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April 26-28

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May 9

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June 3-11

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June 13

“DANIEL O’DONNELL” - Playhouse Square, Cleveland Bus & show, $135 pp. Pickups: Millersburg, Massillon, Wooster, & Ashland.

June 14

“SEX PLEASE, WE’RE SIXTY”- Bus, Lunch, & hysterically funny show! $125 pp. Bus, Pickups: Ashland, Wooster & Massillon.

June 26-30

“MACKINAC ISLAND” Bus, 4 nights lodging, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Carriage Tour, Grand Hotel, Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and much more! $679 pp. dbl.

June 28

“AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” - Broadway show, State Theatre, Cleveland, Bus, Dinner & show. $135.00. Pp

July 4

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July 19

“SOUND OF MUSIC” -Playhouse Square, Cleveland, $125 Bus, dinner & show

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August 27-30

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Sept. 10

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Oct. 1-6

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Oct. 4-17

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Nov. 9

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December 4-6 “MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS” - Lancaster, PA, Bus, motels, 4 meals, plus American Music Theatre Home for the Holidays. $419 pp. dbl. occ.


December 17

“SHOJI TABUCHI” - Mentor Performing Arts, Bus, dinner & show $120 pp.

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Looking Back

News From the Past


A Tribute to Movie Mothers

Local Scene

Shreve Migration Fun For All Ages


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Calendar of Events Things to do in our area

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Galehouse Seed Farms in Marshallville picture here in 1945.

Still standing over 70 years later, the main barn sits surrounded by fields & farms.

Local News April 18, 1945: There was no formal dedication or naming ceremony, but the workers in the basement of the Gerstenslager Co. plant at the Buckeye Aluminum building have christened their working site “The Fox Hole,” and not without reason. Last Wednesday, a grey fox, not at all a common species in this part of the country, ran into the plant about 10 p.m. and although he gave the workers quite a chase and outwitted them for a time, he is a captive today as proof that this fox story is no fish story. About lunch time, dogs occasionally come around the corner of the plant for the bits of food they can beg. So when the fox ran into the plant that night, at first he drew no particular attention. But as he ran past the location where Milt Long of Wooster and John Howey of Congress work, the latter, an old hunter himself, declared, “That's a fox.” When it became evident someone was not “kidding” there began a chase of Mr. Fox. Down a tunnel to another part of the plant he ran while workmen tried without success to “mow him down” with sticks and other weapons. Howey finally caught the “grey beast” and held him by the back part of the neck and rear. Using his “magic” grip to hold the fox until a box was prepared with wire screen and it was made captive. It is presumed the fox became frightened by a passing train and ran into the plant, not suspecting the trouble he was asking for and getting.

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April 30, 1945: One of Wooster's most historic sites, the Larwill property at the intersection of South Market, Spruce Street and Madison Ave. has changed ownership after having been in possession of the Larwill family since Wooster's earliest days, a century and a third ago. The new owner is Harry Kauffman, proprietor of the Kauffman service station on South Market St., and it is understood the purchase price was in the neighborhood of $15,000. Mr. Kauffman said today he has no immediate plans for the future of the property, and has rented the house to a family which came here from Shreve. Located at an important highway intersection, ideal for a super service station, the property in early years was a tavern and hotel, serving travelers on their way from Cleveland to Columbus. It does not seem improbable that, after having been used as a residence property for many years, it may again be a center for service (in a more modern fashion) to users of the highways. Many famous persons were entertained within its walls in days of a hundred years ago. Probably the most notable was Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. Clay is noted for having said, “I would rather be right than President.” *Today Bob Sumerel Tire Co. is located at this prime corner spot in Wooster.

