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Paulding County Progress October 16, 2013

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Investigators were on site Tuesday morning at the old Paulding County Jail seeking evidencein the Nancy Eagleson case. A shoe, a piece of cloth and an old license plate were unearthedapproximately two weeks ago by owners of the old jail, Jeff and Cassie Hollis. The Hollises’were in the process of restoring the old building when they discovered the items.
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PAULDING – A FifthQuarter party for teenswill be held Friday, Oct.18, after the Paulding foot-ball game in the parkinglot of the FirstPresbyterian Church.Everyone is welcome toenjoy free pizza, pop,Christian music, gamesand more, following thefootball game.The church parking lotis located at the corner of Williams and Carolinestreets.
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PAULDING – PauldingCounty Carnegie Librarywill host a “Return toNeverland” fall extrava-ganza event on Tuesday,Oct. 22. Everyone is wel-come to attend betweenthe hours of 6-8 p.m..
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Hollis got the shoe out for this reporter tolook at; even though it is deteriorated, one cantell it was a black shoe, high heeled and a smallsize.Could this be Nancy Eagleson’s shoe?After discussing the find, he asked that the
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contact the Eagleson family aboutwhat was found and ask if they wanted to see it.The Eagleson family was contacted andasked what color and size Nancy’s shoe was.They then were told a shoe similar to that of  Nancy’s had been found. The goal was not toraise their hopes, but to let them know some-thing had been discovered.The Eagleson family then contacted theHollises and made an appointment to go see theevidence on Friday. The mother of NancyEagleson, Bettie, remained in the car for healthreasons, but her daughters Sheryl and Merrillasked her to describe the shoe prior to showingit to her.The shoe was placed in a plastic bag and wastaken out to Bettie to see if it was indeed Nancy’s shoe. Bettie identified the shoe as being like the ones Nancy had been wearing.Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers wasthen notified. Sheriff Landers took the shoe andcloth as evidence and told the Hollises not to letanyone near where the items had been re-moved.Landers said he would call the officials fromthe National Center for Missing and ExploitedChildren to get instructions on how to handlethe find. This organization was in PauldingCounty two years ago and investigated the case.A spokesman for NCMEC said Friday after-noon that it had been made aware of the find.
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING – A small-size ladies black shoehas been uncovered at the old Paulding CountyJail site. Could it be missing evidence from theunsolved Nancy Eagleson murder case, sup- posedly stored in the old jail?A shoe, along with the slain teen’s dress,scarf, purse and her personal belongings, disap- peared after her November 1960 death andhave not been found.Recently, the owners of All TradesRestoration Company, Jeff and Cassie Hollis,have been working on restoring the old jail,which they purchased from the county earlier this year. Plans were under way for some toursand overnight paranormal investigations.When speaking with Hollis about their plansfor haunted jail tours for Halloween, Hollis re-vealed some of the things he had unearthed inthe basement. The Hollises had heard somethings about the Nancy Eagleson case, butthought the evidence just consisted of paper-work.This reporter spoke to Jeff about the missing belongings of Nancy Eagleson and told himwhat some of the items were, including a shoe.He then said, “You won’t believe this, but Ifound a shoe.”In the process of restoration, a crew workingin the basement last week had knocked out parts of a wall underneath a vent. Behind thewall was a narrow passageway between stonewalls. They began leveling the dirt on the floor and uncovered an old shoe, a piece of materialand an old license plate. They also found nu-merous bones, which turned out to be animalremains. At that point, they had stopped dig-ging.
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The sisters of slain teen Nancy Eagleson, Sheryl and Merrill, look at the ladies shoe recentlyuncovered at the old Paulding Jail.
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PAULDING – Authoritiesare searching for an areaman who has been indictedin connection with lastweek’s robbery at a Grover Hill gas station.“Due to the overwhelm-ing amount of tips called or e-mailed into the sheriff’soffice, deputies were able toaggressively investigate theRoss’s Gas Station robbery,which occurred Oct. 4,” ac-cording to Sheriff JasonLanders. “To date, the inves-tigation has resulted in an in-dictment for one of the indi-viduals whom authorities believe is responsible for thecrime.“On Oct. 10, deputies pre-sented this case to the grand jury, which returned an in-dictment for the arrest of 34-year-old James RobertReynolds of Fort Jennings.Reynolds was indicted onone count of aggravated rob- bery, a felony of the seconddegree.“We know there is a sec-ond white male still uniden-tified at this time,” accordingto Landers. “We will followleads as they continue tocome in. Our informationtells us Reynolds is on therun. We will need the pub-lic’s help to locate him. I amgrateful for all the tips weare receiving in this case. Alot of our success to getReynolds indicted camefrom a joint effort involvingthe Putnam County Sheriff’sOffice, Van Wert CountySheriff’s Office and theAdult Parole Authority. Thisis another fine example of multiple agencies workingtogether to resolve a horriblecrime.”If anyone has informationregarding this robbery or thewhereabouts of the suspects, please contact the sheriff’soffice in Paulding at 419-399-3791.Individuals can also leaveinformation via Facebook bysearchingFacebook/Paulding CountySheriffs Office. View thewebsite at www.pauldin-gohsheriff.com and leave anemail for the sheriff. Leavean anonymous tip via thewebsite by scrolling to the bottom of any page andclicking on “Send us ananonymous tip.”
James Reynolds, pic-tured here in a 2008 bookingphoto, is being sought byauthorities.
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Sophomore Emily Derck (left) and sophomore AnnieMiesle (right) doing the news for the day.
 
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Cable servicelooks to end Dec. 1 in Payne
By JOE SHOUSE
PAYNE – The Payne VillageCouncil learned its cable TVservice will terminate Dec. 1.Mayor Terry Smith reporteda letter was received by all Newwave Communicationcustomers announcing servicewould terminate Dec. 1.“For economic reasons thecompany will cease operationin Payne, but in the meantimewill actively pursue new own-ership. There are other optionsthat we will explore in order tokeep cable service in our com-munity,” said Smith.opportunity to be in front of the camera, but have enjoyedlearning from behind thescenes. Provines admits shedoesn’t like watching herself on television, but feels it will be beneficial in the future.“She is one of those stu-dents who is a natural whendoing the announcements,”said Bagley.Conley, a senior cheer-leader, plans to become a trav-eling nurse.“Being in front of the cam-era makes me nervous, but Ithink it will help me when Ihave to deal with people as anurse later on in life,” shesaid.Clara Simoncelli, a foreignexchange student fromGermany, is excited about theopportunity to be a part of theclass. Simoncelli had her turnto co-anchor a couple of weeks ago, and, according toBagley did a great job.“Everything I do is helpingmy English skills. It’s a nicestart to the day to come toschool and write these storiesand articles. This has been agreat help for me,” saidSimoncelli.Teamwork is the key tohaving this type of produc-tion. Bagley is thankful to theschool board and superintend-ent Pat Ross for recognizingthe importance of this pro-gram.“It is exciting having thedistricts support the studentsand adults who see howworthwhile this form of com-munication can be for the stu-dents,” she said.“But the kids are the drivingforce and they are motivatedto learn and to improve their communication skills in a waythat may not is not offered atmany other schools.”the principal used to share the“announcements for the day”over the speaker. Under theleadership of teacher and headlibrarian, Kayla Bagley, thestudents have embraced theidea of developing the entire10-minute segment that is broadcast live each morningon televisions located in eachclassroom.In addition to the normalschool announcements is the pledge to the American flag,the daily cafeteria menu,sports news, special an-nouncements featuring stu-dents and teachers as well as aweather report offered by afourth grader.On the day I attended, the production was presented byco-anchors Emily Derck andAnnie Miesle, both sopho-mores, with Morgan Knicelyoffering the weather.Tucked away in a smallroom located near the libraryis a series of computers used by the tech crew. A small plat-form is centered in the roomfor the anchors to stand and acamera is placed in an areasuitable for shooting the re- port. Located on the wall be-hind the anchor duo is a greenscreen in order to have the proper background for broad-casting.Known as StudentTechnology Service, or “techcrew” for short, is a group of volunteers who come in prior to going on the air at 7:50 a.m.to make sure everything isready for broadcast. The four who were in the control areawere freshman Derek Reeb, junior Jacob O’Donnell, jun-ior Kayla Burns and sopho-more Erik Buchan.Also, as a part of the crewand working behind thescenes were Aaron O’Donnelland Matt Dooley.