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The Bradford Exempted Village School District board of education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in room 404 for hiring of personnel, non-renewal of personnel, and first reading for OTES policy.
The winners of The Daily Advocate’s Easter coloring contest were recently announced, and the 8 year old entries took all three prizes. Pictured (left to right) are Jayden Swartz, grand prize winner, Ted Abney, owner of Bistro Off Broadway, the sponsor for the first prize basket, Skylar Fletcher, first place winner, Nicole Ward, co-manager of Marco’s Pizza of Greenville, the sponsor for the second prize basket, and Isabella Hamilton, second place winner.
The top three teams of the 2012-13 dart ball league are represented here, from left: Third place, Gordon United Methodist Church, Jim Bixler pictured; Second place, Ansonia Church of God, Doug Fellers pictured; First place, EUM Church, Dave Barnette pictured. A total of 17 teams competed this season, playing a total of 48 games each. Oakland Church of the Brethren edged out Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, to claim the tournament crown.
The Darke County Solid Waste District and 1 Shot Services recently sponsored a t-shirt design contest for Trash Bash 2013. Students in grades K-12 were eligible to enter the contest. The Darke County Solid Waste Policy Committee selected Chad Harter’s, of Greenville, entry as the winner. Chad’s design will be put onto t-shirts that will be distributed to all participants of Trash Bash 2013. Chad also received a $75 Chamber Gift Certificate donated by 1 Shot Services, Bradford, Ohio..
“We commend every student who took the time to submit a design into our secpmd annual t-shirt design contest for Trash Bash,” said Krista Fourman, Director of the Darke County Solid Waste Distirct. “Everyone who entered had such talent and great ideas. It was hard for the Policy Committee to pick the top three winners.”
Also receiving prizes for their artwork for the Trash Bash 2013 t-shirt contest were Brittany Harter of Greenville and Alex Brewer of Versailles. Brittany received a $50 Darke County Chamber Gift Certificate and Alex received a $25 Darke County Chamber Gift Certificate sponsored by 1 Shot Services.
“Trash Bash is becoming a huge volunteer event in DarkeCounty. Hundreds of miles of roadway is being cleaned-up in two days.” stated Jim Schaar member of the Darke County Solid Waste Policy Committee.
How can you participate? The Darke County Trash Bash is scheduled for April 20 & 21, 2013, rain or shine. The collection is set to begin at 8:00 a.m. The district is looking for numerous groups of 4 to “pound the pavement” at their assigned 2-mile locations picking-up bags of trash and recyclables. Clean-up groups can be started with friends from school, work, church, and volunteer organizations or clubs and there’s no age limit for volunteers. Call the district at 937-547-0827 to find out how to register your clean-up group or to offer in-kind support. Sign-up forms can also be found on the district’s website: www.co.darke.oh.us/solidwaste . Forms must be turned in by March 15, 2013.
Each group will be given black bags for trash and clear bags for recyclables. For separating the recyclables from the trash, each group will be awarded $40.00 for participating. Awards will be given to DarkeCounty non-profit organizations only. There is no limit to the number of groups that an organization can enter. County highway employees will follow assigned routes and will pick-up bags left on the targeted collection roads on April 22, 2013.
Enrollment for the 2013-14 Kindergarten class at Bradford Elementary has been set for the week of March 11- 15.
Call the school office (448-2811) during this week between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to set up an appointment for kindergarten screening, which will be held on April 9 during regular school hours. Registration forms will be mailed to the parents of the prospective kindergartners prior to this date and the forms may be turned in the day of kindergarten screening, April 9th.
Children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 1, 2013, in order to be eligible for kindergarten.
The following information is required to register and must be brought to the school along with the registration forms: Original birth certificate, Social Security number, immunization record, custody papers (if applicable) and proof of residency (rent receipt, utility bill, etc.).
Fans have a last chance to sign up for the Bradford boys and girls basketball ball drop fundraiser.
This fundraiser is for future needs for the boys and girls basketball programs. This includes youth, junior high and high school levels. Funds will cover future costs for uniforms, equipment and other needs as they arise.
Fans can purchase mini basketball chances at $20 per ball or three balls for $50. A number will be assigned to each ball.
Balls will be dropped at the Bradford gymnasium following the Bradford vs. Mississinawa Valley boys game on Tuesday. The ball that lands in or closest to target wins up to $10,000 (50/50 split up to $10,000; split the pot if more than one ball lands inside target; participants need not be present to win). Three other randomly drawn balls will win $100 each.
If a Bradford student sells any winning ball, they will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant/retail location.
Forms are displayed at area businesses and at all BHS games. Contact coach Jeff Case at (937) 657-8919 or Deb Wirrig at (937) 417-0045 to purchase.
