Tiger Baseball holds on for Sectional Final win over C – R

from Coach Gazarek
North Baltimore took a  7-0 lead into the 5th inning the Cory Rawson rallied for 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings. But NB held  on for the 7 – 5 Sectional Final win. They now advance on to the District Semi-Finals next Wednesday.
Sean Watson pitched the complete gamefor NB striking out 7 on 8 hits. LaneBishop led NB hitting with a2B and 1B and 2rbi, Chase Naugle had a rbi single also,  Levi Newcomer had 2rbi on a 1B, Brock Boyer had 2-1B also for the Tigers.
Matt Alspach had 2rbi on a 2B for the Hornets and Snyder had 3-1B for Cory Rawson.
North Baltimore is now 13-12 overall and advance to the Findlay Marathon District Semi-Finals next Wednesday.
Cory Rawson                                         5                  8              3
North Baltimore                                   7                  7              0
WP- Watson
Lp-   Alspach

FIXED – Lady Tigers win Sectional Softball Opener

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The North Baltimore Lady Tiger softball team wasted little time in dispensing with the McComb Panthers in the opening round of the OHSAA Softballl Sectional, scoring 4 runs in the first and 5 in the 2nd to advance to Ayersville for the Sectional Championship game.
Cheyenne Herndandez (7 – 6) pitched well, giving up just three hits.
NB banged out 12 hits in the 14 – 0 win, led by Makenna Ray with 2 singles a triple and an RBI, Kaitlyn Weinandy has a pair of doubles and 3 RBI, Bailey Boyer had a double and 2 RBI, Hernandenz helped her cause with 2 singles and 2 RBI.
The Sectional Championship game at Ayersville is Thursday, May 14, 5:00 pm.
fotos by Ferg
Softball Bracket 2015

A BIG THANK YOU!

To all the wonderful people who bought 50-50 tickets to benefit Rett Syndrome Research.

A BIG THANK YOU!

To all the wonderful people who bought 50-50 tickets to benefit Rett Syndrome Research.

This year the winning ticket drawn was a “donate back to Rett Syndrome”.

So we made $808 for research.

Thank you all!

Vi & Jim Jacobs, grandparents of Paige

Panera Bread Day at Praise Chapel – TODAY – Wednesday

Praise Chapel has been blessed with a weekly delivery of Panera Bread and pastries. Needy families and individuals can come and receive bread, bagels, and pastries at the church.

Praise Chapel has been blessed with a weekly delivery of Panera Bread and pastries. Needy families and individuals can come and receive bread, bagels, and pastries at the church.

These items will be available every Wednesday, from noon until 3 PM in the back of the church.

We are located at 500 West Broadway in North Baltimore, Ohio, 45872.

Praise Chapel Panera Bread

Brad Kepler in concert TONIGHT at the Legion

Join Wood County Committee on Aging and North Baltimore American Legion #539, in the Legion Banquet Hall, as we present Brad Kepler. Kepler is the electric balladeer and has been entertaining people since 1993. This entertaining one-man show plays several instruments and tells humorous stories. This is a FREE presentation – please join us!

Join Wood County Committee on Aging and North Baltimore American Legion #539, in the Legion Banquet Hall, Wednesday, May 13, 5 – 7 pm, as we present Brad Kepler. Kepler is the electric balladeer and has been entertaining people since 1993. This entertaining one-man show plays several instruments and tells humerus stories.

This is a FREE presentation – please join us!

 

Entertainment provided by Bridge Hospice.

Refreshments provided by Oak Grove Health Care.

The Legion is located at 539 East American Legion Drive (South Street) in North Baltimore.

Brad Kepler – Electric Balladeer

Call 419-257-3306 if you have any questions.

Larry Slaughterbeck wins Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Winners proclaimed in a countywide event entitled, “Present Times”

Poetry Contest Winners proclaimed in a countywide event entitled, “Present Times” 

Larry Slaughterbeck is a North Baltimore native, graduate and current resident.

