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Bionic Bookworms win Battle of Books

Students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade at Harman School participated in the Battle of the Books Competition on Dec. 15 and 16 in the school auditorium. Teams had been reading books and writing questions about their books for the past 12 weeks. The competition was the highlight of the program as students answered questions about their books to score points for their team. The Bionic Bookworms, Vol. II, were the winners of this year’s competition by a narrow margin.  Congratulations to all the students who participated in this academic competition. The Battle of the Books program is sponsored by the Harman PTO.

Students on the winning team, the Bionic Bookworms, are pictured, left to right: Amelia, Daniel, Dillon, Amanda, Ally, Matthew, Kathleen.



Holiday Decorating winners announced 

The following are winners of the Holiday Decorating Event in Oakwood...

District A

Day - 5 Volusia, Charles and Mary Bane
Night - 197 Lookout Drive, Joyce and Gary Boens

District B

Day - 241 Wisteria, The Edwards Family (Dan, Cynthia, Daniel and Kaitlyn)
Night - 259 Greenmount, Karen and Dan Kugel

District C

Day - 210 Telford, Pete and Kim Hinzy

Night - 211 Lonsdale,
Tom Vukovic

District D

Day - 240 Monteray,
The Fry Family
Night - 241 Monteray,
Anne and Andrew Jones

District E

Day - 2800 Hathaway, Don and Cathy Dreesbach
Night - 2115 Far Hills Ave., Charles Weir


Day - 2401 Far Hills Ave., Huntington Bank
Night - 2512 Far Hills Ave., From Inside Out

Two winners are selected in each district, one daytime and one night.

Winners are judged on:

1.  Curb appeal

2.  Day ~ Use of NATURAL or natural looking material
     Night ~ Use of lights / spotlights

3.  Tastefulness in presentation

4.  Previous winners are eligible, but not winners within the last three years

Winners will be presented with a framed certificate of award at the City Council meeting in January.

6th Annual MLK Breakfast celebration Jan. 19

The cities of Kettering and Oakwood will host the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast celebration Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Sponsored by Kettering Medical Center Network, the breakfast will take place from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 3990 Shroyer Rd. Kettering, Ohio.

This year’s program will feature the dynamic Reverend Jerrie L. Bascome McGill, Ph.D.  
Dr. McGill is the first woman ordained into Christian Ministry at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. McGill’s long-term interests touch on matters pertaining to women around the world and African American women in particular. While involved in several community service activities and organizations, McGill is presently devoting more time and energy learning about transformation in individuals and institutions. McGill and her husband, Charles, reside in Dayton and are the parents of two grown children and a foster daughter as well as the proud grandparents to eight wonderful young people.  

The Kettering-Oakwood MLK Breakfast was originally created by Oakwood Mayor Judy Cook and former Kettering Mayor Marilou Smith in order to give residents a local opportunity to celebrate Dr. King’s ideals.

“We have seen the program evolve into a true “community” celebration, said Mayor Cook. “Our vision of bringing a variety of people together for the same unified purpose has been realized through this event.”

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December 30, 2008
Volume 17, No. 53

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Presenting the Colors

Traffic changes at Smith School

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At the Wright Library... Sunday matinee Jan. 4, 2009 Story Time Calendar

Burt Saidel... 2008 - A look back on a memorable year!

First Friday Gallery Hop Jan. 2

Culture Works cookbook now available

DVAC Mosaic/Chimera show until Jan. 2

Jewelry making at Rosewood

University of Dayton January arts calendar



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