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Ropin’ up a good time
all who dream of
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4....THOSE WERE THE DAYS...
6...Darke County hosts PRAIRIE DAYS
8....OLD WEST FESTIVAL...
Strap on your boots or a
“rootin’ tootin’ time
10...IN THE SAME BOAT...
14 Years and counting
12...CROSSWORD FUN: TEEN IDOLS
13... A REALISTIC PERSPECTIVE OF RISK
14...CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Those Were The Days
Streaking, UFO, Communes
In the Spring of 1974, on the sunny col-
lege campuses of Florida and Southern Cali-
fornia, the fad of streaking began.
Some did it to cure boredom, while oth-
ers claimed it was an expression of personal
liberation. Whatever the reasoning, streak-
ing became a part of everyday campus life
and eventually spread to other public are-
nas. Some did it as a political protest.
One young man darted through the state
legislative chamber of Hawaii proclaiming
himself, “the Streaker of the House.” Those
who did it purely for fun tried more creative
methods of streaking. Streakers biked across
campus at the University of South Carolina,
and at the University of Georgia streakers
parachuted out of airplanes.
Although attempts to shock others by
running naked in a public area continued
after that spring, it had become so common
that most took no notice. Soon, streaking,
like most college spring fads, came to end at
the close of the school year.
In 1978, Newsweek magazine reported
that hundreds of college campuses were
home to Greek Toga parties and more than
10,000 students at the University of Wiscon-
sin participated in a single Toga party. The
impetus for such frivolity? The 1978 movie
“National Lampoon’s Animal House” star-
ring John Belushi. In the movie, Belushi and
his compatriots engaged in raucous behav-
ior, including fraternity hazing and campus
The movie “Animal House” was not the
frst time the United States had witnessed
a toga party. In fact, First lady Eleanor
Roosevelt held a toga party to spoof the
loyal followers of the “Caesar”, her husband
President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
By the spring semester of 1979, the toga
craze had diminished and went the way of
the Roman... Greek empire.
Just when it seemed that America had
put away its obsession with extraterres-
trial beings, the Roswell Incident occurred.
As the story goes, a UFO crashed into the
desert in New Mexico in 1947. Although a
ranch manager named “Mac” Brazel found
he did not
report it un-
til days later
when he went
and go to the
scene, other local residents investigated the
crash scene. They claimed that the craft was
made of a thin, aluminum foil-like substance
that was pliable and could be wrinkled, but
could not be dented by even the hardest of
blows. They also reported that part of the
structure of the craft included beams of
wood that included strange markings resem-
bling hieroglyphics. After taking the rem-
nants of the crash to Wright Air Force base,
the Air Force declared that the wreckage
was simply a weather balloon with a tin foil
attachment used for radar. Over the years,
conspiracy-theorists have claimed that alien
bodies were discovered in the wreckage and
that Air Force doctors have conducted au-
topsies on the bodies.
In the 1970s, UFO sightings began oc-
curring again, but this time they were not
accompanied by the fear and hysteria that
accompanied sightings and stories years be-
fore. Much of this is related to Hollywood
depictions of alien activity in movies such
as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
and “E.T. - the Extraterrestrial” and tele-
vision shows such as “The X-Files” and
“Alien Nation.” It seems today that people
are not terribly concerned about aliens land-
ing on Earth - as long as they land on some-
one else’s lawn.
A commune could be characterized as a
living arrangement in which a large group
of people (usually unrelated) came together
in a living arrangement and shared chores,
food, clothing, and often, each other. The
groups would often live together as a family,
pooling their resources and abilities in order
to coexist in peace and harmony.
Often categorized as being a part of the
hippie culture, at one point it was believed
that more than 500 communes existed, hous-
ing over 10,000 people. For the resident of
the commune, everything was peace, love
and harmony. From their more straight-
laced neighbors, the communes represented
dangerous hippies who indulged in illegal
drugs, illicit sex and plots against the United
States. As far off as many of the ideas were,
they ultimately helped to bring about the
downfall of many communes as local police
were pressured to interrogate and antago-
nized the commune inhabitants until they
gave up and moved away.
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•Time Warner is formed
from the merger of Time Inc.
and Warner Communica-
•The trial of Joseph Ha-
zelwood, former skipper of
the Exxon Valdez, begins in
•The USSR agrees to
withdraw all 73,500 troops
from Czechoslovakia by
•An SR-71 sets a U.S.
transcontinental speed record
of 1 hour 8 minutes 17 sec-
onds, on what is publicized
as its last offcial fight.
•Iraq hangs British jour-
nalist Farzad Bazoft for spy-
ing. Daphne Parish, a Brit-
ish nurse, is sentenced to 15
years’ imprisonment as an
•Mikhail Gorbachev is
elected as the frst execu-
tive president of the Soviet
•Twelve paintings, col-
lectively worth from $100 to
$300 million, are stolen from
the Isabella Stewart Gardner
Museum in Boston, Massa-
chusetts by 2 thieves posing
as police offcers. This is the
largest art theft in US his-
tory, and the paintings have
not been recovered.
