Saturday, december 18, 2010

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Mostly cloudy
tonight with wind
chills 5 below to 5
above zero. Partly
cloudy Sunday with
highs around 20
and lows around 15.
Wind chills 5 below
to 5 above zero.
Allen County
Sales tax numbers
higher than expected
BY MIKE FORD
mford@delphosherald.com
LIMA — As Allen County
commissioners sweat bullets
looking ahead at the 2011
budget, the trio may have
received a dry cloth to wipe
their brows Friday.
Allen County Auditor
Rhonda Eddy-Steinecker
released the final 2010 sales
tax numbers.
“This is the final sales
tax report for 2010 and as I
have been saying since June,
sales tax is coming in much
higher than first anticipated,”
she said. “The total sales tax
received is $915,537 more
than we had budgeted. It’s
also 7.62 percent higher than
2009.”
The news is good but
unlikely enough to brace
commissioners for what’s
coming. Commissioner Dan
Reiff told The Delphos
Herald this week the state
general assembly and gov-
ernor-elect have an $8.5 bil-
lion budget gap to fill. Eddy-
Steinecker advised commis-
sioners that Columbus may
cut Local Government Funds
by another 30 percent, as
best as she can estimate.
According to Eddy-
Steinecker, sales tax is
roughly half of the county’s
income. Therefore, that sales
tax revenue is up may be a
good sign.
In January 2009,
Commissioner Dan Sneary
told The Herald LGF would
be cut and investment returns
were down, along with
slumping retail sales. Hefty
21-percent cuts were made
to non-mandated offices as
commissioners adjusted to
a full-blown recession. This
corresponded with the cur-
rent state biennial budget.
The next one will be pre-
pared by Governor-elect John
Kashich to go into effect in
July 2011.
Reiff is expecting some
form of data by the end of
March, so he and his col-
leagues can prepare for what-
ever adjustments will be
needed in the second half of
the calendar year.
Figures likely
not enough
to overcome
LGF cuts
Stacy Taff photo
The Delphos Kiwanis K-Kids delivered gift bags containing winter essentials like tissues
and lotion to Vancrest Healthcare Center residents Friday afternoon. Cheyanne Dooley,
left, and Megan German talk to resident Dorothy Loveridge about the Christmas season.
See related photo on page 12.
Kiwanis K-kids encourage
community to ‘Give Back’
Staff reports
The newly-formed
Kiwanis K-kids have come
up with a project for the com-
munity and they need every-
one’s help.
The K-kids Community
Project and No. 1 service
project for the upcoming year
is called “Give Back.”
According to the Kiwanis
membership, there are so
many good and generous
people in Delphos; local busi-
nesses, churches, the Delphos
Thrift Store and service clubs
give the community so much
to be thankful for. Delphos
also has great parks, great
schools and a great town.
How could the people that
receive so much from the
community say thank you?
Sometimes words are just
not enough. Leaders of the
Kiwanis have learned as a
club how good it feels to give
back.
Their K-kids Club is a
new venture that has enjoyed
doing community service
projects; the children thank
everyone for their words of
encouragement and the two
nice articles to the “Letters to
the Editor.” As well, the chil-
dren appreciate nice things
said about the decorations at
the post office.
This is the thrust for the
“Give Back” project.
It sparked a thought: what
if everyone that has received
a donation could give back 25
hours of their time over the
next year doing community
service?
Their idea is that if any-
one has received something
from the Delphos commu-
nity in any way: from Post
Prom; school activities; the
Delphos Christmas Project;
Dinner’s on Us, Community
Food Bank; have been
helped with utility bills,
tuition or school supplies
and/or Christmas gifts for
children; Delphos soccer;
midget football and/or Little
League; 4-H; Scouts; and/or
FFA, and would like to say
thank you, how better than
to give 25 hours of their
time over the next year?
The group has come up
with a list of things that they
think would most benefit the
community.
— Schools: Volunteer to
come in and read or practice
flash cards or help out at
recess.
— Parks: The Stadium
Club really could use help
or supervise children at the
park.
— Town: Canal Clean-
up, shovel snow for senior
citizens, rake leaves, pick up
trash.
— Vancrest: Adopt a resi-
dent, read to them, just stop
in for a few minutes and say
hello.
— Tender Times: Come
out and rock a baby, play
with the toddlers, clean toys,
help with crafts.
Members of the club
are confident that given the
opportunity, most people will
be more than happy to show
their appreciation; they just
don’t know how.
Kiwanis K-kids Club
would like to enter this “Give
Back” idea in a contest and
they need help. When some-
one asks for volunteers, help
the K-kids by saying yes.
Even a few hours a year
would help. Then let the
K-kids know so they can add
up the hours served.
To get things started, the
Kiwanis K-kids will pledge
150 hours over Christmas
Break from school.
Contact the group at del-
phoskiwanis.com or Dianne
Wiltsie at jdwiltsie@bright.
net or 419-233-3219.
Photo submitted
Stose clear winner of bee with nebulosity
St. John’s Elementary School Principal Nathan Stant, left, stands with the school’s
recent spelling bee winners. Third-place finisher Anna Mueller, second from left, will
be an alternate if second-place winner Lanna Klausing or first-place Mackenzie Stose
cannot attend their respective county bees. Stose will move on to the Van Wert County
Bee and Klausing is headed to the Allen County Bee. The winning word was nebulosity
and Klausing was stumped in the 18th and final round by elucidate.
Social services networks
to get boost from 2-1-1
BY MIKE FORD
mford@delphosherald.com
LIMA — Social services
personnel often field calls
from those looking for assis-
tance but don’t know where
to start or who to call. As the
region’s need for help with
groceries and bills grows,
the United
Way of
G r e a t e r
Lima is
b r i n g -
ing Allen
County a
new service
to stream-
line the process and make it
more efficient.
“2-1-1 is a nationwide ser-
vice that provides referrals
with information concerning
social services. It’s for non-
emergency calls from people
looking for help with things
like food assistance or addic-
tion services. Say someone
calls in and says one of their
kids has been experimenting
with drugs and may have a
substance abuse problem or
someone calls saying they
don’t have any food in the
house. The 2-1-1 operator
will know the best place for
them to find help if it’s avail-
able,” Interim President Tom
Thompson said.
The service offers infor-
mation on rent assistance,
food banks, affordable hous-
ing, health resources, child
care, after-school programs,
elderly care, financial lit-
eracy, job-training programs
and more. It’s scheduled to
become available Jan. 1 but
switches are being turned on
now. Therefore, some coun-
ty residents may be able to
access it before 2011 begins.
At present, tapping into
s o c i a l
s e r v i c e
networks
for the
first time
can be
frustrat-
ing but
2 - 1 - 1
will change that.
“People stumble through
the system by calling who
they think may be able to help
and they tend to call who they
know. Say someone calls a
church because they know
someone there. The church
may feel compelled to help by
scraping together a response.
Say the church puts together
a voucher and sends them to
the grocery store,” he said.
“Well, they’re going to spend
10 times more money than
they have to because there’s a
network of agencies out there
with more financial backing
who are accustomed to filling
that need and do it efficiently.
If the person went to a food
pantry, they’d get the food
for free after the food pantry
Stacy Taff photo
Landeck Parents Club receives dinner proceeds
Landeck Elementary Principal Mark Fuerst, left, and Jaymee Fair of the Landeck
Parents Club accept a check for $1,855 from Keith and Rana Yonker, right, owners
of Keith’s Landeck Tavern. The money, raised by the sale of 550 chicken dinners on
Dec. 6, will be given to the club.
See 2-1-1, page 2
Spencerville 79
Ada 36
Jefferson 47
Ada 42
Ottoville 53
Ft. Jennings 40
Elida 56
St. Marys 45
Crestview 62
LCC 52
Van Wert 78
Kenton 52
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Remembering back when...
It always began with the arrival of the
big toy catalog. It was my three children’s
favorite day of the year when they discov-
ered it bulging out of our mailbox. But for
me it was always the day when I would start
to sweat and worry.
They would each get a different color
marker. Each gift was color coded because
they wanted to make sure Santa would
know the girls didn’t want a Ninja Turtle
and my son didn’t get a ballerina Barbie.
Then I would have them make an “absolute
favorite” list to mail off to Santa. I seem to
recollect I had to pay extra postage on some
of those letters because they were awfully
thick.
Before we sent the letters off, I would
sneak a peek. The list usually included
countless Barbie or He-Man characters and
all their various accessories. Legos were big
in my house for a while and we had enough
to construct the whole city of New York in
our living room.
But there always seemed to be at least
one really hard to find toy in the group that
I would go from store to store to find. I’ve
spent what amounts to years searching,
standing in line and fighting unruly moth-
ers for a favorite Christmas gift one of my
children said they could not live without.
Then when I found it. I would brag to all my
friends and we would share toy war stories.
Every time I would start on these “great
toy expeditions” I think back about my own
childhood Christmas. I don’t really remem-
ber making “a big list.” I guess Barbie was
always at the top. And one year I got “a”
Barbie, which I still have hidden away.
This Barbie had one good outfit and one
sporty outfit. I had no “Holiday Barbie,”
no “Wedding Barbie,” no Barbie condo, no
Barbie vacation spa and no Barbie space
shuttle. And I was happy.
I will however, be forever scarred by
one gift I never got. I asked for it year after
year and woke up every Christmas morning,
bright with new hope only to find once again
Santa denied me my much sought after gift.
That gift was a cotton candy machine.
I would be happy all the days of my life
if I could eat cotton candy with every meal.
Some of my favorite memories were of my
family at the local fair, my dad slipping me
a quarter and off I would run to the vender
with the closest supply of cotton candy. Blue
and pink were always my favorite flavors.
Heaven on a stick.
So every Christmas I began asking for
my dream making machine. What did I
receive?
One year my sister and I received match-
ing slippers and robes. We didn’t mind
back then but I don’t think I would try that
with my own daughters now. I think that
was also the year we received “Mystery
Date.” Somehow I always got stuck with the
“nerd” and my older sister always landed the
“California Surfer.”
Then there was the silly putty. I spent
hours placing the putty on the colored
Sunday comics and peeling them off to
reveal the mirror image imbedded in the
putty. (I know — it doesn’t take much to
entertain me now either.)
The next year, no cotton candy machine
but I did receive this metal chicken that you
set up and shot with a suction tipped arrow
and if you hit the target it would lay a golden
egg. Pretty nifty stuff.
Then came the “Etch-a-Sketch.” I was
never very good at that. I would try and try
to write my name, but it always looked like
some foreign language when I was done. I
pretty much stuck to drawing square look-
ing houses.
The list of gifts goes on but never did
include that elusive cotton candy machine.
I think my mom and dad thought like
little Ralphie’s parents in the “Christmas
Story”. He was denied his Red Ryder BB
gun because he would “shoot his eye out.”
I think I was left cotton candy-less because
my mom and dad thought it would “rot my
teeth out.”
I’m sure each of us can think of that
one gift we never got. Maybe it was those
saddle shoes or one of those plastic tracks
that ran up the walls or maybe it was a
“wild” Beatle’s Album. It’s funny how we
sometimes forget all the great things we got
and can only remember what we wanted but
never received.
Now as the kids make out their Christmas
lists this year I see the CD’s, DVD’s and
Wii games listed. I wonder if Santa would
notice if I slipped an extra little request in at
the end. Do you think just maybe this year I
have been good enough? Well, here goes.
Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is
...
Delphos City Schools
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: Chicken nug-
gets, dinner rolls, corn,
fruit cup, lowfat milk.
Tuesday: Franklin - hot dog;
Middle and Senior - Footlong
hot dog, green beans, chips,
mixed fruit, lowfat milk.
Wednesday: No school.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
St. John’s
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: Chicken nuggets/
roll or chili cheese dog, baked
potato/butter, salad, milk.
Tuesday: Tacos/ soft/ boat/
lettuce/ tomato/ cheese/ onion
or shredded chicken sandwich,
animal crackers, salad, mixed
fruit, milk.
Wednesday: No school.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Landeck
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: Hamburger and
macaroni, dinner roll, lettuce
salad, cheese slice, fruit, milk.
Tuesday: Creamed turkey
over toast, corn, fruit, milk.
Wednesday: No school.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Fort Jennings
Week of Dec. 20-24
Chocolate, white or straw-
berry milk served with all
meals.
H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzel
and cheese available every
Friday; Salad bar with fruit
and milk for $2.00 available
every Wednesday.
Monday: Spicy chicken
strips, green beans, dinner roll,
fruit.
Tuesday: Taco, refried
beans, corn, fruit.
Wednesday: Breaded
chicken sandwich, mixed veg-
etables, shape up, fruit.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Ottoville
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: Corn dog, corn
chips, corn, peaches, milk.
Tuesday: Chili soup w/
crackers, butter/peanut but-
ter/tuna, cheese stix/relish,
Christmas cake, strawberries,
milk.
Wednesday: Pizza, tossed
salad, peaches, Christmas
cookie, milk.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Lincolnview
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: Chicken strips,
peas, bread and butter, apple
slices, milk.
Tuesday: Breakfast pizza,
hash brown, orange slices,
milk.
Wednesday: Hot dog/bun,
french fries, applesauce, milk.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Elida Elementary,
Middle and High School
Week of Dec. 20-24
Daily every student is
offered the choice of four dif-
ferent lunches. These include
the one printed here, pizza
lunch, sandwich lunch or chef
salad lunch.
Monday: No school.
Tuesday: No school.
Wednesday: No school.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Gomer
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: No school.
Tuesday: No school.
Wednesday: No school.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Spencerville
Week of Dec. 20-24
Monday: Soft shell chicken
taco with toppings, corn, lime
sherbet, milk.
Tuesday: Wedge slice
pepperoni pizza, green beans,
applesauce, Christmas jello
with topping, milk.
Wednesday: No school.
Thursday: No school.
Friday: No school.
Aug. 21, 1922 - Dec. 15, 2010
Iona M. Bowers Plikerd,
88, of rural Spencerville, died
at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at
St. Francis Nursing Center in
Newport News, Va.
She was born Aug. 21,
1922, in Harden County,
Marion Township, to Scott
and Ollie (Dillinger) Lantz.
On Feb. 1, 1943, she mar-
ried LaVerrle A. Bowers Sr.,
who died Nov. 17, 1979. She
then married Harold Plikerd
on Aug. 6, 1983. He died on
July 5, 1995.
Survivors include three chil-
dren, the Rev. Dwight (Sandra
K.) Bowers of Bryan, Nyla
(Terry) Kimmet of Yortown,
Va., and Janice (James)
Erickson of Richmond, Va.;
12 grandchildren, 7 great-
grandchildren and three great-
great-grandchildren; a daugh-
ter-in-law, Betty Bowers; a
brother, James Scott (Carolyn)
Lantz of Newport News; and a
sister, Louella VanDyke of
Westerville.
She was also preceded
in death by a son, LaVerrle
Bowers Jr.; and four sib-
lings, Helen Critchfield Foust,
twins Gerald Critchfield and
Geraldine Critchfield Sterling
and Arthur Byrd Critchfield.
Mrs. Plikerd was a 1940
graduate and salutatorian of
the Alger High School. She
attended BGSU and graduated
in 1963 from Ohio Northern
University with her educa-
tion degree. She taught grade
school 24 years at Spencerville
and Jennings schools. She had
also worked as an inspector
at Ex-Cell-O Corp. in Lima
and had assisted her husband
in his Bowers Ohio Sales
Company in Spencerville. She
was a long-time member of
the Hartford Christian Church
and its Ladies Friendly Circle
Class, its choir and taught
Sunday School. She was hon-
ored with 7,000 hours as a
volunteer at St. Rita’s Medical
Center, mainly working in he
gift shop and Thrift Shop.
Funeral services will
begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral
Home, Pastor Robert King and
her son, Rev. Dwight Bowers
officiating. Burial will follow
in Hartford Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8
p.m. Monday and one hour
prior to services at the funeral
home.
Preferred memorials are to
Hartford Christian Church.
Iona M. Bowers
Plikerd
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food pantry bought it from
the food bank for $.14 per
pound and the food may have
been donated to the food
bank from some other orga-
nization.”
Calls placed in Allen
County will be routed
to trained staffers of First
Call for Help in Napoleon.
Thompson said his office has
“gotten them up to speed” of
what agencies and networks
are in place in Allen County,
including additional help
made available to veterans
through groups that special-
ize in assisting them.
Thompson said some
of the funding is from the
Ohio United Way, which
has received Congressional
appropriation dollars to get
the service up and running
in the state. Allen County
will be the 52nd of Ohio’s
88 counties to offer 2-1-1
service, bringing state access
to 82 percent. Other local
funding is from the Allen
County Board of Health,
Lima/Allen Council on
Community Affairs, St.
Rita’s Medical Center, Lima
Memorial Health Systems,
Allen County Metropolitan
Housing and United Way of
Greater Lima.
Thomson added that
Frontier Communications
serves Van Wert and may
have a few Delphos custom-
ers in Allen County. These
customers may not be able to
access 2-1-1 but can call the
United Way of Greater Lima
for assistance.
2-1-1
MARTIN, Dorothy R.,
83, of Wapakoneta, funeral
services will begin at 10:30
a.m. Monday at the Bayliff
& Eley Funeral Home, St.
Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, Pastor
Gary Bragg officiating. Burial
is to follow in the Greenlawn
Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The
family will receive friends 2-6
p.m. Sunday and one hour
prior to the service Monday at
the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be direct-
ed to the Harvest Baptist
Church. Condolences may be
expressed at www.bayliffan-
deleyfh.com.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An
18-year-old Guatemalan native
facing deportation said he is
thankful to God and his support-
ers after his release Friday from
a federal holding facility and
hopes he will be able to remain
in the United States.
Supporters of Bernard Pastor,
of the Cincinnati area, had staged
rallies, demonstrations and online
campaigns in an effort to halt his
deportation to a country he left
at age 3. Pastor was detained last
month by police after failing to
produce a driver’s license fol-
lowing an auto accident and was
taken into custody by federal
immigration officials.
Pastor told The Associated
Press in a telephone interview
after his release that he had
trouble believing it when he was
told he was going to be freed.
“I was speechless at first,”
he said. “But I never gave up
on my faith, and I have always
known that God was in control,”
he said.
Khaalid Walls, a spokesman
for Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, declined to com-
ment Friday other than to con-
firm the release and that the case
was put on hold.
The past few weeks in the
holding facility were not too
bad, Pastor said.
“The only difficult day was
my dad’s birthday when I had to
call him to say happy birthday,”
he said.
Pastor, a top student and soc-
cer player at his former high
school, saw his life change dras-
tically after police discovered
he was an illegal immigrant. He
was jailed, and his removal from
this country ordered because his
father’s claim to political asy-
lum — saying he faced per-
secution in Guatemala — was
denied by a federal judge sev-
eral years ago
RUSSELLS POINT (AP)
— Honda leaders have kicked
off a $70 million expansion
at a transmissions plant in
western Ohio and announced
that the automaker will add
60 full-time jobs for a second
shift early next year.
Honda Transmission
Manufacturing of America
Inc. said Friday that the new
second shift at the plant in
Russells Point will produce
transmissions for the 2012
Civic to go on sale this
spring.
The 200,000-square-foot
expansion project is expect-
ed to create more than 100
full-time jobs. The project is
designed to prepare the plant
for a the new production line
to begin in 2012.
It will add a third assembly
line and relocate the plant’s
two existing lines and will
allow the plant to manufacture
more than 1 million automatic
transmissions a year, up from
the current 800,000.
