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The Beacon - October 17, 2013

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I just wanted everybody to know that I washonored to be placed in charge of the weatherlast weekend for the Oak Harbor Apple Fes-tival and the Marblehead Lighthouse Festival.How did I do???
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The E.L.M.s Community Meal will be heldtonight (Thursday, October 17) hosted by St.Thomas Episcopal and Peace Lutheran Churchin Port Clinton. It will be held at the St. Thom-as Fellowship Hall, 214 E. Second Street from5 until 6 p.m. This month’s menu features spa-ghetti and meatballs with all the trimmings.
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Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is BrianMolnar of Put-in-Bay who was one of 273 in-dividuals who found our friendly sh hidingin the ad for Bassett’s Market on page 5A inlast week’s Beacon. Brian wins our weekly $20gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll behiding Wylie again this week. If you nd him,drop off an entry form at our ofce in the Bea-con Place Business Center or click on the FindWylie Icon at our website, www.thebeacon.net.
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The Port Clinton Business and ProfessionalWomen’s Celebrity Server evening will be heldnext Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1812 Food and Spir-its from 6 to 8 p.m. My old friend Mike “MadDog” Adams will provide the entertainment.Proceeds help support the BPW’s Women’sScholarship Program.
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Who has the best Pizza in Ottawa County?This coming Tuesday, Oct. 22, is the 4th An-nual Port Clinton Rotary Pizza Challenge tobe held at the Moose Club on West LakeshoreDrive. It’s “all you can eat” pizza from 13 lo-cal pizza places all for just $10 for adults and$5 for seniors 65 and over and kids under 12.Doors open at 4 p.m.
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The Oak Harbor Athletic Boosters are hold-ing their Fall Rafe. First place is a 39” Sony TV, second place is a 40,000 BTU Char Broilgas grill and third place is a $200 gift certi-cate to Tanks Meats in Elmore. Tickets are $2each or 3 for $5 and can be purchased at Oak Harbor Hardware, Priesman Printers, Family Hair Center in Oak Harbor or by calling 419-8707-1342. The drawing will be held at half-time of Oak Harbor’s last home football gameon Nov. 1.
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The Port Clinton VFW Post 2480 will beholding their Reverse Rafe and Roast Beef Dinner this Saturday, Oct. 19. Just $25 gets youthe dinner, one beverage, a rafe ticket andcover charge for the Ottawa County BluegrassBand that will play starting at 9 p.m. Only 100tickets will be sold with a $500 top prize as wellas other prizes. You need not be a VFW mem-ber to participate. The rafe begins at 7 p.m.
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“Pinot for Paws” will be held this Sunday from 5-7 p.m. to benet the Humane Society of Ottawa County. This private wine tastingwill be held at Firelands Winery, 917 BardsharRd. in Sandusky. Tickets are $15 which entitles you to 5 tastings, light refreshments and a si-lent auction.
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Port Clinton High School will conduct theOHSAA Mandated Winter Sports ParentMeeting tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the HighSchool. Parents and athletes of a winter sportare required to attend this meeting.
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The Walleye Madness Committee is hold-ing a special fundraiser at Mango Mama’s, 40N. Madison Street in downtown Port Clintonthis Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 8 p.m. Thetheme for this year’s event is “Conga for theCause” with entertainment provided by the Is-land Doctor. Author Bob Adamov will also beon hand for a book signing. Admission is $10and each ticket is entered into the Grand PrizeRafe valued at over $600. There will also be aseparate rafe for a 40” TV. This year’s WalleyeMadness Slogan is in keeping with the Battleof Lake Erie Bi-Centennial: “We have met theWalleye and they are Ours”!
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James D’Leon, an incredible pianist, will bethe featured artist for the rst of this season’sFirelands Musical Arts Series. His concert be-gins at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 19 at Fire-lands Presbyterian Church on East HarborRd. east of Port Clinton. Tickets are $15 at thedoor. Children and students are admitted free.
