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BUILD WITH EXPERIENCE...
CONFIDENCE... and QUALITY
Alexander & Bebout, Inc. is a unique Design/Build
general contractor, with in-house engineering and design
capabilities and an experienced construction workforce.
To our clients, that means one source service!
Our professional staff can handle every aspect of
your project including conceptualization, site selection,
floor plans, structural design, budget cost analysis, per-
mit process, construction management and more.
Because every detail of your project goes through a
single source and receives our personal attention, your
job will be completed to your exact specifications, on
time and on budget.
Our firm is a premier builder of Butler Pre-Engineered
Metal Building Systems in Northwest Ohio and has been
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Our team is truly in your business and how we can
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no challenge too big or small for the professionals at
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With over 45 years of design/build experience.
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design to finished product on schedule and within bud-
get. Our long list of clients is proof of this! Partnering
with Alexander & Bebout, Inc allows you to benefit from
our years of Construction Management, Consulting, Site
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Sara Zura, company president, attributes the suc-
cess of the business to maintaining a quality workforce
that continues to produce a quality, on time product.
Zura, who just took over the reins of company presi-
dent in January of this year from her grandfather, Tom
Alexander, says “I know I have some big shoes to fill but
I also know with the great team we have here at A&B,
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Alexander & Bebout, Inc. is proud to offer either con-
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Tom Alexander with granddaughter Sara Zura
HOW TO
choose a construction company
©2012 BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Butler Manufacturing

is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
You might be surprised to discover the virtually unlimited design
possibilities of a Butler
®
building system. As your local Butler Builder
®
,
we can build a fexible and attractive Butler building that incorporates
wood, brick, stone, or glass. You can also choose from a wide variety
of metal roof and wall systems—all in a building that meets both your
needs and your budget.
More design
f lexibility for
your building.
Contact us at 419-238-9567
or visit us on the web
www.AlexanderBebout.com
©2012 BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Butler Manufacturing

is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
You might be surprised to discover the virtually unlimited design
possibilities of a Butler
®
building system. As your local Butler Builder
®
,
we can build a fexible and attractive Butler building that incorporates
wood, brick, stone, or glass. You can also choose from a wide variety
of metal roof and wall systems—all in a building that meets both your
needs and your budget.
More design
f lexibility for
your building.
Contact us at 419-238-9567
or visit us on the web
www.AlexanderBebout.com
©2012 BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Butler Manufacturing

is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
You might be surprised to discover the virtually unlimited design
possibilities of a Butler
®
building system. As your local Butler Builder
®
,
we can build a fexible and attractive Butler building that incorporates
wood, brick, stone, or glass. You can also choose from a wide variety
of metal roof and wall systems—all in a building that meets both your
needs and your budget.
More design
f lexibility for
your building.
Contact us at 419-238-9567
or visit us on the web
www.AlexanderBebout.com
©2012 BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Butler Manufacturing

is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
You might be surprised to discover the virtually unlimited design
possibilities of a Butler
®
building system. As your local Butler Builder
®
,
we can build a fexible and attractive Butler building that incorporates
wood, brick, stone, or glass. You can also choose from a wide variety
of metal roof and wall systems—all in a building that meets both your
needs and your budget.
More design
f lexibility for
your building.
Contact us at 419-238-9567
or visit us on the web
www.AlexanderBebout.com
More design flexibility for your building.
Alexander & Bebout, Inc.
Engineering • Design • Construction
10098 Lincoln Highway
Van Wert, Ohio
419-238-9567
www.AlexanderBebout.com
You might be surprised to discover the virtually unlimited design possibilities
of a Butler
®
building system. As your local Butler Builder
®
, we can build a
flexible and attractive Butler building that incorporates wood, brick, stone, or
glass. You can also choose from a wide va-
riety of metal roof and wall systems – all in
a building that meets both your needs and
your budget.
April 2013 • Delphos Herald • How To Guide —3
HOW TO design your own bathroom or kitchen
Kitchens • Baths • Appliances
Does your kitchen
need updated!
WE CAN HELP!
419-238-5650
10098 Lincoln Hwy., Van Wert, OH
www.AlexanderBebout.com/Kitchens
The kitchen is the heart of the home, but when your decor is drab and
your appliances are on their last leg, it may be the place you avoid the most.
If you’ve resolved to eat out less and enjoy being at home more, consider a
kitchen makeover to help you stick to your resolution.
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house and since
you probably spend a lot of time there getting ready for work, taking a bath
or shower, etc, you want it to be nice and have the conveniences that you
desire, so why not design your own bathroom?