•Ferdinand Marcos’s wid-
ow, Imelda Marcos, goes on
trial for bribery, embezzle-
ment, and racketeering.
•In New York City, a fre
due to arson at an illegal
social club called “Happy
Land” kills 87.
•The Space Shuttle Dis-
covery places the Hubble
Space Telescope into orbit.
•Food poisoning kills 450
guests at an engagement par-
ty in Uttar Pradesh.
•The Lower Ohio Valley
tornado outbreak spawns
88 confrmed tornadoes in
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
and Ohio, killing 12; 37
tornadoes occur in Indiana,
eclipsing the previous record
of 21 during the Super Out-
break of April 1974.
•Universal Studios Florida
opens to the public.
•U.S. President George
H. W. Bush signs the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act,
designed to protect disabled
Americans from discrimina-
•Gulf War: Iraq invades
Kuwait, eventually leading
to the Gulf War.
•Cold War: East Germany
and West Germany reunify
into a single Germany.
•Tim Berners-Lee pub-
lishes a more formal propos-
al for the World Wide Web.
•Top grossing flms: Ghost,
Home Alone, Pretty Woman,
Dances with Wolves
Best Picture: ‘Dances with
Wolves’; Best Actor: Jeremy
Irons for ‘Reversal of For-
tune’; Best Actress: ‘Kathy
Bates’ for Misery.
•Top hits of the year:
‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by
Sinead O’Connor; ‘Vogue’
by Madonna; ‘Ice, Ice Baby’
by Vanilla Ice.
•Country: Entertainer of
the Year — Garth Brooks;
Song of the Year — ‘The
Dance’ by Tony Arata (Per-
former: Garth Brooks); Sin-
gle of the Year — ‘Friends
in Low Places’ by Garth
•Debuts: Beverly Hills
90210, Law and Order,
Wings, Northern Exposure.
•Super Bowl XXIV - San
Francisco 49ers won 55-10
over the Denver Broncos
•The Cincinnati Reds
sweep the Oakland A’s in the
•NBA championship: De-
troit Pistons defeat the Port-
land Trail Blazers
•1990 NCAA Basketball
champs: UNLV over Duke
•NCAA Football Cham-
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between the Colorado Buf-
faloes and the Georgia Tech
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Average income: $28,960
Gal. of Gas: $1.34 Year End
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Apple butter cooking over the
fre; pioneers in and around the
Log House; vendors displaying
their wares; tall-tales being spun;
crafts to make... must be Prai-
rie Days! This is THE event for
Darke County Parks. Each year,
this Free Family Event brings in
3,000 people to Shawnee Prairie
Preserve, Greenville, Ohio.
Held annually the last full
weekend of September, this event
focuses on the prairie way of life
in and around 1780-1810 and will
feature many crafts, games and
trades of the time period.
Look for the childrens tent:
Located at the center of it all, the
Children’s Tent provides an ex-
cellent setting for kids of all ages
to learn some crafts of the 18th
century! Ranging from tinsmith-
ing decorations, cornhusk dolls,
tussie-mussies and more, there
is something for everyone to try!
Many crafts are free for children
and with a select few requesting a
small donation to cover material
costs. Bring your
family to the Prai-
rie and step back in
Offering a wide
variety of entertain-
ment, anything from
tall-tales being told,
to traveling musi-
cians, to art shows
or melodramas can
be found throughout
Preserve is Darke
County Park’s larg-
est park. It’s name-
ly describes a park
that is steeped in a rich mix of
history and native plants and wild-
There are currently about 2-1/4
miles of level trails that wind
throughout the different ecosys-
tems of the 118-acre park. Bench-
es and observation towers at dif-
ferent points along the trails make
visiting the park more enjoyable
for visitors who wish to spend
some time observing the plants
and wildlife within the preserve.
The Nature Center located
at Shawnee Prairie Preserve is
open from 9am to 5pm Monday
through Saturday. Restrooms and
water fountains are accessible
during business hours, as well as
educational displays, live animal
displays, nature reference library,
bird observation area, and nature
Archeological evidence has
confrmed that at least a portion of
Shawnee Prairie Preserve was the
site of Prophetstown, this village
was founded by Tecumseh’s broth-
er (called The Prophet) to rally ff-
teen woodland Indian Nations to
gather here and demonstrate their
living and hunting rights under the
1795 Treaty of Greene Ville.
The Shawnee Praire Preserve
is located at 4267 State Route
502 West, at the edge of Green-
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events, rehearsal dinners, and much more.
We can seat 25 to 425, with full service
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Our well trained staf will see to all your needs.
Call us today for special booking rates for
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wonderful places to visit just
a short drive away!
Strap on your boots and head on
out to a place where scenes out of
a John Wayne western come alive
as the Old West Festival returns to
its permanent site just 15 minutes
from I-275, east of Cincinnati. The
third annual Old West Festival –
running weekends September 11
to October 10 – transports visitors
back in time to a Dodge City Wild
West town circa 1878.
The old west and a good ole’
fashioned gun fght go hand-in-
hand. So, back by popular demand,
four times daily starting at High
Noon, the Big Irons Rangers return
with their gun fght re-enactments.
