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Putnam Voice - 2/1/12

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February 1 - 7, 2012
Okay. I admit it. I was oneof the judges during the MissSenior Spectacular. I was joined by Jeanne Beutler andFrances Salsburey, the 2011Miss Senior Spectacular.This was my second yearto judge and I don’t think I’mimproving. I love to do it, butchoosing a winner from somany greaat entries is hard.I pity the Miss American judges. I mean, how dothey choose? First, they allanswer the questions intel-ligently. They all look goodin swimsuits. How do you judge?I had some of the samedifficulties. I like to eat, sosampling ten different foodsmade by top-notch cooks isenjoyable.Then comes the difficult part. I have to score eachthing I eat.The only other place I eathomecooking by excellentcooks is at family gatherings.During those I can get awaywith “this is great” and tak-ing a second helping.I couldn’t do this last Satur-day. I had to rate each food.They were all excellent. Iwanted all the recipes fromthe women. Then I remem-bered my cooking skillsweren’t on a level any wherenear what these women had.Oh well. I just took a secondsample to make sure I hadscored each food correctly. Iwonder if that would be likea guy asking for the girls towalk by a second time duringthe swimsuit category in theMiss America contest just tomake sure they had scoredcorrectly?Then it was time for thecraft and doing a pin thatreflected the personalityof each lady. Some choseangels to reflect their spiritu-ality, others chose stones toreference their children andgrandchildren. One womenused feathers to recall herchildhood and doing craftswith collected peacockfeathers.How do you chooseamong this type of creative-ness? We could rate each pin1 to 5. I admit I gave a lot of 5’s.Did I have fun as a judge?You know I did. Food, craftsand good company are agreat combination.To all ten contestants I tipmy hat. You did a wonderful job. Now, I have to cut wayback on eating this week tobalance out what I ate Sat-urday.
Last week I had one incor-rect item in my rules forthe writer’s contest for chil-dren. The word count is aminimum of 100 words anda maximum of 400 words. Iapoligize for this error.
 Judging’sa weighty duty 
Servingupa weeklymeal inGilboaPage V2
Miss SeniorSpectacularnamed
nkline@putnamvoice.com419-231-2444Putnam Voice
JessicaRhoad (left)and AmandaBadertscherhave openeda new pho-tographystudio inOttawaknown as“BlendedArt Photog-raphy.”
NANCY KLINE• PutnamVoice
OTTAWA — Talent was the main categorylast Saturday when 10 Putnam Countywomen competed to be named Miss SeniorSpectacular 2012. This year’s winner, RetaWinkler, Leipsic, displayed talents in bothcooking and creativeness.This was the third year the Miss SeniorSpectacular was hosted by the OttawaSenior Citizens. Prior winners were Pat Nien-berg in 2010 and Frances Salsburey in 2011“The Miss Senior Spectacular is a day forus to celebrate the beauty in each of us, whatmakes us special. We get to enjoy a varietyof foods, share stories, and get to knoweach other better, which always brings a fewlaughs and even tears. It truly is a ‘spectacu-lar’ day,” said Tammy Evans, assistant direc-tor of the Ottawa Senior Center.Each contestant brought a special fooditem that was judged on taste and also pre-sentation. This year’s entries included a wide variety of foods including baked goods, sal-ads, and snack foods.Winkle had a special story on the platterholding her homemade cinnamon rolls.“This is 60 years old and I made it,” the84-year-old great-grandmother said. “I was inExtension Club in Sandusky Michigan andthey gave us these flat silver disks to workwith.” Winkler said she used a muriatic acidto do the etching of the pattern and a specialtool to crimp the edge.Winkle and her late husband Whitey Win-kler had three children, 6 grand children and9 great-grandchildren.“This is great” Winkler said after receivingthe honor. Smelling the bouquet of tulips shereceived Winkler, said tulips had been herhusband’s favorite flower.“I want to show off my crown to myfriends,” she admitted.“Reta has been an active member of theSenior Center for 12 years. She is a friendlyand fun-loving lady who enjoys playing cardswith us,” said Evans. “We always enjoy hercompany, and I’m tickled that she won. Sheis a great example of our slogan: ActiveThrough the Ages.”Creative talents of the women were also judged when they were given black pins todecorate showing their personality. While judges tallied the scores, the women enjoyedgames.The runner-up was Helen Meyer, Ottawa.This year’s “People’s Choice” winner wasMary Limpach.