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I received a note from Dean Rothaar, PCHSGraduate from the class of 1968. He recently visited with classmate Jackie Robinson whois a resident at the Arizona Veterans Home.Jackie suffered a stroke some time ago whichhas affected his speech and mobility. He alsolost a leg to diabetes. However, according toDean, he still has that great smile and infec-tious laugh that many of his classmates willremember. Jackie didn’t graduate from PCHS,as he moved to Arizona after the Erie Army Depot closed in 1966. He went on to becomea 3-sport star for Yuma High School. He nodoubt would love to hear from old friends.His address is: Jackie Robinson-D233/B, C/OArizona State Veterans Home, 4141 North S.Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012-1832.
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This Sunday, Oct. 20, is the Annual GermanFest at Otterbein North Shore RetirementCommunity. It will be held from Noon to 2p.m. The entry fee is $8 for a full meal or $6for a half meal, dine in or carry out. They willalso have entertainment by the Polka PiratesGerman Band, tours and golf cart rides andpatio home tours. For more information, call419-798-8203.
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The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club will holdtheir second annual Night at the Races on Fri-day evening, Nov. 15, at Lock, Dock and Barrelon Buckeye Blvd. Tickets and horses are avail-able from any Kiwanian you may see or canbe purchased at The Beacon ofce at 205 SECatawba Rd. Suite G. Save the date for a nightof great fun!
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Tickets are now available for the St. Joseph/Marblehead Knights of Columbus Clam Bakeand Chicken Dinner to be held on Saturday,Oct. 26, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph’sChurch Hall on Barclay St. in Marblehead.This year’s Clam Bake will benet the Dan-bury Food Pantry. Tickets are $9.95 for achicken dinner only and $19.95 for the ClamBake which includes a dozen clams, a half-chicken dinner, sweet potato, corn on the coband beverage. Extra clams will be available for$10 a dozen. Pre-sale tickets can be purchasedby calling Bob Wisniewski at 419-734-5018 orRich Kulaga at 419-732-7014.
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The Port Clinton Athletic Boosters have setthe date for their Annual Reverse Rafe. It willbe Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Port Clinton ElksLodge. This is their ONLY fundraiser of the year. The Grand Prize will be $7,500. Ticketsare $100 each which includes one Prime Rib/Chicken buffet dinner. Additional dinner tick-ets may be purchased for $20 each. They may be purchased from any Booster Club ofcer orby contacting Rich Kokinda (419-734-5231) orJohn Gluth, Jr. (419-732-8826). If you wouldlike to donate an item for the live or silent auc-tions, contact Missy Cross (419-341-3656).
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Every year the second full weekend in Oc-tober Oak Harbor holds its annual AppleFestival. This year the 35th annual celebra-tion was held Oct. 11-13. The festival hoststhe Apple Run 5k, a parade, baking contests,kiddie tractor pulls, food vendors, localapple orchard vendors, rides, entertainmentand more. This year there was a revival of after-hours entertainment called Applepal-ooza.“The event is a collaboration with the Oak Harbor Chamber,” said Applepalooza cre-ator and Apple Festival chairperson CarolynRodenhauser. “We approached local busi-nesses to see if there was an interest andCommunity Markets stepped right up tothe plate.” Rodenhauser said that she want-ed to have better entertainment at nightfor the Apple Festival to draw more peopledowntown for the event. “The Apple Festi-val and Applepalooza are good for the com-munity and it’s what the community needs,”Rodenhauser explained.At 7 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 12, Last BornSons played and were followed by the Junk playing from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Over 1000 wristbands were sold for the Applepalooza eventwhich started at 4 p.m. Fifty volunteers fromthe Oak Harbor, Port Clinton and Fremontareas helped to make the event happen.Sponsors for the event included Communi-ty Markets, Crogan Colonial Bank, Valerie’s,Radiant Window and Remodeling, ToddPuckett of State Farm, Centurion Technolo-gies and First National Bank.As for the Apple Festival overall, ValerieWintereld, president of the Oak HarborChamber, on Friday said they expected20,000 people to attend the festival through-out the weekend. “With the weather beingso beautiful, we’re going to have a greatevent,” said Wintereld. And it was.More photos online at thebeacon.net.
