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COSHOCTON – It’s important for Boomers to get regular eye exams whether they are having vision problems or not. “When we reach our early 40s, we experience presbyopia,” said Dr. David Erwin. “The lens of the eye doesn’t accommodate as well and we have to start moving things further away to read them.” The term presbyopia actually means old eye. “Everyone is going to go through it,” said Dr. Danielle Ellis. As we age, we also need to watch out for eye diseases. “Cataracts are the most common,” Erwin said. “It’s a cloudy condition of the lens of the eye. Feeling like you are looking through a cloudy window is the most noticeable change.” According to Prevent Blindness America (PBA), cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older. The organization also says that by 2020, more than 30 million Americans may have cataracts. There also are certain factors that can make the condition worse. “Smoking can make them worse and so can diabetes at times,” said Ellis. However, the condition is usually simple to take care of. “It’s a pretty easy fix with cataract surgery and there are normally no complications,” Erwin said. He bases his recommendations for surgery on a couple of factors. “It depends on what they (the patient) like to do and if having cataracts is not allowing them to function like they

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would like to,” Erwin said. “Also, if they have 20/40 vision or worse and I can’t get them to see any better, I’ll send them for a consultation to get surgery.” Another eye disease those 65 and older need to watch out for is macular degeneration. Statistics say that 1.75 million people in the United States have advanced age-related macular degeneration and the number could reach as high as three million by 2020. “This impacts the macula and our best vision, which is our central vision,” Erwin said. “It’s basically a breakdown of part of the retina.” There are two forms of the disease, which can’t be cured. “Dry is very treatable, but wet can be more devastating to our vision,” Erwin said. Glaucoma also can impact sight. “It affects the optic nerve, which carries information from the eye to the brain,” Ellis said. “It comes from too high of eye pressure that can damage the optic nerve and peripheral vision.” The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says the most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, impacts 2.2 million people in the United States and that number will rise to 3.3 by 2020 as the population ages. “Most often, there are no symptoms or pain, but we can check for it during exams,” Ellis said. Wearing sunglasses, living a healthy lifestyle and preventative care are keys to taking care of your eyes and vision. “If you are over 40, we recommend that you get an exam once a year even if you don’t have glasses,” Ellis said. JOSIE@COSHOCTONCOUNTYBEACON.COM

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Library offers cookbooks with great summer recipes

It’s summertime and the living is easy . . . a perfect time for cookouts, picnics, and porch suppers. It’s a great time to take advantage of local produce, meats, eggs, and more available at area farmers’ markets and Local Bounty. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of all this good food, you might find inspiration in the following books available at the Coshocton Public Library. Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America’s Farmers by Janet Fletcher provides tips for storing, preparing, and preserving the best of each season. Its 150 recipes are organized alpha-





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betically by main ingredients and include recipes such as Grilled Country Pork Chops with Bourbon-Basted Grilled Peaches. The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking & Entertaining by Cheryl and Bill Jamison includes spirited recipes and expert tips for barbecuing, charcoal & gas grilling, rotisserie roasting, smoking, deep-frying, and making merry. Along with plenty of recipes, the book offers themed menus such as “Sunday Evening Neighborhood Cook-out” and plenty of party-time tips. Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods by Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian is a gorgeous celebration of delicious food being cultivated and created every day by people in our own communities. The book offers profiles of farmers, artisans, and chefs and 80 seasonal recipes. Grill It! By Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, the dynamic duo of international grilling, show the best way to build a fire, use the tools, mix a spice paste, and grill like a pro. With this book you will enter grilling heaven with recipes such as Cuban Smoked Ribs, Cowboy Steaks, and Shrimp Tacos. In Praise of Tomatoes by Ronnie Lundy is a celebration of the tomato in all its glory. For a fruit that didn’t make its way into the world’s culinary repertoire until relatively late in the game, the tomato plays an enormous role in our gastronomic lives. This book is bursting with fascinating information about the tomato in history and culture, expert advice for gardeners and, of course, plenty of irresistible recipes. My Favorite Herb by Laurel Keser brings together 51 accomplished chefs to reveal their favorite herb and how they use it. The book also highlights more than 125 of their favorite herb recipes. Herbs add dazzle to any dish and are a good source of nutrition. They are also easy to grow and can be tucked into flower gardens and ornamental plantings. Simply in Season edited by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert is a community cookbook about foods that are fresh, nutritious, tasty, and economical. The recipes are arranged according to the seasons and are made from simple ingredients that are easy to find. Also included is a handy referSee ‘Cookbooks’ on page 5-B

