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                                                                                                                                              Everman with story ideas and press
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Share digital                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bank earns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 five stars
photos online                                                                                                                                                                                                    VERSAILLES — Bauer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Financial Inc., of Coral
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gables, Fla., has announced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Versailles Savings & Loan
   Everyone can be                     friends, but you
a     photographer                     can also share                                                                                                                                                         Co. has earned its highest 5-
these     days,    it                  directly to your                                                                                                                                                       Star Superior rating for
seems. With digital                    MySpace,       Face-                                                                                                                                                   financial strength and sta-
photography, we no                     book, Blogger or                                                                                                                                                       bility.
longer have to                         LiveJournal page.                                                                                                                                                         The rating is based on
worry about mak-                       It even offers a                                                                                                                                                       the overall financial picture
ing every photo                        scrapbook maker                                                                                                                                                        of the bank. A 5-star rating
perfect or wasting                     option to design                                                                                                                                                       indicates Versailles Savings
our money on the           Web         and print beautiful                                                                                                                                                    & Loan is one of the
high cost of film.                     scrapbook pages                                                                                                                                                        strongest banks in the
We      can    shoot
                           Spin        for personal and                                                                                                                                                       nation.
everything, every- Rachel Lloyd inexpensive gifts                                                                                                                                                                This is the 83rd consecu-
where and pick and choose to share.                                                                                                                                                                           tive quarter the local bank
what we want to share. You        •              Webshots                                                                                                                                                     has earned the honor. Only
don’t even have to worry (www.webshots.com)               —                                                                                                        SDN Photo/Michael Everman                  1 percent of the nation’s best
about photo processing Easily upload and share                                                                                                                                                                banks earn the distinction.
anymore for most of it. A lot your photos with friends           Fashion show                                                                                                                                    Versailles Savings &
of times, you don’t neces- and loved ones. Free mem-                                                                                                                                                          Loan was established in
sarily need prints, you just bers can upload up to 1,000         Ladies from S&H Products modeled items of clothing, jewelry and shoes Wednes-                                                                1887 and has been serving
want to share the moment. photos plus 100 additional             day, April 8, in the Shelby Hills gymnasium. The fashion show was presented by                                                               the banking needs of its
But if you do want prints, photos for each month of              Fashion Bug of Sidney. The nine ladies pictured who modeled clothing are (l-r)                                                               neighbors and friends for
you get to choose just the membership.           Premium         Brenda Jones, Tia Braun, Virginia Ammon, Rhonda Miller, Patty Waters, Amanda                                                                 122 years. It operates from
ones you want, and your members ($29.88 per year)                Frederick, Lesli Davis, Patty Huelskamp and Alyssa Elliston. A large turnout of fam-                                                         offices on East Main Street
options are a lot better than can store and share 5,000          ily and friends came to support the women.                                                                                                   in Versailles.
the Photomat booth on the photos plus an additional
corner. The prices are a lot 500 for each month of
better now too.                membership, as well as
   So let’s say you’ve filled download unlimited high-          Beckman completes Top Gun training
up your memory card with resolution           professional
photos from the Easter egg shots. You can create                  MINSTER — Theodore                        most effective ways for pro-                   theodore.beckman@prudenti                          customers grow and protect
hunt (or upcoming gradua- albums and gift items, as            Beckman, an agent with                       ducers, who have already                       al.com and at (419) 628-                           their wealth. The compa-
tion or prom or spring well as screensavers and                Prudential’s      Columbus                   achieved high levels of suc-                   4076.                                              ny’s well-known Rock sym-
sports or family vacations wallpapers for your own             Agency, located at 96 W.                     cess, to reach even higher,”                      Prudential      Financial                       bol is an icon of strength,
… ). What do you do now? If computer. Photos may be            Fourth St., qualified to                     John Greene, president of                      Inc., a financial services                         stability, expertise and
you’ve got a long list of uploaded from your com-              attend a two-day specialized                 Agency Distribution at Pru-                    leader with approximately                          innovation that has stood
friends and family you puter or your mobile phone              training and mentoring ses-                  dential, said. “This clearly                   $558 billion of assets under                       the test of time. Pruden-
want to share your photos or data device. New users            sion in insurance and finan-                 demonstrates a commitment                      management as of Dec. 31,                          tial’s businesses offer a
with — and lots of photos to get 50 prints free. You can       cial services at the compa-                  by our leading producers to                    has operations in the Unit-                        variety of products and
share — you probably won’t set your privacy settings to        ny’s National Top Gun pro-                   provide the best possible                      ed States, Asia, Europe and                        services, including life
want to be sending out share only with those you               gram held in Orlando, Fla.,                  support and service to their                   Latin America. Leveraging                          insurance,       annuities,
huge mass e-mails with want and allow or disallow              on Feb. 26 and 27.                           clients.”                                      its heritage of life insur-                        retirement-related servic-
giant file attachments that viewers to order their own            The program is facilitated                   Beckman, who joined Pru-                    ance and asset manage-                             es, mutual funds, invest-
might or might not make it prints of your photos.              by a panel of The Prudential                 dential in 1998, has qualified                 ment expertise, Prudential                         ment management and real
through half your recipi-         • Fotki (www.fotki.com)      Insurance Company of                         the Million Dollar Round                       is focused on helping                              estate services. For more
ents’ e-mail filters. Save — Users get free unlimited          America’s top producers who                  Table in 2000 and 2004                         approximately 50 million                           information,           visit
yourself the trouble, and hosting of photos for blogs,         share their expertise and                    through 2008. He is a mem-                     individual and institutional                       www.news.prudential.com.
use a photo-sharing Web 9-cent professional quality            best practices with leading                  ber of the National Insur-


