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April 23rd

Botkins youth enjoys class work, gymnastics

April 23, 2012

BOTKINS — Seven-year-old Hope Alig is best known for her smile that always seems to be on her face.

However, just talking a few minutes with her and you realize there is a more to her than just a smile.

The daughter of Candy and Jason Alig is the youngest of four children, two sisters and a brother. However, all of her siblings are grown.

April 20th

Fundraiser kick-off

April 20, 2012

In fewer than 60 seconds, teachers were wrapped in toilet paper, pulled tissues from boxes, stacked Ding Dongs on their foreheads and knocked water bottles down using a ball inside pantyhose which they wore over their heads.

Wapakoneta Elementary School teachers competed by grade level in Minute To Win It games Friday afternoon as they kicked off the schools’ annual service learning project, encouraging kids to help kids by giving to the Ronald McDonald House.

Better than flowers better than sympathy, better than before

April 20, 2012

Recuperating from breast cancer surgery in 1994, Jill Forrest and her husband, Ed, looked for ways to help her recover from the invasive surgery.

The couple decided to work with sports management specialist and certified trainer Lauren Antorino Griffin and board certified and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Peter Neumann. The resulting work was a program called “Better Than Before,” a fitness video designed for women following breast cancer surgery.

W-G hosts day with the arts

April 20, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — A new twist on Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools’ career day proved to be an overwhelming success Friday at the school.

After a career day was held in the morning, several classrooms hosted presentations of a variety of skills and were well-received by student for its first annual “A Day With the Arts.”

“This is the first year we have hosted this kind of an event,” school technology coach Leah Fullenkamp said. “It has been well-received by the students. They were having a good time.”

Secure measures: Extra security to be taken after courthouse opens

April 20, 2012

Moving forward with improved security as part of Auglaize County Courthouse renovations, the Auglaize County commissioners have purchased equipment necessary for those updates.

This week the commissioners approved the purchase of a scanner and magnatometer to place at the single entry point to the courthouse once renovations are complete.

Roast heats up bids at local Crisis Center event

April 20, 2012

The Auglaize County Crisis Center’s 24th Annual Benefit Auction was deemed an overall success by its organizer, Heide Koenig.

“Every year we are blessed to have the community we have,” Koenig said. “They come out and support this event.”

Nearly 300 people showed up for the event at the Auglaize County Thursday, and they spent $30,000 to raise for the center, which provides relief for domestic violence victims.

Volunteers’ work is ‘priceless’ to Mercy Unlimited

April 20, 2012

In honor of National Volunteer Week, leaders of a local organization showed their appreciation to all their volunteers — and awarded their first-ever “Volunteer of the Year” award.

Mercy Unlimited officials held a luncheon Thursday at R.J. Coffey Cup in Wapakoneta to recognize the numerous volunteers who have showed their dedication and support to the organization.

Mercy Unlimited Volunteer Services Coordinator Charlene Smith and Executive Director Tammy Brown recognized a volunteer who logged the most total hours in 2011.

April 19th

Adding new books: New program planned for elementary students

April 19, 2012

After several years of review and pilot programs, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators plan to adopt new math textbooks for students.

“We will see children learning more, adjusting to the challenge,” Wapakoneta City Schools Director of Instruction Julie Miars Golden said.

Miars Golden said after talking with each of the elementary teachers during the three-year selection process, they decided to go with Harcourt’s Go Math! series.

Quarter auction benefits Relay for Life

April 19, 2012

After a successful event last year, the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life team Rock Out Cancer is planning another quarter auction this Saturday.

For a quarter auction, a variety of consultants donate items — with values between $15 and $100 — which guests can bid on. Those wanting to bid hold up their numbered paddle and after all bids are placed, a paddle number is drawn to determine the winner. By spending between $35 and $40, they can bid on everything.

RAC to auction shoes

April 19, 2012

A local art gallery is saying goodbye to decorated furniture and hello to shoes as they gear up for their annual benefit auction.

With the Summer Moon Festival three months away, Riverside Art Center officials are already planning their annual auction that they host in conjunction with the event.

Riverside Art Center members are currently taking on a new challenge for their charity auction this year by collecting donated decorated shoes.

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