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May 14th, 2012

Club Holds Annual Sale

May 14, 2012

ST. MARYS —  Shoppers looking for last-minute, colorful gifts for Mother’s Day had a place to visit as part of a local garden club’s annual flower sale.

The St. Marys Gardeners held its annual sale along Indiana Avenue Friday and Saturday. The event, which helps raise funds for the group, featured flowers of all shapes, sizes and colors.

Carp Derby To Return

May 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local lake will once again be filled with people seeking carp as part of a second-ever event.

The second-ever Get the Carp Outta Here fishing derby returns to Grand Lake St. Marys Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Last year, the event attracted close to 300 participants who helped remove 8,142 pounds of carp from the lake.

May 11th

Weekend Happenings

May 11, 2012

May 12: The St. Marys Gardeners will host a flower sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1201 Indiana Ave.

Pirates of the Chemotherapy will be performed at 8 p.m. today at the FOP Hall, 520 W. North St., St. Marys. Additional parking may be utilized on Ash Street.

May 13: Pirates of the Chemotherapy will be performed at 3 p.m. today at the FOP Hall, 520 W. North St., St. Marys. Additional parking may be utilized on Ash Street.
 

Author: Believe In Your Dreams

May 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — To wrap up Right to Read Week, students at St. Marys Intermediate School received a visit from a Columbus-area author.

Nancy Roe Pimm lives in Dublin now, but she grew up in New York City. She noted when she was young, she dreamed of becoming a cowgirl — something not realistic in New York City. When her sister got married, she lived on a horse farm and invited Roe Pimm to live with her in the summer.

Family Comes First

May 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — Between homework, softball practices, dance recitals and Girl Scouts, Linda Opperman keeps busy with her granddaughters.

“I like being involved with the kids,” said Opperman, The Evening Leader’s 2012 Mother of the Year. “That’s helping me stay young for one thing. I just like helping out. I like seeing them grow up and helping them grow up to be good kids and keep them on the right track.”

She noted that she has been involved in several of her granddaughters’ activities.

DARE Program Nets Grant

May 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement agency recently netted a state grant to help its drug awareness program.

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received $20,140.04 as part of a $3.8 million grant program administered by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. The funding is earmarked to keep school resource officers and DARE officers active in the local schools. The money will also expand the focus of the anti-drug campaign to include the dangers of prescription drugs, as well as drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

Riders Set For Performance

May 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — In the town of Salem, Mass., in 1692, there was a community dedicated to the service of God.

The background is of “The Crucible,” a play based on a time during the Salem Witch Trials that is also described as an allegory of McCarthyism.

Tonight and Saturday night, local students will be showcasing their version of the story they are required to read in their junior English classes in a performance of which they have been working on for approximately 12 weeks.

Cards Show Off Talents

May 11, 2012

NEW BREMEN — From singing and dancing to playing instruments and performing magic tricks, New Bremen elementary and middle school students showed off their skills Thursday afternoon for the third annual Believe in Yourself Talent Show.

“We’re extremely pleased with the number of students who signed up to share their talents with us,” Middle School Principal Howard Overman said to a packed gym before introducing the first act.

May 10th

City Preps For Clean-Up Days

May 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents in the city of St. Marys will have an opportunity to discard unwanted items during the next two Saturdays as part of the annual spring clean-up.

Curbside pickup only for those residents who live south of Spring Street and all residents who live east of the St. Marys River will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. Those residents who live north of Spring Street and west of the river will have their items picked up on May 19.

Local School Earns Ranking

May 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local high school netted bronze in a national magazine’s ranking of high schools across the country.

During his report to the board of education, St. Marys Instruction Director Bill Steinbrunner noted St. Marys Memorial High School received a bronze rating in the U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings of best high schools.

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