Patterson Advances to District Wrestling

North Baltimore’s David Patterson finishes 4th at NW Ohio Div III Wrestling Sectionals, advances to Districts

NB WRESTLING RESULTS

2/25/2017

North Baltimore’s David Patterson finishes 4th at NW Ohio Div III Wrestling Sectionals, advances to Districts

David Patterson wrestled Sat 2/25/17 at Lake High School in the Div III Wrestling Sectionals and placed 4th in the 132 lb. division.

David (33-10) will wrestle at Districts on Fri 3/3/17 at Waite High School and will be up against Archbold’s Gavin Grime (40-8).

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality.

A ceremony of “washing the ashes” follows Holy Communion, to signify God’s forgiveness of sins, our baptismal call as disciples, and the ultimate victory over death promised in the Sacraments.

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

Ash Wednesday worship at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Pastor Mineo will begin a weekly Lenten sermon series titled: “Seasons of the Soul.” The first sermon is titled: “A Season For Everything.”

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality.

A ceremony of “washing the ashes” follows Holy Communion, to signify God’s forgiveness of sins, our baptismal call as disciples, and the ultimate victory over death promised in the Sacraments.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

Ash Wednesday worship St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb with Holy Communion will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. The sermon will be: “A Season For Everything.”

The traditional imposition of ashes on the forehead will be observed, to signify our sinfulness and mortality.

A ceremony of “washing the ashes” follows Holy Communion, to signify God’s forgiveness of sins, our baptismal call as disciples, and the ultimate victory over death promised in the Sacraments.

BVC Boys Basketball All-League 2016-17

Here are the results from the recent voting by league coaches for All-Blanchard Valley Conference 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention Teams for Boys Basketball, 2016 – 17:

Here are the results from the recent voting by league coaches for All-Blanchard Valley Conference 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention Teams for Boys Basketball, 2016 – 17:

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Community Lenten Lunch

The public is invited to the first “Community Lenten Lunch” on Ash Wednesday, March 1

The public is invited to the first “Community Lenten Lunch” on Ash Wednesday, March 1, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church (115 East Cherry Street) in North Baltimore.

The meal is part of the ministry of NBACM (North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry).

There is no cost for the meal. Participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including our “Community Food Pantry.”

Video: Lady Tigers Sectional Win Highlights

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Basketball team won their first Sectional Championship in 13 years, beating state-ranked Wayne Trace at Bluffton High School.

The North Baltimore High School Lady Tiger Basketball team won their first Sectional Championship in 13 years, beating state-ranked Wayne Trace at Bluffton High School.

Here are a couple of articles on NBX about the game:

Sectional Win Stats & Fotos by Ferg

Sectional Champs Write-up by JP

Next up for NB are the #2 seeded, Red Devils of Arlington (21 – 3), a Blanchard Valley Conference opponent.

BLACK OUT on Thursday, at 8:00, at Ottawa – Glandorf High School!

(the Winter Choir Concert has been moved up to 6:00, so that fans can make it to both events!)

video from YouTube, looks like it was put together by Mr. Pack

AMAC Offers Health Care Plan Idea That Might Work

AMAC offers a plan to enable full replacement of Obamacare – It would swap out many of its most difficult, inefficient and unfair elements

