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Building a better breakfast? Try starting with whole grains (ARA) — Getting a good start to your day takes a lot more than the alarm going off at the right time and avoiding traffic. What you eat in the morning can have an effect on your whole day — and your health. “Choosing whole grain at breakfast is a great first step in starting your day off on the right track,” said Dr. Travis Stork, author and host of the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show “The Doctors.” “When grocery shopping, look for foods that list whole grain at the top of the ingredients list.” Plenty of nutritious breakfast options will please any palate and pack a whole-grain punch, such as oatmeal and whole grain cereal, toast, waffles and pancakes. Only 5 percent of Americans get the recommended three full daily servings of whole grain, accord-

ing to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. In fact, the average person gets little more than half a serving of whole grain each day. “It’s concerning that Americans aren’t getting enough whole grain, a key component of a healthy diet,” said Stork. “Eating the recommended amount of whole grain can help with diabetes and weight management as well as reduce the risk of heart disease.” Stork is partnering with General Mills to educate Americans about the importance of whole grain and how it’s easy to eat a diet rich in whole grain by making the right choices — beginning with breakfast. Only whole grain provides vital nutrients found in the complete grain — including the bran, the

germ and the endosperm — and the health benefits come from these three components working together naturally. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients for a healthy diet. One of the simplest breakfast solutions for families with busy schedules is ready-to-eat cereal — but it’s also one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make. Cereal is the leading whole grain source for Americans as well as the top source of whole grain in children’s diets. In fact, General Mills guarantees every Big G cereal — such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Chex — contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving. To learn more about the benefits of whole grain and eating a healthy breakfast, visit www.wholegrainnation.com.

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Born: June 29, 2010 Defiance, OH Nina Valle Jay & Terri Agler

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Born: February 19, 2010 Bryan, OH Kenneth & Marsha Barnes; Michael and Kaylene Corwin

Born: June 23, 2009

Toledo, OH Eric and Dee Nethercutt, Jeff and Laurie Davy, Mark and Gail Beavers

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Brandi Froelich and Aaron Berry

Born: October 10, 2010

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Born: March 9, 2010

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Born: April 6, 2007

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Andy & Andrea Buchholz

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Defiance, OH Jesse & Vicky Quintero; George Aguilar; Steve Bruce; Lisa Feeney; Lisa Webb

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Born: September 4, 2008

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Archbold, OH Rodney & Lori Buehrer, Carol Quillet, Fred & Gert Sanders, Eldred Buehrer, Anette Quillet

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Brandon & Katie Clementz

Continental, OH Ron & Vickie Weisenburger, Teresa Clementz, Joe & Cheryl Clementz

Born: September 30, 2008

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Born: February 7, 2003

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Born: December 25, 2000

Dave & Jeanne Coressel

Born: August 6, 2008

Defiance, OH Ralph & Peg Coressel, Raymond LaVoy, Beverly LaVoy

Doug & Angela Commisso Defiance, OH Vic & Rita Steffel, Jim & Joyce Commisso

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Stan Jr. & Jill Cook

Paulding, OH Stan Sr. & April Cook; Nylice Lawson; Bill & Angie Johnson

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C M C Born: July 31, 2007

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Daniel Delbosque & Rebecca Kelly

Born: December 30, 2008

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Ney, OH Steve & Barb Coolman; Jeff & Jane Meyers

Wilmington, NC Lynn & Sandi Gaylord; Great Grandfather- Merlin Gaylord

Jake & Holly Coolman

Born: January 5, 2010

Defiance, OH Fransico Delbosque, Olivia Delbosque; Gary and Sherrie Schackow

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E S D

Born: July 23, 2008 JD & Jennifer Davis Evansport, OH Bruce & Juli Kunesh, Sam Davis

G D D Born: February 4, 2010

P H D J C D Born: February 5, 2008

J M D

Born: August 31, 2010 Kable & Erin Derrow Defiance, OH Jeff & Sue Strausbaugh, Dan Derrow, Ron & Julie Burk

M D D Born: July 17, 2008

M A D

Born: April 13, 2010 Isaac & Brittany Dockery Continental, OH Dick & Terri Morgan, Tina Dockery, Isaac & Sebrena Dockery

Born: October 18, 2009

Michael and Chandra Dobbins Defiance, OH Marvin and Cindy Young; Teresa Young; Dave Mast


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G J D

Born: September 21, 2007

J R D Born: July 22, 2010

Randy & Rana Drasiewski

A L D

K J D

T D D

Derek & Sarah Diller

Derek and Sarah Diller

Benjamin & Lauren Duerk

Born: September 11, 2006 Perrysburg, OH Larry & Rose Smith; Mark & Keeta Diller

Born: July 13, 2009 Perrysburg, OH Larry and Rose Smith; Mark and Keeta Diller

Born: June 1, 2010 Defiance, OH Tom & Linda Crawford; David & Jane Duerk

M D D Born: April 3, 2007

M V D Born: April 7, 2003

Dennis & Amy Ducat

Defiance, OH Dennis & Victoria Lichty, Dennis & Kathy Ducat

K L E Born: February 14, 2010

Jessica Smith and Spencer Eicher Delta, OH Darlene and Shawn Smith; Terri Lafferty; Aaron Eicher

R E E Born: June 7, 2007

E E E Born: January 20, 2010

Jason & Sara Elston

K A E Born: September 4, 2010

Ney, OH Jim & Chris Jacob, Gene & Barb Elston; Great-GrandmothersDolores Jacob, Pat Fronk

Chandra & Jon Eickhoff

Napoleon, OH Linda & Jeff Comadoll; Bev and the late Joel Eickhoff; Joann Gerken; Donna Nagel; Leona Austermiller; Ruth Eickhoff

A D F Born: December 14, 2002

C A F Born: February 26, 2005

Ben & Megan Fillman

D A E Born: July 28, 2009

Joe and Allie Ewers Defiance, OH Russel and Laura Walters; Gary Caryer; Danett Caryer

Defiance, OH Lisa Homier, Steve Ryan, Tom & Greta Porter, Bill Fillman (dec.)