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ence for selection, storage, preparation, and serving suggestions for individual fruits and vegetables. Vegetable Harvest by Patricia Wells, author of The Paris Cookbook, presents a collection of recipes inspired by the garden she tends at her home in Provence. From arugula to zucchini, Patricia offers up a wealth of dishes that incorporate vegetables, herbs, nuts, legumes, and fruits fresh from the garden. Holli Rainwater is the outreach coordinator at the Coshocton Public Library. Coshocton Public Library Hours: Monday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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Ember Complete Care offers home health services to area residents

COSHOCTON – Ember Complete Care Home Health Services has been providing quality care for patients in Coshocton County for many years from their home office in Uhrichsville, Ohio, and just recently in 2010, opened an additional office on Main Street in Coshocton to better serve their patients locally. Ember is the second-largest employer in Tuscarawas County with a total of more than 450 employees. In addition to



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caring for patients in Tuscarawas and Coshocton, they have also branched out to Harrison, Carroll, and Holmes counties. Currently, there are no offices located in those counties, but plans to grow in those areas may occur in the future. Locally, Ember employs 52 home health aides, one RN, two LPNs, and one PRN LPN. They accept all major insurances, but most of their clients have Medicaid or Medicare. Clients must have a doctor’s referral for home health aide to be covered by their insurance. However, for minor needs, clients can pay out of pocket at $14 per hour for services. After a doctor’s referral, a nurse will visit the residence and asses the needs and wants of the client. If at any time the nurse or health aide feels the client needs further medical attention, such as a nursing home stay, the client’s doctor is contacted and arrangements are made. “We work very well with nursing homes where they’ll go for three to six months, but we get them back as soon as they come home,” said Eric Cox, marketing director. Ember Complete Care offers skilled nursing care, who are on call 24 hours a day, home health nurse aides, physical therapy, infusion therapy, wound care, medication compliance, homemaking, companionship, private duty, and transportation. All personnel are screened and meet all license and certificate requirements. During each visit, the nurse will perform simple medical examinations on the client such as checking blood pressure and heart rate. The staff is always in constant contact with the client’s physician and any critical updates or concerns on the client’s health are related to their physician. Staff will visit the client multiple times during the week or day depending on the severity of the client’s illness. Nurses are usually with a patient half an hour to an hour for each visit. “It’s in the comfort of your own home, familiar surroundings, and you have your loved ones there with you,” said Cox. “The benefit for the family is that they don’t have to do a thing See ‘Ember’ on page 9-B

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Apple trees dedicated in memory of Jack Baumgardner


Brothers Mervin and Martin Baumgardner stand by apple trees that were planted in memory of their father Jack at Roscoe Village. Jack worked at Roscoe Village for more than 20 years and also was known for portraying Johnny Appleseed. For more photos from the dedication ceremony for these trees, visit BOOMER TIMES PHOTO BY JOSIE SELLERS

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COSHOCTON – Wilma Hunt made a decision in 1993 that she never looked back on. “When I started at Roscoe Village Jack Baumgardner was working at the hardware store and I stole him from there,” said Hunt, who was the historian at the village for several years. “I thought he would make a good interpreter and I was never sorry I did that.” Baumgardner’s years of service to the village were celebrated July 9, during a dedication ceremony for four apple trees that were planted in his honor behind the visitor center. “I think this is a really good tribute to him,” said Martin Baumgardner, Jack’s son. In addition to his work at Roscoe, Jack, who died in September 2011, also was known for his portrayals of Johnny Appleseed throughout the state. “It all started with a book that Wilma Meek from the boys department at O’Neil’s gave him,” Martin said. “He read it and then in the late 60s or early 70s entered a parade in Killbuck as Johnny Appleseed and won for being the most authentic. He was Johnny Appleseed ever since then.” Johnny Appleseed lived from 1774 to 1845 and was known for being a kind and caring man and for introducing apple trees to parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia. “He (Dad) just really enjoyed every minute of portraying Johnny Appleseed,” Martin said. Jack also was a strong promoter of Roscoe Village and Coshocton. Last summer apple trees also were planted in Jack’s memory by the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, which he was heavily involved with for several years. He also served on city council for more than 20 years. “He was unbelievable and was a great man,” said Jerry Stenner, who is a member of Kiwanis and the city’s safety service director.


