HOLMESVILLE -- The spring session for preschool Story Hour at the Prairie Township/Holmesville Library begins Thursday, Feb. 2, from 10-11 a.m. Note, Story Hour will be every Thursday morning through May 18 at the library except Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20. On these dates Story Hour will be held at the Holmesville Elementary library at 10 a.m. Take your preschooler for stories, crafts, songs and fun.
The After School Program is the first Monday of the month. On Monday, Feb. 6, from 4-5 p.m. the theme will be "Peace begins with a smile." Come hear a story, eat snacks and paint.
Holmes SWCD tree seedling sale
MILLERSBURG -- The Holmes SWCD Tree Seedling Sale is underway now until March 14. This is a great way to buy nice quantities of seedlings at a very reasonable price.
Evergreens are sold in bundles of 25, and include Colorado blue spruce, Norway spruce, Scotch pine, Eastern white pine, and Douglas fir. They sell for $15/pack. The seedlings are 10"-16" tall.
Holmes SWCD is offering something new this year, with smaller trees and shrubs bundled into what's called a beauty pack. This contains two each of five different flowering species (Sargent crabapple, serviceberry, lilac, flowering dogwood and black chokeberry) for a total of 10 trees. This pack is $20.
Another bundle is called the Favorites Pack, and contains two or three of Ohio's hardiest and easy growing hardwood varieties (sugar maple, sawtooth oak, red oak and tulip poplar) for a total of 10 tree seedlings. This sells for $25.
The deadline to order is Tuesday, March 14. Tree pickup will be April 6 at the Holmes County Highway garage. See the HolmesSWCD.com website for details and an order form that you can download or use to order online. An order form can be mailed as well by calling the SWCD office at 330-674-2811 to request a form.
Financial report is available
The annual Financial Report for Richland Township, Holmes County, for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2016 has been completed and is available for inspection at the Richland Township Office in Glenmont, Ohio by making an appointment with the Fiscal Officer, Jim Patterson, at 330-377-4072 or 740-294-9905.
Legion seeking musical groups
SHREVE -- Shreve American Legion, Forest Post No. 67, is looking for local country western groups to provide entertainment at the Post Home on Friday and Saturday nights.
Stop in or call Roger E. Pennell, commander, at 330-464-3898.
Sugarcreek fish frys
American Legion Post 494 announces its winter Family Fish Fry schedule: Saturdays, Feb. 18 and March 21 at the Post Home, North Broadway Street, 4-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Holmesville library events
Every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. is preschool story hour. The library has many new books. Stop by and check out the new titles. Besides being open for programs, the library is open Monday from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon.
Evening hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. The library is at 111 S. Taylor Street in Holmesville and all programs are open to the public.
WIC open enrollment
A family of four can gross up to $3,739 a month and still financially qualify for the program.
If you are receiving SNAP, or OWF benefits, or are enrolled in the Medicaid program, you automatically qualify.
Call 330-674-8455 or stop in for an application. WIC is at 85 N. Grant St., Suite B in Millersburg. The clinic is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WIC is closed daily for lunch from noon-1 p.m.
Free driving practice test
Be confident when you take your driving test by using the free permit practice test available on the Holmes County District Public Library's website.
Visit www.holmeslibrary.org and click on the "free permit practice tests" icon on the homepage.For more information, visit the central library or call 330-674-5972, ext. 203.
Holmes can provide birth certificates
The Holmes County Health District is able to issue certified birth certificates to anyone born in Ohio. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $25.
Goodwill offers home pick-up
Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes counties is offering home pick-up service for those who have a large amount of donations.
If residing in Wayne or Holmes counties, call Goodwill at 330-264-1300, ext. 232. All donations help create local jobs.
Glenmont Food Pantry donations
The Glenmont Food Pantry has been able to meet the needs of the community, but needs support. Primarily meat and/ or cash donations are needed.
Canned goods can be purchased for pennies on the pound which makes it more affordable than purchasing retail, but any non-perishable foods are accepted. For more information, contact the Rev. Lance 330-377-5025 or send donations to: Glenmont Food Pantry, P.O. Box 282, Glenmont, Ohio 44628.
Complaint filing process established
The Holmes County Board of Elections has instituted a complaint filing process.Complaints about a voting concern should be filed with the board, and forms are available at www.holmescountyboardofelections.com and at the office, 164 E. Jackson St., Millersburg. Complaints will be placed on the agenda for the next business meeting of the board. For more information, call 330-674-4841.
Let your familyknow you're safe
If your community experiences a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website, available through redcross.org to let your family and friends know about your welfare. If you do not have Internet access, call 1-666-get-info to register yourself and your family.Register for health and safety classes at 1-800-redcross or at www.ecross.org. Call 330-674-5861 for more information on American Red Cross programs.
Community card applications
University of Akron Wayne College's library has offered to provide community cards to Holmes County residents.These items may be delivered to the Holmes County Higher Education Center for easy pickup.To apply for the card and see cardholder benefits, visit https:// wayne.uakron.edu/ library/ community-members.dot or come into the central library in Millersburg for a paper form. All applications must be returned to the Holmes County Library for processing. For more information, contact Christina Thurairatnam at 330-674-5972, ext. 227, or email email@example.com.
Vision screening vouchers
Sight for students vision assistance is available for children in need of an eye exam and-or glasses. Prevent Blindness Ohio provides vouchers to cover the cost of an eye exam and glasses based on income guidelines, and is available to Holmes County school-aged children. Contact the Holmes County Health Department at 330-674-5035 for more information or to obtain an application.
Help me grow
Are you pregnant? Do you want to learn about your newborn? Do you have questions about your child's development, temper tantrums or potty training? Do you want to learn how you can help your child be the best he or she can be? For more information, call Help Me Grow at 330-674-0177 or toll-free 877 674-5035.
Volunteers are needed at the Holmes County Home. Call 330-279-2801. The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes counties, 2285 Benden Drive, Wooster, is seeking volunteers to befriend those recovering from mental illness.Training and ongoing support are provided. Matches are free to make their own plans as well as join in group activities.For more information, call 330-264-9029.
The child assault prevention program, provided by the Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties, is looking for reliable adult volunteers. If you are interested in helping children learn ways to stay safe, strong and free, and have at least two hours a month to offer, call 1-877-264-9029.
Each will be interviewed, receive training and must undergo a background check. Agency offers service to senior citizens Southeastern Ohio Legal Services receives funding by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, to provide free legal help to those age 60 and older.
The agency provides assistance with government benefits problems, including social security and medicaid eligibility, housing problems such as landlord-tenant and foreclosures, consumer matters like problems with car or mobile home dealers or scams to get your money, tax problems with the IRS, family matters that include your being taken advantage of by other family members, and with simple probate matters like wills.
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services assists residents in Holmes, Coshocton, Muskingum, Belmont and Harrison counties.
Area senior centers have information, or call 1-800-law-ohio. Area Agency on Aging Region 9 Headquarters is at 1730 Southgate Parkway, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. Check it out online at www.aaa9.org; like them on facebook; or follow them on Twitter.