The Courier • Tuesday, NOVeMBeR 11, 2014 BIRTHDAYS • ANNIVERSARIES • RETIREMENTS • GRADUATIONS • NEW ARRIVALS @Yhhq)kl9ffan]jkYjq BYe]kKl]^Yfa]EY\akgf Fgn]eZ]j1$*(), 9f\j]YJgk]Yf\:]YmKYdq]jk o]j]mfal]\afeYjjaY_]gfG[lgZ]j))$*(), Congratulations McComb Panthers on your very successful 2014 volleyball season -- all the way to the State Finals! The recent birth of Addisyn Thom is celebrated here by 4 generations of the Craig family. Great-Grandmother Portia Carruthers is holding Addisyn on her lap. T2 CELEBR ATIONS ! THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Honor Roll McComb McComb High school has announced its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. The following students were named to the all a Honor Roll: seniors — Hailey Buck, alyssa Casdorph, Clay Grubb, Erika Jones, Rachel Recently born at Blanchard Valley Hospital, as reported by their parents: • arreh’ Mitchell Lee schoenlein, boy, Jonathon Mitchell schoenlein and Kerra’ Tommy Paige stauffer, Findlay, Oct. 28. • Roman Paul Brickner, boy, shawn and Kelly Brickner, Fostoria, Oct. 28. • Malachi Matthew Robb, boy, Joshua and stephanie Robb, Findlay, Oct. 28. • Robert Matthew Bates, boy, Kyle and ainsleigh Bates, Findlay, Oct. 29. • Jameson Michael Parsons, boy, Jacob Parsons and Tyra Woodruff, Findlay, Oct. 30. • Miles alvin schalk, boy, Joshua and Heather Louise schalk, Tiffin, Oct. 30. • Camren Chandler Wright, boy, Cody and Jessica Wright, arlington, Oct. 31. • Mila ann Hernandez, girl, Pedro and Jessica ann Hernandez, Findlay, Oct. 31. • draven Ryan Witt, boy, Troy Witt Jr. and Burgundy Renee Bower, Findlay, Oct. 31. • Lucielle Rosemary Brim, girl, Evan and Christine Brim, Findlay, Oct. 31. • Olivia Fan, girl, Junyang Fan and yan Xiong, Oct. 31. • Lilliana scarlett Myers, girl, Kenny Myers and Tarah durst, Fostoria, Oct. 31. • Kenzington Rae Cook, girl, Megan Cook, Fostoria, Nov. 1. • Zane alexander Lindstedt, boy, Jeffrey and amber Kay Lindstedt, Columbus Liebrecht, Kendall Newcomer, ashley Philipp, Madison Pierce, Jordan skilliter. Juniors — Emily Clark, Jenna Huffman, Kirsten Long, Chas shoop, aaron smith. sophomores — Connor Hoverman, Loryn Huffman, Molly Leppelmeier, aaron Rode, Caden schroeder. Freshmen — Katie Brannan, Grace Grove, Nov. 2. • Lilliana Faye Obenour, girl, Chris Obenour and Joy Reamsnyder, arlington, Nov. 2. • Paige Nicole Hoyer, girl, Brandon Hoyer and Brittany Eubank, Fostoria, Nov. 2. • Robert albert Luderman IV, boy, Rob and allison Luderman, Hamler, Nov. 2. • Lily Marie Tuttle, girl, Rebecca Tuttle, Findlay, Nov. 2. • addisyn Kay Thom, girl, Mike Thom and Jennifer Craig, Findlay, Nov. 3. • ariella Grace Phillips, girl, Tyler Cusac and Coral Phillips, Findlay, Nov. 3. • Claire Elise Van Fleet, girl, aaron and danielle Van Fleet, Findlay, Nov. 3. • Lucy Kuhn Croy, girl, Matt and Heidi Croy, Findlay, Nov. 4. • serynite Niccolle-Rennee King, girl, Jesse King and Nikki simplins, Tiffin, Nov. 4. • Wenzdae Elaine Kelley, girl, Bryant Patrick Kelley and Katie ann Laughlin, ada, Nov. 4. • Brynlee Jane Ellerbrock, girl, Brad and Becky Ellerbrock, Ottawa, Nov. 4. • Nathan Carter LaWarre, boy, Robert LaWarre and Judith Rhodes, Findlay, Nov. 4. • Brogan Chase Fisher, boy, Travis Fisher and Brittney Meadows, Findlay, Nov. 5. • Elliott Harper Leber, boy, Joshua and Nicole a. 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The following students were named to the a-B Honor Roll: seniors — Jacob Beeson, Courtney deitrick, Trey Hanes, dylan Miller, aubrey Parker, Gabriel Rader, Kara Reigle, Nakayla shoemaker, shelby smith, allie stoepfel, anthony Thepsourinthone, Mishaila Westoby. Juniors — Eden Griffith, Emily Grubb, Vivian Householder, Noah Kasmarek, abby Kreh, aidan Roberts, drew siferd, Camryn sudlow, samantha Walter, Cole Wasson. sophomores — MaKenna Babb, allie Beall, Brynn Follas, adrian Grubb, skye Gustwiller, Brittani Harden, Nora Hemminger, Jenna Herr, aeric Phamakao, Bailey Rader, Chloe Wilson, Chloe Wilson. Freshmen — Tommy Bishop, abbi Brink, Kadalena duran, Patience Ewing, seth Leader, Brady Leckey, Brie Liebrecht, dylan Montgomery, Camryn Nigh, Kendra Phamakao, Lesleighamber Phamakao, Michael Rey, Jacob Rider, shelby simons, Chloe spoon, Corey swisher, Justin Wasson. Elmwood Elmwood High school has announced its honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. The following students received a 4.0 grade point average: seniors — Ryan aufdencamp, Emily aurand, Corianna Borton, Jordan Burwell, Megan Hathaway, allison Hummel, Emelia shaffer, ashley Veryser, Meagan Wise. Juniors — Katherine Benedict, Rob Bentley, Paige drees, dylan Hall, Madelyn Instone, samantha Laborie, Jensen Marsh, Wesley Ridenour, destynee spieker, Elizabeth Walter, Taylor Wynn. sophomores — Casandra ault, Taylor Barnhisel, Collin