CANCELLED – TODAY – NBHS Baseball at Home at Village Park

TOO WET!!! North Baltimore High School Baseball will be playing at Doc Robert’s Field at the Village Park TODAY.

North Baltimore High School Baseball will be playing at Doc Robert’s Field at the Village Park TODAY.

The Tiger boys will be hosting Pike-Delta-York, with the game beginning at 11:30 am, for a non-league game.

The baseball field at the high school is not in playing shape, with the recent heavy rains.

Plan on dressing warm!

Easter at St. Luke’s (NB) and St. John’s Lutheran (McComb) Churches

“Easter Living” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic….

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“Easter Living” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Easter Sunday, April 1 at 10:15 a.m.

Easter Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“Easter Living” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, April 1 at 8:00 a.m.

Easter Breakfast will immediately follow worship

Village Updates Zoning Application Form 2018

The Village of North Baltimore has issued the updated Village Zoning Certificate Application for 2018.

The Village of North Baltimore has issued the updated Village Zoning Certificate Application for 2018.

Visit the Village Website:  www.northbaltimore.net

Contact the village office with questions and FEE information:  419-257-2394

 

Village 2018 Zoning Application

“Hey Mister! I Forgot to Tell You!” an Easter Devotion by Pastor Ralph Mineo

So what happens after such a denial? Jesus enters and puts his arms around us, saying, “I forgive you. I know YOU.” That’s what matters the most………………

The Christian faith proclaims, “Jesus Christ is Lord!” Christians proclaim this Good News! In one of the first sermons about Easter, St. Peter said: “We’ve been called to preach to the people and testify that Jesus Christ is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.”

There’s an old story about a well-dressed man who was looking at an Easter display in a downtown department store. A young boy in dirty jeans and messy hair walked up to the display. The man, a good Christian, pointed to the picture of the crucifixion and asked the boy: “Do you know who that is on the cross?” The boy answered: “Oh yes, sir! That’s Jesus. The woman there crying is his mother. Them’s the soldiers. They killed him.” The man patted the boy’s head, saying “very good.” As the man walked away, the boy cried out: “Hey Mister! I forgot to tell you! He rose from the dead!”

I love that story! We need to tell others: Jesus rose from the dead! Jesus was the first, inviting us into the same resurrection! Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we too can live a new life!

Peter was the one who adamantly promised earlier that he would NEVER deny Jesus. He failed on that count! But, because of the cross and resurrection, Peter was forgiven! By the grace of God, he became stronger and preached with confidence.

In our best moments, we, like Peter can promise to never deny Jesus Christ. But there’s so much in our lives that tempt us to deny that we’re truly Christians. Immoral behaviors abound. There’s a sin of every type you can think of. We might not deny Jesus by the words of Peter: “I deny him. I don’t know him.” But, let’s be clear, unchristian behavior is such a denial.

So what happens after such a denial? Jesus enters and puts his arms around us, saying, “I forgive you. I know YOU.” That’s what matters the most. This encounter will strengthen us to be better disciples, better servants of God.

Jesus is NOT dead! Jesus is RISEN from the dead! Alleluia!

Chowline: No April Fools’ on Easter Food Safety

do NOT eat hard-boiled eggs used for an egg hunt or as decorations if they have been at a temperature above 40 degrees for more than two hours……………..

I’m making ham for Easter dinner this year, and I’m relatively new to this whole cooking thing. Any tips on how I can do this safely?

Easter falls on April Fools’ Day this year. If you want to make sure you don’t prank your guests with a stomachache, there are some food safety rules you can follow to ensure a safe, delicious meal.

Because ham is one of the traditional meats served at Easter, let’s start there.

Ham, which is the leg of pork, can be fresh, cured, or cured-and-smoked. Fresh ham bears the label “fresh,” which is an indication that the product is not cured, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Curing is the process of adding salt, sodium or potassium nitrate, nitrites, and sometimes sugar, seasonings, phosphates, and cure accelerators to pork for preservation, color development, and flavor enhancement.

