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May 2023 report for Soroptimist International of Kenton Hardin County

Kenton Soroptimist President Karen Kier opened the May 2023 meeting and welcomed guests Sheree Ford, Soroptimist Midwestern Region Governor Christine Shearer, Pat Smith and Maria Santo. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Soroptimist Grace before enjoying a lovely meal prepared by the Elks staff. 

Bluffton University graduates from the Ada area

BLUFFTON—The following students graduated from Bluffton University in Spring 2023:

Bridgette Jones of Ada, Ohio, earned a Master of Arts in Education.

AHS 2023 musical: A darkly entertaining Matilda

By Paula Scott

In late April, Ada High School presented three performances of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical. The play is a darkly entertaining take on parent-child relationships and school days. The names of musical numbers reflect the cynical tone: “Naughty,” “Chokey Chant,” “Smell of Rebellion,” “Revolting Children.”

The musical was directed by teachers Scott Henning and Carter Bivens.

Lynn Valley 4-H club report for May 10

By Meredith Donnelly
Lynn Valley 4-H secretary-reporter

The fourth meeting of the Lynn Valley 4-H club was held on 5/10/23 at the Lynn Valley Township Hall, 13177 TR 115, Kenton.

Local poet publishes second book

Hardin County native Jessica Weyer-Bentley has published her second book of poetry, Down Below Where the Canary Sings. Issued on May 2, 2023, the colletion was published by Sage Owl Publishing in Massachusetts.

Weyer-Bentley is an author, poet and photographer. Her first collection of poetry, Crimson Sunshine, was published in May 2020 by AlyBlue Media.

Soroptimists attend "Mind the Gap"-themed conference

Members of Soroptimist International of Kenton/Hardin County traveled to Ann Arbor Michigan to attend the 115th Midwestern Region spring conference. The theme for the weekend was “Mind the Gap.” It relates to this year’s international convention in Dublin, Ireland and reminds attendees the need to bridge the gaps between members—generations, beliefs, backgrounds and more.