COOL IN THE POOL

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Brandon Carranza, 14, of Bellefontaine, performs a flip from a diving board as a lifeguard looks on at the Hoffman Municipal Swimming Pool on a hot afternoon Tuesday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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‘Gold’ Award presented from Community Blood Center

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The Community Blood Center recently presented Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Saul Bauer with a Gold Lifesaving Ambassador Partner Award.  Last year, the LCBDD collected 130 units of blood during its six blood drives and averaged 94 percent of its blood drive goals.

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Benefit auction nets thousands

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Although threatening weather forced the cancellation of the annual parade, the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew’s auction for hospice went on to raise $23,860 for various local hospice providers. (PHOTO |TURKEYFOOT BENEFIT CREW)

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Birthday treat

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City resident Amira Augustus celebrated her 10th birthday in May with a trip to the Spangler Candy Factory in Bryan with her friend, Tori Cline, and grandmother, Jane Clark, all of Bellefontaine. They took a trolley tour of the factory, where Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Candy Canes and Circus Peanuts are produced. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

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Painting pals

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The Depot in Lakeview hosted the Hilliker YMCA Silver Sneakers group for a canvas painting party. Linda Wilcox, coordinator of the Silver Sneakers program, arranged for a catered lunch by Heartland of Bellefontaine while they learned to paint with artist and instructor, Katy Sanford, of Murals by Katy. The Hilliker YMCA Silver Sneakers group meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information regarding the YMCA or Silver Sneakers, call 592-YMCA. For information on The Depot, call (937) 633-0147.

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