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March 13, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.co Vol. XXXVII No. 13

Celebrating

4-H & FFA

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7-13

City’s hard water issues should clear up soon

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

As long as everything goes according to plan, London

residents should see improvements in the clarity

and softness of their fresh water by March 13 or March

14.

Approximately two months ago, a

large bearing failed in the drive that

rotates the paddles to mix the softening

agent with the water in the city’s

water softening system.

“There have been many residents

reporting light brown water coming

from their faucets,” said Mayor

Patrick Closser in an update at the

March 3 city council meeting. “This

is occurring due to lack of softener in

the water. The water softening step helps with the removal

of iron.”

When the problem first came up, the water department

staff fixed the paddles but they broke again. So,

the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) consulted with repair

companies who determined the problem was the

failed bearing.

The challenge was finding a replacement for the

nearly 20-year-old 37-inch bearing. The current standard

is 33 inches. The wait time to have a new 37-inch

bearing made was going to be six months. BPU members

didn’t want residents to wait that long. The company

doing the repairs was able to find an existing

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sooner.

Council member Anthony Smith praised BPU

members for finding a way to speed up the process and

for their constant communication on progress. Smith

also said he understands how frustrating this has been

“There have been many

residents reporting light brown

water coming from their

faucets. This is occurring due

to lack of softener in the

water.”

–Patrick Closser

London mayor

for residents.

The total cost of the repair, including

removal of the old bearing

and installation of the new one, is

approximately $80,000.

Closser said the repair company

is assessing the system

while they have it open, taking

stock of the condition of small engines

and other parts, estimating

when they might need to be replaced,

and providing an estimated cost for replacement.

“We’re trying to be more proactive than reactive

than we were with the situation that just happened,”

Closser said.

In the weeks leading up to the bearing replacement,

the water department has been backwashing the current

filters frequently to help with the hard-water

issue. The city has been in constant contact with the

Environmental Protection Agency which confirms that

the water has been safe for consumption.

The next regular meeting of London city council

will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at city hall, 20

S. Walnut St.

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Repair crews are replacing a failed bearing in the city of London’s

water softening system at the water plant.

Celebrating

all that’s 4-H

The Madison County Commissioners proclaimed

March 6-12 as Madison County 4-

H Week: (from left) Commissioner Mark

Forrest; Amanda Douridas, agriculture and

natural resources Extension educator;

Frances Foos, 4-H Extension educator;

Deetra Huntington, SNAP-Ed program assistant;

and commissioners Chris Wallace

and Tony Xenikis. To learn more about

Madison County’s 4-H program, call the

Ohio State University Extension Office,

217 Elm St., London, (740) 852-0975.

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London parks/rec director submits resignation

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Tammy Braskett, London’s parks and

recreation director, is resigning effective

June 4. She has served as parks and recreation

director for a total of 15 years, including

nine years in the 1990s and again for the

past six years.

At the March 3 city council meeting,

Mayor Patrick Closser thanked Braskett for

her service, listing a few of the improve-

ments the department has seen during her

tenure. Participation in youth sports has

doubled, Cowling Park has become a destination

point for many people, and the municipal

pool has become successful,

especially with the addition of the splash

pad, he said.

“Tammy will be missed, but we will continue

to build on what she has grown and

look forward to the next chapter in that department,”

Closser said.

Over the next few months, Braskett will

help Billie Gordon, assistant parks and

recreation director, prepare for tasks such as

opening and operating the pool. The hope is

that the city will find a new parks and recreation

director in time for Braskett to show

that person the ropes before she leaves, said

council member Bryan Robinson.

Flooding

Closser reported that Madison County

Learn how to control invasive species

crews are cleaning debris from the creek

that runs between Garfield and Park avenues,

behind Jacqueline Avenue. The city

has been clearing and removing trees from

the creek at the Toland Street bridge.

“They both have been able to clear a lot

of material which will help with flow of

water during heavy rains,” he said. “This is

another step we are taking to help with the

flooding issues that occurred during very

high rainfalls.”

He also reported that Choice One Engineering

is conducting a survey on the city’s

south side, gathering information that will

help the city create an action plan for addressing

flooding issues throughout the city.

Traffic signals

Installation of new traffic signals

throughout London started on March 7.

Where installation is in progress, motorists

are asked to treat the intersection as a fourway

stop.

All the city’s signals are being replaced

with the exception of those that have already

been upgraded at Elm and Lafayette

streets, Elm Street and Keny Boulevard,

and Maple and Center streets.

Mailbox repairs and replacements

Council passed a measure setting a

process by which the city will replace or repair

mailboxes damaged by city employees

during snow and ice control or other city

maintenance work.

When such damage occurs, a property

owner can submit a written request to the

city administration for replacement or repair

of their mailbox. The request must be

made within 24 hours of the incident. The

city will replace a damaged mailbox with a

conventional mailbox. They will not replace

decorative mailboxes and/or surrounding

landscaping.

Most Ohioans are familiar with honeysuckle,

the fast-growing tree/shrub that produces

small red berries in the fall and holds

its green leaves longer than most other

species. However not every Ohioan knows

that this is an invasive species. An invasive

species is defined by the federal government

as “any species non-native to the ecosystem

under consideration and, whose introduction

causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental

harm or harm to human health.”

Amur honeysuckle was first introduced

to the U.S. from Manchuria and marketed

as an ornamental shrub in 1897. The shrubs

are shade-, drought-, and cold-tolerant,

making them fierce competitors to native

plant species. Over time, Amur honeysuckle

has created dense stands that crowd and

shade out all competing native species, lowering

biodiversity across the country. The

shrub also produces prolific amounts of

berries that are carried and distributed

across the landscape by birds, however

these berries are considered natural “junk

food” because of their high sugar content but

low nutrient and fat content which birds

Before (left) and after (right) clearing invasive honeysuckle.

need to survive the winter. New research

has also found that Amur honeysuckle can

secrete chemical compounds that are harmful

to amphibians and toxic to freshwater insects

and crustaceans.

In most cases, invasive species spread

through two ways: the natural route, such

as by animals or wind currents, or by the effects

of human activity. These man-made

changes are categorized as intentional,

which implies deliberate movement of a

species into a non-native ecosystem, and unintentional,

which is considered a byproduct

of some other human activity, such as ships

emptying ballast water. With this knowledge,

landowners can become proactive in

The London Academic Boosters is seeking

nominations for individuals to be considered

for induction into the London Academic

Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognized individuals

who have made an important, positive impact

on the school, local community, or

global community. The individual must

have attended a school in the London City

School District, been employed by the school

district, worked as a volunteer in the school

district, or in some other direct way made a

reducing the spread and managing concerns

related to invasive species.

The Madison Soil and Water Conservation

District (SWCD) and the Natural Resources

Conservation Service (NRCS can

help landowners control invasive species on

their land. There are multiple practices to

reduce the spread and establishment of invasive

species, including integrated pest

management, prescribed burning, and

wildlife habitat management.

For information and assistance, contact

the Madison SWCD at (740) 852-4003 and

ask for Broc Sehen, district technicianwildlife

specialist, or find your local NRCS

office at nrcs.usda.gov.

London’s Academic Hall of Fame

significant contribution to the academic success

of the schools in the district or other educational

institutions.

Nominations for the Academic Hall of

Fame may be made by anyone connected to

the London community. Nomination applications

are available at the London High

School office and London Public Library.

Applications must be turned in to the high

school principal’s office at 336 Elm St., London,

by April 1.


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On March 1, the Madison County Commissioners signed a proclamation to designate March as Developmental

Disabilities Awareness Month. They were joined by several individual served by Madison County Board of DD

and a number of people who assist them: (front row, from left) Brian Goff, CRSI staff Elizabeth Harrington, Rebecca

Bell, CRSI staff Lacy Lubold, independent provider/parent Roberta Kirts; (second row) independent

provider/parent Cathy Goff, Kenneth Stischok, CRSI staff Stan Oliver, Conner Warnock, Commissioner Mark

Forrest, Kelly Kirts; (third row) Brian Farris, MCBDD staff Grace Kaufman, MCBDD staff Missy Glover, Commissioner

Tony Xenikis, MCBDD Superintendent Susan Thompson; (back row) MCBDD staff Hope Smith and Commissioner

Chris Wallace.

DD Month theme: ‘Be the change’

As a pen swept across the official document at their

March 1 meeting, the Madison County commissioners

endorsed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness

Month. This year’s theme encourages everyone to

support individuals with disabilities to “Be the Change.”

Each year, the commissioners endorse DD Awareness

Month. They support the Madison County Board

of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and the people

the board serves throughout the year.

The proclamation encourages everyone to focus on

the abilities of all people and promotes active participation

in community activities and the openness to learn

and acknowledge each individual’s contributions. The

proclamation also encourages all citizens to support opportunities

for individuals with developmental disabilities

in the community that include full access to education,

housing, employment, and recreational activities.

The aim is to foster opportunities for people of all

abilities to function as independently and productively

as possible.