Where to start? There are many ways to get good ideas to design your
own bathroom or kitchen. You can go to the library or bookstore to get a book
on bathrooms, or you can go online and download some free plans or ideas.
It’s up to you. There are also magazine articles that can help you make up
your mind on a design.
Get the inspiration you need: The best way to begin creating the dream
kitchen or bathroom you want is by consulting with a kitchen or bathroom
specialist.
In addition to knowing all about the latest trends, a specialist can help you
draw out a plan and suggest smart ways to cut costs. Plus, they can create a
budget, take necessary measurements, and work with contractors to ensure
your dream is realized.
Here are just a few hints to get your started in thinking about an “update”
or total renovation.
For the bathroom: It really all depends on what you want and like. If it is
a small half bath in your master bedroom (bathroom ideas for small space),
for example, you may want to totally put in a new sink and toilet that are more
updated than your old ones. Do you want a new eco-friendly toilet? Or do
you want to put in new tile or fooring? Perhaps you want some trendy track
lighting or a brand new medicine cabinet? What about heated towel racks for
those cold mornings you step out of the shower? These are all great ideas
to get your started when you design your own bathroom and your design
specialist can help you with those choices.
In the kitchen: With the many choices of kitchen appliances and cabinetry
available, it may be difficult to determine which products are best for your
needs. The first thing you should consider before purchasing any kitchen
appliances is your space limitations.
It’s a good idea to look at cabinet displays and not just look at the
cabinets that you like and dislike. Look at how the cabinets are built and the
quality of construction. Look at the cabinet types and sizes and the different
cabinet accessories that they have used to enhance the design.
Most cabinet retailers will show a few different brands at different price
points. Study what makes them different and ask a lot of questions. Notice
what wood species and finish you like but try to look past that. Look for
design ideas they have used to make the cabinets unique.
While you are there, you might as well look at everything. Check out
wood species, colors, door styles, countertops, appliances, sinks, faucets,
and other finishes that you are attracted to. This can sometimes be a lot to
take in at once. It is better to go back a few times and look at a couple of
things at a time.
Don’t Settle For What You Had Previously! There are a number of
ways to design your own kitchen and bathroom. If you’re not ready to decide
who will do the project, just gather information that will help you with your
decisions and visit a kitchen and bathroom design specialist. They will be
glad to offer all their knowledge in helping you make decisions that will best
fit your needs.
A PLAN FOR A SUCCESSFUL BATHROOM OR KITCHEN REMODEL
1. Know how much you have to spend. Budgeting is very important and will
be the deciding factor on the items you choose. Don’t forget to include items
that may not be as obvious, such as plumbing pieces and other small parts
that you may need. Once you decide what you can afford, then you can
decide the extent of remodeling you can do.
2. Dream a little. Go through the magazines and write down all of the things
you ever wanted to do with your bathroom or kitchen. At this point of your
planning, money is not an issue. You deserve to have your dreams.
3. Now it is time to start pricing some of these items. If that brass faucet is a
little pricey, you could substitute it for one that is similar, but costs a lot less.
4 — Delphos Herald • How To Guide • April 2013
HOW TO
choose an assisted living facility
If you or a loved one has a need for
an assisted-living facility, there are a lot
of options to consider before making a
5 Things You Should Know:
1. Talk with residents about life in the facility.
2. Look for features designed for safety, such as
well-lit stairs and halls, handrails in bathrooms,
exits that are well marked, and a way to summon
help if needed.
3. Make sure the activities are appropriate for your
individual needs.
4. Find out how much input you will have in your daily
life and care, and how much flexibility there is in
the schedule.
5. Make sure you discuss the cost of the services
provided.
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And once you’re ready to return home, we’ll send you
back with prepared meals and do a home inspection
to insure your safety. To fnd out how we can help you
or someone you love transition smoothly back home,
call us to schedule a personal tour.
selection.
First, it’s important to understand that
assisted living is not a nursing home.
Assisted-living residences are designed to meet special per-
sonal services, housing needs, and certain healthcare needs
as well.
When selecting an assisted living facility, choices can
include efficiency, single and double roomed apartments.
Typical services that may be provided include: meals,
assistance with daily living activities such as bathing and
dressing, help with medications, housekeeping, laundry, trans-
portation and shopping. When choosing an assisted living
facility, research is the best way to ensure that you make the
right selection for your loved one.
It is a good idea to visit several assisted-living facilities
before making a choice. Talk with residents about life in the
facility. Talk with the staff about their job and why they chose
to work there. Also, make sure the activities are appropriate for
your individual needs.
