News Briefs for January 29, 2014

February 11, 2014

United Way Valentine Dinner, Auction is Feb. 14

A Valentine Dinner and Silent Auction for United Way is Friday, Feb. 14 at Cornerstone Cafe and Grill, 11 N. Main St. in Mount Gilead. Reservations times from 4 p.m. through the evening. Call Cornerstone for reservations at 419-947-1446 or United Way at 419-946-2053.

Next TEA Party meeting is February 17

The Morrow County TEA Party will meet Monday, Feb. 17, at the Mount Gilead Library 34 E. High Street in the rear. Guest Speaker Baylor Myers, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Ohio, a conservative issue advocacy group will tell of the AFP Ohio plans to play an integral role in the 2014 political landscape, particularly in the arena of voter registration and turnout. There also will be Constitutional questions ask, everyone should bring their copy of the U.S. Constitution and, if anyone does not have one, they will be given one. The Morrow County TEA Party (a non-partisan organization) meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.

Marengo Seniors Carry-In is February 17

This is an invitation to join the Marengo Seniors Carry-In, Monday, February 17, 2014 at Noon. We meet at the Legion Hall just north of Marengo on County Rd. 26. Please bring a side dish or a dessert! We have a great time. If you have any questions, please call Joyce Taylor, Leader at 419-253-0727.

TEA Party Movie Night is February 18

The Morrow County TEA Party’s Movie Night is Tuesday, February 18, at the home of Nelson and Annette Hack. Shown at 7:00 pm will be “Hunger Games”. Questions call 419-946-3133.

Republican Women next meet Feb. 20

The Morrow County Republican Women will meet the third Thursday of the month. Next meeting will be February 20th at 7:00 at the Library Annex. If you have any questions, please contact Sheree Graham at 419-560-0671.

Ag Produce class starts February 27

The Morrow County OSU Extension Office will be offering a Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) class on February 27, 1:00-4:00 PM. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about properly handling produce and food. If you are interested in safe handling of produce, setting up at a farmer’s market or selling food of any kind, we encourage you to sign up. The class will be held at the OSU Extension office at The Wilhelm Building, 871 W. Marion Rd, Mt Gilead and the fee is $20. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Jeff McCutcheon at 419-947-1070

Cardington Boosters monthly Market Day fundraiser underway

Cardington Music Boosters is continuing with its monthly Market Day fundraiser! Any of the Desserts listed in the March order guide will help raise monies for the Music Boosters Scholarship Fund. Order online at or 877-632-7753 by Friday, February 28 for pickup on Wed March 5 from 3:30-5:00pm at the Cardington High School cafeteria. Additional orders can be placed up to Thursday March 6 by contacting Donna Lee through the Cardington Lincoln High School at 419-864-2691, Ext 2.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is March 1

The Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Mt Gilead Kiwanis will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 7am until noon. The event is at Mt Gilead Elementary Cafeteria ,335 Park Avenue and will feature local dance groups throughout the serving hours. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the door or from Kiwanis members.

Social Security seminar coming up March 4

Andy Bower with Edward Jones will be hosting a Social Security seminar with a guest speaker on March 4th, 2014 at the Morrow County Emergency Services Building located at 140 S. Main from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. This program is targeted for those ages 58-66 who have not yet begun Social Security benefits. Space is limited to 40 registrants, therefore RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Mary Hupfer at Edward Jones via phone, 419-946-5558, or email at

CLHS Alumni Hall of Fame taking nominations til April 1

Nominations can now be made for the Cardington-Lincoln High School Alumni Hall of Fame for 2014. The forms can be picked up at the Cardington-Lincoln Administration office, 121 Nichols Street, or by contacting Evelyn Long at 419-864-6786. The nominations should be submitted by April 1, 2014.

Volunteer Library Trustee sought

The Cardington-Lincoln Public Library has a vacancy for a library trustee with a 7-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014. This is a volunteer position. Interested Cardington-Lincoln School District residents should send a cover letter accompanied by a resume or other statement of qualifications to the President Board of Trustees, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, P.O. Box 38, Cardington, OH 43315. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2014 or until the position is filled.

Selover Library hosts homeschool book club

Selover Public Library in Chesterville will host the Choose Your Own Book Club for homeschool families again this year. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:15 p.m. in the community room.

TOPS meets on Monday evenings

T.O.P.S - Take Off Pounds Sensibly- is a non profit organization that meets every Monday night at the Mt. Gilead Methodist Church. Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Linda at 419-946-9326.