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A Tribute






others have been important figures in the movies for many years, and Hollywood has shown us all kinds of mother/daughter and mother/son relationships throughout those years. Even Al Jolson was singing about his Mammy in “The Jazz Singer”—the first talking picture! Let’s remember Mama with a look at some of my personal favorite movie moms available on DVD. Our first mom, Irene Dunne, stars as the mother everyone would love in the 1948 film “I Remember Mama.” This sweet and heartfelt film is the story of an immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco. Directed by George Stevens, Dunne gives a captivating performance in this touching drama. If you enjoy that film, you’ll also want to check out the 1945 film “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” Dorothy McGuire is splendid as the mother of an Irish family facing hardships of living in a turn-of-the-century Brooklyn tenement. Directed by Elia Kazan, this is a four-star film. James Dean gives an affecting and sincere performance as a rebel with a cause in the Elia Kazan 1955 classic “East of Eden.” Based on John Steinbeck’s novel, this was Dean’s

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starring debut as a misunderstood youth, yearning for his father’s approval while searching for the truth about his mysteriously absent mother. Jo Van Fleet won an Oscar for her portrayal of Dean’s bitter mom. Barbara Stanwyck gives one of her best performances as a social-climbing mother from the wrong side of the tracks in the 1937 film “Stella Dallas.” Stella dreams of a new life for her daughter, until she realizes what stands between her daughter and her dreams is Stella herself. This film is a memorable and heartbreaking tale of a mother’s love and ultimate sacrifice—with one of Hollywood’s greatest finales. The film was remade in 1990 with Bette Midler as Stella, but the original King Vidor version is still the best. In another famous mother-daughter relationship, Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Mildred Pierce, a woman who will do anything to satisfy the demands of her spoiled daughter. Mildred devotes her whole life to her two daughters, especially the talented Veda. When her neglected husband turns to another woman, Mildred opens a successful restaurant. But Veda’s selfishness gets out of hand, forcing both mother and daughter to face tragic consequences. 1945’s “Mildred Pierce” was Crawford’s first role after leaving MGM and was the role she liked best. The film, directed by Michael

Curtiz, also features Eve Arden and Butterfly McQueen, and is my personal favorite classic mom movie. Jimmy Cagney’s intense performance highlights the 1949 film “White Heat,” a classic underworld drama about ruthless killer Cody Jarrell—he with the headaches and the mother fixation—and the cop determined to put him away. “Made it, Ma. Top of the world!” Cary Grant received his only two Oscar nominations for dramas (ironic given all the comedies he made). One of them was for his role as a drifter who returns home to look after his dying mother in the 1944 film “None But the Lonely Heart.” Ethel Barrymore won an Oscar as Grant’s mother. “Imitation of Life,” the 1959 classic with Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Susan Kohner and Sandra Dee, is arguably the best of the ‘50s soap operas. This second screen version of Fanny Hurst’s novel stars Turner and Moore as, respectively, an ambitious actress and her self-sacrificing black maid, who each find difficulty in raising their teenage daughters. Dee and Kohner are the troublesome offspring. Moore and Kohner are standouts

in this four-hanky tearjerker with the most famous funeral in the movies. Who could ever forget the classic 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film “Psycho?” Anthony Perkins made his mark with a jagged-edge portrait of mild-mannered hotel proprietor Norman Bates in this classic shocker that had everyone checking behind the shower curtain and tainted the reputations of taxidermists and loving sons! “But he wouldn’t even hurt a fly…would he?” Ernest Borgnine won the Best Actor Oscar for 1955’s “Marty.” The last of six children at home with an overbearing Italian mother, the only child unmarried, 34 year old socially awkward Bronx butcher Marty faces middle age with no prospects of marriage, and he faces permanent bachelorhood. But when he is goaded by his mother into going to the Starlight Ballroom on Saturday night, Marty unexpectedly meets Clara, a lonely school teacher. Suddenly, Marty’s future seems bright. “Marty” also took home Best Picture of 1955, Adapted Screenplay for Paddy Chayefsky and Director for Delbert Mann. Another classic mother/son relationship is the 1959 film

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“Suddenly Last Summer.” Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn each received Oscar nominations for best actress in this gripping adaptation of Tennessee Williams play. Beautiful Catherine Holly (Taylor) is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin. Catherine’s aunt, Violet Venable (Hepburn), tries to influence Dr. Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift), a young neurosurgeon, to surgically end Catherine’s haunting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of sodium pentothal, Dr. Cukrowicz discovers Catherine’s delusions are in fact true. He then must confront Violet about her own involvement in her son’s lurid death. Then there’s the 1981 Faye Dunaway film “Mommie Dearest,” based upon Christina Crawford’s best-selling book. The public Joan Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, but this movie reveals the private Crawford, the woman desperate to be a mother. Perhaps the worst mother/daughter relationship since Joan and Christina is Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in 1976’s “Carrie.” Brian DePalma’s chilling adaptation of the Stephen King novel tells the story of a mousey high

