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May 30 - June 5, 2012


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Ready for relay
Survivors take part in celebration
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Enjoy your summer
This past weekend I was able to enjoy many of the pleasures of summer. I was able to go swimming. I went on a picnic. I also enjoyed the air conditioner during those hot days. Now it’s time to start some grilling, garden weeding, and maybe slip in a little canoeing. While I enjoy the many holidays in the winter months, I really enjoy all of the weekends of the summer months. Every weekend can seem like a holiday in this part of the country. Going by parks I see family reunions. There is a festival nearly every weekend in the county. There were numerous graduation parties last weekend and many more coming up next weekend. Chicken sandwiches, potato salad and decorated cakes will be the menu items of choice at many of these parties. All I can say is Yum Yum. Grilling a good steak or pork chop and smelling it as it cooks is a celebration in itself. At the picnic I attend this past Sunday I had my first taste of ice cold watermelon. It was delicious. I also enjoyed the Memorial Day parades as we honored all of our service members, both past and present. Watching members of Legions and VFW’s proudly march by reminded me of the many sacrifices that have been made so that I can enjoy festivals, picnics and family reunions. I haven’t decided what I most enjoy about summer. Maybe it’s not having to put on clothes that weigh as much as me. Maybe it’s watching the corn grow across the road or biting into a vine ripened tomato. Any way you look at it Summer is here to enjoy. I hope everyone has a great summer and that I see you often at the festivals, reunions, and celebrations.

OTTAWA — Thursday evening was a time of celebration during a dinner at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. The annual “Survivor’s Dinner” “We know was held at the school there are to honor cancer sura lot of vivors. The is held survivors. meal year each There are in conjunction with just not the Putnam County a lot of Relay for people who Life. This year’s Relay know about for Life will begin 6 p.m., Friday, June all the 1, at Ottawasurvivors.” Glandorf High — Gail School. Schumacher Serving cancer survivor as the adult honorary co-chairs for the event are Lisa Ellerbrock and Charlie Schmiesing. The youth honorary chair is Trent Schroeder. All three are cancer survivors. Charlie spoke about his first

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Cancer survivor Charles Schmiesing hands his wife, Kathy, a gift for being his caregiver. Charles is one of the honorary co-chairs of this year’s Relay for Life. indication he had a problem. “I was at OSU Hospital for my mom’s surgery and kept coughing,” he said. Surprisingly Charlie was diagnosed with non-Hodkings lymphoma and given a 30 percent chance to survive. This was in 1995. Now 17 years later Charlie said it was a successful bone-marrow transplant that saved his life. “Afterwards the doctor said “it looks like it worked,” Charlie said. He said 18 months after his last treatment he was lost his mother to colon cancer. “There is still a lot of work we have to do.” Lisa said her cancer has led her to many astonishing people. Her daughter Trisha joined Lisa, to recount Lisa’s fight against cancer telling that Lisa had chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments. Lisa said her father, who had survived colon cancer, lung cancer and open heart surgery, was always an inspiration for her has she fought cancer. She also thanked Gail Schumacher, another cancer survivor, for all of her encouragement. “We know there are a lot of survivors,” Gail said. “There are just not a lot of people who know about all the survivors.” She encouraged all the cancer survivors to take part in the Survivor’s lap at the Relay for Life. “It’s important,” Gail said. “It gives hope to the next person who may be fighting cancer. All of those attending the Survivor’s Meal were given a card stating “My Hope is…” to complete. The cards will be attached to balloons. These balloons will be launched as part of the Relay for Life. Cancer survivor Trent Schroeder (right, front) poses with his brothers Mitchell and Josh, during the Survivor’s Meal last Thursday. Trent is the honorary youth chair for this year’s Putnam County Relay for Life.

Lisa Ellerbrock listens as her daughter Trisha reads Lisa’s survivor speech during last Thursday’s cancer surivivor banquet at OttawaGlandorf High School. Lisa is an honorary co-chair for this year’s Putnam County Relay for Life.

Cancer survivors take a moment to thank their caregivers during the survivor banquet last Thursday.


May 30 - June 5, 2012


Sarah Klausing and Anna Berheide selling poppies at Huntington Bank.


Supporting disabled veterans
Kamryn Webken selling poppies

McKenna Bockrath, Kamryn Wurth and Jennifer Rall selling poppies at the Kalida Post Office. Grace Klausing and Stephonie Kahle selling poppies at the Kalida IGA.

The Kalida Sew & Sew 4-H Club asked for donations on May 18 to support veterans who need help for rehabilitation and are disabled. Red poppies, made by disabled veterans, were given as a thank you for the donations.

Rachel Kahle and Alecia Dunn selling poppies at Miller’s Pharmacy.

June Ottoville students first in video contest programs at libraries
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OTTOVILLE — A group of Ottoville students have been selected as the winners of a video contest sponsored by the Putnam County Youth Advisory Board. The Putnam County Youth Advisory Board has been looking at pressing issues in Putnam County High Schools. They identified four issues that they wanted to address including alcohol, eating disorders, distracted driving and suicide and depression. The board decided to host a video contest. Each school in Putnam County could make up to four videos. The videos could be no longer than five minutes. The Ottoville group of students chose to make a video on distracted driving. “At the first meeting, everyone gave ideas on what the video should include,’ said Ryan Kemper, a Task Force member who also assisted with the video. He said anyone who wanted to help with the video could participate. The video shows four types of distracted driving. The first distraction is texting. The second distraction is loud music and friends. The third is talking on the cell phone and the fourth distraction is eating. The students video taped a simulation of a student driving down the road while being distracted. Those involved with e production, acting, editing, music, ideas and

Monarchs at Continental Library
The Putnam County District Library Continental Location will have a Butterfly Program on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Master gardener Dale Nienburg will discuss the various stages of the Monarch butterfly. Drop in the library and see the live display and follow their progress to adulthood. For any questions call the Continental Library at 419-596-3727. Visit our website at www. mypcdl.org for more programs. Gardening Program at Fort Jennings library The Putnam County District Library Fort Jennings Location will have a Gardening Program on June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Join Master Gardeners Jane Burgei, Teresa Croy, and Phyllis Macke as they discuss what plants will attract birds and butterflies. All are welcome to attend this free program. For any questions call the Fort Jennings Library at 419-286-2351.
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Chalk Dreams Paint Party at your Library

Kara Hoersten and Tori Jackson (front), along with Ottoville students, show off the trophy they won for making the winning video in the contest sponsored by the Putnam County Youth Advisory Board. voices included Tori Jackson, Sarah Luersman, Amy looser, Elizabeth Luersman, Claire Nussbaum, Natasha Dixon, Mark Waldick and Abbey Turnwald. Also involved were Rachel Beining, Marissa Pohlabel, Tammy Wannemacher, Bryan Holbein, Megan Schnipke, Melissa Burgei, April Horstman, Cory Fisher, Rachel Turnwald, Kendra Koester, Megan Risner, Tonya Kaufman, Marissa Nienberg, Ryan Kemper, Samantha Rellinger Audrey Rieger and Kara Hoersten. The prize for Ottawa was $200 and a traveling trophy.

Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/May 18
Joshua A. Morman, 41, 543 W. Third St., Ottawa, was sentenced to five years in prison for felonious assault. He was given credit for 194 days served. Ronnette St. Pierre, Fort Jennings, and Jason St. Pierre Sr., Big Rapids, Mich., were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married April 10, 2010 in Reed City, Mich., and have one child. Drive, Delphos, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs. He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines and six months to five years license suspension. Bond was revoked. Allen W. Bartley Jr, 26, 500 N. Sixth St., Lot 42, Continental, was sentenced to 20 days in jail for trafficking in drugs. He was placed on three years community control, pay $330 to the MAN unit and his license was suspended for six months. guilty to underage possession. LLC, Norfolk, Va., default judgSentence: 180 days jail, $250 fine, ment v. Brian H. Leary, Columbus with 180 days jail suspended, Grove,. with 32 hours community service. Blanchard Valley Health System, default judgment v. Fred J. Judgments/May 21 Coram, . Pathways Counseling Center,

