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Back to the Fifties
Feds set aside money for L'burg bridge study
State officials had ordered Aurora to build a sanitary sewer system and stop polluting Hogan Creek and the Ohio River.
Remonstrance petitions were circulating to prevent Aurora from annexing areas along State Road 148 and east on U.S. 50. nnn
Texas Gas Company was expanding its pipeline to serve additional Dearborn County customers.
The Federal government had set aside $143,000 to study a possible bridge across the Ohio River at Lawrenceburg. nnn
Bonds had been sold in the amount of $500,000 for construction of Dearborn County Hospital.
Dearborn County Commissioners had fired county road superintendent Bill Grogan and replaced him with Rolla Draut. nnn
Lawrenceburg High School was expanding its night school offerings to include typing, commercial English and shorthand. Chris McHenry is Dearborn County Historian, and complies Happenings from the Past for The Dearborn County Register each week. This column will focus on one month a year from 60 years ago.
Of Bugs & Blooms
Cruisin' for cress
Are you tired of paying high prices tos of the plant that its appearance in for grocery greens? winter is a rosette of basal leaves, quite Now's the time to go cruising for different from how it looks when it cress! Wintercress, a wild blooms, shooting up a rocket mustard, grows along roadof yellow flowers! sides, in pastures and in othHave someone familiar with erwise empty lots this time wild plants identify what you of year. If the weather stays Chandra gather the first time – a wise as mild as it's been, the idea with any wild foods! PurL. wild green may be available Mattingly due extension offices usually throughout the winter; if not, are a great resource. it will sprout new leaves in You don't have to stop with late winter or early spring. cress collection. Chickweed Right now is a perfect time also is quite abundant this to try this plant, as its flavor will be year, sometimes growing into mounds mild. The leaves can be added to sal- of green. ads or lightly steamed, and are rich in Excellent in salads and far more nuvitamins C and A. tritious than cultivated greens, chickCome spring, gather it early as it weed can be found in open woods, in grows more pungent and even bitter many yards, and along sidewalks in as the weather warms and it buds and town! blooms. Just pick the long, leafed stems, To identify the plant, look up Bar- wash well and enjoy. The stems are barea vulgaris, its species name, in a slightly crunchy. As with cress, they resource book or on the Internet. also can be lightly steamed. Both Just remember while looking at phoSee CRESS, Page 5
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BY JIM BUCHBERGER Sports Editor The University of Cincinnati dropped a bombshell Saturday, one day after head football coach Butch Jones left for Tennessee. UC introduced former NCAA Division I Coach of the Year Tommy Tuberville as its new football coach in a press conference that sounded more like a Bearcats pep rally Saturday night. Cincinnati’s stunning hire also gave Dearborn County an immediate close connection to Bearcats football. Tuberville, a 58-year old Arkansas native with a 130-77 record in head coaching stops at Mississippi (1995-98), Auburn (1999-2008) and Texas Tech (2010-12), is married to Guilford native Suzanne (nee Fette). They are the parents of two sons, Tucker and Troy. According to the Wikipedia on-line encyclopedia, Tuberville and his future wife, both teetotalers, met at Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter in 1989, while Tommy was a defensive assistant coach for Miami (Fla.). Suzanne, based in Boise, Idaho, and working for Newhouse Newspapers at the time, was in the Crescent City for a convention. While she and Tuberville struck up a conversation about Bobby Knight and IU basketball, she admittedly “had no clue” about football. There are more local Tuberville connections. Brother-in-law Mark Fette, who coached the Rising Sun girls team to a 2000 state runner-up finish in Class A, was the varsity assistant basketball coach on Mike Pratt’s staff at Lawrenceburg High School up through last season. In fact, the LHS basketball staff used to take weekend “field trips” to attend Auburn Tigers football games during Tuberville’s tenure at the Alabama school. Nephew Sam Fette (Mark’s son) was the record-breaking quarterback on Lawrenceburg’s 11-2 Class 2A sectional championship football team this past fall. UC’s hire of an established Division I
football winner in Tuberville is a major coup for a program that had been seen as a stepping stone to bigger jobs for up-and-coming coaches in recent years – including Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Brian Kelly (Notre Dame) and now Jones. Bearcats program appeared to be in crisis mode, as well, with the dissolution of the Big East Conference, left with a decidedly mid-major look with the recent defection of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten. Tuberville’s hire brings UC instant credibility, along with hopes that the school’s facilities and attendance can be upgraded to move up to one of the evolving super-conferences. He was the 2004 recipient of the Walter Camp and Paul Bryant national Coach of the Year awards after leading Auburn to a 13-0 season, including the Southeastern Conference title and the Sugar Bowl. He also won five SEC Western Division titles with the Tigers. Tuberville marked his 100th career victory Oct. 6, 2007, 35-7 over Vanderbilt. He remains the only coach in Auburn history to beat in-state rival Alabama in six consecutive seasons. In 2011, Tuberville was elected second vice-president of the American Football Coaches Assocation. He is expected to be elevated to the president’s post in 2013. A former safety at Southern Arkansas, Tuberville served as assistant coach at Arkansas State, Miami (Fla.) and Texas A & M before posting a 25-20 overall record in four years in his first head coaching job at Ole Miss. At Auburn, Tuberville registered an 85-40 mark in 10 seasons, with eight consecutive bowl appearances from 2000-07. He was 20-17 the past three seasons at Texas Tech, with two bowl teams, including a 7-5 mark and Meineke Car Care Bowl berth this past season. Four former assistant coaches under Tuberville have been or currently are head coaches at major Division I schools, including Will Muschamp (Florida), Bobby Petrino (Louisville, Arkansas), Gene Chizik (Iowa State, Auburn) and Paul Rhoads (Iowa State).
