Upcoming Events


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The American Red Cross will host blood drives in Bellefontaine from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 15, at the First United Methodist Church at 201 N. Main St. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or by visiting redcrossblood.org.

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The Quincy-DeGraff Joint Sewer Board regular meeting scheduled for Nov. 2 was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. The next meeting will be a Special Meeting for the Annual Joint Council meeting for the villages of Quincy and DeGraff at 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 8, at the Quincy Community Building.

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Miami Grange in DeGraff hosts a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children. This will be the final pancake breakfast for 2015. They will begin again in March 2016. Thank you for your continued support and see you in the Spring.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Swap is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the AcuSport Community Room or the Knowlton Library, Bellefontaine. Swap your “gently used” puzzles for equal number of items. (Please no missing pieces). Call the library at 937-599-4189 for more information.

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Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in 28 counties around Ohio, including Logan County. All are welcome 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at the Logan County Knowlton Library, 220 N. Main St., Bellefontaine. The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting. In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional representatives will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials to those interested in learning more about the other functions of the office such as the business services division and initiatives including the Ohio Business Profile and Military Ready-to-Vote program.

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DeGraff residents are invited to a neighborhood grant meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in village council chambers, 107 Main St., to discuss developing projects in the village. The Neighborhood Program is a two-year, $300,000 grant. For more information, call the village offices at 937-585-6632.

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West Liberty United Methodist Church offers Grief Support through a program called GriefShare, a weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild life after losing a loved one. The two session times offered are 10 a.m. Mondays starting Aug. 31 or 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 1. There is a $5 registration fee. The group meets at the church, 202 W. Newell St. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

The Mastersingers Community Chorale, under the direction of Byron Kauffman, will present a choral music presentation at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty. The music will include Handel’s Messiah, Part III, and other choral selections that focus on the mystery of the incarnation. Christmas carols and congregational singing will be part of this musical celebration. Soloists include Janet Wilkins, soprano, Ellen Vitt, alto, Alan Kauffman, tenor, and Lowell Kauffman, bass. The event is open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted.

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Flu shots are available at the Logan County Health District during regular immunization clinics. These clinics are held every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. In addition on the first and third Thursday of the month there are late clinics available from 2-6 p.m. Please call 937-651-6186 for further information and to register for your flu shot.

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The Logan County WIC has monthly breastfeeding classes at the Logan County Health District office. The classes are open to the public; you do not need to be on WIC to participate. The class is designed for anyone thinking about breastfeeding to help determine the right choice for themselves and their baby. For more information call the health district at 937-651-6191.

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The last in a series of weight-loss classes will be held 7-8 p.m. Dec. 8 in the basement of Oakhill Medical Center, West Liberty. Call 937-599-5175 to register.

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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. at Vancrest in Urbana. For further information call Ann Bahan at 937-969-8565 or Doris Murray at 937-652-3098.

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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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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, located at 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, has TB testing at the office every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 651-6186.