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June 21 Red Cross Blood Drive - Rockford-12:00-5:00pm New Horizons Community Church June 22-24 Water Race & Field Trial Ohio Progressive Sportsman Club June 22-24 Maria Stein Country Fest - Maria Stein Center June 23 Red Cross Kart Racing “The Buckeye 64” Maria Stein Country Fest- 6:00pm June 24 Mercer Health County Fest 5K Maria Stein Country Fest June 24 Annual Prehistoric Artifacts Exhibit 1:00-4:00pm Mercer Co.Historical Museum, Celina June 24 Swing Era Big Band - 8:00pm Van Trees Park, Ft. Recovery June 24 Concert Series- “Maidens IV” Lakeshore Park, Celina - 6:30pm June 26 Grand Lake Mariners vs Dayton- 7:15pm Westview Park ** If you would like to have your event posted in the Greater Mercer County Community Calendar, e-mail your information, at least 4 weeks prior to event, to mercercountychronicle@ bright.net.**
The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, located at 2291 St. Johns Rd, Maria Stein, Ohio is a place of peace, prayer and hospitality. It is See SHRINE, page 16 a local treasure waiting to tour and take pleasure in. They also offer many valuable programs. One of Mercer counties oldest organizations, The Maria Stein Shrine takes on one of the newest Celina Downtown Merchants technologies to share their story. proudly announce the 2nd Annual Utilizing the ubiquitous cell phone Taste of Celina Block Party & and dialing 419-496-2555, an Car Show on July 13, 2012. individual can tour the grounds After several months of basking doing a self-guided audio tour using in the success of last year’s keypad commands. The 53 stops event and recovering from the include most every entrance, statue, overwhelmingly positive public grotto, and garden, and ends in the response, we’ve set out to recreate Woods Chapel with an explanation last year’s celebration with several of the hand carved stations. Pick up improvements. Local restaurants a tour guide at the reception desk will offer small servings of their inside at the Adoration Entrance and delicious signature and specialty tour at your leisure. dishes. Live music will begin at The focus of the Shrine is the 5pm and continue until 10pm. Sister’s original Eucharistic adoration Live music will continue at the chapel and the Relic Chapel, which 211 Club until 2am. The event holds the second largest collection will include a car show between of relics of the saints in the United Warren Street and Fayette. The States. It is to be entered with utmost block party will encompass two respect and devotion. Many report a blocks of Main Street from the special reverence felt upon entering intersection of Market Street south the chapel. Fr. J.M. Gartner entrusted to the intersection of Main and his collection of relics to the Sisters Warren Streets. Presale tickets at Maria Stein in 1875. A beautiful will be available at the chamber chapel was built in 1892 and is the office 226 N. Main in Celina. primary display of relics in an alter Taste of Celina participants will that was hand-carved especially for include 211 Club, Java Nation, this purpose. Four beautiful stained- C-Town Wings, Candlelight glass windows imported from Inn, Bella’s Italian Grille, Casa
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Hildred A. Betz, 101, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 , at her residence. She was born January 5, 1911, in Coldwater, OH, to the late Edward Smith and the late Maude Martin. On August 2, 1936, she married the late Dorsey “Jake” Betz , who died November 29, 1986. Surviving are son - John Betz of Fort Recovery, OH; brother - Gene (Lora) Smith of Ada, OH; daughter-in-law - Bobbie Betz of Fort Recovery, OH; 2 sistersin-law - Marcele Smith of Celina, OH and Lucille Smith of Coldwater, OH; and several nieces & nephews. Deceased are son, James Betz; 4 brothers, Lowell, Bertram, Bill, and Roger Smith; 2 sisters, Alice Smalley and Mary Ashman, and 2 infant siblings. She retired from the Fort Recovery Industries, Fort Recovery and was a member of the Fort Recovery United Methodist Church, Fort Recovery. Services were Monday, June 18, 2012 at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, the Rev. Verl Ballmer officiating. Burial followed at Macedon Cemetery, Coldwater, Ohio. Contributions can be made to the church. Adelheit ‘Addy’ Hess, age 79, of St. Henry, Ohio, died at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Celina Manor, Celina, Ohio. She was born December 03, 1932 in St. Peter, Ohio to the late August & Mary (Moeder) Jutte. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry, Ohio. Burial followed in St. Henry Cemetery, St. Henry, Ohio. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com. Faye P. SoRelle, age 91, of Celina, Ohio passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina. She was born on June 29, 1920 in Childress, Texas to the late Eugene and Leona (Adams) Palmer. Memorial services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Monday July 9, 2012 at the Lehman-HogenkampDzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. John Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery in Celina. Friends may call from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome. com. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice
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Can you imagine how much the presidential campaigning for Obama is costing the American taxpayer every time he flies in Air Force One? Of course I may be wrong, maybe he is paying for that expense out of his campaign pocket. And if you believe that I have a bridge I would like for you to take a look at. Let’s hope the expense of his getting re-elected is not being paid partly by the American Taxpayer. I would imagine he has enough money in the coffers to take care of that expense. Let’s hope so!! Speaking of campaigning, have you all been doing your research on the upcoming election? Remember to be a wise voter one has to have all the information on the candidates before you step into that voting booth. you don’t have time to vote properly if you don’t have the information ahead of time. So get busy it is getting later than you think. It appears the Federal Government is trying to control every phase of our lives and it is working toward that goal each and every day. The latest news out of New york City is that the Mayor wants to ban the sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. It is not the role of Government to tell anyone what they can and cannot drink. you can’t just pick on one type of drinks and not some of the many more that are as fattening as the supersized drinks one can buy now. It seems to me the Federal Government has far more important problems to deal with than worrying about the size of sodas the people are buying. That’s my Opinion....... What’s yours??
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From the Archives of The Mercer County Chronicle 10 YEARS AGO (2002) Coldwater Legion awarded scholarships to these high school seniors: Russel Wenning, Celina High School and Pam Lefeld, Jenny Knapke, Rachel Giere and Jillian Hoying, all of Coldwater High School. The Celina Fall Softball League for any girl who will be in grades six through twelve for the 2002-2003 school is accepting registrations now until August 2. The league will play on six Sundays beginning August 18.
25 YEARS AGO (1987) Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital Administrator Lysle Schmidt presented the Board of Governors with a building plan which would add a fourth floor to the hospital. Coldwater village council is still attempting to hammer an equitable solution to concerns about the intended metering of privatelyowners cisterns in the village. 50 YEARS AGO (1962) Bids will be opened on July 12 for constructions of two dams on the Water River Conservancy project, one on Fort Creek southwest of Fort Recovey and the other about six miles southeast of Fort Recovery.
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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 Advertorial retirement savings vehicles you have available. For instance, if you’re eligible, FINANCIAL FOCUS 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. 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June 24, 2012, Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00, is a Double Feature, whereby two important events will take place at the Mercer County Historical Museum, The Riley, 130 East Market, a block east of the Courthouse at Celina. First, the 32nd Annual Prehistoric Artifacts Exhibit, hosted by Mercer County Indian Relic Collectors. will be held on the Museum Lawn. Second, the book,
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Question: We are taking a family vacation. What are some tips you have for safe travel? Answer: When taking your pet on vacation with you, you need to remember the pet’s health and safety as well as everyone else’s. You need to remember to bring all of your pet’s items such as leashes, collars, crate, bed/ blankets, food, water, feed dishes, and any prescribed medications. Be sure to bring enough to cover the length of your trip and a few extra days in case an emergency happens. It is also a good idea to carry a Pet First Aid Kit. Here is a link to the AVMA website that offers a checklist for a Pet First Aid Kit: http://www.avma.org/firstaid/supplies.asp. Other items for preparing for your trip are: 1. Identification – a current photo and ID tags with the owner’s home information. It is also suggested that you make a “travel ID’ tag with your name along with where you are staying both on your pet and on your pet carrier. 2. Microchip - If you have not already done so, a microchip is excellent way to improve your chances of getting back a lost pet. It is a small chip that is embedded in the muscle of your pet that contains an identification number that can be tracked to a registry that contains your contact information. 3. Medical Records – Bring a current copy of your pet’s medical records that includes preexisting conditions and medications. This will help the veterinarian in case your pet needs emergency medical care. 4. Health Certificate – Often called a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, it is needed any time you take your pet across state lines. You will need to have this filled out by your veterinarian showing proof of vaccinations and that your pet is not showing signs of disease. 