New Madison News: Library has much to offer


Let’s hope for a clear fall sky on Oct. 22 as Boonshoft comes to the New Madison Public Library for stargazing. The program is one of the most popular as they bring a telescope to help search the heavens. All ages are invited to attend. The fire pit can provide some warmth. The program begins at 6 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. Share a fun evening!

The library is planning a College Night on Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Several area colleges will discuss options and opportunities. If you need information about academic programs and financing, you are invited to this program.

Also scheduled is the adult programming that occurs each month on the fourth Tuesday. This month will be “It’s a Grand Old Flag, but How Do I Take Care of It?” Skip Hoover will lead the presentation and you can bring tattered and worn flags. The flags will be taken to the Legion for the annual flag burning ceremony on Nov. 11. You can drop yours off at the Legion, too. Of course, you are invited to attend. The annual Bean Supper is at 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited. A donation is appreciated but it is Post 245’s annual recognition of Veterans Day.

The library renewal campaign is in full swing as the election draws near. Signs are dotting the landscape. It is a l.5 mill renewal and promises the library finances to maintain its programming for all ages in the Tri-Village community. If you have any questions concerning the campaign, contact Brenda Miller, director.

There will be popcorn during the Halloween trick or treat event. The levy committee wants to thank all library patrons, present and future. The community event is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

A former student recently attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Air Force Museum. Del Braund Jr. played the bagpipes and then he and his wife, Karen, enjoyed dinner with James Lovell, the astronaut we remember from the movie Apollo 13. The former astronaut is a retired captain, United States Navy.

Despite the weather, the School Fair was a good time for visiting and enjoying the indoor activities. Congratulations to the royalty of the weekend! Knox Morris and Jenna Fisherback were chosen as king and queen. This was a student vote. Prior to their crowning came the selection of Braxton Bales and Ava Camacho as Little Mr. and Miss Patriot. They were selected by judges who considered costumes and interviews.

Mark your calendars for Harvest Sounds 2015. It is programming at the Universalist Church when music will be featured at 3 p.m. Nov. 1. J. R. Price and Bill Westfall will provide a variety of music selections with guitar and an electronic clarinet. Each year the church provides its proceeds for worthy causes. This year the choice has been announced as the Marling Band Shell in Greenville City Park. Free concerts are part of Darke County’s summer.

Enjoy the color of the season and the crisp mornings with the frost warning us prepare for winter’s approach.

By Shirley Dubbs

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.

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