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ROSSBURG, OH (March
12) – A pre-season ‘test and
tune’ session on April 7 will
kick off a busy and diverse
month of Saturday action at
Eldora Speedway. The four-
hour session gets started
at 1 p.m. and is open to all
divisions of racing, with
the only restrictions being
compliance to safety and a
minimum driver age of 16.
Race fans will be admitted
into the grandstand area free
of charge to catch their first
glimpse of action on the one-
half mile clay oval.
Eldora’s 59th consecutive
season swings into action the
following Saturday evening
(April 14) with the Sunoco-
sponsored American Late
Model Series headlining
the tripleheader along with
the United Midwestern
Promoters (UMP) DIRTcar
Modifieds and Eldora Stock
Cars, who will be on the card
throughout the entire month.
One week later (April
21) will find the United
States Auto Club (USAC)
Sprint Cars returning to the
legendary high-banks to
carry on an annual tradition
that dates back to 1962, when
Stan Bowman captured the
inaugural USAC Sprint main
event. Bowman’s fete will be
honored that evening.
Rounding out the month
will be a return of the
Vore’s Welding Front Wheel
Drive Compact Series in a
doubleheader with the UMP
DIRTcar Modifieds on April
28.
Tickets for these events,
plus the May 4th and 5th
running of the World of
Outlaws Goodyear Outlaw
Thunder, will go on sale
Monday, March 19 via
the Eldora Speedway box
office (937) 338-3815 or
online 24 hours a day at
www.EldoraSpeedway.
com. Available now through
these outlets are tickets and
campsites for Eldora’s Major
Events, including the Feed
The Children Prelude to the
Dream (June 6), $100,000
to-win Dirt Late Model
Dream presented by Ferris
Commercial Mowers (June 8
& 9), $50,000 to-win World
of Outlaws Kings Royal
(July 14) and 42nd annual
World 100 (Sept. 7 & 8).
pre-Season Test and Tune Session
kicks off busy Eldora season
April 7 Session Open To All Divisions of Racing
Mercer Health’s
Diabetes Support Group
will meet on Monday,
April 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at
Mercer County Community
Hospital, 800 West Main
Street, Coldwater, in
Meeting Room 2.
In honor of Limb Loss
Awareness Month, Peg
Bruggeman RN, CDE,
a registered nurse and
certified diabetes educator
at the Mercer Health
Diabetes Center, will be
discussing prevention
of lower extremity
amputation as well as
other lower extremity
complications associated
with Diabetes.
For those unable to
attend the April 9th
program, the session will be
repeated on Tuesday, April
17, beginning at 6:00 PM
in Meeting Room 2 at the
hospital. There is no fee
and advance registration
is not necessary. Please
call 419-586-9657 with
questions.
Mercer Health Diabetes
Support Group To Meet On May 5, Devon Stansbury,
your current Miss Crystal Lake,
will be holding a Quarter Auction
to benefit two charities. The
quarter auction will promote her
platform of Angels for Animals:
“Be Their W.I.N.G.S. This
platform works to help animals
in need by promoting working in
shelters, involvement in fostering
and adoptions, neuter and spay,
giving donations, and stopping
breeding.
WHO: Devon
Stansbury, Miss Crystal lake who
will be competing for the title of
Miss Ohio this upcoming June.
WHAT: Quarter
Auction
WHEN: Saturday, May
5, with a 12pm bidding start
WHERE: Parkway Local
High School cafeteria, 400
Buckeye Street, Rockford, Ohio,
45882
WHY: To help promote
Devon’s platform of Angels for
Animals: “Be Their W.I.N.G.S.
and two local charities. All
proceeds will benefit both the
Cincinnati SPCA and Open Arms
Rescue of Mercer County.
Quarter Auction for Angels for
Animals: “Be Their W.I.N.G.S.”
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Ordinance number
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flood damage reduction
ordinance for the Village
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lowell A. Dues, age 79, of Coldwater,
Ohio, died at 10:00 PM on Friday, March
30, 2012 at the Gardens at St. Henry,
Ohio. He was born February 06, 1933 in
St. Henry, Ohio to the late Joseph & Mary
(Kaup) Dues. Mass of Christian Burial
was on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at Our
Lady of Guadalupe Church, Montezuma,
Ohio with Fr. Rick Friebel, officiating.
Burial followed in St. Elizabeth
Cemetery, Coldwater, Ohio, with military
rites. Memorials may be directed to the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Lake
Improvement Association. Condolences
may be left at hogenkampfh.com.
Arlene R. Fortkamp, 72, Fort
Recovery, Ohio, died on March 31,
2012, at Mercer County Community
Hospital, Coldwater, Ohio. She was born
April 30, 1939, in yorkshire, OH, to
the late Aloys Poeppelman and the late
Helen Geier. Funeral mass was held on
Wednesday at Mary Help of Christians
Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, Ohio, Fr.
Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial followed
at St. Paul Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Ohio.
Contributions can be made to American
Diabetes Association.
Henry A. Fortkamp Jr., 76, Fort
Recovery, Ohio, died on March 31,
2012, at an auto accident scene in
Mercer County, Ohio. He was born
March 18, 1936, in Celina, OH, to
the late Henry Fortkamp Sr. and the
late Mary Homan. Funeral mass was
held on Wednesday at Mary Help
of Christians Catholic Church, Fort
Recovery, Ohio, Fr. Thomas Dorn
officiating. Burial followed at St.
Paul Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Ohio.
Contributions can be made to American
Diabetes Association.
Edward McGillvary, age 74, of
Celina, died Saturday, March 31, 2012
at his residence. He was born July 13,
1937 in Mendon, to the late Orville &
Dorothy Skinner McGillvary. Funeral
Services were held on Wednesday at
W.H. Dick & Sons - Hellwarth Funeral
Home, Celina. Pastor Randy Christian
officiated. Memorial Contributions in
Ed’s memory may be made to State of
the Heart Hospice or the V.F.W. Relief
Fund. Condolences may be expressed
at:dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.
Vernis Glen Hanna, age 89,
of Celina passed away at 8:05a.m.
on Monday March 26, 2012 at the
Celina Manor Nursing Home in
Celina. He was born on February
28, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio to
the late Garnet & Daisy (Norris)
Hanna. Funeral services will be held
at 10:30a.m. on Friday March 30,
2012 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-
Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina,
with Rev. Bruce Head and Rev. Tony
Richmond officiating. Burial will
follow in Swamp College Cemetery
in Celina. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart
Association. Condolences may be
made at LHDfuneralhome.com
Jerry l. Fetters, age 63, of
Celina, Ohio, died on Friday, March
30, 2012 at OSU Richard Ross Heart
Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was
born June 10, 1948 in Celina, Ohio
to the late Chester Fetters & Louella
‘Blanche’ (Howell) Fetters-Sowders.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00
AM on Friday, April 06, 2012 at St.
John Lutheran Church, Celina, Ohio
with Pastor Jeff Gramza, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mercer Memory
Gardens, Celina, Ohio. Friends may
call at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-
Dzendzel Funeral Home on Thursday
from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on
Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00
AM. Memorials may be directed
to American Heart Association and
the American Cancer Association.
Condolences may be left at
hogenkampfh.com.
Scott Garman, age 54 of Celina,
Ohio passed away at 9:53 p.m. on
Sunday, march 25 at the Van Wert
Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born
on December 28, 1957 in Celina to Hame
C. Sr. and Rosanne (Schmidt) Garman.
Condolences may be made at www.
LHDfuneralhome.com.
Barbara A. Weber, age 72, of Celina
died at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 27,
2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical
Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was born
October 2, 1939, in Celina, Ohio, to the
late Franklin Eugene “Buzz” Wise, Sr.,
and Rita Clara Mary (Fischer) Wise.
Barbara donated her body to science at
The Ohio State University. Private family
services will be held at a later date. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions may
be given to St. Johns Lutheran Church,
1100 N. Main St., Celina, Ohio 45822.
The Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel
Funeral Home in Celina is handling
arrangements. Condolences may be made
at LHDfuneralhome.com.
pauline M. Craft, 89, of
Chattanooga, Ohio, died early
Thursday morning, March 29, 2012,
at her home. She was born October 3,
1922, in Albany, Kentucky to Lewis and
Luvena (Thrasher) Ferguson. Services
were held on Monday, April 2, 2012,
at Weldon Haddix Funeral Home,
Albany Kentucky, with Rev. Bennett
officiating. Burial followed in Piercey
Cemetery, Albany. Condolences may
be sent at ketchamripley.com.