5. Acclimation Certificate (for air travel) – This is required by some airlines. It must accompany a health certificate and must be signed by a federally accredited veterinarian. 6. Sunscreen – Yes, pets can get sunburn especially pets with light skin, thin or short haircoats. Ask your veterinarian about non-toxic, non-skin irritating sunscreen for your pet. 7. Personal flotation device (for boating) – You should keep a properly fitting personal flotation device (life jacket) on your pet when you are in or around water. This is important even if your pet knows how to swim. Be sure your pet is up-to-date on its vaccinations. Rabies vaccinations are required by law for both dogs and cats. Canines should have current distemper, parvo, and bordatella (kennel cough) vaccines. Felines should have distemper, feline leukemia, and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). When traveling by air, be sure to get the airlines guidelines for pet travel. If you are traveling over 24-hours, be sure to include instructions for food or water on the outside of your traveling crate. Be sure your traveling crate fits your pet. They should be able to stand, sit, breath, and rest comfortably while in the crate. Here is another website to check on airline traveling rules www. pettravel.com/airline_rules.cfm. Ronald C. Anders, DVM
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evidence of man living in Mercer County, is the Elk’s Antlers and Bones which were found when Cy Schwieterman’s employees were ditching on the Ron Stucke farm west of Cranberry. The Elk’s scapula (shoulder bone) had the evidence of a spear penetrating the bone. The Elk bones were Carbon 14 dated at over 9000 years ago. Thus, 9000 years ago, man was making his own flint tools and hunting elk, right here in Mercer County. This evolution of man’s ability to live off of the land, and to create tools for survival is a lesson for all of us. The people who preceded us, made our lives better, by centuries upon centuries of improvements in our standard of living. Hundreds of artifacts belonging to the Collectors will be on exhibit. Modern flint knappers can see Paul Leasor’s exhibit of archaeological chert samples, compared with
freshly quarried chert samples. This Sunday will be a good time to bring your own Indian artifacts to show the Collectors for information. Second, the book, “Marion Township Historical and Genealogical Resources. Passport to History Series, Book XXI,” will be available at the Museum for five dollars. This book contains information for doing historical and genealogical research in Marion Township. It is the size of a Passport and 52 pages in length. Carthagena, Cassella, Chickasaw, Millport, St. Sebastian, Maria Stein, St. John’s Station, St. Rosa, Steineman Station, Emlen Institute, Randolph Freedmen, St. Charles Seminary, two C.PP.S. Convents, and the C.H. & D. Railroad are included in this book. Sister Anna Kesssen, formerly of Carthagena, and now in Clarence, New york, helped with
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45 Father’s.143 is not high on 71 Day my list of specialties. Actually it is about even with Christmas in days that are best tolerated and Runs Scored Leaderboard viewed from the rear view mirror. My kids were the greatest gift the Runs Name Team Bride Ryan Knapke (Johnson Mech.) 15 1) could have possibly given to meAlex Wourms a gift that keeps and it is (CBS) on giving. The accomplishments Joel and 3) NateMuhlenkamp (Stor/Lock) status Rindler (CBS) responsible, 13 of my two mature “kids” is a source of daily 5) Brad Giere (Werlings) concern and pride. I welcome 12 their respect, acknowledgements, and 6) Austin Riethman (CW Lumber) gifts on special occurrences, 11 but 7) Sam Broering (Johnson Mech.) to 10 I wish I would not have accept them in the first person. I was 8) Kendallhands-on father when 9 a fairly Homan (Johnson Mech.) Alex Muhlenkamp (Stor/Lock) the kids were small. They enjoyed Tyler Backs (Johnson Mech.) being swung around the house and subjected to big time wrestling moves. As the kids grew, the rough housing diminished and ultimately disappeared. Unfortunately, the talking disappeared with the play and The Bride ultimately became the Great Communicator. The pattern at our house is as follows; the phone rings and if it is one of the kids, The Bride always talks and relates any significant info to me after she hangs up. Father’s Day however, requires me to answer and talk. Change is difficult at my stage of life. I have a few positive attributes, but being a gracious gift receiver is not one of them. Invariably, I do not need something and am embarrassed about being the center of attention. I can thank or blame my genetic code or parental rearing techniques for at least some of my characteristics. My father never advanced beyond the eighth grade, but valued education and saw seven of his eight kids graduate with college degrees while never owning more than an 80-acre farm. He was the ultimate family man, but high praise for one of his children was silence. Words were generally used by him only if something was sub par. I don’t feel a bit scared by this parenting technique and just hope the kids will understand at least twice a year.
