Upcoming Events


The Quincy United Methodist Church, 111 South St., Quincy, will be hosting a Holy Week Prayer Walk March 26-30. The church will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for this self-guided prayer walk consisting of 7 prayer stations. Instructions will be provided. The church is handicapped accessible through the front door and using the chair lift and all stations are located on the sanctuary level. For more information, please contact the church office at 585-5114 or Julie Wick at 585-4230.

The church will have the following services during Holy Week: Good Friday at 7 p.m., Easter Sunrise at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow and Easter Celebration worship at 10:30 a.m.

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Miami Grange in DeGraff will host the first pancake and sausage breakfast for 2018 on Saturday, March 17, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

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The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Indian Lake High School auxiliary gym, 6210 N. state Route 235, Lewistown.

The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive noon-4 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Logan County Discovery Center, 1973 W. state Route 47, Bellefontaine.

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The Red Cross will host a blood drive noon-6 p.m. March 19 at First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine.

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West Liberty-Salem High School will present “Once Upon A Mattress” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 22-24) at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium. There will also be a Saturday, March 24, matinee at 1 pm. All seats are $8 and may be purchased in the high school office during school hours and at the door before each show.

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The 7th annual “Health Awareness 5K Mardi Gras Walk: Diabetes Prevention” will be held Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m., with a warm-up at 8:45 a.m., at Southview Park in Bellefontaine. The walk is free and no prior registration is necessary. Free T-shirt to walkers while supply lasts. Beads will be given for each lap completed. Walk music provided by DJ Joe Pine. Remember to come dressed in your best Mardi Gras Finery! Prize for Best Mardi Gras Outfit. For Questions Call Cathy Summers at (937) 651-6186.

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Quest Community Church in West Liberty is hosting a community Easter Eggstravaganza for children 11 years and younger on Saturday, March 31. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with events from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Eggstravaganza includes Easter Jam, an egg hunt, West Liberty fire truck and fun stations and games. For more information, contact Quest at 937-465-0141 or Jessica at kids@questchurchonline.com.

Casual, community Easter services will be held at Quest Community Church, 110 South St. in West Liberty on Saturday, March 31, at 6:08 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Services include live music, relaxed atmosphere, casual dress, relevant biblical preaching and children’s ministry for ages birth through 5th grade. Call 937-465-0141 or office@questchurchonline.com for questions.

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s student traveling music and ministry group, Transformed, will give a presentation through worship and music in Green Hill Community’s Foundation Hall at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. The presentation will include Southern gospel music and hymns. An offering will be collected. Green Hills is located at 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty.

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West Liberty United Methodist Church is hosting a Benefit Ham Loaf and Escalloped Chicken Dinner for local army veteran Larry Lamb to assist with medical expenses for cancer treatment. The dinner is on Friday, March 16, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The community is invited to celebrate the successful completion of the treatment and to show support to Lamb. A donation of $12 per meal is appreciated and 100 percent goes to help Lamb recover financially.

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Green Hills Community, 6557 S. U.S. 68, continues its Live Life Better speaker series with a session about living with someone who has dementia. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, learn the story of Joe Stewart, who was a caregiver for three family members with dementia. He is a board member for the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Doors to Foundation Hall open for dinner at 6 p.m. RSVP by calling 937-465-0700 or e-mail info@greenhillscommunity.org.

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It is time for kindergarten registration at many schools. The Logan County Health District has all required childhood vaccines available. Please call to register at 937-651-6186. We take the following insurances: Anthem * Aetna * Medical Mutual and most Ohio Medicaid plans. Immunization clinics are every Thursday morning 9:00 – 11:00 AM and the 1ST Thursday of each month 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Please bring all of your insurance cards and your child’s immunization card.

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive noon-6 p.m. March 15 at Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine.

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New library service for patrons during the tax season: Now available at the Knowlton Library – Tax Express Computer Station! Need a tax form from the IRS or State of Ohio or RITA or one of the other forms? Using your Library card, log on to Computer Express 15 and automatically opens to a page with tabs for all of the tax websites. Select the tab you need. Find the form you need. Send to the Print Release Station. Pay 20 cents per page. Release the print job. Pick up the form at the printer station. Questions? Ask a Reference Assistant. Call the Knowlton Library at 937-599-4189 for more information.

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West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St., again is offering Grief Support through GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group designed to help rebuild life after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are being offered: Mondays at 10 a.m. Feb. 5-April 30, or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6-May 1. There is a $5 registration fee. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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The West Liberty-Salem Local School District will schedule kindergarten screening appointments from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4. To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or prior to Aug. 1, 2018. Parents planning to send their child to kindergarten during the 2018-2019 school year will find online registration on the Elementary homepage of www.wlstigers.org, or can call or stop by the Elementary office for information. All registration forms should be returned to the Elementary office on or before April 1. For more info, call 937-465-0060, ext. 101 or email k5@wlstigers.org.

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Book Club, For A Brew Generation – Books on Tap! A casual book group for 20-30 somethings and beyond, interested in reading fun and edgy books, with a trivia style discussion at the “Tap of Ohio.” Hosted by Logan County Libraries and Brewfontaine every 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Library cards are required for the monthly book title checkout. Participants must be 21 years of age to purchase adult beverages. For more information call the Library at (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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The Logan County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau offers networking and education opportunities: First Thursday’s Coffee Hour – 1st Thursday of each month @ 8:00 a.m. @ (visit www.logancountyohio.com for site info); Legislative Meetings – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30a.m. @ Chamber Office; Young Professionals – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. @ (visit www.logancountyohio.com for site info). Additional networking opportunities available w/membership include Quarterly H.R. Lunch & Learns; Safety Council Meetings – 3rd Thursday of each month @7:30 a.m. @ Hilliker YMCA; Business After Hours – Available upon request.

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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). 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 6 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria. The church is at the former Northeastern Elementary, 600 Brown Ave., Bellefontaine. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s back entrance. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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The Five Loaves Food Pantry is open for families in the Riverside Local School District the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7p.m. The pantry is located at the Quincy United Methodist Church, 111 South St., Quincy. Proper ID and address information are required. For more info, call 937-585-5114.

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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 937-599-5175.

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A support group for caregivers, family and friends of those with Parkinson’s Disease meets the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the dining room at Vancrest in Urbana. For further information call 937-653-7679.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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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Gloryland Ministries is accepting donations of gently-loved stuffed animals, holiday decorations, books (especially children’s),sewing items, craft items and kits, old neckties, small office supplies, school supplies for kids, small household decorations, collectibles,puzzles and board games with all pieces, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs. The drop-off box is located on the porch at 8908 S.U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Call Rev. Tami Wenger at 937-465-6081 for more information.

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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.

The Logan County Health District is offering flu shots for all ages during the regular Immunization Clinics every Thursday from 9 to 11a.m. and the 1st Thursday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m. Most insurances are accepted..

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. Most Ohio Medicaid plans are accepted.