Rosamary Homan, 75,
Burkettsville, Ohio, died March
31, 2012 at Mercer County
Community Hospital, Coldwater,
OH. She was born June 26, 1936, in
Osgood, OH, to the late Frederick
Holscher and the late Clara
Poeppelman. On November 26,
1960, she married Donald Homan,
who survives. Also surviving are 3
daughters - Cathy (Tom) Lennartz
of Fort Recovery, OH, Clara (Jeff)
Knittle of Portland, IN, and Mary
(Mike) Westgerdes of North Star,
OH; 4 sons - Dave (Deb) Homan
of Fort Recovery, OH, Rich
Homan of Portland, IN, Steve
(Carrie) Homan of Fort Recovery,
OH, and Dana Homan of Fort
Recovery, OH; 2 brothers - Robert
Holscher of Osgood, OH, and
Wilfrid (Rita) Holscher of Minster,
OH; 22 grandchildren; 2 great
grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law -
Frances Holscher of Osgood, OH
and Ruth Holscher of Osgood, OH.
Deceased is a son, Louis Homan, a
granddaughter, Rachel Brackman,
eight brothers, Albert, Edward,
Urban, Leo, Joseph, Alfred,
Raymond, and Julius Holscher;
2 sisters, Matilda Pleiman and
Elizabeth Holscher. She farmed
with her husband Donald and was
a member of St. Paul Catholic
Church, Sharpsburg, Ohio and
it’s Altar Sodality. Funeral Mass
is 10:30 am, Thursday at St. Paul
Catholic Church, Sharpsburg,
Ohio, Fr. Thomas Dorn officiating.
Burial is at St. Paul Cemetery,
Sharpsburg, Ohio. Calling is
9:00am - 9:45am Thursday at
Brockman - Boeckman Funeral
Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
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Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of
earnings potential and a variety of investment options — so it’s a great tool
for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used
properly to get the best results. That’s why you should review your 401(k) at
least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.
Depending on where you work, you may get some 401(k) review help
from your plan provider. But if that assistance isn’t available, you might want to
consult with a financial professional to make sure you’re getting the maximum
benefit from your plan.
As you begin to review your 401(k), your first question should probably
be this:
“How much should I contribute?” At the very least, try to put in enough to
receive your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. If you don’t
earn this match, you are essentially walking away from “free money.” Beyond
this, though, the amount you put into your 401(k) might depend on what other
retirement savings vehicles you have available. For instance, if you’re eligible,
you may also want to contribute to a Roth IRA, which offers tax-free growth
potential, provided you’ve had your account for five years and don’t start
taking withdrawals until you’re 59½.
Of course, it’s not only how much you put into your 401(k) that determines
its success — it’s also how you choose to allocate your investment dollars.
(Keep in mind that asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect
against loss.) Your 401(k) may have a dozen or more investment choices,
such as stock funds, bond funds and money market funds. To choose the right
investment mix, you’ll need to consider a variety of factors, including these:
• Your age — Generally speaking, the younger you are, the more
aggressive you can afford to be with your 401(k) investments, because
you’ll have decades in which to potentially overcome the inevitable down
periods of the market. As you get older, you may wish to invest somewhat
more conservatively, but you’ll still need some growth potential in your 401(k)
portfolio.
• Your goals — Everyone has different goals for retirement. You might
want to retire early and travel the world, while your co-worker desires to
work as long as possible and then, upon retirement, stay close to home and
pursue hobbies. Because you each have different goals, with different income
needs, you also may need to follow different investment strategies within your
401(k).
• Your other retirement income sources — If you have a variety of
retirement income sources — a pension from another job, an IRA, a spouse
with generous retirement benefits — you may need to invest differently,
perhaps less aggressively, than if you had fewer options for retirement
income.
Apart from putting away as much as you can into your 401(k) and
choosing the right investment mix, what else can you do to get the most out
of your plan? Here’s a suggestion: If you have worked at various jobs and
acquired multiple 401(k)s, consider rolling them over into one account. You
might save money on fees and reduce paperwork, but more importantly,
you’ll be able to concentrate your resources and pursue a unified investment
approach, with your investment dollars working together toward your ultimate
retirement goals.
As you can see, a 401(k) review and rollover can reward you in many
ways — so do whatever it takes to maximize your 401(k)’s performance.
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You’ve got until April 17 to contribute to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for the
2011 tax year. That’s not a lot of time, but if you have some money available, and you haven’t
completely funded your IRA for 2011, consider doing so before the deadline. And once you’ve
“maxed out” on your IRA for last year, why not get a jump on 2012?
Actually, you could have started contributing to your 2012 IRA as early as Jan. 2. In fact,
if you can get into the habit of fully funding your IRA each January, you’ll give your money 15
extra months of growth potential, as opposed to waiting until mid-April of the following year.
If you factor in all the years you’ll be contributing to your IRA before you retire, those extra
months of growth opportunities, repeated over decades, could end up providing you with a fair
amount of extra cash when you start tapping into your IRA at retirement.
Of course, you may not find it all that easy to come up with the full IRA contribution
amount at one time. (In 2012, you can put up to $5,000 into a Roth or traditional IRA, or
$6,000 if you’re 50 or older.) But if you look at your entire financial picture, you may be able to
think of some resources. Here are a few suggestions:
* Put your tax refund to work. In 2011, the average tax refund was about $3,000, according
to the IRS. If you received that amount in 2012, and you applied it toward your IRA, you would
already have met half the contribution limit (if you are 50 or older) or more than half (if you’re
younger than 50).
* Take advantage of interest payments or dividends. If you own income-producing
investments, you may find that they can help you fund your IRA early. For example, if you own
dividend-paying stocks, and you don’t typically reinvest the dividends, consider putting some
of these funds into your IRA. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks can reduce or discontinue
dividends at any time). And you can do the same thing with any interest payments you receive
from bonds.
* Put other “windfalls” into your IRA. If you receive a windfall, such as a bonus from your
employer or a gift of cash, think about putting it into your IRA.
If none of these options present themselves, and you can’t afford to write out a big check
to fund your IRA very early in the year, do the best you can to reach the contribution limit as
soon as possible. To make this happen, consider setting up a monthly automatic transfer from
your checking or savings account into your IRA. Even if you were to divide these transfers into
15 equal payments totaling $5,000 (or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older), you would still be funding
your IRA more quickly than if you would have scrambled to contribute in the last few months
before the tax filing deadline.
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I imagine most of you missed
the article recently on the salary
of the CEO of the Ford Motor
Company. It being written on
page five of a local page it could
be missed very easy. It made
for some interesting reading in
regard to his salary he receives.
According to the article he is paid
a total of $29.5 million dollars
and that figures out to $5.00 from
each new car sold by Ford during
2011. And also Ford made $20.2
Million for 2011.
I wonder how Henry
Ford would feel about his
workingman’s car now.
I am sure most of you have
heard or read about the use of
turbines for producing electricity
I came across the following
information just the other day that
you might find interesting. First
off one of the major arguments
against the turbines was that they
make too much noise and are very
distracting. The report showed
the turbines produce 36.84
decibels, or less than the noise
heard in a library. A vacuum
cleaner produces noise of 70
decibels. Also some health issues
such as headaches, dizziness
and heart palpations occur in
those living near wind turbines.
A report released in January
by the Mass. Environmental
Protection Agency said there
was no evidence that noise or
low-frequency vibrations from
turbines trigger health issues.
This all came about because
Kalida Manufacturing wants
to install two turbines to off set
its electricity cost. I wonder if
all this information would have
prevented Mercer County from
turning down the chance for
turbines to be installed here? It
might have made it interesting!!
That’s My Opinion.......What’s
yours??
From the Archives of the
Mercer County Chronicle
10 yEARS AGO (2002)
Legislation promoting the
production of farmer controlled
ethanol plants in Ohio was
signed into law by Governor
Bob Taft.
The State Park, Lake
Improvement Association and
other groups have scheduled
a spring clean-up day around
Grand lake for April 27.
Recently the Coldwater young
Farmers Chapter conducted
their 25th Annual Consignment
Auction. Over 1,000 items were
consigned and more than 1,200
people attended the auction.
25 yEARS AGO (1987)
The annual live portrayal of
DaVinci’s “Last Supper” and
Communion Service will be
held a at the Coldwater United
Methodist Church on April 16,
1987.
The St. Henry Tile Company
has purchased the old UPS
property at 619 South Mill
Street, Celina, and will operate
a builder’s supply depot at that
location called Grand Lake
Builders Supply.
