Last updated: May 12. 2014 2:28PM - 603 Views
By Shirley Dubbs

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Miles are already adding up across the county as the Wayne HealthCare Wellness Challenge is bringing out the running shoes and toning up muscles. Locally the Wellness Challenge is taking place on June 7 as runners, and walkers, congregate at the United Methodist Church on Main Street to participate in a 5K run that will help support the church’s mission of purchasing sleeping screens to control malaria in Central Africa. Sponsors have been helping the cause.

The race registration forms have been placed at the New Madison Public Library, Farmers State Bank and the New Madison Mini Mart. There is also on line registration: https://www.formstack.com/admin/submission/report/1722462?share=jQ2ItcilUT

The race will begin at 9 a.m. and leave at the rear of the church and follow village streets to Wilt Road. The Wayne HealthCare program supports these races throughout Darke County to promote healthy activity that in turn provides funds for organization’s projects. If you have questions contact 996-5341.

Don’t forget the Masonic Lodge is holding a community supper today. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and the menu is hearty and tasty! You’ll find beef and noodles, chicken and noodles and mashed potatoes and a vegetable. The $7 charge is going to support the Ohio Special Olympic program.

The American Legion auxiliary has announced that Buckeye State participants are Courtney Osborne and Jenna Cline. This is a well established activity that allows students to participate in government organization and decision making.

Poppy Days are approaching and we can all support VA projects by purchasing one. Remember those who have served our nation by pinning a poppy to your blouse or shirt on May 23 and May 24.

Memorial Day is fast approaching and you can circle May 25 for services at Otterbein Cemetery at 11 a.m., Fort Jefferson at noon and Green Mound at 2 p.m. In Hollansburg the schedule is for May 26 and includes the Longtown Cemetery at 11 a.m. and Hollansburg at l p.m.

Congratulations on the recent graduation of Ty McMahan. He graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor of philosophy degree. Vicky recently held an open house to mark the occasion.

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at psdubbs@embarqmail.com. 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.

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