NANCY KLINE photos • PutnamVoice
Helen Meyer, Rita Winkler and Mary Limbach wave as they are honored during the MissSenior Spectacular last Saturday at the Ottawa Senior Citizen Center. Winkler was chosenas the 2012 Miss Senior Spectacular.Contestants and the 2011 Miss Senior Spectacular enjoyed Saturday afternoon competing at the Ottawa Senior Center. They included(Front, l-r) Dolores Schroeder, Frances Salsburey, Reta Winkler, Agnes Kleman and Mary Limpach; (back) Diana Schuller, Martha Evans,Ruth Kuhlman, Helen Meyer, Edna Paxson and Jan Busser. (Nancy Kline/PutnamVoice)
Making  waves
OTTAWA JessicaRhoad and Amanda Bad-ertscher have partneredto open a new business inOttawa. Known as Blended Art Photography, the studiois located at 115 S. Fair Ave.,Suite C, on the east edge of Ottawa on U.S. 224.The new business officiallyopened last Tuesday, Jan 24,and offers individual andgroup photography.“We do families, busi-nesses, newborns, commer-cial business pictures andspecial events,” said Rhoad.The women have ten yearsof combined experience.They decided to merge in2011 to start a business.The hours for the businessare 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues-days and Thursdays; 10 a.m.to 8 p.m., Wednesdays; 10a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays andby appointment on Saturday,Sunday and Mondays.They can be reachedby calling 419-523-1155or emailing www.blendedartphotography.com
New photography studio opens in Ottawa
GILBOA — For three years asmall group of volunteers at GilboaUnited Methodist Church cookeda luncheon each Friday as a fund-raiser and a place to gather forlocal residents.“Then it became too much forus,” said Sue Barker, one of the volunteers. “We did it from 2006to 2009. It was well attended, butit was a lot of work for just a few people.”This year the church beganoffering the meals with a newtwist. Touches from the Heart inGlandorf caters the food that isserved by volunteers from thechurch.“I had so many people stop meon the street and tell me theymissed coming on Fridays and see-ing friends and neighbors,” Barkersaid. As an employee at Touches sheapproached the owners about the possibility of working together to provide the weekly meals. “It wasmore about providing a serviceto the community than makingmoney,” Barker said. She saidthey also presented the idea to thechurch trustees before proceedingwith the meals. Barker said theydo receive a percentage of the proceeds that is used for variouschurch projects.Barker said the attendance hasbeen good each week, even thoughthe weather hasn’t always been pleasant.“We have around 50 people comeeach week,” she said. “It’s nice tosee people come and eat and justenjoy each other’s company.”Each meal includes a choice of two soups, two sandwiches, home-made pies, fruit, soft drinks andchips.In addition to eating, the resi-dents can also use the visit to thechurch to shop at Chapel BellsBoutique also located in the base-ment.This store of gently-used andhandcrafted items opened shortlybefore the women began servingmeals in 2006.“We had a room filled with a lotof stuff and thought we could cleanit and get donated items to offer toresidents,” said Eloise Crawfis, a volunteer in the store.Sitting among glassware, picturesand hand-crocheted doilies, Craw-fis, said the popular choices in thestore often varies. “It depends onthe time of year,” she said.Proceeds from the sale of itemsat the boutique are also used for various church programs.