Old man winter returned to
western Ohio bringing snow
and canceling the USAC races
scheduled for Eldora Speedway
last Saturday and Sunday.
50 yEARS AGO (1962)
Governor Mike DiSalle will
be the guest speaker at the third
annual Coldwater Lions Farmers
Night Banquet April 10, 1962 at
the local American Legion Hall.
Bill Dieringer, assistant
cashier and auditor of Citizens-
Commerical Bank in Celina will
replace Melvin Vallo as cashier
at the St. Henry Bank, according
to St. Henry Bank president Leo
Romer.
The Coldwater School Board,
with the recommendation of the
Citizens Committee, approved
a three mill levy for five years
to be placed on the ballot at the
May 8 Primary Election.
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QUESTION: I have treated my pet for fleas, but they are still itching. What could it be?
ANSWER: Itching can be caused by many conditions. However, the most common condition
is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). Even though you have taken all the precautions to prevent your pet
from fleas, your pet may still suffer the condition. Here are five facts from Dr. Carlo Vitale, a veterinary
dermatologist:
• FAD is common. – FAD accounts for 50% of all canine and feline dermatology cases according
to Companion animal Parasite Council (CAPC) that are reported to veterinarians. Signs to look for on
your dog are scratching around the base of the tail, rear, and groin. Cats often tend to lick to the point of
exposing bare skin or will scratch and have crusty bumps around their neck.
• You pet can be affected by FAD even though you have administered a topical or oral flea
preventative. – Most flea preventatives sold by your veterinarian work great for the average pet, especially
when used year round. When a flea jumps are your pet, the preventative does not kill it instantly. There
is always a delay or the preventative is designed to break the egg cycle not kill the flea. If you have a pet
that suffers from FAD, a few bites during this delay may result in hours of scratching or licking.
• Fleas are not always present with FAD. – You may not see any no matter how well you search over
your pet. You veterinarian may not even be able to detect a flea on your pet, either. Fleas are very quick,
and some pets have thick coats. The fleas do not want to be seen, so even a very thorough search can
come up empty. All it take is a quick pass by a nest of fleas to expose your pet to a new batch.
• Your other pets will not necessarily itch. - Not all pets are affected by FAD, so one pet in your house
may suffer and the rest do not. Even after you have administered flea preventative to all your pets and
they all spend the same amount of time outdoors, one may spend the rest of the day scratching and the
other unaffected.
• Even indoor animals can suffer from FAD. – Fleas are not just outdoors. They may have been
transported into your house via your pet or humans. As long as they have a warm place to thrive, they
pose a risk and threat to your pet.
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By: Nicholas Sparks
Reviewed by: Georgia Rindler
Nicholas Sparks is undoubtedly
one of the most popular writers of
romance novels in the last decade.
With the upcoming movie release
of The Lucky One, his books have
been flying off our shelves. Logan
Thibault served three tours of duty
in Iraq. He saw men in his fire team
die. He saw men in his company
die. He saw men in his regiment die.
All were close to him---literally, yet
he survived. His best friend Victor
told him it was because of the
photograph. The one he found in the
Kuwait desert during his first tour.
Logan had tried to find the owner,
placing it on the message board
near the entrance to camp. After ten
days, the photo of the blonde with
the words LUCKy LADy across
the front of her t-shirt was never
retrieved. For a reason he never
understood, Logan took the photo
down and put it in his pocket. The
first noticeable incident was
the way his poker losing
streak instantly changed to
a winning streak. Logan
wouldn’t have thought
anything of it, but Victor
was very superstitious---
and very convincing, not
to mention relentless. He
believed it was destiny that
Logan found the photo. And
now it was his responsibility
to find this woman. Going only
on the clues from the photo---a
banner with the words HAMPTON
FAIRGROUNDS, three evergreen
trees, and the words, Keep Safe!
E written on the back, he followed
Victor’s insistence. A few Google
searches led him to believe the
picture was taken in North Carolina.
So with his German shepherd,
Zeus, he walked from Colorado
to find the young woman in the
picture. That’s when the story
really begins. Without giving away
too many of the surprises, I will
tell you that Logan does find what
he’s looking for in North Carolina.
He also uncovers some other things
he did not expect. Victor’s words
“there’s more” haunt him. He
begins to believe finding the “lucky
lady” is not the sole purpose of the
journey. His fate revolves around
something or someone else.
There is more, but he’s not
sure what or who it is. But
he could sense something
else was coming. And he
was right.
Nicholas Sparks’s
books have always been
well-liked with our readers.
He has another winner
with The Lucky One. It’s
an interesting story with
some unexpected twists. you can
find it in the fiction and large print
sections under SPA. The library also
has an audio book version of this
popular story. If the copy you want
is checked out, you can have your
name put on a request list and we
will hold it and call you when it is
returned.
Mike and Tricia Ontrop, Cubmasters for Cub
Scout Pack 96 of Coldwater, spoke to the Coldwater
Kiwanis Club on March 27, 2012. Tricia said the
pack has 45 members divided into dens based on their
grade in school. Cub Scouting is an educational and
fun-filled experience based on values. The program
teaches the boys to do their best and to help others. As
they complete projects, they earn badges and ribbons
to put on their uniforms. Recent Pack 96 activities
include: National Scouting for Food Day, Memorial
Day Services, Community Picnic, Pinewood Derby,
Family Campout, and a Christmas Party. The scouts
collected 300 bags of food and donated those items to
the local Food Pantry. They also ran the Pizza stand at
the Community Picnic. Mike noted that scouting began
in 1910 and is represented in 161 different countries.
He also presented some amazing statistics about the
leadership qualities that are gained from scouting. The
pack is seeking funds to replace its aging Pinewood
Derby track.
Kiwanis news
What’s Happening
Around the Fort
Nancy Knapke is planning
a memorial to Bob VanTress
with a display of his paintings.
She is asking for anyone that
has a painting of his to display
them at the Museum on May 5
and 6. If you are interested you
can call Nancy at 375 -4384 for
more details.
St. Peter’s Neurological
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4 green onions
1 and one half cup
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2 small tomatoes, cut into 1
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Slice asparagus into 1 inch
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Fry asparagus and onions until
crisp. Add mushroom and stir
fry for one minute or until
asparagus is tender crisp. Heat
the sauce until tick and add to
the vegetables in skillet. Serve
over rice.
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winter. try using a oily furniture
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UNTIL NEXT WEEK
REMEMBER: Be happy, love
one another and remember that
there is a miracle out there that
can change your life. Happy
Easter
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Page 10 · May 21, 2009 - May 27, 2009
Celina Couple Receives Albert Heckler
Award from Cheryl Ann Programs
Louis and Dorothy Hoyng never imagined that they’d be-
come involved with Cheryl Ann Programs.
They were raising three happy, healthy boys in their Celina
home. Louie operated his custom upholstery shop next door,
and Dorothy worked in the high school cafeteria. They were a
typical family.
Then a very atypical thing happened. Their middle son,
Brian, was struck by lightning in 1981 when he was 16. With
that bolt out of the blue, the Hoyngs’ lives changed forever.
The odds of being struck by lightning are one in 280,000,
but the Hoyngs couldn’t afford to spend much time thinking
about their terrible luck. They had a son who needed them
more than he ever had. The first years after Brian’s accident,
which left him with severe disabilities, were very difficult,
they said, as they searched for someone who could help them
help Brian.
Their school district helped as much as it could.Finally, then-
Superintendent Ralph Stelzer recommended a place the Hoyngs
knew about but had never visited as parents: Cheryl Ann.
“Cheryl Ann was the best thing that ever happened to us,”
Louie Hoyng said. “It gave Brian his life back.”
The people of Cheryl Ann helped Brian with his everyday
life. They gave him a place to go and jobs to do. He made new
friends, and enjoyed everything about his experiences there,
up to and including the bus ride out to Mud Pike.
“When he would see Sam Morden (his bus aide) he would
just smile, and the people in Adult Day Services really knew
how to make him laugh,” Dorothy Hoyng said.
It wasn’t long before the Hoyngs were finding ways to re-
pay Cheryl Ann for its help. They were regular volunteers.
Louie Hoyng completed upholstery jobs for the unique
equipment used at Cheryl Ann, and often, said Superintendent
Mike Overman, “Louie would forget to send us a bill.” He
also served a term on the county MRDD board and was the
board president.
For all that, and for their tireless advocacy on behalf of
their son, the Hoyngs received the Albert Heckler Award at
the staff appreciation banquet in March. The award is given
each year to a Cheryl Ann family that exemplifies service and
advocacy.