When the smoke settles and calm
returns to the historic town, the
Rangers will demonstrate trick
shooting. In between shows, they
and other period interpreters will
be walking the grounds to meet
visitors. Oh, don’t forget to come
dressed in your best western garb
as there will be a costume contest
daily at 1:00 sharp.
The town will also be abuzz
with period music on several stag-
es. You’ll enjoy the sounds of the
1800’s with Changing Tymes and
Gunpowder Creek, as well as Rai-
son d’Etre, a trio mixing tradition-
al folk songs with acapella swing
tunes and Shaker hymns. Bob
Ford and the Ragamuffns will get
patrons stomping their feet daily.
No doubt you’ll hear something
you can sing along with and they
all might even take a request or
Other performers will be about
town as well. Professor Faris’
Magic show will amaze, bewilder
and astonish you. While enjoying
a beer, sarsaparilla or root beer
at the Long Branch Saloon, folks
will no doubt get a “kick” out of
Madam Gigi’s Outrageous French
Cancan Dancers. Patrons will can
also sit back and enjoy a good old
fashioned melodrama, The Vil-
After whetting your whistle,
venture out into the prairie, where
you can fnd talented artisans and
period settlers selling their wares.
Or, head into town to the pool and
dance hall, western clothing store,
vintage photo emporium and old-
fashioned candy store.
The Old West Festival’s a
grand time for the youngin’s, too.
At 10:15 a.m. each day, the kiddies
can get sworn in as town deputies.
They will also enjoy old-time pup-
pet shows, storytelling and sing-a-
longs. The youngsters can also
participate in games, pan for gold,
take a ride on the train, ride horses
or ponies and cross the frontier in
a covered wagon.
New to this year’s festival will
be a riding area featuring rodeo
drill team shows by The Ohio Top
Hands, The Renegade Cowgirls
and Buckeye Cowgirls. These tal-
ented cowgirls and their trained
steeds will set the area ablaze and
energize the crowd as they per-
form unique routines set to music.
Their sure is more to the Amer-
ican West than just Dodge City
1878. The periods leading up to
the days of the Cowboy Capital,
such as the Civil War and the days
of the Frontier and war of 1812
were important in shaping the
1870’s. Native American culture
and history are intertwined in the
fabric of the old west. Baseball
was born in Cincinnati in 1869.
And the imagination that created
so many dime novels is alive and
well in Steampunk. So we invite
you to our “Theme Weekends”!
Theme: Civil War
During the American Civil War,
the State of Ohio played a key role
in providing troops, military of-
fcers, and supplies to the Union
army. Camp life during the Civil
War was very primitive. Hous-
ing was mostly of tents, with log
insulation used in winter months.
Meals were cooked outside on an
open fre. The 70th and 35th Ohio
Infantries will be setting up camp
to demonstrate the life and times
of the civil war. See for yourself
what it was like to be a soldier
during the Civil War.
Civil War Reenactors can join
us for free! Come in full uniform
and sign up prior to the weekend
by emailing info@oldwestfestival.
We will keep a roster of folks join-
ing us for free admission. Civil
War Reenactors can join the 70th
Ohio Encampment, the 35th Ohio
Encampment or form their own.
Theme: Steam Punk
Steampunk is an imaginary
19th Century, that features brass
and copper clockwork and steam
powered inventions that go far
beyond 1800’s technology. Steam
powered mechanical wonders,
optimistic gear driven comput-
ers, dirigibles, clockwork frsts,
and the like. (But don’t forget the
The year is 1878. The rail-
road runs to the new boom town
of Dodge City. Dodge has opened
up the West, and the West needs
inventors! Men and women of
courage and science are desper-
ately needed to help tame this mad
wilderness and bring the benefts
of modern technology to this rest-
less new land. Are YOU the one
for the job?
• Costume contest
The Old West Festival offers a look back to days of ‘ropin’ and brandin’.
Vendors will be on hand to offer a wide variety of crafted items.
September 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 9
•Inventor’s contest -
bring your best invention!
•$1 off admission for
dressing in your best Steam-
Theme: Frontier Weekend
The Indiana Rangers
were a mounted militia
formed by the Governor of
the Indiana Territory, WIl-
liam Henry Harrison, in
1807 and operated in the
early part of the 19th cen-
tury to defend settlers in In-
diana Territory from attacks
by Native Americans.
The rangers were present
at the Battle of Tippecanoe,
and served as auxiliaries to
the army during the War of
1812. At the peak of their
activities they numbered
over 400 men. All Rang-
ers were paid $1 per day,
and were required to supply
their own horse, ammuni-
tion, tomahawk, a large and
small knife, and a leather
belt. The Indiana Territorial
Mounted Rangers, a reenact-
ing group based out of Ohio
and Indiana that portrays the
lifestyle of a mounted mi-
litia unit during the period
immediately before and dur-
ing the War of 1812 will be
on hand. Reenactors dem-
onstrate living conditions,
horsemanship and weapons
work as well as explain the
history of what was a very
important period in what
had once been the North-
Other groups that do re-
enacting of the Old North-
west Territory or War of
1812 eras are welcome to
join in the fun. Come in pe-
riod attire and sign up prior
to the weekend by emailing
will keep a roster of folks
joining us for free admis-
Theme: Native American
Intertwined in the fabric
of the American old west is
the Native American culture.