“This group will rotate their  jobs from time to time, butJacob (O’Donnell) is usuallythe one we look to when prob-lems come up. He is very gift-ed in what he does,” saidBagley.In order to be prepared for the broadcast the followingday, Bagley’s broadcast jour-nalism class is responsible for getting everything ready andin order including announce-ments, birthday recognitions,and feature stories.The members of the jour-nalism class, SamanthaProvines, Clara Simoncelli,and Dayna Conley, also haveAuthorities planned to contin-ue to dig in the jail basementto see if any other items arestill buried.Late Friday, two vans fromthe state’s Bureau of CriminalInvestigation (BCI) were onscene.Landers said that nothingnew was found Friday.Digging was suspended for the weekend and Monday’sColumbus Day holiday, butresumed Tuesday morning.Could this be a long-await-ed break in this over 50-year-old murder case? If it is notEagleson’s shoe, whose is it?And why was it buried in awalled-up tunnel deep under-neath the historical structure?
 Additional reporting byProgress editor MelindaKrick.
 Jail tours may beoffered later 
PAULDING – Jeff andCassie Hollis of All TradesRestoration are the owners of the old Paulding County Jail.The couple had plans to offer haunted jail tours for Halloween, plus overnight in-vestigations with paranormalgroups. Those plans have hadto be placed on hold until theinvestigation is completed onitems that were recently un-earthed in the basement andcould be potential evidence.
(See related story.)
It has been repeatedly saidthe old building is hauntedwith spirits that roam the hallsand rooms. Jeff and Cassiesaid tours may be offered at alater date.
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Matt Dooley looks over the shoulder of tech crew members Derek Reeb and Jacob O’Donnellas they check the teleprompter.
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Fourth grader Morgan Knicely (right) practices before giving the morning weather report.Behind her, second graders Reid Lichty and Falynn McAlexander get ready to lead the Pledgeof Allegiance for that day.
Levy passage important to PEVS bottom line
By JOE SHOUSECorrespondent
PAULDING – In the Nov. 5election, Paulding ExemptedVillage School District will beseeking the renewal of the op-erating expense levy that hasbeen in place since 1981.If passed, the 2.36 mills willgenerate $418,250 each year for five years beginning in2014 through 2018.The original levy, whenpassed in 1981, was consid-ered an emergency levy andaccording to district treasurer Maria Rellinger, that same ver-biage must be used for the re-newal.“The first time the levy was placed on the ballot it was anemergency levy for 8.0 mills.This is the seventh time wehave placed the ‘emergency’levy on the ballot and eachtime the millage has been re-duced,” said Rellinger.Paulding Schools has thereputation of providing qualityeducational opportunities for its students, and with the pass-ing of the levy, that traditionwill continue. Paulding has re-ceived an excellent rating thelast three years and in order tocontinue offering students thenecessary educational tools,the funding of this levy is para-mount.“The bottom line is that thelevy is going to help our stu-dents and it will allow us theopportunity to remain a schoolwith an excellent status in theyears to come,” said superin-tendent William Hanak.Due to the financial chal-lenges all school districts arefacing, Paulding is on the cut-ting edge of seeking ways tocurb expenses without harm-ing the students’ education.“The district looks at waysto curtail expenses and keepcosts low. We look at our needsand we make necessary adjust-ments. For example, two yearsago, we went from doubleroutes to a single route withour busing and we have saved$150,000 each year,” saidRellinger.Cost-cutting measures areconsidered as a result of moni-toring the staff-student ratio.The school board and staff works at meeting the needs of all students. However, for ex-ample, one area of importanceis in the special education de- partment where personnel aredetermined by the numbers of special education students with particular needs. When schoolenrollment changes, so willfaculty numbers.Another area where cuttingcosts are important is in thevarious lease agreements aswell as everyday purchases.Those making such decisionson various purchases are al-ways looking for the most costeffective way to save dollarswithin the district.According to Rellinger, whohas been the district treasurer since 2009, three areas helpdetermine how funding is dis-tributed.“We have to consider infla-tion, special education needs,and technology. Also, in thesociety we live in today, wehave seen a greater need for se-curity. We continue to makenecessary upgrades on our se-curity in such a way to makeour campus as safe as possiblefor our students,” saidRellinger.With the fluctuation of statefunding from year to year, thefive-year renewal levy enablesPaulding Schools to preparefor change.“We must be ready whenchange comes and state moneymay not be what we anticipat-ed. The passing of this renew-al will encourage the staff towork hard at being a part of anexcellent school district. Wemust do our part to spendwisely and in the best interestof our students,” said Hanak.
