Galion area meeting, business briefs

North End Garden Club meets

GALION — The North End Garden Club met at First Lutheran Church with president, Shirley Fearn presiding.

A letter from Crawford County Council on Aging, Inc. asking for a nominee from NEGC to the Crawford County Golden Years Hall of Fame was read. Carol Kable was nominated and the club was later informed that she had been approved for induction into the Crawford County Golden Years Hall of Fame. She was honored at a ceremony Oct. 8 at the Crawford County Senior Center in Bucyrus.

The new officers were installed for 2015-2017: President, Mary Ann Heimlich; Vice President, Patty Rice-Groth; Secretary , Linda Scott; Treasurer, Karyn Christman. The installation was done by Regional Director Mary Ellen Heacock, a member of NEGC. A mum theme was used with each incoming officer receiving a color of mum for their respective office.

Daughters of Union Veterans meet

GALION The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent 91, Galion, met Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016at the home of Judy Sanders. President Cathy Brown, was in charge of the meeting.

The only communication presented was the Ohio Department General Orders No. 2.

Relief report included: 10 personal visits to shut-ins, 90 cheer cards sent and 124 volunteer hours served.

It was reported that the three Ohio flags ordered have been received and are ready to be donated to Galion City Schools.

New business brought the nomination of officers for the coming year. It was decided to retain the same slate of officers for another year.

The December meeting will be the annual Christmas potluck dinner at 6 p.m. In place of a gift exchange, the members will donate the $5 they would spend on a gift. The money will be donated to the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

For the “Good of the Order,” we had a contest called “How much do you know about Thanksgiving Day?” Most did better than they thought. The questions were quite difficult.

Mystery gift was won by Janice Cass. Refreshments were served by Judy Sanders. The next meeting is Dec. 6 at the home of Janice Cass, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m.

Crawford County Teachers will meet Nov. 21

CRESTLINE — The Crawford County Retired Teachers Association will meet Monday, Nov. 21 at noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 N. Thoman St. in Crestline. The program will be presented by a member of the Colonel Crawford Lions Club and there will be a memorial service for retired teachers who have passed away during the year. Installation of officers will also be held. The lunch will be $8 and reservations should be made by Nov. 14. If you have not been called and would like to attend, please contact Betty Angell at 419 468-5684 or email to Those attending are asked to bring food staples and paper products to be donated to a local food pantry. Old eyeglasses also are being collected.

Leesville Grange meets

Leesville Grange 2078 met at Calvary United Church of Christ on Nov. 1. Master/President Donald Graf presided. Chaplain Dorothy Eckert offered prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Legislative Chairman Tom Laughbaum, talked about a rover pipeline going through Native American land in North Dakota. a slight drop in the price of farmland and Ohio House Bill 512 regarding the EPA and the amount of lead in drainage pipes.

Family Activities Chairperson,\ Priscilla Laughbaum reported on nifty needles projects, comfort toys, and a quilt contest. She also mentioned state contests craft bag using zipper storage bags and quillow contests. She talked about as tate baking contests including cheddar biscuits, molasses cookies and men’s contest-apple crisp. She passed out a sheet on foods to eat, fitness program and foods to lessen stress and quiet your brain. Kathie Burkman received 5th place with her hat and quilted table runner at the Ohio State Grange convention.

The Deaf Activities chairman reported Kathie Burkman received a merit award for her deaf report. The Ohio State Grange collected enough money to sponsor another dog for the Dogs for the Deaf. The Community Services chairman thanked everyone for bringing grocery items for Crestline Community Christmas.

Dorothy Eckert was chosen Granger of the Year at the Ohio State Grange Convention. The Lecturer’s Program theme was “Thanksgiving is Giving Thanks.

The next regular Leesville Grange meeting will be at the Jefferson Township Fire Department on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. with a soup supper smorgasbord.

“Small Business Basics Series” part two forming

MANSFIELD — Did you miss out on the first Small Business Basics Series: Business Plans 101? Well, that was only part one in a series of upcoming courses about starting a small business.

Join Michalina Lacy of North Central State College SBDC as she talks about financing and funding small businesses. During this workshop she will discuss specific details that lenders look at when reviewing loan applications. We will also discuss different financing options and we may have a local bank representative join us as a guest speaker at this workshop.

This is part two of the Small Business Basics Series and is hosted by North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. The class will Monday, Nov. 7 rom 5:30 – 7 p.m. at NECIC, 99 N. Main St., Mansfield.

To register, call 419-525-3101. For more information, Visit

The North End Garden Club’s officers for 2015-2017 are president, Mary Ann Heimlich; vice president, Patty Rice-Groth; secretary, Linda Scott; treasurer, Karyn Christman. (Submitted photo) North End Garden Club’s officers for 2015-2017 are president, Mary Ann Heimlich; vice president, Patty Rice-Groth; secretary, Linda Scott; treasurer, Karyn Christman. (Submitted photo)