On hand for the signing were a number of individuals

served by MCBDD, family members, providers and

MCBDD staff.

“We are constantly reminded how fortunate we are

to have a community that is very inviting to the individuals

we serve with developmental disabilities,” said

MCBDD Superintendent Susan Thompson. “The support

we receive is one of the reasons that makes Madison

County so special.”

Roundabout

Beginning in April, Plain City will see

the construction of a roundabout at

State Route 161 and the new entrance

to the Darby Station residential

development. Construction is

expected to last from April until

Labor Day. Westbound traffic will not

be affected. Eastbound traffic will be

detoured; cars will be able to use

Cemetery Pike and semis will be

routed U.S. Route 42 to U.S. Route

33. The new roundabout is designed

to provide a safer alternative to a

traffic light, reduce vehicle speeds

approaching the intersection, and

assist with pedestrian traffic. The developer

of the residential subdivision

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IS WELCOMING NURSE PRACTIONERS

The office of Dr. Ramalingman Selvarajah is pleased to announce

the addition of Morgan Steiskal, CNP.

Morgan has worked as a hospitalist for the last four years. She is

still currently working in emergency medicine.

She is orignally from St. Clairsville, Ohio but has made Columbus

her home for the last twenty years. She is married and has two

lovely daughters.

She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in

Nursing and received her Master from Chamberlain College in 2019.

She is looking forward to practicing here in London. She is accepting

new patients of all ages.

She will have office hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and

Friday. Dr. Selvarahah will be in the office on Monday and

Wednesday.

Dr. Selvarajah and Morgan are looking forward to seeing new

patients as well as continuing to care for our current patients in

Madison County.

You can call 740-845-5500 to schedule an appointment with

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Hospice thanks military veterans who volunteer

Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care recently recognized six veteran volunteers

with a surprise appreciation event at Der Dutchman in

Plain City. As they gathered for what they thought would be a

breakfast event, their families and other volunteers were assembled

in another area of the restaurant. When they were led to the dining

area, the volunteers and family members sang “God Bless

America.”

The honorees are Charles Sterner, Rolland Rausch, Greg Wolfe,

Gene Nicol, John Dillinger and Jerry Poff.

“We were honored and privileged to surprise our veteran volunteers

with this event,” said Annetta Dellinger, volunteer manager

at Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care.

As part of American Pride Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice, these

veteran volunteers help to honor the service of veteran patients of

Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care. In addition to celebrating and thanking

veterans for their service, American Pride assists patients in obtaining

access to the benefits for which they are eligible, provides

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Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care recognized the following veteran volunteers for their service: (from left) John

Dellinger, Charles Stenner, Jerry Poff, Greg Wolfe, Rolly Rausch and Gene Nicol.

Through recognition ceremonies, Honor Flight, and special

observances and celebrations, Ohio’s Hospice Loving

Care celebrates the lives of veterans and honors

their contributions.

The surprise event at Der Dutchman included thankyou

notes from families who had a loved one recognized

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in a veteran recognition ceremony. Among those who

spoke at the event about the meaning of the veteran volunteers’

gift of time were: Tom Schwind, chaplain;

Stephanie Jeffords and Mark Miller, medical social

workers; and Robert Allen, American Pride coordinator.

Dancing for dogs and cats

The West Jefferson Parks & Recreation Department and the village of West Jefferson

hosted a Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 11 with proceeds benefitting the Humane Society

of Madison County (HSMC). The event raised $950. On hand for the donation presentation

were: (from left) Cody Forrest, parks and recreation department employee;

Shelton Stanley, West Jefferson’s special events and recreation manager; Mayor Ray

Martin; Meg Werner, HSMC director; Amanda Adkins, parks and recreation department

employee; and Dana Bartoe, HSMC co-founder and treasurer.

Looking for artwork to display

London City Hall is interested in displaying

local artists’ work. The facility has lots

of wall space for public viewing for any interested

artist. Artwork will be reviewed for

appropriate content. If interested, contact

Kim Reeder at (740) 506-2198 or

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LOCEY

Carl E. Locey, 79, of West Jefferson, Ohio, passed away at The

James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 26, 2022. Born

in Proctorville, Ohio, to the late Russell and Lucille Locey, Carl was

a graduate of Fairland High School in Proctorville, Class of 1961.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force 1963-66. Carl

retired in 1994 after a dedicated 30-year career with BCI&I in London,

Ohio. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to watch

his grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his

daughter-in-law, Cindy Locey. He is survived by: his beloved wife

of nearly 55 years, Janice Locey; his sons, Mark Locey and James

(Kristy) Locey; his grandchildren, Ben, Ella, Jack, Ryan, Nolan and

Teagan; sister, Judy Milton; nephews, Matthew, Craig and Michael

Milton and their families.

A memorial service will be held in the coming months with private

family burial later. Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com

to share favorite memories and to send condolences to

the Locey family. Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, West Jefferson,

Ohio, assisted the family.

LONG

Larry L. Long, 73, formerly of London, died on March 2, 2022, in

the Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, Ohio. Born on March 15,

1948, in London, he was a son of Newt and Hazel (Boysel) Long.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Larry had worked at

Fisher Cast Steel in West Jefferson. He was a lifetime member of

Madison Memorial Post 105 American Legion, DAV Chapter 93,

Madison County Vietnam Veterans Post 746, AmVets Post 93 and

the London Lions Club.

Survivors include: his daughter, Tammy (Jim) Holley of Ashtabula,

and son, Charles (Krisma) Long of Florida; grandchildren, Kaitlyn

Holley, Anna Holley and Nolan Ryan Holley; brothers, Richard

(Mary) Long and Bill Long of London; and numerous nieces and

nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers,

Jim, Ray and Robert Long.

Calling hours were held March 9 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home

and Crematory, London. Memorials in Larry’s name may be made

to: DAV, Chapter 93, c/o American Legion Post 105, P.O. Box 11,

London, OH 43140, or the Madison County Food Pantry, 137 Maple

St., London, OH 43140 Condolences for the family may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

ALLEN

Patricia “Gran” Allen, 83, of West Jefferson, Ohio, passed away

at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, on March 3, 2022. Born in

Perry County, Ohio, to the late William and Grace Comer, Patti was

the last surviving of their 11 children.

She was a graduate of West Jefferson High School, Class of 1956,

and retired after many years having served as a teller at Huntington

National Bank in West Jefferson.

In addition to her parents and siblings, Patti was preceded in

death by: her beloved husband, Reford Allen, who died in 1995.

Patti is survived by: her daughter, Deb (Ron) Brown; grandchildren,

Jaymes (Jenna) Jenks and Gracie Jenks; great-grandchildren, Mia,

Gage, Layla, Gavin, Storm, Jarrison, Gunner, and Ada; many loving

nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation and a funeral service were held on March 8 at Rader-

McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, West Jefferson, with Pastor Jerry

Newman officiating. Burial followed at Hampton Cemetery, West

Jefferson. Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to

share favorite memories and to send condolences to Patti’s family.

obituaries

SKEELES

Frederick “Fred” Isaac Skeeles, 79, of London died on March 5,

2022, at his farm. Born on April 23, 1942, in Toronto, Ohio, he was

the son of Joseph “Ernie” and Jean Elizabeth (Armstrong) Skeeles.

Fred founded Skeeles Manufacturing Inc. in Columbus in 1991

and ran it until selling the company in 2020. A self-made successful

businessman, Fred was known for his friendliness, quick wit, classic

one-liners, love of life, and hard work ethic, but his family always

came first. He was active in the Arabian Horse Community, currently

serving as the president of the Buckeye Arabian and Half

Arabian Association (BAHAA). He loved following the Ohio State

Buckeyes and the stock market!

Survivors include: his beloved wife of 52 years, Lois (Button)

Skeeles; cherished children, Rebecca, Amy, and Jonathan Skeeles;

he was the perfect Papa to his adored granddaughter, Ava Margaret

Skeeles; siblings, Tom (Linda) Skeeles, Margaret Pendergast, Nancy

Taggart, Cynthia (Bill) Henry and Laura (Dr. Liberato) Chapa;

many loving nieces, nephews and close friends; sister-in-law, Rebecca

Hersko; and brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Zonia) Button.

The family extends gratitude and appreciation to their friends,

family, and their Arabian Horse family for their continued love and

support.

A graveside service was held on March 10 in Deercreek Township

Cemetery, London (Lafayette). The family invited friends and

family to the Skeeles farm immediately following the service for a

Celebration of Life gathering.

Memorials in Fred’s memory may be made to: BAHAA, c/o Cindy

Clinton, 2242 Polo Park Dr., Dayton, OH 45439 for an annual trophy

to be presented at the Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse show in

Fred’s honor.

The family was served by Eberle-Fisher

Funeral Home and Crematory, London.

Condolences for the family may be shared

at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

BROWN

Debra Ann Brown, 69, of South

Charleston died on March 6, 2022, in her

residence. Born on March 5, 1953, in Mineral

Wells, Texas, she was a daughter of

Harold H. “Bud” Jr. and Joy J. (Carriker)

Horn. Debra was a loving wife, a compassionate

mother, an awesome grandmother,

devoted daughter and a caring sister.

