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BY STACY TAFFStaff Writerstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—Around 7a.m. the Saturday of CanalDays, members of theOptimist Club of Delphosand Junior Optimists willbe kept busy serving pan-cakes and sausage in theirtent on Main Street. DorisDickman, who is in chargeof the Pancake and SausageBreakfast and the Optimistbingo, says the work startsmuch earlier than that.“We start grilling thesausage at 4:30 in the morn-ing. We grill it on a HollandGrill and it’s our signaturesausage — there’s nowhereelse you’re going to get it,”she said. “Around 6 a.m.,the rest of the crew startscoming in to do the setup and everything else thatneeds to be done.”Dickman is currentlysecretary and treasurer of the Optimist Club. Shehas been involved with thebreakfast since she waspresident of the club backin 1998. The bingo portionbegan before that; around1989.
“I’m basically in chargeof the bingo. I’m not say-ing I do it all but I do alot of it,” she said. “I wasone of the ones who cameto them with the originalidea for the Pancake andSausage Breakfast. Thebingo portion has beengoing for a while but withthe changes in the regula-tions for bingo, we hadto formulate a scholarshipfoundation. The founda-tion is a 501(c)(3) and wedo the bingo through that.Since the foundation is incharge of the bingo andthe club itself is in chargeof the breakfast, they’retechnically two differententities.
Partly cloudytoday andtonight witha chance of showers andthunderstorms.Highs in the mid 80s. Lowsin the lower 70s. See page 2.
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — With five weeks of the 2013 pool seasonunder her belt, Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool ManagerLois McLennan can see what a difference the weather makes.“Last year at this time it was in the 100s and we werepacked,” she said Saturday. “This year, the temperatures arecooler and we’ve had the threat of rain every day for weeks, soattendance is a little down from last year at this time.”The pool averages 200 visitors per day and 400-500 tripsdown the slide. The busiest day of the season so far was June 23with 485 guests. The guards at the top of the slide stairs tickedoff 1,906 trips down the structure. The second-busiest day wasJune 22 with 400 guests and 1,183 trips down the slide.With that many swimmers, MacLennan’s top priority hasto be safety.“We have a lot of people here at one time all doing their ownthing,” MacLennan said. “We have to watch them all.”MacLennan’s staff consists of 33 employees, including 21certified life guards. Training is intensive with certification inthe spring before the pool opens and then MacLennan sched-ules monthly in-service sessions.“We practice different scenarios and how the guards shouldrespond and always practice our life-saving skills,” she said.Safety training is not just for staff, MacLennan said.“I try to educate the parents, as well,” she said. “Floatiesare my biggest issue. They are a great tool for children whoaren’t proficient swimmers but they can give the swimmer andparents false confidence. A swimmer who is wearing floatiesshould not go out farther than they can touch. If they are goingto go out in deeper water, they need a parent or guardian withthem.”
Monday, July 8, 2013
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
‘Despicable Me 2’ tops box office, p4 Knights grab ACME sectionaltitle, p6
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Announcements 4Community 5Sports 6-8World News 9Classifieds 10TV 11
Getting to know ...... The Canal Days OptimistBreakfast and Bingo chair
Pool season very different from last years scorcher
 Klemanreplicatesrailroad engine for birdhouse
Gary Kleman of FortJennings builds birdhousesin his spare time. The one heis holding at left and at topon the right is a replica of aNickel Plate Railroad enginehe made for Wayne Winkle, a retired railroad telegra-pher. Winkle hired out in1957 and worked for 31years with the Nickel Plate.Kleman is a Ford Motor Co.retiree and a driver for Lock16. (Submitted photos)The Delphos Optimists host bingo every year at the Canal Days festival. At left is callerand event chair Doris Dickman. (Delphos Herald file photos)Each year at Canal Days, the Optimists flip hundredsof pancakes on Saturday morning for hungry customers.David Brincefield of Delphos and his son, Emerick, enjoy some quiet time in the DelphosMunicipal Swimming Pool during an adult swim. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)See BINGO, page 12See POOL, page 12
Benefit set forOsting family
A benefit has beenset for July 20 for Danand Barb Osting.Dan was severely injuredin an ATV accident on June8 and was lifeflighted toColumbus where he under-went two major surgeries. Heremains hospitalized in Lima.Barb was diagnosedwith esophageal canceron June 10 after throatsurgery. She is currentlyundergoing chemotherapy.The fundraiser will beheld from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.in the parking lot east of St. John’s High School.Events include pulledpork dinners; raffles, 50-50drawings, a bake sale, silentauction and door prizes; andan exotic petting zoo andpony rides for the kids.For tickets, call or textSue Truesdale at 567-242-9581; Heather Osting at419-236-4193; or Anita(Osting) Aldrich at 419-233-0396. To make a donation,text Terri Wisher at 419-236-5953. To donate a bakesale item, call or text LindaVermule at 419-302-7763.