Wood County, Ohio –The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. held its tenth annual poetry banquet that drew in entries from all over Wood County. The poems reflected the individual’s personal feelings about life, hope, dreams and love, which celebrated the heart and souls of the participants as they reflect on the “Present Times.”

A celebration for the entries and recognition of the winners took place on April 28 at 4 p.m. at the Wood County Senior Center. The declared winner was Larry E. Slaughterbeck from North Baltimore, Ohio author of “Didn’t We.” The second place winner was Shelby Hardesty from Bowling Green, Ohio with the poem entitled, “Controlling the Present.” Jeanne Mohler of Perrysburg received an Honorable Mention for her work entitled, “I Want to Sit at Turkey Foot Creek.”

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Winning poem by Larry E. Slaughterbeck:

Didn’t We

It was a hot and muggy August day at the county fair…only last year…

Someone from my youth…now my past…

the wife of my high school buddy, happy to see me, asked…

“Could you check on him in the restroom?”

I opened the door; my soul was filled with delight to see him…

He greeted me with my old high school nickname…

…our hands reached out, firmly grasped, then the smile from his face faded…

Befuddled he asked: “Have you seen my jacket?”

I wondered…It was over ninety and humid.

He held on to my hand, “Didn’t we play football together?”

“In the springtime plow the farm fields on an International tractor?”

“Didn’t we?” In bewilderment, I nodded…We were like brothers in the fifties.

He was six feet…athletic…crew-cut…

The first day of our freshman year we shared the same locker…

A bond that would lead us on a great adventure…

Mrs. Murbaugh’s English classes, Trig and Algebra, the county track meets…

There was Homecoming, Sock Hops, the Junior and Senior Proms.

The restroom door opened slightly and it was his wife’s voice, “Is everything ok?”

“I’m looking for my jacket!” “Honey, It’s home in our closet.”

Tears filled his eyes and quietly he spoke: “I forgot who I am.”

I realized…I was now the keeper of those precious memories…

Those of our youth…that began on an autumn day in fifty-six…and now are no more than a leaf hanging on…till the winds of November blows them away…

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Second place poem by Shelby Hardesty:

Controlling the Present

I like to envision the past and the present, sitting side by side,

Me, sitting in my remote controlled recliner, thinking about the past;

Grandma, rocking in her old wooden rocker, wondering how her simple life had gone by so fast.

I feel like an astronaut sitting in my chair,

Ready to be launched into space somewhere;

I pick up the remote, so I can gain control,

Should I push the button to go up, or push the one to go down?

Do I want my feet high in the air, or down there on the ground?

Such decisions must be made, just to get out of this chair.

So here I sit in captivity, depending on a mindless, programmed chair.

What will be my destiny, does anyone really care?

I’ll send an e-mail message to my friend to come rescue me,

But I forget the password which belongs to only me.

I’ll try to text a message on my new iPhone,

I find the numbers are too small for these old eyes to see;

And my fingers are way too large and shaky to touch each little key.

They say that life has improved over time,

And that life was harder before;

But at least you were in control, which isn’t true anymore.

A world of buttons, remotes, and keyboards control my very being,

Give me back the simple life, when I knew what I was doing;

Life in present time is simply, too confusing.

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Honorable Mention by Jeanne Mohler:

I Want to Sit at Turkey Foot Creek

I want to sit at Turkey Foot Creek,

And watch the leaves,

The bees and butterflies

 

I want to drink a glass of wine

And have a cigarette of mine

I want to be that girl with reddish hair,

And no thought of time

 

Free to be a falling, laughing ass

With a friend of like mind and lots of sass.

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The Wood County Committee on Aging would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the entries for their contributions to the contest. To read the winning poems visit our blog at woodcountycommitteeonaging.blogspot.com

About the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc

The Wood County Committee on Aging was founded in September of 1973, and is dedicated to the planning and development of programs and services that will allow older adults of Wood County to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. As Ohio first nationally accredited senior center, the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is working to encourage older adults to enjoy, enrich and explore this season of life.

