Upcoming Events


Miami Grange in DeGraff hosts a pancake-sausage breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children.

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Join the Logan County Republicans for their Fall Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Bellefontaine Regional Airport. Sen. Rob Portman is the featured speaker. All Logan County veterans are invited and will receive a complimentary meal. The dinner will be catered by The Plaza Inn. Call 937-599-5265 for tickets.

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Stephanie Kreuz, regional director of Heritage Action, will address the Top of Ohio Patriots Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, 2280 state Route 540, Bellefontaine. A Hillsdale College graduate, she has been involved in public policy lobbying and political campaigns since 2005. Heritage Action is the grassroots advocacy arm of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.

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Russells Point Church of God, 430 state Route 708, on Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., will have Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot with free candy and hot cocoa.

Auditions for the church’s “Christmas Musical Play” will be held Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Anyone interested can contact Chaz and Lany Moore at 937-810-1052.

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The Indian Lake Athletic Department will offer pre-sale football tickets to the general public for the varsity home game against Bellefontaine in hopes of alleviating long lines at the gate on game night. Tickets will be on sale from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Indian Lake High School cafeteria. The game is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at IL Stadium. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students.

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Indian Lake High School will host FAFSA Help Ohio (formerly College Goal Sunday) on Nov. 10, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. This event offers high school seniors and their parents a chance to meet with financial aid professionals and get free FAFSA assistance. Sign up for a time by calling 937-686-8851 or emailing rappv@ils-k12.org.

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Dine in or carryout with help from Indian Lake Elementary Staff members at McDonald’s of Indian Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. It’s McStaff Night. Teachers, principals, secretaries and aides will be there to serve up sandwiches, fries, drinks and more. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales go to benefit the ILES Summer Reading Program.

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The Indian Lake FFA Chapter members will host their Annual Hog Roast on Friday, October 28th. The event will run from 3:30 to 7 pm at the FFA shop prior to the varsity home football game verses Ben Logan. The meal includes a locally raised pork loin sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, a drink and a cookie. Dine in or carryout. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now until the 14th for $6. Tickets at the door will be $8. Reserve yours by calling 686-8851 ext. 4604.

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Ohio Means Jobs @ILHS resumes Oct. 17. This program for Indian Lake High School students before and after school. Students have a variety of options to choose from including tutoring in Math and Reading, ACT Prep, Credit recovery, Commit to be Fit, Carpentry/Welding, Science Club, Art Club and more. A schedule of activities will be available prior to the start of the program. Check www.ils-k12.org for more info and a partial schedule. Please note: Robotics is for students enrolled in the course during the school day. For more info, call Jo Cook at 937-686-8851 during school hours.

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Dine in or carryout with help from Indian Lake Elementary Staff members at McDonald’s of Indian Lake on Tuesday, October 18th from 4:30 to 7 pm. It’s McStaff Night! Your teachers, principals, secretaries and aides will be there to serve up sandwiches, fries, drinks and more! A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales go to benefit the ILES Summer Reading Program.

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Camp Cotubic is hosting a 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Camp Cotubic, 2158 N. County Road 25, Bellefontaine. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch, awards and a raffle to follow. The cost is $40 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Race day registration packet pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers. The race is sponsored by Shine FM. Proceeds will provide scholarships for children/youths to attend camp. Register online at www.campcotubic.com. Contact Caleb Burkey at 937-468-2519 or calebburkey@gmail.com with any questions.

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The Logan County Art League is making a call for fine artists and fine craftspeople to participate in the annual Winter Art Faire. The annual juried art faire will be held on Nov. 5 and 6 in the Bellefontaine High School cafeteria. If interested in being a part of this annual holiday season arts festival, contact Forrest Cassie Hassel for an application at 937-593-2282 or cassmike2003@yahoo.com. The deadline for entries is Oct. 15.

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The OAGC invites guests to its Region 5 fall meeting Oct. 27 at the VFW, 220 E. Court St., Urbana. The theme will be Gardening for Wildlife and Pollinators and includes speakers and meals. Registration is due Oct. 12. For costs and other info, email john.susan.simon@gmail.com.

