Spirit of giving abounding in YTR

The month of May has arrived with a mixture of rain and warmth. Whatever the weather, children have begun the countdown to summer vacation. Seniors are anxiously awaiting graduation and looking forward to the next stage in life. Residents are beginning to plan outdoor events. One thing that is a constant in YTR is the care and concern for others. Almost everything reported in this column depicts the spirit of giving. Fundraisers abound and volunteering is an important part of so many in YTR.

Glen Robbins Community Center

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held on June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad and bread. Cost of dinner is $6. Desserts will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Eat in or carry out.

BL Parent Involvement

Officials of the Buckeye Local School District will provide an overview of the Title I Parent Involvement policies and School-Parent Compacts at the elementary and junior high school.

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and is the federal program that provides financial support to schools with 40% or more children from low-income families.

Parent input is vital to the success of the Title I program. All parents are asked to attend the meeting in their child’s building. Meeting will be approximately one hour.

Meetings to review and revise the 2011-12 Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compacts will be held on the following dates:

  • May 10 at 9 a.m.North Elementary;
  • May 17 at 9 a.m.West Elementary;
  • May 24 at 9 a.m.South Elementary;
  • May 24 at 2 p.m. Buckeye Local Junior High

Please contact Angela Hicks, director of Federal Programs, or Karen Vargo, Parent Involvement coordinator at 740-769-7395 with any questions or concerns regarding these meetings.

Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

Church News

The Rush Run Community Chapel invites all persons in our YTR area “55 and Over” to be honored guests at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, May 6. The sermon topic will be “The Authority of a Believer.

Everyone in attendance is invited to join members in a luncheon afterwards. Contact Donna Jokovich at 859-6454.

Relay for Life

The Buckeye Local Central Office Relay team, in conjunction with St. Frances Cabrini Church, will sponsor a large Rummage Sale at the Church Hall, Colerain, TODAY from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a variety of items for sale and everyone is urged to support this worthwhile cause.


Congratulations to Coach Joe Soos and the Lady Panthers Softball team for earning the title of OVAC Class 4-A champs.

Kudos for a job well done!

Mother’s Day

The most important day in May is the day we honor our mothers for who they are and what they have helped us to become. Perhaps the toughest, but most rewarding role in life that we will ever have is being a parent. Whether through birth or by choice, giving of one’s self to provide love and support to a child is a role second to none. I have been blessed to have the best mother a woman could want. She is my role model, my champion and the person who can still at my “young” age, comfort me, guide me, and make me feel that all will be ok. I also have the privilege of being called “Mom” by my two children and have the special honor of being “May May” to my grand daughter.

To all the mothers of YTR, I hope that your day is a special as you are. Happy Mother’s Day!