Ottawa, default judgment v. Melissa G. Burkhart, Cloverdale, $226.42, plus interest and costs. Lima Radiological Ass., default judgment v. David Maynard Sr., Leipsic, and Sarah Maynard, Leipsic, $242.06, plus interest and costs. Lima Radiological Ass., default Putnam County Municipal judgment v. David Gibbs, CloverCourt dale, and Shonda L. Gibbs, CloDispositions/May 21 Dispositions/May 15 verdale, $105, plus interest and Randy A. Eicher, 47, 36 Elm St., costs. Tyler J. Cross, 19, 20174 Road Leipsic, was found in contempt Columbus Grove Family, 21, Fort Jennings, charged with in paying child support. He was default judgment v. Daniel L. Caufound in arrears in the amount of endangering children, a felony, dill, Columbus Grove, and Lori A. bound over to common pleas $4,177.62 as of April 30. His senCaudill, Columbus Grove, $305, court. tencing was delayed 60 days. plus interest and costs. Dispositions/May 21 Dispositions/May 22 Bluffton Hospital, default Thomas L. Pauff, 21485 County judgment v. Susan J. Williams, Logan T. Weis, 21, 1271 N. DefiRoad 10, Defiance, pleaded guilty Ottawa, $1,622.76, plus interest ance St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, to first-offense OVI, Sentence: Six and costs. burglary, possession of drugs, points, 180 days jail, $750 fine, LVNV Funding, LLC, Greenville, and theft over $1,000. He faces one-year license suspension, with S.C., default judgment v. Joyce up six years in prison $17,500 in 160 days jail and $250 suspended M. Brinkman, Leipsic, $11,311.23, fines and six months to five years and credit for three days jail upon plus interest and costs. license suspension. Bond was LVNV Funding, LLC, Greenville, completion of DIP program. continued while a pre-sentence Danielle Bailey, 28, 535 S. Perry S.C., default judgment v. Larry L investigation is conducted. SenSt., Ottawa, pleaded no contest to Steffen, Leipsic, $2,730.88, plus tencing was set for 3:30 p.m. June an amended charge of menacing interest of $564.36., plus interest 27. He had been charged with and costs. and was found guilty. Sentence: two counts receiving stolen prop- 30 days jail, $250 fine, with 30 Portfolio Recovery Associates, erty, forgery, forgery (uttering), LLC, Norfolk, Va., default judgdays jail suspended, and comburglary, possession of drugs and plete assessment at Pathways ment v. Kimberly A. Pitney, Contheft. tinental, $5,738.10, plus interest Counseling Center. Dispositions/May 24 and costs. William D. Hughes, 20, 129 Portfolio Recovery Associates, Steven Diltz, 27, 990 Southridge Charloe Circle, Ottawa, pleaded

Dispositions/May 22

Shelli K. Irwin, 43, 108 Liberty St., Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, $750 fine, one-year license suspension, with 177 days jail and $375 suspended and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program. Tyler A Paugh, .

All Putnam County District Library Locations will have “Chalk Dreams Paint Party” in the month of June. All are welcome to attend this free program sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library and Area Local Businesses. Register to win COSI tickets, the winner will be drawn after the last party on June 21. The schedule is as follows: Ottawa Location Mon. June 18 at 11:00 a.m. ; Kalida-Union Twp. Location Tues. June 19 at 11:00 a.m. ; Pandora-Riley Location Wed. June 20 at 11:00 a.m. ; Ottoville-Monterey Twp. Location Wed. June 20 at 1:00 p.m.; Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Location Wed. June 20 at 3:00 p.m. ; Columbus Grove Location Thurs. June 21 at 11:00 a.m. ; Continental Location Thurs. June 21 at 1:00 p.m. ; Fort Jennings Location Thurs. June 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Photography Class at Ottawa Library

Judgments/May 22
Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, default judgment v. Emmilly S. Baumgartner, Ottawa, $1,338.61, plus interest and costs.

Judgments/May 24
West Central OH Surgery & Endoscopy, Lima, default judgment v. John Warnecke, Glandorf, and Stacy Warnecke, Glandorf, $676.72, plus interest and costs. West Central OH Surgery & Endoscopy, Lima, default judgment v. Steven Burkholder, Columbus Grove, and Laurel A. Burkholder, Columbus Grove, $196, plus interest and costs. Imaging Consultants of Findlay, default judgment v. Mary E. Rodriguez, Ottawa, $517.49, plus interest and costs. The Good Water Co., Lima, default judgment v. Jimmy Hosler, Columbus Grove, and Kelly Hosler, Columbus Grove, $2,322.34, plus interest and costs.

The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a Photography Class on June 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. News photographer Nancy Kline will present tips on how to take better pictures and save them to your computer. Bring your camera and receive assistance on ways to get the most out of your cameras available settings. All are welcome to attend this free program but please call in and register.

Teen Movie Nights at the Library

The Putnam County District in Ottawa will have Teen Movie Night in June, July and August. The first movie is on June 21 at 6:00 p.m.and due to licensing we can not allowed to post the movie title outside the library. HINT...Scary movie quote “They’re here”. All are welcome to see this free movie. Check at the Ottawa library for the July 19 and Aug. 14 movie titles. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Putnam County District Library and Area Local Businesses. For any questions call the Ottawa Library at 419-523-3747.


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Actors invited to audition for Brigadoon
PANDORA — Riley Creek Singers, a community theatre group based in Pandora, is pleased to announce plans for their ninth staged production this summer. Brigadoon will come to life at the Pandora-Gilboa school auditeria on August 10-12. Kevin Augsburger will again be the stage director for Riley Creek Singers. He is inviting all area actors to audition for Brigadoon on June 4 or June 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the Pandora-Gilboa auditeria. Rehearsals will begin June 18 Brigadoon is the story of two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. The musical was written by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe. For more information, contact Valerie Nusbaum at 419-384-3782.

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Members of the Rieman family presented scholarship awards Thursday to four Putnam County students. Taking part in the presentation were (from left) Bill Rieman, Gary Herman (ESC), Amy Triggs, Rachel Hauter, Austin Roebke, Gabe Wenzinger, Ken Rieman, and Jerry Rieman.

Four students earn Rieman scholarship
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Ottawa Elementary pupils wait for Mrs. Phillips to come outside for her surprise.

Retiring teachers given treat
Putnam Voice Correspondent

On Friday, May 25, the teachers at Ottawa Elementary chipped in to treat the retiring staff members Paul Baransy (music), Peg Niese (intervention) and Denise Phillips (principal) to a limo ride. The students made signs, blew bubbles, and sang a

“thank you” song to Mrs. Phillips. Mr. Baransy and Mrs. Niese were surprisedthey knew about the limo, but thought it was just for Mrs. Phillips. The staff members’ families also got invited to come along for the ride. The limo circled in front of the school, so Mrs. Phillips could lean out the window and wave to all the children. They then toured Ottawa.

Top writing entries chosen by writer’s group
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Children’s Theatre offers tour at Otterbein
Putnam County Children’s Theatre has paired with Otterbein University to offer a day Putnam County High School students interested in theatre and dance don’t want to miss! On Friday, June 15, Putnam County students are invited to Otterbein Campus Center in Westerville for a campus tour guided by Otterbein theatre students. This will be followed by lunch with Otterbein theatre students will share their experiences at Otterbein, future goals and answer questions students may have. Following the lunch the students will attend Otterbein Summer Theatre production of “Barefoot in the Park.” The cost is $7 for lunch, $11 for “Barefoot in the Park” ticket and $10 for bus/van transportation. If you are interested in attending this event, please email Susan Kuhlman at kuhjoe@woh. rr.com by Wednesday, June 6. Include your first & last name, the name of the school you attend and your phone number. Then, complete the attached form and include a check for $28.00 written to PCCT. Mail to PCCT, PO Box 168, Ottawa, Ohio 45875. The permission slip & check must arrive no later than Friday, June 8.

The Black Swamp Writer’s Guild recently sponsored a writing contest for Putnam County students. The students had to use the words honor, illustrate, parents, comical and adventure in their story. Prizes awarded to the students included $15-first; $10-second and $5-third place. The stories were judged by members of the BSWG based on punctuation and spelling, creativity, and clarity. This year’s winners are all from Vicki Hermiller’s class at Columbus Grove. The Black Swamp Writer’s Guild meets 6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of each month at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ottawa. It includes members from Ottawa, McComb, Pandora, Leipsic, Columbus Grove and Kalida. Anyone is welcome to come to the meetings. Below are the winners of the contest First Place A Meatball’s Life Baily Clement Some of you may find this comical, but it’s no adventure. It’s how life works for us. I don’t know how to illustrate this, but I can try. My name is Randall. I’m a meatball in a steaming pot of sauce, ready to be devoured. But I don’t want to die. I’m so young. Right as “the claw” comes for me my parent’s plunge me under

the tangy sauce, and when “the claw” dips back in I, it gets m y parents instead of me. I’m lucky to be alive and I’ll honor my parents, until “The claw “returns for me. Second Place My Hero Riya Flores Growing up many kids have both parents around, but I only had one. My dad is like my best friend, there for me when I need him and even when we fight I know he still loves me anyway. He’s one of the most comical people I know and can illustrate his goofy side pretty well. My dad is in the Marine Corps and right now he’s in Afghanistan. Even though it scares me and I miss him terribly, I know he is doing what he loves which is to honor his country while on the adventure of a lifetime. Third Place Stage Fright Lyne’a B. Diller “It’s an honor to sing for you,” I say as I walk onto the stage. My legs begin to tremble and the butterflies in my stomach seem to illustrate how nervous I am. I glare out into the crowd and see my parents glued to the front row seats with smiles plastered to their faces. I have a good feeling they’re trying to be comical but aren’t fooling anyone. The music comes on and I begin to sing. All of a sudden a roar of clapping overwhelms me. I then begin to realize this adventure has just begun.

