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UpfrontSports
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6Church 7Classifieds 8Television 9World briefs 10
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Relay for Life of Delphos 2011
Cancer survivorsknow fight is war
BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — When theAmerican Cancer Society’sRelay for Life rolls aroundeach year, it becomes moreand more difficult to findsomeone who hasn’t beentouched in some way by thedisease. However, no mat-ter how widespread cancer’sreach, the diversity in agesof its victims never becomesless of a shock.From toddlers to thosein their 90’s and above, it’simpossible to say “that couldnever happen to me.”“I was in my freshmanyear of college when I wasdiagnosed with BiphenotypicLeukemia,” Krystal Byrne,25, of Ottoville said. “It wasEaster weekend and I washome on spring break fromthe University of Daytonwhen I found out. I haveto say the treatment was theworst thing I’ve ever gonethrough inmy life. Andit didn’t evenwork. Theyhad to go toumbilical cordstem cell treat-ments.”With all of the immunesystem com-plications thatwent along withthe harsh can-cer treatments,Byrne’s life wasput on hold.“I’m justnow finishingmy last year of college, major-ing in Visual CommunicationDesign, minoring inJournalism,” she said. “ButI guess you could say that artis the thing that’s keeps megoing. With the kidney fail-ure and having virtually noimmune system, being sickall of the time, I had to take abreak from school.”For right now, Byrne saysshe’s feeling better than shehas in a while.“Things are better rightnow but I can’t say good,”she said. “I haven’t been sickin two weeks, which is thelongest period since I wasdiagnosed. So, needless to saythere have been many medi-cal complications. I’ve justgot to live likeeach day is mylast becauseI’ve gottenpretty close.If it weren’tfor my family,my parentsand my bigbrother, Josh, Iwouldn’t havefought and I’dprobably be inheaven now.My brotherwas supposedto go back toMichigan withhis wife butthey stayed so he could walkthe Survivor Lap with me.And the Relay means every-thing; the last couple of yearsI’ve actually been able to walkin it. Before, I was in a wheel-chair. If all of these peopledidn’t come out and showtheir support, there’s no waywe could win the war.”As far as participants andsurvivors go, the DelphosRelay for Life attracts peoplefrom all over the state of Ohio.“We don’t have a relaywhere I’m from, so I comehere,” said Steve Albright, 46,of Fairborn. “I was diagnosedwith Appendicial Carcinomain May of 2008 but beforethat I was diagnosed withMelanoma in ‘94. I was luckywith the Melanoma becauseit didn’t metasticize. For theAppendicial Carcinoma, theyhad to open me up and tooksome things out, like my less-er omentum, which is the fatlining for the organs. Afterthat, I had to go through acouple rounds of chemother-apy and then in July of ‘09they had to go back in anddo some more cleaning up. InFebruary 2010, I was told myscans were clean.”While Albright is stillconsidered clean, he saysthere are still some things leftbehind.“I still have some knots leftinside me because that cancerleaves a jelly behind and that’swhere the knots come from,”he said. “But I’d say now I’mdoing pretty good. I’m herewith my family, my 5-year-old son, Michael, my 3-year-old daughter Mackenzie, mywife, Serina, and my sister,Kelly. It really means a lot forme to be able to be here withthem this weekend.”
 Long awaited pie in the face
Staff photos
Meghan Shingledecker smashes a whip-cream pie in herhusband, Ty Shingledecker’s, face Friday night. Ty won (orlost) a First Federal Bank Relay for Life team fundraiserby garnering the most monetary votes to take the pie in theface. The team raised more than $600 with the event.Justin Wieging, left, and Carleigh Ankerman won theMr. and Miss Relay Contest Friday evening. They collected$150 in an hour.
 Mr. and Miss Relay 2011
Nearly 100 survivors were registered for the opening Survivors Lap at the 2011 Relay.
Fathers’ fight for custodycan be uphill battle
BY MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
Pate Hutson, 39, was acareer military man when theWorld Trade Center attacktook place. At that point inhis life, serving his countrywas his greatest honor butthat was eclipsed by the joyof fatherhood.Hutson’s first daughterwas born the year beforethe attack, which proved tobe a deciding factor in whathas become a 10-year-longstruggle to simply be with hisdaughter.Many fathers feel asthough they are fighting anuphill battle to gain custodyof their children. There arevarying opinions in the legalcommunity but some believethere is a bias favoring moth-ers that makes equality dif-ficult for fathers to gain.Hutson feels there is a biasbut he says it’s not necessar-ily sexist — he believes thecourts are tipped in favor of residential parents, be it themother or the father. In hiscase, he says his ex-girlfriendhas sole custody because of false information concerninghis military service.“I was in the Navy andNaval Reserve for 10 yearsbefore I transferred to theOhio National Guard sixmonths before my daughterwas born. I was going tobe awarded joint-custody butthat was until 9/11 happened.I was told her attorney toldthe judge he had a friend inthe unit who told him wewere going to be deployedto Afghanistan and I may notbe back for up to three years.This was false,” he said. “Ihad only been activated fora few months and was neverdeployed to Afghanistan; Iwas deployed to the Limatank plant. Nonetheless, thatwas what they based the cus-tody decision on — it was theonly reason. I was told it wasthe ‘unpredictability of futuredeployment.’ Here I am serv-ing my country and I’m los-ing my daughter because of it — that was a real kick inthe teeth.”Many mothers who havesole custody encourage theirchildren to have a healthyrelationship with their fatherbut other cases are just theopposite. Hutson’s custodydispute is much like manyfathers who contend withwomen who purposely keeptheir children from them.Hutson says his daughter’smother has simply failed tofollow court orders and theparenting plan has not beenenforced. Part of his challengeis the financial expense of fil-ing contempt papers everytime she prevents him fromseeing his girl. The court evenpermitted her to move theirdaughter to Louisiana abouta year ago in good faith thatshe would follow the agree-ment she had never honoredbefore.“This has been a 10-yearbattle and every time I amsupposed to see my daughterby court order, she refuses.She doesn’t allow communi-cation; when she lived here,she didn’t allow me to stop byeven with prior notice and shenever allowed Wednesdaynight visits like she was sup-posed to. The court order saysI’m supposed to have mydaughter every-other week-end, every-other holiday andfor 4 weeks in the summerwith 21 days notice. I gavethat notice, then I went toLouisiana but she wasn’t therewhen I arrived to pick her up.She has been doing this for10 years and gets away withit because the court doesn’tenforce the parenting plan.Children Services and theattorneys told me that unless
“Here I amserving mycountry and I’mlosing my daugh-ter because of it— that was a realkick in the teeth.”
— Pate Hutson,Gomer native
See DAD, page 2Twenty-five-year-old Biphenotypic Leukemia survivorKrystal Byrne, center, stands with her parents, Rick and Jayne.Albright
AARP slammed for not fighting SS cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) —AARP, the powerful lobby forolder Americans, was ham-mered Friday by fellow activ-ists for refusing to oppose anyand all cuts to Social Securitybenefits, a position the groupsays it has long held as a wayto extend the life of the mas-sive retirement and disabilityprogram.The group, which has 37million Americans as mem-bers, adamantly opposes cut-ting Social Security benefits tohelp reduce the federal budgetdeficit, said David Certner, theorganization’s director of leg-islative policy. But for yearsAARP has acknowledged thatcuts to future benefits may benecessary to improve the pro-gram’s finances, he said.“Our policy for decades hasalways been that we basicallysupport a package that wouldinclude revenue enhancementsand benefit adjustments to getSocial Security to long-termsolvency,” Certner said. “Thathas been our policy stated overand over again for, I mean, lit-erally it has to be two decades,now.”However, the issue gainedmajor notice Friday as WhiteHouse and congressional lead-ers continued to negotiate waysto reduce government red ink.Social Security has not beena part of those talks. Instead,negotiators have focused onpotential cuts to Medicare, thegovernment health insuranceprogram for older Americans.In the midst of that, TheWall Street Journal quotedAARP’s longtime policy chief,John Rother, saying the agencywas dropping its longstandingopposition to cutting SocialSecurity benefits.“The ship was sailing. Iwanted to be at the wheel whenthat happens,” The Journalquoted Rother as saying.Certner said the story wasinaccurate, that AARP’s viewswere long held. Nevertheless,the story set off a firestormamong Social Security advo-cates, who roundly criticizedAARP as selling out seniors.Most advocacy groups opposeall cuts to Social Security ben-efits, even those that wouldaffect only future generations,such as an increase in theretirement age.
AEP to conductaerial patrols
AEP Ohio will conductaerial patrols of its high-voltage lines in NorthwestOhio beginning next week aspart of its ongoing programto maintain and improvethe reliability of the elec-tric transmission system.The patrols will beginMonday and continue untilJune 30 in the Van Wert,Paulding, Hicksville, Delphosand surrounding areas.The aerial contractor willbe utilizing a Bell Jet Rangerhelicopter, ID #N54DE, withburgundy and white colorscheme with silver stripes.They will fly from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday throughSaturday, weather permit-ting, until the inspections arecompleted. Weather delayscould alter the flight scheduleby a day or two in each area.Customers with ques-tions or concerns about aerialpatrols should contact AEPOhio at 1-800-672-2231.
K of C hall tohost blood drive
The American Red Crosswill hold a blood drive from2-7 p.m. Wednesday atthe Delphos K of C hall.Everyone who donateswill be entered into aregion-wide drawing for afree gas card for a year.Donors must be at least17 years of age, weight atleast 110 pounds and bein general good health.Call 1-800-GIVE BLOOD.
5K at the Delphos Relayfor Life
The 2nd annual Race atthe Relay will be held at theDelphos Relay for Life today.A 5K run/walk will begin at9 a.m and a 1-mile youth funrun will take off at 10 a.m.The race/walk will begin andend at the Jefferson HighSchool located on SR 66.Prizes will be awardedto the top three finishers ineach age bracket. Registrationcosts $20 (no shirt guarantee).
St John’s to host AlumniCross Country race
The annual St. John’sAlumni cross countryrace/walk will be held 7p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, atcoach Steve Hellman’shouse. If you have anyquestions, please contactSteve at 419-233-1870.
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Jefferson at St.John’s, 6 p.m.Spencerville at FortJennings, 6 p.m.Elida at Ottoville, 6 p.m.Van Wert atLincolnview, 6 p.m.
 