Survivors include: her husband of 47

years, Keith Brown; children, Chad (Andrea)

Brown, Kristin Brown (Billy Trent) and Matt

(Kelly) Brown; grandchildren, Nicholas

Brown, Wyatt Brown and Olivia Trent; her

mother, Joy J. Horn; siblings, Dr. Craig

(Teresa) Horn, Viki (Tim) Goldschmidt,

Doug (Mary Jeane) Horn and David

(Rhonda) Horn; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father,

Harold “Bud.”

Funeral services were held on March 11

in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory,

London. Interment followed in Somerford

Township Cemetery. Memorials in

Debra’s name may be made to the American

Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Condolences

for the family may be shared at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

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Foo Fighters film filled with humor, ridiculousness

Every so often, a very stupid movie comes around The only problem is that

and finds a place to live in your heart. You were definitely

not expecting to like it. In fact, you’re not com-

In an attempt to release their

their creative well has run dry.

pletely certain you actually did like it, but it just has a “musical constipation”—and to

certain charm that makes you not regret tossing it a few show mercy to their manager,

dollars and tossing away a few hours of your time. Shill (Jeff Garlin), who is in a financial

bind—the group rents a California estate that

This is how I felt while watching “Studio 666,” an absurdist

horror-comedy starring members of the rock has a tragic past but killer acoustics.

band Foo Fighters.

“This is what we need,” says frontman Dave Grohl

My enjoyment of this film had little to do with my enjoyment

of the band itself. I am not crazy about their that was once splattered with the blood of up-and-com-

as his claps reverberate across the Spanish tile, tile

music, but I have always liked them as individuals and ing band Dream Widow while they, too, tried to put an

respected their ability to poke fun at themselves. album together.

That individual affability is what sells “Studio 666” Though bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee,

wherein they play a struggling band that encounters demonic

spirits. They are terrible actors and they know it. vations about the place, they want to do whatever

Nate Mendel, Chris Shifflett and Pat Smear have reser-

(Wisely, this film does not push them to be good.) Instead,

they rely on their chemistry with each other. “If it gets him out of his funk, we’re all for it,” they

makes Dave happy.

Though the music they create in this movie may be whisper quietly to each other as Dave gleefully, almost

lacking (the focus is on one song, a running gag), their maniacally, prances around the place.

bond isn’t, making this equally awful and awesome But as the days go on, their plans to lay down new

mashup one of the most enjoyably dumb delights of the tracks are not going according to plan. Dave is still

year.

“plugged up,” Taylor, Nate, Chris and Pat want to go

When the film begins, the band has their sights set home, and Rami just wants to hit on the neighbor next

on making their 10th studio album. They want to bring door (Whitney Cummings) who pops up every so often

something a little more sinister to the table, something to warn them about the evil in the Encino mansion.

that would make occultist Aleister Crowley and alleged Feeling as if a midnight stroll will help, Dave uncovers

a hidden basement that harbors the unheard music

iconic occultist rock band Led Zeppelin proud.

“We want death and doom,” they state during a preproduction

meeting.

mise. Impressed by their riffs, Dave becomes inspired

laid down by Dream Widow before their untimely de-

County joins with MORPC

the reel deal

Dedra Cordle

and demonically possessed in the process.

What happens after his possession is hilarious.

He becomes obsessed with making

his bandmates find his mythical “L-sharp”

and fine-tuning “an instrumental with no

end.”

I did not have many expectations for

“Studio 666,” but its stupidity managed to

make me a reluctant fan. Though the plot

does manage to wear thin around the 1:20

mark and the shots of Dave eating raw

“meat” can feel repetitive, there is enough

humor, charm and ridiculousness to make

this film worth viewing once—if you don’t mind terrible acting, outlandish

gore, and genuine absurdity.

Grade: C+

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

(MORPC) approved Madison County as one of its

newest members at a recent commission meeting.

The MORPC board meets 10 times per year to discuss

important regional issues, guide the direction of

MORPC’s work, network with local leaders to discuss

common problems, create solutions to shared regional

challenges, and provide input on funding decisions. Additional

benefits of serving on MORPC’s board include

grants and funding opportunities, educational forums,

training and seminars, technical assistance and data,

and policy development.

“MORPC membership is an invaluable resource for

helping serve residents and businesses alike, and we

look forward to the knowledge and guidance of our

newest members as we work together make the region

a better place for all,” said William Murdock, MORPC’s

executive director.

Madison County is excited to be a member of the

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission,” said Chris

Wallace, Madison County commissioner. “We look forward

to this partnership and utilizing MORPC’s resources

as we plan our community’s future.”

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Donna Reeder (left) and Heidi Sorden enjoy volunteering at

Madison Health.

Hospital seeking

more volunteers

At Madison Health, more than 30 active volunteers donate

their time and talents to supplement and enhance the efforts of

the hospital’s team in delivering the best healthcare possible.

Volunteers add to the comfort, care and well-being of patients

and are vital in many areas throughout the organization.

Madison Health volunteers enjoy giving back to the community

and making friends with other volunteers. The hospital invites

others to become part of a tradition that spans almost 60

years and has touched many lives.

For details about volunteering at Madison Health, call (740)

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Celebrating 4-H & FFA

Fuel your sense of adventure by joining 4-H

By Frances Foos

Madison County 4-H Extension Educator

“A journey of a thousand miles must

begin with a single step.” Life offers youths

countless opportunities throughout their

childhood: sports, school activities, church

groups, and 4-H, of course. Being a 4-H

member opens doors for youths. With more

than 200 projects to choose from in a variety

of topics like animal science, STEM, arts,

and natural resources, participants have

can choose their adventure and write their

own 4-H story.

Want to learn about rocketry? There’s a

4-H project for that. Interested in shooting

sports or exploring the outdoors? We have

several projects related to those topics. 4-H

projects include livestock, rockets, cats,

dogs, shooting sports, trees, woodworking,

nutrition, creative arts, scrapbooking, cake

decorating, and more.

4-H members enroll in projects that help

them find and nurture their “spark,” their

passion, interests, talents and what eventually

can lead to their career, enjoyment, and

place in the community. 4-H allows youth to

try something new and be exposed to something

they may have not had the chance to

explore otherwise.

4-H members start out by joining a club.

Madison County 4-H has more than 30 community

clubs scattered throughout the

county in London, West Jefferson, Plain

City, and Mount Sterling. Adult advisors

who have completed training and background

checks serve as club leaders, helping

youths grow into responsible, skilled adults,

assisting them with their project work and

providing opportunities to learn and engage

with their peers.

Clubs offer at least six regular meetings

per year in addition to other learning experiences.

At club meetings, members discuss

business while including time for education

and recreation. Every club contributes to

the community with a project, such as collecting

donations or donating time to fixing

up an area park.

Once a member joins a club, they can

choose their projects. Members can review

and purchase project books at the Madison

County Extension Office. They also can visit

projectcentral.ohio4h.org to preview book

pages and read reviews on projects from

other 4-H members and family members.

4-Hers can take advantage of many other

county, state, and national opportunities.

Madison County hosts a county-wide 4-H

camp, demonstration contests, judging opportunities

and clinics. Youths also can participate

in statewide camps related to

forestry, shooting sports, STEM, and even a

Sea Camp.

Ready for your adventure? Madison

County’s deadline to join 4-H is March 15 to

be eligible to participate in the Madison

County Junior Fair or March 30 for new

members. Get set up with a club today and

enroll soon to fuel your adventure in 4-H.

Find more information on joining at

www.go.osu.edu/joinmadco4h.

To enroll in a 4-H project and competitive

events, a child must be 8 years old and in

the third grade or 9 to 19 years old as of Jan.

1 of the current year. Any child who is 5

years old and in kindergarten through second

grade can enroll as a Cloverbud.

Call the OSU Extension Office, Madison

County, at (740) 852-0975 for a list of clubs

in Madison County or visit Madison.osu.edu

or “Madison County Extension OSU” on

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Joining Ohio 4-H is a privilege and responsibility

for individuals and is subject to

the Ohio 4-H Code of Conduct and applicable

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Celebrating 4-H & FFA

Nothing like having fun at 4-H Camp Clifton

It is time to begin preparing for 4-H Camp. The dates for this

year’s camp are June 4-8. Camp counselors and adult staff can’t

wait for you to arrive so you can experience the many opportunities

of the great outdoors. This year’s theme is “Twist, tumble and travel

through time.” Call (740) 852-0975 for more information.

What is 4-H Camp?

4-H Camp gives youths the opportunity to develop leadership

and responsibility skills while increasing self-esteem and independence

in a group living situation away from home.

4-H Camp offers a wide variety of workshops and activities that

include nature, sports, science, dancing, cooking, high ropes, rock

climbing, zip line, canoeing, archery, shooting sports, creeking, hiking,

pool, team games, arts and crafts, campfire and more.

Where is 4-H Camp Clifton?

