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Family Center dedication planned

Lifepointe Family Center (LFC) board of directors has opened at 42 W. First St. in London. LFC’s doors will be open every Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. Lifepointe was incorporated (501c3 status through Ministry for Community) and took over the lease of the former Elizabeth’s Hope Pregnancy Resource Center. 

The public is invited to the center’s dedication at 6 p.m. Oct. 21. Refreshments and tours of the center will follow the event. Call 740-852-9730 for more information.

LFC takes any new or gently used items for babies, infants to size 2t, and maternity items.
Everything new will go into the Baby Store; parents earn trips to the store through the “Earn While You Learn Program.” Everything used will go to equip the emergency supply ministry that provides support to individuals and families on a monthly basis. Donations may be dropped off at the center on Thursdays from noon until 7 p.m.



Conservation is theme of new FSR building

A partnership of state and non-profit conservation agencies has dedicated a building at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London for the Farm Science Review in an effort to promote natural resource conservation and management.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) divisions of Wildlife, Forestry, Soil and Water Conservation and Natural Areas and Preserves, along with the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, dedicated the Partners in Conservation Building during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 16. The building will house displays and information about natural resource conservation during the annual agriculture show.

“Enhancing soil and water resources, maintaining healthy forests and wildlife populations and protecting fragile natural areas in Ohio requires strong partnerships,” said ODNR Director Sean Logan at the ceremony. “The building is a great tool in the effort to educate Ohioans about these issues and showcases the partnerships that exist to do so.”

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between use and protection of natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at 

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick
Middle school hosts book fair
Helping to promote London Middle School’s book fair are: (front row, from left) Sabrina Kowalsky and Bryan Payne; (back row) Susanna Lauer, Billy Boysel, Tommie Scarberry and Jessica Morris. The book fair runs Oct. 13-16 and is open to students, staff and the public. Shopping hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Proceeds will be used to purchase books for the media center. Fair visitors are asked to enter the middle school front doors and sign in at the office.


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