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The Lighthouse Festival in Lakeside and Marble-head celebrated the bounty and the beauty of aperfect fall weekend in Ottawa County; the maj-esty of the Marblehead lighthouse; the talents of local entertainers, cooks, vendors, artisans and re-enactors; the simple pleasures of childhood; andthe hospitality and camaraderie of friends andneighbors.According to Marblehead Chamber of Com-merce President Mary Ann Hirsch, “the weekendwas a huge success all the way around, for thewhole peninsula, festival locations and local busi-nesses.”Shuttle drivers reported that there were many rst-timers to the festival and to Lakeside andMarblehead, and that many of them expressed aweat the event and the locale.This year there were more thant 100 vendors,more than 60 pumpkin contest entries, and morethan 270 children participated in the kids crafts.The popular sailboat rides and hayrides sold out,as did the Men’s Club and Methodist Church foodconcessions.To experience or relive sights of the festivals, go tothe photo galleries at www.thebeacon.net.
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A girl was born on Oct. 13 at Firelands Regional Med-ical Center in Sandusky to Debra and Ryan Chapmanof Port Clinton.Andrew Fritz, 27, plumber/electrician, and Brittany Dillender, 21, home mother, both of Oak Harbor.Robert Gibson, 45, unemployed, and Carol Arent, 43,Lutheran Home of Mercy, both of Oak Harbor.Jason Laubacher, 22, Ottawa SWCD employee, of Oak Harbor, and Kayla Castillo, 22, marketing assistant, of Port Clinton.
Margaret M.“Peggy” Haynes
Sept. 19, 1920-Oct. 10, 2013
Margaret M. “Peggy”Haynes, 93, of Port Clin-ton, passed away, Thurs-day, Oct. 10, at EdgewoodManor Nursing Center,Port Clinton, surroundedby her loving family. Shewas born on Sept. 19, 1920,in Galion, OH, the daugh-ter of James E. and Mary L.(Hile) Erfurt. On Septem-ber 7, 1941, in Rocky River,OH, she married Daniel J.Haynes and he precededher in death on July 30,1976. Peggy was a home-maker. She was a mem-ber of St. Joseph Catho-lic Church, Marblehead.Peggy enjoyed gardeningand working in her yard.She will be greatly missedby her loving family andfriends.Survivors include:Daughter: Margaret “Peg-gy” (Ralph) Joyce of Ca-tawba Island. Peggy waspreceded in death by herparents, brothers: RobertErfurt and Paul Erfurt, sis-ter: Mary Catherine Freese.A private family Grave-side service was conduct-ed on Tuesday, Oct. 15,in Holy Cross Cemetery,Brookpark, OH. Memori-als in memory of Peggy may be given to St. JosephCatholic Church, Marble-head. Online condolencesmay be shared with thefamily at www.walkerfu-neralhomes.co.
Beverly Lockhart
July 26, 1938-Oct. 12, 2013
Beverly J. Lockhart, 75, of Port Clinton, died Satur-day, Oct. 12, at EdgewoodManor Nursing Center inPort Clinton. She was bornon July 26, 1938, in PortClinton.Visitation was be heldat the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home,1124 Fulton Street, PortClinton, on Wednesday,Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. untilfuneral services at 11 a.m.Burial will follow in Lakev-iew Cemetery, Port Clin-ton. Online condolencesmay be left for the family at www.neideckerleveck-crosser.com.