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Down Memory Lane
Spiders on the wall
Author's note: I am soon facing knee replacement surgery. Right now they are not letting me walk on them without big ouchies. My writing spirit is down, so I give you one of my favorites thinking I may soon see those little brown creatures on my hospital room wall. Our trip to the Cincinnati is quiet. I do not even turn on the radio. I am sure Ray and I am thinking the same thing. It is time for the odds to catch up with me. I have an appointment for a hip check up. Hip replacements, on patients born with dislocated hips such as mine, are complicated. At the time of my first surgeries, long term discomfort had moved into pain. I was exhausted from years of trudging around. I missed a year of teaching for the surgeries. My left hip required special skills, my doctor placed the prosthesis where a normal hip socket should be and ground the cut off femur to use to fill the hole where doctors of my childhood had placed it.
Such grafting required me to spend 6 months on a walker. Later I clearly remember walking the halls of school and experiencing the joy of not having any discomfort. I was 55. I knew there was no doubt I would face hip revision (second replacement) in my lifetime. My reasoning was correct. Now my doctor is Doris a hip revision specialist. years ago he replaced Butt Five the left hip socket that had three broken and two loose screws. My right hip replacement is now 14 years old. I anticipate its review will not be good. The waiting room is not cool, but I shiver in anxiety of the coming exam. I pick up a magazine but cannot concentrate enough to read. Soon my name is called. Ray and I are led back to the examining room. I am soon called for x- rays of my hips and, by special request of my doctor, my knees. The x-ray table is cold. From ages two to
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A Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friends, Happy New Year! I want to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who helped make the holidays a little brighter for some special individuals through the Angel Tree program. You are truly Angels! If you are unfamiliar with the Angel Tree Program, here's a little information. Every November our adult guardianship program, Sentry Services, collects gifts for their clients for the holidays. All of the clients have some form of mental disability, cognitive Sally Beckley decline, or traumatic brain injury. Most of the individuals Executive Director Sentry Services represents have no family and would otherwise not receive gifts during the holidays. Clients are asked what they need and what they want for gifts. Some ask for clothes, others ask for gift cards or snacks, a few ask for recreational items like crayons and coloring books, most ask for personal grooming items such as soap, perfume, and lotion. What they enjoy is some holiday cheer. The requests are placed on ornaments on small trees in our Dillsboro office. Volunteers choose ornaments and purchase gifts from the items listed and then bring them back to LifeTime so the gifts can be distributed in December.
Several members of our staff, community organizations, and area residents decided to be "Angels" and gave just a little in order to make a big impact. All of the individuals who received gifts are grateful for the volunteers generosity. This past season, every client was sponsored by a volunteer. If you would like to be an Angel for next year’s gift collection, please give Diana Davis a call at 812432-6213. If you have been an angel in the past, and would like to help the same individual next year, please let her know. Osgood SNAC Director and Angel Tree Volunteer, Marlene Hughes, gives “Mike” one of the Christmas gifts purchased for him by Marlene’s family.
Keep Energy Costs Down! Winter is here, and with it comes cold weather, snow, ice and high energy bills. While you may not be able to do much about the first three things, there are ways to prevent the gas and electric bill from skyrocketing. They are all pretty simple too! Sealing doors and windows are a great way to keep the cold out of the house. Drafts can rob a home of 5 to 30 percent of its energy. Simply caulk around the cracks in the seal of the window or place a plastic film over the window. For doors, you can put a fabric draft snake at the base of the door to prevent drafts. Lowering the thermostat a couple of degrees will help save energy and money. Every degree dropped saves up to 3 percent of your heating bill. If you feel chilly, wear a sweater or sweatshirt and make sure you have socks on your feet. Making your ceiling fan rotate in the opposite direction will redistribute heat in the room.