4-H Camp Clifton is located next to John Bryan State Par which

is 12 miles south of Springfield in Greene County. It is just off of

Clifton Road near the Clifton Mill. While at camp, campers live in

rustic cabins with 10-12 campers and trained counselors per cabin.

A modern kitchen and central dining hall provide campers with nutritious

meals. A large open-air lodge and a large swimming pool

provide recreational activities. Other facilities include the nature

center, craft hall, canteen, campfire circle, high ropes, team challenge

course, and sports fields.

Who can attend 4-H Camp?

Any youth age 8 and in the third grade through 13 years old can

attend camp. Non 4-H friends of the same age are welcome to at-

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How much does it cost?

The cost is $230 per 4-H camper. The non-4-H

member fee is $250. A discounted fee is offered to

campers of families living under the same household

wishing to send more than one family member.

Additional costs will occur if you choose a

special event that has a fee. The all-camp picture

is optional to purchase at the time of registration.

Is financial assistance available?

Scholarships are available through the Madison

County 4-H Advisory Committee. A 200-word

essay written by the camper explaining why they

are requesting a scholarship and why they wish to

attend camp can be submitted to the OSU Extension

office. The camper must be a current member

enrolled in the Madison County 4-H program.

When do I register for camp?

Camp registration forms and deadline information

will be posted online at Madison.osu.edu

in April. Campers are accepted on a first come,

first served basis until camp is full. Campers are

considered registered when all forms are completed

and a payment has been made. Early registration

is encouraged so that you will get the

workshops and special events you would like to

participate in during the week.

How can I receive a camp registration letter?

Call (740) 852-0975 today to have your name (From left) Chloe Garrett of the Eager Achievers 4-H Club,

added to the 4-H Camp mailing list or go to: Sadie Mason of the Mud Run Hustlers 4-H Club, and Haley

http://madison.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/4-h-camp.

creek at 4-H Camp Clifton.

Winebrenner of the Fairfield Rascals 4-H Club enjoy the

Get started with Cloverbuds

Blakely Martin (center), a Cloverbud member of the Canaan

Pathfinders 4-H Club, participates in Cloverbud Show-n-Tell at the

Madison County Fair. Providing encouragement are Emily LeGault

(left), Darby Riders 4-H Club member and dairy ambassador, and

Luke Peart, Prairie Raiders 4-H member and Junior Fair king.

By Frances Foos

Madison County 4-H Extension Educator

Calling all 5- to 8-year-olds! Did you

know you can be a 4-H member, too? Being

a 4-H Cloverbud is the first part of your

journey with Ohio 4-H. Whether you are

continuing as a Cloverbud in 2022 or moving

on to participate in 4-H projects, 4-H has

exciting things in store for you.

Cloverbuds are a informal approach to

developing the confidence, social skills, decision-making

abilities, subject matter

knowledge, and physical skills of kindergarten

through second grade youth. As children

begin their 4-H Cloverbud experience,

they take part in a blend of activities and

opportunities designed for their age level.

Membership eligibility for the 4-H Cloverbud

program begins when a child has

reached the age of 5 and is enrolled in kindergarten

as of Jan. 1 of the current 4-H year.

Cloverbuds participate in fun and exciting

activities and community service coordinated

by their club Cloverbud advisor. They

can also participate in county-wide day

camps.This year’s day camp is tentatively

scheduled for June 17. Contact the Extension

Office for more information.

Cloverbuds are encouraged to exhibit a

display from their club at the county fair.

However, Cloverbud exhibitions are noncompetitive

and for exhibition only. A Cloverbud “show-n-tell” is an

example of how youth can feel a part of the fair without being competitive.

Cloverbuds who put an activity on display receive a Cloverbud

ribbon. This year’s Cloverbud “show-n-tell” is at 7 p.m. July 12

in the Della Selsor Building.

To learn more about the Cloverbudprogram, call the Madison

County OSU Extension office at (740) 852-0975 or visit

madison.osu.edu.


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Celebrating 4-H & FFA

Soaking up the culture in Puerto Rico via 4-H

By Amara Suchy

Double L II 4-H Club member

This past fall, I was selected along with nine other

teen 4-H’ers from Ohio to go on a cultural immersion

trip to Puerto Rico.

I met the other 4-Hers for the first time at the airport

for our departing flight. It was my first time in a different

country and my first time on a plane without any

family members. During the nine-day adventure, we

spent most of our time in Castañer (a remote town in

the mountains) and Old San Juan. Our group became

close friends very quickly, which made it almost feel like

we were all traveling as one close family.

In Castañer, we went on many hikes with stunning

views and swam in several freshwater springs. I even

had the chance to go cliff jumping at one of the springs.

We helped pick coffee beans at a local coffee farm and

got to see the process the beans go through to become

the coffee we drink. The trip took place over Thanksgiving,

so we had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving

with Puerto Rican-style food and socialization. We

were welcomed as if we were family celebrating the

feast at a local family’s home in Castañer.

In San Juan, we spent time swimming in the ocean

which was just a short walk away from our apartments.

We also spent an afternoon shopping and walking

around Old San Juan and exploring the San Felipe del

Morro Castle along the shore of the island.

Traveling to Puerto Rico was truly an incredible experience.

By immersing myself in the culture of the island,

I not only learned about the differences that set

us apart but also learned we have many things in common.

The people we met in Puerto Rico opened their

homes to us and treated us like family. The lifestyle was

laid back and relaxed which took some getting used to

compared to the busy lifestyle back home.

I am typically a shy and reserved person, so applying

for this opportunity was definitely a step out of my comfort

zone. One of the most challenging things I had to

do was speak Spanish to communicate with Puerto Ricans.

Even though I have taken three years of Spanish

in high school, it was still a challenge trying to apply

what I learned in the classroom while trying to maintain

a real conversation. Having the courage to speak

another language and understand that I would make

mistakes and struggle along the way was one of the

hardest things for me to accept. Thankfully, everyone I

met was very patient and understanding as I tried to

ask questions, order food, or just try to have a casual

conversation.

Last fall, Amara Suchy spent nine days in Puerto Rico through a

cultural immersion program. She was one of 10 4-Hers from

around Ohio selected to participate.

Going to Puerto Rico has changed how I interact with people and

taught me that no matter how much of a rush you are in, there is

always time to relax and connect with people in a meaningful way.

Amara Suchy, 17, is a junior at Jonathan Alder High School and a

member of the Double L II 4-H Club.

‘Real Money, Real World’ simulation an eye-opener

With the help of many community volunteers

who staffed 14 business booths, students

at Tolles Career & Technical Center

participated in a Real Money Real World

simulation. Students were assigned a career,

a monthly salary, and a specific number

of children. Each student visited the

various booths, making spending choices

based on their family situation, hoping they

would have enough money to make ends

meet at the end of the month.

The program included four classroom lessons

to prepare students to assume the role

of a 27-year-old adult who is the primary income

provider for a family. Students learned

to subtract savings, taxes and other deductions

from their monthly income. The

amount of money left over is what they

spent during the simulation activity. Students

spent their money at booths staffed by

community volunteers on items typically

found in a monthly budget, including housing,

utilities, groceries, insurance, child care

and transportation. Throughout the activity,

students kept track of their finances and

attempted to complete the simulation with

a positive balance.

The program is a product of The Ohio

State University. Frances Foos, Madison

County 4-H Extension educator, organized

the activity in collaboration with Tolles.

One of the biggest surprises to participants

was the cost of childcare. One youth,

who came into the simulation with an

$1,800 monthly salary and two children,

was discouraged to discover day care would

be over $880. Volunteers at the financial assistance

booth assisted him in getting a second

part-time job.

“I had three kids, so I had to give up the nicer house to have

enough money for their food and child care”, noted one student in

their experience during the simulation.

During the post-simulation lesson, students reflected on what

they learned by completing a self-assessment. The students were

shocked at how hard it was to meet a monthly budget. Many had

newfound respect for the adults in their lives and what they deal

with daily. At the end of the experience, students commented that,

“Kids are expensive,” “I need to graduate and get a better job,” “Life

is a whole lot harder than I thought,” and “I need to get the important

stuff out of the way first.”

In a follow-up study, students reported significant changes in

their financial behavior after the program. More than 80 precent

reported changes in how they repay money owed, set aside money

for the future, and compare prices. Over 75 percent of students indicated

they now think more carefully about spending money.

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During a Real Money Real World simulation, Claire Reinhofer

(left), community health educator with Madison County Public

Health, talks to a Tolles Career and Technical Center student

about choosing health insurance plans.


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Celebrating 4-H & FFA

LHS: Learning, competing, and helping others

By Dana Snyder

London FFA Advisor

As usual, the London High School FFA chapter has kept a busy

schedule this school year, from soil contests to community service.

Soil Contests

In October, five London FFA members participated in the district

and state Agricultural Soils Career Development Event. During this

contest, the students examined four pits, then took a soils survey

and test. While examining the soil pits, the students had to determine

the characteristics of each pit and make good management

practice recommendations for the particular field.

