa, Nebraska the daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle Lawson. Betty was also preceded in death by her husband – Earl Sanborn and her brother – Charlie Lawson. She graduated from Genoa High School in Genoa, Nebraska in 1941 and briefly taught in a one room schoolhouse in rural Nebraska before qualifying for a job with the FBI in Washington, D.C. She worked in the offices of the FBI for nineteen years before retiring to raise her family. In Washington, Betty met a naval officer from Higginsport, Ohio who was stationed there during the war. On December 17, 1949 she married Earl Sanborn and they became parents of two daughters, Sandra and Nancy. Upon retirement, they moved briefly to Higginsport, then spent five years in Florida, finally moving back to Higginsport permanently in 1975. During her lifetime, Betty loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed golfing, bingo and taking care of her grandchildren. After Earl’s death in 2007, Betty divided time between living with her daughters in Higginsport and Batavia. She enjoyed many years participating in the Clermont County Senior Services Adult Daycare program and loved playing cards and word search puzzles. Betty is survived by her two daughters – Sandra (Leonard) Germann of Higginsport, and Nancy (Mark) Herron of Batavia, five grandchildren – Christina (Brandon) Reed of Cincinnati, Kelly Germann of Higginsport, and Nicholas, Lucas and Jared Herron of Batavia. Private graveside services were held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. Pastor Jay Madigan officiated. There was no visitation. Cahall Funeral Home of Georgetown, Ohio is serving the family. If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Clermont County Senior Services Adult Daycare Center or to the Brown County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Lloyd C. Black, 78

Lloyd C. Black, 78, of Aberdeen, OH passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Care Center at Kenton Pointe. Mr. Black was born in Ripley, Ohio on December 23, 1937 son of the late Delbert and Lena Cummins Black. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice Sue Fraysur Black and son Brandon Lloyd Black of Ripley and his faithful dog Friday. A sister, Evelyn Casey of Ripley and several nieces also survive. He leaves behind two very special families; the John and Mary Marshall family and the Johnny and Carrie Breeze family. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to Hospice of Hope. Cremation provided by Palmer Funeral Home and Crematory of May’s Lick, KY. On-line condolences may be sent to:

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Daisy Borders, 81

Daisy “Penny” Louise Borders, age 81 of Georgetown, Ohio died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. M r s . Borders was retired from the United States postal service after thirty years of service which included her being the postmaster in Hamersville, Ohio. She was a member of the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Borders was born March 22, 1935 in New Vienna, Ohio the daughter of the late Corbett and Hazel (Perry) Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband – David L. Borders in 1987 and three brothers – Donald, Raymond and Paul Taylor. Mrs. Borders is survived by seven children – Steve Curtis and wife Shirley of Pataskala, Ohio, Ron Borders and wife Kathy of Circleville, Ohio, Connie Curtis of Brookville, Indiana, Carole Davidson and husband Jon of Felicity, Ohio, Don Borders and wife Connie of Hamersville, Ohio, David Borders and wife Jeanette of Georgetown, Ohio and Richard Borders and wife Billie Jo of Fayetteville, Ohio; twentyone grandchildren; twentyseven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. Cindy Church will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene WeeCare, 4884 SR 125, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Wanda Jean Ginn, 82

Wanda Jean Ginn, age 82 of Aberdeen, Ohio, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at her home. She was retired from AutoOwners Insurance Company in Marion, Indiana, where she worked as an underwriter and was a member of Community Bible Church in Aberdeen, Ohio. Mrs. Ginn was born August 25, 1934 in Bracken County, Kentucky the daughter of the late Samuel Kelsey and Alice Louise (Marshall) Hardy. She was also preceded in death by her husband – Clyde Douglas “Joe” Ginn; a half-brother – Roscoe Hardy; a half-sister – Helen Hopkins and one niece. Mrs. Ginn is survived by her daughter – Lisa Ginn of Richmond, Indiana; two sisters – Irene Hargett of Falmouth, Kentucky and Lelia Payne of Aberdeen, Ohio; four nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. Ken Spielvogel will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Interment will follow the funeral service in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Breast screenings offered

Early detection of cancer can save lives. Mobile Mammography Screenings will be offered at the Brown County Health Department on Thursday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These screenings are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies under the following guidelines: Ages 35-40 baseline screening, over 40 an Annual screening. To sign up, call (937) 378-6892

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Thelma Sue Whitsett, 87

Thelma Sue Whitsett, age 87 of Georgetown, Ohio, formerly of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois passed away October 13, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. She was born December 18, 1928 in Carterville, Illinois the daughter of the late Len and Mary (Volner) Faull. She was also preceded in death by one sister – Marilyn Faull and one brother – Franklin Faull. Sue married Scott Whitsett May 30, 1948, a marriage that lasted fortynine years. He also preceded her in death. Sue worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance, she spent several years raising her children and babysitting others in her home and later worked for many years at Carmichael Agricultural Services. Being raised in a Christian home, Sue faithfully served the Lord her entire life. In 1955, what would become the Eastview Christian Church (Normal, Illinois) began in her home. She traveled on short term mission trips, entertained guests, missionaries and evangelists in her home and was generous to those in need. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and studying the Bible. She was an active member of the Emerson Street Christian Church, Eastview Christian Church, College Park Christian Church (all in Normal, Illinois) and the Georgetown (Ohio) Church of Christ. She loved her God and loved His people. Sue is survived by four children – Mark Whitsett of Minnetrista, Minnesota, Sandy Hatfield and husband David of Brighton, Michigan, Marsha Wade and husband Ken of Jasonville, Indiana and Kevin Whitsett and wife Cindy of Georgetown, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two sisters – Linda Faull and Donna Faull – both of Normal, Illinois and one brother – George L. Faull of Peru, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Georgetown Church of Christ in Georgetown, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the College Park Christian Church in Normal, Illinois with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington, Illinois. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Summit Theological Seminary, 2766 West Airport Road, Peru, Indiana 46970. The Cahall Funeral in Georgetown, Ohio is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

HERO Quarter Raffle

The HERO TributeHelping Everyone Remember Ours-will be holding a Quarter Raffle on Friday Oct 21 at the American Legion 2944 Elk River RD in Ripley OH. Doors open at 6 when food, split the pot and the Silent Auction will start. The raffle will begin at 7pm. Paddles are $1 each or 6 for $5. Money raised will be used to bring the AVTT Traveling Wall to Brown County. The wall will be displayed at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. The dates of the event will be May 11th – 14th, 2017. The “Healing Wall” as it is referred to by some will be displayed for the entire time frame, with people being able to come and visit at any time during

those days. This replica of the Vietnam Wall is 360 feet in length and reaches 8 feet as its apex. It provides those who are not able to visit the memorial in Washington D.C. with the opportunity to honor those who served while paying specific tribute to those that gave all in that service.

Fish Fry and Euchre party

The Russellville Masonic Lodge will be hosting a Fish Fry and Euchre Party on Friday, October 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and cost is $8 suggested donation per meal. Euchre games will begin after the meal.