It is important to know whether your ham is ready-to-eat or requires cooking. You can find this information clearly labeled on the package. While many hams purchased from the grocery store are cured and sold as fully cooked, make sure you check whether the ham you’ve chosen is fully cooked, or fresh and raw.

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ FoodSafety.gov, some hams have the appearance of ready-to-eat products, but they might, in fact, require cooking before eating. Those hams should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 F and held before slicing or eating for a three-minute rest period.

Hams from federally inspected plants that are cooked can be eaten cold or can be warmed to an internal temperature of 140 F or more, according to FoodSafety.gov.

If you also plan to have Easter eggs at your celebration, keep the eggs refrigerated and discard any with cracks or that are visibly dirty. Salmonella can be found on both the outsides and insides of eggs. One way to reduce your risk of Salmonella exposure is to purchase in-shell, pasteurized eggs.

Hard-boil the eggs thoroughly until both the yolks and whites are firm. You can do that by placing the eggs in a saucepan covered with at least 1 inch of water. When the water is at a full boil, remove the pan from the heat and let the eggs sit in the water for 12–18 minutes, depending on the sizes of the eggs, advises Stop Foodborne Illness, a Chicago-based nonprofit public health organization. Then, run cold water over the eggs and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to decorate them.

Here are some other safety tips concerning eggs:

  • Use food coloring or food-grade dyes to color eggs if you plan to eat them.
  • Boiled eggs can be safely kept out of the refrigerator for a maximum of two hours before they become hazardous to eat. If you’re hosting an egg hunt, that two-hour window includes the time it takes to both hide and find the eggs.
  • Boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for one week. After that, they are unsafe to eat.

Lastly, do not eat hard-boiled eggs used for an egg hunt or as decorations if they have been at a temperature above 40 degrees for more than two hours.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices

The seasonal transitions to fall and spring are easy reminders to spruce up your spice cupboard. These times are also perfect for cooking and baking with fresh, seasonal flavors………….

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

Try these tips from Toni Hammersley, author of A Bowl Full of Lemons, for a simple and stress-free way to spruce up your spice storage.

Find more tips for storing and organizing your spices at McCormick.com.

  1. Pick a Date: The seasonal transitions to fall and spring are easy reminders to spruce up your spice cupboard. These times are also perfect for cooking and baking with fresh, seasonal flavors.

  1. Put Favorites First: Keep your frequently used herbs and spices front and center. Use a Lazy Susan, tiered rack or bins to help personalize your organization.

  1. Organize the Extras: Alphabetize the rest of your spices so you can find them easily when trying new recipes. Store baking necessities, like extracts and food colors, all in one spot or bin so you can easily find them when whipping up muffins or cupcakes.

  1. Reorganize to Refresh: Replace old or out-of-date spices and herbs to maximize flavor for everyday cooking. Test spices for freshness using these tips:
    • Sight: Check that the colors of your spices and herbs are bright and vibrant. If the color has faded, the flavor often has as well.
    • Aroma: Rub or crush the spice or herb in your hand. If the aroma is weak, it is time to replace it.
    • Taste: Give the herb or spice a taste test. If it lacks flavor, it is past its prime.

  1. Preserve Quality: To extend the life of your spices, store them away from extreme heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Also keep in mind that each spice has a different shelf life.
    • Ground spices: 2-3 years
    • Whole spices: 3-4 years
    • Seasoning blends: 1-2 years
    • Herbs: 1-3 years

SOURCE:
McCormick

Sweet Ways to Welcome Warmer Days

Plan to end your next gathering on a sweet note with these fruity desserts to conclude a day spent with loved ones.

(Family Features) Warmer, longer days are made for quality time with friends and family. There’s no better way to cap off an afternoon in the sun than a good meal followed by a great dessert. Plan to end your next gathering on a sweet note with these fruity desserts to conclude a day spent with loved ones.

