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VOL. 8 NO. 7

Nov. 6, 2013

A Special Honor

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By Rachel Blakely


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US Army First Sergeant Gregg is now possible to identify remains more Birmingham, Alabama where 15 members Daily, a 1994 graduate of Cardinal High easily than in the past. Master Sergeant of the family were permitted on the tarmac School, was chosen for a special honor Olen Berry Williams (1913-1950), a recipient to welcome the plane when it landed. this past June. He was privileged to of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, went Coincidentally, the plane arrived on June accompany the 6, D-Day, which remains of a World was the day that War II/Korean War Master Sergeant soldier, who would Williams  landed in have been 100 this Normandy during year, from Hawaii World War II. He back to his home in served in the army Alabama. from 1940-1950. G r e g g   i s The soldier who currently stationed accompanies the at Schofield remains must be Barracks in Hawaii of the same rank with his wife Amy, or higher than the his daughter deceased soldier. Megan, 13, and his Gregg Daily was son Brandon, 8. chosen for this He enlisted in the honor. army in 1996 and The remains has since made it of Master Sergeant his career. For the Williams, along past 17 years Gregg with a full dress has been stationed uniform and all in Georgia, his medals were Colorado, Missouri, placed in a flagWa s h i n g to n   a n d draped casket. It S o u t h  C a r o l i n a . US Army First Sergeant Gregg Daily (left) stood at the casket in full dress uniform at the calling was Gregg’s job Overseas he served hours of Master Sergeant Olen Berry Williams (1913-1950). Post Photo/Betty Twoey to make sure all in Korea, Germany of this was done missing in action in Korea in 1950 at the age and Iraq. Gregg is part of a Stryker correctly. No passengers were permitted of 37 and was later declared dead. He was Infantry unit. Many young people in on the plane in Hawaii until the casket unmarried and was one of 16 children. His our community know Gregg’s mother had been loaded and secured. And no remains had been buried alongside other Betty (Daily) Twoey who has taught at passengers were allowed off the plane until unidentified servicemen at the National Cardinal Schools for the past 23 years. Gregg and the casket were unloaded. Military Cemetery in Hawaii. This June his With modern DNA technology it After arriving in Birmingham, Gregg remains were transported from Hawaii to Continued on page 2

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“Out ‘N’ About” Page 15

Veteran’s Day Events Page 25

Two Life-Changing Months

A timeless city consumed by history and religion, Rome, Italy has been memorialized while perfecting its ability to modernize amidst the ruins of centuries past. My name is Rachel Blakely, and I was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in Italy for 2 months through my school, Walsh University. I am 19 years old and am majoring in English with a double minor in French and creative writing. I live in the Village of Middlefield and attended Cardinal High School, graduating in 2012 as valedictorian. This semester I traveled to Rome, Castel Gandolfo, Assisi, Siena, Nettuno, Florence, Dublin, Sorrento, Pompeii, the Island of Capri,

Paris, Venice, Murano Island, Le Marche region, and Barcelona. Let me first impose upon you the

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power of positive thinking and faith; before I arrived at my “Rome Home,” I spent the summer doing nothing aside from fighting off mono and recuperating from my wisdom tooth surgery/ the second surgery to rid myself of its infection. It had always seemed impossible for me to fulfill my dream of studying abroad, and these back-to-back disturbances only enhanced my fears and worries. Yet in an instant, I was standing with my ticket in hand that would lead me to overlook the arena in the Coliseum, walk amidst the ruins of the Roman Forum, Continued on page 17

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A Special Honor Continued from page 1 accompanied the casket to the funeral home where Master Sergeant Olen Williams was given a full military funeral with a 21-gun salute and a military honor guard. At the calling hours Gregg Daily stood at the casket in full dress uniform. The family of the deceased, especially a nephew who had been in the Air Force in the Vietnam War, had researched and hoped for years to have some closure to this event. A special gift for the family at this memorial service was the presence of Betty Twoey, Gregg Daily’s mother from Middlefield, who flew to Birmingham to share in this soldier’s homecoming. A few years ago, when Gregg was back in Germany on R & R leave from his deployment to Iraq, he skyped with the fifth graders at Cardinal Intermediate School to describe what it was like to be a soldier. The students also spoke with Gregg’s children to get their perspective of Army life. When Gregg returned to the States the following year, he visited the Middle School for a Q & A session with those same students who had wanted to meet him in person. According to the Korean War Project, nearly 8,000 American soldiers remain unaccounted for from the Korean War alone. For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans visit the DPMO (Defense Prisoner Missing Office) Web site at http://www. or call 703-699-1420.

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Community Calendar.................................. 18 Pathways to Faith........................................ 24 In Memoriam................................................ 25 Classifieds................................................26,27

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This group of Middlefield ladies was known as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). They were concerned about the problems that alcohol created in the family and society. They choose total abstinence and crusaded tirelessly against alcohol. These ladies were usually the wives of Middlefields’ prominent businessmen. In 1906, an election was held in Middlefield to allow the sale of alcohol in the village, and because women did not have the right to vote at this time, it passed by an overwhelming “yes” vote of the male citizens. From the looks on the faces, I don’t think the ladies were very happy about it.

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The next Middlefield Chamber of Commerce meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 12 at noon at the Huntsburg Community Center, 12406 Madison Road in Huntsburg (44046). A lunch buffet will be served by Chow Down at a cost of $10 members; $12 non-members. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. by calling 440-632-5705 or e-mailing The Chamber’s surveys indicated members wanted more networking and interaction, so this is your chance to join in for a rousing and interactive session with the Chamber members on current topics related to the economy and tips on running your business. Bring your thoughts and ideas along to share. The Chamber is hoping for an attendance of 35 to 50 people to get the best possible feedback on the topics. Topics and table hosts will be: Health Insurance with Nick Frank, Fitness with Donna Longrich, Employment with Rebecca Kosik, Improving Life in Middlefield with Carl Hornung, Marketing Your Business with Gabe Arnold and Rachel Hunziker, Small Business Loans with Bob Baker and What is Your Business’ Biggest Hurdle? with Kim Breyley and Nick Hall. Directions to the Nov. 12 meeting from Route 87 in Middlefield are, take Route 528 (Madison Road) north about 7.5 miles, enter the drive to what used to be the old Huntsburg Elementary School, directly across from Huntsburg Congregational Church. Parking is behind the Huntsburg Community Center building. The entrance doors are accessible from this parking area. The meetings of the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce are always held the second Tuesday of each month, times vary from 7:30 a.m., noon and evening meetings. Meetings are casual and visitors and guests are always welcome.

