Gents Fall Bag Sale
Fill-a-Bag for $10!
Saturday, October 7
10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
BUSINESS - CASUAL - SPORTY
530 Sixth Avenue 859-415-1505 Dayton, Kentucky
Charles R. Tharp, 92, of both Dayton and Fort Thomas, KY passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was a WWII Veteran in the Navy Seabees, swing era dance band musician, and longtime Dayton real estate and insurance businessman. He had a special love for his hometown of Dayton, Kentucky and was recognized as city historian and founder of the Dayton Heritage Museum, sharing his stories with many groups.
He was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame. He was a charter/long-time member of Highland Hills Baptist Church in Ft. Thomas, where he served 10 years as choir director, and recently returned to his childhood church at First Baptist of Dayton. He also led worship at Baptist Convalescent Center for many decades. He loved to make stained glass and gifted his angels to hundreds. Charlie was also a loyal news contributor to the Dayton Community News.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 15, from 1 PM to 3 PM at the First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ky (501 Dayton Ave.) with a Celebration of Life Service immediately following at 3 PM. Memorials are suggested to the Dayton Heritage Museum, 718 Sixth Avenue, Dayton, Ky 41074 or to the First Baptist Church of Dayton, PO Box 76, 501 Dayton Ave., Dayton, Ky 41074. The Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home is serving the family.
The 5th Annual Psalms Fest was once again a big success for the kids of Dayton and the surrounding area. Psalms 147 Ministries would like to take a moment to thank some of the folks who helped make the festival such a special event.
Much thanks to the Churches that participated: Church of God-Dayton, First Presbyterian Church Dayton, Cornerstone Christian Church (Dayton -Bellevue), Dayton First Baptist Church, Church of God Newport, East Dayton Baptist Church, Heart of Worship Church of God- Highland Heights, New Beginnings Church of Dayton, St. John’s Anglican Catholic Church-Dayton, and Highland Hills Church-Ft. Thomas which helped provide the staff of Psalm 147 Ministries
Special thanks to Ruth and Leland Bennett for their continued support and dedication to our fundraisers and the planning that makes this festival possible. Special thanks to my sister Patricia Ferguson-McDermott for the many hours-days it took to put together the most awesome auction ever! Also special thanks to my best buddy, Larry Bruns, who devoted a lot of his time helping in many different ways…..much love Lar!
I would like to give special thanks to my immediate family for your continued support. My love for you is unconditional. And to my daughter Paige - thank you for your devotion and the kindness you show to all the kids. I love you so much. Special thanks to Margie Powers, who has been with us since the beginning, painting faces and putting smiles on childrens’ faces. You are AWESOME, Margie!
Special thanks to the men in my Wednesday night bible group. C.W., Neil, Will, and George for helping setting up and taking down all the booths and tent which was hard work and a learning experience.
It is very important to give thanks to all of you who sent us your donation to help pay for the petting zoo and bouncy houses. Without your generosity there would be a lot of empty space and lack of fun for the kids at the festival. There are just too many of you to list, but you know who you are and my heart goes out to all of you for such kindness you have shown not just this year but in previous years also.
Special thanks to Rob and Erin Pinkston, Bill and Cindy Maunder and Tom Dilts and his family, for your most generous donations. Thank You! Much thanks to Bellevue Plaza Group, TGIFridays, and Jeff at One Stop in Bellevue for your generosity.
Special thanks to our staff and so many volunteers who showed up and gave it their all to make this event so special. Your kindness and love for Jesus and our Father was exhibited throughout the day. You are all awesome and again there are too many of you to name, but you know who you are and we love you all so very much.
To the families and children of Dayton and all others who came to enjoy the love of Christ, we applaud you for all the appreciation you showed and shared. Special thanks to the City of Dayton for all they do for us and thanks to the Dayton Park board for working with us as they do. We can’t thank you enough!
And finally, to all of you who came to share your most valuable talents of praise through song, we have not the words to thank you enough! Preston Hummell, Megan Reynolds, McKenna Pinkston, Revival Ridge, Trish Torline, Steve McDaniel, and Two Hands aCross. You all were so awesome! Psalms. 147--Praise to the Lord for it is good to sing unto our Father God, for it is a pleasant thing to praise Him.