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school girl taunted by classmates. Spacek starred as Carrie and Laurie as her Bible-thumping mother. Both were nominated for Oscars for their roles in this picture. “Terms of Endearment,” the 1983 Best Picture Oscar winner, has Shirley MacLaine as the mother , Debra Wenger as the spunky daughter and Jack Nicholson as the ex-astronaut next door with all the wrong stuff. This film is a sensitive, funny and touching story of the relationship between a mother and daughter. Ellen Burstyn won an Oscar for her bravura performance in 1974’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” a touching, sometimes humorous and sensitive character study of one woman’s personal liberation. After her husband dies and leaves her penniless, Alice, with her young son Tommy, moves to Phoenix, where she attempts to survive on her own, both emotionally and financially. Wonderful supporting roles include Cheryl Ladd as Flo, Jodie Foster as Tommy’s young friend and Vic Tayback as Mel. Kris Kristofferson is at his best as Alice’s love interest. An overlooked mom movie is 1993’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” a beautifully shot movie full of tenderness, caring and self-awareness. Centered around the Grape family Ellen and Amy and their two brothers Arnie (Leonardo Dicaprio) and Gilbert (Johnny Depp), who, along with their morbidly obese widowed mother Bonnie Grape are striving to survive and coexist with the absence of a father figure. Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie and his mother all of which is challenged when love walks into his life. Finally, there’s “Steel Magnolias” with Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Tom Skeritt. A fine cast is featured in this heartrending, sentimental and funny comedy-drama. The story centers on the friendship of six women in a small Louisiana town who meet periodically at the local beauty shop. Field heads this terrific cast as mother of newlywed Roberts whose marriage is much of the focus of the film. MacLaine is hilarious as the town curmudgeon; and Dukakis is splendid as the gossipy town matriarch. Explore your home entertainment source to find these and many more “mom” movies. You’ll find them in just about every category there is. In closing, I want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to someone who’s worthy of an Academy Award for her role of being a cook, maid, psychologist, doctor, nurse, teacher, chauffeur, banker, party planner and referee. That’s one person playing one part, the same part day after day. The part of the best Mom ever in the movie called “life.” Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Here’s looking at you kid!

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Shreve Migration Fun For People Of All Ages


he Saturday morning, March 18th, weather was raw and drizzly — just a couple of clicks above the freezing mark on the thermometer — but Tom Romito and his wife, Mary Anne, from Cleveland, and their friends, Rob and Peg Bobel from Copley, thought it was the perfect day to be out on the soggy and windswept Killbuck Marsh looking for ducks and birds of all descriptions. “There’s no bad weather to go out birding; only bad clothing,” mused Rob who carried a sophisticated spotting scope and appeared dressed more appropriately for a trek to the peak of Mount Everest than through the Shreve swamps. Tom said the two couples are ardent birders and get together annually for the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation, enjoying the out-of-doors, local restaurants and the educational opportunities the event affords. They said they had seen impressive numbers of ducks in the marshland, including northern shovelers, grebes, tundra swans, diving ducks and dabblers. They also encountered what they said were record numbers of ring-necked ducks, American wigeons and pintails. The couples, who noted that later in the day they planned to observe birds at the Funk Bottoms and Shreve Lake area, said they take counts of the duck populations and

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SHREVE KINKAJOU: The Akron Zoo's Debra Swank talks about Chole, a kinkajou, at Shreve Elementary for the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation.