 Writerquestions purchasesfor library 
Serving up a community event
The Putnam Voice is a free weekly newspaper coveringPutnam County. It is delivered on Wednesday as part of TheLima News and also can be picked up at various distribu-tion racks.The newspaper is proud to publish reader-supplied con-tent it receives from the putnamvoice.com Web site. Thesestories and photographs are provided by Putnam Countyresidents, members of service clubs, business leaders,government agencies and school officials.Readers are asked to write about their vacations, achieve-ments, or other interesting things they want to share withthe community. We strive to be your Voice in Putnam CountyAdditional content can be found at putnamvoice.com.The newspaper is a product of The Lima News. It isheaded up by Putnam County resident Nancy Kline, whoserves as editor.
The PutnamVoice is an independent news-paper whose entire contents are Copyright2012 by The Lima News. No part can bereproduced in any form without written con-sent from the publisher or editor.Single copies are available free throughoutPutnam County. No one is authorized toremove more than a single copy of the news-paper from vending machines without theadvance written permission of the publisher.
Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/Jan. 24Fred L. Peoples Jr.,
40, 735S. Metcalf St., Lima, pleadedguilty to receiving stolenproperty. He faces up to 12months in prison and $2,500in fines. Bond was revoked,while a pre-sentence investi-gation is conducted.
Paul A. Kelly,
Fort Wayne,Ind., and Donna M. Kelly,Lima, were granted a dissolu-tion of marriage. They weremarried Aug. 21, 1999, inUtica, Mich., and have no chil-dren.
Dispositions/Jan. 25Jose E. Garcia,
26, 102Charloe Circle, Ottawa, wassentenced to 30 months inprison for attempted feloniousassault. He was given creditfor two days served. He wasoriginally indicted on feloniousassault and complicity.
Rolando R. Romero Jr.
, 41,834 S. Blanchard St., Findlay,was sentenced to 180 daysin jail for attempt possessionof cocaine and 180 days jailfor operating a motor vehicleawhile under the influence.The sentences were orderedto be served concurrently. Hewas fined $375 and he wasgiven credit for three daysserved. His driver’s licensewas suspended for threeyears.
Danny D. Woods,
III, 25,1460 E. State Road, Lima,pleaded guilty to theft of checks. He faces up to 12months in prison and $2,500in fines. Bond was continuedwhile a pre-sentence investi-gation is conducted. He wasoriginally indicted on forgeryand theft.
Devon Schoffner,
19,22789 State Route 198,Lima, pleaded guilty to traf-ficking in drugs (marijuana).He faces up to 12 monthsin prison, $2,500 in finesand six-months to five yearslicense suspension. Bondwas continued while a pre-sentence investigation is con-ducted.Yvette R. Schroeder, Leipsic,and Joseph A. Schroeder,Leipsic, were granted a disso-lution of marriage. They weremarried in Leipsic and haveone child.
Dispositions/Jan. 27Kenneth T. Richey,
47,333A Freeman Circle, Tupelo,Miss., pleaded not guilty toretaliation and violating a pro-tection order. A jury trial wasset for 9 a.m. May 7, withDale A. Crawford, retired judgefrom the Franklin County Com-mon Pleas Court.
Putnam County Municipal Court
Dispositions/Jan. 17Tyler J. Wassink,
19, 1265N. Cole St., Lima, pleadedguilty to underage consump-tion. Sentence: 180 days jail,$250 fine, with 180 days jailsuspended, and perform 16hours community service. Healso was fined $50 for opencontainer and $50 for lanesof travel.Dispositions/Jan. 18
Cameron K. Vanoverloop,
 19, 1265 N. Cole St., Lima,pleaded guilty to open con-tainer. Sentence: 180 days jail, $250 fine, with 180 days jail suspended, and perform32 hours’ community service.He also was fined $150 foropen container.
Dispositions/Jan. 23Matthew W. Newman,
27,39 Circle Drive, Continental,pleaded guilty to passing badchecks. Sentence: Three days jail, $250 fine, with three days jail and $200 suspended.