Once again, I want to say thanks to everyone who played a part in bringing the 5th Annual Psalms Festival to Gil Lynn Park again this year, "GOD BLESS YOU ALL!"
In HIS Service,
Psalms 147 Ministries
It is important that we learn how to coexist with the wildlife in our area. They are not going anywhere. If you trap and remove some, more just move in to the neighborhood and the females will increase heat cycles, size of litters etc.
Coyote sightings can cause panic. If you want to know if you have coyote in your area, just answer the question: Do you have deer in your neighborhood? If you answered yes, then you defiantly have coyote. The coyote helps us by cleaning up dead, dying, sick or injured deer. They also eat rodents, squirrels etc. Coyote will try to find easy prey. They do not want to fight because it takes too much energy and they don’t want to get hurt.
It is also safest to not feed them or provide food accidently. Getting fed by humans takes a wild animals’ natural fear away. They become dependent on that handout and they visit more than they should and begin demanding and expecting food. This means dog or cat food left outside, grills that are not cleaned, garbage that is not kept secure and bird feeders. The seeds from bird feeders fall to the ground and small rodents come to eat. This will attract coyote.
Another item that will bring a coyote closer to your home is a dog in heat. Coyote have the same anatomy dogs do. So if your female dog is in heat you are bringing Coyote into your yard, on your deck etc. Don’t allow your dog whether male or female to venture into the woods without a leash. When you keep your dog close to you the coyote view that as an extension of you. You will not be approached by coyote that has natural fear of humans. Keeping yards cleared of any wood piles, debris, old dog houses, and over growth will help keep them away.
If there are coyote coming too close for comfort you can use air horns, paint ball guns, or just pots and pans to shoo them away. You can bang the pots and pans together or throw one in its direction if needed. Try not to act afraid and retreat into the house. You don’t ever want to make them feel like they claimed the property and ran you off. Some coyote have lost the fear of humans, so you need to put it back. Wildlife has been here long before us, so let’s try to live together.
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
We continue to be proud of the great work that our students, teachers, and staff are involved in every single school day while inside and outside of the classrooms at Lincoln Elementary School. Our teachers and staff members continue to provide the best learning opportunities possible for each of our students inside their dynamic classrooms. So many of these same amazing individuals also put in hours after school and on weekends providing our students with extra-curricular and sports opportunities. We thank our teachers and staff members for their dedication in providing our students with the best elementary school experiences possible.
The LES students are each working hard to learn and grow. Students have just completed their first round of MAP tests, are working toward meeting their first quarter AR goals, and are completing assignments and studying hard for their weekly assessments as the first quarter ends on Friday, October 20th. Many of our students are also involved with the multitude of “extra” opportunities offered after school hours. The following groups are already up and going at LES: Chess Club, Cross Country, Chorus, Girls on the Run, STLP, 21st Century Program, and Student Council. More teams and clubs will be beginning in the near future, too. We are proud of our little devils!
We would like to thank our LES families, Dayton community members, and staff members who supported our annual mumkin sale. It was another very successful year of sales. Proceeds raised will go directly into the student activity fund, which provides our students with continued educational resources, learning opportunities, and programs throughout this school year.
Below you will find important upcoming events for Lincoln Elementary. Please continue to find important school information in our school newsletter, on our Facebook page, website, and new electronic school marquee, in your child’s Monday folder, and in the Dayton Community News. It is important to us that you feel well- informed and involved in your child’s education. Please reach out to us with your needs, questions, or ideas.
Upcoming LES Events:
October 5th and 6th – Fall Break
October 19th – Monthly PTC meeting @ 5:30 pm in the LES Parent Room
October 19th – SBDM meeting @ 4:00 pm in the LES Media Center
October 20th – Last day of the first quarter
October 27th – PTC Fall Festival
November 2nd – Parent/Teacher conferences from 3 – 7 pm
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal
Here are the major lessons I learned from these tournament experiences:
1. In a major professional catfish tournament the deck IS stacked against the average person. The tournaments are loaded with professional catfishing TEAMS. They travel all over the country from tournament to tournament. These guys know each other and are friends to a point. In some tournaments they may even have the same sponsors, so they work close together to keep their sponsors happy. Sometimes they are pre-fishing for days before you can even get there. Their boats are loaded with the best electronics possible to guide them anywhere they need. They also have the best fishing and navigation maps of the waters they will be fishing. Their boats have the faster motors, big bait tanks and live wells. Now days they use cell phones to pass information, such as where the fish are hitting.
