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NEW SCHOOL YEAR
TO BRING CHANGES
Sunman-Dearborn budget cuts
IMPORTANT mean larger classes, fewer staff
By Brandi Baldwin
NOTICE TO Students, faculty and the community will
see many changes in the Sunman-Dearborn
BEACON school district for 2010-2011 as a result of
financial decisions made over the summer.
This intersection in Bright is a popular location for The school year begins for students on Aug.
READERS: fund-raising roadblocks
Over the summer, the school board passed
measures to reduce the budget because of the
OR NO ROADBLOCKS? cuts made by the state to the general fund.
NEXT MONTH'S Dearborn County is seeking public com- The state finances the general fund, which is
ment on the popular practice of roadblocks responsible for paying for employee salaries,
EDITION WILL as a fund-raising tool.
At the July 6 County Commission meet-
benefits and school programs.
The corporation had a deficit of $3 million
LOOK MUCH ing, Commissioner Jeff Hughes said he at the end of June this year and were also cut
received a number of inquiries as to whether $2.5 million by the state, said Charles Blake,
DIFFERENT. permits should be required for roadblocks. director of financial operations.
Commission President Ralph Thompson
CHECK YOUR noted there are safety concerns involved but
To avoid being more than $5 million in
debt, administrators began to look at their
MAILBOX FOR the idea of permits raises "a lot of sub-issues" options.
such as liability on the part of the county. The central office building on Lawrenceville
THE Continued on Page 2 Road, where the superintendent and adminis-
HERTH NAMED QUEEN trators are located, is closing this summer.
'NEW BEACON'! They will move to East Central High School
OF DEARBORN FAIR and will use the offices that the principal and
Read more on Page 2. Amanda Herth was staff occupied. The high school administra-
crowned queen of the tors will move to where the guidance depart-
2010 Dearborn County ment was located.
4-H & Community Fair. Closing the central office will save $6,000 a
The daughter of Rob year. The money made from selling the old
and Karen Herth is a building will be have to be returned to the
2010 graduate of East debt-services account and cannot go toward
Central High School and the general fund.
has been a member of The ROD Special Education Co-op build-
the St. Leon Lucky Amanda Herth ing in Sunman will move into Sunman
Leafers for six years. She Elementary to save the costs of running a
has exhibited 4-H projects including foods, separate building. The co-op helps students
gift wrapping and swine. Continued on Page 3
THE BEACON PRESORTED STANDARD
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Address Service Requested Permit No. 72
The Beacon -- have a different look, but, as
Publisher everything from we've always been told, it's what's
Celeste Calvitto FROM THE Jeanie Smith's inside that counts.
Founding Publisher UBLISHER "In The Good
Liz Morris Old Days" to ROADBLOCKS
Contributors school news -- Continued from Page 1
Jeanie Smith, Melanie Alexander, will be here in Commissioner Tom Orschell
Teresa Young, Cindy Jasper-Parisey September. They cautioned against "opening a can
By will just be in a of worms."
FX-Design, Inc. Celeste different pack- Peggy Waltz "Who is going to police it?" Mr.
Bright Graphics age. Orschell asked. 'There is no way to
Calvitto The "New" Beacon will look regulate it to be fair to everyone."
FAX: 812-637-5300 more like a traditional newspaper, Commissioners directed
although not full size. It will be County Coordinator Bob Ewbank
A NEW ERA FOR printed on newsprint and offer to write a letter to Sheriff David
To submit news and photos: THE BEACON full-color photos and advertising. Lusby for assistance as to which
About this time last year, I And that's the key. laws might be enforced regarding
· E-mail: email@example.com
bought The Beacon from its Advertising. blocking of highways.
· Bring materials to The Beacon That's what keeps The Beacon However, Mr. Ewbank told The
office, 23995 Stateline Road founder, Liz Morris.
(mail slot next to the door) Now, after 16 years, The going, as I have often reminded Beacon on July 8 that after some
· Mail to: The Beacon, Beacon is on the verge of a Beacon readers through this col- research, the state law that came
23995 Stateline Road, Suite E, makeover, of sorts. umn. The new look will give cus- closest to addressing the issue is that
Bright, Indiana 47025 There's a lot of buzz about The tomers more options. motorists must yield to pedestrians.
Deadline for submissions is "New" Beacon, which will debut I'm excited about that. I'm also Because a permit procedure
the 9th of the month. next month. It will look nothing thrilled to announce that some- was determined by commission-
The Beacon is an independent like The Beacon you are reading one who many of you know will ers to be a bad idea, Mr. Ewbank
monthly publication dedicated to right now, so be on the lookout be joining The Beacon Team. said there are two ways to go: Ban
the residents of North Dearborn County for something different. Peggy Waltz, who retired from all roadblocks, or do nothing.
and the surrounding area. But longtime readers -- and the Sunman-Dearborn schools after "We are going to invite public
newer ones who are also enjoying 40 years, is The Beacon sales comment on those two options,"
1st of each month by Beacon manager for new accounts. If you
Publishing Co. Inc., 23995 Stateline a truly local publication -- should he said.
Road, Suite E, Lawrenceburg, Indiana not be alarmed. are a Beacon Territory business Dearborn residents can weigh in
47025. Bulk rate postage paid at The features and information and haven't yet advertised with us, by writing to Mr. Ewbank at the
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. that have been the foundation of you might be seeing Peggy on County Administration Building,
your doorstep. 215B West High St., Lawrenceburg
So, for longtime Beacon fans, 47025, or e-mailing wewbank
don't despair. The Beacon will @dearborncounty.in.gov.
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PAGE 2 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
NEW SCHOOL YEAR ing year. School board meetings over 'MOVE OVER' road construction zones. In
the summer drew many community March, a construction worker was
TO BRING CHANGES members who were concerned
LAW UPDATED struck and killed by a vehicle on I-
Continued from Page 1 Two changes to Indiana's 'Move 80 in Lake County, and a worker
with special needs and is shared by about those programs and others. Over' law took effect July 1.
Several music teachers were cut was struck by a vehicle and
Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn coun- Motorists must reduce their injured on I-65 in Boone County.
ties. The building housed the co- in the district along with an art vehicle's speed 10 mph under the
teacher. Also, the agriculture Indiana emergency vehicles
op's school psychologist and spe- posted speed limit if they cannot include police vehicles, ambu-
cialist. Closing the building will save teacher retired at the middle move to an adjacent lane safely.
school and will not be replaced. lances, fire trucks and rescue
the school system $9,500 a year. Also, the updated law includes equipment, highway incident-
Non-certified staff were also "We didn't have much choice in utility service vehicles.
the matter," Dr. Hendrix said. response vehicles, highway main-
cut along with reducing the bene- The state Department of tenance vehicles, utility service
fits for non-certified staff and "We wanted to stay away from the Transportation and State Police
core subjects. It's very frustrating vehicles and vehicle recovery
reducing the school board's pay by remind drivers to approach cau- equipment, including tow trucks.
10 percent. Other actions taken to me to tell them they don't have tiously when an emergency or high-
a job when they were doing so Violating the law can result in a
included de-escalating the salary way maintenance vehicle is stopped fine and license suspension up to
raise schedule, not replacing well with the students." with emergency lights flashing.
Ms. Weber said they tried to two years if you cause damage to
retired administration personnel, This is the time of year when emergency equipment, injury or
and allocating more duties to new keep as many classes at the high highway work crews are out in death to an emergency worker.
employees. The new assistant prin- school as possible.
cipal will also assume the responsi- Though the deficit should be
bilities of the guidance director. down to $2 million by the end of
"We've done everything we can the year, Mr. Blake said there's a
without reducing a program itself," chance the corporation could see
Supt. Jeff Hendrix said. "We've more cuts from the state later this
tried to keep all of them intact." year.
At the end of the year, 17 peo- "We're looking at today and the
ple retired from the school system future's going to pay dearly for
and on June 3, 12 people were let it," Mr. Blake said.
go, including teachers. Dr. Hendrix said further budg-
Mr. Blake said the school will et cuts may require the adminis-
save $800,000 for the rest of 2010 tration to start looking into cut-
from the retired teachers and $1.7 ting programs.
million in 2011. A leadership council has been
However, at least one position set up for community members
that a teacher retired from will and parents to discuss ways to
need to be replaced. save money and develop fund-
Because there will be fewer raisers to help different programs,
teachers, class sizes will be larger. such as the band. For more infor-
Dr. Hendrix said they're trying to mation, contact the central office.
keep class sizes under 25 students
in kindergarten, first grade and LEGION
second grade. This year, most CARD PARTY
classes had 22 students. A Euchre Card Party will be
"With the way the financial sit- held at American Legion Post
uation is, we did have to make 452, New Alsace, on Aug. 15.
some pretty tough decisions," Sign-up stars at 12 noon; tourna-
school board president Kim ment begins at 1 p.m.
Weber said. "We are wanting to The cost is $5 per person.
try to keep our class sizes down. There will be cash prizes and
It's just really rough times." lunch is available.
Art, music, gym, business, agricul- For more information, call 812-
ture, and family and consumer sci- 637-0644 or go to www.legion-
ences could be affected in the com- post452indiana.org.
PAGE 3 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
SUNMAN- tant position); Raymond House, would be open to all schools in posed a cost-savings measure that
DEARBORN EC Boys and Girls Head Swim the district, was approved. would allow the needs of the stu-
Coach; Susan House, EC Boys & Charles Blake, director of dents to be met while lowering the
REPORT Girls Assistant Swim Coach; and financial operations, advised the cost for the corporation. Under
July 8, 2010 Norman Glen Barker, EC Extra- board that the district ended May law, the district must educate all
By Liz Morris Curricular Head of Math 2010 with a negative balance of students, including those expelled
Present were Board president Department. $2.1 million and that June 2010 or on out-of-school suspension.