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Sunday is Father’s Day — a celebration of dad and all he does throughout the year. Happy Father’s Day to you all. I hope youdads enjoy your day in the spotlight.
My father has been gone now for 13 years.There still isn’t a week that passes that I don’tthink about him and wish I could share myhopes, joys and sorrows with him.One of the things that has stuck in my mindis my father’s hands.They were very capable and strong. Thenails had grease under them from his long daysworking under the hood of a car. There mustbe a point when it just doesn’t come off any-more. The knuckles were often knicked froma slipped wrench or screwdriver and the palmswere calloused.Those hands held my mother’s when theywere married and then my brother and sisterwhen they were born. Those hands held mewhen I came along.Those hands built our garage, added on themud room and renovated our attic so my sisterand I could have our own bedrooms.Those hands put fish worms on my hookbecause I was too squeamish to do it myself.Then they took off the fish I caught and attimes filleted them for us to eat.Those hands built our cottage in Michiganthat provided us with a vacation destinationmost weekends in the summer for nearly 20years.Those hands clapped for me during bandand choir concerts, after halftime shows dur-ing football season and during my high schoolgraduation.Those hands then tentatively held my sonwhen he was born. He said he was afraidbecause Cameron was so small. They alsoheld him for the first two years of his life ashe rocked him to sleep while I worked secondor third shift.Those hands were on my son’s back as helearned to ride his first two-wheel bicycle.I can still hear him shout encouragement asCameron careened down the sidewalk, wob-bling from side to side and squealing withdelight.Those hands rested on my shoulders whenhe knew I needed to talk.Those hands shook my fiancé’s when theymet for the first time many years ago.At the end, those hands trembled withfatigue from the many chemotherapy and radi-ation treatments to fight the tumors that weregrowing in his brain. They were held, rubbedand patted to let him know we were by his sidelike he had been for us so many times.Had he lived, I don’t know if my fatherwould have put on a bright yellow T-shirt andwalked around the track as a survivor duringthe Relay for Life. He wasn’t much on bring-ing attention to himself. My mom could haveprobably talked him into it. Perhaps not. Hehad a small stubborn streak. I can hear him saywhen asked to walk, “I don’t believe.”However, he would have supported theRelay for Life because he would have knownhow important it is to those who are still bat-tling cancer and those to come. He lost friendsto the disease, too.I always have a hard time during theSurvivor Walk because I would have loved tohave seen those hands place a survivor medalaround his neck. I am so proud of the ones whodo walk. They show us there is hope. Theyshow us not to give up. They show us that weare stronger than we think we are.They show us we can survive.
 Editors note:
If you haven’t made it out tothe Relay for Life, go.
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The following is the reportconcerning construction andmaintenance work on statehighways within the OhioDepartment of TransportationDistrict 1, which includes thecounties of Allen, Defiance,Hancock, Hardin, Paulding,Putnam, Van Wert andWyandot. This report is issuedeach Thursday beginning inApril and continues throughNovember.(All work will take placeweather permitting and dur-ing daytime hours Mondaythrough Friday only unlessotherwise indicated.)
Alle Coutyitertate 75 at the follow-g locato wll be retrct-ed to oe lae through thework zoe o the dcatedday for brdge deck repar.The cloure wll be  placeeach day from approxmate-ly 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Work beg performed by theODOT brdge departmet:
— Interstate 75 southboundfrom Ohio 81 to Ohio 309/Ohio 117 will be restrictedMonday;— Interstate 75 south-bound from Ohio 81 to theCSX Railroad bridge will berestricted on Tuesday; and— Interstate 75 southboundat Ohio 65 will be restrictedWednesday.
Oho 309 betwee CoolRoad ad Thayer Road
 closed May 31 for 30 daysfor the replacement of twoculverts. Traffic detoured ontoInterstate 75, Ohio 81 andOhio 235 back to Ohio 309.
Oho 81 approxmately amle ad a half eat of Oho66 over the Auglaze Rver
 closed for 75 days beginningApril 25 for replacement of abridge deck. Traffic detoured toOhio 66, Ohio 117 and EastownRoad back to Ohio 81.
Oho 309 (Elda Road)from Robb Aveue toEatow Road o the wetde of Lma
is currentlyrestricted to one lane in theeastbound direction for a safetyupgrade project. The two-waycenter turn lane is currentlythe travel lane for eastboundtraffic only in the immediatearea of work. Vertical reflec-tive panels have been placedto keep westbound trafficfrom utilizing the center turnlane. Crews are working inthe zone most hours of the dayand night. Motorists are askedto drive cautiously throughthe area and remain aware of equipment moving in and outof the work zone. The projectwill continue until October.
Putam CoutyOho 65 at the outh edgeof Lepc
will close for fourdays beginning June 27 fora railroad crossing upgrade.Traffic detoured to Ohio 109,and Ohio 613 back to Ohio65. Work is being performedby CSX and Vorst Paving.
Pavemet repar wll takeplace at the followg loca-to wth traffc mataedthrough the work zoe:
— U.S. 224 between VanWert County line and Kalida— Ohio 613 betweenLeipsic and the HancockCounty line— Ohio 109 betweenOttawa and Ohio 613
Va Wert CoutyU.s. 30 betwee CoutyRoad 418 ad Oho 66
will berestricted to one lane throughthe work zone Monday andTuesday of the week forbridge repair.
Oho 709 throughoutVa Wert Couty
will berestricted to one lane throughthe work zone for removal of raised pavement markers.
Oho 118 from Va Wertto Mercer Couty
line will berestricted to one lane throughthe work zone for removal of raised pavement markers.