“The Hoyngs both served as good examples of first-rate
advocates for their son,” Overman said. “They rarely ever
missed a day spending time with him, and they always spoke
up to be sure his needs were being met. They were really spe-
cial parents for Brian, and really good supporters of our pro-
gram.”
Brian Hoyng died in February 2008 at the age of 43. In the
years after the lightning strike he taught his family a lot about
patience, hope, endurance and acceptance. He introduced the
Hoyngs to a world they had only seen from the outside—but it
was a world where they found welcome and acceptance.
“We met some wonderful people during our years at Cheryl
Ann,” Dorothy Hoyng said. “They worked their hearts out
helping us with Brian.”
Dorothy and Louis Hoyng
Stateline Writers Meet
At the April meeting of the Stateline Writer’s Club, members read
profiles they had written about someone, living or dead or make-
believe, and member Eileen Whitsett’s special activity of having mem-
bers combine pictures of particular scenes with a person or people
assigned to them to put into that scene brought interesting results.
Sue Miller and Gretchen Bollenbacher’s proposal for a special
meeting designed to attract new members was described and approved.
Members will be hosted by the Coldwater Public Library in June for
a reading of their best work.
At the next meeting, which will be on Saturday, May 16, mem-
bers will rehearse for their special program in June.
Stateline club members meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at
10 a.m. at the Celina Mercer County Library. Anyone interested in
coming to a meeting or becoming a member is cordially invited to
attend.
Celina Rotary Dog Park Dedicated
BY: BETTY LOU DENNEY/HALL
Opening day at the Celina Rotary Dog Park received
rave revues from the dogs. As the gates opened for the first
time on Tuesday May 12, dogs of all sizes were seen mak-
ing their way to the park to get a chance to run in over 3
acres of wide open spaces of the chain-linked fenced in
area. Small dogs area is an acre and the large dogs have
over 2 acres. The new park, which is one of newest and
biggest things happening in the State Parks around the coun-
try, was made possible due to the efforts of Deborha Borns,
Rotary Club President. Her friend, Darlene Lynskey, is also
working on getting a State Dog Park in her home town of
St. Marys. The two dog lovers along with many volunteers
worked many hours with the help of the State and Craig
Morton, who is the regional manager of Grand Lake St.
Marys. Together they cleared away debris from the previ-
ously unused land. The Park is located at the end of West
Bank Road
Deb Borns saw her idea come to life with the help of the
Celina Rotary Club’s major donation and businesses as well
as individuals who helped with labor and monetary dona-
tions. The idea came to her after visiting another dog park.
At the dedication ceremony Deb thanked many of the
people who made the park possible. Jeff Larmore, Past
Rotary President and Celina City Council Member spoke
as his 150 pound Newfoundland, Bentley checked out the
park. Jeff is also a large contributor to the park in honor of
the recovery of Bentley after he had been lost for several
days. Craig Morton, Regional Manager of State Park Gand
Lake St. Marys and John Hunter, Assistant Chief of the
Division of Parks and Recreation also spoke at the dedica-
tion ceremony. Deb concluded her speech with some wise
lessons that she has learned from her own dogs. A few of
which were: Never leave home without your leach and
your ID. If you stare at someone long enough, you will get
what you want. Last, if it is not wet and sloppy it is not a
real kiss.
One of the many visitors enjoying running free on dedi-
cation day was a lab /poodle mix owned by Dave Hochstien,
professor at Wright State University. He has other dogs at
home but decided to only bring one at a time. He com-
mented that this was the first time his dog had this much
exercise since he got him a year ago.
There are a few small problems to work out with the
park, such as the water faucet would not shut off and there
was a small hole under the fence in the small dog side of
the park, which of course was found by one of the little
furry visitors on dedication day. These problems will be
easily fixed. Memberships ($10) to Fur Ever Friends are
being sold to help with the upkeep of the park. The use of
the park is free to the public. One of the additions they
would like to have is benches added to the park for the
comfort of the owners.
The green stations placed around the fence for the dog
wastes were given at a discount by Florida based company
named DogiPot. Gary Brown, Assistant Operations Man-
ger, heard about the plans for the park and wanted to help
by giving discounts on the pots. The company has all Oxi-
biodegradable bags inside the pots for your dog waste. Gary
flew in from Florida to be a part of the ribbon cutting and
opening of the park. More of their products can be found
by going to: www.propet.org.
If visiting the park remember to follow the rules that are
posted at the entrance. Common sense is your guide such
as:
Dogs should have their current shots
The park has little dog and big dog sections, keep
dogs in their own spaces.
Don’t leave dog unattended
Do not bring a dog that shows aggressive behavior
Keep small children under close supervision
Clean up after your own dog
Never bring a dog to the park that has an illness.
These are just a few precautions to remember. Check
the rules before entering the park and you and your dog
will have a great time The Park is open daylight to dark
everyday.
Deb Borns prepares to cut the ribbon at the Dedication of the Celina Rotary Club Dog Park. Helping to hold the ribbon
is Darlene Lynskey and John Hunter, assistant chief of the Ohio’s Division of Parks and Recreation. On left is Craig
Morton, Regional Manager of Grand Lake St. Marys. Right: Jeff Larmore and Bentley. Photo by Roy Hall.
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Dr. Allen Bernard, Cincinnati, sent
this April 17, 1983 advertisement from
“The New york Times Magazine.”
Across the top of the advertisement,
the title states, “The Priceless Beauty
of Mersman.” That said it all. No
matter how many name changes the
original Mersman Brothers Company
went through, the Mersman name has
always been the name which stayed
with the Company as well as the name
which stayed with the Tables.
If my memory serves me correctly,
Mersman employees received a
discount for purchasing Mersman
Tables. Some of those Mersman
employees may have purchased
Mersman Tables for their own homes
as well as their relatives’ homes. I
remember visiting friends and relatives
years ago, and they would proudly
show their new Mersman Tables.
People today point to their tables and
say, “That is a Mersman Table.”
J.B. Mersman founded this
Company at Ottoville, Ohio in 1876,
the year of our Nation’s Centennial
Celebration. The Centennial Exposition
was held in Philadelphia in 1876, of
which eight million people visited
the Fair, which had 249 buildings of
exhibits. Patents were being filed at
the U.S. Patent Office, E.G. Elisha
Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both
applied for patents on the telephone
in 1876. The typewriter was on
exhibit, and inspired Mark Twain to
purchase a typewriter, and was the
first U.S. author to switch from the
pen to the typewriter. Americans were
going through a wonderful era in our
history. The Railroads were crossing
the country and bringing faster and
better transportation to the interior of
America. With that faster method of
transportation, came the faster delivery
of newspapers across the Nation.
J.B. Mersman’s dream of building
beautiful Mersman furniture was born
in 1876 and lasted over a century. He
moved his Company from Ottoville
to Celina in 1900. The Mersman
Company included its history in the
Mercer County Ohio History book
in 1978, and in the Celina Ohio
Sesquicentennial 1834-1984 History
Book. People seeking the history of
the Mersman Company refer to those
two books. However, when those
same people want the history of the
time Mersman Company closed, they
contact the Mercer County Historical
Society.
Therefore, I will ask you readers
to share the story of the closing of
Mersman Company at Celina. I
have been told several dates of the
Company’s closing. Some people
spoke of the “beginning of the end.”
Others speak of the day the front doors
were locked. Would you please write
down your memories of the Mersman
Company and either email them to
me, or send them via the U.S. Post
Office? I will place your letters in the
Archival Collections of the History of
the Mersman Brothers Company at the
Mercer County Historical Museum.
For those of you who have
Mersman Furniture in your homes or
offices, you are most welcome to send
photographs of the Mersman Furniture
and tell when you purchased your
Mersman furniture.. Preservation of
Mercer County’s History, and the
Education of the Public about that
History is the Mission of the Mercer
County Historical Society, and that
includes the history of the Mersman
Furniture.
[The Mercer County Historical
Society President Joyce Alig, may
be contacted at 3054 Burk-St. Henry
Road, Saint Henry, OH 45883, or
histalig@bright.net or 419-678-2614.]
Mersman Table Advertisement, The New York Times Magazine,
April 17, 1983.
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to be held April 12 at 4:00, please
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Each participant should have
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written their own poetry. Students
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own poetry or the poetry of others.
Students may also enter as a team.
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poem he chooses to read. The top
contenders are called back to read
a second poem. It really is great
fun! Plan to participate or at least
come to watch these great poets!
