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One of my favorite Easter decorations is the colored Easter grass used in Easter baskets. The rabbits and chicks are certainly adorable, but the look is incomplete without setting them in a bunch of grass! All those pretty colored eggs placed in a grass filled basket is a very traditional way to display these Easter icons. But the eggs look just as lovely nestled in colored grass in a glass bowl. I still like the green grass, but any of the colors work. Generally, I don’t recommend mixing together the different colors. I did, however, one year alternate layers of different colors in a large apothecary jar that I have. I used nothing else for filler. The effect was rather pleasing and something a little different.

 

Apron Free Cooking ~ Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

by Noel LizotteNoel@ApronFreeCooking.comCookies for breakfast? When I was a little girl and stayed overnight at grandma’s house, I was amazed that she would sometimes let us eat cookies for breakfast. At home mom always made us eat traditional breakfast food like cereal.In hindsight, the cookies grandma let us eat weren’t exactly Oreos, but rather a healthy snack disguised as a cookie. Grandma’s cookies were full of things like dates and fibe...

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Savvy Senior

Air Travel Tips for Seniors with Special NeedsDear Savvy Senior - I would like to fly my elderly parents across the country next month for my daughter’s wedding but have some concerns about the flight. My mom has trouble walking long distances and my dad has COPD and needs an oxygen tank. What airport or airline services are available to help old passengers? - Concerned DaughterDear Concerned - Flying can be physically exhausting for anyone, but fo...

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Seeking Nominations

Area Agency on Aging Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Senior Citizens and Community Service OrganizationsSince 1976, the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA) has honored outstanding senior citizens from the nine county district consisting of Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot Counties. In addition, one organization from the nine county district is selected as the Community Service Award recipient providing continuing s...

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School News

Three to be inducted in North Central Ohio Entrepreneurial Hall of FameMANSFIELD—The 12th annual North Central Ohio Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame will take place Friday, April 25, at the Ralph Phillips Conference Center at the Kehoe Center in Shelby. Nominated to the class of 2014 and inducted to the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame will be Don Chambers, founder J & B Acoustical; Chan Stevens of Bay Carts; and, R. Duane Hord of Hord Livestock and Hord Family Farms...

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Walking Stations of the Cross April 18

COLUMBUS – Hundreds of Catholics will participate in the Good Friday Walking Stations of the Cross in downtown Columbus on April 18, 2014. The annual Walking Stations of the Cross is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus’ Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Office for Social Concerns.Stations will begin with prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad Street, at 8 a.m., led by the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus, and will conc...

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Home Country

Slim RandlesDewey and Emily were the first to finish their lunches, and the two sweethearts whispered together at the nearby coffee machine while the rest of the valley’s first focus group finished up.“Honey,” said Emily, “maybe you should let me lead the discussion? What do you think?”“You bet. I’ll take notes.”When the dishes were cleared away, they got right to it. Dewey loosened his necktie and got...

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Movie Review

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”By Bob GarverRegular readers know that I’m usually quick to attack Captain America. I argue that he got his powers from taking questionable injections and I consider him a glorified steroid case. I can’t do that with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Injections can’t make our hero so tactical or incorruptible or handy with a shield. So already things are looking up.

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Thought for the Day

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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Jodi R. Fanello

Jodi R. Fanello, 50, of Galion, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at her home after a 4 ½ year battle with cancer.Friends may call Friday, April 18, 2014 from 1:00–3:00 PM at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM Friday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice, Galion or Louisville Baptist Health in care of the funeral home.Online cond...

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Senior Center News

Galion Senior Center Birthday Party(April 4, 2014)Director Danita Holbrook opened the party by reading the names of the honorees. There were 23 members in attendance, of which 12 were birthday recipients.Danita introduced a former member, Dorothy Kurtzman, who had rejoined; and two new members, Linda Osborne and Deitra Biddle.Each birthday honoree was given flowers, which were donated by the Flower Cart Florist.“Hap...

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Easter Activities

Community Good Friday Service April 18The Galion Community Theatre will host the annual community Good Friday service Friday, April 18. The theatre is located at 127 Harding Way West, Galion. This event is sponsored by the Galion Ministerial Association.Easter Shopping Made Easy April 18

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Club News

Crawford County Salon 389 Eight and FortyThe March meeting of Crawford County,Salon 389, Eight and Forty met in Shelby, Ohio at Legend’s Grill.Petit Chapeau Jeanie Gibson welcomed partners, this being the first meeting since winter recess.Correspondence was received from, Dept d’Ohio on the Le Pouvoir being held April 11-12 in Perrysburg,Ohio.Our Salon has endorsed Partner Darlene Leiter, Candidate for Dept d’ Ohio...

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O. Frances Flora

O. Frances Flora, 94, of Crestline, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Mill Creek Nursing Home, Galion.Friends may call from 7-9 PM Tuesday and 1 hour prior to the funeral at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline, with Pastor Diana Seaman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline.Memorial contributions may be made to the Lowe V...

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Glen D. Scherer

Glen D. Scherer, 78, of Westerville and former Galion resident passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Heartland of Uptown Westerville.He was born May 27, 1935 in Sandusky and was the son of Paul and Sylvia (Robinson) Scherer.Glen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley (Yunker) Scherer whom he married on September 14, 1957.

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Kenneth James Knoettgen

Kenneth James Knoettgen, 89, of rural Galion, passed away, Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Woodside Village Care Center, Mt. Gilead.There will be no public visitation or funeral service.Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve the Kenneth Knoettgen family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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Donald (Don) R. Harris

Donald R. “Don: Harris, age 80, of Galion died Friday morning, April 11, 2014 at Signature Health Care in Galion.Born June 21, 1933 in Milan, Ohio to Edwin and Mildred (Poth) Harris, he has been a Galion resident for 43 years.Don was owner/operator of Harris & Sons Stump Removal and was a member of the VFW, Eagles, Amvets and Stats. He loved to sell produce at his stand and also loved horse racing, camping, hunting, and he was an avid fan of the Indians, OSU, and t...

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103rd Annual Iberia High School Alumni Banquet Coming Up May 24th

103rd Annual Iberia High School Alumni Banquet Coming Up May 24thPlans are being completed for the 103rd Iberia High School Alumni Banquet to be heldSaturday May 24, at the Northmor Schools at the corner of St. Rt. 19 and Co Rd 29.The event will begin with a social gathering starting at 5:00. Dinner will be served at 6:00.The menu will include cubed steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, cake, coffee and water. Th...

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