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Betty Loudon, 84

Betty Hanselman Loudon, known to her friends as “Betso”, age 84 of Georgetown, Ohio passed a w a y M o n d a y, October 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. S h e graduated f r o m Decatur High School in Decatur, Ohio in 1950 and began working for General Electric. Following her marriage to Dwight Loudon on January 7, 1956, she worked for White & Loudon Inc. in Georgetown, Ohio. Betty retired as an office assistant at the former Brown County Counseling Service and also worked part-time for the Brown County Jobs and Family Services Department. Betty and Dwight were co-founders of the Brown County Charity Horse show, a fundraising event that is still held annually at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown, Ohio. She also volunteered her time for numerous civic organizations, including the American Heart Association and the former Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary. She was an active former member of the Rosie Reds and enjoyed travelling with the group to baseball games. Betty loved to travel and her adventures included trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Napa Valley. After retirement, Betty extended her daily walks around Georgetown to about six miles a day no matter the weather. She was known for her colorful outfits and her quick wave and hello to those she encountered along her route. She ran errands, did favors and shared her newspapers with her neighbors and those she knew along her walking routes. Betty was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan but enjoyed watching any sporting event on television. She loved to work the jumble word puzzles and enjoyed visiting Families, are you looking es in their best with family and friends. Betty was born August 21, for a little spooky fun this “Goosebumps” inspired cosHalloween? Join us at the tume. No registration is 1932 in Russellville, Ohio Mt. Orab Library on required for this FREE fun the daughter of the late William Edward and Stella Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00 event. pm for an evening of chills For more information (nee Martin) Hanselman. Besides her parents, she and thrills. on this and other upcomKids will enjoy games, ing programs, visit our was preceded in death by her activities, and treats based on website, www.brown- husband, Dwight in 1976 and the best-selling R.L. Stine; three brothers - Robert "Bob" series, “Goosebumps.” or call the Mt. Orab Hanselman, William "Red" An extra treat will be Library at (937) 444- Hanselman and Darrell "Jack" Hanselman. given to any child who dress- 1414. Mrs .Loudon is survived by her daughter - Nanette Loudon and husband John The Georgetown Board of bers. Tomlinson of Atlanta, Zoning Appeals will be The Summit of Grace Georgia; three step-sons meeting to discuss an excep- Church has applied for such Dwight "Butch" Loudon and tional use application for permission to be located at wife Stephany of Bethel, Summit Grace Church to 852 Mt. Orab Pike, Ohio; Rex Loudon of operate within a mixed-use Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Georgetown; Ohio and J.D. zoned area within the Village Any and all interested "Jay" Loudon and wife of Georgetown. parties may appear at this Karen of Georgetown; Ohio; The meeting will be held public meeting for com- seven grandchildren; sevenOctober 25 at 7 p.m. in the ments to the Board of teen great-grandchildren, one Georgetown council cham- Zoning Appeals. sister-in-law - Helen "Hedy" Hanselman of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; several NOTICE nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. CHANGE OF MEETING DATE A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, The Union Township Trustees will hold October 15, 2016 at the the regular meeting for October on Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. The famThursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm ily will host friends and famat the Union Township Pubic Library. ily following the services at the home of Jay and Karen All meetings are open to the public. Loudon, 110 Bennington Court in Georgetown. Angela Hauke, Fiscal Officer If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hope 215 Hughes Blvd, Mt Orab, Ohio 45154, Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr. NE Atlanta, Georgia or Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 105452, Atlanta Georgia. Condolences may be sent to the family at Anthony Ryan Traylor, age 23 of Bethel, Ohio died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his residence. He worked for I m a g e Cleaning, was a member of the Mt. O r a b Church of Christ and loved racing compact cars at Moler Raceway Park near Mt. Orab, Ohio. Anthony was born July 10, 1993 in Georgetown, Ohio the son of Paul and Heidi (Blue) Traylor of Mt. Orab, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Mr. Traylor is survived by one brother – Andrew Traylor of Bethel, Ohio; maternal grandparents– Vicky Blue of Bethel, Ohio and Dean Blue of Springfield, Ohio; paternalgrandparents – Don and Susan Traylor of Mt. Orab, Ohio; maternal great grandparents - Jack and Norma Smith of Urbana, Ohio; four aunts and uncles – Hayley Blue of Mt.Orab, Ohio, Paula Traylor of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Michael Traylor and wife Angela of Mt.Orab, Ohio and Nancy Parlier and husband Ray of Sardinia, Ohio and many cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Mt. Orab Church of Christ in Mt. Orab, Ohio. Joe Strunk will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Ohio.Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony R. Traylor Memorial Fund c/o Chase Bank. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Margaret G. Taylor age 76 of Winchester, Ohio passed away Sunday October 16, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 31, 1940 in L i b e r t y, KY the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Mary Catheryn (Swallows) Stayton. She was a restaurant owner. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her second husband, Robert E. Taylor; two brothers, Jack and Ernie Stayton and one granddaughter, Leticia Lawson. Margaret is survived by two sons, Brian Reed Lawson of Morrow, OH and Russell E. Lawson of Cincinnati; two daughters, Karen Lynn Lawson of Loveland, OH and Catherine Marie West of Winchester; two sisters, Lena Rose of Beattysville, KY and Verna St. John of Palm Springs, CA; five grandchildren; Molly Asher, Katrina Lawson, Russell Lawson, Dakota West and Coltan Picklesimer; five great grandchildren and one honorary grandson. Funeral Services will be Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial will follow in the Ash Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Friends and families may sign Margaret’s online guestbook at

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Caryl Jean Roberts Eyre, 86

Caryl Jean Roberts Eyre passed away quietly at the Hospice of Hope-Adams County at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 4 days. S h e was born September 7, 1930 in Mowrystown, OH, daughter of Gerald Roberts and Mildred Yochum Roberts. Caryl Jean was a member of the Mowrystown Church of Christ where she was baptized in 1941. More recently she faithfully attended the Sardinia Church of Christ when her health allowed In 1949, she married Hugh L. Eyre and in 1951 they purchased a farm and moved outside of Mowrystown, where they have resided for the last 65 years. She was employed by the Bright Local School District after several years as serving as the Clerk-Treasurer position and retired in 1992. Following her school retirement she enjoyed selling real estate in her spare time. Caryl Jean was a faithful Christian wife, mother and grandmother. She could drive a tractor, teach a Sunday School Class and put a meal on the table with the best of them. She loved her friends and family, and particularly her grandchildren and great grandchildren. And her comment to all of her nurses, caregivers, friends and family in the last few days of her life was "Don't be sad, be happy for me and I'll see you in Heaven!" Surviving is her husband, Hugh L. Eyre, one daughter, Linda (Tim) Roush of Hillsboro, two grandchildren, Brian Roush of Hillsboro, Angie (Travis) Bogart of Sardinia and five great-grandchildren, Tanner, Trey, Averi and Alli Bogart and Briley Roush, several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law, Marvin (Shirley) Eyre of Sardinia, Chester (Linda) Eyre of Hillsboro, brothers-in-law, Otto Tuttle of Chillicothe and Rodger Roberts of Winchester, sisters-in-law Verna (Charles) Burnett and Lucille Eyre of Hillsboro. In addition to her parents, Caryl Jean was preceded in death by her three sisters, Letha Tuttle, Brenda Roberts, and Phyllis Roberts and brothers/sisters-in-law Harold and Carol Eyre, Brothers-in-law Dene Eyre, Gene Eyre and Alvin Eyre. Services will be held at the Sardinia Church of Christ, Monday October 17, 2016 at 11:00 am with Kevin Hamilton and Chris Gobin officiating. Interment will follow in the Mowrystown Cemetery, Fenwick Road. Friends will be received at the church Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sardinia Church of Christ or Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, is entrusted with arrangements. To sign the online guest book, go to