Most ceiling fans have a switch to change direction. Counter-clockwise motion cools a room while clockwise rotation forces heat lower, keeping the room warmer and dropping your heating cost as much as 10 percent. Adjusting the thermostat on the water heater by 20 degrees. Most water heaters are set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit when installed. Dropping the thermostat to 120 degrees can save 6 to 10 percent in water heating costs. Invest in a programmable thermostat for your home. You can program the thermostat to a lower temperature during the day, if you are not home, and then to a higher temperature upon your arrival. A programmable thermostat will help save about $180 per year in energy costs. Insulate your pipes with foam and duct sealant. This will help keep the water warm and decrease the chances of your pipes freezing due to sub-freezing temperatures. Open your blinds and window shades
when the sun is out to bring the natural warmth of the sun in your home. Close them at night so they can act as insulation. Do not use your oven or your stove to keep warm in winter. Not only is it dangerous, the oven is a major energy thief which could raise your heating bills. A fire in the fireplace seems like a good way to stay warm on a cold night, however it can draw all the warmth to one room, leaving the rest of the house chilly and making the heater overcompensate. By following these tips you can make sure that you don't have an unexpected surprise when next month’s gas and electric bills arrive in the mail. Every little bit of money saved can help with other needs. Sources: www.thedailygreen.com; www.healthinaging.org; www.epa.gov
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Most older adults have reached the long awaited goal of retirement. Hopefully, years of advance planning have resulted in those years being ones of financial security. All too often, a variety of factors result in a day-to-day struggle to make ends meet. Good money management can help. • Keep track of your spending. A money diary can help to identify where you spend every dollar. You may be surprised to see what you're really spending the most money on. Day-to-day, those little things add up. Looking at a whole month at once, you may be able to see a pattern of things that you could reduce spending on, and funnel that money into savings instead. • Ensure that you are receiving any and all entitlements that could
stretch your income. Many programs exist - from assistance with the purchase of food to help with paying for Medicare B or prescription drugs and more. www.benefitscheckup.gov If funds are tight, pay essential living expenses first. Stay organized so you know which bills are due and when. Keep good records. Commit to live within your means. Sometimes, this can require a hard look at living expenses that could be reduced by a move to subsidized housing or by taking part in smoking cessation programs to help save those funds. Avoid credit cards. Now is not the time to incur credit card debt. If you are a homeowner and truly need more money to live, consider using home equity in a reverse
mortgage. If you have debt, work diligently to get it paid off. If this seems impossible, consider speaking to a legitimate credit counseling service or seek legal advice. Use coupons and utilize store sales. Most stores offer "senior discount days". If you realize that you may be suffering from memory loss and that this could be effecting your capacity to manage your finances, consider handing your checkbook over to a trusted caregiver or financial advisor to help manage your resources.
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New Year’s Resolution? Never Again! How many years have you made a New Year’s Resolution, just to fail by Valentine's Day or Tax Day? You may have promised yourself that you were going to lose weight so you could spend more time playing with your grandchildren without getting winded, or quit smoking so your chronic bronchitis could become better controlled, or even cut back on sweets so that your diabetes can possibly go into remission. Year after year you make these promises, and year after year the promises are broken. This year, refuse to make a resolution. Try making a lifestyle change instead. Resolutions are nearly impossible to keep. Most of the time they are created on a whim without any real thought on how to accomplish them. If we say that we are going to do something, then we should be able to do it without any problem, right? However, if a resolution is created that eliminates an action so ingrained in our daily routine, its going to take a lot more than a whimsical statement made at a New Year's Eve party, especially if you have been keeping a habit for 50 or more years. Go ahead and make the statement that you are going to do something; it always helps to say it out loud. However, take the next week to plan your course on how you are going to change your life and meet your goal. If your goal is to quit smoking completely by year's end, devise a plan of action to cut back on your tobacco
consumption week by week, instead of quitting cold turkey. Make a menu plan that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and whole grains, and schedule exercise if you are trying to lose weight. Have dessert twice a week instead of after every meal if you are trying to control your blood sugar. After thinking about your lifestyle change, goals and plan of action, write them down. Some experts say that if you write your plans and goals down, you are more likely to follow them. It's like scheduling exercise in your day planner, if you make it a priority in your schedule you are more likely to keep the appointment. Be sure to jot down smaller goals as well, and plan small rewards for those accomplishments. Start slow and don't try to do too much at one time. If you find that walking for 45 minutes six days a week is too taxing on your joints or your lungs, try cutting walking time to 30 minutes for three to four days a week. As you start feeling better, you can work towards more ambitious action goals. Prepare for disappointments, but keep pushing along. Lifestyle changes take time and they are not easy to accomplish. Along the way, something stressful or joyous may come along and distract you from your goal. This is when a lot of people feel defeated and just give up on a resolution. Since a lifestyle change takes longer, it