Kim Weber and board members There was discussion regarding was not closed yet but would have The district is currently doing this
John Armbruster, Brandon the language for the election of an estimated negative balance of after school hours. By scheduling
Burress, Cindie Fox, David school board members. The pro- $2.9 million. He stated that June the instruction during the special
Anderson and Charlie Keyes. posed change gives more speci- should be the worst month and education teachers' regular school
Glenn Scholl was absent. ficity and clarifies that members that the district should start to go day, savings could be realized while
In personnel matters, the board are to be selected one each from back into the black. He reminded still providing the required instruc-
approved employment for: each township in the corpora- the board that by the end of the tion. This would be implemented
Mandy Grassi, Food Service tion's district. This proposal does year, the corporation must make as a pilot program with monthly
Director; Nathan Louden, not change members' terms. It its bond bank payment. One of updates to the board. A formal
Corporation Technology was approved. the reasons for the higher deficit proposal will be presented to the
Coordinator; Gretchen Ernst, A presentation was given was incentive payments to retiring board at its August meeting for a
BES long-term sub; Karen regarding the Lions Club's teachers. He noted that the district one-semester pilot program.
Schebler, BES long-term sub; Prevent Blindness Indiana pro- did receive its property tax pay- There were no comments from
Kim Dickman, SDMS long-term viding vision screenings. The ments on time. He cautioned that the public or from the SDEA.
sub; Thomas Meyer, SDMS long- Lions are gathering information in light of the current recession, Dr. Hendrix advised that
term sub; Kim Lloyd, BES library for a study and would need infor- the state may make additional cuts Brenda Osman called from
supervisor; Larry Ehler, EC varsi- mation only on race, age and gen- in the future. He advised that the Chicago where her group was
ty volleyball coach; Beverly Ester, der. The organization's goal is to corporation received 2008 Excess competing at a national conven-
EC assistant principal-guidance stop blindness. A possible draw- Property Tax Levy funds but that tion. The organization won 13
director; Nancy Lyle, NDES back could be increased referrals the state will likely reduce the dis- gold medals and its
library supervisor. which could be remedied by hav- trict's 2011 funding as an offset. Knowledgeable Team placed 10th
The board approved the recall ing the school nurse rescreen Kris Wilson, director of sup- in the country. He also wanted to
of Pam Gast as SDMS English prior to issuing a referral. There port services, gave an update on make the board aware that the
teacher. Retirement letters accept- would be two vision screening construction projects and advised corporation is moving toward
ed from Peggy Waltz, EC secre- registration forms. The one for that the roof at East Central vacating the ROD building in
tary; Dennis Meister, SDMS the Lions Club would have only should be mostly completed Sunman. Board attorney, Frank
teacher; and Mary Farrell, BES the three information items they before school starts. In order to Kramer, has received a letter from
teacher assistant. Resignations requested while the school would accommodate ROD, a few class- the Town of Sunman that it is
accepted from: Jackie Batta, bus have complete information on its rooms at Sunman Elementary are interested in the building. Dr.
assistant (retains classroom assis- students. The program, which being divided. Some air condi- Hendrix said the building would
tioner units are being replaced at be difficult to renovate and
EC and NDES. expensive to demolish. He is
Lisa Beneker addressed the working on an agreement with
board regarding SDMS the Town of Sunman to sell it for
Homebound Instruction. She pro- a nominal amount.
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9788 North Dearborn Rd., Guilford, IN 47022
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TROOP 692 BOOK DAYS
EXCELS AT AT ECHS
SUMMER CAMP AUG. 11-13
For most Boy Scouts, the East Central High School will
highlight of their summer is the be open for students to pick up
week-long summer camp. This their class schedule and pay rental
year, 12 young men from Bright fees at any of the following
BSA Troop 692 traveled to scheduled times.
Boxwell Scout Reservation on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 11
Old Hickory Lake northeast of a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nashville, Tenn. There they Thursday, Aug. 12, from 11
enjoyed swimming, waterskiing, a.m. - 6 p.m.
small boat sailing, various Friday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. - 3
nature studies, shooting sports Front row, from left: Kole Cichon, Nathan Hubert, Alex Durham, Mitch Hudepohl, Alex p.m.
and more. McCrillis, Christian Deck, Andy Ficker, James Oldiges. Back row: Nick Hubert, Austin This includes all students in
Newer scouts Kole Cichon and Holmes, Matthew Krimmer, Hunter Hollandsworth. grades 9 through 12. All book-
Christian Deck completed a store business and book rentals
Greenbar program, each earning Life Scouts Mitch Hudepohl ST. PAUL FESTIVAL must be paid at the time of pro-
a rank advancement. and Alex McCrillis took part in AUG. 7-8
scouting's most physically diffi- cessing. Payments may be made
Alex Durham, Nick Hubert cult program C.O.P.E. St. Paul Parish in New Alsace will by cash or check.
and Matthew Krimmer were a (Challenging Outdoor Personal have its annual festival on Saturday, All students should have all
few scouts shooting their way to Experience); a high-ropes climb- Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug 8. bookstore business and rentals
Marksman 1st Class at the NRA ing - rappelling team building On Saturday from 6 p.m.-12 paid by the conclusion of the
rifle range. course. midnight, there will be a beer gar- third book day on Friday, Aug. 13
James Oldiges represented the Adult leaders Stewart Durham, den, games, food and live band to be completely ready for the
troop in the camp triathlon, plac- Don McCrillis, Perry Holmes and with Peppertown. From 5-8 p.m., first day of school on Aug. 18.
ing despite having mechanical Tony Hubert are already planning there will be a pork tenderloin Those who desire assistance in
problems on the biking portion. to return there next year. dinner ($10 adults, $5 children). payment must qualify by Indiana
Andy Ficker earned two more Troop 692 is chartered by the On Sunday from 11 a.m.- 4:00 guidelines. Applications and
Eagle-required merit badges on Bright Lions Club. If you or p.m. is the family-style chicken information may be picked up at
his way toward Star Scout rank. someone you know between 12- dinner ($10 adults, $5 children). the school office on book days.
Hunter Hollandsworth, Austin 18 years of age is interested in Other events continue until 7 p.m. Those who qualify for book
Holmes and Nathan Hubert joining scouts, visit Activities include a lunch stand, assistance payment must have the
worked hard and completed the www.bsatroop692.webs.com or country store, beer garden, raf- completed form, approved when
Environmental Science merit contact Scoutmaster Stewart fles, children games and prizes, processing your books on book
badge, among others. Durham at 513-373-2692. rain or shine. days.
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PAGE 6 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
AFTER-PROM tickets to win prizes. Just a few of COLLEGE BACK TO SCHOOL
UPDATE them were luggage, stereo, cam- NEWS DRIVE AT
(Submitted by Kurt Powell) eras, corn hole sets, laptop com- Stephanie Lynn Osborn of
puter, college refrigerator, FOOD PANTRY
Another year, another success! Lawrenceburg has graduated With support from the com-
The East Central After Prom microwave, Wii, Guitar Hero, and from the University of Northern
cash up to the top prize of munity, the North Dearborn
Committee would like to thank Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Pantry's Annual Back to School
the community for all of its sup- $999.99! in journalism.
I would like to extend a spe- Drive provides essential supplies
port of this event. Jamie Bender of West for local children in need.
For the 8th year, local busi- cial thank-you to Michelle King, Harrison was on the spring
Julie Brock and Selena Mehle. Please bring donated school
nesses, parents and community Dean's List at Sinclair Community supplies including back packs,
members came through. The list These key people started this College, Dayton, Ohio.
event and are officially retiring pens, pencils, paper, erasers,
is long and the donations were Elizabeth Scheper of Klare crayons, markers, glue, glue sticks,
many. We couldn't have done it this year. Thanks to them, for Crossing in Guilford, daughter
the past 8 years our kids have folders, scissors and tissue boxes
without you! A special thanks to of Jennifer and William Scheper, to the North Dearborn Pantry or
Dearborn Community had a safe and fun-filled has accepted a Buschmann
evening on a night that is your local church no later than
Foundation for the grant, Award from Xavier University in Saturday, Aug. 14.
CASA, Casey's Outdoor known to be one of high risk. Cincinnati. She graduated from
For all of the hard work, dedi- Pantry hours are Monday 9
Solutions, The Bright Beacon, Oldenburg Academy, where she a.m.-12 noon, Tuesday 5:30-8
Willie's, HVL Athletic, cation and inspiration, I thank was active in campus ministry,
each of them. p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 noon,
Dearborn County Sheriff and community service and softball. and Sunday 5:30-8 p.m.
many more. Please visit our "new" website She plans to major in political
Once again, more than 500 at www.ecafterprom.info to see science at Xavier. The
students and guests attended. pictures of the 2010 After Prom Buschmann Award is based on a ST. PAUL
They enjoyed food, drink, casino and updated news about the student's record in high school. LADIES
games, Inflatables, caricature upcoming 2011 After Prom. SODALITY
artists, tattoo artists, video We are in need of new key OFFICE HOURS St. Paul's Ladies Sodality will
games, Giant members looking to join our host a hot breakfast bar buffet
Plinko, Make team. There is not a large time AT ECHS from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon on
your own commitment, yet we have fun and East Central High School sum-
mer office hours are 9 a.m.-1 -p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at St. Paul's
Music Video, make a big impact. If you are Church Hall, New Alsace.
and a new interested in joining our team, Monday through Friday to process
records requests and work permits. There is
favorite. Gold please contact Kim Dunn at 513- a free-
Fish Races. 607-8871 or e-mail her from the The first student day is Aug. 18.
w i l l
Each student website. dona-
earned Funny Thank you again and we look NEXT BEACON DEADLINE: tion.
Money to pur- forward to your continual sup- AUG. 6 FOR SEPT. EDITION
Kurt Powell chase raffle port.