The plant currently employs
1,050.
Honda kicks
off expansion
project at
Ohio plant
All I want for Christmas ...
Chris Looser
On the
Other hand
US frees Guatemalan teen, holds off on deportation
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Estimated jackpot: $20
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STATE/LOCAL
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By Kara Steele,
director of community
relations, Life Connection
of Ohio
The holidays are going to
be a little sweeter for more
than 20,000 Americans this
year.
Thanks to the
incredible gen-
erosity of organ
donors, more than
20,000 people in
the U.S., includ-
ing over 1,000
Ohioans, received
life-saving organ
transplants so far
this year.
A l t h o u g h
donation is on the
rise, the need for
transplants is growing
even more rapidly. Currently,
there are more than 109,000
people on the National
Transplant Waiting List for
organs, and thousands more
are in need of tissues.
Consider these extraordi-
nary gifts:
A heart recipient who,
because of his transplant, is
able to look into the eyes
of his granddaughters every
day.
A double lung recipient
who, because of her trans-
plant, is able to dance com-
petitively with her husband.
A liver recipient who,
because of his transplant, is able
to celebrate his 30-year wed-
ding anniversary with his wife.
A kidney recipient who,
because of her transplant, is
able to go white water rafting
and zip lining with her son.
A pancreas recipient who,
because of his transplant, is
able to enjoy a slice of apple
pie with his daughters without
having to worry
about insulin lev-
els.
A small intes-
tine recipient
who, because of
his transplant, is
able to teach his
son how to brave
the outdoors on a
Boy Scout camp-
ing trip.
A bone recipi-
ent who, because
of her transplant,
is able to declare
independence from neck
braces and play volleyball.
An ACL recipient who,
because of his transplant, is
able to walk up the stairs to
tuck his sons into bed.
A cornea recipient who,
because of his transplant, is
able to see the joy on his
children’s faces on Christmas
morning.
These gifts – and many
more – were received by peo-
ple right here in Northwest
Ohio.
During this holiday sea-
son, consider giving the
greatest gift of all – the gift
of life. To register as an organ
and tissue donor, visit www.
DonateLifeOhio.org.
Tis the season of giving
Gary Levitt
C
urator’s
orner
by Gary Levitt
For those of you who may
have noticed, Christmas is
coming. For years, you’ve
heard the Mail Early cam-
paigns and the pleas from
the post office to get your
cards and letters in the mail
as early in the season as pos-
sible. The lines at
the window get a
little longer these
days and you
find you receive
more packages at
this time of year.
I look forward
to getting those
cards – Christmas
cards, Chanukah
cards, New
Year’s cards;
they are all won-
derful additions
to the season. I receive a
Christmas card on the Friday
after Thanksgiving every
year from a dear friend of
mine. I can’t wait to be the
first one to get the mail that
day – just to see if they sent
it out on time.
Christmas cards have
been a tradition since
the mid 1800s in England.
Shortly after the postage
stamp was invented by Sir
Rowland Hill, the English
post made a half penny stamp
for the mailing of Christmas
cards.
Today people are send-
ing E-cards everyday. Oh,
some of them are cute or
have some interesting ani-
mation and music but there
is still nothing like going
to your mailbox and find-
ing a Christmas card that
might have a personal note
or maybe a newsletter
inserted.
Because of the onslaught
of e-mail, Twitter, and
Facebook, psychologists
seem to be concerned about
the future of interpersonal
relationships or the ability of
people to work in harmony
or towards a common task.
I even heard the other day
that there is a web site that
you can go to in order to
break up with your girlfriend
or boyfriend (iDump4U) so
you don’t have to do it your-
self.
A n y b o d y
remember the
“Dear John” let-
ters? But a let-
ter was different.
Letters were per-
sonal expressions
from the heart.
When you sat and
wrote a letter it
was like making
permanent entries
into a journal. Not
only did you want
to communicate –
but the words became the
nucleus of your ability to
connect with others, to cap-
ture your true emotions and
share them. I think of my
mother-in-law, who at the
age of 16 left her home in
Czechoslovakia and trav-
eled alone to the US to live
with family she had never
known. The only connec-
tion she ever had again with
her parents was through
an occasional letter. Once
World War II began, it was
years without any word only
to have the first letter get
through after the war to tell
her of the death of her par-
ents.
The first major blow to
the letter came with the
ability to phone overseas.
Remember the days when
the commercials talked about
the wonderful invention of
long distance phone lines
– “Just reach out and touch
someone.” Marketing firms
knew the value of a “touch”
the need for human contact.
Don’t get me wrong, I send
the occasional e-mail and
I have been known to text
to my wife and kids but I
am not quite ready to resort
to items like the following:
I hope my articles aren’t
511 and @TEOTD you find
these tidbits AAP to read.
Translation for those of us
over the age of 40 — 511 is
the same as TMI too much
information (more than
411) and At The End Of The
Day you find these tidbits
to be Always A Pleasure to
read.
So while we watch the
changes in our society and
resoundingly proclaim that
“It’s a small world,” let’s
stop for a moment and reflect
on the affect of all those
changes. Sometime during
the holiday, sit down at the
kitchen table, pour yourself
a cup of hot cocoa and fulfill
that sudden urge to just pick
up a pen and write someone
you love a letter.
While you are gathering
with family this holiday sea-
son, consider taking a trip
together to Mount Airy,
N.C., this coming fall. For
four days and three nights,
we will be enjoying the fes-
tivities of “The Andy Griffith
Show” and the Mayberry cel-
ebration. Our luxury motor
coach will leave Delphos on
Sept. 22 and return on Sept.
25. For just $549 per per-
son (dbl occupancy) you can
stop in at the barbershop and
set a spell or lay down for
a nap in a nice comfy cell.
Never quite know who you
are going to meet. “Gosh
Andy?”
Contact Ruth Ann Wittler
at 419-692-4536 or me at
419-303-5482 as soon as
you can. This is our first
formal announcement and
we already have 14 people
signed up. We are still tak-
ing names to place on the
waiting list for Gettysburg/
Washington, D.C., trip. You
never know when an open-
ing may arise.
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POLITICS
“A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.”
— Hector Hugh Munro, British writer (born this date in 1870, died 1916)
www.delphosherald.com
IT WAS NEWS THEN
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Romans exchanged gifts
during gay celebrations. But
giving of presents goes back
much earlier. The Romans,
however, gave it clearer iden-
tity as a part of their festival
program. Christmas boxes
and cards of today have a
link to the ancient Roman
festivities. In Christmas, in
England, Germany, Italy and
most everywhere else, the
custom is like in the United
States.
Santa comes a-visiting at
Christmas.
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Christmas Candles
Christmas tree candles
date back to the very earliest
times in the Christian era. The
Yule candle, of good size,
lighted early Nativity celebra-
tions. The lighting of candles
is indeed a universal religious
and national custom. Candle
lighting featured the Norse
mid-winter festival of the
turning of the sun. The Jewish
Feast of Chanukah or Lights
is also celebrated similarly at
the same season.
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Christmas Wreaths
In ancient times the
Teutons regarded holly as a
symbol of good luck. The cus-
tom was widespread of hang-
ing evergreens in the interior
of dwellings. Later the legend
was widely circulated that all
growing things blossomed
and bore fruit the night of
the Nativity. Holly came also
to symbolize the crown of
thorn worn by Christ. The
Puritans, however, regarded
holly and mistletoe decora-
tions as pagan and therefore
were outlawed.
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Christmas Hymns
The Puritans predicted the
disappearance of Christmas
carols and did what they
could to discourage the cus-
tom of singing them. But it
has grown more and more a
part of the Christmas tradi-
tion, which began in early
Christian days in Rome. The
French Noel, dating to the
eleventh century, and the
German Weihachtslieder,
have the same origin.
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Christmas Stockings
Boys and girls in Germany
put shoes in the chimney
corners as a stop signal for
the merry fellow. Children
of France followed the cus-
tom by placing their shoes
for Bonhomme Noel by the
hearth. In the United States
and England, boys and girls
improved on the idea by
hanging up stockings. These
can hold more gifts.
Delphos Herald,
Dec. 3, 1940
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A Christmas Legend
It was Christmas Eve.
The night was very dark and
the snow was falling fast,
as Hermann, the charcoal-
burner, drew his cloak tight-
ly around him as the wind
whistled fiercely through the
trees of the Black Forest. He
has been carrying a load to a
castle nearby, and was has-
tening home to his little hut.
Although he worked very
hard, he was poor, making
barely enough for the needs
of his wife and four little
children. He was thinking of
them, when he heard a faint
wailing. Guided by the sound,
he groped about and found a
little child, scantily clothes,
shivering and sobbing, by
itself in the snow.
“Why, little one, have they
left you here all alone to face
this bitter blast.”
The child answered noth-
ing, but looked piteously up
in the coalburner’s face.
“Well, I cannot leave you
here, for thou would be dead
before the morning.”
So saying, Hermann raised
it in his arms, wrapping it in
his cloak and warming its cold
hands in his bosom. When he
carried at his hut, he rapped at
the door, which was thrown
open, and the children rushed
to meet him.
“Here wife is a guest to our
Christmas Eve supper,” said
he, leading in the little one,
who had timidly held on to his
finger with his tiny hand.
“And welcome he is,”
said the wife, “now let him
come and warm himself by
the fire.”
The children all pressed
around to welcome and gaze
at the little newcomer. They
showed him their pretty fig-tree
decorated with bright colored
lamps, in honor of Christmas
Eve, which the good mother
had endeavored to make a fete
for her children.
Then they sat down to sup-
per, each child contributing
of its portion for the guest,
looking with admiration at its
clear, blue eyes and golden
hair, which shone so as to
shed a brighter light in the
little room; and as they gazed
it grew into a halo round his
head, and his eyes beamed
with a heavenly luster. Soon
two white wings appeared at
his shoulder, and he seemed
to grow larger and larger, and
then the beautiful vision van-
ished, spreading out his hands
as in benediction over them.
Hermann and his wife fell
on their knees exclaiming in
awe, “The holy Christ-child,”
and then embraced their won-
dering children in joy and
thankfulness that they enter-
tained the heavenly guest.
The next morning as
Hermann passed by the
place where he had found
the child, he saw a cluster
of lovely white flowers, with
dark green leaves, looking as
though the snow itself had
blossomed. Hermann plucked
some and carried them rever-
ently home to his wife and
children, who treasured the
blossoms and tended them
carefully in remembrance
of that wonderful Christmas
Eve, calling them chrysanthe-
mums; and every year as the
time came around, they put
aside a portion of their feast
and gave it to some poor little
child, according to the words
of Christ: “Inasmuch as ye
have done it to one of these,
my brethren, you have done
it to me.”
Delphos Herald,
1870s
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Bread For the Poor
Jacob Miller informs us
that on Christmas morning he
will give three loaves of bread
to every poor family in this
town. The heads of families
may call themselves, or send
their children to the grocery
on North Washington street.
This is a good example in true
charity. Let others follow.
Van Wert Bulletin, 1870s
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A Dime for
Christmas Present
Jimmy was getting cold
sitting in his back yard in the
snow. The thin sneakers he
wore had some holes in them
and his feet were cold. He had
been there for about an hour,
and try as he might he could
not come up with an idea for
his mother’s Christmas gift.
He thought, “This is useless,
even if I do come up with an
idea, I don’t have any money
to spend.”
Ever since his father had
passed away three years
ago, the family of five had
struggled. It wasn’t because
his mother didn’t care or try,
there just seemed to never be
enough. She worked nights
at the hospital, but the small
wage that she earned could
only be stretched so far.
What the family lacked in
money and material things,
they more than made up for in
love and family unity. Jimmy
had two older and one younger
sister who ran the household
in their mother’s absence.
All three of his sisters had
already made beautiful gifts
for their mother. Somehow
it just wasn’t fair. Here it
was Christmas Eve and he
had nothing. Wiping a tear
away, Jimmy kicked the snow
and started to walk down the
street where the shops and
stores were. It wasn’t easy
being six without a father. He
walked from shop to shop,
looking into each decorated
window.
It was starting to get dark
when suddenly his eyes caught
the glimmer of something
along the curb. He reached
down and discovered a shiny
dime. At that moment he felt
very wealthy.
As he held his new-found
treasure, he walked into the
first shop he saw. His excite-
ment turned cold when the
clerk told him he couldn’t buy
anything for a dime.
He saw a flower shop and
went inside. When the shop-
keeper asked if he could help
him, Jimmy presented the
dime and asked if he could
buy one flower for his moth-
er’s Christmas gift. The shop-
keeper looked at Jimmy and
his ten cent offering.
Then he said to him, “Just
wait here and I will see what
I can do for you.” As Jimmy
waited, he looked at all the
beautiful flowers and he could
see why mothers and girls
liked flowers.
All alone in the shop, he
began to feel alone and afraid.
Soon the shop owner came
out to the counter.
There before his eyes lay
twelve long stem red roses,
all tied together with a big
silver bow. His heart sank as
the owner placed them into a
long white box.
“That will be ten cents
young man,” the shop owner
said. Could this be true? No
one else would give him a
thing for his dime!
Sensing the boy’s reluc-
tance, the shop owner added,
“I just happened to have
some roses on sale for ten
cents a dozen, would you like
them?”
This time Jimmy did not
hesitate, and when the man
placed the box into his hands
he knew it was true. Walking
out the door, he heard the
shop owner say, “Merry
Christmas.”
As he returned inside, the
shopkeeper’s wife walked
out. “Who were you talking
to back there and where are
the roses you were fixing?”
Staring out the window and
blinking tears from his eyes,
he replied, “A strange thing
happened to me this morning.
While I was setting up to open
the shop, I thought I heard a
voice telling me to set aside
a dozen of my best roses for
a special gift. I wasn’t sure at
the time whether I had lost my
mind or what, but I set them
aside anyway.”
Then a few minutes ago, a
little boy came into the shop
and wanted to buy a flower
for his mother with one small
dime.
“When I looked at him, I
saw myself, many years ago.
I, too, was a poor boy with
nothing to buy my mother
a Christmas gift. A bearded
man stopped me and gave
me ten dollars. When I saw
that little boy tonight, I knew
who that voice was, and I put
together a dozen roses, the
best I had.”
The shop owner and his
wife hugged tightly as they
stepped out into the bitter cold
air, they somehow didn’t feel
cold at all.
From the Internet
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The Miracle
of the Poinsettia
At Christmas in Mexico,
most houses display the
Poinsettia. Just as we have
Holly Mistletoe and the
Christmas tree, the Mexicans
have the poinsettia. They
believe that the beautiful
plant brings a blessing that
will last all year. The tradition
has existed since 1834 when
a miracle occurred in a tiny
village.
In those days it was cus-
tomary for people in the vil-
lages to take gifts to the Baby
Jesus at Christmas Eve. Little
Maria, a poor peasant girl, had
no gift, but she did so want to
enter the church and see the
Baby Jesus in His crib.
She stood outside, watch-
ing others as they entered,
carrying their gifts. Some
took food, some took crochet
and lacework. Others carried
flowers. But little Maria had
nothing. One lady passed her
with a huge bundle of flowers
in her arms. As she walked
by a leaf fell from the enor-
mous bunch and landed at
Maria’s feet. She picked it
up and thought, “I will take
this leaf.”
Others saw Maria pick
up the leaf and smiled as
she carefully wrapped it in
her small handkerchief. And
then, clutching her tiny gift,
Maria entered the church. She
took her place at the end of
the line of people waiting to
make their offerings. Then
at last, it was Maria’s turn.
She stretched out her arm and
carefully opened her fingers
to place the leaf on the altar
in front of the crib.
There was a gasp from the
adults who had seen Maria
fold the leaf into her tiny
handkerchief. For as her fin-
gers separated, it was seen
that the little peasant girl was
now holding a beautiful flow-
er. The miraculous bloom was
formed like a star with bril-
liant scarlet leaves.
Word of the miracle spread
quickly through the church
and people fell to their knees.
The gift of the Poinsettia came
to be known as “The Flower
of the Holy Night.”
From the Internet
Christmas Gifts
BOB HOLDGREVE
Window
to the
Past
One Year Ago
• The Delphos Community Christmas Project contin-
ued to receive much-needed donations to make Christmas
brighter for local children. Brad Hohenbrink presented proj-
ect representative Karen Edelbrock with a check for $1,300.
Browns Backers President Stan Wiechart presented Delphos
Community Christmas Project representative Cheryl Ditto
with a check for $150.
25 Years Ago — 1985
• The Growing Together OCCL League of Ottoville
held its meeting in the honme of Marilyn Calvelage. Sandy
Fruchey and Deb Altenburger spoke and showed films on the
Ronald McDonald House. Members then opened Christmas
presents brought by their secret sisters and had the holiday
food and drinks.
• Green Thumb Garden Club held its annual Christmas tea
at the home of Jo Belt, East Third Street. The club annually
provides individual holiday favors for the Delphos nursing
homes. Hosting the tea was Jo Belt, Betty Birkmeier, Lou Ann
Hanshumaker and Toddy Rozelle.
• President Albert Wieging called the short business ses-
sion to order for the Ottoville senior citizens social club. The
committee to serve on the two parties in January includes
Albert Weiging, Edwina Byrne and Esther Eggeman. Mary
Lou Schimmoeller furnished music on the piano and the group
sang Christmas carols.
50 Years Ago — 1960
• Two special events have been scheduled by the First
Presbyterian Church in observance of Christmas, according
to the Rev. John E. Wilcox. On Dec. 18, the Sunday School
Christmas program will be presented in the church. The kin-
dergarten and primary departments will present songs and
recitations appropriate to the season. The junior, junior high
and senior high departments will present a play entitled “The
Birth of a King.” All members of the congregation and their
friends are invited to attend the program. Members of the
congregation are also reminded to bring their white gifts for
the Sidney home the night of the program. Rev. Mr. and Mrs.
Wilcox are also holding an open house at their home for mem-
bers of the congregation Dec. 17 from 7-10 p.m.
75 Years Ago — 1935
• Two Delphos Jefferson cage squads journeyed to
Spencerville Tuesday night and split a twin bill with the
quintets at that place. The Jefferson Reserves swamped the
Spencerville second team by a score of 30 to 4. The Red and
White Varsity relaxed with fast company and were on the
short end of a 42 to 36 score when the smoke of the battle
cleared away.
• Some interesting shipments are being made this month by
Gramm Motors, Delphos truck concern. Fourteen of the new
models of the local concern are being sent to foreign countries.
These trucks being sent out and their destinations are as fol-
lows: Four to Karachi, India; one to Sidney, Australia; three
to Brussels, Belgium; five to Amsterdam, Holland and one to
Zurich, Switzerland.
• St. John’s High made it seven wins in a row Tuesday
night when they brought back the bacon from Alger. They had
the hardest time doing it, however, and through most of the
game seemed doomed to meet their first defeat of the season.
In the end, however, they cam through with a 22 to 20 win.
DEAR EDITOR:
Good citizens of Delphos:
Canoe help me find my sign?
For the past 21 years, to help celebrate the holiday season
and bring a smile to everyone that enjoys a good pun, I’ve
displayed one of my canoes during the holiday season along
with a sign wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas and Happy
Canoe Year!”
Worried about the increased vandalism in the past few
years, last year I had a local graphic sign maker design a sign
that I could display instead of the canoe but would convey the
message. All went well last Christmas but last week, the sign
came up missing out of the front yard.
Was it the Grinch who stole the Christmas sign? Will
Christmas be less festive this year?
