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MERCERCOUNTY
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Greater Mercer CountyCommunity Calendar
Spring Sports Wrap UpNursing Home Week
May 11Cancer Association’s“Hopefest”- St. HenryWally Post Athletic ComplexMay 11Ft Recovery Merchants Car Cruise-In 6:00-10:00pm - Downtown Ft RecoveryMay 12
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Sunnyside Inn, MontezumaMay 14Red Cross Blood Drive -12:00-6:00pm.Coldwater American LegionMay 18-19Rib Festival - Mercer County FairgroundsMay 18-20“Get the CARP Outta Here” Fishing DerbyGrand Lake** If you would like to have your eventposted in the Greater Mercer County Com-munity Calendar, e-mailyour information, atleast 4 weeks prior toevent, to mercercountychronicle@bright.net.**
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ROSSBURG, Ohio (May5) – I two of his most recetappearaces at Eldora Speedway –icludig Friday ight – tire issueshave left vetera Sammy Swidelldeflated. But i the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprit Car featureo Saturday, the oly shreddigfor the Germatow, Te., driveris what he did to the field. Swidellled all 30 laps to capture his fourthWoO victory this seaso i thecocludig ight of the OutlawThuder preseted by Goodyeardoubleheader weeked.I the UMP DIRTcar Modifiedfeature, Waye, Ohio’s Jeff Babcockbeefitted from a late cautio thatbuched the field to take the lead adru off the fial five laps of the 18-lap feature. I the two UMP DIRTcarfeatures at Eldora this seaso he’sfiished first ad secod.Swidell started secod to pole-sitter Paul McMaha ad stormed tothe lead to click off the first lap. Hestretched his lead to a domiatig 1.8secods over Joey Saldaa with 12 lapscomplete. But Saldaa started reeligi Swidell over the ext two laps,trimmig that early two-secod deficitto 0.6 secods o lap 14. Swidellever reliquished the lead but worryetered his mid o lap 24 whe JasoSides shredded a tire ad agai o lap28 whe Kraig Kiser’s tire wet flat.At the Kigs Royal i 2011,Swidell was chargig out of tur 4to the sure victory whe he shreddeda tire ad limped past the lie to fiishsecod. O Friday ight, Swidell’sight was slowed whe he cut a tirewith seve laps left to fiish sixth.“I really hated to see those becausethe tires do get pretty warm here.Havig those two yellows back-to-backwe thought we might lose some (tire)pressure,” said Swidell, who holds a11-poit lead over Doy Schatz for theWoO poits lead. “I was thikig aboutthe Kigs Royal ad about ot makigit that last corer. This Big Game TreeStads car’s bee awesome.”Kiser’s flat set up a excitiggree-white-checkered flag fiishfor the Outlaws. Swidell, as he didi the previous cautio, chose theoutside o the double-file restart. Thepack egulfed Saldaa o the restartas his egie faltered. Dale Blaeytook advatage to jump up to secodbut did’t have time to chase dowSwidell.“I was’t stuck to where I had toru right up agaist the curb,” saidSwidell, who ra alog the outer wallbut maeuvered aroud traffic both highad low o Eldora’s bakig. “I couldmove dow ad that really was the keyi the lapped traffic. … We could justbreeze right through there pretty easy.Blaey, Big Game Tree Stadteammate Craig Dollasky, DavidGravel ad Dary Pittma rouded outthe top five. Saldaa fiished seveth.“We were’t really, really good thefirst 15 or 20 laps … but overall it was agreat ight,” Blaey said. “I was goigto ru fourth util those cautios butwe got through to secod. I’m lookig
Swindell pads Outlaw points lead with Eldora victory
See SWINDELL, page 14
Mercer Cout Head Start program is ow erollig childre forthe 2012-2013 school ear. Childre are eligible to participate ithe Head Start program b meetig federal icome guidelies adeligibilit requiremets. Head Start is a high-qualit; comprehesiveearl childhood developmet ad educatio program desiged toicrease the school readiess of childre as well as their preparedessfor the future.The program also offers a rage of free services desiged to fosterhealth developmet of oug childre from age three util theage of five. Services exteded to Head Start childre ad familiesiclude health, educatio, utritio, disabilities, metal health adfamil services. Call 419-268-0301 for erollmet details or visitwww.mercerheadstart.org to submit mii-applicatio. Do’t dela,erollmet is limited.