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Community Action Organization, in partnership with the IRS, will offer volunteer tax preparation services in Logan County at multiple locations. Volunteers will be taught to prepare tax returns for low- to moderate-income families in their communities. The IRS sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Volunteers for those programs prepared 3.7 million tax returns this past filing season. Volunteers work a few hours a week, usually from mid-January through the end of the tax filing season in April. No prior experience is required. To volunteer, contact Wendy Perkins at Community Action, 937-642-4986.

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Women who have experienced infertility or miscarriage, are undergoing fertility treatments, or are considering adoption are invited to a monthly support group that meets at Memorial Hospital. HOPE, an independent, peer-led, female-only support group provides an opportunity to share information, discuss sensitive issues, or just listen to others. Meetings are confidential, unbiased and planned to provide support and comfort. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room E at Memorial Hospital, 500 London Ave. in Marysville (use entrance E). Upcoming dates include Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, and on Jan. 19, and Feb. 16 in 2017. For information, email hopemarysville@gmail.com.

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The Food Pantry of Wake Up the World Ministries is open the last Friday of each month from 4 to 8 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria.The church is in downtown Bellefontaine on the corner of East Columbus Avenue and Madriver Street, across Columbus Avenue from the Huntington Bank. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including fresh veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s side entrance on Madriver Street. The facility also can help with food emergencies. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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The Logan/Champaign MHDAS Board will meet in the board offices, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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Red Cross blood drives are set for noon-6 p.m. Oct. 18 at First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main, Bellefontaine; 1-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Quest Community Church, 110 South St., West Liberty; 2-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Belle Center United Methodist Church, 101 S. Center St., Belle Center.

The second Iron Man Blood Drive in honor of Scott Boyd, a West Liberty man injured in a bush hog accident, will be held 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Green Hills Community, just north of West Liberty.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation announced/updated the following projects:

U.S. 68 between S.R. 508 and S.R. 507, daily lane closures through Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

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Award-winning author Rick Niece will conduct a book signing for his latest book “Perfect in Memory: A Son’s Tribute to His Mother” at the Logan County Libraries DeGraff Branch, 122 S. Main St., on Oct. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. The book is the third installment in the three-part Fanfare for a Hometown Series that follows his growing-up years in DeGraff. For more information call the DeGraff Branch at 937-585-5010 or visit www.LoganCountyLibraries.org.

ASK-A-LIBRARIAN is featured at Logan County Libraries branch locations to help people find answers to frustrating computer questions. Topics may include any computer questions, for example: Getting started with computers, setting up and using email, using your tablet or ereader, saving and finding your files, Internet navigation, etc. This service is available: First Thursday of each month at West Liberty Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Second Thursday of each month at West Mansfield Branch | 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Rushsylvania Branch | 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Third Thursday of each month at Lakeview Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Fourth Thursday of each month at DeGraff Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. each Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., in Bellefontaine. This meeting is open to anyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues and no fees for membership. Participants are asked to enter through the back door of the church. For more info, call 937-582-9007.

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West Liberty United Methodist Church is offering Grief Support through a program called GriefShare, a weekly seminar and support group designed to help people rebuild their lives after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are offered: Mondays at 10 a.m. starting Aug. 29, or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Aug. 30. There is a $5 registration fee. This support group will meet at the church, 202 W. Newell St. in West Liberty. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month so people can bring in their visual arts projects to work on among like-minded artists. Try new things, gain direction, get encouragement and explore. It will be a safe place to share ideas and get inspiration. It is open to anyone in the arts, at any level, and in any media. There will be several experienced artists on hand to help, so beginners are welcome. Just bring your project and your supplies and join us. There is no cost.

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Logan/Champaign Counties Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Support Group for those bereaved by suicide will meet 6:30-8 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of each month at the MHDAS Board, 123 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, with topics and events planned for each month.

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The Indian Lake United Christian Services Food Pantry at the Municipal Building, 433 state Route 708, Russells Point, offers food assistance to all residents of the Indian Lake School District on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month. The Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and operates solely with donated funds and food.

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The Logan County Health District Office, 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, is open 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call 937-651-6186.

Flu shots for all ages are available 9-11 a.m. each Thursday and 2-6 p.m. the first and Thursday of each month. Most insurances are accepted. Call 937-651-6186 to register.

TB testing is done 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m.on Mondays and Tuesdays. The charge is $20 cash, or check with ID.