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Local Bounty vendors offer public fresh foods COSHOCTON – Local Bounty, located on State Route 83 next to Lake Park, is a good place for local consumers to get local grown and raised products. It consists of a group of Coshocton County residents who have an interest in improving the access to local food. Local Bounty has been at its current location since 2011 and provides local consumers with an opportunity to sell their products at the local level. “I personally feel a need to support local agriculture,” said Elaine Ashcraft. “I can volunteer hours as well as get out into the community and get people involved.” Ashcraft raises sheep locally and has done so since her sons began to raise them when they were younger. Ashcraft has since moved on to raising a different breed of sheep that comes from the United Kingdom. “The Scottish Blackface Sheep is superior to regular lamb,” said Ashcraft. “The sheep are grass fed and out roaming in pastures. This leads to a more natural produce with a milder flavor of meat.” The Scottish Blackface, though it yields smaller portions, is a more superior cut than that of commercial chops. “People have even come and asked if I have any extra lamb chops,” said Ashcraft. “When they do, I give them both the Scottish Blackface cuts and some commercial ones to compare to them. The commercial cut may be larger, but the Scottish July Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-4 • Fri 10-6 • Sat-Sun 9-3 LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES




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Local Bounty is located on State Route 83 next to Lake Park and is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Blackface cut is superior in taste.” Ashcraft’s produce is seasonal and won’t be available again until the fall. “I think it’s really important to support the local agriculture,” said Ashcraft. “When consumers know the producer and know that they take care of the animal that helps.” Local produce is another thing offered at Local Bounty. Some local producers do their growing on the side in the midst of their full time jobs. “I think Local Bounty is a good program, has good people and vendors and is a good outlet for produce,” said Helen Sites. “I started two years ago and I only sell in-season produce like tomatoes, potatoes and artichokes.” Sites also has (green) houses for produce in the winter like carrots and onions and would eventually like to grow all sorts of produce. “It’s been a dream of mine forever,” said Sites. “Hopefully I get to do it full-time when I retire. Dick Mullet provides Local Bounty shoppers with honey. “Honey is my main thing, but Robin (Dick’s wife) does maple syrup and we do some candles and odds and ends,” he said. The couple has Mullet Apiaries in Warsaw. “We’ve been involved with Local Bounty since the beginning,” Dick said. “When the farmers market would close in the fall, our market would dry up, but this gives us a year-round outlet. My wife is also interested in wholesome foods and good stuff.” Vendors volunteer their time at Local Bounty and Dick enjoys meeting new people and introducing them to food offered there. “The value of the food can’t be beat,” he said. “The girls that manage the market are very, very strict with adhering to the rules. It’s the good stuff and you can taste the difference.” Mary Meyer said the produce you find at Local Bounty tops anything at the grocery store. “Produce that is shipped from far away just can’t be as good because it’s picked before it’s ripe so it doesn’t become over ripe on its way to the store,” she said. “It’s also usually bred to be shipped well. Tomatoes for example will be firmer and not have as much flavor. They are raised for their shape so they will be sturdy when shipped.” Homegrown vegetables and fruits have a much better flavor. “Anyone who grew up experiencing produce from their own garden, parents or grandparents knows the difference,” Meyer said. See ‘Local Bounty’ on page 11

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The trees at Roscoe are Summer Rambo Apples, a variety Johnny Appleseed would have shared, and Newtown Pippin Apple trees. They were planted by Roscoe’s landscape department and donations for them were made by Paul and Wilma Hunt, Martin and his brother Mervin Baumgardner and the Knowledge Seekers Class. “This is a nice tribute to Dad and I know he is looking down on us and enjoying this scene today,” Mervin said. JOSIE@COSHOCTONCOUNTYBEACON.COM

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As we move into the “dog-days” of summer, your flower beds will need some attention to continue to look their best. Remove (deadhead) spent blooms every couple of days to keep beds looking tidy. As Peony, daylilies and Hosta finish blooming, cut the flower stalk as far down as possible. Cutting flower stalks back diverts the plants energy back into their leaves and roots, rather than producing seeds. And, while you’re out there, grab the weed bucket. There are always a few hiding out. If annuals start getting leggy and straggly looking, give them a haircut. Trim annuals like petunias, Lobelia, Bacopa or millions bells back to promote fuller plants with more bloom. One tip I’ve learned is to cut annuals back right before you go on vacation. When you get back, the plants are fuller and will be blooming in no time! This tip is great for containers and hanging pots, too. Speaking of containers, check them often to see if they need water. Plants in containers tend to require more water than their in-ground counterparts. If you grow tomatoes in containers, be sure to water daily- they require a lot of water! Weeding a container garden is wonderfully easy, since the weeds don’t get too big and it’s a small area to keep up on. Additionally, here are some tips for the vegetable garden: • Water deeply once per week. Focus the water at the base of plants, at the roots. Try not to water overhead as this promotes fungal diseases. Water in the morning, so that plants will have an ample supply during the heat of the day. If it is very hot and windy, watering more frequently may be necessary. • Keep up on harvesting. Pick any rotting or pest-damaged fruit and remove it from the garden. Harvest cucumber




