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It’s Christmas. On behalf of all of us here at The Beacon, North Coast Business Journal and Minuteman Press, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a joyous holiday. I have always kind of fashioned myself to emulate the character of George Bailey from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.â€? You see, George Bailey and his family were always primarily interested in what was best for Bedford Falls, as I have always been an advocate for Port Clinton and Ottawa County. I know that many of you have not always agreed with my beliefs on how to make our community a better place, particularly when it comes to the critical need for economic development (jobs). But, I was reminded what a wonderful community we live in recently based on the overwhelming demonstration of warmth and caring shown during the sad events of two funerals this month. So, despite our differences, let us hope that we will always continue to be able to come together to help support each other in time of need. As the Angel Clarence wrote in the book he left for George Bailey, “no man is a failure who has friends.â€? Merry Christmas. ——— We had 89 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week. Chris Madanski, of Lodi, Ohio, found Wylie in the ad for the Bolte Real Estate on page 1B in last week’s Beacon. He wins a $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop us a note at our office ‌ or click on the Find Wylie icon online at www.thebeacon.net. Ken Chick, of Catawba, was selected from 71 entries in our “Win it on the Webâ€? contest and he too wins a $20 Friendship Food Stores Gas Card just by clicking on the “Win it on the Webâ€? icon on our Web site. ——— Ottawa County offices will not be open to the public beginning at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24, and will be closed Christmas day, Dec. 25. The board of health office will remain open during normal business hours on Thursday, Dec. 24. ——— Mark your calendar for a Community Jobs Forum to be held at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St. in Port Clinton at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. The purpose of this event is to gather members of the community together to explore possible avenues for job creation ‌ to identify opportunities and obstacles. ——— I heard a wonderful story last week. Following the untimely death of Jan Colston, who was the grandmother of PCHS football and basketball star Derek Colston, the Redskin team invited Derek’s grandfather, Cal Colston into the locker room. In a private ceremony, Cal was awarded the game ball in memory of his late wife. ——— The new Walleye Madness Christmas ornaments (sponsored by the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club) are in and on sale at the following locations: AAA, Dean’s Dupps, Mary’s Blossom Shop, Our Guest Inn, Minuteman Press and The Beacon, The Book Exchange and Young’s Floor Covering.

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BY ANGIE ADAIR Wylie, Port Clinton’s own 20-foot, 600-pound fiberglass walleye, is ready to be hoisted over the city for the annual Walleye Madness at Midnight New Year’s Eve celebration. The event — which annually garners national attention — has moved up in the rankings so to speak. This year, the drop is one of 10 events that made the “Offbeat Holiday Celebrations� list on MSNBC.com. In 2008, Walleye Madness held the third place spot on the Web site’s “Places to be on New Year’s Eve� list. “We had a lot to live up to after last year’s announcement,� said entertainment chair-

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Black Swamp director honored

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Naturalist of the Year

TOLEDO — Kimberly Kaufman, executive director of Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Oak Harbor, was recently presented with the Naturalist of the Year Award from the Toledo Naturalists’ Association. Since its founding in 1933, TNA has included many of the leading field biologists and naturalists of the Midwest among its members. The Naturalist of the Year Award was first given in 1957, and has been given annually since 1972. Notable past recipients have included Louis Campbell, Harold Mayfield, Steve Pollick, Julie Shieldcastle, incoming TNA presi-

dent Elliot Tramer and last year’s honoree, Rick Nirschl. This year’s award recognized Kaufman for her work, both individually and through the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, to advance research and education involving birds and nature. In particular, TNA noted Kaufman’s accomplishment in founding the Ohio Young Birders Club, which has members throughout Ohio and beyond and has served as a model for similar efforts in 14 other states. Also

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Homes sought for Christmas tour in 2010

Child Assault Prevention of Ottawa County is looking for some help. The group, a non-profit organization, provides assault prevention programs to children in preschool, elementary and middle schools in every school system in Ottawa County. It offers workshops, with the help of volunteers, to about 1,000 children every year. In December 2010, the group plans to have Ottawa County’s inaugural Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes. That’s where the public can help. Homes that are historical and/or lavishly decorated for Christmas are needed to include in the tour. Do you or does someone you know have a memorable Christmas home for any reason? Is it over the top or beautiful or do you have a special Christmas collection? Is your home filled with vintage or heirloom decorations? Or maybe your home is the one everyone wants to visit to get in the Christmas spirit. For whatever reason, the group would like to view your home this year before decorations are taken down to prepare for next December. Those who wish to be a part of the Christmas fundraiser can choose to have people remove their shoes as they come in the door and the group will help find volunteers to post throughout your home. You would have the whole year to prepare. And, you would become part of the team of volunteers in your “village� who help keep our children safe, strong and free. Call Kim Johnson, CAP Board Secretary, for information or to set up a tour, at 419734-3662.

102 quilts to brighten children’s hospital stays BY ANGIE ADAIR The Fireland’s Presbyterian Church Linus Quilters group has been busy this year. The ladies recently donated 102 quilts to the Akron Children’s Hospital — a facility that serves 20 Ohio counties, including Ottawa. This dedicated group meets for three hours the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month to create quilts. But that’s not all. “We couldn’t make as many as we do just meeting at that time,� said founder Maxine Wilson. Many of the ladies head south for the winter and take their sewing machines along for the ride.

“We are a little scrappy group and just have a lot of fun doing it,� she said. The quilts, which span the colors of the rainbow and include many innovative designs, serve as a lasting memento to the children and their families of their hospital stay. The group has been together for five years. “I brought (the idea) to our church for a mission and they accepted it,� Wilson said. That first year the group of five finished 29 quilts. The group now has 11 members. Fireland’s Church supports the quilters as part of their mission outreach program providing funds for some of the supplies

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Donations of fabric should be 100 percent cotton with kidfriendly designs and, of course, monetary donations are always welcome. Bring contributions to the office at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road, Port Clinton, or call 419-7346211 with questions. Linus quilts on display at Fireland's Presbyterian.

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for the quilts. The quilters donate both their time and materials for the project. “The ladies contribute a lot of the fabrics themselves. The church pays for the batting and the women donate tons and tons of fabric ‌ it’s really from their heart,â€? Wilson said. Akron Children’s Hospital receives more than 100 quilts each week from different quilt organizations in Ohio. Named for the Charlie Brown cartoon character, the Linus quilts are an expression of love for those undergoing these hospital treatments. “A lot of prayers and love go into each of them,â€? Wilson said.