Join us on October 2nd and
3rd ,as we will present to our
patrons a Native American
Drum Group and dancing.
The White Oak Singers is a
Native American Pow-Wow
Style Drum Group. Mike
Amiot has been the Drum-
Keeper for over 14 years.
White Oak Singers have
traveled as far as Six Na-
tions Canada to Cherokee
North Carolina. The White
Oak Singers consists of 3
generations of family and
friends. Their heritage is a
mix of Shawnee, Cherokee
1869 Cincinnati Red
In 1869, the Cincinnati
Base Ball Club, led by Hall
Of Famer Harry Wright,
shocked the sporting world
by becoming the frst openly
all-professional base ball
nine. Dressed in knicker-
bockers with fashy crimson
hosiery, the team became
known as the Cincinnati Red
The team barnstormed
the nation coast-to-coast,
challenging - and defeating -
every base ball club it played
that year. With their amaz-
ing 57-0 record in 1869, the
Red Stockings introduced
America to the new game of
Come join us at The Old
West Festival to see The
Cincinnati Red Stockings
take on their rivals The Nor-
wood Highlanders (10/9)
and The Cincinnati Buck-
eyes (10/10). First pitch is
at 1:05 each day.
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The Old West Festival runs Saturdays
and Sundays, September 11 to October
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children ages 6 to 12; and children under
5 are free. Parking is FREE.
10 – GOOD TIMES • September 2010
If any of you out
there happen to be
around me 14 years
from now, please
watch out for me
as I am headed for
Let me explain.
A while back I
found myself in
(a rare occurrence)
getting a manicure
(an even rarer oc-
currence). I was
being attended to
by a nice older woman named Janice who
didn’t once make fun of my short, chipped,
nails. The controversy occurred when she
was massaging lotion into my hands and
then turned my left hand over to study my
“Oh!” she proclaimed. “You are verrrryy
lucky!” She triumphantly pointed at a crease
in my palm. “This is your luck line! It’s ver-
Now, I had just gotten on a plane a few
hours before, where my luggage was de-
clared too heavy for the beefy airline dudes
to haul around, so I had to hastily open up
my suitcase and randomly grab things to
stuff into my carry-on. I tried to ignore the
angry mob lining up behind me as I put the
bag on the scales again — still too heavy.
One more round of grabbing and stuffng
and sweating and the bag fnally made the
weight regulations by half an ounce. When I
picked up that same suitcase in the baggage
claim after the fight, the zipper had myste-
riously broken (thanks, beefy airline dudes)
and I had to haul that unwieldy mess to the
hotel where I bought dental foss, packing
tape and a belt to keep the suitcase lid se-
cured until I could purchase a new one.
I was not feeling very lucky at the mo-
Still, the manicurist went on to tell me via
the mysterious markings on my palm that I
had two children and she correctly guessed
their sex. She was right about my age, and
she was dead-on about my occupation. I
started to pay attention. Then she got very
quiet, turned my palm over, and began fl-
ing my nails. I didn’t like this turn of events.
Clearly something embedded in my hand
had spooked her. And that spooked me.
“What??” I implored. “What did you
She sighed and reluctantly told me that in
14 years, when I am the ripe old age of 59, I
would be in a bad accident of some kind.
“Good news is — you live,” she said
matter-of-factly. “But, you need to be ver-
We spent the rest of the manicure ap-
pointment in complete silence and she re-
fused to make eye contact with me. I’m not
sure, but I’m thinking she was making up
the part about me living.
Well I don’t take much stock in what
someone thinks they can tell from the crazy
markings on my palm, and I don’t know how
you can be verrrrry lucky and verrrrrry un-
fortunate at the same time. But just in case,
don’t be surprised if 14 years from now you
see me with a protective bodyguard by my
Maybe a beefy airline dude.
Mary Beth Weisenburger made it safely
home from Portland and feels very lucky.
Read about her book and check out her en-
tertaining group presentations at www.ma-
14 years &
In the Same Boat
EXPECT THE MOST WHEN
YOU TRAVEL WITH THE BEST
•Sat., Sept. 11 - “YANKEE PEDDLER” -
Canal Fulton, OH – Visit a fabulous arts & crafts show plus an
excellent dinner at the Das Dutch kitchen near Dalton - $79
•Sept. 15 - “MYSTERY TRIP” - Where
are we going - several different stops,
with a terrific lumch. Does have some
strenuous walking involved. - $84.00
•Thur., Sept. 23 - “THE
LETTERMAN” - Eastlake, OH - enjoy
a family style meal before watching
The Letterman entertain us live. -
•Wed., Sept. 29 - “KITCHEN AID” -
Greenville, OH - Visit the Kitchen Aid plant & store, plus other
stops in area. Meal included. $95.00
• Sat., Oct. 2 - “OHIO
•Tues., Oct. 5-9 - “SOUTHERN
WISCONSIN” - House on the
Rock plus much more
•Tues., Oct. 14 - “AMBER
RAYS OF AUTUMN”-
•Sat.-Sun. Oct. 30-31
“RENFRO VALLEY” - 3
shows including Charlie Pride & Kentucky Horse Park
For a detailed itinerary on any of these tours or a complete schedule.