Mary Shook
May 2, 1915-Oct. 11, 2013
Mary Christine Shook, 98,of Berea, passed away Friday evening, Oct. 11, followinga brief illness. She was bornMay 2, 1915, in Port Clin-ton, a daughter of the lateBennie B. and Alta (Brede-hoft) Shook. Mary was a1933 graduate of Port Clin-ton High School, and a 1935graduate of Tifn University,with a degree in business.Mary worked in Clevelandfor T.R.W. Corporation formany years before retiringin 1980. She enjoyed shing,boating, gardening, reading,painting, and loved caring forher many pets over the years.Mary is survived by twonieces, Nancy (Frank) Whip-ple, Boiling Springs, SC, andDorothy (Kennis) Salyers,Port Clinton; three greatnieces and two great neph-ews; eight great great niecesand three great great neph-ews; and life long friend,Dorothy Gilliland.Mary was preceded in deathby her ancé, George Nelson;her parents; friend Pat Ralph;niece Sharon Mapes; nephew Christopher Whipple; sisterMargaret Mapes; and broth-er-in-law Orlo Mapes.Mary will be greatly missedfor her wit and humor andlove of life by all who knew and loved her.Private services were con-ducted.
BrianStephenson
June 13, 1961-Oct. 8, 2013
Brian C. Stephenson, 52,of Sandusky and formerly of Port Clinton, died Tues-day, Oct. 8, at MagruderHospital, Port Clinton. Hewas born June 13, 1961,in Port Clinton the son of Max and Helen (Polley)Stephenson. Brian workedin construction and en- joyed hunting, shing andoutdoor activities.Surviving are his children:Blake Stephenson of PortClinton, Alex Stephensonof Port Clinton and JoshuaStephenson of Castalia;mother Helen Stephensonof Port Clinton; sisters: Ja-net (Dick) Rhode of PortClinton and Linda (Jim)Valasek of Elmore. He waspreceded in death by his fa-ther, Max Stephenson.Private funeral ser-vices were conducted atNeidecker, LeVeck & Cross-er Funeral Home, PortClinton, with interment inRiverview Cemetery, PortClinton. Memorial con-tributions may be given tothe American Heart Asso-ciation, Stein Hospice orthe donor’s choice. On linecondolences may be sharedwith the family at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com.
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The Port Clinton Friendsof the Cemeteries wouldlike to once again thank the many people who havesupported us with mon-etary donations from ourmost recent annual letterappeal. Special thanks tothe Ottawa County Com-munity Foundation forawarding us grant money towards our road pavingproject. Thank you Larry Hartlaub and Dupps Print-ing for your donation toour chicken BBQ and toall who purchased dinnersand made it a success. Andto the Port Clinton city workers who placed therefuse foundations and in-stalled the section markerposts in both cemeteries, your work is greatly appre-ciated.The Port Clinton Friendsof the Cemeteries wouldlike to clarify what seemsto be a misunderstand-ing of our powers withinthe cemeteries. We needit known that we have nocontrol over the mowing orthe trimming as this is thesole responsibility of thecity. With that being saidwe would strongly encour-age anyone who has issuesin this matter to please callthe city and let them know  your concerns. Please con-tinue to share your ideasand concerns with us. Yourthoughts and ideas are vi-tal as we move forward toprioritize what is needed tosustain the dignity of ourcemeteries.
With gratitude, Dana Al-varez, President Port Clin-ton Friends of the Cem-eteries
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A child’s death is notwhat we expect from life’snatural course of events.We assume that childrenoutlive their parents andwhen this unthinkabletragedy occurs, it is hardto imagine that anythingcan make a family wholeagain or allow us to moveforward with our lives.A little over a year ago weimagined a place of soli-tude, a place to reect anda place to remember ourchildren. We wanted to cre-ate a place to soften the sad-ness of visitors who neededa special place to honorthe memory of their child.Our dreams came true last year when we were grantedpermission to build such aplace at the southwest cor-ner of Lakeview Park. OurChildren’s Memorial be-came a reality.It is a parent’s biggest fearthat their child will be for-gotten. As we look at thenames inscribed on thepavers at our Children’sMemorial, we know thatthey will always be remem-bered. Many years fromnow, visitors will know who our children were.They did exist. This Chil-dren’s Memorial is not only for our children, but all of the children in this areawho have died. The legacy of the children, a legacy of 
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