August 2017
Mobile Food Truck Dates
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

 Once again, The Buckeye Gospel Barn is sponsoring mobile food trucks, from the Second Harvest Food Pantry. Please add these to your calendars, & announce, if possible. Thank u!! For questions, call Pastor Bobbi Allen. Arrive one hour prior, for registration. 

 8/14. 10:30a Degraff Ballpark
 8/19  1p Buckeye Gospel Barn
 9/11. 10:30a Degraff Ballpark
 9/16. 1p Buckeye Gospel Barn

1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
State MLK Commission seeks nominations for awards
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

State MLK Commission seeks nominations for awards
Deadline is Sept. 30

COLUMBUS (July 25, 2017) — Nominations are being accepted for awards honoring Ohioans who carry on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death. 


Awards honoring such individuals and organizations will be given at the 2018 Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration, scheduled for Jan. 11, 2018, at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Columbus. The theme of the commemorative celebration is MLK50: Legacy of Love in Pursuit of Justice.


The award ceremony is sponsored by the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, which is housed within the Equal Opportunity Division of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS).

Nominations are due to the commission by Sept. 30.


The awards and their criteria are as follows:


Governor’s Humanitarian Award: Nominees must be individuals who act independently of associations and organizations who give their time and service freely to those in need without question and often without recognition. This award seeks to honor those quiet soldiers who promote the welfare of humanity and the elimination of pain and suffering through their own selfless service. Nominees should represent a personal activism that has led to long-term service to the community.


Community Building Award: Nominees must be individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions toward building a sense of unity among Ohio citizens. Nominees must have demonstrated the ability to build safer communities through various area revitalization activities and programs. Nominators must demonstrate how the nominee has used Dr. King’s vision of nonviolent social change to successfully bring people from diverse backgrounds together to build a better community.


Cultural Awareness Award: Nominees must demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and evidence skill in building and maintaining harmonious cross-cultural relationships. Nominators should identify specific initiatives and accomplishments that foster Dr. King’s vision of unity among people of diverse cultural backgrounds.


Economic Opportunity Award: Nominees, which may be individuals, municipalities, businesses or other organizations, must seek to improve the quality of life for citizens in economically challenged areas through economic incentive programs. Nominees must demonstrate accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: workforce training development programs; upgrading skills of existing workforce; infrastructure improvements; creation of community partnerships; housing assistance programs; energy efficiency programs; environmental programs; encouragement of new business startups; ability to take advantage of state and federal aid to provide economic opportunity.


Educational Excellence Award: Nominees in this category must have demonstrated a personal commitment to scholarship and/or attainment of educational goals despite significant barriers or obstacles (e.g., learning disability, poverty, etc.). Nominees also must have successfully achieved progress in eradicating systemic barriers that impede the attainment of academic excellence. The activities/programs of the nominees could include mentoring, tutoring, innovative pre-school programs, highly effective pre-college programs or the provision of scholarships, etc. Nominees must show a commitment to Dr. King’s dream of social justice for all Americans through the provision/use of equal access to the means/resources of learning and the full utilization of educational opportunities.


Health Equity and Awareness Award: Nominees must have offered exemplary community outreach and educational programs for an under-served population in the state. These services should increase the accessibility (e.g., awareness, cost, transportation) of health care for the under-served while providing a high quality of customer service. Critical issues in achieving health equity and awareness can include provisions for drug treatment, HIV testing, screenings, prescription programs for the uninsured/underinsured, prenatal care and pediatric care. Organizations that provide health care and entities that facilitate health care delivery services are eligible to participate in this category. Nominations must document the support of services that progress toward the realization of Dr. King’s vision of an America that provides the real promise and fulfillment of hope for the poor.


Social Justice Award: Nominees must have made significant contributions to achieving justice for individuals or communities. Nominees have made contributions through the legal, legislative and governmental systems on behalf of society’s more vulnerable populations (e.g., sentencing disparity, red lining, census under counting, voter registration, environmental justice, etc.). The nominees must have participated in activities that embrace Dr. King’s commitment to nonviolence while fostering social justice.