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By Jon Slaybaugh Why is it important that you understand and use the principles that will soon be revealed? While small businesses account for the majority of all jobs and job creation in the USA, the sad statistic is, that over 50 percent of new businesses fail within the first 4 years. You do not want to be a part of this statistic! I developed these principles over a 35plus year career in the industrial controls market. My whole career was with small businesses and included the acquisition and integration of four small entrepreneurial businesses, plus joint ventures, equity investments, license agreements and marketing agreements with entrepreneurs. These principles were first put into practice while I was president of Namco Controls, a Mentor, Ohio company. The ideas underlying these principles were not all my original thoughts. In truth, there is not much someone else has not thought of before. Many of the ideas came from associates, business acquaintances, good customers and various authors, trainers and speakers. These principles were instrumental in our ability to sustain some 35 percent annual growth rate over a 15 year period! Here is what one attendee at the live workshop had to say about the program: “The knowledge learned here reinforces the need to make changes … to improve results.” So here are the principles of what to do.

1. U s e   y o u r inspiration and imagination to create your business’ vision. Vision is the framework, which guides the choices you make, that determine the nature and direction of your company or organization. It’s where you are going and what you want to be. An organization needs a vision of the future just like the farmer plowing his field must focus on the end point to plow a straight furrow. If he’s looking at his feet or the present, without an end point in focus, a very crooked furrow develops. 2. You need focused market niche(s). Define your business around a group of customers with a common problem. 3. You must get close to the customers. This is your key to finding unsolved problems. If you are not spending time with your customers, you can not be close to them. 4. Forget “me too” solutions. Your product or service needs to be unique. Being just like your competitors is not much of a future. When multiple competitors are “just alike” the customer soon learns to drive price as the differentiator. You need an edge over competition that is sustainable over time. 5. Do everything rapidly and repeatedly. It’s your key to staying ahead of any competitor. Recognizing unfulfilled needs and responding much faster than the competitors can be your competitive advantage. Do it repeatedly to sustain the advantage. Think about these principles and whether or not your business has been following any of them. Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly. Proverbs 13:16. ~ Next time we will focus on how to apply these principles and what it could mean for your business.

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just started with Middlefield this past “It is all about honor,” says Middlefield wanted to follow in his footsteps.” Suschak’s October. He entered the military fresh out of Chief of Police Arnold E. Stanko, a proud grandfather was present for his graduation high school following a visit from recruiters. Marine, who served from 1970 - 1972, at Paris Island. After he signed, he was informed that both including a year in Vietnam. And this is the Officer Justin Nevison of Orwell served of his grandfathers were in the military. He consensus of the four military veterans, in the military, including the Mediterranean too wanted the sense of duty and honor; now police officers on the Middlefield from 2006 to 2012. He was raised on a farm later, he served in Iraq. Police force and the two interviewing and signed up at age 18 because he wanted Par t-time officerofficer candidates. candidate, Dakota Kowalcic, Chief adds, “In the an army reservist since 2007 military we are warriors. from Chesterland, just reWhen called upon, upped for 3 more years. we do the impossible. Attached to a specialized We pride ourselves IED (improvised explosive in the uniforms we device) unit since 2010, he wore, the tactics we now, because of special learned, the discipline schooling with high security and the incomparable clearance, educates other camaraderie we soldiers by teaching survival experienced among tactics. He says, “This training the troops. It is just like translates well into police this in law enforcement. work. Law enforcement is a You put a group of guys para-military organization; together, even though they don’t know each (l-r) Arnold E. Stanko, chief of police; Justin Nevison, patrolman; Mike Suschak, polish your boots, press other, instantly there is patrolman; Dan Thompson, patrolman; Evan Rhinhart, officer-candidate and Dakota your clothes. It’s the same thing, just working with a nothing they would not Kowalcic, officer-candidate. smaller group of people.” do for the other. As vets, something different. “I knew I needed to Part-time candidate, Evan Rhinhart we learned this in the military.” Following in have honor in something,” explains Nevison. served in the military from 2009 to 2012. He the chief’s footsteps is his daughter, Lance “Suschak and I work the same shift and too has family members in law enforcement Corporal Cierra Stanko who is currently even though we are new working together, and notes that after military service, law serving in Miramar, San Diego. we have an understanding. For example, enforcement is a great fit for a vet. Full-time Middlefield patrolman, Mike we had to clear a house after a local woman All of these veterans agree that they Suschak, a Marine vet, has been on the force called and was fearful that her home must complete the day-to-day work as local since July. He credits his grandfather, Joe had been broken into. We instantly knew police officers with honor, dedication to Deomn, a Vietnam vet, as one of the most our roles and had to say nothing to each each other and to this community, and with a influential people in his life. “He is definitely other. You learn unity, even with different mindset of “refusing to fail”. This perspective why I became a policeman. I looked up to backgrounds and different training.” is a result of serving in the military. him; it seemed like he always had the right Full-time patrolman, Dan Thompson answers or solutions to any problems. I

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Middlefield Village Update By Mayor Ben Garlich I spent a large part of this past week interviewing for a new recreation director. Middlefield Village has a recreation program that includes athletic programs as well as many social functions. These add tremendous value by providing residents with many opportunities not common to Villages our size. We feel it is important that the programs are not only maintained but continue to improve. The interviewing committee was impressed with the quality of candidates and expects to employ a highly qualified, dedicated director by the end of November. We will continue to offer a well-run program that adds value and contributes to why this is a great place to live. “Middlefield Village Where Families Grow Strong.” On Veterans Day, I will have the privilege to speak to a group of seniors at Briar Hill Health Care in Middlefield. Daily, I wake up appreciative that I was born in America and have all of the freedoms that provide a great quality of life. The only limitations we have are the limitations we place on ourselves. What we enjoy did not come without the ultimate effort of many. I hope we never forget those individuals whose effort made this country great. On Sunday, Nov. 3, a small army of volunteers spent the day putting up

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thousands of Christmas lights in the downtown area. This is an effort being organized by the M.A.C. (Middlefield Activity Committee) to add additional Christmas spirit to the community. They were able to solicit the advice and coaching from Dave Kiraly who is a Woodsong resident. Dave had a long career with GE and was involved in the lighting of Public Square and Nela Park. Dave spent hours designing what he felt would suit the downtown area best. All four corners will be lit with different color themes. We thank Dave for his free, professional advice and help. We also want to thank Middlefield Bank and CVS for providing electricity for their respective corners. Along with the lighting of the area, the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The tree will be located in the mini park downtown; hot chocolate and cookies will be served. I hope all 2,800 residents attend this event, as it is a great way to see neighbors and get in the holiday spirit. Please shop local, be informed, be involved and visit us at www.

