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By Nancy Huth hanksgiving time brings out the best in people. Generous donors are making a difference in people’s lives with unexpected gifts bringing great joy.

Gifts to Santa Claus

Our own local Santa out on Bundysburg Road at Hideaway Hollow showed his thanks recently at the Middlefield McDonald’s for a $2,500 gift from Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year marks the 25th anniversary of North Eastern Ohio’s first Ronald McDonald House. In appreciation their charity has given 25 grants of $2,500 each to endorse children’s causes. In our area Santa’s Hideaway Hollow was chosen as the deserving recipient. Since 1981 Santa and his elves

have worked with terminally ill children and their families providing comfort and support in the final stages of illness. When children ask to see Santa one more time, they and their families are invited any time of year and taken around in horse drawn carriages over covered bridges through the magical “North Pole” town. Hideaway Hollow is a non-profit organization dependent on volunteers and donations. Over the past 30 years almost 80,000 terminally ill children have been touched by Santa’s comforting hands. Ronald McDonald Houses exist in the USA since 1974 when the first house opened in Philadelphia as the inspiration of Philadelphia Eagles football team player Fred Hill whose Continued on page 2

Special Thanksgiving Holiday Section Inside

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Thanksgiving Thoughts By Tom Turkey, as written by Ellie Behman They say my eyes are keen and sharp So how did I end up here? I should have been quicker, I should have been smart Now I’m on a platter shaking in fear Where did I go wrong, how did I goof? Who started this tradition anyway?

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Everyone here is acting aloof Like they don’t know what to say Hey, I’m the one on a platter And let me tell you now

Without me and my friends this meal would be phony We’d all hang our heads in shame

Cardinal Local Schools Page 10

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Then dig right in and stuff your face And have another bite of Butterball.

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Continued from page 1 daughter had leukemia. Fred enlisted help from his teammates and a local McDonald’s. There are now close to 350 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. For children facing a medical crisis nothing is scarier than not having their mom and dad near. The House in Cleveland is located on Euclid Ave. near the Cleveland Clinic. In 1984 Ronald McDonald established their “Charities” division in honor of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Since then a total of $17 million in grants and program services to more than 480 children’s causes has been awarded.

Gifts to the Food Cupboard

The spirit of Thanksgiving has also blessed the Food Cupboard at the Middlefield United Methodist Church with a donation of $3,340. This money came together through the generosity of Kokosing Construction HMI and their East Claridon Paving Plant, Arms Trucking, and the Burton/Middlefield Rotary Club. Each year the Kokosing Construction Company collects donations for a needy charity. This is the second year they have chosen the Food Cupboard. They promised to match two to one any donations taken up. Arms truckers, Paving Plant employees and the Rotary Club, along with personal checks from Howard Bates and Raymond Schloss were matched by Kokosing for a total of $3,340. This amount will work wonders, especially now before Thanksgiving and Christmas. A big thank you for this generous donation. The Middlefield Food Cupboard at the United Methodist Church is one of seven food pantries in Geauga County. It opened about 18 years ago and served approximately 25 families a month then. Now, according to Jack Steele, who has organized the Cupboard and its volunteers for the past seven years, the Food Cupboard is open a few hours 6 days a week and serves 100 to110 families a month. Hard times and unemployment have made visiting the Cupboard a necessity for many families. The wonderful windfall of $3,340 will help buy food from the Cleveland Food Bank and local merchants. Giant Eagle already donates to the Food Cupboard. For more information phone the UMC at 440-632-0480.

Happy Thanksgiving

In This Issue ...

Special Thanksgiving Section

A Look Back in Time.................................... 03 Middlefield Village Updates................ 04-05 Cardinal Local Schools................................ 10 Reading Room.............................................. 11 Health Pages.......................................... 16-19 In Memoriam................................................ 14

Pathways to Faith . ...................................... 15 Church Events.............................................. 15 Out ‘N’ About.......................................... 12-13 The Rolling Green........................................ 20 To A Good Home.......................................... 23 Classifieds............................................... 22-23

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Public Relations Geri Watson

Staff Writers Ellie Behman Jacquie Foote Nancy Huth

Contributing Writers Gary Best Kathy Deptola Nick Fagan Dr. David Fakadej Mayor Ben Garlich Missy Hatch Sue Hickox Monique Hornsby Dieter Huth Robert Kacica Pastor Bob Majetich John Melaragno Joe Novak William Phillips Chief Bill Reed Charles Russell Rick Seyer Jamie Sitko Chief Arnold Stanko Terese Volkmann

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Thanksgiving Section Burton Chamber of Commerce . ..... 09 Christmas Crafts at Yankee Lake...... 04 Christmas in the Country .................. 11 Christmas on the Farm ....................... 09 Country Bird Café ................................. 10 Countryside Bicycling . ....................... 09 Crossroads Country Café ................... 09 Countryside Gazebos........................... 09 End of the Commons General Store.. 09 Garrettsville Hardware......................... 10 Geauga Credit Union .......................... 09 Geauga Farms Quality Meats ........... 03 Great Day Child Care ........................... 05 Hair Explosion......................................... 05 Hershberger’s Housewares ............... 10 Holly Hill Holiday Boutique .............. 04 John’s Photography . ........................... 02 Kurtz Salvage ......................................... 10 Lakeside Sand & Gravel ...................... 09

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This view of North State Avenue shows the new pavement put down around 1915. Concrete was mixed by an onsite mixer and put down by hand. Back then there were no concrete trucks to deliver cement like today. The use at this time of the building on the right is unknown. The next building was an automobile repair garage. I doubt if they were very busy because at the time, Middlefield had very few automobiles. Most people used horse and buggy for transportation, Amish and Yankee alike. The garage building is now the home of Geauga Vision and is one of the five original business buildings still standing in the downtown area.

