Thank you to the members of the Arcanum Garden Club for all your hard work in beautifying the streets of Arcanum this year. The potted plants on the corners uptown have been gorgeous all summer and now look wonderful with a few changes to decorate for the fall season.
Congratulations to AHS golfers Justin Hoke and Conner Pohl who qualified for the District tournament; best of luck at your next match!
Franklin-Monroe Elementary will be hosting their annual Baskets for Education Auction on Friday, Nov. 9. The auction will be held in the Elementary gymnasium. The gym will be open to view all auction items at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will also be available starting at 5:30 p.m. Some of the items that have already been donated include a Grill Master gas grill, an autographed Cincinnati Bengals football, Cincinnati Reds tickets, an Ohio State Basket, and overnight stays at Great Wolf Lodge and Kalahari Resorts. All of the items donated are listed on their website for your viewing at fmelementary.com. The website is updated daily. If you wish to donate or have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 937-947-1327. The funds raised at the auction will benefit several programs such as an extended summer learning program for all students. Castine Church of the Brethren, 624 US 127, Arcanum welcomes all Jr. High and Sr. High students to “Wednesday Connect”. Castine Student Ministries meets weekly for Wednesday Connect from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For questions or information contact Cindi Delk at 548-3780.
Pastor John Gilmore and the congregation of Gordon UMC invite all local youth and children to their Wednesday night program, “The Link”. Kid’s Club is for is for children Kindergarten through 5th grade starting at 6 p.m. with lots of fun studying the Bible Olympic style, playing games, crafts, music, and drama; Kathy Brown is the Children’s Coordinator. For the older group Youth Fellowship meets at the same time led by Greg Bogan and Travis Tegtmeyer for growing in faith, getting to know one another while having a great deal of fun. Gordon UMC will also celebrate 177 years on Homecoming Oct. 14 with a Worship Service at 10 a.m. followed by a carry-in lunch at 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 311 East Street in Gordon. For questions about their programs, call the church at 884-5129 or email Pastor John at John@gordonumc.com.
Fire Hydrant Flushing in town will take place on Oct. 11 and 12 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time you may notice some discolored water. If necessary, additional days will be on Oct. 17th and 18th during the same hours.
It’s that time of year again. The Village Singers are preparing for their annual Christmas concert and rehearsals began this past week. Rehearsals are every Sunday 2:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Trinity UMC. Director Roseanna Bogan welcomes anyone who likes to sing to join the group. If you have questions feel free to call her at 692-5459. This year’s main concert will be on December 2nd. More info to come about that in a later column.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Roger and Betty Whittaker. A special celebration was held yesterday at the Historical Society in their honor. They are the parents of three children, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
There are two ladies in our community who have put in many countless hours when we purchase our tickets at our local HS sporting events. I recently learned that that combined they have 81 years of experience; that’s a long time to greet us several times a week at the ticket booth for a football, basketball game, track or wrestling meet or volleyball match. Thank you to Marcia Nixon with 43 years of experience and Faye Ary with 38 years of experience for always greeting us with a smile.
Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.