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May 24, 1930 — Dec. 15, 2009 Frances J. Wilkins, 79, of Oak Harbor, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 24, 1930, in Port Clinton to Orland and Edith (Austin) Floro and was a lifetime resident of the Toussaint area. On May 21, 1948, at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, she married Calvin W. Wilkins, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2003. Frances worked for many years in Port Clinton at the L&K Motel and the Island House. Along with her husband, she helped run Wilkins Landing Marina for a great number of years. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor; John A. Fader American Legion Post No. 114 Auxiliary, Oak Harbor; V.F.W. Post No. 8732 Auxiliary, Oak Harbor; and the Oak Harbor Chapter of T.O.P.S. for many years. She enjoyed vacationing with her

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husband and family in Las Vegas; Branson, Mo.; and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She also enjoyed having a huge picnic every year in July at their home. She was an avid country music fan. She will be remembered most by her family for her iron strong will, strength and determination. She will be sadly missed by her son: Edward Wilkins, of Florida; daughter, Marie Bentrim of Denver, Colo.; sons Ray (Dolly) Wilkins and Paul (Suzanne) Wilkins, both of Oak Harbor; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sister Katherine Harder; and brother Jerry Floro. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Chuck and Bob, sisters Marge, Vivian and Marcella, and infant son Donald. Funeral services were Friday with interment in Rusha Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Judy and PeeWee Anderson and Kathi Jones, for their loving care, strength and devotion throughout Frances’ illness.

Michael W. Ebert Sr.

May 1, 1959 — Dec. 16, 2009 Michael W. Ebert Sr., 50, of Catawba Island, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the University Hospital, Cleveland. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.22, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Janine Dress at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery.

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The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Olde’ Fashioned Christmas celebration a success this year. More than 175 children visited with Santa, enjoyed cookies & hot cocoa, and shopped in the secret Santa shop for gifts for their loved ones. We would like to thank: 2009-2010 Apple Festival Royalty Court & Families, Amy Lutman, Carroll Township, Community Markets, Jerry Wittman, Kami and Dean Brough, Lisa Meyer, Magruder Hospital, McDonalds-Oak Harbor, National Bank of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor DECA, Oak Harbor Hardware, Pat Peters, Portage Fire Department, Radiant Windows, Roger and Sue Radsick, Snyder Rentals — Adam Snyder, Toft’s, Valerie Winterfield and Village of Oak Harbor Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

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July 17, 1911 — Dec. 18, 2009 Clara M. Ohm, 98, of Port Clinton, died Friday morning Dec. 18, at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Funeral services were Monday at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home with burial in Riverview Cemetery.

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Died Dec. 14, 2009 Leo J. Pipoly, 62, of Port Clinton, died Monday, Dec. 14, at his winter residence in Davenport, Fla. Visitation will be 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead, where funeral services will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Gerald Bauer officiating. Cremation will take place following the service.

Carol J. Swartz

Jan. 14, 1934 — Dec. 19, 2009 Carol J. Swartz, 75, of Oak Harbor died Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor, with a Celebration of Life service at 7:30 p.m.

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Dear Editor: Ruth Ann’s House held its annual Christmas party Dec. 10. Despite high winds, the celebration was beautiful and festive. Without the support of the community, many organizations would not be able to host such events. Ottawa County Transitional Housing is truly blessed with assistance from many kind groups, individuals and businesses. Special thanks this year to the following: Greg and Carol Fox and Port Clinton High School Touch of Class, Dean’s Discount, McCarthy’s, Oliver’s Hair Salon, Rite Aid, Pizza Hut, Desdemona’s Fine Art, By Laurie, Pizza House, Kroger, Community Market, Island House Restaurant, Dianna’s Restaurant, Shoreside Pizza, Cheesehaven, MozinArt, Meijer, Marco’s Pizza, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Dollar Island, Paul and Marvene Carr, Dr. Barry and Mary Jo Cover, Yvonne Hall and St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Barb and Gary Phillabaum, OCTHI The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the WTOL Channel 11 live broadcast a success. It was absolutely wonderful to see so many community members braving the cold to support the cause and our community. We would like to thank:

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With Jake Temple’s, “you’re the one,” tumbling through her mind, Tessa stepped forward in the receiving line to be greeted by the governor and his wife. “Tessa,” the governor boomed with a huge grin, “What are you doing with a reprobate like him?” He nodded toward Jake Temple. “Well sir, we’re not really together. We just happened to …” But Jake interrupted, “We met outside but we’re already good friends.” He squeezed Tessa around the shoulders in a spontaneous embrace. “Oh, watch him, Tessa. He’s dangerous — a real love’em and leave’em type. It’s best not to get tangled up with him.” The two men laughed. “Sir, I have no intention of … ” Tessa tried to object — she wanted no part of Jake Temple — not with his “bad boy” reputation. She glanced at him. But he really was wildly attractive — even better looking in person than in his pictures. “She has no intention of getting acquainted with me. But I intend to get acquainted with her.” Then he became very serious. “Tom,” he said to the governor, “She’s the one.” Tessa was suddenly exasperated. Her voice rose. “What do you mean by that, ‘She’s the one’ remark? I don’t know what you’re talking about. And, frankly, it’s more than a little rude.” Jake Temple grinned at her with that famous sexy grin. He turned to the governor. “Yes, Tom, she’s definitely the one.” A strange look came over the governor’s face. He looked at both of them, and then hesitated. “Well, good luck to both of you then. I’ll see you later, Jake, upstairs, when this shindig is over.” He turned to greet the next people in line. Tessa quickly decided on a professional demeanor. This Temple guy made her edgy. She walked a few paces away, Jake keeping pace beside her. She turned to face him, reaching out to shake hands. She was flustered but she managed a polite, “It was very nice to meet you, Mr. Temple. I hope you enjoy your evening in Ohio.” She turned away quickly. “Wait. Where are you going? Come on, let’s get a drink.” “No, thank you,” she said, beginning to step away from him again. But Jake Temple was not discouraged. He reached out and captured her hand. “Why don’t you want a drink? You’re here for cocktails, right?” “Mr. Temple,” she said, pulling her hand free, “I really don’t owe you an explanation about why I do or don’t want a drink. But, as it happens, I don’t drink.” “Never?” “Never.” “Well, now that’s a nice coincidence. Neither do I. But, it’s been years since I met a woman who doesn’t drink. You’re a real