Cincinnati, OH Ron & Krys Drasiewski


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Free service allows new mothers to get through a text-messaging service. answers to questions about their new babies

M H F

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Texting for your baby's health (ARA) — Did you just find out that you’re pregnant? Are you concerned about your infant’s nutrition? Want quick tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy and healthy first year for your baby? Now expectant or new moms can easily get the information they need through a free service on their cell phones: text4baby. Text4baby provides timely pregnancy and health tips sent directly to participants’ cell phones in the form of text messages. While 90 percent of people in the U.S. have cell phones, text4baby is the first free, health education program in the country to harness the popularity of texting as a mode of communication. Pregnant women and new

mothers who text “BABY” (or “BEBE” for Spanish) to 511411 receive weekly text messages, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date through the baby’s first year. The messages, which have been vetted by government and nonprofit health experts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and March of Dimes, deal with nutrition, immunization and birth defect prevention, among other topics. “There’s lots of information out there in books, on the Web and being shared by doctors, but what is unique about text4baby is that it brings personal • TEXTING, Page 26

E F

A M F

K R F

L E L F

Matt & Jana Ferguson

John & Barbara Fish

John & Barbara Fish

Bob & Ann Fishpaw

Lonnie & Jessica Fleetwood

J N A F

H N F

J A J F

O T F

T C F

Jessica Hendricks & Derrick Flores

Rob & Amy (Baldwin) Foster

Larry & Amy Fox

Kylea Frederick

Born: December 7, 2010

Defiance, OH Rick & Dawn Wenzinger; Chuck & Jeri Ferguson; Scarlett Westcott

Born: November 15, 2009

Stephanie Lantz, Robbie Flores Defiance, OH Jenny Lantz

Born: June 15, 2005 Hicksville, OH Dennis & Yvonne Fish, Ruth Fenter

Born: May 30, 2008

Defiance, OH Matt & Lisa Bishop, Jeff & Michelle Hendricks, Robert & Tammy Flores

Born: March 19, 2009 Hicksville, OH Dennis & Yvonne Fish; Ruth Fenter

Born: October 23, 2010 Defiance, OH Ed & Sandy Potter; Freda Keys

Born: March 4, 2009

Born: November 20, 2010

Defiance, OH Scott & Liana Baldwin, Doris Baldwin

Dayton, OH Daniel & Teresa Lambert; Larry & Judy Fox

Born: October 15, 2010 Defiance, OH Earl & Doris Fleetwood; Lee & Judy Bayliss

Born: April 10, 2010

Defiance, OH Scott & Nancy Frederick, Luke & Deloris Hofacker, Wally & Dorothy Aschemeier


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M R F

W M F

M W F

J S F

H R F

Joe and Jackie Frejkowski

Phillip & Jill Freund

David & Kristina Friedman

Jamie & Jared Friesner

Jamie & Jared Friesner

A N G

S A G

Lonnie & Lori Gambler

Jeffrey and Mallory Gee

Born: September 5, 2010

Cincinnati, OH Vince and Donna Polce, Wayne Olsson; Ray and Mindy Frejkowski

Born: March 27, 2010

Powell, OH Maxine Penny, Jerry & Sue Yetter

H M F Born: April 16, 2004

Born: August 13, 2010

E M F

Holland, OH Rich & Peg Snyder, Jerry & Kathy Friedman

Born: January 12, 2006 Coleen & Shaun Fulk Stryker, OH Jerry & Peggy Ramey, Arnie & Linda Fulk, Wanda Lockard

A M F Born: July 30, 2008

P E-G G

M R G

Derek and Cassie George

Randall and Tina Gibson Napoleon, OH Fred & Maria Carrizales; Donna Gibson

Born: September 1, 2008 Jeni & Jon Giesige, Napoleon, OH Janelle & Roger Cline; MaryAnn & Tony Giesige; GreatGrandparents Larry & Pat Nye, Inez Giesige, Revella Willitzer; Great-Great Grandmother Elda Dannenberg

C C G

A M G

Larry Gomez, Jr. & Natalie Mouser

Destiny Torres & Nicholas Gonzales

Born: June 3, 2007

Defiance, OH Tom & Liz Jones; Gerry & Jenny George; Doug & Darcy Moore

Born: April 10, 2007

Defiance, OH Obie & Andrea Mouser, Larry Sr. & Clara Gomez, the late Mary Jean & Gordon Wiles, the late Hilario Gomez & Janie Gomez

Born: July 29, 2009

Born: March 30, 2010

Defiance, OH Ann Gomez, Janie Gomez, Edward Gonzales, Yolanda Gonzales

L L G

Born: March 10, 2008 Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone; Marcia & Chip Friesner

Born: August 30, 2006

Born: November 3, 2010 Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone; Marcia & Chip Friesner

Born: November 1, 2010

Defiance, OH Ron & Jalaine Weber

Defiance, OH Tim & Rhonda Szabo, Bill & Christel Bussing, Jeff & Sheri Gee.

E J G

T S G

Sherri Davis & the late Travis Giesige

Kimberly Dixon & Matt Gilroy

Born: March 6, 2006

Born: June 12, 2006

Defiance, OH Cheryl & Jr. Giesige Wilma & the late Ivan Davis

Bryan, OH Samuel Dixon, Jr. & Eura Dixon; Shelva & Joe Gilroy and the late Donna Gilroy

A E G

J A G

E M G

Destiny Torres & Nicholas Gonzales

Trini Perez, Marcus Gonzalez

Valerie Otte & Michael Groh

Born: December 16, 2007

Defiance, OH Ann Gomez, Janie Gomez, Edward Gonzales, Yolonda Gonzales

Born: October 23, 2005 Defiance, OH Debbie & Jose Gonzalez, Adam Perez

Born: July 22, 2010

Hicksville, OH Jerry & Wendy Otte Linda Shairhime & Michael Groh


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M W G

B M H

A J H

B AM H

A J H

Abbey Hahn & Dan Gutierrez

Kristi Hale

Todd and Nicole Halker

Erica Hall

Brent & Rachel Haller

Born: August 13, 2010

Born: May 18, 2007

Born: July 10, 2010

Born: October 28, 2010

Born: March 10, 2010

Defiance, OH Bob & Suzann Bauer

Antwerp, OH Bruce & Penny Russell Vickie Halker & the late Pat Halker

Defiance, OH Michael & Kathy Hall

D H

N C H

S L H

H R H

James and Judith Hancock

Douglas & Glescie Hare

Dan & Sanda Hartnett Belvedere, IL George & Tonie Morris; Dan & Maria Hartnett

Stan & Kelly Hartzell

Defiance, OH Curt (Dinger) & Lindi McBride, Ray & Deb Hartzell

Danielle Brinck & Dustin Hartzell

C C H

K C N H

R J H

A L H

A A H

Chris and Danielle Hedean

Zach Helland & Tiffany Smith

Amanda Mullins & Anthony Hernandez

Defiance, OH Greg & Lisa Hahn; Margarita Gutierrez

O C H Born: February 27, 2010

Whitehouse, OH Virgil Falter & the late Carol Falter; Barb Hancock & the late Ronald Hancock