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This building was the home of Middlefield Hardware for many years until it moved west to Harrington Square. Charlie Harrington bought the hardware store from a Mr. Weber and he and his family operated it for over 50 years. His son Richard and grandson David eventually ran it. Customers came from all over northeast Ohio because it was always said that if you really needed that hard-to-find item, Charlie was the man to see. He always knew where everything was, even if he had to go down in the basement and pull it out of some dusty corner.

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{ community bulletin board } Middlefield Village Update By Mayor Ben Garlich

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During the first weekend of November I enjoyed participating and hearing about residents giving back to our community. Saturday morning, Council Member Carl Hornung and I spent time with members of our Police Department collecting food and money for the “Fill A Cruiser” food drive. This is a program coordinated with St Lucy’s Parish to distribute food to 64 families in the area for Thanksgiving. It was great to see the donations from many, hear why they were giving and experience their generosity. I was also extremely appreciative of our officers that donated their time for this worthy cause. In the afternoon I stopped at St Lucy’s and visited with a group of volunteers that were busy cutting out angels for the Christmas gift distribution while they were waiting for the food and money, collected from “Fill A Cruiser” event, to arrive. I could hear, in their conversation, the excitement and passion they had for both of these programs and the satisfaction they derived by helping others. Later in the afternoon, I stopped and spoke to a few high school students that were holding signs and interacting with passing motorists for promotion of the upcoming Cardinal levy renewal. If you remember the weather on Saturday, Nov. 3 was cold and rainy. The students, I spoke with, had been out there for over 8 hours and were still excited about their mission. I heard and felt the same pride I had seen when I visited the volunteers at St. Lucy’s. Earlier that week, I received a call from our ambulance provider, Community Care, asking if I knew of any residents without power that needed assistance with hot meals or food in general. We were fortunate that Storm Sandy did not inflict much damage in our immediate area, but it was awesome that the support was available. Village Council, in their meeting on Nov. 1 laid out a plan to construct a process which will assist all owner occupied dwellings in the Village that received citations during the “Neat Streets Program”. I stated before, that I felt the program was needed but also realize the financial hardship this can create and want the Village to partner with all those residents in making the requested repairs affordable

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The Middlefield Police Department is now implementing a policing strategy known as Intelligence Led Policing (ILP). ILP is an innovative strategy for advancing crime prevention efforts. Implementation of this strategy will help to ensure the continuing safety of our community. ILP is a strategic and targeted approach to crime control, focusing on the identification, analysis and management of persisting and developing problems. Rather than the storing of data, ILP integrates data into the strategic police mission. Increases in traffic enforcement, along with specific tactics design in the prevention of various crimes, will be developed to deter any problematic or illegal behavior, specific to the areas and times the activity is occurring. Our agency will focus on gathering statistics from our calls for service, self initiated contacts, and intelligence brought forth by the community. These statistics will then be analyzed and areas of concerns will be developed. Our agency will then focus our attention to these areas by properly allocating our resources to these areas, with intentions to solve current problems and prevent any future problems. Furthermore, our efforts will be evaluated, and new strategies will be developed if need be. We believe ILP will help greatly with both criminal and traffic enforcement. The implementation of Intelligence Led Policing will give our agency a better understanding of where, when and how to more efficiently utilize all of our resources. Information provided by community members and patrol officers is critical for the success of the ILP strategy. By gathering statistics from all encounters, we will identify problems, solve them and evaluate our response. Intelligence Led Policing will be used as a crime prevention tool and subsequently it will better ensure the safety of our community and success of our agency’s mission. Any information, complaints or concerns can be sent to this confidential e-mail address, mpddispatch@middlefieldpolice.com.

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To recap, the purpose of Leadership Geauga is to identify current and future leaders from a cross-section of Geauga County, and to expose them to the community’s realities, opportunities and challenges so that they may positively contribute to Geauga’s economic, social and civic development. This goal is achieved through monthly county-related engagements organized by class members. On Oct. 19, the group was treated to an Amish-prepared breakfast, and then all piled into a Precious Cargo luxury bus to tour the County. The purpose of the trip was to include as much representative material as possible in a one-day bus tour covering natural history, pre-history and 200-plus years of county history and culture. Dr. Bari Oyler Stith of Ursuline College, a Geauga County archive specialist and expert in County history accompanied the group sharing origination, events and obscure details about each township in our unique county. As the bus covered over 160 miles of noteworthy back roads throughout the county, each class member shared pre-assigned researched details about every township. Dr. Bari shared the myths of the Mellonheads, pointed out trees growing from rocks and told tales about infamous County-born criminals. The group toured Fowlers Mill, Payne and Payne Builders Inc. headquarters, hiked the ledges in Thompson and experienced miles and miles of history. By day’s end all were exhausted but extremely well informed. In the days following, many shared through social media their appreciation for our grand county and how fortunate we are as residents.

