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Vickie Rhodehamel

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Because of the South Main Street project, please make note that the annual Firehouse Pancake Breakfast and also the Lions’ Chicken Barbeque will be held this year at the Fieldhouse (old gym) during Old Fashioned Days. More details to come in a future column.

The 18th annual Old Fashioned Days’ Little Miss and Mister Yesteryear pageant sponsored by the Arcanum Business Association is seeking contestants for this year’s event. The pageant will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:30 (immediately after the parade) at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Arcanum. Contestants must be 3 to 7 years of age as of the date of the pageant. For more information please contact Yes Deere Hair and Nail Boutique at 7820 Alternate 49 East or 692-6245. Deadline for applications is Fri., May 9 at 6 p.m.

Two Arcanum sixth graders are to be congratulated! Megan Walker, daughter of Dusty and Michelle Walker; and Abbigail VanHoose, daughter of Eric and Laura VanHoose were awarded first and second place respectively in the Greenville Elks’ “Americanism Essay Contest” recently. Both girls won their awards at not only the local level, but placed the same awards on the district level. Both essays have been entered into the state competition. The topic of the essay was “What Veteran’s Day means to me.” The girls were encouraged by their 6th grade language arts teacher Mrs. Marla Miller at AMS.

Arcanum Junior Baseball will have their Opening Day on Sat., May 17. A special fundraiser will be held that evening at the baseball diamonds. Arcanum Jr. Baseball has announced they are hosting a Wiffle Ball Tournament. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. at the new shelter building, $5 per person with 6 to 8 players per team. There will be two divisions: 12 and under; and 13 and over. Games will start at 5 p.m. If you have any questions call Shane Rhodehamel at 937/459-9873.

Thank you to members of the AHS 1994 Regional Runner-Up Baseball Team for their donation towards the purchase of a hitting screen for the new baseball fields at the school.

The annual Tiny Trojan Festival at Arcanum Elementary was a huge success on Friday, April 4th. The event allowed students to play games, enjoy food, and win prizes. Many thanks to the local businesses that donated items and/or services for the event.

Come join the Arcanum Athletic Boosters for their annual golf outing on Sat., June 21 at Beechwood Golf Course. Teams of four are encouraged to register together. For more information regarding registration and hole sponsorship, contact TJ Powers tj_powers@darke.k12.oh.us or 937-564-8401 or Karin Baker kbaker@daytonfreight.com or 937-604-5752. Hope to see you there!

On March 15, Arcanum Elementary sent four teams to compete at the regional Destination Imagination tournament in Piqua. Destination Imagination is a team problem solving program where teams use their creativity, critical thinking skills and their own special talents to solve a team challenge. Two of the teams placed first and will now advance to state level competition. One of the teams advancing to state participated in The Tension Builds Challenge. That team is managed by Tammy Smith and includes team members Jorie McDermott, Ezekiel Wright, Brennen Troutwine, Willie Brehm, Isabella Smith, Karr Stump, and Ethan Reiman. The second team advancing to state participated in the Going to Extremes Challenge. That team is managed by Elizabeth Pitzer and includes team members Chad Pitzer, Ian Baker, Dan Albright, Jenson Whittaker, Tyler Huber, and Ryan Delk. Congrats to all!

Becky York would like to thank everyone who sent food, came to visit, prayed, and sent cards; especially all the preschool children at Arcanum Early Learning Center, during her recent surgery.

A dedication ceremony of the new high school softball and baseball complex known as Good Samaritan North Fields will be held on Fri., May 2 at 4:30 p.m. prior to the games.

During OFD, the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society will hold their annual Spring Fling. They are currently seeking donations for their plant sale. Perhaps, you are planning to thin your perennials and/or house plants and need someone to share them with – plants you no longer want or need can be left on the back porch of the historical house at any time; please mark the name of the bulb/plant. Questions? Call Sharon Troutwine at 692-5128.

“Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, wonder where the flowers is. The birds are chirping in the trees, the wind is blowing as it please, and every one’s as happy as can be, except for me.” ~Unknown

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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