PAGE 7 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
Dearborn County has taken
another step toward replacement
of the Collier Ridge Road bridge,
which has been closed since
March because of a structural
At their July 6 meeting, county
commissioners signed off on the
paperwork for County Engineer
Todd Listerman to continue the
procedure of acquiring $1 million
in federal funds to replace the
But construction is not expect-
ed to begin until at least 2013, and
residents in the area have been
seeking other solutions such as
rehabilitation or repair of the
Mr. Listerman has said that the The bridge on Collier Ridge Road has been
closed since March because of a structural
bridge needs to be replaced to failure.
bring it up to current safety stan-
dards, and County Coordinator Residents at the July 6 meeting
Bill Ewbank echoed that opinion expressed dismay at the commis-
at the July 6 meeting. sion's refusal to pay $2,500 for an
"Repairs wouldn't be cost engineer assessment, opting
effective and won't be as safe," instead for pro-bono analysis.
Mr. Ewbank said. "We regret Commissioners agreed to allow
there is hardship to residents, but Mr. Listerman to seek pro-bono
we recommend the replacement." estimates for repair of the bridge,
"Three engineers say it is an while continuing the process
unsafe situation," Commission toward acquisition of the bridge-
President Ralph Thompson said. replacement funding.
PAGE 8 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
EC FFA awarded a plaque on-stage at the NEW STUDENT 12. This enrollment is not nec-
AT STATE fourth general session. ENROLLMENT essary for students who have
Five general sessions were held previously enrolled or were in
CONVENTION attended by nearly 2,000 people. AUG. 4 AT EC the school system last year.
The East Central FFA chap- At the end of the fifth session, Enrollment of new students at Bring a transcript of grades,
ter officers, along with adviser chapter delegates attended a spe- East Central High School will be birth certificate, Social
Roy Johnson, attended the 81st cial business meeting where they held Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. -11:30 Security number and custody
Indiana FFA State Convention voted on constitutional amend- a.m. and from 12:30- 3 p.m. papers (if applicable).
June 14-16 at Purdue ments. This enrollment is for any
University. EC's delegates were Ethan student who has moved to the COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
Members from all over the Luhring, chapter president, and school district over the summer THE 'NEW' BEACON
state competed in leadership con- Corey Dawson, chapter treasurer. and will be in grade 9, 10, 11, or
tests and attended the daily gener- Between sessions, members had
al sessions. the opportunity to attend leader- GALLAGHER activities and
Several of EC's members qual- ship workshops and mingle with achievements
ified to compete in state-level others from different chapters. RECEIVES RCF have con-
contests. Nate Stenger gave an The officer team hopes to SCHOLARSHIP tributed to her
agricultural sales demonstration. bring what they learned from the Jessica Gallagher, a 2010 qualifying for
Laurie Gaynor, the 2009-2010 workshops and speakers home Technical Honors graduate of and receiving a
chapter historian, entered the with them. They are also hoping East Central High School, has scholarship this
chapter's traditional scrapbook in to get more members involved in been awarded a 2010 higher academic year.
the scrapbook contest as well. contests next year so East Central education scholarship from the Receipt of an
The Nursery - Landscape team will be represented by a larger Research Chefs Foundation RCF scholar-
received 2nd place and was number of students. (RCF) to Johnson and Wales ship serves Jessica Gallagher
University in Providence, R.I. notice of her
She is the first graduate to value as an up-and-coming
receive the Pro-Start National product developer who provides
Restaurant Association certifica- their department a competitive
tion. Her mother, Jennifer edge."
Barrott, said that the guidance The Research Chefs
and assistance of the EC FFA Association, through the RCF,
and past and current staff provides financial assistance in
helped Jessica achieve her goals. the form of scholarships to
According to the announce- qualified students pursuing
ment from the RCF, "Jessica's higher education in Culinology,
education, work experience and the blending of culinary arts and
Corey Dawson, Gregg Callahan, Christina Doll, Ashleigh Willoughby, Crystal Caudill, Jenna food-related extra-curricular food science and technology.
Beck, Laurie Gaynor, Eric Callahan, and Ethan Luhring attended the FFA state convention.
August in DEARBORN COUNTY...the Perfect Place to Play!
August 1 – Tri-State Antique Market –
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50, Lawrenceburg.
August 7 – Movies in the Park – “The Goonies” –
Greendale Park, 827 Nowlin Ave., Greendale. 812-537-5499.
August 21&22, 2010
7am-3pm. 513-738-7256 or www.queencityshows.com.
August 10 – Bird Song Program – Oxbow, Inc., 301
“A Roar of Thunder”
August 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Music on the River – High & Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg. 7:30pm. www.oxbowinc.org. Powerboat Regatta
Walnut Streets, Downtown Lawrenceburg. 7-9pm.
www.lawrenceburgmainst.com or 812-537-4507. August 14 – Senior Dance on Main – Aurora Lesko Park, U.S. 50
Lions Club Building, Second & Main Streets, Aurora. Aurora, Indiana
August 5 – River City Classics Car Club Cruise-In 7pm-10:30pm. 812-926-1100 or www.aurora.in.us.
– Bridgeway Street, Aurora. 6-9pm. 812-290-6117 or Sat., 1-5pm; Sun. 1-4pm
812-744-3692 or visit www.rivercityclassicsaurorain.com. August 19 – The Lawrenceburg Public Library Free admission. Testing at 10am
Presents the Independent Film, “Welcome” on both days. Enjoy the 12th year
August 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Motorcycle Racing– – Lawrenceburg Public Library, 150 Mary Street,
Lawrenceburg Motorcycle Speedway – Lawrenceburg Lawrenceburg. 1pm. 812-537-2775 or www.lpld.lib.in.us. of tunnel boat racing on the Ohio
Fairgrounds, U.S. 50, Lawrenceburg. 513-662-7759, or visit River, plus food booths and an
www.lawrenceburgmotorcyclespeedway.net. August 21 & 22 – “A Roar of Thunder” air show at 2:30pm on both days.
Powerboat Regatta – Lesko Park, St. Rt. 56, Aurora. Antique boat show and beer
August 6 & 7 – St. Leon Volunteer Fire Dept. Saturday racing, 1-5pm; Sunday finals, 1-4pm. Testing at
Festival – 28870 St. Joe Drive (off St. Rt. 1), St. Leon. 10am. 877-571-6004 or www.thunderregatta.com. garden open Saturday and Sunday.
5pm-1am on Fri., 3:30pm-1am on Sat. 812-576-3336. No pets or alcohol allowed. Aurora
August 21 – Movies in the Park – “Cloudy with a is on the Powerboat Superleague
August 7 – “Pilsners & Ports” Summer Soiree Chance of Meatballs” – Greendale Park, 827 Nowlin Ave., points circuit. A fun event for the
– Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth Street, Greendale. 812-537-5499.
Aurora. 6:30-9pm. 812-926-0087, or www.hillforest.org. entire family!
August 22 –Birdwatching Excursion – the Oxbow www.thunderregatta.com.
August 7 & 8 – St. Paul’s Parish Church Festival Wetlands area, Lawrenceburg. 8am. 513-522-8147, or email
– 9788 North Dearborn Rd, New Alsace. Saturday, 6-11pm firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Sunday, 11am-5pm. Dennis Kraus, Jr., 812-623-1094.
August 28 – Arts Alive! Arts Fair – Lawrenceburg
August 7, 8, 14, 21 & 27 – Automotive Racing – High School, Tiger Blvd. (off of U.S. 50), Lawrenceburg.
Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, 10am-4pm. Free admission. 812-539-4251 or visit Dearborn County Convention,
U.S. 50, Lawrenceburg. www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com www.all4art.org. Visitor and Tourism Bureau
1-800-322-8198 or www.VisitSoutheastIndiana.com
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glasses or any items they collect
Beacon and display. For the women,
Gary's Wood offers custom cabi-
nets, tables of all sorts, shelving
USINESS "and anything you wish to have a
handmade, all-wood item,"
NEWS ABOUT OUR Jeanne says.
ADVERTISERS Custom orders are welcome.
Gary has been doing wood-
GRAND OPENING working for 23 years as a sideline
in Cincinnati, but he and Jeanne
FOR GARY'S decided to turn a passion into a
WOOD DESIGN full-time pursuit. Jeanne does the The winning team for the DCH Home Health & Hospice Golf Tournament was from D-D
Vending. Rik Horn, director of DCH Home Health & Hospice (far right), congratulates
Gary and Jeanne Haenning painting and stripping of old fur- team members Todd Treon, Vince Klee, Max Montoya and Ron Horstman.
have been running Gary's Wood niture and re-staining. Gary's
Design for a year from their Wood uses the finest grade 1 DCH HOSPICE won a $75 Hidden Valley Golf
home, and now they are taking wood purchased locally and uses GOLF TOURNEY Club Pro Shop gift certificate and
the leap to an outside facility only EPA-approved materials. All a trophy. Mr. Klee was also the
because of a growth in business. items get several coats of NETS $3,700 major prizewinner, receiving a
On Aug. 14, there will be a polyurethane for protection and Dearborn County Hospital year's membership to the Hidden
Grand Opening in St. Leon on years of enjoyment. Home Health & Hospice's Valley Golf Club. Other winners
State Route 1 in the plaza next to "Our motto is, 'If you can annual golf tournament raised were Bob Bridges, two lift tickets
Exxon Station in the space previ- dream it, we will create it,' " more than $3,700 this year for the for Perfect North Slopes, for hole
ously occupied by Tiny Town Jeanne said. "Your satisfaction is Hospice program. A total of 84 #8 closest to the pin; Charlie
Pizza. The actual creating of guaranteed and we stand behind golfers took part in the scramble Hill, four tickets to the May 30
items will remain in their home, our work." held at the Hidden Valley Golf Cincinnati Reds-Houston Astros
but the staining, painting, strip- The Grand Opening will be Club. game, for hole #10 longest drive;
ping and repair will be in the new held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. This was the 16th year for the Herb Blick, 2009 Bengals team
shop. 14. Hours will be Monday-Friday Hospice tournament, which each photo autographed by Bengals
There will be a gift shop featur- from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on year attracts local businesspeople Coach Marvin Lewis, for the
ing American Girl Doll-inspired Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and and golfers to play on the Par 72 "Welcome to the Jungle" drawing.
furniture and many other items closed on Sunday. course. Returning this year as the
for children, and greeting cards The winning team was from D- platinum level sponsor was ABS
will be offered. D Vending in Lawrenceburg. It Business Products, Inc., which
www. was comprised of Ron
For the men in your life, there thebrightbeaconindiana has been the outing's top sup-
will be gun racks, collectible dis- Horstman, Vince Klee, Max porter since 2004. Other spon-
.com Montoya and Todd Treon. Each
play cases for golf balls, shot sors included Kevin and Patricia
Burns, D-D Vending, Home
Furniture, Horseshoe Casino
Southern Indiana, Rullman-
Hunger Funeral Home and
Tesco Elevator. Greens and
practice greens, water and sand
hazards, beverage carts, tees
and/or golfers were sponsored
by Black Box Network Services,
SCHOOL'S BACK Champlin Architecture,
IN 5 WEEKS! DeRoyal Orthopedic, DeVille
Medical & Oxygen, HHA
Services, Hinson Roofing &
Sheet Metal, KPB Commercial
Printing, Poole Group Inc.,
Need a little extra money to help buy Seitz Insurance Agency,
lovely school supplies and clothes? Solutions for Print and Weas
Come check out Advantage Home Care. Prizes were donated by Arby's,
We are hiring for the following positions: Aurora Lumber Co., the
RNs, LPNs, CNAs & HHA Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati
Reds, the Cincinnati Zoo, Classy
Serving Cars Auto Detailing, Durbin
Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Bowl, the Fastenal Co., Golden
Switzerland & Jefferson Counties Corral, Grand Victoria Casino &
Resort, Greendale Cinema,
Horseshoe Casino Southern
Indiana, Kings Island, Lowe's
Please stop by the office or give us a call Home Improvement, Massage
Therapy by Kate Halbig,
1-800-807-6839 or 812-537-0325 McCabe's Greenhouse & Floral,
460 Ridge Ave. Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 Newport Aquarium, Papa John's,
Perfect North Slopes, Stateline
EOE Restaurant and Zorba's Greek
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RAINBOW FARMERS TROJAN Beardtongue, Coneflower and
Ninebark. These names may be
ART CLUB MARKET TURF CREW unfamiliar, but they are beautiful
AT FCN BANK ON FRIDAYS LANDSCAPING native plants which lend them-
FCN Bank is featuring the work The Farmers Market hosted by The Trojan Turf Crew was selves nicely to any home land-
of a local organization, The Providence Presbyterian Church busy in early June completing a scape. It will be the responsibility
Rainbow Art Club, as the latest continues on Friday afternoons landscape installation on the of future Landscape
installment of FCN's artist series. from 3-6:30 p.m. (weather permit- south side of East Central High Management students to maintain
The club's work will be on display ting). The market provides fresh School. The Landscape this area. Landscape Management
in the lobby of the bank's Harrison local products, grown and pro- Management program received a is a year-long course taught by
branch throughout August. duced within 25 miles of Bright. $500 grant from the Indiana Roy Johnson, agricultural science
The show will consist of the Farmer's Market vendors are in Native Plant and Wildflower instructor.
work of seven club members, and the parking lot in front of the Society to design, install
subjects range from landscapes to church at Stateline and Salt Fork and maintain a landscape
Americana. Rainbow Art Club Road. For more information, bed of plants that are
founders Kim Pruitt, Jeanette contact Linda Johnson at 812- native to the state of
Kraus and Linda Losekamp will 637-3898. Indiana. The bed area
each have several pieces on dis- Farmer's Market vendors assist was laid out in early May,
play, as will members Rose the North Dearborn Pantry. On the soil was tilled, plants
Humbert, Janet Hacker, Betty Aug. 20, Bright area gardeners are were acquired and plant-
Roell and Laura Hartman. invited to share their produce. ed during the first week
Having all worked under the tute- Bring produce to the Farmers of June. Among the
lage of Betty Losekamp, in whose Market and it will be transported nearly 70 plants were
studio the Rainbow Art Club was to the Pantry. Non-gardeners can S w i t c h g r a s s ,
conceived, the club has been paint- also drop off other food and
ing together for nearly eight years. non-perishable items.
Of the club, Jeanette Kraus On Aug. 13, there will be a
says, "We laugh, we share, and we grilled-vegetables demonstration
create our style on canvas year by Pampered Chef. On Aug. 27,
after year. It has been wonderful "Coming Home" columnist
and still is wonderful." Melanie Alexander will share
The artist's reception for the club recipes and tips.
will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Aug. 5 in the lobby of
FCN Bank's Harrison branch. NEXT BEACON
Attendees will have the chance to DEADLINE:
meet the artists, and the bank will AUG. 6 FOR SEPT. EDITION
provide light refreshments.
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came up to well after dark. The toes. It's a shame children today
In the pay wasn't that great and you seldom ever get to have that won-
were never sure if the money that derful feeling of exhilaration. I
OOD OLD was coming in would be enough guess there are still a few farms
to pay for what was going out. A around where children live that
DAYS crop could be ready to harvest
when a big storm would come
simple, innocent kind of life.
When the clover started to
and wipe everything away in min- bloom, I loved making chains
By utes. There were no weather from those blossoms to wear
reports! around my neck and pretend I
Jeanie I loved following Daddy to the was a fairy princess. Since there
(Hurley) field. Sometimes I was allowed to were no other kids around for me
Smith ride the drag or the wagon. Other to play with, I learned to be cre-
times, I would just sit under a ative and inventive. Dolls were
shade tree and play with my paper made from Hollyhock blossoms
FOLLOWING dolls. I never remember Daddy and mud pies were my special-
MY DADDY ever acting like I was a nuisance ties!!
or a bother. He was never too When I got bigger and older, I
TO THE FIELD busy to stop for me. tried to mow grass, which was
Growing up on the farm back Sometimes I showed up with a mowed with a push mower with a
in the '30s and '40s was a wonder- basket that Mother had fixed for reel-type blade. The only horse- My beloved Daddy, Guy Hurley, reading his
ful blessing to me. Mother and me to carry to Daddy. It would be power that mower had was me Bible.
Daddy never had a lot of materi- filled with fried egg sandwiches trying to get up enough strength either. After I turned the horse
al possessions but they were on homemade bread and a mason to push it. into the fence instead of down
wealthy in a way that money jar filled with milk and another Summer brought hay-cutting over the hill to turn around, even
could never buy. Their living was with cold water from the well. An time. I didn't last long in the field. Daddy became a little perturbed!!
made by hard work and the sweat old tablecloth made from feed The sweat bees loved me and the Best of all times came at day's
of their brow. I can still see the sacks was spread out on the heat made me sick. When I final- end when it was time for supper.
beads of sweat on Daddy's face ground as we sat down to eat. ly ended up passing out and Supper was the last meal of the
as he worked in a field on a hot Not one bite was put in our falling over in the stubble, Mother day. That meal usually consisted of
summer day, as he removed his mouth until it had been blessed sent me to the house (after she leftovers from dinner, which was
old straw hat and pulled his red and thanked God for the nourish- doused me with water) and told our biggest meal. If there was
bandana handkerchief from his ment He had provided. I just me to learn to work in there. food left over (which there usual-
hip pocket, wiping it all away only know that simple food was better Daddy felt sorry for me but not ly was unless someone showed
to have it reappear in a matter of than anything today could ever so sorry that he didn't make me up at dinnertime we weren't
seconds. be. drive the fork-horse which expecting) no matter how hot it
Farming was hard, grueling Summer was my favorite sea- absolutely frightened me. That was, the food was just left on the
work but always gave you a sense son. I could go barefoot and walk horse's feet looked like they were kitchen table with a cloth thrown
of pride and satisfaction. They through the freshly plowed big enough to trample a skinny over it to keep the flies away. I
never punched a time clock, they ground and feel the fine bits of seventy-five-pound kid like me to don't remember anyone getting
just worked from before the sun earth squeeze up between my death. I didn't last long at that job Continued on Page 13
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Continued from Page 12 BRIGHT HISTORY rect response, a
those terrible ailments they talk TRIVIA CONTEST winner will be
about today. Wonder why?? drawn from the
I was Daddy's girl. He rocked Last month's Bright History correct entries.
me until I was so big my feet Trivia Contest Photo was a tough Fax your guess to
touched the floor. He was one of one since there were a lot of folks The Beacon at
the most loving, respected, in the picture -- the members of 812-637-5300,
Christian men I have ever known. the 1958 Bright High School mail it to The
With only a grade school educa- baseball team. Beacon, 23995
tion, he was a brilliant man and There were no completely cor- Stateline Road,
best of all, he really had common rect guesses, although Karen Suite E, Bright,
sense, which is the best kind of Townsend came close! Karen's Ind. 47025) or
intelligence there is. Following cousin, Tony Walker, was in the drop it off at The Do you know the names of these class officers from the early 1960s?
Daddy to the field was the most photo (and her brother was in the Beacon office. Sorry, no guesses not be returned and we don't
memorable time I could have ever class). For her efforts, she will by e-mail or phone! want them to get lost or damaged.
had. Daddy died in his sleep at receive a $5 gift certificate to We are always looking for "old" Please get another print made,
the age of 75, on Valentine's Day, Bright Spot Cafe. photos for the Bright History bring them by the office to be
1967. For this month: School will Trivia Contest. Please don't send scanned while you are here, or
I loved him with all my heart. soon be back in session. Can you original photos since photos can- send by e-mail (preferred).
God Bless. identify these class officers from
P.S. On July 14, I was 83 years the early 1960s? Send in your
young. August marks 15 years and guess by Friday, Aug. 6 -- you
6 months of my stories for The could be our next winner.
Bright Beacon. If there's more than one cor-
PAGE 13 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
points, EC senior Noah Seamon
BEACON and EC junior Brandon Batta.
The Rams enjoyed another 22-
PORTS game winning season, back-to-
back Southwestern Regional
SCENE Champion, 2nd place National
Christian Tournament and 4th
place State Finals.
By With six seniors, the Rams are
Kyle proud to announce that four will be
Luebbe playing basketball at the next level.
kyleluebbe@ Allen Isaacs has been
recruited by Ivy Tech
yahoo.com (Richmond, Ind.). Allen is the
son of Allen and Patricia Isaacs
Tennis Team of Laurel. EC's Sean Johnson
Members On All-State will be playing for
Academic Team EC Tennis Head Coach Scott Kluener, Jackie Carpenter, Megan Bischoff and Rachel
Lawrenceburg Indiana Ivy Tech.
The East Central Girls Tennis Dunevant
He is the son of Jeff and Marty
Team followed the success of the Johnson, Bright. Nick
boys team with having three of EC Girls Soccer Laurel McDonough, also from EC,
their own on the this year's 2010 has signed with Rose Holman
All-State Academic Team. Golf Outing Christian Rams (Division III). Nick is the son of
Megan Bischoff, the school's Aug. 14 Basketball Pat and Shawna McDonough,
valedictorian, was selected to the The EC Girls Soccer Golf (Submitted by Head Coach Guilford. Noah Seamon of EC
All-State Team. Rachel Dunevant Outing is Aug. 14 at Brook Hill Perry Seamon) has signed with Clarke
and Jackie Carpenter were selected Golf Course in Brookville. Cost The 2009-2010 Rams season University (NAIA) of Iowa. He
to the Honorable Mention Team. is $65 per golfer. Registration is 7 was nothing short of great. is the son of Perry and Emily
a.m. with 8 a.m. shotgun start. Following the 2008-09 season of Seamon, St. Leon.
Soccer Tryout Aug. 2 For more information and 23 wins, ranked 4th in the state, The Rams would like to thank
East Central Girls Soccer first registration forms, go to the Rams set out on yet another Delbert Spurlock, Chuck Gerrian,
tryout is Aug. 2. It will start at 7 www.ectrojansoccer.com or new mission. Starting the 2009-10 Steve Russell, the Laurel
a.m. at the school. contact Brian Newport, event season ranked 2nd in the state Community Center Board, Laurel
For more details and additional chairman, 513-266-7280 or this was only the beginning. community, the Town of
mandatory dates that week, go to e-mail, Briannewport@ This past year there were two Brookville, and a special thanks to
www.ectrojansoccer.com. habeggercorp.com players surpassing 1,000 career the Brookville Methodist Church.
Special Fundraiser Helps Student Athletes
As the team physician for East Central Cincinnati Steam, they provide youth Dr. Argo is fellowship
High School, I have been hearing from baseball camps and instruction for under- trained and board certified
my patients and their parents about some privileged children in southern Ohio and in orthopaedic surgery and
of the financial hardships that are going southeast Indiana communities. sports medicine. He is the
on within the Sunman Dearborn School The student athletes will be selling team physician for East
System. Times have been tough for these tickets starting in mid July through Central High School, Oak
everyone in the current economy so we 9/11/10. They can be purchased from a Hills High School, The
have been looking at several different student athlete; you can get them from College of Mt. St. Joseph
options to help out. the school athletic office, from the school and the medical director
Together with the East Central High website's, athletic page or from the link at and team physician for the
School Athletic Department, we are www.doctorargo.com. For each ticket Cincinnati Cyclones. Dr. Argo sees patients at
proud to announce a very exciting that an East Central Athlete sells 50% is the Beacon West and Batesville locations also
fundraiser that we think will take some of given back directly to the East Central providing a Saturday sports injury clinic for your
the burden off both the student athletes Athletic Department. All tickets sold by convenience. www.doctorargo.com
and the coaches of every sport that East Central will be tracked and credited
proudly wears the red and black. back to the school. Call today for an appointment
East Central is launching a $10,000 Each raffle chance cost $50.00, with a 513-354-3700
R a ffle for a Cause. This raffle is in grand prize being $10,000, a second prize
conjunction with two other foundations: of $1,500, and three third prizes of 6480 Harrison Ave 1360 E. SR 46
The Pink Ribbon Girls is a group started $500.00, the drawing will be on October Cincinnati, OH 45247 Batesville, IN 47006
by Tracie Metzger; they provide assistance 18th at the Pink Ribbon Girls Wiffle Ball
to women going throughout their treat- Tournament. You do not need to be
ment of breast cancer. They help with present to win.
child care, buying groceries, taking the If you have any questions please con-
patients to appointments, and helping to tact the East Central Athletic Office at
get them back on their feet. They provide 812-576-4811 x11931.
Support, Education and Awareness for Please join us in supporting East
women who are battling cancer. Also the Central during these tough times.
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manship and weapon training. He
Our People received instruction in the Marine
in the Corps' values - honor, courage
and commitment - and how that
ILITARY commitment would guide his per-
sonal and professional conduct.
Marine Corps PFC Zach T. He successfully completed the
Yeary, son of Michell and Chris 54-hour Crucible challenge that is
Knosp of Hidden Valley Lake, designed to test a recruit's mind,
recently completed 12 weeks of body and spirit.
basic training at the Marine Corps After a short leave and a
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. recruiting assignment, PFC Yeary
PFC Yeary and his brother recruits will report to his School of
in Company I, 3rd Battalion, Infantry, Camp Geiger, North
Platoon 3041 trained daily, build- Carolina, to obtain additional
ing strong character and a fighting weaponry training.
spirit to work as a team. (Do you have a family member or friend currently
In addition to physical condi- serving in the military? Send us a photo and infor- FIREFIGHTERS AT IVY TECH TRAINING CLASS
tioning programs, PFC Yeary mation. The next deadline is Aug. 6 for the Among those attending recent firefighter training classes at Ivy Tech
September edition of The Beacon. E-mail (pre- Fire Training Tower were, from left, Jeff Stonesifer, Cliff Copeland,
spent time in the classroom, ferred): email@example.com. Regular mail:
learned combat water survival, 23995 Stateline Road, Suite E, Bright, Indiana Steve Whitaker, Ryan Becket, Rob Schuette, Johnnie Tremain, Tim
hand-to-hand combat, marks- 47025. We're sorry, but photos cannot be returned.) Harrell, and Andrew Hetzer, Lawrenceburg Fire Department; Skip
Stutz, Miller York Fire Department; Al Putnam, Greendale Fire
Department; Alex Schiering, Bright Fire Department; Rick Clark,
instructor for the Flash Over Training.
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your family's sweet tooth. Bring the front porch and see what's
hat's back childhood memories by available. Know your food, know hat's
browsing through an interesting your farmer! Happening In
Happening In collection of Matchbox cars for Supporting small family farms, Jackson
BRIGHT sale at Judy Simonson's booth. promotes a healthier family and
Be a part of the tradition! Bring the local economy. We all need an Township
By your produce, baked goods, jellies appreciation for local, fresh, sus-
and hand made crafts to the tainable produce and products. By
Stutz Farmer's Market. A variety of Farm Markets also can be fun and
vendors are needed to make this a educational. So let the kids Webb
Community unique event each week. Contact choose a tomato or a cucumber
Linda Johnson 637-3898 for info. for the salad at dinner Community
A portion of sales are donated to tonight...and remember to e-mail
North Dearborn Food Pantry. me with your celebrations and
firstname.lastname@example.org If you've ever had a garden of news events!
your own you know that it takes email@example.com
There's no better place to buy time and dedication. Connie Summer is upon us and boy,
your produce than from the Kientz reports that her tomato did it hit with a vengeance.
farmer who just picked it this crop suddenly disappeared over Storms. Heat. More storms!
morning. That's what you get at night. All evidence points not to
the Farmers Market in downtown the deer in the area but several lit- Many people in our neck of the
Bright on Fridays from 3 to 6:30 tle dear's in the area. Hopefully woods lost well-established trees.
(weather permitting). the rascals enjoyed feasting on the I observed broken limbs and
Located at Providence Big Betty tomatoes. debris on about every road I trav-
Presbyterian's parking lot, this If you'd like to try fresh eggs eled in the area. Hopefully, by the
open air, grower-only market fea- you can find them at Doug and time you are reading this column,
tures produce, fresh baked goods, Luree Ketcham's on Sneakville the weather has calmed down.
and more. Produce is grown in Road. They have a variety of Congratulations to Shawna
the Bright area by vendors Dan chickens including Araucana LaVern Bentle Blasdel and Edith Bentle Leising and her family. Shawna
Blasdel (Photo by Julius Huffman) gave birth to a little girl June 9,
and Linda Johnson, Lee and chickens. You will find white,
Melanie Alexander and Roger brown and occasionally green weighing in at 6 lbs. 5oz and 19"
and Joann Kramer among other eggs. The sign at the end of the RECOGNITION long. Renee Justine was welcomed
agricultural enthusiasts. drive says"Eggs Cheep." FOR BHS GRADS home by her proud dad, Todd and
Elmira and Ed Wilke sell won- Every day during the growing Submitted by Joyce Huffman big brother, Kyle and of course her
derfully handcrafted soaps that season, fresh produce can be At the Bright High School grandparents, Connie Heil of
are artistically designed and scent- found at the Keyes family farm Alumni reunion held on June 6, Jackson Township, and Bill and
ed. Personally, I like the allspice located at 23828 Stateline Road. two sisters were among those Cindy Leising of Batesville.
scented soap. Homemade breads Last summer I bought 12 dozen who received special recognition. Shawna is a kindergarten teacher at
and pies just like Grandma used to ears of corn to freeze. Each ear Edith Bentle Blasdel, Class of Bright Elementary School.
make are also for sale at the mar- was full and sweet and perfect! 1932, is the oldest living alumni Chad and Jenny Dieselberg and
ket. Buy something special for Don't be shy, just go right up to and was given recognition by their three daughters were recent vis-
alumni president Jeanie itors of Chad's parents, Gary and
Henderson Foster. LaVern
Bentle Blasdel is a 1940 graduate. Janice Dieselberg. Chad moved his
Edith married Elvin Blasdel, family to Alabama a few years ago
Class of 1928, and LaVern mar- after accepting a job there. He was
ried Harley Blasdel, class of 1939. previously employed with Enhanced
Both Elvin and Harley Blasdel are Telecommunications in Sunman and
deceased. Jenny is a former science teacher at
Edith and LaVern are residents East Central High School.
of the Pine Knoll Assisted Living Get your name in BOLD
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Pohl's daughter, Cecilia, at age 2 Shell station for gas and the inside
hat's months, won the award for the scoop in St. Leon. Keep your eyes
youngest. Entertainment consist- and ears open at Exxon, too,
Happening In ed of water games for the small Laverne Jansing. I may be ask-
ST. LEON children and a corn hole tourna- ing you next month!
ment for the "big kids." Mary
By and Walter Schuman report that SUPPORT FOR
Donna a good time was had by all. BIG BROTHERS,
Many volunteers are preparing
for one of St. Leon's largest BIG SISTERS
annual events, the St. Leon In addition to its past support
Community of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Correspondent Fireman's Festival, on Aug. 6h
and 7. Don't miss Friday night's through Dan Toon's membership
on the local advisory board and a
fish fry or Saturday's famous fried dinner to kick off the local
firstname.lastname@example.org chicken dinner. I'm sure all the School Based program, Hamline
"city folk" will be driving to the Chapel, United Methodist Church Pastor Bob Cannon and church member,
CELEBRATING country to enjoy that good home Lawrenceburg, has now spon- Big Brother and BBBS Advisory Board
GOOD TIMES cookin'. sored a Community Based Match. Member Dan Toon.
Fun and festivities are filling A variety of fun and games for The Sponsor a Match Program
the calendar this summer in St. young and old will also be avail- is a way to help financially sup- supported relationships with
Leon. Here are just a few events. able. port the Big Brothers Big Sisters effective adult mentors.
The 4th of July kicked off with Does anyone remember play- program. The goal this year is to
a bang this year at the St. Leon ing the Post Office game that have 110 local youth benefit from
Legion where many townspeople Richard Schuman ran? It used their relationships with their
attended the Schuman Reunion. to be the kids game to play. His "Bigs." AT FOOD PANTRY
Family traveled from near and far youngest daughter, Regina, and I To find out more, to volunteer, The North Dearborn Food
to join together for this year's would wrap up hundreds of kids refer a child or financially support Pantry will have an Open
grand event. From the locals in toys in old newspapers each year mentoring, call Laura Rolf at 637- House for the community
Indiana and Ohio to as far as for prizes. Oh, good times. 1235 or 800-689-0636. She is on Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1-3
North Carolina and Arizona; The Alig family is also prepar- available to come to your service p.m. See how the pantry has
approximately 290 people were in ing for another exciting August organization, church group or grown with the support of
attendance. Joe and Marlene event - the marriage of David other community group to share the community and enjoy
Grefer from Boise, Idaho won Alig and Emily Stuerenberg on the opportunities and needs. Big hot dogs and ice cream.
the prize for traveling the far- the 14th. Congratulations! Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated The pantry is located at
thest. Matilda Bischoff Special thanks goes out to my to helping children become confi- 2517 North Dearborn Rd.
received a prize for the oldest per- news tip source this month, Joe dent, competent and caring indi- in Bright.
son present while Tom and Rita Alig. You can count on our local viduals through professionally
PAGE 17 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
Awards. She will attend Ball State
hat's University and plans to study con-
sumer science education.
Happening In The Girl Scout Gold Award is
SUNMAN the highest award that Girls Scout
ages 14-18 may earn. To achieve
By the Gold Award, candidates are
Denise required to complete 30 hours in a
Broughton community leadership role, 40
hours of job shadowing and career
Community exploration, and 65 hours in devel-
Correspondent oping and leading the Gold Award
project. A criterion for the project
includes community involvement
email@example.com outside of the Girl Scout structure,
being innovative, and project sus-
Josie Weiler, a 2010 graduate of tainability.
East Central High School, has Want to be famous? Auditions
received the esteemed Girl Scout are Aug. 21 for the popular
Gold Award from Girl Scouts of Sunman Idol Contest, held in
Western Ohio for her project, "First conjunction with the Sunman
Aid for Sunman Food Pantry." Wine & Fireworks Festival to be
Through volunteering at the held on Sept. 4.
pantry, Josie noticed that first-aid Auditions at at the Sunman
supplies were routinely running American Legion Hall. Doors
low. She wanted families in her open at 5 p.m., auditions start at 6.
community to have access to first There is a $5 admission fee and
aid provisions, as well as informa- $15 entry fee. Cheer on your
tion on how to properly use the favorite contender!
materials. She researched and com- For questions or more informa-
piled a guide for how to use the tion about Sunman Idol, call Anita
first aid supplies. Fledderman (812-623-0218).
Josie collected first aid items, Plans are in the works for a fan-
made 150 kits with instructional tastic festival on Sept. 4 -- including
guides and included them in the a parade, entertainment, Texas
food pantry's holiday baskets. Hold 'Em and of course, fireworks!
Working on her Girl Scout Gold For more information, visit
Award project, Josie developed her www.sunmanchamber.org.
al skills and
been a Girl
Scout for 13
years and has
Commerce scholarships attended
Girl Scout Recipients of Sunman Area Chamber of left are Jon Michael Patterson,
the July meeting of the Chamber. From
Bronze and Rachel Butt, Blaire Hornberger, Chamber president Anita Fledderman and
S i l v e r Morgan Brock. Not pictured was Olivia Quiroz. (Photo by Anna Ibold)
This scene from the parade during the 2090 Sunman Wine & Fireworks Festival is a
reminder of this great community event, which will be held this year on Sept. 4. (Photo by
PAGE 18 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
Committee members - Margie
Happening In Shaffeld, Elizabeth Isom and
Robyn Stuhan for the months
HIDDEN of planning and prep.
VALLEY LAKE Thank you to Steve and Kathy
Wirth, Matt Harrison, Rich
By and Cindy Mischell, Jerry
Elizabeth Willen and the Mayor Steve
Isom Damon for an outstanding job
parking boats; Tom Ernestes,
Community Bob and Bonnie Starks, Jeff Kids line up for the 4th of July parade
Correspondent Fuell, Board President and King
of BBQ, Bill and June Minnery,
Dave Patterson, Lisa and Chris
firstname.lastname@example.org Seibert, Kevin and Amy Ward,
Angie and TJ Ruberg, Penny
(Luau item submitted by Robin Edwards, Rich Funk, Julia
Harrison) Nolting, Tim and Sue Nobbe,
Luau: The Civic Club would Nick Newell, Christina and
like to thank all our sponsors - David Baumgardner, Cindy
Willies, Rock Bottom Brewery, and Guy Davis, Linda
Perfect North Slopes, HVL and Behrens, Amy Kennedy, HVL residents enjoyed the recent luau.
Sugar Ridge Golf Courses, Start Shannon Dicecco, Debbie
and Greensburg Skydiving, Imeroni and Phil Stuhan for enjoyed an afternoon of great
Rumpke Recycling, Phantom taking a shift or two or three. music supplied by the Janie Rae
Fireworks, Suburban Propane, Jeff Additional thanks to Scott Band. With few breaks, we defi-
Dickman, Scott Norman and Sons Mitchell and Randy Isom for nitely got plenty of jamming time
and TR Gear landscapers, Liz loaning us golf carts to get people in. We hope to have them back
Muhlada, Debbie Imeroni, Robyn and supplies up and down the hill. for future events. A huge thank
Stuhan and the POA for their gen- Thanks to the deputies and you to "Grill master" Andy
erous donations for our raffles. lake patrol for their assistance in Muhlada for spending at least 4
I would like to thank the dedi- making the event run smoothly. hours of his afternoon grilling
cated efforts of those that work Lastly, thank you to the com- food for anyone and everyone
the Luau to help raise money for munity for attending and sup- who wanted it. This was a fantas-
HVL amenities like shelters and porting. Hope everyone had as tic way to spend the 4th of July!
playground equipment and sup- much fun as we did.
port events like 4th on the Beach, 4th of July Kids Bike
Keep America Beautiful, Parade: About 30 kids showed
Haunted Hayride, Easter Egg up with their decorated bikes,
Hunt and more. scooters and wagons to "parade"
Thanks to my fellow Civic around the ball fields. Terri
Potraffke delivered a nice speech
about what the 4th of July
means. A huge thank you to
Patrick Smith for playing a few
tunes on his trumpet to get the
parade started. Thank you Kona
Ice for providing cool treats for
the kids and Little Red School
House for coming to paint little
faces! And thank you for all the
families who showed up for this
event and provided your hand-
print for our "flag."
"Grill Master" Andy Muhlada made sure 4th of July Band on the
everybody had great food on the 4th. Beach: Everyone on the beach
Find a Trusted Supplier in the
Online Member Directory
PAGE 19 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
edge of Chuck's farm, and mar-
hat's ried Connie. They have two
girls, Micaela and Marissa. This
was very different from the five
DOVER boys that Chuck and Thelma
started out with, but these two Micaela Johnson with her goat Ava.
Micaela (and Ava) won Overall Grand
By have proven to be more deter- Champion. Micaela was also named
Amanda mined and dedicated than any 2010 Dearborn County 4-H Queen.
(Wells) young ladies I have come in con-
Harper tact with.
They started out in 2004 raising
Community goats for 4-H; now they have
Correspondent goats everywhere. There is rarely
a day you pass their place on
email@example.com North Dearborn Road west of
I grew up next to Chuck and State Route 1 that they are not
Thelma Johnson. Everyone outside caring for their animals.
knew Chuck as the local auction- They are walking them behind the
eer. They have five sons: Rick, tractors, training them, washing
Roger, Ralph, Ray and Roy. them or building fence or new
shelter for their ever-growing 2010 Fair Queen and also won
I remember going over to their the Overall Grand Champion for
barn when I was younger and goat population.
Ralph and Connie are also very her goat, named Ava. Marissa also
they had all types of animals -- placed at the top with the Grand
cows, goats, rabbits and chickens. involved with their care, shows
and competitions and you can't Champion Lamb.
They were always involved in 4-H The Johnsons have always put
and caring for animals. leave out Chuck, who is very
proud of his granddaughters and 100 percent into anything that
Since that time, Ralph and Roy they do and now the next genera-
are still very involved in working their love for the animals.
They regularly participate in tion is stepping up to do the
with animals and teaching young same. You can find out more
people to appreciate and preserve local and state competitions, the
about Ralph, Connie, Micaela and
the environment and the art of most recent being the 2010
Marissa and all of their "kids" on
raising livestock. Roy has become Dearborn County Fair. They took
their website www.johnsonfarm-
the AG teacher at East Central 13 goats, two sheep, and also par- boergoats.com.
High School and is now filling the ticipated in foods, photography, Please send me anything that
shoes of Mr. Konradi, who is creative writing, vet science and you would like to have included in
retiring. Ralph built a house on crafts. Micaela was voted the the next issue at amandaharper.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy Marissa Johnson with her Grand Champion
the rest of the summer! Lamb.
SUNMAN wine garden, fried chicken and
FESTIVAL pork chop dinners, fast food, kids'
games and inflatables, business
SEPT. 4 and craft booths, raffle and more.
Sunman Idol Auditions Aug. 21 The Sunman Area Chamber of
The Sunman Wine & Fireworks Commerce is sponsoring a raffle
Festival will be held Saturday, in conjunction with the festival.
Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. at Tickets are available now -- $5
the Sunman Community Park off each or 7 tickets for $20 -- at
Highway 101. The event is spon- many area businesses and the
sored by the Town of Sunman Sunman Town Hall.
and the Sunman Area Chamber For information on booth rental,
of Commerce. call Julie (623-3312) or Kristy (623-
Auditions for the popular 2740); for Sunman Idol, call Anita
Sunman Idol contest are (623-0218); for Sunman Idol Jr.,
Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Sunman call Beth (623-4661).
American Legion Hall. Doors Volunteers and donations are
open at 5 p.m., auditions start at needed. Contact Chamber presi-
6. There is a $5 admission fee and dent Anita Fledderman at 812-623-
$15 entry fee. 0218 or email@example.com.
On the day of the festival, Sept. Volunteers are needed for set-
4, there will be a parade, area up on Thursday and Friday
school entertainment, Hoosier evenings, Sept. 2 and 3; on the day
Hoedowners, Sunman Idol, of the festival, Sept. 4, anytime
Sunman Idol Jr, Ridge Runners, between 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.; for the
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, and clean up on Sunday, morning and
a spectacular fireworks show. early afternoon; and for the beer
The parade starts at 10 a.m. Line- gardens on festival day (contact
up is at McPherson's parking lot. Sandy Gorman at 812-623-4189).
There will be a homemade Wine For more information, visit
Judging Contest, beer garden, www.sunmanchamber.org.
PAGE 20 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
she sells year around and she also Harvey Branch String Band will
hat's enjoys receiving visits and cards. host a family sing-a-long at 2:30.
Thank you very much for the e- In the booth area will be some
Happening In mails and remember, they can be of the best regional painters,
YORKVILLE about anything that happens in the ceramicists, sculptors, and other
community (and your birthdays and artisans displaying and selling their
By anniversaries and other special cele- wares. From pottery to jewelry,
Denise brations!), so keep them coming! quilts to fashion, paintings to pho-
Kirchgassner tography, Longaberger baskets to
ARTS ALIVE! books, there is something for
Community AUG. 28 everyone. Information will be
Correspondent The 5th annual Arts Alive! Arts available from local cultural organ-
Fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 izations about upcoming events.
from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at Returning this year will be Stihl
firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Swales and Nellie McMillin Lawrenceburg High School. chainsaw artist Mike Hopkins
More than 40 artists and cultural carving unique creations through-
The hay is baled and the fields Rosalie Walton introduced Bob out the day.
Chance who spoke in honor of organizations will be represented
are growing with fresh produce in during the event. The Food Court as well will fea-
Yorkville. The days are hot and Mary Evelyn Rupp, a retired ture favorite foods, and the Hidden
teacher. Mary Evelyn was hired by Artists, dancers, musicians, and
the nights are warm and it is hard singers will perform simultane- Valley Neighbors Homemakers
to believe it's almost August. For the late Donald Swales who was a Club will be on hand.
trustee at Guilford High School. ously on three stages.
the students and teachers out The Arts Alive! Main Stage will The Arts Alive! Arts Fair is organ-
there -- summer is about to end as Donald Swales' wife Frances ized by volunteers of the Dearborn
is the only living member of the feature blues artists Wade &
school is about to start. Fall will Murphy, Summer Voices with Highlands Arts Council. The
soon be sneaking up on us and I Guilford High School class of Dearborn Community Foundation.
1930. Frances is 98 years young Young Voices, the Showtime
for one am excited to see the Dancers, and Nanni Strings. provided funding from the
leaves change colors from green and resides at Woodland Hills Care Dearborn Community Foundation
Center in Lawrenceburg. Nellie There will be a special perform-
to shades of reds and browns. ance of The Relics at 3 p.m. County Progress Grant Program for
Speaking of school, the 2010 McMillin (Frances' driver) and artist fees and marketing.
Frances' son Bill Swales brought In the Kids Corner, Balloon Dan
Guilford High School Alumni will be on hand to create original For more information, contact
Association was recently held at Frances to the Alumni dinner, the Dearborn Highlands Arts
where she was honored with gifts designs and Carly Fry will return
the St. Martin's Parish Hall in with her puppets performing "The Council at 812-539-4251 or go to
Yorkville. There were about 125 and stories. Frances wore a neck-
lace to the Alumni dinner that she Caterpillar Adventures." The www.all4art.org
alumni and guests who enjoyed a
meal served by the Yorkville received as a graduation gift in
Parish members. 1930. Frances remains active at
Before the meal, Vice President Woodland Hills making crafts that
PAGE 21 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
thank my neighbors, Paula Shad On May 25, Town Marshal
In the and Mike Booth, Judy and Gary Gary Noel, who lives in Bright,
Doerflein and Sandi and Dave was asked by his grandchild to
Town of McIntosh for taking care of my attend Morgan Elementary
West Harrison dogs Janie and Jack while we were School for Career Day. Marshal
on a family vacation to Myrtle Noel said he really enjoyed shar-
By Beach. ing stories with the kids. Anybody
Christina On June 12, Harrison held who knows Gary knows that he
Swafford Relay for Life. I attended the relay has lots of stories...
with my support group the If anyone in The Town of
Bosom Buddies. My buddy June West Harrison has any events like
Community Grubbs was an honorary sur- birthdays or anniversaries or just
Correspondent vivor and asked me to be with her want to share what's going on,
as she cut the ribbon before the please feel free to e-mail me at
email@example.com survivor lap. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer is here, and friends
and neighbors are out and about.
Some are staying home while oth-
ers go away on vacation, and oth-
ers are simply enjoying sitting
outside by the river and watching
Tim and Gayle Stenger are
keeping busy around town this
summer since they purchased
June Grubbs and Christina Swafford at the
Wallace Laham's property on Relay for Life.
Bowles Avenue. The property
has been abandoned for many Town Council member for many
years and Tim will be demolishing years and a friend to many in
the old house that was built in the town. The Stengers saved an old
1900s to rebuild a new home on home here in town a few years
the property. For those who ago. Can't wait to see what Tim
remember Wallie, it is sad to see does with the property.
his old house go, although the While we go on vacations we
neighbors are happy to see the can rely on our neighbors to help
property cleaned up. Wallie was a watch our animals. I would like to Town Marshal Gary Noel shared stories at Career Day at Morgan Elementary School.
WHAT'S GOING ON
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And you can help!
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people, events, activities and organizations. We want to know if
your neighbor celebrated a birthday or anniversary, won an award
or had a special visit from the grandparents. We want to know
about neighborhood activities such as a food drive, clean-up,
recreational event, charity fund-raiser or community meeting.
This is not a venue for commercial promotions or political
commentary. It is for the kind of thing you might chat about
with your neighbor over the backyard fence
or at a barbecue. We want lots of names,
names and more names! Photos are wel-
come, too. Your deadline would be the 10th
of the month for the next month's edition.
If you are interested in being a Beacon
Community Correspondent, e-mail a letter
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sible. Tell us something about yourself, and we'll call you to
discuss the details. (FYI: We will prefer that Community
Correspondents submit their articles and
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We still need correspondents in these
areas (we welcome suggestions for addi-
Logan, New Alsace, Northeast Harrison
Township/ Grand Oak/Carolina Trace area.
Depending on response, some communi-
ties may be combined.
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1 teaspoon baking powder container of sour cream. Stir in 4 and serve alongside the grilled meat.
½ teaspoon baking soda ½ cups sifted powdered sugar
½ teaspoon salt until smooth. Makes 4 cups frost- This salad can be prepared up
½ cup shortening ing - for the rectangular cake, I to a day ahead of time since it's
1 ¼ cups sugar make ½ recipe of this frosting. best if marinated overnight.
