New fax number for Morrow County Sentinel
The Morrow County Sentinel now sends and receives faxes electronically, thus our fax number has changed, Please use 419-386-2420 for all faxed correspondence.
Hospice workshop for children coming up August 2
Hospice of Morrow County is hosting a workshop on Saturday, August 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm for children ages 6-12. The focus of the free workshop is to assist children with healing from any significant loss they have experienced. If you have any questions call Hospice Social Worker Ruth Reeve, LISWS at 419-946-9822.
Marengo Seniors Breakfast on August 4
You are invited to attend the Marengo Seniors Breakfast at the Farmstead Restaurant on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. Call Joyce Taylor, leader, with questions at 419-253-0727.
Open Arms Christian Church holding VBS August 9
A free all-day Vacation Bible School will be held at Open Arms Christian Church on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be non-stop activities to keep children in grades 3-6 entertained all day. They also will be fed lunch, dinner and snacks. Please bring a towel and proper swimming attire. Girls are asked to wear a long t-shirt over their bathing suits and boys are asked to wear a shirt. Anyone with questions or who would like to pre-register may call 419-946-2274 or go online to www.go.kidcheck.com and create a free parent account and select the church’s name when asked to save a lot of time at check-in.
Sparta Advent sponsoring Back to School Bash August 9
On August 9th from 5-7 PM the Sparta Advent Christian Church will be offering free food and basic elementary school supplies (while supplies last) to families in the Highland Community. Sparta Advent Christian Church is located at 1137 S. Church Street, Sparta, OH 43350. Please visit our Facebook page or email us for more information.
Gary Squires Memorial Car Show in Marion August 9
The Gary Squires Memorial Car Show will be held on North Main Street in downtown Marion on Aug. 9. Registration will be from noon to 3 p.m. and the registration fee is $10. There will be 50+ sponsor choice awards and proceeds benefit Safety City of Marion. Main Street will be closed from the railroad tracks to Klerx Ave. during the event. No alcohol is allowed and the car show is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property. For more information, call Jannetta at 740-361-0812 or Doug at 740-244-1624.
Highland High School’s Open House set for August 12
Highland High School’s Open House is scheduled for August 12th 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Students will be able to pick up their schedules with locker assignments, visit their classrooms, and chat with the staff. There is no additional freshman orientation. The high school supply list is available on the website @ www.highland.k12.oh.us. Choose high school and then scroll down on the right side to access the information. We are looking forward to another great school year!
Humane Society Rummage/Bake Sale August 16
The Humane Society of Morrow County will hold its annual Rummage and Bake Sale Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whetstone Industries, 440 Douglas Street, Mount Gilead. Shoppers can also participate in raffles. HSofMC would appreciate donations for the sale. Donations desired include labeled baked goods, decorative items, kitchenware, household goods, sports equipment, tools, DIY items, clothes, entertainment items, pet-related items, jewelry, plants, etc. Donations should be clean and in working order. No large appliances, large pieces of furniture, used bedding items, cribs or car seats please. Donations can be delivered to Whetstone Industries on Friday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 16 beginning at 7 a.m. To request item pickup, call 419-947-5791, option 1.
American Red Cross in need of blood donations
The American Red Cross is requesting help to raise awareness of a critical need for blood donations. We are facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
Cardington library looking for trustee
The Cardington-Lincoln Public Library has a vacancy for a library trustee with a term ending Dec. 31, 2016. This is a volunteer position. Interested Cardington-Lincoln School District residents should send a cover letter accompanied by a resume or other statement of qualifications to the President Board of Trustees, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, P.O. Box 38, Cardington, OH 43315. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Fair parade entry forms available
Anyone interested in participating in the 2014 Morrow County Fair parade on Sunday, August 31st can get forms in the Sr. and Jr. Fair Board offices when the offices are open. Deadline for parade is Friday, August 29th @ 6 pm in the Sr. Fair office. Questions, call Russ Mayer 419-560-3689.