Find out how much input you will have in your daily life
and care, and how much flexibility there is in the schedule. For
example, if you need assistance with bathing, will you be able
to choose when and how often?
When you begin your search, consider the following ques-
tions as a starting point.
•What kinds of services are available and are services pro-
vided by the facility’s employees, or are arrangements made
with other agencies?
•What types of accommodations are there?
•Do family and friends have unlimited and/or convenient
visitation?
•What is included in the daily or monthly rate? What ser-
vices are available for extra charges?
•Can furniture and other personal items be brought from
home?
•What kinds of activities and recreation are available and
how often?
•What happens if you need additional assistance later on?
Do you have to move, or can the facility provide the care you
need?
In addition, pay attention to physical aspects of the facility,
including cleanliness. Look for features designed for safety,
such as well-lit stairs and halls, handrails in bathrooms, exits
that are well marked, and a way to summon help if needed.
Another major consideration when selecting an assisted-
living facility is cost. Depending on the services and accom-
modations offered, costs could range from $2000.00 a month
to $2700.00.
Ask to see the facility’s “mission statement”. Check to
see if your state has an American Association of Homes and
Services for the Aging (AAHSA) affiliate.
April 2013 • Delphos Herald • How To Guide —5
HOW TO choose the right mattress
When the time comes to buy a new mattress, consumers typi-
cally exercise due diligence, knowing full well that a bad decision
could have lasting effects and lead to many sleepless nights.
While shopping for a mattress, consumers can find themselves
inundated with information, which can be confusing and make
the process much more difficult. However, the following are a
few helpful hints consumers should consider to make the pro-
cess go more smoothly.
* Protect the mattress.
Warranties are especially important to men and women
shopping for a mattress, and understandably so. Shoppers want
to know that they are protected by a warranty should their mat-
tress not live up to expectations. Most mattresses come with
a decade-long warranty, but consumers should know these
warranties are voided if the mattress gets so much as a single
stain on it. As a result, consumers should always purchase a
waterproof mattress cover and immediately place it on the mat-
tress once it arrives.
* Be patient.
Chances are, many mattresses on the showroom floor will
feel great, especially if your existing mattress is highly uncom-
fortable. But the goal is to buy a mattress that will feel comfort-
able over the long term. Discuss your preferences with a sales-
man, and he should be able to steer you toward the right fit. The
process might not go as quickly as you wish, but the decision is
one that will have positive or negative ramifications for years to
come, so be patient and ensure you make the right call.
* You can negotiate.
The price of a mattress is very negotiable, so don’t be dis-
couraged by sticker shock. Manufacturers typically have very
negotiable pricing, and mattress salespeople have lots of wiggle
room when it comes to price. So don’t be afraid to haggle over
the price to get the deal you desire.
* Don’t dwell on coil count.
Confusion often enters the mattress-buying process when
consumers start focusing on coil count. Many mistakenly assume
more coils is always preferable. However, that’s not necessarily
the case. Innerspring mattresses typically come with interlock-
ing coils or independent coils. Interlocking coil mattresses have
fewer coils because the coils are tied together with wire, while
independent coils are greater in number because each coil’s
responsibility is greater. Which type of mattress is best for you
won’t depend on number of coils, but a host of other factors, so
don’t overemphasize coil count.
* See the experts at Mattress Mart.
They will help you choose the right mattress for you.
419-224-7117
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 10-8; Sun. 12-6
Locally Owned and Operated
2151 Elida Rd., Lima (across from Toys-R-Us)
LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR ON
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50% off
retail
All backed w/ a 30 day
comfort guarantee
Twin Sets ............$179
00
Full Sets .............$199
00
Queen Sets ..........$299
00
King Sets ............$499
00
ON SALE NOW!
SPEND YOUR TAX REFUND HERE!!!!
419-224-7117
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 10-8; Sun. 12-6
Locally Owned and Operated
2151 Elida Rd., Lima (across from Toys-R-Us)
LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR ON
UpTo
50% off
retail
All backed w/ a 30 day
comfort guarantee
Twin Sets ............$179
00
Full Sets .............$199
00
Queen Sets ..........$299
00
King Sets ............$499
00
ON SALE NOW!
SPEND YOUR TAX REFUND HERE!!!!
419-224-7117
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 10-8; Sun. 12-6
Locally Owned and Operated
2151 Elida Rd., Lima (across from Toys-R-Us)
LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR ON
UpTo
50% off
retail
All backed w/ a 30 day
comfort guarantee
Twin Sets ............$179
00
Full Sets .............$199
00
Queen Sets ..........$299
00
King Sets ............$499
00
ON SALE NOW!