send them to ebird at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Across the marshlands, knots of bird watchers armed with long-lens cameras, recording equipment and binoculars of all types could be seen throughout the swamp, braving the penetrating cold and occasional drizzle. Along Willow Road, Krista Pochedly-Davis of Plain Township, an education specialist and naturalist for The Wilderness Center, distributed long-handled dip nets to children and adults alike and let them dredge up sediments from the marsh to examine for signs of smaller living things. Excited children pawed through mud and rotting leaves to discover a plethora of invertebrates such as water beetles, backswimmers, boatmen and whirlygigs, daphnea, cyclops and many others. Pochedly-Davis assisted the children with getting what she called their “really cool creatures” under microscopes for a closer look. Among those enjoying making the discoveries were Courtney Stephens of Lakeville, who had brought along his 5-year-old daughter Clare. “She loves the outdoors and loves learning,” said Courtney, noting the family lives out in the country and he wants his children to grow up with an appreciation for nature and the out-of-doors. Brenda Wile of Shreve was one of several adults shepherding a group of eight Girl Scouts ages 7 to 13 from

g r o u p vendors of various nature products, t y p i c a l l y volunteers from the Medina Raptor manages to Center let visitors get up close and break even on personal with a variety of rehabilitated it financially. birds, including an American kestrel, Garst said snowy owl and a barn owl that had its primary been blinded as a fledgling when it purpose is to swooped down on a rodent and was help promote heavily sprayed with pesticide by a the Shreve farmer applying it to his field. area. Volunteer Jackie Mahland of Akron New to the said it took the owl three years to event this successfully grow a new set of feathers, SHREVE NET: Clare Seffens tries out dip netting at the Garst but it never recovered its vision. Killbuck Marsh to try and find some of the swamps year, inhabitants at the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation. noted, was Debra Swank from the Akron Zoo a passport did a presentation for an audience Troop 2436. She said the girls would that participants could have stamped of about 100 people, which included use the experience toward earning at all the various venues to earn a showing a kinkajou from the Amazon their naturalist badges. “This is a good way for them to learn souvenir, and a fishing more about the world around them,” event at Whispering Hills underwritten by said Wile. A drier and more welcoming a grant through the environment was found at Shreve Ohio Department of Elementary School, which served Natural Resources. as headquarters for the 17th annual An especially popular edition of the event, which is sponsored attraction at the school was the Wilderness by the Shreve Business Association. Heidi Garst, a member of the Center booth, where manager association, said the event typically education draws between 500 and 1,000 Lynda Rice showed participants, and that the business visitors a variety of live SHREVE SNAKE: (left to right) Debra Swank, a n i m a l s , Kathrine Sayre, Kadenee Gehring and Broc Badger all hold onto a boa constrictor, weighing 35 pounds i n c l u d i n g at the Shreve Spring Migration Sensation. a corn snake, black rat snake of rain forest and a 35-pound sevenimpressive size, Barney and-a-half-foot boa constrictor from the box turtle and Pooka, a Madagascar, which she let a trio of rehabilitated possum. local children hold while she talked Pochedly-Davis, who about it. keeps the possum, said the A variety of other speakers animal is very affectionate, throughout the day focused on such which it demonstrates by subjects as turtles of the Killbuck the act of “slubbing,” in region, trees that birds need, the which it drools copious decline of the chimney swift and the SHREVE OWL: Juniper, the grey horned owl amounts of saliva onto the ups and downs of Ohio birdlife. perches on handler Jackie Mahland's arm while object of its affection, and Reporter Paul Locher can be reached she is being presented to onlookers at the then rubs its face in it. at 330-682-2055, or at plocher@theShreve Spring Migration Sensation at Shreve Across the room full of Elementrary. Juniper belongs to the Medina Raptor Center.

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Calendar of Events April 15 Easter Hop

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: The J.M. Smucker Co. Store & Cafe and Lehman's Hardware A wonderful event for families with young children. Easter and Spring events at both stores.

18 Antiques Rogues Show

When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Silver Run Vineyard & Winery Reservations required for this dinner with wine pairing. Bring your antiques for an appraisal. Call 330-289-7252 or visit for more information.

Civil War Roundtable Program

When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Wayne County Public Library Lincoln Scholar Norman Schmidt will speak on President Elect Abraham Lincoln's interesting trip to Washington City in February of 1861.

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22 Wooster Chorus & Wooster Singers Concert When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Gault Recital Hall, College of Wooster For more information call 330-2632419 or visit

Earth Day Celebration

When: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center A full day of celebrating the great outdoors! Vote for your favorite photo at FotoFest, take a bird walk or play at Playscape. Call 330-3595235 or visit www.WildernessCenter. org for more information.