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Family Game Night Family Game Night was held at Cardinal Middle School for all district families and was a success. Students and their families joined Cardinal staff members and community volunteers for an evening of good old-fashioned fun. Admission was free and included access to over 30 board or card games for ages 4 through adult. Retail games were available for purchase. Attendees got to view a video about our schools produced by Beth Drebus and her high school students. In addition, a slide show played throughout the night. You can view it at www.cardinalschools.org. Event organizers Miss Giovanna Orlando, eighth-grade language arts teacher, and Mrs. Mindy White, parent of two Cardinal students, would like to thank Mayor Ben Garlich and Principal Dr. Jim Millet for coming to support the fun. The night would not have gone so smoothly without the help of Cardinal teachers and staff, including: Sue Becker, Sharon Casavecchia, Sharron Callahan, Beth Drebus, Sara Ely, Sue Hickox, Peggy Karg, Luke Kruse, Greg McCandless, Jenn Smith and Shaun Spence, who acted as Game Gurus. Student volunteers were Jim Baril, Jessica Skitzki, Max Warner, Aidan White and Brendan White. And of course, many thanks to the families who came to play.

Visit With Library Volunteers Volunteers from the Geauga County Public Library came to visit the kindergarten students at Jordak Elementary School. The students will receive a book and a teddy bear when they sign up for a library card at their local library.

Students Receive Books These four students were honored to receive an award from the Geauga County Kiwanis. Each student received a certificate and four Magic Treehouse books. Congratulations!

Key Club – The Heart of Cardinal The students of Cardinal High School’s Key Club teamed up with community members, Kiwanis members and Cardinal School Board members to make the lives of Cardinal residents a little easier. Ginny Davis, a long-time resident of Middlefield, allowed our team to do some fall clean up in her yard. Team members trimmed bushes, picked the last of garden goodies, raked, washed windows and hauled debris from her yard. Everyone worked together to complete the task in 1.5 hours. It was truly a pleasure to help Mrs. Davis and we appreciate all her wisdom, stories and advice. Most of all, the Cardinal Key Club would like to thank Ginny for always supporting and loving the kids of Cardinal.

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Middlefield Library Can Aid in Thanksgiving Planning

By Nick Fagan

The holidays are just around the corner. Are you prepared? Do you know what you are cooking for Thanksgiving? Do you need ideas and recipes? Look no further than the Middlefield Library for a wide assortment of cookbooks and holiday inspirations. Enjoy this sampling of some recent titles: “Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Holiday Cooking” by Gooseberry Patch, “Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well” by Sam Sifton, “Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook: Recipes for Turkey and all the Trimmings” by Fine Cooking Magazine, “Holiday Slow Cooker: A Year of Hassle-Free Celebrations” by Ulysses Press and “Cake Pops Holidays” by Angie Dudley. However, not everyone spends Thanksgiving cooking a feast. Some will be immersed in football! Prepare for the day with some stories of football legends. Fans will not want to miss these titles: “The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book: Where Greatness Lives” by John Thorn and Joe Horrigan, and “The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ‘70s, the Era that Created Modern Sports” by Kevin Cook. Not to rush Thanksgiving, but stop by the Middlefield Library to view and bid on Christmas trees. The trees, decorated by creative volunteers, will be on display and open to bids until Dec. 1 at noon. Proceeds from the Christmas tree auction are split between the East Geauga Friends of the Library and the Middlefield Historical Society. Catch the Christmas spirit with these fun and original trees. Happy Thanksgiving from the Middlefield Library! Nick Fagan is head of adult services at the Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St., Middlefield (44062). Call him at 440-632-1961, extension 24 or visit www.geaugalibrary.org.

By Joe Novak

Slovenian Cuisine

I love to eat “comfort food” and have always been a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so Slovenia has never disappointed my palate. On my last visit to Slovenia, (see the Oct. 24 issue of The Middlefield Post) my son and I split most meals to preserve our boyish figures. There were a few times that my son so enjoyed the meal, we ordered another just to make certain it, too, was delicious. Most restaurants or taverns serve large portions so it’s surprising to find the general population quite trim and fit. I do not recall seeing even one obese person during my travels. Slovenians like pork and they serve it

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The Middlefield Chamber of Commerce sponsored a “ Be Our Guest” event for Snap Fitness in Middlefield on Oct. 23. (l-r) Terry Simmers, Sandie Simmers, Kathy McClure and Bob Baker.

Families enjoyed cider and donuts provided by the Middlefield Fire Department following Middlefield Village Trick or Treat on Nov. 3. (youngest to oldest) Sarah, Ben, John, Joseph, Hannah, Jacob, Isaac, Jocelyn, Justina and Julia all dressed as Saints.

On Oct. 16, Parkman Cub Scout Pack 76 held their first annual bike rodeo with a wonderful turnout of 22 Cub Scouts. The event included bike decorating, safety inspections and four different competitions. Mountain Cycle in Chardon did the inspections and participating boys earned a bicycle belt loop. The group meets on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Parkman Congregational Church, 18255 Madison Road (44080). Visit http:/ pack76parkman.ScoutLander.com for more information.