U.s. 224 betwee U.s. 30ad the Putam Couty le
 restricted to one lane in eachdirection through the workzone for a resurfacing projectwhich began May 31. Workwill continue through July.
Oho 118 over TowCreek jut outh of TowhpRoad 82
closed May 16 for 30days for a bridge deck overlay.Traffic detoured onto Ohio 81and U.S. 127 back to Ohio118. The road is expected toreopen by the beginning of the week.
Oho 118 (shaostreet) betwee Erv Roadad Ma street
remainsopen to local traffic only dur-ing reconstruction, widening,water line and sanitary instal-lation project which began in2010. Localized, one-blockclosures will occur through-out the project. Work isexpected to be completed inSeptember.
U.s. 30 betwee U.s.224 ad Lcol Hghway
 is restricted to one lane ineach direction through thework zone for a resurfacingproject which began May 2.Work will continue until mid-summer. Ramp closures atthe U.S. 127 interchange willbegin during the week andwill occur during nighttimehours only, generally from 7p.m. to 7 a.m. The ramp clo-sures, which will affect onlyone direction at a time, maycontinue into the followingweek as well. A width restric-tion of 11 feet will be in placeduring the project.
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TRIPOLI, Libya —Provoked by renewed day-light NATO bombing of his capital, Libyan leaderMoammar Gadhafi ragedagainst the alliance Friday,screaming his message anddaring Western forces tokeep it up.Gadhafi spoke in a tele-phone call that was pipedthrough loudspeakers toa few thousand peopledemonstrating in Tripoli’sGreen Square, at the end of a day when NATO intensi-fied bombing runs acrossthe capital. State televisioncarried the Gadhafi mes-sage live, then repeated it afew minutes later.“NATO will be defeat-ed,” he yelled in a hoarse,agitated voice. “They willpull out in defeat.”The sound of automaticweapons being fired defi-antly into the air echoedthrough the square forhours as carloads of pro-Gadhafi supporters — manywith children in tow —crammed the streets lead-ing to the plaza. Althoughthere was a large presenceof police and soldiers inthe square, many of thosepopping off rounds worecivilian clothes.Protesters and foreign journalists in the capitalsaid it was one of the big-gest such demonstrationssince airstrikes began.“Everyone in Libyawants Col. Gadhafi, notsome traitors,” RajabHamman, a 51-year-oldengineer from Tripoli, saidin the square as anotherdemonstrator shot a maga-zine load of automatic riflefire into the air a few stepsaway. “These are the real,true Libyans,” he said of the crowd.East of Tripoli, mean-while, Gadhafi’s forcesexchanged intense shellingwith rebels who are slowlybreaking the governmentsiege on their westernstronghold, the port city of Misrata.Doctors at the Hikmahospital in Misrata said ninerebel fighters and a womanliving near the battle werekilled and 30 others werewounded. Governmentcasualties were not known.
Libyan leader Gadhafisays NATO will not win
WASHINGTON — TheU.S. Coast Guard announcedrecently its official 2010 rec-reational boating statisticsand noted that total fatalitiesfell to a record low of 672.The 2010 record is fourfatalities less than the previ-ous low in 2004, and is 26deaths lower than the averagenumber for the past 10 years.While the drop in fatalitiesis a positive sign, the CoastGuard cautions that the num-ber still represents nearly twodeaths per day and remainsresolute in its commitment topreventing boating fatalities.“We’re glad to see thenumbers decline,” said RearAdm. Kevin Cook, director of Prevention Policy for the U.S.Coast Guard. “I am optimis-tic that the number of deathsand injuries can continue tobe reduced further becauseof the strong commitment tosafe boating from our part-ners in the states, non-govern-ment advocacy groups, andthe boating industry.”Total reported accidentswere 4,604 in 2010, downfrom 4,730 in 2009, whileinjuries totaled 3,153, downfrom 3,358. Property damagewas estimated at $35 million.The top five primary con-tributing factors in accidentsare operator inattention,improper lookout, operatorinexperience, excessive speed,and alcohol use. Alcohol usewas the leading contributingfactor in fatal boating acci-dents, and it was listed as theleading factor in 19% of thedeaths.Statistics indicate a clearlink between safety and boat-ing education that boaterswho have taken a boatingsafety course are less likely tobe involved in an accident. Inaddition, almost three-quar-ters of all fatal boating acci-dent victims drowned; andof those, roughly 90 percentwere not reported as wearinga life jacket.“Tragically, so many of these deaths are needless andcould have been preventedhad boaters taken some sim-ple steps such as taking aboating safety course, notdrinking and boating, andalways wearing a life jacket,”said Cook.
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she breaks my daughter’s armor forces her to take drugs oralcohol, I’m never going to beable to get her; I’ve been toldthat over and over,” he said.In many custody disputes,the courts face the difficult chal-lenge of sorting through all thefactors involved to determinewhat is best for the child. AllenCounty Domestic RelationsJudge Matt Staley does notbelieve there is a gender-basedbias. Traditionally, mothersstayed at home and were withchildren while fathers providedthe income that put food onthe table and shoes on every-one’s feet. Traditional genderroles were taken into account incourts’ decisions but that isn’tas much the case today, accord-ing to the judge.Staley says men are becom-ing more nurturing and courtsaren’t as gender-based in deter-mining custody. He says shared-parenting is becoming more thenorm and, in a lot of cases, themother is the custodial parentbecause the parties agree to itprior to going before the judge.