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March 18, 2019
 

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Monty's Column

Observations, insights and sightings: Want to live longer?

Things I’ve learned and you might want to consider

By Monty Siekerman

A review: All in all, Saturday's performance was superb

It was a fabulous ONU Holiday Spectacular performance

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Light snow fell as theatre-goers entered the Freed Center on Saturday afternoon, giving a true holiday spirit to a fabulous ONU Holiday Spectacular performance.

A full house of patrons smiled and clapped throughout the 90-minute show.

MORE PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF STORY -

The four local performances are over, but tickets can be purchased at the Freed Center and Lima Civic Center box offices and at Kewpee Restaurants for the shows in Lima on Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3; and 2 p.m. on Dec. 4.

A personal reflection on the life and legacy of Darren Scott

With a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye I attended the ribbon cutting

By Monty Siekerman

With a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday of the refurbished Darren Scott wrestling room at ONU's King Horn Center.

As longtime wrestling coach Ron Beaschler, said, "Darren's positive influence on people continues today."

Darren is the first person to win a national championship in university history.

He was the NCAA national wrestling champ in the 134 weight class in 1987. But, hard to believe, his continued influence on people is more of a testament to the man than his outstanding athletic ability and accomplishments.

Small town fall festivals

- it's all part of what makes America great

By Monty Siekerman
Festival---Downtown Ada, 6 a.m.
Many in the Village awoke early on Harvest and Herb Fest morning Saturday to prepare for the day, rain or shine.

Small showers, early on, did not keep food trucks and booth builders away. Main Street was a beehive of activity long before the sun shone.

Detour signs and barricades were up blocking traffic to all, except those who had work in the heart of town to do.

Giant pots of Amherst mums were neatly lined up in front of Hays Insurance. Usually they are sold out by 11 a.m.

Monty Siekerman: Some thoughts on Agnes Crates

By Monty Siekerman
You never had to tell Agnes Crates to smile for the camera because she was always smiling.

- WATCH THE VIDEO WHEN SHE ACCEPTED THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD IN 2013.

Agnes was a regular at ReStore Community Center where she was greeted by hugs and kisses by many meal-goers. And, she returned the love that was shown to her.

Maybe Leap Year Day should be a special holiday

By Monty Siekerman
How did you spend Leap Year Day?

Probably, like any other day: going to work on Monday, beginning another week or, if you are elderly, making appointments with doctors and labs.

So, we asked: how did you celebrate Leap Year Day. The consistent answer: nothing special, just another day, went about my daily routine.

Merchants are letting a good opportunity go by. No Leap Year greeting cards or flower specials, no abundance of red, white, and blue flags.

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