SPEND YOUR TAX REFUND HERE!!!!
UP
TO
All backed
with a 30 day
comfort guarantee
50% off retail
QUEEN PILLOWTOPS starting at
$
399
2151 Elida Rd., Lima
(across from Toys-R-Us)
VISCO MEMORY SET
ON SALE
NOW
Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 10-8; Sun. 12-6
Locally Owned and Operated
419-224-7117
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 10-8; Sun. 12-6
Locally Owned and Operated
2151 Elida Rd., Lima (across from Toys-R-Us)
LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR ON
UpTo
50% off
retail
All backed w/ a 30 day
comfort guarantee
Twin Sets ............$179
00
Full Sets .............$199
00
Queen Sets ..........$299
00
King Sets ............$499
00
ON SALE NOW!
SPEND YOUR TAX REFUND HERE!!!!
Twin Sets ...... $229
00
Full Sets ........ $299
00
Queen Sets ... $399
00
King Sets ...... $599
00
6 — Delphos Herald • How To Guide • April 2013
HOW TO choose a puppy
Making a good choice is important when you are
choosing a puppy to be your companion for many,
many years. Arm yourself with a bit of knowledge
before making that choice - research the breed you
are interested in. Many people fall in love with a
cute pup only to find out they were totally unpre-
pared for what it would turn into. If your heart is set
on a “designer dog” be aware that most crosses
other than the “Doodles” and Cockerpoos haven’t
been around long enough to establish a fixed tem-
perament. Look into the makeup of both parents to
decide if it’s a good choice for you. If you are plan-
ning to adopt a mixed breed puppy from a shelter
make an educated guess as to what breeds went
into the pup. If you want a quiet, calm pet try to avoid
anything that looks like it would have any of the
really active breeds in its makeup. If you don’t want
an assertive dog, try to avoid a pup that looks like it
has some serious guarding breeds behind it.
The ideal situation is be to find a good, reputable
breeder of the type of dog you want. This is some-
one who only breeds dogs that are sound in health
and temperament, have been tested for inheritable
diseases, and raises the pups carefully with regard
to health and temperament. These pups may cost
more than one found in an ad in the local penny
saver, but you usually get what you paid for. Ask to
meet the mother of the pups and see if she has a
personality you like. If the breeder owns the litter’s
sire, ask to meet him as well. The best breeders take
great care in placing their puppies.
201 E. Kiracofe (St. Rt. 309)
Elida, Oh 45807
www.thatplaceforpets.com
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April 2013 • Delphos Herald • How To Guide —7
HOW TO choose a bakery
While many baked goods today are produced in a factory and then shipped, the bakery you
choose should guarantee that its products are always freshly made and, of course, delicious.
At Pats Donuts and Kreme there mission is simple. Makin’ them Donuts Fresh for YOU! The
bakers at Pat’s make all their donuts by hand. No sophisticated equipment to mass producing
donuts like in a factory. These Local bakers who are still capable of producing gourmet donuts
which is a lost art due to the take over of the frozen bakery industry. While more modern bak-
eries are trying to emulate faster chains and sell as many goods as possible, Pat’s Donuts &
Kreme is still as devoted to the quality of the products being sold. Every good local mom and
pop food establishment has a staple food item that they can do better then others. For Pat’s
Donuts & Kreme its their DONUTS.
The Pats Donuts & Kreme bakery has been using many of the same recipes for 30 years.
Therefore, if the items can last in popularity for that long, they must be delicious enough to
keep people coming back for more. Ed & Michelle Ezzelle, owners of Pats Donuts & Kreme for
the past 8 years, say the two most important things to take into consideration are the bakery’s
history and experience. If a bakery can prove that its products and customer loyalty can with-
stand the test of time, then take it as a definite sign that it is doing something right. According
to Ed many repeat customers also enjoy the experience of coming to a donut shop that has
been around for so long. When you shop at Pat’s Donuts you are guaranteed to get an item
you can rely on to be as great tasting as it was the last time you ordered it. But we are human
and we can make mistakes. Best of all, when you choose a local owned bakery, not only are
you going to get a big tasty item full of flavor, your supporting your local business man. Pat’s
Donuts are full of flavor and their donuts are larger then those donuts produced in a factory and
shipped frozen just to meet corporates bottom line. Frozen donuts can have more sugar and
preservatives added to them. Ed says you will never find Pat’s Donuts & Kreme selling frozen
donuts. At Pat’s, everything is always baked fresh. While the bakery of your choosing should
be able to provide the staples of goods like donuts, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, cakes,
pies, breads its rewarding to find a shop that is not scared to switch things up every now and
then. For instance, the bakers at Pat’s often choose to come up with new varieties of donuts
like The Butter Cream Bear Claw, The Peanut Butter Cup Donut or their latest new donut The
Bacon Maple Donut. Coming soon the Peanut Butter and Jelly donut.
