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Published by Forrest R. Church, 2017-05-17 08:49:24

The Village Reporter - May 17th, 2017

The Village Reporter - May 17th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 20

Wauseon 7TH Grader Helps Youth Montpelier High School Inducts
In Dominican Republic Play Ball Two Into Academic Hall Of Fame

PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF By: James Pruitt selor and three community members:
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Rick Eckler, Marshall Donaldson and
Baseball Equipment…Wauseon 7th grader Andrew Eberle with the donations re- Cynthia McDonald.
ceived so far that will be headed to the Domimican Republic in June. Montpelier Schools have been gradu-
ating seniors since the 1880s, but has “We kind of bounced some ideas off
By: Nate Calvin conjunction with Solid thing to do and we saw never recognized its outstanding alum- of each other,” Bumb said. “We thought
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Rock International, that this as an opportunity to ni. that these two gentlemen, who were for-
went to the DR to offer fulfill a need down there”, tunate to still be with us today – both
Baseball has long been medical assistance and commented Joe. Until now. are in their 90s, were more than worthy
considered the national also help with construc- Two men who have gone to on to be- of their nominations for this award.”
pastime here in the Unit- tion needs. While they So, with the help of so- come leaders both at home and far away
ed States. The same can were there Joe and An- cial media, word spread are the first recipients of the Heritage Storrer still lives in Montpelier, while
be said for the Domini- drew noticed how much about what Andrew Award. Williams lives in New Jersey and could
can Republic, where you baseball is part of their was doing. Most dona- Richard Williams, Ph. D, (Class of not make the trip. Williams’ nephew
don’t have to look far to everyday life, including the tions have come from the 1945) and Robert Storrer, Class of 1943, stood in his place.
see kids playing the sport. fact teams practice twice a Wauseon and Napoleon were recognized for their life’s work. The
But a problem in some day. “Most kids only go to area and include bats, high school hosted the ceremony amidst The school recognized the men at the
parts of the DR is the lack school either in the morn- balls, gloves, helmets, handing out awards to students of the first part of the High School Awards cer-
of proper equipment. This ing or afternoon, so they cleats, and even bat bags. present. emony. Their names will be hung in the
was a problem that was have a practice scheduled The collection will then go The school is going add more classes hallways as will future recipients.
witnessed firsthand by Joe in the morning and one in down in June. “We have a every other year, District Administrator
Eberle and his son Andrew the afternoon, so which- high school youth group Mike Bumb said. The plan is honor its He holds a bachelor’s and master’s
during a mission trip to ever part of the day you’re from Crossroads that goes outstanding graduates who have walked degree at Bowling Green State Univer-
the area of San Juan de la not in school you can down in the summer. We away diplomas since 1884. sity and also attended Defiance College.
Maguana. catch a practice. Obvious- pack the equipment in A committee was formed to select the
ly with the warm weather army like duffel bags and it inductees including school represen- The name of Robert Storrer is well
In February of 2013 Joe they play year around”, goes down with them just tatives Bumb, Principal Su Thorp and known in the community as he spent 38
and Andrew were part of stated Joe, who resides like luggage”, explained Stephanie Friend, 7-12 guidance coun- years at the old elementary school either
a group from Crossroads in Wauseon with his wife Joe. “Once the equipment as a teacher or principal. The school
Church in Wauseon, in Missy, Andrew, and their arrives it will be delivered was named in his honor in 1993. The
daughter Elise. to a gentlemen we met
that runs an 8-14 year old CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
Another thing that was youth baseball program,
THIS WEEK IN very evident was the lack and he will distribute it to PHOTO PROVIDED
of quality equipment. In the kids. Since most of the
TvHIELLAGE reporter some cases, teams only equipment that is donated HONORED ... Former Montpelier administrator Robert Storrer stands next to a
had one bat for the entire is youth, this works out nephew of Richard Williams, both men were honored with the school’s new Heri-
Area 2017 Proms team to use. In other in- very well. At times we take tage Award for induction to the Academic Hall of Fame. This was the first year for
Celebrated stances, kids were playing for granted up here the the hall and school officials were happy both men (each in their 90s) could be hon-
•••• in flip flops or completely ability to just go out and ored while they were alive.
barefoot and at times a get something when we
2017 Graduation cracked helmet was all the need it. That’s something Fayette School Continues Progress On
Preview: Part 1 team had and it also had they can’t do down there”, New Ag Department & Athletic Complex
to be shared amongst the added Joe.
•••• team members. “These PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF
Several New Faces Added To were baseball organiza- Andrew, who is also a
Edon Northwest Schools Staff tions that had basically member of the basketball PROGRESS BEING MADE ... Work is continuing at the Fayette School with the
nothing and no means and cross country teams Ag Department addition and the development that will lead to a new athletic
•••• to get the needed equip- at Wauseon, had a simple complex to the east of the building.
ment”, said Joe. After wit- answer when asked what
HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO nessing this, the Eberle’s is the most rewarding
felt the need to help. So, thing about collecting he
“THE HOMETOWN” starting in the spring of said, “Knowing your help-
2014 Andrew began taking ing people that don’t have
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" donations of used baseball the things you do”. Joe
equipment to send to the and Andrew both stated
Delta Downs Liberty Center DR, with the first ship- they would like to return
ment going to the DR in to the Dominican Repub-
new the summer of that year. lic someday when their
“We figured it was a good schedules allow it. They
PHOTOS BY BILL O'CONNELL, STAFF time of year to start, peo- are still taking donations
ple are getting back into for this June’s shipment so
VICTORY ... Delta takes a 2-1 sectional victory over Liberty Center with baseball mode after the anyone who has items to
plays like this one at the plate. winter around here and donate should contact Joe
Exclusively at cleaning out garages and thru his facebook page.
basements. We just feel
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France Speaks At Williams County Spectrum Festival 2017 To Be Held At