Four area high school seniors have been awarded Edward A. and Ettie M. Rieman scholarship for 2012. The awards of $1,000 each are presented by the Putnam County Educational Service Center to outstanding graduates of any Putnam County high school. Applicants are judged based on academic, community, athletic, church and civic achievements. Edward A. Rieman was a life-long resident of Putnam County, county commissioner, teacher and superintendent of Miller City-New Cleveland schools. In addition he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a 1998 inductee into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. His wife, Ettie, was a native of Putnam County and a long time member and officer of the Putnam County Historical Society. She helped public the book “Blizzard of 78”, a compilation of the experience of Putnam County residents during the epic blizzard of 1978. The awards have been presented in their memory for the past 11 years. Rachel Haunter of Continental High School ranks at the very top of her class. Her school activities include music, 4-H and FFA. Of special interest was volunteering for therapeutic horseback riding for disabled children and adults. The daughter of Mike and Cheryl Hauter, Rachel will be pursuing a degree in occupational therapy at Shawnee State. Kalida High School’s Austin Roebke has excelled in both academics and sports. As part of his dream of being a doctor, he has shadowed various physicians and surgeons as well as volunteering at St. Rita’s Hospital. Austin will continue his education in biochemistry and pre-medicine at the University of Dayton. He is the son of Joe and Lisa Roebke. Abigail Trigg is graduating from Ottawa-Glandorf High School with high honors while participating in numerous school activities. An honored musician and cornet player, she frequently plays “Taps” at memorial services and veteran’s funerals. Abigail will be attending Ohio State University this fall, majoring early childhood education. Her parents are Ray and Amy Trigg. Miller City High School is proud to call Gabe Wenzinger as one of its graduates. Not only is he a top scholar, he also played soccer in high school all 4 years and was a Buckeye Boys State Delegate. As an accomplished pianist, he often plays at church and other events. The son of Roger and Wendi Wenzinger, he will be furthering his education at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in pre-pharmacy.

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NANCY KLINE photos • Putnam Voice

Sue Barker throws a wreath into the Blanchard River during Sunday’s Memorial Day service in Gilboa.

Members of the Pandora and Gilboa American Legions took part in the Memorial Day parade Sunday in Gilboa.

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Honoring those who sacrificed life in service
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OTTAWA — A nice-size crowd was present at the Putnam County Courthouse on a hot sunny day Monday morning to honor those who sacrificed their lives in service to their country. Despite the high temperature that broke a local record, Memorial Day services were held under the sponsorship of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ottawa. Pastor Ken Pollitz of the New Creation Luther Church in Ottawa, gave an emotional and inspirational speech to

show our gratitude for our nation’s heroes. He spoke of the words in Scripture that speaks of Jesus’ tremendous love and compared that to our fallen heroes. There is no greater love than for one to give his life for a friend. Rev. Pollitz said this occasion was designed to honor those soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War more than 150 years ago. That conflict caused more than 600,000 lives and began as Decoration Day. Today we recognize Memorial Day to honor all those men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. America has come a long way since the first battle for

MARK HAMILTON photos • Putnam Voice

Members of the Ottawa American Legion Post 63 and Ottawa VFW Post 9142 take part in Memorial Day Services last Monday in Ottawa. independence during the American Revolution with Great Britain. Rev. Pollitz said there have been 1.3 mil-

Members of the Kalida High School Marching Band are perform Monday during Memorial Day services in Ottawa. from the selfless sacrifices of those who have served in the military. Americans have gained the abolishment of past dictators and fascist regimes who have participated in genocide and human rights abuses. We have lost so much, but we Americans have gained from that loss. Those who abuse power and abuse human rights will be relentlessly pursued and collectively defeated. Our American heroes died for those whom they have never met. It is only right to express our gratitude for their service which has allowed us to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Vernon Dean “Weiner” Bowers, 52, died at 8 a.m. May 25, 2012, at The Meadows of Kalida in Kalida. He was born Sept. 4, 1959, in Lima to John J. and Jeanette A. Quinn Bowers, who preceded him in death. Mr. Bowers was a 1977 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. He was a truck driver for 31 years, driving for Vetter Concrete, Suever Concrete, Scot Lad Foods and Top Line Express, where he retired in 2008. He was engaged in farming with his father, cousin Tom Stechschulte and friend Robert Gerdeman. He was an umpire for Little League games and enjoyed being a part of the camaraderie of youth. He was a stranger to no one, always telling stories to make others laugh. The highlight of his life was bring involved with his nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. He will be greatly missed by them. Survivors include two brothers, Jack (Sharon) Bowers, of Casper, Wyo., and Tom (Lesa) Bowers, of Geneva, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Susan Bowers, of Sheffield; two sisters, Barbara (Eldred) Ehmen, of Syracuse, Ind., and Ann (Mike) Buchanan, of Elida; 12 nieces and nephews, Brett Ehmen, of North Webster, Ind., Anna Ehmen, of Jacksonville, Fla., Nicholas Bowers and Jody (Sean Smith) Bowers, both of Elyria, Matthew (Alyson) Bowers, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Joshua (Beth) Bowers, of Sacramento, Calif., Staci (Chad) Howard, of Walton, Ky., Justin Buchanan, of Phoenix, Derek (Annie) Bowers, of Sycamore, Ill., Brittnie Bowers, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Logan Bowers and Callyn Bowers, both of Geneva, Ill.; and five greatnieces and -nephews, Heather Bowers and Thomas Smith, both of Elyria, Kylie Howard and Mason Howard, both of Walton, Ky., and Belle Bowers, of Batavia, Ill. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and James Bowers; and two dogs, Sparky and Rusty. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida. The Rev. Mark Hoying officiated. Burial in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Columbus Grove. Arrangements were handled by Monday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice or Putnam Pet Pals.

Tim L. Schneeg
Tim L. Schneeg, 48, of Ottawa, formerly of Ottoville, died at 2:50 p.m. May 25, 2012, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born Dec. 3, 1963, in Lima to Oscar and Helen Brenner Schneeg, who preceded him in death. Mr. Schneeg worked at Brookhill Center Industries, Ottawa. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. He participated in Special Olympics and enjoyed music. Survivors include two brothers, John (Sandy) Schneeg, of Buckeye, Ariz., and Mike (Mary Beth) Schneeg, of Glandorf; four nieces, Katelyn, Lauren, Lindsey and Kristy Schneeg; and a nephew, Matthew Schneeg. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. The Rev. John Stites will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, corner of state Routes 224 and 634. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice or Special Olympics. Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneral home.com. His family would like to thank everyone at ResCare who has been involved in his care during the last 25 years. It has been truly appreciated.

Live Healthy, Live Happy completes second campaign
The second challenge for the Live Healthy, Live Happy Putnam County wellness campaign was completed on May 18. The challenge was called “Lose your hips on Route 66” and included tracking activity, drinking water, not eating fried foods or sweets, and optional weight loss if interested. There were 84 participants that logged over 11,492 miles of activity and lost over 220 pounds by competing in both challenges. This challenge also gave points for drinking water, when fried foods, sweet drinks, and sugary snacks were avoided, and when participants ate a healthy breakfast. Avoiding unhealthy foods proved to be difficult for most people, but when a healthy decision to avoid temptation was made it felt really good and empowering. Way to Go! During the challenge participants competed as individuals and teams. They made nicknames on the site during registration so that no other participants knew their real identify. The team that came in 1st place in the Route 66 challenge was Gussy’s Girls who won by MILES! They were followed by Health Angels then Oh Gee. All participants competed in the individual challenge as well. The top individuals to complete the course were Ewe’s not fat, Ewe’s fluffy, followed closely by Dance Lighter than looks, Peggy, YForce, Rexanne, and turtledoo. Looney, mrsl, Sam and Lucky rounded out the top ten. One of the fun things about the challenge was competing against each other and encouraging individuals and teams to keep up the good work and push on a little harder. All participants that completed the challenge were entered into a drawing for a Live Healthy, Live Happy Putnam County hooded sweatshirt. The top team won a gift certificate to Subway. Congratulations to all! Another interesting part of the challenge website was the individual and team message boards. Message boards consist of participants writing messages and posting them on the site. During the challenge people wrote about personal challenges they were facing in their wellness journey, and encouragement to other members. People also received points for submitting a testimonial about their journey. An example of a testimonial included: “Thanks to this program...and everything I have learned, about eating right and the importance of exercise.”