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and zucchini before they get too big. Their flavor and texture is much better. This means getting out to the garden daily to harvest. • While you are out there harvesting, keep your eyes out for diseases and pests. Catching a potential problem before it gets out of hand will save some headache later. Look under leaves and take note of any discolored or misshapen leaves. Before grabbing the insecticide, be sure you know what you are trying to control and if the timing for control is going to be effective. • Keep up on weeding. If you are out there harvesting and looking for potential pests, you may as well pull the weeds you see. Pulling weeds when they are small is much easier than putting it off when they are large and possibly going to seed, causing more weeds later! Weeds steal nutrients and water from your garden plants, they can harbor disease and pests, and they just look bad! • Plant another crop of cool-season vegetables toward the end of July through mid-August. Spinach, lettuce, peas and other cool-season crops favor the warm soil and cooler night temperatures. Plan to attend “The Fall Vegetable Garden” program at 6 p.m. July 30, in Room 145 of the County Services Building. Registration is $5 per participant and is due by July 26. For more information on this program or other garden-related issues, contact the OSU Extension office at 622-2265 or log on to coshocton. Tammi Rogers is the OSU Extension - Coshocton County Program Asst., Ag & Natural Resources Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator.

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the base of the screen as did the concession stand which featured sandwiches, drinks, ice cream and popcorn. The A&W Rootbeer stand was located right beside the theater entrance at the Elm Lane and it was always busy. There were usually two or three cartoons and then two movies - a lead–in and then the main event. My most memorable drive-in experience was at the StarLite when my best friend Peggy Sue and I went to see Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. We cringed through a bad roller coaster disaster movie and then Star Wars! Today’s 3-D doesn’t compare to seeing it on a huge outdoor screen. Wow! There are still 29 drive-ins in Ohio, though the digital age has taken its toll on them. There is still a drive–in at Strasburg and worth the drive if you’ve never experienced watching a movie under the stars. Just don’t forget the popcorn!


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If you mention drive-theaters to those people who grew up in the 1960s and 70s, you’ll be treated to all kinds of memories, from date night (sometimes we even watched the movie) – a direct quote to the treat of going in their pajamas (children). The price was right too, $1 to $2 for adults and kids over 10 or $6 specials for a whole car. I first went to the drive-in with my parents at age 2. I of course don’t remember, but my parents never forgot. They loved to tell how I stood between them taking licks off each of their ice cream cones, when I wasn’t playing with the tuner on the speaker box. They didn’t remember what the movie was either, though my mom said I loved the Donald Duck cartoon. (I still do.) Coshocton County had two drive-ins - The Elm Lane on Second Street where Free Medical is now and the Star-Lite on County Road 9 between West Lafayette and Newcomerstown. There was an excitement about the giant 20 foot screen that filled the field as you drove in. There were stalls marked off with poles on both sides. The metal speaker boxes sat on top with clips to hang on your window or car door. We always checked to make sure they were working and if not just moved on to another spot. There were some (usually teenagers) who would keep moving around until the manager came out and warned them. A playground complete with swings and a sliding board sat near

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Zucchini recipe a perfect way to use fresh veggies This recipe is from “Tasty Favorites From My Kitchen To Yours” by Carol Miller. These cookbooks are sold at The Village Pantry of Roscoe. I love to make this recipe in the summer and use all the great vegetables and herbs from the garden. Have a great summer! Zucchini Boats 5 or 6 small zucchini 1 cup mushrooms, sliced & chopped 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, chopped 2 teaspoons tarragon 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped 2 lbs tomatoes, chopped 1 cup bread crumbs 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated salt and pepper to taste olive oil

Add tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese and bread crumbs. Mix well then place some of the mixture in each zucchini half. Top with more parsley and drizzle with olive oil on top then add some cheddar cheese on each slice. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour or until done.

Slice zucchini lengthwise in half. Scoop out middle with a spoon or fork. Place in bowl: Add garlic, mushrooms, onion and spices.

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Jenny Wilson and her husband Chris own Village Pantry of Roscoe, which is located at 318 N. Whitewoman St.

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JULY 17, 2013

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