Please call or email by April 18 to
be a participant in this fun event.
The cost to enter is $2 with gift
certificates awarded to the winners
and runner-ups in each division.
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The Coldwater Public Library
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Week April 9th through 14th. Every
day will be something special. Stop
in and help celebrate.
There are still openings for the
April Computer Class –“Microsoft
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Wednesday, April 18th from
8:00-9:45 a.m. Pre-registration is
required. Call the library at 419-678-
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More information will be available
as the date approaches.
Coldwater Library to observe
library week April 9-14
More and more teens are reading the paper,
because they know it’s pretty cool to know
what’s going on around town.
Read The Mercer County Chronicle and you’ll always be “in the know.”
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Mercer County
Council on Aging
FOR ALL
COUNTY
RESIDENTS
60 AND
OVER
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AVAILABLE SERVICES
• Care Giver Assistance
• Chores
• Outreach
• Transportation
• Noon Meals
HealtH awareness
(NAPSA)-Americans have
heard a lot of mixed messag-
es about vitamins and may be
wondering if they are safe and
effective. As with most health
questions, it’s smart to look at
multiple information sources to
get the true picture on nutritional
supplementation.
“The total body of scientific
evidence overall supports the
benefits of nutritional supple-
mentation,” reports certified
clinical nutritionist Neil E.
Levin, nutrition education man-
ager at NOW Foods in Bloom-
ingdale, Ill. “Surveys show that
most people trust vitamins, rely-
ing on them as a form of nutri-
tional insurance, and most doc-
tors surveyed recommend them
to their patients.”
The Lewin Group has pub-
lished evidence-based research
reporting that the proper use of
certain dietary supplements can
save billions of dollars in health
care costs while improving the
quality of life and preserving the
independence of seniors.
The occasional negative
report, however sensational,
should be regarded skeptically
when contrasted with a solid
body of evidence. According to
Clearing up the confusion about
nutritional supplements
See SUpplEMENTS, page 9
When choosing supplements,
it’s best to base your selections
on a body of quality scientific re-
search, not just a single study.
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*Bodybuilding * Camp Fire Girls
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HealtH awareness
the FDA’s Consumer Update,
it’s a smart idea to “think twice
about chasing the latest headline.
Sound health advice is generally
based on research over time, not
a single study touted by the me-
dia.”
Standard study designs for
drug research shouldn’t be used
for nutrient research because
drugs are novel substances not
normally present in the food
supply or the human body, while
nutrients are commonly found in
both places. This makes screen-
ing out variables much more dif-
ficult in nutrient studies, some-
times overwhelming competent
pharmaceutical researchers who
are inexperienced in the study of
vitamins and other supplements.
Several articles in prestigious
scientific journals such as The
New England Journal of Medi-
cine and The American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition suggest
that well-designed observational
studies provide more accurate
ways to evaluate nutritional ef-
fects in people than the “gold
standard” methods utilized in
drug research.
Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., of
Tufts University points out that
you can’t have a control group
with zero exposure to nutrients
because everybody eats. Ad-
ditionally, most nutrients are
interactive, with beneficial ef-
fects on multiple body systems,
yet randomized controlled stud-
ies are designed to investigate
only single outcomes. He agrees
that observational studies are a
more accurate way to see how
nutrients affect health because
they are more likely to include
the broad population and bear a
closer relationship to real-world
use of foods and supplements.
A number of nutritional sup-
plements have shown clear health
benefits supported by good sci-
entific research, including:
• Vitamin D: This has
been shown to benefit bones and
teeth, strengthen the immune
system and support cardiovascu-
lar health.
Americans are often found
to be deficient in the “sunshine
vitamin” because so many of us
avoid direct sun exposure. Sea-
sonal flu occurs far more fre-
quently from autumn through
early spring, and intervention
studies have shown a direct rela-
tionship between low serum vita-
min D levels and the number of
respiratory infections reported.
• Multiple Vitamins: The
American Medical Association
has recommended that most
people take a daily multivitamin
to supplement a healthy diet for
optimum nutrition. It helps fill in
nutrient gaps when dietary levels
may be insufficient.
• Omega-3 Fatty Acids: In ad-
dition to helping protect heart,
brain and nerve health, omega-
3s have been shown to have
wide-ranging health benefits
for inflammatory issues, such as
joint problems.
• Vitamin E: A well-publicized
report warning against vitamin E
supplementation has been seri-
ously undermined by subsequent
reports. A vast body of evidence
actually shows major health ben-
efits from supplementing this es-
sential vitamin. Long-term stud-
ies looking at vitamin E intake
from both food and supplements,
confirmed by measures of blood
levels, support the idea that this
antioxidant nutrient prolongs life
and health in the general public.
For more information, visit
www.NOWfoods.com or call
(888) 669-3663.
Supplements (Continued from page 8)
(NAPSA)-Eating well means
planning ahead, which is essential
if you want to achieve or main-
tain weight-loss goals. With a little
knowledge and some advance plan-
ning, women everywhere can learn
how to make smart food choices that
will move them closer to their weight-
management goals. From breakfast
to dinner and snacks in between, a
successful weight-management plan
is the all-day, everyday solution.
Those looking to manage their
weight and live a more active life-
style should consider the following
tips:
• Break the fast: Starting your day
with cereal can provide essential vi-
tamins and minerals. Studies show
that eating cereal as part of a nutri-
tious breakfast promotes a healthy
weight in both children and adults.
Even better, consumers now have
the freedom to enjoy granola. Special
K Low-Fat Granola, made of whole
grain granola sweetened with a touch
of honey and toasted to perfection
for a great taste and hearty crunch, is
an excellent source of fiber and has
50 percent less fat than the leading
granola-Special K Low-Fat Gra-
nola contains 3g fat per 52g serving,
while the leading granola contains 6g
fat per 51g serving. For a complete
meal, pair the granola with 2⁄3 cup of
milk or fruit.
• Plan ahead: Planned snacks dur-
ing your busy day can provide en-
ergy and essential nutrients. Tempted
to hit that vending machine? Have
lower-calorie snacks on hand, such
as new Special K Fruit Crisps, with
two crispy bars for 100 fruity calo-
ries. Special K Fruit Crisps are a
crispy snack with filling made from
real fruit and a lightly sweetened
drizzle on top.
• Divide your plate: Divide your
plate, conquer your weight. Fill half
of your plate with veggies or salad
(watch those fatty dressings!). One-
quarter should be lean protein-fish,
chicken or beef-grilled, baked or
poached. And the last quarter should
be carbohydrates-but watch the but-
ter and oil.
Eating well all day-a solution
for weight management
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April 10th / 7:00pm
In Our Assisted Living Dining Room
Nate Metz will present the History
of the Brewery Company. 1869 -1953 ,
original opening to first closing of the Brewery.
2005 - present , date of reopening to
where they are today.
Beer processing and Beer tasting of select beers.
(must be 21 to sample beers)
A Walk Through Time
with The Wooden Shoe
Brewing Company
Jenna Marie
Zehringer and Jason
Michael Ahlers will
be joined in marriage
on May 19, 2012 at
Holy Trinitiy Catholic
Church Coldwater,
Ohio.
The Bride to be is
the daughter of Steve
& Judy Zehringer of
Coldwater, Ohio. She
is a 2008 Graduate
of Coldwater High
School and a 2011
Graduate of Ball State
University with a
Bachelors Degree.
Jenna is currently
pursuing a Master’s Degree from
Ball State in Speech Pathology
and Audiology.
The Groom to be is the son
of Mike and Diana Ahlers of
St. Henry, Ohio. He is a 2006
Graduate of St. Henry High
School. Jason is employed as a
certified electrician for Koester
Electric Coldwater, Ohio.
Zehringer - Ahlers Engagement
area births
Baby girl post
Jarret Post and Anna Hemmelgarn
announced the birth of their baby
girl, Aubrey Rose Post, on March
20, 2012 at 2:35 p.m. at the Mercer
Health Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio.
She weighed 8 pounds and 3.5 ounces
and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Pat and
Gloria Hemmelgarn of St. Henry.
Paternal grandparents are Tom and
Jane Post of Fort Recovery. Maternal
great-grandparents are Rita Bettinger
and the late Brad Bettinger and
MaryAnn Hemmelgarn and the late
Ernst Hemmelgarn. Paternal great-
grandparents are Mary Post and the
late Anthony Post and Mercedes
Bergman and the late Lavern
Bergman.