Middlefield Events The Middlefield Activities Committee (MAC) is inviting the community to join us for the inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. We will enjoy hot chocolate donated by University Hospitals. We would like to thank a new village resident, Dave Kiraly for his expertise and Grace Tree Service for help with the light installation. On Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. 12 p.m., the children of Middlefield are invited to attend “Snacks with Santa” at the community room above the Middlefield Fire Station. Join us for juice, donuts donated by Walmart, crafts, and of course, a visit from Santa! Merry Christmas to all!

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For this issue, I would like to address the dangers of household chemicals. Many items in the home are poisons and should be stored away from curious little ones. Some of the common dangerous household chemicals include, fuels such as gasoline, kerosene, white gas (also known as Coleman fuel, or rubber solvent, mineral spirits), cleaning fluids and drain cleaners are severely caustic to the skin and cause serious problems when ingested. Pool chemicals are another potential problem when coming in contact with oily substances they can react and self ignite. Pesticides and other yard and garden chemicals pose a serious problem. These chemicals can cause serious health problems and are chemically related to chemical warfare agents used by the military. Safe storage is the key to avoiding the tragic poisoning of children. Lock dangerous chemicals in outdoor sheds, or if you must, store some under the sink get a cabinet lock that children cannot remove. Mark flammable containers and use a color-coding system. Red plastic cans for gasoline, blue for kerosene, white for white gas. Try to avoid storing dangerous chemicals in containers used for common beverages. Do not store chemicals in milk jugs or soda containers as young children think these are safe to drink out of. Properly label all approved flammable liquid containers so that there is no doubt as to what the contents are. The wrong fuel in the wrong appliance can cause disastrous results from fire and explosion to severe burning of the person handling the fuel and persons nearby. Always wear disposable gloves when handling household chemicals and fuels and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when done. Do not smoke after handling dangerous chemicals as contamination of the smoking materials can be ingested into the lungs causing even further damage. In the event of an accidental ingestion, do not panic. Call 911 immediately. Read the label for specific instructions. Inducing vomiting is not recommended in many cases as in caustics and petroleum

products as vomiting may cause even further damage. After calling 911, isolate the container for the rescue personnel and call the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 and they will connect you to your local Poison Control Center. Discuss the dangers of certain chemicals with your family, especially young ones. Practice safe storage and handling methods. Remember to your wash hands well after handling dangerous chemicals even if you have worn gloves. Lock up dangerous chemicals and label containers well. Once again we are pleased to serve you. Stay safe!

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10% off any shed purchased this year, 2013! Kent State Geauga Scholarship Recognition Lunch On Oct. 25, Kent State students had opportunity to meet and thank scholarship donors. (above, l-r) Margie Wilber, board member; Lillian Robinson, student; Elisabeth Robinson, student/staff; Abby Scholl, advisory board member and Joyce Blair. (above, right) Professor Emeriti Ralph Lindeman and wife, Diana, scholarship donors.

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If you are in your final year of high school and college is right around the corner, then now is the time to narrow down your search to just a few colleges that you are very interested in attending. Make a list of their application deadlines, fees and test dates. If you have not taken the SAT and ACT, or want to take them again, make sure you sign up as soon as possible. Many universities have a Dec. 1 preferred application for admission deadline. Numerous scholarship opportunities exist for first-time freshman students. You should start searching and applying for scholarships and grants as soon as possible. To begin the scholarship application process, you will want to apply by Feb. 1 at It is okay to submit after Feb. 1, but the earlier you submit the application the better your chances are of obtaining maximum financial aid support. In the spring of your senior year, make your selection and finalize all of the admission processes with the college you have chosen. Review all of the essential details of your college choice including financial aid and your housing options. Finally, you will need to send in a copy of your final high school transcripts after you graduate. For more information about the college selection process, call Kent State University Geauga at 440-834-4187 to speak with an advisor or to set up a tour.

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School Safety and Security In January 2013, in a response t o   t h e Newtown, Connecticut s c h o o l shootings, the Cardinal School and Community Executive Committee was formed to discuss and plan for the safety and security needs of the school district. Several public forums were held to inform the community and to gather input. The input has been very important and as a result a threephase plan was developed to address the needs identified last year. In April 2013, the committee agreed to implement the threephase plan and work to address the plan started this summer. The first phase of the plan is to be completed by January 2014. The Cardinal Schools’ maintenance department was able to complete interior and exterior lock updates so that the district is on one system. Currently, we are working to purchase and install surveillance cameras with digital recording capabilities in the buildings. This will allow school administration and local law enforcement access to view the

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Nov. 16th, 10am-6pm & Nov. 17th, 12-6pm Over 40 Crafters and Vendors

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interior and exterior of our buildings. We have been fortunate to be able to fund phase one through revenue generated from the state casino monies. In addition, the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in hosting fundraisers, such as this summer’s golf outing. This effort garnered over $7,000 to be spent on the safety and security efforts taking place district wide. Another key component of phase one is the NIMS implementation. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. Basically, our charge will be to use NIMS guidelines to place numbers on the buildings (windows/doors) so that local law enforcement can identify locations in a consistent manner. Phases two and three are an extension of the plan to complete installation of a comprehensive system, including the surveillance cameras, for all buildings. In past years, we have utilized the AlertNow system to notify families of emergencies of school closings. This year we will be utilizing Infinite Campus to do those notifications. Families have already seen Infinite Campus in action as we have sent voice, e-mail, and text messages through the system. This is also the system where we house all family information, grades and student schedules. We will continue to work through our plan and to keep student safety and security a priority in the district. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail scott.hunt@ or in the office at 6320261.

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National Honor Society Together they arrange projects for the Cardinal High School does all they community such as their recent one in the can to get students involved with their fall, “Goblins in the school and the G arden” where community. The they volunteered main group that to pass out candy helps with this to children. The is the National group usually has Honors Society two main projects, (NHS). NHS is a one in the fall and group of students one in the spring, selected by a with hours of their committee of own community educators based service in on their academic between. Kayla achievements, R. also says that leadership skills, she enjoys being and service. in NHS because, Kayla R., “It gives me the president, says that opportunity she enjoys being to help other in NHS because, students in the “It gives me the school and get opportunity to community work with other (l-r): NHS President, Kayla R. (center) with student s e r v i c e   h o u r s” students who have reporters Erin R. and Jessica S. with the plus the same ideas and of getting tassels at graduation. NHS is a motivation.” helpful group and a wonderful opportunity The advisor of the group is Mrs. to help the school and the community. Korenke and they meet periodically in her room after school or during activity period.

