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September 24th, 2013
NEW BREMEN — The first six children gathered for Paws 2 Read Monday at New Bremen Public Library, with even more children on the waiting list for the chance to read to a registered therapy dog.
The idea is that for struggling readers in kindergarten through second grade, reading out loud in front of a class can be a stressful. Reading with a therapy dog, on the other hand, gives students a chance to practice without fear of making mistakes.
“The dogs listen, and don’t tease, laugh or judge,” Branch Supervisor Shelly Parker said.
ST. MARYS — Bald eagles are thriving along Grand Lake St. Marys — all under the watch of a St. Marys woman who has been monitoring the birds for years.
Jill Bowers has been monitoring the bald eagle population in Auglaize and Mercer counties for the state for 17 years. Bowers has been with the bald eagles since the first birds arrived in the area.
“They came to the wildlife area by the goose farm by 703 and 127,” Bowers said. “Now we have three nests on Grand Lake St. Marys, including one in Auglaize County.”
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Auglaize County effective until 11:15 p.m. Friday. Heavy rains could dump 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain on the region. Minor, localized flooding could occur in low-laying areas, creeks, streams and ditches.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Pumpkinfest returns Sept. 27-28 with music, arts and food this year, but it will go forward without the weighing of the large orange gourds — transitioning instead to a fall festival atmosphere that’s more about catching up with one another as a community.
“Instead of doing that, we are focusing on creating a fall festival,” said Lauren Bertke, who is organizing this year’s event.
She added there are a lot that of new events this year.
Sept. 20: Friday Craft Circle will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today. Bring craft projects in to work on in the company of fellow crafters at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library. Kids ages 3, 4 and 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are welcome.
The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Fall Festival starts at 4 p.m. today.
Sept. 19: Books, Babies & More will meet at 10:30 a.m. today. Fun for babies (newborn-36 months) and their caregivers at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
The Auglaize County Veterans Service Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at 209 S. Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta.
Free computer classes will be held at 6 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Three sessions cover the most basic skills from using the mouse to customizing your computer. Please call 419-394-7471 to register.
ST. MARYS — A network security expert provided a handful of tips to keep people safe from online predators as the use of mobile devices continues to rise.
Lynn Child, who operates companies that specialize in network management, stressed the importance of online security during a Wednesday afternoon’s St. Marys Rotary Club meeting. Child, who works with companies on four continents and dozens of countries, said the Internet is full of predators who are looking to steal personal and business information to sell on the black market.
Friday, September 20, 2013
4:00pm: Festival Begins: Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Stands, Beer Garden opens, get your fundraiser tickets at the VIP Building (50/50 and Gas Grill Drawing)
Sept. 18: Preschool Dance Party will be held at 11 a.m. today for 3 to 5-year-olds and an adult caregiver at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
The Ohio Historical Society will be presenting a special Civil War program at FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster at 5:30 p.m. today. Jennifer Rounds will be discussing and showing “Children’s Clothing During the Civil War.” Families are welcome.
WAPAKONETA — The wire mesh barrel tumbles the pink cards around and around.
There are only two names left — Lima’s Kenneth Sturgill and Wapakoneta’s Lucy Zink — in the 4th annual Publishers’ Dash for Cash. The grand prize winner would take home $5,000 and the first name drawn of the last two would take home $1,000. Sturgill says he will apply the winnings toward his car or house. Zink says she will use it to replace an appliance.