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HPWC benefits from America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation


Champaign County farmer Matthew Yoder has directed a $2,500 donation to the Hi Point Women's Center in Bellefontaine.

Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the center at 110 N. Detroit St. to provide baby items for clients and provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and counseling.

“We felt this was a great cause and we would like to be able to help out,” Mr. Yoder said in a release.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Hi Point Women's Center. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.

The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America's Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have supported a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014

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Costumes of discovery


Peyton Brisson, left, adjusts his cowboy costume Friday during a cultural studies session with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. The Bellefontaine Elementary School second-grader and his classmates were given packets with an outfit and a map of the country of origin to introduce them to geography and cultural studies. A Mary Florence Sours Grant covered the cost of the Boonshoft visit. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014

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Members of Indian Lake Middle School’s youth leadership program met Friday to discuss various topics, such as communication, stress management, conflict resolution and diversity. The group of 20 seventh- and eighth-graders meet four times a year through the program coordinated by the Logan County Educational Service Center. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014

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Pirate Academy visits International College of Broadcasting

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Participants in Riverside Local School’s Pirate Academy recently visited the International College of Broadcasting in Dayton .


While on campus, students recorded a commercial they wrote about selling a pizza product.


The Pirate Academy is currently being offered to students in grades 7-12 through before and after-school programming following the district’s receipt of a 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant.

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014

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CCS participates in ACSI Speech Meet


Calvary Christian Elementary School students in grades 1-3 recently participated in the Ohio Valley ACSI speech meet in Columbus, giving speeches on poetry, Bible memorization and fables.
Student results are as follows: Molly Warren, Ben Jones, Abigail Reinhard, Madhuri Cook, Ruby Slemmons, Jace Caudill, Naomi Aldo, Jadalyn Hagan, Brooklyn Horner and Natalie Angus — superior; Kari Gantz and Trevor Berry — excellent.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014

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City resident Kayden Liddle, 4, gets some help on the monkey bars Tuesday afternoon at Mary Rutan Park from his mother, Stephanie Fish when temperatures reached into the 60s. The reprise was short-lived as a winter weather advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. today, with sleet and several inches of snow expected. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014

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ILHS snowball royalty


Indian Lake High School students elected senior Brennon Lump, center, to serve as king for Saturday’s annual snowball dance. His court includes, from left: freshman Alex Jacobs, sophomore Michael Mallory, senior Reyse Wallbrown and junior Jalon Tuttle. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE HIGH SCHOOL)

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014

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Forrest Amidon burns pieces of paper with congregation members’ confessions of sins written on them during a Wednesday evening Ash Wednesday service at the United Presbyterian Church in Bellefontaine. Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent and the 40-day period leading up to Easter. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014

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