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August 5th, 2011

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August 6, 2011

Baseball
RED CROSS FUNDRAISER: The American Red Cross is selling tickets for a Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres game Sunday, Aug. 14 at 1:10 p.m.
The purchase of the ticket enters you into a raffle to throw out the first pitch at that game. Tickets are $25 each or four for $90. All proceeds go to The American Red Cross.
Call Adam at 567-356-1501 to order tickets.

Golf
OUTING: The Jason Kline Memorial Golf Outing will be held Sept. 17 at the Wapakoneta Country Club.

Worth the work: Sellers bank money for education

August 5, 2011

Hefty bids received for animals raised as projects for the fair make all the hard work worth it, several youth said after leaving the sales ring Friday.
Most also said they were putting the money in savings accounts or setting it aside for a large upcoming expected expense, including college or a car.
“Without the bidders and their support it would be a lot harder to do,” Zach Lagemin, 16, of New Knoxville, said after selling his dairy steer, Devil.
It was his fourth year showing and selling a steer at the Auglaize County Fair.

Practicing safety in the summer sun

August 5, 2011

A local extension office set up a booth at the fair and educated fair-goers on important topics — including sun safety.
OSU Extension Educator on Family and Consumer Sciences Lois Clark was out at the fair in the Horticulture Building giving tips and information on sun safety.
“I encourage the use of sunscreen and a hat while outside,” Clark said. “I also encourage people to stay out of the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., but if they have to be, it is important to apply sunscreen.”

Selling Wapakoneta to the world

August 5, 2011

Managing Editor
When a local business organization leader hears feedback about economic development opportunities in Wapakoneta, executives and realtors from other parts of the country and the world comment about the readiness of the 471-acre Job Ready Sites manufacturing site.

Sandra K. 'Katie' Phillips

August 5, 2011

Sandra K. “Katie” Phillips died at 5:20 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 18, 1944, in Wapakoneta to Violet (Grothaus) and Eugene “Red” Dill who preceded her in death. On Feb. 22, 1964, she married William I. Phillips who survives in St. Johns.

Arthur D. Pursley, 76

August 5, 2011

Arthur D. Pursley, 76, of Madison, died 5:20 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2011, at Madison Health Care. He was born Feb. 24, 1935 in Lima, to Rose Ethel (Hatcher) and Lorenzo Dow Pursley. Both parents are deceased.
Mr. Pursley retired from the U. S. Air Force and had worked for NAS.
Survivors include one brother, Jim (Nadean) Pursley, of Vista, Calif., and a sister, Cecilia Hicks, of Forest.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard and Benie Pursley; and sisters, Elsie Secor, Viola Stough, Jane Pursley Hoyt, Mary Louise Pursley and Betty Painter.

Fisher earns showmanship title

August 5, 2011

A Wapakoneta FFA and Fryburg Happy Farmers member completed a rare feat Thursday by capturing a showmanship Triple Crown.
Kaylee Fisher, who won the Dairy Market Steer and the Beef Market Steer showmanships, earned the title of “Showman of Showmen” in the Showmanship Sweepstakes Thursday in Show Barn No. 1.
As she stood with her fellow competitors in front of the announcer’s table before they announced the “Showman of Showmen,” Kaylee replayed in her mind herself showing all the animals.

Showing beef: It’s all in the family

August 5, 2011

For Ali Muir, showing her animals in the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show at the Auglaize County Fair is just part of being in the Muir family.
Muir, 16, of Waynesfield, who showed several cattle Wednesday afternoon in the Junior Fair competition, has been showing cattle for 11 years. She said she got involved in 4-H after watching her older sister.
“My sister showed here (at the Auglaize County Fair),” Muir said of her sister, Candace. “She’s out of 4-H now, since she’s 21.”
She said she has had a busy schedule showing her animals.

Senator to speak locally on SB5

August 5, 2011

The Auglaize County Patriots will host a town hall-style meeting to educate the public on Ohio’s Senate Bill 5.
At 7p.m. on Monday, State Sen. Cliff Hite will be in Wapakoneta at the Grand Plaza to educate the community on this new law and how it benefits that state of Ohio.
Hite, who served as a high school teacher and football coach at Findlay High School, was elected as a legislator to the Ohio House of Representatives before being appointed to fulfill the term of state Sen. Steve Buehler.
Hite also served on the state Education Committee during his terms in the House.

Derby cars getting harder to find, more expensive

August 5, 2011

For decades, demolition derbies have been the last hurrah for countless cars.
A quick look at the math — 88 counties in Ohio, 88 county fairs: that’s a lot of demolition and a lot of cars.
And that’s just Ohio.
Then in the wake of the oil crisis of the 1970’s Detroit stopped building cars like tanks.
The shelf life for derby cars is, obviously, very short. Even for the one’s built like tanks.
For the hard-core derbiast, finding the perfect derby car is getting more and more difficult.

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