is normal to have hiccups in the plan, but don't let those hiccups discourage you. Acknowledge your slip-up, then move along. Write down your progress. This can help if you find yourself stuck in a rut or at a plateau. You can look at your progress and see how far you have come. Also, remember your objective. Think of how good it will feel to play with your grandchildren without getting easily worn out. Imagine how it will feel to not cough at the slightest bit of fatigue. Try finding a friend or family member who is attempting a similar lifestyle change and buddy up. Having a person or group of people trying to achieve a similar goal can be very helpful. It's easier to achieve your goal if you have someone who can hold you accountable. Relish your achievements and keep them up. Even though it has taken some time, your hard work and action plan has paid off. You can now get on the ground and run around with your grandkids. Breathing is just a little easier than it was before. Diabetes medications may have been deleted from your treatment plan. Now that you have made a successful lifestyle change, don't fall into old habits. Strive for the next change, and never again make a New Year's Resolution! Sources: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease.
LifeTime Resources: Helping You Today, Improving Your Tomorrow. Over Fifty Magazine Supplement, Volume 11, Issue 1
Home Repairs and Rehab Most people who live in their own homes have a list of projects that they wish they could do to make their home more comfortable, habitable, accessible, or energy efficient. Some people have the financial resources to make these improvements on their own, while others do not. However, the lack of resources does not diminish the need of home repairs. LifeTime Housing Group was recently approved for a home improvement grant worth $405,000. With these funds, the organization will help 20 low income homeowners with repairs to their homes in Dearborn, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties. While the grant is for Aging in Place, which many people think of as providing accessibility to the home, many different home improvements will be performed. The home repairs and rehabilitations will be based on: • Safety of the home, • Structural soundness of the home, • Aging in place improvements, • Energy efficiency improvements.
things repaired. All qualified homes are inspected for potential repairs. They are also inspected for lead contamination in the soil and in the home caused by older substances, such as lead based paint. Over the last decade, LifeTime Housing Group has assisted several local low-income homeowners with home repairs and rehabilitations. These projects are meant to help people remain independent in their homes longer by enhancing their accessibility and creating a safe and efficient home that will help them save resources in the A traditional bathtub/ shower was replaced by a long run. Twenty homeowners have been approved walk–in shower in order for it to be more accessible for the homeowner. for home repairs through this grant. Another five homeowners have been placed on the waiting list for the next grant cycle that will start in the Spring. In order to qualify for home repairs, residents must meet the income qualifications and age or disability qualifications. For more information, contact Carla Burkhart at 812-432-6273.
Some homeowners may need some electrical rewiring in their homes to minimize fire risks. Others may need a new roof or foundation work to make their home structurally sound. Older adults and those with disabilities may need a walkin or roll-in shower, grab bars, or a ramp installed. Many people may have drafty windows, old heaters or a water heater that needs to be A drafty, old window was replaced with an replaced in order to drop their gas and electric energy efficient window. bills. Some residents may need a combination of
A home with tattered shingles received a new roof in a past home rehabilitation project.
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New Housing Board Member: Melissa Gabbard Melissa (Missy) Gabbard believes that there are many LifeTime areas of interest that coincide with the issues she deals with daily working as a Case Manager for Heart House, the local shelter for the homeless. This is why she decided to become a board member for LifeTime Housing Group. Gabbard, a Dearborn County native, doesn't think there is enough housing to meet the needs of the community. "There are a lot of rentals out there, but so many of them are not equipped for people with disabilities or set up as 'affordable' housing." She believes that with help of local and state funding, area agencies on aging can collaborate and seek out appropriate apartments
and buildings that can serve as affordable housing and can alleviate some barriers of finding suitable housing. Gabbard hopes that some of her insight from working with the homeless and the resources from Heart House will help her serve as an effective board member. Missy knows that there are other issues facing older adults and those with disabilities; finding housing communities that fit the specific needs, medical or otherwise, is just one. She also believes that individuals need adequate insurance to cover their needs. Gabbard has been married to her husband for 20 years and they have two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her children, preferably outdoors, and watching sporting events such as soccer, basketball, and football.
