Ready to play

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Betsy Woodruff, left, who will lead Bellefontaine Joint Parks and Recreation District’s annual Arts in the Parks program, talks to 6-yearold Parker Swearengin as his mother Jessica Swearengin signs him up for the summer art courses at Mary Rutan Park. Those who missed the Saturday youth sports and activities sign-up event can continue to register their children for programs by visiting the parks department’s website at www.ci.bellefontaine.oh.us/youthsports.html or the parks office on the second floor of the Bellefontaine Municipal Building, 135 N. Detroit St., during weekday business hours. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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Top inventors named at CCS

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Calvary Christian School fourth-graders recently created their own inventions after studying American inventions in Beverly Rorrer’s social studies class. 

The top four inventors in the class included: first place, Jacob Palmer invented the “Bedstuffer 3000” (storage and organization); second place, Lili Printz invented the “Lazy Lili” (pet supplies and storage); Lexi Reames with her “Dog Food Stopper” (pet supplies, storage and convenience); and Natalie Wish’s “Libby’s Collar Comforter” (pet supplies).

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Marion Anderson of Kenton, seated left in both photos, and her daughter, Sue Walters of West Liberty, standing behind her, celebrated Christmas with two photos of five generations. With them in the left photo are Mrs. Walters’ grandson, Chris Hodge of Bellefontaine and her great-grandson, Shawn Hodge of Marysville with her great-great grandson, Cole Hodge, 2. With them in the photo at the right, are Mrs. Walters’ grandson, Devon Hodge of DeGraff; her great-grandson, Tyler Hodge of DeGraff and three-month-old great-great-granddaughter, Hadley Hodge.

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Good citizens

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Bellefontaine High School senior Tyler Jones, second from left, won the Bellefontaine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen essay contest and earned a $100 prize and The Madonna of the Trail traveling trophy to be displayed at his school for the next year. Other participants included, from left: Ohio Hi-Point Career Center student Madison Rogan, Taylor Pooler from Benjamin Logan and Jasmine Bryant, Riverside. (PHOTO | DAR)

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Warm winter work day

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Doug Quay of the Logan County Land Trust uses a chainsaw to cut through invasive bush honeysuckle plants as volunteer Polly Barger follows along cleaning the debris and marking stumps during an unseasonably warm winter work day Saturday at the Myeerah Nature Preserve. The land trust, which helps preserve agricultural land by using public money to buy development rights, wanted to find other ways to improve Logan County’s natural landscape and saw a partnership with the city-owned nature preserve as one of several ways to do that, the organization’s president, Bob Stoll told the volunteers Saturday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES) 

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