22-23 Enchanted Toy Shop & Other Dances

When: Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m. Where: Wooster High School Performing Arts Center Watch as the Blue Fairy brings to

life all the toys in a toy shop! But how will the story end? Will the customers buy a doll? Will the lost child be found? Will the shopkeeper discover the secret magic in her toy shop? Tickets: Adults - $12, Students, Seniors and Children - $8. Call 330-988-8811 or visit www. for more information.

27 Child Abuse Prevention Month Breakfast When: 7 a.m. Where: Shisler Conference Center Community breakfast to promote child abuse prevention. Call 330-3455340 or visit for more information.

28-29 Cupcake Tour

When: 9 a.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Eastwood Furniture, Lehman's, P. Graham Dunn, Shisler's Cheese House, the J.M. Smucker Co. Store & Cafe, Pine Cone Gift Shop and Kidron Sports Center This is a self-guided tour and you may start at any of the participating

29 Wooster Wine and Art Festival When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre Wine makers present their finest creations along with delicious selections from Wooster's independent restauranteurs to benefit the Wayne Center for the Arts. Call 330-2642787 or visit www. for more information.

Healthy Kids Day

When: 10 a.m. Where: YMCA of Wooster Race starts at 9:30 a.m. - Event starts at 10 a.m. Free health screening for kids and food demonstrations. Call 330264-3131 or visit www. for more information.

Smithville Village Yard Sales

When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Over 100 yard sales in Smithville! Call 330-6692781 for more information.

29-30 Wayne County Home & Garden Show When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Wayne County Fairgrounds

Over 150 exhibits for your home and garden. New car display, children's activities and food concessions. Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 330-2625735 for more information or visit www.WoosterChamber. com.

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12 Sounds of Downtown

When: 6-8p.m. Where: Downtown Wooster Come stroll along to wonderful music. This street music series will feature a variety of musicians and performances throughout the summer season. Details: 330-262-2222 Additional dates for 2017: 5/26, 6/8, 6/23, 7/27, 8/11, 8/25, 9/22, and 10/27.

Native Plant Sale & Gardening Seminars

When: Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center View the plant sale catalog on the website: www. Call 330-359-5235 for more information.

13 Wine and Dog Festival

30 Scot Symphonic Band Concert

Plant Discovery Day

When: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Secrest Arboretum – OARDC In and around Fisher Auditorium, a premier plant and art sale with hard-to-find plants for the home and landscape. Walking tours, auctions, Bug Zoo and food vendors. Auction benefits the Secrest Learning and Resource Center. Call 740485-0129 or visit http:// for more information.

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When: 2:30 p.m. Where: McGaw Chapel, College of Wooster The College of Wooster's Scot Symphonic Band will present its year-end concert. Call 330-263-2419 or visit for more information.

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A Sportsman’s Guide to




sat shivering in a deer blind with temperatures hovering at 4 degrees Fahrenheidt. The thought occurred to me, “Why am I freezing my butt off when I could be home, warm and watching Fox News?” As I pondered the question, I started to think about all I have put my poor butt through these many years. As a child my butt got beat, as a student it was paddled and, in the Army, the drill instructors chewed on it. When I became a lawyer, Judge Paul Chorpening taught me what a real butt chewing was all about. (He was sort of the gold standard in that area.) Yes my poor butt has been kicked, dragged and frozen. Until recently, however, the one thing it had never been was examined. For a man of my generation and modesty this is the most dreaded of all procedures. Most of us would rather take a butt whuppin than face the “C” word. Colonoscopy. Unlike women, most men can avoid embarrassing medical probes until later in life, but eventually we must all face the indignities of old age. I avoided this procedure for as long as I could but even iron wears out and succumbs. After last year’s muzzleloader season, my doctor set up the appointment for a colonoscopy. Mine, not his. The night before the procedure, I took a dose of modern medicine’s version of castor oil. I arrived at Dr. Tomato’s (name changed to protect the innocent) office early in the morning. I felt like I was on death row headed for “Old Sparky.” The first thing my female nurse said was to undress. I said “my pants too?” and she gave me the fish eye and said