Baby boy Schmitmeyer
Brian and Mindy (Goettemoeller)
Scmitmeyer of Maria Stein announced
the birth of their baby boy, Henry
Robert, on March 20 at 9:27 a.m. at the
Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater.
He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces
and was 20 inches long.
Henry was welcomed home by his
sister Charlotte, who is 2 years old.
Maternal grandparents are Gary
and Karen Goettemoeller of Celina.
Paternal grandparents are Bob and
Mary Lou Schmitmeyer of St. Henry.
The Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society’s April
meeting was held Sunday, April 1, at 2:00pm at the Richardson Bretz Build-
ing located at 119 West Fulton Street in Celina. The speaker will be Robert
C. Evers, a native of St. Henry currently living in the Dayton area. Mr. Evers
is a retired chemist with a long-time interest in local history and genealogy.
Bob will discuss German immigration to areas of Mercer County with an
emphasis on German states that produced large numbers of immigrants to the
county. He will include areas in northwestern, southwestern, and northeastern
Germany and will describe historical, social, and economic factors leading to
emigration from these states. The meeting is free and the public in welcome.
Genealogical Society held April meeting
Couple to Couple League is spon-
soring a three part series of classes
on the sympto-thermal method of
Natural Family Planning is scheduled
April 14, 28 & May 26, 2012 from
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at St. Remy
Rectory Basement in Russia, Ohio.
Also, there will be classes held at
St. Bernard’s Church Basement in
Burkettsville, Ohio on April 21, May
5, and June 2 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
CCL is supported by a Medical
Advisory Board, headed by Dr. Kon-
ald Prem who recently retired from
the University of Minnesota School
of Medicine. He and his colleagues
on sympto-thermal method of fertil-
ity awareness which can be used to
plan or postpone a pregnancy.
The Couple to Couple League
teaches Natural Family Planning in
the context of the Catholic Church’s
vision for sexuality and marriage.
To register online, please visit the
website www.learn-nfp.org or www.
ccli.prg. For questions, contact Eric
and Nicole Voisard at 937-526-3305.
Couple to Couple
League
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Athlete of the Week
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Good Luck FRHS
Sports Teams!
Whether you run, tackle, spike, serve,
chip, putt, throw, set, block, shoot, or
coach, your friends at Pak-A-Sak
wish you all the best as you represent
your school, teammates, and our
community. Win or lose, we’re proud
of your hard work and commitment
to excellence.

Good Luck FRHS
Sports Teams!
Whether you run, tackle, spike, serve,
chip, putt, throw, set, block, shoot, or
coach, your friends at Pak-A-Sak
wish you all the best as you represent
your school, teammates, and our
community. Win or lose, we’re proud
of your hard work and commitment
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Sports Teams!
Whether you run, tackle, spike, serve,
chip, putt, throw, set, block, shoot, or
coach, your friends at Pak-A-Sak
wish you all the best as you represent
your school, teammates, and our
community. Win or lose, we’re proud
of your hard work and commitment
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Good Luck FRHS
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Whether you run, tackle, spike, serve,
chip, putt, throw, set, block, shoot, or
coach, your friends at Pak-A-Sak
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your school, teammates, and our
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ROSSBURG, OH (March 27)
– With the United States Auto
Club (USAC) Sprint division
1962 debut at Eldora Speedway
and Stan Bowman’s feature win
dawned a relationship that has
spanned 50 years. A total of 181
USAC Sprint Car races among
70 different winners have filled
the record books with plenty of
history and countless memories.
That rapport continues into the
51
st
year on Saturday, April 21 and
to commemorate the milestone,
Bowman’s fete will be honored.
The 50-year history goes back
to Easter Sunday, April 22, 1962;
at the peak of an era where the
road to the famed Indianapolis
500 was blazed through grassroots
tracks of the Midwest. That
phenomenon caught the eye of a
then youthful Earl Baltes, who had
recently reconfigured his growing
speedway into a one-half mile oval
to meet the minimum standards of
USAC at the time.
With the popularity of USAC
and the national point title, it was
not unusual to see the same stars
that battled in Indianapolis on
Memorial Day weekend racing
against the weekend warriors of
the Midwest throughout the rest of
the year.
Such was the case on Eldora’s
Easter debut.
The starting line-up that
afternoon had Roger McCluskey,
Jim Hurtubise and Parnelli Jones
in the first three positions for the
30-lap headliner. Behind that trio
was Bowman, a local racer from
Covington, Ky, who had set his
sights on the Indy 500. It was his
third USAC Sprint Car start.
He was undaunted with the
talent that started ahead of him that
day. Bowman, running his 220
C.I. Offenhauser against the 327
C.I. Chevrolet engines of Jones
and Hurtubise, shot past Jones
down the backstretch on lap one to
inherit third spot. With fourth turn
moves on each of the successive
laps, he got by McCluskey and
then Hurtubise to take the lead and
eventual victory in a race that was
Bowman’s 1962
Easter Sunday
win began 50-year
history at Eldora
Historic Fete to Be Honored at April
21 USAC Sprint Event
See BOWMAN, page 13
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Coldwater Baseball
Regional Highlights
THE MERCER COUNTY CHRONICLE
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P H O T O S B Y B U C K H A L L & F R E D K R E M E R
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Cut short at 25-laps due to rain.
The excitement and intensity
of that race triggered what has
become a 50-year staple at Eldora
Speedway.
Bowman never got the chance to
repeat the success of that afternoon,
as he lost his life in a Sprint Car
crash at Terre Haute (IN) Speedway
two months later.
As the Eldora/USAC
association continues towards
another anniversary, officials from
both entities, through input from
historian John Lucas, found it fitting
to reflect on the landmark event that
began it all. With assistance from
Lucas, Bowman’s son Randy will
be on hand to reminisce about the
event, along with Diane Beck Lane,
daughter of Harold Beck, who
owned the car driven by Bowman
to victory that day.
Reserved seats for the April 21
USAC Sprint Car event, and Eldora’s
other events and are now available
through the speedway box office
(937) 338-3815 or online 24 hours
a day at www.EldoraSpeedway.
com. Like us at www.Facebook.
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Sports Sports
OFF THE WALL
Observations ... by John Bruns
pARTiNG SHOTS
It was a painful experience for us
Buckeye fans last Saturday evening.
At this time the experts have already
explained to us why the Buckeyes
were in seemingly total charge of
the game for the first 19 minutes,
59 and 9/10 seconds. A double digit
lead for the Bucks at half would
have been mentally much bigger
than the nine point spread that
happened. It was the brain-dead
backcourt defense by the Bucks at
the first half horn which woke up
the sleep-walking men from Kansas.
The Jayhawks were a different crew
the second half. I have a problem
with all those basketball fans in
California, Oregon, Washington,
and other places in the Pacific
Time zone. They must be the
reason I am watching the most
important college game of the year
instead of the night time news. I
recall a time when the national
semi-final doubleheader started at
approximately 1 p.m. The starting
time was gradually moved back to
4 p.m., which was acceptable, as
the second game still ended before
I dozed off on the recliner. Perhaps
the late start caused our Bucks to
doze the second half. There was
a time when the NCAA semis and
finals were played in basketball
arenas and domes with auxiliary
seating added to the site. I seem
to recall a school pep band in each
corner with rabid student sections
from each school. In the “old days,”
the tournament games seemed to
have the atmosphere of a very big
time college with crazy students and
crazier alumni. The Bucks had a
“one and done” at New Orleans this
year, but can claim one distinction.
At the pre-game introductions of the
starters last Saturday, the television
viewers were provided with the
hometown of each player. If we go
way back, college sports started as
clubs of students from one institution
challenged clubs of students from
another college or university. The
folks in Kentucky are quite proud
of their basketball traditions at UK
and Louisville, but not one starter
on either team hails from the Blue
Grass Commonwealth. Kansas also
had no in-state residents starting,
but one was from the Missouri
side of Kansas City. The Buckeyes
however, had one starter from
Columbus, Toledo, and Findlay. A
fourth starter was urged to travel a
few miles east from Fort Wayne,
Indiana, to play at Columbus. If we
went down, at least it was cheering
for our true “local” boys. If we
are searching for any positives
concerning the defeat of the Buckeye
basketball team, maybe the fact that
it was the basketball team and not
the football program going down
in front of a national audience is a
plus. Despite the substantial success
of Coach Thad Matta’s basketball
program, the OSU alumni live and
suffer with the football program.
They have just paid a healthy fee
for the best football coach in the
country and close will not be good
enough for Urban Meyer.