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The Coldwater High School State Champio bos ad girlsBowlig teams were recogized at the State House esterda.Seator Keith Faber ad Represetative Jim Buch recogizedthe kids for their accomplishmets from this past seaso.The fed the kids pizza ad soft driks before beigrecogized o the seate floor.Both the bos ad girls teams received a resolutio from bothgetleme.
Coldwater bowling teamsrecognized by Faber and Buchy
Photos b Roger Grevekamp
 
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, age 64, of Celia Ohio, died o Tuesda,Ma 01, 2012 at KidredHealth Ceter, Dato, Ohio.She was bor Jul 22, 1947i Dato, Ohio to the lateRa ad Geraldie (Carper)Reuber. Fueral services wereheld o Saturda, Ma 05,2012 at Hogekamp FueralHome-Coldwater, Coldwater.Memorials ma be directedto State of the Heart Hospiceor the America HeartAssociatio. Codoleces mabe left at hogekampfh.com.
Gladys M. McGee
, age 86, of Celia, passed awa at 8:05 a.m.o Suda Ma 6, 2012 at theCelia Maor. She was bor oOct. 11, 1925 i Celia, Ohio tothe late Thomas B. & Lillie (Coate)McGee. Fueral services will beheld at 10:30 a.m. o ThursdaMa 10, 2012 at the Lehma-Hogekamp-Dzedzel FueralHome i Celia, with Rev. Jeff Corad officiatig. Burial willfollow i Swamp College Cemeteri Celia. Friedsma call atthe fueral Home 1 hour beforeservices o Thursda. Codolecesma be made at LHDfueralhome.com. Memorial cotributios mabe made to the St. Paul’s UitedMethodist Church i Celia.
Baby Boy Wuebker
Kevi ad Holl Wuebker(Post) of Fort Recoveraouced the birth of their so,Korbi Roger Wuebker, o April21 at 7:40 pm. Korbi weighed 8pouds ad 1.5 ouces ad was21 iches log.Materal gradparets areDaiel ad Heidi Liebaugh of Uio Cit ad Her Post of Greeville. Pateral gradparetsare Sharo ad the late RogerWuebker of St. Her. Materalgreat-gradparets are Emil adRub Bartos of Eldorado, Ohioad Lester ad nac Liebaughof Uio Cit. Pateral great-gradparets are Delores ad thelate Ludwig Wuebker of St. Herad Alvira ad the late HaroldKaiser of Fort Recover.
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The April 25th meetig wascalled to order b PresidetCid Koester. The AmericaFlag was saluted ad followedb the Pledge of Allegiace.The Chapli offered opeigpraer. Roll call off Officerswas take ad all were presetexcept for Tracie Brow, AgieBruswick & nikki Passmore.The Secretar read the miutesfrom the previous meetig, adwere approved. Mar BethWehrkamp was accepted as are-erollmet. The Secretarpreseted correspodececommuicatios, ad bills werepreseted ad approved to bepaid. The visitig committeereport was give. The Secretarad Treasurer’s reports were read.Beverl Saig was draw forthe Cracker Jack drawig, butwas ot preset to wi. WhileEda Stout wo the Pot of Golddrawig ad Carolie Buschurwo the 50/50 drawig. Votefor Mother of the year was held;i additio to the omiatiosof Officers. O Ma 9th theMother’s Da carr-i will begiat 7 pm, the meat will be providedad those attedig are asked tobrig a covered dish. Followigthe meal will be a short meetig,which will iclude the votigof Officers ad crowig of theew “Mother of the year”……allAuxiliar members are welcometo atted. The ext District 22Auxiliar meetig will be held at7pm o Ma 19th at Rockford.
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Deis Baker, a spokespersofor Egage (a arm of the OhioSobea Board), spoke to theColdwater Kiwais about “AimalAgriculture” o Tuesda, Ma 1.Deis is a Darke Cout ative,from Bradford, who has workedi the agricultural ad busiessidustr for ma ears. He useda slide presetatio to illustratethe ma chages that have takeplace i agriculture i the last fiftears. He compared a 57 Chevwith a curret automobile that hasgreater comforts, safet features,ad improved desig. “Farmig,”he said, “has made ma of thesame tpe of improvemets.”Farm aimals live i well-desigedbuildigs, are healthier, ad betterfed tha the were i the past. Headdressed several mths about farmaimal cofiemet ad treatmetthat are commol held b persoswho are ot educated about curretfarmig practices. These beliefssometimes lead to legislatio thatis detrimetal to food producersad costl to food cosumers.Deis oted that agriculture isthe umber 1 idustr i Ohio adthat toda each farmer feeds 144people.
