NB Golf Picks up Win in Lima

Alexis Julien earned medalist honors……



The NB girls golf team won its match against Eastwood and Lima Central Catholic Wednesday. The match was played at Tamarac Course in Lima.


Team Scores
North Baltimore-189
Lima Central Catholic-202

NBGolf Girls vs Lima Central Cath
Hanna Rose, Jordan Bucher, Morgan Rose, Medalist Alexis Julien, Sarina Villegas, Valerie Buchanan, Kelcie Bean. Photo by Coach Kathi Bucher

NB Girls Scores
Alexis Julien-42
Morgan Rose-47
Kelcie Bean-48
Jordan Bucher-52

Alexis Julien earned medalist honors

Last Monday Mon Aug 17 the girls golf team finished 2nd at the Waynesfield Goshen Invite where there were 9 teams competing. Alexis Julien and Kelcie Bean were co-medalists. 

Congratulations, Tigers!

“Back to School”

A devotion from Pastor Ralph J. Mineo

At the dawn of a new school year, I’d like to share a story I included last year. A young child came home from the first day of school. A parent’s first questions was, “Did you learn anything today?” The child answered: “Not enough! I have to go back again tomorrow!” Of course the child would have to go back to school again and again, to learn more, to grow more!

I think the best word we have for this is “progress.” One translation of the Bible puts it that way about Jesus in Luke, chapter 2: “Jesus, for his part, progressed steadily in wisdom and age and grace before God and the people.” The apostle Peter closed his practical letters with a call for disciples to grow: “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18).

Growing in “wisdom and knowledge and grace” is an important part of being a human being, created by God. It’s also an important element of being follower of Jesus Christ. Being committed to a life of faith, is a commitment to life-long learning and growth. “Discipleship School” is for life! It doesn’t end at a certain age. God never wants us to call it quits! Our “graduation” doesn’t until the last day, when God accepts us into our eternal home, giving us life forever!

Certainly, one way we grow spiritually is to return to the Bible, over and over again. Learning and growing becomes a habit. (When we backslide, we can always return!) We could read every word of the Bible, cover to cover, and still, like a child starting school, we would return again. The Bible is the “Living Word.” This Word of God applies to us in new ways at different times. A motto in my church these days is: “Expect to be surprised!” This is the way of God’s Holy Spirit: always surprising us!

The beginning of a new school year is a time to think about our need to grow, improve, progress. This is a time to ask: “How can I grow more in the coming weeks, months, years?” This is a great spiritual question as well.

The Holy Spirit is actively calling us to grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. To those in school, teachers and students alike, remember this: you are in a “vocation.” Being in school is your calling for this time and place. God is the one calling you to do well, to do your best, to give glory to God!

Reading the Bible, daily devotions, regular prayer, and weekly worship are “tried and true” ways to satisfy the inner longing we have to connect with God, and experience the “abundant life” Jesus promised. Doing well in school, your jobs, your retirement, are God’s calling, too.

For those who truly learn, they certainly understand that learning and growing is life-long. I pray that we will all go with God, and GROW with God!

OEFFA: Steel in the Field Workshop

Selecting, Maintaining, and Fabricating Farm Machinery

Sunday, September 27, 1-5 p.m.

Mile Creek Farm

10786 Mile Rd., New Lebanon, OH 45345

Join OEFFA and Ben and Emily Jackle of Mile Creek Farm for a hands-on workshop to discover how to make sound equipment decisions for your specialty crop farm. 

  • Learn the basics of maintaining, repairing, modifying, and fabricating common farm equipment
  • Gain knowledge in metalworking tools and techniques for cutting and welding metal.
  • See the tools, techniques, and shop space utilized on an eight acre certified organic specialty crop farm producing cut flowers and mixed vegetables for a CSA and farmers’ market.
OEFFASteelinthe Field
Photo by George Remington

Ben and Emily will talk about how they select and modify their equipment to suit their needs and how they keep all of it working smoothly. Learn how they manage their operation with a two-wheel walk behind tractor, a cultivating tractor, and two larger tractors using implements like a mechanical transplanter, disc bedder, chisel plow, rototiller, and side-dresser.

Cost: $25 for OEFFA members, $30 for non-members

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants and we sold out last year, so please register early. To register, click here. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206 or milo@oeffa.org.

This workshop is part of the

2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.


United Methodist Church News for Sunday, August 23, 2015

celebrating the 13th Sunday after Pentecost …..

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate the 13th Sunday after Pentecost on August 23, 2015 with worship beginning at 10:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will be preaching about our call to grow in our faith from Ephesians 4:11-16.

Sunday  School for youth and adults is held at 9:15 am.

Children’s Sunday School is taking the summer off.  Please plan to join us!

Other activities at the church this week include handbell practice on Wednesday, 8/26 at 7:00 pm.

Bairdstown United Methodist Church

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will be celebrating the 13th Sunday after Pentecost on August 23, 2015, with worship beginning at 9:15 am.  Rev. Susan Kronbach will be preaching from Ephesians 4:11-16 – “Growing Up in Christ!”

Sunday School class is held immediately following worship.  Please plan to join us as you are able!