2. These tournaments are 70 percent marketing functions for various companies, and 30 percent about fishing. The SPONSORS have products to sell, so they use tournaments as the way to get exposure for those products. They pay for THEIR teams to be fishing in these tournaments. They cover the entry fees and expenses for travel food and lodging for the event. The teams go out and do the pre-fishing to work out their fishing plans for the tournament.
3. Check out how many and value of the door prizes. That is really the BEST chance for the average person to take something home of value. Most tournaments pay out only to TOP 3 places and big fish. That is why door prizes are so IMPORTANT. The chance of YOUR number being called is the same as the PROS. Last week's tournament the number and value of the door prizes actually was of greater value than the payout for the top fishing spots.
4. Be sure you get to know your PARTNER before you go. I was flattered when I heard I was to partner up with a Professional catfishing guide. He is from South Carolina so I got his phone number. When I got hold of him the first time, he was out on the lake fishing with some friends. He had to hang up before I got to ask some questions for they had a big fish on one of the rods. The next time I called I asked about what all I needed to bring. He said just bring myself and some hooks and sinkers everything else was being provided. The boat, bait, and everything we needed was covered. He kept on saying just show up and we will be in the money for sure. A couple weeks later I called to find out where he was staying so we could stay at the same motel. That is when he said he was staying a friend's house that had the boat for us. I then asked about pre-fishing, his reply was “No need for that; I already have picked out the spot we will be fishing.”
5. Get together with you partner to at least look over a map of spots you intend to fish. When I did meet up with my partner I did ask again about WHERE we were going to fish. We were at the seminars and the room was filled with our competitors. Looking back on this I believe he did not want ANYONE else to know the spot. All I was told it was 20 miles from the starting point.
6. At least one of you should do a least 1 day of per fishing. Since I had NEVER been on that body of water I had no idea what it was like. I had based all my fishing ideas on 3 spots on the Detroit River. I even had downloaded photos and maps of the spots. Since my partner was so confident of his spot I reasoned he fished it. I expected him to know the water and how to get there. As I learned too late, he had not been on the water and had no feel for the layout of the area at all.
7. Be flexible, because way too many things can go wrong the day of the tournament that are out of your control. Weather, especially thunder, high water, a stronger current than expected, car trouble, boat trouble, etc. can really make for a challenging day.
I did not know I would have to get a ball for my hitch, as I had no idea I would be the one towing the boat. That brought up the problem of getting my old ball off when I got up there. I also believed I would be meeting my partner before the Seminars so we could talk over some things. We did not meet until the seminars were getting underway. Between the seminars I was running back and forth trying to get the new ball on my hitch. When we found out the we were not able to get the old ball off which meant I would have to get at 3:15 A.M. He was sure he had a wrench that would get it off o.k. That meant I needed to get directions to the house where the boat was stored. I lucked out on that for it was only 2miles from my motel.
That’s it for now. Part II will be in the November edition.
Submitted by: Norb Wormald
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS, ROD BENDING CATFISH & Shop To Save
In the late 1970’s Dr. Barbara Cook found herself working for a chiropractic practice as an office staff member. The more she learned about the power of the adjustment just by being around patients all day, she realized this was the perfect career path for her. While working there, she had the opportunity to receive the very first Activator Method® adjustment in the practice. Loving the response she immediately felt, she decided to make it a focus of her studies (and a regular part of her practice today). Dr. Cook received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Logan College of Chiropractic in the spring of 1988, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Cook strives to help her patients live happier, healthier lives naturally by providing custom and specific care when they need it most. Unlike many other area chiropractors, she places a focus on proper body mechanics to help her patients heal better and prevent injuries in the future.