Fruity treats are hard to resist, especially when paired with tasty, complementary flavors and textures. If you’re looking for a treat that travels a bit off the beaten path, this pie may be just the answer. A crushed pretzel crust and creamy peanut butter filling provide a salty, savory background for plump, sweet strawberries. Or serve up a taste of the tropics with a cream pie that celebrates a medley of textures and flavors from lively blueberries to toasted coconut.

When you make fruit the star of the dessert, there’s no question you need top-quality ingredients. Each of these desserts features Lucky Leaf Fruit Fillings, which are made from fresh fruit, contain no high-fructose corn syrup and are GMO-free, for a delicious dessert every time. With a variety of flavors to choose from, including apple, blueberry, cherry, peach and strawberry, there are plenty of convenient, versatile dessert options for any occasion.

Find more tasty treats for entertaining and beyond at luckyleaf.com.

Strawberry Peanut Butter Pie

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling and Topping
  1. Combine pretzels and granulated sugar then stir in butter. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and sides of 10-inch pie plate. Cover and chill.
  2. With electric mixer on medium speed, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in whipped dessert topping.
  3. Spoon 1/2 cup pie filling into crust-lined pie plate. Carefully spread peanut butter filling over top. Top with remaining pie filling. Cover and chill 2 hours before serving.

Fluffy Blueberry Cream Pie with Toasted Coconut

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium or Organic Blueberry Fruit Filling or Topping
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes, plus additional for topping, if desired
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  1. In large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar and milk until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add whipped topping, pie filling and coconut; carefully fold together until no streaks remain.
  2. Spoon filling mixture into graham cracker crust. Sprinkle top with additional coconut flakes, if desired. Cover and chill 2 hours, or until firm.

SOURCE:
Lucky Leaf

Good Friday Worship Services Tonight

Tonight, at 7:00pm…………………………

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore will have Good Friday Worship at 7:00 p.m. on March 30. The service will be a meditative service with Taize music, scripture, and prayer. Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon will be: “The Cup of Salvation” based on Psalm 116:13.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb join the “McComb Area Community of Churches” for Good Friday Worship, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the McComb America Legion. Pastors and members of the McComb congregations will participate in leading the worship. A fellowship with dessert will follow worship.

INDOORS > At the Virginia Theater This Weekend

The weather STILL won’t warm up… might as well grab the kids or grand kids and head to the movie in downtown North Baltimore this weekend!

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

NOW SHOWING

MARCH 30-31 & APRIL 1

   ALL SEATS $5We hope to see you at the movies!

Thank you for your continued patronage and support!

www.VirginiaMotionPictures.com

($7 if in 3 D)!

NBLS Board of Education Meets for March

Due to Spring Break, the monthly meeting was moved up a week……………………………..

The North Baltimore Local School District is currently on “Spring Break”, so the regular monthly meeting was held a week earlier this month.

Superintendent’s Recommendations to the Board:

~Approved a 5 day paternity leave for Zachary Walls in May 2018.

~Approve a resolution with the North Baltimore Education Association Certified and Classified Staff and the North Baltimore Board of Education to approve a Two Year Agreement and an increase to staff of 2.25% for each year of the contract beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.

~Approved several updated and revised Board of Education Policies

~Agreed to accept bids for the purchase of a 78 passenger bus

Approved purchasing Infobase Software for $1170.

From Dr. Bob Falkenstein:

2017-2018 Testing Dates for North Baltimore Middle/High School

ELA Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-19. Grades 11-12 are delayed for 2 hours those 2 days. Buses run at usual times. Delayed students must provide their own transportation. Make-up would be April 20.

Math Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26. Grades 11-12 are delayed for 2 hours those 2 days. Buses run at usual times. Delayed students must provide their own transportation. Make-up would be April 27.

Biology and Science Grade 8: Wednesday, May 2. Grades 9 and 11-12 are delayed 2 hours that day. Buses run at usual times. Delayed students must provide their own transportation. Make-up day would be May 3.

American History and Government: Wednesday, May 9. HS students not in those courses (mainly grades 11-12) are delayed 2 hours that day. Buses run at usual times. Delayed students must provide their own transportation. Make-up day would be May 10.

