Arcanum News


By Vickie Rhodehamel



Happy birthday, Helen North! Helen celebrated her 92nd birthday on July 8. She has four daughters, nine grandsons, one granddaughter and 11 great-grandchildren between the ages of 8 weeks to 7 years old.

Her daughters (Imocaryl Livingston, Linda [Steve] Price, Melody Julian, Rhonda [Carl] Fair) and their families celebrated earlier this month with a big party. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in attendance are Jeff and Christy Livingston, Keifer and Scarlet; Steven and Missy Price, Lilah and Lucas; Jenni and Justin Wiegand, Emma, Jake, Cami, and Luci; Derek Julian, Ryan and Tiffany Julian, Kyleigh and Tessa; Carl Fair, Jr., Tim and Selena Fair and Dorian. Grandsons unable to attend were Andy Livingston, Michael Price and Ben Fair.

Happy 90th birthday, Norma Shively! Norma will celebrate her birthday on Aug. 4. A 1943 graduate of Monroe School, she made a career in banking retiring from Greenville National Bank (formerly Arcanum National Bank) in 1986. Her children Alan and Kathy invite all to shower her with cards, she would love hearing from her friends and former co-workers – please send a card to Mrs. Norma Shively, 101 S. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304.

Former resident and AHS grad, Andrew Buck Michael and his wife, Dawn Colleen, welcomed a daughter on June 10. Little Summer Rain Michael entered the world weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce at 3:26 a.m. and measured 20.5 inches in length. Andy and his wife are both meteorologists in Columbus, Ohio, and did not find out the baby’s gender prior to her arrival, so they were having bets on what people thought the baby would be. Happy grandparents are Georgia and Terry Michael and Mary and Ed Ivancic. Summer is the first grandchild on both sides of the family. Great-grandparents are Judy and Giles Galbraith, Jean Michael and Gerry Cummins. Congratulations on your little girl!

It’s a girl for former residents and AHS graduates, Justin Miller and Angie (Campbell) Miller. Hayden Aria Miller arrived on July 16 at 10:20 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Justin and Angie currently reside in North Las Vegas, Nevada, with Hayden’s big sister Harper. Proud grandparents are Patti and Scott Campbell, Teresa Berger and Michael Miller. Great-grandparents are Winston and Jeanie Brumbaugh, Roger and Phyllis Campbell and Shirley Baker.

Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Family Picnic/ Movie Night” for the Arcanum community on Aug. 15. They invite families of the community to join them for a picnic meal with hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:30 p.m. with games for all ages to follow and a family friendly movie showing at dusk. All activities, including the movie, will be outside, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Please plan to join them for all or part of the evening. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend with your family. There is no cost to attend. You do not need a reservation; however, if you know you are coming, please contact Don Taylor at 692-5765 or the Faith Church office at 692-8934 with the number planning to attend as this will help in planning the amount of food to prepare. See you there. The church is located at 101 E. South St.

Welcome to Jason Clark who will assume the duties of principal at Arcanum Elementary in August. Jason is a 1991 Northmont City Schools graduate and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University. Jason lives in Union with his wife, Angie, and their three children, Jackson, Savannah and Brooklyn. He most recently served as principal at Snowhill Elementary in Springfield.

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”~Wallace Stevens

“You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else.” ~Mario Batali

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By Vickie Rhodehamel

Birthdays and new babies

Birthdays and new babies