Queen’s pageantholding drive fortornado victims
The Canal Days QueenPageant is having a DisasterRelief Drive for the victimsof the Oklahoma tornadoesfrom 2-4 p.m. Sunday at theDelphos Recreation Center.Those suffering after thetornadoes struck the areaare still greatly in need of toiletries, baby items, petitems, clothing and gift cardsand financial donationsto help with rebuilding.For questions, pleasecall Director KimberlyOusley at 419-302-3845.
Doty tickets still avail-able
Tickets remain on sale forthe Ohio Logistics 25th annualBrad Doty Classic presentedby Racing Optics at LimalandMotorsports Park Wednesday,featuring the World of Outlaws.The ticket order hotlinenumber is 419-998-3199.Tickets can be orderedby phone 9 a.m.-3 p.m.through Wednesday.Ticket prices are:• Pit Side Reserved Seating(includes pit pass) $40• Spectator ReservedSeating $32• Spectator AdultGeneral Admission $30• Spectator Young AdultGeneral Admission (11-15) $15• Spectator Children GeneralAdmission (10 and under) FreeIn the reserved seating sec-tions, every spectator mustpurchase a reserved seat ticketregardless of age. Seating chartsand schedule of events can beviewed at www.limaland.com.
At 8:15 p.m. Wednesday,while on routine patrol,Delphos Police came intocontact with a vehicle beingdriven by Sarah Strause, 28,of Delphos, at which time itwas found that Strause wasoperating a motor vehiclewhile having her driving priv-ileges suspended.Strause was cited into VanWert Municipal Court on thecharge.At 2:49 a.m. Friday, whileon routine patrol, DelphosPolice came into contact witha vehicle being driven by anunderage female who had nodriver’s license.Upon speaking with her,officers suspected she wasoperating a motor vehicle afterconsuming alcohol. After test-ing the female, it was foundshe was under the legal limitto operate a motor vehicle. Shewas cited into Allen CountyJuvenile Court on the chargeof underage consumption andoperating a motor vehicle with-out a driver’s license.Upon speaking with pas-sengers Peter Vanloo, 19, of Fort Jennings, and DravoneWannemacher, 20, of Delphos,officers suspected they had alsoconsumed alcohol while underthe legal age to do so.Vanloo and Wannemacherwill be charged in LimaMunicipal Court on underageconsumption charges.2 The Herald Monday, July 8, 2013
For The Record
The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 143 No. 17
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerLori Silette
,circulation managerThe Delphos Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.The Delphos Herald is deliv-ered by carrier in Delphos for$1.48 per week. Same daydelivery outside of Delphos isdone through the post officefor Allen, Van Wert or PutnamCounties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio. 405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DELPHOS HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
Naomi “Sally” J., 62, of Elida, funeral services willbegin at 11 a.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Rev.Jim Menke officiating. Burial will follow at Pike MennoniteCemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service atthe funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to thefamily. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.harterandschier.com.