Bechstein, Hannah Bloomfield, Brionna Camden, Nicole Foster, Katelyn King, Jaela Kynard, Chloe Robinson, Jordan Thrash. Freshmen — Makaylie Borton, Emma Bowen, Ciaira Brown, allison drees, Mattison Hillard, dylan Hinton, Colleen Kreais, Mckenzie Mercer, Morghan strayer. The following students received between a 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average: seniors — Paige Clark, Kaitlin dewey, samantha Ervin, Rebecca Harvey, Kassidy Nagy, Katie Peters, Lance Reidling, Henry schreiner, Thomas Wagler, Matthew Wagner, Jennah Wilson. Juniors — Kieran adamski, Liz Barnett, Maranda Beard, allison Bingham, Kelsey Bloom, Philip Buckingham, Jarrett Childress, Lauren deBock, Madi- son deitrich, Lindsay George, Rachael Grilliot, Jack Hagemeyer, Brett Jones, Liyah Love, amanda Martinez, autumn Minich, Makayla Mohre, Kirsten Mumea-Long, Jessica Pollard, Collin Reynolds, Katlyn sibrel, Noah smith, Brady spanfellner, Zachary spanfellner, alicia st. Clair, adrian Vanderbeke, Veronica Walter, Cassandra Wood, Michael yenour. sophomores — Nicole abke, Paige allen-Marsh, Kaylen Bishop, skye Combs, Rowan Gnepper, Tiffany Gonyer, savannah Harvey, Kayla Holbrook, andrew Housholder, Gage Kennedy, Ryan Krouse, della Love, dalton Merritt, McKenzie Peters, Thomas Rhoden, Nate Uzelac, Naomi Wenz. Freshmen — Mason Benschoter, Kolton Bloom, Josephine Byram, Jonah Childress, dakota Clementz, Brandy Grilliot, austin Hosler, Justin McKenzie, Taylor Merritt, Brianna Nickols, Makayla Riehl, Elise semko, Evan sibrel, angela snyder. The following students received between a 3.0 and 3.49 grade point average: seniors — Gavin alva, Zachary Baker, Jarod Beckford, Miranda Benschoter, Keli Bradford, alyssa Clack, Brandon daniels, Catherine Elgin, Elizabeth Garner, ye seul Hamman, Patricia See Honor roll, Page T3 Guidelines For Your ‘Celebrations!’ Welcome to Celebrations!, the place for your non-commercial announcements of nearly every kind. We encourage you to write your own announcement, but we can help you with a traditional one. When? Celebrations! is published Tuesdays. Your announcement will appear in one Celebrations! printed edition, and online at www. thecourier.com for one week. Your deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at The Courier, for the following Tuesday’s edition. Earlier is always better. A form is helpful, but not necessary. 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Please call Celebrations! at 419-4225151 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, or e-mail [email protected] CELEBR ATIONS ! THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Honor Roll Continued from page T2 Holvey, Joshua Mathias, Zachary Muzy, Olivia Myers, andrew Nye, Brandon Palmer, Tristen Ritchey, amanda Rivera, Molly Robinson, Emily Tracy, devin Uzelac. Juniors — Jessica Cline, Rodney Cron-dietz, Cassidy Eblen, aleah Gallegos, Nicholas Gillett, Matthew Harris, Zachary Kinney, Michael Lohmann, Joshua Lorenzen, austin Lynch, Jessie Moore, ashley Mundorff, Madison sears, Emily schmitz, derek sheldon, Trevor solether, Lindsay spanfellner, Cynthia stahl-Valent, Nicholas stearns, Ruth Wenz, dylan Wise, Mallory Wolleson, adam Woessner. sophomores — andrew arnold, Kevin avery, Kyle dibling, Kalli Fisk, Noah Fouty, Jace Grossman, Luke Hagemeyer, Chyanne Hatcher, Justine Hill, Cheyne Jenkins, Crystal Jordan, Jacob Kern, Tayte Lentz, Clifford Love, Traci Morlock, Noah Naugle-Baker, Kaitlin Nelson, summer Osborne, Tahlor Palmer, Bryn Parker, Levi Rensch, Kendra stewart, anya staniszweski, shelby stock, Calvin Thatcher, Zachery Taulker, Mitchell Wonderly. Freshmen — Tristan adamski, allison arnold, anthony Borders, Kiersten Borders, Kaeleb Borner, Logan Clark, Braden dauterman, Brianna dingledine, abigail Greene, Theron Greenlee, Raven Hile, Ethan Hudson, Parker Kennedy, adam Lewallen, Makayla Martinez, sheyenne Osborne, Cheyanne Parsons, Zoe shank, Marissa sheldon, skylar slaughterbeck, aaron smith, Catherine young. Miller City Miller City High school and Middle school have announced their honor rolls for the first nine-week grading period. The following students received a 4.0 grade point average: seniors — allison alexander, Courtney alt, Isaac Inkrott, Erika Meyer, Hunter NIese, Kylee Ricker, Jana schroeder, devon Wagner. Juniors — Jacob Ellerbrock, Trey Hermiller, Elizabeth Klear, Cassilyn Niese, Megan Niese, Jordan schmenk, Kasey Tripp. sophomores — Jordan drummelsmith, Taylor Kaufman, skylar Niese, Makenna Ricker, Justin schnipke, Megan Warnimont, Claire Westrick. Freshmen — Jordan Barlage, Brandon Cox, Jeremy deMuth, Tanner Inkrott, Mark Kuhlman, Chloe Lammers, Makenna Lehman, Elena Niese, Emily Niese, Tyson Niese, allison Ruhe, Hannah schimmoeller, abigail schroeder, dominic schroeder, Madison schroeder. Eighth