AMAC offers a plan to enable full replacement of Obamacare – It would swap out many of its most difficult, inefficient and unfair elements
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 24 – The Association of Mature American Citizens has unveiled a plan to enable a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.  AMAC president Dan Weber said “it is designed to swap out many of the most difficult, inefficient and unfair elements of Obamacare with a new, expanded Health Savings Account option that provides tax free coverage for all Americans.”
Under the AMAC proposal an individual or group would obtain a complete package including medical care as well as insurance policies of their choice.
“If you are a young man of 27 you won’t have to purchase maternity coverage as required under the Affordable Care Act”
Employers who choose the HSA for their employees would receive a tax deduction as an incentive.  Employees would use pre-tax dollars to pay for their costs, including premium payments, under the plan as would individuals who purchase HSAs.  Coverage would be sold by qualified agents from the private sector who would counsel each person individually as to the choices available to them, thus assuring a smooth transition.
Under Obamacare most people pay a co-pay and a large deductible for medical services in addition to high premiums.  However, the proposed HSA would provide for visits to a local doctor with no additional costs.  All deductibles would be paid for with pre-tax dollars out of the savings portion of the HSA, eliminating a financial burden in the event of a major operation.
“Low income individuals and families would be covered under the HSA utilizing government subsidies.  The difference between their coverage under the ACA and their coverage under the HSA is that they would not have any copays and would have funds they can use for deductibles,” Weber explained.
As for catastrophic coverage, under Obamacare there is a $6,000.00 deductible that must be paid out of pocket.  “The savings feature in our HSA would be used to pay deductibles.  Users would put in roughly $150.00 or more each month in order to accumulate funds in their accounts.  At that rate, you would have about $6,000.00 saved in about three years.”
What if you have the plan for only about a year and you need the $6,000 but only have $1,000 in your account?  Weber said AMAC spoke with officials at American Bankers Association, which has a division called the HSA Counsel.  And, he said, banks would be willing to write short-term loan built into the new HSA.  Payments for the loan would be made each month automatically with a portion of your pre-tax HSA deposits.
“As for those who can’t afford to pay for an HSA, our proposal calls for the establishment of what we call Pro Bono Care under which doctors would treat needy patients for free.  We conducted a survey and found that some 350,000 doctors and nurse practitioners would be willing to participate in the Pro Bono Care program.  If each one took 20 patients, that’s 7 million needy people who would be covered.”
The AMAC plan provides for doctor visits as needed with no copays, according to Weber.  No one can be denied coverage.  The cash portion of the plan is owned by the policyholder and may be used for retirement when they become eligible for Medicare.  The loan provision guarantees funds to cover deductibles.  Sons and daughters of those insured under the HSA would be eligible for coverage under their parents’ plans until the age of 26.  Individuals with pre-existing conditions would be covered.  And, the Pro Bono Care feature ensures that all Americans would have access to healthcare, even the poorest individuals and their families.
“Although Congress must first take advantage of the features we propose for an Obamacare replacement and President Trump would have to sign the law itself, we are calling our proposal The Trump HSA to honor the 45th President of the United States.  We did not seek his approval, but we felt compelled to give credit where credit is due for the prospect of a sea change for the better in the way we provide coverage for our citizens,” Weber concluded.
ABOUT AMAC
The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital senior advocacy organization that takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.  Live long and make a difference by joining us today at http://amac.us/join-amac.

Lady Tigers Sectional Championship Photos & Stats

From North Baltimore High School Varsity Coach Adam Burris: Great team win!

From North Baltimore High School Varsity Coach Adam Burris:  Great team win! The girls played hard from the opening tip, we’re very proud as a coaching staff! Thanks for the support from the community and I hope we can pack the crowd in Ottawa (at Ottawa-Glandorf H. S., Thursday, March 2, at 8:00 against Arlington.

Fotos by Ferg

7th Boys B-ball BVC Tournament Update

The North Baltimore 7th grade boys advanced in the BVC tournament, at Cory-Rawson, after an exciting 1st game against Pandora-Gilboa.

submitted by Suzanne Bucher

North Baltimore (#5) vs Pandora-Gilboa (#4) – 2/25/17

The North Baltimore 7th grade boys advanced in the BVC tournament, at Cory-Rawson, after an exciting 1st game against Pandora-Gilboa.

NB was ahead the majority of the game, but by the end of the 3rd qtr Pandora had come back and went ahead 32-27. With 51 seconds left in the game, NB was still behind PG by 1, but after four must-make free-throws, 2 by Johnny Hagemyer and 2 by Jeremiah Suman, NB took the lead and held on to defeat Pandora-Gilboa, by a final score of 42 to 39.

The Tiger 7th graders will now take on #1 seeded Leipsic on Tue, 2/28 @ 7pm @ Cory-Rawson HS.

