Time to sort and toss with garage sales coming Sept. 17, 18 and 19. You can empty a closet in a hurry if you just don’t think too long about each item. It seems easier to send it out the door if you set up a couple of boxes, and a trash can, and then remember it has been on that shelf for years without being used. If you think too long and reach into that box —- things go back on the shelf.
Downsizing is not just the number of rooms, but the ”stuff” we collect. And are you still keeping your kids’ knickknacks and papers because they ‘just don’t have room?’ Lots of good items are recycled during garage sales. Others will use those items that just collect dust while you store it away.
One thing you might locate while sorting is a missing library book! If you locate one, return it. This is the time to make a book fine worthwhile for everyone. New Madison Public Library, like all Darke County libraries, is participating in the Feed Ohio 2015 campaign. You can pay your overdue fines with a qualifying food donation. Each library will provide lists of eligible items and for every food donation $1 will be deducted from your overdue fine account. The food drive runs through Sept. 13 and you can participate even if you don’t have a library fine. Receptacles for collecting food will be located in the library.
A local name has been announced in the political circles. Scott George, a 1985 Tri-Village graduate, now residing near Tipp City, has announced he is running against John Boehner, representative of the 8th district. New to politics, he said he is running to serve other people.
Congratulations to Jennifer and Tom Rhoades on their golden wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 3, 1965, and will celebrate with their two daughters, Amanda Brockman of Fountain City, Indiana, and Melissa Powell of New Madison.
Tri-Village cheerleaders did a great job at the Darke County Fair. They had three first place wins plus a first place tie. First place winners were pee wee, junior high and large varsity. The tie was varsity dance. Congratulations!
Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.