The team placed first at the district event in Marion County and

15th in the state contest in Delaware County.

London High School FFA members who participated in district and

state soil career development events last fall included: (from left)

Sara Oney, Izzy Hiles, Evan Moran, Ellen Moore and Marissa Horn.

(From left) London High School FFA members Brooklyn Powell, Jayden Baker, Emily Mathews, Sarah Cooper,

Noah Fellure, Laney Fisher, Hallie Becknell, Clayton Scaggs, and Virginia Smith raised and donated meat chickens

to HELP House.

National Convention

Eleven London FFA members attended the National FFA Convention

in person in Indianapolis Oct. 27-29. On Day 1, the students

attended the convention’s opening session then headed to a trampoline

park in Indianapolis and ate at IHOP for dinner.

Sessions and lessons in running a fish hatchery filled Day 2. The

students visited Ozark Fisheries. On Day 3, members attended a

couple more sessions and then went shopping.

Overall, the National Convention trip was a success for London

FFA, and members can’t wait to see what next year’s convention

has to offer.

Thanksgiving

London FFA members volunteered in two ways at the HELP

House Thanksgiving outreach.

Students in the animal science class raised and donated 238

pounds of meat chickens. The students raised the chickens from 2

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days old to the day they went to the processor

at 8 weeks old. The students worked

very hard to care for these animals every

day and make sure they were kept healthy.

Additionally, FFA members each volunteered

at least one hour of community service

at HELP House for the Thanksgiving

outreach. They helped to pack food boxes,

bag fresh produce and assist customers.

FFA members donated a combined total of

68 hours of community service.

State FFA Degree

D.J. Covert and

Sara Oney of the London

FFA chapter will

receive the State FFA

Degree in May at the

Ohio FFA Convention

in Columbus. The State

FFA Degree is the highest

degree bestowed by

Ohio FFA and the second

highest degree an D.J. Covert

FFA member can earn.

The Ohio FFA Degree

recognizes FFA

members who have received

the chapter degree,

been active in

FFA for at least 1.5

years, productively

earned and invested

$2,500 in their supervised

agricultural experience

program,

Sara Oney

participated in Career

Development Events (CDE’s) and leadership

activities above the chapter level, documented

25 hours of community service,

and a grade point average above 2.0.

Covert is the son of David and Julie

Covert of London, and Oney is the daughter

of Bruce and Debra Oney of London.


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Celebrating 4-H & FFA

Taking it all in at the National FFA Convention

By Lindsey Call

Madison-Plains FFA

Through all the joys and discomforts of the past year,

the FFA has worked together as an organization. In

2021, the sea of blue was back on the streets of Indianapolis.

The Madison-Plains High School chapter,

along with all the others, could not be more excited to

once again attend the National FFA Convention.

This year, Madison-Plains partnered with the Southeastern

and Kenton FFA chapters to take a charter bus.

The trip began with a visit to Lucas Oil Stadium for the

opening session. The lights dimmed as the national officer

team took to the stage to begin opening ceremonies.

For his opening speech, president Doster Harper gave

tales of comebacks. After being separated for over a year,

the organization was there in the stadium gathered as

one. In his eyes, that was one of the best comebacks ever.

Following the conclusion of the speech, attendees

made their way to the convention hall. The convention

contained everything from free samples and workshops

for younger members to college and workplace representatives

for older members. Teachers received recognition

with free t-shirts celebrating advisor appreciation.

To begin the second day, members took a trip to the

Indianapolis Speedway, also known as “the brick yard,”

for a behind-the-scenes look. They learned about the

history of the raceway on a guided track and museum

tour. Later in the day, students visited the Lincoln Tech

trade school. Some of the programs included: diesel

technology, collision repair, medical assistant, and electrical

technology. When pursuing a career through Lincoln,

an enrolled student can expect to graduate in 12

to 20 months, depending on the career path. Best of all,

if a student realizes they don’t like Lincoln, they only

pay for the amount of time they spent there.

Immediately after the tour was over, the chapter

went back to Lucas Oil Stadium for session two and the

national secretary’s retiring address. She explained that

our lives occur in “seasons” or periods of good or bad in

our lives. How we behave in these seasons and how we

help others throughout theirs will build us as people.

Following this session, the chapters gathered for dinner

and finished the second day with laser tag.

Beginning day three, chapter members made one

final trip to the convention center. During this trip, they

participated in hands-on leadership workshops. Students

came out of these workshops describing how they

would implement the lessons within their everyday

lives. After gathering all the members, the Madison

Plains chapter departed for home.

The following Saturday, advisors went back to Indianapolis

to celebrate American degree recipients. This

year, Madison-Plains had five: Macy Burchett, Wyatt

Eades, Cole Henry, Haylee Henry, and Jarrett Vallery.

Parliamentary procedure wins

Madison Plains High School FFA’s American degree recipients

are: (from left) Cole Henry, Wyatt Eades, Haylee Henry, Macy

Burchett and Jarrett Vallery.

By Lindsey Call

Madison-Plains FFA

During the school year, students enrolled in FFA

have the opportunity to participate in career development

events. These events, also known as CDEs, build

leadership skills, work ethic, and overall preparedness

for certain career paths.

Many members of the Madison-Plains High School

chapter are involved with parliamentary procedure, an

event in which a team of six to eight members runs a

mock meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order.

At the novice level, eight members have 15 minutes

to cover three discussion points in, demonstrate one

ability, and conduct opening and closing ceremonies.

For advanced, six members have 12 minutes to cover

four discussion points and demonstrate two abilities.

Novice members are students in their first year of

FFA or those who are participating in the CDE for the

first time. Those participating at this level have a limited

amount of time to completely learn how to run abilities.

Members on the novice team this year include:

president, Mattalyn Long; vice president, Addison

Hawkins; secretary, Kiana Gabler; treasurer, Carlee

Blackburn; reporter, Addison Reeves; student advisor,

Ashley Hawkins; sentinel, Abigail Lindsey; and member,

Mackenzie Reeves.

These girls have put in countless hours practicing to

excel, and their list of accomplishments shows it has

paid off. At the sub-district competition, the team placed

first in the southern division and second overall. While

at districts, novice placed first overall, qualifying them

for states.

Advanced is the next step in the parliamentary procedure

CDE. As members go on to this level, they have

to sharpen their skills in running abilities, as well as

Madison-Plains High School FFA’s advanced parliamentary

procedure team includes: (from left) Anna

LeGault, Kyla McCoy, Molly Barber, Lindsey Call, Kinsey

Null and Emma Rife.

overall discussion. This year, the advanced members included:

president: Lindsey Call; secretary, Molly Barber;

and members, Emma Rife, Kyla McCoy, Anna

LeGault and Kinsey Null.

Members worked hard to brush up on their knowledge

of abilities and improve overall discussion topics.

During subdistricts, advanced placed first in the southern

division. At the district level, the team placed third

overall, making them state runners-up. Though their

main season is over, the girls continue to work hard participating

in Battle of the Gavel, an online competition

judged by professional parliamentarians.

As the season wraps up, both teams continue to reflect

on the victories, as well as the critiques. Parliamentary

procedure and other CDEs leave positive

impressions on the lives of students. In continuing to

pursue these activities, members will be better prepared

for challenges in the near and distant future.


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With Gratitude and Appreciation

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The Madison County Fair Sales Committee would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the generous support

from these businesses and individuals during the 2021 4H/FFA Youth Livestock Sale at the Madison County Fair.

We hope you will consider supporting these businesses and participating in our sale on July 16, 2022!

Platinum ($10,000 or Greater)

Coughlin Automotive Group

Allstate Exteriors LLC

Bluebird Retirement Community

Big Plain Solar

Savion

Fox Squirrel Solar

Gold ($5,000-$9,999)

Tri-Green Interstate Equipment,

Inc.

Midwestern Electrical Sales

Palmer Farms

Columbus Steel Erectors

Murry and Edwards

Priority Electrical Services

Stanley Electric

Environmental Ease

Finney Farms Ltd

Long Mechanical

Silver ($2,500-$4,999)

Green and Sons, Ltd.

B&B Forklift

ASE Feed & Supply

The Savings Bank

Merchants National Bank

Sterling One Stop

Heritage Cooperative

CHE Inc

Hirth Norris & Garrison CPA

Rising Sun Rabbitry

56 Auto Sales

Andrix & Herman Insurance, LLC

Mason & Sons Dumpsters, LLC

Agriline Supply

Walter Novembre

Della Selsor Trust

Buckeye Ford

Seed Consultants

Midland Title & Flax Miller Law

Blue Sky Dairy

JCLLC

Reiterman Feed & Supply

Lanigan Ag Supply

Los Mariachis

Bronze ($1,000-$2,499)

Red Hot Propane, LLC

Sterling Showpigs

Ag-Pro

Dumpster Guys

Lynch Family Funeral Home

Eberle Fisher Funeral Home

ABC Supply

Candela Renewables

Farm Credit Mid America

Madison Co. Cattlemen's Association

Bryce Hill, Inc.