Justin M. Geib
, 23, 110 S.Main St., Buckland, pleadedno contest to possession of drug paraphernalia and wasfound guilty. Sentence: 30days jail, $150 fine, six-monthlicense suspension, with 29days jail suspended. He wasalso fined $150 and six-month license suspension forpossession of marijuana and$150 for open container.
Dispositions/Jan. 24Brian K. Bennett,
24, 401S. Fourth St., Continental,pleaded no contest to anamended charge of menacingand was found guilty. Sen-tence: 30 days jail, $150 fine,with 17 days jail suspended,and complete assessment atPathways Counseling Center.
Camerino H. Gonzales,
35,204 W. Center St., Apt. A,Leipsic, pleaded no contestto assault and was foundguilty. Sentence: 180 days jail, $150 fine, with 178 days jail suspended, and restitutionof $3,433.36.
Andres Reyna, Jr.,
51, 644Ohio St., Leipsic, pleadedno contest to passing badchecks and was found guilty.Sentence: Three days jail,$100 fine, with three days jailsuspended.
Kristy F. Vermilyen,
26, 192Church St., Ottoville, pleadedno contest to theft and wasfound guilty. Sentence: 180days jail, $150 fine, with 170days jail suspended, and res-titution of $515.09 to KalidaParty Mart.
Judgments/Jan. 25
Ottawa Oil Co., Inc., smallclaims v. Iva Miller, Gilboa,$280.29, plus interest andcosts.Ottawa Oil Co., Inc., smallclaims v. Tyler J. Aelker, Conti-nental, $701.57, plus interestand costs.
Judgments/Jan. 26
Main Street AcquisitionCorp., Cincinnati, default judg-ment v. Dean W. Ricker, Kal-ida, $4,120.15, plus interestof $27.09.Institute of OrthopaedicSurgery, Lima, default judg-ment v. Daniel Miller, Pandora,$560.04, plus interest andcosts.
To the editor
I have attended PutnamCounty Library board meet-ings since 2009. When thebuilding process began,$500,000 was transferredfrom the general fund (sup- plies, salaries, reading mate-rials, etc) to the buildingfund as an emergency mea-sure. It was stated that thismoney was to be returnedto the general fund whenthe building phase wascompleted. This has nothappened to date. The twolatest purchases are a largeilluminated sign, costingapproximately $15,000 andsix computer table lampscosting approximately $650each.Yes, a sign will be nice.However, couldn’t we dowithout this sign untilfinances improve, espe-cially since there are foothigh letters above theentrance, designating it asthe Putnam County DistrictLibrary?Director Ward has statedthat we need lamps becausethey include an outlet thatlaptops can be plugged into, preventing cords from trail-ing over the table edge if they are plugged into flooroutlets. Good point...but you could also place powerstrips on the table, as someother libraries do, accom- plishing the same result fora lot less money.Meanwhile, we are stillclosed on Fridays, staff wages are frozen, sev-eral magazine racks standempty and seniors are ask-ing for more large printbooks. What are Ward’s andthe board’s priorities?Board President DaleNienberg is to be com-mended for being the loneboard member to voteNo on the lamp proposal.New board member Den-nis Mumaw abstained from voting because he had not yet been sworn in. How-ever, Ward, using her usuallegal arguments (whichcost us more money asColumbus attorneys do notcome cheap) convinced theother members that withoutthese lamps, there could bewiring issues resulting inthe library being involvedin a lawsuit. As usual, theboard fell for it.I know that most countyresidents don’t have thetime to attend board meet-ings, which are held 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the OttawaLibrary. However, I wouldencourage you to offer youropinions to board mem-bers, if you happen to meetthem anywhere.Board members are DaleNienberg, Beth Myers, MaryLieb, Virginia O’Malley, Jan-ice Crawfis, Paulette Smith,Dennis Mumaw.