Joey R. - 2013 Junior Fair King By Dakota W. and Becca K. a lot of community service projects and “YOLO, lets go,” said Joey R. as he am very involved in multiple 4-H clubs.” enthusiastically began his interview. It Becoming Junior Fair was with this same King is not only an enthusiasm, that Joey honor, but also a tool won the title of Junior to help you make new Fair King at the Geauga friends and become County fair this year. Jr. well known throughout Fair King is an annual the community. It is award given to one safe to say becoming boy in 4-H age 16-18. Junior Fair king is a great You receive this award opportunity. “Some of by going through the fun perks were riding an interview and are in the pace car in a major selected as one of the horse race, getting free top four guys. After milkshakes and getting the interview each boy to drive the golf cart writes a biography about around the fair.” Joey said. himself and the entire “Becoming Jr. Fair King 4-H club membership votes. (l-r): Becca K., Joey R. and Dakota W. was truly an honor and I am extremely blessed to “I think I was chosen have received this opportunity.” as this year’s king because I participate in “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” ~ Brian Tracy

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reading By Nick Fagan

Looking for a Great Read?

As the weather turns colder, November is a great time to curl up with a good book. Seeking a great read? Turn no further than the Middlefield Library. Some popular recent and upcoming releases include” Fifteen Minutes” by Karen Kingsbury, “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom and “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich. Can’t find a title on the shelf? Join the waiting list by stopping by the information desk, calling the library or reserve the title online at But what if the library does not own a particular title? Geauga County Public Library recently joined the SearchOhio/Ohiolink consortium that provides access to over 56 million items across Ohio. Stop by the information desk to learn more about SearchOhio and how to request items. With all those choices, where does one start? Mystery fans may want to check out the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson. The novels are set in fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, where aging Sheriff Walt Longmire’s unique blend of humor, empathy and pathos drives his investigations as well as his interactions with his lifelong friend, Henry Standing

Bear; his fiery deputy, Vic Moretti; his daughter, Cady and his dog, Dog. Readers have called his novels beautifully written and very accessible. The latest entry in the series is “The Spirit of Steamboat” and features a holiday theme. In addition, the books serve as the basis of the popular A&E television program “Longmire.” After reading a Longmire mystery, meet Craig Johnson in person at the Geauga County Library Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker program. The event will be held at the Notre Dame Education Center auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the program are only $5 and selling quickly. Tickets are available at all GCPL locations and at the door. Fans will not want to miss a wine-and-cheese reception with the author that begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the reception cost $20, which also includes admission to his presentation. Discover great books and authors this November with the Geauga County Public Library. The Middlefield Library is located at 16167 E. High St. (44062). Call 440-6321961.

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Holiday Volunteers The Geauga County Department on Aging needs volunteers to organize, pack and deliver meals to seniors who are alone for the holiday.

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Volunteers pick up a holiday meal (one per route), drive it to the senior’s home and spend some time visiting. Volunteers are needed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 and Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25. Preparation and organization is 10 a.m. to noon. Drivers arrive 11:15 a.m. to deliver the holiday meals. All meals are delivered from the Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Dr. in Chardon. To volunteer, call the Geauga County Department on Aging by Friday, Nov.18 for Thanksgiving or Friday, Dec. 16 for Christmas at 440-279-2130 or 440-8341856, 440-564-7131, ext. 2130.

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Hambden Fire Department’s Lieutenant Tim Tobin trained the 2013 Auburn Career Center fire cadets about proper methods for suppressing car fires on Oct. 27. (l-r) Delvonte Allen, Adam Burwell, Darren Carter, Lieutenant Tim Tobin, Christian Klein and Michael O’Connell.

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Cardinal Class of 1973 Reunion at Grandview, Oct. 26.

The Cardinal Varsity Girls volleyball team is the 2013 CVC champions (10-0) and is also district runners-up. Overall record was 18-7. Cardinal took third place at the Hilltopper invitational. Post Photo/John’s Photography Daisy  Robinson won this pillow at the Cardinal A t h l e t i c  B o o s t e r s Seventh Annual Chinese Auction. $13, 606.23 was raised and the boosters would like to thank the local and national businesses, individuals and Cardinal families that donated prizes,the local media, and the people that worked on Saturday and all that attended the event.


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The Kinsman Cup belongs to the Cardinal Varsity Football team who conquered Berkshire, 40-2 on Nov. 1. Post Photo/John’s Photography

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A cow visited Preschool smARTs in Burton for letter C week, thanks to Chris Kartley a preschool dad.

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The Nature and Purpose of Music By Susie Roberts Music is so many things and yet there is nothing like it. A song can be a metaphor for so much, yet what can be a metaphor to song? Music can be striking, coming roaring, surging, flourishing or blooming out of silence. It can be calming, coming softly, floating on echoes. It can bring tears or stir us to action. It can bring light; it can carry darkness. It can inspire great thoughts, just as it was created from great thought. One could fill pages with poetical musings on music. But our culture no longer favors great thoughts. We have moved on to feelings. Remember that pop song you heard on the radio? You were tapping your feet, maybe humming along. It was catchy. But when it was over, you found that you had no idea what it was about, nor did you care. Why is that? Should you have cared? Some friends of mine have a running argument about pop music. The sister is a fan, while the brother is not. The sister, when asked why she likes the music, can only respond with, “It’s catchy and upbeat. It makes me happy!” The brother just rolls his eyes. That is the nature and purpose of pop music: to be catchy and make us happy. But that implies that we’re in need of cheering up. The unspoken purpose of pop music is to distract us – from life, from the real world, from our own insignificance – whatever has us down. But being distracted means that we don’t think. Our culture is constantly distracting itself with vapid little songs,

Facebook and television. Noise, there is always noise, never quiet times for thought. Since we have abandoned thought, our culture is driven by sensations instead. Pop music is only valued because it makes people feel good. Feeling good is not a problem, but we ought to assign value not on a basis of what something does for us, but on a basis of what it is and does. Classical music starts with one motif, like a single bright thread. Then, the composer takes that thread and grows it, weaving it together with harmonies, and developing it more fully it. He adds counter-melodies, or alters the rhythm. When he is finished, a great tapestry of sound is unfurled before the listener. The shimmering threads are something grander than one man, yet created by just that. Classical music makes us think: we follow the theme throughout the whole piece. The compelling power of music comes because it has intrinsic beauty, and therefore, intrinsic worth. It is complex, woven with skill and care. Music deserves our thought, not to serve as a means to quell our dissatisfaction, or distract us from uncomfortable truth. Songs can be used to amuse one’s self, to stop one from thinking; or they can be woven into a grand tapestry of notes – something far greater and grander than ourselves. We ought not to judge music how it makes us feel, but on it’s intrinsic value.