Genealogical Society Meeting Sullivan’s Restaurant In Wauseon

2016 the chapter presented a George
Washington portrait to the new Napo-
leon Elementary School. The group has
also donated two trees to the Court-
house Square. The Liberty Tree , a sil-
ver maple on the southeast corner and
the WW II Veterans Honor Tree on the
northeast entrance.
The Northwest Territory Chapter gets
young men involved via the SAR Essay
Contest. Yearly an Admiral Williams
Furlong memorial flag is donated. They
participate in Wreaths Across America
at the Sandusky Veterans’ Home. In ad-
dition, the Chapter has marked ten Pa-
triot graves across “Old Williams Coun-
The Williams County Genealogical ty, which is made up of the coun-ties of
Society members and others met Sat- Williams, Defiance, Henry and Fulton.
urday, May 8 in the Harmon Room of The SAR , is the largest male lineage
the West Annex, Bryan Public Library. organization in the U.S. It consists of 50
Rodney France of the Sons of the Ameri- societies with more than 500 local chap-
can Revolution (SAR), He is the former ters, several international societies and PHOTOS PROVIDED
president of the local chapter. Mr. over 34,000 members. The headquar-
France has proven with documentation ters of the SAR is located inLouisville, WINE AND CANVAS … Adults enjoying the Wine and Canvas classes that will be
available again this year.

that five family members served in the KY.
Revolutionary War : Pvt. Peter France Six U.S. Presidents were actual sons Band. Brown is a former member of the
from PA who fought at Fort Washing- of Revolutionary War patriots: John By: Nate Calvin 90’s rock band The Verve Pipe, who hit

ton, Pvt. Samuel Jones from Darcut, Quincy Ad-ams, Martin Van Buren, THE VILLAGE REPORTER the charts with their song “The Fresh-
MA. Sr. Pvt. David Jones from Darcut, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, man”. From 3:00pm-4:00pm and again
MA marched to Lex-ington on 19 April Zachary Taylor and Frank-lin Pierce. To Autism Spectrum Disorder effects from 6:00pm- 8:00pm, local artist, art
1775. Capt. Joseph Sargent, from Lan- date, sixteen U.S. Presidents have been approximately 1 in every 68 people. teacher and owner of Brushstrokes
caster, MA marched to Cambridge on 20 members of the SAR. The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio by B, Sarah Friess, will be providing
April 1775. Pvt. Calvin Hale from Lemin- provides support, advocacy, and events painting lessons for adults as part of a
ster, MA. The WCGS Annual Banquet is June for those affected by autism. On Sat- Wine and Canvas event. The fee for this
19 . Cost is $14 must be paid by June urday, June 3rd 2017 Sullivan’s Res- is $30 and includes: the class, canvas,
The Ohio Society Sons of the Ameri- 8th.Entertainment will be provided by taurant in Wauseon will be the site of paint, and 2 glasses of wine. There will
can Revolution came into existence the Black Swamp Medicine Girls. Join Spectrum Festival 2017 presented by be events for children as well, with var-
nineteen days ahead of the national Us for an “Apothecary Adventure” F&M Bank, an one-day annual event ious painting and clay classes starting
organization 1889.The local chapter designed to help raise awareness about at 1:00 and going until about 6:00. All
The Northwest Territory Chapter, was The purpose of the WCGS is the pres- the disorder. children’s classes and supplies will be
formed in 1989 by Woodrow Wilson of ervation of county records and family provided for free thanks to sponsors of
Montpelier. The charter was re-ceived research. Monthly meetings are held the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the event. You can register at the event
in 1990. It averages 30 members at any second Monday of each month, exclud- a neurobiological disorder of the brain for the classes, but space is limited so
given time. ing July and Au-gust, in the Harmon that usually appears in the first three it’s recommended that you pre-register
Room of the West Annex of the Bryan years of a child’s life. As a spectrum by visiting spectrumfest.org.
In 1999, the local chapter celebrated Public Library. For further information disorder, autism has many different
the bicentennial of George Washington’s concerning WCGS, email Pat Goebel wc- forms and levels of severity; there is no Tickets for Spectrum Festival 2017
death with the dedication of the Fair- gspg01@gmail.com, visit the Web-site at known cause or cure. According to the are $10 and are available at Sullivan’s,
banks Bronze Bust of Washington the www.wcgs-orgs.com, or write to WCGS, March 2014 report from the Center for Fulton County Board of Developmental
is now displayed in the Williams Coun- PO Box 293, Bryan, OH 43506. Disease Control (CDC), 1 out of every 68 Disabilities, New Horizon Academy or
ty Courthouse at the west entrance. In births will have autism, which makes at the door. Also, there are opportuni-
INFORMATION PROVIDED autism the fastest growing disability in ties to become a sponsor of this great
event with sponsorship levels begin-
America. Autism can present physical, ning at $100. If you would like more
emotional, and financial challenges for details about becoming a sponsor or
more information about the event it-
Swanton Lions Club Makes Donation To families. Without adequate support for self, visit their website at www.spec-
families, these challenges can be dev- trumfest.org.

Swanton Schools Back-Pack Buddies Program astating.
This event includes live entertain-
ment with Amelia Airharts perform-
ing at 8:00pm, the Noisy Neighbors
at 9:00pm, and taking the stage at
10:00pm will be the Donny Brown Nate Calvin may be reached at

publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Williams County Approves New Service Contracts

The Williams County Board of Commissioners met May 11 and conducted the
following business:
Approved a transfer request for the Williams County Board of Developmental
Disabilities
- $4,000 for Non-Capital Equipment and $2,000 for repair-equipment.
Williams County Court of Common Pleas
Approve to establish the following new fund/line items:
From: A00-OGR-0370Capital Assets-Computer & Software $6,041.00
To: (NEW) A00-OGR-1420 Other Expense $599.32
To: (NEW) A00-OGR-0640 Contract Services $759.68

Williams County Court of Common Pleas – Probate and Juvenile Divisions
Approve to establish the following new fund/line items:
From: B26 Unappropriated $51,182.00
To: (NEW) B26-OGR-0370 Capital Assets-Computer & Software $48,011.00
PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF To: (NEW) B26-OGR-1380 Non-Capital Assets $3,171.00

DONATION ... Swanton Lions President Matt Fetterman with Lion Ed Strietelmeier Williams County Engineer’s Office
presents a check for $3,100 to Swanton School Nurse Charlene Blankenship and Approve to establish the following new fund/line items:
Elementary Principal Paulette Baz for the Back-Pack Buddies Program. The money From: P07-P07-0630 Contract Projects $253,750
was raised during the Dodge for a Cause event held in March. To: (NEW) P07-CDB-1744 Project Cost – CDBG Funded $100,000
To: (NEW) P07-OPW-1773 Project Cost – OPWC Funded (Grant) $53,750.
Busy Calendar Mows Attendance To: (NEW) P07-OPW-1776 Project Cost – OPWC Funded (Loan) $100,000

At Montpelier Plant Swap Williams County Hillside Country Living
To: H11-H11-1980 Repairs/Maintenance $3,000.00
The Commissioners received and reviewed the following quotes in regards to
cleaning at the Williams County Community Offices a.k.a. East Annex:
• Custom Cleaners - $2,685
• Premier Office and Floor Cleaning - $1,250

The board approved the Cleaning Service Agreement with Premier Office and
Floor Cleaning at a cost not to exceed $1,250 a month, as described on the at-
tached and made a part thereof; therefore

The board and Jeremy Suffel, Williams County IT, reviewed the service con-
tract renewal between Schneider Electric and Williams County Commissioners
regarding the UPS located with Williams County Communications at a cost not to
exceed $4,880.

Commissioners and Suffel, reviewed the battery agreement and quote be-
tween Schneider Electric and Williams County Commissioners regarding the UPS
located with Williams County Communications;

The contract comes at a cost not to exceed $7,160.
Commissioners approved the participating addendum NASPO ValuePoint (for-
merly known as WSCA) Wireless Services 2012-2019 Master Price Agreement.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT, STAFF We’re Equipped to Handle We can easily get to
those hard-to-reach
SPRING PLANT ... A few families attended the Spring Plant Swap in Montpelier May BIG PAINTING JOBS places! Our 85’ bucket truck
13. From left Michelle Kannel, Dexter Kannel, 6, Sharon White, Olivia Kannel, 8, and our 45’ basket-driven
Emily Kannel, 3, Bryce Richmond, 4, Brea Richmond, 2, Brynn Richmond, 7, Joy • Farm Buildings
Richmond and Sandy Gordon. J.L.G cut any
job down to size!
Rupp Painting, LLC• Grain Handling Facilities
By: James Pruitt the area by the Municipal Pool was filled
THE VILLAGE REPORTER with a track meet and a softball game. • Large 2-Story Houses

Having too many events scheduled at Gordon figured the Williams Coun- WE’RE EQUIPPED TO:
the same time is the leading cause for a ty Master Gardener plant sale at Main • Spray • Brush • Roll 22396 St. Rt. 2 • Stryker, OH
very low turnout for the Plant Swap in Street Park further weakened the poten- • Water Blast 419-682-1102
Montpelier. tial crowd. The next event will be some
time in the fall and probably be the only C4e5BleYubesriaanrtesisnIsng (We service areas within 50 miles)
Sandy Gordon of the villages Parks swap on the calendar in the future, Gor- FREE ESTIMATES • INSURED
and Recreation Department said with don said.
so many activities going on at the same
time most people were simply too busy to James can be reached at
come out. The weather was perfect and publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7


FOUR COUTY CAREER CENTER NEWS Fayette Village Council Addresses Issues
With East Industrial Parkway Project
Four County Career Center’s 48th Annual
By: Timothy Kays