novelty, Tessa.” “Well, this ‘novelty’ finds it difficult to believe that you don’t drink. I would have thought that you were a real party animal. All the pictures in the magazines … ” “I know, but it’s all hype. My publicist writes great stuff about me. But it’s mostly fiction.” Tessa felt a bit of sarcasm seep into her voice. “Well, fine. You don’t drink. I don’t drink. So it seems reasonable that we would not have a drink together. Now if you will excuse me … ” Again he interrupted, “Where are you going? I’ll go with you.” “Is there no way to lose you?” “Not a chance.” “Look, Mr. Temple…” “Call me Jake.” “Alright, then, Jake. I’ll ask you again. Is there no way of losing you, Jake?” “Nope, I’m sticking close, because you’re the one.” “Listen, I’ve already said I don’t want to hear that. I don’t know what it means but I suppose it’s your standard line and I suppose it works with all those women you constantly pursue.” “I wouldn’t know. I’ve never said it before.” “What?” “I’ve never said those words to anyone before. You’re the first.” She stared at him, bewildered. “Why did you say them to me?” He took a deep breath. “All my life I’ve been looking for the right woman. And, when I saw you outside tonight, I knew that you were the one I’ve searched for. You might as well give in, Tessa. You’re going to marry me.” “Marry you! Have you lost your mind? Does this gibberish really work on the women you date? Do women actually believe this stuff?” “I don’t know. I told you, I’ve never said it to anyone before. So, then, Tessa, let’s make it official. Will you marry me?” Tessa stared at him for several long moments. He was like a Chinese puzzle. He looked rational but she had never heard of anyone who proposed marriage the first time he’d met a woman. He could not be serious. This was a come-on. “I haven’t known you for even a half hour,” she said. “That’s long enough,” he said. “Do you accept my proposal?” “Good, Lord, no. No. No. No. If I don’t want to have a drink with you, what would make you think I’d want to marry you?” “Because I’m charming and witty and famous. Lots of women have wanted to marry me.” “Lucky you.” Her voice was dry as dust. “And, now, you really must excuse me, Jake, I’m going to the powder room.” She spun away and walked hurriedly toward the cen-

ter of the house, stopping only to ask direc- etly. “How did you tions from a passing butler. Inside the pow- ever manage to be der room she slumped against the counter. seated at this table?” “Friends in high She felt too warm. She looked into the mirplaces,” said Jake. ror. Her face was diffused in red. What a mess, she thought. He is charm- The he deftly turned to the woman on the ing … but he is a scoundrel. It is really other side of him. That poor soul was aldifficult not to be attracted to him. I need ready flustered just from being near him. to keep away from him. She splashed cold Jake turned on his ever-present charm and water onto her face and inner wrists and struck up a conversation with her. But he dried them slowly. She began to cool off. didn’t relinquish Tessa’s hand until the She refreshed her makeup, then glanced at soup was served. Then he turned back to Tessa, gently let her watch. It’s almost time for dinner. I’d better get out there. He’ll be seated with go of her hand, and said very quietly, “So, the governor and I can avoid him. Then Tessa, do you want to have children?” “Yes.” Her voice came out in a squeak. right after dinner I’ll leave. She drew a deep “Good. How many do you want?” breath and opened the door, glancing left “Three.” It was barely a whisper. and right. Oh, good. Nowhere in sight, she “Great. When shall we get started?” thought. Just then dinner was announced. What a relief. As she entered the dining room, a butler said, “Table seven, Ms. Barnes.” “Thank you.” And another butler directed her to the correct place. She stood behind her chair, waiting while others entered the room and introducing Each week Wylie is hiding herself to the other guests somewhere in The Beacon. at her table. The last guest Tell us where you find him. to arrive was Jake Temple. A winner will be chosen Flashing his world-class from the correct entries. grin he greeted everyone, introducing himself. Then he had the nerve to ask the NAME:___________________________ guy standing next to Tessa to change places with him. PHONE:___________________________ The stranger was glad to accommodate the wishes of a world-famous movDATE:____________________________ ie star and immediately moved out of the way. AD WYLIE FOUND IN:________________ Jake thanked him, “I wouldn’t ask — but Tessa is going to marry me and I’d PAGE NUMBER:_____________________ like to sit beside her.” Everyone spoke at once: EMAIL:___________________________ “Really?” questioned a matronly woman off to the SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY left. “Congratulations” said BY MAIL OR WALK IN TO: the displaced man, looking at Tessa. “You’re a lucky 205 SE CATAWBA RD., SUITE G man.” And he reached out PORT CLINTON, OH 43452 and shook hands with Jake. “Oh, Lord,” said Tessa, OR EMAIL IT TO: as she collapsed into her WHERESWYLIE@THEBEACON.NET chair. Jake sat down, immedi***ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD ately grasping Tessa’s hand firmly under the table under the pretext of putting his napkin in his lap. Tessa APER couldn’t retrieve her hand without making a scene. “I thought I was rid of you,” she hissed at him qui-

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Port Clinton High School students and staff hosted a special holiday breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 15. Residents of the Port Clinton City School District, age 60 and older, enjoyed a Holiday Breakfast with the Arts featuring the PCHS band, choirs and orchestra. Student art projects were also on display as presented by art instructor Cheryl Knapp. The school district has hosted the event for seven years and attendance grows each year with approximately 150 local residents attending this year. The event showcases PCHS’s talented students. The guests were welcomed by Patrick Adkins, superintendent of schools, and Ralph Moore, PCHS principal. Following the meal prepared by Liz Pagniano, director of food services, guests were entertained by the under the direction of Greg Fox. The orchestra, under the direction of Brian Stitak, also performed as well as the concert band directed by Rod Miller. Students from organizations such as Leadership Council, DECA and the Key Club helped to host the event. DECA donated several door prizes for the audience with National Honor Society students helping as Santa and his elves. Local residents enjoyed the morning concert that has become a holiday tradition.