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski

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Continued from page 1 bump along the cobblestone of the Old Appian Way on my bike, call to mind my high school reading of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar upon viewing the site of his assassination, climb the Spanish Steps, weave my way through the Roman aqueducts, dive deep into the catacombs of St. Domitilla, revere the most prestigious work of the Capitoline museums, stand in awe at the Pantheon, and witness the magnitude of all things Vatican (Papal Audience, the museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, the excavations under the basilica and given the privilege to be let into Vatican City). After visiting the key attractions in the city of Rome, I transitioned from a tourist to a traveler and participated in some of the most unique experiences. I was able to be a member of the audience at a famous Italian cooking show (La prova Del Cuoco) and stomp grapes to make wine like in “I Love Lucy”. Our program combined prestigious events like meeting influential Italian businesspeople with compelling amusement like steering my friends through Villa Borghese on tandem bikes. Traveling to Italy is like traveling back in time. There are piazzas everywhere, lending to the idea of sipping coffee with friends for leisure rather than watching TV alone, with an extra-large cheese pizza Shopkeepers take a siesta every day in the afternoon so they can step back from work and join their families for lunch, making it an inconvenience for someone who is used to having everything available 24/7. Things that are a given here suddenly became unrecognizable there—free water with ice, free bathrooms, bread with the pasta course, and personal space—but I cherished every second of the great city. When I traveled each weekend away from Rome, I felt like I was leaving my home for a short vacation. My first weekend, I took a train with three friends—the days were spent in prayer in Assisi coupled with the celebratory atmosphere of Siena, where there were hordes of excited people cheering for their winning racehorse team. The program sponsored the next weekend in Florence, where I ate a traditional Tuscan meal, including countless antipasto meats, three unique pasta dishes (wild boar sauce, walnut cream tortellini and penne in a spicy sauce), endless cooked meats (lamb, ribs, steak, sausage and chicken), bread, potatoes, tomatoes and mozzarella and tiramisu. The trip I was most excited about came the following weekend when I flew to Dublin, Ireland with three friends, once more; I had every reason in the world to anticipate the emerald isle, as its people, streets, pubs and countryside instantly captured my heart. Despite the blustering winds and the temperamental rain, we braved the Cliffs of Moher and I admit I was temporarily heartbroken upon our departure.

Rome’s beating sun was welcomed after the weekend in 9o Celsius weather of Ireland, but it was nothing compared to the Capri sun of the weekend after. The program’s weekend in Sorrento included a historical day in Pompeii followed by a day of fun in the sun on the Island of Capri. I cannot emphasize enough how much I loved these three destinations; in the ancient amphitheater of Pompeii, in front of countless tourists, I sang Pie Jesu where Frank Sinatra once performed. When we journeyed from Sorrento to Capri, we took a private boat, stopping to see the Blue and Green Grottos before swimming and getting stung by a jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea. That night, we had a private dinner on the Sorrento beach at 10 p.m., a very appropriate time for Italian dinners. The weekends that followed consisted of Paris, Venice (the last group trip) and Spain. I played the typical tourist in these major cities and went up the Eiffel Tower, ate countless crepes and baguette sandwiches with ham, cheese, and butter, attended mass at Notre Dame, saw the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, in Venice had a gondola ride and utilized the waterway metro system each day, and in Spain went into the Sagrada Familia. Once more, my favorite memories are when I branched off from the tourist attractions, in lieu of activities, like walking around a beautiful park in Barcelona. There was group meditation, children climbing trees, the most remarkable group who performed reggae music, and group swing dancing; this park was certainly Heaven on earth, considering a mere tourist passing by could feel the charisma radiating from its people. Paris, France holds the most precious memories to me because I was lucky enough to stay with my sister Sarah in her apartment, who is currently studying to get her master’s in French. Sarah was able to show me the city that has become her own and I was able to spend a weekend in Paris with my sister. There are a limited amount of words I can use to describe my experiences abroad; I cannot reiterate enough the joys stepping outside my comfort zone have brought me and the lasting affects it will have on my outlook on life. To see firsthand what I have read about in books, classes and magazines is both otherworldly and unforgettable. Seeing the differences a culture can impose on a person was remarkable, yet it also showcased the vital similarities we all share. The buildings and places of Italy truly were the grandest physical sights to see, but it was the unmistakable feel in the air that drew me in as a foreigner, making me want to see anything and everything so long as I was in Rome. Looking back on this global experience, Italy seems like a dream; but its definite lack of reality simply adds to the fantastical idea that it happened and that it will forever impact my life.

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Stay posted at Nov. 9: Design Your Perennial Garden 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik as she takes you through the principles of creating your own show garden. $25 fee includes light refreshments. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Walk-ins are welcome. Make check payable to OSU Extension and mail to P.O. Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021-0387. At the OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon Troy Road in Burton.  Call 440-834-4656 or visit www. Nov. 10 - Dec 7: Holiday Passport Tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick up your free Holiday Passport rack card and visit all local shops in the Middlefield area listed in the Christmas in the Country Open House event. Have your card stamped at each location and turn your card in for a chance to win a gift basket filled with prizes. Country Arts & Jewelry, 440-632-5343. Visit www. Nov. 15: Ladies Free Shopping Day 7 to 10 p.m. Here is your chance to clear out your closet and find new treasures. All gently used clothing and accessories will be accepted. Whatever is not taken by participants will be donated to help others. Christ Covenant Church, 16406 Kinsman Road, Middlefield (44062). Call Melissa 440548-5573. Nov. 16: Name That Tune 3 and 7 p.m. The Maple Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines’ fall show will feature

the Circle of Friends gospel quartet. Adults $12, children three -12 $7. Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, 9870 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Concord. Call Fran, 440-7291470 or Bonnie, 440-946-5429. Visit www. Nov. 23: Stuff The Bus Join the East Geauga Kiwanis and benefit Geauga County Job & Family Services in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot, Middlefield 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please help the less fortunate in our county and drop off new toys, games and gift cards. Cash donations will also be accepted. If you need more information call Tom, 440-313-8823 or Judy, 440-413-0557. Nov. 30: Santa’s Collection Craft Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Area crafters, unique gifts and toys. Free admission to craft show only. All proceeds benefit scholarship fund. Burton American Legion Auxiliary, Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. For table information call Carol, 440-834-4532. Nov. 30 and Dec.1: Breakfast With Santa 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 Adults, $3 children 6 through 12, under 5 free. Burton American Legion Auxiliary Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. Dec. 6: Bainbridge Swing Dance Dance lesson 8 p.m. Dance and live music 9 to11:30 p.m. Adult $10, student $8, family $25. Bainbridge Township Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road in Chagrin Falls, (44023). 216-316-0068.

