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Published: March 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Pansy sale underway

MILLERSBURG -- Holmes County American Association of University Women (AAUW) is selling 12-inch pansy baskets for $12.

This is the 21st year for the pansy sale. All proceeds will be used for a $500 scholarship awarded through the Holmes County Education Foundation and programming for OneEighty (formerly Every Woman's House) and Friends of the Holmes County Library.

Orders may be placed from now until April 8. Orders may be picked up on April 22 at Holmes District One Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 330 231-1165 to place an order.

Hall of Fame nominations accepted

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HOLMES COUNTY -- Trustees of the Holmes County Sports Hall of Fame are accepting nominations for the class of 2017 inductees.

The forms are available at the athletic director offices at both Hiland and West Holmes High Schools.

The forms contain the criteria required for nominations. Deadline for nominations will be May 1.

The induction ceremonies will be Oct. 7 at the Carlisle Inn, Walnut Creek.

For more information, contact Lew Bevington, president of the Holmes County Sports Hall of Fame at 330-231-4323.

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Knights of Columbus to have fish fries

Knights of Columbus Wooster 789, 132 S. Buckeye St., will offer all-you-can-eat fish fries 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and April 7. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children younger than 12 years old. Menu is fried fish, french fries, cole slaw, apple sauce, dinner roll and drinks.

Masonic lodges to observe 300th anniversary

The Masonic Fraternity this year observes the 300th anniversary of modern Freemasonry, and the more than 80,000 Masonic members in 480 Masonic lodges in Ohio are making plans for the celebration.

In the United States, there are 51 Grand Lodges -- one for each state, plus the District of Columbia. Total U.S. membership numbers nearly 1.2 million. The Ohio observance begins on March 25, with a Grand Master's Class, which will allow new members to complete all initiation work in one day. Normally, weeks or months are required for the process.

On that Saturday, initiation ceremonies will be held simultaneously in 25 locations across Ohio, including in the 20th district. In addition, large Masonic dinner celebrations are planned for June 24 across Ohio to culminate the 300th year observances. Throughout the year, local lodges also will have their own anniversary dinners, open houses, educational meetings, and new-member gatherings.

For more information on local activities, contact Ebenezer Lodge at teamebenezer33@gmail.com.


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