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Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers is shown ex-plaining his steps in how theshoe will be handled.
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A small-size ladies black shoe was found in one of the jailpassageways, about seven or eight feet back from where abricked-up wall was removed. Also uncovered were a piece of fabric and an old license plate.
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Reduction sought for E911 levy renewal
By DENISE GEBERSProgress Staff Writer
Local voters will consider a re- placement levy for the county’sEnhanced 911 (E911) system this November. It will be for just a portionof the current 1.2 mills, at 1.074 mills.This is a reduction of 0.126 mills or 10.5 percent.Lt. Brion Hanenkratt, E911 coordi-nator at the Paulding County Sheriff’sOffice said this change is beingsought for practical reasons.That reason is that the current levyis based on 1999 assessments, whichare far different from today’s levels.“If we had kept a straight replace-ment at 1.2 mills, that would havegenerated too much money,” saidHanenkratt. “In 2018, our carryover would be between $400,000-500,000.We just don’t need that.”Although he said a carryover isnecessary in case of equipment fail-ure, that degree is not fiscally respon-sible to the county’s residents.“We are projecting over the courseof the five-year levy a carryover be-tween $300,000-350,000. That would be a cushion in case a major catastro- phe comes up.”This is not unreasonable. Lastyear’s June derecho caused seriousdamage to other counties’ equipmentwhich resulted in their radios beingdown for extended periods of time.“We were lucky we didn’t have torepair/replace our tower. In 2010, wespent around $150,000 to upgradeand purchase that tower. Just an ex-ample of things we can’t plan for.”noted Lt. Hanenkratt.Another example of expenses thatwould come out of a carryover wasthe update from wide-band to narrow- band radio frequencies was required by the FCC by the first of this year.“These things we have no controlover, but must become compliant or  be fined,” said Lt. Hanenkratt.He also noted that as a renewal(versus the replacement) the assessedvalues would have remained thesame. This would have come close to putting the E911 system in the holeduring the levy’s lifetime.“We want to keep the phonesmanned and be responsible to the tax payers,” Hanenkratt said. “In the caseof equipment failure we need to get itrepaired as soon as possible and thatdoesn’t come cheap.”Planning for the future is important, but the major percentage of moneygenerated by the E911 levy goes to-ward paying dispatchers’ wages andrelated expenses.When fully staffed, the E911 com-munications center has five full-timedispatchers plus four part-time dis- patchers. Currently there are four full-time communications officers puttingin overtime hours with the part-timersfilling in as needed to cover vacations,sick days, etc. of the regular staff.“We’d like to get up to fullstaffing,” said Hanenkratt. “I want people to understand that this moneyis for when you call 911 in the middleof the night someone is there is to an-swer your call.”Communications officers not onlyanswer 911 calls and regular incom-ing calls, but also dispatch all countylaw enforcement personnel, EMS andfire units on a continual basis.Equipment that falls in the E911funding area includes the radio tower,computer servers, telephones withrecording system, monitors, the radio base unit, repeaters with their back-ups, the network backup and a tempo-rary offsite dispatching terminal incase of emergencies.If passed, the replacement reduc-tion would begin next year andwouldn’t be collected until 2015.Passage would generate