Fort Recovery dropped a pair of
games to Crestview on Saturday as the
Knights recorded victories of 13-5 and
12-2.
Coldwater swept past Indian Lake
in a doubleheader as the Cavaliers won
by scores of 5-2 and 9-3. Celina split
two games with Greenville with the
Wave taking game one 7-6 before the
Bulldogs posted a 6-4 victory in the
second contest.
Marion Local also picked up a
doubleheader sweep as the Flyers
rolled past Bradford 16-5 and 22-5.
At Celina, Kyle Berry and Aric
Fickert combined to scatter four hits
as the host Bulldogs blanked Parkway
3-0. Jimmy Luebke picked up two
hits to pace the Celina offense, which
totaled five hits.
St. Henry had only five hits as the
Redskins dropped a 6-0 decision to St.
Marys.
Alex Stammen hit a RBI double in
the tenth inning to lift Coldwater past
Lima Shawnee 5-4. Drew Klosterman
and Matt Selhorst each had two hits for
the Cavalier offense.
Marion Local rolled to a 10-0
win over New Bremen got two hits
each from Kyle Mescher and Craig
Niekamp while Niekamp also posted
five RBI’s.
Fort Recovery’s Elijah Kahlig and
Shawnee Pottkotter allowed only one
hit as the Indians posted an 8-0 victory
over Mississinawa Valley. Kent Retz
and Jacob Muhlenkamp posted two
hits each for the purple and white.
Fort Recovery drops games to Crestview
Coldwater wins
over Easton
Coldwater cruised to a pair of
wins over Eaton as the lady Cavaliers
recorded victories of 2-0 and 13-3 on
Saturday.
Parkway got two victories as
well as the lady Panthers defeated
Wapakoneta 11-10 and 7-6.
Fort Loramie defeated the lady
Cavaliers 8-3 in non-league action
last week as well. Janel Hosbach took
the loss for Coldwater with Haley
Wolf, Kiya Dues and Kelsey Koesters
picking up hits.
The orange and black posted a 2-1
win over Russia as Miranda Klenke
scattered six hits and two walks
while allowing one run to pick up the
victory. Katie Klosterman had two
hits for Coldwater with Dues, Wolf
and Koesters getting one each.
Celina blanked Coldwater 10-0
with Koesters recording the only
Coldwater hit on the day.
Parkway outscored host Celina
7-6 in non-league play last week.
Kylie Snyder, Peyton Heitkamp and
Cierra Fent each had two hits for the
lady Panthers. Katie Kerr and Alexis
Zacharias recorded two hits a piece
for Celina.
Ansonia rolled to a 15-0 win over
Fort Recovery as the Tigers recorded
ten hits and limited the lady Indians
to one. Haley Knapke had the only
Indian hit, a single.
Lima Shawnee recorded a 13-4
win over St. Henry. Ashley Heitkamp,
Maria Stammen and Michelle Bruns
all had two hits for the Redskins.
Wapakoneta defeated Marion
Local 8-2 with Kristen Subler leading
the Flyers with two hits.
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Fort Recovery honor roll
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Abby Backs 12
Kurt Fortkamp 12
Ryan Gaerke 12
Tyler Hart 12
Jared Kahlig 12
Julie Kahlig 12
Alison Koch 12
Natalie Lennartz 12
Daryl Osterloh 12
Kristen Overman 12
Adam Pohl 12
Jason Pottkotter 12
Olivia Schwieterman 12
Dave Tobe 12
Christen Wendel 12
Nathan Fullenkamp 11
Stephanie Har 11
Tana Hart 11
Elizabeth Osterloh 11
Janelle Schwieterman 11
Alex Thien 11
Adam Westgerdes 11
Sydney Wilson 11
Hannah Bihn 10
Elizabeth Hipple 10
Ashley Homan 10
Mitch Lennartz 10
Nikki Nietfeld 10
Josh Pohl 10
Derek S. Sutter 10
Derek Backs 09
Michaela Fullenkamp 09
Monica Fullenkamp 09
Christy Garke 09
Katie Homan 09
Sam Kaiser 09
Jennifer Klenke 09
Haley Knapke 09
Melissa Knapke 09
Debra Link 09
Nathan Lochtefeld 09
Rachel Pugh 09
Lauren Rammel 09
Seth Riegle 09
Sara Rohrer 09
Cole Wendel 09
Ben Will 09
All A-B Honor Roll
Zach G. Bergman 12
Tyler Faller 12
Derek Gaerke 12
Kayla Gehl 12
Nicole Har 12
Kelly Hull 12
Katelyn Jutte 12
Rachel Jutte 12
Kylie Kahlig 12
Mariah Koester 12
Andrea Lennartz 12
Doug Lennartz 12
Ericka Lennartz 12
Brenda Link 12
John Link 12
Kelly Nietfeld 12
Kelsey O’Del 12
Grant Pottkotter 12
Hayden Pottkotter 12
Derek Rammel 12
Shawn Roessner 12
Brittany Sudhoff 12
Derek J. Sutter 12
Beca Tobe 12
Aaron Vagedes 12
Jacob Vogel 12
Kenny Wenning 12
Jacob Whitacre 12
Karissa Will 12
Jacob Alig 11
Brian Bauer 11
Austin Brackman 11
Randy Braun 11
Kelsey Fiely 11
Adam Fullenkamp 11
Maleia Fullenkamp 11
Wade Gelhaus 11
Craig Hart 11
Logan Jutte 11
Emily Kahlig 11
Calvin Kaiser 11
Jessica Kaiser 11
Mallory Kinder 11
Amy Link 11
Emily T. Link 11
Cody Linn 11
Melissa Lochtefeld 11
Victoria Martins 11
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Chelsea Pottkotter 11
Shane Pottkotter 11
Connor Rammel 11
Rachel Rammel 11
Gabe Riegle 11
Kaitlyn Schneider 11
Elle Schoenherr 11
Sara Schoenlein 11
Chad Schroer 11
Stacy Stammen 11
Kendra Tobe 11
Sam Tobe 11
Heather Vaughn 11
Elizabeth Wendel 11
Katlin Wendel 11
Taylor Wendel 11
Derek young 11
Becky Brockman 10
Jesse Buckley 10
Adam Buffenbarger 10
Deanna Crouch 10
Ben Dilworth 10
Morgan Dues 10
Trent Dues 10
Sam Florence 10
Kate Fortkamp 10
Jackie Fullenkamp 10
Joey Gonzalez 10
Mitchell Homan 10
Breanna Jutte 10
Elijah Kahlig 10
Alex Kaiser 10
Hannah Kaup 10
Isaac Keller 10
Jacob Muhlenkamp 10
Collin O’Dell 10
Kelsee Ontrop 10
Sierra Pugh 10
Heavyn Powell 10
Jordan Roberts 10
Kathleen Sanders 10
Alexis Schmitz 10
Elle Sutter 10
Kyle Timmerman 10
Dana Wendel 10
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Makayla Grover 09
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The Mercer County
Educational Service Center
will lagoon off a Preschool
Screening Program for the
district preschoolers of Fort
Recovery.
Under the program, children
ages 3-5 will be screened in a
variety of developmental areas.
Possible screenings include
vision and hearing acuity, fine
motor coordination, speech
and language development,
visual and auditory memory
and perception, and general
information.
The screening for Fort
Recovery School District is
scheduled as follows:
April 20, 2012 Fort
Recovery Elementary School
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All preschoolers attending
any private or public preschool
need to have physicals. If you
have a form from your preschool,
please bring it along with you
on screening day. Our team will
complete the hearing and vision
portion for you free of charge.
Please register by contacting
your elementary school secretary
at 419-375-2768 by April 12,
2012.
Mercer County
preschool special
education programs
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7990 St. Rt. 119,
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4511
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2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road • Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222 • Fax: 419-925-6222
Village
SPORT SHOP
& Spoltman Hardware, Inc.
Silkscreen • Embroidery • Lettering • Boy Scout Supplies
“Sherwin Williams” Paint & “Blonder” Wallpaper
State Route 274, Chickasaw, Ohio • 419-925-4722
CHICKASAW, OHIO
For All Of Your Insurance Needs
419-925-4567
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7837 State Route 274
Chickasaw, Ohio
419-925-4444
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8271 U.S. 127 North, Celina, Ohio
419-586-1717
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419-628-3537
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937-420-3537
Good Luck Flyers!