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site.                          prints of their photos, fre-    licensed sales professionals                 ance and Financial Advisors
   Here are a few of the quent photo contests and              within the company to help                   of America. Beckman is a
most popular ones out social networking all in one             them take their practice to                  graduate of Ohio State Uni-
                                                               the next level, enhance cus-                 versity, with a Bachelor of
there:                         place. You can host photo
                                                               tomer relationships, and bet-                Science; and also has earned
                                                                                                                                                            More Than Just A
   • Flickr (www.flickr.com) and video albums, and                                                                                                            Pain                             Phlebitis
— This site is one of the interact with other users            ter serve the insurance and                  the CLTC (Certified in Long-
                                                               financial needs of their                     Term Care) industry desig-                        Heaviness/Tiredness              Blood Clots
most widely used photo who share your interests.                                                                                                              Burning/Tingling                 Ankle Sores
sites on the Web. It’s easy to For bloggers, the site offers   prospects and clients.                       nation.
                                                                  “Sharing best practices                      Beckman, a resident of                         Swelling/Throbbing                  /Ulcers
use and offers lots of its members FTP access as                                                                                                                                               Bleeding
options for hosting, sharing well as daily and monthly         among peers is one of the                    Minster, can be reached at                        Tender Veins
                                                                                                                                                                If you have any of the above,
and processing your pre- traffic reports. It also offers                                                                                                    there are effective treatment options,
cious photos. Photos can be a wide variety of photo
uploaded to your free Flickr management and editing
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effects. You can organize organize and manage your             (PF of Alcoa Building Products,              (Former Star Bank of Sidney)
your photos into albums, photos easily online. You             Stolle Machinery)                            Lear Corp ....................0.91     -0.07
set your own privacy can edit and crop pictures,               Applied Ind. Tech ......19.58        +0.51   (PF of C.H. Masland)
                                                               Arvin Meritor ..............1.36     +0.14   McDonalds Corp. ......56.09            +1.39
options, tag photos to easily create       movies       and    BP PLC ADR.............40.13         +0.12   Radio Shack Corp. ....10.48            +0.41
find related items in your slideshows and upload to            Citigroup .....................3.65  -0.36   Sherwin-Williams .....56.69            -0.27
albums and share them Picasa Web albums to easi-               DPL Co. .....................22.97   +0.09   Time Warner Inc. ......23.22           -0.51
                                                               Emerson Elec. Co. .....33.00         -0.01   (PF of Time Warner Cable)
with family and friends by ly share photos with family         (PF of Copeland Corp. Division)              Thor Industries .........17.92         +0.34
simply sending a link. Pro- and friends.                       Griffon Corp. ...............8.56    -0.10   (PF of Airstream Inc.)
cessing options include                                        (PF of Clopay Corp., Russia)                 Sprint...........................4.11  -0.02
                                                               H&R Block Inc. .........16.39        -0.02   YUM! Brands Inc......32.07             +0.25
cards, photo books, stamps,       Rachel Lloyd is the Web-                                                  (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky
                                                               Honda Motor A.D.R. .28.50            +0.67
DVDs and tons more. You master for the Brown Pub-              JC Penney Co. ...........26.80       +0.61   Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut)
can also browse other user- lishing Co. I-75 group             (Store in Piqua)                             Walgreen Co. .............30.02        -0.37
s’ public albums and see newspapers’ Web sites —               JP Morgan Chase .....33.26           +0.02   Wal-Mart Stores ......50.20            -0.58

lots of beautiful photos The Sidney Daily News
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taken all over the world.      (www.sidneydailynews.com),      (PF of Kroger)                               Bob Evans .................25.05
                                                                                                            Fifth Third Bancorp....4.83
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                                                                                                                                                                    www.sidneydailynews.com
   • Photobucket (photo- Piqua             Daily       Call
                                                                                                            Peoples Sidney Fin. ....9.00           +0.50
bucket.com) — The free (www.dailycall.com) and                                                                                                                 It’s Fast! • It’s Easy! • It’s Convenient!
accounts provide 1 GB of Troy             Daily       News               A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm
space for your photos that (www.troydailynews.com).               Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages:
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you can not only share via She can be contacted at
links sent to family and rsupinger@sdnccg.com.
                                                                  (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance
                                                               Stewart and Danielle Gilroy, registered investment advisers.)                                   Just . . .
                                                                                                                                                                    • Choose a classification
                                                                                                                                                                    • Write your ad text
 PNC comes                                                                                                                                                          • Select your markets and up grades

to downtown
                                                Attention                                                                                                           • Have your credit card ready
                                                                                                                                                                    • Place your ad!

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   CLEVELAND (AP) —
The Pennsylvania company
                                                                                                                                                                     It’s that
                                                       Customers
that took over Cleveland-
based National City bank is
                                                                                                                                                                      Easy!!!
looking to put its mark on
the Cleveland skyline.                   Come Join
   The city’s planning com-
mission is scheduled to vote
Friday on a design for bold,
blue “PNC” signs to replace
the green “National City”                                            Wireless
lettering atop the bank’s for-
mer headquarters building.       America’s Largest Network
   Pittsburgh-based PNC
Financial Services Group               • Great deals on phones
Inc. bought the troubled                 • Service and Repairs
National City Corp. for $5.6
billion in December using                 Come in today!
money from the government
bank bailout.
   Documents filed with
planning officials show PNC
plans to begin work on the       675 N. Vandemark Rd., Sidney 937-493-0321
sign changeover in late May.             Store Hours: M-F 8-6, Sat 9-4                  1278019
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