Herbert Brinkman
Jan. 3, 1940-July 5, 2013
Herbert Brinkman, 73, of Glandorf died at 6 a.m. Fridayat the Meadows of Kalida.He was born Jan. 3, 1940,in Miller City to Richardand Beatrice M. (Rechtine)Brinkman, who preceded himin death.He is survived by two broth-ers, Kenneth Brinkman of Kalida and Dennis Brinkmanof Elida; two sisters, MaryMarguerite Miller of Ottovilleand Vivian (Robert) Plescher of Ottawa; and many aunts, uncles,nieces and nephews.He was also precededin death by his step-father,Vincent Hedrick; a brother, LeoBrinkman; a brother-in-law,Donald Miller; and a sister-in-law, Carol Brinkman.Herb worked for Sanco inFremont for nearly 40 years. Helived in the Fifth Street GroupHome in Fremont and had pre-viously lived in a group home inHelena. He enjoyed many hob-bies and crafts and loved WWEWrestling, The Ohio StateBuckeyes, animals and trips tothe zoo. Herb also enjoyed trav-eling and shopping.Herb was a loving man who,once he knew you, would neverforget you. He always had asmile and hug for his family andfriends and truly loved to laughand make his family and friendssmile. He will be greatly missedby many, especially his friendsand co-workers at Sanco andhis best friend of 40 years, MikeHuffman.Mass of Christian Burialwill be at 10:30 a.m. todayat St. John Catholic Church,Glandorf. Father Tony Fortmanwill officiate. Burial will followin the church cemetery.Condolences may beexpressed at www.lovefuneral-home.com.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Partly cloudy witha 40 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Highs in themid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to15 mph.
Mostly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms. Lows inthe lower 70s. Southwest winds 5to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy inthe morning. Then partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms in the after-noon. Highs in the upper 80s.Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
One Year Ago
David R. Clark is a familiarface in the Delphos and Tri-County area as a law enforce-ment officer. He is known forhaving a wicked sense of humorthat he uses in his life, on dutyand off duty, as well as learning athing or two in his 30-plus yearsof service to the community. Somuch so that he was named theDelphos Council 1362 Knightsof Columbus Blue Coat of theYear for the 2011-12 fraternalyear.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Crowned Putnam County junior king and queen wereRichard Schnipke, 18, andSharon Yarnell, 18. Schnipke isthe son of Richard and PauletteSchnipke, Ottawa. He plansto major in music education atBowling Green State University.Queen Sharon is the daughterof Wayne and Betty Yarnellof Continental. A graduate of Miller City High School, shealso plans to major in musiceducation at Bluffton University.A Hardee’s Restaurant willbe constructed at North Canaland Fifth streets. The two housesand print shop will be demol-ished with ground expected to bebroken mid-August for the res-taurant. The fast-food restaurantis expected to seat 120 peopleand employ 60.Beth Norbeck recently grad-uated magna cum laude fromthe University of Toledo with abachelor of education degree inspeech and hearing therapy. Sheis a daughter of Arthur and DorisNeidert of Fort Jennings and a1984 graduate of Fort JenningsHigh School.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Janet Scherger, who will bea junior this fall at Delphos St.John’s High School, has beennotified that the poem she sub-mitted in the Catholic Daughtersof America Division III poetrycontest has placed third in state-wide judging.First Assembly of God wona double header scrimmageFriday night in preparation foropening league games. Nextweek the last non-league gameswill be played: First Assemblyvs. Presbyterians, and EUB vs.Christian Union. After thesegames, the organizational meet-ing will be held in the FirstAssembly of God Church.League games are scheduled tostart July 19.Mrs. Rollin Weaver, GirlScout campsite director, hasannounced that 114 local GirlScouts have registered for daycamp which will be held July15 to 19 at Camp Woodhavenat Lima. Daily departure timehas been set for 8:30 a.m. eachday at the Jefferson school audi-torium. The girls will return toDelphos at approximately 3:30each afternoon.