Marblehead VFW presents essay awards By Mary Ann Monak Marblehead VFW Commander Bob Peroni and Ladies Auxiliary President Debbie Garrard attended the Danbury High School board meeting Dec. 9 to present awards to the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners. The monetary awards from both the veterans and ladies auxiliary were $50 third place, $150 second place and $200 first place. Each winner received a certificate of merit. Voice of Democracy awards were presented to first-place winner Devin Pollock, daughter of Tammy and Terry Davis and David and Kerri Pollock; second-place winner Alison Hohman, daughter of Julie and Tim Hohman; and third-place winner Brittany Isom, Post Commander Bob Peroni, Alison Hohman, Brittany Isom, Devin Pollock and daughter of Tom and Tracy Cheers. Patriot’s Pen winners are first-place winner Caitlynn Thomp- Ladies Auxiliary President Debbie Garrard. son, daughter of Chris and Jessica Overmyer; second-place winner Alyssa Biro, daughter of Joe and Lisa Biro; and third place-winner Kaitlin Pennington, daughter of Tammy and Duane Pennington. Special thanks and certificate awards were given to teachers Judy Bishop and Tim Heffernan for their contributions and assistance to the success of the VFW’s essay programs. Special thank also went to retired teachers Eleanor Batcha and Denny Bird for judging the essays. Kaitlin Pennington, Tim Heffernan, Caitlynn Thompson, Post Commander Bob PHOTOS BY JOHN AND VICKIE KOZAK Peroni, Alyssa Biro and Ladies Auxiliary President Debbie Garrard.

Oak Harbor FFA Chapter conducts a Toys for Tots drive By FFA Reporter Brittany Biggert During the November FFA meeting, the Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Chapter decided to conduct a “Toys for Tots” campaign at the Oak Harbor High School. The Agriculture Business classes were chosen to serve together as the conducting committee overseeing the campaign. Members agreed to make the toy drive a competitive activity to spark a greater interest while also influencing a team approach to help those in need. Winners from the top three classes could choose from a pizza party, donut/ bagel party or cookie party as their reward. The campaign ran from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Toys were donated in each first-period classroom then collected, counted and the results tallied during second period. Twenty-five first period classrooms, totaling 365 students, as well as staff participated in the two-week event donating an amazing 596 toys. All toys were donated to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau to be distributed Agricultural Business One students Chelto those in need throughout the sea Kitzler, Lanee Sandwisch and Jackie community. Participating students Lacumsky collect and count toys during in the agriculture business classes the Toys for Tots campaign. were: Walter Adeler, Drew Bahnsen, Cody Hade, Chelsea Kitzler, Jackie Lacumsky, Bekah Lattea, Lanee Sandwisch, Brittany Biggert, Bret Braun, Dustin Brough, Brian Carter, Johnathan Kitzler, Tyler Kitzler, Kara McCloskey, Travis Meek, Rob Shelton and Kyle Wendt. The FFA Advisors are Louie Damschroder and Noah Neiderhouse.

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Around Ottawa County Red Cross honors volunteers A holiday open house was held this week to thank and recognize those individuals who donate their time, their talents and their treasures to the American Red Cross. The event was held at the Sutton Center which is named in honor of Esther Sutton, Ottawa County’s first American Red Cross director. Robert Meeker, chairman of the board for the Greater Toledo Area Chapter covering Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties, recognized Ottawa County Advisory Board member Linda Snyder as the American Red Cross 2009 Volunteer of the Year. “Linda is an excellent ambassador for the American Red Cross. Her energy and commitment to educating the public about the work of the Red Cross is a priceless contribution to our mission and to the people we serve,” said Meeker. For the past two years, Snyder has served as co-chairwoman of the ladies’ auxiliary, Club Red, as well as the past two fundraising galas. She has a 12-year history with blood services, being a past chairman of the Catawba blood drive where she still volunteers and organizes callers. As a part of the Red Cross leadership, Snyder has taken training in financial development

and has become an outstanding spokeswoman educating the public about the programs and services of the Red Cross. Diane Dixon, director of volunteers, presented Annette Trautman with a 60 years of service pin for her work with blood services. Trautman worked at the first Ottawa County blood drive which was held at the Erie Army Depot in September of 1951 and still serves as chairwoman for an Elmore blood drive. Trautman is a past recipient of the Red Cross Citation for Exceptional Service. Additional years of service pins went to Carol Fox and Leslie Vogelpohl — 35 years; Rita DeRose and John Gibson — 30 years; Gwen Addy and Donna Witter — 20 years; Chic Elum and Sue Hetzel — 10 years; Lt. Col. Barbara Herrington-Clemens — 5 years. Advisory board chairman Gary Mortus inducted four volunteers into the Ottawa County Red Cross Hall of Fame. These volunteers were recognized for the years of service and hours donated. s $AN !LMENDINGER HAS BEEN A MEMBER of the local advisory board, special events committees and a financial development volunteer for seven years.

s "ONNALYN ,EGG IS A TEAM LEADER FOR LOcal volunteer disaster response. Legg began her training seven years ago and has proven a great asset to the Ottawa County disaster team. s #ONNIE 3TARNES BEGAN HER VOLUNTEER CAreer with the Red Cross in 2001. She is a disaster team leader. Starnes is a reliable, positive influence. s !UDREY 3ZTUK HAS BEEN VOLUNTEERING AT area blood drives for 11 years. Sztuk has also been an American Red Cross/Magruder Hospital volunteer where she cheerfully assisted patients and staff. Mortus paid tribute to Barbara Sauvey by bestowing the prestigious distinction of Honorary Lifetime Membership to the Ottawa County Advisory Board. Sauvey has been assisting the Red Cross for 17 years

with volunteer services, disaster services and supporting staff in the office. Sauvey is still an active member of the local advisory board. Four volunteers were presented with “Above and Beyond” plaques by director, Beth Leggett. Lisa Chura, Audre Massie, Leslie Mortus and Lindsey Mortus were recognized for their multiple roles with the Red Cross and for responding to the call whenever needed. A special Youth Award was presented to Alex Camerato who cheerfully assists in the transporting and set-up of equipment for CPR and first aid trainings. If you would like to join the family of American Red Cross volunteers, contact the office by calling 419-734-1100 or emailing redcross@thirdplanet.net.