around$400,000 annually. This year’s budg-et for the communications center was$344,000.Currently, the 1.2 mill levy which passed in 2008, generates $297,196annually. This year’s carryover is pro- jected to be $88,000. Specific figurescan be seen at the sheriff’s office dur-ing normal business hours.Lt. Hanenkratt, who has been the911 coordinator since January, andSheriff Jason Landers have been andwill continue to address meetings of township trustees, village councilsand organizations about the impor-tance of this levy.Anyone who would like one of them to address their organization’sgathering should contact the sheriff’soffice at 419-399-3791.Paulding County’s E-911Committee was approved by thecounty commissioners in June. It isgoverned by Ohio Revised Codeguidelines. Members include the sher-iff, Lt. Hanenkratt, Commissioner Fred Pieper, Paulding Mayor GregWhite, Paulding Township TrusteeJay Dangler, Oakwood Police Chief Mark Figert, Paulding Fire Chief Todd Weidenhamer, Oakwood EMSrepresentative Pam Erford and privatecitizen Kim Sutton.These people may also be able toanswer questions about the levy.“I would like to thank the folks thatserve on the E911 AdvisoryCommittee,” said Sheriff Landers. “They spent time going over figures to ensure our communicationscenter can operate for the five year pe-riod of the levy.”“A renewal would not have made itfive years, and a standard replacementsimply generated too much carryover after five years. This replacementwith reduction gives us enoughmoney to operate at full staff and areasonable amount of projected carry-over in the event we experienceequipment failure or some other un-foreseen expense.”
 
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents.Funeral services were con-ducted Saturday, Oct. 12 atSt. Paul Evangelical LutheranChurch, Paulding, with theRev. Karen Stetins officiat-ing. Burial was in WiltsieCemetery, Payne. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, wasin charge of arrangements.Donations may be made toSt. Paul Evangelical LutheranChurch.Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
DONNA HAHN1909-2013
ANTWERP – Donna Hahn,103, of Antwerp, died Sunday,Oct. 13 at Vancrest of Antwerp.Her service will be at 10 a.m.Thursday, Oct. 17, with visita-tion one hour prior at MountCalvary Lutheran Church of Antwerp.Visitation will be from 2-4and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.16 at Dooley Funeral Home,Antwerp.
DELNA YOH1940-2013
PAULDING – Delna RaeYoh, 73, of Paulding, died at6:46 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 atLima Memorial Hospital.
RITA LAMBERT1926-2013
ANTWERP – Rita Lam-bert, 87, of Antwerp, passedaway Tuesday, Oct. 8 at TheGardens of Paulding.
EVA SESLAR 1926-2013
ANTWERP – Eva Maxine(Morris) Seslar, age 87,passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8at Hickory Creek NursingHome, Hicksville.
JOAN BURTCH1930-2013
PAULDING – M. JoanBurtch, age 83, died Wednes-day, Oct. 9 at CHP Hospice,Defiance.She was born April 11,1930 in St. Marys, the daugh-ter of Edward and Iris (Hen-schen) Kuns. On Aug. 28,1949, she married Karl
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spicePreheat oven to 350° In alarge bowl, mix all ingredi-ents together and pour into asheet cake pan. Bake at 350°for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cakecool and then add frosting.
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1 8-ounce package creamcheese2 sticks of softened butter 1/2 c. chopped nutsBox of powder sugar Mix well and spread oncake after it is cool.Since this is pumpkin sea-son, the column is devoted totwo reader favorite recipesthis week involving this tastyautumn garden goodie. Therewill be more about the hap- penings in the Eicher house-hold next week.