Not likely on both counts.
I hope everyone will be on the lookout for the canoe sign
and if you find it, return it to the Happy Canoe Year House.
Until then, “MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY CANOE
YEAR!”
Wil Baughn
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Offcials: CIA
station chief
pulled from
Islamabad
WASHINGTON (AP) —
The CIA has pulled its top spy
out of Pakistan after terrorists
threatened to kill him, current
and former U.S. officials said,
an unusual move for the U.S.
and a complication on the front
lines of the fight against al-
Qaida.
The CIA station chief was
in transit Thursday after a
Pakistani lawsuit earlier this
month accused him of killing
civilians in missile strikes.
The lawsuit listed a name
for the station chief, but The
Associated Press has learned
the name is not correct. The
AP is not publishing the sta-
tion chief’s name because he
remains undercover and his
name is classified.
CIA airstrikes from
unmanned aircraft have killed
terrorist leaders but have led
to accusations in Pakistan that
the strikes kill innocent people.
The U.S. does not acknowledge
the missile strikes, but there
have been more than 100 such
attacks this year — more than
double the amount in 2009.
The lawsuit blew the
American spy’s cover, lead-
ing to threats against him and
forcing the U.S. to call him
home, the officials said, speak-
ing on condition of anonymity
because of the sensitivity of
the issue.
“Our station chiefs rou-
tinely encounter major risk as
they work to keep America
safe, and they’ve been targeted
by terrorists in the past,” CIA
spokesman George Little said.
“They are courageous in the
face of danger, and their secu-
rity is obviously a top priority
for the CIA, especially when
there’s an imminent threat.”
The Pakistani lawsuit also
named CIA Director Leon
Panetta and Defense Secretary
Robert Gates.
Demonstrators in the heart
of the capital have carried
placards bearing the officer’s
name as listed in the lawsuit
and urging him to leave the
country.
Shahzad Akbar, the lawyer
bringing the case, said he got
the name listed in the lawsuit
from local journalists. He said
he included the name because
he wanted to sue a CIA opera-
tive living within the jurisdic-
tion of the Islamabad court.
A Pakistani intelligence
officer said the country’s intel-
ligence service, the ISI, knew
the identity of the station chief,
but had “no clue” how the
name listed in the lawsuit was
leaked.
The officer spoke on con-
dition of anonymity because
his agency, like many around
the world, does not allow its
operatives to be named in the
media.
The CIA’s work is unusual-
ly difficult in Pakistan, one of
the United States’ most impor-
tant and at times frustrating
counterterrorism allies.
The station chief in
Islamabad operates as a secret
general in the U.S. war against
terrorism. He runs the Predator
drone program targeting terror-
ists, handles some of the CIA’s
most urgent and sensitive tips
and collaborates closely with
Pakistan’s ISI, one of the most
important relationships in the
spy world.
Almost a year ago seven
CIA officers and contractors
were killed when a suicide
bomber attacked a CIA base in
Khost, Afghanistan. Six other
agency officers were wounded
in the attack, one of the deadli-
est in CIA history.
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TODAY
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Delphos Fuel and Wash is
canceled.
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ping.
St. Vincent DePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
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12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
SUNDAY
8-11:30 a.m. — Knights
of Columbus benefit for St.
John’s School at the hall,
Elida Ave.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Annex
Museum, 241 N. Main St.,
will be open.
MONDAY
11:30 a.m. — The Green
Thumb Garden Club will meet
at the Delphos Public Library
for luncheon and program.
Mealsite at Delphos Senior
Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff
Street.
7 p.m. — Washington
Township Trustees meet at
the township house.
7:30 p.m. — Jefferson
Athletic Boosters meet at the
high school library.
Spencerville village council
meets at the mayor’s office.
Delphos Eagles Auxiliary
meets at the Eagles Lodge,
1600 Fifth St.
TUESDAY
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area
Visiting Nurses offer free
blood pressure checks at
Delphos Discount Drugs.
6 p.m. — Weight Watchers
meets at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 211 E.
Third St.
6:30 p.m. — Delphos
Lions Club, Eagles Lodge,
1600 E. Fifth St.
7 p.m. — Delphos Area
Art Guild (DAAG) will meet
at their new location in the
second floor gallery of the
Delphos Postal Museum of
History at 339 N. Main St.
7:30 p.m. — Elida School
Board meets at the high school
office.
Alcoholics Anonymous,
First Presbyterian Church,
310 W. Second St.
Fort Jennings Village
Council meets at Fort Jennings
Library.
WEDNESDAY
9 a.m. - noon — Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St. Kalida.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club
meets at the Eagles Lodge,
1600 E. Fifth St.
6 p.m. — Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. John’s Chapel.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
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9-11 a.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Annex
Museum, 241 N. Main St.,
will be open.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
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Jayna Friemoth
Boone Baxter
PET CORNER
Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for
adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a
heartworm test. The Humane Society is located at 3606 Elida
Road, Lima, and can be contacted at 419-991-1775.
The following pets are available for adoption through
The Animal Protective League:
Cats:
M, F, 2 years,
M, 6 years, white with blue eyes, orange tail, front dew
clawed
Calico, 2 years, yellow eyes, named Nayla
M, 1-2 yars, black, gray
F, 3 years, sapyed, white with calico prints

Kittens:
F, 4 months, black and white, outside, named Scooby
M, F, 6 months
M, F, 9 weeks, gray, black, tiger
Dogs:
Black Lab, M, 3 years, named Saint
Puppies:
Terrier, F, 6 months, spayed, named Cocoa
Golden Retriever, M. shots, blond color, named Champ
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Six-year-old Hobo is
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was part of a large group
of dogs that did not have
enough human contact.
Cassie is very playful
and feisty. If you’re look-
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that’s a little more indepen-
dent, Cassie is your girl.
The Delphos Eagles
Auxiliary 471 Christmas sup-
per was held with 57 mem-
bers remaining for the regular
meeting.
Usual business was trans-
acted.
The $12 and $9.50 door
prizes remain unclaimed.
Hot Seat winners were Sue
Grothouse, Ruth LaRue
and Sally Dickerhoof.
Special awards went to Sue
Radabaugh, Irma Kill, Lori
Klopfenstein, Mary Thitoff,
Pat Patton, Norma Ditto and
Alice Grothouse. Dues Card
winner was Sue Radabaugh.
The Charter was draped
for deceased member Velma
Hoersten.
The next meeting will
begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Auxiliary holds
Christmas supper
Dena Martz photo
Moenter’s first-grade class at St. John’s Elementary
Students in Deb Moenter’s first-grade class at St. John’s Elementary School include, front from left, Marissa W.,
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The Delphos Herald presents it
annual Letters to Santa section. The
letters have been forwarded to Santa
as promised.
The letters are printed as written.
We think it lends to their charm.
Enjoy!
Dear Santa,
I have been trying to be a good little
girl. I am going to have fun making
cookies for you Santa.
What I want for Christmas is...Electric
scooter, a hamster, D.S. games.
Thank you for all the presents last
year and all the presents you brought to
the little boys and girls. God bless you
and the elves and have good day.
Love, Abra Riley
Dear Santa,
I have been praying the rosary for
other people. This is what I want for
Christmas, some books and some
movies. I hope the poor have a good
Christmas! Thank you Santa!
Love, Abby Buettner
Dear Santa,
I hope I have been a good girl this
year because I helped my family this
year. Can you please get my sister a fun
game and I really want a dog. Thank you
for the presents.
Love, Alli Kramer
Dear Santa,
I am trying to be helpful for my mom
and dad. What I want for Christmas is a
Nono Ipod and maybe you could bring
extra toys to the poor. Thank you for all
the presents!
Love, Kaylie Kill
Dear Santa,
Hi! How are you? I have been trying
to help around the house. So, I was
wondering if you can get me the game
Twister? I was also wondering if you
could give one extra gift to the poor.
Love,
Erika Moenter
Dear Santa,
Hi! I am trying to help the poor. I
wish I could give a game to the poor
and I wish I could have a new football.
Thank you!
Love, Isaac Fairchild
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! My name is Jayna. I have
been working really hard in school. All
I want for Chrismas is a tennis racket
and some tennis balls. Could you give
a Christmas gift for a child in need for
me? Thank you.
Love, Jayna Friemoth
Dear Santa,
I am going to give you cookies and
milk. I will be kind and I want to love
others. I would love it if you could give
presents to the poor. I want a snow
globe, a Santa hat and a sleigh ride.
Thank you!
From, Leah Hodgson
Dear Santa,
Hi! I have been doing chores around
the house. Can I get some toys for the
poor kids and can I have a new TV?
Love, Brandon Lebeck
Dear Santa,
I have been praying for others. I have
been a good boy this year. For Christmas
I would like an Xbox 360, Super Mario
Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, knex, an
orange Nerf football.
Can you give peace, love, and joy to
eeryone? I can’t wait till Christmas! I
will leave you cookies.
From, Jason Gillespie
Dear Santa,
Hi! I am Cassidy. I think Christmas
is a time to be with family and friends.
This year for Christmas I want to be
with my family. I would also like a cross
bear. Well, I hope you have
a merry Christmas too!
Love, Casidy Werts
Dear Santa,
I’ve been trying to be
good. I’ve been trying to
help around the house.
This year my sister wants
a Tinker Bell tent. I want
Ivy the American Girl Doll.
Thank you Santa!
Love,
Michaela Shawhan
Dear Santa,
Hi! I’ve been trying to be good by
doing my homework before I watch TV.
This is what I want for Christmas, Just
Dance Kids, Zoo Zoo pet toy, DS games,
I pod touch, Pop the Pig and Littlest Pet
Shop. Santa I would like you to get my
sister a new bike. Thank you!
Love,
Elly Wrasman
Dear Santa,
I hope you have a good sleigh ride in
the night. I want you to give the poor
clothes. I want an X box 360.
Love, Nate Buettner
Dear Santa,
Hi! I have been trying to be good. I
have been helping around the house and
helping to put the Christmas tree up. My
Dad needs a heat lamp. I would want
legos. I don’t know what Mom, brother
and sister want, but could you bring
them something nice? Thank you!
From, Matthew Kahny
Dear Santa,
I think you know if I’m good or not.
Maybe if I behave until Christmas you
could give a Wii and Wii sports. And my
mom to have a good neck.
Love, Ryan Stocksdale
Dear Santa,
My mom and my brother and my dad
and I put up the Christmas tree. How are
you doing?
Santa, can you bring my brother a
DSI. My mom would like a bracelet. My
dad would like a PS3.
Love, Kenton Edsall
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
during Christmas to help the poor. Are
you busy at the north pole?
For Christmas I would like a DSL,
Legos and Rabbits Go Home.
My brother wants a toy car.
Love, Zack Herron
Dear Santa,
I am putting up Christmas decorations.
Are you busy at the North Pole? How
many Elves do you have?
Santa can you bring me a cellphone
and can it be pink and sparkley?
Can you get my little sister a princess
Barbie? Can you get my older sister an
I pod?
I want my cat to have a toy.
Love,
Kambrynn Rohr
Dear Santa,
I help my mom and dad put up
decorations. How many elves do you
have?
I would like a crayon maker and
could you get my mom some diamond
earrings please?
Thank you.
Love, Anna Schneer
Dear Santa,
I have been busy helping my sister
putting up Christmas decorations. How
are the reindeer and elves? Are they
good?
I just want two things - Dispicable Me
and the Search for Santa Paws movie.
And my sister wants an underarmor
sweat shirt.
Can you get my dogs some things
to chew? They look like they want
something too for Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Lillian Hempfling
Dear Santa,
I help put up Christmas decorations on
the tree. Are you busy at the NorthPole?
For Christmas, my family would like
jewelry and perfume, toys, clothes, new
webkin and an American girl doll. For
the rest you can bring me a surprise.
Merry Christmas,
Mallory Bridges
Dear Santa,
I am helping my dad put up our
Christmas decorations and my mom
with the Christmas tree. How is Mrs.
Claus doing. How many elves do you
have?
Santa all I want for Christmas is
Squinkles and Hyper dash. My brother
Brian want a Lakers jersey. My other
brother Nick wants an ipod touch. My
other bother Tony wants Hot wheels.
Merry Christmas, Jessica Foust
Dear Santa,
I help my mom to put up the Christmas
lights. I’m helping my dad put up the
Christmas tree.
For Christmas I would like to have
a metal detector. Do you have a huge
Christmas tree?
Your friend, Chase Martin
Dear Santa,
I am putting up the stocking by
my self. How are you doing with the
reindeer? How many elves do you have
to work?
Santa for Christmas I want a pillowpet
unicorn. Tyler wants baseball cards.
Brady wants candy. Craig wants shaving
cream. Christine wants new hair gel.
Merry Christmas, Santa!
Your friend,
Courtney Ebbeskotte
Dear Santa,
I help my dad hang Christmas lights
and decorations. Are you busy at the
North Pole? It is cold where I live.
I would like a bow and arrow and a
small note pad. I want a disk for my toy
farm set. An a kick ball for me and my
brother.
Your friend, Gage Henkener
Dear Santa,
I am helping put up the Christmas
decorations. Are you busy at the North
Pole? How are your elves doing?
I want an American girl doll horse.
I want some new crayons. I want an
American girl doll bed.
Merry Christmas, Emma Reindel
Dear Santa,
I am helping my mom and dad put up
Christmas decorations. How many elves
do you have? How is everybody doing
up at the North Pole?
For Christmas I want: The American
Girl doll Elizabeth, DS games and a
stand for my American Girl. My brother
wants DS games a Wii games. We both
want a camera.
Love, Elizabeth Gerow
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
for the poor. I am going to church and
praying for everyone. Are you busy at
the North Pole?
For Christmas I wold like a new D.S.
Game. I would also like a new movie.
Love, Jenna Ladd
Dear Santa,
I help put on the Christmas tree
ornaments. Are you busy at the North
Pole?
I want for Christmas a DS, lantalot
toy. I want sonic toys.
Your friend, Brenden Etgen
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
during Christmas to help the poor. Are
you busy at the North Pole? How many
elves do you have?
For Christmas I would like some
new PJs zoo zoo pets, orbees and some
squinkles. My brother really wants boy
zoo zoo pets. For my cat mabe you could
bring a toy.
Love, Reagan Ulm
Dear Santa,
We put up our village set and I helped.
Are you busy at the North Pole?
Can you get me a scooter for
Christmas. Can you get every one in my
family a candy cane.
Your friend, Dylan Schimmoeller
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
during Christmas to help the poor. Are
you busy at the North Pole?
For Christmas I want an American
girl doll. I also want a Crayon Maker.
Merry Christmas, Gabie Querry

Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you
brought me a barbi. I will give you some
cookies and milk.
I would a zoo zoo pet.
Love, Maddie Weitzel
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you brought
me some petshops for Christmas. I will
give you some cookies for Christmas.
I love you. I will like a barbey for
Christmas. I will like the makeup
Love, Myka Donathan
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year santa
got me well. My mom sees a lot for
Christmas. Have a merry Christmas. I
will lef milk and cooke.
Savanah Smith
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you brought
me a nerf gun. I want for Christmas this
year a xbox three sixsty. I been good his
year.
Your friend,
Kaden Smith
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Santa is good to me.
Win its Christmas Im happy. I love you.
You make me happy. I want ads and a
doll. I want presents.
See you on Christmas.
Love,
Alyssa Harshman
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you
brought me a toy dog.
This year I would like a Barbie doll.
I will give you milk and cookies. I
have been good.
Love,
Mersaydes Parsons
Dear Santa,
I am a six year old girl.
Last year you got me a bell. This year
I want a toy dog.
I will give you some cookies and milk
a carrots for you rain deer.
Love, Kaylee Grant
Dear Santa,
I am six years old. Last year you
brought me Buzzlightyear. How are
Elves? Your still cool!!!
Your friend, Reid Siefker
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year I got a wii
game. I want a dog for Christmas.
Your friend, Gage Stone
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year I was good.
I like Santa. I want a green bike.
Your friend, Hunter Altman
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you
brought me a ball pit.
I would like all of the monster high
dolls. And I would like a lot of makeup.
I will give you milk and cookies. I
will give your reindeer some carrots.
Love, Xandra
Dear Santa,
I am a 7 year old girl. Last year you
brought me a guitar for Christmas. I
would like some new games.
I will give you some cookies and
milk.
Love, Paige Scott
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I would like a stuff
frog and a bat and a dog. Last year you
brought me markers. I was good.
Love your friend, Alexis Banks.
I will leave you some melk and
cookies.
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last Christmas you
brought me clothes. This Christmas I
would like wwe stuff. I will give you
some mlik and cookies.
Your friend, Hunter Graham
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last Christmas you
brought me a baby alive. I would like a
Ds. I will lev some cookie and milk.
Love, Aleigha Schabbing
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old.
For Christmas this year I want a
microfon. I will lev you milk and
cookies.
Your friend, Matt
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you brought
me a Ds game for Christmas. This year
I want a guitar for Christmas. I love you
Santa so much. You make me happy.
See you on Christmas eve.
Your friend, Adallee Jackson
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you give me
modsig. this years I want a croshrocit.
Luve, Rico
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last yea you gaf me
an a wii gam it wuss batman.
I wunt a snack an I wunt a wii and I
wunt a wii game and batman gam.
My name in Cain
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you
brought me a Ds. I want an Xbox 360. I
give milk and cookie.
Your friend, Dylan Heiing
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I want a new xbox
360. I will give you cookie and milk.
Cody Redmon
Dear Santa,
I am 7 1/2 years old. Last year I got
clos. This year I want a Dsi.
I give Santa a hug. I luv Santa.
Your friend. BJ
Dear Santa,
Happy Holiday Santa.
Can you please bring me an American
girl doll? For Christmas I want stuff for
my ZuhZa pet.
I want a Panda Bear Webskin.
From, Ellie Lindeman
Dear Santa,
I have been good.
I want an American Girl Doll. I will
turn on the fire place and leave cookies.
From, Haven Knippen
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
Can you please get me some moon
dough and a flat screen TV and a DS? I
want a cotton candy machine
Love, Kaylee Gilchriest
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas. I want a stuffed
deer. I want a stuffed dog. I want a new
shirt.
From, Gavin Schimmoeller
Dear Santa,
Have a happy New year.
I want a stuffed puppy an a stuffed
cat. I want a stuffed panda.
From, Gabby Martz
Dear Santa,
I am good. I love you Santa. I want
Legos.
From, Joseph Klir
Dear Santa,
I have been good. I have been good to
my brothers.
Will you bring me a dog webkin?
From, Jessie Calvelage
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas.
I want an x-box and a stuffed dog. I
also want legos.
From, Aiden Grothouse
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
Will you get me a DS? I will leave
some food outside for your reindeer.
From, Evan Joseph
Dear Santa,
Have a Happy New year. Will you get
me a zhu zhu pet?
I love you Santa. How will you get in?
What will you get me for Christmas?
From, Evelyn Meyen
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas. I want to get one
bag of charcoal. I want to get a bag of
coal.
From, Noah Core
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! I have been good
this year. Will you get me a pillow pet?
From, Sarah Gasser
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! What kind of milk
do you want?
Can I have a pink D.S. and a zoozoo
pet? I want some clothes and clothes for
my dog Max.
Love, Abigail Koester
Dear Santa,
I have been a really good boy this
year.
Can you bring me a present? Can you
bring me a D.S.? Can you bring me
D.S. games?
From, Jonathan Grote
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! How are your
reindeers doing? I would like a Seshins
jersey from the Cavalers.
From, Nick Trentman
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
Do you have a new reindeer? I want a
Santa hat. You are awesome!
From, Nick Wurst
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
I have my Christmas tree up for
Christmas. I want a brown’s jersey.
From, Madison Brinkman
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
I want a dog and a cat and a horse.
How are your rendeers?
From, Mackenzie Burgei
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
I want cars. I want a boat.
From, Cole Steele
Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year. This
year I really want Kon Zoos. I want a
remote control car.
From, Austin Ricker
Dear Santa,
I know you are busy but cold you
bring me a present?
Can a I have Kon zoo pet and a
chomper dinasaur.
Thank you., Brayden Wilson
Dear Santa,
Can you bring me a present?
I would like a toy truck. I would like
a pocket knife. I would like a Massey. I
would like some barns.
From, Troy Calvelage
Dear Santa,
I’ve been good this year. Here’s
what I want. Please bring me a remote
controled boat. I have the ship that is
going to hit it in the nose. Thank you.
From, Andrew Bower
Dear Santa,
My name is Emily and I am 8 years
old. I am in second grade. And I want a
surprise for Christmas.
Your friend, Emily
Dear Santa,
I hope you bring me a wii and a barbie
doll and a laptop and phone.
Your friend, Kailey
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I am in 2nd grad. I
really want a nintendo DSi please Santa
I really want it. And a babyalive. Please
Santa.
Thank you. Tyrayna
Dear Santa,
I hope that I get a phone and a laptop.
I’m 8 years old. I’m in 2nd grade.
Your friend, Cody
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the nintendo. This year
I want a wii with a Mario game. I hope
you luck, Santa.
Your friend, Renato
Dear Santa,
I have wanted an American girl doll. I
like them a lot.
Thank you Santa. I am in 2nd grade.
Your friend, Jaylin
Dear Santa,
I wish to have a Ds for next year. This
year games for the DS. One more thing,
give Samantha a birbe Hannah Montana
stage. Thanks Santa!
Your friend, Conner B
Dear Santa,
I’ve been good this year. I am a girl.
I’m 8 years old. I would like a new
barbie house and some clothes with that
too. And a laptop and shoes.
Thank you.
Your friend, Delaney
Dear Santa,
Can you wake me up on Christmas?
Do you like December?
I wunt an x box for Christmas. How
do you pull your slae?
Your friend, Dalton P
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I am in 2nd grade.
Thank you for the presents. I would like
book for Christmas and a mini laptop.
Your friend, Troy
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old and what I want for
Christmas is a d.s. Game, a boy barbie
doll and just one more thing. Thank
you.
Your friend, Emma
Dear Santa,
I would like to know how you get in
my home. For Christmas I would like
a real baby bunny, Dsi and Littest Pet
Shop. Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Megan V
Dear Santa,
I love you. I wish Christmas was
evey day. I want a new pair of shoes for
Christmas.
Your friend, Danny
Dear Santa,
I life you elfs. For Christmas I would
like a baby doll please. Thank you
Santa.
Your friend, Kelsey
Dear Santa,
Where do you live? For Christmas
I would like a D.s. game. Thank you
Santa.
Your friend, Josh
Dear Santa,
What is you reindeer names? For
Christmas I would like lego star wars, a
nerf toy and wii. Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Dakota
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a gold fish, a nerf gun
and a Merry Christmas to everybody!
Your Friend, Kasey
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a Nintendo DS, a
pillow pet, a spy net video watch, a RC
Taranchula, a RC Millenium Falcon, an
RC Stampede and an RC Walking Iron
Man.
Your Friend, Kendall
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like Kong Returns to the
Jungle, magic kit, jetpak, hot cocao mix
and Puff the Magic Dragon the movie.
Your Friend, Jacob
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like to pet your reindeer, a
hamster, a globe, a cell phone, a ring, a
brother, a pool and a gym.
Your Friend, Greg
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like tools and money, Ohio
State Bell, and Pillow Pets and a bell
off Santa’s sleigh, snake, a guinea pig, a
wallet. I want a number 1 jersey.
Your Friend, Danny
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like a hamster, cell phone,
Best Friends Club dolls, clothes for
dolls and shoes for dolls.
Your Friend, Emma
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like Halo legos.
Your Friend, Seth
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I would like Zou
Zou pets, Pillow Pets, a hamster, stuffed
animals, a cell phone, wildcat clothes
and a purse.
Your Friend, Veronica
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like Legos, a 2010 doll and
an American Girl and my cat Billy, he
died, and my family and Pillow Pals and
a Wii.
Your Friend, Harley
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like some reading books,
markers, American Girl, Pillow Pets
doll, head bands, and a new coat.
Your Friend, Madison
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like an Xbox 360 and a PSP
and Legos.
Your Friend, Jayden
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a unicorn pillow pet, a
DS, a zhu zhu pet, a Raggedy Ann doll.
Your Friend, Grace
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a pillow pet, a cupcake
maker, a baby doll, littlest pet shop, and
a car.
Your Friend, Sarah
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like a new bike, makeup,
American Girl doll, pillow pet, Barbie
video doll, baby doll clothes, school
stuff, a laptop, purse, DSI.
Your Friend, Alexa
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like Lego Star Wars sets, and
the Lego Sith, and a Lego Bubbafet, and
a bmx bike.
Your Friend, Calum
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would likea box of erasers and
crayons and some love.
Your Friend, Adara
Dear Santa,
My name is Iszobel. I am 7 years
old!
Thank you for the presents last yere.
I want a red, Wii, Just Dance 2, Just
Dance, Xbox 360, Toy Story Game,
dress ups and a strobarry shotcake ring
book. Hi miis Claus!
Love, Iszobel
Dear Santa,
My name is Anthony. I am 7.
Thank you for the presins las yer. On
nex crismis I went a wii, a cat, a dog,
a xbox 360, a truc, iscreeme, and a
masr chruc. I will give you 10 coockies
Santa.
Love, Anthony
Dear Santa,
My name is Connor.
I like my football from lass chintmas.
I want a football, cars, book, and a cadey
can. I will lev milk and cookes.
Your Friend, Connor
Dear Santa,
My name is Kyra.
Thank you for that baby doll. I want
a ds, a champlen and ds games and baby
alive. Tel misis Claus I sied hi.
Love, Kyra
Dear Santa,
My name is Kaleb C.
Tank you for my present. I want a
lisavr, games, xbox, and a wii game and
a playstation game. I will let kukis for
you and some mik.
Your Friend, Kaleb
Dear Santa,
My name is Hunter.
Thank you for my presents last year.
I want a xbox 360, games, konZoos,
badl mishins, and a nerf gun. I will leave
a apple for Roodof.
Love, Hunter
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler and I am 7.
Thank you fo all the presins frum last
yer. I want a nerf gun, xbox 360 game
and rede frede book. Have a saf trip.
Your Friend, Tyler
Dear Santa,
My name is Audrey and I am in first
grade.
Thank you for the prezins lasch year.
This year I want a wii. I will leave
milk and cookes out.
Love,
Audrey
Dear Santa,
My name is Ian. I am 7.
I liked that wii game.
DQ blisrd maker, lego clock, you
build monople, lego casel and nerf gun.
Mery Christmas Santa.
Love, Ian
Dear Santa,
My name is logan im 7.
I stil play with my toys from last year.
I want a dog. I want a ps2 and Santa I ho
ho ho hope you have a safe trip.
Love, Logan
Dear Santa,
My name is Alexis. I am a first grader.
I am six yeres old. Thank you for the
gifts from last yere. I want a go go, I
want a dsi, I want real dog food and a
real dog. Have a good Chrismas Santa.
Love, Alexis
Dear Santa,
My name is Chris. I am in first grade.
I like you four giving me the star wars
dacker. I wud want a xbox 360 and a
rumot cantrul car and a star wars helmet
and the gun and a dumduld dlaster and a
lock. Pless I want it to give to my mom.
I will give you a lot of cookes and you
and your rander a lot of cookes and
cerets. Say helo to ms. Clos and I buleve
in you Santa.
Your Friend, Chris
Dear Santa,
My name is Anna. I am six yers old.
Thack you Santa for the presits last yer.
I want a zoo zoo pet, a doll, a baby zoo
zoo pet, a zoo zoo pet set and a baby
doll, a rell dog and cande. I am going to
lef sum cookes and mlik.
Your friend, Anna
Dear Santa,
My name is Libby. I am 6.
Thacks for that Hana Mtan. I want a
brbvatcaker.
I will give roodof a carit.
Love, Libby
Dear Santa,
My name is Colin. I am 7 years old.
Thanks for the presents last year. I
want a laptop, xbox, book and a wii. I
will bring you cookes santa.
I love my friend, Colin
Dear Santa,
I am Reiss. I am 7. Thac you fo the
presins. I want a game, legos, tv.
I will leave a caret.
Love, Reiss
Dear Santa,
My name is Laci and I am seven yeres
old. I thack you four buttrscoch. I want a
gite up pony, toys, games, and a rele pet
birde. And have a good trip.
Love, Laci
Dear Santa,
My name is Garrett. I am 6 years old.
I luve wut you gave to me last yere.
Wat i want for christmas is a lot of legos.
I want a xbox 360, I want a playstashin
3, I want a playstashin 2, I want a xbox,
I want a playstashin, I wan a DS and I
wan a sonik game for the wii. I wel leve
some melk and cooks.
Love, Garrett
Dear Santa,
My name is Kaleb and I am 6. I love
the toys you give me. I want a xbox 360,
a tv, a ben10 and bb gun. Tell mis clos
hi.
Your Friend, Kaleb
Dear Santa,
I am Joey and I am in first grade and
I am 7 yers old. I love all the toys you
gave to me last yere. I want for christmas
2 playstashin 2, one for mom and for
dad, creepee crolers, marceroe game for
my DS, a livsaver and more DS games.
I mite leve sum food for your reindeer
for more enrgi.
Your friend, Joey
Dear Santa,
My name is Braiden. I am 7.
You are so nice Santa!
I want a xbox, a star wars AtAt
walcker, lego ship, paper jams, mind
flex, freedy books, a wickid toy, safari
set and a pupy.
Hi Santa.
Love, Braiden.
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I would like a Xbox
360, Halo Game 3, Legos, Ipod Touch,
Halo Legos, and a new Bible, and a
phone.
Your Friend, Josh W.
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The Delphos Herald presents it
annual Letters to Santa section. The
letters have been forwarded to Santa
as promised.
The letters are printed as written.
We think it lends to their charm.
Enjoy!
Dear Santa,
I have been trying to be a good little
girl. I am going to have fun making
cookies for you Santa.
What I want for Christmas is...Electric
scooter, a hamster, D.S. games.
Thank you for all the presents last
year and all the presents you brought to
the little boys and girls. God bless you
and the elves and have good day.
Love, Abra Riley
Dear Santa,
I have been praying the rosary for
other people. This is what I want for
Christmas, some books and some
movies. I hope the poor have a good
Christmas! Thank you Santa!
Love, Abby Buettner
Dear Santa,
I hope I have been a good girl this
year because I helped my family this
year. Can you please get my sister a fun
game and I really want a dog. Thank you
for the presents.
Love, Alli Kramer
Dear Santa,
I am trying to be helpful for my mom
and dad. What I want for Christmas is a
Nono Ipod and maybe you could bring
extra toys to the poor. Thank you for all
the presents!
Love, Kaylie Kill
Dear Santa,
Hi! How are you? I have been trying
to help around the house. So, I was
wondering if you can get me the game
Twister? I was also wondering if you
could give one extra gift to the poor.
Love,
Erika Moenter
Dear Santa,
Hi! I am trying to help the poor. I
wish I could give a game to the poor
and I wish I could have a new football.
Thank you!
Love, Isaac Fairchild
Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! My name is Jayna. I have
been working really hard in school. All
I want for Chrismas is a tennis racket
and some tennis balls. Could you give
a Christmas gift for a child in need for
me? Thank you.
Love, Jayna Friemoth
Dear Santa,
I am going to give you cookies and
milk. I will be kind and I want to love
others. I would love it if you could give
presents to the poor. I want a snow
globe, a Santa hat and a sleigh ride.
Thank you!
From, Leah Hodgson
Dear Santa,
Hi! I have been doing chores around
the house. Can I get some toys for the
poor kids and can I have a new TV?
Love, Brandon Lebeck
Dear Santa,
I have been praying for others. I have
been a good boy this year. For Christmas
I would like an Xbox 360, Super Mario
Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, knex, an
orange Nerf football.
Can you give peace, love, and joy to
eeryone? I can’t wait till Christmas! I
will leave you cookies.
From, Jason Gillespie
Dear Santa,
Hi! I am Cassidy. I think Christmas
is a time to be with family and friends.
This year for Christmas I want to be
with my family. I would also like a cross
bear. Well, I hope you have
a merry Christmas too!
Love, Casidy Werts
Dear Santa,
I’ve been trying to be
good. I’ve been trying to
help around the house.
This year my sister wants
a Tinker Bell tent. I want
Ivy the American Girl Doll.
Thank you Santa!
Love,
Michaela Shawhan
Dear Santa,
Hi! I’ve been trying to be good by
doing my homework before I watch TV.
This is what I want for Christmas, Just
Dance Kids, Zoo Zoo pet toy, DS games,
I pod touch, Pop the Pig and Littlest Pet
Shop. Santa I would like you to get my
sister a new bike. Thank you!
Love,
Elly Wrasman
Dear Santa,
I hope you have a good sleigh ride in
the night. I want you to give the poor
clothes. I want an X box 360.
Love, Nate Buettner
Dear Santa,
Hi! I have been trying to be good. I
have been helping around the house and
helping to put the Christmas tree up. My
Dad needs a heat lamp. I would want
legos. I don’t know what Mom, brother
and sister want, but could you bring
them something nice? Thank you!
From, Matthew Kahny
Dear Santa,
I think you know if I’m good or not.
Maybe if I behave until Christmas you
could give a Wii and Wii sports. And my
mom to have a good neck.
Love, Ryan Stocksdale
Dear Santa,
My mom and my brother and my dad
and I put up the Christmas tree. How are
you doing?
Santa, can you bring my brother a
DSI. My mom would like a bracelet. My
dad would like a PS3.
Love, Kenton Edsall
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
during Christmas to help the poor. Are
you busy at the north pole?
For Christmas I would like a DSL,
Legos and Rabbits Go Home.
My brother wants a toy car.
Love, Zack Herron
Dear Santa,
I am putting up Christmas decorations.
Are you busy at the North Pole? How
many Elves do you have?
Santa can you bring me a cellphone
and can it be pink and sparkley?
Can you get my little sister a princess
Barbie? Can you get my older sister an
I pod?
I want my cat to have a toy.
Love,
Kambrynn Rohr
Dear Santa,
I help my mom and dad put up
decorations. How many elves do you
have?
I would like a crayon maker and
could you get my mom some diamond
earrings please?
Thank you.
Love, Anna Schneer
Dear Santa,
I have been busy helping my sister
putting up Christmas decorations. How
are the reindeer and elves? Are they
good?
I just want two things - Dispicable Me
and the Search for Santa Paws movie.
And my sister wants an underarmor
sweat shirt.
Can you get my dogs some things
to chew? They look like they want
something too for Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Lillian Hempfling
Dear Santa,
I help put up Christmas decorations on
the tree. Are you busy at the NorthPole?
For Christmas, my family would like
jewelry and perfume, toys, clothes, new
webkin and an American girl doll. For
the rest you can bring me a surprise.
Merry Christmas,
Mallory Bridges
Dear Santa,
I am helping my dad put up our
Christmas decorations and my mom
with the Christmas tree. How is Mrs.
Claus doing. How many elves do you
have?
Santa all I want for Christmas is
Squinkles and Hyper dash. My brother
Brian want a Lakers jersey. My other
brother Nick wants an ipod touch. My
other bother Tony wants Hot wheels.
Merry Christmas, Jessica Foust
Dear Santa,
I help my mom to put up the Christmas
lights. I’m helping my dad put up the
Christmas tree.
For Christmas I would like to have
a metal detector. Do you have a huge
Christmas tree?
Your friend, Chase Martin
Dear Santa,
I am putting up the stocking by
my self. How are you doing with the
reindeer? How many elves do you have
to work?
Santa for Christmas I want a pillowpet
unicorn. Tyler wants baseball cards.
Brady wants candy. Craig wants shaving
cream. Christine wants new hair gel.
Merry Christmas, Santa!
Your friend,
Courtney Ebbeskotte
Dear Santa,
I help my dad hang Christmas lights
and decorations. Are you busy at the
North Pole? It is cold where I live.
I would like a bow and arrow and a
small note pad. I want a disk for my toy
farm set. An a kick ball for me and my
brother.
Your friend, Gage Henkener
Dear Santa,
I am helping put up the Christmas
decorations. Are you busy at the North
Pole? How are your elves doing?
I want an American girl doll horse.
I want some new crayons. I want an
American girl doll bed.
Merry Christmas, Emma Reindel
Dear Santa,
I am helping my mom and dad put up
Christmas decorations. How many elves
do you have? How is everybody doing
up at the North Pole?
For Christmas I want: The American
Girl doll Elizabeth, DS games and a
stand for my American Girl. My brother
wants DS games a Wii games. We both
want a camera.
Love, Elizabeth Gerow
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
for the poor. I am going to church and
praying for everyone. Are you busy at
the North Pole?
For Christmas I wold like a new D.S.
Game. I would also like a new movie.
Love, Jenna Ladd
Dear Santa,
I help put on the Christmas tree
ornaments. Are you busy at the North
Pole?
I want for Christmas a DS, lantalot
toy. I want sonic toys.
Your friend, Brenden Etgen
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
during Christmas to help the poor. Are
you busy at the North Pole? How many
elves do you have?
For Christmas I would like some
new PJs zoo zoo pets, orbees and some
squinkles. My brother really wants boy
zoo zoo pets. For my cat mabe you could
bring a toy.
Love, Reagan Ulm
Dear Santa,
We put up our village set and I helped.
Are you busy at the North Pole?
Can you get me a scooter for
Christmas. Can you get every one in my
family a candy cane.
Your friend, Dylan Schimmoeller
Dear Santa,
At school we are collecting money
during Christmas to help the poor. Are
you busy at the North Pole?
For Christmas I want an American
girl doll. I also want a Crayon Maker.
Merry Christmas, Gabie Querry

Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you
brought me a barbi. I will give you some
cookies and milk.
I would a zoo zoo pet.
Love, Maddie Weitzel
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you brought
me some petshops for Christmas. I will
give you some cookies for Christmas.
I love you. I will like a barbey for
Christmas. I will like the makeup
Love, Myka Donathan
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year santa
got me well. My mom sees a lot for
Christmas. Have a merry Christmas. I
will lef milk and cooke.
Savanah Smith
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you brought
me a nerf gun. I want for Christmas this
year a xbox three sixsty. I been good his
year.
Your friend,
Kaden Smith
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Santa is good to me.
Win its Christmas Im happy. I love you.
You make me happy. I want ads and a
doll. I want presents.
See you on Christmas.
Love,
Alyssa Harshman
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you
brought me a toy dog.
This year I would like a Barbie doll.
I will give you milk and cookies. I
have been good.
Love,
Mersaydes Parsons
Dear Santa,
I am a six year old girl.
Last year you got me a bell. This year
I want a toy dog.
I will give you some cookies and milk
a carrots for you rain deer.
Love, Kaylee Grant
Dear Santa,
I am six years old. Last year you
brought me Buzzlightyear. How are
Elves? Your still cool!!!
Your friend, Reid Siefker
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year I got a wii
game. I want a dog for Christmas.
Your friend, Gage Stone
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year I was good.
I like Santa. I want a green bike.
Your friend, Hunter Altman
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last year you
brought me a ball pit.
I would like all of the monster high
dolls. And I would like a lot of makeup.
I will give you milk and cookies. I
will give your reindeer some carrots.
Love, Xandra
Dear Santa,
I am a 7 year old girl. Last year you
brought me a guitar for Christmas. I
would like some new games.
I will give you some cookies and
milk.
Love, Paige Scott
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I would like a stuff
frog and a bat and a dog. Last year you
brought me markers. I was good.
Love your friend, Alexis Banks.
I will leave you some melk and
cookies.
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last Christmas you
brought me clothes. This Christmas I
would like wwe stuff. I will give you
some mlik and cookies.
Your friend, Hunter Graham
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last Christmas you
brought me a baby alive. I would like a
Ds. I will lev some cookie and milk.
Love, Aleigha Schabbing
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old.
For Christmas this year I want a
microfon. I will lev you milk and
cookies.
Your friend, Matt
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you brought
me a Ds game for Christmas. This year
I want a guitar for Christmas. I love you
Santa so much. You make me happy.
See you on Christmas eve.
Your friend, Adallee Jackson
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you give me
modsig. this years I want a croshrocit.
Luve, Rico
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. Last yea you gaf me
an a wii gam it wuss batman.
I wunt a snack an I wunt a wii and I
wunt a wii game and batman gam.
My name in Cain
Dear Santa,
I am 6 years old. Last year you
brought me a Ds. I want an Xbox 360. I
give milk and cookie.
Your friend, Dylan Heiing
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I want a new xbox
360. I will give you cookie and milk.
Cody Redmon
Dear Santa,
I am 7 1/2 years old. Last year I got
clos. This year I want a Dsi.
I give Santa a hug. I luv Santa.
Your friend. BJ
Dear Santa,
Happy Holiday Santa.
Can you please bring me an American
girl doll? For Christmas I want stuff for
my ZuhZa pet.
I want a Panda Bear Webskin.
From, Ellie Lindeman
Dear Santa,
I have been good.
I want an American Girl Doll. I will
turn on the fire place and leave cookies.
From, Haven Knippen
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
Can you please get me some moon
dough and a flat screen TV and a DS? I
want a cotton candy machine
Love, Kaylee Gilchriest
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas. I want a stuffed
deer. I want a stuffed dog. I want a new
shirt.
From, Gavin Schimmoeller
Dear Santa,
Have a happy New year.
I want a stuffed puppy an a stuffed
cat. I want a stuffed panda.
From, Gabby Martz
Dear Santa,
I am good. I love you Santa. I want
Legos.
From, Joseph Klir
Dear Santa,
I have been good. I have been good to
my brothers.
Will you bring me a dog webkin?
From, Jessie Calvelage
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas.
I want an x-box and a stuffed dog. I
also want legos.
From, Aiden Grothouse
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
Will you get me a DS? I will leave
some food outside for your reindeer.
From, Evan Joseph
Dear Santa,
Have a Happy New year. Will you get
me a zhu zhu pet?
I love you Santa. How will you get in?
What will you get me for Christmas?
From, Evelyn Meyen
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas. I want to get one
bag of charcoal. I want to get a bag of
coal.
From, Noah Core
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! I have been good
this year. Will you get me a pillow pet?
From, Sarah Gasser
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! What kind of milk
do you want?
Can I have a pink D.S. and a zoozoo
pet? I want some clothes and clothes for
my dog Max.
Love, Abigail Koester
Dear Santa,
I have been a really good boy this
year.
Can you bring me a present? Can you
bring me a D.S.? Can you bring me
D.S. games?
From, Jonathan Grote
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas! How are your
reindeers doing? I would like a Seshins
jersey from the Cavalers.
From, Nick Trentman
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
Do you have a new reindeer? I want a
Santa hat. You are awesome!
From, Nick Wurst
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
I have my Christmas tree up for
Christmas. I want a brown’s jersey.
From, Madison Brinkman
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
I want a dog and a cat and a horse.
How are your rendeers?
From, Mackenzie Burgei
Dear Santa,
Merry Christmas!
I want cars. I want a boat.
From, Cole Steele
Dear Santa,
I have been really good this year. This
year I really want Kon Zoos. I want a
remote control car.
From, Austin Ricker
Dear Santa,
I know you are busy but cold you
bring me a present?
Can a I have Kon zoo pet and a
chomper dinasaur.
Thank you., Brayden Wilson
Dear Santa,
Can you bring me a present?
I would like a toy truck. I would like
a pocket knife. I would like a Massey. I
would like some barns.
From, Troy Calvelage
Dear Santa,
I’ve been good this year. Here’s
what I want. Please bring me a remote
controled boat. I have the ship that is
going to hit it in the nose. Thank you.
From, Andrew Bower
Dear Santa,
My name is Emily and I am 8 years
old. I am in second grade. And I want a
surprise for Christmas.
Your friend, Emily
Dear Santa,
I hope you bring me a wii and a barbie
doll and a laptop and phone.
Your friend, Kailey
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I am in 2nd grad. I
really want a nintendo DSi please Santa
I really want it. And a babyalive. Please
Santa.
Thank you. Tyrayna
Dear Santa,
I hope that I get a phone and a laptop.
I’m 8 years old. I’m in 2nd grade.
Your friend, Cody
Dear Santa,
Thank you for the nintendo. This year
I want a wii with a Mario game. I hope
you luck, Santa.
Your friend, Renato
Dear Santa,
I have wanted an American girl doll. I
like them a lot.
Thank you Santa. I am in 2nd grade.
Your friend, Jaylin
Dear Santa,
I wish to have a Ds for next year. This
year games for the DS. One more thing,
give Samantha a birbe Hannah Montana
stage. Thanks Santa!
Your friend, Conner B
Dear Santa,
I’ve been good this year. I am a girl.
I’m 8 years old. I would like a new
barbie house and some clothes with that
too. And a laptop and shoes.
Thank you.
Your friend, Delaney
Dear Santa,
Can you wake me up on Christmas?
Do you like December?
I wunt an x box for Christmas. How
do you pull your slae?
Your friend, Dalton P
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old. I am in 2nd grade.
Thank you for the presents. I would like
book for Christmas and a mini laptop.
Your friend, Troy
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old and what I want for
Christmas is a d.s. Game, a boy barbie
doll and just one more thing. Thank
you.
Your friend, Emma
Dear Santa,
I would like to know how you get in
my home. For Christmas I would like
a real baby bunny, Dsi and Littest Pet
Shop. Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Megan V
Dear Santa,
I love you. I wish Christmas was
evey day. I want a new pair of shoes for
Christmas.
Your friend, Danny
Dear Santa,
I life you elfs. For Christmas I would
like a baby doll please. Thank you
Santa.
Your friend, Kelsey
Dear Santa,
Where do you live? For Christmas
I would like a D.s. game. Thank you
Santa.
Your friend, Josh
Dear Santa,
What is you reindeer names? For
Christmas I would like lego star wars, a
nerf toy and wii. Thank you Santa.
Your friend, Dakota
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a gold fish, a nerf gun
and a Merry Christmas to everybody!
Your Friend, Kasey
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a Nintendo DS, a
pillow pet, a spy net video watch, a RC
Taranchula, a RC Millenium Falcon, an
RC Stampede and an RC Walking Iron
Man.
Your Friend, Kendall
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like Kong Returns to the
Jungle, magic kit, jetpak, hot cocao mix
and Puff the Magic Dragon the movie.
Your Friend, Jacob
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like to pet your reindeer, a
hamster, a globe, a cell phone, a ring, a
brother, a pool and a gym.
Your Friend, Greg
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like tools and money, Ohio
State Bell, and Pillow Pets and a bell
off Santa’s sleigh, snake, a guinea pig, a
wallet. I want a number 1 jersey.
Your Friend, Danny
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like a hamster, cell phone,
Best Friends Club dolls, clothes for
dolls and shoes for dolls.
Your Friend, Emma
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like Halo legos.
Your Friend, Seth
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I would like Zou
Zou pets, Pillow Pets, a hamster, stuffed
animals, a cell phone, wildcat clothes
and a purse.
Your Friend, Veronica
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like Legos, a 2010 doll and
an American Girl and my cat Billy, he
died, and my family and Pillow Pals and
a Wii.
Your Friend, Harley
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like some reading books,
markers, American Girl, Pillow Pets
doll, head bands, and a new coat.
Your Friend, Madison
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like an Xbox 360 and a PSP
and Legos.
Your Friend, Jayden
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a unicorn pillow pet, a
DS, a zhu zhu pet, a Raggedy Ann doll.
Your Friend, Grace
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like a pillow pet, a cupcake
maker, a baby doll, littlest pet shop, and
a car.
Your Friend, Sarah
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old.
I would like a new bike, makeup,
American Girl doll, pillow pet, Barbie
video doll, baby doll clothes, school
stuff, a laptop, purse, DSI.
Your Friend, Alexa
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would like Lego Star Wars sets, and
the Lego Sith, and a Lego Bubbafet, and
a bmx bike.
Your Friend, Calum
Dear Santa,
I am 7 years old.
I would likea box of erasers and
crayons and some love.
Your Friend, Adara
Dear Santa,
My name is Iszobel. I am 7 years
old!
Thank you for the presents last yere.
I want a red, Wii, Just Dance 2, Just
Dance, Xbox 360, Toy Story Game,
dress ups and a strobarry shotcake ring
book. Hi miis Claus!
Love, Iszobel
Dear Santa,
My name is Anthony. I am 7.
Thank you for the presins las yer. On
nex crismis I went a wii, a cat, a dog,
a xbox 360, a truc, iscreeme, and a
masr chruc. I will give you 10 coockies
Santa.
Love, Anthony
Dear Santa,
My name is Connor.
I like my football from lass chintmas.
I want a football, cars, book, and a cadey
can. I will lev milk and cookes.
Your Friend, Connor
Dear Santa,
My name is Kyra.
Thank you for that baby doll. I want
a ds, a champlen and ds games and baby
alive. Tel misis Claus I sied hi.
Love, Kyra
Dear Santa,
My name is Kaleb C.
Tank you for my present. I want a
lisavr, games, xbox, and a wii game and
a playstation game. I will let kukis for
you and some mik.
Your Friend, Kaleb
Dear Santa,
My name is Hunter.
Thank you for my presents last year.
I want a xbox 360, games, konZoos,
badl mishins, and a nerf gun. I will leave
a apple for Roodof.
Love, Hunter
Dear Santa,
My name is Tyler and I am 7.
Thank you fo all the presins frum last
yer. I want a nerf gun, xbox 360 game
and rede frede book. Have a saf trip.
Your Friend, Tyler
Dear Santa,
My name is Audrey and I am in first
grade.
Thank you for the prezins lasch year.
This year I want a wii. I will leave
milk and cookes out.
Love,
Audrey
Dear Santa,
My name is Ian. I am 7.
I liked that wii game.
DQ blisrd maker, lego clock, you
build monople, lego casel and nerf gun.
Mery Christmas Santa.
Love, Ian
Dear Santa,
My name is logan im 7.
I stil play with my toys from last year.
I want a dog. I want a ps2 and Santa I ho
ho ho hope you have a safe trip.
Love, Logan
Dear Santa,
My name is Alexis. I am a first grader.
I am six yeres old. Thank you for the
gifts from last yere. I want a go go, I
want a dsi, I want real dog food and a
real dog. Have a good Chrismas Santa.
Love, Alexis
Dear Santa,
My name is Chris. I am in first grade.
I like you four giving me the star wars
dacker. I wud want a xbox 360 and a
rumot cantrul car and a star wars helmet
and the gun and a dumduld dlaster and a
lock. Pless I want it to give to my mom.
I will give you a lot of cookes and you
and your rander a lot of cookes and
cerets. Say helo to ms. Clos and I buleve
in you Santa.
Your Friend, Chris
Dear Santa,
My name is Anna. I am six yers old.
Thack you Santa for the presits last yer.
I want a zoo zoo pet, a doll, a baby zoo
zoo pet, a zoo zoo pet set and a baby
doll, a rell dog and cande. I am going to
lef sum cookes and mlik.
Your friend, Anna
Dear Santa,
My name is Libby. I am 6.
Thacks for that Hana Mtan. I want a
brbvatcaker.
I will give roodof a carit.
Love, Libby
Dear Santa,
My name is Colin. I am 7 years old.
Thanks for the presents last year. I
want a laptop, xbox, book and a wii. I
will bring you cookes santa.
I love my friend, Colin
Dear Santa,
I am Reiss. I am 7. Thac you fo the
presins. I want a game, legos, tv.
I will leave a caret.
Love, Reiss
Dear Santa,
My name is Laci and I am seven yeres
old. I thack you four buttrscoch. I want a
gite up pony, toys, games, and a rele pet
birde. And have a good trip.
Love, Laci
Dear Santa,
My name is Garrett. I am 6 years old.
I luve wut you gave to me last yere.
Wat i want for christmas is a lot of legos.
I want a xbox 360, I want a playstashin
3, I want a playstashin 2, I want a xbox,
I want a playstashin, I wan a DS and I
wan a sonik game for the wii. I wel leve
some melk and cooks.
Love, Garrett
Dear Santa,
My name is Kaleb and I am 6. I love
the toys you give me. I want a xbox 360,
a tv, a ben10 and bb gun. Tell mis clos
hi.
Your Friend, Kaleb
Dear Santa,
I am Joey and I am in first grade and
I am 7 yers old. I love all the toys you
gave to me last yere. I want for christmas
2 playstashin 2, one for mom and for
dad, creepee crolers, marceroe game for
my DS, a livsaver and more DS games.
I mite leve sum food for your reindeer
for more enrgi.
Your friend, Joey
Dear Santa,
My name is Braiden. I am 7.
You are so nice Santa!
I want a xbox, a star wars AtAt
walcker, lego ship, paper jams, mind
flex, freedy books, a wickid toy, safari
set and a pupy.
Hi Santa.
Love, Braiden.
Dear Santa,
I am 8 years old. I would like a Xbox
360, Halo Game 3, Legos, Ipod Touch,
Halo Legos, and a new Bible, and a
phone.
Your Friend, Josh W.
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Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Brenna and
I am 4 years old. Can you
please bring me some toys for
Christmas. I want a Barbie,
some puzzles, doll, doll house
and a little turtle.
Love, Brenna
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Alaric and I
am a 2 year old boy. Can you
come to my house and bring
me some toys. I would like a
truck, cars, tractors and maybe
some books so my mommy
and daddy can read to me.
Love, Alaric Doner, Celina
Dear Santa,
My name is Tabor Metcalfe.
I am six weeks old. I have been
real good so far except for
at night time when I like to
keep mommy up. She dosn’t
seem too thrilled about that
part. For Christmas this year
I’m not asking for much. I
would like some diaprs, for-
mula and a wagon so I can go
for walks when it gets warm
outside. Also, I would like a
pet Platypus so I won’t be
lonely in my wagon.
Thank you Santa!
Love, Tabor
P.S. I will leave milk and
cookies for you and a carrot for
Rudolph (he’s my favorite).
Dear Santa Claus,
Can I have a fishing pole
and a John Deere toy truck.
Give my dad a ontrol G.P. 30
and for ,y mom jewelry and
lastly ,y sister a big lump of
coal.
Your friend, Carson
Dear Santa Claus,
Are you having a fun time?
This is what I would want
for Christmas, a mashmallow
stooter, a Cold Stone Creamery
ice cream maker, a Apple iPod
touch, clothes. Then my sister
would like a laptop and a nerf
gun, and for my mom, she
would like a holiday rug and
makeup, and formy dad, he
would like new gloves and a
new hat. Please have a merry,
merry, jolly, jolly, happy,
happy Christmas~
Sincerely, Nicole
P.S. I will have cookies and
milk for you.
Dear Santa Claus,
I would like a poodle, a TV,
a IPads, a IPod, a makeup set,
a PS3, a dress and math books.
Santa Claus, please give Will a
Bengal jersely.
Love, Marina
P.S. I will leave you milk
and cookies.
Dear Santa Claus,
I would like a wii because
it’s exercise. It is fun too. I
want the wii because you get
Mario Brothers with it.
Your friend, Josh
Dar Santa Claus,
I want NHL 2kII wii cause
it’s fun to play. I also want
Madden NFL II wii. Plus a lot
of footballs too, and a lot of
baseballs too. I want a gum-
ball machine, and NBA 2KII
wii. My brother wants paint
and a wrestling game, a Chad
Ochocinco, a Lebron James
and a Chris Bosh jerseys. My
sister wants a Minnie Mouse
doll. My mom wants a million
dollars. My dad wants a coat
and hat.
Love, Ryan
Dear Santa Claus,
What I want for Christas is
a iPod touch and an American
Girl doll, Juli, a clothes and
more socks and a nerf gun,
all star shoes that go up to my
knee and some jewelry and
some dry erase board, markers
and a coulea, you get my sister
a fancy dress and trucks for
my little brother and a book
for my big brother and more
socks for my dad, a magazine
for my mom.
Love, Elizabeth
P.S. I will leave you cook-
ies out.
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Tony Hawk skate-
board for X-box 360, Legos,
Maden II, PS3, Chris Cross
Crash pillow pet, and a D.S.I.
Please make it come with
D.S.I. games.
Love, Kaiden
Dear Santa Claus,
Can you give me a PS3,
a Xbox 360 touch, an elf, a
cookie, a book, a winter coat,
and a house. Could you give
my mom $1000 and Mrs.
Bosch a good cass.
Sincerely, Damien
P.S. I am going to give you
some cookies
Dear Santa Claus,
I really want a laptop
because I don’t like going to
my mom’s room. I hope your
having a wonderful holiday.
Please give my mom the best
present you and your elf’s can
make.
Love, Karolyne
P.S. Merry Christmas
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? I am happy
and kind of sick too. What kind
of cookies do you like? Do you
like to draw. For Christmas
I want a DS and Project
Runways, a drum and a new
bike. Have a good Christmas!
Love, Kylee
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am happy
for Christmas. Do you know
where I live? I can’t wait until
it is Christmas. Which reindeer
do you like best? For Christmas
I want a new bike.
Love, Faith
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am happy.
What kind of reindeer do you
have? Where do the elves
work? For Christmas I want a
D.S. Have a happy Christmas.
Love, Riley
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am happy.
How are your reindeer? How
are your elves doing? For
Christmas I want a guitar and
Zhu Zhu pets. How is Mrs.
Claus doing?
Love, Chelsea
Dear Santa Claus,
I would like a iPod Touch,
D.S.I, Pictionary man, dip and
dot maker, stencils, blizard
maker, style savy D.S. game,
stuff to make in my easy bake
oven, baby alive. My sister
would like a Tan Gold Doll,
Princess Dolly, coloring books,
teddy bear, fake makeup. My
mom would like a new phone,
perfume. My dad would like a
new phone.
Sincerely, Tori
Dear Santa,
I would like for Christmas
a TV, a Xbox 360, a PS3, a
iPod, a dirt bike, a anchor
and a happy happy jolly jolly
Christmas. Could you bring
my brother some cars, some
tractors, a dog, and a Leap
Frog, please. Could you bring
my sister some lipsticks, some
dolls, and a CD.
Sincerely, Brice
P.S. I’m going to leave you
some cookies.
Dear Santa Claus,
My mom would like some
new candles, my dad would
like a rock, my sister would
like a pair of rainbow socks,
and I would like a Lil Mommy,
a Zhu-Zhu pet, a DS with some
games, a new doctor kit, a
doctor outfit, some toy baby
stuff, a pig pillow pet, a Fur-
real Kitten, some toy teacher
stuff, and a book of Christas
carols and songs, and a tea
cup piggie. My dog would like
some squeakey toys and a toy
bone. I also would like another
American Girl Doll with curly
brown hair and pink, blue-
green, and light purple glasses
and a beautiful princess gown,
shoes and crown with jewels
on them.
Your friend, Emma
Dear Santa Claus,
I would like skates for
Christmas. Because I have
gone to so many skating rinks.
I’m very godo at skating. I
entered in the fast racers. I got
in 8th place. So Santa can I
have skates? Santa can you get
an iPod for Maizee? Santa can
you get a doll for Gracie and 1
for Eva? Santa give Paizlin a
good Christmas.
P.S. I like your beard.
Sincerely, Syda
Dear Santa Claus,
Can I have new shoes and a
new winter coat? I would also
like a PS3 game like NCAA
football. My brother Deven
wants Maden Football.
Your friend, Derek
P.S. I will leave you some
cookies.
Dear Santa Claus,
For Christmas I want a
Super Mario Bros. D.S. game.
I want a Xbox and I want
books and a bike. Could you
please get makeup for Isabelle,
a pillow for mom, tools for
dad, fake tools for Chase, and
a toy duck for Daisy.
Love, Cole
Dear Santa Claus,
For Christmas I would like
to have some roller skates
because I tried to skate and
it was fun. I would also like
sliper and a iPod touch. My
brother would like a basket-
ball. For my other brother he
would like some Legos.
Love, Jocie
Dear Santa,
I want a Xbox 360, Legos,
Harry Potter years 1-4, Lego
Harry Potter Hagert’s Hut
and Little Big Planet 2. Ryan
would like Donkey Kong
Country Returns, Metal Gear,
Solid and Kirby’s Epic Yarn.
Please give Brandon Dragon
Ball Z Raging Blast 2. Lastly
Laura wants a toy duck.
Your friend, Adam
Dear Santa,
My name is Lacey. I have
been a good girl. I make my
bed. If I were Santa, I would
give my Mom a green shirt and
I would give my Dad a motor-
cycle. Would you please bring
me a iPod? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Lacey
Dear Santa,
My name is Emma. I have
been a good girl. I shared and
I cleaned up my room. If I
were Santa, I would give my
Mom perfume and I would
give my Dad a Notre Dame
sweatshirt. Would you please
bring me a iPod? I can’t wait
until Christmas!!
Your friend, Emma
Dear Santa,
My name is Ray. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I did my homework. If I were
Santa, I would give my Mom a
hyg and I would give my Dad
a hug. Would you please bring
me a guitar? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Ray
Dear Santa,
My name is Seth. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I played with my cousins. If I
were Santa, I would give my
Mom a Christmas tree and I
would give my Dad a gun.
Would you please bring me a
bow and arrow? I can’t wait
until Christmas!!
Your friend, Seth
Dear Santa,
My name is Tara. I have
been a good girl. I shared and
I filled up my sticker chart.
If I were Santa, I would give
my Mom a curling iron and
I would give my Dad a pair
of underwear. Would you
please bring me a play and
train puppy? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Tara
Dear Santa,
My name is Trenton. I have
been a good boy. I did my
ABC’s and my numbers. If I
were Santa, I would give my
Mom a purse and I would give
my Dad a train. Would you
please bring me a 4 wheeler
and ranger? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Trenton
Dear Santa,
My name is Ewen. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I filled up my sticker chart. If
I were Santa, I would give my
Mom a new cup and I would
give my Dad an X-box. Would
you please bring me a Sonic
for the Wii? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Ewen
Dear Santa,
My name is Aaron. I have
been a good boy. I helped and I
cleaned up my room. If I were
Santa, I would give my Mom
a present and I would give my
Dad a present too. Would you
please bring me a toys and bas-
ketball hoop.? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Aaron
Dear Santa,
My name is Rachel. I have
been a good girl. I shared and
I filled up my sticker chart.
If I were Santa, I would give
my Mom a green shirt and
I would give my Dad a blue
shirt. Would you please bring
me an iPod and a MP3 player?
I can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Rachel
Dear Santa,
My name is William. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I filled up my sticker chart.
If I were Santa, I would give
my Mom a new candle and I
would give my Dad a surfe-
board. Would you please bring
me a kite? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, William
Dear Santa,
My name is Dru. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I did my homework. If I were
Santa, I would give my Mom a
ring and bracelet and I would
give my Dad a tool. Would
you please bring me cookies? I
can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Dru
Dear Santa,
My name is Will. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I filled up my sticker chart.
If I were Santa, I would give
my Mom one hundred dollar
bill and I would give my Dad
a new basketball. Would you
please bring me starskerem? I
can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Will
Dear Santa,
My name is Alyson. I have
been a good girl. I helped and
I filled up my sticker chart. If
I were Santa, I would give my
Mom a bag of money and I
would give my Dad a thousand
dollar bill. Would you please
bring me a Barbie Camru girl?
I can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Alyson
Dear Santa,
My name is Leah. I have
been a good girl. I shared and
I filled up my sticker chart. If
I were Santa, I would give my
Mom a sweatshirt and I would
give my Dad a toolbox. Would
you please bring me a Wii? I
can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Leah
Dear Santa,
My name is Carter. I have
been a good boy. I shared and
I played with my brother. If I
were Santa, I would give my
Mom a cot and a stocking and
I would give my Dad a present.
Would you please bring me
a crossbow and a shotgun? I
can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Carter
Dear Santa,
My name is Olivia. I have
been a good girl. I helped
my parents. If I were Santa, I
would give my Mom a purse
and I would give my Dad a
ring. Would you please bring
me a play and train puppy? I
can’t wait until Christmas!!
Your friend, Olivia
Dear Santa,
My name is Adelin. I have
been a good girl. I fed my dog.
If I were Santa, I would give
my Mom love and I would
give my Dad a good report
card. Would you please bring
me a cat? I can’t wait until
Christmas!!
Your friend, Adelin
I would like a Superpaper
Mario - Big Foot Monster and
Cruncher the Dinosaur. My
Dad would love art supplies
and my Mom would like stuff
to make her bath smell good.
Grant Boecker
I would like a Zhu Zhu Pet,
Sparkly Shoes, new shirts and
new pants. I think Mom would
like make-up and I think Dad
would like brand work shoes.
Gracie Brinkman
I want a remote control
snowmobile that goes on
the snow, a remote control 4
wheeler and a remote control
dirt bike. I would like to buy
Mom a new cabinet and my
Dad some tools so he could
work.
Cayden Burgei
I would love the Baby
Spike, the Wee Mickey and
Super Mario 2. I will buy Mom
a new puke pan and Dad a
Power drill because his other
one flew out of his hands.
Nicholas Herman
I would like a snow globe
with a princess that sings,
a Zhu Zhu Pet Bunny and
Sparkly Shoes. I would like to
buy my Mom Christmas mov-
ies and I would buy my Dad a
brand new computer.
Kaitlyn Karcher
For Christmas I would like
Zhu Zhu Pets, new sparkly
shoes and I would like a new
shirt with a butterfly on it. I
would buy Mom another new
purse and I would buy Dad
new tools.
Kiersten Kemper
The think I told Santa was
an American Girl Doll that has
brown hair and brown eyes,
2 walky talkies and markers,
paints and crayons. I want to
buy Mom a new necklace. I
want to get Dad a radio.
Claire Knotts
I would like something I
could dig for bones with - a
sand man that has a hole in his
belly and it comes with sand,
a new soccer ball because the
dog chewed ours up when we
left it out in the rain and the
Diary of a Whimpy Kid and
for Mom I would like to get
a new computer for her and
for Dad new tools because he
works on machines and he has
a workstation in the garage.
Adam Looser
For Christmas I would
really like American Girl
Stickers, Tangles Barbie Doll,
Cinderella Barbie Doll. I am
buying Mom earrings and Dad
some new bright yellow work
shirts.
Gwyneth Martz
I would like a new Wii
game - a marshmallow shooter
and a movie. For Mom I want
to buy her nail polish because
she likes to do her nails and
for Dad new tools because he
works on big trucks.
Nolan Miller
I would like an X-box 360
Live, PS 3, a watch and a Jesus
Necklace. I would like to get
Mom a ring and I will get Dad
a ring too. I forgot, when I
heard Colin say he wants a tree
stand I want one too.
William Miller
I would like real guns to
hunt, an ice cream maker and
another hunting thing. A think
you put up real high in a tree.
I think it is called a tree stand
and for Dad I would like to buy
National Treasurer 3. If they
make that movie and for Mom
a pie maker with pie recipes to
see if she will make pies since
she will have the stuff.
Colin Odenweller
Dear Santa,
My name is Braysen. I am
7 years old. I am in the first
grade. For Christmas I would
like a remote control helicop-
ter. How do your helpers make
all the toys.
Dear Santa,
My name is Mason. I am
7 years old. I am in the first
grade. For Christmas I would
like a guitar-a real one, a soc-
cer ball, and a football with a
tee. What did your elves make?
I like the play guitar you gave
me last year. Thanks and have
a good trip.
Love, Mason
Dear Santa,
I would like a bow and
arrow, a helmet, roller skates,
new art supplies and a teddy
bear with a red jacket. I want
to give my Mommy a kiss and
Chris a brand new watch.
Heaven Ross
Dear Santa,
I want a DS (that is all).
And I want to give Mom new
curtains and Dad a gun to go
hunting with.
Alexis Sanders
Dear Santa,
I would like a Nerf Gun,
a remote control hot wheels
car and I have other things
but Grandma and Grandpa are
getting me those things like
Creepy Crawlers and I don’t
really know what my other
Grandma and Grandpa are get-
ting me. I would like to buy
Mom some new jewelry and
for Dad I would like to buy
him a fake deer target.
Chad Schnipke
Dear Santa,
I would like a marshmal-
low shooter, Nerf guns and
a remote control T-rex. Mom
never told me what she wants
but I would like to buy her
a camera. (We already have
one but this way if we would
lose one we would already
have another one) and my Dad
wants a kitchen radio.
Michael Steffan
Dear Santa,
I would like a guitar, a
phone and an iPod. For Mom
I would like to buy her new
make-up, jewelry and my Mom
wants new nail polish tool and
Dad would like new bullets for
his gun. New tools and a new
hammer because he takes them
to work and loses them.
Maddie Turnwald
Dear Santa,
I would like a Hanna
Montanna Doll, Cheerleader
Pom Poms and Hanna
Montanna Wig. I like to buy
Mom a new bracelet, new ear-
rings and a new necklace. And
I would like to buy Dad an
Ohio T-shirt.
Hanna Wright
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I’m
fine. I am good too. How is
your yellow four wheeler?
Have you been riding it in the
woods? I really want the dirt
bike that I brought over to 2nd
recess today.
Sincerely, Trae
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing tonight?
I am fine Santa. Where do
you keep your reindeer? Do
you have a lot of elves? I
want an electric guitar, F-350
remote control truck, double
side remote control car.
Thank you.
Sincerely, your friend,
Kyle
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I am
doing good. Where do you
pot the reindeer when it is not
Christmas? What kide of cook-
ies do you like? I want a zuzu
pet and a controller skateboard
for Christmas.
Sincerely, Hali
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am happy.
What do you like? How
do you get through a foggy
Christmas I want a DS and
a wii and I want a checker
board game I will promise to
be Good.
Love,Peyton
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am fine.
Where do you put the reindeer?
What kind of cookies should
I leave you? For Christmas,
please bring me a racecar track.
I would also like Monopoly.
Last, I would like Just Dance
on Wii. Thank you.
Sincerely, Ben
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I am
good. How is the North pole?
Do your reineer like cattots?
For Christmas, I would like
mind flex and loops.
Thank you Santa,
Sinderely, Caden
Dear Santa,
How are you? I’m happy.
How is Rudolph? How is Mrs.
Claus? For Christmas I want
LaLaloopse with a pony and
ordeas and a bunny and books.
I’ll be good, I promise.
Love, Megan
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am happy.
Why does Rudolph have a red
nose? Why do you wear boots
Santa? For Christmas I want a
white puppy dog and books.
Santa, I love you!
Love, Maryann
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? I’m
doing good. What do the rein-
deer like to eat? Do you know
how many elves there are? Can
you please get me a Wii num
chuk and an American baby
girl doll? And also I’d like
craft stuff please. Thank you.
Sincerely, Madison
Dear Samta Claus,
How are you doing at the
North Pole? I am doing fine.
What kind of food do you want
me to thaw out for you? How
do the reindeer fly so high?
What I want for Christmas
is an iPod, toys and clothes.
Thank you!
Sincerely, Alexa
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing at the
North Pole? I’m doing fine.
What kind of cookies do you
like? How many elves do you
have? For Christmas I want a
telescope and a ZuZu pet.
Thank you.
Sincerely, Paige
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? I am
doing great! Where do you
keep your reindeer? Do you
keep your reindeer in the barn.
I want a set of camo binaculars
and college football 2011 and
Ski Doo Challenge for Wii.
Thank you.
Sincerely, Jack
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I’m
doing good. How do you get
around the world in one night?
How do you know where every-
one lives? Can you give me the
Xdrive and a new Xbox360.
Sincerely, Bailey
Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Where
do you put your reindeer? I
had been good this year. I want
for Christmas an MP3 player.
I would like a DS. I would
like June B first grade books.
I would like snap girl babies.
Thank you.
Sincerely, Allie
Dear Santa,
Gow are you? I’m feeling
good. Do you have a dog?
What does Mrs. Claus do? For
Christmas I want a Zu Zu pet
game, Zu Zu pet parts, Littlest
Pet Shop, Fur Real Friend and
a toy weasel. Is Rudolph real?
Hi, Santa!
Your friend, Laura
Dear Santa,
Santa are you doing fine?
I’m doing very good. How
is Mrs. Claus doing? Are the
reindeer ready to fly? Santa, I
really want a puppy swimmer.
I also want is a play walking
dog. Thank you.
Sincerely Santa, Grace
Dear Santa Claus,
Hi! How are you today?
I’m doing good. How many
cookies do you want? How do
you know if I’m being good
today? For Christmas I want an
American Girl doll and Mario
Super Brothers and surprises
and a DSi. Thank you.
Sincerely, Alayna
Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been doing?
I’ve been very good. Santa
what cookies do you like best?
Santa what flavor milk do you
like? Santa, can I please have
an I phone 4? Can I have a pil-
low pet? (Can I have a dog?)
Can I have a D.S.I.? Thank
you!!! Your my hero and I like
the gifts you give me!!!
Love, Emily
Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good.
What kind of cookies do you
like? When do you get tired?
For Christmas I want a little
puppy, a toy penguin, a puppet
and a sled. A new bike would
be great! And I would like a
Mario Wii too.
Sincerely, Tori
SPORTS
Saturday, December 18, 2010 The Herald —9
www.delphosherald.com
After falling behind 8-2 in the first Friday night,
Jefferson turned its defense on and outscored the Bulldogs
11-4. Senior Ryan Ebbeskotte hits the floor to swat the ball
from Ada’s Alex Weber — as his head coach, Marc Smith,
looks on — as the host Wildcats grabbed a 5-point NWC
victory at “The Stage”.
Tom Morris photo
VARSITY
ADA (42)
Cole Simon 3-0-6, Micah Roberson
2-0-6, Konnor Baker 9-3-22, Gabe Sutton
0-0-0, Alex Weber 3-0-6, Eli Roberson
0-2-2, Stephen Budwit 0-0-0, Austin Weber
0-0-0. Totals 17-5-42.
JEFFERSON (47)
Austin Jettinghoff 1-2-4, Ryan
Ebbeskotte 3-7-14, Shayn Klinger 0-0-
0, Nick Dunlap 1-0-2, Nick Cook 3-1-7,
Logan Bonifas 4-3-12, Zac Lumpkins 0-0-
0, Mitchell Antalis 4-0-8. Totals 16-13-47.
Score by Quarters:
Ada 12 11 9 10 - 42
Jefferson 13 10 9 15 - 47
Three-point goals: Ada, M. Roberson
2, Baker; Jefferson, Ebbeskotte, Bonifas.
JUNIOR VARSITY
ADA (35)
Brenden Szippl 1-0-2, Ben Bailey 1-1-
3, Justin Kudlica 0-0-0, Austin Cobb 2-1-6,
Austin Dumbaugh 3-0-6, Mason Acheson
2-3-8, Nick Simon 0-0-0, Hunter Waller
2-4-8, Spencer Archer 0-0-0, S. Downing
1-0-2. Totals 13-8/13-35.
JEFFERSON (43)
Tyler Mox 1-0-2, Seth Wollenhaupt
2-0-4, Jeff Schleeter 2-1-5, Zach Ricker
3-3-11, Jordan Barclay 0-0-0, Quinten
Wessell 1-0-2, Ross Thompson 1-0-2,
Dakota Stroh 4-4-12, Kyle Anspach 2-0-5.
Totals 16-8/12-43.
Score by Quarters:
Ada 4 10 6 15 - 35
Jefferson 13 8 12 10 - 43
Three-point goals: Ada, Cobb;
Jefferson, Jettinghoff, Ricker 2, Anspach.
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PI I G GS SK KI I N N P PI I C CK KS S
Metcalfe
By JIM METCALFE
jmetcalfe@delphosher-
ald.com
DELPHOS — Sometimes,
a basketball team just has to
find a way to win.
Jefferson’s boys were that
team Friday night at “The
Stage” of Jefferson Middle
School.
They overcame less-
than-stellar shooting from
the field and the free-throw
line to down Ada 47-42 to
open the 2010-11 Northwest
Conference slate.
“We put ourselves in a
position to win the game.
Right now, it doesn’t matter
what our shooting percentage
was,” Jefferson coach Marc
Smith explained. “We’ve
done enough to lose four bas-
ketball games but we have
shown a lot of guts and heart
to be 2-2. That’s how we’re
building this program; we’re
finding ways to win. We
want a mentally and physi-
cally tough team.”
The teams were tied 32-all
to begin the fourth. Ada’s one-
man wrecking crew, junior
Konnor Baker (game-high 22
markers, 6 boards) scored the
first four and after Jefferson
senior Ryan Ebbeskotte (14
counters, 7 assists) hit a
3-ball, Ada’s Micah Roberson
(who eventually fouled out,
as did fellow starter Austin
Weber) answered with his
own trey for a 39-35 Ada
lead. With Ebbeskotte’s nine
in the period leading the way,
the Wildcats (2-2, 1-0 NWC)
battled back to tie it at 41-41
on two Ebbeskotte tosses
(6-of-6 in the period) at the
2:01 mark. After a Bulldog
(2-3, 0-1) miscue (one of 17
on the night), Delphos senior
Logan Bonifas (12 counters,
game-high 8 boards, 4 steals)
hit a pair from the line at
1:15. After a missed shot —
blocked by Bonifas — and
a turnover, Ebbeskotte was
fouled and canned two more
tosses with 21.1 ticks show-
ing. Baker then hit 1-of-2 sin-
gles with 14.2 ticks to go and
freshman Austin Jettinghoff
was fouled with 12.3 ticks
to go. He calmly hit both
for a 47-42 edge. After Eli
Roberson missed a 3-ball, the
Wildcats got the carom and
ran out the clock.