Community Support at Mary Yoder’s Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen is reaching out to help those struggling to enjoy the holiday season. On Dec. 7, Mary Yoder’s will host a Chinese Auction Benefit, with all proceeds from the auction going to support Shop With a Cop and the food pantry in Middlefield. Along with the auction, guests will enjoy a boxed lunch, which includes a choice of a chicken salad or ham sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Coffee and punch will also be provided. Bidding is from 3 to 5 p.m. The drawing begins at 5 p.m. Admission tickets, which include the boxed lunch and 10 complimentary auction tickets, are on sale for $15 at Mary Yoder’s or online at Everyone is invited to come, enjoy the afternoon, cross some items off your Christmas list, and most importantly, help your neighbors. Mary Yoder’s is located at 14743 Old State Road in Middlefield (44062), 440-632-1939.

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Hey, Geauga County! It’s time to start saving your pennies and nonperishable goods to donate to the 2013 Fill A Police Cruiser. On Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a cruiser ready to fill at the Middlefield Walmart and Save-A-Lot. Non-perishable items and canned goods will be collected. Cash donations will also be accepted. All donations will be gathered by SS Edward and Lucy Parish and put into baskets for area families. This fundraiser has been very successful in the past and has brightened the holidays for many of our friends and neighbors. It’s a great cause to support, so pitch in and do what you can to

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ValleyCare Medical Group of Ohio welcomes Steven J. Arnold, M.D., Family Physician A Geauga County native, Dr. Arnold provides health and wellness care for all ages, from newborns to senior adults. Dr. Arnold believes in working with his patients to create a personalized care plan. Out of respect for your busy schedule and unexpected medical needs, same-day appointments are often available. Just like the other trusted physicians of ValleyCare Medical Group of Ohio, Dr. Arnold is here for you.

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{ health } Indigestion or Psychosis? Why choose when you can have both! By Dr. David Fakadej Would you rather have gas/bloating, diarrhea and constipation with cramping pain (all of them) or any one of the following psychological disorders: autism, Alzheimer’s, depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder or obsessivecompulsive disorder? Fortunately, there is no need to choose between indigestion and psychosis. The two happen at the same time! People with digestive problems have psychological issues – and people with psychological issues have digestive problems. New studies keep emerging showing a link between bowel issues and psychological issues. One study published Oct. 14, 2013, found a Mood-Gut Link in patients with both issues: high levels of interleukin-6 (inflammation marker) and low levels of interferon-gamma, (immune marker). Another study found that as tight junctions between intestinal cells break down, microbes ‘leak’ into the body proper causing cognitive issues (poor behaviour, negative thoughts, moodiness, depression, and fatigue) because of autoimmune responses and inflammation. Items that can break down the tight junctions include the following: painkillers, antibiotics, infections, alcohol enough to feel a buzz, gluten sensitivity (sub-clinical celiac disease), celiac disease, food sensitivities, radiation therapy and exhaustion. A challenge in the present health care system is specialization. For example, a gastroenterologist is not a psychologist or neurologist and vice-versa. There is no branch of health care that can diagnose and

treat a digestive cognitive issue. Health care by design and demand consists of specialists focusing on a “Chief Complaint” that requires an operation, a prescription, or a manipulation. This is very site-specific health care. Dietary changes to improve mentation is a specialty that does not exist. A nutritionist does not have a medical degree to diagnose and treat cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, if the specialty does not exist, the condition is untreatable. Though research shows a gut-mood connection, research currently categorizes this under psychoneuroimmunology, an new branch of health care barely starting. I feel for patients with generalized non-specific, ill-defined health deficits for which several medical evaluations and imaging found nothing because there is nothing to operate, prescribe, or manipulate. Moreover, I feel for doctors with patients demanding something from the doctor because the patient won’t change their habit(s). I had insomnia and chronic fatigue. I thought one caused the other; this is a fallacy. Insomnia does not cause fatigue, nor does the reverse occur. When I eliminated foods that caused each, both went away. One food caused insomnia and another fatigue. Patients are entitled to more than one pathology as much as they are entitled to more than one food. Do you have any form of indigestion? Gas (foul or rosy matters not), bloating, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, gurgling grumbling sounds, nausea, heartburn, etc. I guarantee you also have a mental challenge: insomnia, fatigue, anger issues, difficulty with stress, irritability, and headaches on the lower end; MS, psoriasis, joint pain, autoimmune disease, narcolepsy, cognitive decline etc. on the higher end. On the other hand, if you have any form of mental challenge, you have digestive stress. Please, please, please recognize the doctor does not cure (In health care, there are legal ramification if we use the word ‘cure’). The cure comes from self-discipline, with a little assistance from a non-specialist health care professional. This article is a new spin on the phrase “food for thought.”

