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"Heroes" art winners

The American Red Cross of Fairfield County, a United Way agency announced that Joseph Achenbach of Amanda-Clearcreek received first place in the 2008 "Heroes Breakfast Art Contest," sponsored by the Lancaster Rotary Club and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (DACO).

Second place went to Maggie Palsgrove of Bloom-Carroll and third place went to Julia Davenport, also from Amanda-Clearcreek.  

At the Pickerington Library

Activities at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way (see for information):

•Feb. 23 – "M & M’s + Math = Fun!" Fun math activities for ages 5 through first grade at 2 p.m. and grades 2-4 at 3 p.m. Registration required by calling the library (614) 837-4104 ext. 231.

POP Arts

POP Community Center for the Arts, 895 Old Diley Road in Pickerington, will offer the following classes through the American Safety and Health Institute:  

•CPR/AED in the Community and Workplace on March 8 at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes a two year certification for your work in the community or our workplace.  

•First Aid in the Community and Workplace on March 8 at 1 p.m. Includes a three year certification. Fee is $25, however, if both the CPR and First Aid are taken on the same day, the fee for both classes is $40. Blood borne pathogens can be included for $5. Register by  March 6 at 833-940 for either or both classes.

Pickerington Garden Club

Garden writer Chris Eirschele will present "Irises Small and Tall" at the Pickerington Garden Club’s Feb. 20 meeting at 1 p.m. in the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. For information call Barbara Kochick at (614) 837-3951 or Anna Weber at (614) 833-2358.

American Legion dinner

American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington, will host a steak dinner on Feb. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $10.


In the story "Pool makes a splash," published in the Feb. 11 Southeast Messenger regarding the purchase of the Swim Club by the city of Pickerington, Pickerington resident Ted Hackworth said that if the city covered the pool, then the high school swim teams could use it during the winter.  Hackworth stated that because neither Pickerington North nor Central has a pool, the school district must pay $100,000 a year to reserve time at local YMCAs.

According to the Pickerington Local Schools Treasurer’s office, the district only spent about $15,000 last year for the swim teams to use the YMCAs.  So far this school year, the district has spent $11,000.

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