“In all of this, the mostimportant thing is to determinewhat is best for the child. TheOhio Revised Code lists about13 factors from the relationshipsof the parties; what the par-ties desire; what the child hascommunicated in cases wherethe child is found appropriateto give that communication; if there have ever been criminalcharges filed against one of theparents or a member of theirhousehold that resulted in thechild being abused, neglectedor dependent; if there has beena history of domestic violence;if the party chooses to leave theState of Ohio,” he said. “Allthese and other things factor inand no single thing is automatic.It’s a combination of all thesethings as to what’s in the child’sbest interest. Anytime you lookat these things, you’re reallytrying to provide stability forthe child as best as you possiblycan. They’ll do better in a sta-ble environment, whatever thatmay be, and that has changed.More women are entering theworkforce and a lot of men aremore nurturing,” he said.“The biggest thing in the lawand in counseling is to take achild-centered approach to thesituation instead of looking at‘here’s where I work, here’swhere I live and here’s the timeI have available’ but to look atthe child as the hub, then go toall those other areas and look atwhat time the child has avail-able and how that will coincidewith each of the parties.”Hutson says when one parenthas sole custody, courts refuseto upset the child’s stability bygranting custody to the non-residential parent. He believeshis case warrants exception buthe understands the court’s chal-lenge.“They know she’s keepingme from my daughter but Ibelieve they get jilted by hear-ing the same basic stories overand over and over — he saysthis and she says that.,” he said.“Who do you believe? Whenyou look at this case on thesurface, it looks like all the restof them. The mechanics are thesame in that one parent is chal-lenging to get custody whileboth of them want it; they don’tlike each other and it moveson. The problem is the courtassumes both of us are behav-ing in an illogical or unreason-able way and that isn’t the casebecause only one of us is guiltyof that.”In the meantime, Hutson’sheart is being dragged throughthe courts year after year.“The nightmare of havingyour child be allowed to betaken 1,000 miles away is likeliving in a surreal horror movie— especially when you have a10-year history of non-compli-ance,” he concluded.
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By now you will have seen pictures inThe Herald and informational posters allover Delphos talking about next week’sMayberry Celebration on the square near theFort Restaurant in Fort Jennings. On Friday,Fort Jennings will become the home for afamily-oriented celebration of a time whenOpie would get his fishin’ pole and hang outwith his Dad and Barney Fife was out to “Nipit in the bud.” Get there by 6 p.m. and enjoya wonderful evening of fun, food, games andlots and lots of prizes. We’ve built a mightyfine Jail for those that need to be taught a les-son or two. And you can be the proud personthat puts that perpetrator in the slammer.All proceeds will benefit the Museum of Postal History.Of course 54 of your friends and neighborswon’t be able to celebrate in Fort JenningsFriday night; because they will be at theMarine Barracks in Washington, D.C., wit-nessing the amazing Evening Parade featur-ing the Marine Corps Band, Drum and BugleCorps, and the Silent Drill Platoon. We’ll beleaving at 7 a.m. on Monday morning headedfor Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. Stillhave two seats left….As a courtesy, I receive newsletters, maga-zines and articles about postal services, stampsand postal history from all over the world. In arecent publication of the Philatelic CollectionsNewsletter published by the British LibraryPhilatelic Collections of London, UK, Icame across an interesting article about theUniversal Postal Union (UPU). This organiza-tion founded in 1874 and sporting membersfrom 191 countries has been the glue that haskept the international exchange of mail anequal partner with domestic mail and has setuniform rates. Prior to 1874 (remember SirRowland Hill invented the adhesive postagestamp in 1846) mail traveling from one coun-try to another relied on individual treaties tosort out the differences in postage rates, cur-rencies, and routes. In most cases, this was avery cumbersome process.There are numerous functions for thisgroup to regulate and legislate policies thatare universal in nature, be it, stamp design orprocessing and delivering international mail. Iwould like to discuss just one of the programsthat is endorsed by the UPU. It is called WorldPost Day and it is celebrated on October 9thevery year. That was the date of the UPU birthsome 137 years ago. Why do I focus in on just this one activity? Because when you readabout what this day stands for and what thephilosophy behind states, you will realize thatphilosophy falls right in step with our MissionStatement for the Museum.The purpose of World Post Day is to createawareness of the role of the postal sector inpeople’s and businesses’ everyday lives andits contribution to the social and economicdevelopment of countries. The celebrationencourages member countries to undertakeprogramme activities aimed at generating abroader awareness of their Post’s role andactivities among the public and media on anational scale.
Dads takin’ care of business
 In this Practical Money Matters piece, Mr. Aldermanshares how dads can ensurethey’ve taken adequate pre-cautions to protect their fami-lies financially – both nowand in the future.
BY JASON ALDERMAN
