Arcanum News: Happy President’s Day!


Washington’s Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was made a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February. This holiday is legally designated as “Washington’s Birthday”. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is the federal government’s policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president.

Hannah Wiest will share about “Layers of History: Women’s Fashion During the War Between the States” at The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society on Thursday, March 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. AWTHS is located at 123 W. George Street in Arcanum. Hannah’s lecture presents a revealing history about ladies’ fashion and undergarments during the early 1860s. She will expose each layer and the purpose of the individual garments and explain how the fabric content, print, dress style, and cut all disclosed a woman’s class, age, and social standing.

The Arcanum 7th Grade Lady Trojans closed out their season with a perfect 15-0 record defeating the Bradford Lady Railroaders 40-22 to claim the Cross Country Conference (CCC) Tournament Trophy. The girls were also winners of the CCC league going into tournament play. The team was coached by Ashley Matheson. Congrats ladies!

The benches are here! Thanks to those who donated plastic caps and for funding by the middle school student council, Arcanum Middle School is proud to announce that the benches will be placed in the land lab in the very near future. A special thanks to Nicki Bowser and Alychia Wright who travelled to Evansville, Indiana to go get the benches!

Are you looking forward to the Arcanum Farmers Market? Are you thinking spring and what to plant in your garden? The Arcanum Farmers Market will be looking for vendors to set up at the Veterans Park area besides the AWTHS this summer. If you are interested in participating please call Sharon Troutwine for details at 937-692-5128. The Farmer’s Market will start on Saturday mornings starting in June. Think ahead plan your gardens and flowers so you will have something to share — produce, hand made soaps, antiques and quality crafts are examples. No junk or garage sale items please.

Arcanum Athletic Boosters are planning their Third Annual Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, March 18 at the Stillwater Valley Golf Club, 9235 Seibt Road, Versailles, Ohio from 7 to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 which includes the event entry, appetizers, and 1 FREE raffle entry. For tickets or questions, please call or text Karin Baker at 937-604-5752 or Tish Rademachir 937-417-5253.

Arcanum High School looks forward to celebrating their Fifth Annual Serve Arcanum Day on Friday, May 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The students of Arcanum High School (assisted by teachers and community members) will go out into the community and serve our citizens through a variety of service projects. This is the fifth year for this outstanding project that helps the citizens of our community. Organizers are soliciting opportunities for our students to assist you, your organization, or your business, with projects that they could help you complete. A few examples of projects that we would be welcome to complete would be lawn care, painting, cleaning, and organization. All you have to do is provide the job and supplies and they will provide the manpower. If you are interested in us helping you, please email High School Principal Jason Stephan at [email protected] or call him at 937-692-5174.

The next Alumni Advisory Committee meeting will be tonight February 20, 6:30 p.m. in the AHS Library. The primary purpose of this meeting will be to fold the printed invitations, to the Trojan Alumni Homecoming, attach address labels, and prepare them for mailing. This year’s Trojan Alumni Homecoming will be held on April 22, 2017.

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ~George Washington

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~Abraham Lincoln

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocatedoes not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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