Bakers specialize in what they do. Most people, with their rushed and hectic lifestyles, can’t
find the time to bake for themselves. People want to spend their money on quality items. Get
the best bang for their buck! That’s why they’re once again turning to a place that focuses only
on baking in order to get the best items like mouth watering donuts and the most delicious
cookies. If you’re looking for a bakery, then you should begin by thinking about what you’d like.
Some bakeries specialize in items that others don’t. Does a delicious sweet treat make it worth
your while? These are the types of factors you should start to consider.
After that, here are some things to think about that can help you locate a good bakery
near you.
High Quality Ingredients: If you can’t taste the difference, then it’s not worth going to the
bakery. You might as well head back to the grocery store for mediocre quality items stuffed
with average sugar. The ingredients should make themselves pleasantly known to your taste
buds. The most important thing is that you should be able to taste the difference for the better.
Atmosphere
Every place has a feeling about it. It’s the mood that sets the tone. Bakeries should feel
upbeat and energizing. You should expect to be greeted with a pleasant smile. The baker
should look happy to be doing their work because they enjoy it. Your service should be prompt.
Another thing most high end bakeries do is give out samples. So, you know that you’ll always
be introduced to something new or never considered before.
Consistency: The bakery should consistently make good quality items. You should feel
comfortable that any day of the week you can walk in and buy something confidently know-
ing it’s going to satisfy you. They should never cut corners to improve their bottom line like a
corporate food establishment would suggest. Instead, the place should take pride in the food
they produce.
Location: This matter is kind of subjective. Is it really worth it to drive out of your way to
go to a better bakery? If you’re searching for something that makes your life just a little bit
better, then the answer is probably a resounding, “Yes!” It’s the convenience of supermarkets
that allows them to get away with lower quality items. So, if you’re really in it to spice up your
taste buds, then location really shouldn’t be that big of an issue. If the bakery delivers or has
sub-outlets, that might make it more convenient for you, though.
Specialties: Some bakeries make items that you just can’t find anywhere else, and that’s
what makes them so good. To know you’ll be enjoying that one little treat that brightens your
day is often worth it. Look for specialties that you really enjoy because you know it’s one of the
few places you can get it.
Overall, you should look over these factors and decide which ones are most important to
you. Then, finding the bakery you’re looking for shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
It’s time to make the donuts! Pat’s Donuts & Kreme has been making donuts fresh for their
customers every morning since 1983. The bakers at Pat’s begin making their famous donuts
around 8pm in the evening and finish up around 4am in the morning. That way you have fresh
donuts 24 hours a day. Pat’s bakers make their own buttercream and icing daily and they also
make their own pizza dough daily using a old Italian recipe that Pat Iven discovered 30 years ago.
Pat’s bakers also bake fresh daily their buns for breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Stop by and
eat at Pat’s and you’ll see why they were voted Best of the Region once again! At the Elida Rd.
location in Lima Pat’s customers take advantage of ordering Pizza, Donuts & Ice Kreme 24 hours
a day 7 days a week all year long. Pat’s Delphos location offers a full menu and is open daily from
5am-9pm featuring Pizza and Ice Kreme offering 32 flavors of Hershey’s Hard Dip Ice Kreme.
What a treat! Stop in and try our new ice cream flavors. Check out www.patsdonuts.com for their
menu and locations. Start your day or end your day the only way at Pat’s Donuts & Kreme!
Famous Since 1983
Try our:
• HERSHEY’S HARD DIP 32 FLAVORS
• SOFT SERVE • MILKSHAKES
• SUNDAES •WIZARDS
• SLUSH DRINKS
• KREME SLUSHES
• PIZZA & SUBS
• SANDWICHES -
Served with your choice of potato
chips or donut and a pickle spear
DESSERT PIZZA
• strawberry-n-cream
cheese
• apple cinnamon
streusel
662 Elida Ave., Delphos 419-692-0007 Open 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
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LET PAT’S DO
THE COOKIN!
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PulseEditor
Students may be able to tune into
somethingdifferent next year.
