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Page 6B MANCHESTER By Leona Houchens Community Correspondent manchester@goBEACONnews.com Who loves McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies? I do! I do! And so do a whole lot of Manchester residents who came out for Manchester Elementary’s first MCTe- acher’s Night at the McDon- ald’s in Lawrenceburg. With huge smiles beaming, nearly twenty MES staff members stood with employees to serve customers. MES earned $900, which was 20% of sales for two hours and 100% of all cookies sold. All agreed it was more fun than work. The event brought families together in an enjoyable way that was so supportive of the school. MES would like to thank everyone who participated! Another first for Manches- O ter was seeing SD Knights’ fourth-grade swimmer Brogan Wilson make his best time ever of 1:30 in the 100-meter breaststroke at divisionals. Brogan went on to the State Finals where he placed twenty-ninth out of 34 with a time of 1:32. Brogan was incredibly excited to get to go to State. He plans to take a break for a month, and then it’s back to the pool. Sadly, I must announce that on March 16, David “Froggie” Scudder was laid to rest in the Greendale Cemetery amidst bagpipes playing. At the grave site, members of the MTVFR stood at attention in honor of their fallen comrade, as a call went out across the police ban radio to all rescue personnel, the bell tolled thirteen times for every year that Froggie had served as the driver of Life Squad 765. Our condolences go out to Frog’s wife, Mary Scudder, and to all their family at the loss of this precious soul who brought so much joy to everyone he met. It appears THE BEACON May 2018 ur Communities that Froggie’s life has been swallowed up by death. But oh death, where is thy sting? Triumphantly, David “Frog- gie” Scudder has gone on to be with Jesus in everlasting peace, and God has blessed all of our lives with his memory. AURORA By Fred Schmits Community Correspondent aurora@goBEACONnews.com Hi Neighbors!! The Aurora Historic Preser- vation Commission honored four residents with 2017 Historic Preservation Awards. Plaques for Stewardship were awarded to downtown residents who have restored and preserved their historic structures. Recipients were Cynthia and Kevin Bean, 403 Judiciary; the United Methodist Church, 304 Third St; Riverside Tile Building, 320 Second St.; and Leesa Burns, 216 Judiciary. Con- gratulations to the recipients and thank you for all of your hard work. On a recent beautiful day, the guys at the “gossip filtra- tion station” were discussing concerns about our communi- ty’s growing drug difficulties. Too many good people are I S HARRISON By Nicole Williams Community Correspondent harrison@goBEACONnews.com Need to get rid of a TV? Harrison residents can feel more at ease as we tackle our spring/summer outdoor bucket lists; We were just ranked one of the safest cities in Ohio! The National Council for Home Safety and Security just an- nounced Harrison as one of the top 100 safest cities in Ohio for 2018. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement. To reinforce the idea of Front row: CMHC Mentor Lee Fox, Judge Cleary, Proba- tion Officer Darci Bayne. Back row: Community Correc- tions Field Officer Luke Gentry, CMHC Staff Therapist Emily Kurtzhais, Problem Solving Court Coordinator Kristy Alig, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Wilson, CMHC Associate Division Director of Outpatient Recovery Ser- vices Martin Justice, Dearborn County Chief Deputy David Lusby. Not pictured Defense Attorney Peter Johns. hurting because of substance abuse. However, our aware- ness of what is happening could lead to positive changes for our community. So, just what is this concern something called opioid? The definition is a substance with characteristics of an opiate! Now, wouldn’t you know, that doesn’t help. So, an opiate is a drug derived from opium tending to induce sleep and alleviate pain. Misuse of something looking so harm- less can cause the difficulties people experience. Their lives are then damaged for good. Being arrested and incarcer- ated places a burden on many people- the individual, the fam- ily, loved ones, the police, the courts and we the taxpayers. In Dearborn County, the Dearborn County Account- ability, Change, and Commu- nity (A.C.C.) Drug Court was started in 2009. The presiding Judge is the Hon. Jonathan N. Cleary. He is passionate about the Court and its use to change our community’s concern for its residents. He said, “It is evidence-based. There is hope in our county, and it is very effective for those who want to change. However, they have to want to.” Drug Courts reduce drug use, crime, save money, re- store lives, save children, and reunite families. Well, that’s it. But did you ever wonder… what does it mean when somebody says. “There but for the grace of God go I?” Let me hear from you. safety for the citizens, the City of Harrison recently installed an emergency phone at Willow Park on the White- water. The phone is located at the trail entrance, and just one push of the “Call for Help” button will immediately dis- patch the police, fire or EMS. Harrison’s own Detective Richard Sak is the winner of the Ameri- can Legion Officer of the year. Det. Sak has already won the award at the local and county level Detective and has just Richard Sak been select- ed as the District 4 winner. Det. Sak An emer- gency call button has been recently installed at the trail entrance at Willow Park . Wagon Shed Candle Company Specializing in all natural soy candles and gift baskets made to order for all occasions Dearborn County Fairgrounds DOTTIE SCHIPPER, Owner 4717 Tall Oak Drive Aurora, Indiana 47001-7735 812-926-1466 Home • 859-512-9792 Cell was hired by the Harrison Police Department in 2003 and promoted to Detective in 2016. He has been noted for his selfless commitment to making Harrison a safer place to live and for making im- provements to the overall operations of the department. Congratulations Detective Sak and best wishes in the upcom- ing American Law Officer of the year at the state level. Miami Whitewater For- est ha