With Father’s Day uponus, dads everywhere aregearing up for an avalancheof gifts and “I love yous”from their spouses and kids.If you really want to returntheir affection, think aboutwhat you can do to protectyour family financially. Allit takes is a little organizationand learning how to correctlyallocate your resources.First, get insured. If yourfamily depends on yourincome, you must be pre-pared for life’s unexpectedevents whether an accident,illness, unemployment ordeath. Make sure you’ve gotadequate coverage for:Health insurance. Everyoneneeds medical insurance, nomatter how young or healthy.Just remember: Lower-premium medical plans aren’tnecessarily cheaper overall;you also need to factor inco-payment, deductible andprescription amounts, in- andout-of-network charges, cov-erage limits and exclusionswhen choosing a policy.Homeowner/renter’sinsurance. Don’t let theft,fire, faulty plumbing or othercatastrophes leave your fam-ily without a home or pos-sessions.Life insurance. Dependingon your family’s size andages, you’ll probably wantcoverage worth at least fiveto 10 times your annual pay;more, if you want to covercollege costs. And don’t for-get to insure your spouse’slife so you’ll be protected aswell.Disability insurance.Millions of Americans suf-fer a disability at some pointduring their working yearsthat is sufficiently serious tomake them miss work formonths or years at a time;yet many forego disabilityinsurance, potentially leavingthem without an income aftera serious accident or illness.Learn details of your employ-er’s sick leave and short-termdisability benefits ahead of time, and if long-term disabil-ity is offered, it’s probably aworthwhile investment.Start saving. To ensureyour family’s financial secu-rity, you need to make regularcontributions to several sav-ings vehicles:Establish an emergencyfund with enough cash tocover at least six months of living expenses. If that goalseems unattainable, start small:Have $50 a month from yourpaycheck or checking accountautomatically deposited into aseparate savings account.Even if retirement isdecades away, the sooner youstart saving and compound-ing your interest, the fasteryour savings will grow. If your employer offers 401(k)matching contributions, con-tribute at least enough to takefull advantage of the match:A 50 percent match is thesame as earning 50 percentinterest on savings.Once those two accountsare well-established, open a529 Qualified State TuitionPlan or a Coverdell EducationSavings Account to start sav-ing for your children’s educa-tion.Get organized. Make sureyour affairs are in order incase something should hap-pen to you. With your spouse,organize files for:Medical, homeowner/renter, auto, life, disabilityand long-term care insurancepolicies.Banking, credit card andloan accounts, includingpasswords.A will (and possibly atrust) outlining how you wantyour estate managed afterdeath.Durable power of attorneyand health care proxy speci-fying who will make yourfinancial and medical deci-sions if you become inca-pacitated. Also, a living willtells doctors which medicaltreatments and life-supportprocedures you do or don’twant performed.Birth certificate, marriagelicense, Social Security card,funeral and burial plans, safedeposit box information andother important paperwork.Take these few steps toprotect your family now andbelieve me, you’ll sleep bet-ter at night.
 Jason Alderman directsVisa’s financial education programs.
Landeck Elementary School holds Awards Assembly
Students receiving PerfectAttendance certificates:Grade 2:
BrookeBrinkman
Grade 3:
Jayla Rostorferand Braxton Scalf 
Grade 5:
Alyxis Carpenterand Nathan Pohlman
Grade 6:
KelseyBerelsman
Students receiving cer-tificates for being on the A-BHonor Roll the entire schoolyear:Grade 1:
Haylee Bayman,Cole Binkley, Jaina Bloom,Isabella Klausing, ToryHigbie, Leila Jefferson, AlyciaLindeman, Isabella Lucas,Garret Martin, Josie McGue,Andrew Palte, Gracie Renner,Jenna Rode, Wesley Schier,Kendall Schrader, AverySchulte, Kaytlyn Sevitz andBrady Zalar.
Grade 2:
BrookeBrinkman, Kaylee Buzard,Alivia Carpenter, NicholasCurth, Rachel Fetzer, AnnaFitch, Logan Gallmeier,Gracie Gunter, Jenna Illig,Karlyn Mawhorr, OwenMiller, Curtis Mueller, IsabellePimpas, Sophia Pimpas,Rileigh Rahrig, Avery Spieles,Noel Warnement and DamonWiltsie.
Grade 3:
AndrewBrenneman, Jeffrey Caputo,Matteson Fair-Sevitz, BlakeFischbach, Kara Gossman,Jordan Kaskel, Bridget Martin,Sydnie McGue, QuintinMiller, Justin Mox, LaurenMox, Audrey North, KanePlescher, Jarrod Radabaugh,Jayla Rostorfer, Braxton Scalf,Kaden Schrader, TrystenSmith, Zach Stemen andCourtney Teman.
Grade 4:
Kyle Booher,Emily Buettner, LaurenGrothaus, Allyson HastingJacqueline Kaskel, ElijahLucas, Amber Palte, GustPimpas and Michelle Rode.
Grade 5:
KaitlynBrenneman Alyxis Carpenter,Trey Gossman, SamanthaKehres, Madison Moore,Kaitlin Pohlman, NathanPohlman, Evan Poling,Parker Poling, Devin Ricker,Alexander Rode and AaronStant.
Grade 6:
ConnerBerelsman Kelsey Berelsman,Hunter Binkley, KelseyBrenneman, Brent Buettner,Katie Caputo, BenjaminCurth, Elijah Edie, SarahFitch, Mackenzie Hammons,Lindsey Jettinghoff, ClaireKomarek, Alexa Plescher andRyan Wittler-Fair.
Students in grade 6 receiv-ing the Presidential AcademicFitness Certificate:
Conner Berelsman, KelseyBerelsman, Hunter Binkley,Kelsey Brenneman, BrentBuettner, Katie Caputo,Benjamin Curth, Eli Edie, SarahFitch, Mackenzie Hammons,Lindsey Jettinghoff, ClaireKomarek, Alexa Plescher,Cheyanna Scirocco and RyanWittler-Fair.
Outstanding Art AwardcertificatesGrade
1: Haylee Bayman,Jaina Bloom, IsabellaKlausing, Tory Higbie, LeilaJefferson, Alycia Lindeman,Josie McGue, Andrew Palte,Kendall Schrader and AverySchulte.
Grade
2: Kaylee Buzard,Alivia Carpenter, Anna Fitch,Keaton Gerdeman, GracieGunter, Isabelle Pimpas,Rileigh Rahrig and AverySpieles.
Grade
3: Matteson Fair-Sevitz, Kara Gossman, JordanKaskel, Bridget Martin, SydnieMcGue, Quintin Miller,Audrey North, Jayla Rostorfer,Braxton Scalf, Kaden Schraderand Courtney Teman.
Grade
4: Kyle Booher,Emily Buettner, MadisonGeise, Jacqueline Kaskel,Minnie Miller, Gust Pimpasand Michelle Rode.
Grade
5: KaitlynBrenneman, Alyxis Carpenter,Samantha Kehres, MadisonMoore, Kaitlin Pohlman, SaraZalar.
Grade
6: ConnerBerelsman, Kelsey Berelsman,Hunter Binkley, KelseyBrenneman, Katie Caputo,Mackenzie Hammons,Lindsey Jettinghoff, AddisonSchimmoeller and RyanWittler-Fair.
PHYSICAL FITNESSAWARDSStudents receiving presi-dential physical fitness cer-tificates and badges by pass-ing those tests:Grade
 
1:
Cole Binkley andDrew Palte.
Grade
 
2:
MadelineBrantley, Kaylee Buzard andDamon Wiltsie.
Grade
 
3:
TannerMathewson 1st Braxton Scaland Courtney Teman.
Grade
 
5:
Trey Gossmanand Nathan Pohlman.
Grade
 
6:
Hunter Binkley
Students receiving certifi-cates for passing the NationalPhysical Fitness Tests:Grade
 
1:
Tory Higbie,Wesley Schier, Kaytlyn Sevitzand Brady Zalar.
Grade
 
2:
Nicholas Curth,Logan Gallmeier, GracieGunter and Curtis Mueller.
Grade
 
3:
Sydnie McGue,Kane Plescher, JarrodRadabaugh, Cole Sevitz andZachary Stemen.
Grade
 
4:
Amber Palte,Kyle Booher and MickylaFoster.
Grade
 
5:
Samantha Kehres,Evan Poling, Joey Schier andAaron Stant.
Grade
 
6:
KelseyBerelsman, Eli Edie, AlexGeise, Evan Mox and AddisonSchimmoeller.
Students receiving cer-tificates for participating inthe Physical Fitness Tests:Grade 1:
Haylee Bayman,Jaina Bloom, Noah Burgei,Ella Klausing, Leila Jefferson,Aly Lindeman, Isabella Lucas,Garret Martin, Josie McGue,Serenity Miller, Gracie Renner,Josh Ringwald, Jenna Rode,Kendall Schrader and AverySchulte.
Grade 2:
BrookeBrinkman, Alivia Carpenter,Rachel Fetzer, Anna Fitch,Keaton Gerdeman, JennaIllig, Karlyn Mawhorr, OwenMiller, Isabelle Pimpas, SophiaPimpas, Rileigh Rahrig, AverySpieles, Olivia Tippie andNoel Warnement.
Grade 3:
AndrewBrenneman, Jeffrey Caputo,Matteson Fair-Sevitz, BlakeFischbach, Kara Gossman,Jordan Kaskel, BridgetMartin, Quintin Miller, JustinMox, Lauren Mox, AudreyNorth, Jayla Rostorfer, KadenSchrader, Trysten Smith andNathan West.
Grade 4:
Jenna Bailey,Emily Buettner, MadisonGeise, Lauren Grothaus,Allyson Hasting, ColeHaunhorst, Jacqueline Kaskel,Rachel Kroeger, Eli Lucas,Evan McDonnell, AveryMercer, Minnie Miller, GustPimpas, Michelle Rode andAshlin Schimmoeller.
Grade 5:
Jordan Bonifas,Kaitlyn Brenneman, AlyxisCarpenter, Madison Moore,Kaitlin Pohlman, ParkerPoling, Devin Ricker, AlexRode, Nicholas Vulgamott andSara Zalar.
Grade 6:
KelseyBerelsman, Brent Buettner,Katie Caputo, BenjaminCurth, Sarah Fitch, MackenzieHammons, Caleb Haunhorst,Lindsey Jettinghoff, AriannaKnebel, Claire Komarek,Alexa Plescher, CheyannaScirocco, Shelby Wilhelm,Ryan Wittler-Fair and ConnerBerelsman.
Spelling Bee certificates
1st place: Aaron StantRunner-up: Hunter Binkley
Reading Counts ClubGrade1:
Haylee Baymanand Tory Higbie — 50 pts;Isabella Klausing and KendallSchrader — 100 pts.
Grade 2:
Nicholas Curth,Jenna Illig, Karly Mawhorr,Sophia Pimpas, Avery Spieles,Noel Warnement, DamonWiltsie, Curtis Mueller, AnnaFitch — 100; and LoganGallmeier and Rileigh Rahrig—200 pts.
Grade 3:
Jeffrey Caputo,Blake Fischbach, KaraGossman, Justin Mox, JaylaRostorfer, Braxton Scalf andJordan Kaskel — 100 pts;Courtney Teman — 200 pts;Sydnie McGue and TrystenSmith — 300 pts; and LaurenMox — 600 pts.
Grade 4:
Lauren Grothaus,Allyson Hasting, ColeHaunhorst, Elijah Lucas,Amber Palte, Jacqueline Kaskeland Ashlin Schimmoeller —100 pts; Emily Buettner —200 pts; Michelle Rode — 400pts; and Avery Mercer — 300pts.
Grade 5:
Alyxis Carpenter,Nathan Pohlman, AaronStant, Evan Poling and TreyGossman — 100 pts.
Grade 6:
ConnerBerelsman, Kelsey Berelsman,Kelsey Brenneman, BrentBuettner, Elijah Edieand Lindsey Jettinghoff,Alexa Plescher, AddisonSchimmoeller and RyanWittler-Fair, Sarah Fitch, CalebHaunhorst and Evan Mox—100 pts; Claire Komarek —300 pts; and Hunter Binkleyand Benjamin Curth — 600pts.
God, Flag, & CountryspeechesWinners10-11 Years
Arianna Knebel EvanPoling Parker Poling
12-13 Years
Eli Edie, Caleb Haunhorstand Claire Komarek.All of the following alsoreceived a God Flag & Countryparticipation citation
Grade 5:
KaitlynBrenneman Alyxis Carpenter,Madison Moore, KaitlinPohlman Joey Schier,Aaron Stant and NicholasVulgamott.
Grade 6:
ConnerBerelsman, Kelsey Berelsman,Hunter Binkley, KelseyBrenneman, Brent Buettner,Katie Caputo, BenjaminCurth, Sara Fitch, AlexGeise, Mackenzie Hammons,Lindsey Jettinghoff, EvanMox, Alexa Plescher, AddisonSchimmoeller, CheyannaScirocco, Shelby Wilhelm andRyan Wittler-Fair.
Optimist Club’s MostImproved Student
Alexa Plescher
Quiz Bowl Team membercertificates
Ryan Wittler-Fair, HunterBinkley, Benjamin Curth,Aaron Stant, Evan Poling andClaire Komarek.
Library helpersGrade 4:
Avery Mercer,Michelle Rode, EvanMcDonnell, Gust Pimpas,Kyle Booher, Madison Geise,Rachel Kroeger, Minnie Millerand Jacqueline Kaskel.
Grade 5:
Samantha Kehres,Nick Vulgamott, Sara Zalar,Jordan Bonifas, Katie Pohlman,Nathan Pohlman, Joey Schier,Kaitlyn Brenneman, EvanPoling and Parker Poling.
Grade 6:
Caleb Haunhorst,Katie Caputo, ShelbyWilhelm, Sarah Fitch andBrent Buettner.
St. Jude Math-A-Thoncertificates51 Students collected$1,807.61. Each student whoparticipated received a cer-tificate.Grade 1:
Jenna Rode,Alycia Lindeman, HayleeBayman, Avery Schulte,Isabella Klausing, AndrewPalte, Wesley Schier and ColeBinkley.
Grade
 
2:
Sophia Pimpas,Karlyn Mawhorr, KayleeBuzard, Rileigh Rahrig, RachelFetzer, Owen Miller, LoganGallmeier Curtis Mueller, NoelWarnement Nicholas Curth,Alivia Carpenter, IsabellaPimpas and Jenna Illig.
Grade
 
3:
Braxton Scalf,Kara Gossman, Jayla Rostorfer,Jeffrey Caputo, Trysten Smithand Quintin Miller
Grade
 
4:
Cole Haunhorst,Ashlin Schimmoeller, LaurenGrothaus, Minnie Miller,Amber Palte, Emily Buettnerand Gust Pimpas.
Grade 5:
Kaitlyn Pohlman,Alex Rode, Madison Moore,Nathan Pohlman, Evan Poling,Joey Schier, Devin Ricker,Alyxis Carpenter and ParkerPoling
Grade
 
6:
Katie Caputo,Alexa Plescher, KelseyBerelsman, Evan Mox, BrentBuettner, Caleb Haunhorst,Hunter Binkley and Sarah Fitch.

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