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New LifeTime Resources Board Member: Carol Poling Carol Poling believes that education can solve many of the issues facing older adults in today's world. As the newest member of the board for LifeTime Resources, she will be able to help make sure that education is used to help older adults in Southeastern Indiana. Poling, a retired Canaan Elementary school teacher, thinks that navigating the healthcare system and lack of suitable and affordable housing are obstacles facing older adults today. She also thinks the technology explosion has put most senior citizens at a disadvantage. "I am sure the issues facing the elderly could be made easier to maneuver and clearer to understand, " says Poling. Her reasons for being a LifeTime Board member are simple. She wants to know more about
the problems facing area older adults and help them. Poling finds herself as a caregiver for her uncle and her mother, both in their 90's, and sees the difficulty in accessing resources and providing care and wants to address them personally. Poling hopes she will bring a willingness to listen to the ideas of others and to share and brainstorm solutions to problems. "I hope I will be open to new and innovative ideas," she says. Currently, Poling works part-time at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. She also serves as Guardian ad Litem for CASA in Madison. She has lived in her home in Canaan for 33 years with Jim, her husband of 50 years. They have two grown daughters, three granddaughters, and 2 greatgrandchildren. In her spare time she likes to travel, read, golf and listen to music.
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Bathroom safety important for all ages, not just elderly
Falls cause many injuries inside a home. Seniors are especially susceptible to harmful falls in the bathroom, where slippery tiles can prove too difficult for older men and women to navigate. A 2011 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 234,000 Americans ages 15 and older were treated in an emergency department for nonfatal bathroom-related injuries in 2008. That adds up to roughly 640 people per day. More than 80 percent of bathroomrelated injuries were caused by slips and falls, mostly while getting in and out of the tub or shower, and about 30 percent of those injuries included cuts, scrapes and bruises. Bathrooms can be more dangerous than other rooms of the house for a variety of reasons. The bathroom is generally comprised of hard surfaces that can become slippery when wet or exposed to high humidity. A
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five I spent months in Children’s Hospital getting a very stubborn pair of dislocated hips set as best doctors could do in those days. I was left with a limp and sway that just became part of me. The cold x-ray table is one of few memories of those early hospital days. After the x-ray Ray and I wait in anticipation of their reviews. My doctor’s confident perky surgical assistant, Shannon, arrives with the x-rays and places them in light frame. The first is of my knees. Her first comment surprises me, “How do you walk on your right knee?” I smile and think it really is my left knee that bothers me as I sit here. We exchange a few remarks about my knees which I think are still quite tolerable. She puts up the hip x-rays; I feel what is coming. Thoughts of my knees fade. I will deal with them later. Those stark images of metal and plastic in my hip x-rays always catch my attention. There is the staff piercing deep in the hollow of the bone. The ball and the socket are held by fierce looking screws protruding into the pelvis bone. Her words run together as she explains although the hip is stable, the plastic in the cup is beginning to wear. Soon it will give off fragments which irritate the area and the bone will begin to deteriorate. It needs to be done in the next six months. My response, I cry. Just for a minute or two I think, “Why me?” I really don’t want to go through this again. It is one of the few times in my life
bathroom may become hotter than other rooms because of the steam that accompanies a hot shower. Heat may dilate peripheral veins and lower blood pressure in some people. This may lead to dizziness that can result in falls. Furthermore, people tend to rush in the bathroom as they get ready for work or school. Rushing around can lead to slips and injuries on wet surfaces. Installing safety features in the bathroom is a key way to reduce the risk of accidents. Many manufacturers have even designed these features so they blend with bathroom decor. When renovating bathrooms for safety, consider the following options. * Anti-scald features: Burns can be serious business. Few people have been spared the momentary burst of hot water that occurs in the shower or at the faucet when another household member flushes a toilet or uses a large amount of cold water elsewhere in the
house. Anti-scald showerheads and faucets prevent sudden bursts of hot water. Use in conjunction with turning down the temperature of the hot water heater to eliminate burns. * Nonslip mats: Bathroom injuries often occur when people are getting in and out of the shower. Having a non-slip mat on the inside of the shower or tub as well as one with a grippable surface and plush top layer on which to step after exiting the shower can reduce falls. Don't step out of the shower onto a flimsy towel that can slip out from underneath your feet. * Bath bench: The elderly or those prone to lightheadedness in the shower may want to invest in a bench or seat to put into the shower. This enables sitting while washing. * Safety bars: It can be tempting to grab onto towel racks or faucets to get in and out of the shower, but these items cannot provide the necessary leverage to safely move
in and out of the shower or bathtub. Safety bars with a brushed surface for traction are more secure. Grab bars need to be securely attached to a wood stud in the wall and not into drywall or the tub enclosure. * Raised toilet seat: A raised toilet seat reduces the amount of squatting and the distance that has to be covered to sit on the commode. Grab bars on the raised seat itself will provide added safety. * Telephone: The bathroom may seem an odd place to install a telephone, but having one nearby in the event of injury can ensure help gets to the injured party much more quickly. * Regular cleaning: Routinely ridding showers and tubs of soap scum and mildew can reduce the slippery coating that forms as a result of these substances. Also, be sure to keep clutter in the bathroom to a minimum to stop trips and falls over errant items in the area.
