Area News

Church Youth Connect with Hope Outreach

At 4 and 7 years of age, most children have already dressed up for trick or treating, argued over the turkey day wishbone, or known the agonizing anticipation of waiting to see what Santa delivered. But at least two of the current residents at a women’s and children’s shelter in Dresden have never experienced Halloween,…

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Confusion Calmed with the Help of Busy Buddies

Experts say people with dementia often show anxiety or agitation through fidgety hands or pacing. This is just one more difficulty dealt with by those who take care of the elderly. But a group of women in Martin are helping ease this source of stress. Monica Elling, a member of Faith Lutheran Church’s quilting circle,…

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Box of Bears Prompts Drive for Truckload of Toys

Victoria Daniels can “bearly” contain herself when sharing the story of how Roadrunner Driving School has multiplied a box of handcrafted bears into a truckload of toys intended to spread some Christmas cheer. As the office manager for the truck driving school located at 106 Industries Drive in Sharon, Daniels did a bit of a…

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Marking 911

An inaugural event marking the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center was attended Saturday by Sharon Fire Department firefighters Larry Stone and Josh Pope. Each participant climbed the tower at Discovery Park 10 times, in full gear, to recreate what firefighters were faced with on that tragic day. The event was organized…

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Kidnapping, assault in Martin

Martin Police Department officers responded to The Station Apartments on West Peach Street) at 12:23 a.m. on Friday pertaining to a possible robbery that had occurred the night before. Two male victims reported that they had been robbed at gunpoint by two masked individuals in the parking lot as they were getting into their vehicle.…

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‘EGGS’TRA TREAT

  — Five-year-old Suni Ray Wright-Johnson and her class-mates, including 5-year-old Jeremy Bonds (background), donned their Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” headgear Friday morning as they enjoyed a treat of green eggs and ham in pre-kindergarten teacher Kim Taylor’s class at Union City Elementary School. The activity was held in conjunction with Read Across…

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IN ANTICIPATION

IN ANTICIPATION Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:54 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Some of the congregational family at Exchange Street Church of Christ gathered on the north lawn for groundbreaking activities recently. The church will be building a Family Life Center. The project has been five years in the making. The new building will…

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Club meeting changed

Club meeting changed Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:39 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013The Christian Widows Club will not meet July 4 because of the holiday. The club, which normally meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at 1304 Nailling Drive in Union City, next door to Save-a-Lot grocery, will meet…

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Israel, the ancient olive root

Israel, the ancient olive root Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:50 pm The Messenger, June 20, 2013Every priest of Israel was privileged to serve in Jerusalem at the temple five weeks each year.  1) For their order: one week in the first half of the year and one week in the second half of the…

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