Marengo MOPS meets 1st, 3rd Fridays monthly

Marengo MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:30-11:30 am, the first and third Fridays of the month from September to May. Meetings are held at the Marengo Methodist Church 8 North Main St, Marengo, OH (across from the Marengo Market). Childcare is provided. For more info contact Traci at 931-200-8393.

Moms’ Connection meets two Thursdays monthly

Moms’ Connection of Morrow County meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Join us at Trinity UMC, 75 E. High St, Mt Gilead. We provide free childcare for children ages birth through 5th grade so moms can have a little ‘mommy time’. Join our Facebook page at “Moms Connection of Morrow County” or call 419-560-5459 for more info.

Voices for Morrow County meet every 3rd Tuesday

Voices of Morrow County is a club which meets to provide Morrow County citizens with informative and educational programs about social justice issues. The club meets the third Tuesday each month at the Community Services Bldg., 619 W. Marion Rd., Entrance B.

No Limits Outreach Center Food Pantry to have new hours

We would like to thank the community for their support this past holiday season! With the growing need for food, we are in need of food and monetary donations. Open Monday – Friday 9 – 3 in February 2014. Our NEW hours, beginning in March 2014 will be 10 - 3. 4046 Vine Street, Edison, OH 43320. 419-946-5900.

Book group meets monthly in MG

Read Books? Good, bad or unfinished? Come tell us about them - and hear about what others are reading - or deciding NOT to read. A book group meets and shares at the Mount Gilead Library the 3rd Tuesday of each month 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Breastfeeding Support and Information 1st Wed. of month

Planning to breastfeed? Then you’ll want the information and encouragement that La Leche League provides. Services are Free and include monthly informational meetings and 24 hour phone help for breastfeeding problems or questions. All pregnant women, mothers, and their babies are welcome. Meetings are at the Perry Cook Memorial Public Library in Johnsville/Shauck - 7406 Road 242 on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. For directions to the meeting or more information, please call Lisa at 419-560-3559.

Friends of Cardington meets 3rd Tuesday monthly

Friends of Cardington meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Cardington Municipal Building council chambers.

Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Friday

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are being held on Monday nights from 5:00-6:00 pm and Friday nights from 4:00-5:00 pm in Mt. Gilead at the RPR/Mental Health Building, 950 Meadow Drive.

Friday Night Faith & Hope Group meets weekly

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Friday night, 8-9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 75 S. Cherry St., Mount Gilead. There is also an Al-Anon (family of alcoholics) meeting held separately.

Nar-Anon meets on Mondays weekly

Nar-Anon meets weekly – provides a support group of strength and hope for family and friends of drug addicts. The anonymity of the drug-abuser and family is respected. The Nar-Anon meetings are every Monday night 6:30-7:30 pm at the RPR/Mental Health Building, 950 Meadow Drive, Mt. Gilead. For more information call Janice 419-560-2966.

Coupon club meets 1st, 3rd Tuesdays monthly

The Coupon Connection, a new coupon club in Morrow County, meets from 7 - 9 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 State Route 95, Edison. To RSVP contact Angela Dendinger at; or coupon connection on facebook.

Dance held every Saturday in Marion

A Marion Dance is held each Saturday from 8-12 p.m. at Sawyer Ludwig Park in the Shrine Building at 1313 White Oaks Rd., Marion. Admission is $8 for adults. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available. No smoking.

Elm Valley Joint F.D. meets second Monday

The Elm Valley Joint Fire District monthly meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 3 N. Harrison St., Ashley, in the firehouse.

Veterans Services meet third Wednesday monthly

The Veterans Service Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month with the exception of November’s meeting which will be held on the second Wednesday at 10 a.m. The public is welcome.

Divorce counseling offered in Fredericktown

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. For more information or to register, email Mary Lou at or call 740-694-2298.

Attention Morrow County Veterans

Do you know what your Morrow County Veteran Service Office does? We Assist our Veterans in obtaining their earned VA healthcare benefits, Veterans and/or other family members in applying for other VA federal benefits, obtaining lost DD214s, military records, medals or decorations or just having a cup of coffee and telling old war stories. Stop by 143 South Main, Mt. Gilead, or call for an appointment (419) 946-1914.

Visit MG library website for current events

The Mount Gilead Public Library’s website has information about upcoming events, access to our card catalog and much more can be found by going to For questions, e-mail the library at or call the library at 419-947-5866.

Cellphone notification for emergencies available

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is now registered with to provide phone text and email alerts. This is a free service to provide citizens with immediate notification of emergencies and vital information. Anyone wishing to receive these alerts should visit the Nixle website at and follow the instructions for registering. While Nixle does not charge for this service, persons may be billed by their phone provider as with any text message.