No matter how old or young you are, Dr. Cook is here for you. In fact, she’s cared for patients as young as two months, mothers who are trying to conceive, and senior patients who are in their ninth decade! Dr. Cook has a special place in her heart when it comes to offering comfortable care for patients nearing the end of their life either due to sickness or old age. Through safe and gentle chiropractic care, she’s been able to help countless patients experience their final days in a calm and pain-free way.
When she isn’t changing lives in the practice, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, hiking and kayaking. She’s also an avid square-dancer, who recently participated at a national convention in which they set a new World Record for most square dancers on the dance floor at one time! Dr. Cook is a staple in her local community, regularly attending events and even traveling to businesses to help them improve workspace ergonomics.
During Fire Prevention Month I plan on spending as much time as I can promoting this year’s theme, "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out". I have already contacted our schools and have set of dates for presentations. You have heard me mention time and time again how valuable smoke alarms are, but the important next step is the planning of what to do once the alarm sounds. At school, the children do fire drills, and I must say I am extremely happy with what I have witnessed by the teachers, students and staff in the performance of these drills.
Fire Safety Code dictates that the schools must perform these drills monthly and the Fire Department witness and time at least one of these drills. The School Administration and your Fire Department take these drills seriously, but I want to take it one step farther. Since they are so vital to the safety of our students in school how about the one place they spend more time at than anywhere else, HOME? That is why I encourage all families to sit down and make your escape plan TODAY.
In my presentations I will be stressing to the students the importance of them, at home, just like at school, doing the fire drills. I will be instructing the children to learn to escape by themselves, go to the designated safe meeting place and stay there even if Mom or Dad have not exited. Of course Mom's and Dad's, we want you to exit as well but everyone needs to know the plan, exit to meeting place and NEVER go back inside for any reason.
I want to mention at this time, Fireman Joe, after 58 years of service as a Fireman, will be retiring from Fire Department Bellevue-Dayton effective December 31st 2017. In my remaining time during October, November and December, I want to do as many presentations, appearances and programs as I can. It is very important for me to say goodbye but to also take the opportunity to give one last message of life safety to our communities of Bellevue and Dayton. My e-mail address, Stambushj@hotmail.com is the best way to contact me. I really want to hear from all of you, either in comment or to schedule a presentation.
It has been a privilege for me to serve as Public Education Officer for FDBD, as I have made so many wonderful friends and contacts that I will miss. I will have two more articles for the Bellevue - Dayton Community News before I retire. Lastly all I can say at this time is THANK YOU! I will continue to pray for your safety.
Congratulations to Megan Downard on being named September’s Athlete of the Month! When the fall season began, there was concern with Megan's ability to participate due to an injured quad muscle. Not only did Megan recover from this injury, she has come back and then some. Megan's first return to the soccer field led to 2 goals and victory for the Lady Devils. Most recently, Megan scored 2 PAT's and a 25 yard field goal during the Homecoming football game -- where she was crowned the 2017 DHS Homecoming Queen.
Megan currently carries a 3.78 GPA while attending Dual Credit college classes affording her the potential to be a college sophomore upon high school graduation. Megan participates in the 1:1 reading program with the Little Devils at Lincoln. Megan is a 6 sport letterman for DHS and has excelled at each sport when involved. She has been all-conference in basketball, soccer and softball. She has also been named All-State in Track and Field. Megan continues to shine at Dayton and there is no end in sight!
Way to GROW Megan!
As news of last year’s accountability results is now public, I want to congratulate everyone on our continued growth and progress. We know that our mission to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students exists way beyond test scores. Yet, at the same time we know that student achievement results are a key measure for schools.
This year there will be no overall score or labels for schools assigned by the state of Kentucky. However, some folks are attempting to create overall scores so that schools can be ranked and labeled. At this point, I am not commenting on these rankings and labels as I have found them to be inaccurate and confusing. Some of our many highlights from last year include:
Lincoln Elementary School
Dayton Middle School
Dayton High School
We are so very proud of the continued growth of our school district. We so greatly appreciate the wonderful support of our community to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students!
Inspired, Engaged, and Growing,
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
Dayton Community News