by Kelly Gampel
The February 16 regular City of Litchfield Council meeting was a quick one. Outside of city officials, no one sat in the crowd for the mere 20-minute meeting that centered around minor finances.
Homer Elementary School will host kindergarten round-up Tuesday, March 24, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., as well as Wednesday, March 25, from 8:30-11 a.m. Parents of children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2015, should call HES at 568- 4452 by Thursday, March 19, to make an appointment to preregister their child for kindergarten. Appointments are necessary.
by Mike Warner
Three Homer senior wrestlers fought their way through a tough regional Saturday at Manchester to qualify for the Division 4 state meet March 5-7 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Wyatt Stout (160 lbs.) finished second at the regional, while Garrett Warner (135) and Austin Yeakey (also 160 lbs.) were second.
by Mike Warner
Winning is something Homer coach Tom Fleming has done on the basketball court better than anyone else, but it’s something he never takes for granted. Last week’s win over Reading gave Fleming more wins than any other Homer girls basketball coach. That’s quite an accomplishment itself, but he already holds the record for most wins at the helm of the boys program.
by Kristy Smith
“I can’t believe you are fixing that,” came the 5:30 a.m. whining as my son and daughter filed zombie-like to the breakfast table. “You know I don’t like that kind of cheese on scrambled eggs. It’s only okay if you’re making an omelet,” one of them said. “Not cantaloupe. I hate cantaloupe! How many times have I told you that?” the other said. Well, you didn’t TELL me, but rather hid your cantaloupe in the oven, where it perished. I guess I was supposed to figure out from that.
by Rev. Tim Marvil
One of the premier polling companies in the world, the Gallup organization, released their latest “State by State” poll numbers. They track many attitudes across the United States throughout the year with about 175,000 people. One of the categories is frequency of attendance at religious services. Some of the numbers surprised me. Quite frankly, I don’t believe them. Overall the poll indicated that three in 10 persons claim to attend services every week. Respondents had the ability to answer “weekly, almost every week, about once per month, seldom or never.” Thirty percent nationwide checked the top box ... meaning without doubt or fail, they go to church every week.