Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6 Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Charles D Rice Jr Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham Some Georgetown School staff members will be armed this fall Local Democrats host Jerry Springer at dinner Chamber of Commerce discusses development Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Three million dollar jail expansion planned Higginsport enforcing speed with camera Unemployment rate falls in county, southern Ohio Varnau not restricted from talking online about Goldson case Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell Fire strikes Mt. Orab Bible Baptist Church Grant Days 2017 attractions Man accused of sex crime, giving pot to kids Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Three sentenced in common pleas court John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’

Veterans Home Volunteer Committee brings comfort to patients and families

Martha Jacob – News Democrat
The Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown first opened its doors in 2003 offering 168 beds for nursing home care.
The home offers two levels of care, veterans who are in need of any intermediate level of care and special care for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Approximately 11 years ago, the Southern Ohio Veteran’s Home Volunteer Committee was established by a group of people who were interested in the welfare of the veterans residing at the Georgetown home.
“Our group of volunteers help with writing letters, taking the residents on walks around the walking path, reading to them, playing cards or checkers, going on dinner, shopping, baseball fishing or any other kind of outing that the residents want, “ said Sherry Bingamon, a volunteer with the organization.
“But there is always a need for more volunteers.”
In addition to all those mentioned activities, the volunteers raise money throughout the year by taking care of all vending machines and the gift shop at the home.
All the money collected from these endeavors go back to the residents with various items that they might need, whether it is medical equipment or personal items.
“There are no administrative costs coming out of any of the funds that our committee receives,” Bingamon said. “So everything is for our veterans.
“Our committee recently held its first craft fair at the veteran’s home which was an all new experience for us, and the vendors were thrilled with all the traffic, we’ll definitely be doing it again.”
Because the group is a 501C-3 organization and all money charged for the vendors is considered a donation which the vendors can deduct from their income tax returns.
“The General public is encouraged to come and visit,” she said, “and if they have never visited the home, I believe they will be pleasantly surprised at the way the home is maintained and the quality of care the residents receive.
“Currently, we have only one big fund raiser a year, which is a golf outing at the White Oak Golf Course on Tri-County Highway. Again, all monies received from the event go directly to our residents.
The golf outing is usually the second Saturday in September, but this year it will be the last Saturday in August.”
The golf outing is an 18 hole scramble, with drinks, hot dogs, burgers provided at lunch and a dinner when the golfers have completed their rounds. Tee off time is 1 p.m. and everyone has always had a good time according to Bingamon.
“I can’t say enough about our volunteers,” she said, “we have one volunteer who comes and spends an entire day just ironing and mending clothes for the residents. We have several who volunteer in the gift shop sometimes 20 hours a week.
“Then we have the gentlemen who care and stock for our vending machines that volunteers up to 20 hours a week for all three. We are always in need for more volunteers for help with these endeavors.
“We also have volunteers who come in and sing with our veterans, serve communion and hold church services. Our residents as well as the staff truly appreciate everything that the volunteers do and work with us constantly.
To learn more about the Volunteer Committee at the Ohio Veterans Home, please contact Bingamon at (937) 378-2900. The Home is located at 2003 Veterans Blvd in Georgetown.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat