Mr. Rick Eakin was directing his Van Buren band at the Univ of Findlay for one of the last times when we caught up with him. He is retiring after 35 years teaching students how to play instruments. He has them from 5th graders through seniors. He is a native of Findlay, married with two boys in college. He plans to spend his retirement working on his “honeydo” list and driving a charter bus. His mentor was his band director when he was a student, Jim Scothorn.