“Ada coach Chris Sautter
was not pleased with his
team’s play Friday night.
They shot (22) free throws
and we shot six. That isn’t
going to get it done,” Sautter
explained. “We have to find
a way to get to the line more.
We made a lot of dumb turn-
overs and fouls. You can’t
foul someone 40 feet from
the basket and pick up a sec-
ond like that or chuck the ball
80 feet because you forget
how much time is left.”
Jefferson canned 10-of-11
singles in the final period
(91%) after shooting 3-of-11
the first 24 minutes (27.3%)
for an overall 13-of-22
(59.1%). They also canned
16-of-41 fielders overall
(2-of-12 long range) for 39
percent.
“We were horrendous in
the first three quarters at the
line but hit them when we
needed to. These kids know
they have it in them,” Smith
continued. “It was differ-
ent players, too; our fresh-
man Austin, hit two big free
throws. Shayn (Klinger,
a junior) would tell you he
hasn’t been playing up to
his ability but he gave us a
big 5-minute stretch and built
some confidence.”
Baker would prove to be
a tough defensive matchup
for the Red and White as he
dropped in the visitors’ first
six points (8 in the canto)
and Cole Simon (6 markers)
four as Ada stormed to a 10-2
spread in the first part of the
first period. The Wildcats had
the answer — a 2-2-1 3/4-
court press that forced five
turnovers in the last part of
the period. As well, Bonifas
scored four markers and the
Wildcats spurted off an 11-2
run, capped by a Jettinghoff
layin off a steal by junior
Nick Dunlap with 13 ticks
showing, for a 13-12 edge.
The second period proved
very tight, with five lead
changes and three ties as the
game settled into a half-court
tempo. Senior Nick Cook hit
1-of-3 free throws with 1.7
ticks on the clock to account
for a 23-all halftime tie.
Baker scored seven more
in the stanza but senior
Mitchell Antalis (8 coun-
ters, 4 caroms) replied with
four for the hosts. Roberson
picked up his third foul at
4:30 of the second.
The third period remained
a low-scoring affair. Both
teams netted nine points with
three ties and one lead change.
The Wildcat held the biggest
lead at 30-25 at the 3-min-
ute mark but the Bulldogs
fought back to tie it at 32 on
a short jumper by Baker with
40 ticks showing.
“We’d made steady prog-
ress through our first four
games but tonight I felt we
took a major step back. It
wasn’t anything we did; it’s
what we did to ourselves,”
Sautter added.
Ada finished 17-of-40
from the floor (3-of-11 tri-
ples) for 42.5 percent and
5-of-6 at the line (83.3%).
They controlled 26 off the
boards (6 offensive) as Alex
Weber led with seven (to go
with 6 markers and 5 assists).
They added 17 fouls and will
visit Perry tonight.
Jefferson nabbed 27 car-
oms (9 offensive) as senior
Zac Lumpkins added four.
They amassed 12 errors and a
mere nine fouls. They hit the
road to Kalida tonight, with a
6 p.m. (junior varsity) start.
“Out side of the first two
minutes, our defense was
pretty good. I think you will
see a lot of games like this in
the NWC this year; LCC and
Grove are above everyone
else but there’s a lot of solid
clubs,” Smith added.
In the JV matchup, the
Wildcats improved to 3-1, 1-1
NWC) with a 43-35 defeat of
the Bulldogs.
Sophomores Dakota Stroh
and Zach Ricker notched 12
and 11, respectively, for the
victors. Soph Mason Acheson
and freshman Hunter Waller
countered with eight each for
Ada.
Wildcats control stretch run,
down Bulldogs in NWC opener
By DAVE BONINSEGNA
The Delphos Herald
zsportslive@yahoo.com

FORT JENNINGS — The
Ottoville Big Green and Fort
Jennings boys basketball con-
test on Friday night started out
with a shooting performance
as cold as it was outside; the
Big Green shot 0-7 from the
field in the first stanza and hit
just two from the foul line.
The host Musketeers didn’t
fare much better, going 2-of-3
from inside the arc and 1-of-7
beyond giving Fort Jennings a
12-2 lead after one.
However, Nate Turnwald
scored the first seven points of
the second quarter and led the
Ottoville Big Green to a 53-40
comeback victory.
Turnwald (5 boards) tallied
19 points for Ottoville (2-1)
and Scott Pohlman added
13 in the win. The guests
improved on their shooting in
the contest, finishing with a
mark of 7-of-13 from inside
the arc and 6-of-9 from the
free-throw line to account for
a 21-8 spread in the second
period.
Jeremy Kohli led all scor-
ers for the Musketeers with 20
points; (7 boards, 3 assists).
Nolan Niedert added eight in
the effort.
The Musketeers (0-5)
led early as Kurt Warnecke
nailed a 3-pointer to give the
home team a 9-2 advantage
with 1:32 to go in the first.
However, Ottoville rallied for
21 second-quarter points as
Turnwald grabbed 10 points
in the stanza.
The hosts held off the
Ottoville charge midway into
the second period as Kohli
drained another long ball to
make it an 19-11 contest but
that is when the Big Green
made its move. Pohlman
banked one in from the paint
with 31 seconds left in the
half to give the Green the lead
for good at 21-20.
Both teams found them-
selves in foul problems early
in the second half with key
players on the bench with
three fouls. Greg Rue (6
points) banked one in from
the low post to extend the
Green lead to 29-22. The Big
Green extended its lead head-
ing into the final canto, taking
the final two baskets of the
quarter with Pohlman grab-
bing an offensive rebound for
two with two ticks on the
clock and sending Ottoville
into the final eight minutes
with a 36-29 advantage.
The final stanza was
all Ottoville; a Turnwald
long ball put the visitors up
41-29 with 6:42 to go. The
Musketeers turned the ball
over 17 times in the contest to
11 for Ottoville.
The Big Green is at
Spencerville tonight and
Jennings visits Crestview
Tuesday.
OTTOVILLE (53)
Nathan Turnwald 5-7-19, Ryan
Honigford 0-0-0, Josh Schroeder 1-0-2,
Jared Byrne 2-2-6, Derek Schimmoeller
0-0-0, Scott Pohlman 5-3-13, Travis
Eickholt 1-1-3, Bryan Hohlbein 0-0-0,
Matt Burgei 0-0-0, Greg Rue 3-0-6, Kevin
Schnipke 1-2-4. Totals 18/40(45%)-
15/23(65%)-53.
FORT JENNINGS (40)
Dylan Eldridge 0-0-0, Tyler Good
0-0-0, Austin Norbeck 1-0-2, Tyler
Wiedeman 0-0-0, Nolan Niedert 4-0-8,
Jeremy Kohli 7-4-20, Kurt Warnecke 2-0-
5, Chad Recker 0-3-3, Brandon Kohli 1-0-
2. Totals 15/42(35%)-7/12(58%)-40.
Score by Quarters:
Ottoville 2 21 13 17 - 53
Ft. Jennings 12 8 9 11 - 40
Three-point goals: Ottoville, Turnwald
2; Fort Jennings, Kohli 2, Warnecke.
Rebounds: OV 19, FJ 20.
Big Green rallies past archrival Musketeers
By AUSTIN CLARKSON
The Delphos Herald
austinclarkson_24@
hotmail.com
SPENCERVILLE — The
Spencerville boys basketball
team were quite the rude
hosts Friday night in their
Northwest Conference match-
up versus Allen East.
The Bearcats jumped out to
an early 40-26 lead going into
the locker room as they domi-
nated the Mustangs defensive-
ly and created many turnovers
to lead to easy layups at the
other end of the court. The
Mustangs went into halftime
trailing and things didn’t get
any better in the second half
as it was déjà vu of the first
half of action as the Bearcats
rolled to an easy 79-36 vic-
tory.
It was a true team vic-
tory Friday night for the home
team as 11 different players
got into the scoring column
and everyone received play-
ing time in the Bearcat vic-
tory.
Coach Kevin Sensabaugh
was very aware of his team’s
play and was a very happy
man after the contest: “We
played pretty well in the first
tonight and going into the
locker room I stressed the fact
that we needed to pass the ball
more effectively in the second
half. Coming into the game,
our game plan was to pres-
sure Allen East full-court and
create turnovers and I thought
our kids did a good job of that
tonight.”
The Bearcats shot the ball
very well as a team and had
three players in double digits
for the night. Levi Krouskop
led all scorers on the night
with 20 points, with six of
those coming from the char-
ity stripe. Dan Binkley added
14 points for the home team,
including four 3-point-
ers, while teammate Derek
Goecke tallied up 11 points in
the victory.
The Mustangs are very low
on depth this year as two of
their returning letterwinners
from last year (Levi Hoy and
Blake Truex) are out with
knee injuries from the past
year’s football season. Evan
Miller added 13 points in
the ’Stangs’ loss but despite
his best efforts the Mustangs
needed much more scoring
than Miller and just couldn’t
get in any kind of rhythm.
The Bearcats took away any
type of comeback by their
full-court pressure up front on
the visitors’ guards.
The Bearcat crowd and stu-
dent section were very into the
game and their Spencerville
team gave them reason to
cheer as they move to 3-0 (1-0
NWC) on the year and will be
back in action tonight as they
play host to Ottoville.
The Spencerville JV team
also got a victory as they
defeated the Mustangs 47-40.
VARSITY
ALLEN EAST (36)
Creeger 1-0-2, Howard 3-0-6, T.
Richardson 1-0-2, Evan Miller 6-0-13, J.
Richardson 2-0-4, Mulholland 1-0-2, Rex
2-3-7. Totals 16-3-36.
SPENCERVILLE (79)
Eli Bowers 3-3-9, Coleman
McCormick 3-0-6, Trevor Hardeman 2-0-
4, Daniel Binkley 5-0-14, Kevin Lenhart
2-0-6, Levi Krouskop 7-6-20, Derek
Goecke 5-1-11, Bowers 1-2-4, Josiah
McNulty 1-3-5. Totals 29-15-79.
Score by Quarters:
Allen East 13 13 6 4 - 36
Spencerville 23 17 21 18 - 79
Three-point goals: Allen East, Miller;
Spencerville, Binkley 4, Lenhart 2.
JUNIOR VARSITY
ALLEN EAST (40)
Plaugher 4-0-9, Richardson 3-2-10,
Shuey 4-0-8, Kohlrieser 1-0-2, Stewart
2-1-5, Davis 3-0-6. Totals 17-3-40.
SPENCERVILLE (47)
Bowers 3-1-8, Miller 3-0-6,
McCormick 4-0-8, Wisher 5-7-21, Corso
1-0-2, Settlemire 1-0-2, Patton 0-0-0,
Keith Lenhart 0-0-0. Totals 17-8-47.
Score by Quarters:
Allen East 9 9 11 11 - 40
Spencerville 8 12 18 9 - 47
Three-point goals: Allen East,
Richardson 2, Plaugher; Spencerville,
Wisher 4, Bowers.
Spencerville Bearcats stays unbeaten, roll over Allen East
Bulldog boys crush Lancers
RURAL MIDDLE POINT
— Friday night’s Northwest
Conference boys basketball
opener between Columbus
Grove and host Lincolnview
was close for eight minutes,
with the Lancers holding an
11-10 lead after one. Then
the invaders took no pris-
oners, dominating the final
24 minutes 69-25 to seize a
79-36 rout.
Luke Kohls paced the
Bulldogs with 21 markers,
along with 13 from Jordan
Travis and 12 from Adam
Bair. Sloan Whitaker topped
the Lancers with 14.
COLUMBUS GROVE (79)
Luke Kohls 21, Jordan Travis 13,
Adam Bair 12, Bret Schroeder 9, Connor
Kohls 8, Cory Meuleman 5, Wade Heffner
4, Devin Verhoff 2, Dane Stechschulte 0,
Caleb Grothaus 0. Totals 33/54-8/9-79.
LINCOLNVIEW (36)
Sloan Whittaker 14, Jack Frank 6,
Clayton Longstreth 6, Kyle Williams
5, Nick Leeth 3, Conner McCleery 2,
Zach Kreischer 0, Shane Williams 0,
Brooke Ludwig 0, Mark Evans 0, Blaze
McMonigal 0. Totals 15/32-4/7-36.
Score by Quarters:
Columbus Grove 10 22 29 18 - 79
Lincolnview 11 8 12 5 - 36
Three-point goals: Columbus Grove 5-17;
Lincolnview 2-2.
Reggie McAdams explodes
for 35 to pace ’Dawgs
ST. MARYS — Reggie
Mcadams came out on fire,
scoring 20 first-period points,
and paced Elida to a 56-45 vic-
tory in the Western Buckeye
League opener Friday night
at “The Horseshoe” of St.
Marys High School.
McAdams led the Bulldogs
(3-1, 1-0 WBL) with 35, can-
ning seven 3-balls, while
older brother Alex tacked on
11.
J.D. Meyer led the
Roughriders (0-3, 0-1) with
20 counters and Derek Roop
added 11.
Elida hosts St. John’s at 6
p.m. tonight.
ELIDA (56)
Reggie McAdams 11-6-35, Dakota
Mathias 1-2-4, Mackenzie Hampshire
1-0-2, Alex McAdams 4-2-11, Andrew
Clevenger 1-0-2, Ebin Stratton 1-0-2.
Totals 11-8-10/14-56.
ST. MARYS MEMORIAL (45)
Joe Brenneman 1-0-3, Garrett
Fledderjohann 2-0-6, D.J. Manning 1-0-2,
Derek Roop 4-1-11, Dan Bubp 1-0-3, J.D.
Meyer 9-1-20. Totals 11-7-2/4-45.
Score by Quarters:
Elida 22 7 13 14 - 56
Memorial 17 10 8 10 - 45
Three-point goals: Elida, R. McAdams
7, A. McAdams; St. Marys Memorial,
Fledderjohann 2, Roop 2, Brenneman,
Bubp, Meyer.
JV score: 39-33 (St. Marys).
Not a bad week for me. I
went 8-4 (1-0 in college — a
perfecto!!! — and 7-4 in the
National Football League. That
puts me at 102-66 (53-26 col-
lege and 49-40 pros).
Dave Boninsegna had the
next-best week at 6-5 (he
skipped the college game, the
fink!). That puts him at 75-56
(40-20 and 35-36).
Kirk Dougal of the
Van Wert Times Bulletin
went 4-8 (1-0/3-8) in his
second week as the guest
picker, moving their col-
lective mark to 93-75 (53-
26 and 40-49).
Austin Clarkson,
stringer for The Herald,
will make his debut as the
GP. If he outpicks me ....
Don’t think about it!
It’s bowl season, all 4,258
of them!!!
Dave won’t be with us. Talk
about a contradictory week: he
became a grandfather this week
but his daughter, Carmela, has
been given two weeks to live.
I am sure prayers would be
appreciated.
College Bowls: Saturday -
New Mexico (UTEP vs. BYU);
Humanitarian (Northern Illinois
vs. Fresno State); New Orleans
(Ohio vs, Troy). Tuesday - Beef
’O’ Brady’s Bowl (Lousiville
vs. Southern Mississippi).
Pro: Philadelphia at N.Y.
Giants; N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh;
Cleveland at Cincinnati;
Jacksonville at Indianapolis;
New Orleans at Baltimore;
Denver at Oakland; Kansas
City at St. Louis; Buffalo at
Miami.
JIM METCALFE
COLLEGE
UTEP: This is not Brigham
Young’s BYU of past years.
UTEP is closer to home, which
can make a big difference.
FRESNO STATE: Bulldogs
have an advantage on the Smurf
Turf — they play there every
other year. NIU might fall
asleep if they’re not careful.
TROY: The OTHER Trojans
have played some heavyweights
in the past few seasons. That
alone gives them an edge.
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI:
The Cardinals had a couple of
great seasons but not this one.
Golden Eagles get a nice win.
PROS
NEW YORK GIANTS: Eli
Manning lost another outside
weapon: the OTHER Steve
Smith. Not to worry with
Jacobs and Bradshaw pound-
ing behind that offensive line.
Plus, if any defensive line can
bother Michael Vick, it’s the
G-Men’s.
PITTSBURGH: The Jets
will beat up Big Ben but the
Steelers will harass a flailing
Sanchez more.
CLEVELAND: Bengals
just playing out the string; per-
haps Marvin Lewis is doing
the same. Browns playing for
Mangini’s job.
INDIANAPOLIS: Colts
fighting to keep their strangle-
hold on AFC South. At this
stage of season, having that
extra three days of rest pays
BIG dividends.
NEW ORLEANS: Ravens’
defense is simply not what it
once was. Saints now-healthy
offense doesn’t bode well for
Ravens. With no Ravens run-
ning game, Saints defense will
get some turnovers.
OAKLAND: Another team
— the Broncos — that seems to
have cashed it in. I’m not sure
even the sight of the Raider
Black will pick this sorry bunch
up.
ST. LOUIS: Rams are a
playoff contender!! Chiefs lead
the AFC West. If Cassel can-
not go or is limited due to last
week’s appendectomy, which is
likely the case, give Rams and
Sam Bradford a big win.
MIAMI: Dolphins still in
the playoff hunt and at home
against a division rival that is
going home in three weeks.
’Nuff written.
A U S T I N
CLARKSON
College:
BYU: BYU has
played some qual-
ity teams this year,
with a big win over
Washington and have
been battle-tested
against Utah and TCU.
Fresno State: Fresno
State has played some
quality teams this year:
Boise State, Cincinnati and
Illinois; and beaten two of them.
Northern Illinois hasn’t really
proven themselves against any
big teams.
Ohio: Ohio has had big wins
over BG and Buffalo, have won
6 out of their last 7 and have
been playing well. Troy has
been up and down and very
inconsistent.
Louisville: Louisville has
been challenged this year in the
Big East and has some qual-
ity wins; Southern Mississppi
hasn’t really played anybody
this year in Conference USA,
not really known for its foot-
ball.
Pro:
Giants: Eagles coming off
big win over Cowboys and
Vick is a little banged up and
may not be 100 percent. Giants
at home in the Meadowlands in
December are tough to beat.
Steelers: Jets have been
struggling and have a lot of
distractions surrounding their
locker room after their strength
coach tripped a player in last
week’s game. The Steelers’ “D”
at home is always tough and
Sanchez has been struggling, so
I look for the Steelers and Big
Ben to get a big victory.
Cincinnati: Browns won the
first matchup and I look for
the Bengals to split this year
as they take on the Browns at
home. Even though they will
have their hands full as Peyton
Hillis has been on a roll this
year, Bengals will come up
with the stunning upset.
Colts: Colts at home and
Peyton Manning is looking to
lead his team into the play-
offs with a must-win game;
Manning is very clutch at these
moments. Look for the Colts to
roll this weekend as they start
to get healthier.
Saints: Drew Brees and the
Saints are starting to find their
rhythm and get back to the level
of play they were at last year
when they won the Super Bowl.
I think they go into Baltimore
and get the big victory.
Oakland: Oakland’s rushing
attack with Darren McFadden
and Michael Bush against the
Broncos at 3-10 and only with
one road victory this year. They
have struggled quite a bit this
season and I think they will
continue the trend Sunday.
St. Louis: Matt Cassel is
just getting back and may not
be 100 percent, while the Rams
are very good at home (4-2 on
the year). The Chiefs are just
2-5 on the road.
Miami: Miami still has an
outside shot at making the play-
offs, while the Bills have strug-
gled. I look for the Dolphins
to come out strong at home
and get a victory despite their
struggles playing in Miami this
year.
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Dear Annie: My
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on Facebook, and we
are “friends,” so we
can see each other’s
profiles. Several
weeks ago, I noticed
that he had deleted all
pictures of me from
his photo album.
When I asked him
about it, he
said it was
“acci den-
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at least one
photo of
me back on
there, and
he said he
would, but
so far, he
hasn’t.
His pro-
file photo
on this site is our
wedding picture with
my face cropped out.
Coincidentally, his
friends have been
inviting him more
frequently to events
that do not include
me (although I notice
that on occasion some
of the other wives are
there). The last event
they had, they made
sure to invite our dog
but not me.
Am I right to feel
hurt? Should I be sus-
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Dear Worried:
Let’s see. Your hus-
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cropped you out of
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His friends exclude
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d a u g h t e r - i n - l a w
at Christmas. A
year ago, “Laurie”
informed me that she
was contemplating a
divorce for a variety
of reasons.
Laurie and my son
have three children.
Her father paid for
the children’s private
school education, and
he is now covering
the oldest child’s col-
lege tuition. In turn,
for the past 25 years,
I have contributed
more than $10,000
annually for their liv-
ing expenses, most
recently paying off
their home mortgage
of $224,000.
Laurie and I used
to get along, but
since her announce-
ment about the poten-
tial divorce, she has
stopped correspond-
ing with me, with
the exception of two
e-mails in which
she excoriated my
son. In spite of her
complaints, I’m sure
their problems are
not entirely his fault.
Laurie has her own
issues. However,
because she is taking
out her marital unhap-
piness on me, I do not
feel inclined to gift
her at Christmastime.
I usually give each
of them $500. Would
I be wrong to elimi-
nate her as a recipi-
ent? My husband
says “peace at any
price” and thinks we
should overlook her
bad behavior. What
do you think? -- To
Gift or Not To Gift
Dear Gift: Laurie
is the mother of your
grandchildren and,
until she actually
goes through with a
divorce, is still your
daughter-in-law. You
have accustomed
her to your largesse,
and if you cut her
off now, she is not
likely to take it well.
You certainly don’t
owe her (or anyone)
such a generous gift,
but she is a member
of your family and
should be treated as
any other. Keep in
mind that she and
your son could recon-
cile, and your treat-
ment of her will not
be forgotten. Instead,
see what you can do
to improve your rela-
tionship.
Dear Annie: This
is for “Anxiously
Awaiting,” who had
an elective bilateral
mastectomy and her
husband still won’t
look at her naked.
My wife of 42 years
is a survivor of breast
cancer. After the
radical mastectomy,
she, too, wondered if
I would ever again
look at her in the
nude. My answer
was to remind her of
our marriage vows:
“In sickness and in
health, to love and
to cherish, until death
do us part.” I said we
need to add “in pieces
and in parts.”
I asked her,
“Would you leave
me if I lost a leg in
an accident?” She
said, “No.” I didn’t
marry her for breasts.
She also has a heart
condition, lung scar-
ring and lupus. I
love her anyway. At
least she’s here. -- In
Pieces and In Love
Annie’s Mailbox
is written by Kathy
Mitchell and Marcy
Sugar, longtime
editors of the Ann
Landers column.
Please e-mail your
questions to annies-
mailbox@comcast.
net, or write to:
Annie’s Mailbox, c/o
Creators Syndicate,
5777 W. Century
Blvd., Ste. 700, Los
Angeles, CA 90045.
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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
www.delphosherald.com
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010
Some kind of unusual
development is apt to occur in future
months that could put you onto a
promising new path. The route you
need to take will be revealed to you,
one step at a time, by an associate
who has your interests at heart.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) - Be mindful of your luck, which
is a bit stronger than usual at this
time, and you should be able to add to
your holdings in rare and spectacular
fashion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
- If you can, contact a person with
whom you’ve been unable to iron out
an important matter, because s/he is
likely to be far more convivial and
responsive than usual. Strike while
the griddle is smoking.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
- Do all that you can avoid creating
any kind of a crisis where none
exists, because situations that have
been giving you fits can be worked
out now to your ultimate advantage if
you keep your cool.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
- You have an angel busy working
behind the scenes, trying to sort
things out to your ultimate benefit,
bent on bringing about something
that you can’t seem to get on your
own.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) - If
you choose to use them, you’ve got
the brains to be able to improve your
lot in life, and it might be the day to
do something to that end. The harder
you try, the luckier you’ll get.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -
As well as being quite fortunate, you
have the smarts to advance a personal
interest. This will be true even if you
want to promote something on a
grand scale.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- Don’t hesitate to ask questions
about whatever it is that’s on your
mind. Important information that
wasn’t available previously is now
accessible, and it’s likely to be in
terms you can comprehend and
utilize.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
- Someone who hasn’t always been
too cooperative with you in the past
could now turn into a dedicated ally.
It’s all because this person’s new
interests are now in sync with yours.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - If you
are currently on a roll in fulfilling an
important ambition, continue to do
all that you can to keep it going, even
if that means giving up a pleasurable
interest.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -
Something nice is developing for you
through one of your social contacts.
Chances are it’ll be a pleasant
surprise that you’ll find not only
enjoyable but helpful as well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - All
you have to do is apply your ingenuity
if you want to find some new ways to
get something for your family that
has eluded you up until now. Check
your head, and then use it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
- Being the good listener that you
are, you are likely to pick up on
some valuable information from a
conversation that you’ll be having
with friends, which will go right over
the heads of others.
Monday, Dec. 20, 2010
Possibilities for achievement
are rather good in the next year,
provided you aren’t too self-serving
in what you are trying to accomplish.
Inviting others to tag along will help
open doors of opportunity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) - Unless you make it a point to
be cognizant of your mate’s needs,
you are likely to accidentally do
something thoughtless. You may
think it trivial, but it’s a big deal to
him/her.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) - Take on more responsibilities
only if you are absolutely certain that
you can comfortably handle them. If
your productivity can’t match your
industrious zeal, you’ll mess things
up.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
- Spending more money than you
can comfortably afford won’t result
in a good time. In fact, sometimes
the best things in life come with the
smallest price tags.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
- Involvements with relatives, in-
laws or other family members could
be a bit tricky, so tread lightly. The
slightest thoughtlessness or lack
of tact could trigger fussin’ and
a-feudin’.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- You may have a difficult time
keeping your word regarding a
secret, even though you really meant
to. You might either be forced to tell
what you know, or accidentally let it
slip out.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
- Unless you structure your day
properly, chances are you’ll waste
a lot of time, money and energy
spinning your wheels. Try to get your
act together.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -
There is a good chance you could step
out of character and actually cause
your friends to question whether or
not their judgment of you has been
faulty. Don’t give them cause to
question.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) - Logic and reason must take
precedence over your thoughts at all
times, or else you could easily fall
prey to wishful thinking. This could
lead you down some blind alleys.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - If you
find that you can’t treat business
seriously when negotiating with a
friend, it would be far better to go to
a stranger for your needs. Not only
are you likely to get a better deal, you
won’t lose a pal either.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- Changing your mind is your
prerogative, but it might drive other
people crazy if you do so too many
times. People with whom you’re
involved will give up trying to please
you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - You
should take special care to show
appreciation for anyone who goes out
of his/her way to please you. If you
don’t, it’s a good bet they won’t be
available when you need them again.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
- Be careful not to be taken in by
someone offering you a deliciously
profitable deal if you know what this
person is suggesting is risky. It might
be good for them, but not for you.
Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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Answers to Friday’s questions:
Only once in U.S. history have two sitting senators run
against one another as major party candidates for presi-
dent — in 2008 when Barack Obama defeated Republican
John McCain.
Before succeeding as an actor, Brad Pitt supported
himself by dressing as a giant chicken to promote El Polli
Loco fast-food restaurant.
Today’s questions:
What was the wingspan of the largest insect that ever
lived — a prehistoric dragonfly known by the Latin name
Meganeuropsis permiana?
What is taxonomy?
Answers in Monday’s Herald.
Today’s words:
Illaqueate: to trap or catch
Zootomy: animal anatomy
Stacy Taff photo
K-kids spread Christmas cheer
K-kids sing Christmas carols for the Vancrest residents, many of whom are singing along with their favorites.
BY JIM KUHNHENN
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack
Obama signed into law a huge, holiday-season
tax bill extending cuts for all Americans on
Friday, saluting a new spirit of political com-
promise as Republicans applauded and liberals
seethed. The benefits range from tax cuts for
millionaires and the middle class to longer-
term help for the jobless.
The most significant tax legislation in near-
ly a decade will avert big increases that would
have hit millions of people starting in two
weeks on New Year’s Day. Declared Obama:
“We are here with some good news for the
American people this holiday season.”
“This is progress and that’s what they sent
us here to achieve,” Obama said as a rare
bipartisan assembly of lawmakers looked on
at the White House.
The package retains Bush-era tax rates for all
taxpayers, including the wealthiest Americans,
a provision Obama and congressional liberals
opposed. It also offers 13 months of extended
benefits to the unemployed and attempts to
stimulate the economy with a Social Security
payroll tax cut for all workers.
At a cost of $858 billion over two years,
the deal contains provisions dear to both
Democrats and Republicans. It represents the
most money that Obama was likely to have
been able to dedicate over the next year to
the slowly recovering economy. Yet it also
increases the federal deficit at a time when the
country is growing increasingly anxious about
the red ink.
Dramatic both as an economic and a political
accomplishment, the agreement sets the stage
for Obama’s new relationship with Congress
in the aftermath of a midterm election wave
that devastated Democrats and stripped them
of control of the House.
Obama called for maintaining the spirit of
cooperation, declaring he was hopeful “that
we might refresh the American people’s faith
in the capability of their leaders to govern in
challenging times.”
He conceded that the White House and
Congress face a difficult challenge when it
comes to controlling the deficit and tackling
the nation’s debt.
“In some ways this was easier than some
of the tougher choices we’re going to have to
make next year,” he said.
Conspicuous by their absence at the cer-
emony were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,
a reflection of the sharply divided sentiment
about the bill in the Democratic caucus.
For Obama, the deal completes the biggest
agenda item he has placed before Congress
during the postelection lame duck session.
In addition, the White House is increasingly
optimistic that he will also win Senate ratifica-
tion of a nuclear arms deal with Russia and
the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay
service members.
Obama, who is delaying his vacation to
Hawaii until Congress completes its work,
now is expecting to leave Washington as early
as next Wednesday, said spokesman Robert
Gibbs.
Friday’s bill signing marked a remark-
ably swift conclusion to a bargain struck
11 days ago between the White House and
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell
of Kentucky.
To complete the deal, Obama set aside his
vow to extend tax cuts only for the middle
class and lower wage earners. The measure
also enacts an estate tax that is more generous
to the wealthy than Obama had sought.
The extended tax cuts in the negotiat-
ed package include rates lower than those
that would have gone into effect Jan. 1, a
$1,000-per-child tax credit, tax breaks for col-
lege students and lower taxes on capital gains
and dividends. The bill also extends through
2011, a series of business tax breaks designed
to encourage investment that expired at the
end of 2009.
Social Security taxes would be cut by near-
ly a third, from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent, for
this coming year. A worker making $50,000
would save $1,000; one making $100,000
would save $2,000.
But the payroll tax cut also means that
workers will face an increase in 2012 if the full
6.2 percent rate is restored. And by scheduling
President George W. Bush’s 2001 and 2003
tax rates to expire in two years, the law ensures
that taxes will be a top issue in the 2012 presi-
dential election.
The tax code is filled with dozens of cuts
that expire each year, and not all of them
made it into the package. Sen. Max Baucus,
D-Mont., tried to include a property tax deduc-
tion for people who don’t itemize, but it was
left out. The provision would have saved tax-
payers about $1.5 billion a year.
Holiday tax bill is law — help for rich and poor
NEW YORK (AP) —
Many of Bernard Madoff’s
victims who thought they
lost everything could get at
least half their money back
after the widow of a Florida
philanthropist agreed Friday
to return a staggering $7.2
billion that her husband
reaped from the giant Ponzi
scheme.
Federal prosecutors
reached the settlement with
the estate of Jeffry Picower,
a businessman who drowned
after suffering a heart attack
in the swimming pool of his
Palm Beach, Fla., mansion in
October 2009. Picower was
the single biggest beneficiary
of Madoff’s fraud.
U.S. Attorney Preet
Bharara called the forfei-
ture the largest in Justice
Department history and a
“game changer” for those
swindled by Madoff. He
commended Picower’s
widow, Barbara, “for agree-
ing to turn over this truly
staggering sum, which really
was always other people’s
money.”
“We will return every
penny received from almost
35 years of investing with
Bernard Madoff,” Barbara
Picower said in a statement.
“I believe the Madoff Ponzi
scheme was deplorable, and
I am deeply saddened by the
tragic impact it continues to
have on the lives of its vic-
tims. It is my hope that this
settlement will ease that suf-
fering.”
The settlement means
roughly half of the $20 bil-
lion that investors entrusted
to Madoff has now been
recovered, authorities said.
The $7.2 billion eclips-
es by far the deals reached
with other defendants sued
by Irving Picard, the court-
appointed trustee who is
recovering victims’ money.
The next largest — $625
million — was announced
earlier this month in a set-
tlement with Massachusetts
businessman and philanthro-
pist Carl Shapiro.
Madoff’s burned clients
greeted the news warily.
Willard Foxton, a British
journalist whose father com-
mitted suicide after losing
his life savings, said he was
stunned that a major investor
decided to return so much
money.
“I don’t think he would
have killed himself if he
thought a few years down
the line that he was going
to be getting a good amount
of his money back,” he said.
He added: “I thought we had
zero chance of getting any
money back, and I still am
very, very skeptical. If I see
a penny before 2015 I’d be
amazed.”
Lawrence Velvel, a law
school dean who lost money
he had invested with Madoff
for decades, said Picower’s
widow “did the right thing.”
But he was wary about
who, in the end, would ben-
efit more — the multitude of
small and mid-sized inves-
tors who had been counting
on their investments for their
retirement, or the big hedge
funds that did business with
Madoff.
“It’s going to go to the
hedge funds,” he said.
Madoff, 72, is serving a
150-year prison sentence.
WASHINGTON (AP)
— Rushing to finish by
Christmas, congressional
Democrats worked Friday to
secure Senate ratification of
a new arms control treaty and
to end the military’s ban on
openly gay service members
as they neared the end of two
tumultuous years of single-
party government.
Legislation to keep the fed-
eral government running until
mid- to late February was also
on the agenda, a matter for
negotiations with emboldened
Republicans who will take
control of the House and add
to their numbers in the Senate
come January.
President Barack Obama
seized one legislative triumph
in the lame-duck session as
Congress voted early Friday to
extend tax cuts and unemploy-
ment benefits. He was looking
for several more on his wish
list — the arms control treaty
and repeal of the military gay
ban — to close out a politi-
cally tough year.
But the fate of those items
were less certain as hard feel-
ings lingered in the Senate.
Angering Republicans was
Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid’s addition of two issues
long considered done —
whether to end the “don’t ask,
don’t tell” policy for gays in
the military and a bill granting
a path to legal status for for-
eign-born youngsters brought
to this country illegally.
Both bills are crucial for
the party’s liberal base but
left Republicans crying par-
tisanship. Sen. Bob Corker,
R-Tenn., hinted strongly that
bringing them up again could
undercut support for the arms
control treaty, which the
Senate debated on Friday.
The U.S.-Russian treaty to
cap nuclear warheads for both
countries and resume weapons
inspections is Obama’s top
foreign policy priority. The
pact, known as New START,
requires support of two-thirds
of the Senate. All 58 senators
in the Democratic caucus are
expected to back the treaty,
but it needs Republican votes
to be ratified.
After more than two days
of debate, Republicans offered
their first amendment to the
pact — one that would effec-
tively kill it if approved.
Arguing that the treaty would
limit U.S. missile defense
options,McCain and Sen. John
Barrasso of Wyoming pro-
posed striking a section of the
preamble on missile defense.
McCain, Obama’s 2008
rival, had voted Wednesday
to begin Senate debate on the
treaty. His role in pushing the
amendment caused concern
among proponents.
Republicans and Democrats
debated the amendment for
hours, stretching into Friday
night.
In the wake of the collapse
Thursday night of an almost
$1.3 trillion catchall spending
bill, negotiators turned their
attention to devising a stopgap
measure to fund the govern-
ment’s day-to-day operations
through February.
Congress passed a stopgap
measure to fund the govern-
ment through Tuesday — so
that lawmakers could have a
weekend at home with their
families but then return to
Washington for wrap-up votes
in the days before Christmas.
That would give House and
Senate negotiators time to
come up with a fresh spending
bill to fund the government
through early next year.
While the Senate slogged
through debate on the trea-
ty Friday, the House raced
through several measures.
It overwhelmingly passed
a defense bill authorizing the
Pentagon to spend nearly $160
billion on the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan this budget year
without major restrictions on
the conduct of operations. The
legislation has been held up
because of controversy over
a provision ending the ban
on openly gay people serving
in the military, but the House
earlier this week removed the
“don’t ask, don’t tell” provi-
sion from the bill, assuring its
easy approval.
Congress rushes to finish
bills before holidays
$7.2B is recovered
for Madoff’s victims
BY SEAN MURPHY
The Associated Press
NORMAN, Okla. —
Three bone fragments found
on a deserted South Pacific
island are being analyzed to
determine if they belong to
Amelia Earhart — tests that
could finally prove she died
as a castaway after failing in
her 1937 quest to become the
first woman to fly around the
world.
Scientists at the University
of Oklahoma hope to extract
DNA from the bones, which
were found earlier this year by
a Delaware group dedicated
to the recovery of historic air-
craft.
“There’s no guarantee,”
said Ric Gillespie, director of
the International Group for
Historic Aircraft Recovery
in Delaware. “You only have
to say you have a bone that
may be human and may be
linked to Earhart and people
get excited. But it is true that,
if they can get DNA, and if
they can match it to Amelia
Earhart’s DNA, that’s pretty
good.”
Lab officials said results of
the tests could take week or
months.
The remains turned up in
May and June at what seemed
to be an abandoned camp-
site near where native work
crews found skeletal remains
in 1940. The pieces appear
to be from a cervical bone, a
neck bone and a finger.
But Gillespie offered a
word of caution: The frag-
ments could be from a tur-
tle. They were found near a
hollowed-out turtle shell that
might have been used to col-
lect rain water, but there were
no other turtle parts nearby.
“This site tells the story
of how someone or some
people attempted to live as
castaways,” Gillespie said
Friday in an interview with
The Associated Press. Bird
and fish carcasses nearby sug-
gested they were prepared and
eaten by Westerners.
“These fish weren’t eaten
like Pacific Islanders” eat
fish.
Gillespie, author of “Finding
Amelia: The True Story of the
Earhart Disappearance,” has
been traveling to the site since
1989. But he acknowledges
there’s been little progress
toward solving the Earhart
mystery.
“It’s like science. You take
the information you have and
formulate a hypothesis, but 9½
times out of 10 you turn out
wrong, then you go through
the whole thing again — but
you’re closer,” Gillespie said.
Millions have been spent
to figure out what happened
to Earhart, who was legally
declared dead by a California
court in early 1939. Theories
have ranged from the offi-
cial version — that her twin-
engine Electra ran out of gas
and crashed at sea — to the
absurd, including abduction
by aliens, or Earhart living in
New Jersey under an alias.
Lab scans bones that may
belong to Amelia Earhart

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