New Madison News: Recycling encouraged


Trash pick up here has become very heavy on recycle material. Since Rumpke has designated a couple of days a month and distributed recycling containers, we have become very aware of our trash input. We have always shredded but now the amount of paper coming in and going out of this house is apparent. It has become a specific goal to keep trash separated. We always intended to be vigilant of waste but the home pick up in our area has made a definite mark on Stephens Rd.

Recyling should be a part of everyday life. It was at one time. You salvaged if you grew up on a farm. Save it because there will come a day! We recycled clothing in the past, not just at consignment establishments, but at home. In my house there were three girls. Drop a hem, raise a hem, add a bow or a belt and pass the clothing. Furniture was passed to newly weds. Paint and polish made it like new.

But, sometimes we save too many things because that is our past habit. Our parents were depression era and so they saved and stored all their lives. This regular bundling of paper, cans and other reusable materials is today’s recycling. We can save so much digitally that boxes and packets of old papers need not fill our closets and basements.

Time moves on and ideas change. And our needs change! Recycle today is environmental. We can’t recycle the past but we can recycle for the future.

At the school there are parent-teacher conferences this week. Today and Thursday have been set aside

for visiting your child’s classroom teacher. Times are 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and you should contact the school office.

It is time for the kindergarten registration. Packets are available beginning March 7 in the elementary office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you need information, contact the office at 996-1511. Children must be age 5 by Aug. l.

Yearbooks are on sale. Order online at The price is still $55.

If you are looking for activity during the cold winter months, consider the book clubs at the New Madison Public Library. The Page Turners will be reviewing ‘The Wright Brothers’ by David McCullogh at 6:30 on March 8 while the Femme Fatales Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. on March 15 to discuss ‘Prayer for Sale’ by Sandra Dallas.

This week’s congratulations go to the students inducted into the National Honor Society this month. Newest members are Makenzie Stucky, Jenna Coffman, Emma Campbell, Jenna Fishberback, Alana Holsapple, Marcy Schepis, Alexandra Downing and Brittany Brewer. Congrats also to both basketball teams for finishing regular season play with state rankings. And at this writing they are in the tournament.

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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