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“yes, your pants too.” They gave me a dress to wear with no back side and I just knew things were going to go downhill from there. They wheeled me into the “procedure room” on a hospital gurney. There were two female nurses in the room. We waited for the doctor to arrive. The silence was awkward as we waited. What do you say to two women who soon will be doing the unthinkable, and filming it on TV? They sensed my discomfort and pretended to go about important menial chores to kill time. I studied them. One appeared to wear a nurse’s gown advertising a local muffler shop on the back. I thought it was a great marketing idea by the doctor until I saw that it was her sweatshirt underneath her gown showing through. The overpowering silence continued with all of us avoiding eye contact. Then it happened. Out of the blue the silence was broken. One nurse asked the other if Dave “Whitey” Hoover had killed any coyotes at their farm this year. The nurses then began talking about Whitey, coyotes and deer hunting. Then Andy McClure’s name was brought up. That’s when I jumped into the conversation. All of a sudden, I am laying there almost naked having an enjoyable spirited conversation with these two nurses about coyotes and deer hunting and Andy McClure. Hearing us in another room, a third nurse came in and asked if I owned the farm on 1035 where her relatives used to hunt. She then began to reminisce about my farm.

would be of Dave Hoover, one of Andy McClure, one of a coyote, one of a big buck deer and the last, one of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn. These pictures of colorful characters and subjects are bound to elicit lively responses or stories from the hometown patients, and take their minds off the big “C.” They say you don’t dream under sedation, but perhaps the right stimuli would invoke dreams of tracking a big buck across a golden field. Plus, what could be more comforting in such a difficult moment than to have the last thing you see before you close your eyes be the image of Andy McClure’s face? After reading this article, I doubt if sportsmen will flock to get colonoscopies, but all those who do might be in for an interesting time and fun conversation. Finally, sportsmen should know colonoscopies are not that Face the facts and don’t delay the “C” word. bad, and could save your butt. So don’t delay, remember, you are going to get one in the end anyway. I hate to admit it but, I was having a great time at my Bob DeSanto, retired Ashland County prosecutor, is first colonoscopy. Then the atmosphere was spoiled when an outdoor enthusiast and commissioner of the Ashland Dr. Tomato arrived. I remember thinking, “Hey this guy is County Park District. interrupting us.” I rather resented the doctor’s interference, however I sensed this was time to now get serious. To my surprise, the first thing Dr. Tomato said to me was, “Bob, do you still have any Pheasants Forever Banquet tickets available?” There laying on my back awaiting this dreaded procedure, I sold my last two tickets to the banquet. In the long history of the Pheasants Forever Banquet, I bet these were the only tickets ever sold in the colonoscopy procedure room. The doctor then proceeded to talk to me about hunting and only interrupted himself to ask if I wanted knocked out during the “procedure.” That was a “no brainer.” My last thought was that this whole experience was like being at deer camp. I woke up 30 minutes later with a clean bill of health. I 50% OFF INITIAL MOVE IN FEE can hardly get myself to say this but this procedure I had THRU JUNE 30TH! avoided for so long actually turned out to be an interesting and amusing experience. Of course, only in Ashland could this happen. My brother Rick from Cleveland fails to understand my fondness for Ashland, which he calls “Hickville with a Cheesebarn.” I tell him it is the small-town environment where everybodyknows-everybody that attracts me. I do have a suggestion for Dr. Tomato. To calm future 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster reluctant sportsmen awaiting their first colonoscopy and stimulate ice-breaking discussions, I think he should hang five pictures in the colonoscopy “procedure” room. One

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on Wheels. The fate of a third block grant program that also provides discretionary money for states to use for nutrition services (Social Services Block Grant) falls under HHS, but details have not yet been announced.” Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties generally is able to start serving clients within two business days after services are requested at their administrative offices. There is no waiting list and no age or income requirements to qualify for services. Since the organization began in 1973, they have grown from serving 435 meals per day to nearly 1,400 meals per day in 2016. With the help of staff members and an army of volunteers, they provide meals in both home settings and social settings. There are daily home deliveries as well as sites located throughout Stark and Wayne counties where guests who are able to access transportation, can come and eat together. This daily contact is more than just a meal, it can also be a way of connecting to the community and providing peace of mind for the person and their loved ones. The Meals on Wheels Social Services staff assists all clients with their individual needs based on a personal interview and assessment. More information and a referral form to fill out and sign up is available online or you can also call the social services department at (330) 832-7220. There is also a full list of funding options available at: costs-funding-options Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties has stated the following on their website: “At this point in time, it is uncertain how budget cuts will impact our agency. We are very proud to offer a vital community service to nutritionally at-risk individuals in Stark & Wayne Counties, and we are beyond thankful for your outcry of support. We will do everything we can to keep our community informed


hile Meals on Wheels is not a federal program, any federal money that is used to support Meals on Wheels is mainly coming from the Department of Health and Human Services. Meals on Wheels is also run on local and state money, private donations and the work of volunteers. The current administration is proposing cuts to the overall HHS budget, but has not yet shown exactly where those cuts will be. On March 24, 2017, Meals On Wheels America released the following statement and info graphic (see graphic on next page) to help clarify how their federal funding works: “Meals on Wheels services are provided directly to seniors by a nationwide network of 5,000 local community-run programs that, in the aggregate, receive 35% of their funding from the federal government. Some media outlets have incorrectly reported this number to be 3%, confusing it with the federal funding received by Meals on Wheels America, the national membership organization that does not provide direct services (e.g., meals). This miscommunication dramatically understates the significant impact of any federal budget cuts that may affect Meals on Wheels. The 35% federal funding that goes directly to local Meals on Wheels programs comes from the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program that falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The impact on these funds has not yet been announced but, given the proposed 17.9% cut prescribed for HHS, could be at risk. Also announced is the proposed elimination of two block grant programs (Community Services Block Grant and Community Development Block Grant) that are available for states to direct, at their discretion, to a large number of community programs which for some states includes augmented funding for Meals




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as the proposed federal budget progresses. In the meantime, if you are looking for ways to demonstrate your support, you can do any or all of the following: DONATE ONLINE and your dollars will be used to provide meals for individuals in need. VOLUNTEER and learn firsthand how valuable our services are: SHARE your own stories and stories that we post (on our website and social media pages) and help us raise awareness of all of the proven benefits of Meals on Wheels. SIGN the petition and let your President and Members of Congress know that you believe Meals on Wheels’ budget should not be cut: advocate/sign-our-petition-to-protect-meals-on-wheels

The local agency depends on at least 60 volunteers each day to deliver the nearly 1,400 meals. Volunteers must be licensed drivers and have auto insurance coverage. Deliveries are made between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday and take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The agency provides volunteers with training and mileage reimbursement. Meals on Wheels welcomes those who would like to become regular drivers, or occasional substitute drivers. There is also an Adopt-A-Route program which allows companies to deliver in the community through an employee-rotation schedule. Individuals or businesses interested in volunteering at Meals on Wheels can contact the Volunteer Coordinator Anngi Klick at 330-832-7220 or email:

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Enjoy this delicious taco recipe that combines the refreshing malty aroma of ale with smooth and tasty avocados.

Beer Battered Avocado Tacos


18 small corn tortillas 1 cup grated Asiago cheese (Optional) Chopped parsley garnish

Salsa Fresca 11⁄2 cups seeded and diced plum tomatoes 1⁄4 cup diced yellow onion 1. To make the Salsa Fresca: Combine 1⁄4 cup seeded and finely diced the tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, jalapeño peppers lime juice, and cilantro in a bowl 1⁄4 cup lime juice and stir to combine. Season with 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh salt and pepper to taste. Cover cilantro leaves the bowl with plastic wrap and Salt and freshly ground black refrigerate for at least 30 minutes pepper or up to 3 days to allow the flavors Beer Battered Avocados to mingle. 2 cups Ale, chilled 2. To make the batter: Pour the 3⁄4 teaspoon Cajun spice blend ale into a narrow, high-sided container. Stir in the Cajun spice 1⁄2 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chiles blend, chiles, garlic, salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated garlic paprika. 3. Sift the flour and baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt together in a small bowl, then add 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika them to the beer mixture slowly, 1 cup all-purpose flour whisking well until the ingredients 1 teaspoon baking powder are thoroughly incorporated. Add 41⁄2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and more flour if necessary to create a quartered tempura-style batter for coating 2 cups panko breadcrumbs the avocados. Set the batter aside. Salt 4. Preheat the oven to 200 F. Prepare Tacos a deep fryer or pour 2 to 3 inches of oil into a deep cast iron or 1 cup Barbecue sauce