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Kids treated to magical Christmas at VFW Post 7572 BY MARY ANN MONAK Marblehead VFW Post 7572 Commander Bob Peroni, his wife Alice, and men’s and ladies auxiliary Presidents Mike and Debbie Garrard, hosted the annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 13. While waiting for Santa’s arrival the children enjoyed the return performance of Pattrick Przysiecki of Pattrick’s Magic Services. Pattrick was assisted by Jacob Roth, Seth Garber, Lillie Beers, Madison Monak, Maciey Krecic and Almyre Mccree; also by assistants Robin Skinner, Caitlin Prentice, Kia Roosa, Sierra Puckett, Sammy Puckett and Marlena McCree playing their musical

rendition of “Joy to the World.” When Santa arrived he went straight to work with the help of his elves Samantha Puckett and Trisha Peroni. Twinkle Toes (Camille Sobolewski) captured the moment of each child receiving their gifts. Following Santa’s departure, Pattrick once again worked his magic, this time for the adults gathered in great expectation of an encore performance. Anyone entering the post could guess Pattrick had been there again, just by looking at the ceiling. The new cards added were signed by Jessica Garrard, Josh Ranker, Jenny Bishoff, Patrice Lee, Lu and Carol Hamit.

The 2009-10 Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program got off to a big start last month by serving 661 households in the WSOS four-county service area. This year’s program provides an increase in the income limits so that more people are eligible for assistance than in the past. However, the amount allowed for spending on propane assistance decreased from $900 last year to $600 this season. EHEAP provides one-time assistance to income-eligible residents to help them maintain their heating source by paying some of their heating bills. Income-eligible residents are those with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, which amounts to $22,050 for a one-person household or $44,100 for a four-person household. Previously, the income limit was 175 percent of the poverty guideline. In November, EHEAP provided assistance to 661 households for a total of $186,178, including 106 Ottawa County households for a total of $37,702.

Currently, Columbia Gas is conducting a program for its customers in partnership with WSOS. This means that residents who are Columbia Gas customers can get help with their bills through the Columbia Gas program and EHEAP. Eligible propane customers are those who have no more than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel and who meet the income guidelines. These applicants will receive up to $600 in assistance while applicants of other utilities receive up to $175. The program ends March 31. Assistance with heating bills comes from EHEAP and regular HEAP. Regular HEAP also provides a one-time per heating season assistance with paying some heating bills. Applicants must file their applications themselves. WSOS has applications available and can assist applicants with the forms. Both EHEAP and HEAP operate until March 31. Appointments are required for EHEAP applicants. To make an appointment for EHEAP help, call 419-734-2652.

Tai Chi session begins at Magruder Magruder Hospital is starting a Tai Chi session in the Conference Center at 10 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Dec. 30. The class is being taught by certified instructor, Lisa Shuey from the Sandusky County YMCA. Cost for the class is $3 per session and participants should wear comfortable clothes. Tai Chi originates from China and consists of fluid, gentle movements that are re-

laxed and slow in tempo. It has been shown to relieve stress, pain and stiffness as well as to improve concentration, balance, posture and heart and lung function. For information, call Rachel Fall at 419734-3131, ext. 3363. For information on programs and events, go to www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.

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pany — a venue now called the Family Fun Center. Inside will be kids games, crafters and vendors, fish sandwiches and fries for sale, demonstrations by professional anglers and more. The fireworks show is also making a move. This year the pyrotechnics will be coming from Waterworks Park instead of Port Clinton Yacht Club. Snider said the increased buffer zone available there will allow a fireworks display in higher winds. When asked what’s special about this year, Snider said “We’re having it, that’s the most important thing. Some places in the area aren’t able to put on their drops.” Elmore is one such place. The annual New Year’s Eve Sausage Drop has been canceled, but an offer has been extended to display the Tank’s sausage during the Walleye Madness at Midnight. Snider said he’s trying to work out the logistics with Elmore Mayor Lowell Krumnow to be sure the giant light-covered link is in a prominent location in downtown Port Clinton. Another last-minute addition to this year’s event is a performance by Miss Vacationland Jacquelyn Nichols on the main stage. “There’s a lot of new activity going on at this year’s drop,” Snider said.

man Chris Marcinko. “This new recognition gives meaning to the hard work the entire committee puts in and to the community sponsors who make it all possible.” “We know we have something special here,” said event originator Dan Sedlak. “We also know it’s hard to put a dollar value on the impact it has to our community. So, to see worldwide media coverage out there it really says to me we’re doing something right.” Event chairman Mike Snider said he’s already had calls from radio stations around the country including Cheyenne, Wyo., and Minnesota to a little closer to home in Clyde and Port Clinton’s online radio station WPCR. The giant fish will dropped to ring in 2010 a little farther north than in the past. The festivities — which start at 5 p.m. — will take place on Madison north of Perry Street in front of Port Clinton Fisheries. “We’re bringing Wylie home to the place where he was born,” said event chairman Mike Snider. With the move comes other changes. Activities traditionally held in the Madison Street tent will move inside the fish com-

NATURALIST, continued from 1 lauded were Kaufman’s efforts in organizing educational programs for schools and the general public, promoting the economic value of bird watching to local businesses and media, and taking part in research on bird migration through northwest Ohio. “Kim is a person who not only has great passion for her organization’s conservation and education programs, but has also the ability to translate the importance of these programs into terms that any audience can embrace,” said Larry Fletcher, Ottawa

County Visitors’ Bureau. “I have met and worked with many nature educators during my career and have found many different things motivating them … I have only met one who has all the qualities, plus the ability to bring people, causes and resources together into a successful nature education organization” said Jim Berry, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History For information, call BSBO at 419-8984070 or visit www.bsbobird.org, or Toledo Naturalists’ Association at www.toledonaturalist.org.

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BY J. PATRICK EAKEN Perennial Division II state power Oak Harbor, fresh off its third consecutive top 10 finish (fifth place) at last year’s state meet and returning all five of their state qualifiers and three state placers, gave the Genoa Comets and Fremont Ross a reality check last week. Oak Harbor started off the dual season with two wins on Wednesday night, by defeating Ross 67-6 and Genoa 56-14. In all, 10 wrestlers went 2-0 on the night and three more split matches. Going 2-0 for the Rockets were Alec Bowlick, Luke Cramer, Tyler Hackworth, Drew Stone, Alex Bergman, Zach Bergman, Jake Cramer, Konner Witt, Jonny Bergman and Zach Sandwisch. Those who split matches were Hunter Gresh, Kyle Mincheff and Mike Mallernee. Up next for the high school wrestlers was the Clyde JV Invite on Dec. 23 and the Medina Tournament for the varsity on the 28-29.