Born: January 5, 2010

Chris & Erica Healy Defiance, OH Carl Healy, Nancy Filbert, Diane Higgins

Born: March 11, 2010 Defiance, OH Lawrence & Diane Hare

Born: January 17, 2010

Janine Heck

Paulding, OH Chuck & Doris Ames; Daniel Link

Born: August 17, 2009

Born: August 17, 2010

Hamler, OH Karen Shiarla & Dan Shiarla; Mary Louth & Daniel Hedean

Born: September 18, 2010

Born: May 19, 2010

Lima, OH Sarah Mekus; Jim Helland

Irmo, SC Denny & Carolyn Haller

Born: September 15, 2010 Sherwood, OH Trish Hartzell, Deb & Jeff Brinck

Born: September 4, 2008

Defiance, OH Sylvia Mullins & the late Samuel Mullins; Martin & Linda Hernandez; Mary Perez

Z H Born: February 18, 2002

T H Born: April 14, 2004

Stacey & the late Dan Hinkle

B A H

S N H

Cindy & the late Roger Horsey

Amber Ward & Josh Hovis

Born: April 16, 2003

Defiance, OH Johnny & Norma Davis, The late Dick Sproul, Glennis & the late Velma Horsey

Born: August 31, 2010

Wauseon, OH Billie Jo & Steve Ward; Danny Hovis; Guadalupe Hovis

Centerville, OH Mike & Cheryl Cummins, the late Ray & Betty Hinkle

E J H Born: January 30, 2007

Al & Julie Howerton Defiance, OH Junior & Roxanne Brown


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A J H Born: May 9, 2007

E K H

Born: September 24, 2009

Adam & Amanda Homier Defiance, OH Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Mark & Kathy Homier

B R H Born: May 2, 2006

L S J H Born: June 30, 2010

O M H

Jamie Watson and Ryan Huber

Born: October 25, 2010

Defiance, OH Charles & Bonnie Watson; Ed & Vicki Schwab; Ronald Huber (late)

Todd & Jennifer Hoellrich Napoleon, OH Rick & Kathy Hoellrich, Judy Weller, Ron & Sue Weller

A H

Born: December 1, 2010

A H Born: March 10, 2009

Adam & Jamie Huber

J C H

A J J

Travis Hussey & Kim Winterfeld

Amber Mueller & Andrew Jackman

Born: November 4, 2010 Defiance, OH Darin & Melissa Hussey Vickie Winterfeld

New Bavaria, OH Jim & Marilyn Thomas, Trinda Lane & the late Marvin Huber

Born: April 21, 2010

C M J Born: June 16, 2008

Maryann M. Mitchell and Shane Jeffreys

Defiance, OH John & Teresa Mueller Gary & Cheryl Jackman

Defiance, OH Ronnie and Mary Pinckley; Frank and Faye Jeffreys

D O L J

K R J

K J J

K A S K

K L K

Jeff & Aleasha Johns

Nathan and Maureen Johnson

Jeff & Aleasha Johns

Kevin & Patti (Santos) Kalita Kentwood, MI Ruben & Theresa Santos, Jr. Dwight & Bonnie Kalita

Kristie Kaufman

Defiance, OH Dave & Tara Kaufman

I L K

C W K

V A K-M

Tim & Amanda Kelly

Jason & Mindi Kepler

Katrina King & Serge Mayeku

Born: November 8, 2008

Defiance, OH Lenny & Lana Johns; Dave & Renee Bowling; Mike & Dawn Ludwig

Born: May 19, 2010 Defiance, OH Dennis & Bunny Williams; Ralph & Susan Johnson

Born: January 26, 2011

Defiance, OH Mike & Dawn Ludwig, Dave & Renee Bowling, Lenny & Lana Johns

Born: October 5, 2009

Born: October 5, 2010

K J J Born: July 1, 2007

R K J Born: July 25, 2005

Matt & Kierstin Joost Defiance, OH Jim & Sue McLain, Brent Joost, the late Karen Joost

Born: July 7, 2010 Napoleon, OH Tom & Sue Like, Tim Kelly, Jacki Koziel

Born: February 15, 2010 Bryan, OH Rex & Janie Haver, Walt & Mary Kepler

Born: August 4, 2008

Defiance, OH Robert & Isabella King, Polly Bevins & Wyatt Vaughn


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Will new school lunch programs make veggies less appealing? (ARA) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; School lunches will be changing, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complete overhaul of federally subsidized school lunch programs. But will all the changes be for the better? Possibly not, according to some experts and studies. The changes, implemented over a period of years, aim to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but the realities of science and nutrition may surprise the government,â&#x20AC;? said Morton Satin of the Salt Institute in Alexandria, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scientific studies show that kids are more likely to eat their vegetables if they have adequate salt.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The promotion of healthy food choices in schools should be driven by knowledge and understanding of science and nutrition,â&#x20AC;? Satin said. Dark green vegetables are among the most nutritious foods. However, they all contain very bitter phytochemicals that affect their palatability. Broccoli is a perfect example. Adding salt to these vegetables makes them taste much better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a natural concern by some as to whether the current salt reduction ideology may end up having a negative impact on nutritious food choices and overall health,â&#x20AC;? Satin added. A recent research paper from the University of Pennsylvania examined the response of tasters to varying amounts of salt in a range of foods that were naturally bitter, including vegetables and other foods deemed to be healthy. Reducing the salt intake made these foods less appealing, and as a result adversely affected the tastersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nutrient intake. In another double-blind taste panel study conducted at Ohio State University, cooked broccoli was fed to individuals from three different age groups: children, adults and senior citizens. The broccoli florets were prepared with different levels of salt and the results made it clear that, even though participants were unaware as to which sample was which, salt significantly

increased broccoliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s palatability. Both children and seniors liked broccoli better with more salt on it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; up to 350 mg per 85 g serving of broccoli, the highest level of salt used for these two groups. For both children and adults, the broccoliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bitterness decreased as the level of salt

increased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Based upon these results, it is likely that policies promoting population-wide restriction of salt in foods may result in significant segments of the population responding by avoiding the more bitter, but far more nutritious food choices or simply

reaching for the salt shaker to make bitter better,â&#x20AC;? Satin says. In the United Kingdom similar actions backfired. Their government outlawed the use of salt in schools in 2005. Writing in the UK Telegraph, journalist Paul Eastham complained that, since the school ban on salt-

