By NANCY KLINE
GILBOA — For three years asmall group of volunteers at GilboaUnited Methodist Church cookeda luncheon each Friday as a fund-raiser and a place to gather forlocal residents.“Then it became too much forus,” said Sue Barker, one of the volunteers. “We did it from 2006to 2009. It was well attended, butit was a lot of work for just a few people.”This year the church beganoffering the meals with a newtwist. Touches from the Heart inGlandorf caters the food that isserved by volunteers from thechurch.“I had so many people stop meon the street and tell me theymissed coming on Fridays and see-ing friends and neighbors,” Barkersaid. As an employee at Touches sheapproached the owners about the possibility of working together to provide the weekly meals. “It wasmore about providing a serviceto the community than makingmoney,” Barker said. She saidthey also presented the idea to thechurch trustees before proceedingwith the meals. Barker said theydo receive a percentage of the proceeds that is used for variouschurch projects.Barker said the attendance hasbeen good each week, even thoughthe weather hasn’t always been pleasant.“We have around 50 people comeeach week,” she said. “It’s nice tosee people come and eat and justenjoy each other’s company.”Each meal includes a choice of two soups, two sandwiches, home-made pies, fruit, soft drinks andchips.In addition to eating, the resi-dents can also use the visit to thechurch to shop at Chapel BellsBoutique also located in the base-ment.This store of gently-used andhandcrafted items opened shortlybefore the women began servingmeals in 2006.“We had a room filled with a lotof stuff and thought we could cleanit and get donated items to offer toresidents,” said Eloise Crawfis, a volunteer in the store.Sitting among glassware, picturesand hand-crocheted doilies, Craw-fis, said the popular choices in thestore often varies. “It depends onthe time of year,” she said.Proceeds from the sale of itemsat the boutique are also used for various church programs.
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Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/Jan. 24Fred L. Peoples Jr.,
40, 735S. Metcalf St., Lima, pleadedguilty to receiving stolenproperty. He faces up to 12months in prison and $2,500in fines. Bond was revoked,while a pre-sentence investi-gation is conducted.
Paul A. Kelly,
Fort Wayne,Ind., and Donna M. Kelly,Lima, were granted a dissolu-tion of marriage. They weremarried Aug. 21, 1999, inUtica, Mich., and have no chil-dren.
Dispositions/Jan. 25Jose E. Garcia,
26, 102Charloe Circle, Ottawa, wassentenced to 30 months inprison for attempted feloniousassault. He was given creditfor two days served. He wasoriginally indicted on feloniousassault and complicity.
Rolando R. Romero Jr.
, 41,834 S. Blanchard St., Findlay,was sentenced to 180 daysin jail for attempt possessionof cocaine and 180 days jailfor operating a motor vehicleawhile under the influence.The sentences were orderedto be served concurrently. Hewas fined $375 and he wasgiven credit for three daysserved. His driver’s licensewas suspended for threeyears.
Danny D. Woods,
III, 25,1460 E. State Road, Lima,pleaded guilty to theft of checks. He faces up to 12months in prison and $2,500in fines. Bond was continuedwhile a pre-sentence investi-gation is conducted. He wasoriginally indicted on forgeryand theft.
19,22789 State Route 198,Lima, pleaded guilty to traf-ficking in drugs (marijuana).He faces up to 12 monthsin prison, $2,500 in finesand six-months to five yearslicense suspension. Bondwas continued while a pre-sentence investigation is con-ducted.Yvette R. Schroeder, Leipsic,and Joseph A. Schroeder,Leipsic, were granted a disso-lution of marriage. They weremarried in Leipsic and haveone child.
Dispositions/Jan. 27Kenneth T. Richey,
47,333A Freeman Circle, Tupelo,Miss., pleaded not guilty toretaliation and violating a pro-tection order. A jury trial wasset for 9 a.m. May 7, withDale A. Crawford, retired judgefrom the Franklin County Com-mon Pleas Court.
Putnam County Municipal Court
Dispositions/Jan. 17Tyler J. Wassink,
19, 1265N. Cole St., Lima, pleadedguilty to underage consump-tion. Sentence: 180 days jail,$250 fine, with 180 days jailsuspended, and perform 16hours community service. Healso was fined $50 for opencontainer and $50 for lanesof travel.Dispositions/Jan. 18
Cameron K. Vanoverloop,
19, 1265 N. Cole St., Lima,pleaded guilty to open con-tainer. Sentence: 180 days jail, $250 fine, with 180 days jail suspended, and perform32 hours’ community service.He also was fined $150 foropen container.
Dispositions/Jan. 23Matthew W. Newman,
27,39 Circle Drive, Continental,pleaded guilty to passing badchecks. Sentence: Three days jail, $250 fine, with three days jail and $200 suspended.
Justin M. Geib
, 23, 110 S.Main St., Buckland, pleadedno contest to possession of drug paraphernalia and wasfound guilty. Sentence: 30days jail, $150 fine, six-monthlicense suspension, with 29days jail suspended. He wasalso fined $150 and six-month license suspension forpossession of marijuana and$150 for open container.