Woman cited for no licenseThree cited for underage consumptionOfficials say arson in van fire
At 7:20 a.m. Thursday,while on routine patrol,Delphos Police were flaggeddown by a citizen stating that avehicle was on fire on the 300block of South Main Street.Officers responded to thearea and found a van parked atthe rear of a residence on fire.The Delphos Fire Departmentwas called to the scene and putout the fire.Upon investigating, it wasfound that someone had placeda cloth into the gas tank of thevehicle and had set it on fire.Detectives were called tothe scene and will work withthe State Fire Marshall in theinvestigation.
Two handguns missing from residence
At 9:20 a.m. Friday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of HollandAvenue in reference to atheft from a residence in thatarea.Upon officers’ arrival,the victim stated someonehad gained entry into theresidence and had taken two9mm handguns from inside.The case was transferredto the Detectives Bureau forfurther investigation.
 Jennings man arrested for B&E at business
At 12:20 p.m. Saturday,Delphos Police arrested TylerUlch, 19, of Fort Jennings, onan active arrest warrant issuedout of the City of Delphos fora breaking and entering case ata business in the 200 block of Elida Road investigated by thelocal police in June of this year.Ulch was located by depu-ties from the Putnam CountySheriff’s Department and turnedover to officers from the Delphosdepartment.Ulch was transported to theAllen County Jail and held with-out bail on the felony charge.
 Items taken while resident moving
At 9:39 p.m. Saturday,Delphos Police were contact-ed by a resident of the 600block of West Sixth Street inreference to a theft complaint.Upon speaking with thevictim, it was learned the vic-tim was in the process of moving out of the residenceand had removed some itemsprior to the date of the report.Upon returning to the resi-dence to remove more items,it was found someone hadentered the residence and hadtaken items from inside.
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 Heart Land Patriotshear experts onCommon Core
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VAN WERT — Your VanWert County Heart LandPatriots will meet at 7 p.m.Tuesday in the Youth Room,located in the Family LifeCenter of Trinity FriendsChurch, 605 North FranklinSt. in Van Wert.The Patriots will hostpotentially two expertspeakers who will addressvarious aspects on CommonCore, the national educa-tional curriculum attempt-ing to be foisted on anunsuspecting public bythe current administration.Secured for addressing thePatriots is Heidi Huber, of near Cincinatti, who is thefounder of Ohioans AgainstCommon Core, as well as aleader of the SouthwesternOhio Liberty group. Heidibelieves the future of ourRepublic rests in reclaim-ing our children from theState, and reseating ourparental authority over itsmoral and academic educa-tion. She will share her vastknowledge of the develop-ment and implementationof Common Core in Ohio.Potentially paired withher for Tuesday eve-ning’s presentation is JoyPullman, a research fellowof The Heartland Institute,and managing editor of School Reform News. Sheis a much-published authorin several national publi-cations, and is the 2013recipent of the 2013 RobertNovak journalism fellow-ship for in-depth reportingon Common Core nationaleducation standards. Heidiwill present a well-docu-mented power point pre-sentation, while Joy wouldpresent an eye-openingaccount of the data min-ing aspects included inCommon Core.Parents, school boardmembers, and public schoolteachers and administra-tors will find the evening’sprogram worthy of theirinvestment of time duringa busy summer schedule.Further information onthis extremely importantmeeting open to all arearesidents may be obtainedby telephoning Rev. KeithStoller at (419) 968-2869.
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 Annual Youth WiffleballTournament will take placeat 8 a.m. Aug. 3. Thisyear’s tournament will bea round-robin event.Youth teams comprisedof boys or girls age 15 andunder will compete. Theentry fee is $80 or only $8per team member. Teamsare urged to begin sign-ing up members soon, asthe deadline for entries isJuly 29.Entry forms are avail-able at the Convention andVisitors Bureau office at136 E. Main Street, at theVan Wert office at CitizensNational Bank at 1199Westwood Drive, or onlineat www.visitvanwert.org/documents/2013WillfleballRegistrationForm.pdf.For more informationabout all of the events andentertainment going on atthis year’s rib fest visittheir website at www.van-wertribfest.com.
