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News from the Eastside
Catholic Social Services' Senior Program has applications for the Home Energy Assistance program, Percentage of Income payment plan and AT&T Life Line. These programs one-time financial assisstance or ongoing financial assistance to low-income seniors and low-income disabled individuals. If you or someone you know could benefit from receiving this assistance, call Kim Conley at (614) 274-0095, ext. 15.
Ohio Wesleyan University announces Dean's List
Ohio Wesleyan University has announced that 574 students were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2008 semester.
To qualify students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in at least three unit courses.
Local students included Brendan Peder Ross of Pickerington, Tara A. Sestito of Reynoldsburg and Lauren Elizabeth Spavelko of Pickerington.
Baldwin-Wallace College announces Dean's List
The following students have been named to the Dean's List for Fall Semester at Baldwin-Wallace College: Joseph Luchsinger of Bexley and Sarah Agnor, Daniel Paterline and Julia Young, all of Reynoldsburg.
Students who receive at least a 3.5 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean's List.
Women's League to meet
The Violet Township Women's League will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the American Legion Hall, 7725 Refugee Road North.
The program will be "maintaining good health," presented by Dr. Oberdorf.
The charitable donation this month is household items, which will enable a family to move into their home.
This fun and active club is open to all women in Violet Township, Pickerington and the surrounding area.
For more information, call Linda Fersch at (614) 837-9749 or go to http://vtwl.tripod.com.
Boy Scouts celebrating 100
The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
The local Boy Scout Council, Simon Kenton Council, is looking to re-connect with Boy Scouts. From now through December 2010 Simon Kenton Council is holding a major alumni search across central and southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.
The Simon Kenton Council plans to present Scouting alumni with a special lapel pin to commemorate this historic time in Scouting's history.
For more information, go to www.BSAalumni.org.
Literacy Council seeking tutors, volunteers
The Columbus Literacy Council is holding information sessions about tutoring and other volunteer opportunities from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 and April 2. The sessions will be held at the CLC office, 195 N. Grant Ave. Register at www.columbusliteracy.org or call Norma Wetzel at (614) 221-5013.
Military Wives to meet
The Columbus Area Military Wives Club will meet for lunch March 11 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. A social time will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon. Entertainment will follow. For reservations call (614) 231-0915 or (614) 527-9529 before March 6. New or prospective members are welcome.
Bridge has come to Bexley
The Bexley-Eastmoor area now has its own ongoing Bridge game. Players gather at the JCC at 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday afternoon.
The game is open to all bridge players. If a partner is not available, players will be matched up with other players.
Duplicate Bridge rules apply and each game is scored separately, unlike scoring in Rubber Bridge.
Cost of the game is $1. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance notice is appreciated. Call Fran Kehr at (614) 251-0538. Lunch is available at the JCC for $1.50.
Reynoldsburg native swims for Ashland Univ.
Emily Hilgert of Reynoldsburg is a member of the women's swim team at Ashland University. Hilgert swims the backstroke for the team. She is the daughter of Robert and Pamela Hilgert and is majoring in physical education.
Civic club accepting applications for scholarship
The Reynoldsburg Civic Club is accepting applications for the Jessie Weiburg Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $500, is presented each June to a Reynoldsburg School District resident to help further that person's education.
The scholarship may be used toward a GED program or any other accredited program that leads to state licensure or a degree.
The 2008 Reynoldsburg Civic Club Scholarship winner was Grace Park, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Sangheon Park. The Rev. Park is the pastor of a mission church in Reynoldsburg.
Grace, a 2008 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School, is planning to become a pharmacist and began her studies Fall Quarter 2008 at The Ohio State University.
For application forms or more information, contact The Reynoldsburg Civic Club at (614) 866-4990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the club.
The deadline for completed applications is April 1.
Vineyard Community Church holding free clinics
Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road, Reynoldsburg, is opening five new free clinics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month.
The clinics will be first come, first serve, and include computer consulting, chiropractor, vision care, legal clinic and tax preparation.
For more information, call (740) 927-7729 or go to www.vineyard05.com.
Green Lawn winners are first-time entrants
Women from Reynoldsburg, Groveport and the Hilltop have won the top prizes in the annual photo contest at Green Lawn Cemetery.
Connie Mastenbrook of Reynoldsburg won first prize of $300, Lauren Long of Groveport won second place and $200 and Barb McGilvray of the Hilltop won third place and $100.
Mastenbrook's photo, "A Basket of Love," was taken the night of a high school play at Green Lawn and showed a girl with a basket of flowers about to place those flowers on a grave.
This was the first time all three had entered the annual contest that opened Jan. 1 and closes Dec. 31.
Photos can be of anything at Green Lawn, except funeral services. After the photos are judged in January and prizes awarded, photos are displayed throughout the community during the year, and used in a calendar which the Green Lawn volunteers sell as a fund-raiser. Calendars can be purchased at the Green Lawn office.
Photos will be on display in February at the Dodge Recreation Center, in March at the Franklinton Library, in April and May at the Columbus Historical Society, and in June at the Green Lawn office, 1000 Greenlawn Ave.
Register for flag football
Kids ages 4-17 now may sign up for NFL flag football. The sport is open to everyone no matter what school district the student lives in.
There are two age groups: ages 4-13 (co-ed) and ages 14-17 (girls or boys). The program provides young players a five on five fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and the fundamentals of football.
All practices and games will be held on the same day on either a Saturday or Sunday. All coaches will undergo background checks.
At the end of every season, children receive trophies and a certificate of excellence signed by Roger Goodell. The winner of the Super Bowl in each age division will receive a Super Bowl trophy.
Cost is $115 per player, which includes an official NFL jersey, flag belts, mouthpiece and trophy.
Season dates are April 4 or 5 through June 13 or 14.
Registration deadline is March 2. Matches will be played at Eastpointe Church, 745 N. Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg/Blacklick, as well as two other central Ohio locations.
To sign up, go to www.sports101.org or call (614) 348-1383.
Knights of Columbus holding Fish Fry dinners
The Knights of Columbus Council 5253 and St. Pius X's Annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be held Feb. 27, March 13 and March 27. The dinners will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the School Cafeteria, 1061 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg.
Dinner will include adult portions of fried or baked Icelandic white cod, coleslaw, applesauce, fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and hot or cold beverages. Price is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children. Desserts will be available at the K of C Women's Club/Youth Group Bake Sale. All proceeds benefit St. Pius X Parish.
RHS '84 class to reunite
Reynoldsburg High School 1984 graduates will have a class reunion July 25, 2009. Contact Christine Reel-Wilson at (614) 886-9747 or email@example.com for more information.
Linden McKinley Class of 1959 to reunite
Linden McKinley High School Class of 59 will hold its 50-year class reunion Sept. 18-20 at North Pointe Conference Center, 9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. Contact Jean Taylor Gruenbaum (614) 475-1131, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelley Arthur (614) 890-3491, email@example.com.
Career center offers help
Need help getting a job? New Directions Career Center (NDCC), a non-profit, United Way agency, offers men and women assistance with professional transitions. Services include but are not limited to professional assessment, career development, networking, job search techniques, interviewing skills, financial literacy, individual counseling and placement services.
November classes are filling up fast. Don't miss out on an opportunity to get the expertise necessary in today's competitive job market. NDCC assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Bring in this newspaper announcement and attend a class for $5. Scholarship programs are also available.
For more information, or to register for one of three November classes - New Directions, Advanced Career Techniques, and Creating Career Options - call (219) 849-0028, ext. 100.
Short term radon kits
The city of Bexley, in conjunction with the Franklin County Board of Health, has free, short term radon testing kits available for residents to check radon levels in their homes.
Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, but it could be a problem in a home. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. According to to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and leading cause among non-smokers.
To pick up a free radon testing kit, visit the Bexley Muncipal Building, 2242 E. Main St., Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For information call the Franklin County Board of Health at (614) 462-3859 or visit www.franklincountyohio.gov/health.
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