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Shoppers at Middlefield Walmart and Save-A-Lot donated $242 and filled three police cruisers with nonpershishable food items on Nov. 3. This food was delivered, by police, to St. Lucy’s Parish and will be distributed to 64 area families. (right, l-r) Walmart Assistant Manager Mike, MPD Staff Sargeant Joe Tucholski, Walmart Store Manager Jeremy Horne and Mayor Ben Garlich. (below, l-r) Police Officer Brian Kerr, Council Member Carl Hornung and area resident, David Miller.

On Nov. 6, Healthy Pursuit in Middlefield held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening. (l-r)Village Administrator Dan Weir, Village Council Member Carl Hornung, Middlefield Chamber President Kathy McClure, Mayor Ben Garlich, Owner Allan Beil, Barb Mullet, Brett Beil and Becky Peterson cut the ribbon.

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Aileen W. Caputo, 73, of Burton, passed away Oct. 29, 2012 at Blossom Hill Health Care in Huntsburg. She was born Sept. 18, 1939 in Cleveland, daughter of Peter and Anne (Primer) White. She was a 1958 graduate of St. Stanislaus in Cleveland and married Charles J. Caputo. They moved to the Burton area in 1965. Aileen was a waitress at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield for 8 years and at Dutch Family Restaurant in Burton for 8 years. She also was a homemaker and had 12 foster infants over the years. She was a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Newbury; the Tuesday Club, Red Hat Society, Dolphin Club, Card Club, and the Clio Club. Her hobbies were cooking and crafts. She loved being with people, especially her family. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; her loving husband Charlie of 51 years; children, Michael (Kareen) Caputo of Beachwood, Matthew (Marie) Caputo of Fredericktown, Kathleen Caputo of Chagrin Falls, and Christopher Caputo of Salem; 10 grandchildren; and her brother Frank (Monica) White of Parma. She is preceded in death by her parents. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Geauga Hunger Task Force, or to St. Helen’s Building Fund, or to the Western Reserve Hospice. Online condolences at www. russellfuneralservicesusa.com. Clara Detweiler, 91, of Middlefield, passed away Nov. 5, 2012 at Briar Hill Health Care Residence surrounded by her family. She was born on Jan. 3, 1921 in Burton, and lived in Burton and Troy before moving to Middlefield 11 years ago. Clara married Dan Detweiler Jan. 9, 1941. Survivors include her six children; Enos (Mary Jane)Detweiler of Troy, Irene (Roger) Howe of San Diego, Calif., Elizabeth (Pete) Petersen of Middlefield, Dan (Gail) Detweiler of Naples, Fla., Linda (H. William) Yoder of Newport, Pa., and Clare (Robert) Gilham of Broadview Hts.; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; her granddaughter, Allison Detweiler; grandson, Clifford Brilla; her parents and siblings. Clara’s family would like to thank the staff of Briar Hill and Hospice of Care Corp. for the loving care they provided for Grandma D. during the last month of her life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Care Corp, 831 South St., Chardon, OH 44024. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com. Helen L. Grega, 82, of Parkman, entered eternal rest Oct. 26, 2012 at Briar Hill Health Care Residence in Middlefield. She was born Jan. 5, 1930 to the late Raymond and Rose Shrock. Helen is now once again reunited with her loving husband, Thomas Grega. She was a lifelong resident of the Parkman area. Helen enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and spending time with her family. Helen will be missed by her children, Wayne Oliver of Nelson, Russell Oliver of Nelson, Rosanne (James) Pinter of Parkman; grandchildren, Raymond Oliver, John Oliver, Becky (Matthew) Gough; five great-grandchildren; one sister and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband and brother. Online condolences may be sent at www.bestfunerals.com. Lynda M. Humbert (nee Cripple), 45, of Montville entered eternal rest Oct. 18, 2012 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center due to natural causes. She was born in Cleveland Dec. 7, 1966 to George and Patricia Cripple. Lynda married Bob Humbert on Dec. 11, 2004. She worked many years as a dental assistant. She enjoyed bowling, horseshoes and spending time with her family and friends. Lynda will be missed by her husband and parents; siblings, Candy Sanborn, Damian Coon, David Coon, Michael Coon; nephews, Michael, Ian, and Zachary and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Lynda Cripple Humbert Donation Account at any Huntington Bank location nationwide. Online condolences may be sent at www.bestfunerals.com.

Esther C. Haley, 95, of Middlefield, formerly of Elyria, passed away Nov. 7, 2012 at UHHS Geauga Medical Center in Chardon. She was born on Jan. 16, 1917 in Cleveland, daughter of Alpheus and Elsie (Morse) Judkins. She was a graduate of Andrews School in 1935 and a Maritime legal secretary for some of the law firms in Cleveland. Esther was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church and enjoyed crocheting and counted cross stitching. She loved teddy bears and had a collection of them. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; her daughter Kathryn (Joseph) Blasius of Middlefield; five grandchildren, Debbie Blasius, Sharon (Ken) Klima, Sue (Chris) Farley, Annie Carpenter and Donna Laster; great-grandmother of Joe, Kristina and Nicole. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Nyal Carpenter and her second husband Alfred Haley; her son Donald Carpenter; her daughter Norma Carpenter and her parents. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.