Vium Capital

Mannik Smith Group, Inc. (MSG)

Tony Xenikis

Gotmudllc

Madison Lawn Care

Midwest Diversified AG

James Peart/State Farm Insurance

KCC Cattle Co

Koenig Family Farm

3P Sifrit

Allseal Sealcoating, LLC

Twin Oak Dairy, LLC

Looby Farms, LLC

Columbus Door Sales

Creamer Farm Drainage

Bennett Brothers Salvage

K&R Transport, LLC

Creamer Metal

Hartley Oil

Next Gen Agriculture

Building Systems Transportation Co.

Cappy’s Pizza

Allscapes Management

Judys Day Care

Patty Near

Madison County Farm Bureau

TAS

Durban Cattle Company

Joe White

King Concrete

The Medicine Shoppe

STS Cattle

Mark Anthony Farms

Qwest & Associates

Chris & Cindy Mace

Josh Alcott

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc.

Caleb Krebs

Stratovation Group

Huntington National Bank

All Other Buyers:

Telhio Credit Union

Sims Construction

Victoria Anne Salon & Boutique

Marshall Electric

Far-Barkers, LLC

Bryan and Kelly Dhume

London Elite

B & T Farms, Inc

R&R Implement

Terry Family Ice Cream

JMA Dumpsters

Wight Family Show Team

Tom Whiteside Auto Sales

Debbie Bartkowiak

John Griffith

Riebel's Welding

The Beachy Family

Rader's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Eamon Costello

West Ranch Farms

Matt Furbee Family

Jeff & Susan Marshall

Leonard Brinksneader

Isaacs farms

Bell Family Farms

Cress Show Team

Range Township Trustees

In Memory of Donald Mace

Benjamin Steel

Brock & Renee Ballah

J&J Excavating

R&T Yoder Electric

Dayton Door Sales

Pounce Signs and Print Wear

Mike and J’Nell Boyd

Paula Hann

Kevin Summers Farms

Charlie Rinehart

Bowman Trucking, Inc.

Kuhlwein Petroleum Co.

Cheryl Barlage

Butz Farms

Scott & Crystal Tubbs

Civista Bank

MKSK

Meade farms

Kimbler Girls Showpigs

Brock Farms

Elford, Inc.

Daniel & Rena Call

Nichols Farms

Chris Wallace

Westwind Farms, LLC

Gary Miller

JoshSheppard /Red One Realty

Atlas Industrial Contractors

Madison County Republicans

Buckeye Propane

Mike Carey For Congress

Summit Home Care

Timothy E Beathard

Fairfield Twp

TDDE, LLC

Robert Hahnemann

Walls & Bennett

Tri-Ag

PEPCO (Professional Electric Products

Company)

Snyder Livestock

Richwood Bank

Agricultural Lands, Inc.

Joe & Anna Henry

HUGHESboys Showpigs

R C Farms

Buckeye Realty Group

Thad Cooperrider to US Congress

Becky Cress

PJ White

Darby Meadow Farm

Larry & Esther Wheeler

Ashley Anthony Scentsy

Cinnamon Swaney

MH Eby

Jonathon Francis

Eva Maries Salon

R&D Showpigs

Paul Hess

Michael Leach

Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter

McCall-Sharp Architecture Ltd

Bryan Robinson

Krugh Insurande

Vallery & Dorn Insurance

Harsh Blacktop

West Jefferson Plumbing and

Heating

Willing Show Pigs

Our Melt Bar

Marshall Farms

Diley Medical Group

Julie & Richard Rutta

Mason Acres

Rob Hines

La Carretta

Classic Building Services

IBI Group

Shane & Susan Baker

Karen Grube

Kevin Drewes

HAPPY Showpigs

Marty Lyons

Deetra Huntington

Fellure Family

Bob & Sue Hackett

Don Sharrett Family

Steve & Paul Adams

Wilt Farms

Beth Ann Marshall

A&M Farms of Mt Sterling, LLC

Ramona Porter

Lonnie & Vickie Finchum

David Junk Family In Memory of Lynda Junk

Mark Butts

Ernie Hines Family

Night Owl Creations

Robert Peterson

Becky, Macy, Amy Burchett

McNeil

R&D Showpigs

Scott Duffey

Bateman Family

Sam Junk Family

Mumma & Mumma

Re/Max Leading Edge

Bruce Oney

Dale Siebold

NS Seed Service

Desmidt Farms

Dorothy Henry

Adam & Sarah Marshall

Rodd & Jennifer Lape

Eric & Carol Semler

Spring Creek Farms

Bridgett Shoemaker

London Nutrition

LeGault Family

Jeff Martin Auctioneers

Jenni Ricker

Donna Drewes

Michael & Laura Vallery

Schlosser Farms

Smack Genetics

Bruce Wilson

Glade Run Designs

The Gary Finchum Family

Mike Bellows

Amy Hann Morrow

Jane Roberts

Darlene Wilkins

Steve Davis

Karla & Neal Hess

Gary Gallimore

Teara Sparks

Kellin Sparks


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Sixth-graders take tourney title

London Middle School’s sixth-grade girls’ basketball team won the Central Ohio Basketball Association

tournament championship on Feb. 20 by beating Licking Valley 43-28. The Lady Raiders finished the season

with a 12-3 record. Celebrating the win are: (front row, from left) Chloe Jackson, Khloe Cunningham, Phoebe

Goff and Carly Knox; (back row) Coach Mariah Miller, Aliyah Tyree, Ella Dunmon, Anna Sims, Peyton Adams,

Brynn Trimble, Jada Jackson and Coach Paul Knox.

OHC honors

Several Madison-Plains and West Jefferson

high school basketball players earned

all-conference honors from the Ohio Heritage

Conference for the 2021-22 season.

In the boys’ North division, West Jefferson

honorees included: M.J. Book, senior,

first-team and player of the year; Asher Wilson,

sophomore, second-team; and Tyler

Buescher, senior, honorable mention.

In the boys’ South division, Madison-

Plains junior Michael Bearden was earned

honorable mention.

In the girls’ North division, West Jefferson

honorees included: Taylor Roberts, senior,

first-team; Brooke Mannon, junior,

second-team; and Emma Crace, senior, honorable

mention.

In the girls’ South division, Madison-

Plains senior Rylee Davis was named second-team.

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library events

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Mount Sterling Library

Mount Sterling Public Library is located

at 60 W. Columbus St. Call (740) 869-2430

or visit www.mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org.

• Scholarship. Mount Sterling Friends of

the Library is offering the $1,500 Marjorie

Hanson Memorial Scholarship to a graduating

senior of the Madison-Plains Class of

2022 or a homeschooled student residing in

the Madison-Plains school district who will

be graduated from an accredited school in

2022. Applications are available at the library

and the high school.

• Vacancy on board. The library is looking

to fill a vacancy on its board of trustees.

Applications are available at the library’s

front desk or can be emailed upon request.

• Scented Soap Fundraiser. Honeyrun

Farm, owned by Isaac and Jayne Barnes of

Pickaway County, has created a bar soap

named “Library.” Each bar costs $4.75;

Mount Sterling Friends of the Library will

receive $3 from each bar sold. Orders can be

made on the Honeyrun Farm Etsy page or

through their website, www.honeyrunfarm.com/handcraftedsoap/the-library.

The

soap also is sold at their farmstand at 9642

Randle Rd., Williamsport, at the Worthington

Farmers Market, and other retailers in

Columbus and around Ohio.

• Preschool Storytime. Mondays at

10:30 a.m.

• Kids’ Cooking Club. The Batters,

Splatters & Platters Kids’ Cooking Club for

ages 9-12 meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first

and third Mondays of each month to learn

basic kitchen and cooking skills. Pre-registration

is required. The class is free.

• Cook Book Club. Members choose a

recipe from a cookbook of the month, then

make and bring the dish to the meeting. The

group meets the third Thursday of each

month at 6:30 p.m.

• Around Town Book Club. The group

will meet at 7 p.m. March 31 at the library

to discuss books set in Ireland, written by

an Irish author, or featuring an Irish main

character. Refreshments, games and prizes

are planned.

London Public Library

London Public Library, is located at 20 E.

First St. Call (740) 852-9543 or visit

www.mylondonlibrary.org for details.

• Behind the Front Door: Secrets and

Surprising Stories of the Ladies Linked to

Our Presidents. This event will take place

in-person at the library with the presenter

appearing via Zoom on March 16 at 6:30

p.m. Learn about a woman who ran for president

in 1872, a daughter who smoked on

top of the White House, and a First Lady

who secretly ran the country, among other

fascinating stories.

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

(From left) Lisa and Matthew Winner, Mindi Kell, Jemma Kellstadt, Jacquelyn Nelson

and Ellie Ferguson celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2) during the Mt. Sterling

Public Library’s Preschool Storytime. They enjoyed Dr. Seuss books and made a

paper plate craft based on a theme from one of the books.