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If you’re a mother, you’ll probably get some nice cards and flowers on Mother’s Day. But of course, your greatest gifts are your children themselves. And since you want to see them happy and financially secure,perhaps you can use this Mother’s Day as an opportunity to consider ways to help your children at variousstages of their lives.So, let’s take a look at steps you can take:
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* Teach them to be savers — Encourage young children to put away part of their allowance, or any moneythey receive for household jobs, in a savings account. Offer to match their contributions dollar for dollar.* Help them become investors — Consider giving your children a few shares of stock in companies withwhich they are familiar. By following the movements of their stocks with them, you can explain how the marketswork and how increasing share ownership is one key to helping build wealth.* Contribute to a college savings plan — One of the best things you can do to boost your children’schances of success in life is to help them go to college. You’ve got several good college-savings vehiclesavailable, such as a 529 plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts and custodial accounts. Your financialadvisor can help you choose the vehicle that suits your needs and objectives.
When Your Children Enter the Working World
* Encourage IRA contributions — An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a great retirement savingsvehicle. As long as your children have earned income, they can contribute to an IRA, so you may want to helpthem “max out” on their contributions each year. While you can’t directly contribute to a child’s IRA, you canwrite a check to your child and encourage him or her to use it for funding an IRA.* Make long-term care arrangements — If you needed long-term care, such as an extended nursinghome stay, and you had inadequate financial preparations, the burden could fall on your children. Now is thetime to consult with your financial advisor to begin preparing for possible long-term care costs.
When Your Children Reach Middle Age
* Communicate your financial situation and estate plans — Don’t leave adult children in the dark as toyour financial information. Share everything you can about how much you own, where you keep your assetsand how you plan to eventually distribute them. By clearly communicating your situation and wishes now, youcan avoid major problems later.* Create a durable power of attorney — By creating a durable power of attorney, you can appoint another person, such as an adult child, to conduct your business and financial affairs if you become physically or mentally incapacitated. Such a move can help reduce stress your children may be feeling, while allowing themto make moves that can help preserve your finances.
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Drivig to a 1:00 pmappoitmet just the other da Icame upo a slow movig vehiclethat was all over the road. youguessed it he was o the cellphoe ad obviousl ot paigattetio to the road. It reallbecomes scar whe ou getbehid these people ad this guwas o exceptio. He crossed theceter- lie several times ad Icould’t help but thik about thosepeople that have recetl lost theirlives from head o crashes fromcrossig the ceter-lie.I was glad to see him tur at theext light hopig he would at leastget off that phoe. Somethig isgoig to have to be doe beforesomeoe crashes head o ito abusload of school childre.It sure is amazig what a littlerai will do for the farmers; thecor that was i the groud isreall shootig up ad lookiggood. I thik most of the farmerswill be gettig the remaider of the crops i the fields soo. Thereare a lot of “ifs” associated withfarmig ad rai is certail otthe least of their worries. I guessthat is as good a reaso as a thatwould make a ma chage hismid about goig ito farmig.There are too ma variablesi farmig ad that is oe of thema reaso ot to start farmig.But ou kow what I am sure gladthere are those out there producigall the good food that we eat eachda. We would be i reall deeptrouble if the all quit farmig.That’s M Opiio..........What’s yours??
From the Archives of TheMercer Cout Chroicle
10 YEAR AGO (2002)
The Kell Miller Circus,fouded durig the Depressio ismarkig its 64th aiversar thisear, 2002 i Coldwaster. Foudedi 1938, b Obert Miller ad hissos Kell ad Dores, it still offersthe same great etertaimet itpreseted i its begiigs.Faig/Howe Associates,Ic., Civil Egieerig Divisio,aouces the promotio i theirCelia office of Craig W. Mescherto Executive Director; Bria M.Ma to Chief Civil Egieer; adJared C. Ebbig to OperatiosMaager.
25 YEARS AGO (1987)
Voters i the Southwest SchoolDistrict of Fort Recover passedtheir operatig lev o the thirdtr b a 692-408 margi lastTuesda.Ra Feltz of Cassella will havea displa of the machier whichhe has built to scale at the MariaStei Heritage Museum. Hefeatures a ditch digger o whichhe spet 3,000 hours to build.
50 YEARS AGO (1962)
Joh Kramer tured overthe first shovelful of dirt othe $1.3millio Upper WabashImprovemet project whichaffects 3,000 propert owers iDarke ad Mercer couties.
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