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Shop Hop coming up August 8 in Mt. Gilead

This month’s Shop Hop in Mt. Gilead will be Friday, August 8 from 5 - 8 p.m. in downtown shops. This month’s featured shop is The Briar Patch at 42 S. Main Street. The Briar Patch offers primitives and country style decor. Hope to see you in Mt. Gilead!

Second Saturday breakfast is August 9

Sacred Hearts Knights of Columbus will have the Second Saturday pancake breakfast on Aug.9th from 7-10am at theC/L Intermediate School, Co. Rd. 168. Watch for the yellow sign. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics in Morrow Co. This is an All/U/Can/Eat pancake Breakfast. Menu: pancakes, egg patties, home made sausage gravy and biscuits, fruit cup,watermelon, coffee and juice. Adults $6, Children $3. Come out and meet new friends and enjoy the great food!

Sparta Advent sponsoring Back to School Bash August 9

On August 9th from 5-7 PM the Sparta Advent Christian Church will be offering free food and basic elementary school supplies (while supplies last) to families in the Highland Community. Sparta Advent Christian Church is located at 1137 S. Church Street, Sparta, OH 43350. Please visit our Facebook page or email us for more information.

Gary Squires Memorial Car Show in Marion August 9

The Gary Squires Memorial Car Show will be held on North Main Street in downtown Marion on Aug. 9. Registration will be from noon to 3 p.m. and the registration fee is $10. There will be 50+ sponsor choice awards and proceeds benefit Safety City of Marion. Main Street will be closed from the railroad tracks to Klerx Ave. during the event. No alcohol is allowed and the car show is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property. For more information, call Jannetta at 740-361-0812 or Doug at 740-244-1624.

Highland High School’s Open House set for August 12

Highland High School’s Open House is scheduled for August 12th 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Students will be able to pick up their schedules with locker assignments, visit their classrooms, and chat with the staff. There is no additional freshman orientation. The high school supply list is available on the website @ www.highland.k12.oh.us. Choose high school and then scroll down on the right side to access the information. We are looking forward to another great school year!

Ed FitzGerald coming to Pine Lakes Golf Course on August 14

Meet Ed FitzGerald, Democratic candidate for Governor Thursday August 14, 2014 at the Pine Lakes Golf Course. Social hour at 5:00 pm dinner at 6:00 pm. Mail reservations to Morrow County Democratic Party PO box 264 Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338 by August 8th. Tickets $20.00 for one $35.00 for two.

Humane Society Rummage/Bake Sale August 16

The Humane Society of Morrow County will hold its annual Rummage and Bake Sale Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whetstone Industries, 440 Douglas Street, Mount Gilead. Shoppers can also participate in raffles.

Next TEA Party meeting is August 18

The next regular meeting of the Morrow County TEA party is August 18, 7:00 p.m., at the Mount Gilead Library Annex, 34 E. High Street in the rear. Guest speaker will be Warren Davis write-in candidate for Commissioner, All activities of the Morrow County TEA Party are open to the public and all are welcome.

Next Republican Women meeting is August 21

The Morrow County Republican Women will meet August 21st at 6:30 in the Community Service Building, 619 W. Marion Road, Mt. Gilead. Please plan to attend. If you have any questions, please call Penny Porter at 419-768-4643.

Free Screening of the movie Gasland 2 on August 21

There will be a free screening of the movie Gasland 2 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Cornerstone Café in the Meeting Room located at 13 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead. This screening is sponsored by Buckeye Forest Council, in cooperation with Morrow County P.O.W.E.R. For questions or information please contact Donna Carver at 419-560-8100 or via email at donna@buckeyeforestcouncil.org or morrowcountypower@gmail.com. The Café will be closed for this private viewing, so no food will be available. Please R.S.V.P by emailing, calling or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/242861402590340/.

New fax number for Morrow County Sentinel

The Morrow County Sentinel now sends and receives faxes electronically, thus our fax number has changed, Please use 419-386-2420 for all faxed correspondence.

American Red Cross in need of blood donations

The American Red Cross is requesting help to raise awareness of a critical need for blood donations. We are facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Cardington library looking for trustee

The Cardington-Lincoln Public Library has a vacancy for a library trustee with a term ending Dec. 31, 2016. 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 the position is filled.

Fair parade entry forms available

Anyone interested in participating in the 2014 Morrow County Fair parade on Sunday, August 31st can get forms in the Sr. and Jr. Fair Board offices when the offices are open. Deadline for parade is Friday, August 29th @ 6 pm in the Sr. Fair office. Questions, call Russ Mayer 419-560-3689.

Fast & Furriest Dog 4-H Club seeking participants

Fast & Furriest Dog 4-H Club is open to all Morrow County kids (ages 8 and in 3rd grade to age 18 as of Jan. 1, 2014) wishing to show their dogs as a 4-H project. For information contact LeeVan Dyke at 419-210-7575 (leave message) or leontinev13@yahoo.com or Ronda Pelphrey at 419-560-4806..

Heartbeat of Morrow County

The Blessings for Many, The Blessings of Many! Heartbeat of Morrow County’s “Boutique” seeks donations of gently used clothing from newborn up to size 5 (boy& girl sizes 2-5 needed the most), linens, equipment, children’s books, maternity clothes and more. Any Morrow County resident is eligible to receive items that they need at no charge, (limits do apply per two month cycle)! We also have new items, diapers and furniture that can be purchased with Baby Bucks that parents earn through our “Earn While You Learn” program. Hours are Tuesday 1-3pm / 6-8pm & Thursday 1-3pm. Located at 900 Meadow Drive, Suite D, Mount Gilead. For more info, phone 419-947-9397.

No Limits Food Pantry needs donations

The volunteers at the food pantry provided 10,047 individuals and 90,397 meals for Morrow County residents in 2013. Our shelves are almost bare. Please Help us feed our county. (Must be a resident of Morrow County to receive food.) No Limits is located at 4046 Vine Street, Edison, OH 419-946-5900.

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 or 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.

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 or 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.

Narcotics Anonymous meets daily in Mt. Gilead

The Narcotics Anonymous “Lunch Bunch” meetings are being held daily in Mt. Gilead from 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 at 81 North Rich Street. The Monday night NA “Hope in Recovery” meeting is also being held from 5:00 - 6:00 pm 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.

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 luvnlife@columbus.rr.com; couponsilly.blogspot.com 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 touchpointe93@gmail.com or call 740-694-2298 or 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 or (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 www.mglibrary.org. For questions, e-mail the library at mgpl@oplin.org or call the library at 419-947-5866 or 419-947-5866 .

Cellphone notification for emergencies available

The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is now registered with Nixle.com 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 www.nixle.com 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.

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