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Serves 6 to 8





heavy pot that is at least 4 inches deep. Heat the oil to 360 F. Pour the breadcrumbs into a shallow dish. Use tongs to grab the avocado quarters and dunk them in the prepared batter. Shake off any excess and roll the avocados in the breadcrumbs to coat all sides. Fry the avocados in batches until golden brown, 1 to 21⁄2 minutes each. (Do not overcrowd the pot, as this will lower the temperature of the oil significantly.) Transfer the cooked avocados to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Season with a sprinkling of salt and keep them in the oven until the entire batch is ready. Assemble the tacos: Heat the barbecue sauce in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Warm the tortillas on a griddle or in the oven, if desired. Place one avocado quarter on each of the tortillas. Top each avocado with the warm barbecue sauce, salsa, cheese, and parsley. Serve immediately.

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Did You Know? CUTTING CALORIES WHILE CUTTING THE LAWN If you think that the only way to exercise and burn calories involves gym equipment, think again. Yard work can be just as challenging as a thorough aerobics workout at a nearby fitness club. To reap the greatest benefits, gardeners should use as little motorized machinery as possible. Manual tools will get you moving and can burn a substantial amount of calories. Try to vary positions and alternate which hands you use to reduce strain and get an even workout. Fitness experts say that gardening can improve strength, increase endurance and assist with flexibility. According to a report in the UK publication The Telegraph, clearing a pond or weeding can burn some 300 calories in an hour. Forty-five minutes worth of gardening can burn as many calories as 30 minutes of aerobics.

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Look below at the places all over Wayne & Holmes County where you can find

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Remember, it comes out the middle of every month.

APPLECREEK Troyer’s Home Pantry CRESTON Creston Library Pike Station DALTON Dalton Library Das Dutch Kitchen Shady Lawn DOYLESTOWN CVS Pharmacy Doylestown Library FREDERICKSBURG Fredericksburg Market KIDRON Town and Country Market Nik’s Barber Shop MARSHALLVILLE Heavenly Hash Howmar Carpet Marshallville Packing Co. MILLERSBURG Majora Lane Vista Hearing MT. EATON Spectors ORRVILLE Aultman Orrville Hospital Brenn-Field Nursing Center & Apartments

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Dravenstott’s Dunlap Family Physicians Family Practice Hair Studio Heartland Point Lincolnway Dental Michael’s Bakery Orrville Library Orrville Point Orrville YMCA OrrVilla Retirement Community Vista Hearing White’s Maibach Ford RITTMAN Apostolic Christian Home Recreation Center Rittman Library Ritzman Pharmacy SHREVE Des Dutch Essenhaus Scheck’s IGA Shreve Library SMITHVILLE Sam’s Village Market Smithville Inn Smithville Western Care Center Wayne County Schools Career Center Wayne County Community Federal Credit Union WEST SALEM West Salem IGA Wonderland of Foods

May Now & Then will be out the second full week of May WOOSTER Beltone Brookdale Buehler’s Fresh FoodMarkets (Downtown) Chaffee Chiropractic Cheveux Cleartone Commercial & Savings Bank Danbury Woods Gault Rec. & Fitness Center Getaway Senior Tours Grace Church Glendora Nursing Home HealthPoint Logee-Hostettler-Stutzman-Lehman Marinello Realty Melrose Village Mobile Home Park Milltown Villas Muddies Personal Touch Real Estate Showcase Shearer Equipment Spruce Tree Golf Stull’s Hair Clinic Suzanne Waldron, Attorney at Law Vista Hearing Wayne Care Center Wayne Health Services Weaver Custom Homes West View Healthy Living Wooster Hospital Wooster Library Wooster Orthopedic Sports & Medicine Wooster Parks & Recreation Wooster YMCA

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Now & Then Wayne/Holmes April 2017  

A monthly publication meant to enlighten, entertain, and encourage mature readers of Wayne and Holmes Counties.

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