Carl and Ruth Vorst

Ruth and Carl Vorst
KALIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vorst, of Kalida, celebrated 60 years of marriage May 24, 2012. A Mass was held on May 27, 2012, at St. Michael’s, in Kalida, followed by a luncheon with their family. Vorst and the former Ruth Niese were married May 24, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Leipsic, by Father Bushkuhl. They are the parents of Ann (Dwayne) Ketcham, Dale (Karen) Vost, both of Kalida and Joe (Char Elling) Vorst, of Fort Jennings. They have four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, one great-grandson and one step-greatgranddaughter. Vorst is retired from Sheller Globe. He was also an auctioneer and former owner of Club 65, Kalida Motors and Big Daddy’s CarryOut. His wife is a homemaker.


Jean H. Schumacher
Jean H. Schumacher, 91, died at 3:57 p.m. May 25, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born April 8, 1921, in Berne, Ind., to William and Lillie Moser Habegger. On July 2, 1944, she married Emerson Basinger, who died Aug. 28, 1982. On Dec. 27, 1985, she married Nelson Schumacher, who died Dec. 22, 2011. Mrs. Schumacher was a homemaker and partner in Basinger Builders, Pandora. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. She influenced generations of children through her teaching within the church she loved. She was an avid reader and was known as techno-savvy woman. She was a graduate of Berne High School and was a proud alumna of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. Survivors include a daughter, Linda (John) Reimer, of Omaha, Neb.; two sons, David (Linda Quinlan) Basinger, of Rochester, N.Y., and Randall (Rebekah) Basinger, of Dillsburg, Pa.; two stepsons, Ron (Donna) Schumacher, of Davoa City, Phillipines, and Kendrick (Ann) Schumacher, of Pandora; two stepdaughters, Mary Jo (Tim) Wiens, of Silver Spring, Md., and Barbara Schumacher, of Pandora; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice (Roy) Asaki, of San Diego, and Grace (Paul) Hammond, of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Schumacher. A celebration of life service was held Monday at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. The Rev. Daniel Amstutz officiated. A private graveside service will be held at St. John Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Mennonite Church Mission Fund or the Nelson and Jean Schumacher Endowed Scholarship at Bluffton University. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com. Arrangements are by Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

CLC updated on bicentennial celebration
By Kathy Luersman, Secretary


FORT JENNINGS — The May 2012 meeting of CLC Council #88 was called to order by President Shelley Hoersten with 14 members and 5 guests present. After the opening prayer and flag salute, the Charter was draped for our deceased member, Melissa Calvelage. Guest speaker Pat Klir spoke on the Fort Jennings Bicentennial which will be held Friday through Sunday, August 17-19. Activities planned include a military encampment and historic village, live bands, military vehicles, mower races, kids’ rides, old time baseball, and a parade. Plenty of activities planned for the entire weekend for all ages. We presented a gift to Ron & Rhoda Bear in appreciation for letting us hold our meetings in the dining room at Fort Haven. $468.38 was donated to Respect Life, which was the profits from our breakfast April 22nd. The following weekend was our Right To Life collection, and we collected $645.43. Thank you to everyone who helped with either project! We are going to celebrate a mass for our living & deceased CLC sisters Saturday June 16 with our summer

Clarence A. Frey
Clarence A. Frey, 99, died at 4:15 p.m. May 23, 2012, at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. He was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Ottawa to John W. and Altha Neubert Frey, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 21, 1937, he married Geneva Amstutz, who died Dec. 15, 2003. Mr. Frey retired as a brick mason and had been a member of the Brick Layers Union. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1320, Van Wert. Survivors include four sons, J William (Nancy Jane) Frey, of Bowling Green, Robert D. (Jacquelyn M.) Frey, of Bluffton, Gary A. (Catherine M.) Frey, of Pinconning, Mich., and Greg S. (Cheryl M.) Frey, of Pandora; three daughters, Julie A. (George) Powell, of Sun City West, Ariz., Jenny L. (John W.) McDaniel, of Ottawa, and Kathy L. (Andy R.) Cervantes, of Waxahachie, Texas; and 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald E. and James L. Frey; three brothers, Carl, Charles and James Frey; and three sisters, Dorothy Dauer, Elizabeth Otto, and Evelyn Ball. Services were held Tuesday at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Ottawa. The Rev. Amy Haines officiated. Burial was in Harman Cemetery, Gilboa. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilboa United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyer funeralhome.com.


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O-G will Go To Bat For the Band
The O-G Community will “Go To Bat For The Band” this Thursday at Memorial Field in Ottawa. The evening will feature a twi-nite DH of Baseball, the OG Jazz Band, a bullpen where kids and adults can test their fastball against a radar gun, and plenty of food and drinks. It all gets underway at 5 p.m. with a Soup Cook-Off sponsored by the OG Band Boosters. Then at 5:30 p.m. Glandorf Mayor Gene Warnecke will throw out the firstpitch prior to the Glandorf vs Ottawa Pony League game. Following the Pony League showdown, the OG Jazz Band will perform during intermission, with the soup cook-off continuing. Then at approximately 8 p.m. Ottawa Mayor Dean Meyer will throw out the first- pitch prior to an exhibition game ® between the Ottawa Legion and the O-G ACME team. Admission to the event is free, and is being sponsored by American Legion Post 63, SAL 63, and Auxiliary Unit 63. Proceeds will benefit the O-G Band new uniform campaign.


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The Friends of the Putnam County District Library will hold a book sale June 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Fourth Street Gym in Ottawa. Office furniture, bookshelves and attic treasures will also be for sale.

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Columbus Grove School Equipment Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 10:00 AM
Auction Location: 201 West Cross Street, Columbus Grove, Ohio. Auction directional signs will be posted. Fenbert Auction Services working in conjunction with Reindel Auction Services will have the following to offer for Public auction. This is the 2nd of two sales being held for the Columbus Grove Schools. Please note: Due to the tight timeline in getting the facility ready for the school year in August, removal of items will be day of sale until 6:00 PM and Sunday, June 3rd, 8:00AM - 5:00 PM. Abestos removal will begin Monday morning, June 4th - and no access will be allowed back into the building at that point. Due to the construction of the new Columbus Grove Schools we will have the following items available for public auction. Maintenance: Air compressor, Century AC/DC welder, bench grinder, large vise, Delta lathe, Peck, Stow & Wilcox shear and other misc. tools. Classrooms: School desks, teacher’s desks (wooden or metal), file cabinets, metal 2 door cabinets, 4-drawer file cabinets, book shelves, chalkboards, dry-erase boards, overhead projectors and carts, projection screens, televisions, TV carts, DVD/VHS players, wall clocks, stackable chairs, large industrial fan, and more. Gymnasium: (2) acrylic backboards, (2) mats behind the backboards, ‘CG’ in the center of gym floor, Volleyball nets and more. Home Ec.: (6) individual kitchen units (including floor cabinets, wall cabinets, sink and countertop), very nice old oak table, Gibson upright freezer, Hobart meat slicer, small microwave, dishes, pots/pans and other misc. items. Art Room: Skutt kiln, metal index card file, multiple 8’ tables, metal folding chairs and more. Additional items: Many lockers, cafeteria tables, stackable chairs, folding banquet tables, fire extinguishers, cork boards,  World/US maps, many stackable plastic and metal chairs, trash cans, various size bookshelves, beautiful early 1900’s wooden doors with overhead transoms, plus older six panel wood doors (very nice, very old wood work), science tables and cabinets and much more. Owner: Columbus Grove Schools Terms: Cash or Good Check Day of Auction. Positive ID required for registration. Out of Town please bring Bank Letter of Credit. Any statements made day of sale will take precedence over any statement made herein. Columbus Grove Board of Education, Auctioneers and school employees are not responsible for accidents or theft. Concessions will be available. All items sold in ‘as-is’ condition day of the sale. Doors will open at 7:00 AM day of sale. Buyer registration to begin at 8:00 AM. Note 1: We WILL be selling in two rings, with the potential of selling in three rings throughout portions of the day; so bring a friend(s) if you need to be at two locations at the same time throughout the day. Removal: Day of sale until 6:00 PM, and Sunday 8:00 - 5:00 PM. Due to the Asbestos abatement and the tight timeline needed for next phase of construction to begin; all items MUST be out by 6:00 PM Sunday evening. No exceptions. Note 2: This will be another very nice auction for the Columbus Grove schools with a lot to offer. A nice sale for anyone looking for well maintained school supplies, cabinets, lockers or possibly buying memorabilia from your old Elementary or High School. Conducted By: Auctioneers: Mike Reindel - Reindel Auction Services (419) 235-3607 Doug Fenbert - Fenbert Auction Services - (419)303-7205  Mark Knoch & Tim Sparks - Auctioneers; Brandon Daniels & Jeff Schott - Apprentice Auctioneers Auctioneers Licensed and Bonded in Favor of the State of Ohio