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By Mary Beth
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so
ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man
around. But when I got to be twenty-one,
I was astonished at how much he had learned
in seven years.
September 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 11
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Delphos Recreation Center, First Federal Bank, Grothouse Plumbing & Heating, I & K Distributors,
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Schwinnen Electric, Sign Pro Imaging, Superior Federal Credit Union, The Union Bank
Baby Boomers are fnding themselves with empty nests. The children
are off to college, married and on to live outside of home, sweet home.
Pets many times become the new “adopted” children of the household
and become an important member of the family.
So what happens when you can’t take your pet with you when you
travel? More and more ‘pet resorts’ are popping up all over the country to
make sure our beloved pets are cared for in a very special way.
The more elite of these facilities are animal care facilities that pro-
vides a resort-style vacation for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, snakes and
other exotics by combining homelike amenities with recreational activ-
ity, soothing music and even a pet massage area. They boast of private
hiking trails, swimming, climate-controlled naps on luxury sheets, pet
treadmills and personal trainers. And there are some that will even offer
room service and cuddle time for your pooch.
Perhaps the most notable dog care advancement is that some pet re-
sorts are turning to technology to keep their clients’ concerns at bay. At
Barkington Inn (www.Barkington.com), a pet resort near Houston, pet
owners who book a suite for their pooch can keep an eye on them 24/7.
A camera is installed in each suite and broadcasts of your pet’s activities
are accessible to you through the Barkington web site. “It’s very popular.
It’s one of our main points of attention,” says kennel manager Roberto
In Manhattan, a luxury suite at the Ritzy Canine is comparable to a
human hotel stay in another state, weighing in at $175 per night. Room
service is available for $9, and the meals change daily - chicken, turkey,
or sirloin mixed with vegetables, rice, and broth all mixed and perfectly
heated. A licensed pet masseuse is also on call. A ride to and from the
resort inside their custom-made pet limo costs $16 within city limits.
When it comes to choosing a spot for man’s best friends get-a-way,
check out one of these pet pamper resorts for an experience which will
certainly make even the owners a little jealous.
•Glass privacy doors for the
ultimate comfort and relaxation
•Luxury bedding upgrades
•Window and pool views
“The Barkley”, a pet resort
in Cleveland ofers these luxury
suites with the following :
•Bedtime biscuits and
or a relaxing massage.
and lighting control
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CROSSWORD FUN: THEME: TEEN IDOLS
1. Place or position
6. Follows Nov.
9. Concerning those not members of clergy
13. *”The Who’s” 1969 album
14. Victorian period, e.g.
15. Like a teddy bear
16. Men in advertising
17. Bow shape
18. Between Pisces and Taurus
19. *”NSYNC,” e.g.
21. Alongside each other
23. Mon cher ___
24. Belonging to you
25. *Many young fans were shocked when
The Beatles did it
28. Edible pod
30. Responsible for lighting on movie set
37. *”Growing Pains” idol
39. Hiya or howdy
40. “The Vampire Chronicles” author
41. Like days gone by
43. More luminous star
44. One from Croatia
46. Legendary actress Turner
47. “Cream” guitarist
48. Painful consequence of heavy lifting
50. Be agitated
52. ___ Wednesday
53. Chowder ingredient
55. *Frank Sinatra’s Pack
57. *Frankie Avalon’s co-star
61. *He played a Partridge
65. Queen’s headdress
66. *He also starred in “Rebel Without a
68. Lowest Hindu caste
69. Pertaining to osmium
70. Be in debt
71. Girder with “I” cross section
72. Dignifed manner
73. Church seat
74. Cardinal compass points at 90 degrees
1. Its target is sometimes the back
2. List of chores
3. *Nominated for “Happy Days,” Henry
Winkler didn’t win this
4. Single-cell protozoan
5. Electrical current generator
6. Some were wanted this way in old West
7. To do what is human?
8. Chocolate tree
9. Angler’s decoy
10. “Summertime” of Porgy and Bess, e.g.
12. Abnormal body growth
15. *1976 iconic poster girl
20. Maker of radio-controlled toys
22. Pester or annoy
24. Either end of the yard on a sail boat
25. Cooler clime conifer
26. It’s found on many churches
27. Interior designer’s feld
29. Small stream
31. Archaic for “temple”
32. Plant life
33. *a.k.a. “The King”
34. House pest
36. *1950s rebel
38. Bingo-like game
42. Nigerian monetary unit
45. ___ ___ Toe
49. It stands for “altitude”
51. Famous collie
54. “The Tortoise and the Hare” author
56. Japanese sabre guard
57. A-bomb particle
59. *Landon, Jackson and J. Fox all had the
60. *She starred as Joanie who loved
61. Ball of yarn
62. The 15th of March, May, July or October
63. Curse substitute
64. Thanksgiving tubers
67. “Shock and ___”
1.What product’s slogan was “a
little dab’; do ya”?