Senior Recognition Day Scheduled THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Members of the Fayette Village Coun-
cil convened in regular session on the
Four County Career Center’s 48th an- leon) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics, evening of May 10. PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF
nual Senior Recognition Day will be held will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance;
Tuesday, May 23 starting at 9:15 a.m. at James Branham (Edgerton) Welding Fab- Village Administrator, Genna Biddix, DETAILS ... Fayette Mayor David Borer
the school. rication, Mason Locke (Hilltop) Law En- reported that the village crew has been looks over the agenda for the evening’s
forcement & Security Tactics, and Taylor working closely with Gerken Paving on meeting.
Certificates marking the completion of Snyder (Liberty Center) Early Childhood several different planned water and sew-
their career training will be awarded to Education, will be announcing student er issues for the last few weeks. The vil-
419 seniors, scholarship award winners achievement activities. Katie Foster (Hill- lage has been working together with the
will be announced and Outstanding Se- top) Health Careers, Anastacia Hite (Delta) contractor and Arcadis to develop some
nior Awards will be presented during the Visual Art & Design, and Jaryd Hobbs alternative solutions designed to help
ceremonies. (Archbold) Automotive Technologies, were with the final cosmetic look when the
chosen as class speakers for the event. project is done, while still allowing for
Career Passports containing the stu- proper drainage. There were questions
dent’s Resume, class competencies list- Parents and families of Career Center on the north and south sides of the road
ing skills learned at the Career Center, seniors are invited to attend the ceremony on some of the things in the engineering
student’s grades and attendance data, which will be held in the Diesel Technol-
will be presented to each senior. Career
Passports are awarded to all Ohio Career ogy and Training Center located on the
Center program completers for the pur- northeast side of the building. Parking is plans, some of which has been straight- tract is scheduled for May 18, 2017 and
pose of providing each student with a set available in the school’s east and south ened out. will simply provide RITA with record lay-
of credentials that can be presented to an parking lots or the student parking lot on outs for analysis. Ms. Biddix reported
employer when seeking employment. the west side of the building. Council was to asked to make a mo- that the village was aware of a possible
tion to allow for Gerken to do some ad- cost associated with the creation of the
Rick Bachman, Director of Career & Four County Career Center is located ditional work at an estimated cost of files, so money had already been bud-
Technical Education, is in charge of the at the intersection of State Routes 66 and $2,300. On recommendation from Ar- geted for this item. Council approved al-
ceremony. Seven seniors will be assisting 34, five miles south of Archbold. cadis, the contractor would like to do a lowing GAS to prepare three extract files
with the program - Abigail Weller (Napo- video examination of the tile located on at a total cost of $1,500.
INFORMATION PROVIDED the north side of East Industrial Park-
way from a catch basin to the creek, May 22, 2017 will mark the comple-
47th Annual Four County Career Center’s about 2,800 feet in total. The elevations tion date of Mathew Johnson’s proba-
Building Trades Open House Set allow the new catch basins to drain to tionary period as Utility Billing Clerk.
these existing tiles on each side of the Ms. Biddix said that she was happy to
road. The current intent is to reutilize
these tiles, and not replace them with a report that he has been very success-
new tile. Originally, $12,000 was bud- ful in his training thus far, and has no
geted to replace the tile, but a video doubt that he will continue improve at a
examination of the entire length would fast pace. Council agreed to remove the
determine if any or all or a portions of probationary tag from his title.
the existing tile are still viable, thereby Council approved the payment of bills
averting a potentially large expense. totaling $133,658.35. Council heard the
Due to the lack of a necessary quorum third reading of Ordinance 2017-04 al-
required to enact legislation under sus- lowing for participation in the ODOT
pended rules of reading, Council was contract for road salt. Council also
only able to hear a first reading of the heard the third reading of Ordinance
measure, entitled Ordinance 2017-08 2017-07. Approving the measure with-
Ms. Biddix said that Mayor David out dissent, Council agreed to the adop-
Borer visited the Village of Metamora to tion of the RITA rules and regulations,
negotiate a price for their used genera- including incidental amendments.
tor and four pumps. She asked Council Councilor David Wheeler commented
The public is invited to attend the side of the home is covered in vinyl sid- to approve the purchase of these items that the Park Board needed to do some-
47th annual Four County Career Cen- ing . at a cost of $900 each, with a total of thing with the mulch at Hatcher Park.
ter’s Building Trades Open House on The junior Carpentry class, under $4,500. Council approved the request “There’s been a lot of discussion about
May 21 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. During the direction of instructor Matt Dye, without dissent. Hatcher Park lately,” Ms. Biddix said.
this past year, 91 high school students assisted with the rough construction. As part of the transition to the Region- “They’re making some improvements
at the Career Center have assisted with Scott Williams, senior Electrical in- al Income Tax Agency (RITA), the village there. They do need some assistance
the construction of the 77th new home structor, and his class did the low volt- will need to have their current software from us to do some more spraying to kill
as part of their career training. age, data communications, service and provider, Government Accounting Solu- the weeds.”
Curtis Miller, Carpentry instructor, finish electrical wiring. Installation of tions (GAS) create three separate extract
and the senior Carpentry classes did the water supply, and drainage was the files that will transfer the current village Timothy Kays can be reached at
the general construction of the home senior HVAC and Plumbing class with data to the RITA database. The first ex- tim@thevillagereporter.com

including exterior finish, interior and instructor Steve Steingass. The Interior
drywall finish, for Chris and Renee Bar- 4-H NEWSDesign class with instructor Lisa Hall
ton. It is located at County Road 15B,
Napoleon. assisted with the painting.
Students at the Career Center build
The Barton home is a single story one house each school year. The home
ranch with three bedrooms, three full building project is part of the high
bathrooms and one half bath, great school curriculum in the Construction

