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Caring third-grader builds ‘buddy bench’

March 31, 2014

A third-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School took it upon herself to help students at her school make new friends.

A couple weeks ago, 9-year-old Becca Poynter was reading the Weekly Reader, an educational classroom magazine designed for children. She read about a “buddy bench” — a place where children can sit during recess that lets other kids know that they are looking for someone to play with.

Poynter thought this was a great idea and that there should be a buddy bench at her school.

Relay donates to cancer society

March 31, 2014

Relay For Life made a $6,000 donation to the American Cancer Society Auglaize County on Thursday.
Including today’s funds and income from bingo, the Relay team has donated $19,629 to the ACS.

Officials note new focus for health agency

March 31, 2014

Last week the Auglaize County Health Department met with the district advisory council for the annual 2013 report.

Emergency Response Coordinator Don Jump and Director of Environmental Health Curt Anderson presented their assessments to the council regarding changes and upcoming events for the health department.

Jump explained he has been in the position for three years, and his past work with the Wapakoneta Fire Department gave him a great background for his current position.

March 28th

Hot and cool power

March 28, 2014

Your house has probably taken a beating this winter, with all of the wind, snow, ice and cold.

To take care of any dirt build up on the exterior of your house it might be time to consider power or pressure washing to get your house squeaky clean for summer.

Power and pressure washers are virtually the same and achieve the same results when in use. The defining difference between the two is the temperature of water used. Power washers use a stream of hot water, while pressure washers typically use cold or normal temperature water.

Landscaping tips from the pros

March 28, 2014

From mulching to trimming to designing, Village Green in Wapakoneta knows what works — and what doesn’t — in landscaping services.

Co-owners Gretchen Sheely and Blaine Kohler said they frequently dish out advice for homeowners, whether they are seeking do-it-yourself advice or professional services.

Remembering to prepare the landscape is just as important as knowing the right flowers and shrubs to plant, Kohler said.

Tune up & clean up

March 28, 2014

Now that spring is here and the temperatures are warming up (a little bit), you may be thinking you want to start cleaning and organizing all the clutter that may have accumulated in your garage.

If you are unsure of how to get started, two local experts offered some tips on how you can make your garage as clean and decluttered as the day you moved into your home.

Before starting the cleaning process, it’s best to organize all the tools and other items in your garage to clear up space.

Temple of Tolerance

March 28, 2014

Although a tourist attraction with travel reviews from all over the world, the Temple of Tolerance may be as much a mystery to the people in its hometown as it is to those who come visit.

5K to aid women at risk

March 28, 2014

Women at Risk, International, or WAR, is a nonprofit, Christian mission organization with the goal of rescuing, teaching and providing empowerment to women and children around the world who are victims of illegal trafficking and slavery.

In order to raise awareness and funds for WAR, in coordination with Harvest Baptist Church, Laura Schwartz has organized a 5K walk/run that will take place in Wapakoneta on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. The race will begin and end at Harvest Baptist Church, located at 1301 Navajo Trail.

March 27th

Drumline continues its dream

March 27, 2014

The Wapakoneta High School Impulse Indoor Drumline will be competing in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association (OIPA) state championship competition this Saturday — a performance the group has been working toward since November.

“It’s a progression,” Impulse Indoor Drumline Director Steve Wimmers said. “We add more to our show as we do other competitions throughout the year to make it better. It gets better and longer as we add different things to improve on it.

“It’s a growing process from November until now.”

Seniors take in Singsation

March 27, 2014

As a way of helping keep seniors involved in the community, the Auglaize County Council on Aging provides a senior center where the focus is socialization.

Through events like bingo, guest speakers and other forms of entertainment, seniors are able to get out of the house and enjoy some of the things the community has to offer.

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