The St. Henry Bank
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Serving the Mercer County Area Since 1905
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231 E. Main Street · Box 330 · St. Henry, Ohio · (800) 482-3001
Maria Stein ....... 419-925-4457
Lima ................. 419-224-7019
Findlay .............. 419-421-6771
Brookside Companies
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside Companies
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315 W. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-4141
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419-925-4511
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419-925-7222 • Fax: 419-925-6222
Village
SPORT SHOP
& Spoltman Hardware, Inc.
Silkscreen • Embroidery • Lettering • Boy Scout Supplies
“Sherwin Williams” Paint & “Blonder” Wallpaper
State Route 274, Chickasaw, Ohio • 419-925-4722
CHICKASAW, OHIO
For All Of Your Insurance Needs
419-925-4567
Contact Stan or Travis Homan
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HOMAN’S
7837 State Route 274
Chickasaw, Ohio
419-925-4444
Good Luck To All Area Teams!
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Sports Tab for ex-
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257 E. Fourth Street, Minster
419-628-3537
200 S. Main Street, Fort Loramie
937-420-3537
Congratulates Marion Local’s
Athlete of the Week
CHELSEA
WINNER
MARGARET
WINNER
All MAC
1st Team
Go Flyers!
Good Luck Flyers!
The St. Henry Bank
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Serving the Mercer County Area Since 1905
We Care About Our Customers
231 E. Main Street · Box 330 · St. Henry, Ohio · (800) 482-3001
Maria Stein ....... 419-925-4457
Lima ................. 419-224-7019
Findlay .............. 419-421-6771
Brookside Companies
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside Companies
OSGOOD FORT LORAMIE CHICKASAW LAKEVIEW
419-582-2681 937-295-2900 419-925-4514 937-843-4100
)QQF.WEM6Q#NN#TGC5RQTVU
INSURANCE
AGENCY,
INC.
315 W. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-4141
104 N. Main St.,
Celina, Ohio
419-586-2329
7990 St. Rt. 119,
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4511
CNICKA$AW
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7DDL, INC.
CHICKASAW, OHIO
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Automotlve, Inc.
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & SERVICE
CHICKASAW, OHIO
Service 419-925-4711
Parts 419-925-4392
2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road • Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222 • Fax: 419-925-6222
Village
SPORT SHOP
& Spoltman Hardware, Inc.
Silkscreen • Embroidery • Lettering • Boy Scout Supplies
“Sherwin Williams” Paint & “Blonder” Wallpaper
State Route 274, Chickasaw, Ohio • 419-925-4722
CHICKASAW, OHIO
For All Of Your Insurance Needs
419-925-4567
Contact Stan or Travis Homan
+0574#0%'#)'0%;
HOMAN’S
7837 State Route 274
Chickasaw, Ohio
419-925-4444
Good Luck To All Area Teams!
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8271 U.S. 127 North, Celina, Ohio
419-586-1717
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as a filler on any page
you need it!
Refer to last year’s
Sports Tab for ex-
ample.
257 E. Fourth Street, Minster
419-628-3537
200 S. Main Street, Fort Loramie
937-420-3537
Good Luck Flyers!
The St. Henry Bank
5CHG5GEWTGCPF5QNKF
Serving the Mercer County Area Since 1905
We Care About Our Customers
231 E. Main Street · Box 330 · St. Henry, Ohio · (800) 482-3001
Maria Stein ....... 419-925-4457
Lima ................. 419-224-7019
Findlay .............. 419-421-6771
Brookside Companies
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside Companies
OSGOOD FORT LORAMIE CHICKASAW LAKEVIEW
419-582-2681 937-295-2900 419-925-4514 937-843-4100
)QQF.WEM6Q#NN#TGC5RQTVU
INSURANCE
AGENCY,
INC.
315 W. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-4141
104 N. Main St.,
Celina, Ohio
419-586-2329
7990 St. Rt. 119,
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4511
CNICKA$AW
MACNIN£
&
7DDL, INC.
CHICKASAW, OHIO
N0£L$MAN
Automotlve, Inc.
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & SERVICE
CHICKASAW, OHIO
Service 419-925-4711
Parts 419-925-4392
2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road • Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222 • Fax: 419-925-6222
Village
SPORT SHOP
& Spoltman Hardware, Inc.
Silkscreen • Embroidery • Lettering • Boy Scout Supplies
“Sherwin Williams” Paint & “Blonder” Wallpaper
State Route 274, Chickasaw, Ohio • 419-925-4722
CHICKASAW, OHIO
For All Of Your Insurance Needs
419-925-4567
Contact Stan or Travis Homan
+0574#0%'#)'0%;
HOMAN’S
7837 State Route 274
Chickasaw, Ohio
419-925-4444
Good Luck To All Area Teams!
From The Staff At...
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8271 U.S. 127 North, Celina, Ohio
419-586-1717
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B6 G > D C A D 8 6 A ; A N : G H
B6 G > D C A D 8 6 A ; A N : G H
Use this Mercer
County Chronicle ad
as a filler on any page
you need it!
Refer to last year’s
Sports Tab for ex-
ample.
257 E. Fourth Street, Minster
419-628-3537
200 S. Main Street, Fort Loramie
937-420-3537
Good Luck Flyers!
The St. Henry Bank
5CHG5GEWTGCPF5QNKF
Serving the Mercer County Area Since 1905
We Care About Our Customers
231 E. Main Street · Box 330 · St. Henry, Ohio · (800) 482-3001
Maria Stein ....... 419-925-4457
Lima ................. 419-224-7019
Findlay .............. 419-421-6771
Brookside Companies
Brookside Trucking, Inc.
Clair H. Corporation
"The Stone Slinger"
B&S Hauling Co., Inc.
Brookside Wood Products
Brookside Companies
OSGOOD FORT LORAMIE CHICKASAW LAKEVIEW
419-582-2681 937-295-2900 419-925-4514 937-843-4100
)QQF.WEM6Q#NN#TGC5RQTVU
INSURANCE
AGENCY,
INC.
315 W. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-4141
104 N. Main St.,
Celina, Ohio
419-586-2329
7990 St. Rt. 119,
Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-4511
CNICKA$AW
MACNIN£
&
7DDL, INC.
CHICKASAW, OHIO
N0£L$MAN
Automotlve, Inc.
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & SERVICE
CHICKASAW, OHIO
Service 419-925-4711
Parts 419-925-4392
2411 Cassella-Montezuma Road • Maria Stein, Ohio
419-925-7222 • Fax: 419-925-6222
Village
SPORT SHOP
& Spoltman Hardware, Inc.
Silkscreen • Embroidery • Lettering • Boy Scout Supplies
“Sherwin Williams” Paint & “Blonder” Wallpaper
State Route 274, Chickasaw, Ohio • 419-925-4722
CHICKASAW, OHIO
For All Of Your Insurance Needs
419-925-4567
Contact Stan or Travis Homan
+0574#0%'#)'0%;
HOMAN’S
7837 State Route 274
Chickasaw, Ohio
419-925-4444
Good Luck To All Area Teams!
From The Staff At...
/#07(#%674+0)+0%
8271 U.S. 127 North, Celina, Ohio
419-586-1717
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County Chronicle ad
as a filler on any page
you need it!
Refer to last year’s
Sports Tab for ex-
ample.
257 E. Fourth Street, Minster
419-628-3537
200 S. Main Street, Fort Loramie
937-420-3537
Osgood ............ 419-582-2681
Fort Loramie .... 937-295-2900
Chickasaw ....... 419-925-4514
Lakeview .......... 937-843-4100
www.osgoodbank.com
We’re your
convenience
store and a
whole lot
more!
219 North Wayne, Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-2534
We’re your
convenience
store and a
whole lot
more!
219 North Wayne, Fort Recovery, Ohio
419-375-2534
We’re your convenience
store and a whole lot more!
The Coldwater Athletic Boosters
and Summer Baseball Boosters are
holding a benefit for Veterans Field
on Saturday, April 7th complete with
live Duck Races, Auctions, Raffle
Drawings, a Dinner and much more.
Doors open at 5:30, Races & Auc-
tions start 8:00. Auction will consist
of a plethora of sports and entertain-
mentt memorabilia items, vacations,
jewelry, and gobs of other goodies.
Don’t miss the live Duck Races- it’s
a sight to see.
All proceeds go to Veterans Field
in the Coldwater Park. Call the Cold-
water High School office at 419-678-
4821 for details. That’s Saturday,
April 7th at the Coldwater American
Legion- you’re not gonna want to
miss this!
REDS OPENING DAY
Coldwater legion
to host Veterans
Field Benefit
CINCINNATI REDS VS. MIAMI MARLINS
THURS. APRIL 5
4:10 P.M.