2. Who always climbed behind the
wheel of the truck on “The Beverly
3. Who was banned from singing
“Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues” on
The Ed Sullivan Show?
4. What Beatles tune made men-
tion of a villanous character named
5. Who scored with “The Little Old
Lady From Pasadena”?
2. Jethro Bodine 3. Bob Dylan
4. Rocky Raccoon 5. Jan & Dean
Answer on page 14.
How much risk are you
as an investor willing to ac-
cept? This is one of the most
important factors that can
affect the way you struc-
ture your portfolio and your
overall fnancial plan. Yet it
is also one of the most dif-
fcult to quantify. There is
no universally accepted way
of accurately measuring an
investor’s risk tolerance. A
number of factors come into
play, including the invest-
ment and economic environ-
ment you are dealing with at
For example, consider how you might
have answered a question about your lev-
el of risk tolerance during the record bull
market of the 1990s. Given that the market
rarely experienced an extended down peri-
od during that decade, many investors were
comfortable implementing an investment
strategy that was quite aggressive. They
were convinced there was little chance that
the stock market would suffer a signifcant
Things look a lot different today. We’ve
had two notable bear markets in less than a
decade. The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock
index (an unmanaged index of stocks) lost
49 percent from 2000 to 2002, and after
recovering and reaching new highs, lost
another 57 percent from late 2007 to early
2009. This experience has likely caused you
to reconsider how much risk you are willing
to accept. Today’s investor truly understands
what it means to deal with investment risk.
It isn’t just a theory like it was during the
1990s, but a real possibility. Facing that re-
ality, investors know they have to take risk
more seriously, and try to determine their
appropriate risk tolerance level. Assessing
your own risk profle
Here are some ideas to keep in mind as
you defne your own views
about investment risk:
•Set proper expecta-
tions. It’s important to ac-
cept that stock investments
will be subject to periodic
volatility. The reward po-
tential of investing in future
growth of global businesses
remains strong, but the path
to wealth is not always
smooth. Prepare yourself
for the fact that it will get
bumpy along the way.
•Try to maintain a
behavior. Take an objec-
tive view of your investment goals. Com-
bine that with an honest appraisal of how
much fuctuation you are willing to accept
with your portfolio. Invest accordingly and
stick with that strategy. Don’t let short-term
swings and day-to-day headlines sway your
long-range resolve as an investor.
•Recognize that time is one of the big-
gest determinants of risk tolerance. In-
vestors with a decade or more to reach their
goal have the luxury of riding out market
downturns or even extended fat or negative
markets. Those who expect to reach their
goals in the next few years need to take
steps to protect against the impact of mar-
ket volatility. Your risk tolerance level may
need to be adjusted as you grow older.
•Trust your instincts. If you have trou-
ble sleeping at night because of concerns
about the safety of your investments, it may
be time for a change. But be sure that any
decisions you make align with your ulti-
mate fnancial goals.
•Explore ways to stay invested in the
market while mitigating some of the risk
associated with it. Dollar-cost averaging
into investments rather than investing lump
sums at one time is one option. Maintain-
ing proper diversifcation across a variety of
asset classes is another.
Products (such as vari-
able annuities) that allow
you to continue to par-
ticipate in the market’s
growth potential while
locking in gains are also
Remember other risks
While the risk of los-
ing money in an invest-
ment is always foremost
in your mind, don’t overlook other potential
risks. Among them:
•Purchasing power risk – infation is
always a factor. Simply stated, your money
won’t be worth as much in the future as it
is today. It is important to own investments
that can help your asset base at least keep
pace with infation, and hopefully grow
faster than the cost of living.
•Opportunity risk – missing out on
potential profts in a specifc investment by
choosing to have your money in a “safe”
place or being unable to access money for a
period of time in order to put it to work in a
more effective way.
•Interest rate risk – fxed income instru-
ments such as bonds carry their own risks,
one of them being that if interest rates rise,
bond values will decline. Given that yields
are currently at historically low levels, this
risk may be more signifcant today.
Managing risk in an effective way will
play a role in determining your ultimate in-
vestment success. It is an issue to take seri-
ously and to deal with honestly.
Brokerage, investment and fnancial advisory services are made available
through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some
products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500® index), an unmanaged
index of common stocks, is frequently used as a general measure of market
performance. The index refects reinvestment of all distribution and changes
in market prices, but excludes brokerage commissions or other fees. It is not
possible to invest directly in an index.
Diversifcation helps you spread risk throughout your portfolio, so invest-
ments that do poorly may be balanced by others that do relatively better. Di-
versifcation and dollar-cost averaging do not assure a proft and do not protect
against loss in declining markets.
Variable annuities are insurance products that are complex long-term in-
vestment vehicles that are subject to market risk, including potential loss of
There are risks associated with fxed income investments, including credit
risk, interest rate risk and prepayment and extension risk. In general, bond
prices rise when interest rates fall and vice versa. This effect is usually more
pronounced for longer-term securities.