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The name of the LORD is a strong tower: (Judges 7:18). Isaiah 7:14 tells us, howthe righteous runneth into it, and is safe.- ever, that God's name will be revealed. "Therefore the LORD himself shall give Proverbs 18:10. Every man's name is one of his most you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive important treasures. Down through his- and bear a son, and shall call his name Imtory names have always been symbolic of manuel. " The prophesy was brought to pass in strengths and weaknesses in character of those to which they were applied. King Matthew 1. An angel appeared unto Joseph and told him not to be afraid to Solomon's Proverb concerning the take Mary as his wife. "And she name of God has been held in shall bringforth a son, and thou the hearts of countless Christians call his name JESUS; for he down through the centuries as a William shalt shall save his people .from their promise of divine help and protection in time of need. Robinson sins. Now af this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was Most certainly, God wants us to spoken of the Lord by the prophet, call upon him and is always ready saying, Behold a virgin shall be to help us and make a difference in with child, and shall bringforth our lives when we call upon him. Many different names were applied to a son, and they shall call his name EmGod in the Old Testament. They were all manuel, which being interpreted is, God important in defining the characteristjcs of with is." (Matthew 1:21-23) The Apostle Paul declared in Philippians the Lord concerning a particular attribute of God. One such name, Elohim, referred 2:9-11: "Wherefore God also hath highly to the true God as Creator. In Genesis 17:1, exalted him, and given him a name which God appeared to Abram as EI Shaddai, or is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things Almighty God. The Bible translator C.I. Schofield be- in heaven, and things in earth, and things lieved that "all-sufficienf' would be the under the earth; And that every tongue best translation of the name given to God should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to numerous times in the earliest books of the the glory of God the Father. " So, now the whole world should know Old Testament. In Exodus, Moses introduced the name God's most holy name. After all it was of God as Jehovah, which means, "I am, the publicly announced to all by an angel eternal living one." The Jews became afraid from Heaven. Be sure that God didn't look to utter the name, fearing their mention of through Heaven and send a little boy down the name would cause them to be punished here to die for you. He came himself! He's by death. Thus, the high priest pronounced a do-it-yourself God! it only once a year on the day of atonement. William Robinson is pastor of First ApActually, the Bible tells us in the Old Testament that God's name was a secret ostolic Bible Church in Lawrenceburg.
Outstanding librarian BY ERIKA SCHMIDT RUSSELL Editor “Professional.” “Respected.” “Leader.” “Creative.” “Responsible.” “Gem.” All of these are words used to describe one woman, Sally Stegner. Add to that list two more: Outstanding Librarian. Stegner, director of the Lawrenceburg Public Library District, is all of those words and more based on the letters of recommendation for the award given to her by the Indiana Library Federation. She’s been the director of the LPLD for 12 years, and has overseen many changes, not only of the library but in how information and library materials are disseminated. Stegner also has overseen the largest addition to the Lawrenceburg branch, as well as a renovation of the North Dearborn Branch. Writing letters of recommendation were Bill Ritzmann, president of United Community Bank; Jody Maples, LPLD youth
services manager; Marsha Ford, former LPLD board member and current volunteer; Pat Krider, executive director of Lawrenceburg Main Street; and Mary Alice Horton, Aurora Public Library District director. Horton and Stegner have partnered on many projects through the years, including a reciprocal borrowing agreement and the county READS programs as well as other programs and services. “Sally exemplifies the quality of an outstanding, dedicated Librarian, who possesses personal integrity and a thoughtful approach to the Library. This is evident in her fiscal responsibility within the financial and budgetary constraints of the current economic environment. Securing funding from the City of Lawrenceburg to fund the expansion and renovation of the Lawrenceburg Public Library speaks to her willingness to explore funding options with the taxpayer in mind,” wrote Horton.