Peggy M. Kilby, 86, of Middlefield, passed away Oct. 29, 2012 at Briar Hill Health Care in Middlefield. She was born Nov. 29, 1925 in Cleveland, daughter of Lewis Wm. and Myrtle Rose (Conelly) Dobson. After graduating from Chagrin Falls High School in 1943, she married her beloved Lawrence W. Kilby April 13, 1946. They lived in Chagrin Falls and moved to Middlefield in 1991. Peggy was a homemaker and loved being with her friends, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included knitting, cross-stitch, ceramics, baking and sewing. She enjoyed making clothes for the children. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family; her son William (Oneu) Kilby of Toledo; her daughter Kathy (David) Roeder of Middlefield; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kim) Kilby, Patrick Kilby, Michael (Carla) Brown, and Douglas (Kelli) Brown; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Madison Kilby, Gabriel and Brooke Brown; and her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence Kilby who died in 2009; her parents, Lewis and Myrtle Dobson and her brother Richard Dobson. Online condolences at www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com. Jonathan R. Kolmorgen, 44, of Windham, passed away Oct. 30, 2012 at Wade Park VA Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born June 11, 1968 in Cleveland, son of Herbert C. and Anna (Robeson) Kolmorgen. After graduating in 1986 from Cardinal High School in Middlefield, Jonathan served in the U.S. Army from1993 to 1999. In 1999, he moved from Parkman to Windham. He graduated from Akron University in 2005 with B.A. in Philosophy. Jonathan was a customer service representative for JAYCO in Middlefield. He was a member of the English Setters Club of Ohio and America. His passion was raising and showing English Setters. He studied the history of the English Setters and pedigrees and reestablished Arkshire Kennels which was started by his father in 1968. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family; his loving mother Anna Kolmorgen of Windham; his sister Heidi (Robert) Moffitt of Worthington; his two brothers, Herbert William Kolmorgen of Windham and Chris (Wendy) Kolmorgen of Wakeman; and his eight nieces and nephews. Online condolences www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com. Calvin I. Varner, 76, of Huntsburg, entered eternal rest Nov. 3, 2012 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. He was born in Johnstown, Pa. Sept. 10, 1936 to the late Percy and Louise Varner. He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Myrtle (Foor) Varner. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Calvin retired as a press operator from Johnson Rubber in 2007 after 22 years. He also worked previously 25 years for Addressograph Multigraph in Euclid. Calvin has been an active member of Lighthouse United Methodist Church since 1970. He also enjoyed farming, auctions and spending time with his family. Calvin will be missed by his wife; children, Debra (Tom) Mannion; Mark (fiancee Brenda Bowden) Varner, Kathy (Tom) Adams; grandchildren, Brianna, Kelsey, Cody, Haley, Lucas, David; one brother; five sisters and many friends. Online condolences may be sent to www.bestfunerals.com. Homer Dale Dewey, age 91 of Troy died Oct. 19, 2012 at Burton Health Care. He was born Aug. 16, 1921 in Thompson, son of George and Dorothy (Pomeroy) Dewey. Homer was a U.S. Army WWII veteran, 1942-1945 and served in the Asiatic -Pacific Theatre. He married Ardis M. Carey Feb. 22, 1945 and was a lifelong resident of Geauga County. He retired from Burton Post Office after 35 years as a mail carrier and worked at Merrifield Electric. Mr. Dewey is greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, and friends who loved him. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Ardis Dewey who died in 2009; his parents; and his sister Doris Wilbur. Online condolences at www. russellfuneralservicesusa.com

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True Change

By the time this article is read, this year’s elections will have taken place. Unless some “hanging chads” have ground the democratic process to a halt. We the people of the United States have hopefully cast our votes and our voices have been heard. Depending upon who was elected to be the next president of the United States some may be en-couraged and others dis-couraged. I, a Bible believing, Bible reading and God fearing man, have placed my hopes, dreams, fears and aspirations for myself, my family, my nation, not in one mortal man or a group of elected men and women but in God’s only Son Jesus Christ. Bruce Springsteen wrote in the song “Thunder Road “ about an individual waiting and praying; “For a savior to rise from these streets”. Someone to take them from their despair, someone to give them hope, someone to lead them out of the tangled day to day affects of the “fall of man”. Well a savior has risen and His name is Jesus the Christ. Through faith in Jesus Christ men and women can be forgiven of their sins and experience the power of a new life, bringing them hope and lasting eternal change. The hope of this world has never been in a political system, even one as great and equitable as ours is intended to be. I will be saddened if those in authority continue to condone sinful practices. No man or group of men and women, by putting their stamp of approval on sin, will take away the devastating effects it has on the ones committing them. I will continually speak out with love and compassion about the truth found in the pages of God’s Holy Word, about all matters that pertain to the truth of God’s love found in His Sons sacrifice for sinful fallen man. The truth is we are all sinners. Calling evil good really solves nothing. It doesn’t liberate men and women. It only entrenches people in misery and despair. Nor does it point them to God and Christ, giving them an opportunity to experience true freedom and the power necessary for a transformed life. No matter who’s in the Oval Office today -- and it does actually matter -- a lot. The Christians M.O. remains the same. That is to display biblical truth in a compassionate and loving Christ honoring way. We are to do this, all the while proclaiming God’s glory, His sovereignty and His Son Jesus the Christ. This is the only way to avert the wrath of God from mankind and I strongly believe it is the only way to change the direction of our country. True change comes from the changed hearts of men and women. I voted, my voice was heard, but my hope is in Christ. What does your hope lie in today? A political system made up of sinful man and women or the sinless Son Of God. Because, dear friend, what you put your hope and trust in makes all the difference in this world, and in the world to come. Bob Majetich is the Pastor of Grace Evangelical Church, an independent Evangelical Church in Newbury. Worship services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