This year’s OscarT “short list” for Best Documentary includes The Invisible War, a documentary about the epidemic of rape within our military, and the ineffective – and sometimes non-existent – follow-up by the military justice system.
Local author and activist Susan Ganger has written a book detailing her experiences as a rape victim in the military, and the long-term effects it has had on her health, family, and life.
This Saturday, January 12, 2013, The Bradford Public Library hosts a launch event for Susan’s book, “Welcome To My Nightmare” which includes an appearance and reading by the author. Join us at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about this important topic, and hear the author read from a work which reviewers describe as ‘Heartwrenching and Inspiring.”
TYLER HUGGINS was recognized by the Bradford Board of Education for the month of November for competing in the Blufton University Annual Math Contest.
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be hosting Santa at the Museum December 8, 2012 at 11 am. The Museum is open Saturdays 10 am- 1 pm and Sunday 1- 4 pm until December 30, 2012. The museum will have its Holiday Train displays from December 1, 2012- December 30, 2012.
The Bradford Board of Education recognized several elementary students of the month for October, 2012 for earning advanced on the May 2012 third grade Ohio Achievement Assessments in both reading and math: Hannah Stine, Courtney Monnin, Maggie Manuel, Aliviyah Boggs, Brandon Jones, Ethan Reed, Emma Canan and Samatha Brewer – not pictured was Caleb Flora
Franklin Monroe sophomore, Katey Fuson (center) was crowned the 2012 Miss Pumpkin Queen and Miss Congeniality Wednesday evening at the Bradford Pumpkin Show. First runner-up was Baleigh Reed (left), a junior from Versailles High School; 2nd runner-up was Bailey Brewer (right), a sophomore from Bradford High School. Blake Brewer (not pictured), senior from Bradford won Best Evening Gown. Molly Dunlevy (not pictured), junior from Bradford was named Miss Photogenic. There was a total of 22 young ladies that entered this year’s pageant.
2012 Little Miss Pumpkin: Caylee Wombold, daughter of Charli Wombold of Bradford; 2012 Little Master Pumpkin: Andy Miller, son of Scott and Shelley Miller of Greenville.
Parades, pageants, pumpkins, contests, games, entertainment, concessions and confetti…words synonymous when the Bradford Pumpkin Show comes to mind.
The 84th annual event gets underway Tuesday and continues through next Saturday in the village, with many people expected to attend and enjoy what is offered.
Jim Wysong, president of the Pumpkin Show Committee, said events are pretty much the same as they are every year, but did note that there will be a mechanical bull there this year.
“Hopefully, the weather will be good,” said Wysong. “We had to bag 13 boxes of confetti, but I don’t know the poundage.”
Yes, confetti…10 tons of it…are the tradition. However, there will be none thrown Wednesday night, which has been dubbed Royalty Night.
There is a parade every day during the Pumpkin Show…the band parade at 7 p.m. Tuesday; the Little Miss Pumpkin and Master Pumpkin and queens parade at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the band and cheerleading parade at 7 p.m. Thursday; the school parade at 1:30 p.m. Friday; and the pet and novelty parade at noon and the Extravaganza Parade and Miami County Fire Prevention Parade at 4 p.m., both on Saturday.
Galen and Connie Hackett will serve as grand marshals of the Extravaganza Parade, and special guests at that parade will be Gulf War veterans and the Bradford High School Class of 1972.
All events take place in downtown Bradford, with the official opening at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The prince and princess contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after the parade on the north end stage, and the Little Miss Pumpkin and Master Pumpkin and queens will be crowned Wednesday evening following the parade.
Other highlights throughout the week include pumpkin painting and decorating contest on Monday; tricycle races on Tuesday; Kiddie Tractor Pull and Pee-Wee Cheerleading Competition on Thursday; Best Baby Contest, Diaper Derby and Pumpkin City Run, all on Friday; and car show, cornhole tournament, talent contest, entertainment with Jennifer Sue, the Lucky Pumpkin Sweepstakes and firemen’s drawing, all on Saturday.
Midway rides won’t begin until Wednesday.
State of the Heart Hospice’s 12th annual Camp BEARable for grieving children recorded the nonprofit agency’s largest number in attendance at the camp which was held July 13-15 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein. Sixty-four young people attended the camp which is free and is open to any youth needing help dealing with grief.
“In the years since the camp has been in existence 484 youth have attended and benefited from the experience at camp,” stated Marlene Black, State of the Heart Bereavement Specialist and camp director. The camp is open to any youth, age six to 15 and there need be no association with hospice care.
“We had young people in attendance that had lost siblings or parents to suicide and homicide, and parents and grandparents who had died in auto accidents or natural death,” Black explained. “Of the 64 attending, only seven had any association with hospice care,” she pointed out.
Black said that this year’s camp with a record number presented State of the Heart staff with the challenge of finding enough specially trained adult buddies for all of the youth. “The week before camp, we had 14 young people sign up. Fortunately, many of our State of the Heart staff came forward and volunteered to help as buddies. This was a tremendous show of support for the youth and the camp experience.”
A popular annual attraction for the young people is a display of cars from Forts Street Car Classics Club from Fort Recovery. This year, the car club not only brought cars to camp for the youngsters to look at and even ride in, the club also donated $300 to Camp BEARable.
On hand to present the check to Ted Bauer, executive director of State of the Heart was Jack Jutte, president of the car club and a long-time supporter of the camp. Sadly, Jutte died the following week.
“He really enjoyed the camp and bringing the cars,” stated Black. “Even though he was not feeling well, he felt it was important enough to attend the camp. He felt strongly about helping kids. That was just the kind of man he was; he was always there to help and was a very caring individual.”
Camp BEARable provides a safe environment for the young people, Black explained. “They are there with their peers and with adults they trust. For many, it is the first time they have opened up about how they feel about the loss of a loved one.”
She added, “The youth leave camp having learned things that will help them for the rest of their lives. While they may not realize it at the time, they are learning valuable coping skills.”
Bauer attended the camp for the first time and was a buddy to two young teens. “I experienced firsthand the value of camp and the great resource it is for our community,” he said. “We are definitely committed to continuing camp and helping young people who need help dealing with grief and loss.” Next year’s camp is set for July 12-14. For more information about Camp BEARable, visit www.stateoftheheartcare.org/grief/camp-bearable
State of the Heart Hospice cares for patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life-limiting illness. Bereavement support, which is free to anyone who needs the service, is an important part of the service provided. The agency has offices in Greenville, Coldwater and Portland. For more information about any of the services provided by State of the Heart, call 1-800-417-7535 or visit the web site at www.stateoftheheartcare.org.
Pictured at Camp BEARable is Ted Bauer, left, executive director for State of the Heart, and the late Jack Jutte, president of the Forts Street Car Classics car club.
Joan’s Kids Darke County Relay team will sponsor a chicken noodle dinner June 19 from 11a.m. until 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bradford. The meal will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, and roll. Carryouts will be available.
Mike Miller is a Bradford Board of Education member, Bradford Athletic Booster member, President of Youth Baseball and Softball and most importantly a Bradford community member. Mr. Miller recently became ill, and as a school district and a community, the Bradford School District will be holding a benefit for Mike Miller on May 6th from noon to 6pm at the Bradford Community Club. Adult dinners will be $6 and children dinners will be $4. We also will be having a 50/50 drawing and auctions. Make any donations to the Mike Miller Benefit, Attn: Dusty Yingst, 750 Railroad Ave, Bradford, OH 45308.
The Hot Tamales Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a euchre party on April 21, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 Horatio-Harris Creek Road, 2 miles North of Gettysburg. There will be door prizes, and prizes for highest and lowest scores. Snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase. The cost of the evening will be a free will offering. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society by the Relay Team. Bring your friends and plan to have a fun evening. For more information contact Betty Byrd (564-5522) or Frank Marchal (569-1439).
During the March Bradford Board of Education the high school students recognized were: Haley Patty for her 85 assists in the past Basketball Season and Courtney Miller for her achievements in Volley Ball including 522 Digs in her career Congratulations to two outstanding students.
High School Students were honored for November at Bradford Exempted Village Schools:
Jonathan Barbee for setting school record in football for most career yards and Austin Sell for being Bradford’s top math student and receiving the Honda OSU Math Medal Award.
The Bradford Class of 2013 is wrapping presents! Bring your gifts to the Bradford High School auditoria on Saturday, December 10th and December 17th from 10AM to 1PM and for a donation your gifts will be wrapped and bowed. No need for boxes as they will provide them too. Your donations will help with the expense of BHS Prom 2012.
Left to Right: Dylan Canan, Chelsey Broughman, Riley Hart, Krista Floyd, Austin Sell, Haleigh Harmon, Andrew Stewart, Alisha Patty, Johnathon Barbee and Brittany Allison.
Train Ride at Connersville, In. A motorcoach will leave Bradford Museum Parking Lot at 9:00AM on Sat Oct 15th and return at approximately at 7:00PM with dinner at the Golden Corral in Richmond, In. Cost is $80.00 for adults and $70.00 for children.
Price includes coach fare, train ride, dinner, taxes and gratuities.
Please remit payment to Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum c/o Sue Vickroy 312 North Miami Ave Bradford, Oh 45308. for further information call Sue Vickroy 448-2844 or Gloria Shafer 448-2185