graders — Gabriella dershem, Cody Ellerbrock, donald Ellerbrock. seventh graders — Kylie Peck, Kaydee stant, sixth graders — Lauren Hermiller, Gracie Homier, adrienne Kuhlman, Kayleen Maas. The following students received between a 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average: seniors — Joshua Inkrott, alexander Kern, Haley Lammers, Benjamin Niese, Tristan Niese, alissa schnipke, Hana schnipke. Juniors — Emily altman, Mitchell Barlage, Lexi Creamer, allyson Keesler, Brittany Kohls, Jenelle Kuhlman, Brandon Meyer, Colton Niese, adam schroeder. sophomores — Lane Hiltner, Jacob Kuhlman, Corbin Niese, Matthew Niese, Bryce Riepenhoff, Jacob schimmoeller, Bailey schroeder, Tiffany Welty. Freshmen — Meggan Meyer, Megan Niese, Noah Otto, Regina schnipke, Tyler schroeder, Madelyn siebeneck, Caleb Vennekotter, Paige Wenzinger. Eighth graders — abby Niese, amanda schroeder, Megan Verhoff, Emily Warnimont, Elizabeth Westrick. seventh graders — anthony Inkrott, Katelyn Kuhlman, Collin Oedy, Emma Recker, daniel siebeneck, Cayla Troyer. sixth graders — Zachary Fillinger, aubrey Knueven, Thomas Michel, Trevor Niese, Madeline Otto, abigail Reyna, Grace schroeder, Maggie schroeder. The following students received between a 3.0 and 3.49 grade point aver- T3 age: seniors — Jeremy Balbaugh, Hunter Berner, Corey deepe, andrew Kern, Ross Lehman, adam Niese, Trent Niese, drew Recker, Livia schroeder, Cody sheets, Jared snyder. Juniors — autumn Knueven, savannah Kruse, Kody Kuhlman, Travis Niese, Trevor d. Niese, Kristin schmenk, Mallory schroeder. sophomores — Christina Berger, amanda Heuerman, Corbyn Niese, Joshua Recker, Taylor Roth, Justin snyder, Benjamin Vennekotter, Christina Berger, amanda Heuerman, Corbyn Niese, Joshua Recker, Taylor Roth, Justin snyder, Benjamin Vennekotter. Freshmen — Mitchell Gable, Jacob Hermiller, Kylie Niese, Tess Niese, Marci schroeder. Eighth graders — Kylie Berner, Tessa Brinkman, Reid Carr, Josiah Ellerbrock, Isaac Fillinger, Brittany Kuhlman, McKenna Kuhlman, Luke Lammers, Cole Niese, Renae schroeder, aiden searfoss, Zachary Warnimont. seventh graders — Nathaniel deMuth, Molly Ellerbrock, Zachary Giesken, Jamie Heuerman, Mitchel Konst, Connor Niese, Madison Ruhe, selena saldana, sofie VanWezel, dakota Warnimont. sixth graders — Karissa Brinkman, Madison Ellerbrock, Caleb Giesken, autumn Niese, Ross Niese, Reese Recker, Riley schnipke, autumn searfoss, Kathryn siebeneck. Ralph Michael Stump U.S. Navy, Machinist Mate Petty Officer 6-16-64 to 2-26-70 and U.S. Coast Guard We are so proud of you! Love, your daughters, Colleen Wedge & Melanie Russell Colonel John D. Cherry The Stram family honors the memory of U.S. Army Sgt. Richard E. Stram, who served in The Korean Conflict; and the current service of U.S. Navy Nuclear Electronics Technician, Bret W. Stram, serving on the USS Texas (SSN 775) submarine, stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Thank you to all service men and women, past and present. Congratulations Michael Blakley on graduating from basic training and the great future ahead of you. Love, Dad, Mom, Alexis and all your grandparents! Senior Master Sergeant Bradley D. Schaade John D. Cherry was promoted to Colonel in the USAF on August 1, 2014. He is the son of Larry and the late Ann Cherry. John holds a BS in Aerospace/ Astrophysics Engineering, an MS in Engineering Management, and a PhD in Engineering Management. John has served through tours in Germany, Afghanistan, and Turkey. His Intelligence responsibilities have included the Central Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. John, his wife Cyndi Wilfong Cherry, and their four children reside in Dayton. Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt/E-8) Bradley D. Schaade, son of Guy D. Schaade (deceased) and Lucy Schaade, of Arlington, Ohio, retired from the United States Air Force on December 1, 2013 after 25 years of exemplary service. SMSgt Schaade joined the Air Force in 1988 after graduating from Liberty-Benton High School. He completed basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) in San Antonio, TX and his other assignments included Myrtle Beach AFB, SC; Luke AFB, AZ; Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, England; Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Air Base Volkel, The Netherlands; and Eglin AFB, FL. In conjunction with his service, SMSgt Schaade continued to pursue his educational goals which culminated in a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Security Administration, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security. SMSgt Schaade also deployed throughout his career to support military operations in defense of our nation and the fight against terrorism. These deployments included service in Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Italy, Korea, Afghanistan, and Qatar in support of the Gulf War in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After retiring from the Air Force, Brad accepted a management position with Lockheed Martin and now resides ona with his wife Jen. T4 CELEBR ATIONS ! >af\l`]Dgn]g^QgmjDa^] MY TURN By TOM DALEY It seems like yesterday. But, some 70 years ago, we young boys were a nine-man crew aboard a B-17 “Flying Fortress,” flying bombing missions over Germany. Our crew arrived in England on Feb. 3, 1945, after one and a half years of training. There were all kinds of B-17 bases in England and we landed at a little town called Kimbolten. after we arrived, we flew training missions around England for several weeks. On Feb. 26, 1945, we were awakened at 3:30 a.m. to get ready for a bombing mission. We dressed, washed up, ate, and went to the briefing. That’s where they advise you about the mission and where you will be bombing. Our mission was Berlin, the most dangerous target. I can’t believe this was our first mission. I firmly believed that I would not see my 20th birthday. after much preparation, we finally got Happy Birthday to All This week’s celebrity birthdays include: Sunday: actor Charlie Robinson (“Night Court”) is 69. actor Robert david Hall (“CsI”) is 66. actor Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) is 63. drummer dee Plakas of L7 is 54. Rapper Pepa of salt-N-Pepa is 45. Rapper scarface of Geto Boys is 44. Musician susan Tedeschi is 44. actor Eric dane (“Grey’s anatomy”) is 42. singer Nick Lachey is 41. singer sisqo (dru Hill) is 36. actress Nikki Blonsky (“Hairspray”) is 26. Yesterday: Lyricist Tim Rice is 70. singerguitarist Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 67. actress-dancer ann Reinking is 65. actor Jack scalia is 64. actor-comedian sinbad is 58. actress Mackenzie Phillips is 55. actor Hugh Bonneville is 51. Comedian Tommy davidson (“In Living Color”) is 51. actor Michael Jai White is 50. Country singer Chris Cagle is 46. Comedian Tracy Morgan is 46. actress Ellen Pompeo is 45. Rapper Warren G is 44. singer-guitarist Jim adkins of Jimmy Eat World is 39. Rapper Eve is 36. Bassist Chris Joannou of silverchair is 35. actress Heather Matarazzo is 32. THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Yll`]@meYf]Kg[a]lqg^@Yf[g[c;gmflq airborne. There were 1,200 bombers to plaster Berlin. Once we got above 14,000 feet, we had to go on oxygen, and when we reached 32,000 feet, we turned on our electric suits, as it was 60 below zero. My position was the top turret with twin .50-caliber guns. The B-17 had four positions with twin .50s. after we flew for several hours, we got near the target and started our bombing run. The anti-aircraft fire, flak, started and the sky was thick with bursting shells. In my position, every minute or so, I could see a bomber get hit and explode, or a plane would go into a spin downward, and no chance for the crew to bail out. We dropped our bombs and turned toward England. What a feeling it was to see the English Channel and be landing after 10 hours in the air. This was a typical bombing mission and we were very lucky to get back alive. We did not know we were to fly 18 more missions to the war’s end, May 8, 1945. I was 19 and the oldest was 22. The Eighth air Force and allied ground forces were mainly responsible for shortening the war. The Eighth bombed and destroyed every large city in Germany. We suffered many casualties: 30,000 men killed, 14,000 men wounded, 33,000 POWs. about 135,000 men flew with the Eighth. We lost over 2,000 B-17s. at present, there are 11 B-17s flying. It makes you wonder how so many were lost, but our crew made it 19 missions. God must have had plans for us. Out of the nine crew members, there are two of us left, both of us 90 years of age. Our ball-turret gunner kept an accurate record of our missions and he wrote a book titled “The War in Blue.” I have a copy and, if anyone would like to borrow it to read, call me at 419422-4561. Country singer Miranda Lambert is 31. actor Josh Peck (“drake and Josh”) is 28. actress Kiernan shipka is 15. actress Mackenzie Foy (“Twilight”) is 14. Today: Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 69. singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 63. singer Marshall Crenshaw is 61. singer-gui- ,--(>gklgjaY9n]&$>af\[email protected],)1%,*+%).., ÉJg[[gÊ Hal:mddL]jja]j%F]ml]j]\EYd]% *Q]Yjk.Egfl`kGd\ LYf'O`al] AYeYn]jqko]]l\g_3`go]n]j$Aogmd\jYl`]jfglZ] afY`gmk]`gd\oal`gl`]jh]lk&A\gf]]\lgZ]ljYaf]\$ ZmlAogmd\dgn]lgkh]f\l`]lae]oal`qgmd]Yjfaf_eq eYff]jk&Hd]Yk]Y\ghle]lg\Yq """;`jakleYkak[geaf_kggf$Yf\gmjH]lk>Yeadq ;`jakleYkH`glgkoaddZ]`]d\Fgn&***+$)2((%,2((he Yl>]Yk]dÌk?Yj\]f;]fl]j&@gh]lgk]]qgml`]j]& Khgfkgj]\:q2 James Madison