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Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville is hosting an Election Day Chili Dinner on Tuesday, November 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Carry out service is available for all menu items. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one block north of State Route 125. Everyone is welcome.


Sports Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jays advance in sectional tourney

Ripley boys soccer team upsets Bethel 3-2 in double OT More sports coverage begins on page 7

Jays wrap up regular season with 2nd place SHAC Div.I finish, advances to round two of sectional tournament in double overtime that would seal a 3-2 Blue Jay victory. The winning goal marked the second of the game for McGill, and also scoring a goal for the Jays in the sectional win was sophomore Tristan Finn. The Jays entered sectional tournament play as the No. 13 seed and will move on to face No. 12 seed Purcell Marian in round two of the sectional tournament on Oct. 20 after upsetting the No. 9 seed Bethel-Tate Tigers.

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Ripley’s Montrez McGill scores a goal in the Blue Jays’ win over Peebles to clinch second place in SHAC Division I.

Purcell Marian advanced to round two by topping the No. 11 seed After wrapping up Georgetown G-Men 8-2 in Southern Hills Athletic the round one sectional Conference play with a bout at Georgetown on second place finish in Monday night. Division I, the RipleyAs the higher seed, Union-Lewis-Huntington Purcell will have home Blue Jays ventured to field advantage for the Oct. Bethel-Tate High School 20 game against the Jays. for round one of Southwest The Jays, headed this District Division III year by first-year coach Sectional Tournament play Kevin Poe, clinched secon Oct. 17. In one of the ond place in SHAC most exciting sectional Division I standings with a tournament games thus far, 4-1 victory over the visitit was a goal by Ripley ing Peebles Indians on freshman Montrez McGill Senior Night at Ripley on Oct. 12. “With the energy they showed today, I'm confident going into the match against Lynchburg-Clay and into the sectional tournament,” Poe said following the Jays' win over Peebles. For Poe, this year has been a great experience as a first-year head coach who leads a great deal of talented players on this year's Ripley varsity boys soccer team that includes four seniors – Jordan Griffith, Laymon Marshall, Dalton Moran, and Scottie Ott. “It's been a new experiWade Linville/Ripley Bee ence, but it's been a lot of fun,” said Poe. “The guys have come to work hard Ripley’s Laymon Marshall celebrates with teammates (Nigel Royal, Dalton Moran, every day, which is all I and Jaki Royal) after scoring one of his two goals in the Blue Jays’ Oct. 12 win over can ask of them. I love the Peebles. game and I'm glad I can half, as junior Tanner shot off the crossbar, but ers. help turn this program Schmitz scored off a penal- Griffith scored on the folAfter nearly 39 minutes around and hopefully keep ty shot. low up to give the Jays a of scoreless soccer in the it going for awhile.” The Jays rose to a 1-1 3-1 lead that would last second half, it was It was McGill scoring lead as Marshall sailed a through halftime. Marshall finishing off an the Jays first goal of the penalty kick over the Some excellent saves attack by scoring an day in the Oct. 12 win Peebles defensive wall and from Ripley goalkeeper impressive goal from long over Peebles with 17:14 to into the net with 4:55 to Jaki Royal helped to keep range over the head of the go in the first half. go in the first half. the Indians scoreless in the Peebles goalie to cap-off Wade Linville/Ripley Bee The Indians tied the Just over a minute later, second half, as well as the 4-1 Ripley victory. Ripley’s Nigel Royal battles for possession against a game at one apiece with it was Ripley sophomore some aggressive defense 6:13 remaining in the first Tristan Finn bouncing a by Marshall, Ott and othPeebles defender during the Blue Jays’ Oct. 12 win. BY WADE LINVILLE THE RIPLEY BEE

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