Heartbeat of Morrow County
The Blessings for Many, The Blessings of Many! Heartbeat of Morrow County’s “Boutique” seeks donations of gently used clothing from newborn up to size 5 (boy& girl sizes 2-5 needed the most), linens, equipment, children’s books, maternity clothes and more. Any Morrow County resident is eligible to receive items that they need at no charge, (limits do apply per two month cycle)! We also have new items, diapers and furniture that can be purchased with Baby Bucks that parents earn through our “Earn While You Learn” program. Hours are Tuesday 1-3pm / 6-8pm & Thursday 1-3pm. Located at 900 Meadow Drive, Suite D, Mount Gilead. For more info, phone 419-947-9397.
No Limits Food Pantry needs donations
The volunteers at the food pantry provided 10,047 individuals and 90,397 meals for Morrow County residents in 2013. Our shelves are almost bare. Please Help us feed our county. (Must be a resident of Morrow County to receive food.) No Limits is located at 4046 Vine Street, Edison, OH 419-946-5900.
TOPS meets on Monday evenings
T.O.P.S - Take Off Pounds Sensibly- is a non profit organization that meets every Monday night at the Mt. Gilead Methodist Church. Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Linda at 419-946-9326 or 419-946-9326.
Marengo MOPS meets 1st, 3rd Fridays monthly
Marengo MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:30-11:30 am, the first and third Fridays of the month from September to May. Meetings are held at the Marengo Methodist Church 8 North Main St, Marengo, OH (across from the Marengo Market). Childcare is provided. For more info contact Traci at 931-200-8393.
Moms’ Connection meets two Thursdays monthly
Moms’ Connection of Morrow County meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Join us at Trinity UMC, 75 E. High St, Mt Gilead. We provide free childcare for children ages birth through 5th grade so moms can have a little ‘mommy time’. Join our Facebook page at “Moms Connection of Morrow County” or call 419-560-5459 for more info.
Voices for Morrow County meet every 3rd Tuesday
Voices of Morrow County is a club which meets to provide Morrow County citizens with informative and educational programs about social justice issues. The club meets the third Tuesday each month at the Community Services Bldg., 619 W. Marion Rd., Entrance B.
Breastfeeding Support and Information 1st Wed. of month
Planning to breastfeed? Then you’ll want the information and encouragement that La Leche League provides. Services are Free and include monthly informational meetings and 24 hour phone help for breastfeeding problems or questions. All pregnant women, mothers, and their babies are welcome. Meetings are at the Perry Cook Memorial Public Library in Johnsville/Shauck - 7406 Road 242 on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. For directions to the meeting or more information, please call Lisa at 419-560-3559 or 419-560-3559 .
Friends of Cardington meets 3rd Tuesday monthly
Friends of Cardington meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Cardington Municipal Building council chambers.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday and Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are being held on Monday nights from 5:00-6:00 pm and Friday nights from 4:00-5:00 pm in Mt. Gilead at the RPR/Mental Health Building, 950 Meadow Drive.
Narcotics Anonymous meets daily in Mt. Gilead
The Narcotics Anonymous “Lunch Bunch” meetings are being held daily in Mt. Gilead from 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 at 81 North Rich Street. The Monday night NA “Hope in Recovery” meeting is also being held from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the RPR/Mental Health Building, 950 Meadow Drive.
Friday Night Faith & Hope Group meets weekly
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Friday night, 8-9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 75 S. Cherry St., Mount Gilead. There is also an Al-Anon (family of alcoholics) meeting held separately.
Coupon club meets 1st, 3rd Tuesdays monthly
The Coupon Connection, a new coupon club in Morrow County, meets from 7 - 9 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3055 State Route 95, Edison. To RSVP contact Angela Dendinger at firstname.lastname@example.org; couponsilly.blogspot.com or coupon connection on facebook.
Dance held every Saturday in Marion
A Marion Dance is held each Saturday from 8-12 p.m. at Sawyer Ludwig Park in the Shrine Building at 1313 White Oaks Rd., Marion. Admission is $8 for adults. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available. No smoking.
Elm Valley Joint F.D. meets second Monday
The Elm Valley Joint Fire District monthly meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 3 N. Harrison St., Ashley, in the firehouse.