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Sacred Hearts Church reveals plan for new church building

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A “Beacon on the hill” is what architect Bill Heyer, Father Bakle, and members of Sacred Hearts Church hopes their new church building will become for the community.An early morning Thanksgiving Day, 2013 fire destroyed the former building that Sacred Hearts Catholic Church parish members attended.Prior to the fire, church members had planned to build on to the structure to include a social hall for church activities. They were in their first year of a five year capital fundraising campaign to raise funds for the addition. The fire drastically altered those plans.


Wounded Warrior Benefit baseball game coming to Mt. Gilead April 26

All Active and retired military personnel are invited to attend a Wounded Warrior Benefit double header against Danville High School on April 26, 2014 at 10:00 am.The game will be played at the Mount Gilead High School Baseball Field.All military personnel in attendance will be honored prior to the first pitch of game one at 10:00 am. Colors will be presented with the National Anthem at approximately 9:50 am with the ceremonial first pitch being thrown at 9:55 by a retir...

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Mathews to celebrate birthdays, anniversary

Bob and Joanne Mathews will observe their 80th birthdays, Joanne on April 23 and Bob on May 7 and in between will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on April 30.The Cardington couple are owners of Mathews Marathon Station. Joanne is also renowned for her artistic talents. Both are Cardington High School graduates with the class of 1952.They will celebrate with a family get together and that includes son Mark and Louine Mathews and daughter-in-law Jackie Mathews..Th...

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Autism in Our Midst

Have you seen a child swinging on a swing with almost desperate focus, rocking madly, tapping repeatedly on any surface, banging her head against a wall and screaming, letting out sharp noises, humming softly to herself, wearing diapers in elementary school, not making eye contact, needing more personal space, or solving math problems at great speed? Any one of these children could be autistic.

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Letter: Tri Rivers Levy

Top Ten Reasons to VOTE FOR THE TRI-RIVERS CAREER CENTER LEVIES10. High school juniors, seniors from 9 school districts and adult students are trained for careers with a direct connection to work geared to local employment!(Digital Media and Entertainment, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Healthcare Professions, Public Safety Services EMT, Fire, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Veterinary Science, Construction, Technologie...

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Letter: Early intervention makes all the difference

To the Editor,Early Intervention is a nationwide program for at risk infants and toddlers which provides services designed to meet the educational and developmental needs of children with disabilities or developmental delays. Research shows that if infants or toddlers with delays or disabilities receive therapy, services and supports early in life, that child may not need further assistance by the time they enter school.

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LEtter: the cost of ‘affordable’ health care

Dear Editor,Last week we passed a historic milestone. The new “Affordable Health Care” sign up deadline came and went. We all witnessed our president take a victory lap as over 7 million people had visited the new government website. The initial goal was to have 9 million people signed up by the first of April. The revised goal was 7 million signed up and to date we only know with certainty that 7 million got on the website. Still missing is specific numbers as to how m...

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Letter: Vote YES for Extension Office levy

Letter to the Editor,“As a true 4-H Club Member, I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service, and my HEALTH to better living; for my club, my community, my country, and my world!” So goes the 4-H pledge that I remember reciting at a very young age and through-out my life.

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To the Editor,As we approach another election with the MRDD issue on the ballot, I want to give you something to think about.Only by the grace of God, do you not have a child who needs these services. But for those who depend on it, they need your help to keep it going. You have the extra money to purchase a Purple Indian pizza, a quick dinner at McDonald’s or a coke that you can’t live without. Perhaps you could refrain from these things a c...

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Letter: 4H a part of life

To the Editor,From the time I was a baby, I have been part of the Morrow County Fair and its 4-H programs. I’ve learned so much about life growing up around the fair. Raising an animal and taking it to the fair is hard work and it made me develop a sense of pride in what I do. I believe this has enabled me to excel in life as a young adult. It became apparent to me in college that many other people my age are used to having life handed to them. Trust me, a fair pig will not h...

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A Glance Back in time from the pages of the Morrow County Independent

The following is courtesy of Stan Sipe and is from March 10, 1932 edition of the Morrow County Sentinel

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First-Knox National Bank breaks ground on new Mount Gilead office

First-Knox National Bank President Vickie A. Sant was pleased to be present for the ground breaking of the new Mount Gilead office last Tuesday. Also present for the occasion were Morrow County Chamber of Commerce Board members, Chamber Director, Cathy Francis and Mount Gilead Mayor, Mike Porter.The new building will combine the present offices of the downtown Mount Gilead location at 17 West High St. and the office at 504 West High Street in Mount Gilead where the new building is ...

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Sunny skies smile on Farm Bureau benefit for Flying Horse Farms

The Ohio Farm Bureau’ support for Flying Horse Farms (FHF) came alive in a new way last Saturday as 80 people walked the paths at the camp for seriously ill children in Mount Gilead. “Grow it. Know it. And Give it” was the theme for the event that featured locally produced food and Ohio wines.The evening began with music and hors d’oeuvres in the great hall of the “Big Red Barn.” Violinists, Meg Litteral and Dina Snow performed classical pieces t...

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Singapore relic finds its way home

It began its journey 75 years ago. It was November, 1939 when, as part of a Christmas gift exchange between international Rotary chapters, a Malayan pewter ash tray was sent from the Rotary Club of Singapore to Harry and Marjorie Curl in Cardington.Harry was a member of the Cardington Rotary Club which had been chartered April 8, 1938 and sponsored by the Marion Rotary Club. Marjorie was a member of the newly organized Rotary Anns.The ash tray was sent by S R Peek, chair...

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Once Upon a Time at Park Avenue School…

It was a fairy tale event, lost in far away fantasies and your favorite childhood “happily ever after” stories come to life last week.The Mount Gilead Park Ave Elementary after school program, The Bee Hive, brought to the stage various fairy tales for family and friends to enjoy. Each classroom was assigned a childhood story and the students used their creative talents and artistic skills to bring the story to life.During the after school fairy tale teaching ...

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Commissioners endorse MCDD levy

The Morrow County Commissioners pose with self advocates as they endorse the Morrow Developmental Disabilities levy. L to R Glen LaVan, Penny Cranston, Commissioner Richard Miller, Commissioner Tom Whiston, Commissioner Tom Harden and John Higgins.Sentinel Photo/Donna Carver

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Arts Alive at the Mount Gilead Library April 26 will feature flower arranging and origami

The Mount Gilead Public Library will open its doors for “Arts Alive at the Library” on Saturday, April 26th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Director, Mike Kirk said there will be Pre-registration requested for the two workshops they are offering on Flower Arranging and Origami. Registration ends on April 23rd and you can register by calling the library at 419-947-5866 or by stopping in during normal business hours.There will also be make-and-take crafts for kids, ...

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