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Nov. 17 and Dec. 15: Cleveland Food Bank distributions will take place at St. Edward Church, 16150 Center St. in Parkman from 10 a.m. to noon. November: Cornerstone Bible Church sponsors the names of children whose parents are incarcerated, in order to provide presents to them for Christmas. Through the Angel Tree Program, children who otherwise would not have a present under the tree will receive gifts from a designated family in the church. The church is located at 15029 Enterprise Way in Middlefield (44062). For more information call 440-834-1925. November and December: The Thrift Shop at First United Methodist Church will be stocked with clothing, decorations and household items especially for Christmas. The shop is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The Food Pantry will be open 6 days a week. Call the church for times and documentation needed. Up to 10 days of food may be provided. Produce to People will provide fresh produce on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Junior Choir Ministry is collecting new and gently used shoes for people around the world in their Soles 4 Souls program. To help or donate call 440-632-1480 or visit www. middlefieldumc.com. The church is located at 14999 South State Ave., Middlefield (44062). “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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{ health } Happy? How About Healthy Thanksgiving

By Dr. Dave Fakadej

Everybody seeks happiness, until they realize the cost. Some take a lifetime to realize the cost and others learn early. There are two modes of thinking: ego and spirit. This is not about egotistical people. Ego mode is superficial thinking, which is complex and divisive. Spirit mode or deeper thinking is simplicity and oneness. Consider marriage: historically, certain arranged marriages were contractual with terms for ‘happiness’ that include money, expansion of power and borders, retention or merger of bloodlines and more. Today, optimistically, marriage is simply about love. Ego seeks happiness in one of three ways: righteousness, completion or pleasure. Righteousness does not work; be right with your spouse – dinner coarse, sleep is rough, talk is short. Completion does not work because the moment a partner fails to meet an obligation the fury begins. Pleasure does not work because either it ends or you get bored. As I stated before, having fun too often means sacrificing health and ego happiness is fun; you may say ego is sickminded. Ask people, “What do you want in order to be happy?” All answers have different form and special terms (a vacation in Vegas, with lots of money and someone special. Or a car, sportster, red, convertible, paid for with someone special and …). All answers have one common meaning - each one seeks peace of mind. But ego does not seek meaning; it wants something tangible. Ego believes that to have that car, or the money, or someone special, or the vacation get-away then there is happiness and life is fun. Ego’s sense of happiness comes from a desire to escape a perceived lack – if I only had this then I’d be happy. In the long term, ego builds frustration because the grass is always greener when there is something more to fill a growing sense of lack. This process restates an old saying that pain and suffering come from wanting things to be different than the way they are. There is a resolution. Give up all forms of happiness, which are fleeting and

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evasive, temporary at best, and look deeper for the single meaning behind all forms. Therein lies peace of mind. Spirit accepts what is, graciously and perceives no lack. Fulfilled, the mind calms. Human interaction becomes more enriching than keeping up with the Jones. Accepting what is required, forgiveness of ego desires for things to fill a lack and make one happy. This reduces the anguish and turmoil from wanting things to be different than the way they are. Ego chases happiness only to find new ways to feel dissatisfied. Spirit senses no lack and is calm and peaceful. Compare the president to Mother Teresa. The flash of power, money and authority seems lucrative. See how much a president ages in one term seeking to make people happy while watching for assassins and terrorists who are seeking their own happiness. Mother Teresa simply loved and felt the love in others. Who seemed more fulfilled, more peaceful? Who was more celebrated and who was, dare I ask, happier? Health is a reflection of peace of mind. The search for happiness manifests pain, illness, and suffering. You don’t have to be Mother Teresa. Do you want to be president? I’ll take meaning over form every time. Please don’t think me rude as I skip to my ending. I am“happy” to wish you all a healthy Thanksgiving. Dr. David Fakadej, DC, LMT, is the proprietor at Journey Health Care & Chiropractic, 17652 Munn Road, Auburn Township. Call him at 440-543-2771 or e-mail drfakadej@hotmail. com.

November at the Middlefield Senior Center The Middlefield Senior Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Senior Center cordially invites you to attend the following events throughout the month of November: Nov. 16: Out for Lunch Bunch. Noon at Grandview Restaurant. Carpooling available. Nov. 19: Monthly Birthday Party. 12:30 p.m. Free for November birthdays. Nov. 20: AARP Safe Driving Class. 10 a.m. Refresh your knowledge of driving laws, learn about changes in older drivers and more. $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. November only, free for veterans and their spouses. Call the center for more information. Nov. 26: Monthly Breakfast. 9 a.m. $3 per person. RSVP by Nov. 19. French toast. Nov. 27: Hearing Checks. 9:30 a.m. Free hearing tests and battery checks. Call the center directly for an appointment. Nov. 27: Spa Day. 10 a.m. Manicures, pedicures and toenail trims at discounted rates. Nov. 28: Geauga Parks. 11 a.m. Land of Lakes and Legends. Nov. 28: Funeral Planning. 12:30 p.m. Free seminar from Best Funeral Home. The Middlefield Senior Center is located at 15820 Ridgewood Dr. Call them at 440-632-0611.