Dispositions/Jan. 24Brian K. Bennett,
24, 401S. Fourth St., Continental,pleaded no contest to anamended charge of menacingand was found guilty. Sen-tence: 30 days jail, $150 fine,with 17 days jail suspended,and complete assessment atPathways Counseling Center.
Camerino H. Gonzales,
35,204 W. Center St., Apt. A,Leipsic, pleaded no contestto assault and was foundguilty. Sentence: 180 days jail, $150 fine, with 178 days jail suspended, and restitutionof $3,433.36.
Andres Reyna, Jr.,
51, 644Ohio St., Leipsic, pleadedno contest to passing badchecks and was found guilty.Sentence: Three days jail,$100 fine, with three days jailsuspended.
Kristy F. Vermilyen,
26, 192Church St., Ottoville, pleadedno contest to theft and wasfound guilty. Sentence: 180days jail, $150 fine, with 170days jail suspended, and res-titution of $515.09 to KalidaParty Mart.
Ottawa Oil Co., Inc., smallclaims v. Iva Miller, Gilboa,$280.29, plus interest andcosts.Ottawa Oil Co., Inc., smallclaims v. Tyler J. Aelker, Conti-nental, $701.57, plus interestand costs.
Main Street AcquisitionCorp., Cincinnati, default judg-ment v. Dean W. Ricker, Kal-ida, $4,120.15, plus interestof $27.09.Institute of OrthopaedicSurgery, Lima, default judg-ment v. Daniel Miller, Pandora,$560.04, plus interest andcosts.
To the editor
I have attended PutnamCounty Library board meet-ings since 2009. When thebuilding process began,$500,000 was transferredfrom the general fund (sup- plies, salaries, reading mate-rials, etc) to the buildingfund as an emergency mea-sure. It was stated that thismoney was to be returnedto the general fund whenthe building phase wascompleted. This has nothappened to date. The twolatest purchases are a largeilluminated sign, costingapproximately $15,000 andsix computer table lampscosting approximately $650each.Yes, a sign will be nice.However, couldn’t we dowithout this sign untilfinances improve, espe-cially since there are foothigh letters above theentrance, designating it asthe Putnam County DistrictLibrary?Director Ward has statedthat we need lamps becausethey include an outlet thatlaptops can be plugged into, preventing cords from trail-ing over the table edge if they are plugged into flooroutlets. Good point...but you could also place powerstrips on the table, as someother libraries do, accom- plishing the same result fora lot less money.Meanwhile, we are stillclosed on Fridays, staff wages are frozen, sev-eral magazine racks standempty and seniors are ask-ing for more large printbooks. What are Ward’s andthe board’s priorities?Board President DaleNienberg is to be com-mended for being the loneboard member to voteNo on the lamp proposal.New board member Den-nis Mumaw abstained from voting because he had not yet been sworn in. How-ever, Ward, using her usuallegal arguments (whichcost us more money asColumbus attorneys do notcome cheap) convinced theother members that withoutthese lamps, there could bewiring issues resulting inthe library being involvedin a lawsuit. As usual, theboard fell for it.I know that most countyresidents don’t have thetime to attend board meet-ings, which are held 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the OttawaLibrary. However, I wouldencourage you to offer youropinions to board mem-bers, if you happen to meetthem anywhere.Board members are DaleNienberg, Beth Myers, MaryLieb, Virginia O’Malley, Jan-ice Crawfis, Paulette Smith,Dennis Mumaw.
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Dr. Sharon E. Jeffersonis the guest speaker thismonth during the Thursday,Feb. 9, meeting of The LimaChapter of Aglow Interna-tional. The meeting is 9:30a.m. until noon at WTLWTV 44 Christian TV Station,1844 Baty Road, Lima Jefferson is founder, Chief Apostle and Senior Pastorof Full Gospel Tabernacleof Praise Int’l, founder of several more ministries andoversees churches in Belize,Central America, PhilippineIslands, India, Ghana andNigeria. She was called intothe ministry in 1982 andhas been licensed, ordainedand commissioned byGod to teach, train, equip,empower and impart to theBody of Christ. Apostle Jefferson hasearned a Bachelor’s Degreeand Dr. of Religious Phi-losophy Degree; estab-lished The School of theSpirit Bible College andTraining Centers in Floridaand Belize; travels inter-nationally preaching andteaching the Word of Godand founding Bible train-ing centers. Locally, shehas established, “DestinyHouse Transitional Facilityfor Women”, for the healingand deliverance of womencoming out of prison, off of substance abuse andother types of abuse assist-ing them in transition intosociety.She has authored eightbooks and writes a monthlycolumn for the Lima Newson missions. She has servedon the mission field 14 years in Haiti and 3 yearsin Belize. Apostle Jeffersonministers an end-time Apos-tolic, Prophetic Word withholiness message.
Dr. Jefferson speaking at AGLOW
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.** or by appointment
Gilboa U.M. luncheonsFriday,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Betty Kidd (l), from Touches, was assisted by Sue Barker, Eileen McCullough, and Jane WIlliams last Fridayas they served meals at GIlboa United Methodist Church to area residents.EloiseCrawfis, avolunteerin theChapelBellesBoutiqueand Etc.Shop atGIlboaUnitedMeth-odistChurchshows off some of the gen-tly-usedand hand-madeitemsofferedfor sale.
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