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Alzheimer's disease affects millions of people across the globe. In the United States alone, the Alzheimer's Association estimates one in eight older men and women has the disease, which is the sixthleading cause of death in the country. Few families have not been affected by Alzheimer's disease, and many relatives of those with the disease fully understand the role family history can play. Research into the disease is ongoing, and it's already yielded valuable information that may help reduce the prevalence of this devastating disease in the years to come. One byproduct of researchers' efforts is the discovery that it may be possible to prevent or delay the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease through the implementation of a combination of healthy lifestyle choices. The following are a few healthy habits that may help men and women reduce their risk for Alzheimer's. Exercise regularly. A study conducted
by Scottish researchers and published in the journal Neurology in 2012 touted exercise as the most effective way for adults to protect their brains from Alzheimer's disease. Researchers examined roughly 700 70-year-old participants, all of whom were born in 1936, who were asked to report their levels of physical activity. Each participant then received an MRI at age 73. Those tests revealed that the participants who were more physically active showed less brain shrinkage and fewer white matter lesions, both of which are indicators of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation reports that physical exercise reduces a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's by 50 percent and can even slow further deterioration in those who have already begun to develop the cognitive problems associated with Alzheimer's. Researchers continue to study the re-
lationship between physical activity and the development ofAlzheimer's diseases, but the evidence is mounting that regular exercise, regardless of a person's age, is a great way to reduce risk for Alzheimer's. Eat healthy. What you put into your body may also reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease. The brain operates at its best when it is fueled with a healthy diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein. A heart-healthy diet is also brainhealthy, and researchers have found a potential link between heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. Researcher Larry Sparks of the Sun Health Research Institute in Arizona and formerly of the Kentucky medical examiner's office studied brain tissues with a goal of finding early signs of Alzheimer's disease. He discovered that those who had the telltale plaques of Alzheimer's disease also had heart disease, suggesting heart disease
may be a forerunner of brain diseases like Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association feels this link between the two will only grow stronger in the years to come, suggesting that a heart-healthy diet that reduces a person's risk of heart disease may also reduce the risk forAlzheimer's down the road. More information on a heart-healthy diet is available at www.heart.org. Stimulate yourself mentally. Mental stimulation can help the brain stay sharp, and men and women who find ways to stay mentally stimulated can reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's. Embrace activities that require communication and interaction with others, and find time for additional tasks that can stimulate your brain. These may include studying a foreign language, reading, trying your hand at mentally stimulating puzzles such as crosswords or Sudoku, and other activities that
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back away from change but to embrace it. Maples wrote “She leads through example. Sally is bright, energetic, compasFrom Page 12 sionate, and genuinely well rounded. She Horton added “Sally Stegner deserves is a master of all of the ingredients of sucformal recognition for her commitment to cessful librarianship, especially her ability the patrons of the Lawrenceburg Public to inspire.” Library District and the Library profession Stegner’s embrace of technology was in Indiana.” written about by Maples and Ford. Ford Of course, Stegner didn’t start out at the notessevtop, no one eral techdoes. She nological started her achievecareer as a ments, from children’s computer librarlabs and ian, and WiFi to the brought avalability those lesof various sons into e-readers the direcand eBooks tor’s ofin multiple fice. Those platforms. lessons All of were to inS t e g n e r ’s spire and nominators and have also mena good attwo SUBMITTED PHOTOS tion titude, not other acIndiana Library Federation President Dennis LeLoup with to fear or complishStegner.
ments: BOB and the Lawrenceburg expansion. BOB is short for Book on Board, a bookmobile traking books to preschools and nursing homes throughout the district. The 2006 expansion not only was the addition of a new space to the library, but also was the acquisition and renovation of Lawrenceburg’s historic train depot. The depot sale took years to arrange,
and coincided with the expansion, creating more space for the libraries growing resources. Ritzmann lauds Stegner’s financial acumen “Sally’s fiscal management skills have enabled the library to not only operate within a prudent budget, but also to accumulate significant financial resources that will help the library for years to come.”
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emphasize organization. Such activities are essentially workouts for your brain that can help it stay sharp as you age. Remain socially active. Staying socially active into older adulthood is important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that research has indicated the brain functions better when men and women are not isolated from others. Memory and cognition are stronger when people remain socially active and engaged in their society, so retirees should look for ways to revive their social lives as a means to protecting their brains from the onset of Alzheimer's or dementia. Alzheimer's disease remains an enigma in many ways. But ongoing research continues to show that men and women can take measures to actively prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease and improve their quality of life as a result.