PUMPKIN SHEETCAKE
2 cups sugar 4 eggs1 cup vegetable oil2 cups flour 1 cup chopped nuts2 cups fresh pumpkin or 1 can1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. baking soda
PUMPKIN PIE
1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon pumpkin piespice1 teaspoon salt2 eggs, separated1 cup pumpkin1 cup milk Combine dry ingredients.Add egg yolks, milk and pumpkin. Fold in beaten eggwhites. Bake at 400° for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 1 9-inch pie.Burtch, who survives. Shewas a member of St. PaulEvangelical LutheranChurch, where she waschurch organist for over 60years. She was a piano/organteacher, teaching many of Paulding’s musicians fromthe 1950s through the 1980s.She attended nursing schoolat age 52 and was employed by the Paulding County Hos- pital for 12 years as an LPN.Paulding Business and Pro-fessional Women’s Associa-tion named Joan Woman of the Year in 1984.She is survived by her hus- band, Karl Burtch, Paulding;four sons, David Burtch of Woodland Hills, Calif., Mike(Mary) Burtch of Houston,Doug (Nancy) Burtch of Paulding and Bill Burtch of Memphis, Tenn.; two daugh-ters, Karla (Mike Griggs)Burtch of Cincinnati andJoanie (Steve) Goyings,Paulding; a brother, Bill(Nancy) Kuns, Memphis; twosisters, Janice Fernow of Clearwater, Fla. and SallyHarper, LaJunta, Colo.; 13
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VAN WERT An opencall is extended to all singers,age high school throughadults, to participate in VanWert’s First PresbyterianChurch 2013 Christmas Can-tata, “A City Of The King” byJack Coleman.The cantata will be pre-sented at 10 a.m. Sunday,Dec. 8.Rehearsals begin at 8 p.m.today, Oct. 16 in the sanctu-ary and will run everyWednesday night throughDec. 4. For additional infor-mation call 419-363-2235.
Saturday, Oct. 19Praise Team
PAYNE – The Payne St.Paul United MethodistChurch is hosting an eveningof praise music at 7 p.m., Sat-urday, Oct. 19. Featuredsingers will be the EdgertonWesleyan Praise Team.This event is open to the public and a free will offeringwill be accepted.The church is located onthe corner of Townline andMain in Payne.
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THE PAULDING COUNTY PROGRESS GOES TO LONDON – Regina Lucas and her daughter,Cyndi Hancock, recently enjoyed six days touring London, England. Visiting Buckingham Palaceand enjoying a dinner cruise on the Thames River were highlights of the trip. Cyndi is employedby McKesson Pharmaceutical in Lakeland, Fla. The trip was given as an award to her as a com-pany 2013 Presidential Club recipient. Their source for exclusive Paulding County news? ThePaulding County Progress! Are you headed to some distant, exotic destination? Take theProgress along with your camera and send a photo and a little information about your trip toprogress@progressnewspaper.org.
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ByJIM LANGHAM
‘Someday you’ll understand’ 
whistling through a paper, playing a toy piano and Kirstendancing with sunglasses on and banging on imaginary drums.One of the mysteries of childhood is how children pick up on certain people, places or things and bring them by os-mosis into their own world.Somewhere, Kirsten saw the picture of an artistically beau-tiful temple in Chicago. Duringher first visit there to see her Aunt Sandi, she wanted to seethe magnificent structure.Fortunately, it was open, sothey were actually able to goinside and walk around. Whenthey got into the spacious sanc-tuary, she pointed toward theceiling, void of any pictures,and said, “Look, there’s Jesus,He’s up there at the top.” Now, when anyone asks hewhere Jesus is, she says, “He’sin that temple in Chicago.”In fact, she loves to recreatethe temple when she and AuntJulie sit on the floor and buildentire cities of structures with building blocks and imagina-tion.The biggest thing going onin her life right now is “pottytraining.” It was happening acouple of weeks ago when weShe calls me “Booger,” andlaughs the moment I walk intothe room.