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HEALTHCARE HEALTHCARE HEALTHCARE Putnam County Health Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of: Environmental Health Sanitarian Applicants must have a certificate of registration as a Registered Sanitarian (RS) or Sanitarian in Training (SIT) issued by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration in accordance with Chapter 4736 or Revised Code. SIT Candidates may also be considered and must show proof of graduation and application to the St ate Board of Sanitarian Registration. Candidates must hold a valid Ohio Driver’s License, Auto Insurance and reliable transportation. Sanitarian duties include, but are not limited to, inspections and consultations in the following areas: sewage treatment systems, private water systems, nuisance complaints, food safety, swimming pools, public schools, solid waste, manufactured home parks, campgrounds and rabies controls. Resumes will be accepted through June 15, 2012. Mail to: HEALTHCARE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL

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Baton Rouge Health Services Community, a 150 bed senior medical campus, is expanding our medical services and will be hosting a Job Fair on the following dates/times: Tuesday, May 29th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, May 30th, from 10 am-12 p.m. RN’s LPN’s State Test Nursing Assistants Home Health Aides Full and part time positions available. Wages/benefits depending on experience . Baton Rouge Health Services Community Attn: Human Resources 2440 Baton Rouge Avenue Lima, OH 45805 Email resumes to: hr@plusmanagement.co

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Orick Industries, Inc.
Orick Industries, Inc. in Elida, Ohio is a Tier II automotive metal stamping and robotic weld facility currently seeking experienced and highly motivated team members to join our team. We are hiring for the following position:

Under the direct supervision of the Food Service Coordinator, the general supervision of the Operations Director, the Food Service Worker is directly responsible for the preparation and serving of meals for an institutional food service operation which is operational seven (7) days a week and 365 days a year. These duties include, but are not limited to; the responsibility for cleaning kitchen area, operating kitchen equipment and appliances, keeping records of number of persons served per meal, and working with residents assigned to food service details, etc., and performs other related duties as required. Work hours will be 40 hours a week. Varying work hours including holidays and weekends will be required. Competitive starting salary with full benefits offered. Should you be interested in applying for the posted position, you can download an application at www.worthcenter.net and send your resume to W.O.R.T.H. Center, P.O. Box 5305, Lima, Ohio 45802, Attention: Mark Fuerstenau, Executive Director. You may apply in person at 243 E. Bluelick Rd., Lima, Ohio 45802 on or before 4:00pm, June 1, 2012. The Worth Center is an Equal Opportunity Employment Facility and does not Discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or National Origin.

Welding Inspector
Prepare detailed quality plans for all piping and fabrication work in accordance with ASME “U” and “R” stamp program. Prepare documents and communication with State Audit Inspector. Compile and submit monthly reports, maintain welders’ monthly log qualifications, test new welders. High School Diploma, or equivalent, required. Minimum 5 years experience in pressure fabrication, modification and repair, plus Industrial and Commercial piping fabrication knowledge. Ability to read P&ID’s, piping isometrics, and equipment fabrication drawings. Must be familiar with: A. B31.3 Chemical and Petroleum piping, B. B31.1 Power piping, C. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, 1) Section 1 Power Boilers, 2) Section V Nondestructive Examination, 3) Section VIII Pressure Vessels Div. 1 and 2, 4) Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications, 5) Chemical Practices. CWI certification or qualified within 90 days of employment. To apply on line: www. jacobs.com/careers,then Lima, OH Resumes may also be faxed to: 314-335-5103 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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To troubleshoot, deficiencies and malfunctions and repair electrical or electronic circuits and systems for PLC operated process equipment, centrifuges, conveyors, HVAC, boilers, and pumps. Three years industrial electrical experience required. Experience with 460-volt systems. Computer, PLC, and instrumentation experience. Extremely safety oriented.


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A highly energetic, motivated Pharmacy Technician needed for a growing hospital. Must possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be a self starter with a positive attitude. A team player with an excellent attendance record is essential. One year Pharmacy Technician training and one year of hospital experience preferred. National certification preferred. If not certified, must be certified within one year of hire. Full Time Shift is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5 days per week Excellent Wage and Benefit Package Please mail or fax resume to: Pat Farmer, HR Coordinator Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery 801 Medical Drive, Suite B Lima, OH 45804 Fax: 419-222-1832 Equal Opportunity Employer

Putnam County Health Department Attn: Brad A. Price, RS PO Box 330 Ottawa, Ohio 45875

A part-time, 45 hours per two-week period, morning hours, Monday through Friday, position is available. The HR Assistant is responsible for providing assistance to the Sr. HR Generalist, and in the administration, coordination, and implementation of programs and services in HR, including staffing, recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits, workers compensation, unemployment, FMLA, ADA, and all other programs mandated by State and Federal regulations and laws. High school graduate or the equivalent and at least two years Human Resources experience required. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume/application to: Kim Sarchet Human Resources 1250 S. Washington St. Van Wert, Oh 45891 Phone: 419-238-8633 Fax: 419-238-9390 E-Mail: ksarchet@ vanwerthospital.org Visit the Hospital’s website at: www.vanwerthospitalorg E.O.E.


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Plan your way to a fairytale wedding
(ARA) — You’ve dreamed of this day your entire life — from the vows to the dress to the reception decor. But often, it can take a king’s ransom to make the fairytale wedding of your dreams a reality. Fortunately, cost-conscious brides have discovered they can plan a wedding that’s fit for a queen — even on a shoestring budget. All it takes is a little creativity and know-how. “Many brides have discovered they can stretch their wedding budgets by taking on a few simple do-ityourself projects,” says Rust-Oleum Designer Angie Stinner. “These fun, easy-to-do projects can make any wedding special without busting the budget.” • Shimmering centerpieces. If you haven’t paid a visit to your neighborhood Dollar Store lately, you may be surprised at the variety of glass vases, jars and containers on the shelves. Choose one — or mix and match several — for each reception table. Then visit the spray paint aisle of your local home center. Spray paints come in a variety of on-trend colors and finishes - and many are designed for glass or ceramic. Chose a color that coordinates with your wedding decor. Or try something unexpected, like Frosted Sea Glass spray paint. It ning today and hand crafted signs are a great way to display a wedding schedule, menu or to add a personal touch to your nuptials. Craft or hobby stores carry wood plaques in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some come with predrilled holes for hanging. After you’ve selected plaques in the size and shape, coat them with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint. It comes in variety of colors beyond traditional black and green — like Raspberry and Deep Teal. Once the chalkboard surface is dry, tie ribbons in coordinating colors through the holes for hanging and write names, messages, menus or schedules for a truly personalized touch. • This is our life. You’ve known most of your wedding guests your entire life, but what about those distant relatives on the groom’s side? Introduce yourselves with a photo timeline. All you need are photos from your past, an easel and a little creativity. Purchase a sheet of Masonite at your local home center. Then coat the entire surface with Rust-Oleum Magnetic Paint. Add a burst of color with one of this season’s hottest wedding colors like Winter Gray, Candy Pink or Sun Yellow with Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X spray paint. Hang the photos in chronological order with stylish magnets.

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Many brides have discovered they can stretch their wedding budgets by taking on a few simple do-it-yourself projects. All it takes is a little creativity and know-how. replicates the look of expensive sea glass for a fraction of the cost. Customize the design using a stencil — or place rubber bands around the vase in a random pattern. Spray — the possibilities are limited only the entire surface. Then fill your by your imagination. centerpieces with freshly cut flow• A personal touch. Personalizaers, feathers, branches and shells tion is all the rage in wedding plan-

Tips for planning a wedding that is more personalized
(ARA) — Planning a wedding today is about all the little details that make it perfect for the bride and groom. Personalizing every aspect of the big day is the key, as couples try to create a one-of-a-kind event. Here are some tips on how to pull it off, according to Things Remembered, the leader in personalized gift-giving.