8th Grade Lady Tigers win Jr High Softball Tournament

by Suzanne Bucher

The Hancock County Girls Fastpitch League held their Junior High Spring Softball Tournament this past weekend.

by Suzanne Bucher

The Hancock County Girls Fastpitch League held their Junior High Spring Softball Tournament this past weekend.  The tournament was single elimination.
North Baltimore’s 8th grade team (Head Coach Sean McNett) defeated Van Buren on Friday night, 4 to 0.  On Saturday, they had games three games to go to win the championship.
In North Baltimore’s 1st game on Saturday, they defeated McComb 11 to 1.  In the 2nd game, NB defeated New Riegel 11 to 0. This set up North Baltimore vs. Carey for the championship game. North Baltimore walked away with the title by defeating Carey 6 to 2.
NB 8th Grade Lady Tigers final season record was 15-0-1.
2015 Spring Softball -  8th Grade Champs 5-9-2015 - HCGFL
Front Row L to R:  Hannah Lord, Alex Hosley, Olivia Hyatt, Jasmine McNett, Alivia Light, Hailey Watson
Middle Row L to R:  Isabella Buchanan, Sierrah Johnson, Jordan Bucher, Allison Kepling, Grace Lennard, Kiley Brooker
Back Row L to R:  Coach Tony Lennard, Head Coach Sean McNett, Coach Joe Kepling

NBHS Tiger Baseball open tourney play TONIGHT at HOME

The North Baltimore High School Baseball team begins tournament play, tonight (May 13), at Doc Robert’s Field at the NB Village Park.

The North Baltimore High School Baseball team begins tournament play, tonight (May 13), at Doc Robert’s Field at the NB Village Park.

The Tigers are the #2 seed in the Findlay District (D – IV) and will open play (after a bye) against #8 seed Cory-Rawson. The game begins at 5:00 pm.

Admission is charged by the OHSAA, $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Baseball Bracket 2015
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Help Wanted in NB – Senior Center Site Manager

A 40-hour per week position at the Wood County Committee on Aging’s North Baltimore location.

Help Wanted in NB – Senior Center Site Manager

A 40-hour per week position at the Wood County Committee on Aging’s North Baltimore location.

Responsibilities include: Manage daily operations and services; develop, schedule and facilitate activities; completion of all documentation and reports; maintain compliance with all regulations and standards.

Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Gerontology, Social Work, Recreation, Business or related field.  Equivalent experience working in a related field may be considered in lieu of degree.  Computer knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.  Must have strong verbal and writing skills.  Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis.  Must be able to satisfactorily complete required ServSafe course in food handling and sanitation.  Must have a proven record of working harmoniously with older adults as well as colleagues.  Must be eligible for bonding and insurable under agency policy.  Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s license with proof of auto insurance (state minimum).  Must meet the requirements contained in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 173-3-06.6 (B)(3).  Compliance shall be reviewed not less than annually.  Must successfully complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) records check, as defined in OAC 173-9-01.

Agency application available at the Wood County Committee on Aging, 305 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio; at our website www.wccoa.net;  or by calling 419.353.5661.

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, June 12, 2015 EOE.

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NB Legion asks your opinion for Friday Night Dinners

The American Legion plans to expand its Friday Night Dinner choices and asks for your preferences in menu choices. Listed are several options that are being considered. Please leave a comment below or send an e-mail indicating your favorites.

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 plans to expand its Friday Night Dinner choices and asks for your preferences in menu choices.  Listed are several options that are being considered.  Please leave a comment below or send an e-mail indicating your favorites.

☐ Fish Fry                          ☐ Baked Steak                 ☐ Spaghetti      ☐ Perch Dinner

☐ Beef & Noodles          ☐ Beef Manhattan        ☐ Fried Chicken

Other Suggestions: ______________________________________________________________

How often would you like to see these menu choices offered? ___________________________

Your input is sincerely appreciated!

American Legion Post 539