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Enza and their lives in NyC. They both are fortunate to get jobs and learn skills. World War I intervenes and Ciro enlists to serve, as he would then be entitled to American citizenship. They marry and move to Minnesota where Ciro operates a shoe store and Enza uses her sewing ability to earn money. They have a son, Antonio, who is the center of their lives before yet another heartbreaking situation takes place in their lives. It is as though these two families cannot avoid tragedy. Things that stand out in my mind as I turned the pages of The Shoemaker’s Wife was the ongoing circumstances of the Catholic Church concerning the priests and nuns and how they dealt with it. How they made friends, helped others and pulled each other up when down. They did what they had to do to make a good life not only for themselves but also for their extended families. Enza is strong as a woman and strong in her faith. Ciro is a good husband and father who loves his homeland and family. The ending has a few surprises and the tears flow and it makes one aware of what our ancestors went through coming to America and living the dream. I highly recommend The Shoemaker’s Wife. Happy reading. Skeet
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Baby Girl Knapke
Josh and Sarah Knapke of Rockford announced the birth of their daughter, Sarah Elisabeth Knapke, at 7:19 a.m. on May 17, 2012 at the Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana. She weighed 9 pounds and 5 ounces and was 22 inches long. She was welcomed home by her sister, Naomi and her brother, Jonathan. Maternal grandparents are Peter and Beck Bullock of Lansing, Michigan. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Carol Knapke of Fort Recovery. Great-grandparents are Urban and Mildred Knapke of Maria Stein and Mark Schwieterman of St. Henry.
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The Shoemaker’s Wife By Adriana Trigiani Written by Skeet Wolters Library Assistant
As an introduction to my review, I add an interesting conversation with a sister at the Maria Stein Shrine. As the elevator doors open, we are greeted with the beautiful artwork of The Italian Alps picturing a mother and daughter hanging laundry on a fence. The background features the snowcapped mountains, trees and homes. It was painted by Father Tebbe many years ago and just so identifiable from this book. Sister commented on the painting and I loved how it so interconnected to Mercer County residents. The details were humorous and accurate. It is the turn of the century and the setting is the beautiful Italian Alps where a destitute widowed mother leaves her two sons, Eduardo and Ciro, in the care of nuns at a convent. She promises to return for them in one year after she earns money to provide for them. The caring nuns make a home for the boys for several years, loving them and fully caring for
all their needs including education. Telling the nuns of abusive behavior observed by the local priest they are banished from the convent and their much loved sisters. Studious Eduardo studies to become a priest while 16 year old Ciro goes to America to earn money to care for their mother. Ciro leaves behind his first love and soul mate, Enza. Unbeknownst to Ciro, Enza and her father also travel to America to earn money to build a house for their family. They are reunited after several years and the story builds. This historical novel describes the hardships and toils of those traveling steerage on the ships to America. Many who, why and how questions are answered of the immigrants. I toured Ellison Island in NyC last summer and the pictures are pressed on my memory of the hardships they went through. Trigiani has captured this progression with her descriptive words. The story centers around Ciro and
Kasey and Angie (Broering) Schwieterman of Maria Stein announced the birth of their son, Ben Anthony Schieterman, at 6:34 p.m. on June 8, 2012 at the Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater. He was 8 pounds and 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Ben was welcomed home by his three brothers; Adam- age 6, Ryanage 4, and Marcus- age 2. Maternal grandparents are Tony and Linda Broering of Maria Stein. Paternal grandparents are Ron and Ellen Schwieterman of Burkettsville. Maternal greatgrandparents are Cy and Millie Broering of Maria Stein. Paternal great-grandparents are Norman and Irene Stueve of Minster.