Mystery trips with the YWCA are a mystery
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Who would have thought that you wouldgo to a wolf howl night and howl with thewolves? That is exactly what happened withthe travelers on the YWCA June Mysterytrip. Watching the wolves and the baby redfoxes turned out to be a learning experienceand a howling good time!Other points of interest included watch-ing the new 2014 Subarus being made. Thefascination of an artisan glass blower, whomade a beautiful glass Christmas ornamentand described the delicate process to thegroup. That was followed by a fun pubdinner at the Lafayette Brewing Company.Each person received a glass bead whichshe had designed.A kitchen table hobby of a lady, whichhas turned into a million-dollar businessone bug at a time, amazed everyone. HerCritters are made out of clay and shippedall over the world. Delightful new pocesseshave made the critters very popular and aresold as refrigerator magnets in gift shopseverywhere.The second day turned back the handsof time to the 1920s and the farming tech-niques of that day. A wagon ride to theIndian village through the fields of flow-ers was delightful. The Prophet lived inthe area with Tecumseh. The area is calledProphetstown. The Belgium horse team wasdriven by tour member Haydn Williams.Purdue students run the farm and are work-ing toward being vets some day. They useall the crops on the farm just as they didin the days long ago. The were putting hayin windows with another team of horses.Young college girls were doing the farming.The house was a Sears and Roebuck homeof the day.A lunch at the FUN XXX restaurantincluded their famous XXX root beer. Theowners made the lunch a dining experience.A new item on the menu was introduced thatday … a peanutbutter burger. Named afterone of the famous swimmers of Purdue.A shrimp farm and the wind farms in thearea were visited.Join the YWCA on one of its Mysterytrips — they are always exciting and dif-ferent.Those who enjoyed the mystery includ-ed Jean Goes of Lima, Ralph and MargeKaverman and Cliff and Darla Rahrig, allof Delphos, Jean Mendenhall and MaryMendenhall, both of Van Wert, Jack and PatFrysinger of Celina, Paul and Janet Lenhartof Lima, Marilyn Wagner, Eileen Martz,Dorothy Miller and Alice Grothouse, all of Delphos, Judy Fenton and Louise Renner,both of Van Wert, George and DorothyBonifas of Delphos, Mary Ann Hunt andDixie Hayes, both of Lima, Harold andJanet Merkle, Dean and Jan Osburn, Allanand Barbara Mills, Haydn and LorettaWilliams, all of Van Wert, and Byron andJanet Mohr, escort, also of Van Wert, driverHenry Godeke of Ottawa.
VW among 4 countiesreceiving grant moneyfor emergency generators
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Van Wert County with the help of Van Wert County EmergencyManagement Director Rick McCoy recently purchased new gen-erators with the help of U.S. Homeland Security dollars to be usedby the county in emergency situations. Homeland security grantswere released this past year for competitive regional projects andwere pursued by McCoy for Van Wert as well as surroundingcounties. Twenty generators for four counties were purchasedwith received grant money.McCoy contacted neighboring counties, Mercer, Darke andAuglaize, and advised their EMA directors that he would preparea grant request for the four counties with a proposal describing theneed for generators within these counties. The proposal specifiedthat five generators would be purchased for each county for a totalof 20 generators.McCoy’s grant proposal specified these areas’ need for back-up generators by referencing examples of the derecho wind stormthat swept through the region on June 29, 2012, as well as therecent tornadoes that affected local communities. Each of thesestorms left residents, businesses and facilities, without power fora couple days up to a couple weeks.A proposal for a grant amounting of $21,352 was submittedand approved with Van Wert EMA acting as grant administrator.The project was awarded to Van Wert Fire Equipment, and thegenerators were purchased and arrived last week for delivery toindividual counties.Each of the four counties will be receiving a 17.5 kw, 5.5 kw,3.25 kw and 1.8 kw generator. McCoy stated that in his grantrequest, he specified the need for each county to have five genera-tors in an emergency situation, but also noted that in the event thatonly one county was affected the other three counties could deliv-er an additional 15 generators to this area for a single-county use.