The University’s cable contract is
due toexpire inJune, andit is looking
intoanewcontract.
For the past 10 years, Time Warner
Cable has provided cable to the cam-
pus, including residence halls, ath-
leticevents andclassrooms.
Now, the University has four
options for cable providers - Time
Warner, Buckeye Cable, Campus
Televideo and Institutional Network
Communications.
“There’s a good mix betweencable
anddish,”saidAndyGrant, directorof
business operations at the University.
“There’s two different industries for
thesameoutcome.”
These four companies respond-
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University sent out and have made
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By Molly McNamara
Reporter
The Delta Lambda Phi National
Social Fraternity hosted a “Same
Sex Safe Sex” event in the Union
this past Friday night.
About 30 people attended the
event that was part of the frater-
nity’s “rush” week and was host-
ed to educate students on safe
sex practices primarily for same
sex couples. The fraternity is a
national chapter for gay, bisexual
and progressive men.
“Our national service project
is ‘Be safe, educate’, which this
particular event is a part of,” said
the fraternity’s Vice President
Kyle Shupe.
Shupe took the Psychology
course, Human Sexuality, this
past year, which Marissa Wagner
Oehlhof has taught for the past
three years. Her presentations in
the class were both informative
and interesting, Shupe said. It
was for these reasons he thought
she would be the best candidate
to speak at this event.
Oehlhof said she was excited to
speak at the event because she is
often approached by students to
come to such occasions and talk
about controversial topics others
usually back away from.
“Somebody needs to say these
things out loud and if other peo-
ple aren’t volunteering, then I
will,” Oehlhof said. “I feel like
there is a lot of misinformation
out there andby not talking about
these things we are basically tell-
ing these people to get diseases or
tohave problems because nobody
wants to address it.”
Oehlhof began her presenta-
tion addressing the proper use of
contraceptives, primarily on the
“Do’s and Don’ts” of condoms.
She went on to explain the vari-
ety of STD’s that can be spread
through unsafe sexual activity
and included images to empha-
size their severity.
Because there are so many
stereotypes that are often asso-
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What changes would you like
to see at the Rec?
Shorter rims so
I can dunk.
RICKY SHAFFER
Freshman, Business
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Let us know of some student
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Free Application for Federal Student
Aid forms are due in February, but
the benefits lie with students who fill
themout early.
Students who fill out FAFSA forms
have a higher chance at getting
the best loans and grants offered,
Universityofficials said.
“Feb. 15 is the soft deadline and
students can fill out forms early,”
said Eric Bucks, associate director
of Financial Aid. “Students can also
complete forms after. We won’t reject
forms if past this soft deadline.”
Bucks said students begin fill-
ing them out at the first of the year
through fall, and then fall through
springwithnocutoff.
When students complete the
FAFSA form, provided through fafsa.
ed.gov, they are notified about what
theyqualifyfor interms of grants and
loans. The amount of money granted
depends on the student’s financial
situation.
FAFSA offers many different
grants and loans including Federal
Perkins Loan, Direct Stafford Loan
and the Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant. You can find
more details about these loans and
others at studentaid.ed.gov.
Fraternity hosts ‘Same Sex Safe
Sex’ for national service project
ABBI PARK | THE BG NEWS
PHI DELTA THETA Fraternity members invited guests to watch the Superbowl XLVI at their Fraternity house Sunday. The New York Giants won
against New England Patriots.
GAME NIGHT
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Cable companies
compete for usage
FAFSA offers more for
students’ earlier completion
Student Wellness Center, Psychology instructor discuss contraceptives, safe sex practices
Government provides various types of financial aid
“Our hope is through the
negotiations that we’ll end
up with roughly half the
channels in high definition.”
Sarah Waters | Residence Life Director
Marissa Wagner
Oehlhof
Human Sexuality
instructor
The BG hockey teamsplit
its weekend series with No.
8 Notre Dame after a
come-from-behind win
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April 2013 • Delphos Herald • How To Guide —9
10 — Delphos Herald • How To Guide • April 2013
When advertising your business,
choose the vehicle that works best.
In the tri-county, it’s
DHI Media
The Ada Herald
www.adaherald.com
The Delphos Herald
www.delphosherald.com
The Putnam County Sentinel/
The Vidette
www.putnamsentinel.com
Paulding Progress
www.progressnewspaper.org
The Times Bulletin
www.timesbulletin.com
Here’s why:
Reach. No other advertising vehicle
has the reach of newspapers.
Quality. Your very best prospects
are newspaper readers. Among
adults in Ohio with $50,000+
incomes, 65 percent read a news-
paper daily. Sixty-five percent of
college graduates read a daily
newspaper.
