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November 24th, 2014
November is National Hospice Month and Community Health Professionals wants to get the word out about hospice care while hoping to deviate from a label associated with it for quite some time.
The common idea regarding someone going into hospice care is as soon as a patient is admitted, that person is going to pass away soon.
It’s not a matter of if a person will pass in hospice care, but when.
In a recent meeting with the county commissioners, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson proposed a budget for 2015 that will be nearly 15 percent lower than his current budget.
Next year’s budget shrunk mainly because of a 92 percent decrease in the EMA’s equipment line item, which went from $25,000 in 2014 to a proposed $2,000 in 2015.
Joyce Murphy has lived a long life. From a wife of more than 40 years with a family business, to a woman who was admitted to hospice care and now resides at Wapakoneta Manor.
The common consensus when someone is admitted to hospice care is a person is going to pass away in a matter of months, maybe days or weeks, but not for Murphy, who was in hospice care for five months. She is the exception.
Ever since he was a young child, Wapakoneta High School senior Hayden Metzger has always loved math.
“I’ve always understood math better than a lot of other subjects,” Metzger said. “There was just something about it that really hit home with me. From the start I could do it easily and as I grew older it stuck with me.
“I just always really enjoyed math.”
The five stylists at Mirror Image Hair Salon are almost completely settled in their new home after moving into it three weeks ago.
The salon moved to its new location at 801 Middle St. from 2 S. Seltzer St., where it had been for more than eight years. Prompting the decision to move was the need for more space.
The Auglaize County Solid Waste District will purchase two new vehicles in 2015, director Dave Reichelderfer said in a recent budget meeting with the county commissioners.
Auglaize County is giving municipalities within the county the opportunity to create a database of its infrastructure through an app.
It was a beginning.
The Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee got down to work Thursday afternoon by discussing items they will need and trying to pin down how often they will have to meet to get a budget through in a timely manner.
Finance Committee Chair and Third Ward Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst said she was a little concerned that the budget is tighter than expected due to a reduction in income tax.
The Knights of Columbus will host its 7th Annual Chili Cook-off at 5 p.m. Friday at the K of C Hall in Wapakoneta to help support the Auglaize County Shop with a Cop program.
Senior trustee Mike Sullivan said last year’s cook-off was able to raise more than $3,000, which benefited at least 100 children who were able to participate in the program.
The results of the Nov. 4 election are official.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections met twice this week, first to examine absentee ballots on Tuesday, and then to go over provisional ballots, if any, and certify the election on Wednesday.