Rose EllerbrockLeipsic
NANCY KLINE photos • Putnam Voice
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February 1 - 7, 2012
Dr. Sharon E. Jeffersonis the guest speaker thismonth during the Thursday,Feb. 9, meeting of The LimaChapter of Aglow Interna-tional. The meeting is 9:30a.m. until noon at WTLWTV 44 Christian TV Station,1844 Baty Road, Lima Jefferson is founder, Chief  Apostle and Senior Pastorof Full Gospel Tabernacleof Praise Int’l, founder of several more ministries andoversees churches in Belize,Central America, PhilippineIslands, India, Ghana andNigeria. She was called intothe ministry in 1982 andhas been licensed, ordainedand commissioned byGod to teach, train, equip,empower and impart to theBody of Christ. Apostle Jefferson hasearned a Bachelor’s Degreeand Dr. of Religious Phi-losophy Degree; estab-lished The School of theSpirit Bible College andTraining Centers in Floridaand Belize; travels inter-nationally preaching andteaching the Word of Godand founding Bible train-ing centers. Locally, shehas established, “DestinyHouse Transitional Facilityfor Women”, for the healingand deliverance of womencoming out of prison, off of substance abuse andother types of abuse assist-ing them in transition intosociety.She has authored eightbooks and writes a monthlycolumn for the Lima Newson missions. She has servedon the mission field 14 years in Haiti and 3 yearsin Belize. Apostle Jeffersonministers an end-time Apos-tolic, Prophetic Word withholiness message.
Dr. Jefferson speaking at AGLOW 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.** or by appointment
Gilboa U.M. luncheonsFriday,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Betty Kidd (l), from Touches, was assisted by Sue Barker, Eileen McCullough, and Jane WIlliams last Fridayas they served meals at GIlboa United Methodist Church to area residents.EloiseCrawfis, avolunteerin theChapelBellesBoutiqueand Etc.Shop atGIlboaUnitedMeth-odistChurchshows off some of the gen-tly-usedand hand-madeitemsofferedfor sale.
 Volunteer Coordinator 
Challenged ChampionsEquestrian Center held theirannual volunteer apprecia-tion banquet on Thursday Jan. 12. The volunteers alongwith several board membersand staff were treated to asupper prepared by our pro-gram director Laura Lugin-bill and Roni Kaufman ouradministrative assistant. Alice Gerten made the noo-dles. Members of the boardof directors made cupcakesand also provided the bev-erages and paper productsused.Everyone in attendancereceived a door prizedonated by various localbusinesses.The Ottawa-Glandorf  Junior High Jazz Band,directed by Paul Baransyand Charlie Doepker, pro- vided entertainment.Beautiful artwork adornedthe classroom. This art wasmade by several of our vol-unteers and one of our rid-ers. Contributing artists areBrittany Nordhaus, Megan Averesch, Travis Nienberg, Jenna Vorst and ChristinaGerdeman.Sean McBride was namedthe “Volunteer of the Year”!He had perfect attendanceand accumulated 76 hoursof volunteering for the pro-gram in 2011. Sean has beeninvolved with the programfor a long time and has beenhelping out regularly for the past three years. He enjoys volunteering and espe-cially likes working withthe horses. In appreciationfor his efforts he received a Jason Aldean cd and a certif-icate for 4 free riding lessonsat Challenged Champions.Sean is the 21-year-old sonof Jim and Nancy McBride.He is employed by SunsetStables of Ottawa where healso enjoys working withhorses.Challenge Champions had140 volunteers contribute atotal of 2581 hours of theirtime in 2011. All of the volun-teers at Challenged Champi-ons are greatly appreciated, Anyone interested in vol-unteering can call Laurie at419-235-0626. Spring classesbegin April 9th and classesare held weekly on Mondaythrough Thursday eveningsand on Wednesday morningsonce a month. Also checkout our website at www.challengedchampions.comfor more information.