Investment products, including shares of mutual funds, are not federally
or FDIC-insured, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by and fnan-
cial institution and involve investment risks including possible loss of principal
and fuctuation in value.
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September 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 13
A realistic perspective on risk
14– GOOD TIMES •
AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
154th Annual Van Wert
County Fair at the Van Wert
One of Ohio’s premier county
fairs, the Van Wert County Fair
is celebrating its 154th edition.
Activities include midway rides,
livestock and agricultural exhibits,
youth programs, harness racing in
front of the grandstand, daily en-
tertainment, and much more. Visit
Sept. 17-19 and 24-26
Picnic at the Encore Theatre
Friday/Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee: 2 p.m.
The sudden arrival of Hal Cart-
er, a handsome young drifter, in a
small Kansas town, stirs the emo-
tions of a group of neighbors as he
develops an instant attraction with
Madge, one of the most beautiful
girls in town. As Hal hides deep
insecurities with grand shows of
bravado, Madge is torn between
her heart and her head in this Pu-
litzer Prize-winning drama where
passions turn one small commu-
nity upside down. Call 419-223-
8866 or 1-800-944-1441
September 23, 24, 25, 26*, 29
and 30 at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sun-
Battle of Shallowford at the
Van Wert Civic Theatre
The show is set in 1938 at Bur-
ton Mock’s general store. Burton’s
teenage daughter, Ruthie, is trying
to convince him she can handle
life outside the rural town of Shal-
lowford, but her father would like
her to stay close. As the night pro-
gresses, a host of colorful locals
arrive at the store. These folks are
only interested in local gossip un-
til they turn on the radio and learn
that the Martians have invaded! It
is the night of Orson Wells’ War
of the Worlds radio drama. They
fall, hook, line, and sinker for the
broadcast and run out to do battle.
Max’s Water Dog Races/
Swap Meet/Flea Market
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily at the Al-
len County Fairgrounds, 2750
Harding Hwy, Lima.
Water Dog Races, Dog Tree-
ing Contest, Wiener Dog Races,
Horseshoe Pitching, Cornhole
Contest. Karaoke Contest all three
nights. More than 800 fea market
vendors will be selling antiques,
new and used treasures and col-
lectibles, guns, dogs, produce and
mums. Food vendors.
Riverside Bluesfest 2010 in
Enjoy legendary and up and
coming blues acts all day long!
The 2010 Riverside Bluesfest line-
up of talent features hot acts from
all over the country and Ohio’s
best blues bands. Children 12 and
younger are admitted free with a
paying adult. No weapons, cool-
ers, alcohol, recording devices or
pets (except service animals) may
be brought into the venue. Bring
a lawn chair or blanket; seating is
Ring of Fire (All around In-
dian Lake) 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Flares around the lake create a
glow all around the 5800 acre lake
to make it appear as if it were on
For Details: www.indianlake-
Labor Day Parade 10 a.m.
Staging/Line-up at Northland at
9 a.m. Parade proceeds down Main
Street to Lima’s Town Square. Mu-
sic, clowns, candy, bands, foats.
UNOH Fall Car Show
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration and set-up be-
gins at 9 a.m. At the University of
Northwestern Ohio Campus, large
parking lot directly across from the
1000 Administration Building.
138th Pioneer Days in Kalida
Pioneer Days, perhaps the old-
est festival in Ohio, will be held
in Kalida. This is a large four
day event with
lots of activi-
ties every day.
off with an al-
Battle of the
is the Basket-
a timed shooting skills competi-
tion. Friday features the Battle
of the Businesses, drawings for
$138 worth of groceries and a
Rock Dance featuring two of the
areas most popular party bands,
“Roughed up Sammy” and “Nash-
ville Crush.” Saturday and Sunday
are jam packed with activities for
all. A few of the popular Satur-
day events include a Gigantic Car
Show, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Craft
Show, 5K Run and Fun Walk,
Corn Hole Contest, Cheerleading
Contest, and Euchre Tournament.
Saturday evening brings the re-
turn of “Roughed up Sammy” and
“Nashville Crush.” Sunday con-
tinues the jam packed festival with
the largest parade in Northwest and
West Central Ohio. Parade time is
1:30 p.m. sharp and it will feature
approximately 300 entries. After
the parade is the Chicken Wing
Challenge, Karaoke, and The NFL
Kick-Off Party with Sportscaster
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Vince Koza. There will be food,
rides and games all four days.
Pioneer Days, now in its 138th
year, is the premier festival in
Northwest and West Central Ohio
and is “Always The Weekend Af-
ter Labor Day”.
Details and registration forms
can be found at www.pioneerdays.
The frst annual Civil War at
the Fort at the Ambassador Park
in Fort Recovery.
There will be living history and
reenactments that have skirmishing
and battles on all three days with
Friday a school day. Live artillery
demonstration, night fre, military
ball, payroll, parlor games, ladies
tea and a Saturday baseball game.
Hay, straw, wood and an evening
meal will be provided for partici-
pants only. Modern facilities and
electrical hook-ups are on site.
There are no registration fees for
participants, although pre-registra-
tion is required.