and Stefanie Orians were united in marriage on November 9, 2013 Daley, a retired veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Marshals Service, lives in Findlay. Congratulations to them on their very First Anniversary Love you, Your Families See BirThDAY, Page T5 +DSS\WK $QQLYHUVDU\ ANNIVERSARY Chuck & Paddy Godwin November 14, 2014 * Happy 60th Anniversary to our Wonderful Dad & Mom, Chuck & Pat, Bepa & Nana, Grampa & Gramma, Pop & Ninga! Thank you for a beautiful example of what a wonderful marriage truly is. We are all so blessed and certainly very proud to be a part of your family. We all love you both very much! Love & Blessings, Kim, Sherri and Families Ronald and Carol Ann Gerken Ronald and Carol Ann Gerken of Deshler, OH will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on November 13. Ronald and Carol Ann Willford were united in marriage on November 13, 1954, at Hope Lutheran Church Hamler, OH, by Pastor A.S. Boomgarden. The couple has 4 children: Susan (Ken) Brooks of Pandora, Ohio; James (Joann) Gerken of Deshler, Ohio; John (Mary Jean) Gerken of Union, Kentucky; and an infant son, Steven William, deceased. The couple has 5 grandchildren, Andrew, Kathy, Steven, Scott and Samantha, and 3 great-grandchildren Carter, Molly and Kenzie. A family dinner celebration was held on November 8. CELEBR ATIONS ! THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Birthday T5 Brian Hyland is 71. Keyboardist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG’s is 70. Singer Neil Young is 69. Guitarist Buck dharma of Blue Oyster Cult is 67. Country singer Barbara Fairchild is 64. actress Megan Mullally is 56. actor sam Lloyd (“scrubs”) is 51. Bassist david Ellefson of Megadeth is 50. actress Tamala Jones (“Castle,” ‘’The Brothers”) is 40. actress angela Watson (“step by step”) is 40. singer Tevin Campbell is 38. actress Cote de Pablo is 35. Actor Ryan Gosling is 34. Bassist Chris Huffman of Casting Crowns is 34. actress anne Hathaway is 32. singer Omarion (B2K) is 30. drummer Griffin Goldsmith of dawes is 24. actress Macey Cruthird is 22. Thursday: Producer-director-actor Garry Marshall is 80. Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 68. actor Joe Mantegna is 67. actress sheila Frazier (“superfly”) is 66. actress Frances Conroy (“six Feet Under”) is 61. Actor Chris Noth is 60. Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 59. actor Rex Linn (“CsI: Miami”) is 58. actor Neil Flynn (“scrubs”) is 54. Trumpeter Walter Kibby of Fishbone is 50. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 47. actor steve Zahn is 47. actor Gerard Butler is 45. actress aisha Hinds (“True Blood”) is 39. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture of The strokes is 36. actress Monique Coleman (“High school Musical”) is 34. Friday: Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 80. Zydeco singer-accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco is 67. Guitarist James young of styx is 65. singer stephen Bishop is 63. Pianist yanni is 60. actor d.B. sweeney is 53. actress Laura san Giacomo (“Just shoot Me”) is 53. Rapper Reverend Run of RundMC is 50. actor Patrick Warburton (“The Tick,” ‘’seinfeld”) is 50. singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose is 49. Bassist Brian yale of Matchbox Twenty is 46. singer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 45. actor Josh duhamel is 42. drummer Travis Barker of Plus44 and of Blink-182 is 39. drummer Robby shaffer of MercyMe is 39. actor Brian dietzen (“NCIs”) is 37. Rapper shyheim is 37. Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 35. Saturday: “People’s Court” judge Joseph Wapner is 95. Actor Ed Asner is 85. Singer Petula Clark is 82. Comedian Jack Burns of Burns and schreiber is 81. actor yaphet Kotto (“Homicide: Life on the street”) is 75. singer anni-Frid Lyngstad of aBBa is 69. Rapper E-40 is 47. Country singer Jack Ingram is 44. drummer david Carr of Third day is 40. singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 40. drummer Jesse sandoval (The shins) is 40. actor sean Murray (“NCIs”) is 37. singer ace young (“american Idol”) is 34. Hip-hop artist B.o.B is 26. actress shailene Woodley is 23. The Bestseller List Mallery (Harlequin) 7. “Prince Lestat” by anne Rice (Knopf) 8. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 9. “Pegasus” by danielle steel (delacorte) 10. “smiley” by Laurann dohner (Ellora’s Cave) NONFICTION E-BOOKs 1. “yes Please” by amy Poehler (dey street Books) 2. “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) 3. “The Last stand of the Tin Can soldiers” by James d. Hornfischer (Random House) 4. “The Boys in the Boat” by daniel James Brown (Viking Press) 5. “Unbroken: a World War II story” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 6. “Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena dunham (Random House) 7. “Being Mortal” by atul Gawande (Holt, Henry & Co.) 8. “Tales Behind the Tombstones” by Chris Enss (Globe Pequot Press) 9. “How to Quiet your Mind” by Marc allen (Empowerment Nation) 10. “Lies They Teach in school” by Herb Reich (skyhorse Publishing) Continued from page T4 tarist andy Partridge of XTC is 61. Actor Stanley Tucci is 54. Actress Demi Moore is 52. Actress Calista Flockhart is 50. actor Philip McKeon (“alice”) is 50. drummer scott Mercado of Candlebox is 50. TV personality Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye for the straight Guy”) is 45. actor david deLuise (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 43. actor Leonardo diCaprio is 40. Tomorrow: Playwright-actor Wallace shawn (“The Princess Bride”) is 71. singer By The Wall Street Journal FICTION 1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham (doubleday) 2. “Rush Revere and the american Revolution” by Rush Limbaugh (Threshold Editions) 3. “The World of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia and Linda antonsson (Bantam) 4. “The slow Regard of silent Things” by Patrick Rothfuss (daW) 5. “Prince Lestat” by anne Rice (Knopf) 6. “Havana storm” by Clive Cussler and dirk Cussler (G.P. Putnam’s sons) 7. “Pegasus” by danielle steel (delacorte) 8. “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan (disney Press) 9. “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 10. “dork diaries 8: Tales from a Notso-Happily Ever after” by Rachel Renee Russell (aladdin) NONFICTION 1. “Make It ahead” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter) 2. “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) 3. “yes Please” by amy Poehler (dey street Books) 4. “Minecraft: Construction Handbook” by scholastic (scholastic) 5. “The Motivation Manifesto” by Brendon Burchard (Hay House) 6. “dreamers and deceivers” by Glenn Beck (s&s/Threshold) 7. “Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena dunham (Random House) 8. “Jeter Unfiltered” by derek Jeter (s&s/Gallery/Jeter) 9. “Minecraft: Combat Handbook” by scholastic (scholastic) 10. “Guinness World Records 2015” by Guinness World Records (Guinness World Records) FICTION E-BOOKs 1. “Blood Magick” by Nora Roberts (Berkley) 2. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham (doubleday) 3. “The slow Regard of silent Things” by Patrick Rothfuss (daW) 4. “Havana storm” by Clive Cussler and dirk Cussler (G.P. Putnam’s sons) 5. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Broadway Books) 6. “yours for Christmas” by susan Nielsen BookScan gathers data from about 16,000 locations, representing about 85 percent of the nation’s book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. Audio books are excluded. Refer questions to john. WEDDING )NXOYZSGY 5VKT.U[YK KYl&Fgn]eZ]j)-l` 12((%,2(( :jgok]l`jmgmjklgj] >add]\oal`&&& ;gmfljqYf\Jmkla[<][gjYlagfk Rose-Salyers Andrea Rose, the daughter of Mark and Karen Rose, became the bride of Beau Salyers on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The ceremony took place at Caryonah Hunting Lodge in Crossville, TN. The family celebration was attended by close family, with a reception immediately following. The bride was attended to by her Maid of Honor, sister, Marisa Rose. The Groomsmen were Buck Salyers, oldest brother of the groom, and younger brother, Mitchell Salyers. The newly married couple celebrated with a honeymoon in Pigeon Forge, TN for the week following. The couple resides in Findlay. A wedding celebration will be held November 15th in Findlay for family and friends. :mjdYhLj]]k< [gj 9jla^a[aYdLj]]k?j]]f]jq ;`g[gdYl];dmkl]j;Yf\q ;]e]l]jqKY\\d]kOj]Yl`k Hgafk]llaYk;`jakleYk;Y[lmk Gh][email protected]]Kh][aYdk J]^j]k`e]flk<ggjHjar]k ;`jakleYk<][gjYlaf_ <]egfkljYlagf 9\Y)(%))3C]flgf*%+ 9\Y,)1%.+,%(+-) C]flgf,)1%./-%*/)0 KJ*+-*Ead]Fgjl` KJ./=C]flgfHdYrY (+1-KJ*+1*/=;gdmeZmkKl& ooo&f]od]Y^_[&[ge @JK2E%>1%-2+(3KYl&1%, T6 CELEBR ATIONS ! Lost parrot returns after 4 years having learned a new language TORRaNCE, Calif. (aP) — a pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner, and the bird now speaks spanish. The reunion was brought about by a southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an african grey parrot, for her own missing bird, the daily Breeze reported. Teresa Micco tracked Nigel’s microchip to darren Chick, a Brit who lives in Torrance. “I introduced myself and said, ‘Have you lost a bird?’” Micco told the newspaper. “He initially said, ‘No.’ But he thought I meant recently.” When she verified Chick’s name and said she had his african grey parrot, “He looked at me like I was crazy.” He said his bird went missing four years earlier. Little is known about Nigel’s whereabouts the past four years, but Chick says the bird’s British accent is gone, and it now chatters in spanish. Chick says last week’s reunion brought tears of joy to his eyes, despite the fact that Nigel bit him when he first tried to pick him up. Micco said the behavior was not unusual and that Nigel would settle back in soon enough. “He’s doing perfect,” Chick told the newspaper. “It’s really weird. I knew it was him from the minute I saw him.” It’s the fifth parrot reunion facilitated by Micco, who has been running ads for her own missing bird for nine months. That parrot, Benjamin, flew the coop in February when it darted out a door that was left open. Julissa sperling found Nigel outside her home and brought him to Micco after seeing one of her ads. But first, she took Nigel to her doggrooming business. “He was the happiest bird. He was singing and talking without control,” sperling said. “He was barking like the dogs. I’m from Panama and he was saying, ‘What happened?’ in spanish.” Woman Coin flip looking for determines bar finds mayor police station PaW PaW, Mich. (aP) — One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. a very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar where she was trying to pick up her boyfriend. The department says deputy Robert Miersma spotted the Hartford-area woman backing into the jail parking lot in Paw Paw, and noticed she smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated. It says a breath test showed her with more than twice the 0.08 percent blood alcohol considered drunk in Michigan. she’s expected to face drunken driving charges. Paw Paw is about 15 miles westsouthwest of Kalamazoo. Congratulations Dee Simons Amateur photographer featured in calendar amateur photographer Barbara Brodbeck had one of her photographs selected to appear in the 2015 Thrivent Financial photo calendar. The former Findlay woman’s photo, featuring a gold finch perched on tall grass, was taken at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor. For the competition, Thrivent members were invited to share their blessings. Brodbeck said both she and her husband, Mark, enjoy going birding. The photograph will be featured on the November page of the calendar. THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 on your retirement from Blanchard Valley Center Your Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities LIMa, Peru (aP) — a coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Wilber Medina was chosen mayor of Pillpinto near the tourist center of Cusco recently after he and his rival each garnered 236 votes in municipal elections. Peru’s electoral law allows for tied races to be decided by a coin toss. The 40 -year-old teacher said he’ll work to earn voters’ trust. His rival Jose Cornejo accepted the results. AP reports Lincoln re-elected EDITOR’S NOTE: This series celebrating our heritage during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws primarily from wartime dispatches credited to The Associated Press or other accounts distributed through the AP and other historical sources. Union states patiently awaited final ratification this week of President abraham Lincoln’s re-election 150 years ago in the Civil War. The New york Hearld, a day after the voting concluded in November 1864, trumpeted: “The Result of the Great National Contest. aBRaHaM LINCOLN RE-ELECTEd PREsI- dENT.” The newspaper reported voting proceeded calmly despite rain in many Union states and that based on early vote tallies, Lincoln’s re-election was at hand. The associated Press reported Lincoln was serenaded by well-wishers from Pennsylvania a day after the vote, delivering a speech from a window stating he had worked “for the best interests of the country and the world, not only for the present, but for all future ages.” He added that he would abide by the outcome once it had been duly ratified. 7KH+ROLGD\6HDVRQLV MXVWDURXQGWKHFRUQHU ǯ Ǧ Ǥ ǦǦ ǡǯ ơǡǨ Ǥ &DOORXUHYHQWFRRUGLQDWRUDW 6KRW]\·V%DUDQG*ULOOHGIRUDYDLODELOLW\WRGD\ ͕͔͗ǤǤȈ ͕͘͝Ǥ͕͛͗Ǥ͔͔͗͘ȀǤǤ CELEBR ATIONS ! THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Poetry Corner Raking Leaves Raking leaves comes with fall some people really think it’s a ball. Kids love to jump in a big heap They just run and jump and take a leap. Leaves will make some mulch for you To put around a plant that’s new, Mulch protects the plants and trees That are visited by the cool breeze Leaves may be bagged for insulation To keep out cold from the foundation There are many ways that you may use This gift of beauty God sent you. People press them in a book and when they’re dry they take a look. Colored with orange and gold and red The ground looks like a quilt on a bed. While you are raking leaves in the yard and dreading the job you think so hard, Look at the leaves and