Champions equestrian center honors volunteers
February 1 - 7, 2012
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Sweetheart Night 
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Sean McBride, was named the Challenge Champion Eques-trian Center’s volunteer of the year. He is shown with thehorse Jake.• Submitted photoThe Ottawa Glandorf Junior High Jazz Band recently performed for the Challenged Cham-pions Volunteer Banquet. Pictured are: (kneeling, from left) Stacey Nuveman, JacobKarhoff, Chris Schreiber, Riley Karhoff, Morgan Place, and Brad Schmitz. Second row:Paige Roller, Julia Arnold, Griffin Burwell, Jeffrey Kaufman, Brooke Beach, Amanda Sahloff,Tristan Moore, Tanner Ellerbrock and Griffin Brinkman. Third row: Drew Langhals, GageHoehne, Matt Hoehn, Mr. Baransy, and jazz-loving horse.
Columbus Grove HighSchool was honored to haveseveral participants in theOMEA District 3 HonorsBand and Choir this year.These students wentthrough a formal audition process to be selected to participate with only thebest of the best High Schoolmusicians and vocalists.There were 35 HighSchools with students cho-sen to be part of this year’sDistrict 3 Honors groups.Columbus Grove was hon-ored to have 5 Band par-ticipants, and 6 Choir par-ticipants. Several rehearsalswere held at Van Wertfollowed by their perfor-mance this past Sunday, Jan. 15, at the NiswongerPerforming Arts Center in Van Wert. Guest conductorswere Dr Stephen L Gage,Youngstown State Univer-sity, directing the HonorsBand and Dr. Robert LSinclair, VanderCook Col-lege of Music, directingthe Honors Choir. Colum-bus Grove’s Band partici- pants were: Jihane Bishop,Whitney Seyer, Brian Otto,Darcy Edinger, and Ash-ley Langhals. ColumbusGrove’s Choir participantswere: Makenzie Ross, KaseyKruse, Kim Ricker, SamDaley, Zach Johnston, andBen Endicott.
Shown are CGHigh SchoolDistrict 3Honors BandParticipants:Jihane Bishopon Clarinet,Whitney Seyeron Flute, BrianOtto on Eupho-nium, DarcyEdinger onTrumpet, Ash-ley Langhalson Euphonium,and CG BandDirector Kath-leen Kuch.
Putnam Acres in Ottawawill host a presentation onthe Basics of Estate plan-ning on Wednesday, Feb. 1,at 7 p.m. the general pub-lic is invited to attend. The presentation will be givenby attorneys Joseph C.Schroeder,Anna Mae Blanke-meyer, Theresa C. Von Sos-san and Lee R. Schroederof Schroeder, Blankemeyerand Schroeder, LLP and willinclude a discussion of wills,trusts, living wills, healthcare power of attorneys anddurable general power of attorneys. This presentationis offered to the residents,their family members andthe general public. Refresh-ments will be served.Ottawa American LegionPost 63 will host their firstgarage sale Wednesday, Feb.1, to Tuesday, Feb. 7, at theLegion Hall in Ottawa at 214W. Main Street. The hours forthe garage sale are 10 a.m. to5 p.m. each day.
CG Band takes honorsin OMEA competition
Information offeredon estate planning
The Putnam County Chap-ter of the Public EmployeesRetirement, Inc., will holdtheir noon lunch meeting atDick’s Steak House in Kalidaon Thursday, Feb. 2 Retir-ees of the Public Employ-ees Retirement System areinvited, along with theirguest. This includes retireesfrom the state, county munic-ipalities, township trusteesand maintenance men.Come and enjoy good foodand fellowship with your fel-low retirees and Keep PERIsuccessful.
PERI meetingLegion garage sale
Shown areCG HighSchoolDistrict 3Honors ChoirParticipants:CG ChoralDirector TylerBadertscher,SopranoMakenzieRoss, TenorSam Daley,Alto KimRicker, BassBen Endi-cott, AltoKasey Kruse,Tenor ZachJohnston.
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