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“They are rather young,” says Diels of the Polar Bears. “They start two seniors, one junior, one sophomore and a freshman. They are an athletic group that plays very hard.” Diels noted that the top two players to watch are Devin Jones and Kyle Homerick. As for St. Mary’s, coached by the legendary Lyle Falknor, who used to drive PC teams crazy when he was at Bellevue, Diels said “they have lost some close games this year. However, we know that Coach Falknor will have his kids well prepared.”

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BY JOE MILLER Danbury remained undefeated in league play with a 4940 victory over the Toledo Northwood Rangers on Friday, Dec. 18. Rodney Johnson led the Lakers with 24 points, three rebounds and three assists. Johnson also converted all 10 of his free-throw attempts on the night. Tyler Boring contributed 12 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. Boring was also very effective from the charity stripe converting four out of five attempts. Hunter Stephens tallied four points and six rebounds, while Dalton Chapman added four points and Steven Feyedelem added three points. In the first half, both teams had trouble holding on to the basketball. Danbury committed 10 turnovers and the Rangers lost possession eight times. The Lakers were clinging to a one point lead right before the half, until Rodney Johnson drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Lakers a four-point advantage at the half (18-14). ���Johnson hit a huge three to end the second quarter and then both Chapman and Feyedelem nailed three-point shots early in the third quarter which made things a lot easier,” said Coach Joe Miller. “It sure is nice to be undefeated in league play going into Christmas.” The J.V. team lost to Northwood by a score of 51-30. Leading the way for the Lakers was Dakota Hruby and Lucas Kennedy with six points a piece. Cory Schenk added eight rebounds in a losing effort. On Saturday, Dec. 19, the Lakers lost their first game of the season to the hot-shooting Bettsville Bobcats by a score of 66-54. The Bobcats made six three-point shots in the first half and shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field on the night. Rodney Johnson led the Laker attack with 21 points, six rebounds and two assists. Hunter Stephens contributed 16 points and six rebounds, while Vincent Manuella added nine points and five assists. The Laker JV team defeated Bettsville by a score of 51-48. Lucas Kennedy led the Lakers with 12 points, seven assists and six steals, while Dakota Hruby had 10 points. Branden Burke chipped in with seven points, four rebounds and four steals and Dalton Chapman and Wyatt Nelson each had six points. The varsity team is now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the TAAC and the junior varsity team is now 2-3 overall and 0-2 in TAAC play.

Lady Lakers on track for TAAC title BY PATRICK EAKEN Danbury girls stayed on track for any hopes of a Toledo Area Athletic Conference title with a 56-39 pasting over Northwood on Dec. 19. Christine Longer had 11 rebounds, and the Lakers shot 41 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free throw line. Northwood shot 28 percent from the field and 65 percent from the charity stripe. Danbury had 24 turnovers to Northwood’s 18. Danbury improved to 4-3 overall, but remains perfect in the TAAC at 2-0. Northwood fell to 1-5, 1-2. Northwood won the junior varsity game 32-31. The Danbury teams host Seneca East on Monday, Dec. 28, in a non-league contest starting at 6 p.m. with the JV game.


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intern for the Division of Watercraft. He began work with the Division of Wildlife in 1983 as a wildlife investigator and was promoted to field supervisor in 1993. In 1985, he was named Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are pleased to promote Gino Barna to oversee our Lake Erie law enforcement efforts,â&#x20AC;? said David M.

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Business O.E. Meyer Co. makes donation to Terra in memory of Omar Meyer Jr. The employee-owned O.E. Meyer Co. has made a $50,000 donation to Terra Community College to honor the memory of its long-time leader, Omar Meyer. Jr. The company has pledged $10,000 a year for five years and will receive the naming rights to the welding lab when the new Skilled Trades Center at Terra opens next fall. “We’ve been wanting to do something for Omar, and we think this will be a very fitting honor,” said Rod Belden, CEO. “Omar was such a caring man and his influence on our company was significant. He truly was the catalyst in making the O.E. Meyer Co. what it is today.” Thanks in large part to the donation, the Omar Meyer Welding Lab will feature the most up-to-date equipment when it opens. The new Skilled Trades Center will also house labs and classroom space for the heating, ventilating and air conditioning program as well as power tech-

nologies and the truck driving academy. The company was started by the Meyer family in 1918. Omar E. Meyer Sr. was a lake captain but decided to join his brother in the operation of a welding shop. His sons, Omar Jr. and August, entered the business in the early ’30s and it was renamed O.E. Meyer and Sons. In 1948, the company was incorporated and began selling welding supplies. August started a branch operation in Toledo and in 1952, severed relations with O.E. Meyer and Sons. A year later, the welding shop was sold and the company became fully committed to the sale of welding supplies. A building was purchased in Fremont to accommodate an expansion and to better serve growing markets. In 1954, a branch operation opened in Galion and another opened in the Lorain area in 1967. In 1976, O.E. Meyer formally established a medical division. The company had supplied medical

Several O.E. Meyer Co. employees joined Terra Community College officials recently in the check presentation. They are (front row, from left) Jason Bodager, Mike Nitz, Terra President Dr. Marsha S. Bordner, Irene Meyer (Omar’s widow), Kirsten Scherer, Executive Director Terra Foundation Dr. Sue Babione and Rod Belden, (back row, from left) Mike Fishbaugh, Eric Wood, Monica Poulson, Don Coffman, Kay Wiechman, Art Rhode, Dave Spencer, Jason Samstag, Brian Belden, John Voight, Hal Freehling, Craig Wood and David Belden. gases to area hospitals and the medical community since the 1930s, so the new division seemed a logical move. Recognizing the rapidly growing outpatient market, the company developed a home care divi-

sion in 1984. On Jan. 1, 1989, Omar sold the company to his employees. He remained the chairman of the board for the newly-established O.E. Meyer Co. for the first year and then retired. He died on Feb.