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M D L

Ashley Flores & Dirk Knowles

Brent & Lauren Kondas

Kurt & Jackie Kraber

Kevin & Heather Krzykowski

Jamie & Dusty Lambert

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Sophia Lancon & Greg Bass

Molly and Steve Lawson

Beau Leatherman, Emily Wischmeyer

Eric & Lisa Leonard

Ashlee Grunden & Jacob Leskow

Born: November 30, 2009 Oakwood, OH

Born: July 31, 2009

Defiance, OH Fernando & Irene Lancon Bob & Susan Lawson

Born: October 11, 2009 Defiance, OH David & Sharmaine Kondas

Born: November 18, 2010 Defiance, OH James & Rebecca Braker; Mark & Nan Lawson

Born: March 10, 2010 Defiance, OH Don & Kay Kraber

Born: August 24, 2009 Oakwood, OH

Born: September 8, 2010

Gainesville, Fl David & Cynthia Thompson; Richard Harris- Great-Grandfather

Born: May 4, 2010 Sherwood, OH Doug & Judy Long; Steve & Linda Lambert

Born: July 28, 2010

Born: March 25, 2010

Grand Rapids, OH Tim & Brenda Leonard, Chris & Jerry Robinson, Tim & Jeanne Weber

Defiance, OH Lori & Joe Grunden; Trish & Rick Leskow

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Doug & Michele Lantow Middleburg Hts., OH Phillip & Marlene Lantow, Karen Grant & the late Gerald Grant

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C D. M

Melissa & Chris Long

DJ & Kristin Mangas

Sergio Manriquez & Mindy James Defiance, OH Chuck & Tami James, Rafe Manriquez & Raquella Yoder

Joel and Ashley Martin

Defiance, OH Jim & Cathy Martin; Mike & Lori Schafer

Joel and Ashley Martin

K M M

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T R MK

Sean Marsee and Shauna Hornish

Angie Moreno & Jerry Martinez

Andrew Martinez & Aimee Wagner

Born: July 8, 2008

Ney, OH Mark McClain, Roberta & Doyle Eicher, Jennie Long, Earl & Ilean McClain

Born: December 13, 2009

Oakwood, OH Jerry & Kelly Feeney, Bradley Hornish, Myrna & (the late) Cletus Marsee

Born: September 30, 2010 Defiance, OH Jerry & Karen Mangas Tim & Janee Brant

Born: May 25, 2009

Defiance, OH Richard & Ginger Moreno, Georgina Martinez, Greg & Jan Rokita

Born: April 14, 2009

Born: December 22, 2009 Defiance, OH Mike & Carol Wagner Gilbert & Norma Martinez

M C MK K E M Born: January 5, 2007

S R M

Born: December 17, 2008 Scott & Jenny Mavis Edgerton, OH Gary & Pat Mavis, Jim & Agnes Timbrook, Marge Timbrook, Dorothy Mavis, Helen Haidue

A L M Born: October 3, 2010

Harry & Ashley Messmann Paulding, OH Bob & Pam Gardner Todd & Trish Messmann

Born: August 14, 2009

Ben & Lindsay McKever Easley, SC Dan & Ann Scribner Jim & Linda Gallaher

Born: January 18, 2010

Born: January 19, 2010 Micah & Maggie McGhee, Defiance, OH Mike & Jan McGhee; Colleen & Kevin McDougall; Daniel & Ellen Shock; Great Grandparents; Ron & Velma Shock; Lannie & Shirely Wright; Howard & Helen Miessler; Tom & Vera McGhee

E L M

Michael & Jennifer Metcalf Pleasant Hill, MO Dave & Cathy Scheirer; Gary & Louise Metcalf

Defiance, OH Jim & Cathy Martin Mike & Lori Schafer

Born: May 30, 2010

Clint & Stefanie McKeen Sherwood, OH Jeff & Kathy Brown, Tim McKeen, Nancy & Kim Fisher

A L M

Born: November 20, 2007 John & Amanda Medina Findlay, OH Al & Pam Shook, Arthur & Soila Zapata

Z A M Born: June 4, 2010

Born: March 28, 2007

A C M H W M Born: February 2, 2008

B J M

Born: April 25, 2010 Greg & Christine Meyers Defiance, OH Tom & Samira Stelzer, Ray & Sue Meyers

Born: March 18, 2010

Michelle Miller

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E J M Born: December 16, 2009

H M S Born: June 15, 2005

Stacy & David Miller

Mark Center , OH Chuck & Sandy McCartney, Joe & Mikee Miller

G W M Born: June 5, 2010

B A M

Tyler and Briana Miller

Born: July 19, 2007

Sherwood, OH Tim & Tammy Miller; John & Diane Manz; Elaine Manz

B A J M Born: October 1, 2010

Todd & Missy Miller Defiance, OH Wally & Linda Scheirer, Frances Birkemeyer, Great Grandfather- James Wallar

A G M Born: May 9, 2008

I G M Born: May 27, 2010

Greg & Stacie Mullins

C J M

C N M

M J M

Jonathan and Carey Monk

William & Amanda Morris

B.J. & Kelly Moss

Born: May 4, 2010

Born: March 16, 2010

Defiance, OH Curt and Rhonda Monk; Jamie and Cindy Zsembik

Ney, OH David & Roberta Morris; Craig Holman; Wanda & Steven Stark

C J M

N N N

Angie Sifuentes & James Mowel

Mark & Jennifer Newton

Born: January 14, 2008 McClure, OH Leonel & Barb Sifuentes

Born: May 3, 2007 Lynhurst, OH Larry & Pat Newton; Mary Dilisi

Malinta, OH Tony & Luann Mullett, Diane & the late Virgil Mullins

Born: February 2, 2007 Continental, OH Gary & Deb Hunt, George & Kim Moss

J N

O D N

B F O

Mark & Jennifer Newton

Tim Nolan & Alissa Erford

Paula Anderson & Jason Okuly

A M P

B C P

Javier Pagan & Shalane Brown

Courtney & Chris Painter

Born: September 26, 2009 Lynhurst, OH Larry & Pat Newton; Mary Dilisi

Born: June 7, 2010

Defiance, OH Dennis & Becky Erford, JoAnn Nolan, Mike Nolan

Born: May 28, 2009 Napoleon, OH Paul & Rosemary Sheley; Judy & Steve Okuly

T M O’B K C O’B Born: March 18, 2009

Keith & Trena O’Brien

A K O Born: January 8, 2006

James & Lisa Osborne

Defiance, OH James & Stella Osborne, Betty Williams, Gale Pace (dec.)

