Summer well underway


The business of summer is well underway and what a kickoff with fireworks and community fellowship in the area.

The library continues its summer reading program with local heroes visiting with children on July 6. There was a strong turnout for Jeanne Nordstrom’s book launch, “Permission to Teach.” The former Tri-Village teacher has penned her memories of a classroom career. It is available on the internet and some copies were available at the library.

The New Madison United Methodist Church is going strong with Camp Growth. Thirty-plus children have been attending and you can still join in the classrooms, fun times and sharing activities with other children.

Congratulations to Clayton Murphy, Tri-Village graduate. He placed fourth in the nation in the 800 meter run at USA Track and Field Championships in Oregan. He has completed his second year at college. He attends the University of Akron.

Work on football facilities continue at the rear of the school. Lots of volunteers have reportedly moved the construction along.

The Universalist Church has joined Doctors Without Borders in helping to provide shelter in Nepal where an earthquake has left devastating damage. This is the Outreach project for July. It costs $20 to provide emergency shelter.

Time for wheat harvesting. By the time this column appears, and with luck from Mother Nature, many fields will be busy places.