1 teaspoon vanilla You'll be able to place it on the
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, One of our favorite meats for table in very little time. The salad
melted & cooled grilling is chicken and this tangy could be served alongside the
1 8-oz carton dairy sour cream peach barbecue sauce is wonder- grilled chicken with peach barbe-
1 cup milk ful. You could also use this with cue sauce described above.
Let eggs stand at room temper- grilled pork chops. White Bean & Tomato Salad
ature for 30 minutes. Preheat Peach Barbecue Sauce 2 15-ounce cans white beans,
As you read this, we're enjoying a oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 2 ripe but firm peaches peeled, well drained
visit with our children and grand- 9x13-inch rectangular pan. Set pitted and cut into quarters (may ½ teaspoon salt
children from England. I'm not aside. [Note: you may choose to use 3 cups frozen sliced peaches) ½ cup minced red onion
sure who is more excited - the chil- use 2 9-inch round cake pans.) 1 medium tomato quartered and ¼ cup cider vinegar
dren or the parents/grandparents! In small bowl, combine flour, seeded 4 teaspoons honey
This will be the first visit for the cocoa powder, baking powder, bak- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
three little ones - although they ing soda and salt. In large bowl, beat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Freshly ground pepper to taste
know that we live "across the ocean" shortening and sugar on medium ½ cup chopped onion 8 ounces green beans, trimmed
and that we arrive on a big airplane, speed until combined. Beat in eggs 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh & cut into 2-inch pieces
they are full of questions about what and vanilla until combined. Beat in ginger 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes,
our home is like and where will sour cream and melted chocolate. ½ teaspoon salt halved or quartered
everyone sleep. It promises to be Alternately add flour mixture and 2 tablespoons honey ½ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
quite an adventure for all of us. milk, beating on low after each addi- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black 1 pound tomatoes, sliced
One of the children wanted to tion just until combined. Spread in pepper Combine white beans, salt, red
know if we had chocolate ice prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 min- Puree peaches, tomato and vine- onion, vinegar, honey, oil and pep-
cream in America - I assured her utes (if using round pans, bake for gar in food processor until smooth. per in a large bowl. Stir, cover and
that we, indeed could get chocolate 25 minutes) or until top springs back Heat oil in medium skillet and add refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up
ice cream and that we'd have some when lightly touched. Cool on wire onion. Cook and stir until golden until overnight. Cook green beans
other chocolate treats to enjoy. rack. If using round pans, remove brown, about 5-7 minutes. Add in a large pot of boiling water until
Here is a recipe for a cake made from pan after cooling for 10 min- ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes, crisp-tender. Drain, rinse with cold
with sour cream that is especially utes. Frost with fudge frosting or stirring frequently. Add peach water and drain again. Pat dry and
moist that we'll all bake together. other frosting of your choice. puree, salt, honey and pepper. add to marinated beans. Stir in
Chocolate Sour Cream Cake Fudge Frosting: In a large pan Bring to a boil over high heat, then cherry or grape tomatoes and basil.
2 eggs over low heat melt and stir 1 12- reduce heat to simmer. Cook until Season with pepper if desired.
1 ½ cups all purpose flour oz package semisweet chocolate reduced by half, about 25 minutes. To serve, arrange tomato slices
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa pieces and ½ cup butter. Cool Use ¼ cup of the sauce for basting around edge of serving platter.
powder for 10 minutes and stir in 8 oz the meat. Keep remainder warm Spoon bean mixture into center.
PAGE 23 THE BRIGHT BEACON August 2010
forced to bloom early in greenhous-
es), tiger lilies, trumpet lilies, tree TAKE YOUR BEACON
lilies and hybrid lilies. Day lilies are
more like a cross between a bulb and ON VACATION
a rhizome. All double in quantity If business or pleasure takes you out-of-town,
each year. Deer eat lily blooms, but then take your hometown newspaper along for the
not the plant. So you can spray the trip. Send your photo, showing the Beacon, to
buds to protect them. Lilies always
are blooming the first of July. firstname.lastname@example.org. It's interesting to see
I started planting these flowers how well traveled our readers are!
less than 10 years ago. There are
now thousands of daffodil blooms,
then thousands of iris blooms, then Sarah and Zac Mossburger
thousands of lily blooms. I started enjoyed a weeklong adventure
GUARANTEED with very few -- the multiplication exploring the Southwest United
becomes exponential. If you start States with their dad. Among the
GARDEN SUCCESS with 10 daffodils, year 2 you have
As I write this in July, I am enjoy- stops were Las Vegas, Hoover
ing the beauty of an extensive lily 20; third year, 40; and by the 10th Dam, Senora, Flagstaff, Tucson,
collection. That provoked this arti- year, 5,120 blooms. So as you can and hiking in the mountains along
cle. You see, there are some flowers see, your yard could be drop-dead- the Mexican border. Here they are
that always bloom profusely, no gorgeous with a very small invest-
ment and a couple of years. This with their Beacon at the Reds'
matter the weather or soil condi- spring training game in Goodyear,
tions. You don't have to be a gar- could be a dream come true.
dener to have extraordinary success (Teresa Young is the owner of Flowers Forever,
with the following recommenda- 25284 Stateline Road.)
tions. Anyone can grow these.
First off, to have a dazzling dis- ST. LEON F.D.
play in the spring, plant daffodils.
Moles and deer don't eat them. FESTIVAL AUG. 6-7
They are bulbs, planted in the fall, The annual St. Leon Volunteer
six inches deep. They come in Fire Department Festival will be Paul, Brady, Logan, Madeline, and
many colors and shapes and have held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6 Isabella Sterchi took their Beacon
early, mid-and-late bloom times. and 7. on vacation in Siesta Key, Fla.
They double in quantity every A fish dinner is set for Friday
year and are not expensive. from 5-8 p.m., and a chicken dinner
Next, plant iris for color when will be on Saturday from 3:30-8 p.m.
the daffodils are finished. Iris grow There will be games, food, raf-
from rhizomes, which look similar fles, bingo and beer gardens.
to a small sweet potato. They
come in thousands of colors and NAMI COURSE
also double in quantity each year.
Plant them shallow any time of FOR FAMILIES
year. Deer and moles don't eat NAMI, the National Alliance
these either. They also come in on Mental Illness, will have a fam-
early, mid-and-late bloom. ily education course beginning
Bearded iris are the huge ones; Monday, Aug. 16.
old-fashioned iris are smaller but The free 12-week course will be
never fall over. There are Siberian, held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at
Japanese and other types of iris. Lawrenceburg Public Library. For
My final recommendation for no- more information or to register, call
fail are the lilies. From bulbs come 812-537-0398 or 812-667-5429.
Asian lilies, (Easter lilies are Asian, Openings are limited.
Robyn Shumate and Elijah Love
were named the 2010 Dearborn
County 4-H Prince and Princess.
Robyn is the daughter of Todd
and Olivia Shumate of West
Harrison and is a member of the
Dover Hoosier Helpers 4-H Club
and the Happy Udder Bunch.
Elijah is the son of Robert Robyn Shumate and Elijah Love
and Sherry Love of Moores Hill
and is a member of the
Manchester Rowdies 4-H Club Dillsboro, and Hayden Lee Fox,
and the Happy Udder Bunch. of Guilford.
Dale and Verneda Wendleman, Singer D.J. Adkins beat 10
owners of Wendleman's Sound, other contestants to win the
were named Citizens of the Year. Dearborn County Junior Idol
Dearborn County 4-H Little competition. Clay Tyler claimed
Miss and Mr. contest winners second place followed by
were Summer Mulholland, of Mariah Reynolds in third.
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to mid-August, the Swift-Tuttle night. Their dark skies put ours to WHAT'S NEW
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it seems to radiate from the constel- enjoy the show. It can get chilly in
lation Perseus) is estimated to peak the middle of the night, so you Burn by Nevada Barr
By in the wee hours of the morning of might want to bring a blanket. Use Tough Customer by Sandra
Aug. 12 and 13 (2 a.m. to sunrise). a red flashlight for light without Brown
Cindy It's a grand display each year, but affecting your night vision. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Jasper- this one should be especially good I am going to take pictures. Cure by Robin Cook
Parisey since the moon sets early those I've never done it before, but here
nights which will leave the sky dark. is my plan: Use a tripod, set my Maybe this Time
How to see them: Get away camera on full manual, use a wide by Jennifer Crusie
PERSEIDS from any light. The Perseids angle lens with the aperture set to Lost Empire by Clive Cussler
METEOR SHOWER should be visible from anywhere in 2.8, turn the ISO up to 1600, use The Vigilantes by W.E.B. Griffin
Time for a lesson in astrophysics: Dearborn County without exterior a shutter release and experiment Veil of Night by Linda Howard
Meteor showers (shooting stars) lights. Southern Ripley County is with the timing (30 seconds to 2 Postcard Killers
result when debris from a passing rated a bit darker. If you happen minutes). I also have a new fish- by James Patterson
comet hit our atmosphere and to be travelling out West, it's worth eye lens that I'm dying to try.
vaporize. Each year, from mid-July getting up in the middle of the My expectations are pretty low It's Complicated (DVD)
and I'll still see the shower even if
I don't get a single decent photo. Staff Pick of the Month:
However, the prospect of getting Have a Little Faith
one is rather exciting. If I man- by Mitch Albom
age to take one, I'll put it on the August is here! Start the school
Beacon website. Catch a falling year off right by coming in to the
star and put it in your photo … library and getting library cards
Wish me luck! for your family! Storytime regis-
tration for fall sessions will begin
(Cindy Jasper-Parisey is the owner of You're On Monday, Aug. 30. Call for further
It! Photography and Scanning, www.ur-on-it.com.) details: 812-637-0777.
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