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Financial Focus WITH GARY COON

Now that the year is almost over, you may want to explore some lastminute steps you can take to potentially boost your financial fortunes and improve your tax returns for 2010. And one good place to look is your 401(k). Your 401(k) is a great retirement savings vehicle. You typically fund your plan with pretax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your earnings can grow on a tax-deferred basis, which means your money can grow faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. Also, you can spread your 401(k) dollars among a range of investments to match your risk tolerance, time horizon and retirement goals. Clearly, then, it would be nice to “max out” on your plan each year. But during difficult economic times, it may not be easy for you to defer more of your salary into your 401(k). Fortunately, there may be a way in which you can boost your 401(k) contributions — without cutting into your take-home pay. Specifically, you may be able to convert any unused vacation and sick time to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 457(b) or 403(b). Many employers have offered this conversion option for years, but relatively few employees have taken advantage of it. Now, however, the Obama administration has asked the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS to issue new rulings on the topic in the hope of getting more people to increase their retirement savings. And this is an important goal, because many of us still need to put away much more money on a regular basis if we’re going to enjoy the type of retire-

Business seminars The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. The January schedule is: s Wednesday, Jan. 6 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor s Wednesday, Jan. 20 — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Sandusky s Wednesday, Jan. 27 — 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Terra Community College, Fremont These events are free and open to the public. To register or for information, contact Bill Auxter at 800-826-2431 or bauxter@ terra.edu.

ment lifestyle we’ve envisioned. The ability to convert vacation or sick time to your 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plan can help you make progress toward that lifestyle. While the conversion feature won’t enable you to exceed the contribution limit for your plan —which for 2009 is $16,500, or $22,000 if you’re 50 or older — it may make it easier for you to beef up your contributions for this year, particularly if you have unused vacation or sick time you can’t carry over. Not all employers are willing or able to turn vacation or sick hours into retirement plan contributions, so check with your human resources or benefits office to see if you can make this

5, 1992. O.E. Meyer Co. has industrial locations in Sandusky, Fremont, Galion, Lorain and Maumee, and homecare divisions in Sandusky, Fremont, Lorain, Tiffin and Toledo.

Northern Ohio Medical Specialists welcomes Archana Gorty, M.D., to its health care team. Gorty is board certified in internal medicine. She also recently completed a fellowship in preventative medicine at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. She will begin with NOMS in January. Gorty will practice both internal medicine and preventative medicine. She will work in the NOMS Internal Medicine office in Sandusky. She is also the new medical director of their fitness center, Northern Ohio Medical Fitness Center. She will oversee their new lifestyle management program and will be involved with preventative medicine at the fitness center. She currently resides in Sandusky with her husband.

move. If it is allowed, though, consider taking action. Once you know how many retirement plan dollars can result from your unused vacation or sick days, go over your 401(k) or other plan, perhaps with the help of your financial advisor, to determine an appropriate allocation of your money. For example, you may have accounts within your plan that are currently under-funded. Or you might benefit from “rebalancing” your plan by adding some new money into different accounts. Keep in mind, however, that diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss. In any case, consider this opportunity to add to your retirement plan. The more you save today, the brighter your outlook could be for tomorrow. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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05 DODGE RAM 1500 #CA1666......................$18,995 05 DODGE RAM 250 #CA1672........................$21,595 05 MINI COOPER #CF395............................$12,986 05 CHRYSLER SEBRING #CE406A....................$12,995 05 CHEVY MALIBU #TP5148A1.........................$8,498 05 MAZDA TRIBUTE #T20G3729A.....................$12,997 05 NISSAN ALTIMA #T29G3707A.......................$9,995 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZERS Several To Choose From Starting at $13,579 05 PONTIAC GR PRIX #TP5103......................$10,989 05 FORD MUSTANG #TP5114........................$13,990 05 SATURN VUE #TP5125............................$10,549 05 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE #TP5151...................$9,765 05 GMC SIERRA 2500 #TP5185......................$28,998 05 GMC SAVANA #TP5208...........................$15,997 06 DODGE GR CARAVAN #NP1025...................$12,934 06 CHRYSLER SEBRING #NP1045.....................$8,995 06 DODGE GR CARAVAN Many To Choose From Starting At. .$13,760 06 KIA RIO SE #NP0936A..............................$7,462 06 JEEP LIBERTY #NP0958..........................$13,912 06 DODGE CHARGER SXT #NP0961..................$12,894 06 CHEVY IMPALA LT #NP0962......................$11,987 06 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB #NP0973................$18,889 06 LINCOLN ZEPHYR #NP0994.......................$16,883 06 CHEVY MALIBU LTZ #NP1002.....................$12,986 06 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB #NP1010.................$19,989 06 FORD F250 #NP1017.............................$24,997 06 DODGE MAGNUM #BP4935.......................$15,795 06 BUICK RENDEVOUS #BP4945.....................$13,490 06 DODGE CHARGER #BP4949.......................$13,900 06 CHEVY IMPALA #BP4961.........................$12,838 06 CHEVY SILVERADO #BP4976.....................$19,595 06 HUMMER H3 #BP4986............................$19,795 06 PONTIAC G6 #BP4990............................$11,795 06 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY #BP4991..............$13,995 06 GMC ENVOY #BP5003............................$17,995 06 CHEVY MALIBU #BP5021..........................$9,995 06 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER #B0519A..................$8,995 06 CHEVY MALIBU #BP5041..........................$9,995 06 BUICK LUCERNE #BP5043........................$14,995 06 HONDA ACCORD #BP5048A.......................$13,995 06 JEEP COMMANDER #BP5051.....................$14,995