Hear stories of women

linked to U.S. presidents

• Story Times. Story Time for toddlers

(ages 0-3 years old) takes place on Tuesdays

from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Story Time for

preschoolers (ages 3-6 years old) takes place

on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Each

week focuses on a different theme using

books, songs and finger plays. Some weeks

include musical instruments, scarves, balls

and parachutes. Face masks are required

for everyone 3 and older.

• Kindergarten Club. Prepare your preschooler

for kindergarten on Thursdays at

6:30 p.m. This program is recommended for

children ages 3-6 and covers letter sounds

and writing letters, numbers and counting,

fine and gross motor skills, scissors, sorting,

patterns and more. Face masks are required

for everyone 3 and older.

Plain City Library

For up-to-date information about library

services, visit plaincitylib.org or call (614)

873-4912. The library is located at 305 W.

Main St. and online at www.plaincitylib.org.

• Storytime at the Park. Join us at Plain

City’s Pastime Park, 370 N. Chillicothe St.,

on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for stories,

rhymes, songs and other learning activities

appropriate for ages 6 and younger. Storytime

kits containing scarves, shakers, beanbags,

and other manipulatives used in

storytime will be available while supplies

last. Have a Storytime from Home kit from

Online Storytime? Bring it with you; it contains

all the supplies you need. Caregivers

must attend. No registration is required.

• Online Storytime. The program takes

place on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter on

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories,

rhymes, songs, and more with a new theme

each week. These storytimes are intended

for children ages 6 and younger, but anyone

can tune in. For dates and direct links, visit

www.plaincitylib.org.

• Bedtime Storytime. Join the library on

In honor of Women’s History Month,

London Public Library, 20 E. First St., will

host an in-person event about women’s

roles in presidential history at 6:30 p.m.

March 16.

“Behind the Front Door: Secrets and

Surprising Stories of the Ladies Linked to

Our Presidents,” presented by Susan Cannavino,

will highlight stories of historical

women in the presidential circle. Participants

will learn about not just First

Ladies but also daughters and women who

have run for office.

Cannavino, a northern Ohio-based

speaker, uses presentations to bring historical

events and people to life.

“I love learning facts about history that

aren’t regularly taught, and [Cannavino]

will definitely be able to bring us some

new information that many of us may not

know,” said Allison Ratcliff, London Public

Library’s circulation assistant and event

coordinator. “This program will be enjoyable

for everyone but especially those who

have an interest in history.”

Cannavino will present via Zoom. The

event will take place in the Hartley meeting

room on the library’s lower level.

For more information, call the library

at (740) 852-9543.

Facebook, Youtube or Twitter for a live Bedtime

Storytime every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and more.

These storytimes are intended for children

ages 6 and younger, but anyone can tune in.

For dates and direct links, visit

www.plaincitylib.org.

• Storytime Kits. Participants of Online

and Bedtime Storytimes are encouraged to

pick up a Storytime Kit to make their experience

more engaging by introducing interactive

early learning activities. These kits

are appropriate for children ages 2-5 and include

instruments and manipulatives that

will be used throughout the library’s winter

and spring storytime sessions. The kits are

available on a first-come, first-served basis

while supplies last. Visit

plaincitylib.org/storytime-from-home/ for

more information.

HBMLibrary

Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library, 270

Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, offers the

following activities and services. For details,

call (614) 879-8448 or visit hbmlibrary.org.

• Prom Dress Drive. The library is collecting

donations of formal wear, including

dresses and suits. Anyone who needs formal

wear is invited to stop by the library to

browse for a free selection.

• Family Game Night. At 5 p.m. March

17, bring friends and family to the library to

learn new games or play familiar ones.

• Storytimes. Wednesdays and Fridays,

10:30 a.m.

• Getting To Know Your Library. During

March, visit the library to complete a scavenger

hunt and earn a prize. Those who sign

up for a library card and complete the hunt

will earn an extra prize.

• Free After-school Meals. Meals (for

children ages 2 years old through high

school seniors) can be picked up between 3

and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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Date of Notice: March 13, 2022

Name and address of facility:

Twin Oak Dairy

14380 Charleston Chillicothe Road

South Solon, Ohio 43153

Name and address of applicant:

Twin Oak Dairy

14380 Charleston Chillicothe Road

South Solon, Ohio 43153

In accordance with OAC rule 901:10-6-01, public notice is hereby given that

the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting comments on a

draft Permit to Operate (PTO) renewal for the facility called “Twin Oak Dairy”

located at 14380 Charleston Chillicothe Road, South Solon, Ohio 43153 in

Madison County, Stokes Township, in the Paint Watershed. If the final

permit is issued, the PTO would be valid for five years.

A copy of the draft permit can be obtained by completing a public records

request using the following link:

https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/

legal-office/public-records-site-area

Any person may submit written comments and/or request a public meeting

on the draft permit. A request for a public meeting must be in writing

and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the public meeting.

Comments and/or public meeting requests must be received by the DLEP

office no later than 5 p.m. April 12, 2022. Comments can either be mailed

to: Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Livestock Environmental

Permitting, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 or emailed

to lepp@agri.ohio.gov. Comments received after this date will not be considered.

A public meeting will be held when required by OAC 901:10-6-

04(C) and may be held where authorized by OAC 901:10-6-01(D). Persons

have a right to provide a written or oral statement for the record at the

public meeting, if a meeting is scheduled.

The Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting maintains an “interested

parties” list for each Ohio county as well as a statewide list for notification

of all draft permits. If you would like to be added to either or both

of these lists, please send a request to

lepp@agri.ohio.gov or call 614-387-0470

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MM2022194

STORAGE AUCTION

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

the following storage units will be sold at auction

at Wall to Wall Storage, 1800 State Route 56, London, OH.

1) Emily Massie, 18 E. High Street, London A45; 2) Tim and Verna

Williams, 219 Delaware, London, OH A29; 3) Cheryl McNeal, 265

Inah Ave., Columbus, OH A15; 4) Ashley Muncie, 7 Fairview Ave.

London, OH P1; 5) Rod Krugh, 2700 McConkey Rd. London, OH P4;

6) Teresa Wright, 1578 Faux Satin Dr. Springfield, OH G29; 7) Todd

Nagel, 124 Dover, London, OH P11 & J13; 8) Jenna Ross, 193 N.

Oak St, London, OH D35; 9) Zach Williams, 8845 Big Plain Circleville

Road B6; 10) Loretta Maxey, 112 Bowman Rd., Springfield, OH, B4

Winning bids must remove entire contents by 5PM, 3/26/22

MM MARCH 6 & 13, 2022

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NOTICE OF LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF LONDON, OHIO

Noce is hereby given to the passage of the

following ordinances or resoluons of the London

City Council. The complete text of each ordinance or

resoluon may be obtained or viewed at the offices

of the City Law Director or the City Auditor at 20

South Walnut Street, London, Ohio, or online at the

London City website: www.londonohio.gov

Ordinance 113­22 – An Ordinance amending 1064 of

the Codified Ordinances

Date of passage: 3/3/2022

Resoluon 115­22 ­ A Resoluon increasing

appropriaons

Date of passage: 3/3/2022

Resoluon 116­22 – A Resoluon increasing

appropriaons

Date of passage: 3/3/2022

Resoluon 125­22 – A Resoluon authorizing the

Board of Public Ulies to remove a bearing with a

cost in excess of the $25,000 limitaon

Date of passage: 3/3/2022

Resoluon 126­22 – A resoluon authorizing the

Board of Public Ulies to install a new bearing with

a cost in excess of the $25,000 limitaon

Date of passage: 3/3/2022

Amy Rees

Clerk of London City Council

MM MARCH 13 & 20, 2022

PROBATE COURT OF

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN,

JUDGE

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME

OF

Mazley Monroe Nawman

to

Mazley Monroe Longsdorf

Case No. 20226010

NOTICE OF HEARING ON

CHANGE OF NAME

[R.C. 2717.01]

Applicant hereby gives notice to

all interested persons that the

applicant has filed an Application

for Change of Name in the

Probate Court of Madison County,

Ohio, requesting the change of

name of Mazley Monroe Nawman

to Mazley Monroe Longsdorf. The

hearing on the application will be

held on the 21st day of April 2022,

at 2:00 o’clock P.M. in the Probate

Court of Madison County, located

at 1 North Main Street, London,

Ohio 43140.

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Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the

ContiMortgage Home Equity Loan Trust 1997-2 Certificates, Plaintiff,

vs.

