Last updated: March 31. 2014 10:43PM - 1102 Views
Vickie Rhodehamel



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Today is the end of March, but the weather has become a bit of a mixed bag lately. We have had a couple of days here and there with beautiful weather this month, but the cold temps and snow keep hanging onto our local forecast. Although we entered into Spring last week, the weather hasn’t quite caught up to the change of season yet. Don’t let the uncertainty of the forecast keep you from having fun. There are plenty of great places to go, fun things to do, and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy the end of March!


Don’t forget this Saturday is the Wool Textile Workshop at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society at 10 a.m. Attendees are welcome to come, bring a friend and register at 9:30 a.m. Donations are appreciated.


All Arcanum High School graduates are cordially invited to attend the 112th Arcanum High School Alumni Banquet and scholarship presentation. The 1989 graduating class is very excited to host this year’s event in the school cafetorium. Take a moment to mark your calendar for April 26, 2014, and plan to attend! Graduates will be receiving an invitation in the mail soon, to make your reservations. Hope to see you there!


Arcanum’s summer swim team, Arcanum Team Stingray, will have sign-ups on Sat., April 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Tues., April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Arcanum School Cafetorium. Payment is due at the time of registration.


News has been received this week of the passing of a former resident. Judy (Sluterbeck) Shahan, AHS Class of ’61, of Clarence Center, New York passed away on Sunday. Judy and her husband, Paul Shahan (also AHS Class of ’61) had two daughters. Other survivors include her sister, Jan (Sluterbeck) Rust; and her sister-in-laws/brother-in-law: Faye Ary, Sandra Kelly, Janet Shahan, and Nancy (Bob) Shahan; and Don Shahan. My sympathy and prayers to the entire family.


Plans are now underway for the opening of our village pool. Season passes are on sale at the Arcanum City Building for families and individuals. Pricing is available on the village website at: http://villageofarcanum.com/parks-recreation.php . This year the pool will be managed by Councilwoman Julie Willis (as a volunteer) with Pool Lead Chey Kramer. Many plans are in the works for returning and new activities and events. More details to come soon!


Happy 70th Wedding Anniversary to former residents, Dale and Betty Sease. They celebrated with a fun evening and good food with their family at Harrison’s Restaurant in Tipp City, Ohio. Dale and Betty were married on March 24, 1944. They now reside at The Brethren’s Retirement Center in Greenville.


On this day in history, March 31st records several noteworthy events. Just 10 years ago, Google announced they were starting free email accounts with Gmail. On this day in 1940, La Guardia airport in New York officially opened to the public. In 1906, The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was founded to set rules in amateur sports; this organization became the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1910. In Paris, in 1889 on this day, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.


“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” ~Virgil Kraft


Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at krhodehamel@woh.rr.com. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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