Austin, TX Chuck & Terre Baden, Ed & Camille O’Brien

Born: October 15, 2009

Defiance, OH Tammy Brown, Tim & Sue Brown; Bidelson & Edna Pagan

Born: April 19, 2010 Salisbury, NC Tina & Gary Roughton, Stuart & Michelle Painter


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C G P

Andrew & Brittany Parker

Richie and Ashley Peters

Brian & Maria (Seibert) Pilarcik

Jose and Ashley Plata

Don and Lindsay Prozy

I R

S M R

Marc Ramos & Ursula Wallen

Jay & Amy Reineke

Born: October 4, 2010 Defiance, OH Daniel & Penny Parker; Jennings & Charlene Jarrell

Born: April 19, 2008

Defiance, OH Connie & Francisco DelBosque; John Wallen; Con & Bonnie Gomez

L D J R

Born: September 22, 2010 Defiance, OH Ron and Cathy Smith; Kristy Peters; Randy Peters

Born: March 17, 2010 Defiance, OH Roger & Marilyn Reineke

Linesville, PA Gary & Marsha Seibert, Bill & Celeste Pilarcik

G A R Born: October 9, 2007

Born: October 18, 2010

Defiance, OH David Nussbaum; Cynthia Wieging; Refugio Plata; Abigail Plata

J P R Born: June 11, 2010

Adam & Heidi Ramon Defiance, OH Paul & Liz Weisgerber, Gloria Ysasaga

Born: October 28, 2010 Defiance, OH Pam and Dale Mumy; Jim and Tami McNeel

O M R Born: July 29, 2009

Justin & Jaime Reynolds Defiance, OH Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Mark & Kathy Reynolds

A D R

J N R

E L R

C M R

Darrel & April Rock

Shelley Rodriguez

Julie & Matthew Roehrig

Jeff & Amy Rohdy

Born: August 12, 2010

Born: November 27, 2008

Defiance, OH David Trenkamp Andrea Makula

Sherwood, OH Jack & Char Rock; Larry & Linny Williams

Joe Robles & Megan Trenkamp

Born: November 9, 2009

Born: February 12, 2008 Defiance, OH Dexter & Janis Benecke

Born: April 5, 2010

Defiance, OH Rebeca & Luis Lopez; Ed Roehrig

Born: December 2, 2009

Defiance, OH Wendy & Mark Ryan, Dave & Barb Rohdy, Donna Rohdy

R S IV

Born: November 5, 2000

P L S Born: July 16, 2008

Ashley Nunn, Ruben III & Priscella Santos

J G R Born: April 6, 2008

Bryan Ruiz

Defiance, OH Maria & Armando Ruiz

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A J S

Adam J Salaz & Jaimie Kryder

Tyler Leatherman & Stephanie Salinas

Born: November 9, 2009

Defiance, OH Leo & Betty Salaz; Marivel Kryder, Anthony Kryder

Born: September 23, 2010

Defiance, OH Darryl & Pansy Leatherman; John & Sylvia Salinas; Bill & Christine Murphy

Defiance, OH Dave Nunn, Sandy Nunn, Ruben & Theresa Santos Jr., Stuart Owens, Edith Owens


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Five financial 'baby steps' for new parents (ARA) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy continues to put extra stress on most Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wallets, those preparing to welcome a new child into the family experience the added pressure of a whole new set of expenses. From diapers to baby furniture and day care, the costs for new parents mount quickly. For some, the reality of these expenses is daunting. Others are completely unaware of how the joy of a new child will impact their financial situation. So, just how much does a baby cost? The answer depends on many factors. Does one parent stay at home or does the family hire a child care provider? Will the child attend public or private school? Is there a need for a larger home or car

for the growing clan? Raising a child costs an average of nearly $11,000 the first year and more than $220,000 for the first 18 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So where do expecting and new parents start? Thrivent Financial for Lutherans offers these five â&#x20AC;&#x153;baby stepsâ&#x20AC;? to help them prepare. 1. Start early. During your pregnancy, take the time to determine your familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediate financial needs as well as your long-term goals. 2. Create a realistic budget. Determine the true cost of what you will need and weigh it against the new realities of your household income situation. This is particularly important if

you plan on leaving the workforce for an extended period of time. Consult another new parent for a list of monthly baby expenses to get a clear picture of those costs. 3. Start and/or increase an emergency fund. The chances of unexpected expenses will become much greater once the little one comes on the scene. 4. Get protection through proper insurance. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to face your own mortality and vulnerability. Protection is critical. Consult with a financial representative to insure your health, property, income and life through appropriate insurance. In addition, consider a

juvenile life insurance policy when your child is born. Also, be sure to update the beneficiary designation on your own policies once the baby is born. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For new parents, one of the biggest financial priorities we hear about is their desire to protect their familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial future,â&#x20AC;? says Bruce Fear, vice president of protection products and solutions for Thrivent Financial. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The foundation of this protection starts with having the proper insurance in place in case of an unexpected event. This can provide some peace of mind to many parents.â&#x20AC;? 5. Save for college. Before you know it your child will leave the

nest, so start saving for juniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college experience now. A financial professional can assist with the various investment tools available today for college savings. Furthermore, opening a savings account in the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name is a great starting point for depositing monetary gifts given to the child. Supporting a family is hard work. Having the knowledge and tools you need to help ensure your financial stability will make the journey less complicated and even more rewarding. For more information, go to www.thrivent.com/planning/ life/having_baby.html or call (800) 847-4836.



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Neal & Heather Sargeant

Born: May 12, 2010

Born: January 27, 2010

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Born: July 21, 2008

Mark and Gina Schnipke

Hicksville, OH John & Reba Salyers Tom & Misty Mack

Dublin, OH Linda & Charles Lord; The late Pat Sargeant & Donnabell Sargeant

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Tony & Katie Schortgen

Brittany Fairchild & Ethan Schroeder

Matt & Michelle Schuette

Brian & Leslie Scott

Paul & Kendra Seibert

Born: December 1, 2009 Toledo, OH Mr & Mrs Jim Schortgen, Mr & Mrs Paul Gibbs, Jim Hoops

Born: September 13, 2010

Defiance, OH Allen & Paula Fairchild; Erwin & Anne Schroeder; Paul Perdue; Shirley Sadler; Karis Schroeder; Margaret Simonis

Born: September 28, 2009

Leipsic, OH Ron and Joyce Verhoff Jerome and Sharon Schnipke

Dean & Renae Schlachter Continental, OH Ron & Krys Drasiewski, Glen Schlachter, Susan Schlachter