1. Create a wedding logo
Create a wedding motif or logo that is uniquely for the couple. Guests will see that logo on invitations, programs, the flutes the bride and groom toast with and the napkins. “Couples truly like to brand their weddings,” says Amy Myers, vice president of creative services at Things Remembered. “When guests see the logo throughout the day, it seems to become more impressive each time. It’s the little touches that make a big impact.” When creating the logo, don’t just choose a symbol for the motifs, such as a palm tree or fern. Take the next step and create a customized logo. A logo can be as simple as the bride and groom’s initials or ornate and detailed. While it can be costly to have a logo designed, it’s possible to find a good deal. • ARA photo Things Remembered creates personalized wedding logos at no charge for couples who Personalizing every aspect of the big day shop in the store or online and meet the mini- is the key, as couples try to create a onemum purchase requirements. Other retailers of-a-kind event. offer discounted services for logos as well. thing they see may be an enlarged engage2. Use that logo ment photo on an easel at the entrance. The logo is a natural fit on gifts, like This allows family and friends to write personalized gifts for the wedding party, as personalized sentiments around the photo, well as items to be used by the bride and which can later be framed and displayed permanently in the couple’s home. groom during and after the wedding. Ditch the head table for the entire wedding Labels printed with the couple’s logo can be placed on water bottles or as part of personal- party — instead opt for a sweetheart table to ized favors and centerpieces. Cookies can be create a more intimate experience reserved decorated with the personalized monogram exclusively for the bride and groom. Experts say some couples choose past and displayed at the dessert table. Companies online, such as P.S. by Things Remembered, vacations spent together to tie the food can print personalized stationery with the together. Instead of a buffet, they set up couple’s logo and use it to write thank you independent food stations. A post card from each locale identifies the food theme. cards and notes to family and friends.

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For most couples, the cost of a wedding ranks right up there with other major investments like a car purchase or a down payment on a home.

Make sure your wedding day is the best day of your life
(ARA) — You spend your life dreaming about your wedding day, so imagining it going any other way than perfect is not easy to think about. However, it doesn’t hurt to do a little planning for potential setbacks as you continue to invest precious time and money into your big day. Not only do you have a lot of emotions riding on your wedding, but likely a lot of money, too. For most couples, the cost of a wedding ranks right up there with other major investments like a car purchase or a down payment on a home. The level of investment alone makes planning for the worst a necessary part of preparing for your nuptials. Purchasing wedding insurance can give you financial protection and peace of mind as you plan your wedding. With wedding insurance policies from providers like WedSafe, you can obtain coverage for up to the full cost of your wedding if your event is forced to be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances such as an extreme weather event. Wedding insurance can also cover items such as the cost of restaging the photos if your photographer doesn’t show up, or reimburse expenses to repair or replace your wedding dress or other special attire that could get stained or damaged. You can also purchase liability insurance to protect yourself from claims of legal liability for injuries, alcoholrelated incidents or property damage. In addition to buying insurance, here are a few more suggestions for covering all your bases as you plan your big day: • Pay by credit card instead of check in the event a business you were working with would not be able to provide the service you asked of them. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, you have the right to dispute charges on your credit card you didn’t make, are incorrect, or for goods or services you didn’t receive. That same protection may not be available if you pay by cash or check. • Read and understand all contracts, including any insurance policies. If you aren’t positive that you understand an agreement, it makes sense to get some help wading through the legal wording, especially any obligations on your part, how fees, deposits or penalties are addressed, and your rights if a vendor does not perform its contracted responsibilities. • Consider working with a professional, accredited wedding planner. Often the cost of hiring a planner can pay for itself. • Research your venue and vendors. Select established vendors that have good reputations.
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Say ‘I do’ to the season’s trendiest bridal accessories
(ARA) — Finally found the perfect dress? Now it’s time to go from blushing bride to a fashion stand-out your family and friends will be talking about for years. Whether you prefer the classic elegance of old-Hollywood glamour or the daring innovation of the avant-garde, fashion instructors from several Art Institutes school locations share the top trends in bridal accessories that can help you achieve a one-of-a-kind look on your wedding day. Accessories can be a fun and easy way for brides to add some creativity to their style, while also showing off their personality. One way to look unique on your wedding day is through headpieces, according to Erica Sewell, Fashion Instructor at The Art Institute of New York City.

Five expert tips for a five-star wedding experience
(ARA) — The average couple shells out nearly $27,000 just to say their “I do’s,” according to a recent survey. That doesn’t include the cost of the honeymoon, either. If you’re spending that kind of money, shouldn’t your unforgettable wedding be a five-star event? “It’s possible to plan a wedding with five-star touches at nearly any budget level,” says Jenna Check, wedding specialist at The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wis., Tip No. 1: Give your guests ample time to “ogle” — the cake, that is. “Often, the cake arrives in the reception room just in time for the bride and groom to partake in the cake-cutting ceremony,” says head pastry Chef Richard Palm. “And then it’s quickly whisked away to be cut, plated and sauced in order to create a seamless dining experience when served as the dessert.” For a more memorable experience, give your guests extra time to view, photograph and comment on the cake by using additional cake — not immediately needed for food service — in the reception room. “Having the time to ‘ogle’ the cake will make it that much more memorable,” Palm says. Not sure what to do with the leftover cake? Freeze the top layer to be thawed and eaten on your first anniversary, or serve the extra cake the following day at a gift-opening party. Tip No. 2: It’s better to look good and to feel good. Wedding planning can be stressful, and stress can take a toll on your appearance as well as your health. “It’s important for brides-to-be to take steps to minimize stress and its effects before their big day,” says Jean Kolb, the resort’s director of wellness and Kohler Waters Spa. Establish a wellness routine well in advance of your wedding day and include daily meditation and exercise in your ritual, she advises. Your routine could be as simple as a yoga class, five minutes of at-home meditation and a brisk walk every day. As your wedding day approaches, arrange a massage and spa time for yourself and your attendants. “A massage for the bride is not just a luxury,” Kolb says. “It’s a tried-and-true way of calming nerves prior to your special day.” Tip No. 3: Guys — and grooms — need a break, too. Brides aren’t the only ones who can feel stressed before the wedding day. Bridegrooms and groomsmen can also benefit from some relaxation. If you’re doing a destination wedding, take advantage of recreational opportunities like golf to help bond and decompress. “Enjoy everything at a leisurely pace,” advises Ed Elsner, tournament coordinator at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. “Play the day before the wedding, not on the wedding day, so that you don’t stress yourself with conflicting responsibilities. And allow plenty of time for relaxing afterward with a few cocktails and cigars.” Tip No. 4: Personalize everything, including your drinks. Personalization is a popular trend in weddings, and it touches every aspect of your day, from the colors you choose for your bouquet and bridesmaid gowns, to the hors d’oeuvres and entrees served at the reception. Don’t forget to personalize your drink selection, too. Missy Dortman, director of meetings and events, says her team often receives requests from couples to create a personalized cocktail for their weddings. “We try to incorporate something special from their courting, such as the drink the bride might have enjoyed on their first date, a drink they always share, or something that pays homage to the color of the attendants’ dresses,” Dortman says. “One fun couple named Brad and Alexandra chose to serve Brandy Alexanders.” Tip No. 5 — Variety is the spice of life — and it makes for great pictures, too. Photos of your wedding will be the tangible memory of your big day, so it’s important to keep in mind how they’ll look when you’re choosing your wedding venue, says Christine Loose, resident manager for the American Club and Inn on Woodlake. Look for venues that offer a variety of picture settings, from a beautifully landscaped garden setting to an elegant courtyard to a paved lane for carriage rides.

Brides are trading in traditional veils in lieu of headbands, fascinators, blushers, feathers and for the daring brides, hats. Jewels and headbands, like the ones seen recently on Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys, are another great alternative to traditional veils. Tiaras are another bridal classic that are getting a makeover. They are being replaced by birdcage veils, which are short, face-framing veils that were popular in the 40s, and fascinators, like those seen during the royal wedding.

