Community Bulletin Board







Memorial Day 2019

The Rockford Community is looking forward to honoring our Veterans on Monday – May 27th with the following services:

The public is invited to honor our fallen veterans at Riverside Cemetery at 10 am. Flags will be placed on the grave markers, a 21 gun salute will be given, and TAPS will be played.

The Memorial Day parade will begin at approximately 11 am (When the band arrives) and travel north on Main street to the service at Hedges Park. This is the site where the new Veterans Memorial will be built. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Chip Steffy of the Rockford United Methodist Church.

The Rockford American Legion will be holding a chicken dinner fundraiser. The cost will be $7 – Tickets are pre-sale only and are available at Rockford American Legion, Barrys Family Market, and The Rockford Carry




A UNIVERSE OF STORIES – 2019 Summer Reading Program Theme

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as Mendon Branch Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during their summer library program. Activities may include costume creation, group games, space related crafts, art projects, science and engineering experiments and more!

The 2019 Reading program is open to any age, preschool to adult, with programs, prize drawings, story times, a reading club and more. Families are invited to join the read-to-me portion of the program. Sign up for “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES” starts Monday June 3rd, with programs every Wednesday 3 to 4pm from June 5th until July 24th

Participants can enter for exciting prizes by receiving a raffle ticket for every 5 books read (Grades k through 3) and every 3 Hours of reading time (Grades 4 and up.)

End of the program party will be held at the Mendon Branch July 24th,

Preschool Story Time is 10 to 10:30 AM Thursdays, year round.

For More information, call the library at 419-795-6472 or visit our website,

All Programs are free of Charge

Fort Recovery Community Garage Sales

The Fort Recovery Community Garage Sales will be held May 30 & 31 and June 1.  If interested in hosting a garage sale, please contact the Fort Recovery Psi Iota Xi Sorority Group. You can find them on Facebook, or call Anne Staugler at 419-375-1050.  Registration forms are also available at local Fort Recovery businesses.

Maps and listings will be available in May at local businesses or on the Fort Recovery Psi Iota Xi and Village of Fort Recovery’s Facebook page.

The Community Garage Sales are sponsored by the local Psi Iota Xi Sorority.  All registration fees paid by those listing their garage sales are used for advertisement of the garage sales and for printing maps and signs. All other profits are put towards community projects.

The Psi Iota Xi thanks for the community for the support of their many community fundraisers and projects.


Mercer Health announces educational series for local student athletes​

Mercer Health and Community Sports & Therapy Center are partnering to bring a four part educational series to student athletes, parents, coaches and trainers in the community.

Each hour long session, held weekly for four consecutive weeks, focuses on information to promote the health and performance of fall sport athletes. Topics, presented by pediatric, nutrition and exercise experts from Mercer Health and Community Sports & Therapy Center, include:

  • Injury prevention
  • Overall and pre/post game nutrition
  • Maximizing performance
  • Supplements and hydration

We often receive questions from parents and coaches about how to make sure kids are at their best during their sports seasons,” Jen Bills, APRN, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Mercer Health’s Weight Management Center said. “The best way to keep them healthy and performing at the top of the their game is to focus on their nutrition and hydration and to prevent injuries.”

The series runs on Wednesdays from June 5 – 26 beginning at 6 p.m. for junior high athletes and younger and at 7:15 p.m. for high school athletes and older. The education fee is $100 for the full series. All sessions will be held at Mercer County Community Hospital. Registration and pre-payment is required.

For more information, see the attached registration form or visit For questions, please call 419-678-5247 or email



FREE Book Club for adults with disabilities

MRSI Adult Day Service is offering a FREE Book Club for adults with disabilities. This program is designed to create and improve literacy skills, as well as social skills, generate new friendships, and new experiences! The group currently meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-7pm. We will be meeting at various locations including, coffee shops, libraries, parks, and more. If you would like to join us for the incredible opportunity please contact Monica Drewes at 419-586-4709, or email

4-H Clubs Seeking New Members

4-H offers you and your family countless opportunities to grow and
learn together. 4-H members are youth who are currently in third grade
and are at least 8 years of age. These youth become members of a traditional
club. There are 28 clubs scattered throughout the county. Each club establishes its own meeting schedule and activities. Clubs typically meet once per month.

4-H members are offered fun and educational experiences. Many members anticipate attending 4-H camp in the summer. Workshops are hosted for members to learn more about their 4-H projects. Everyone enjoys showing off their finished 4-H work at the annual Junior Fair.

Children ages 5-8 and currently in grades kindergarten, first or second may participate in an activity-based monthly club program entitled Cloverbud 4-H. Members enjoy an fun event at each club meeting and may also choose to attend cloverbud day camp in the summer, cloverbud show and tell, and join the fun at the modeling revue held annually at the fair.

To learn more about joining a club, visit our web site at or phone the Mercer County Extension Office at 419-586-2179.

Join Mercer County 4-H!

Join Mercer County 4-H! Clubs may be found throughout the county and generally
meet once each month. Club members practice leadership and public speaking skills
and can learn about a project of their choice.

A member need only to be the correct age to be eligible to join a club. youth do NOT have to live on a farm or show and raise an animal to participate in 4-H.

Youth should currently be at least 8 years old or older and at least in 3rd grade to join a traditional club program. Children in grades K-2 may join Cloverbud 4-H. Youth remain eligible through age 19.

For more information, contact the Extension Office at 419-586-2179 or visit our web
page at