the colors they show Watch as the wind makes them blow God made them colorful and bright and gave them beauty just for our sight. so don’t be a complainer while you take Pile after pile out with your rake. Sue Gratz, Leipsic The Seasons spring Flowers peeping from the ground The snow has disappeared The trees are filling up with leaves It’s my favorite time of year summer I stop and touch a flower Pluck it gently from the ground I stop and take in all the warmth and the beauty all around Fall summer time is over and fall has now appeared The colored leaves are falling I love this time of year Winter Winter is upon us and soon the snow will fall Only thing I like about winter Is I get to watch football Guana Morehart, Findlay A Thank You To My Heroes Veterans and active duty military women and men Each and every one is a HERO to me — for The dangers they face and sacrifices they make — as Each serves voluntarily to keep america free. Roughing it without the comforts of home And being so far from their loved ones each day — some Never have been thanked for what they’ve gone through So as we honor all of you this Veterans day, I for one want to say a big thank you — For what your service has meant to the U.s.a Doris J. Ladd, West Leipsic A Great Thanksgiving a great Thanksgiving, What a treat! all the things I love to eat. Too much sugar, Too much salt, Too much fluid, Bad luck’s fault! Heed the warnings, Ears are deaf, It will lead To CHF! Hard to breathe, Lungs are tight, Must sit up another night! The lucky ones I am told Have great Thanksgivings When they’re old! Wayne Carpenter, Findlay T7 Featuring over 40 artisans and collectors Unique gift ideas! Gray Mare & Co. ARTISAN MARKETPLACE 114 E. Findlay Street Carey, Ohio 419-396-1144 Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open Sundays in Nov. & Dec. – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Great Deals from Local Businesses! DEAL! This Week’s Club Half Wednesday Nov. 12th - 8:00 a.m. FEATURED DEAL The Baker’s Cafe Five $10 Certificates for $25.00 Date Available: 11/12/14 8:00 AM Visit thecourier.com or any other Findlay Publishing Company site, click on the Club Half link and get your deal! Remember - there’s a limited quantity of deals each week! thecourier.com/eCourier.com T8 CELEBR ATIONS ! THE COURIER TUEsday, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 We’re in the market for a better community. ng Improvi a lives is ! L BIG DEA November 13, 2014 ““Lettuce” Letttucee” show sh you how your payroll deduction improves lives y in Hancock County. 5-9 p.m. A self-guided, walking tour celebrating the cultural cuisine in downtown Findlay. Event includes one sample of food from each restaurant. Thank you, restaurants, for your donation to this event! $104 PER YEAR /$2.00 A WEEK /50¢ $26 PER YEARR A WEEK Provides one case of nutritional drink for a cancer patient at Cancer Patient Services. An average patient drinks between 2-3 cans per day. This contribution would supply a client with about 8 days worth of drinks. Redeem at United Way of Hancock County To learn more about how your local United Way investment improves lives and advances the common good, please visit LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org. Provides materials for 10 adults to participate in a basic budgeting or home buyer education class with Hancock Saves. It also provides materials for 100 seventh graders to complete the five to eight day financial education series. Redeem at United Way of Hancock County $52 PER YEAR /$1.00 A WEEK Provides emergency food and shelter to a person during a disaster for one day through American Red Cross. This service includes preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner, the costs to mobilize and distribute a cot, two blankets and a comfort kit as well as the costs of Red Cross workers to provide this service. Redeem at United Way of Hancock County LIVE UNITED Featuring: West End Tavern Adrianna’s Riverfront Cafe Rossilli’s Tavern at the Inn Greek Garden Alexandria’s Buggy Whip Bakery Bistro on Main Waldo Pepper’s Trans Am Meatballs & Subs We Serve. Coffee Baker’s Cafe Main Street Deli Wine Merchant Bread Kneads Downtown Logan’s Irish Pub Coffee Amici $20 Passports on sale now at: Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. Buggy Whip Bakery, 111 E. Crawford St. United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Pkwy. Event sponsored by: APPLY TODAY! SECOR SCHOLARSHIP High School Seniors in Hancock County! Apply today. United Way of Hancock County’s Secor Scholarship electronic application is now available at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org Deadline for submission of application and references is December 1, 2014.
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