If you have Gift Certificates that need to be redeemed VMP encourage’s you to come in and see Rampage or The Avengers: Infinity War; as those will be our last movies.
SHOWING APRIL 20-21-22
All Seats $5
Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
As you likely have already heard:
It is with our deepest sadness, that we are announcing that Virginia Motion Pictures will be closing in early May (on or around the 6th as we use up on hand supplies). We would like to THANK our loyal customers for their continued support. If you have Gift Certificates that need to be redeemed we encourage you to come in and see Rampage or The Avengers: Infinity War; as those will be our last movies. You can also come in and redeem them for cash value during any regular show time. THANK YOU ALL!
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We hope to see you at the movies!
Thank you for your continued patronage and support!
Scout Camporee at NB Village Park this weekend. Finance Officer Chris Kirk (left) announced his resignation effective April 27…………………….
by Sue Miklovic
All NB village council members were present for the final April meeting. Village Administrator Allyson Murray was excused for the evening, as she was out-of -town at a administrators training.
Village resident Carla Rush, spoke during the public participation period of the meeting. She expressed her desire to see dilapidated/blighted homes removed for both safety and property value reasons. She has several homes in extreme disrepair within her field of vision from her own home on North Third Street.
The council members all agreed with Ms. Rush’s comments about vacant run down housing in the village. “Well said” said Councilman Ty Carles.”We have been looking for money for a long time,” (to do the demolition work)
The Wood County Commissioners will be applying for the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant on behalf of the village, and some potential projects have already been suggested and well received by the residents in attendance at the meetings. The choices for the grant projects are based on community input at three separate community meetings, and a list of allowable options, all ranked according to responses from the completed community surveys. The suggestion of removal of dilapidated structures in the village was listed by 38% of those who responded to the survey.
Others conversations and highlights from the meeting:
– Finance Officer Chris Kirk announced his resignation effective April 27.
– Councilwoman Leisa Zeigler said the Virginia Theater was closing after the 7:00pm showing on May 6th. Current operator Doug Wickard would be willing to train and assist anyone who would like to give it a shot/take it over. The digital projector purchased in 2015 to help keep the business open when movies became totally digital, “is officially owned by Gary Luken, owner of the building, who is listed for insurance purposes,” she said.
-Council President Art Patterson reminded everyone that May 19 is North Baltimore Public Safety Day. Theme:”Put a Lid On It” (safety helmets)
– Councilman Matt Beegle said he is identifying which areas are supported by the general fund and whether money could be found elsewhere.
-Councilman Aaron Patterson complemented painting and repair projects completed at the Village Park.
– Council approved a hazardous tree list, and awarded a contract for $6,080 with Ashcraft Tree Service for hazardous tree removal.
– Three village employees are taking a mosquito and weed spraying license exam soon.
-Brush pick up will be the first full week of May (May7-May 11)
_The Village has been designated as a Tree City USA for the 23rd year.
-There will be a Boy Scout Camp-or-ree at the Village Park this weekend, April 20-23. Scouts from all over Northwest Ohio will be participating in tent camping, outdoor cooking, and outdoor games. Scoutmaster Shawn Benjamin and Former Mayor Mike Julien will provide adult leadership.
NB Public Library welcomes Vicki Gallagher, Master Gardener and Horticulturist, with over 20 years of experience……………..
Ready to “Dig In?” Gardening Season is just around the corner! The North Baltimore Public Library will welcome Vicki Gallagher, Wood/Lucas County Master Gardener, to the Wolfe Community Room on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 pm. Vicki has over 20 years of experience as a Master Gardener and Horticulturist.
Whether you are flower gardening, vegetable gardening, or just filling in a few spots in your landscape, a lot of the same preparations, maintenance, and problems are the same. So, whatever type of garden you have, this class will provide you with information and tips to help you maintain it, and enjoy it, all season long. Bring your garden questions!
“Set guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141: 3 NIV).
Do the words you speak show others the love of Christ? Words are very powerful. Spoken cruelly they can ruin reputations, cause hurt, destroy self-esteem, and cause arguments. Spoken with love, words can boost self-esteem, bring encouragement, promote a positive mind set, and fill a person’s soul with peace. Now what kind of words would you like to speak? What do people think about you because of the words you speak?
I love the book of James because it is full of wisdom, especially about the tongue. James says the tongue is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:8) “Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing” (James 3: 10 NIV). He is correct. As Christians, we need to be a witness of Christ with our words. We must choose them wisely so that our words are not deadly poison to anyone. Think before you speak and ask yourself, “Would the Lord approve of what I am saying?” Ask yourself, “If the person I am talking about was standing right here would I say this?” You cannot take back words. Once they are spoken they cannot be taken back. It is so important that you think before you speak. Let your words offer hope, love, and kindness. If you have hurt someone with your words, tell them you are sorry. What is very sobering is what Jesus spoke about our words and judgment. “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37 NIV).
So this week, think before you speak. The Holy Spirit will help you to choose words that will be beneficial to others. Remember that you are Christ’s ambassador in a world that needs His hope and love.
Help me to speak words that are beneficial to others. Help me to speak with your wisdom. Help me to be known as a person who speaks words of encouragement.
Profits for milk are low because the price that dairy farmers get paid for their milk has dipped in recent years…………
Nervous about the dramatic drop in milk prices, Ohio’s dairy farmers are leaving the business at a higher than usual rate.