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The Therapeutic Touch Massage Clinic joins chamber
Engineer discusses clear line of sight for roadways with corn
Back Row from left to right: Breane Uncapher - LMT, Vicki Brooks -Co Owner & LMT, Allen Baskett- Chamber Ambassador from YMCA, Lisa Ricker- Co Owner & LMT, Pam BuschurChamber Director. Front Row left to right: Wendy Vanover -LMT, Ashley Geier-LMT The Therapeutic Touch Massage Clinic has joined the Celina Mercer County Chamber of Commerce. They are located at 913 West Logan Street in Celina, Suite D. They also have a location in Elida. Visit their website at www.thetherapeutictouch.net
Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart is reminding landowners and farmers that corn that has been planted and is encroaching in the road right-of-ways can be a very serious sight problem on the narrower Township and County Roads. “Such sight problems limiting the ability of the traveling public to see can be particularly hazardous causing the very real and dangerous potential for intersection accidents,” Wiechart said. The Mercer County Engineer’s office requests that landowners review these intersections where they have corn planted and if they see sight problems they lessen the hazard by removing that portion of the crop that is obstructing the clear line of sight. Details regarding existing Township and County Road right-of-ways may be obtained by contacting the Engineer’s office.
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Gypsy Publications Has a Release Party
Local author Jeremy Wenning to be featured at book-signing
Gypsy Publications has a release party from 5:30-8pm, Friday June 22 at The Art Vault Gallery, 2 East Main Street in Troy, Ohio. Gypsy Publications, a familyowned, independent publishing company, is launching four new books at a book release party. The event will showcase local authors’ new york, including three novels and one children’s book. the event will be located in the newly opened Art Vault Gallery. The party is open to the public and features presentations by the authors, light appetizers, and a book-signing.
Moonlight Curse - J.L. Wenning Benjamin’s family is on the verge of starvation until his father runs into something in the woods. That night, the light of the moon changes Benjamin forever. Everything in his life comes together…and then falls completely apart as the powerful and mysterious Ryan tears Benjamin’s family away from him. Benjamin tries to pick up the shattered pieces of his life, learning more about the path he now walks. As he sets out to get back at Ryan and hopefully save his sister, he wonders: is the moonlight that shines upon him a blessing…or a curse?
Schulte steps down as Mercer County Fair manager
The Mercer County Fair Board has announced that Steve Schulte will step down from his position of Mercer County Fair Manager effective July 3. Schulte has accepted a position which will be announced in the coming weeks. “We (fair board) are sad to see Steve go, but we all wish him the best in his new ventures,” Mercer County Fair Board President Jeff Selhorst stated. “We appreciate all that he has done for the fairgrounds.” A search will be conducted to find a replacement for Schulte, but in the interim, Cara Muhlenkamp was voted in by the board to fill the position of fair manager. “This has been a tough decision, as I believe in the Mercer County Agricultural Society and what we have accomplished as a fair board,” Schulte stated. “Cara has worked in this office for several years and has the best interest for the ever-growing fairgrounds at heart.” Schulte began his position as fair manager in 2008. During his tenure, growth of the fairgrounds has always been his goal. Among the accomplishments have been the addition of the Wingfest event
held in September, increasing rental services of the buildings and grounds to small and large groups, adding the handicapped area in front of the grandstands, completion of the Junior Fair building renovations, improvements to the horse barns and increasing the camping sites from 55 to obtaining a State permit that now provides 155 sites for year-round camping. “I’m not moving from the area. This is my home,” Schulte added. “The Mercer County Fair is about ten weeks away and we have a lot of new events and attractions scheduled. I will be available to Cara and the board to make this the best fair ever.” Muhlenkamp has worked for the fair board for over eight years assisting with all aspects of the fairgrounds. She is active in the community with fund raisers and events. “I want to thank the fair board for this opportunity,” Muhlenkamp said. “I look forward to doing what it takes to keep this fairgrounds growing.” The Mercer County Fair is scheduled for August 10-16. Future information can be found at their website: www.mercercountyohiofair. com.