Immediate. Newspaper advertising
is among the fastest forms of adver-
tising with extremely short dead-
lines that allow ads to be created
and published in a matter of days.
Flexibility. Newspapers, unlike
most media, allow the advertiser to
build an ad in any size.
Credibility/Trust. More than two-
thirds (68 percent) of the public
said newspaper is the medium they
respect. What does that say about
the advertising that newspapers
contain?
Selective vs. intrusive. Shoppers
seek out advertising on their own.
Newspapers are the medium Ohio
shoppers use most.
Welcome. Readers buy their news-
papers and look forward to its con-
tent, including advertising.
Local. Ohioans overwhelmingly
think newspapers have the best
information about where they live.
DHI Media are the only area pub-
lications dedicated to being your
HOW TO
source for tri-county news.
Environment. The newspaper edito-
rial environment typically adds cred-
ibility and legitimacy to the brand
being advertised. DHI Media news-
papers have won numerous state
and national writing awards over the
past several years. To readers, the
advertising in a newspaper is every
bit as important as the news.
Results. Newspaper advertising
works! Newspaper ads create traf-
fic, move merchandise, and yes,
establish brands. We cannot lose
track of the notion that, in a world
of thousands of messages a day,
advertising in newspapers is one
sure way to produce results.
Consumers take action as a
result of newspaper advertising –
81 percent in the past month.
More than one-third of non-readers
(35 percent) use the newspaper
during the week.
Consumers take action as a result
of preprint advertising.
Newspaper website visitors are
substantially above the average in
terms of online shopping activities.*
Sources: *American Opinion
Research 2013 Ohio Market
Survey; Newspaper Association of
America
Here’s some advertising
opportunities for your business:
ROP: Run of Press advertising
means an ad placed on the pages
of DHI Media. This best-known
newspaper advertising option offers
short deadlines and proximity of
editorial that enhances visibility.
Classified: DHI Media larg-
est changing marketplace, the
Classified section connects buy-
ers and sellers. Be it automobiles,
houses or apartments, merchandise
or employment, the Classified sec-
tion is one of the best-read sections
of the paper every week.
Preprints: Preprinted inserts offer
advertisers the flexibility and control
of creating and printing advertising
that DHI Media distributes.
Web site: DHI Media web sites
average thousands of page views
per week and month.
Special sections: DHI Media offers
a myriad of opportunities where
a special marketplace is created
to help target an advertiser’s best
prospects. Special sections are
inserted into the newspapers, but
also may be distributed in other
ways to best attract the niche audi-
ence.
If you don’t advertise, you are
not likely to get customers! What
are you waiting for? Learn how
your community newspaper can
help you – call your DHI Media
Representative...
The Ada Herald
419-523-5709 ext. 225
The Delphos Herald
419-695-0015 ext. 138
The Putnam County Sentinel/
The Vidette
419-523-5709 ext. 222
Paulding Progress
419-399-4015
The Times Bulletin
419-238-2285 ext. 230
Choose your newspaper/advertising
dhi
MEDIA
April 2013 • Delphos Herald • How To Guide —11
HOW TO
choose home health & hospice services
As more of our population grows older, families
should become aware of home health care options
available for aging loved ones. Here’s how to
access these services locally.
There are several local providers, but not all
home health and hospice agencies offer the same
services. Finding the provider best suited for your
needs can involve research, but it is time well
spent. (It is better to have knowledge of what ser-
vices are available before you or your family is in
a medical crisis).
Important factors include quality of care, avail-
ability of services, personnel training and exper-
tise, and coverage provided by Medicare, insur-
ance or other payment plans.
Community Health Professionals is the ONLY
home health and hospice provider in our area that
provides a complete range of home health and
hospice services; including skilled nursing, non-
medical, personal care and assistance, adult day
services, and in-home and inpatient hospice. CHP
is rated in the top 20 percent of agencies nationally
for patient satisfaction.
It is important to know is that you have the final
choice when it comes selecting a home health
agency. Federal law requires hospitals and nurs-
ing facilities to provide patients with a list of home
health care agencies to choose from. They are
also required to disclose which agencies they have
a financial interest in.
The simplest answer to how-to-choose home
and hospice services is: call Community Health
Professionals. CHP is a nonprofit agency serving
Allen, Putnam and Van Wert counties for 20 years.
Nurses and staff are happy to answer questions or
to provide an informational visit.
Call Community Health Professionals
of Delphos, 602 E. Fifth St., 419-695-1999,
visit ComHealthPro.org or Facebook.com/
CommunityHealthProfessionals.
comfort. love. ...respect
• Visiting Nurses • Hospice • Private Duty • Therapy & more!!
Complete Home Health Services
Compassionate Staff,
Local and Available 24/7
Community Health
Professionals
602 E. Fifth St., Delphos
419-695-1999
www.ComHealthPro.org
comfort. love. ...respect
• Visiting Nurses • Hospice • Private Duty • Therapy & more!!
Complete Home Health Services
Compassionate Staff,
Local and Available 24/7
Community Health
Professionals
602 E. Fifth St., Delphos
419-695-1999
www.ComHealthPro.org
12 — Delphos Herald • How To Guide • April 2013
HOW TO choose the right mower
There are three things to consider when choosing a lawn mower. The amount of
lawn you mow, your physical ability and the investment you want to make. By mak-
ing an informed choice you can turn the time you spend on your lawn into a satisfying
experience.
There are basically three styles of mowers, walk behind, tractor style or zero turn
riders. The investment for these can range from a couple hundred to several thousand
dollars.
Snappy’s Outdoor Equipment Sales & Service is proud to offer you Ferris,
Husqvarna & Dixon plus a full parts and service department for most brands.
If your lawn is less than a quarter acre a walk behind mower will serve you well.
A self-propelled will make the job a little easier especially on a hilly lawn and still give
you a good work out. A walk behind mower is a great addition to your cardiovascular
exercise program, promotes weight loss and lower cholesterol levels when used on a
regular basis and added to your regular workout routine. Walk behind mowers gener-
ally give lawns a more manicured appearance. The skilled professionals in the service
department of Snappy’s Outdoor Equipment can service your mower, clean under the
deck and sharpen the blades to keep your mower in top condition, protect you invest-
ment and insure the quality of cut for your lawn.
The most popular walk mowers are gas powered, however they are offered in elec-
tric and battery operated. These mowers are quieter, lighter and more environmentally
friendly.
If your lawn is large you will want to consider a ride on mower, a tractor or zero
turn style. The professionals at Snappy’s Outdoor Equipment will be able to help you
choose the style that is right for the terrain and expanse of your lawn. If you mow a
large lawn and have a lot of obstacles a zero turn mower may be right for you. A zero
turn cuts mowing time and mows closer around trees and beds eliminating most of
your trimming allowing you more leisure time. They offer either hydrostatic, pump driv-
en or integrated transmission and a range of decks, stamped or fabricated with widths
from 30” to 72”. When choosing the size of deck you will need to consider the tighter
parts of your lawn and get a deck that will cover more area. Larger zero turn mowers
offer roll over protection and seat belts. At Snappy’s Outdoor Equipment we offer zero
turns with four wheel suspension for a much more comfortable ride and a great cut for
great looking lawns. We also offer suspension seats for your added comfort.
Some zero turns offer attachments such as catcher/baggers, mulching kits, hitches
and plows to help with all your lawn and property needs.
A garden tractor may fit your needs if you have hills or have use for ground engag-
ing attachments or pull a trailer and want to do a lot more than mow grass. The tractors
also are available in a variety of deck sizes and transmissions styles. The decks offer
side and rear discharge and are built for work in both your lawn and your garden with
attachments of assorted types available. The garden tractor will require you to do a
little more trimming.
Both the tractors and zero turns offer a variety of transmissions, engines and deck
sizes as well as accessories.
The professionals at Snappy’s will be able to help you choose the right mower for
you and your lawn. The decision will come down to a comparison of cost, ease of use,
safety features and quality of equipment.
We believe your choice should be made with consideration of service after the
sale. We at Snappy’s Outdoor Equipment Sales & Service offer trained technicians to
care for all your warranty needs and keep your mower serviced to protect your invest-
ment.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to do business with us and
offer you the best service possible. You can expect 100% service and support from
Snappy’s Outdoor Equipment Sales & Service.
5. Things You Should Know:
1. Don’t just consider price. Power equipment is an investment in the upkeep
of your home. The right equipment will make the job easier, save time and
produce better results.
2. Name brands sometimes cost more, but usually require less maintenance,
making it more cost efficient in the long run.
3. Buy from a servicing dealer. To get accurate information on all aspects
of lawn equipment talk to a lawn equipment professional. Should something
need fixing, you don’t have to take it apart and send it off somewhere to be
fixed
4. Buy the proper size for the area you are tending.
5. Check the warranty before buying and ask where warranty work is per-
formed.
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