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Hunting for eggs

April 1, 2013

ST. JOHNS — Twenty lucky kids spent the afternoon picking up Easter eggs at St. Johns United Methodist Church.

With only 20 children showing up to scamper around the grounds to pick up 1,000 eggs, the numbers divided out for each children collecting many eggs,  looking for extra bags, baskets, or whatever else they could find to fit them all in when their initial container quickly filled.

Grant programs crowd agenda

April 1, 2013

While Wapakoneta City Council members are preparing to hear the second reading of an ordinance applying for $500,000 for a third round of federal grant money for Safe Routes to Schools, councilors will hear the first reading of an ordinance to proceed with plans for the second round of Safe Routes to Schools funds.

‘No Roof’ to be left behind

April 1, 2013

Frost Roofing Inc. in Wapakoneta will give a completely new roof to a lucky winner.

Frost Roofing Inc. owners J.J. and Sarah Smithey recently announced they will participate in the No Roof Left Behind program, in which a homeowner will be selected to have their roof done for free.

“We had been searching for a way to give back to the community,” Sarah Smithey said. “This way, we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel.”

Jesus’ life cut too short

April 1, 2013

Before the Rev. Becky Sunday spoke on the topic, “He was cut off…” she read a few words from the Passion.
This chapter in the book of John talks about the events leading up to Christ’s death and resurrection.
“Jesus said ‘I am thirsty,’” Sunday read during the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association Good Friday Lenten worship at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. “So sour wine was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it up to Jesus’ lips.”

Local girls’ artwork selected for state honor

April 1, 2013

A love for art and creativity in completing projects, led two Cridersville Elementary girls to have their artwork selected for a state exhibit.
Kindergartener Nevaeh White and fourth-grader Sierra Sutton both had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the 2013 Ohio Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Exhibition. The exhibit represents Ohio art students in kindergarten through eighth grades and was on display at the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) building, at 275 E. Broad St., Columbus, throughout March.

Planet walker

April 1, 2013

A group of college students spent time in Wapakoneta this past week — hoping to visit a few local landmarks as they walked from Russell’s Point to the Indiana state line.

Their plans were interrupted Monday by a spring snowstorm which blanketed the area with more than half-foot of snow. With the day off, they walked from their cabins at the KOA to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum and a local restaurant before returning to their cabins.

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