By NANCY KLINE
KALIDA — Ron Kuhlmanarranged the ultimate surprise forhis wife on their 50th weddinganniversary on Jan. 27. The tablewas decorated with flowers, rose petals, chilled pink champagneand a cake decorated with redflowers, the color used at theirwedding. Soft music was playingin the background and battery-operated candles were flickeringon the table.Ron wanted to surprise his wifeMarie on their anniversary. Bothare residents in the assisted-livingresidence of The Meadows of Kalida. He worked with ShannonGeise, CTRS, Resident ActivityDirector, to make his surprise areality. It was all part of The Mead-ows “Live a Dream” program.Marie smiled at her husband asthey looked back on that specialday. She admitted it had been atotal surprise for her. Staff mem-bers recalled the happy tearsof both Ron and Marie as theyentered the dining room at TheMeadows. The staff membersstayed only long enough to con-gratulate the couple then left themalone to enjoy their meal. Thesupper consisted of grilled tilapiaand house salad from the Red PigInn, where the couple often dinedwhen they were living in theirhome.“I think my family introducedme to her,” Ron said recalling theirearly courting days. He said theywould often go to the movies. After the couple was marriedthey lived in Ottawa. Ron wasemployed at Sylvania. Marie ini-tially worked at City Bank, butlater became a teacher’s aid, a jobshe held for 20 years. She said it isthe children at Ottawa Elementarythat she misses the most.The couple has five children.Ron retired 17 years ago. Marieretired 3 years ago.Following a stroke nearly a yearago, Marie required care at TheMeadows of Kalida. A few monthslater Ron also became a resident.“I was living alone at home andit just seemed right to come hereand be with Marie,” Ron said. After working 28 years as amaintenance employee at Sylva-nia, Ron said he still enjoys just“tinkering” at The Meadows.Marie has always enjoyed sew-ing, canning, cooking and makingquilts. Now she enjoys her time intherapy, revealing that the thera- pists treat her good and aren’t “toohard” on her.“The food here is good,” Ronsaid, “But not quite as good asMarie’s cooking always was.”Marie pointed proudly to a col-lage of pictures on the wall. Givento the couple by their children, thecollage includes family pictures,even Marie’s parents.“I think we enjoy the time weget to spend with the kids andgrandkids the most,” Ron said.The couple has 9 grandchildren.“Ron was really good aboutremembering details about theirwedding,” Geise said. “He evenremembered they had poinsettiasas their flowers.” As a final gift of the “Live theDream” Geise had pictures fromthe 50th anniversary celebration printed and placed in a collageframe. It joins the other family pic-tures on display in the Kuhlmanresidence.“It is so fantastic to give theseincredible moments to those weserve!” Geise said.
Kuhlmans ‘live the dream’ at anniversary dinner
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Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/Feb. 2Ciara Ybarra,
20, 116 Poplar St.,Leipsic, was sentenced to 90 daysin jail for theft.
Dispositions/Feb. 8Amisa Pettry,
37, 516 Barnett,Findlay, was sentenced to three days jail for contempt of court’s priororders. The jail was suspended andhe was ordered to pay $1,320 toplaintiff within 180 days.
Wendy S. Parker,
Ottawa, wasgranted a divorce from Jeffery E.Parker, Van Wert. They were marriedOct. 18, 2003 in New Cleveland, andhave no children.
New CasesMorgan J. Bailey,
Lakeview, andTimothy J. Bailey, Jr., Ottawa; dissolu-tion without children.
Leipsic, v.Wayne Schroeder, Leipsic; support.
Putnam County Municipal Court
Dispositions/Feb. 6Christopher A. Rader,
33, 215½ W.Third St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to anamended charge of second-offensereckless operation. Sentence: Fourpoints, 30 days jail, $250 fine, with27 days jail suspended, and creditfor three days jail upon completionof DIP program, and 24 hours’ com-munity service.
Elmer D. Gilbert,
pleaded no contestto an amended charge of first-offenseOVI and was found guilty. Sentence:Six points, 180 days jail, $750 fine,one-year license suspension, with 174days jail and $300 suspended, andcredit for three days jail upon comple-tion of DIP program, and $1,000 resti-tution to the Buckeye Club.
Zackary A. Bess,
20, 217 N. Cen-ter St., Vaughnsville, pleaded guiltyto first-offense OVI. Sentence: Sixpoints, 180 days jail, $750 fine,one-year license suspension, with177 days jail and $375 suspended,and credit for three days jail uponcompletion of DIP program.
Dispositions/Feb. 7Drew T. Steffan,
20, 4053 Road3, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to under-age consumption. Sentence: 180days jail, $375 fine, with 177 dayssuspended and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program.A charge of first-offense OVI wasdismissed.
Justin R. Moats,
26, 15945U.S. Route 224, Columbus Grove,pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.Sentence: 30 days jail, $150 fine,with 29 days jail suspended. He alsopleaded guilty to criminal trespass-ing. Sentence: 30 days jail, $150fine, with 29 days jail suspended.
48, 705½ W. ElmSt., Lima, pleaded guilty to obstruct-ing official business. Sentence: 90days jail, $150 fine, with 90 days jailsuspended, and complete assess-ment at a mental health provider.
Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance,default judgment v. David Brinkman,Fort Jennings, $1,418.90, plus inter-est and costs.Omega Dental Center of Ottawa,default judgment v. Brent J. Foreman,Ottawa, and Tiffany Foreman, Ottawa,$426.41, plus interest and costs.
Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery,Lima, default judgment v. StevenBockrath, Pandora, $3,419.07, plusinterest and costs.West Central Ohio Surgery &Endoscopy, Lima, default judgmentv. Rudolfo Olivo, Columbus Grove,and Minerva Olivo, Columbus Grove,$581.91, plus interest and costs.Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery,Lima, default judgment v. KatherineLawson, Fort Jennings, and RodneyLawson, Fort Jennings, $180, plusinterest and costs.Imaging Consultants of Findlay,default judgment v. John Duncan,Leipsic, and Tammy Duncan, Leipsic,$346.74, plus interest and costs.St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima,default judgment v. John Bejarano,Leipsic, and Norma Bejarano,Leipsic, $1,463.44, plus interestand costs.Blanchard Valley Pathology, Findlay,default judgment v. Nancy Hovest,Pandora, $100.56, plus interest andcosts.
World Day of Prayer is aworldwide ecumenical move-ment of women of many faithtraditions who come togetherto observe a common day of prayer each year. Throughoutthe day, we collectively pray allover the world, beginning withthe first sunrise and ending atthe last sunset. The 2012 WorldDay of Prayer will be held onFriday, March 2 and will be pre- pared by the women of Malaysiawith the theme “Let Justice Pre- vail”. They invite us to work withthem, with God and with the people nearest to us to createa world in which each gender,race, culture, religion and stateis honored, nutured and empow-ered.The local service will be held at11:45 a.m. in Sts. Peter and PaulChurch on the corner of Fourthand Locust Streets. A salad barluncheon will be provided imme-diately following in the Sts. Peterand Paul School cafeteria. Thechurch and school are handicapaccessible.Invite your friends, familiesand communities of faith to jointhe women of Malaysia in prayerand song to support women’secumenical ministries toward peace and harmony through fairand just governance. The AnnualOffering supports the work of WDP USA and helps meet theneeds of families in Malaysiaand around the world who are victims of many forms of pov-erty, violence and injustice.For more information, contactWorld Day of Prayer USA, 475Riverside Drive, Rm. 1316, NewYork, NY 10115; 1-866-937-8720or www.wdpusa.orgFounded in 1941, Church WomenUnited is an ecumenical move-ment reaching 25 million Protes-tant, Roman Catholic, Orthodoxand other Christian women.World Day of Prayer is an inter-national movement in 170 coun-tries and regions whose prayersfollow the sun across the globeon the day of the celebration.Prayer and action are insepara-ble and both have immeasurableinfluence in the world.
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KALIDA — Barbara Ver-hoff, a Registered Nurse atThe Meadows of Kalida inKalida, Ohio has been rec-ognized by her employer,Trilogy Health Services,LLC, for having perfectattendance in 2011. Verhoff was one of nearly800 employees company-wide who did not miss aday of work and was nottardy from January 1, 2011through December 31, 2011.For this achievement, Ver-hoff and the other eligibleemployees were enteredinto a drawing for oneof two rewards valued at$2,500 or $1,000. Verhoff was the recipient of the$2,500 reward.The drawing was held via conference call at theTrilogy Health ServicesHome Office in Louisville,Kentucky. Following thedrawing, Randy Bufford,Trilogy President/CEO com-mented, “We are thrilled tohave employees like Bar-bara Verhoff on the TrilogyTeam. Her commitment tothe residents of The Mead-ows of Kalida and to hercoworkers is outstanding.She truly embodies the Tril-ogy spirit.”“Barbara is such a greatnurse and she has been withour campus for a numberof years,” said Kevin Kidd,Executive Director of TheMeadows of Kalida. “Shealways puts our residentsfirst. We are thrilled thatshe received this recogni-tion.”“I was unbelievably sur- prised to I hear I won the$2500 prize. I was ecstatic,”commented Verhoff. “Ihaven’t won too manythings in my life so it hit melike a rocket. I plan on usingthe money to start a collegefund for our grandson. It issomething that my husbandand I have talked about buthaven’t gotten around toit yet. This will help us alot. We are extremely grate-ful to Trilogy.” Verhoff hasworked at The Meadows of Kalida since 2008.The $1,000 reward wasreceived by Anna Faulken-brg, Director of Resident Activities at Scenic HillsCare Center in Ferdinand,IN. All employees who wereeligible for the drawing alsoreceived a $250 bonus andan and an additional dayof paid time off, along witha plaque recognizing theiraccomplishment.The Meadows of Kalidais a Trilogy Health ServicesCommunity.
Meadows employee honored for perfect attendance
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Marie and Ron Kuhlman are shown celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 27 at the Meadowsof Kalida. Ron arranged the celebration through the facility’s “Live a Dream” program.
• Submitted photo
Barbara Verhoff (center), recipient of the perfect atten-dance award from Trilogy Health Services, is shown withDirector of Health Services Rhonda Church (left), andExecutive Director of The Meadows of Kalida Kevin Kidd asshe receives a $2,500 check. (Submitted photo)
World Day of Prayer coming
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