Born: April 16, 2010

Holgate, OH John Schuette, Linda Schuette, Jeff & Robin Wollet, Doug & Patti Huffman

Born: September 17, 2010 Archbold, OH Steve & Helen Scott; Rebecca Stork, Mike Stork

Born: May 11, 2009

Defiance, OH Mary Seibert & the late Mark Seibert, Jeff & Carol Miller & the late Bruce George

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Born: May 29, 2007

Born: May 5, 2006

Born: September 1, 2004

Born: September 22, 2010

John & Amy Shaw

Defiance, OH Robert & Bonnie Shaw, Louis & Ann Brunswick

Nick & Nicole Sheets

Defiance, OH Don & Janice Helmke, LeRoy & Connie Sheets

A M S Born: July 1, 2009

Ana Alicia Gomez & Justin Shawver Defiance, OH Tomas & Irma Gomez; Jerry & Lori Mobley; John Shawver

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Jericha Benavides & Brennen Sheley Hamler, OH Daniel & Lydia Benavides Daniel & Barb Sheley

K S Born: March 12, 2008

W S Born: June 15, 2009

Dustin & Kylee Shirey Ft. Wayne, IN Marty & Sue Shirey, Dave & Lesa Mansfield, Chris & Mark Stockman, Denny Holtsberry

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Born: January 7, 2009 Kelly Shull Defiance, OH Jim Shull, Dawn Divjak


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Anjelica Yoh and Jacob Sholl

Abby Shook & Javier Pagan

Luke & Nichole Simonich

Steve & Alicia Sinn

Victoria Krass & Christopher Skinner

Born: December 17, 2010

Defiance, OH late Dawn Yoh-Smith, Jimmy Smith, Tracy Cain-Sholl, late Douglas Sholl

Born: July 30, 2003 Defiance, OH Al & Pam Shook, Bill & Edna Pagan

Born: May 3, 2007

Defiance, OH Robert & Linda Gill Dennis & Juanita Simonich

Born: January 25, 2010 Latty, OH Anita Gebhart Tom & Laurie Sinn

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Born: April 12, 2010

Napoleon, OH Gale Skinner; Derek Krass; Bill & Chandra Krass; Craig Skinner

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Born: September 16, 2007

Born: August 27, 2007

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Born: January 9, 2010

Born: September 27, 2010

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Britni Elliott-Schlegel

Born: May 15, 2002

Defiance, OH Butch & Amy Schlegel. Great-grandparents; Juanita Fisher, Lee & Sherry Messer

Jeremy Sierra & LeAnn Laker Defiance, OH David & Janet Laker, Jesse Sierra, Cindy Williamson

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Chadd & Lisa Speiser

Defiance, OH Rosalia Hinojosa, Sue Speiser, the late Charles Jerry Speiser, Great-Grandparents- Merle & Orma Lee Koeppe

Adrienne Spencer & Matt Spencer

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Daniel & Katherine Steingass

Chris & Tara Steingass

Born: May 5, 2010

Born: May 13, 2010

Sherwood, OH Robert & Tonya Rembert; Jack & Brenda Stantz

Born: November 30, 2008

Born: August 24, 2007

Defiance, OH Guadalupe & Virginia Urbina Karen Arnes

Born: October 1, 2007

Cloverdale, OH Mike & Mary McCoy; Rex & Deb Spencer; Rick & Sandy Waaland

Born: October 24, 2007 Defiance, OH Alan & Darlene Steingass John & Sharon Walker

Born: July 15, 2010

Defiance, OH Steve & Amy Stambaugh; Russel & Laura Walters; Craig & Na Ewers

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Born: July 6, 2008

Defiance, OH Steve & Amy Stambaugh; Russel & Laura Walters; Craig & Na Ewers

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Make tummy time fun for baby, stress free for parents (ARA) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Most new parents relish the idea of any activity that helps their baby grow, develop and gain strength. And for the most part, babies are pretty positive about those types of activities too â&#x20AC;&#x201D; except when it comes to their introduction to â&#x20AC;&#x153;tummy time.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget the first time I put my son on his stomach for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tummy timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; like the pediatrician had recommended,â&#x20AC;? says Sarah Sawyer, a mother of three from Denver, Colo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within a few seconds he was red in the face and screaming at the top of his lungs. His little head flopped around and I could tell he was miserable. I was heartbroken that I had put him through this, and I knew I had to find a way to make the experience more fun and comfortable for him.â&#x20AC;? In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending parents put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Since its inception, the Back-to-Sleep Campaign is credited with reducing SIDS deaths by 50 percent. With babies spending so much time on their backs, however, they may be missing out on the important developmental and physical benefits of having time on their tummies. Plus, babies who lay on their backs too long may develop bald, or even flat, spots on their heads. To combat these problems, pediatricians now recommend parents place infants on their tummies for supervised playtime. Newborns, however, often rebel against being placed on their stomachs for play. Most babies eventually learn to enjoy tummy time as their motor skills and physical strength improve. Still, finding ways to make tummy time as fun and comfortable as possible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as soon as possible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; can make the experience more positive for both baby and

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More and more pediatricians are recommending parents place their infants on their tummies for supervised play times.

parents. Here are some tips for making tummy time fun for baby and stress free for parents: â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Comfort is key. Make sure baby is dressed in comfy, loose-fitting clothes that allow ease of movement. Choose the floor surface carefully. Avoid hard or slippery surfaces. Consider using a play product specifically designed for tummy time, such as the Boppy Tummy Play Pad. Available in designs for boys and

girls, the generously sized pad creates a comfortable spot for baby to play in a prone position and includes stimulating, repositionable toys to keep her entertained. Boppy is the same company that makes the popular feeding pillow. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Company makes it more fun. While your baby is on her tummy, get down on the floor beside her, as close to her level as possible, so she can see you are with her. Remember, many babies object to tummy time because it limits what they

can see and do. If your baby sees you beside her -- making funny faces, offering a toy or even just holding eye contact -- sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely to feel more secure. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Start out slowly. Long periods on her tummy, when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not used to the position, can be stressful for any baby. Instead of attempting a marathon session all at once, ease your baby into the experience, starting out with a minute or less of tummy time. Pick her up, soothe and comfort her, and try again. And learn to read babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signs of when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had enough. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Give her props. Giving baby a new perspective by propping her up under her arms may help make tummy time more fun for her. If your baby has some control of her head and neck, which often occurs by 4 months, a pillow under her armpits may give her the elevation she needs to enjoy tummy time. The Boppy Tummy Play Pad comes with a built-in pillow that fits perfectly under babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s armpits to prop her up. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Safety should never be secondary. Tummy time is ultimately intended to benefit babies by helping them develop strength and motor skills. If you see your baby is tiring or if she is unable to shift her head to the side from a facedown position, pick her up immediately and try again later when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-rested. Never leave a baby alone on the floor or any other surface; adult supervision is a must for safety. Most babies learn to enjoy tummy time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time when babies are this helpless is so short and sweet, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably find yourself missing your babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tummy time days when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toddling around getting into everything he can reach,â&#x20AC;? said Sawyer.