Youth: Capturing the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award: Nominees must be younger than age 21 on Sept. 30, 2017. Nominees must exemplify leadership, nonviolence, commitment to excellence and interracial cooperation as well as demonstrate an adherence to one or more of Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence: “Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people; the Beloved Community is the framework for the future; attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil; accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve the goal; avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence; and, the universe is on the side of justice.”

For more information and a nomination form, visit or contact Bobbi Bell-Bartholomew of the DAS Equal Opportunity Division at 614-466-8380 or



1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

West Liberty United Methodist Church is  once again offering Grief Support through GriefShare--a 13 week seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild life after losing a loved one--offering help, encouragement and hope.

 Two session times are being offered ---

Mondays at 10 A.M.   August 21-November 13, 2017 


Tuesdays at 6:30 P.M.  August 22-Novembe 14, 2017 

There is a $5 registration fee.

 This support group will be meeting at the West Liberty United Methodist Church at 202 W. Newell St. in West Liberty.   Please call 937-441-3592 for information.


Everyone is welcome.


Indian Lake Schools Open House
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Indian Lake Schools will host an Open House Night on Monday, August 21st to welcome families with students across the district. The Indian Lake Elementary Open House will run from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Parents should proceed to their child's classroom to meet with teachers. The Indian Lake Middle School will host Open House hours from 5 to 7 pm with a Fifth Grade Orientation at 4:45 pm in the ILMS Gym. Indian Lake High School will be open from 6:30 to 8 pm with a Freshman Orientation at 6 pm in the ILHS Auditorium. The first day of school at Indian Lake is Wednesday, August 23rd.
Volleyball Cancer Benefit for Aaron Peitsmeyer-GET REGISTERED
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Safety Event Saturday, August 19
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ice Cream Social
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ice Cream Social at Zanesfield United Methodist Church

For more information:
Rev. Scott Miller
(513) 258-8110
Fish Fry-WLS
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Athletic Association will be hosting a Fish Fry-Friday night, August 18th prior to the boys varsity football jamboree football scrimmage vs Urbana that starts at 7:00 at the stadium. The Fish Fry will begin at 5:00, and includes fish, fries, and slaw for $7.00.  All proceeds are going to the Tiger Strong Field house. We encourage you to come out and eat some good fish and support the building fund, and stick around for some good football.
Recruiting Seminar at Bellefontaine HS August 23
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers. It used to be that batting averages, points per game or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars.  Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It’s called the grade point average.

The days of athletes dreaming to “Be Like Mike” and parents’ dreams of having it pay for an education and a lucrative future for their child-student-athlete have vastly changed over the last generation or so. In fact, there is a lot more work to hitting a home run than just hitting home runs.

A seminar to prepare parents and athletes for the recruiting road ahead — complete with all its bumps — will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at Bellefontaine High School. “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete” will provide information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.  Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals.
“Guiding the College-Bound Athlete,” a program designed by Rick Wire, President of Dynamite Sports, a Pennsylvania-based corporation, is the father of 9 year NFL veteran Coy Wire.  This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.

According to his press release, Rick Wire found himself looking for answers when his then 8-year-old son, Coy, started talking about being a college football star. Wire hadn’t attended college himself and decided he had better start preparing for the future.  He questioned other parents who had been through the process, looking for pros and cons and ways to prepare financially.  In the end, his son Coy earned his scholarship to play football at Stanford University.  Then in 2002, Coy was drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills where he played for 6 seasons and then finished his career for the past 3 seasons as a captain and player rep with the Atlanta Falcons.

Rick used his study to become a speaker and expert in college athletics and its recruiting process.  Then he created the Dynamite Sports Educational Recruiting System, which combines academic preparation and athletic training with marketing and recruiting strategies to navigate through the process.  The plan provides direction to high school athletes and parents, and staff development training and resources to high school coaches and counselors to help all parties make knowledgeable choices and decisions in college athletics and recruiting.

Rick Wire will present an hour-long seminar at 7:30 p.m. in the Bellefontaine High School auditorium. Interested participants are asked to come early, if possible, to receive a number of handouts and watch a POWERFUL pre-program video.

For information about Dynamite Sports, go to