Congrats to Arcanum’s 8th grade girls volleyball team with a 2nd place finish in the CCC tournament. The girls finished the season with a record of 13 – 2, ending their Junior High record 28 - 2….Way to go girls!
AHS Volleyball Senior Night was held this past week. For the parents and family of the 5 senior girls those 4 years go so fast. The Lady Trojans Volleyball teams hosted the FM Jets for the final home game of the season. The Trojan JV squad started the night winning in three hard fought matches. Between the JV and Varsity games, the 5 Trojan senior players were recognized for their dedication to the program. After the hugs and tears, the varsity squad took to the floor winning in 3 straight games. Congratulations to Seniors Lauren Snyder, Allison Dill, Katie Harman, Morgan Buck, and Brooke Allen.
Mark your calendar for the Arcanum Business Association’s Bean Supper/Halloween parade is Thursday, October 25th. Sunday, Oct. 28th will be Trick-or-Treat from 2 to 4 p.m. The Arcanum High National Honor Society members are sponsoring a Trick-or- Treat event to collect canned and boxed food items to be donated to Faith UMC’s local food pantry. High School students will be going door-to-door during Trick-or-Treat Sunday, October 28th from 2-4 p.m. If you wish to donate and will not be home during this time, please leave the food item in a plastic bag on your porch. NHS greatly appreciates your support.
Congratulations to the following students who will be representing the Arcanum Elementary Student Council this year. Third graders are Dan Albright, Luke Brinksneader, Ashton Etherington, Madelyn Fearon, Taylor Gray, Meghan McCans, Jenson Whittaker and Rylee Wilson. Members from the fourth grade are Jaime Bevins, James Jenkins, Aidon O’Brien, Samantha Short, Eva Siculan, Austin Stephens, Logan Todd, Brady Willis, and Michael Vorwerk.
Senior Night for all fall sports will be this Friday prior to the varsity football game with Bethel. The FCCLA will be holding a Chicken BBQ dinner prior to the senior night football game. Dinners will be available between 4-6 p.m. in the cafetorium. Tickets may be purchased from any FCCLA Member. For more information, call the school at 692-5174. The Arcanum High School Marching Band will be in competition again this next weekend at Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle. This past weekend they were at Kettering Fairmont High School (no results available at the date of this writing.) Congrats and best wishes for a successful marching season.
Two Arcanum tax levies are on the ballot for consideration in the November election. Issue 3 is a Fire RENEWAL levy; this is two mills and is valued at 20 cents per one hundred dollars for a period of five years. Issue 4 is a new levy for parks and recreation; this will benefit our city parks and the city pool. The rate is one mill which amounts to 10 cents per hundred dollars for a period of five years as well.
Happy 90th Birthday to Elnor Trefz! An Open House was held this past weekend at Faith UMC by her family. If you would like to send her a card, Elnor is a resident of the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut St., Room 217, Greenville, Ohio 45331. She is the mother of two daughters, Tassey (John) Fist and Mary Lynn (David) Denlinger of Arcanum, and has five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Congratulations to these lifelong residents! Fred and Bea Zimmer are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Fred is retired from farming and Bea is a former school bus driver for Arcanum for many years. They are the parents of Kent Zimmer (deceased) and wife Nadine of Arcanum, Kyle Zimmer and wife, Sheron of Alabama, and Peggy Zimmer, Arcanum; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
This Saturday, October 20th is Sweetest Day. This occasion offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only our “sweetie” but also the sick, aged and orphaned, friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed. Sometimes criticized as a “Hallmark holiday”, Sweetest Day was first organized by candy manufacturers to promote the health benefits of eating candy and chocolate everyday! And why not? Today, Sweetest Day is a great way to brighten any a gloomy October day.
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.