7th Grade Boys – Game 1
N Baltimore – 42
Pandora-Gilboa – 39

NB scoring:
Jeremiah Suman – 13
Mitch Clark – 12
Johnny Hagemyer – 8
Gunner Kepling – 6
Isiah Boyd – 2
Caiden Phillips – 1

Upcoming 7th Grade Tournament Games:

Game 2 – Tue 2/28 NB vs Leipsic, 7:00 @ Cory-Rawson
Game 3 Championship Game (if nec) – Sat 3/3, 10am @ Cory-Rawson
Game 3 Consolation Game (if nec) – Sat 3/3, 10am @ Cory-Rawson

Gunner Kepling makes an important 3-point shot in the 4th quarter

Toledo Air National Guard Unit Performing Night Flying

The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will be conducting training flights at night beginning…

(Swanton, Ohio) – The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will be conducting training flights at night beginning…

…Mon., Feb. 27 through Thurs., March 2, weather permitting.

Area residents may see or hear F-16 fighter jets taking off and landing until about 9:00 p.m. this week. Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness training.

The 180th Fighter Wing appreciates the continued support from the citizens of Ohio and Michigan as we continue to train in support of our mission.

For updated photos and videos of the 180FW visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/180FWONG

Gleaner Arbor #461 Presents Donations

multiple organizations benefit ………………………………..

On Saturday, February 25 North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor #461 met at the NB Library for a business meeting. Several groups were invited for dinner followed by presentations by each organization and a monetary donation made by the Arbor.

Project H.O.P.E.(Horses Opening People’s Eyes) – Equine Assisted Therapies. ($300)
The mission of project H.O.P.E.  is to enhance the quality of life for people dealing with emotional and behavioral challenges through innovative equestrian activities.

They offer individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, sessions for developmentally disabled children and adults as well as marriage counseling/retreats. As a nonprofit they rely on individual funding.  They highlighted a few fundraisers.  There will be a spaghetti and auction on March 30 starting at noon at St. Mark’s Church in Findlay.  There will be pony rides as well.  They are seeking donations for the silent auction.  In the fall they host Trick or Treat on horseback.   In 2016 they had over 400 riders over two
days. They host week long summer camps.  $125covers a camp scholarship and $300 sponsors a 10 week therapy session for a
child.

They have two locations (16195West Poe Rd, Bowling Green and 6645 Township Rd 215, Findlay).  They always need volunteers.  For more information or to make a monetary
donation they can be reached at 419-469-0415. Their website is https://www.projecthope-equinetherapy.org/.

Juanita Place and Craig Swope presenting Allen & Sandra Tebbe a check for Project H.O.P.E.

The Fire Relief Foundation  ($300)
Emily Stevers and her husband, Chad, started the foundation after losing their Findlay home to a fire in June 2013. The foundation assists with insurance paperwork, and maintains a “shop,” where victims can get what they need for a year after a fire. Members of the community can help the most with monetary assistance or items found on their Facebook page. They are located at 1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 1000, Findlay or by phone at 567-301-2532.

Elaine & Craig Swope presenting Michele Melendez a check for the Fire Relief Foundation.

 
The Daughter Project ($300)
The Daughter Project is a 501c3 non-profit operating Ohio’s first licensed group home for girls who have been rescued from sex traffickers.They are located in Toledo.  If you would like to get involved they can be reached at http://thedaughterproject.org/.

Breanna Swope presenting Hayley Havener a check for The Daughter Project

The North Baltimore Library ($225)
Mission:  The North Baltimore Public Library strives to serve the entire community’s needs for learning and entertainment through print and non-print media, in an atmosphere both open and supportive of patrons’ information needs. They are located at 230 North Main Street, North Baltimore.  More information can be found at http://nbpubliclibrary.org/.

Elaine Swope presenting Holly Emahiser a check on for the North Baltimore Library.

Alex Trout (Entire Camp Fee)
Alex requested Gleaner help sponsor his Boy Scout Youth Leadership Camp.  He was pleasantly surprised to find out his entire camp fee would be covered by the Arbor.

Craig Swope presenting Alex Trout a check for his Boy Scout Youth Leadership Camp.

Gleaner can be found in action again on March 10 as they play Patriot Bingo with the kindergarten classes at Powell School.  Prizes and snacks will be served.