Hoofbeats 4-H Club Selects Officersroom, kitchen, and a full basement Trades programs.
along with a two car garage. The out- INFORMATION PROVIDED

Third Annual Job & Career Fair
Recently Held At Four County Career Center

PHOTO PROVIDED PHOTO & INFORMATION PROVIDED BY GRACE MONACHINO, NEWS REPORTER

JOB & CAREER FAIR ... The 3rd Annual Job & Career Fair was recently held at OFFICERS SELECTED ... The Hoofbeats 4-H club held their 6th meeting at the
Four County Career Center with over 40 area employers on hand for seniors to meet Cooney School on May 6, 2017. Evan called the meeting to order and Mrs. Wort-
with. Over 500 students had the chance to discuss their career options with local koetter did roll call. The members received their flowers and plants for their fund-
businesses and see what opportunities were available to them. Shown speaking raiser, working to sort and organize customer orders. They also looked at t-shirt
with Rosemary Perez from Brookview Health Care in Defiance and Nancy Kanipe designs and will vote on shirts at the next meeting. There is one Livestock Quality
from Peregrine Health Services of Northwest Ohio are Emma Lewis (Patrick Henry) Assurance meeting left on May 11 at 6:30p.m. Our next club meeting is May 21
and Kailah Sowles (Hilltop) both Visual Art & Design students. Ellie Cichocki, Job at 2:00. 2017 Club Officers: Left to Right, Front Row; Joey Boyer Recreation Of-
Placement Coordinator, made the arrangements for the event. ficer, Kelly Schaffter Health Officer, Gradyn Monachino Safety Officer, and Grace
Monachino News Reporter. Back row; Tanner Stickney Sergeant of Arms, Elaine
Schaffter Vice President, Evan Fisk President, April Schaffter Secretary and Naomi
Hickman Treasurer.

Fulton County 4-Camp Announced

Four County Career Center Get set for a fun filled, 5 day camp experience. Fulton County 4-H Camp will
Offers Summer School Classes be held Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16, 2017. There are thirty three
trained counselors who have each spent 30 hours in training to plan and pre-
Summer school classes for students first 1/2 credit, the student may begin pare for this summer camp. The camp theme this year is “Snap! Crackle! Pop!
in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams another half credit. No new classes may 4-H Camp.” Camp activities include swimming, fishing, campfire, skits, dancing,
counties are again being offered by Four be started after June 29. canoeing, putt-putt, archery, matt ball, capture the flag, and participating in the
County Career Center. Shooting Sports activity (shotgun and/or rifle) or the Challenge By Choice High
Transportation is the responsibility Ropes Course (if you pre-register). A special selection of camp crafts will also
There is one student start date - June of the student. Some member schools be available which includes the clover lamp craft, leather crafts, marble magnets,
12, with no enrollees outside of this provide bus transportation to Four scrapbook page and more. Come to 4-H summer camp at 4-H Camp Palmer, near
date. Once a student begins they do County Summer School. Fayette, Ohio, and experience the power of group cooperation, develop leadership
not stop until they are completed with skills and self-confidence.
all their course work. Class times are There will be a student service charge
Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 of $60.00 per class which must accom- This year’s camp fee is $160.00 per person. Partial scholarships for 4-H mem-
to 12:00 noon. Enrollment forms will be pany the application form. bers are available until June 1st (provided that there are funds available). Applica-
accepted until June 7. tions for scholarships as well as camp registration forms are available at the OSU
Classes offered are English, Social Extension Office or at http://fulton.osu.edu. 4-H Camp is open to both 4-H and
Summer school is open to current Studies, Mathematics and Science. non-4-H members (registration begins after May 15 for non 4-H members) and it is
high school students, non-graduates or filled on a first come, first served basis and it does fill up quickly, so do not delay –
June 2017 graduates under the age of To enroll or for more information, register now! Sorry, no phone in registrations and registrations must be accompa-
21. Upon successful completion of the students or parents should contact their nied by full payment by June 6th. Call the OSU Extension Office at 419-337-9210
local high school guidance office. if you have questions.