County commissioners discussturbine decommission facts
BY LINDSAY MCCOYDHI Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT - Van WertCounty Commissionersmet in several meetingson Tuesday, one to dis-cuss the possibility of decommissioning windturbines. A request wasmade by residents of Delphos to obtain infor-mation about the processof decommissioning awind turbine as well asto who is left with thecost when this happens.After gathering infor-mation, Van Wert CountyCommissioner ThadLichtensteiger reportedthat if a turbine is out of commission and does notspin for an entire yearthen the turbine must bedecommissioned. Whileturbine specialists do notanticipate this happen-ing, there is also the pos-sibility that somethingmay go wrong.Decommissioning oneof these large turbinescan be very costly, leav-ing landowners with aturbine or turbines ontheir land wary. Alongwith tearing down thistall structure, the largebase of concrete andsteel securing the struc-ture must be removeddown to five feet belowthe ground-surface.In the Van Wert andsurrounding areas, $650million in turbine equip-ment are scattered acrossthe terrain. Due to thisimmense amount of moneyinvested in this technol-ogy, county commission-ers do not expect to seea turbine left uncared forlong enough for it to bedecommissioned.Commissioners didlearn that a $5,000 bondis available for each tur-bine as well as a sal-vage value of $70,000-$80,000 per turbine tohelp meet the needs of decommissioning if itwere required.County commission-ers also met with CharlieKennedy to gain a legalopinion about the optionof filing a suit againsttheir current insurancecarrier. While this routeis not set in stone, itcould be considered.“We have to find a wayto get that money back,”said Lichtensteiger aboutthe $375,000 the county isbeing forced to repay dueto a faulty grant process.
Chamber seeking safety council members
BY ED GEBERTDHI Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT —Businesses interested insaving money on work-ers’ compensation pre-miums are being encour-aged to look into the VanWert Area Safety Council,being offered by the VanWert Area Chamber of Commerce.“Safety Council isdesigned to increasesafety awareness, and togive businesses a poten-tial cost savings benefit ontheir workers’ compensa-tion rates,” said ChamberPresident/CEO SusanMunroe.The program is heldin cooperation with theOhio Bureau of Workers’Compensation. Personsmeet monthly with spe-cial guests at a breakfastmeeting at Willow BendCountry Club to learnmore about specific issuesinvolving occupationalsafety, health issues, reha-bilitation and environmen-tal concerns.Sign-up time is begin-ning to run short. A com-pleted registration form isdue at the chamber officeby July 23. Last year, safe-ty council members earnedtotal rebates of nearly$70,000. That amount is34 percent more than therebates received locallythe previous year. Overall,$1 billion in rebates weregiven back state-widebeginning last week. BWCAdministrator/CEO SteveBuehrer is handing outchecks across the state toraise awareness about therebate.“Tens of thousands of checks are on their way.Those employers payinginto our State InsuranceFund should be on thelookout through July forcorrespondence fromBWC,” stated Buehrer.To qualify for SafetyCouncil rebates, you must join safety council andattend at least 10 meetings,send a qualified senior-level manager to a safetycouncil-sponsored meet-ing and submit workplaceaccident reports for the2013 calendar year.A performance bonuswill be earned by employ-ers who reduce either theseverity or frequency of injuries in their workplaceby 10 percent or remain atzero. Other specific rebatesare available also.Members receive admis-sion to all meetings whichinclude breakfast, admis-sion to the facility tours,admission to the annualawards ceremony, updateson the latest BWC pro-grams and discountoptions, the opportunity tonetwork with other localcompanies and with aBWC regional representa-tive at each meeting.

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