From Powell Principal, Mr. Mark Lange:

The Powell Family Night was a smashing success! We had a fantastic turn out despite a last minute blast of wintery weather. The families rotated through various events held in classrooms throughout the building and there were plenty of raffle baskets awarded at the end of the event! Thanks to all involved for an exceptional evening.

Our assembly, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council, was well worth the wait. Students reported that it was one of the most engaging and exciting assemblies that they have ever participated in. A hearty “thank you” does out to Nathan Eckel for nominating our school to receive this outstanding assembly.

Our sixth grade students visited the Toledo Art museum with art teacher, Ms. Miklovic, and the sixth grade team. Our students received several compliments for their mature behavior at the art museum. Students dined at Spaghetti Warehouse. It was great to see the students dressed up and looking their best. Our first grade students will be attending Imagination Station this Thursday.

The third grading period ended this past Friday. Grade cards are going home on Friday. We are in the final stretch.

Friday is spring picture day in the morning and we will be having K.I.S.S. (Kids Invite Someone Special) Day in the afternoon in conjunction with the annual Powell art show. We are excited to welcome many special guests into our classrooms to see what life is like as a student at Powell. Activities will begin in the gym at 1:15 followed by time in the classrooms and an ice cream party.

Yearbook sales are finished. We were projected to sell 50, but I was told by our Lifetouch representative that we have sold over 80! This is a wonderful number considering Powell was struggling to sell 25 just two years ago! I have reviewed the proofs, and it is a yearbook worth being proud of.

We are in the developmental stages of “The Den of Ten.” Several staff members attended an elementary school in Worthington, Ohio where they use dens – groups of students assigned to one staff member. Students will meet once a month with their den leader and talk about any struggles, challenges, or concerns they have and will then engage in team building lessons to help build cohesiveness among students across grade levels.

Spring testing starts mid-April. This is a good reminder to encourage your students to get plenty of rest in the weeks ahead and make sure they have a good breakfast each day of testing.

Fifth grade is having a successful cookie dough fund-raiser. A special thanks goes out to all of those who have made purchases and supported our outdoor education program.

Methodist Church News for Sunday, April 1, 2018

For Bairdstown and Good Shepherd churches………………..

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist will celebrate Easter Sunday on April 1, with worship beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Youth Fellowship will lead our Sunrise Service, and share the story of the resurrection in drama and story. Immediately following the service, Family Ministries will be serving Easter Breakfast, with an Easter Egg hunt for the children after breakfast. Our 10:15 a.m. service will be our traditional Easter Service, with the choir sharing the Easter story in song as they share the cantata “Lord of Glory.” Please plan to join us for any or all of our Easter activities.

Other activities at the church this week include choir practice each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Bairdstown United Methodist Church

The Bairdstown United Methodist Church will celebrate Easter Sunday on April 1, with worship beginning at 9:15 a.m. Rev. Susan Kronbach will share the Easter story as told in the gospel of John. Sunday School class is held immediately following worship. Please plan to join us as you are able!

Wood County District Public Library Board Members Meet Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Last week……………………….

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, visited Ohio’s 5th Congressional District last Friday as part of National Reading Month and to discuss the importance of literacy with librarians from the region. More information from her visit is available here.

Wood County District Public Library Board of Trustees Members and Foundation Board Members joined Dr. Hayden and Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), who hosted the event, at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg. Pictured in the photograph are Brian Paskvan, Michael Penrod, Teri Sharp, Nancy Buchanan, Becky Bhaer, Maria Simon, Michele Raine, John Fawcett, Chet Marcin, and Mike Sibbersen.

(L to R) Back Row: Brian Paskvan, Michael Penrod, Teri Sharp

Front Row: Rep. Latta, Nancy Buchanan, Becky Bhaer, Maria Simon, Dr. Hayden, Michele Raine, John Fawcett, Chet Marcin, and Mike Sibbersen.