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On Oct. 26, the public was invited to University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at the UH Geauga Medical Center for a community open house. (l-r) Gary Shields, medical physicist; Lou Ann Marx, RN regional marketing manager; Jennifer Wilson, RN UHSCC nurse coordinator; Tithi Biswas, MD radiation oncologist and Chuck Schultz, business development coordinator.

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The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate our cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against this horrible disease. This yearly event is an organized overnight community fundraising walk where teams camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around it. There is always plenty of food, games and activities. It’s a family-friendly environment that builds comaraderie and helps forge friendships old and new. There are survivors, caregivers, their family and friends. There is a very moving luminaria ceremony after dark to remember those who have been lost to cancer, honor those who have fought it in the past, and support those whose fight continues. Candles are lit in personalized bags and placed around the relay track as glowing tributes to those who have been affected by cancer. With the help of generous contributors, the American Cancer Society has saved lives and created a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people get well and stay well, by finding cures and by fighting back. They have programs to help smokers quit for life, created guidelines to recommended cancer screenings, and they provide tips, tools and online research to help people set goals and stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are the largest private funder of cancer research in America. The 2013 Relay for Life of Middlefield will start at noon on Saturday, May 4 at Cardinal High School, 14785 N. Thompson Ave. That sounds like a far way off, but it isn’t, and it’s now time to get teams together for the event. Individual participants are not required to be there the entire time, but it’s so much fun, it’s hard to leave! The easiest way to register a team is to go online to www.relayforlife.org/middlefield or call Debbie Yoder at 440-632-5992 for more information.

Pulling for Austin In July of 2012 Austin Hunt, a 15-year-old boy from Burton had his life forever changed. He learned he had a life threatening form of cancer called “T” Cell Lymphoma. He and his family began a long journey of doctor appointments and treatments. No one knows how long this journey will last, but this extensive kind of medical care can be costly. A group of friends and family members are organizing an event to help the family. A benefit pasta dinner and Chinese auction is planned for Feb. 16, 2013 at the Middlefield Market Pavilion. The hope is to have a big item raffle, side boards and a silent auction in addition to dinner and a Chinese auction, but the group needs community support to assure success. All proceeds go to Austin Hunt’s family to help defray medical expenses. Monetary donations and item donations are being accepted immediately. A bank account in Austin’s name has been set up at The Middlefield Banking Company. To donate Chinese and silent auction items, or to sponsor a side board, contact Stephanie Austin at 440-321-9122. For monetary donations contact Mike Soltis at 440-313-2813 or visit The Middlefield Banking Company.

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Sometimes everyday life gives us insight and shows us how to look at things in a different way. One such observation my husband Ron made is, “Life is a highway filled with potholes.” I found that comment interesting and began to look into the comparison between our battered roads and our lifestyles just a bit closer. I was reminded that the road to happiness is also inundated with relationship potholes, health potholes and financial potholes, just to name a few. When repairing roads the crews try fix the pothole problems the best they can. In some cases they might perform cosmetic surgery to make the roads look as smooth as possible but the underlying problem is still there, only to resurface later on down the road. (Excuse the pun.) The potholes of life need to be given a lot more thought and care from the inside out. Cosmetic surgery won’t work here. In the case of relationship potholes, the repair sometimes takes a lot longer and is not as easily resolved. There needs to be compassion, forgiveness, love and patience when trying to restore damaged feelings. Health potholes frequently are out of our hands and we need to put our trust into the hands of doctors, medical staff and, more importantly, into the hands of our Lord, the Greatest Physician. The best tool used for this one is prayer. Then there are the financial potholes. Certainly we have to accept responsibility for poor choices but common sense tells us if we work hard, save for a rainy day and make sure that our bills are paid before the unnecessary luxuries we desire, that pothole will close up in no time. So, if we’re riding down the highway of life and our eyes are wide open and we see a pothole, we can either go around it, ride slowly over it or hit it hard causing damage to our car. In the same way, when life presents us with a “pothole” we can pretend it doesn’t exist and ignore it or slowly work on the healing process rather than plunging in harshly and making matters worse. Any way you look at it, the highway potholes are not that different from our everyday potholes. What matters is how we approach them as we move forward to a much smoother future. On this Thanksgiving day, let us bow our heads, thank the Lord for our Blessings and work on the “potholes” in our lives.

Home Energy Assistance Program The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program designed to help eligible Ohioans meet the rising cost of winter home heating. It assists households whose energy source has been disconnected, are threatened with disconnection, or who have 25 percent or less of the fuel capacity of their bulk fuel tank. Households may be eligible to receive Winter Crisis funds to restore or continue their utility services. Geauga County residents may apply for the Winter Crisis Program at Geauga County Job and Family Services, 12480 Ravenwood Dr., Chardon through March 31, 2013. Application for assistance is by appointment only. Eligibility is based on the emergency criteria and income guidelines. For additional information on HEAP, or to set an appointment to apply, contact Geauga County Job and Family Services, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 440-285-1299.

