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Mount Gilead Alumni Association holds annual banquet

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The Mount Gilead Alumni Association held its annual banquet on Saturday, September 27, 2014.Approximately 40 alumni attended and enjoyed the meal catered by Cornerstone Cafe. Entertainment was provided by the Mt. Gilead Show Choir under the direction of Randy Mann. The Show Choir performed several crowd pleasing numbers. Band members worked as servers for this year’s Alumni Banquet.Mt. Gilead Mayor Mike Porter served as the emcee for the evening introducing the featured speaker, local historian Stan Sipe, a 1977 Mt. Gilead graduate.

 

Chow Line: Use Halloween to coach moderation

My 6-year-old daughter is excited about trick-or-treating this year, but I’m concerned about how to limit the candy she eats afterward. What’s the best way to handle Halloween?Actually, Halloween can be a perfect time to focus on balance and moderation in the diet. Figuring out how to fit sweet treats into a healthy eating pattern is a good lesson to learn early in life.So, how do you do that? It can be tricky. Too much restriction could tempt your child to s...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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LMC Apple Butter Festival is Fall favorite

Thanks to the generosity of the 789 persons attending the Lutheran Memorial Camp Apple Festival, there will be 25 youngsters attending camp next summer.The festival was held Sunday, October 12, under sunny blue skies and warm temperatures. Proceeds from the silent auction and the sale of food and other items are directed to the Camperships.Cardington Boy Scouts with Ashley Troop 94 peeled and cored apples that filled three 30 foot cans and were used in the making of the ...

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New Lincoln Center Park Shelter House dedicated

Community members and guests were present on September 26, 2014 when the Lincoln Center Park Shelter House was officially dedicated at Fulton. Nick Stevens, a Fulton resident, cut the ribbon to begin the celebration.Mayor Terri Hickman welcomed everyone with a few words and thanked her committee: Jim, Jesse and Marsha Carroll, Carl and Marilee George, Randy and Patsy Burns, Deanna Cox, Nancy Cicconi and JoAnn Krock for their time and efforts towards the project.

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Post 97 to hold Veterans Day dinner, program

Morrow County Veterans and their spouses are invited to be the guests of Jenkins-Vaughan Post 97 of the American Legion, Cardington, on Veterans Day November 11.The dinner and program will be held at the post home, 307 Park Avenue, with social hour at 6 pm and the dinner served at 6:30 pm The program will begin at 7:30 pm.The Morrow County Quilt Guild will present the program. This organization’s goal is to give a quilt to a veteran.The Post Everlasting ...

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Morrow County Precinct Locations - where to vote

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Cardington Council holds hearing on alley closings

A public hearing dominated Cardington Village Council’s meeting on October 6. The hearing was related to a request by Josh Townsend a resident of 210 Center Street, to vacate north and south alleys and east and west alleys within the street blocks bordered by Second St., Center St., Walnut St. and Water St. The legislation is in the form of two ordinances.A first reading had been given at an earlier meeting. This public hearing was made before the second reading.Se...

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OHSAA Football Computer Ratings

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday afternoon beginning after the fourth week of the season, leading up to the final report on Nov. 2.OHSAA Football Computer RatingsDivision I (top 16 from both regions will qualify for the playoffs)

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HelpLine theme is “Making Change Visible” at annual meeting

HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties opened their annual meeting at Cardinal Center in Marengo with the song “Invisible” sung by Max Lencl. The 75 community supporters who attended the breakfast meeting heard some of the stories of the many people touched by HelpLine services. HelpLine Crisis Hot line received 11,808 calls last year. 891 volunteers work with HelpLine programs. 14,795 referrals were given for food, clothing, housing, mental health and other critical services. 6...

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Community calendar of events

Hydrant Flushing in the Village of Mt. GileadHydrant flushing will begin the first Thursday in October. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 23– south of Union St. and east of Main St.Oct. 24 bloodmobile cancelledThe bloodmobile scheduled for October 24th at Morrow County Hospital has been postponed until a later date. We are sorry for any inconvenience.Absentee voting hours listed

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Upcoming Public Meetings for Oct. 22 - Nov. 5

Wednesday, October 2210:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - A representative from U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi’s office is available at the Morrow County Community Services Building, Room 154, 619 West Marion Road, Mount Gilead, Use Entrance BThursday, October 238 p.m. - Agricultural Society meeting at the fairgroundsMonday, October 279 a.m. - Morrow County Commissioners, co...

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Buckeye Fitness to hold Annual 5K “Boo” Dash this Saturday

Buckey Training & Fitness Academy, LLC is holding their Annual 5K “Boo” Dash & 1 Mile Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 25th.Check-in and Registration is from 1-2:45 pm on October 25th. 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 3 pm sharp and 5K at 3:30 pm. Directly after the 5K (4:30) join us for a FREE Hog Roast Dinner, Ceremony, Raffle, Music and so much more!Part of Proceeds to Benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.$25 to registered and 1st...

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BWJFD Receives fire extinguisher training device

The Big Walnut Joint Fire District has received a custom made fire extinguisher training prop constructed by Marengo Fabricated Steel, Ltd. The training prop was paid for by a FEMA grant that was received by the Big Walnut Fire District last year to purchase and install smoke alarms in homes throughout the Marengo and Chesterville area.

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Hospice Workshop for Children coming up Nov. 22

Hospice of Morrow County will be hosting a Workshop for Children Coping with Loss on November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.The Workshop is open to all children ages 6 - 12 in Morrow County. This event is free but does require registration before. There will be various activities for children to participate in to help them deal with different types of loss including: death, divorce, move, loss of pet, etc. and how to cope with the emotions of these losses.Lunch wi...

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Christmas Clearing House sign ups available

The countywide effort to provide toys for children 10 years of age and under has begun. Groups who would like to donate toys or adopt a family are asked to call Cathy Francis at 419-560-3071.Morrow County residents who need help with gifts for their children can pick up a sign up form at Entrance D of the Community Services Building, 619 West Marion Road, Mt Gilead. These need to be turned in by December 4th and a pick up date will be assigned.Toys can also be dropped of...

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Human Society donates funds for new shelter

On October 15th the Humane Society of Morrow County presented the Morrow County Dog Shelter with a $1,000 check. This will be used for dog fencing for the new county dog shelter that is being constructed on US 42.The Humane Society and the dog warden work cooperatively to address dog neglect and abandonment concerns within the County. The Humane Society is manned solely by volunteers and has one volunteer humane agent to address abandonment, neglect and abuse concerns. All animals ...

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Cardington man honored at Blue Jackets game

Master Sergeant William “Bill” Brannon of Cardington was honored as the Military Man of the Night during the Columbus Blue Jackets game on October 4 when they hosted the Nashville Predators. It was the last pre-season game.A military personnel is honored each night of a Blue Jackets home game. Brannon, a 19-year member of the U.S. Army, was nominated by Rick and Debbie Faulkner, Cardington area residents.Brannon is currently stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentuc...

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