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and money â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all because they remain unpalatable,â&#x20AC;? Eastham wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My daughter might not touch the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vegetables at school, but at home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where she is allowed to use salt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she clears her plate.â&#x20AC;? The World Health Organization points to iodized salt as key to eliminating iodine deficiency disorders, one of the most common â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and preventable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; world-wide causes of brain damage. The WHO calls

iodized salt a â&#x20AC;&#x153;spectacularly simple, universally effective, wildly attractive and incredibly cheap â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;weaponâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; against childhood mental retardation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Salt is a necessary nutrient,â&#x20AC;? Satin notes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without adequate intake, serious consequences arise. If the United States continues down a path of forced sodium reduction, with no recognition of the science indicating many negative effects of such reduction, American children may have more serious worries than bland food and a diet lacking in vegetables. In some countries where pregnant

women and children do not consume enough iodized salt, cognitive development is a serious problem in children. This is a problem remedied many years ago in the United States through the iodization of salt.â&#x20AC;? While proponents of the school lunch sodium reduction campaign may have the best of intentions for children, some science and health experts are skeptical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I predict a lot of salad and vegetables will go in the trash can at local schools,â&#x20AC;? said Lisa Katic, a registered dietician. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will not help us improve childhood nutrition.â&#x20AC;?

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M R S

Dr. Mick & Lorie Stone

Amanda Stone & Adam Erford

Jeremy & Alana Stork

Amy Joe Foust & Jesse Stratton

Luke and Janessa Stuckey

I A S

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Kelly Slattman and Mike Strickler, Sr.

Kelly Slattman and Mike Strickler, Sr.

Kelly Slattman and Mike Strickler, Sr

Eric & Anne-Margaret Swary

Randal & Amy Thomas

Born: March 11, 2006 Defiance, OH Dr. James & Jackie Stone

Born: October 22, 2008

Born: February 6, 2006 Defiance, OH Denny & Becky Erford, Marc & Rose Pessefall

Born: October 22, 2008

Born: February 1, 2007

Defiance, OH Michael & Kathleen Gustwiller, Gary & Peggy Stork

Born: July 7, 2007

Born: July 4, 2009

Delphos, OH Pam Stratton, James Stratton; the late Irv & Judy Trentman

Born: October 27, 2010

Archbold, OH Steve and Chris Rupp; Dan and Julie Stuckey

Born: August 21, 2008

Continental, OH Mike & Marge Kosch; Wayne & Karen Strickler; Great Grandparents: Virginia Potthoff, Luella Kosch

Continental, OH Mike & Marge Kosch; Wayne & Karen Strickler; Great Grandparents: Virginia Potthoff and Luella Kosch

Continental, OH Mike & Marge Kosch; Wayne & Karen Strickler; Great Grandparents: Virginia Potthoff and Luella Kosch

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Eric-Jordan Torrez & Brianne Kinder

Eric-Jordan Torrez & Brianne Kinder

Valentino Urbina & Jessica Davila Defiance, OH Linda & Rick Davila; Cindy & Lupe Urbina

Amy & David Utendorf

Ottawa, OH William & Joan Utendorf, Marilyn Hazelton & the late Charles Hazelton

Daniel & Bobbie Vance

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Terry & Kaycie Wachtman

Stephen & Jodi Wagner

Born: November 6, 2010

Defiance, OH Laurie Torrez; Melissa Leskow; Tom & Janet Steele; Tom & Janis Kinder

Born: March 26, 2007

Defiance, OH Laurie Torrez; Melissa Leskow; Tom & Janet Steele; Tom & Janis Kinder

Born: August 20, 2007

Key West, FL Craig & Theresa Swary, Andrew & Debra Sobota

Born: October 3, 2010

Born: December 29, 2009

Defiance, OH Michael & Nancy Yambor; Randy & Connie Thomas

Born: January 1, 2010 Defiance, OH Mose & Jane Vance; Gene & Janet Maag

M A V Born: April 13, 2009

B A V Born: April 17, 2007

Michael & Julie (Boggs) Valerio Continental, OH John & the late Donna Boggs, Mike & Linda Valerio

Born: September 30, 2009 Larissa Luttfring & Joey Velasquez, Jr., Leipsic, OH Darl & Nancy McCullough; Joe & Sylvia Velasquez Sr.; Ida Velasquez; Alan Luttfring; Great-GrandparentsWilma Giesige, Ron Giesige Sr., Jeanne Luttfring

Born: May 3, 2010

Defiance, OH Rolland & Linda Deming, Verona Lillian Wachtman; Dan & Rhonda Weber

Born: November 2, 2010 Defiance, OH Bob & Peg Kimble; Darlene Wagner


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Should parents ‘pay’ kids for good grades in school? (ARA) — Motivating your children to do well in school can be one of the most important — yet challenging — things you can do as a parent. If your children are inspired at a young age to set and achieve long-term goals, and earn good grades in the process, they’re more likely to succeed in the future. But igniting that spark is no easy task. Perhaps in addition to giving praise and a hug for good grades, you take them out to dinner or to their favorite amusement park. But cash and material items might be more motivational, a recent online poll indicates. A majority of kids and parents backed "earning for learning." In fact, three out of four kids, and 60 percent of parents agree that incentives can help reinforce good behavior while helping children learn about money, according to the poll of more than 1,200 parents and children conducted by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s financial literacy website, Themint.org. When asked which incentives might motivate kids, children and adults combined agreed that physical motivators like "cash rewards" (19 percent) and "desired items" (23 percent) like clothes, games or an iPod were more influential than experiential incentives like "a special dinner at a favorite restaurant" (12 percent) or "a trip to a theme

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A recent online poll indicates that cash and material gifts may be better motivation for good grades than some other common incentives.

park, water park or other attraction" (4 percent). Parents may be encouraged to hear that kids ranked parents’ praise and encouragement comparably to cash rewards or desired items, garnering 27 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent support, respectively. "Parents should take away from this the message that their praise and the positive examples they set are very powerful in shaping kids’ long-term habits, and rewards can provide extra inspiration for some students to succeed when it comes to report cards," said Janie Schiltz, of Northwestern Mutual.

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timely information directly to women three times a week wherever they are at that moment,” said Judy Meehan, Chief Executive Officer of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) which administers the program. In its first year, text4baby is already reaching more than 125,000 women thanks to an unprecedented partnership between the nonprofit HMHB and private sector and government partners including the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CTIA — The Wireless Foundation and Voxiva. Johnson & Johnson is the program’s founding sponsor. Now, through a multi-million dollar,

Praise and rewards often work hand-in-hand. For adults in the workforce, paychecks and performance bonuses are great motivators, but praise and encouragement are also important parts of job satisfaction and can be drivers for good performance. Kids aren’t so different — many likely need both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to feel a full sense of achievement. If you decide to provide rewards for school success, think about sitting down with your kids at the beginning of the school year or semester to agree about their goals and the rewards they’re eligible to

receive. When all is said and done, of course, the decision is personal. Every child is unique, so parents should consider incentives that work best for their family. Here are some tips to consider: — Start by focusing on what you will reward. Is it focused on a specific grade? Improvement? Effort? An accomplishment? What is the timeline — the full school year or will you offer quarterly incentives? — If you have more than one child, do you have different expectations for each child? What you expect for one child may not be the same expectations for a different child. — Talk to your children. Explain the expectations and the rewards. If a child understands what is expected and what the reward might be, he is far more likely to work for the reward. — What kind of reward are you negotiating? The rewards may depend on the child. If your family does not eat out often, and the child thinks a restaurant is a big deal, allowing the child to choose a restaurant as a reward might be a great incentive. For other children, financial rewards or prizes may be a better choice. Choose a reward that you are comfortable with providing, and that is appropriate for the expectations.

— If your child receives a weekly allowance, consider a "bonus" for the child. For example, if the child receives a $5 per week allowance, give her an extra $5 as a one week bonus. For older students, you could consider a larger quarterly bonus. This type of format is similar to the way a bonus might be provided in the "adult" world.

M J. W Born: August 24, 2007

Stephen & Jodi Wagner Defiance, OH Bob & Peg Kimble; Darlene Wagner

K M W multi-year commitment from Johnson & Johnson, text4baby aims to reach 1 million underserved mothers by 2012. New features of the expanded program include increased interactivity, such as quizzes, to reinforce comprehension. There are also more opportunities to gather user feedback in order to better serve moms. “Pregnancy and motherhood bring a great deal of joy into a woman’s life, but they also bring new and unique responsibilities,” said Elizabeth “Betty” T. Jordan, a registered nurse and director of the undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. “Text4baby gives expectant and new mothers critical information they need so they can take charge of their health and the health of their babies in partnership with their care provider during pregnancy and the critical first year of life.” Sample text4baby messages include:

— “Need free or low-cost health care for you & your baby? Your state has programs to help. Call 877-543-7669 to find out if you qualify.” — “Talk to your Dr. about getting a flu shot. Pregnant moms & babies can get very sick from flu. For info call CDC at 800-2324636.” — “Did you get info from your Dr. on newborn screening tests? If not, ask for it. Your baby will have these tests in the first 48 hours after birth.” Text4baby is an exciting and innovative way for the millions of pregnant women and new moms across the country to get the most important information they need to ensure their child’s healthy development. If you’re an expectant or new mom or you know one and want to learn more, go to www.text4baby.org.

Born: November 23, 2010

Matthew and Jordyn Wagner Defiance, OH

L S W Born: July 23, 2010

Geoff and Kim Warner Hicksville, OH Jim & Suzy Kline; Steve & Linda Warner


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L M W Born: January 7, 2009

P E W

Born: October 21, 2006

Nate & Karen Weber Defiance, OH Mike & Bonnie Boff, Jeff & Barb Weber

B M W Born: August 29, 2010

A  M W

Jody & Melissa Watson

Born: March 13, 2005

Cincinnati, OH Terry & Bonnie Watson; Terry Fenech

D O W Born: June 30, 2009

Joe & Lynn Weber Defiance, OH Gerald & Mary Weber (dec.)

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W L W

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G K W

Joe and Kate Webb

Neil & Kristen Weber Jewell, OH Tim & Jeanne Weber, Dennis & Wanda Schwind

Brian and Joy Weber

Defiance, OH Tim and Jeanne Weber; Roger and Pat Laycock; and Jim Johnson

Jason and Erin Westhoven

Liberty Center, OH Dewey & Nancy Nagel; Dave & Kim Gerken; Jeff & Mary Westhoven; Tim & Roxanne Dietrich

Kenny and Amanda Westrick

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A R W

T K W

G D W

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April Fortman

Thomas & Amy Wilson

Timothy and Angela Wolford

Jonathan & Brittany Wolfrum

Danielle Carlton, Jason Woods

Born: August 25, 2008 Defiance, OH Bill and Chris Webb; Tom and Pam Kime

Born: July 18, 2007

Defiance, OH Randy Fortman; Great Grandmother- Carolyn Fortman

Born: August 10, 2010

Born: May 30, 2010

Defiance, OH Pat Rockey & Becky Wilson; Chris Keck & Reggie LaPorte, Donna Keck, Greg & Jessie Lime

Born: November 28, 2010

Born: January 12, 2010

Payne, OH Jerry and Mary Price Joyce and the late LeRoy Wolford

Born: December 23, 2008

Born: November 11, 2010 Defiance, OH Jeffy & Patti Wolfrum; John & Anna Nusbaum

Born: June 3, 2010

Defiance, OH Randy & Donna Rosebrock, Barb Krugh, Roger Westrick

Born: July 13, 2007

Defiance, OH Rikki & David Carnahan, Terry & Shawn Woods

L M Z L E Z Born: May 21, 2009

Aaron & Amanda Zimmerman

S L Y

K J Z

Patrick and Abigail Yeater

Donovan & Jennifer Ziegler

Born: October 23, 2010

Defiance, OH Robert and Lisa Spyker; Ted and Linda Yeater;; Richard and Elizabeth Spyker; Gay and Rosalie Smith; Isabelle Miller

Born: May 12, 2010 Archbold, OH John & Sheri McCoy, Tracy & Diana Ziegler

Defiance, OH Mike & Ruth Niese, Jerry & Franci Zimmerman

J T Z Born: March 3, 2010

Shawn & Nicole Zolman

Defiance, OH Joseph & Deborah Zolman; Scott & Nancy Frederick, Luke & Deloris Hofacker, Wally & Dorothy Aschemeier


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