07 GMC SR15CL #A2P311...........................$15,995 07 SAAB 9-3 #A2P375...............................$14,937 07 FORD RANGER #A2P385..........................$16,122 07 GMC SR15CL #A2P393...........................$20,998 07 JEEP LIBERTY #A2P401..........................$13,974 07 JEEP COMMANDER #A2P406.....................$17,824 07 KIA SPECTRA #A2P408...........................$10,995 07 DODGE RAM #A2P409............................$22,995 07 DODGE DAKOTA #A2P410........................$18,814 07 CADILLAC CTS #A2P418..........................$18,899 07 CHEVY IMPALA Over 20 To Choose From Starting At.......$10,203 07 PONTIAC G6 #A2P388............................$11,181 07 BUICK LUCERNE #A2P471........................$18,998 07 CHRYSLER 300 #CA1651.........................$16,843 07 DODGE GR CARAVAN #CA1662...................$15,995 07 DODGE MAGNUM #CE408........................$16,995 07 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY #CE413...........$15,872 07 DODGE NITRO #B9316A..........................$14,495 07 DODGE CHARGER #BP4988.......................$15,960 07 DODGE RAM #B29256A...........................$22,608 07 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY #BP5004.............$17,506 07 DODGE CARGO VAN #B9566A.....................$17,295 07 CHEVY AVALANCHE #B29290A....................$24,995 07 PONTIAC G5 #BP5025............................$11,995 07 CHEVY MONTANA #BP5036.......................$14,995 07 CADILLAC STS #BP5052..........................$30,995 07 JEEP LIBERTY #BP5056................................$$$ 07 PONTIAC G6 #TP5115............................$12,917 07 FORD FOCUS #TP5129...........................$10,899 07 DODGE RAM #TP5160............................$21,249 07 CHEVY SILVERADO #T20G3747A...................$14,989 07 CHEVY SILVERADO #TP5207.....................$14,998 08 PONTIAC G6 Many To Choose From Starting At...........$10,987 08 DODGE NITRO #NP0978..........................$14,797 08 DODGE GR CARAVAN #NP1039...................$13,771 08 CHEVY MALIBU #BP4972.........................$13,995 08 DODGE AVENGER #BP4981.......................$12,995 08 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER #BP5013................$13,995 08 CHEVY EQUINOX #BP5037........................$16,995 08 CHRYSLER SEBRING #BP5038....................$11,995 08 PONTIAC G5 #BP5042............................$12,999

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06 PONTIAC G6 #A2P279............................$12,576 06 VW JETTA #A2P347..............................$11,887 06 CHEVY SILVERADO #A2P362.....................$14,992 06 CHEVY SILVERADO #A2P361A....................$16,987 06 CHEVY COBALT #A2P324A..........................$8,875 06 LINCOLN ZEPHYR #A2P415.......................$19,290 06 MERCURY MILAN #A2P420.......................$13,937 06 DODGE RAM #A2P439............................$19,974 06 SATURN VUE #A2P440...........................$10,980 06 GMC YUKON #A2P443............................$25,498 06 CHEVY MALIBU #A2P455.........................$11,998 06 BUICK LACROSSE #A09-B846A....................$15,003 06 BUICK LUCENRE #A09B909A1.....................$14,898 06 GMC ENVOY #A2P472............................$14,875 06 JEEP GR. CHEROKE #C10D031A...................$17,995 06 PONTIAC GR PRIX #CA1639......................$10,905 06 CHEVY HHR #CA1653..............................$9,995 06 DODGE RAM 1500 #CA1658......................$19,411 06 JEEP WRANGLER #CE396........................$16,983 06 GMC SIERRA 1500 #T29G3754A...................$19,998 06 LEXUS RX 400H #T20B3716A......................$28,740 06 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #TP5085...................$13,442 06 HUMMER H3 #TP5135............................$19,590 06 PONTIAC G6 Many To Choose From Starting At...........$10,887 06 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #TP5158...................$17,495 06 CHEVY IMPALA #TP5169.........................$11,989 06 CHEVY MALIBU #TP5179.........................$10,998 06 CADILLAC DTS #TP5188..........................$22,929 06 CADILLAC STS #TP5189..........................$20,995 06 NISSAN MURANO #TP5194.......................$17,998 07 DODGE NITRO SXT #NP0948.....................$15,984 07 PONTIAC G6 #NP0960............................$11,814 07 DODGE GR CARAVAN #NP0981...................$16,987 07 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT #NP0982...................$14,694 07 DODGE GR CARAVAN #NP0983...................$14,989 07 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNRTY #NP1000...............$16,887 07 CHEVY EXPRESS #NP1015.......................$12,997 07 CHRYSLER PACIFICA #NP1019...................$16,487 07 DODGE NITRO SLT #NP1022......................$17,994 07 DODGE CALIBER #NP1030.........................$9,997 07 CHRYSLER SEBRING #NP1044...................$10,994

08 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY #BP5045..............$15,995 08 SATURN AURA #BP5046..........................$13,995 08 JEEP LIBERTY #BP5054..........................$16,995 08 CHEVY IMPALA #A2P446.........................$12,605 08 FORD TAURUS #A2P386...............................$17,983 08 CHYRSLER PT CRUISER #A2P392..................$9,206 08 CHEVY UPLANDER #A2P469......................$13,949 08 DODGE AVENGER #CA1618.......................$10,988 08 CHEVY IMPALA Many To Choose From Starting At. . . . . . . .$13,778 08 DODGE RAM 1500 #CA1632......................$18,425 08 DODGE DAKOTA #CA1641........................$19,686 08 DODGE CALIBER #CA1646........................$11,425 08 DODGE CARGO van #CA1654.....................$13,865 08 CHEVY SILVERADO #T29G3755A...................$42,998 08 PONTIAC GR PRIX #TP5107......................$11,989 08 CHEVY COBALT #TP5111.........................$10,909 08 SATURN VUE #TP5143............................$17,002 08 CHEVY IMPALA #TP5150.........................$15,393 08 CHEVY COBALT #TP5162.........................$10,200 08 PONTIAC G6 #TP5181............................$12,998 08 PONTIAC SOLSTICE #TP5190.....................$28,775 08 GMC SIERRA 1500 #T293712A....................$28,998 09 DODGE NITRO #CA1650..........................$17,995 09 CHEVY MALIBU LTZ #CA1655.....................$17,962 09 JEEP GR CHEROKEE #C1663.....................$19,998 09 CHRYSLER 300 #CA1671.........................$20,595 09 SATURN AURA #A2P379..........................$13,802 09 FORD MUSTANG #A10-042A......................$18,994 09 CHEVY HHR’S 9 To Choose From....................$10,900 09 TOYOTA YARIS #B29819A.........................$14,995 09 HONDA FIT #B29216A.............................$16,995 09 PONITAC VIBE #B95030..........................$14,995 09 SATURN VUE #BP5047...........................$18,995 OVER 10 - ‘09 CHEVY IMPALA’S STARTING AT. . . .$14,995 09 SATURN OUTLOOK XR #NP0974..................$25,997 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING #NP0984...................$14,967 09 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT 8 #NP0980A...............$38,813 09 DODGE JOURNEY #NP1040.......................$14,979 09 CHEVY COBALT #TP5157.........................$12,906 09 PONTIAC G6 #TP5170............................$13,296

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