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Staying Up as Temperatures Go Down By Christina Grand Porter This time of year, it’s easy to get depressed. The days grow shorter and many people go to and from work every day in dusk or the dark. Temperatures are also dropping and there is a dread of the upcoming winter. But remember that your mind is a battleground and you are the one who has to write the story of this battle. Make the decision now to be happy and you will be. Refuse to be miserable. When you begin to feel down, do something that you enjoy or that will keep you busy, like cleaning your house, volunteering, watching a funny movie or reading a good book. Don’t give your mind a chance to focus on the bad. Don’t dwell on your weaknesses or mistakes. Think of things that you love about yourself or that you’ve done to help someone. Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. It’s easy to eat healthy in the summer with all the delicious fresh produce available, but a lot of people turn to fatty and processed foods in the colder months. But fall also offers foods to help you cleanse and adhere to a healthy diet, such as apples, grapes, peaches, plums, pears, celery, squash, eggplants, tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and more. All of these foods can be incorporated into a diet that keeps you fit and energetic. Rethink your comfort foods and choose healthy options. Minimize sugar and refined carbs. You may crave sugary snacks, baked goods or foods such as pasta or French fries, but these “feel-good” foods quickly lead to a crash in mood and energy. Focus on complex carbohydrates. Foods such as baked potatoes, whole-wheat pasta, oatmeal and whole grain breads can boost serotonin levels without a crash. Eat foods that contain tryptophan such as fish, turkey, chicken, bananas, milk, eggs, nuts, and avocados. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that affects our mood, and when it is low we have feelings of depression. Serotonin is made from the amino acid tryptophan, which is why consuming foods that contain it can help increase our serotonin levels and lift our moods. Make sure not to skip meals. Going too long between meals can make you feel irritable and tired, so aim to eat something at least every 3 to 4 hours. Keeping a consistent eating schedule will help you refrain from mindless snacking throughout the day. Making plans with your friends is a great mood booster, so make mealtimes more enjoyable by meeting a friend for meals. Force yourself to go out, even if you’d rather stay inside and wallow in your depression. Chances are that you’ll have

tons of fun. Take time to relax. Take a long walk by yourself to think things over, take a bubble bath, or listen to soothing music. Be sure to get enough sleep by going to bed and waking up at a reasonable time. Being tired makes you feel more stressed and irritated, especially around others. Be creative. For those who love crafts, it’s a great time to start some fall-inspired projects. For those who love food craft, fall is the ideal time to make preserves, pickles, sauces and frozen goodies. If you’re a photographer, artist or writer, try to capture the essence of fall in photos, artwork or words. This is a good time to restore balance in the home and turn it into a cozy haven before winter. People begin to turn from outdoor pursuits and start moving back indoors in the fall. (Of course, this shouldn’t stop you from making the most of the glorious sunny autumn days outside.) Find ways to bring more light into your home as the days start to shorten. Discover ways to hold back window-dressings so more light can stream inside. Good lighting will keep your spirits buoyed. Don’t neglect the energies in your workplace either. Now is a good time to clear out the clutter on the desk, shift around furniture and remove things that have piled up in corners. When you exercise, your body makes more special chemicals called endorphins that help improve your mood. If you’re not already exercising regularly, make today the day you begin exercising again. Start with gentle exercise that allows you to ease into the rhythm, such as stretches, walking yoga or Pilates. Take up an exercise that you’ve long wanted to try, such as cycling, jogging or swimming. Most sports can be continued either outdoors or in indoor arenas during winter, so don’t let the colder days ahead put you off sparking this change. Focus on improving your breathing and posture. Good breathing and posture will help to restore energy to your body and can help you cope better with the respiratory illnesses the colder months bring. Regular exercise will also help to maintain an even appetite and sleep schedule - both important to your mental state. Practice deep relaxation exercises, pray or read something inspirational. This is your life. Think how many days slide by if you put off living every winter because your mood is low. Do whatever you must to be happy, stay active and make every day count no matter how low the temperature drops.

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Quest for Health is launching a new service. They are quite pleased to announce that they have received Authorization to Practice Notification from the Ohio Respiratory Care Board HME division. The new service allows Quest for Health to provide nebulizers, parts, repairs and rentals. They can now also provide pulse oximeters, Tens units and replacement pads, catheters, and cpap supplies. These items do require a physician order. Quest for Health hopes these new services will help physicians and patients improve medical care in our area. They still offer braces, compression stockings, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, hospital beds, raised toilet seats, portapotties and other durable medical equipment. They also have specialty dressings such as Duoderm, Xeroform, Mepilex transfer and border, packing strips, island dressings and much more. Their Medication and Disease Consulting division provides patients with free medication management and disease education. Quest for Health is at two convenient Middlefield locations to serve you better: 16074 East High St., 440-632-1231, Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday. Harrington Square (Next to Save-a-Lot), 440-632-9793, Monday throughWednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ,Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. , Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday.

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(l-r) Dr. Steven Arnold, Shelley Novotny, office manager and Stephanie LaPratt, medical assistant.

Dr. Arnold Family Practice The ValleyCare Medical Center on South Springdale Avenue in Middlefield is now open. Dr. Steven Arnold, a native of Geauga County, has returned to the area after military service to start this private practice. He is a small aircraft pilot, Sunday school teacher and artist and resides with his family in Middlefield. Dr. Arnold is accepting new patients from newborns to adults and offers all services and referrals. He will refer patients to Trumbull County or other facilities if they fit the patient’s needs and preferences. The Valley Care Medical Group was searching for a location in Geauga County, as was Dr. Arnold, especially the Middlefield area. While considering several locations, the doctor began working with local developers and found what he considered the perfect spot. “I am glad to be back in the area; I have always wanted to be a country doctor,” Dr. Arnold explained. A member of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital medical staff and the ValleyCare Medical Group, Dr. Arnold graduated in 2007 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and completed Family Practice residency at Metro Health System, Cleveland in 2010. He earned a bachelor of science in theoretical mathematics (cum laude) from Kent State University. He felt the Metro Health experience was quite valuable, even though it was incredibly hard work. Because it is not

Relay Meeting Notes from Oct. 24 The goals for the 2014 Relay for Life to be held May 17, are $42,000, 21 teams and participation of 60 survivors. Registration has changed. The $10 on-line registration has to be put on a credit card. The paper registration must include $10 each for each registration when turned in. The committee wants to get tables at events like fish fries, craft shows, chili cook offs so would like to be informed about any events they can attend. The Kick-off is Dec. 6. with a Chili-soup dinner and a Chinese auction with wreaths. There was discussion of fund raising ideas for DQ, Zeppe’s and possibly a wing night with the tavern. Please bring any other ideas to the next meeting. Upcoming meeting dates are: Nov. 14 and Nov. 26, 6:30 at Chardon High School Library, Dec. 6, Kick-off at 4:30 and Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. at Chardon High School Library, 151 Chardon Ave., (44024).

a wealthy hospital, it helped him learn how to utilize available resources well. Dr. Arnold served in the United States Navy at Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. from September, 2010 until June, 2012 after completing residency training. While in the Navy, he was staff physician for the family practice clinic at a 16-bed facility that provided inpatient, outpatient and obstetrical care for 11,000 active duty Marines, Navy personnel and their families. Dr. Arnold also served in the Ohio Army National Guard (1/107th Armored Battalion) in Stow from 1997 to 2003 while pursuing his undergraduate degree. Prior to opening his practice in Middlefield, Dr. Arnold worked at the ValleyCare Newton Falls practice and urgent care center and now has 9 years of practicing experience in these various locations. This family practice physician office for Steven J. Arnold, M.D. will celebrate with a grand opening in the near future. The facility is in a newly constructed building, which features six exam/treatment rooms, a receptionist office and waiting room. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to noon alternating Saturdays. Walk-ins are also welcome. Call 440-632-0272 for appointments.