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A week ago, the entire United States celebrated the 235th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. National Flag Day, now part of National Flag Week, is celebrated on June 14 each year in remembrance of a resolution that was passed by the Second Continental Congress on that day in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates its birthday on June 14, since on that date in 1775, Congress adopted the “the American Continental Army”. In 1886, Bernard J. Cigrand first publicly proposed an annual observance of the birth of the United States flag in an article titled “The Fourteenth of June,” published in the Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand spent much of his life promoting the establishment of the holiday and was living in Chicago when on the third Saturday in June 1894, a public school children’s celebration of Flag Day, took place at Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln and Washington parks. More than 300,000 children participated and the celebration was repeated the next year. Cigrand is
generally credited with being the “Father of Flag Day,” with the Chicago Tribune noting that he “almost single-handedly” established the holiday. Although there were numerous attempts throughout the 19th century to establish an official flag day, it wasn’t until 1916 that Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established June 14 as the day of observance of Flag Day. Further, in 1949, Congress finally passed legislation and Flag Day has been observed nationwide since. The very first US postage stamp to bear the American flag was issued in 1869 as portrayed on the Eagle and Shield stamp. There have been numerous stamps of the flag in various fashions. In 1956, a very attractive 4-cent stamp was issued with a 48 star flag. In 1959, a stamp was issued with a 49-star flag and finally, in 1960, a 50-star flag stamp was issued which is the flag we honor today. you may recall that the US Postal Service used to issue a non-denominational stamp during periods when a new rate was
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first introduced. Because of the nearly year delay between when a new rate was requested and subsequently approved, it was difficult for the post office to know what denomination to print. As a result they started the “A” stamp which bore the image of an eagle and was equivalent to a 15 cent stamp. The “F” stamp had two designs – one was a flower and the second was the US Flag. When it was time to issue the “G” stamp it was determined that it should be adorned with “Old Glory” as first-class postage was now 32 cents. Even the “H” stamp showed Uncle Sam’s Hat with the characterization of our flag. One of the most popular series of stamps involving the flag has been referred to as the “Flag over…” series. There were stamps of the flag over the White House, the farm, the city and the most popular was the “Flag over Porch.” So popular were these stamps that they have been one of the most sought after by collec-
tors’ of special issues. They were the first stamps to have the year printed on them and also the first to be issued in both self adhesive and water activated formats. During one of the darkest hours in our nation’s history, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it was the image of the raising of the American flag that serves as the reminder on the “Heroes” semipostal stamp issue. The flag has been our number one symbol representing each of us as Americans and as citizens of our nation. Our national anthem isn’t in line with “God Save the Queen” as many had thought it would be. No, our “Star Spangled Banner” yet waves “o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” It has been said that if you were to look at the postage stamps issued by a country you will find out what they hold as most dear. I lost count of the number of stamps, postcards, embossed envelopes, and other philatelic products that bear the US Flag.
When people are most angry with America and wish to show their defiance, they have been known to burn the US flag; yet every casket of every person who served in any form of the military or has served as a leader of our country is adorned with the paramount symbol of our nation. It is the American flag that is given to the families of those who have served along with the “thanks of a grateful Nation.” May God Bless America.
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The June 13th meeting was called to order by President, Patty Bertke. The American Flag was saluted and followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The Chaplin‘s opening prayer was read. Roll call off Officers was taken and all were present except for Joyce Dwenger & Kelly Heitkamp. Secretary, Edna Stout read the minutes from the previous meeting, and were approved by those in attendance. The Secretary next presented correspondence communications, and the bills presented were approved to be paid. Trustee, Irene Seitz gave the visit-
Moorman, Harting & Co., a certified public accounting firm with offices in Coldwater and Celina, is pleased to announce that Mandy Homan has become a Registered Tax Return Preparer. She became a Registered tax Return Preparer by passing an IRS examiniation and a tax compliance checklist. The test is part of a larger IRS effort to insure competency and professional standards in the tax preparation industry. To maintain her registration Mandy is required to complete continuing education on an annual basis. Mandy is a graduate of Marion Local High School and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University. She prepares individual income tax returns and assists in the financial services division of the firm. She works out of the firm’s Celina office. Mandy resides in Ft. Recovery with her husband Jeff.
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