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FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES Pastor’s Ponderings
BY: REX STUMP - “LIVING IN THE FINAL MOMENT!”

and weird. (I admit that I but a word used to de- BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT - YOU GOTTA MAKE THE TEAM
was trying to find excuses scribe animals that were
Time is running out! so that I wouldn’t have vicious, ferocious, and Everybody wants to be on a winning every group, whether it be family, work
The clock is ticking away! to participate.) I was go- fierce! It was used in Mat- team, but very few ever are. Unless… place, or team.
It’s your last chance, your ing to be locked in a room thew 8:28, describing the
last at bat, the last length with my teammates, and behavior of a demon pos- Unless you choose to be on Jesus’ Try again. Find a church where peo-
of the pool! The last lap use clues disbursed and sessed man. Over 2,000 team. ple love God and love each other and
around the track, the final hidden throughout the years ago Paul warned us plug in. I think you’ll find healing from
hole, the last frame! No room to aid me in the abil- that the world would be- Over the next few weeks, I want to your painful past church experience,
matter how you state it, ity to escape. We had a come a dangerous place. write about three aspects needed to be and you’ll also find that it’s fun and
every sporting event will 14% chance of escape, on Jesus’ winning team. The first is so rewarding.
come to an end and a vic- and an hour to accom- Paul then goes on to obvious you may overlook it. You have
tor will be announced! plish the task. Believe it give us evidence in the to make the team. A second reason I believe people are
or not, I actually enjoyed next few verses of what to hesitant to get on Jesus’ team is that
It’s a simple fact that in the challenge even though look for in those final days. You probably remember the horror they feel unworthy. They’ve made too
competition, you are not we didn’t escape. We were Imagine taking a road trip of picking teams in gym class or on the many mistakes. Their sins are too big.
only contending against super close to escaping, to a location hours away. playground when you were in grade They’ve wandered too far and there’s
an opponent, but also just a clue away from free- As you drive, you may see school. Two guys would be selected as no way God will take them back.
against the clock. So, dom! Seriously, we only signposts and mile mark- captains and they would choose who
when you see someone needed maybe ten more ers indicating the distance they wanted on their team. If that were true, Peter would nev-
score or pull ahead in the minutes. But time ran to your destination. You er have become the giant of faith that
final second of competi- out. may see billboards adver- Everyone in the group would be ter- he did. Peter’s failure was huge and it
tion, everyone gets ex- tising things in your de- rified as they waited to see who would nearly sidetracked him for good. Three
cited and celebrates with This reminds me of sired destination. These pick them. No one wants to be picked times during Jesus’ trial, Peter denied
incredible enthusiasm! a verse in the Bible. In are all indicators that you last. To be picked last meant two knowing him. And after the third deni-
If you are on the losing 2 Timothy 3:1 we read, are getting close, right? things: you’re not very good and no al, the Bible tells us that Jesus turned
end when competition is “You should know this, When Paul warns us of one wants you on their team. and looked at Peter.
over, sometimes you wish Timothy, that in the last the last days, difficult
you had just a little more days there will be very days, and he gives us in- Here’s some good news about Je- Can you imagine the shame? The
time. Recently I had the difficult times.” We don’t dicators to let us know we sus’ team. Whenever you decide you regret? The guilt?
opportunity to participate know when Jesus Christ are getting close! (We will want to be on his team, he picks you
in an “Escape” room. I will return and time on look at those in the next next! Unbelievable, I know. But true. After the resurrection, Peter still
know, it sounds stressful this planet will come to devotional thought). thinks he’s unworthy to be on Jesus’
an end, but we believe it Still, people sometimes hesitate to team. So he goes fishing. I don’t believe
will happen! Just like in So, knowing that time get on Jesus’ team. I think there are it was because he needed a little time
competition, there is a last is ticking away, and that two main reasons. away to relax and refocus. Peter had
lap, a 2-minute warning, a during this time it’s going been a professional fisherman before
countdown the end of the to be difficult, dangerous, The first is that they’ve had a bad Jesus called him. Peter was returning
game. I believe, according unpredictable, etc., how experience with church in the past. to his old livelihood because he didn’t
to scripture, that we are should we live? In fear? feel he belonged with his teammates
living in those last days. Stressed out? Let me ask They’ve been through a horrible on Jesus’ team any longer.
Paul uses a Greek word you another question. If church split or they’ve seen good
for “last” that depicts the you have the basketball friends judged and condemned by But Jesus showed up on the beach.
very last of the last days. in your hands, down one Christians or something equally pain- He suggested Peter throw his nets on
point with 10 seconds ful that left its mark for years. Some of the other side of the boat for a catch. It
Paul also describes left in the game, do you them are done with Jesus altogether, was the exact same scenario as when
these last days as difficult. panic? Do you get fearful but others still love Jesus and want to Jesus first invited Peter to follow him
This is not a “soft” word, and stress out? In com- follow him. They just don’t need the in the first place.
petition, you must rise up. church anymore. From here on out,
Bethlehem Christian Union Church You must stand up and it’s “Jesus and me.” After having supper together on the
act! beach and a brief conversation, Jesus
Invites you to our services: Our services are Bible centered The Bible says that the church is said to Peter, “Follow me” (John 21.19).
Sunday School: 9:30 am with an Evangelistic approach, In these last days, as the Bride of Christ. Saying, “I like Je-
Worship Hour: 10:30 am and a call to decision. Gospel time runs short, I im- sus, but I don’t like the church” is like What was he saying? He was saying
Sunday Evening: 7:00 pm music is Traditional with a blend plore you to awaken to saying, “I like you, but I can’t stand to Peter and to you and me: “It doesn’t
of Southern Gospel. righteous living! God has your wife.” You’d be hurt and offended matter what you’ve done in the past. It
chosen us to shine for His by such a statement. I think maybe Je- doesn’t matter how you have failed me.
Nursery provided For glory! He has empowered sus is, too. It doesn’t matter how ashamed you are
infant to 2 yrs - am us with His Holy Spirit to about what you’ve done. I want you on
Jr. Church (1) For fight the darkness. He Ephesians 2.19 says, “Now you are my team.”
2-3 year olds - am has given us His Spirit, no longer strangers to God and for-
Jr. Church (2) For equipping us with power, eigners to heaven, but you are mem- The value of something is deter-
4-12 year olds - am love, peace, and strength! bers of God’s very own family, citi- mined by what someone is willing to
Stop praying for someone zens of God’s country, and you belong pay for it.
We are located at the corner of else to do the job that God in God’s household with every other
Co. Rd. M-50 & County Rd. 4 has called us to do! Bold- Christian.” A few years ago, Miguel Cabrera
Edon, OH ly share the gospel with of the Detroit Tigers was signed to an
those who come across A Christian without a church fam- eight year extension for 248 million
your path! Give where ily is like a person who says “I want to dollars. That comes to an average of 31
help is needed and serve play basketball but I don’t want to be million dollars per year to hit a base-
where you are to further a part of any team,” or “I want to be in ball!
God’s Kingdom! the army but I don’t want to serve in
any platoon,” or “I want to be a bee but You may not think anyone is worth
Tune in next week to I don’t want to be a part of the hive,” or that much money to play baseball. But
discover the last day indi- “I want to play an instrument but not the Detroit Tigers organization thinks
cators! For more reading be in a band.” Cabrera is. Therefore, that is his value
check out 2 Timothy 1:7, because someone is willing to pay 31
2 Thessalonians 1:10-12, The fact is that you can’t separate million dollars to have Cabrera play for
and Philippians 1:27-28. following Jesus from being part of his them.
team, the church. We need each other
to be strong in our Christian faith. If you were to sign on Jesus’ team,
what would your value be to him? What
If you’ve had a bad church experi- would he be willing to pay for you? You
ence, I want to urge you to try again. need look no further than the cross to
No church is perfect. Mistakes will be discover your value. Jesus was willing
made because it is made up of people. to pay the ultimate sacrifice so that
You probably won’t agree with every- you could be on his team.
thing that’s done and every decision
that’s made. But that’s true of most Why are you still hesitating?

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26, 2016 at the FCCS gymnasium with a reception to follow.
Fountain City Christian School’s Class of 2017 enjoys
Commencement speakers will be Fountain City Christian School faculty members. laughing together, but also have much experience and wis-
Members of the FCCS 2017 class are Rachel Maria Broadwater, Alex Cummins, Brandon Patrick Johnson, Jalina dom to share with other students. They have overcome the
Law, Justin Tyler Purk, and Jared Stokes. challenges of taking the first step to show their faith to oth-
ers, and to achieve goals together. The class worked
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to figure out chemistry labs.
Rachel Maria Broadwater is the daughter of Don and Jalina Law is the daughter of John and Michelle Law.
Cheryl Broadwater. She plans to go to Northwest State She is starting a Discipleship Training School in the fall The class has received many awards including being
Community College for an Associate’s degree in Business and she’ll see where God takes her after that. named to honor roll and National Honor Society. They
Management so she can open her own store. have also received an Honor Scholarship at Northwest
Justin Tyler Purk is the son of Mark and Reenie State Community College and have been involved in the
Alex Cummins is the son of Troy and Elizabeth Purk. He plans on become an Entrepreneur and a College Credit Plus Program.
Cummins. He plans to finish his Associate of Arts at Massage Therapist.
Northwest State Community College then transfer to This year’s graduating class advises underclassmen to
Ashland University. Jared Stokes is the son of Elizabeth Stokes. He plans “always stay true to your faith” and “don’t give up; go
to finish his Human-Computer Interaction as a Master’s confidently in the direction of your dreams”. They hope to
Brandon Patrick Johnson is the son of Michele and degree and work for Google or Samsung while living in be remembered as a family who laughed, cried, and
Glen Johnson. He plans of working at Insource, then to California. worked together as well as for honoring Christ in how they
save up money to further his education. conducted themselves in their everyday lives. They would
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Tennis Action

Boys Varsity Tennis tion to grab the win from the Irish. Aar- 6-2 win. In first doubles, Jereme Rupp scores of 4-6, 4-6. The Golden Bears
on Spieles was in first singles and came and Lucke McQuade got past Evan now move on to the Sectional Tourna-
Mon., May 8th, 2017 away with a 6-2,6-2 victory. Evan Kost Kost and Aaron Spieles with a 6-3, 7-5 ment Thursday at Defiance College.
followed suit in second singles with a win while Levi Strawn and Brad Diller
Archbold 5, Napoleon 0 6-0, 6-1 win. Chase Soltis and Bran- defeated Tristan Uribes and Conner Fri., May 12th, 2017
The Streaks shutout the Wildcats in don Krutz, Wauseon’s freshmen con- Hicks 6-0, 6-0 for the second doubles
action Monday. Erik Short was a 6-4, nection, won in second doubles with shutout. DIVISION II SECTIONAL
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Rupp was a shutout 6-0,6-0 winner in Bowling Green 3, Bryan 2 teams moved forward to second round
second singles and Michael Short won Tue. May 7th, 2017 The two Bryan wins came in doubles play, two of which continued to district
6-3, 6-0 in third singles. In doubles ac- action as Logan King and Colt Arthur qualifier matches. After a hard fought
tion Archbold was equally as successful Archbold 5, Wauseon 0 finished the regular season undefeated two sets, the undefeated doubles team
with Jereme Rupp and Lucke McQuade The Bluestreaks powered their way with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 win. In second dou- of Junior Logan King and Senior Colt
in first doubles with a 6-3, 6-1 win and past the Indians in the shutout victory. bles, Daniel Borland and Isaac Bowers Arthur suffered their only loss together
Levi Strawn and Brad Diller with a 6-2, In first singles Erik, Short charged past were 6-2, 6-2 winners. Losing in sin- on the season; losing 5-7 in the third
7-5 win. James Allen 6-3, 6-0. Lucas Rupp got gles play included Keegan McCashen in set. Freshman Keegan McCashen took
Wauseon 3, Toledo Central Catholic 2 the Archbold win in second singles over first singles with a 3-6, 3-6 loss. Kol- his first set 6-2 but then dropped the
The Indians split in doubles action Chase Soltis 6-4, 6-1 and to complete lin Klingler lost a tough second singles next two sets 1-6, 0-6 to be eliminated
and claimed two victories in singles ac- the singles sweep, Michael Short was match with scores of 3-6, 6-4, 3-6 and from play.
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Pettisville Lady Blackbirds Run To Victory At BBC Meet

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Locos Reign Supreme On The Track At The BBC Meet

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Assorted Sports Action

Schlenk Wins Season Opener At Oakshade Raceway

By: Scott Hammer A Main win over Tim Hancock who started on the pole.
After two consecutive rain outs, Mother Nature finally Chris Henry was third followed by defending Bomber
smiled down upon Oakshade Raceway with great racing Champion Jeff Foks Jr. Curt Dickie ended up fifth.
weather allowing for the kickoff of the 2017 racing sea-
son. The evening’s racing action was highlighted by Rusty Cory Gumm from Hillsdale, Michigan had his 91 car
Schlenk topping the other 30 UMP Late Model drivers to working well and took the first Compact feature check-
pick up the first Oakshade feature win of the season. ered flag of the season after starting seventh. Jason
Canadian driver Andrew Reaume started on the pole Deshler gained the most positions to finish second after
and led the first lap of the UMP Late Model feature. A big starting 13th. Carter Murday, Clinton Urban and Brandon
crash brought out the yellow flag while working the sec- Paskan were the rest of the top five finishers.
ond lap. On the restart, Mathew Chapman took the lead
away after some three-wide racing with Reaume and Brad The Bomber B Main rolled out next and was also
Eitniear. Eitnear and Chapman continued to battle for marred with multiple caution periods. Scott Hammer led
the lead leaving Reaume behind in third. Schlenk began the first half of the race with some pressure from Bill
his charge to the front just past the midway point of the Reeves Sr. until something broke on Reeves’ car. Rob
race, taking second from Eitniear on lap 14 and then Price from Morenci, Michigan, was able to get his nose
snatching the lead from Chapman one lap later. The under Hammer and took over the race lead and went on
McClure, Ohio, driver went on to the pick up the easy win to pick up the victory over Ted Hill, Scott Robertson,
with Chapman settling for second. Casey Noonan started Hammer and Allen Tolles.
eighth and gained five spots to finish third followed by
Eitniear and Reaume. Wauseon, Ohio’s Nathan Goodman was the winner of
Multiple cautions kept the UMP Sportsman feature the final race of the night, the Compact B Main. Goodman
tight with Drew Smith surviving to lead from flag to flag started inside row three and picked up the victory over
for the win. Bruce Stuart was running second when he pole-sitter Eric Carr. Regan Ford was third followed by
spun in turn four and collected a good portion of the field Jeff Goodman and Richie Lentz.
behind him on lap eight. Chris Williams was running in
the top five and spun to bring out another yellow a few Oakshade Raceway will return to racing action this
laps later. Smith, from Sylvania, Ohio, was able to fend coming Saturday, May 20, with another full racing pro-
off Rusty Smith near the finish to earn the victory. George gram that include UMP Late Models, UMP Sportsman,
Lindsey finished third with Jeff Geis taking fourth. Bob Bombers and Compacts. Gates will open at 4pm with hot
Krumm started deep in the field and was caught up in at laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm.
least one of the on-track incidents, but was still able to
salvage a fifth place finish. Goebel Hits Hole In One At Stryker’s
Fresh off his win the night before at Limaland, Gregg Riverside Greens Golf Course
DeTray out of Swanton, Ohio started on the outside of the
front row and made it two for two picking up the Bomber On April 24, 2017, Rod Goebel of Stryker, Ohio,
aced the par 3, 130 yard 3rd hole at Riverside Greens
G.C. in Stryker Ohio. His club of choice was an 9 iron.

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