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The dark days are here, but you can still see the light if you come to Neetlights. We have many different flashlights to fit everyone’s needs. But that’s not all we have. We have lots of things that make great stocking stuffers and gifts. If you have family members who are outdoorsmen, bikers, campers, hunters, police officers, firemen or construction workers, we have a large selection of items they will be thrilled to receive. You’re sure to also find a little something for yourself and your pets. Stop in to see our supply of “Neet” stuff, and don’t miss our Black Friday sale on Nov. 23. and 24. We will be open late on Black Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details call us at 440-218-7153. Tell us you saw our ad in the Middlefield Post and get a free key chain light with a purchase of $15 or more. We are located at 14533 N. Cheshire St., Burton (44021). E-mail to neetlights@gmail.com or visit www.neetlights.co.

Geauga SWCD’s Annual Meeting The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) celebrated its 68th year at the Annual Dinner Meeting, held Oct. 25 on The Great Geauga County Fairgrounds. With 92 people in attendance, the Annual Meeting began with the election of two members to the Geauga SWCD fivemember Board of Supervisors. Dee Belew, Mike Blakeman and Ken Folsom were this year’s candidates. Dee Belew and Mike Blakeman were elected to serve 3-year terms and will help set the direction for the District. Leaving the board are Dick Balazs, who served 6 years, and Ken Folsom, who served 12 years. The District sincerely thanks Dick and Ken for their years of dedication and genuine service. Poster Contest winners and Conservation Teachers of the Year, Cyndi Chanou of St. Helen School and Marilyn Rohr of Chardon High School. Joe Lausin was recognized as Best of Show Winner in the Hay and Grain Show at the 2012 Geauga County Fair. The sale of all eight barrels successfully raised over $1,400 for the District’s

environmental education programs. Thanks to all who painted and purchased rain barrels. The evening concluded with a Chinese Auction raffle of various themed baskets which helped raise $180 in ticket sales.

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ACROSS FROM SCHOOLS 2bdrm Ranch w/ full basement + shed on .20 Middlefield village acres. Great for the investor with a long term tenant already there or plenty of room to expand if desired...$85,000 1800 tO 2000 Sq Ft OF Living SpACe n Middlefield - 3bdrm that needs a new exterior on the house but already has vinyl siding on the 4 bay garage...1.79 acres in unzoned twp for only $60,000... looking for offers n Huntsburg - 4bdrm home (2bdrms up & 2 down + a bath on each floor). The 2.88acres includes an att gar & a commercial bldg that could be a large shop...$140,000 n Windsor - 3bdrm home w/ a cabin like feeling inside in the mostly updated open floor plan..you just need to finish one more room! Free gas and 2.85 acres for $157,000 n parkman - 4bdrm/2.5 bath in this lovely home that includes an attached garage in a country subdivision near Rt 422...Asking $179,900. SinLge, DOubLe OR tRipLe: this 3563 sq ft Middlefield village home has been used as a single family home, duplex and even a triplex. All 3 units connect inside yet have their own separate entrances. One unit is on the first floor and makes a great guest suite or 1 bedroom rental...OnLY $200,000 We HAve RentALS: log onto www.sirackirealty.com and click on our rent/lease tab to view our selection and to fill out your free rental application.

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Help Feed the Dogs

The Geauga Dog Warden is in need of dog food (canned and dry – not from China). If you can help, please drop off food to Geauga County Dog Warden, 12513 Merritt Road, Chardon (44024). For more information call 440-286-8135.

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Dog Training Classes (Obedience/Agility) w w w. t a l l p i n e s k 9 . c o m tallpinesk9@hotmail.com

Popples and Froggy

These two adorable brothers we’re rescued by a friend. They are a little shy but very sweet, black and white and beautifully marked. They would probably be happiest in a quieter home where someone will love and dote over them. Of course, we would like them adopted together. Both are about 20 weeks old, neutered, vaccinated and have tested negative for leukemia/FIV. For adoption information, call Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue at 440-474-9721 or deptola.Kathy@gmail.com.

Darla and Blaze

These two sweethearts are only about 24 weeks old and looking for love. Both are very affectionate and dog and cat friendly. Darla is a beautiful white in color with cool black markings, and her brother Blaze is a handsome white with tan/gray tiger and a stunning white blaze above his nose. Both are fixed, vaccinated and have tested negative for leukemia/FIV. I would like these two to be adopted together. Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue at 440-474-9721 or deptola. Kathy@gmail.com.

Classes in all levels Of ObedienCe and aGility all classes will be held at tall Pines dog training. limited class size, pre-registration is required.

Gail Jaite, Owner 440-632-1099 13769 Old state Rd.(Rt.608) Middlefield 44062

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Ken’s Auto Body, Inc. 14430 Main Market Rd.(Rt. 422) • Burton Phone (440) 834-1293 Toll-Free (888) 601-8380 Fax# (440) 834-1112

complete automotive care atv, motorcycle, car & small truck repair OIL Change • Brakes• exhaust• shOCks • tIres

ken zwolinski

T. brooks repair Terry Brooks, Proprietor Since 1992

440-487-4355

call today to schedule appointment

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Mast Metal Sales

Open: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Saturdays by appointment

Building Materials

• Metal and Vinyl Siding • Steel Truss Buildings • Cannon Ball Track • Metal Roofing • Shingles • Door Frames & Accessories

Melvin J. Mast 13828 Bundysburg Rd., Middlefield • 440-632-0093 (let ring)

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MILLER’S TOP SHOP Specializing in Countertops

Solid Surface Countertops • Laminate Tops and will also do with Undermount Sinks 18960 Nelson Road, Garrettsville 44231

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Auburn Twp. 44023

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