Spring is coming


By Shirley Dubbs



Mix some sunshine and snow, and drizzle in a little rain. Mix often, and, you have the recipe for March in the Miami Valley. But it also means spring is coming and the little shoots of green from early flowers brighten your day.

This month will see activity at the American Legion with their recognition and birthday banquet on March 13.

There will be presentations to those serving long periods of time to the organization, and to the community.

The Legion will serve a fish and shrimp meal on March 18. The dinner will be served prior to the euchre games, a regular event on Fridays. The seafood will also include coleslaw, French fries, hush puppies and apple sauce. The serving begins at 5 and ends at 6:30 p.m. This meal is served for only $7.

Don’t forget breakfast now being served at the Legion on week days from 7 to 10 a.m. You can get hot coffee and plenty of conversation at the newest morning gathering place in New Madison. There is a breakfast menu including biscuits and gravy.

Wee Patriot Preschool is in the planning stages and you can contact the school at 996-1511 for more information.

The Tri-Village School District received a grant from the government to assist children with financial needs. The guidelines are based on income and family size. The plan now calls for children to attend from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every week day. For more specific information on this valuable program, contact the school.

A reminder, also, that kindergarten packets are available in the elementary school office.

The Drama Club is planning its next presentation in May. Hard work is already in progrs the students prepare “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.” You can circle May 6, 7 and 8 as your opportunity to attend this lighthearted story of the characters that lived in Sherwood Forest.

Congrats this week to basketball players recognized by the CC.

The girls were very successful this year and were led by Allie Downing. She was Player of the Year in the CCC.

Also recognized was Shelbey Dowler and Danika Mann with first team honors and Rachel Miller with second team selection. Emma Printz earned special mention. Brad Gray was Coach of the Year.

The boys also had another strong season and had two on the first team: Gavin Richards and Tyler Van Winkle. Named to the second team was Trace Couch and honored with special mention was Knox Morris.

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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 psdubbs@embarqmail.com. 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.

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at psdubbs@embarqmail.com. 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.