When looking at jewelry, many brides are keeping it simple or focusing on statement pieces that can be worn again and again after the wedding is over. “Your dress you wear one time. Your accessories are for a lifetime,” says Michelle Zabel, Fashion Instructor at The Art Institute of Washington — Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. “People are spending more on their accessories, because they can wear them again.” Another trend in jewelry is vintage pieces. “Brides are incorporating vintage pieces from their family,” says Michael Watson, Fashion Instructor at The Art Institute of Charlotte. These pieces are not only unique, but they also have sentimental value. And, whether vintage or new, brooches and lariats are making a return to the scene, but are being used in unexpected ways. Lariats are long chains that can be wrapped around the neck several times with the ends either hanging loosely or tied into a “y” shape.

If the thought of a feathered headpiece worthy of Carrie Bradshaw’s couture-clad bride seems a little extreme for your tastes, don’t worry. Feathers are definitely having a fashion moment, and the ways to incorporate them are endless. According to Watson, “feathers have transitioned into an inexpensive way to make your look unique.” Sewell agrees, noting that people are putting feathers on fascinators, clips, combs and veils. “Feathers are a big story as far as headgear,” she says. Headpieces aren’t the only place one can find feathers. Just like brooches, they are also turning up on wedding bouquets.


‘Attainable’ destination weddings
(ARA) — Planning a wedding in a more “attainable” destination is becoming popular among couples who want to enjoy a warm or unconventional location while also offering their guests an affordable and fun getaway. These days, it’s not overly difficult for a couple to plan a destination wedding, even when both members of the bridal couple live a long distance from the chosen city. If you’ve recently become engaged, and are thinking you might be interested in planning a destination wedding, check out these tips to help you easily organize everything, even from afar. • Location, location, location — When you look through your wedding album on your 20th anniversary, you’re going to want to see beautiful images that continue to take your breath away. Beach photos are extremely popular, as are historic and garden settings. Myrtle Beach, S.C., has 60 miles of public beaches, gorgeous waterfront reception venues, breathtaking gardens and historic plantation settings that provide plenty of options for the perfect wedding location. Visit the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at visitmyrtlebeach. com to discover more about this wedding destination. • Make it a vacation your guests will remember — Choose a destination that offers a variety of attractions to fit every price point, age group and preference. If possible, visit the local CVB to snag visitor guides and destination brochures to add to any welcome bags. • Send out “Save The Date” info early — Because your wedding could involve extensive travel or require guests to schedule vacation time, sending a “Save The Date” early in your engagement is important. Prioritize your invite list and destination immediately so your notices are timely and informative. Include options for nearby hotels, bed and breakfasts, or even rental home options with differ-

What girl doesn’t love her shoes, and for today’s bride pretty much anything goes. For something unexpected, brides can add a pop of color with their shoes or even go a little trendier with lace booties. Sewell says she is also seeing shoes in general becoming less traditional and more casual.

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These days, it’s not overly difficult for a couple to plan a destination wedding, even when both members of the bridal couple live a long distance from the chosen city. ing price points. • Reach out to a local bridal association — Chances are there is a local bridal association available to help you plan everything. For example, the Grand Strand Bridal Association in Myrtle Beach exists to help brides and grooms choose their wedding professionals wisely. Because they’re local and work close to the industry, these experts know how to match a couple with wedding planners, DJs, caterers, officiates and lodging based on the couple’s budget and wedding preferences. • Search for package deals — Consider finding a company or venue that can handle all the details in one complete package. When planning a wedding long distance, it can become more difficult, and more costly, to negotiate every single detail about the wedding. • Research any legal requirements — Find out if the city and state (or country) where you’re planning your wedding has any special time requirements for obtaining a wedding license. In Myrtle Beach, for example, a wedding license application must be filed a minimum of 24 hours before a license can be issued. Other locations may require a wait period of several weeks. • Read the fine print — This tip is for every couple planning a wedding, not just destination weddings. For every contract signed, always read the fine print so there won’t be any surprises if something out of the normal were to happen with a vendor. Destination weddings are a lot of fun to plan and even more fun to enjoy with close family and friends. If you just became engaged, get started now to plan the perfect destination wedding for you and your spouse to be.

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How to hire a wedding photographer
(ARA) — The average wedding costs about $27,000, according to a recent survey from The Knot. One of the most important investments for brides and grooms is hiring the right professional photographer to capture the special moments of their big day. In fact, about a quarter of brides responding to a recent Shutterfly survey wished they would have invested more on a photographer. “I can’t even count the number of newlyweds I’ve talked to who have regretted skimping on photography at their wedding,” says Tim Meyer, a professional wedding photographer and program chair of the portrait division of photography at Brooks Institute, a leading provider of higher education for film, visual journalism, graphic design and photography. “With today’s camera technology, any wedding guest can take photos of the bride and groom, but professionals are highly skilled in finding and capturing those special moments and evoking the feelings of that day through photos and videos.” A couple’s wedding often speeds past the bride and groom quicker than could be imagined, and because of that, having a special, professional way to capture the most important moments of that big day is critical. According to Meyer, these five tips can help engaged couples hire the right professional photographer for their wedding: • When researching photographers, look at their entire body of work to determine if you like what you see and if it matches your style. Many wedding photographers are also fine art, lifestyle or editorial photographers who can incorporate those skills into wedding shots, making the memories of that big day unique and special to you. • Experience counts. Consider your photographer’s experience level, as well as previous customers’ experiences with the photographer in general. Meyer recommends that brides and grooms ask these questions to help guide their decision on a wedding photographer: 1. Have they photographed at your intended ceremony or reception location before? 2. Have they been in the profession for more than a few years? 3. Are they a full-time professional or do they only photograph weddings as a hobby or as parttime income? 4. Do they belong to any professional associations or have a photographic education? 5. Can you talk to previous clients about their experience? • Ask potential wedding photographers about their approach and capabilities for capturing all the right moments on your special day. More photographers today, like Brooks Institute graduate Jose Villa (www.josevillaphoto. com), are acting as a one-stop shop for not only capturing still photos but also providing a second shooter who can do both


One of the most important investments for brides and grooms is hiring the right professional photographer to capture the special moments of their big day. videography and journalisticstyle candids. For example, Villa partners with a video production company to provide clients with a short film of their wedding day. • Set your special requests upfront. Is it important to you to make sure you have a photo of you and your sister? Let your photographer and videographer know in advance if there are any specific shots or moments you want to make sure they do not miss. Most photographers will provide you with combination of both candids and posed shots to capture everything, and will edit later. • Get to know the photographer/ videographer and let them get to know you. Whether you schedule engagement photos or take your photographer out to dinner, it’s important you feel comfortable enough around that person to be yourself on your wedding day so that they capture the “real” you.

Fun, formal and beyond: what the groom wears
(ARA) — When you think of a wedding, you probably think of the bride’s dress, the flower arrangements, the food and the music. But what about the groom? More specifically, what about the groom’s attire? It’s his special day, too. So it’s time to devote some attention to him. Think back to all the weddings of decades past. What was the groom wearing as he watched his bride walk down the aisle? Most weddings were formal occasions and the tuxedo ruled the day. But times have changed. One of the reasons for this shift could be the economy says Jane Carlton Hall, Fashion Design instructor at The Art Institute of Houston. “When it’s time to find a place to cut costs when planning your wedding in this economy, a formal tux is one place couples start,” she says. Hall points out that even if the groom springs for a new suit, it’ll be something he can wear again and again. But other factors also come into play. “Now people are much more creative, with destination weddings and dude ranch weddings, which are popular here in Arizona, and the attire matches The groom sits with his best man on the steps.


Our modern world has added a new element for brides to consider — the risk of identity theft.