Every year, some farmers retire and give up their dairy licenses, but there’s been an uptick recently. In March 2018, there were 2,253 licensed dairy farms in Ohio – a drop of 59 farms in five months.
“Farmers are deciding they can no longer dig any deeper into their equity to pay for what I call ‘the privilege of milking cows,’ ” said Dianne Shoemaker, Ohio State University Extension field specialist in dairy production economics. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Profits for milk are low because the price that dairy farmers get paid for their milk has dipped in recent years. In 2014, dairy farmers nationwide basked in high prices. Worldwide demand was high, and the number of cows producing milk was comparatively low. Since then, milk prices have been steadily sliding, as have dairy farmers’ profits.
Milk prices in 2014 averaged $23.16 per 100 pounds. So far this year the average is $14.43, a 38 percent drop. The supply of milk is outstripping the demand, by far, which is driving down the price.
“There’s just so much excess milk right now, and it looks like that’s going to continue to be the case for a while,” Shoemaker said.
In Wayne County, the state’s top dairy county, Rory Lewandowski, the county’s OSU Extension educator, is increasingly hearing about farmers selling their farms or their cows. And others are seeking out bank loans to continue operating.
“Nobody is doing really well in this situation,” Lewandowski said. “Definitely people are depressed.”
Some of the dairies in Mercer County that recently closed did so because making more of a profit would have required them to expand, purchase new buildings and modernize their milking equipment. The investment was too great a risk given the low prices, said Dennis Riethman, an OSU Extension educator in Mercer County. About a half dozen farms in that county recently closed.
“And I anticipate there will be more within the next year,” Riethman said.
Some Ohio dairy farmers are having to seek out new markets because Dean Foods, the second largest dairy company in the United States, has announced that beginning May 31, it will cut its contracts with 100 independent conventional dairy farmers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Also, milk cooperatives as well as independent milk processors have sent out letters in the past two years dropping some dairy farmers due to low demand and an oversupply of milk on the market, Shoemaker said. Previously, farmers typically were only dropped from cooperatives when they produced poor quality milk.
Dairy farmers no longer receive a bump up in pay for producing more milk in the fall, when the demand is typically highest and production lowest, Shoemaker said.
Once a farmer leaves the dairy business, it’s not necessarily easy to get back in when the price of milk improves, Shoemaker said. That’s because the farmer has spent years, even decades, developing a productive herd of cows and replacement heifers, so if they are sold off, it can take just as long to get started again, she said.
Or if a farmer sells off the milking herd and keeps the replacement heifers, there’s no income.
“And you’ve got all these mouths to feed. That’s not usually an attractive option,” Shoemaker said.
Dairy farmers can consider other ventures to make money on the farm, but the switch typically is not easy. A farmer raising field crops for a living needs to plant 1,000 to 2,000 acres to earn enough to rely solely on that income, and with low prices for corn and soybeans, that’s especially tough.
While organic milk and other products have gained in popularity in recent years and typically offer higher profits than traditional milk, the organic milk cooperatives that take on the independent milk suppliers have no openings right now, Shoemaker pointed out.
Like the price of anything, what goes down must come back up – at some point. Demand for milk will increase. Or supply will decrease. Or a combination of the two.
“But,” Shoemaker said, “we’ve been waiting three years for that to happen.”
Borrow inspiration from nature. Add a signature touch……………………..
(Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day.
Make hosting your next spring gathering a breeze with these entertaining tips for organizing an effortless event:
Set the stage for a beautiful table. Dress up the table with a dainty lace tablecloth for a sweet, traditional spring look. If your approach is more modern, try using a simple runner in a complementary color. Then turn your attention to the style of the rest of the table. Special touches like flowers, place cards and linens with napkin ring holders can add a touch of elegance in an instant.
Blend function with style. Appearance aside, each table provides an essential function to your event. Incorporate details like salt and pepper shakers and condiment dishes within easy reach. When it comes to the tableware, you can add a touch of functional style with Chinet Cut Crystal plates, cups, cutlery and wineglasses. As a fully coordinated line of disposable tableware, the products match nearly any decor, allowing you to create the perfect tablespace. Remember to carefully consider each aspect of your menu to ensure the proper tableware is provided.
Work ahead to ease the weight. One failsafe way to cut stress and ensure you get to actually enjoy the party: plan ahead. Do as much food prep as you can the day before and set up tables and other decorations ahead of time. Finish your housework well before the event date so all that’s left is quick touch-ups. Remember details like serving spoons and other tableware; setting these out the night before can trim precious minutes when guests are on their way, and using disposable options can help save time during cleanup.
Borrow inspiration from nature. The vivid greens and vibrant hues of fresh flowers during spring can help provide a fresh, inviting look. Depending on your seating arrangements, it may be appropriate to use a single large vase or a series of smaller vessels scattered around the room. Using basic, clear glass, or an option like Chinet Cut Crystal wineglasses as vases for smaller buds, lets the focus stay on the flowers, but you can also bring your theme to the table with vases in coordinated colors, textures and styles. If you’ll serve from a buffet or offer a dessert table, try adding a bouquet to that table, as well.
Add a signature touch. Make it easy for guests to leave your event with a lasting impression. Individually wrapped desserts or other small edible favors are always a hit. Or simply offer small bud vases and invite guests to take a piece of the party decor home.
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