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NAMI and Recovery Zone to hold ‘Mind Your Health’ walk on May 3

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By Pete FloydPresidentNational Alliance on Mental Illnessof Logan and Champaign CountiesFor more than a half of a century, National Mental Health Month has been observed in May. This year’s theme is Mind Your Health, calling attention to the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness.We know that mental health is integral to overall health. It is important that we care for our mental health so we can respond to the stress of daily life and the challenges it presents.This Mental Health Month, we are encouraging everyone to learn about steps they can take to protect their mental health and balance both mind and body.

 
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Foss Memorial Golf Scramble to be held May 17

By Casey S. Elliottcelliott@civitasmedia.comCABLE – The fourth annual Nickolas E. Foss Memorial Golf Scramble will be held May 17.The scramble raises scholarship money for prospective nurses graduating from Mechanicsburg and Urbana high schools, said organizer Charles Foss. The hope is to raise enough money to expand the scholarships to Triad High School graduates next year.The scholarship fund was established five years ago i...

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‘Urbana and the War of 1812​’ presentation to be April 26

By Dick VirtsHistory is all around us. Every day we pass places of importance to our county’s history, often unaware of the events that took place in these now much altered locations. Mark Gaver’s “Urbana and the War of 1812” presentation will help us develop a renewed sense of Urbana in the early settlement period and the years of the War of 1812. Gaver’s presentation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Champaign County Historical Mus...

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McGowens celebrate 40th

Mr. and Mrs. Donald McGowen of Urbana celebrated their 40th anniversary on April 18, 2014. They were married on that date by the Rev. Dr. Earl McCall.They are the parents of two children, Don (Holly) McGowen and Russell (Michelle) McGowen. They also have nine grandchildren.Donald McGowen is employed by CSX Railroad. Shari McGowen is employed by South Elementary School.

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Graham Elementary students to release trout into Mad River

Submitted StoryST. PARIS – Students in Emily Shreve’s fifth grade class and Jennifer Greenlee’s second grade class are preparing to release the trout that they have cared for since they were eggs.The two teachers, along with Graham High School teacher Alycia Brehm, partnered with Trout Unlimited to provide a unique learning experience for their students.The students will release the trout into the Mad River on May 23 at Lions...

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A.B. Graham Center

Submitted StoryCONOVER – The A.B. Graham Center, located on U.S. Route 36 in Miami County, will host a Senior Luncheon on Thursday, May 1. Dr. Shockley Wier will share stories of a recent mission trip. Program to begin at 11 a.m. Lunch at noon. Cost is $6. Anyone is welcome. Call 937-368-3700 to RSVP.

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Village Council green lights Springfield St. trees after delay

By Lee JonesLjones@civitasmedia.comST. PARIS – The decision to plant trees in downtown St. Paris was upheld by a unanimous vote at Monday’s regular Village Council meeting.After tense discussion of the issue at the first meeting of this month, council member Brad Kennedy asked for time for him to delve into the issue before the vote.At the April 7 meeting, issues such as root systems, unwanted canopies, bird droppings, f...

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