John Doe(s), Name(s) Unknown, the Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees,

beneficiaries of Jackie Sue Rinehart, AKA Jackie Rinehart, AKA Jackie S. Rinehart and their

unknown spouses and creditors; and, the unknown spouse of Jackie Sue

Rinehart, AKA Jackie Rinehart, AKA Jackie S. Rinehart, et al. ,

Defendants

Case No. CV 20220009

Judge Eamon Costello

LEGAL NOTICE

Phillip Rinehart, Jr., as Possible Heir to the Estate of Jackie Sue Rinehart AKA Jackie Rinehart,

AKA Jackie S. Rinehart, whose last known address is 101 Riley Avenue, London, OH 43140, Jane

Doe, Name Unknown, the Unknown Spouse of Phillip Rinehart, Jr. (if any), whose last known

address is 101 Riley Avenue, London, OH 43140, will take notice that on January 14, 2022, Manufacturers

and Traders Trust Company, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the ContiMortgage

Home Equity Loan Trust 1997-2 Certificates filed its Complaint in the Madison County Court of

Common Pleas at P.O. Box 557, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140, assigned Case No. CV

20220009 and styled Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, as trustee, on behalf of the

holders of the ContiMortgage Home Equity Loan Trust 1997-2 Certificates vs. John Doe(s),

Name(s) Unknown, the Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Jackie Sue Rinehart,

AKA Jackie Rinehart, AKA Jackie S. Rinehart and their unknown spouses and creditors; and, the

unknown spouse of Jackie Sue Rinehart, AKA Jackie Rinehart, AKA Jackie S. Rinehart, et al. The

object of, and demand for relief in, the Complaint is to foreclose the lien of Plaintiff's mortgage

recorded upon the real estate described below and in which Plaintiff alleges that the foregoing

defendant has or claims to have an interest:

Parcel number(s): 31-02408.000

Property address: 101 Riley Avenue, London, OH 43140

The defendant named above is required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days

after the last publication of this legal notice. This legal notice will be published once a week for

three successive weeks.

Angela D. Kirk, Attorney

Manley Deas Kochalski LLC

P. O. Box 165028

Columbus, OH 43216-5028

614-220-5611

adk@manleydeas.com

MM FEBRUARY 27, MARCH 6 & 13, 2022

MM2022170

The 2021 Annual Financial Report for

year ended December 31, 2021 of the

Mt. Sterling Public Library

has been completed.

The report is available for public review

at the library

60 W. Columbus St.

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

Jeremy VanMeter, Fiscal Officer

Mt. Sterling Public Library

(740) 869-2430

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The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public notice,

including any additional instructions for submitting comments,

requesting information, a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be

obtained at: https://epa.ohio.gov/actions or Hearing Clerk, Ohio

EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph:

614-644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.ohio.gov

Final Approval of Plans and Specifications

Procter Conference Center

11235 St Rte 38 SE, London, OH 43140

Facility Description: Transient Water System

ID #: 3000040

Date of Action: 02/28/2022

This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable

to ERAC. Detail Plans for PWSID:OH4936212 Plan No:3000040

Regarding New Well Site Approval.

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Public Employee Retirees

The Fayette-Madison Counties chapter

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meet at 12:30 p.m. March 23 at the Fayette

County Commission on Aging, 1179 S. Elm

St., Washington Court House. Any members

may call the Commission on Aging at (740)

335-2159 to make an 11:30 a.m. lunch reservation

if they desire to have lunch prior to

the meeting.

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Life in Christ Fellowship Church, 500

State Rte. 142 NE, West Jefferson, is hosting

an Easter egg hunt, story, and “bunny

snacks” at 11 a.m. April 16 for children ages

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candy, treats and surprises.

Parenting Classes

Free Triple P Positive Parenting Program

classes will be held from 4:30 to 6:30

p.m. Wednesdays, March 16-April 6, at

Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly

Chapel Rd., West Jefferson. Sessions include

free snacks, gift cards, and materials.

Parents are welcome to attend all sessions

or choose the date that fits their schedule.

Making the classes possible are Action

For Children, Ohio Children’s Trust Fund,

and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

For more information or to register, contact

Melinda Moreno at triplep@actionforchildren.org

or (614) 585-9725.

London Town Hall Meetings

The city of London is holding town hall

meetings to share information and collect

public input on proposed plans for a new police

department facility and a new community

center. The city has placed a 0.5

percent income tax on the May 3 ballot for

construction of the two new buildings and

for additional funding for the fire/EMS department.

The town hall meetings will take

place at 6 p.m. March 22, April 12 and April

26 at city hall, 20 S. Walnut St.

Prescription Drug Take-Back

The village of Plain City will host a prescription

drug take-back day 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 30 at the Pleasant Valley Fire Department,

650 W. Main St. Drop off unused, unneeded,

unwanted and/or expired

medications.

Plain City Special Events

The village of Plain City is hosting the

following events. Visit www.plain-city.com

and click on “Parks & Rec” for updates.

• Through May 23—Storytime at Pastime

Park (youth building), Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

• Through April 1—Active Agers walking

program, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday,

the Ball House, 327 W. Bigelow

• April 9—VFW Auxiliary Easter Egg

hunt, noon at Pastime Park (rain date: April

16)

• April 22—Earth Day free tree and shrub

giveaway, Pastime Park office

• April 30—Community yard sale, 8 a.m.-

4 p.m.

• May 6—Darby Creek Outdoor Workshop:

Learn & Preserve, 6-8 p.m., McKitrick

Park

• May 7—PCABA parade, 10 a.m., and

opening day, Pastime Park

• May 28—Pool opens

• May 29—Bluegrass & BBQ and bounce

house, 2-9 p.m., Pastime Park

Developmental Disabilities

The Madison County Board of Developmental

Disabilities will meet at 4 p.m.

March 17 at the administrative office, 500

Elm St., London. If the meeting needs to be

postponed, it will take place the following

Thursday.

Health District

• The Madison County London City

Health District board will meet at 5 p.m.

March 14 at the Madison County Engineer’s

Office, 825 U.S. Rte. 42, London.

• The Madison County District Advisory

Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in

the conference room at the Madison County

Engineer’s Office, 825 U.S. Rte. 42, London.

Art Exhibit

The London Arts Center, 121 E. First St.,

London, is hosting “Art by Jonathan,” an exhibit

of works by Jonathan Mullins Kimbler.

The exhibit runs through March 27. Gallery

hours are Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-

2 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Full Moon Bike Rides

The Friends of Madison County Parks

and Trails is hosting evening bike rides in

conjunction with full moons. The next two

are set for 7:30 p.m. March 18 and April 16.

Participants meet at Phat Daddy’s Pizza, 15

E. First St., London, and choose from two

routes: a 14-miles round trip to the Wilson

Road trailhead and back or a 25-mile round

trip to Battelle Darby Metro Park, 8465

Alkire Rd., and back. It is recommended that

riders wear helmets, lights, and light-colored

clothing. Registration is not required.

Power of the Purse

Spend a night out with your girlfriends—

good food, good music, good fun for a good

cause—at Madison County’s Power of the

Purse. Hosted by United Way of Clark,

Champaign and Madison Counties, this

event benefits the Madison County Dolly

Parton Imagination Library.

Power of the Purse is set for April 7, 5:30-

9 p.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 16

S. Union St., London. A silent auction, live

auction, entertainment, and food are

planned.

Tickets are $40 pre-sale or $45 at the

door ($25 of each ticket goes to the Dolly

Parton Imagination Library and is tax deductible.)

Buy tickets online at uwccmc.org

or call (937) 324-5551.

Pup Cups in March

Throughout March, the London Dairy

Queen Chill & Grill, 365 Lafayette St., will

donate 25 cents from each pup cup purchase

to the Humane Society. Last year, supporters

purchased more than 1,500 pup cups.

The Humane Society hopes to break that

record. Participants are encouraged to share

photos of everyone enjoying their pup cups

on the Humane Society’s Facebook page.

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross is holding blood

drives in Madison County. For more information

or to schedule an appointment, visit

www.redcrossblood.org and search by zip code.

March 23—Madison-Plains High School,

800 Linson Rd., London, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

March 30—Fairhaven School, 510 Elm

St., London, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

The Friends of Madison County Parks &

Trails and the Madison County Senior Center

will hold their annual pancake and

sausage breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. April 9

at the senior center, 280 W. High St., London.

The cost is $7 and includes pancakes,

sausage, scrambled eggs, a fruit cup, and

water or juice. Online and silent auctions

are planned, too. New and gently used items

will be auctioned from March 9 through

April 6. To donate auction items, become a

sponsor, or learn more about the breakfast,

email info@fmcpt.com. (The breakfast was

originally scheduled for February but, due

to high COVID case levels, has been postponed

until April 9.)

Madison County Senior Center

The Madison County Senior Citizens

Center, 280 W. High St., London, offers the

following activities. The cafe is open to all

ages, Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

For details, call (740) 852-3001.

March 14—8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise

class; 9 a.m., chair volleyball; 9:30

a.m., crocheting, knitting and needle crafts;

10:30 a.m., sitting exercises/strengthening;

1 p.m., euchre

March 15—9 a.m.-3 p.m., quilting class;

10 a.m., bowling at Madison Lanes

March 16—8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise

class; 9 a.m., chair volleyball; 10:30

a.m., aerobic/strengthening class; 12 p.m.,

bridge; 1 p.m., yoga stretch; 2 p.m., diabetes

and weight loss support group

March 17—9 a.m., chair volleyball

March 18—8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise

class; 9 a.m., painting class; 10 a.m.,

chimes; 1 p.m., free movie.

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