Black Swamp Arts Festival in
The 18th annual Black Swamp
Arts Festival will feature a variety
of visual artists from across the
country, local and national musi-
cal acts, and an interactive youth
art area – all free of charge. The
festival runs from 5 p.m. Sept. 10
through 5 p.m. Sept. 12. It will
open Friday with live music on
the Main Stage located off Main
Street. A large variety of food
and drink will be available in the
Concessions Garden situated adja-
cent to the stage. Juried and Wood
County Invitational Art shows will
be open Saturday and Sunday.
Many venues will provide live
entertainment throughout the fes-
tival. The Main Stage will feature
national, regional and local music
performances spanning a variety
of music genres. A complete stage
schedule can be found at www.
Celina Summer Concert Se-
ries present Sound Waves &
Bean Chorus starting at 6:30
p.m. at Lake Shore Park in Celina.
Bring lawn chairs!
Rebel Run Rod & Custom
Nationals at the Allen County
Fairgrounds in Lima
Registration begins at noon on
Thursday with gates open to the
public at 1 p.m.
Registration begins on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.
with gates open to the public at 9
Golden Years Race Days are
Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at
Admission for spectators is $7
per day, and children under the age
of 12 are admitted free.
53rd annual Old Fashioned
This is the 53rd year for this
premier festival geared around the
Miami Erie Canal. The festival of-
fers a variety of activities, attrac-
tions and entertainment for all ages
- kiddie tractor pulls, children’s
crafts, petting zoo, putter golf,
amusement rides, queen’s pageant,
cheerleading competition and mu-
sic from some of the hottest local
bands. A grand parade takes place
Sunday afternoon along Second
Street. For a complete schedule of
5th Annual Antique Tractors
Fun Run in Wapakoneta (Rain or
1972 & older on rubber must
be able to go 10 mph
$20/per tractor for the 36 mile
run with four stops.
Free food, door prizes.
Starts at American legion Post
330 in Wapakoneta
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
departs at 9:30 a.m.
For more info call 419-733-
6139 or 419-733-4059
Dog Day at the Beach
Noon - 4 p.m. at Ottawa Metro
Park, 2632 Ada Rd., Lima.
This is the 8th annual Dog Day
at the Beach. Don’t miss this op-
portunity to spend some quality
time with your best canine friend!
Things you will need: Current
proof of dog license and vaccina-
tions (records for rabies, distemper,
parvo and all parasites - worms).
Wading will be permitted for the
human visitors - only the dogs get
$3 per dog (humans get in
Noon - 6 p.m. at 799 S. Main
Kids tent, lots of live entertain-
ment, food vendors, and contests
(cornhole, karaoke, chicken dance,
etc.) and No-Sale Garage Sale in
church basement. Donations are
being taken for the garage sale. Lo-
cations include St. John’s Catholic
church basement and lawn, Kibby
Corners Park and more!
An Evening with Steven Kel-
logg at the Niswonger Performing
Arts Center, Van Wert
Steven Kellogg is a beloved
author and illustrator who has con-
tributed over 100 books for chil-
dren, 30 of which he penned and
illustrated himself. Kellogg fell
into a love of writing and draw-
ing at an early age and found any
kind of animal story irresistible.
Kellogg will be demonstrating his
talent of illustration. Visit www.
npacvw.org or call 419-238-6722.
4 Crown Weekend
Friday — 24 Crown 1: World
of Outlaw Sprint Cars
Saturday — Crowns 2-4:
USAC Midgets/USAC Sprints/
USAC Silver Crown
Eldora Speedway in New
Convoy Community Days in
Each year the village of Con-
voy celebrates Convoy Commu-
nity Days with many activities for
the whole family over a three-day
period. Friday’s events include
lawn mower drag races, a fsh
fry, bingo and a 50s & 60s dance.
And, of course, there will be lots
of great festival food served. For
more information visit www.villa-
Wing Dingwing Ding Derby
during Mercer County’ Mowers
at 2 p.m. • cars to follow
Mercer County Fairgrounds •
New Bremen Giant Pumpkin
Starting early morning with a
5K race, Giant Pumpkin Go cart
racing, pumpkin pedal tractor pull,
pumpkin pie eating contest, pump-
kin pie bake-off, OSU on the Big
screen Antique tractor show, Live
music and don’t forget to try New
Bremen Giant Pumpkin Ale made
by the Wooden Shoe. A Giant
Pumpkin Pie to be baked to set the
new Guinness World Record!
24th Annual Fall Mums and
Pumpkin Festival at Lincoln
Over 10 acres of family fun, in-
cluding a corn maze, hay rides, pick
your own pumpkin, a corn tunnel,
straw stack, goat boardwalk, food,
fall wreaths and decorations, and
Lincoln candles. All of this can
be found at Lincoln Ridge farm at
6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy.
For more information call them at
First annual Civil War at the Fort at the Ambassador Park in
Fort Recovery on Sept. 10-12.
New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Festival - Sept. 25. The town will
attempt to set a new world record for a pumpkin pie.
Don’t miss the Canal Days celebration in Delphos, including a
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16– GOOD TIMES • September 2010