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By Thad Bergmeier

Jesus understands the family. He was born to a mother and father who deeply loved Him. Like most people, He grew up with brothers and sisters. For the first 30 years of His life. He most likely worked in the family construction business. That is, until He left to start His own ministry and eventually redefine the family. One day Jesus was teaching many people, both believers and unbelievers, when Jesus’ mom and brothers showed up asking for Him. In this interaction, which is described in the gospel of Matthew, Jesus redefines the family. “While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out His hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother”” (Matthew 12:46–50). With one swift statement, Jesus turned the idea of the family on its head. He lifted the concept of the family to mean more than DNA. He said His family was not those of flesh and blood, but those who do the will of His Father. With this statement, Jesus is diminishing the significance of parents or siblings. But He certainly is emphasizing the connection that should take place between those that call themselves “children of God.”


For when you come to believe in Jesus, you also become part of a new family. Can you say your church is your family? If not, you are missing something special. I am not naive to think that many people have been deeply hurt by people at their church. Usually when this happens, people run away. But what would happen in those moments if you extended the same amount of grace and forgiveness to those in your church as you do to those that share your same last name? Do you think it would change anything if you treated others in your church the same way you treat your cousins and siblings? I’m guessing it would. My wife and I have a unique perspective on this. In our 15 years of marriage, the closest we have lived to any physical relative is close to four hours. But we have never been far from our family. Our family is those we share life with on Sundays and throughout the week. Our family is those who help us walk like Jesus. I have many aunts and uncles; brothers and sisters; parents and children at Cornerstone Bible Church. I am so grateful Jesus redefined the family. Are you? Thad Bergmeier is senior pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church, a growing community of believers in Middlefield. Visit or call 440834-1925. Follow Thad’s blog at www.

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On Sunday, Oct. 27, the congregation of the First United Methodist Church  in Middlefield and several community officials and residents dedicated 15 acres of land at 14715 Old State Road, Middlefield. This land will be the site for a new church. The cross led the way as the congregation processed from the current building through the center of Middlefield to the new site. The cross was placed in the soil and the ground was consecrated. The church will be built within walking distance for students in the local schools and adjacent to Mary Yoder’s Restaurant. In 2009, the congregation felt a nudge that God was calling it to do something but recognized that the present facility limited expanding current and initiating new ministries. Building an addition to the current building was not possible, so the search for a new location began. Construction on the building is not yet scheduled. In the meantime, the land will serve as the site for new ministries. Current possibilities are an off-site worship service, a community garden, and recreation fields. Rev. Ed Peterson is in his ninth year as pastor of First United Methodist Church.

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Joseph David Gray, age 85, of Middlefield died Oct. 27, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 16, 1928 in Lawrenceville, Ill., son of Otis and Marie (Hall) Gray. After he graduated from Bridgeport High School, Ill in 1946, he served in the U.S. Air Force 1949 to1953 in the Korean War. Joe was a truck driver for C.R. England in Salt Lake City, Utah for 15 years and retired in 1998. He lived in Middlefield since 1970. He loved golfing and woodworking and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan. He will be missed by his friends and family: his better half, Linda Hershberger; four sons; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother George Gray of Montana and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Martha; his brother Bill Gray and his sister Lillian “Ike” Esch. Burial was at Slitor Cemetery in Burton. Online condolences www. Nelva Jane Phillips, 80, of Newbury, entered eternal rest Oct. 23, 2013 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg. She was born June 29, 1933 in Willoughby to the late Chauncy and Florence McGurer. She is once again reunited with her loving husband, Raymond Phillips, who died in April this year. Nelva was an ordained Pentecostal minister, along with her husband. Together, they operated a prayer line from their home for many years. She will be missed by: her son, James Phillips; sister-in-law’s, Virginia (Fred) Buck and Shirley (Herb Clipston) Hunter; special niece, Debby (James) Gallagher and many other nieces, nephews, and friends. Interment was in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland. Online condolences and a tribute video may be observed at Edwin O. Tucker, 85, of Chardon, entered eternal rest Oct. 24, 2013 at Heather Hill Care Communities in Chardon. He was born Jan. 20, 1928 in West Virginia to the late G. Brian and Orpha Tucker. He leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Mable (Hollen) Tucker. Edwin, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be missed by his loving wife, Mable; children, Pamela (Joseph) Miglionico, David (Dorothy) Tucker, Susan (Dennis) Hopkins, John Tucker, Wendy (Carmen) Campana; brother, Paul Tucker; five grandchildren and many friends. He is preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Online condolences may be sent to

Geauga Veterans Day Events On Sunday, Nov.10 at 2 p.m. a Veterans’ Memorial Service and Event will be held at the Geauga Veterans Monument, 12555 Ravenwood Dr. in Chardon (44024). The speaker will be retired United States Army Colonel Larry Ayers. The chaplain and the shooters will be provided by the American Legion of Burton. Call Paul A. Newman, 440-286-9549 with questions. On Nov.11, there will be a Veterans’ Day Service at 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newbury Elementary School Auditorium, 14775 Auburn Road in Newbury (44065). Call Larry Ayer, 440724-2775. Following, the veterans from the Burton American Legion will visit Briar Hill Health Care Residence at 2 p.m. for an event to honor Briar Hill’s resident veterans. This event is for residents and their families and will open with music provided by the Chardon High School Band. Middlefield Mayor Ben Garlich will be speaking. The Burton group will then host an open house and chili and soup dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Burton American Legion Hall 14052 Goodwin Ave. Call Bo 440-834-8765.

Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors Home The Geauga County Department on Aging will again be offering a free traditional Thanksgiving day lunch, and a light sandwich dinner, to those Geauga County

Seniors, age 60 and over, who will be “home and alone” on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. There will be no regular Home Delivered Meals delivery or congregate meals on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day meals are available by pre order only and will be delivered between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. If you are or know a senior citizen who would like a Thanksgiving meal, call the GDA offices, 440- 279-2130, or 440- 5647131 or 440-834-1856, both ext.. 2130.


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