“Grandpa’s funny,” she saidlast weekend as we sat in the backseat together on our wayto a lunch on Saturday. Of course, we had just broken arice cake together, our own lit-tle special, “breaking of the bread.”The joy of hearing her say, “Ilike Grandpa’s food,” was amoment of ecstasy, anepiphany of the heart as threegenerations of memories con-verged on my mind at the sametime. I recalled how I used tostand beside my GrandpaLangham’s pipe stand inWoodburn and threaten to stick my hand down into it.“Oh, you don’t want to dothat,” he would say. “There’salligators down there.”Forward to the next genera-tion. I will never forget the mo-ments when my parents wouldwatch our three children whileJoyce and I would go away for a couple of days.“They’re all yours,” my dadwould say. “I have themspoiled, now you can figure outhow you want to deal with it.”As quick as the song, “Sun-rise, Sunset,” from “Fiddler onthe Roof,” states, the next gen-eration passes and there I amwith our granddaughter,Kirsten, sitting on my lap as we pretend that we are sneezingand our nose goes flying acrossthe room.What a hilarious time it wasat our son’s a couple of weeksago when he recorded our fam-ily band, each member con-tributing an instrument such asclapping blocks of wood,took her to Wrigley Field to a baseball game. In fact, she en- joyed the praise so much for telling us that she had to go,that she would even “have togo” many times when the tripwasn’t necessary.Such was the case, her dadthought, in the seventh inningwhen once again she said, “Ihave to go potty.” To that hereplied, “Kirsten, you’ve al-ready gone 10 times during thegame. You don’t have to goagain.”Within seconds he jumpedup and said, “We have to go.”He was soaked, she wassoaked, this wasn’t a “wolf cry.” It was the real deal, aunique memory from her firstmajor league baseball game!This past Saturday, it hap- pened again, in another sense.We were sitting in Ruby Tues-day enjoying the salad bar when daughter Sandi went tothe bathroom.Kirsten, of course, wanted togo with her. When Sandi re-turned, she was laughing hys-terically and reported thatKirsten had wadded up a huge piece of toilet paper, handed itto Sandi and said, “Don’t for-get the paper.”From mealtime prayers, torock band drummer, to seeingher “nose” go flying across theroom, to seeing her cuddle upin her grandma’s arms to listento a story (many stories whenit’s time to stall at bedtime),she’s quite a bundle of joy, aloving gift from Heaven thatgives meaning to my dad’sstatement one time when hehad three grandchildren piledon his lap, “Someday you’llunderstand.”
CMH to present freeprogram on coloncancer prevention
HICKSVILLE – Michael Kooistra Jr., MD will present“Colon Health” as part of the Lunch & Learn Series at 11a.m. Oct. 30 at Community Memorial Hospital inHicksville. The presentation will be held in CommunityRooms 1 & 2.According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preven-tion (CDC) publication in July of this year, colon cancer isthe second leading cause of cancer deaths in the UnitedStates. Each year, approximately 140,000 Americans are di-agnosed with cancer in the colon or rectum and 50,000 diefrom it. This presentation will discuss how to prevent coloncancer and how to identify the symptoms.Dr. Kooistra did his undergraduate work at Taylor Uni-versity and earned his medical degree from Indiana Univer-sity School of Medicine. He is a member of the AmericanAcademy of Family Physicians and the Christian Medicaland Dental Association.This lunch and learn educational session is geared to-wards senior citizens, but anyone is welcome to attend.There is no charge to attend this event, and a complimentary brunch is provided by the hospital. A nurse will also be onhand to take and record blood pressure measurements.Reservations are required and can be made by contactingLori at 419-542-5560.
Business News 
New service manager named
OTTAWA – 
Archbold Equipment Company announcesMichael Erford as the new service manager at the Ottawalocation. Erford joins a s
taff of over 12 employees and will be supervising the service technicians.He graduated from Patrick Henry High School and has beenactive in agriculture for over 41 years. Erford is at home inMalinta, and loves tractor pulling, camping and spending timewith his children and grandchildren.Archbold Equipment Company has six locations, includingfour in Ohio. For more information, visit www.archboldequip-mentco.com.

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