Changing your name?
What you should know to protect against identity theft
(ARA) — After the “I do’s” are said, will you change your last name? Brides consider a host of factors when answering that question — everything from how a name change might affect a woman’s sense of identity to how having the same last name can make a family feel more bonded. Our modern world has added a new element for brides to consider — the risk of identity theft. While there’s no one right or wrong answer to the question of whether you should change your name, it’s important to be aware of how the name change process can increase your risk of identity theft. Hopefully, as a single woman, you have already taken steps to protect against identity theft. These precautions will serve you well as you go through the name-changing process, which is a haven of opportunity for identity thieves. You’ll be changing important documents, like your Social Security card and driver’s license, and sharing personal, identifying information with a host of organizations — from credit card issuers to your bank. If you choose to take your spouse’s name, or to hyphenate your maiden last name with your new married last name, you’ll need to make changes anywhere your maiden name appears. Many of those documents and accounts will be of interest to identity thieves, including: • Social Security card • Driver’s license • Passport • Bank account(s) • Credit card(s) • Health insurance cards • Investment accounts • Gym club memberships • Vehicle registration and auto insurance And, for those who try to balance the desire to maintain their individual identity with showing solidarity for their mate by hyphenating, keep in mind that doing so puts your maiden name out there for everyone to see down the road when your own children need to use it as a security question answer. If you decide to change your name, you can take steps to help prevent identity theft, including: • Consider using an identity theft detection, protection and resolution product like ProtectMyID. The service monitors your credit report on a daily basis to help you catch signs of identity theft quickly. • Do as much of the legwork in person as possible. Take your marriage certificate to your local Social Security office and complete the change form there. Don’t fax or email it, even if a helpful agent agrees to accept it in this form. And never leave your marriage certificate with the agent. • Likewise, head into your local bank branch and fill out the necessary change paperwork in person. • Call credit card issuers regarding the name change after you’ve received your updated Social Security card and driver’s license. Some may be willing to conduct the change over the phone. Others will ask to see a copy of your marriage certificate. Be sure to find out if they can take a photocopy or if they require an original duplicate.

the location,” says Elizabeth Heuisler, academic director for Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing at The Art Institute of Tucson. She advises that grooms still lay out some cash for a new pair of jeans if they wind up saying their “I dos” at a dude ranch. Cyndy McCoy, a Fashion Retail Management instructor at The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University adds, “A nice light colored shirt with linen pants and sandals or even

barefoot works very well for the groom at a beach wedding.” And even if you are taking a more traditional route and planning a formal evening wedding, you don’t necessarily need a tux. “Nothing dictates that you have to wear a tux,” says McCoy. “A nice black suit works quite well.” Hall advises that even if you don’t necessarily plan on wearing a tux, a formalwear store is a good place to go for ideas and advice about current trends.

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(ARA) — The wedding’s over, the thank yous are sent and the top cake tier is in the freezer, waiting for your first anniversary celebration. Now you and your new spouse are starting to act on the plans you’ve made for your life together, and are ready to take that big step in moving into your first real home. It’s a big task, joining together two households and finding the perfect location with great schools, affordable taxes and good neighbors. But once you’ve signed on the dotted line for the home where you will begin your life as a couple — and maybe also raise your family when the time arrives — you’re ready to plan your big move. Many newlyweds face the chore of merging furniture, kitchen equipment and closet space from two households. To start your moving process off on the right foot, consider eliminating duplicate items and having a garage sale, or donating items, before beginning the packing process. It’s a great chance to upgrade household furnishings — especially if you received something new as a wedding gift. Then determine what size of moving truck you’ll need. A good rule is to plan for 150 cubic feet of space for every fully furnished room. Many young couples moving from a small apartment or condo into a larger first home will find a 12- or 16-foot Penske rental truck more than adequate. Plan to reserve your truck at least two weeks in advance. Penske Truck Rental offers rental discounts for AAA members to help young couples with savings. For help in making moving day go smoothly, use these tips from Penske. They’ve been in the do-ityourself moving business for more than 40 years: • Start early and group items together — Get good, sturdy boxes of various sizes, and then fill them with items of a similar content. Some traditional ways to group items are by item type (i.e. photo frames) or by contents of a room. Label each box with the room name, and the contents. Make sure you have plenty of packing bubbles or towels and cloths on hand to keep breakable items from being damaged in the move. • Still unpacking your wedding gifts? — If space isn’t a concern, keep those wedding gifts in their original boxes, because the store packaging will help protect the items. But if space is tight in the rental truck, throw away the store packaging and carefully repack in your moving boxes — with plenty of padding to protect your new gifts. • Save your muscles — Ask friends to help you with carrying boxes. If something is heavy, enlist some help to prevent injury or strain on your muscles. • Loading the truck — Load the largest items (i.e. bed, couch, dresser) into the truck first to ensure they will fit, and then start loading the heaviest boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top. Having each box labeled with contents will help prevent you and your friends from packing heavy books on top of your new fine china wedding gifts. Penske features an online Truck Wizard application to assist. When you cross the threshold of your new home the first time as a married couple you’ll be surrounded by the excitement and energy of so many adventures to come in your future. Carefully unpack your mov• ARA ing truck, cherishing the memories of your personal belongings as you Once you’ve signed on the dotted line for the home where you will meld them to fit into your new home begin your life as a couple — and maybe also raise your family when the time arrives — you’re ready to plan your big move. and life with your new spouse.


you return the ring?
(ARA) — A broken engagement can be a very painful and confusing experience. And in the fog of hurt feelings that accompany such a stressful moment, one question often arises: Should the engagement ring be returned? With an estimated 15 to 20 percent of engagements broken off annually, it’s a question that’s more common than you think. The reason it comes up is that the laws surrounding broken engagements and engagement rings are not always clear, according to FindLaw.com, the nation’s leading website for free legal information. Laws regarding the return of engagement rings vary by state. Some states incorporate a fault-based approach, while other states do not. Some state laws look at an engagement ring as a gift, while others consider it a conditional gift dependent on a future event (a wedding) taking place. Giving back an engagement ring is made even more complex by changing social and economic factors. More couples are living together before they get married, which often leads to the joint purchase of an engagement ring, as well as such assets as furniture and other household items. And because many engagement rings are purchased with a credit card or financed through the jewelry store, the giver could still be liable for paying off the purchase long after the engagement has been broken.

Tips for planning a safe and healthy honeymoon
(ARA) — Anyone who has taken the walk down the aisle and said “I do” knows that your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life. So why not accompany it with the best vacation of your life? Your honeymoon is not only a great chance to take the trip of a lifetime; it’s also the perfect opportunity to connect to your new spouse through a shared and unforgettable experience. Every couple’s honeymoon plans are as unique as they are — those looking for romance might choose a secluded beachfront resort, while adventurers might look for a trip that takes them off the beaten path. Let your travel experience be your guide. If you’re taking your first trip together, it might be a good to opt for a low-stress, easy-to-plan vacation to an all-inclusive resort. If you’ve got a passport full of stamps, you might want to choose that longed-for, far away destination that gets both you and your spouse excited to hit the trail. No matter where you go and what you choose to do, there are some essential planning tips that apply to any honeymoon. Keep these tips in mind to ensure that your trip of a lifetime is safe, memorable and worry-free.

Engagement ring etiquette
According to The Knot, a wedding and relationships website, “If the bride calls off the wedding and her ring was a gift from the groom, it’s appropriate for her to return it. If the groom calls it off, the bride may still want to return the ring because she doesn’t want to be reminded of their failed engagement. If he was a real jerk though, we can’t argue against taking it to a pawnshop.” “If the ring is a family heirloom (grandmother’s engagement ring),” continues The Knot.com, “it should be returned regardless of why the wedding was cancelled. If the couple bought it together, they need to decide what to do with it, as with any other joint purchase (perhaps they can take it to a pawnshop together and split the earnings).”

• Be smart about booking.
Reserving airline tickets and hotel rooms for your honeymoon presents a unique situation. If you’re leaving right after the wedding, it’s better to make reservations in the bride’s maiden name, as it can take a number of weeks to process a name change on a passport and your driver’s license.


Your honeymoon is not only a great chance to take the trip of a lifetime; it’s also the perfect opportunity to connect to your new spouse through Even though it’s supposed to a shared and unforgettable experience. be the perfect trip, there is always tain medications and get a vaccine the potential for mishaps in travel. • Know before you go. To give yourself peace of mind — It’s important to have some or two. Most health care providers offer the services of an internaas well as very real protection — background about the place you’ll tional travel clinic, which typically consider medical evacuation and be visiting. Knowing things like include a consultation about just travel assistance memberships. whether the water is safe to drink, what kind of treatments you might Purchased before you depart, how to greet people and say “thank need. You can also check the Cenaffordable memberships like those you” in the local language and what ter for Disease Control’s Traveloffered by On Call International the most famous local dish is can ers’ Health website for background can help you with minor and major make your trip more enjoyable. information to discuss with your issues, whether it’s a lost passport, You should also be sure to check doctor or nurse. Your honeymoon is guaranteed to delayed baggage or an injury. No requirements for visas, as they vary be one of the most important trips matter where you are in the world, by country. of your life. With a little advance they can provide assistance, advice • Check in with your doctor. planning and preparation, you can and, in the worst case scenario, Depending on where you’re rest assured that it’ll be memorable get you to a safe location and then going, you might need to take cer- for all of the right reasons. back home.

• Plan for all circumstances.

Determining if it’s a gift
So was the engagement ring a gift or not? What happens if an engagement ring is given on Valentine’s Day or Christmas? Some states use a no-fault, conditional gift approach to settling disagreements about whether an engagement ring should be returned. Others such as Montana classify the ring as an unconditional gift and award it to the receiver in the case of broken engagements.


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