Winter Christmas ^ treats Christmas may be over, but it's never too early to plan for next year or maybe try something new on a cold winter day. When it came to goodies, the unique, the rich, the crunchy and the grilled won out at the Aurora Public Library's Joy of Christmas Treats in December. About 60 folks, many of them participants in the competition, showed up to taste and judge the various treats. Aurora resident Carolyn Stuart's frosted Cranberry Bliss Bars won out, followed by Sara Dennis's Chocolate Macaroon Bars. Tied for third: Donna Porter's Rosette and Gerald James' Smoky Grilled Cheese Bites. “When you look at some of these recipes, I can't believe it. I wouldn't go through all these steps for my family,” let alone for something such as the library's contest, said Merlee Adkins, program coordinator. Several recipes take two pages in the cookbook she designed, which
also includes winning recipes from the previous four years and many helpful hints related to baking and cooking. All the recipes will be available on the library's website, but those attending the tasting also got copies of this year's recipe book. Partner Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service helped out by binding the books, she said. Food and nutrition extension agent Peg Ehlers also promotes the program to extension homemakers. All the library staff helped with the program, said Adkins, but she especially thanked Janet Louden, the business manager, who designed the displays and ordered all the supplies, and Rose Trogg, who proof read the book, wrapped presents for the winners and to be door prizes, and decorated the tables. “Those were the ones that I know were really front and center,” said Adkins, a retired librarian. The other top recipes on Page 16.
Smoky Grilled Cheese Bites ■■4 Tbsp. butter ■■8 slices pumpernickel bread ■■12 oz. smoked Gouda
■■1 12 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and cut into 1-inch strips
Butter one side of each bread slice. Place four bread slices buttered side down on work surface and top with half of the cheese, distriubting evenly. Cover with an even layer of red pepper strips and top with the remaining cheese. Close the sandwiches with remaining bread slices buttered side up. heat a large griddle over low heat. working in batches if necessary add the sandwiches to the pan and cook fro 3 minutes. Flip the sandwiches, then cook for 3 minutes on the second side. Continue flipping, cooking for about 3 minutes more on each side, until the bread is crisped and the cheese is melted. Cut each sandwich into 6 bitesize pieces (or smaller if desired). Submitted by Gerald James
Cranberry Bliss Bars Bars
■1 ■ tsp. kosher salt ■1 ■ tsp ground ginger ■3/4 ■ cup dried cranberries, chopped ■3/4 ■ cup white chocolate chips or chunks ■3-4 ■ Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger
■3/4 ■ cup butter ■2 ■ cups brown sugar, packed ■3 ■ eggs ■2 ■ tsp. vanilla ■2 ■ 3/4 cup flour ■2 ■ 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 Prepare 15x10x1 pan by lining with parchment paper or use a nonstick spray. Melt the butter, stir in brown sugar, and cool. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and ground ginger and mix well. Add cranberries, white chocolate and crystallized ginger and stir until just incorporated. Bake 25-30 munites until golden brown and a skewer tests clean. Do not overbake. Let cool completely on a rack.
■1 ■ 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened ■6 ■ oz. white chocolate, melted cooled and divided into two equal
portions ■1 ■ Tbsp. grated orange zest ■1 ■ cup powered sugar ■1/2 ■ cup dried cranberries, chopped
Beat softened cream cheese and 3 oz. of melted white chocolate well. Add orange zest and powdered sugar and beat together. Spread evenly over cooled bars. Drizzle with remaining 3 oz. of white chocolate and sprinkle with cranberries. Let frosted bars rest for one hour. Cut into large squares, then cut each diagonally to create triangles. Submitted by Carolyn Stuart
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Chocolate Macaroon Bars ■■2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs ■■6 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar ■■1/2 cup butter melted ■■1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
■■3 3/4 cups flaked coconut ■■1 cup sliced almonds, toasted ■■1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips ■■1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
To toast almonds, place sliced almonds in a 9x13 glass dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and butter; press into a greased 9x13 baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the milk, coconut and almonds. Drop by spoonfuls over crust, spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. In a microwafe safe bowl, melt chips and cream; stir until smooth drizzle over top. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. Submitted by Sara Dennis
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Fill saucepan half full of oil and heat to 370. Beat eggs, ad sugar and salt. Mix. Add flour and milk alternately. Heat rosette iron* in oil until warm. Dip heated iron in batter until 3/4 of the way submerged. Then immediately dip in hot oil - oil will bubble around iron. When bubbles begin to diminish, remove iron form oil and drop rosette onto wax paper. Sprinkle cookie with powered sugar. Tips: Makes 60 servings. Use a wide mouth mixing bowl as it makes for easier dipping. * Irons are available at Target Submitted by Donna Porter ■■2 eggs ■■1 tsp. sugar ■■1/4 tsp. salt ■■1 cup flour ■■1 cup milk ■■vegetable oil ■■powdered sugar
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